Posted on December 31, 2013

There has been overwhelming support for seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher from key figures around the world as the German remains in a “critical” condition following a ski accident in France. On Tuesday morning, doctors at the CHU hospital in Grenoble said that following a second operation, scans show there has been a “slight improvement” in the 44-year-old’s condition. Former US president Bill Clinton tweeted his support: “Thinking today of Michael Schumacher and grateful for all he’s done w/‪@clintonfdn and for others. My prayers are with him and his family.” Fellow German and ex-footballer Didi Hamann: “Thoughts with Michael Schumacher More…

Posted on December 31, 2013

Doctors tending to Michael Schumacher at the CHU hospital in Grenoble, France have said that they carried out a second operation on the German last night following a scan which had revealed that there has been a “slight improvement” in his condition. However doctors stressed that he remains in a “critical” condition. At around 10pm last night the operation was carried out, after his family gave their consent, and it lasted around two hours. “Another brain scan was carried out and we could see a slight improvement and allowed us to tell the family that we would be able to More…

Posted on December 30, 2013

“There are those who keep out of mischief, and then there are the adventurers,” the five times world champion Juan Manuel Fangio said in the 1990s. “We racing drivers are adventurers; the more difficult something is, the greater the attraction that comes from it. “Michael Schumacher is the greatest of the adventurers.” This quote from the Maestro has always struck me as the best explanation of what drives a true racing driver, but it also sums up the character of Schumacher. He rarely took the easier path. Whether it be motorcycle racing, in which he suffered a bad accident in More…

Posted on December 29, 2013

[Updated] Michael Schumacher is in hospital in Grenoble undergoing tests this evening, following a skiing accident in Meribel this morning. There have been conflicting reports of his condition, with initial reports that it was serious, then comments from the director of the resort and indications from Mercedes that it was not as serious as first reported by French media. However, according to sources in Italy and France, close to this site, “the injury is serious, but not life threatening.” He was skiing off piste with friends, when he crashed, hitting his head on a rock. He was wearing a helmet More…

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