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I always thought Michael Schumacher’s injury was an accident. But seeing that he went off the ski run into a rocky terrain when he had the option to avoid it totally changes my view of his accident.  He was a fool who thought he was invincible on the track, except when crossing paths with Juan Pablo Montoya in the tunnel in Monaco, and he was irresponsible when he chose to bisect the safer routes; just to enhance his ski run.  I don’t think he ended up in the rock garden by chance or mistake.  Now his family has to suffer the consequences of a foolish decision.


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Sponsors dump Michael Schumacher as doubts remain over F1 legend’s recovery from ski accident — March 1, 2015

Sponsors dump Michael Schumacher as doubts remain over F1 legend’s recovery from ski accident

Schumacher has reportedly lost out on millions as a result of the commercial decisions taken by some companies who no longer see him as a role model for their products.

By Allan Hall

GettyPhilippe Gaydoul
Decision: Philippe Gaydoul (left), owner of the fashion firms Navyboot and Jet Set, has publicly severed his commerical ties with Schumacher (right)

Big sponsors are beginning to sever their ties with Michael Schumacher as doubts remain over the F1 legend’s recovery for his ski accident.

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Michael Schumacher family’s “initial fear about whether or not he would survive is now replaced by fear of what the future will hold and what level of recovery their loved one will make.” — February 5, 2014

Michael Schumacher family’s “initial fear about whether or not he would survive is now replaced by fear of what the future will hold and what level of recovery their loved one will make.”

4 February 2014 Last updated at 19:16 ET   BBC News – Michael Schumacher: Coma challenges

While some fans are already turning to social media to celebrate unconfirmed reports that Michael Schumacher has started blinking and responding to reflex tests, his family is under immense pressure as they observe the doctors trying to communicate with him.

“Waking from a coma is not like how it is portrayed in the movies,” says Luke Griggs, spokesman for Headway, the UK’s leading charity for people living with brain injuries.

“It can be a very gradual process that can take several days or weeks. For the family, the initial fear about whether or not the individual will survive is replaced by fear of what the future will hold and what level of recovery their loved one will make.”


Arrogant, Competitive, and sometimes not a good loser, Michael Schumacher… — December 31, 2013
Michael Schumacher Remains Critical After Skiing Accident —

Michael Schumacher Remains Critical After Skiing Accident

Michael Schumacher dalam parade pembalap jelan...
Michael Schumacher dalam parade pembalap jelang GP Kanada 2011 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Seven-time Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher remains in a critical condition in hospital following a skiing accident in the French Alps, doctors treating him confirmed on Monday morning.


Schumacher, 44, hit his head after falling during a family skiing trip at the Meribel resort on Sunday morning. He was quickly taken by helicopter to hospital in Moutiers before being moved to the University Hospital in Grenoble where doctors said he had suffered “a severe head injury with coma on arrival, which required neurosurgical intervention immediately.”


Addressing a news conference on Monday morning, the team treating him confirmed Schumacher will be kept in a medically-induced coma for the time being, saying: “We can say he is fighting for his life. We judge him to be in a very serious situation. We cannot tell what the outcome will be yet.


“We are working hour-by-hour but it’s too early to say what is going to happen and to have a prognosis.”


It had earlier been confirmed that Schumacher, an accomplished skier as well asthe most successful F1 driver in history, was wearing a helmet when he suffered the accident.


“We think his helmet did help, without a helmet he wouldn’t be here now,” the hospital team confirmed. “We are in constant contact with his family that are by his bedside. At this moment we don’t see he is going to need a second operation.”


As tributes poured in from fans, friends and fellow drivers, Schumacher’s family stated: “Following Michael’s sking accident, we would like to thank the people from all around the world who have expressed their sympathy and sent their best wishes for his recovery. They are giving us great support. We all know he is a fighter and will not give up.”



Formula 1 Driver Michael Schumacher Retires Again. — October 4, 2012

Formula 1 Driver Michael Schumacher Retires Again.

Schumacher’s retirement speech

Thursday, October 4, 2012 – 5:24
Formula 1

It is probably not a complete surprise to explain a little bit on how my thoughts are on this. Basically I have decided to retire by the end of the year.

Although I am still able and capable to compete with the best drivers that are around, at some point it is good to say goodbye – and that is what I am doing this season. This time it might even be forever.

During the past month, I was not sure if I still had the motivation and energy which is necessary to go on. It is not my style to do something that I am not 100 per cent feeling for. With today’s decision, I feel released from those doubts and in the end my ambition to fight for victories and the pleasure of driving is nourished by competitiveness.

It is without doubt that we did not achieve our goals to develop a world championship fighting car. But it is also very clear that I can still be very happy about my overall achievements in the whole time of my career.

In the past six years I have learned a lot about myself. For example, that you can open yourself without losing focus. That losing can be both more difficult and more instructive than winning. Sometimes I lost sight of this in the early years. But you appreciate to be able to do what you love to do. That you should live your convictions and I was able to do so.

I would obviously like to thank Daimler, Mercedes-Benz, the team, the engineers, and all my mechanics for all the trust that they put in those years in to myself. But I would also like to thank all of my friends, partners and companions who over many years in motor sport supported myself.

But most of all I would like to thank Corinna, and my family for standing always by my side, giving me the freedom to live my conviction and share my joy. That is very special.

I would like now to concentrate until the end of the season for the last races, and enjoy them together with you. Let’s have fun.

Thank you.

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