Michael Schumacher

Brit skier falls to death at French Alps in 'Schumacher-type accident'

Michael SchumacherLondon, Apr 13 - A British skier has reportedly fallen to his death in front of his son after hitting his head on a rock at the French Alps in an accident reminiscent of Formula One legend Michael Schumacher's one.

It was in the French Alps resort of Meribel that on December 29 last year, the retired seven-time German champion fell and hit his head on a rock, suffering a brain trauma and is now in intensive care in a medically-induced coma.


`Comatose` Schumacher's 1998 Ferrari fetches almost 2 mln dollars at auction

Michael SchumacherLondon, Jan 21 - The classic Ferrari car, which was used by Formula One legend Michael Schumacher for 38 races, has reportedly been sold for a whopping 1.7 million dollars at an American auction.

The seven-time German champion, who retired in 2012, has been in a medically-induced coma since his horrific skiing accident off-piste in the French Alpine resort of Meribel just before New Year while on holiday.

According to the Mirror, the 1998 Ferrari F300, which was used by Schumacher for 38 races throughout the season 16 years ago, was sold at the Barrett-Jackson auction held in Arizona, US.


'Schumacher will not be Schumacher' if he survives, says brain surgery specialist

Michael SchumacherLondon, Jan 18  : A brain surgery specialist has reportedly claimed that Formula One legend Michael Schumacher will be a completely different person than he was should he survive the severe head injuries he suffered in a skiing accident in December.

The seven-time German world champion, who retired in 2012, is currently being treated in Grenoble University Hospital for brain injuries he suffered in an accident while skiing off-piste in Meribel in the French Alps.


Schumacher may never wake up from 'medically-induced' coma: Reports

Michael SchumacherLondon, Jan 16 : Formula One legend Michael Schumacher, who has been in a medically-induced following a skiing accident in late December, may reportedly never regain consciousness.

The seven-time German champion has been un consciousness for 18 days since smashing his head on a rock while skiing off-piste in the French Alps , although theoretically, the coma means that oxygen to his brain is reduced, allowing him to make a speedier recovery.


'Comatose' Schumacher's accident did not happen due to faulty skis, speed: Investigators

Michael SchumacherSydney, Jan 9 - The horrific accident while skiing that has left Formula One legend  battling for his life in a hospital did not happen due to faulty skis, inadequate signage and excessive speed, according to the investigators probing the accident.

Schumacher has been in a medically-induced coma since he fell on an off-piste section between two slopes in the French ski resort of Meribel and slammed his head on a rock, prompting his evacuation to a hospital in the city of Grenoble.


'Family man' Schumacher planning to leave 750 mln-fortune to family, states will

Michael SchumacherLondon, Jan 8  Formula One legend Michael Schumacher, who is battling for his life following a ski accident in late December, is reportedly planning to leave his 750 million-pound fortune to his family to 'support all those who are important to him', according to a will he made three years ago.

The former seven-time German champion remains in a medically induced coma since the accident on December 29 in the French ski resort of Meribel, where he owns a chalet.


'Comatose' Schumacher's condition 'improves slightly' than before

Michael SchumacherJohannesburg, Jan 7 - The condition of Formula One legend Michael Schumacher, who has been in a medically-induced coma since his skiing accident eight days ago, has reportedly 'improved slightly' than before.

Schumacher remains in a critical condition in hospital since the accident on December 29 in the French ski resort of Meribel, which left him with life-threatening injuries.

According to Sport24, however, a source said that there are small signs of improvement and the seven-time world champion's family and friends hope that he will pull through.


My prayers with Schumacher: Bill Clinton

Michael-SchumacherNew Delhi, Dec 31 : Former United States president Bill Clinton said that his prayers were with Formula 1 legend Michael Schumacher as the former driver battles for his life in Grenoble, France.

The seven-time drivers' World Champion suffered a serious head injury in a skiing accident at Grenoble on Sunday. Schumacher, who turns 45 Jan 3, underwent a brain surgery and is currently in a medically induced coma.

"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," Clinton tweeted Monday.(IANS)


F1 drivers wish speedy recovery to Schumacher post ski accident

Michael SchumacherJohannesburg, Dec. 30 - Seven-time Formula One champion Michael Schumacher is reportedly in a state of coma following an injury to his head in a ski accident in the French Alps on Sunday.

The 44-year-old is said to be in a critical condition as he suffered from a serious brain trauma with coma on his arrival to the hospital.

According to Sky news, F1 drivers took to the social media to wish Schumacher a speedy recovery.


Ford Figo ad campaign spurs controversy

Ford Figo ad campaign spurs controversyA new ad campaign for the new Ford Figo model has received angry response from various sections of the society and might convince the company scrap plans for its distribution.

The new poster campaign, which is designed by JWT India, showed former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, socialite Paris Hilton and Formula One driver Michael Schumacher in an inappropriate manner. The ad also showed Kardashian sisters from the reality television show in the US being hauled by Hilton and the sisters had indicated that they are considering legal options against the auto major.


Mercedes withdraws appeal against penalty on Schumacher

michael-schumacherMercedes has decided not to appeal against the penalty of 20 seconds at the Monaco Grand Prix which dropped him to 12th position from 6th position. Schumacher has been penalized because he had overtaken Fernando Alonso under a safety car in the final lap. Mercedes said that they will not submit any appeal for the interest of the sport.


Bernie predicts `jaw-breaking’ 2010 F-1 season with Schumacher’s return

Bernie predicts `jaw-breaking’ 2010 F-1 season with Schumacher’s returnLondon, Dec. 25 : Bernie Ecclestone is predicting a "jaw-dropping" Formula One season for 2010 after hailing the return of the "comeback kid" Michael Schumacher.

Schumacher will again grace the sport after signing a 20-million-pound, three-year deal with Mercedes GP.

The German''s return has fanned the flames ahead of what is certain to be one of the most enthralling seasons in F1 history, reports The Sun.


Schumacher returns to F1 with Mercedes

Schumacher returns to F1 with MercedesHamburg, Dec 24 :Seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher is to come out of retirement to race for Mercedes GP, the Formula One team confirmed Wednesday.

Schumacher, who had quit the sport in 2006, will make his debut with the new team on March 14 at the Bahrain Grand Prix, the opening race of the 2010 season.

Schumacher said he had agreed to a three-year deal with the Silver Arrows team alongside Nico Rosberg in an all-German driver line-up and was "totally fired up" for a return to racing.


Mercedes planning top-secret week-long desert test for Schumacher

Mercedes planning top-secret week-long desert test for SchumacherLondon, Dec 18: The Mercedes Formula One racing team is reportedly planning a top-secret test, expected to last for at least a week, for seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher before his sensational F1 comeback next season.

It was earlier said that Schumacher had agreed to a deal to race for Mercedes GP, and having lured him away from Ferrari, his new bosses are desperately trying to keep the event a secret.


Mercedes F1 team makes ‘choose your job’ offer to Michael Schumacher

Mercedes F1 team makes ‘choose your job’ offer to Michael SchumacherLondon, Nov 25 : The Mercedes Formula One racing team has made a `choose your job' offer to seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher in a desperate bid to persuade the nation''s most famous racer to join.

According to reports, Mercedes officials have told him that he can have any job in the team even if he does not want to race.


Is Schumi mulling comeback with Mercedes?

Is Schumi mulling comeback with Mercedes?London, Nov. 23 : Speculations over Michael Schumacher’s Formula One comeback are rife once again, with his manager saying that the seven time F1 champion had spoken with representatives of Mercedes-Benz.

The moment Jenson Button announced his decision to leave Mercedes Grand Prix (formerly Brawn GP) to join McLaren, media reports started suggesting that Button’s former team principal, Ross Brawn, had approached Schumacher to replace him, Times Online reports.


Was Button forced out of Brawn GP to make way for Schumacher?

Was Button forced out of Brawn GP to make way for Schumacher?London, Nov 21 : Formula One champion Jenson Button may have been forced out of Brawn GP to make way for Michael Schumacher.

The possible reason why Button opted to partner Lewis Hamilton at McLaren became clear after legend Schumacher''s secret comeback talks with Brawn were revealed.

Schumacher met old friend Ross Brawn at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix this month.


Michael Schumacher's first world title car up for auction

Michael SchumacherHamburg - Michael Schumacher's first Formula One world championship-winning car is up for auction at internet sellers ebay, with the 1-million dollar mark passed on Tuesday.

The Benetton B174 was driven by Schumacher in 1994 when he won the first of a record seven world titles. The seller said it has undergone a complete overhaul and is "in racing condition."

According to the auction page, there were 51 bids by 1030 GMT Tuesday with the highest bid at the time at 711,050 euros (1.063 million dollars). The auction runs until November 16.


Michael Schumacher's first world title car up for auction

Michael SchumacherHamburg - Michael Schumacher's first Formula One world championship-winning car is up for auction at internet sellers ebay, with the 1-million dollar mark passed on Tuesday.

The Benetton B174 was driven by Schumacher in 1994 when he won the first of a record seven world titles. The seller said it has undergone a complete overhaul and is "in racing condition."

According to the auction page, there were 51 bids by 1030 GMT Tuesday with the highest bid at the time at 711,050 euros (1.063 million dollars). The auction runs until November 16.


Schumacher announces support for Todt as Mosley successor

Schumacher announces support for Todt as Mosley successorStuttgart - Seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher expressed his support Wednesday for Jean Todt to succeed Max Mosley as the president of motorsport's ruling body, the FIA.

"I am totally convinced that Jean Todt is the right person to become the next FIA president," the 40-year-old German said in a statement on his website www. michael-schumacher. de.

Schumacher's public expression of support for Todt comes as no surprise as he has worked with the Frenchman for 15 years at Ferrari.


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