Michael Schumacher is critical

Photo dated January 14, 2005 shows German former Formula One driver Michael Schumacher skiing in the northern Italian resort of Madonna di Campiglio


Over the weekend, 7 time F1 world champion, Michael Schumacher was involved in a skiing accident where he took a hit to the head. Fortunately he was wearing a helmet which helped a lot, but he has some lesions within his brain and is fighting for his life. The 44-year-old German was skiing off-piste with his teenage son when he fell and hit his head on a rock.Following the accident, Schumacher was evacuated to the hospital in the nearby town of Moutiers. He was taken from there to the larger facility in Grenoble.

Schumacher, who turns 45 on 3 January, retired from F1 for a second time in 2012. He won seven world championships and secured 91 race victories during his 19-year career. Schumacher won two titles with Benetton, in 1994 and 1995, before switching to Ferrari in 1996 and going on to win five straight titles from 2000. He retired in 2006, and was seriously hurt in a motorcycling accident in Spain three years later, during which he suffered neck and spine injuries. But Schumacher managed to recover and made a comeback in F1 with Mercedes in 2010. After three seasons which yielded just one podium finish, he quit the sport at the end of last year.

We wish Michael well, and hope he has a speedy recovery.


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