Continuing to support Michael Schumacher financially might be a tough call for his sponsors, but while some have jumped ship, others continue to stand by his side as the champ recovers from a head injury inflicted a year ago.
It's been about a month since Formula One star Michael Schumacher was moved from a French hospital to his home in Lausanne, Switzerland. While the Schumacher family has kept quiet since moving Michael home, one of the physicians that has been treating the seven-time World Champion is speaking out.
It seemed like a freak accident when Michael Schumacher suffered a traumatic head injury while skiing in France last winter. After all, while he may have embarked off the marked trails, he knew that ski hill well, and was wearing a helmet when he fell over and smacked his head on a rock. So why did the helmet not protect him better? The latest reports may have the answer.
Michael Schumacher's medical progress has been slow but consistently positive over the past several months, and more seemingly good news has arrived in a statement from his manager. The seven-time Formula 1 champion is leaving the hospital in Lausanne, Switzerland, to continue undergoing rehab at his home near Lake Geneva, according to the BBC News.
The man suspected of attempting to sell Michael Schumacher's medical records to the media has been found hanging dead in his Swiss jail cell. There was no indication that anyone else was involved, according to officials, and the man's name hasn't been released.
Up until his tragic accident that left him in a coma, Michael Schumacher was still one of the highest-paid Formula One drivers in the world... even though he was no longer actively competing. That came down to the numerous lucrative personal sponsorship arrangements that the seven-time world champion retained even after retirement. But while some of his sponsors have been canceling their arrangements with Michael as he fights to recover, Mercedes is reportedly committed to standing by its former
There's always that person who has to spoil a good thing. We all celebrated when Michael Schumacher emerged from his months-long coma following his skiing accident in late December. As one of the greatest drivers in Formula One history, no one wanted to see Schumi live out the rest of his days in a French hospital bed. The good feelings couldn't last for long, though, because it was discovered that the seven-time champion's medical records had allegedly been stolen and were being offered for sal
Look, at this point, if you hear anything about Michael Schumacher's condition, just keep a large grain of salt ready. As reports of the seven-time Formula One World Champion's condition continues to swirl following his December 29 skiing accident, it seems like each day opens with news of the German's improvement, only to close with a contradicting report.
Seven-time Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher has been in a French hospital since a December 29 accident left him in a coma. Now, the German driver is being investigated for another accident, although he was behind the wheel for this one.
There's little to nothing that a paparazzo won't do in order to get their shot. That can be a good thing when the shutterbug is on the trail of an automaker's latest prototype. Somewhat less so when it impedes on an individual's privacy, as the Schumacher family has discovered on numerous occasions.
"Michael is making progress on his way. He shows moments of consciousness and awakening. We are on his side during his long and difficult fight, together with the team of the hospital in Grenoble, and we remain confident.
"We would like to thank you all for the continuous sympathies. At the same time we again ask for understanding that we do not intend to disclose details. This is necessary to protect the privacy of Michael and his family, and to enable the medical team to work in full calmness
Organizations don't typically name a location after someone until after they've died. Michael Schumacher may be fighting for his life and still in a coma following the massive head trauma he incurred in a recent skiing accident, but he's still with us and we hope will make a full recovery soon. That technicality, however, hasn't stopped the owners of the Bahrain International Circuit (where an official F1 test session is under way this weekend) from naming the first corner after the seven-time w
It's been a running theme throughout Formula One driver Michael Schumacher's recovery from a tragic skiing accident - if word doesn't come from the German's family, management or medical teams, it should not be taken as fact. Germany's Focus magazine and a few other outlets are learning just such a lesson after claiming that doctors at Grenoble University Hospital had abandoned the process of waking the seven-time World Champion from the coma that's gripped him since a skiing accident on Decembe
The French are all about following procedure when it comes to accidents. That's why, as the story goes, when Mark Webber backflipped his Mercedes-Benz CLR at Le Mans in 1999, they gave him a breathalyzer test. And so when Michael Schumacher was involved in a life-threatening skiing accident, crashing headfirst into a rock in late December at the Meribel ski resort in the French Alps, it was only to be expected that authorities should launch an investigation.
As he has with so many race tracks over the years, Michael Schumacher has bested pneumonia. The potentially deadly lung infection which we reported on yesterday was, according to German paper Bild and the UK's The Daily Mail, actually part of an earlier complication in the seven-time World Champion's recovery, and it has already been treated. According to the paper, the complications and pneumonia "no longer spell an acute danger," which is the best Schumacher-related news we've heard in some ti
News about seven-time Formula One champion Michael Schumacher continues to worsen as he is now being treated for pneumonia. The doctors discovered the infection last week and have administered him with an antibiotics regimen in hopes to mitigate the life-threatening illness. The discovery came at an especially bad time in Schumacher's recovery because doctors have taken him off of the drugs that kept him in an artificial coma since the December skiing accident.
If you haven't been worrying about the fate of Michael Schumacher, perhaps now is the time to start. Doctors have spent the past two weeks attempting to bring the seven-time Formula One World Champion out of the coma he's been in since a December 29 skiing accident, but attempts to elicit responses to "deliberate stimuli" have been absent. Rather, Schumacher has only displayed reflex twitches.
Spoiler Alert: In Ron Howard's Formula One epic Rush, the recent feature film which depicted the classic, season-long battle between Chris Hemsworth's James Hunt and Daniel Brühl's Niki Lauda, a press conference is held when Lauda returns from the fiery, near-fatal crash at the Nürburgring that left him permanently disfigured.