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Message 1458583 - Posted: 29 Dec 2013, 22:31:40 UTC

Sad news again.

http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/29/sport/motorsport/michael-schumacher-skiing-f1-motorsport/index.html?hpt=hp_c2
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Message 1458596 - Posted: 29 Dec 2013, 23:51:53 UTC

That was careless.
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Message 1458737 - Posted: 30 Dec 2013, 11:23:58 UTC

Yes it was, but if he doesn't make it, it will be tragic. Accidents happen of course, but he is a legend in his own lifetime. Not looking good though.

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Message 1458747 - Posted: 30 Dec 2013, 11:55:33 UTC

He was a damned good F1 driver, so it's a shame to get injured in the manner he has.

I wish him a speedy recovery.
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Message 1458770 - Posted: 30 Dec 2013, 13:32:53 UTC

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Message 1458872 - Posted: 30 Dec 2013, 18:01:16 UTC
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Message 1458874 - Posted: 30 Dec 2013, 18:07:27 UTC

God bless, and may the Holy Spirit be with him and his family at this time. May he recover quickly with no to minor permanent issues. Thank God he had the sense to wear a helmet.
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Message 1458895 - Posted: 30 Dec 2013, 19:20:57 UTC - in response to Message 1458874.

God bless, and may the Holy Spirit be with him and his family at this time. May he recover quickly with no to minor permanent issues. Thank God he had the sense to wear a helmet.



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Message 1458901 - Posted: 30 Dec 2013, 19:43:02 UTC

Most competition skiers break they knees, are operated, and race again, as Lindsey Vonn and Marlies Schild. But they wear special helmets, as ordered by the International Ski Federation. I've read that Schumi's helmet broke on the impact, as that worn by Italian cyclist Casartelli in the Tour de France in 2011. Of course all my prayers go for Schumi, great Ferrari pilot.
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Message 1459077 - Posted: 31 Dec 2013, 10:16:06 UTC

Update - Condition improving
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Message 1460440 - Posted: 4 Jan 2014, 0:33:53 UTC - in response to Message 1459077.

GRENOBLE, France -- Michael Schumacher's friends and family took turns by his hospital bed Friday, as fans rallied outside the hospital to support the critically injured Formula One great on his 45th birthday.

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Message 1460524 - Posted: 4 Jan 2014, 11:02:13 UTC

It seems he had a video camera on his helmet and that it has been given by his family to the French police. So we shall know the truth.
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Message 1462360 - Posted: 9 Jan 2014, 23:14:36 UTC - in response to Message 1460524.

update...

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Speed factor played down in Michael Schumacher accident

London: French police officials said on Wednesday that speed was “not an important element” of their investigation into the December 29, 2013, skiing accident in which Michael Schumacher, the most successful driver in the history of Formula One racing, sustained serious head injuries.
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Message 1462523 - Posted: 10 Jan 2014, 10:49:49 UTC

If he does survive, it seems unlikely he will race again. That will be as much a loss for him as the rest of the world :-((

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Message 1462585 - Posted: 10 Jan 2014, 14:14:07 UTC

I still do not understand why he had to pass through that rock strewn slope. I've seen the videos, he had a beaten piste at his right and another at his left. My suspicion is that he was following his 14 years old son. I remember skiing with my son, he went down the slope like a bomb, while my daughter followed her dad.
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Message 1463039 - Posted: 11 Jan 2014, 12:26:45 UTC

He retired after two years with Mercedes-Benz with no results. He could not compete with young drivers such as Sebastian Vettel with Red Bull.
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Message 1465499 - Posted: 17 Jan 2014, 18:59:48 UTC - in response to Message 1463039.

update..

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/racing/news/20140117/michael-schumacher-brain-injury-coma-update.ap/

Michael Schumacher stable; brain expert has warning
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Message 1470700 - Posted: 30 Jan 2014, 12:52:00 UTC

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Message 1477098 - Posted: 14 Feb 2014, 12:45:18 UTC

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