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F1 Champ Schumacher Leaves Hospital

Reportedly defies odds, out of a coma.

by on Jun.16, 2014

F1 legend Michael Schumacher attempted a comeback with Mercedes but retired permanently in 2012.

Nearly six months after suffering a devastating injury in a skiing accident, Formula One record-holder Michael Schumacher has left a French hospital to begin a “long phase of rehabilitation,” according to his manager.

While specific details on Schumacher’s health were not released, it was confirmed that the racing legend has emerged from the coma that doctors induced when Schumacher was rushed to a hospital after falling and hitting his head on a rock during a family vacation in the Alps.

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“The family…wishes to thank all the people who have sent Michael all the many good wishes,” said manager Sabine Kehm in a statement. “We are sure it helped him.” She added that, “For the future we ask for understanding that his further rehabilitation will take place away from the public eye.”


Schumacher Hangs Up His Helmet

“Time to say goodbye” -- but hints a comeback could follow.

by on Oct.04, 2012

F1 legend Michael Schumacher preparing for a race with his Mercedes team.

Michael Schumacher, the man who rewrote the Formula One record book, has announced plans to retire – again – at the end of the F1 season.  The news comes just a week after the Mercedes team announced Schumacher would be replaced by Lewis Hamilton next year.

Schumacher’s departure follows a season in which he simply couldn’t deliver the consistent performance he had while driving for the Benetton and Ferrari teams where he racked up seven world championships and 91 individual grand prix wins, both records.

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The 43-year-old German legend made his announcement while getting ready for the upcoming weekend’s Japanese Grand Prix, in Suzuka.  Last week’s decision by Mercedes to replace Schumacher was clearly a setback, but there had been numerous reports he was being sought by another team, most likely Sauber.

Instead, Schumacher revealed his decision “to retire at the end of the year.”  He insisted he was “able and capable” of continuing to compete but realized, “at some point it’s time to say goodbye – and this time it might be forever.”


Is Formula One Going Green?

FIA considering new battery car series.

by on Apr.05, 2011

FIA Chief Jean Todt is charged up about racing electric cars, and may launch the first series by 2013.

Hitting 200-plus miles an hour down the straight you’re likely not thinking much about matters like mileage or CO2 emissions.  But up in the Formula One suites, well, that’s another matter entirely.  And after encouraging teams to develop hybrid systems for their F1 racers, the sport’s top brass may be ready to take things to the next level.

The Formula One governing body is planning to launch a series of electric car race series that could eventually generate a battery-powered rival to F1 itself.

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“We want, as soon as possible, to have new categories with new energy,” Jean Todt, president of the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile, or FIA, told the British newspaper, the Telegraph.

Don’t look to find Michael Schumacher behind the wheel, at least not initially, nor is it clear whether major players like Ferrari or Team Red Bull will be signing on up front.