Open Wheelin’ Blog: Seismic Shakeup; Will Vettel’s Move to Ferrari Mirror Michael Schumacher’s?

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Blog by Race Chaser Online Open Wheel Correspondent Joel Sebastianelli — Mark Thompson/Getty Images AsiaPac photo — At the scheduled start time for Sunday’s Japanese Grand Prix, the city of Suzuka will be slammed with Super Typhoon Phanfone, threatening safety around the nation with winds of 150mph and threatening the race with the promise of torrential rain and winds …

F1: Schmacher Headed Home From Hospital to Continue Recovery

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GLAND, Switzerland – staff report — Steve Etherington photo — Former Formula One World Champion Michael Schumacher has left the hospital to continue his recovery from injuries suffered in a skiing accident last December at his home. Schumacher, a seven-time World Champion who retired for a second time after completing the 2012 season with Mercedes, has spent the last three …

F1: Michael Schumacher’s 2006 F1 Race Suit to Go Up for Auction

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LOS ANGELES – official release — The race suit worn by Formula One racing legend Michael Schumacher in the 2006 British Grand Prix will be auctioned by Nate D. Sanders on July 31. Interested bidders may participate in the auction online. In what would be Schumacher’s final season before he announced his first retirement, the German driver was in an …

F1: Schumacher Officially Out of Coma; Leaves Grenoble Hospital

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GRENOBLE, France – official release — Steve Etherington photo — Formula One legend Michael Schumacher, who suffered serious head injuries in a skiing accident last December, is no longer in a coma and has left the hospital according to his manager. The seven-time world champion’s manager did not say when he was released from University Hospital in France, but said …

F1 UPDATE: Sources indicate ‘relief’ over Schumacher improvement

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January 8, 2013 — staff report — Getty Images photo — GRENOBLE, FRANCE — Ten days into his coma, positive news is finally emerging from the Michael Schumacher camp. Multiple authoritative media sources, including major German news agencies and television broadcasters, cited the 45-year-old’s manager Sabine Kehm in reporting that Schumacher’s life is no longer in imminent danger. “This is …

UPDATE: Schumacher still in critical but stable condition

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January 5, 2014 — RaceChaser staff report via F1 analyst Joel Sebastianelli — EPA/Ercole Colombo photo — GRENOBLE, France – Former and seven-time Formula One World Champion Michael Schumacher remains in a medically induced coma one week after a suffering serious injuries in a skiing accident in the French Alps. Schumacher, who turned 45 in the hospital on Friday, remains critical but …

Schumacher Docs: “We Can’t Say We Have Won” But Improvement Shown

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December 31, 2013 – Story by RaceChaser Correspondent Joel Sebastianelli – Photo of Michael and Corinna Schumacher By Getty Images – Doctors at University Hospital in Grenoble say that retired Formula 1 champion Michael Schumacher has shown improvement but is still in critical condition following a second operation overnight to remove a hematoma in the left brain. A CT scan …

F1 Legend Michael Schumacher In Critical Condition Following Sunday Morning Skiing Accident

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December 29, 2013 – Story by RaceChaser Online Correspondent Joel Sebastianelli – Photo by Rex Features – Retired Formula One driver and decorated racing champion Michael Schumacher is in a coma and in critical condition following a skiing accident Sunday morning in the French Alps. French radio station RMC reported that according to a medical source, the 44 year old …