Tag Archive: Michael Schumacher

Nov 20

Scuderia Ferrari welcomes Sebastian Vettel

The driver line-up next season will consist of Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel.

IMG_3788 Scuderia Ferrari announces that it has reached an agreement of three years duration with Sebastian Vettel, who will drive for the team as from the 2015 season.

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Nov 20

Bianchi ‘will be heavily disabled’ – Streiff

Jules Bianchi “will be very heavily disabled” if he ever emerges from his coma, according to the former F1 driver Philippe Streiff.

2014-06-05_0125 The Frenchman, who was paralysed after a 1989 crash, caused a stir on Wednesday when he told French radio Europe 1 that his friend Michael Schumacher is paralysed, can’t speak and has memory problems. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 19

A Statement from the Bianchi Family (updated)

Bianchi moved to France, Schumacher ‘paralysed’

2014-06-07_0284 The parents of Jules Bianchi, Philippe and Christine, would like to provide the following information regarding Jules’ medical care, by way of an update to the media and his fans. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 14

‘No change’ in Bianchi’s condition – Lowdon

Almost six weeks on, there is “no change” in Jules Bianchi’s condition

IMG_4100 That is the news of Graeme Lowdon, who as sporting director and president has overseen not only the aftermath of Frenchman Bianchi’s horror Suzuka crash, but also the closure of the struggling Marussia team. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 11

Numerous FIA Formula 3 European Championship competitors in Macau

Year by year, the tradition-rich Macau GP is the final Formula 3 race of the year, representing the unofficial world finale.

FIA Formula 3 European Championship logo

And the grid for this year’s edition of the prestigious event that was won by future Formula 1 aces such as Ayrton Senna and Michael Schumacher, in the past, once again will feature numerous FIA Formula 3 European Championship drivers. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 06

Brazil moves tractor after Bianchi crash

“The Bianchi accident certainly made us think”

Interlagos aerial Organisers of the Brazilian grand prix have tweaked safety measures in light of Jules Bianchi’s life-threatening Suzuka crash a month ago. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 03

Friend admits future unclear for Schumacher

“The probability is that he will never be the man he was before the accident.  That much is starkly clear.”

Michael Schumacher - Deutsche Vermogensberatung Former F1 doctor Gary Hartstein has expressed doubt Michael Schumacher will ever recover from his ski crash brain injuries. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 01

Vettel to qualify in Austin ‘out of respect’

Sebastian Vettel will make a brief appearance during qualifying on Saturday ahead of the US grand prix in Austin.

2014-10-11 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Russia - Sebastian Vettel (8) Earlier, team figures suggested the reigning world champion would sit out the session because penalties for running his sixth ‘power unit’ of 2014 means he will start the race from pitlane. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 28

Horror month for collapsing backmarker Marussia

October was a horror month for the F1 backmarker Marussia.

2014-02-22_0032 - Marussia F1 Team - Bahrain - Jules Bianchi The first, tragic blow came in the shadow of the Suzuka typhoon, when the promising talent Jules Bianchi skidded into a recovery vehicle. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 23

Schumacher making ‘progress’ at home – doctor

“I have noted some progress but I would say we should give him time”

Michael Schumacher - Deutsche Vermogensberatung Michael Schumacher has made “progress” since leaving hospital and rehabilitation and returning to his home in Switzerland. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 22

Weber doubts Vettel can handle Ferrari ‘pressure’

Michael Schumacher’s former manager doubts Sebastian Vettel can emulate the F1 legend’s success at rebuilding a beleaguered Ferrari team.

2014-10-11 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Russia - Sebastian Vettel (15) Willi Weber, also known as the lucrative ‘Mr 20 per cent’ after brokering Schumacher’s mammoth Ferrari contracts, is worried quadruple world champion Vettel’s personality might not be as suited to the task. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 14

GoPro shares plummet after Schumacher reports

“I say I saw Mick Schumacher, I don’t say where, I don’t say I talk with him or I did an interview with him.  Clear?”

Michael Schumacher - Deutsche Vermogensberatung A French journalist has played down reports he said a helmet-mounted ‘GoPro’ camera was to blame for F1 legend Michael Schumacher’s brain damage. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 11

Schumacher ‘waking up slowly’ at home – Moncet

Ten months after his skiing fall, Michael Schumacher is now “waking up very slowly” from his serious brain injuries.

2012-11-18_0006 That is the claim of the respected French F1 commentator Jean-Louis Moncet, who told Europe 1 radio he recently spoke about the seven time world champion’s condition with Schumacher’s kart-racing son Mick. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 09

Vergne arranges helmet stickers to honour Bianchi

F1 drivers will wear helmet stickers to show their support for injured colleague Jules Bianchi this weekend in Russia.

2014-03-20 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Australia - Jean-Eric Vergne (2) Morgan Caron, an official for the French motor sport federation FFSA, said the initiative to show the F1 drivers’ support was championed by Bianchi’s fellow Frenchman Jean-Eric Vergne. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 08

Show goes on but F1 still thinking of Bianchi

The teams and drivers may have leapt 8,000 kilometres from Suzuka to Sochi, but Jules Bianchi remains in the minds of the entire F1 world.

IMG_4100 As was and is still the case with F1 legend Michael Schumacher, protagonists and pundits are now turning to the opinions of external experts to know more about the predicament the talented 25-year-old Frenchman finds himself in. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 08

Still ‘a long road’ ahead of Schumacher – Todt

Michael Schumacher still has “a long and hard road ahead of him,” the F1 legend’s friend Jean Todt said this week.

FIA_GE09_014 On Tuesday, we reported that the FIA president had told the Belgian broadcaster RTL after visiting Schumacher at home that the great German “can live a relatively normal life within a short period of time”. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 07

Wurz tells drivers to keep quiet after Bianchi crash

“Before drawing conclusions it is right to listen to the views of all the parties involved”

Alex Wurz portait 1 Gerard Saillant, the well-known trauma surgeon with close links to Jean Todt and Michael Schumacher, has arrived in Japan to get involved with Jules Bianchi’s fight for life. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 07

Schumacher ‘can live normal life again’ – Todt

“He fights.  His condition improves, which is very important”

FIA_GE09_014 Jean Todt has delivered perhaps the most promising news about Michael Schumacher’s condition since the F1 legend’s fateful skiing fall last December. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 06

Bianchi ‘critical but stable’

“Very serious but stable”.

2014-06-05_0125 Jules Bianchi is in a “critical but stable” condition at the Mie hospital, located some 15 kilometres from Suzuka where on Sunday he crashed into a recovery vehicle. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 05

Schumacher ‘has made progress’ – Todt

The pair worked together at Ferrari through the Italian team’s ultra-successful period last decade.

Michael Schumacher - Deutsche Vermogensberatung Jean Todt has visited his friend Michael Schumacher since the F1 legend returned home after months in hospital and rehabilitation. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 23

Schumacher’s son on path to F1 glory

Michael Schumacher’s son is well on the road to formula one glory.

As his famous father continued to recover from his skiing fall of last December, 15-year-old Mick Schumacher has become become the vice-champion of the FIA’s KF-Junior karting category. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 20

Massa tells Alonso to resist McLaren switch

Felipe Massa has advised his former Ferrari teammate Fernando Alonso to stick with the Italian team for now.

2014-07-26 - Williams Martini Racing - Hungary - Felipe Massa 05 But the Brazilian, who lost his seat at the end of last year and has appeared much happier in 2014 at Williams, has joined those in surmising that fabled Ferrari appears to be sinking into its crisis-struck state of the distant past. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 17

Todt tips Ferrari to end crisis quickly

Jean Todt insists Ferrari is not in the sort of crisis today that he found at Maranello more than two decades ago.

2014-06-14-1001 The Frenchman, now FIA president, said any comparison between when he was drafted in by Luca di Montezemolo to rebuild the team in 1993 and Ferrari’s current situation “makes me smile”. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 15

Schu at home for ‘emotional stimulation’

“Such emotional stimulation is very important for patients who have suffered a severe brain trauma”

Michael Schumacher - Deutsche Vermogensberatung Michael Schumacher is being treated at home by a medical team numbering about 15, the German newspaper Bild am Sonntag reports. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 11

Police enforcing calm around Schumacher home

Swiss police are enforcing calm around Michael Schumacher’s house.

Michael Schumacher - Deutsche Vermogensberatung This week, the F1 legend returned home to his estate on the shore of Lake Geneva following eight months in hospitals in France and Switzerland. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 10

Schumacher stopped Ferrari move – Montoya

Juan Pablo Montoya says F1 legend Michael Schumacher blocked his potential move to Ferrari a decade ago.

Juan Pablo Montoya P1Award Pocono The Colombian, now 38 and having switched to Indycars at the end of a long stint in Nascar, was back in the formula one paddock last weekend at Monza. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 09

Schumacher going home – manager

More than eight months after his skiing crash last December, Michael Schumacher is finally going home.

Michael Schumacher - Deutsche Vermogensberatung The German weekly Bunte, citing sources at the rehabilitation clinic, reported last week that the F1 legend could leave Lausanne and return to his mansion on the shore of Lake Geneva by Christmas. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 04

Schumacher could return home by Christmas

Michael Schumacher could leave a rehabilitation clinic and return home by Christmas.

2010-01-25 - MERCEDES GP PETRONAS TEAM - Michael and Corinna Schumacher That is the claim of the German weekly Bunte, citing sources at the facility in Lausanne where the F1 legend is recuperating after his long coma and skiing fall last December. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 03

Life goes on for Schumacher family

For the Schumacher family, life goes on.

2010-01-25 - MERCEDES GP PETRONAS TEAM - Michael and Corinna Schumacher This week, a charming book penned by a young fan of Michael Schumacher hit the desk of the stricken F1 legend’s wife Corinna. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 02

Mattiacci says Ferrari wants Brawn back

Ferrari wants Ross Brawn back, the team’s new boss Marco Mattiacci has made clear.

Marco Mattiacci - photo Getty Briton Brawn stepped down as Mercedes’ team boss last year, but before that he had been Maranello’s authoritative technical director during the ultra-successful Michael Schumacher era. Read the rest of this entry »

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