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  • Doctors Say Racing’s (Michael) Schumacher Is ‘Fighting for His Life’

    12/30/2013 9:46:48 AM PST · by God luvs America · 105 replies
    NY Times ^ | 12/30/2013 | JOHN F. BURNS
    LONDON — Michael Schumacher, the most successful driver in the history of Formula One motor racing, with seven world drivers’ championships, is “fighting for his life” with brain injuries sustained on Sunday when he hit his head on a rock in a skiing accident in the French Alps, his doctors said on Monday. They said it was too early to say whether the 44-year-old German would survive, or what the extent of his brain injuries might be. They said his family, including his wife, Corinna, and his teenage son and daughter, were at his bedside, and that the medical team...
  • Michael Schumacher, former F1 champion, critical after ski fall

    12/29/2013 9:29:04 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 25 replies
    BBC News ^ | 12-29-13 | Andy Moore
    Michael Schumacher, the seven-time Formula 1 champion, is in a critical condition after a skiing accident, says the French hospital treating him. The 44-year-old German suffered serious brain trauma, was in a coma on arrival and underwent a brain operation. He was skiing off-piste with his son in the French Alps on Sunday when the accident occurred. Schumacher was wearing a helmet when he fell and hit his head against a rock, his manager Sabine Kehm said. Early reports had said his condition was not life-threatening and he reportedly walked away from the accident complaining only of feeling a bit...
  • Schumacher makes shock F1 return

    08/03/2009 10:36:46 PM PDT · by Rodamala · 5 replies · 403+ views
    BBC Sport ^ | Page last updated at 17:02 GMT, Wednesday, 29 July 2009 18:02 UK | no byline given
    Michael Schumacher will make a shock return to Formula 1 to replace injured Ferrari driver Felipe Massa.The seven-time world champion retired at the end of 2006 but will drive at the European Grand Prix on 23 August.Ferrari said the 40-year-old will stand in for as long as Massa is sidelined by the serious head injuries he sustained in Hungarian Grand Prix qualifying.
  • CA: Pair arrested after emaciated teen with ankle chain shows up at Tracy gym (missing since 2007)

    12/02/2008 11:59:45 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 42 replies · 2,741+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 12/2/08 | Mike Martinez - Tri-Valley Herald
    TRACY — Police have arrested a Tracy couple in connection with a case involving an emaciated teen boy who stumbled into a local gym Monday wearing a heavy chain padlocked to his ankle. Kelly Layne-Lau, 30, and Michael Schumacher, 34, face charges of torture, kidnapping, false imprisonment, child endangerment and corporal injury to a child, according to police spokesman Matt Robinson. Kelly Layne-Lau also goes by the alias of Kelly Lau-Schumacher, police said. They are each being held on $1.185 million bail. Police served a search warrant on their house Monday night and pulled out evidence. Another woman, Caren Ramirez,...
  • Formula One's Michael Schumacher takes wheel of slow cab to airport

    12/14/2007 1:19:24 AM PST · by Drago · 17 replies · 719+ views
    Yahoo Sports/AP ^ | 12/12/2007 | Associated Press
    BERLIN (AP) -- Cab drivers are best known for giving hair-raising rides, not being taken on them. But when one cabbie in southern Germany apparently wasn't driving fast enough, his customer, former Formula One champion Michael Schumacher, took the wheel himself. "It was sheer lunacy," cabbie Tuncer Yilmaz told the Muenchener Abendzeitung newspaper. "He took the curves with full speed, but you couldn't even notice it. He just knows how to do it." Schumacher's spokeswoman, Sabine Kehm, confirmed the story Wednesday. She said Schumacher had flown in from Switzerland on Saturday on his private jet to buy a puppy from...
  • Schumacher turns taxi driver to catch his flight

    12/12/2007 5:42:01 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies · 285+ views
    Reuters ^ | 12/11/07 | Kevin Fylan
    Schumacher turns taxi driver to catch his flight Tue Dec 11, 9:34 AM ET Michael Schumacher can add the unofficial title of Germany's fastest taxi driver to his other achievements after taking over behind the wheel to get his family to the airport on time. The retired Formula One champion drove the cab back to the airport himself after a trip out to the village of Gehuelz, near Coburg in southern Germany, left the family short of time to make their flight home, the Muenchner Abendzeitung newspaper reported. "It was crazy having Schumi driving, with me in the passenger seat,"...
  • F1: HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX - Live on Speed Channel 7:30AM EST

    08/05/2006 1:17:30 PM PDT · by soccer_maniac · 18 replies · 896+ views ^ | 8-5-06 |
    Two-second penalties for both Fernando Alonso and Michael Schumacher set up a thrilling qualifying session for the Hungarian Grand Prix on Saturday afternoon. With the two key championship contenders eliminated before the top-ten shootout, the honours for pole position fell right at the very end to McLaren’s Kimi Raikkonen, whose last-gasp lap of 1m 19.599s came just as Felipe Massa looked to have bagged the first Formula One pole of his career. Also, Hungarian Grand Prix stewards have cancelled American Scott Speed’s three fastest qualifying times as punishment for impeding another driver during Saturday’s session. The move means the Toro...
  • F1: GERMAN GRAND PRIX - LIVE on Speed Channel 7:30AM EST

    07/30/2006 12:20:24 AM PDT · by soccer_maniac · 10 replies · 717+ views ^ | 7-30-06 |
    Kimi Raikkonen repeated his 2005 qualifying position for McLaren at Hockenheim on Saturday afternoon to beat Michael Schumacher. But with Felipe Massa third, Ferrari look very threatening despite too much oversteer in the final session, and everything will depend on fuel loads on Sunday.On paper, Ferrari look set for a strong run tomorrow, and as in Indianapolis, Fernando Alonso has a lot to do to safeguard his championship lead.
  • Formula-1: SPANISH GRAND PRIX this weekend

    05/12/2006 10:30:07 PM PDT · by soccer_maniac · 5 replies · 393+ views ^ | 5-12-2006 |
    Barcelona is a circuit that every Formula One team knows well as they complete thousands of kilometres there in testing throughout the season. The mix of high-speed corners, a very long straight and an abrasive track surface, makes the Circuit de Catalunya a uniquely ‘complete’ circuit. Finding the right set-up compromise is always a tricky business at the Spanish Grand Prix. World champion Fernando Alonso was the fastest race driver in Friday afternoon’s second practice session at the Circuit de Catalunya. In front of a huge home crowd, the Spaniard finished third in his Renault, behind Honda’s and Red Bull’s...
  • Ferrari ready for Malaysian F1 Grand Prix, Schumacher says

    03/18/2006 4:13:49 PM PST · by soccer_maniac · 16 replies · 613+ views ^ | 3-18-06 |
    Ferrari's Michael Schumacher said that Ferrari was ready for the Malaysian Grand Prix on Sunday. Giancarlo Fisichella has pole position for the Malaysian Grand Prix, with Jenson Button alongside him and the Williams of Nico Rosberg and Mark Webber behind them on the grid.
  • F1: Kimi Raikkonen wins Hungarian Grand Prix

    07/31/2005 10:34:40 AM PDT · by pure_capitalist · 2 replies · 329+ views
    Globe and Mail ^ | July 31, 2005
    Budapest — Kimi Raikkonen blew away the field Sunday at the Hungarian Grand Prix, winning by 35.5 seconds for his fourth victory of the season. Pole-sitter Michael Schumacher finished a distant second, with his brother, Ralf Schumacher, taking third. Raikkonen's sixth career victory gave him 61 points this season, second to Formula One points leader Fernando Alonso. Alonso finished out of the points, but still holds a commanding lead with 87 points.
  • More Canadians look to U.S. for treatment

    08/23/2004 12:35:25 PM PDT · by BushisTheMan · 11 replies · 513+ views
    CanWest News Service ^ | 08/20/2004 | Mark Kennedy
    Ottawa, provinces must devote more funds to health, says CMA head CREDIT: Frank Gunn, CP Incoming CMA president Dr. Albert Schumacher: An increasing demand for private services. TORONTO -- Canadians will increasingly travel to the United States to pay for medical care unless governments in this country finally devote the public funds to the health system that it needs, says the new head of the country's medical profession. In an interview with CanWest News, Canadian Medical Association president Dr. Albert Schumacher added that if the "crisis" isn't fixed, public pressure will only intensify for a parallel private system in which...
  • San Marino Grand Prix -- Results, SPOILER WARNING

    04/25/2004 7:13:03 AM PDT · by Elle Bee · 66 replies · 398+ views
    F1 Racing Net ^ | April 25, 2004
    Dominant Schumacher steals Imola spoils ~ another Ferrari win Michael Schumacher clinched his sixth San Marino Grand Prix victory and the 74th F1 win of his astounding career. The Ferrari driver got ahead of Button after the first pit stops and never looked back. Button brough home his BAR Honda in second ahead of the BMW Williams of Juan Pablo Montoya. There was no sign of the fearsome storm that struck the Imola circuit late on Saturday night and washed all the grippy rubber from the sufrace, but it was certainly not cool with track temperature recorded at 38 degrees...
  • Schumacher makes history

    10/12/2003 10:40:24 AM PDT · by jjbrouwer · 6 replies · 201+ views
    BBC Sport ^ | October 12 | unknown
    Ferrari star Michael Schumacher has won an all-time record sixth Formula One world championship after a dramatic Japanese Grand Prix. The German finished eighth to grab the point he needed to make certain of the title, while his team-mate, Rubens Barrichello, helped Ferrari to the constructors' championship by winning the race from pole. Schumacher surpasses the record of five titles he shared with Argentine legend Juan Manuel Fangio, a feat he achieved last year. McLaren's Kimi Raikkonen, who needed to win the race to have any chance of becoming champion, finished second to Barrichello. Even if the Finn had won...
  • Congratulations Michael Schumacher! 5 time world champion

    07/21/2002 7:05:39 AM PDT · by Andy from Beaverton · 16 replies · 1,786+ views ^ | 7/21/02 | Robyn Schmidt
    Congratulations Michael Schumacher!French GP – Race report [21/07/02 - 15:35] Congratulations Michael! he French Grand Prix, an event where Michael Schumacher could claim his fifth world crown and fans await the beginning of the 72-lap event anxiously. Lining up second on the grid alongside Juan Pablo Montoya, Michael settles his F2002 into place awaiting the start of the formation lap. Only 19 drivers are taking part here this afternoon after Giancarlo Fisichella failed to qualify following a heavy shunt in Saturday practice and both Arrows drivers missed the mark due to ongoing financial concerns. Beautiful weather conditions continued with ambient...