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Re: Michael Schumacher Injured in Skiing Accident in France

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Good news for the family, but I'm sure he'll be out smashing his head into rocks in the future. There's just no stopping an adrenaline junkie, no matter how close a shave they had with death.
There is a long list of race car drivers who stopped doing dangerous stuff after getting fucked up badly in a car accident, skiing accident, or anything similar.

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Re: Michael Schumacher Injured in Skiing Accident in France

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There is a long list of race car drivers who stopped doing dangerous stuff after getting fucked up badly in a car accident, skiing accident, or anything similar.
If a person can learn their lesson and walk away then they're daredevils, not adrenaline junkies. This guy had young kids at home the entire time he was racing, and he was well known for driving like a maniac, so I get the impression he falls in the latter category.

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Re: Michael Schumacher Injured in Skiing Accident in France

There are always 'daredevils' in life....Look at the first men venturing into space leaving their families behind, test pilots, people that climb mountains etc .I don't doubt his high profile accident will lead to helmet improvements and rule changing at ski slopes...Every-time you get behind the wheel of a car is a life risk!

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Happy Birthday Michael

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Re: Michael Schumacher Injured in Skiing Accident in France

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I don't doubt his high profile accident will lead to helmet improvements and rule changing at ski slopes...Every-time you get behind the wheel of a car is a life risk!
You may be right. Since Steve Irwins death, it's become common knowledge that fucking with sting rays is a bad idea.

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Re: Michael Schumacher Injured in Skiing Accident in France

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

Schumacher has been in a medically induced coma since Sunday, when he fell while skiing and struck his head on a rock. His manager, Sabine Kehm, said Friday that his condition remains stable but critical.

The German driver and his family typically celebrate Christmas, New Year and his birthday at their ski house in the French resort of Meribel, where the accident happened. Instead, they have been keeping watch over the retired champion at his bedside in a Grenoble hospital.

"They take turns to watch him: Michael's wife, children, his brother," said former Formula One driver, Philippe Streiff, who is one of several members of the F1 community to visit the hospital. "They are very traumatized. It's very upsetting to see that for the family."

About 100 fans also converged on the hospital Friday, arriving by bus from Italy or by car from northern France and other places, saying they felt compelled to honor a man who had given them so many reasons to celebrate in the past.

"With all the joy he has given us, it was important for us to return the favour and be here for Michael," said Giulio Carissimi, who drove four hours from Italy to reach Grenoble.

One group of fans quietly assembled in view of the hospital's windows, unfurling a large banner for Ferrari, the racing team that Schumacher had anchored. A fan as far away as India carved a likeness of Schumacher in sand on a beach in Puri and wrote "Get Well Soon" below it.

The family, which has been periodically posting messages on Schumacher's website, wrote Friday night that they were "overwhelmed" by the show of support.

"The incredible sympathies shown today by the Ferrari Fans outside the hospital has utterly overwhelmed us and moved us all to tears," it said.

The seven-time F1 champion has undergone two brain operations since the accident. Doctors are keeping him sedated and his body at an artificially low temperature to help with the healing. The physicians have refused to give a prognosis for Schumacher, saying they are focused on his immediate care.

Schumacher, known affectionately as Schumi by fans, is the most successful F1 driver in history, racking up a record 91 race wins. He retired in 2012.

Ferrari on Friday sent special birthday greetings to Schumacher, recalling the 72 victories he won from 1996-2006.

"Today is Michel Schumacher's birthday. In these hours he's on the most important race of his life and we want to dedicate a special honour to him," the statement said. "Forza [Come on] Michael!"

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Re: Michael Schumacher Injured in Skiing Accident in France

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There are always 'daredevils' in life....Look at the first men venturing into space leaving their families behind, test pilots, people that climb mountains etc .I don't doubt his high profile accident will lead to helmet improvements and rule changing at ski slopes...Every-time you get behind the wheel of a car is a life risk!
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Re: Michael Schumacher Injured in Skiing Accident in France

Ferrari dedicate Web feature to stricken Schumacher

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(ANSA) - Rome, January 3 - Ferrari issued special birthday and get-well wishes to Michael Schumacher on Friday as the ex-Formula One driver turned 45 fighting for his life in a Grenoble hospital after a recent skiing accident in the French Alps.

Schumacher, who won five titles with Ferrari, smashed his head against a rock near his holiday home at Meribel after going off piste to help a friend's daughter on Sunday.

Ferrari posted a special feature dedicated to the German racing driver, sending him "double best wishes" for a happy birthday and a speedy recovery. "Today is the birthday of Michael Schumacher, who is currently engaged in the most important race of his life, and we want to pay him special homage," read the text on the side's website. The feature also included a photo gallery of the 72 Ferrari victories posted by Schumacher between 1996 and 2006 - part of his record 91 tally.

Former Ferrari teammates Felipe Massa and Rubens Barrichello also sent well wishes for the day. "Be strong! Very strong, my friend!" wrote Brazilian Massa on his Instagram profile.

"Keep going strong," echoed his fellow countryman Barrichello.

"I know you are fighting".

Schumacher has had two operations to drain blood from his skull and ease pressure on his brain, and is stable in a medically induced coma after a "very slight" improvement from the second round of surgery.
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Re: Michael Schumacher Injured in Skiing Accident in France

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Michael Schumacher remained in critical condition on Sunday a week after his skiing accident in the French Alps, which a German eyewitness said he inadvertently caught on his smartphone.

Investigators are focusing on the retired racer's speed when he fell and slammed his head on a rock on a small off-piste section of the Meribel ski resort, prompting his evacuation by helicopter to the Alpine city of Grenoble.

They are hoping that a helmet-mounted camera Schumacher was wearing will provide some clues, as will footage by a 35-year-old German steward who says he was filming his girlfriend on the slopes when by chance he captured the moment when the driver fell.

In the background, a skier is seen descending an unmarked run between two groomed pistes before falling, news magazine Der Spiegel reported.

According to the witness, who spoke to the magazine, the seven-time world champion was descending the slope at a "leisurely" pace - "a maximum speed of 20 kilometres an hour". He plans to hand over the footage to French investigators.

This would corroborate claims by Schumacher's spokeswoman Sabine Kehm, who said he could not have been going fast "because it appears he helped a friend who had just fallen".

But in a press conference last week, doctors who treated Schumacher said he had been skiing at great speed when he fell on December 29.

Edouard Bourgin, a specialist on accident claims, said there could have been "a catapult effect that explains the violence of the shock, even in the absence of excessive speed."

Prosecutors are also looking at whether the limits of the ski runs next to the accident site were correctly marked and whether the rock in question was lying close enough to the piste to require some kind of protection or signage.

In addition, they are examining whether the safety releases on Schumacher's skis operated properly in a probe aimed at determining responsibility for the accident.

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Re: Michael Schumacher Injured in Skiing Accident in France

There's supposed to be a video of the accident surfacing.

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