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Re: Michael Schumacher Injured in Skiing Accident in France

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... and maybe he will be content in an advisory role in Formula 1 instead of constantly participating in some new extreme sport.
In 2007 i was working for an italian-french electronics company, i have known many people at Fiorano. Schumi had retired the year before, and Ferrari had hired him as an advisor. Many times it happened to me to have a lunch with mechanics, craftmen, technicians etcetera. All people much trained and skilled. Well, I still remember the words of one of them (about Ferrari's choice to hire Schumi as an advisor):"bad choice, baaaad choice, mate. Not good for us, not good for him, not good for Kimi*".
*Kimi Raikkonen, was the finnish driver who actually won that championship, at the end. But NOT thanks to Schumi, let's say DESPITE Schumi's intervention. As an advisor, Schumi's task was to read the data and to help with the developement of the performance of the car. He behaved as if HE was still the TOP driver, and tried to focus on problems that weren't actual issues, for Kimi. This is a no-no in F1. In F1, you must bet on one driver, the best one that you have. Raikkonen had a totally different style, he was a 1st class driver but MUCH different from him. Kimi won that fucking championship only because at some point engineers, mechanics, agreed that Schumi's opinion was not only not needed, but also dangerous for the balance of the team.
So, NO, i think that he must stay away from F1, not from racing in general, but from F1 for sure.
The presence of a 7 times world champion, will always be a pain in the ass, even for the best driver in the world.

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Re: Michael Schumacher Injured in Skiing Accident in France

It always amazes me to hear about things that go on behind the scenes that we "unlucky fans" never get to experience (by the way, Kimi is one of my favorite drivers but I digress......). I can understand the difficulty of having too many cooks in the kitchen, but it makes me a little sad to hear it. It's hard to think about him behaving in such a way, especially at this moment, because I look up to him. In the end, I don't have a personal relationship with him, so I don't really know what he's like.....You have been very fortunate to be able to get to know people from Ferrari (no less!), and I envy you.

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Re: Michael Schumacher Injured in Skiing Accident in France

If Mercedes can get the best out of Lewis Hamilton this year, I'd fancy a bet on them.

I think Shumacher should just continue his efforts in F1A safety once he hopefully pulls through his injuries....I did hear he was a pain at Ferrari...But gatagatos' personal involvement via the Ferrari staff really nails it....I always thought he was arrogant, but its a part of his psyche and persona that made him such an outstanding sportsman....I'll never forget his inhuman ability in the rain

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You only have to look at my profile to see where my loyalties lie. ALTHOUGH....I do love me some Jensen Button. Afterall, I bought all of his albums. I hope it rains here this year. I think this circuit would be quite fun in the rain. That uphill first turn....wow....can't truly appreciate that one until you see it in person.

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the cheating cabbage is between a rock and a hard place ...

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Re: Michael Schumacher Injured in Skiing Accident in France

Michael Schumacher will have to adjust to being a very different person, brain injury specialist warns.


Dr Richard Greenwood says at launch of study into traumatic head injuries that 'if Michael Schumacher survives, he will not be Michael Schumacher - he will be Joe Bloggs'

A brain injury specialist has warned that if Michael Schumacher survives after his skiing accident "he will not be Michael Schumacher".

French doctors have begun tests on the seven-times Formula One world champion, having been in an artifically induced come for more than two weeks after his head struck a rock while skiing off-piste in Meribel in France.

He has had an operation to remove a small part of his skull in a bid to relieve pressure on his brain but he remains in a critical condition.

Dr Richard Greenwood, an acute brain injury specialist from University College London Hospital, said successful rehabilitation would mean adjusting to a very different life.

"If Schumacher survives, he will not be Schumacher," Greenwood said, as reported by The Times.



"He will be [Joe] Bloggs. His rehabilitation will only be effective if he comes to terms with being Bloggs.

"That is a very, very hard process to take people through. “They need to come to terms with their limitations — the fact they have changed,”

Greenwood was speaking at the launch of a study which found people who suffered traumatic head injuries were three times as likely to die prematurely as those who had not. The study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Psychiatry, tested 220,000 people.


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Fears grow that Michael Schumacher will be in a coma for the rest of his life because he has still not recovered enough to be woken.

German media rife with speculation after speaking to brain injury experts

Formula One star has been in artificially induced coma for the last 18 days

Bild newspaper says his condition is so grave there are no plans to wake

Silence from his management and medical team has also fuelled concerns


Fears are growing in Germany that stricken F1 legend Michael Schumacher may be in a coma for the rest of his life.

German weekly news magazine Focus reported that 'Schumacher could be in a coma forever' after speaking with experts on his condition.

Bild newspaper also reported that his condition is so grave that there are currently no plans to wake him.


He has been in an artificially induced state of unconsciousness for 18 days now and the silence from his management and the medical teams treating him in Grenoble, France, lead many to fear the worst.

The coma means that oxygen to his brain is reduced, therefore it works less and is better placed to recover from the injuries sustained during a low-speed ski accident on December 29.

But Schumacher, 44, has not recovered anywhere near sufficiently to be awoken from his coma, leading to the speculation that he might be committed to it for the rest of his days.

Patients placed in such comas are usually brought out of them after one to two weeks.

'There may have been complications', said neurosurgeon Andreas Zieger of the University Clinic for neurosurgery in Oldenburg to Focus magazine.

'We should not speculate here. Ultimately, we are talking about life and death. A coma can in theory be maintained for a lifetime. It won’t hurt the human brain.'

But side effects include anaesthetic increasingly stressing the liver, muscle breakdown and rises in intracranial pressure as a result of cerebrospinal fluid not circulating efficiently.

Professor Zieger added: 'Brain injuries are among the most complicated injuries that can happen to the human body.

'Predictions about how long a person might be in a coma or potential complications are seldom reliable.'

Cologne neurological expert Professor Gereon Fink fears that his long coma indicates serious damage in the brain and that his condition remains critical.

'He assumes that Michael Schumacher’s health condition is apparently worse than hoped for,' reported a news website.


'If the injuries are so severe that it would harm the patient, he is kept longer in the medically induced coma,' said professor Fink.

'Depending on where bleeding has taken place can lead to unilateral paralysis, speech disorders or personality changes.'

Schumacher, whose wife Corinna and two children are maintaining a constant bedside vigil in France, has undergone two operations since the accident at the resort of Meribel and has undergone fresh scans this week.

German media said that the risk of brain haemorrhage remain high and why he is still classified as critically ill.

His catastrophic accident has already had a knock-on effect for some current racing drivers who, according to Bild newspaper, have now been issued with a list of off-track activities they are now banned from undertaking.

Bild says skiing, motocross and motorbike riding are out.

Red Bull, it reports, has banned driver Daniel Ricciardo from surfing in the sea off his hometown of Perth in Australia because of the danger of shark attacks.

Ferrari says it has issued no such directives to its drivers saying: 'We trust our drivers to be able to decide what is dangerous and what is not.'

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Re: Michael Schumacher Injured in Skiing Accident in France

Oh no..

I only needed to be kept in one for 8 days. I didnt realize its already been so long for him. He'll have severe muscle loss. I guarantee or hope he's got an greenfield filter placed by now to catch possible blood clots from his legs. Well this doesn't look good does it.

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Darn I was so hoping the news was going to be better than this

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Re: Michael Schumacher Injured in Skiing Accident in France

Well, shit. =/
It sounded like he was out of the woods there for a little while. His family must be devastated.

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Re: Michael Schumacher Injured in Skiing Accident in France

Damn... This sucks. Perpetual coma? Death is better in my opinion.

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