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The Michael Schumacher Career/Injury/Recovery Thread

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  1. tifosi12

    tifosi12 Four Time F1 World Champ
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    Exactly.

    Many people tried to visit but were turned down. Nobody forgot him.
     
  2. Smiles

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  3. Jeronimo GTO

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    Thanks for the info, Matt.

    Quite strange that some media in The Netherlands talk about this "last interview" being released "today"... :cool:
     
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  4. NürScud

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    This is his last unpublished interview, back in 2013. They gave it in publicity yesterday.

     
  5. tifosi12

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    Because the family put it on their website this week.
     
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  6. scudF1

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    Thank you for posting.
     
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  7. NürScud

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    My pleasure.

    :)
     
  8. NoSpeedLimit

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    Jean Todt watched the Brazilian Grad Prix with Michael Schumacher
    (found this in a German newspaper: https://www.welt.de/sport/article185091822/Michael-Schumacher-Jean-Todt-schaute-Grossen-Preis-von-Brasilien-mit-ihm.html
    I hope the machine translationn is not too bad)

    In an emotional speech, Jean Todt recalls his time together with his friend Michael Schumacher. Only four weeks ago they watched a Formula 1 race together.
    In terms of sport, the Brazilian Grand Prix was almost worthless. Lewis Hamilton won ahead of Max Verstappen, the Formula 1 title race had long since been decided on that 11 November. For two people, however, the race had a very special meaning.
    "I'm always cautious with such statements, but it's true. I watched the race together with Michael Schumacher at his home in Switzerland," said Jean Todt at the Race Night of "Auto Bild Motorsport" in Essen.
    The President of the World Automobile Association Fia has been a close friend of the Schumacher family since their time with Ferrari. Even after the ski accident on 29 December 2013, in which the Formula 1 record world champion suffered severe head injuries and was therefore in a coma for weeks, the contact did not break off. On the contrary, the Frenchman still visits the 49-year-old regularly, "at least twice a month," as he recently revealed.
    "We love each other"
    Last week it had become known that Todt does not always travel alone to Schumacher. In 2016 he was accompanied by the German bishop Georg Gänswein. He described in "Bild" and "Bunte" how he stroked Schumacher's hand, drew a cross on his forehead and encouraged the family. Meanwhile, the 72-year-old is also strongly committed to the career of Schumacher's son Mick. He was recently promoted to Formula 2.
    The Schumacher theme emotionalizes Todt visibly. "I almost have to cry," he said on Wednesday evening when the conversation came to the seven-time world champion: "There are pictures of him everywhere in my offices and apartments. I will always remember my time with Michael as the best time of my life," said Todt, who received the Golden Racing Shoe for his life's work.
    Together, the duo and the Scuderia won a total of five Formula 1 World Championships. We love each other because together we have written an incredible story," said Todt about the time from 1996 to 2006. The love of Formula 1 unites the two to this day.

    Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator
     
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  9. Bas Jaski

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    Reports are appearing that Schumacher is no longer completely bedridden and could soon be moved to a brain specialist in Texas...Amazing news if true.
     
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    Can you cite the sources of these reports?

    It seems very hard to believe.

    Matt
     
  11. tifosi12

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    Actually some two years ago I read a reference that he was sitting in a chair looking out the window.
     
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    Now, we just need Sabine Kehm or Corinna to come out and make it official about his current condition.
     
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  15. Smiles

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    I read something very different in Jean Todt's "we watched Formula 1 together" statement. "We love each other" and the bishop "stroked his hand and drew a cross on his forehead and encouraged the family" and everything else.... Well, none of it proves consciousness. It implies it, I would imagine in order to foster hope, but one could easily read that entire statement and assume that MS was in the room and alive, but not conscious.

    Very unfortunately.

    Matt
     
  16. Whisky

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    Still, I would think if there was ANY 'positive' sign it would somehow be OK to be a little bit 'publicized'?
     
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    I’m not sure, I think the family will wait until he is sitting up and able to make a conscious contribution to his own care before they tell us anything. The hardest part of telling is what is going on may be the slow progress itself, and the reminder of Michael in better times that it would draw parallels too.

    Forza Michael ...... god speed to recovery
     
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    Hope to God that is true
     
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    Thanks for posting that.... very nice article, no speculation, no sensationalism, just a nice article
     
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  20. tifosi12

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    On January 3rd he'll turn 50. In his honor the Ferrari museum in Maranello (that's the new one, not the Galleria in Modena) has a special exhibit about his life and accomplishments.
     
  21. Jeronimo GTO

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    I think it's a good idea to set up a special thread here to bring together all our birthday wishes.
     
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    Interesting he notes Hakkinen as the greatest rival. Sort of echos was Ron Dennis said in that the best McLaren driver he ever had was indeed Hakkinen, not Senna as most would say.
     
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  23. tifosi12

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    Senna was his greatest rival until Imola. Had he lived I'm pretty sure MS would have stated as such as well. Once Ayrton was out of the picture, the main WDC challenger was gone. The FIA made it artificially dramatic by banning MS from a couple of races.

    So from that perspective, yes, his biggest battle was against Hakkinen. Alonso, Raikkoenen and Montoya were worthy opponents as well but by that point the Ferrari was in a class of its own.
     
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