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The Next Generation of Schumacher.

Most of you would be very familiar with the name Michael Schumacher, but for those of you who are not lets start with a little background information.

Michael Schumacher

Michael Schumacher is a retired German racing driver. He was born in January 1969. He is a seven-time F1 world champion and is broadly marked as one of the best F1 drivers of all time. He has been named as ‘Laureus World Sportsman of the year ‘two times. He has held many F1 driver records. Some of them include, most race victories, championships, pole positions, fastest laps and most races won in one single season-13 in the year 2004. In the year 2002, he was the only driver in F1 history to finish among the top 3 in all the races of the season and also he managed to break the record for most podium finishes. He is statistically the best driver ever in the sports, according to the official F1 website. 

Michael’s accident and his health

Michael Schumacher has been suffering from a severe head injury from an unfortunate accident while skiing with son Mick on 29th December of 2013, which split his helmet as he crashed into rocks on the slopes of the Meribel ski resort in the French Alps. Michael was flown to Grenoble where he received 2 brain operations and was placed in an artificial coma. Even with all the intensive therapy that Michael Schumacher, 48 is getting at his home in Lake Geneva in Switzerland; his condition is still said to be very serious. There are erected tents around his house to restrict media from taking photographs of Michael. 

Medical expert, Erich Riederer says that he will most likely depended on others for the rest of his life. He also said that  that it will be an achievement if he is able to sit up without any aid within the coming 3 months and operate his electric wheelchair in the coming 6 months. He also says that his awakening from the coma has been “positive”. It is no less than an incredible positive message when a person wakes up after 6 months of coma. It sure is positive for him, and for his family, it is hugely important hoever medical experts also warn that only 1 in 10 patients who have been in coma for so many months can recover all or most of the physical and mental capabilities of their body.

The Next Generation

On 22 March 1999, Michael and Corinna Schumacher welcomed Mick Schumacher into the world. Mick Schumacher now 16 years old is prepared to follow in his dad’s racing footsteps.

In preparation when taking part in the go-kart racing, just like his father began his fantastic career - this teenager has driven under his mothers maiden name in a calculated and careful attempt to dodge publicity.

Sports observers say that his decision to arrive now as Schumacher’s son would mark the start of his united and combined attempt to be another big in sports, Many people, including Gerhard Berger, the Australian former F1 driver and rival of Schumacher believes that the boy’s name could be a burden. He has to keep up with all the expectations people are holding from him. 

Mick Schumacher placed 9th after starting at 19th in his ADAC F4 debut, this secured him the award of 'best rookie' for the opening race.

Mick's racing career is definitely going to be one to watch, with the support of Michaels friends and rivals in the sport and same management Mick is set to achieve great things.

 

  • June 18, 2015
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