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Posted on Friday, January 17, 2014

Schumacher remains in stable condition

Michael Schumacher remains in a stable condition in hospital, his manager has confirmed. Schumacher suffered head injuries when he fell while skiing in the French resort of Meribel in late December. He has been in a medically induced coma in Grenoble hospital since the fall. In her first update in 10 days, Schumacher's manager, Sabine Kehm, has urged his supporters to ignore speculation from some sections of the media. 'Unfortunately I have to repeat that any information regarding Michael's health not coming from the doctors […]

Posted on Friday, January 3, 2014

Schumacher's family 'moved to tears' by overwhelming support

The family of Michael Schumacher say that they are overwhelmed by the support shown by fans on the occasion of his 45th birthday. Schumacher has been in a medically induced coma since a skiing accident at the Meribel resort in France on Sunday. Schumacher remains in a critical but stable condition in Grenoble hospital. Ferrari clubs from Italy and France gathered outside of the hospital on Friday and unfurled a giant Ferrari flag to show their support for the injured German. Over 200 fans joined […]

Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013

Formula 1 sends support to injured Schumacher

The Formula 1 community has emerged to send its support to Michael Schumacher, who is in a critical condition in hospital. Schumacher fell while skiing in the French Alps on Sunday and is in an induced coma in Grenoble. Personalities from the sport sent messages of support to the German, who claimed 91 wins and seven championships in a career spanning 19 seasons. 'Following the serious injuries sustained by Michael Schumacher in a skiing accident yesterday in France, the thoughts and sympathies of all at […]

Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013

Schumacher remains in critical condition in hospital

Michael Schumacher remains in a critical condition in an induced coma following a skiing accident on Sunday. Schumacher was skiing in the French Alps on Sunday when he fell and hit his head on a rock. He was taken to the nearby hospital in Moutiers but was soon transferred to the larger hospital in Grenoble, France. Doctors from the hospital held a press conference late on Monday morning. "Michael Schumacher was the victim of very serious trauma", said a hospital spokesman. "He was very agitated […]

Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013

Massa claims to be 'as fast' as Alonso

Felipe Massa insists he was "as fast, if not faster" than Fernando Alonso in qualifying trim this year. Ultimately, the Brazilian scored less than half the points of his high-profile teammate, and finally lost his Ferrari race seat. Massa will drive for Williams in 2014. "I know they are going through a tough phase," he is quoted by Finland's Turun Sanomat newspaper, "but I think that with the changes they're making, they can go back to what they were doing a few years ago. "I […]

Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013

Michael Schumacher in 'critical condition' after accident

Seven times world champion Michael Schumacher is in a 'critical condition' in hospital following a skiing accident on Sunday. Schumacher was airlifted to hospital in Grenoble following an accident in the French resort of Meribel. Initial reports early on Sunday afternoon stated that 44-year-old Schumacher suffered a head injury but was conscious following the accident. But his condition deteriorated and late on Sunday evening, Schumacher's management released a statement to German news agency SID saying that he was admitted to hospital and 'has a head […]

Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013

Pirelli insists 2014 tyres are safe, despite Rosberg blowout

Formula One's tyre supplier Pirelli has insisted that their tyres are safe, despite Nico Rosberg suffering a high speed blow out during testing in Bahrain. Rosberg was travelling at 320kph when he suffered a tyre failure, pitching him into a spin. 'The tyre tests in Barhain regarded a number of prototypes, which were completely innovative in terms of structure and compounds, with the aim of developing the most suitable solutions for the next season,' said Pirelli, following the conclusion of the three day test. 'This […]

Posted on Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Season review: Future star Bianchi makes his mark

Jules Bianchi didn't have a seat as February turned into March. By the end of the month, he had impressed the Formula 1 community and he continued to build on his promise throughout the rest of the year. Prior to the start of the 2013 Formula 1 season, Max Chilton was in the unusual position of having had three team-mates even before flying out to the first round in Australia. Marussia veteran Timo Glock agreed to depart in order for the team to improve their […]

Posted on Saturday, November 23, 2013

Perez plays down qualifying shunt

Sergio Perez has played down the size of his accident during qualifying for the Brazilian Grand Prix. Perez lost control of his McLaren exiting turn five and hit the wall, damaging the right hand side of his car. The Mexican will start his final race for the team from 14th place on the grid. "It’s hard to know for sure, but I think we made the correct decision to run in qualifying when we did, but the car wasn’t responding properly. I think perhaps we […]

Posted on Thursday, November 21, 2013

Massa anticipating emotional close to Ferrari career

Felipe Massa is expecting this weekend's Brazilian Grand Prix to be an emotional affair as he leaves Ferrari after a decade long association with the team. Massa joined Ferrari as their test driver in 2003 and after racing for Sauber for two years, he returned to Ferrari in 2006 and has been with the team as a race driver ever since. "It’s a fantastic place to race and to finish an incredible time with Ferrari," he said. "It's a very long time. It’s our eighth […]

Posted on Thursday, November 14, 2013

Dario Franchitti forced to retire from racing

Four time IndyCar champion Dario Franchitti has been forced to retire due to the injuries he sustained in Houston last month. Franchitti was launched into the fence on the final lap and sustained spinal injuries, concussion and ankle fractures. The Scot won the IndyCar title in 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2011. He also claimed three wins at the Indianapolis 500. Franchitti briefly flirted with Formula 1 when he tested for Jaguar in 2000, but has spent the majority of his career in the USA, racing […]

Posted on Saturday, November 2, 2013

Raikkonen excluded from qualifying results

Kimi Raikkonen has been excluded from qualifying after his Lotus E21 failed post-qualifying checks at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Raikkonen had qualified in fifth place but his exclusion means that he will start from the back of the grid. 'After the qualifying practice session an assymetric LHS front floor deflection test was carried on car numbers seven [Raikkonen] and eleven [Nico Hulkenberg],' read the stewards report. 'Car number seven did not comply with article 3.17.5 of the 2013 FIA Formula One technical regulations as […]