2013 ended badly for the seven-time F1 champion Michael Schumacher : he was injured while skiing in the French Alps. Apparently Schumacher owns a chalet in Meribel and went there for sky for the holiday season.
Everyone knows that Schumacher is a keen skier, but even so, somehow, he hit his head on a rock in an off-piste area. The champion was wearing a helmet, so the injuries are not very bad.
According to Christophe Gernigon-Lecomte, director-general of Meribel ski resort: "He fell at 11:07am, whilst off piste in Meribel. He was wearing a helmet and hit a rock. The emergency services arrived quickly at 11:15am ... He was in shock, a little shaken but conscious. It might be a head injury but it’s not serious."
The police is currently investigating the cause of the accident, so we’ll get back with more details on this as soon as we’ll have them.
Click past the jump to read more about Michael Schumacher.
Michael Schumacher is born on January 3rd, 1969 and started his "racing" career while he was only 12 years old when he obtained his kart license. At 15 years-old he obtained his first won at the German Junior Kart Championship and in the upcoming years he won many German and European kart championships.
His Formula 1 career started in 1991 when he driven for the Jordan-Ford team at the 1991 Belgian Grand Prix. During a 19-year career in Formula 1 he secured 91 race victories and won seven world championships: two title for Benetton in 1994 and 1995 and five consecutive wins for Ferrari starting 2000.
In 2006 Schumacher retired from the racing world, but came back in 2010 for another try. In 2012 he retired for the second time.