It’s been over two months since Michael Schumacher’s horrible skiing accident that left him fighting for his life in a French hospital, but recent reports by Italian sports daily La Gazzetta dello Sport indicates that Schumacher is now breathing on his own.
While this seems like a significant development for the seven-time Formula One world champion who is, according to his manager Sabine Kehm, still in the "wake up phase," the family has released a statement through Schumi’s manager claiming that this claim is false, according to a report from TGCOM24..
The same Gazzetta article also indicated that two of Schumacher’s best buds in Formula One — Jean Todt and Ross Brawn — have made frequent visits to the hospital to be by Schumacher’s side. It’s also been reported that when Todt and Brawn visit Schumi, recordings of pit radio conversations and F1 engine sounds are played in an attempt to stimulate his memories.
We’re still holding out for better and more definitive news of his condition, and we’d love to believe that this report is true. Unfortunately, it looks like we are still in a holding pattern with this situation
Click past the jump to read more about Michael Schumacher.
Michael Schumacher was 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.