Michael Schumacher awakening from his coma, the racing driver's manager announced in a statement today (4th March).
Michael Schumacher is showing signs of "awakening" from his drug-induced coma, his manager said today (Friday 4th March). The seven times Formula 1 World Champion is currently in a medically induced coma in hospital in Grenoble, France but his manager, Sabine Kehm, released a statement in which she announced "Michael is making progress." She added "He shows moments of consciousness and awakening."
Michael Schumacher is showing signs of "awakening" from his coma.
Kehm, emphasised the importance of maintaining Schumacher's family's privacy during this time. She stated "At the same time we again ask for understanding that we do not intend to disclose details." She further added it was of paramount importance to "not only protect the privacy of Michael and his family" but "to enable the medical team to work in full calmness."
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Essentially a feature-length In Memoriam reel, this entertaining Formula One documentary thrills us with its whizzy editing while it traces the sport's deadly legacy. It took some 45 years after F1's inception in 1950 for proper safety guidelines to be implemented, so watching the parade of iconic drivers, living and dead, is often quite emotional. And the film tells this story with a pumping kinetic style.
Motor racing has a long history in Europe, becoming a proper sport with the birth of Formula One in 1950. But as car-building technology developed, the safety systems didn't keep pace. So drivers were racing at double the speed without up-to-date barriers, safety equipment and emergency procedures. Between 1968 and 1974 alone, the sport lost such iconic drivers as Jim Clark, Jochen Rindt, Roger Williamson, Francois Cevert and Peter Revson in terrible crashes. Over the years the regulations were changed, but it wasn't until Ayerton Senna's shocking death in 1994 that the entire system was overhauled. And no driver has been killed in an F1 Grand Prix since.
In addition to Fassbender's enthusiastic narration, the line-up of on-screen interviewees is seriously impressive, with a collection of champions, team leaders, businessmen, journalists and others recounting their memories as the film presents a chronological history of the sport. Director-editor Crowder ramps everything up as he mixes archive film and stills with thundering music to get the adrenaline pumping. Many of these sequences generate a lot of vroom-vroom energy, even if the video trickery sometimes gets too flashy. Intriguingly, the film's most riveting segment is a single take with no edits, shot from Senna's helmet as he does a qualifying lap in Monaco.
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FRANCE, Grenoble : (From L) Professor Jean-Francois Payen give a press conference about Michael Schumacher's health condition on December 30, 2013 at the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire hospital in Grenoble, French Alps. Michael Schumacher, the retired seven-time Formula One champion who often braved death on the tracks, remained in a critical condition today after an off-piste skiing accident in the French Alps. The German racing legend, who turns 45 at the end of the week, had been skiing off-piste Sunday with his 14-year-old son in the upmarket Meribel resort when he fell and hit his head on a rock, prompting an urgent evacuation by helicopter. - Grenoble, France - Monday 30th December 2013
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