F1 Driver Michael Schumacher critical after skiing accident

F1 Driver Michael Schumacher critical after skiing accident


The seven times Formula 1 world champion Michael Schumacher is in a critical condition after an off-piste skiing accident in the French Alps.

The 44-year-old German former racing driver, who is being treated at a hospital in the city of Grenoble, fell and hit his head on a rock.

Although he was wearing a helmet at the time and was said to be conscious after the accident, his condition quickly deteriorated.

Jean-Marc Grenier, director of Grenoble Hospital issued a short statement: “He’s suffering from a serious cranial injury and is in a coma and required immediate neurological intervention on his arrival. He remains in a critical condition.”

Schumacher was with his 14-year-old son in the French Alps resort of Meribel when he fell. He is considered an excellent skier.

Schumacher, widely regarded as the sport’s most successful driver, clocked up a record of 91 race victories and 105 podium finishes before leaving the sport last year. He won his titles with Benetton and Ferrari.

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