Rebecca Vargese

Michael Schumacher at the 2010 Malaysian Grand Prix. Image courtesy: Wiki Media Commons

Michael Schumacher at the 2010 Malaysian Grand Prix.
Image courtesy: Wiki Media Commons

Michael Schumacher, who is still in coma, has contracted a lung infection according to reports. Two months since the accident the Formula1 driver still remains in a coma. Rumours of the seven time F1 champion’s death filled the internet early last week following which the hospital where he was being treated had to release a statement denying the claim.

The end of January saw an announcement by Sabine Kehm, Schumacher’s manager stating that the former world champion was being lifted out of the artificially induced coma. However, till date he has not shown signs of improvement or response to deliberately induced stimuli.

The Formula 1 fraternity led by Schumacher’s protégé, Sebastian Vettel continues to hope for a miracle. Fellow racing driver Romain Grosjean posted on Twitter: “All our thoughts to Schumi and his family! Hope you will recover soon.” Felipe Massa put a picture of himself hugging the F1 champion on Instagram: “I am praying for you my brother!! I hope you have a quick recovery!! God bless you Michael.”

Michael Schumacher has been in a coma since 29th December 2013 after severe head trauma during a skiing accident in the French Apls. Schumacher, 44 was then airlifted to a hospital at Grenoble where he underwent surgery and was put into an artificially induced coma to prevent brain haemorrhaging.

Schumacher has been one of the most successful drivers to enter the Formula 1 fray. He was seven time world champion and has raced for teams like Jordan, Benetton, Ferrari and Mercedes. Schumacher retired from F1 in 2006 after racing for Ferrari and made his comeback in 2010 with Mercedes, finally retiring in 2012.

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