Schumacher injured in skiing accident

Posted by Warren Fyfe on December 29, 2013 in Warren Fyfe Site

Seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher suffered a head injury in a skiing accident in Meribel, France.

The German, 44, who retired from Formula 1

for the second time

at the end of the 2012 season, was taken by helicopter to hospital in Moutiers.

Schumacher in numbers

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Christophe Gernignon-Lecomte, director of the Meribel resort, told Radio Monte Carlo Sport: “He was shocked, a little shaken but conscious.

“It may be a head injury but it is not very serious.”

He added: “He was wearing a helmet and banged [his head] against a rock.”

Schumacher won seven world championships and secured 91 race victories during a 19-year career in Formula 1.

He won two titles with Benetton in 1994 and 1995 before switching to Ferrari in 1996 and going on to win five straight titles from 2000.

The German retired

from the sport in 2006,


returned in 2010 with Mercedes.

After three seasons which yielded just one podium, he quit the sport at the end of 2012.

Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/formula1/25542340

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