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Michael Schumacher status update : Speed not on his side

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It has been two years since F1 great Michael Schumacher has been involved in a skiing accident that put him in coma for several months and the continuous news blackout has heightened speculations on the real condition of the former Ferrari driver.

Until now the family continues to keep mum on Schumacher’s condition. There had only been a limited information that have been publicized regarding the details of his condition. This has been a choice made by the family of the seven-time Formula One world champion. But the latest update is that the 47-year old German is showing signs of slow progress.

An article published in Sky Sports revealed that back in May 2015, Schumacher’s manager Sabine Kehm revealed in a German publication that he was “making progress” but she added that “fans should always keep the seriousness of the injury in mind.”

The news was followed by statements from FIA president Jean Todt that Schumi was “still fighting”:and former Ferrari and Mercedes boss Ross Brawn saying that “hope has not been exhausted.”

During a German exhibit celebrating the career of Michael Schumacher, Kehm sounded hopeful. “One day he will be back with us,” Kehm stated during the event.

Messages of recovery and support have continued to flow for the German great from friends and colleagues. Pope Francis also offered a prayer for Schumacher during his recent visit to the F1 headquarters. Philippe Bianchi, the father of former Marussia driver Jules, was the latest to throw his support for the “Maestro.”

His son Jules Bianchi also died after getting comatosed due to an accident that ensued in the 2015 Japanese Grand Prix.

“We unfortunately experienced a painful tragedy as well and like use the family showed their strength and never let go of Michael. For what I can say, it is not to let go, for as long as Michael is there, he fights,” Bianchi said.

Several reports have surfaced since the media blackout on the condition of Michael Schumacher which were confirmed to be false. Kehm reiterated that official updates regarding the health of the Ferrari driver will come from her and the Schumacher family.

Photo Courtesy: Mark McArdle/Wikmedia Commons.org

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