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Re: Official Racing Thread
« Reply #880 on: July 11, 2011, 03:42:22 AM »
Alonso wins, nice to see but the
old regs apply again so...

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Re: Official Racing Thread
« Reply #881 on: August 15, 2011, 08:14:20 AM »
Random Edmonton Indy pix from July 22, 23 and 24. I went Saturday for some random practice. Think that was a driver's gf. HOT!

 



Paul Tracy had a Make-A-Wish racing suit you can sign. Pretty dope. Here at autograph session. I hardly knew any of em. Maybe the Brazil guy Tony Kannan. XD

     
I saw the Japanese racer Takuma Sato and I was like "HEY!" do you like AKB48? (ehhhh) Morning Musume? Rika Ishikawa? lol I gave him a jphip business card and he pocketed it. XD

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Re: Official Racing Thread
« Reply #882 on: October 17, 2011, 07:08:04 AM »
Fuckin' hell, it was the last race of the IndyCar season too...

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Dan Wheldon dies following crash
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Updated: October 17, 2011, 12:33 AM ET

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LAS VEGAS -- Dan Wheldon, the 2011 Indianapolis 500 winner and one of the most popular drivers in open-wheel racing, died Sunday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in a horrific multi-car crash on Lap 11 of the IndyCar Series season finale.

Officials decided to call the race, but the drivers, many sobbing openly, did a five-lap tribute to Wheldon. IndyCar Series CEO Randy Bernard made the official announcement of Wheldon's death without further comment.

"IndyCar is very sad to announce that Dan Wheldon has passed away from unsurvivable injuries," Bernard said. "Our thoughts and prayers are with his family today. IndyCar, its drivers and owners, have decided to end the race. In honor of Dan Wheldon, the drivers have decided to do a five-lap salute to in his honor."

Wheldon, 33 and the 2005 series champion from Emberton, England, was competing in only his third IndyCar race of the season, trying to win the race and earn a $5 million bonus that was part of a league promotion for driver who didn't compete full-time in the series this year.

Wheldon was the only driver to accept the challenge. This year's Indy 500 was the second time Wheldon had won the prestigious event. He also won it in 2005.

Wheldon was expected to replace Danica Patrick next season in the Go-Daddy-sponsored car for Andretti Autosport. Patrick is moving to NASCAR full-time in 2012.

Wheldon was airlifted from the Las Vegas track at 1:19 p.m. local time Sunday and taken to University Medical Center, becoming the first IndyCar driver to die on the track since rookie Paul Dana was killed in practice on the morning of race day at Homestead-Miami Speedway in 2006.

"One minute you're joking around at driver intros. The next, Dan's gone," said Dario Franchitti, whose wife, actress Ashley Judd, had to bring him a box of tissues. "I lost, we lost, a good friend. Everybody in the IndyCar series considered him a friend. He was such a good guy. He was a charmer."

Three other drivers, including championship contender Will Power were injured in the wreck.

The race was only minutes old when Wheldon, who started at the back of the 34-car field and was in position for a $5 million payday if he had won, couldn't steer clear of a wreck that started when two cars touched tires.

Within seconds, several cars burst into flames and debris covered the track nearly halfway up the straightaway. Some points of impact were so devastating workers had to patch holes in the asphalt.

Video replays showed Wheldon's car turning over as it went airborne and sailed into what's called the catch fence, which sits over a barrier that's designed to give a bit when cars make contact. Rescue workers were at Wheldon's car quickly, some furiously waving for more help to get to the scene.

"I'll tell you, I've never seen anything like it," Ryan Briscoe said. "The debris we all had to drive through the lap later, it looked like a war scene from Terminator or something. I mean, there were just pieces of metal and car on fire in the middle of the track with no car attached to it and just debris everywhere. So it was scary, and your first thoughts are hoping that no one is hurt because there's just stuff everywhere. Crazy."

Also injured in the crash were JR Hildebrand and Pippa Mann. Both will remain in the hospital overnight. IndyCar said Mann was being treated for a burn to her right pinkie finger and will be released Monday morning; Hildebrand was awake and alert but will be held overnight for further evaluation. Power was evaluated and released. An autopsy was planned Monday for Wheldon.

The accident appeared to start when Wade Cunningham's car swerved on the track and Hildebrand drove over the left rear of Cunningham's car. Hildebrand appeared to go airborne, and Cunningham's car shot up into the wall, setting off a chain reaction among the cars behind him.

Some of those cars slowed, others didn't, and others spun in front of Wheldon and Power. There was so much chaos on the track it was hard to tell who was driving what car.

Power appeared to fly over Alex Lloyd's car, rolling into the catch fence and landing on its right side. His in-car camera showed one of the front tires coming toward him in the cockpit.

Wheldon then appeared to drive over a car driven by Paul Tracy, who seemed to be slowing down. Wheldon, however, went airborne and spun into the fence.

The track was red-flagged following the accidents while crews worked on fences and removed smashed cars.

"There are no words for today," Patrick tweeted. "Myself and so many others are devastated. I pray for suzi (Wheldon's wife) and the kids that god will give them strength."

Wheldon, who came to the United States from England in 1999, won 16 times in his IndyCar career and was the series champion in 2005.

Despite winning this year's Indy 500, Wheldon couldn't put together a full-time ride this season. He landed in this race thanks to Bernard's promise of $5 million to any moonlighting driver who could win the IndyCar season finale at Vegas. Although there were no takers, Bernard refused to scrap the idea and Wheldon was declared eligible for the prize.

Drivers had been concerned about the high speeds at the track, where they were hitting nearly 225 mph during practice.

"We all had a bad feeling about this place in particular just because of the high banking and how easy it was to go flat. And if you give us the opportunity, we are drivers and we try to go to the front. We race each other hard because that's what we do," driver Oriol Servia said. "We knew if could happen, but it's just really sad."

Asked about speed after the crash, Wheldon's former boss Chip Ganassi said, "There'll be plenty of time in the offseason to talk about that. Now is not the time to talk about that."

And Franchitti, who clinched the 2011 IndyCar title Sunday, said: "I agree. We'll discuss that and sort it out."

The race was ruled incomplete, and IndyCar officials ruled that the championship points would include races up through the Kentucky Indy 300 on Oct. 2. Franchitti held an 18-point lead over Power entering Sunday's race.

The accident spoiled what Bernard had hoped would be a showcase event for the struggling IndyCar Series.

The second-year CEO worked the entire season on turning the finale into a spectacle, and said he'd offer his resignation to the IndyCar board of directors if ABC's broadcast didn't pull a .8 ranking. His goal was to improve upon last year's season finale's horrible television rating and give the series some momentum for what's hoped to be a strong season in 2013 with the introduction of a new car and new manufacturers.

So Bernard poured everything into Las Vegas, renting the speedway from owner Bruton Smith and agreeing to promote the event himself. He landed enough sponsorship to at least break even on race, and the $5 million challenge bought him an enormous amount of publicity the entire year.

Bernard got the Las Vegas Strip to close to stage a parade of cars, hosted industry parties and a blackjack tournament all to boost interest in the race. He even got MGM Grand Resorts to offer a pair of tickets to anyone staying this weekend in one of the chain's 14 properties.

But what was hoped to be a day of celebration quickly turned somber.

When drivers returned to the track for the tribute laps, Wheldon's No. 77 was the only one on the towering scoreboard. Franchitti sobbed uncontrollably as he got back into his car for the memorial ride. The sound of "Danny Boy" echoed around the track, followed by "Amazing Grace." Hundreds of crew workers from each team stood at attention in honor of Wheldon.

"What can you say? We're going to miss him," Ganassi said. "Everybody in IndyCar died a little today."

Information from ESPN.com senior writer Terry Blount and The Associated Press was used in this report.
FULL ARTICLE LINK (contains other comments as well as a photograph of the crash) - http://espn.go.com/racing/indycar/story/_/id/7111712/dan-wheldon-injured-fiery-indycar-crash-las-vegas

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Re: Official Racing Thread
« Reply #883 on: October 17, 2011, 10:03:05 AM »
holy shit that crash is...no words. What a loss, RIP Dan Wheldon.

and he's a regular on the Edmonton Indy scene too.

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Re: Official Racing Thread
« Reply #884 on: March 04, 2012, 12:10:14 PM »
HOLY SHIT! anyone watch Daytona 500?? Fire balls, squeegees pile ups.


Good thing everyone safe that be some crazy ass shit.

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Re: Official Racing Thread
« Reply #885 on: July 22, 2012, 10:42:23 PM »
WHOA!! Edmonton Indy 2012 in the books what a tight ass race like yo name was http://aibutt.com Helio Castroneves finally wins!! LMFAO so animated spider-manning the fence



And the Japanese dude I hung with, Takuma Sato finished second his best YET! WILL POWER STEP YO GAME UP!! slipping to 3rd but hey, he went from 17 to 3rd pretty dope.

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Re: Official Racing Thread
« Reply #886 on: November 06, 2012, 07:04:59 PM »

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Re: Official Racing Thread
« Reply #888 on: May 28, 2013, 01:10:31 AM »
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Nico Rosberg wins F1's crown jewel race 30 years after dad
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Father-son racing dynasties aren't uncommon in racing. Look at the Andrettis, Rahals and Foyts in IndyCar, or the Petty's, Earnhardts and Jarretts in NASCAR. F1 is no different, thanks to some Hills and Villeneuves.

Now, the latest comes from Mercedes-Benz driver Nico Rosberg, who ended up winning the Monaco Grand Prix exactly 30 years after his father Keke. It was Nico's second-ever victory in F1, and his win was virtually assured when he scored the pole position during qualifying. Monaco might be the flashiest and most-watched race on the calendar, but its super-tight layout and complete lack of passing zones mean overtaking is rare at best. Basically, all Rosberg had to do was not crash...

Which he didn't do, unlike several other drivers who found out just how hard the walls are. Several cars farther down the more-money-than-talent order were playing bumper cars enough to warrant two safety car periods. The restarts behind the pace car were the only times either Sebastien Vettel and Mark Webber, both driving for Red Bull Racing, would get close and they finished in second and third respectively. Rosberg's teammate Lewis Hamilton finished fourth despite starting second.

Nico Rosberg's only other win in F1 came last year in China when he went flag-to-flag there as well. This year he hadn't finished better than fourth, but had been on pole for the last three events, so you kinda figured something positive was coming his way.

Now, whether he can actually turn this victory into a championship is a whole other conversation...
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Re: Official Racing Thread
« Reply #889 on: May 29, 2013, 02:20:40 PM »
Yes, but not because of this last race.

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Re: Official Racing Thread
« Reply #890 on: December 30, 2013, 08:12:57 AM »
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Michael Schumacher in coma after ski accident
Seven-time F1 champion suffered injury while skiing in French Alps
The Associated Press Posted: Dec 29, 2013 1:59 PM ET Last Updated: Dec 29, 2013 10:05 PM ET


Seven-time Formula One champion Michael Schumacher was in critical condition after undergoing brain surgery following a skiing accident in the French Alps on Sunday, doctors said.

The Grenoble University Hospital Center said the retired racing driver arrived at the clinic in a coma and underwent immediate surgery for a serious head trauma.

It was not clear whether the 44-year-old Schumacher was still in a coma but the hospital statement, which was signed by a neurosurgeon, an anesthesiologist and Marc Penaud, the hospital's deputy director, said "he remains in a critical condition."

Schumacher fell while skiing off-piste in Meribel earlier Sunday and hit his head on a rock, according to a statement from the resort. Resort managers said he had been wearing a helmet and was conscious when rescuers first responded to the scene.

Earlier in the day, the Meribel resort said Schumacher had been taken to Grenoble for tests and authorities said his life was not in danger.

But the situation began to appear more serious when the resort said that orthopedic and trauma surgeon Gerard Saillant had travelled from Paris to the hospital in Grenoble to examine Schumacher. German news agency dpa said it was Saillant who operated on Schumacher when he broke his leg during a crash at the Silverstone race course in 1999.

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In an email to The Associated Press, Schumacher's manager Sabine Kehm said the champion German driver was on a private skiing trip and "fell on his head."

"We ask for understanding that we cannot give running updates on his condition. He wore a helmet and was not alone," Kehm said. Schumacher's 14-year-old son was skiing with his father when the accident happened, the resort said.

As news of the accident spread, Formula One drivers used social media to wish Schumacher a quick recovery.

His former Ferrari teammate Felipe Massa, who recovered from life-threatening injuries sustained at the Hungarian Grand Prix in 2009, wrote on Instagram: "I am praying for you my brother!! I hope you have a quick recovery!! God bless you Michael."

The Twitter feed of Germany's Adrian Sutil, who drives for Sauber, read: "I hope Michael Schumacher will get well soon! All my best to him and his family." Romain Grosjean of Lotus tweeted: "All our thoughts to Schumi and his family! Hope you will recover soon .legend .Schumi."

Support also came from leading German sports personalities, ranging from the NBA to soccer. Dallas Mavericks power forward Dirk Nowitzki said his thoughts were with Schumacher, while Lukas Podolski, who plays for Arsenal in the English Premier League, tweeted: "Bad news from Switzerland: please get well soon, Michael Schumacher. All the best for you, my friend! .getwellsoon .MichaelSchumacher."

In addition to the crash at Silverstone, Schumacher was hurt seriously in a motorcycling accident in February 2009 in Spain when he suffered neck and spine injuries. He recovered sufficiently from those injuries to make a comeback in F1.

Schumacher initially retired from F1 in 2006 after winning five straight titles with Ferrari following two earlier ones with Benetton. He returned to the sport in 2010 and drove for three seasons for Mercedes without much success before retiring again last year.
FULL ARTICLE LINK - http://www.cbc.ca/sports/michael-schumacher-in-coma-after-ski-accident-1.2478473


Geez, here's hoping he recovers.


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http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1904824-updates-on-michael-schumacher-after-injuries-sustained-in-skiing-accident

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Re: Official Racing Thread
« Reply #891 on: January 08, 2014, 05:37:59 PM »
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Follow-up.

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Michael Schumacher was skiing off trail when he lost balance
January 8, 2014 9:41 AM | By The Associated Press

Two minutes of footage from a camera on Michael Schumacher's ski helmet showed the Formula One great was clearly skiing off a groomed trail when he lost his balance and crashed, leaving him with critical head injuries, investigators said Wednesday.

The investigators said they have ruled out problems with his skis, trail conditions or signage. Although they would not estimate Schumacher's speed, they said it was not considered a significant factor in the Dec. 29 crash at Meribel in the French Alps.

"His pace was completely normal for a skilled skier," said Lt. Col. Benoit Vinneman.

Schumacher, 45, the most successful Formula One driver in history, is still in critical condition in a medically induced coma at a hospital in Grenoble. The impact of the crash split his helmet in two and doctors say the protective gear saved his life.

Prosecutor Patrick Quincy said experts still need to go through the footage image by image, but he said Schumacher landed 9 meters (30 feet) outside the marked trail after falling face down and striking his head on a rock.

Schumacher had been on a family vacation in Meribel, where he owns a chalet.

"Michael Schumacher is a good skier who knows Meribel," Quincy said.

Skiers and snowboarders continue to use the zone where Schumacher crashed, but say they know they need to be careful.

British tourist Steve Bovill said he always wears a helmet. Speaking from the sunny mountainside, he said, "It was an accident that could have happened to anyone."

Quincy said the investigation, which is standard after any major skiing accident, had no deadline and was intended to discover what happened, not necessarily fix blame. Without specifying, he said authorities plan to interview more witnesses.

Schumacher's 14-year-old son Mick was also skiing in their small group

Quincy said investigators would call in experts to review the footage from Schumacher's helmet cam.

The cameras, which count snowboarder Shaun White and skier Lindsey Vonn among their promoters, have become increasingly popular in adventure sports. They generally mount on the outside of the helmet or elsewhere on the body.

Footage from the devices has been used in investigations before, including the deaths of two Icelandic skydivers killed in Florida last year. In that case, the footage showed that one of the skydivers had tried to save the second just before they both died.
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Re: Official Racing Thread
« Reply #892 on: January 30, 2014, 06:33:39 PM »
Yet another follow-up. Here's hoping things turn out well.


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Michael Schumacher, former F1 champ, being brought out of coma
Former F1champ hit head on rock while skiing in Meribel, France on Dec. 29
The Associated Press | Jan 30, 2014 7:08 AM ET | Last Updated: Jan 30, 2014 7:28 AM ET


Michael Schumacher's doctors have started the process of bringing the former Formula One champion out of the coma he has been in since a skiing accident a month ago, his manager said Thursday.

The 45-year-old Schumacher suffered serious head injuries when he fell and hit the right side of his helmet on a rock in the French resort of Meribel on Dec. 29. The seven-time F1 champion has been in an induced coma in Grenoble University Hospital since then, although his condition stabilized following surgery after initially being described as critical.

And now doctors are slowly trying to wake him up.

"Michael's sedation is being reduced in order to allow the start of the waking up process which may take a long time," Schumacher's manager, Sabine Kehm, said in a statement.

One reason for reducing the sedation is to see if the swelling has gone down in the patient's brain and to assess what level of functions has been retained.

Kehm said she was only providing an update now on Schumacher's condition to clarify media leaks, and that no further details would be provided. French newspaper l'Equipe first reported on Wednesday that doctors had started waking Schumacher.

"The family of Michael Schumacher is again requesting to respect its privacy and the medical secret, and to not disturb the doctors treating Michael in their work," Kehm said. "At the same time, the family wishes to express sincere appreciation for the worldwide sympathy. ... For the protection of the family, it was originally agreed by the interested parties to communicate this information only once this process was consolidated. Please note that no further updates will be given."

Schumacher was being kept artificially sedated and his body temperature was lowered to between 34 and 35 degrees Celsius, to reduce swelling in the brain, reduce its energy consumption and allow it to rest.

Schumacher earned universal acclaim for his uncommon and sometimes ruthless driving talent, which led to a record 91 race wins. He retired from Formula One in 2012 after garnering an unmatched seven world titles.

Schumi, as his fans affectionately call him, was famously aggressive on the track and no less intense away from driving. In retirement, he remained an avid skydiver, horseback rider, and skier.

The accident happened on a family vacation in the Alps as Schumacher was skiing with his 14-year-old son.
FULL ARTICLE LINK - http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/michael-schumacher-former-f1-champ-being-brought-out-of-coma-1.2516670

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Re: Official Racing Thread
« Reply #893 on: March 01, 2014, 07:13:06 AM »
Oh shit... :(

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Michael Schumacher may not make full recovery, neurologists say
Legendary driver still in coma after brain injury
The Associated Press Posted: Feb 28, 2014 1:19 PM ET Last Updated: Feb 28, 2014 1:25 PM ET


Nearly two months after Michael Schumacher suffered serious head injuries in a skiing accident and was placed in a drug-induced coma, some neurologists say the seven-time Formula One champion seems unlikely to make a full recovery.

The 45-year-old Schumacher fell while skiing in France and hit the right side of his head on a rock, cracking his helmet. Doctors operated to remove blood clots from his brain but some were left because they were too deeply embedded.

Schumacher's condition stabilized after he was placed in the coma. Late last month, doctors began the process of withdrawing sedatives to try to wake him up.

His agent, Sabine Kehm, said in an email on Friday that "Michael is still in the wake-up phase" and that "this phase can be long." Schumacher's family has released few details of his condition to protect his privacy.

"It does not bode well," said Dr. Tipu Aziz, professor of neurosurgery at Oxford University who is not connected to Schumacher's care. "The fact that he hasn't woken up implies that the injury has been extremely severe and that a full recovery is improbable."

Patients who have had major head injuries are sometimes put in a drug-induced coma to give the brain a chance to heal; a coma reduces the need for blood flow and may help the swelling go down.

Aziz said doctors typically try every few days to bring someone out of a coma.

"If you don't start getting any positive signs, that becomes very worrisome," he said, adding that Schumacher's doctors are probably doing regular brain scans to look for signs of activity — though such signs may be difficult to detect if he is still being sedated.

Other experts said it was premature to make an accurate prognosis.

"About 90 per cent of the recovery is made within nine to 12 months, so this is still early days," said Dr. Anthony Strong, an emeritus chair in neurosurgery at King's College London. "The longer someone is in a coma, the worse their recovery tends to be."

Now that several weeks have passed since the accident, doctors may also have a better idea of how the rest of Schumacher's brain is doing.

"MRI scans can show any secondary deterioration in the brain structure," said Dr. Colin Shieff, a neurosurgeon at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in London and a trustee for Headway, a British brain injury charity.

He said other parts of Schumacher's brain that weren't directly affected by the accident might now be starting to show worrying signs that may not have been visible before.

Shieff said that if Schumacher does eventually come out of the coma, he probably would face significant disabilities because of the length of time he has already spent comatose.

While there have been rare instances of people emerging from comas months and years later with the ability to communicate, Shieff was doubtful that would be the case with Schumacher. He said the cases where comatose people made a surprising recovery had mostly suffered things like poisoning, strokes or failed resuscitation attempts.
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Re: Official Racing Thread
« Reply #894 on: March 22, 2014, 08:57:52 PM »
Still not looking good on the Schumacher front, but let's try and change things up a bit so it doesn't become a total tear-fest in here.


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Re: Official Racing Thread
« Reply #895 on: April 04, 2014, 09:51:17 PM »
Possible hope?

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Michael Schumacher showing signs of 'awakening'
Updated: April 4, 2014 9:07 AM | By The Associated Press, cbc.ca

Michael Schumacher is now showing "moments of consciousness and awakening," more than three months after suffering serious head injuries in a skiing accident, the retired Formula One star's manager said Friday.

Schumacher, 45, fell while skiing in France on Dec. 29 and hit the right side of his head on a rock, cracking his helmet.

Doctors operated to remove blood clots from his brain, but some were left because they were too deeply embedded.

Schumacher's condition stabilized after he was placed in a drug-induced coma.

In late January, doctors at a hospital in the French city of Grenoble began the process of withdrawing sedatives to try to wake him up.

"Michael is making progress on his way," Schumacher's manager, Sabine Kehm, said in a statement Friday. "He shows moments of consciousness and awakening.

"We are on his side during his long and difficult fight, together with the team of the hospital in Grenoble and we keep remaining confident," Kehm said.

She added that she and Schumacher's family "do not intend to disclose details. This is necessary to protect the privacy of Michael and his family and to enable the medical team to work in full calmness."

Schumacher earned acclaim for his uncommon and sometimes ruthless driving talent, which took him to a record 91 race wins.

He retired from Formula One in 2012 after winning an unmatched seven world titles.

The accident happened on a family vacation in the Alps as Schumacher was skiing with his 14-year-old son.
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Re: Official Racing Thread
« Reply #896 on: June 16, 2014, 05:51:34 PM »
Noice! :thumbsup


BleacherReport.com - Michael Schumacher out of Coma: Latest News After Release from Grenoble Hospital
- http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2098432-michael-schumacher-out-of-coma-latest-news-after-release-from-grenoble-hospital


They're not saying anything yet in regards to his current state and/or what his rehab is looking to be or what his chances of fully recovering from the accident are like, but hey, getting out of the coma's the first step! 
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« Reply #897 on: September 09, 2014, 05:28:32 PM »
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September 9, 2014 7:05 AM | By The Associated Press, thecanadianpress.com

GLAND, Switzerland - Former Formula One champion Michael Schumacher has left a Swiss hospital and will continue his recovery at home, his manager said Tuesday.

The seven-time F1 champion suffered a serious head injury while skiing in France at the end of December.

"Considering the severe injuries he suffered, progress has been made in the past weeks and months," his manager, Sabine Kehm, said in a statement. "There is still, however, a long and difficult road ahead."

Schumacher was transferred to a hospital in Lausanne in June, after six months at a hospital in France. Kehm said he was now at his home in Gland, near Geneva, without specifying when the move happened or giving details about his current condition.

"We ask that the privacy of Michael's family continue to be respected, and that speculations about his state of health are avoided," Kehm said.

Schumacher's accident happened on a family vacation as he was skiing with his 14-year-old son at the Meribel ski resort in the French Alps.

The avid skier hit the right side of his head on a rock, cracking his helmet. Doctors operated to remove blood clots from his brain, but some were left because they were too deeply embedded.

Schumacher's condition stabilized after he was placed in a drug-induced coma, from which he has since emerged.
FULL ARTICLE LINK - http://sports.ca.msn.com/top-stories/michael-schumacher-heads-home-from-hospital


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Re: Official Racing Thread
« Reply #898 on: January 04, 2015, 12:58:21 AM »
CROSS-POSTING BECAUSE JENSON BUTTON IS A LUCKY BASTAGE!!
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Model Michibata Jessica gets married to F1 driver Jenson Button
January 3, 2015

Model Michibata Jessica (30) has announced her marriage to F1 driver Jenson Button (34).

On January 1, Jessica wrote on her official Twitter, "Happy New Year from Mr & Mrs Button!" She then announced her marriage through her official Facebook account, "I would like to announce that I got married to F1 driver Jenson Button, whom I have been dating for some time now, on December 29, 2014."

Button's racing team McLaren announced the couple's engagement in February of last year. They tied the knot after dating for 6 years.


Congratulations!


Source: Model Press
- http://www.tokyohive.com/article/2015/01/model-michibata-jessica-gets-married-to-f1-driver-jenson-button
- http://mdpr.jp/wedding/detail/1457726

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Re: Official Racing Thread
« Reply #899 on: January 11, 2015, 01:29:08 AM »
Geez, are the tires for open-wheel cars even usable in sub-zero temps? Or more precisely, and assuming that they didn't have a special set ordered for this, should they be trying to use them in sub-zero temps?


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Watch A Formula One Car Race Through The Snow And Have Your Mind Blown To Smithereens
By Douglas Charles / 01.09.15

After watching this Formula One car, a car clearly not meant for driving in the snow, being raced around the Nürburgring Nordshleife race track by Andy Gülden, I think we’ll all realize just how stupid we are to complain about how slick the roads are when we get a little dusting of the white stuff.

Truly crazy stuff going on here…
- http://www.brobible.com/sports/article/formula-one-car-snow/




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