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But now, as you may have gathered, the 44-year-old father of two is in the most challenging race he's ever faced: the race for his life.
Two days ago, "Schumi" was skiing with his son on the Dent de Burgin near Méribel in the French Alps, when, after helping a fallen friend, his skis hit a hidden rock that somersaulted him through the air until he landed head-first on a second rock, hard enough to break his helmet in two. It has emerged that while he seemed OK initially, doctors discovered he has actually sustained bilateral lesions in his brain, and so he was put into an artificial coma the following day. Since then, he has had two operations to relieve some of the pressure in his brain and is improving, but he remains comatose and is not out of danger yet by any means. For a more knowledgeable explanation of his condition and what it means, you need to read Former F1 Doc's blog (here).
All I can really say at this point is that, like millions of others worldwide, I wish that he recovers fully and my thoughts are with him, his doctors and his family at this difficult time. It's time for him to show that relentless strength that's defined his life thus far as he races against forces far greater than what a V10 F1 car could ever generate. So far he seems to be winning, but it's not over yet.
Get well soon, Michael. You can do it.