Update on Michael Schumacher Progress Released by Formula One
Formula One has released an update on the condition of retired Formula One celebrity driver Michael Schumacher. Much like the last update given in late January, no specific details were given on his condition or prognosis, other than doctors are gradually trying to revive Schumacher and wake him from his medically-induced coma. As before, the family reiterated its wishes for continued privacy and its appreciation of fans well-wishes.
Schumacher is considered by many to be the best driver in Formula One history, and is widely credited with popularizing F1 racing in his home country of Germany, with three of the sport's top drivers being German at the time of his first official retirement in 2006.
Schumacher was wearing a ski helmet at the time of his accident, and doctors have said he likely would not have survived had he not been wearing the helmet. In terms of Schumacher's long-term prognosis, little official information is known on his current condition and outlook. In the official statement, the family said "no day is like the next," and that they do "not wish to disclose medical details in order to protect Michael's privacy." The family concluded the official statement through Formula One by saying, "The important thing is not the speed of the recovery but that Michael's heal process progresses in a continuous and controlled way."