Michael Schumacher, who faced a massive head injury while skiing on December 2013, is showing signs of improvement as he can now respond to external stimuli nut is still unable to move or to speak. The International Business Times have reported the following updates about his health.
The seven times champion has now left the hospital and returned home in Switzerland after having nine months of intensive treatment. The editor of the Autosprint magazine that there are sometimes when they have seen tears roll down his face. Sabbatini has also stated that Schumacher cries every time he hears the voice of his wife or children. Read more »
Sergio Marchionne, the chairman of the Ferrari formula one team has said that the upcoming season is not likely to be a good one for the team. He also made it clear that it would indeed be hard for them to match the level of the Mercedes team which is the top formula one team currently.
Marchionne used to be the chief executive of Fiat Chrysler and he recently became the chairman of Ferrari formula one team after the previous chairman of the team, Luca di Montezemolo was removed from the position.
He said that he neither wants to remember the 2014 season nor does he want to talk about it. The team was unable to win even a single race in this season. No other season was as bad as this one for the team since the year 1993. Maurizio Arrivabene is the third person to be appointed to the post of team principal this year. Major changes were made to the team so that it is able to improve its performance. Fernando Alonso, who used to drive for the team has left it and joined team McLaren for the upcoming season. Sebastian Vettel, who became winner of Formula one racing four times, will be joining team Ferrari.
Arrivabene has said that he isn’t capable of miraculously improving the team’s performance overnight and Sergio Marchionne is also of the opinion that the need will need some time in order to perform to the best of their ability. Marchionne said that some mistakes were made by the previous management and the team is paying the price for that. Apparently the engine of Mercedes performed better than Ferrari’s. Regarding how long it might take for Ferrari to perform as well as Mercedes or even better, Marchiionne said that it might require two years. Arrivabene said that if they are able to win even two races in the next year then he would be very satisfied.
Formula One legend Michael Schumacher could take anywhere between one and three years to fully recover from his injuries, according to one of the doctors who treated the former seven time Formula One Drivers’ World Champion in France.
Although the German racing legend has made considerable progress, he should be given enough time to fully recuperate from the injuries he sustained during the unfortunate fall in the Swiss mountains.
Jean Francois Payen was in the team of doctors that treated Schumacher when he was treated at the Grenoble Hospital and the Frenchman said that his recovery would not be as short as people expect it to be time and asked for fans and well wishers to afford him that time.
Payen stated that he has noticed some progress in the German but he also added that everyone should give him more time. Payen also talked about the possibility of the former Ferrari driver making a full recovery from the brain injury in terms of the timeline of recovery for people with similar brain injuries and he said that it is very much like other patients and that they are on a time scale which goes on between one and three years and they have to be patient.
He has been a regular visitor to the Geneva house of Michael Schumacher where the 45 year old was brought to continue his recovery after being released from hospital. And according to Payen, the mere fact that the German has been brought home plays a huge part in his recovery.
Payen regularly updates Corina, the German’s wife and his two sons Nick and Gina and admits that he has seen changes in the health of Michael Schumacher and is hopeful that the Formula One legend will indeed make a full recovery in time.