Michael Schumacher: A Decade After the F1 Legend’s Major Accident

Today marks the 10th anniversary of the skiing accident that caused serious head injuries to seven-time Formula 1 world champion, Michael Schumacher, altering his and his family’s lives, with his current condition remaining largely private and undisclosed.

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‣ Today marks the 10th anniversary of Michael Schumacher’s tragic skiing accident, which resulted in serious head injuries and dramatically changed his life and that of his family.
‣ After the accident, Schumacher was put into a medically induced coma for six months. His current condition remains largely a mystery, with only a few close individuals allowed to visit him.
‣ Jean Todt, the former Ferrari team boss, is one of the few who has access to Schumacher. He revealed that he sometimes watches races with Schumacher at his home in Switzerland.
‣ In a Netflix documentary, Schumacher’s wife Corinna and son Mick shared rare information about Michael’s condition, revealing that he underwent therapy sessions and expressing their longing to communicate with him.


It’s been a decade. Ten years since that fateful day when Michael Schumacher, the F1 legend, had a terrible skiing accident. The French Alps, a holiday, and a fall that changed everything. Serious head injuries. A life-altering event for the Schumacher family.

A Decade Post Michael Schumacher’s Skiing Mishap

December 29, 2013. A day that sent shockwaves through the world of Formula 1. Schumacher, a seven-time world champ. Many still consider him the best F1 driver ever. But that day, he suffered a severe skiing accident. Serious injuries. Immediate medically induced coma. Six months in that state.

The world knew little about the motorsport legend’s condition. But it was serious. Very serious. June 2014, Schumacher woke up. But since then? His condition remains a mystery. His family, rightfully so, keeps it private. Only a few get to visit. Occasionally.

Jean Todt is one of them. The former Ferrari team boss. The man behind Schumacher’s most successful period in Formula 1. Todt doesn’t reveal much about the 54-year-old German’s condition. He watches races with Schumacher at his Swiss home. But it’s clear. The racing legend isn’t the same.

Ralf Schumacher, Michael’s brother, recently shared his feelings. He misses his ‘Michael of old’. A lot is possible medically, but nothing is the same. He spoke about the impact on Michael’s children, Mick Schumacher and Gina-Maria Schumacher. The accident was hard.

The Netflix documentary ‘Schumacher’ gave us a glimpse. Michael’s wife Corinna and son Mick shared rare information. Therapy sessions for Michael. Mick’s wish to talk to his father one more time.

Today, we remember. The tragic event that forever changed the life of the seven-time world champion and his family. We stand with the Schumacher family. We hope for the F1 legend’s recovery. Keep fighting, Michael!

Albert Ramirez
Albert Ramirez
Albert Ramirez is a senior writer at F1Highlights.com. With a passion for motorsports, Albert brings a unique perspective to the world of Formula One. With over five years of experience as a sports reporter, he has honed his skills in capturing the essence of the sport.

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