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The day of Michael Schumacher's skiing accident

  • Published on 29 Dec 2016 10:40
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  • By: Dominik Wilde

Three years ago today the motorsport world was shook by the news that Michael Schumacher had been involved in a serious skiing accident while on holiday in the French Alps.

The former Benetton, Ferrari, and Mercedes driver was out with son Mick at the time, skiing off-piste when he fell, hitting his head.

Schumacher was placed in an induced coma, one that he wouldn't be withdrawn from until the following April.

By September 2014, Schumacher had returned home. However, his exact condition has been a closely guarded secret since, amid reports that he is unable to speak or walk.

Following the accident, the motorsport world rallied to the support of the seven-time world champion, with virtually every team on the Formula One grid displaying messages of support for the former driver on their cars.

The tragic accident came little over a year after Schumacher retired from F1. He returned to the sport with Mercedes in 2010 after a three-year retirement, but was unable to recapture his championship-winning form of the past, taking just one podium finish during his second spell in the sport.

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