Michael Schumacher (Hürth, January 3, 1969) is a former German racing driver, he is considered one of the greatest drivers of all time, and the most successful Formula 1 champion with 7 titles world championships, the first two with and then five consecutive with Ferrari. Nicknamed Kaiser, Schumacher holds some Formula 1 records having achieved, in addition to the world titles, also the highest number of fastest race laps and hat trick, ie pole position, victory and fastest lap in the same race . Until 13 October 2013 he also held the absolute record for career points, which was surpassed on that occasion by Fernando Alonso and later by four other drivers.
On 29 December 2013 he was seriously injured in a skiing accident following which he spent several months in a medically induced coma. On 29 December 2013, shortly after 11 am, during a ski descent in an off-piste on the snows of Méribel in Savoy (France), Michael Schumacher fell and violently hit his head against a rock, an impact aggravated by the presence of a video camera sportswoman whose support rod pierced her helmet and impacted her skull. Urgently admitted to the University Hospital of Grenoble, in a semicomatous state, he underwent a neurosurgical operation for severe head trauma and cerebral haemorrhage; after which he was kept in a medically induced coma.
On June 16, 2014, after about six months, the spokeswoman and manager Sabine Kehm declared that Schumacher, after coming out of a coma, had left the hospital in Grenoble to begin a rehabilitation process in a private clinic. Already in April, periods of awakening, recovery of consciousness and interaction with the surrounding environment were announced. Finally, a rehabilitation program was decided at the neuroscience center of the university hospital of Lausanne, not far from his villa in Gland. On 9 September 2014 Schumacher was discharged from the hospital to continue his rehabilitation at home in Gland. Since then, the family has kept the rider’s health conditions completely confidential.