The Schumacher clan has Formula 1 in its blood! If some children follow in the footsteps of their famous parents in cinema, television, or even in song, the Schumacher family is passionate about motor racing, starting with Michael. With seven Formula World Championship titles and 91 Formula 1 Grand Prix victories, he is one of motorsport’s greatest champions. Today, it is his son, Mick, who is following in his footsteps and playing in Formula 1 for the Haas team. Michael’s younger brother, Ralf Schumacher, was also a racing driver and in 2001 won the Canadian Grand Prix. A passion he passed on to his son, David, who at the age of 20 is a Formula 3 driver, and won his first victory at Vallelunga in 2019. Professional driver, the nephew of Michael Schumacher was unfortunately victim of a crash this weekend.
Saturday October 8, 2022, David Schumacher took part in the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters championship. During the Hockenheim DTM event, the young driver found himself in a terrible accident. Michael Schumacher’s nephew has indeed had a collision with one of his opponents. So the two vehicles found themselves propelled into the security barriers. While several elements were catching fire, a third driver lost control of his car. Coming out alive, David returned to his home, before his father preferred to take him to the hospital. In an interview with Moto Sport, Ralf Schumacher said: “When David came home he was still complaining of back pain. We decided to take him to hospital in Salzburg for an MRI. It turned out that a lumbar vertebra was fractured.” The former pilot added that his son should observe a six-week rest period.
Michael Schumacher: what we know about his state of health
Victim of a serious skiing accident during a family vacation in Méribel on December 29, 2013, Michael Schumacher is said to be in critical condition. While in recent years little news on his state of health has been given, Jean Todt confided to the German media Bild at the beginning of September: “I am happy that the fans, not only in Germany, think of him so much. People ask so many questions about Michael. Fans need to know that he’s in good hands. In the best possible situation and surrounded by people who love him.” Two years earlier, the former Ferrari team boss told PA News Agency. “My God, we know he had a terrible and unfortunate skiing accident, which caused him a lot of problems. But he has an extraordinary woman by his side, he has his children, his nurses, and we can only wish him and his family the best.” According to him, his friend would be conscious.
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