Schumacher suffers head injury in skiing accident
29 December 2013 – Seven-time F1 World Champion Michael Schumacher has been airlifted to hospital after a skiing accident in Méribel, France. The German reportedly fell and hit his head on a rock but was conscious when he arrived in hospital.
Christophe Gernignon-Lecomte, director of the Meribel resort, told rmcsport.bfmtv.com: “Help responded quickly, at 11.15am. He was airlifted to hospital in Moutiers. He was shocked, a little shaken but conscious.
“It may be a head injury but it is not very serious. He was wearing a helmet and banged [his head] against a rock.”
The accident occurred at around 11.07 hours local time.
Schumacher retired from F1 for a second time at the end of last season. Statistically speaking he is the most successful driver in the history of the sport, and in addition to his seven titles, he also amassed 91 wins and over 150 podiums during his time at the pinnacle of the sport.
He made his debut in 1991 with Jordan, before then racing with Benetton (1992-1995), Ferrari (1996-2006) and finally Mercedes (2010-2012).