Michael Schumacher. Another year passes and the mystery continues between rumors and half-truths

The physical and mental state of the seven-time F1 champion remains shrouded in secrecy, five years after the skiing accident that left him in a coma. Some say that he is in a vegetative state and only responds and stimuli, others say that he is no longer bedridden and does not need a ventilator.

Five years ago, on December 29, 2013, Michael Schumacher's life has changed. The seven-time Formula One World champion between 1994 and 2004 (for Benetton and Ferrari) suffered an accident and left the World on hold for days. The German driver hit with his head on a rock when he was skiing in the French Alps and suffered a severe head injury. He spent months in an induced coma, but would have woken up months later and remained in a vegetative state. But is it really so? Today, five years after the fateful event, little or nothing is known about his real state of health. There's much counter information and there is lie in the truth and vice versa. It is only known that he is at his house, in Gland, Switzerland, by the Lake Geneva, in a room under the supervision of a medical team composed of 15 people and coordinated by the clinician Richard Frackowiak.

The subject has become a taboo among the world of motorsports. On the circuit, everyone seem to follow a silence that has become deafening around the state of health of one of the best sportsmen ever. Even the son of Michael Schumacher, who is exposed to the media as a pilot, avoids talking about his father's health condition. Before the start of the Belgian Grand Prix in 2018, when he drove the Benetton vehicle driven by his father to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Schumacher's first victory, Mick simply said a few words of circumstance.

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