F1 news: Michael Schumacher update, health, condition, Jean Todt, FIA, Mick Schumacher, motorsport


FIA president Jean Todt says Michael Schumacher is keenly following the progress of his son, Mick, as he closes in on a Formula One seat.

As his father continues his fight after devastating head injuries suffered in a skiing accident in 2013, Mick has embarked on a motorsport career of his own and currently leads the F2 standings.

Fans of the Ferrari legend have been desperate to know if Michael – whose condition remains shrouded in secrecy – has been able to enjoy his son’s rise to the top.

They now have an answer.

“Of course he is following him,” Todt told RTL France.



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Michael Schumacher update, health, condition, Jean Todt, FIA, Mick Schumacher, motorsport


FIA president Jean Todt says Michael Schumacher is keenly following the progress of his son, Mick, as he closes in on a Formula One seat.

As his father continues his fight after devastating head injuries suffered in a skiing accident in 2013, Mick has embarked on a motorsport career of his own and currently leads the F2 standings.

Fans of the Ferrari legend have been desperate to know if Michael – whose condition remains shrouded in secrecy – has been able to enjoy his son’s rise to the top.

They now have an answer.

“Of course he is following him,” Todt told RTL France.

“Mick is probably going to race in Formula 1 next year which will be a great challenge. We would be delighted to have a new Schumacher at the highest level of motor racing.”

Todt, the former Ferrari boss, visits Michael every month and is the most regular source of news about the 51-year-old’s health.

“This is a question on which I am going to be extremely reserved,” the Frenchman told RTL.

“I see Michael very often – once or twice a month. My answer is the same all the time – he fights. We can only wish for him and his family that things get better.”

Schumacher’s health has been an issue of intense public fascination since he suffered a near-fatal brain injury in 2013 after falling and hitting his head on a rock while skiing off-piste in the French Alps.

Despite wearing a helmet, the German’s injuries were so severe he was placed into a medically-induced coma.

Since his accident nearly seven years ago there have been only scraps of information on his ongoing recovery.

He is understood to have regained consciousness and left hospital in 2014 to continue his recovery at home in Switzerland.

Renowned neurosurgeon Erich Riederer speculated in a documentary that aired on French TV earlier this year the seven-time F1 champion was a shell of his former self.

“I think he’s in a vegetative state, which means he’s awake,” he told TMC.

“He is breathing, his heart is beating, he can probably sit up and take baby steps with help, but no more.

“I think that’s the maximum for him. Is there any chance of seeing him like he was before his accident? I really don’t think so.”

But it appears he is at least able to cherish the exploits of his son, who is expected to be handed some practice experience by Ferrari at the season-ending F1 Grand Prix in Abu Dhabi before being handed a full-time drive with another team in 2021.



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Luca Corberi: Italian driver throws bumper, attacks opponent, video | FIA Karting World Championship


Everyone at some point has had a bout of road rage, but for the most part it’s a few choice words or maybe a honk of the horn and you move on.

But this Italian kart driver took his road rage to a simply dangerous level during the FIA Karting World Championships.

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Luca Corberi, 23, left social media in utter disbelief and had a former F1 world champion calling for the end of his racing career after he put his opponents lives at risk during a race in the Lonato circuit.





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FIA eye Hamilton anti-racism shirt gesture


Formula One’s governing body is considering whether Lewis Hamilton broke any rules in wearing a T-shirt with “Arrest the cops who killed Breonna Taylor” on it before and after the Tuscan Grand Prix.

“We are giving this issue active consideration,” said a spokesman for the governing International Automobile Federation (FIA).

He added that the discussion was also about how to proceed in future.

Taylor, a 26-year-old black woman, was killed by US police officers who burst into her apartment in Louisville, Kentucky, in March.

One police officer involved was fired by the city’s police department in June.

Two other officers have been placed on administrative reassignment.

No criminal charges have been filed against any of the three.

Hamilton has regularly worn a “Black Lives Matter” T-shirt when kneeling on one knee in an officially-sanctioned anti-racism protest before the start of races this season.

Sunday’s shirt was a departure from that, with a photograph of Taylor on the back and “Say her name”.

Japanese tennis player Naomi Osaka recently wore a face mask with Taylor’s name at the US Open.

Hamilton said on Sunday that Osaka had been “an incredible inspiration”.

Race stewards did not open any investigation into Hamilton’s actions at Italy’s Mugello circuit.

It was not immediately obvious in any case what statute Hamilton might have broken.

The FIA, which maintains a non-political stance, is working with the Briton, Formula One’s only black driver, on a diversity commission and has promoted an anti-racism campaign.

The sporting code bars teams from using “political or religious” advertising but does not mention the drivers.





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F1 news 2020: Lewis Hamilton, Tuscany GP T-shirt, FIA investigation


Formula One’s ruling body is considering action against world champion Lewis Hamilton after he wore a T-shirt highlighting police brutality at Sunday’s Tuscan Grand Prix.

The six-time world champion and series leader, who won the race, wore a T-shirt bearing a message that said “Arrest the cops who killed Breonna Taylor” before and after the race, during an anti-racism ceremony and television interviews.

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A spokesman for the International Motoring Federation (FIA) told the BBC the case against Hamilton is “under active consideration”.

Hamilton had previously worn a “Black Lives Matter” T-shirt at every race without any comment from the FIA.



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