Michael Schumacher, Ferrari, Madonna di Campiglio, 2004

Schumacher’s family correct media “speculation”

F1 Fanatic Round-upPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Michael Schumacher, Ferrari, Madonna di Campiglio, 2004In the round-up: The family of Michael Schumacher respond to media reports claiming the seven-times champion was ‘out of danger’ by advising people to ignore reports that do not come from his doctors.

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Schumacher’s condition critical but stable – agent (Reuters)

“Michael’s condition remains critical but stable. We would like to clearly stress that any information regarding Michael’s health not coming from the doctors treating him or from his management must be treated as invalid and pure speculation.”

F1 in new manufacturer arms race risk (Autosport)

Cyril Abiteboul: “In 2015, you will have four players – Ferrari, Red Bull with Renault, Mercedes and Honda – that have an obligation to be successful. They need to justify the level of spending that is currently being put into it – and that obligation to win is going to create a massive arms race between them.”

A tale of two halves as TV ratings increase slightly (F1 Broadcasting)

“Unlike BBC, Sky Sports F1???s coverage dropped throughout. When putting it on a level playing field with the BBC, the main part of their race-day programming averaged 685k, down on the 767k recorded in 2012, a decrease of 12.0%.”

For Michael (Max Rally)

“The picture was blurry, but there was no doubt about it: this was Michael Schumacher emerging from a Subaru Impreza WRC.”

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However my favourite was this caption from Jxb141:

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Raikkonen: “And I thought I?d look silly wearing shorts…”

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