Michael Schumacher, Mercedes, 2012

Schumacher doctors begin gradual waking process

F1 Fanatic Round-upPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Michael Schumacher, Mercedes, 2012In the round-up: Michael Schumacher is having his sedation gradually reduced in an attempt to bring him out of an induced coma.

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French doctors work to bring Schumacher out of coma (BBC)

??Doctors treating injured Formula 1 legend Michael Schumacher are reducing his sedation to prepare to bring him out of a coma, his manager says. This step will allow the “waking up process” to start, Sabine Kehm said in a statement.”

Ross Brawn dismisses speculation linking him with new role at McLaren (Sky F1)

??Come the summer I may take stock and things may change – never say never – but it’s not my plan. Any approaches I’ve had I have replied with a polite rebuff. I am very flattered but simply I don’t want to get involved or engaged.??

Lewis Hamilton ‘never expected’ Mercedes’ Jerez F1 test mileage (Autosport)

Hamilton: “It’s really incredibly impressive. Watching all the other teams which haven’t been out at all, like Red Bull, it just shows you how difficult it is. So to see us out there doing 97 laps, way above the rest, is a huge accomplishment for the team.”

The aesthetics of the Formula 1 nose (MotorSport)

“Yes, form follows function in the binary chase of the last nth, but a line ?ǣ preferably a pleasing one ?ǣ must be drawn when a new batch of F1 cars, rather than provide a frisson and surge of pride, makes the sport a laughing stock.”

Abiteboul: What Caterham need now is sparkle!

Abiteboul: “We have made significant improvements across the whole team since I joined, improvements in the efficiency of our business, in our design and production capabilities and in strengthening every area of the team.”

Formula 1 star Eddie Irvine ‘fights off shark with a spear’ (BBC)

“”I turned to face it – not so easy to do – and hit it with my spear,” the UK newspaper, the Sun, reported him as saying. “It turned away, but came back as I reversed out of its territory.””

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You know why I?m already in love with this season? Because no-one is talking about tyres??

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