Malaysia

Last Race: 29th Mar Malaysia

Malaysian GP Results
Pos Driver
1 Sebastian Vettel
2 Lewis Hamilton
3 Nico Rosberg
China

Next Race: 12th Apr China

Schu 'showing small signs of progress'

2014-04-14 11:36:00

 RSS

Share:

Schu 'showing small signs of progress'

Michael Schumacher is "showing small signs of progress", according to his manager Sabine Kehm.


The 45-year-old remains in a coma in the Grenoble hospital where he continues to slowly recover from the brain trauma he suffered in a skiing accident in December.

"There are short moments of consciousness and he is showing small signs of progress," Kehm told German broadcaster ARD.

"There are moments when he is awake and moments when he is conscious.

"Of course I am not a doctor, but medically, there is a distinction between being awake and being conscious, the latter meaning there is an ability to interact with his surroundings.

"I don't want to disclose details out of respect for the family, but we have no doubt at all in the abilities of the doctors treating Michael, they are experts in their field."

Kehm, however, added that a "medical prognosis is not possible" due to nature of the German's injury while again urging reporters to think of the family before delving in half truths.

"What upsets the family most is media quoting doctors who are not treating Michael and untruths are constructed from these.

"It has been a problem when outsiders comment and it means we have to set the record straight, even when we don't want to."

As for Schumacher's long-term care, she stated that if he was moved to a rehabilitation clinic, his health - and progress - would become a "private matter" and the family would not release any updates.

F1's Spaniards sticking together

Editor's Picks

Winners & Losers: Malaysia

Winners & Losers: Malaysia

Sebastian Vettel has set the World Championship alight with Ferrari's 222nd Grand Prix win...

This Week In F1 History

This Week In F1 History

Nigel Mansell, Sebastian Vettel, Jenson Button, Nelson Piquet and Juan Pablo Montoya all made history...

Sunday's Story From Sepang

Sunday's Story From Sepang

Sebastian Vettel beat the Mercedes drivers to the chequered flag at the Malaysian Grand Prix...

German GP Is Bernie's Failure

German GP Is Bernie's Failure

Andrew Davies asks, has Bernie's failure to secure a German GP deal brought the sport into disrepute?

PF1 Fantasy Racing

PF1 Fantasy Racing

Are you a Ross Brawn or a Paul Stoddart? Can you manage money like Bernie or Caterham? Let's find out...