Michael Schumacher being brought out of coma

Michael Schumacher's family has confirmed that sedation of the former Formula One champion has been reduced to allow the 'start of the waking up process'. Schumacher suffered a serious head injury following a skiing accident in December.

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Factfile: Formula One driver Michael Schumacher

Former Formula One driver Michael Schumacher has been airlifted to hospital following a skiing accident.

Here are some key facts about the 44-year-old German:

  • Schumacher won the Formula One World Championship seven times
  • He won 91 races during a 19-year career in F1
  • He retired in 2006 but returned in 2010 - before quitting at the end of the 2012 season
  • He appeared as "The Stig" on Top Gear
  • His younger brother Ralf was a Formula 1 driver for 11 years

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