August 25, 2021 marks the 30th anniversary of Michael Schumacher’s debut in a Formula 1 World Championship race. But how is Schumacher currently?
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Exactly 30 years ago, the seven-times champion replaced an inmate Bertrand Gachot in Jordan that Belgian weekend. Arrived never to leave. From there to Benetton, world titles, Ferrari and Formula 1 Olympus. Retirement and return, seven titles and the end of the sport’s most memorable career when he left the grid for good, in 2012. A year later, the tragedy of the accident in skiing in the French Alps that made Schumacher’s health a mystery and ended public life through his family.
At the time, in 1991, the young German reached the main category of motor sport, thanks to the efforts of his agent, Willi Weber, who discovered the pilot’s talent in kart and, with the help of Mercedes, got a place at Jordan to replace Gachot, who was imprisoned in London—the result of a traffic fight with a taxi driver.
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In the Garage: Michael Schumacher debuts in F1 for Jordan at the Belgium GP
But today, what you want to know is: how is Schumacher doing today? Schumacher woke up from his coma? Why does Weber complain about being prevented from seeing him? Does Schumacher lead a normal life or, as Jean Todt, president of the FIA, said, did he have sequelae?
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