Michael Schumacher 2016 Health Update: F1 Champion Struggling To Recover In Privacy

The greatest race car driver of our time, Michael Schumacher is still recovering from serious injuries in his home in Switzerland. The full extent of his head injuries are unknown to the public. The status of his health is still remains unknown.

According to his manager, Sabine Kehm, she is still not allowed to give an update on the driver's status because his family wants to keep his situation private. She did, however, admit that the present situation is difficult for Schumacher.

"Of course, Michael will not disappear but at the moment the private situation is so difficult that unfortunately no insight can be given," Kehm said. "There must be understanding for this."

On Dec. 23, 2013, the 47 year old race champion was skiing in the Alps with his family. He fell off the slope and sustained traumatic brain and head injuries. He was airlifted to a nearby hospital.

During his career, Schumacher won seven Grand Prix world championships. He has won the most championships, victories and awards in the history of race car driving.

For two years, he was the Laureus Sportsman of the year. In 1994 and 1995, he was driving for Benetton, where he won twice. He moved to Ferrari and drove for eleven years, where he claimed five titles in a row between 2000 and 2004.

He and his younger brother, Ralf, are the only two brothers who consistently won championships at the Formula One. The two even claimed first and second place in one race.

Schumacher is a UNESCO ambassador and a spokeperson for road safety. He is also active in humanitarian work and has donated millions of dollars to charity.

In 2006, he retired from racing and became an advisor to other Ferrari drivers.  He then returned to the circuit in 2010 with Mercedes, and at the end of the season in 2012, finally closed his doors to the race track.

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