Michael Schumacher, F1 World Champion, in a coma after skiing accident
Michael Schumacher, the legendary seven-time Formula 1 World Champion, is confirmed to be in critical condition and in a coma after suffering a head injury while skiing in France.
His management team says that 44-year-old Schumacher struck his head on a rock while skiing with his 14-year-old son and some friends in Meribel, France. He was wearing a helmet at the time. Schumacher was airlifted to a hospital in Grenoble.
BBC Radio 5 Live Formula 1 presenter Jennie Gow has been posting updates from the hospital staff on her website. The doctors dealing with Schumacher's situation say he required "neurosurgical intervention immediately."
Schumacher retired from Formula 1 in 2006. He is an avid skier, and owns a chalet in Meribel.