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A look back at Formula One star Michael Schumacher's racing history

Published on Jun 17, 2014 6:20 PM
 

Seven-time Formula One motor racing world champion and Ferrari driver Michael Schumacher celebrates his pole position at the end of the qualifying session for the Bahrain Grand Prix in 2006. -- PHOTO: CAREN FIROUZ/REUTERS

Although he retired two years ago, Michael Schumacher's glittering Formula One career is one that is still etched in the minds of many Formula One fans today.

The famous motorsport athlete met with an accident while skiing in the French Alps resort of Meribel in Paris on Dec 29, 2013. It left him with serious head injuries and he was put in a medically-induced coma for six months. But on Monday, it was announced that he has woken up from the coma and been discharged from hospital.

Ferrari's Formula One driver Michael Schumacher of Germany skis during his team's winter retreat in the Dolomite resort of Madonna Di Campiglio in January 12, 2006. The Formula One ex-champion Schumacher, who sustained severe head injuries in a ski accident in late 2013, is no longer in a coma and has left the French hospital where he was being treated since the accident, his spokeswoman said on June 16, 2014. -- PHOTO: ALESSANDRO BIANCHI/REUTERS

Here is a look back at the F1 star's racing history, how he came to fame and became synonymous with racing car brand Ferrari.

 
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