Philippe Streiff Speaks About Schumacher’s Current Condition

Philippe Streiff, a close friend of Michael Schumacher has said that his friend is still recovering but now he is able to move with the help of a wheelchair.

Schumacher is still paralyzed and it isn’t sure if he will be able to recover from his paralysis. There are also other reports that indicate Schumacher is recovering slowly. Streiff has also said Schumacher is having memory problem and he is also having speech problems. He said that whether Schumacher will be able to recover completely and how fast will he recover are dependent on the treatment he’s getting. Streiff paid quite a few visits to Schumacher at the Grenoble Hospital which is in France according to reports. Some years ago, Philippe Streiff recovered from being paralyzed from his neck down which was also due to an accident.

Schumacher suffered an injury to his head in a skiing accident last year. The injury was very severe and he was put into coma with the help of medications for the sake of his recovery.  Many eminent doctors and specialists tried to make Schumacher better.

Not too long ago, a German magazine published photographs of Schumacher in wheelchair. Later on they were proven to be false, those pictures were taken long before Schumacher suffered the head injury. The German magazine had to face the consequences for their action. There were many false reports published regarding Schumacher’s recovery in order to boost that particular daily or magazine’s sale. What Schumacher’s close friend Streiff has said can actually be regarded as reliable information.

Any news regarding Michael Schumacher’s recovery will be published in his official website after getting consent from his family members. According to many, the media should not disturb the family of Schumacher too much. The doctor should be able to do their job which can be hampered due to too much media attention; also Schumacher should be able to rest as much as possible and recover which may not happen if the media people disturb him.

Button hints at quitting F1

Former Formula One Drivers’ World Champion Jenson Button has dropped the biggest hint yet that he could quit the sport altogether once his contract with McLaren ends at the end of the season.

it is believed that the announcement regarding a change in the line-up of drivers for the British team is quite imminent with another former world champion Fernando Alonso set to be announced as his replacement in the team who are also set to retain rookie youngster Kevin Magnussen as the Spanish driver’s teammate.

Although the Englishman has scored almost twice as many points as the rookie, McLaren believe the 22 year old is a much better fit as a teammate for Alonso rather than Button.

Rumours have swirled all summer that Alonso is set to return to his former team for the 2015 season and after it was announced that the Spaniard would be leaving Ferrari at the end of the season to be replaced by Red Bull Racing’s Sebastian Vettel. and Button sounded quite downbeat and in acceptance of the fact that he has no future in the team anymore, said that it had been going on for some time now.

He added that although it was okay initially, there comes a time when everyone needs to sit down and consider the options available in such a situation, be it in Formula One or any other motorsport.

button went on to state that there is a lot of challenges out there, challenges that will push him to the limit and test him and although he didn’t clearly said what kind of challenges those were, it is expected that Button will join another former Formula One driver Mark Webber at the World Endurance Championship with the Porsche team once his deal with McLaren expires at the end of the season.