Bloomberg Anywhere Remote Login Bloomberg Terminal Demo Request


Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world.


Financial Products

Enterprise Products


Customer Support

  • Americas

    +1 212 318 2000

  • Europe, Middle East, & Africa

    +44 20 7330 7500

  • Asia Pacific

    +65 6212 1000


Industry Products

Media Services

Follow Us

Michael Schumacher Shows ‘Moments of Consciousness’ From Coma

April 4 (Bloomberg) -- Seven-time Formula One champion Michael Schumacher is showing “moments of consciousness and awakening,” more than two months after doctors began trying to wake him from a coma following a skiing accident, his family’s spokeswoman Sabine Kehm said in a statement.

Schumacher crashed into a rock while skiing in Meribel in the French Alps, suffering contusions to the brain as well as hemorrhaging. A month after the Dec. 29 accident, doctors at a hospital in Grenoble began trying to wake him from an induced coma, his family said.

“He shows moments of consciousness and awakening,” Kehm said in the statement. “We are on his side during his long and difficult fight, together with the team of the hospital in Grenoble, and we keep remaining confident.”

Schumacher, 45, crashed while skiing a few meters to the side of a marked slope.

According to investigators, one of his skis hit a rock which caused him to lose his balance and crash head-first into a rock further down the slope. He was not descending at an excessive speed, investigators said.

Schumacher won Formula One titles with the Benetton team in 1994 and 1995, and took five consecutive championships with Ferrari from 2000 to 2004. He left the series after 2012 following a three-season comeback with the Mercedes team.

To contact the reporter on this story: Alex Duff in Madrid at

To contact the editors responsible for this story: Christopher Elser at

Please upgrade your Browser

Your browser is out-of-date. Please download one of these excellent browsers:

Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera or Internet Explorer.