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Michael Schumacher Update: ‘Formula One’ Champion Gets Honored With A Huge Flag

by Subhro Prakash Ghosh / Mar 14, 2018 07:56 AM EDT
Michael Schumacher Update: ‘Formula One’ Champion Gets Honored With A Huge Flag (Photo By: Michael Schumacher / Facebook)

The retired German racing driver, Michael Schumacher was released from the hospital in 2014 after his withdrawal from a coma. Since then, his global fans and followers are always curious to know how his health is developing and if he is able to walk. Recently, one of his avid fans has paid him tribute by unveiling a huge flag at Formula One testing.

A huge flag was unfurled to wish Michael Schumacher quick recovery

The supporters of Schumacher unfurled a 30-meter long huge flag, which reads "Michael forever" at the pre-testing race in Barcelona. The flag stretched down the main grandstand at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya where the teams were testing ahead of the new Formula One season, as reported by Mirror. Their message over the flag was not only to give him respect for winning seven Formula One World Championships and making history, but also to pray for his quick recovery.

The members of the official Ferrari fan club from Italy had made the huge banner and dedicated it to Schumacher.

"Ferrari fans showing their flags on the main grandstand. Michael Schumacher not forgotten," Formula One journalist Tobi Grüner tweeted.

"Michael forever! Forza Michael! #KeepFightingMichael!" another Formula One journalist Alessa-Luisa Naujoks tweeted.

As far as Schumacher's health development is concerned, it has become a tough task to get any update as the family of the retired German racing driver does not actually want the media to know what's going on behind closed doors. 

The manager of Schumacher, Sabine Kehm revealed through a German media last year that his family has decided to keep any information related to his health a secret. This decision, according to Kehm, was taken to avoid any speculation and buzz.

Schumacher's lawyer claimed his privacy was invaded

According to Express, Schumacher's lawyer opined that he would not walk, and further claimed that his privacy had already been invaded. Some media reported an untrue update that the retired Formula One champion would be moved to the United States for specialist treatment at a brain trauma center in Texas under the treatment of Dr. Mark Meeks. It was later on proven to be a false claim.

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