Formula One

                === Schumacher out of coma, leaves hospital ===
 ( - Seven-time Formula One champion Michael Schumacher is no
 longer in a coma and has left a French hospital.
 The Formula One website posted a statement released by Schumacher's management
 team,  saying  the legendary driver  has departed Grenoble University Hospital
 after  months  of treatment for injuries  stemming from a skiing accident last
 "His  family  would like to explicitly  thank all his treating doctors, nurses
 and  therapists  in Grenoble as well  as the first  aiders at the place of the
 accident, who did an excellent job in those first months," read the statement.
 "The  family also wishes to thank all the people who have sent Michael all the
 many  good wishes to Michael. We are sure it helped him. For the future we ask
 for  understanding  that his further  rehabilitation will take place away from
 the public eye."
 Schumacher  hit his head after a fall while on a family ski trip on Dec. 29 in
 the  French Alps. He was wearing a helmet, which the doctors said likely saved
 his life.
 The  45-year-old German, who retired from Formula One racing at the conclusion
 of the 2012 season, was taken by helicopter to a hospital in Moutiers and then
 moved to Grenoble.
 In addition to his seven titles, Schumacher posted 91 Grand Prix victories and
 68 pole positions.
 06/16 19:51:25 ET

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