Michael Schumacher, the most successful Formula One driver, with seven world championships, is fighting for life due to the brain injuries suffered when he had hit his head on a rock during skiing in the French Alps. According to the doctor attending on him, he is in a critical situation and the next 48 hours could be crucial.
Schumacher, whose F1 career spanned 21 years before he retired in 2012, was taken by helicopter off the mountainside at Meribel in France. Schumacher had been skiing with his teenaged son between two main ski runs - the Biche and the Mauduit - when he fell and struck his head on a rock. The site of the accident is part of a vast, treeless snowfield, known for its deep snow and the consequent challenges it poses even for experienced skiers.