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F1 legend Michael Schumacher’s nephew David breaks backbone in horror crash

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The nephew of Components One legend Michael Schumacher has damaged his backbone in a horror crash in Germany.

David Schumacher suffered the accidents after a collision with Thomas Preining throughout Saturday’s DTM occasion at Hockenheimring.

Each vehicles had been battling for place following a security automobile restart once they made contact braking into flip eight, sending them careering into the limitations earlier than bouncing again onto the circuit.

The Mercedes of David Schumacher – the nephew of Components One legend Michael – is lifted off the monitor at Hockenheim following a smash in a DTM race on the weekend

Schumacher, 20, was initially given the all-clear after the crash but further scans revealed he'd broken his back and he will need six weeks of recovery time

Schumacher, 20, was initially given the all-clear after the crash however additional scans revealed he’d damaged his again and he’ll want six weeks of restoration time

The following chaos brought on the SSR Porsche of Dennis Olsen to lose management and engine elements that flew free from his automobile briefly ignited right into a fireball on the monitor.

Schumacher’s Winward Mercedes and a number of other different automobiles sustained heavy harm and the race was red-flagged.

All of the drivers concerned had been taken for medical checks and Schumacher, 20, who’s the son of ex-Components One driver Ralf, was initially given the all-clear.

Nonetheless, additional examinations later within the week revealed a lumbar vertebra in his again was damaged.

The race at Hockenheim had just restarted when Schumacher and Thomas Preining collided braking into turn eight

The race at Hockenheim had simply restarted when Schumacher and Thomas Preining collided braking into flip eight 

Debris was sent flying as both drivers collided with the barriers at the side of the track

Particles was despatched flying as each drivers collided with the limitations together with the monitor

Onboard footage from Preining's car showed the moment Schumacher went off before him

Onboard footage from Preining’s automobile confirmed the second Schumacher went off earlier than him

Ralf Schumacher advised Motorsport journal: ‘When David got here residence, he was nonetheless complaining about again ache.

‘We then determined to go to a hospital in Salzburg to have a MRI achieved. It turned out {that a} lumbar vertebra was damaged.

‘Based on the treating physicians, this implies a break of round six weeks for David.’

The DTM collection completed on the weekend, which means Schumacher will not miss any racing throughout his six-week rehabilitation and he does not require surgical procedure.

Chaos then ensued as the cars collided, with parts from the car of Dennis Olsen, who crashed into the opposite barrier, briefly igniting on the track

Chaos then ensued because the vehicles collided, with components from the automobile of Dennis Olsen, who crashed into the alternative barrier, briefly igniting on the monitor

A fireball exploded on the track from engine parts thrown from Olsen's car as cars collided and careered off in all directions, leading to the race being red-flagged

A fireball exploded on the monitor from engine components thrown from Olsen’s automobile as vehicles collided and careered off in all instructions, resulting in the race being red-flagged

Preining blamed Schumacher for the crash however Schumacher’s mum Cora hit again on social media.

She wrote: ‘David Schumacher is doing nicely, that is crucial factor.

‘However, I’ve to say that I completely do not suppose it is okay for Thomas Preining to make destructive feedback about our son each time with none self-reflection.

‘He himself had oversteered and didn’t have his automobile beneath management. It is all the time simpler to search for faults in others.’

His uncle Michael, the seven-time Components One world champion, has been out of the general public gaze since he suffered a extreme mind damage throughout a snowboarding accident within the French Alps again in December 2013.

Marshalls remove debris from the race track following the multi-car collision on Saturday

Marshalls take away particles from the race monitor following the multi-car collision on Saturday

The crash led to an argument between Schumacher's mum Cora and rival driver Preining over who was to blame

The crash led to an argument between Schumacher’s mum Cora and rival driver Preining over who was accountable 

Thomas Preining's car is shown with extensive damage as the track was cleared of debris

Thomas Preining’s automobile is proven with in depth harm because the monitor was cleared of particles 

Schumacher watches on after the race was red-flagged, having suffered back injuries

Schumacher watches on after the race was red-flagged, having suffered again accidents

He was positioned in a medically-included coma in 2014 and brought to his household residence in Switzerland.

In 2019, former Ferrari supervisor Jean Todt mentioned Schumacher was ‘making good progress’ however ‘struggles to speak’. Todt mentioned the previous racer might watch F1 on tv at residence.

Updates on his well being stay few and much between, nonetheless.  

David Schumacher speaks with his father Ralf, the former F1 driver, at an earlier DTM race

David Schumacher speaks along with his father Ralf, the previous F1 driver, at an earlier DTM race

The way forward for Mick Schumacher, who’s David’s cousin, is up within the air with Haas but to resume his contract, which expires on the finish of the present F1 season.

He crashed out in the course of the first observe session of the Japanese Grand Prix final weekend after which completed seventeenth within the race.  

Updates on the health of F1 legend Michael Schumacher, who suffered a severe brain injury during a 2013 skiing accident, are few and far between

Updates on the well being of F1 legend Michael Schumacher, who suffered a extreme mind damage throughout a 2013 snowboarding accident, are few and much between 

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