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Michael Schumacher would be breathing by himself

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Respectable veteran Italian journalist Pino Allievi wrote in the Gazzetta dello Sport that Michael Schumacher is presently breathing by himself.

Moments later, Schumacher’s personal assistant Sabine Kehm issued a press release that simply said “Michael is still in the wake-up phrase. The situation has not changed”.

However, Allievi is a very reliable journalist who would not have written such a news story without sound information.

Allievi wrote that Schumacher, who remains in a coma after a skiing accident late December, is now breathing by himself without a respirator. “There is hope”, wrote the Italian.

Pino Allievi does not reveal the source of his information, but has details of movements Schumacher has made; occasional twitches of an arm, a hand, a finger.

FIA president and former Ferrari boss Jean Todt is apparently speaking to Schumacher in English, as he did in their successful Ferrari days.

Ross Brawn apparently plays recordings of pit-to car-radio from their times racing together at Ferrari, “because Michael needs to string together the threads of his life, voices and sounds”.

Scuderia Ferrari post on a special bulletin board special messages sent to Michael Schumacher.

Here is the latest one:
Bernie Ecclestone, March 7– It was a long night to convince both Eddie Jordan to release you and Flavio to take you but apart from my loss of sleep, it worked out well and I was very proud to have made it happen. I have always been one of your big supporters, so don’t let me down. My warmest wishes!