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Michael Schumacher would be breathing by himself

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!