Schumachers' Mother in a Coma after Fall

The mother of World Champion Michael Schumacher and Williams-BMW driver Ralf Schumacher is in a coma after suffering a fall at her home in Germany last Saturday.

Schumachers' Mother in a Coma after Fall

The mother of World Champion Michael Schumacher and Williams-BMW driver Ralf Schumacher is in a coma after suffering a fall at her home in Germany last Saturday.

The Schumacher family were keen to keep the situation quiet but a spokesperson for Ferrari-driving Michael confirmed the news after his younger brother Ralf Schumacher told German daily newspaper, Bild Zeitung.

"Her condition is certainly stable," said Ralf. "But we're still very worried about her."

The two brothers, who both went to their mother's bedside at a Cologne hospital after testing last week, flew directly from there to Imola for this weekend's San Marino Grand Prix. A person close to the Schumachers said: "This is a very private thing. She has been in hospital since last week. Michael and Ralf are in constant contact with their father and the doctors."

Their mother, Elizabeth, is 55 and remains in a coma. There is no further news on her current condition, but the two drivers are understood to be deeply concerned about the situation. However, insiders have insisted Michael and Ralf are still concentrating hard on this weekend's race.

Ferrari's Schumacher has used his mobile phone to call doctors as soon as each of the practice and qualifying sessions have finished.

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