EntertainmentSchumacher's conspiracy theory: Coulthard reveals racer's suspicions

Schumacher's conspiracy theory: Coulthard reveals racer's suspicions

Was there a plot against Schumacher? "He thought they wanted to kill him"
Was there a plot against Schumacher? "He thought they wanted to kill him"
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10:47 AM EST, November 28, 2023

Michael Schumacher, the seven-time Formula 1 world champion, has not been seen in public since he sustained a severe brain injury from a skiing accident in the French Alps ten years ago. As a remarkable driver, he was a competitor everyone strived to surpass. Schumacher believed there was a conspiracy during a race to kill him, claimed David Coulthard, a former British Formula 1 driver.

Michael Schumacher is a universally acclaimed legend in Formula 1. Throughout his extensive career, the German driver clinched the world championship seven times, making him one of the most decorated racers in the sport's history. Schumacher concluded his Formula 1 career in 2012.

Schumacher had a devastating accident while skiing in the French Alps a year after he retired, resulting in serious head injuries. He was pronounced in a coma for about six months, and woke up in 2014.

Since the accident, Michael Schumacher has been striving to regain his former abilities while maintaining a secluded life. Apart from his closest companions, few people are aware of his current condition.

Was there a conspiracy against Schumacher?

As an esteemed German driver, he performed excellently for many years, to the point where Michael Schumacher believed there was a plot to assassinate him.

David Coulthard made this comment in a new documentary series about the seven-time World Champion titled "Being Michael Schumacher", soon to be aired by the German station ARD.

The controversy unfolded during the Grand Prix of Belgium in 1998. Doubted circumstances arose during this race involving Coulthard and Schumacher. Schumacher, who was vying for his third World title, and first with Ferrari, needed to secure a win in this race on the Spa-Francorchamps track, to apply pressure on the championship leader, Mika Hakkinen.

However, Schumacher was obliged to withdraw after a collision with Coulthard. The former recently divulged that Schumacher was enraged and alleged the accident to be intentional. It is noteworthy to mention that Coulthard was collaborating with Schumacher's rival for the title, Hakkinen, under McLaren.

Michael surmised it was a conspiracy aimed at exterminating him and favoring my team colleague. But it was merely an accident. It was just one of those things, he explains.

Schumacher, aware of the Belgian GP's significance, was visibly furious in the pit lane following the accident. At the time, the German informed reporters, "David is a competent driver, so I can't fathom why he acted like this".

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