Formula One great Schumacher suffered brain contusions

GRENOBLE, France, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Former Formula One champion Michael Schumacher suffered cerebral lesions and brain contusions following a nearly fatal skiing accident, French doctors said.

Sebastian Vettel ends season in Brazil with 9th straight win

SAO PAULO, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- Sebastian Vettel reeled off his ninth consecutive victory to end the Formula One season Sunday, taking a 10.4-second win at the Brazilian Grand Prix.

Sebastian Vettel cruises at Abu Dhabi for seventh straight F1 win

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Four-time Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel reeled off a seventh straight victory Sunday, dominating the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Webber claims pole for Abu Dhabi Grand Prix over Vettel

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Sebastian Vettel narrowly missed winning the pole position for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix during Saturday's qualifying laps.

Vettel wins again in India, takes Formula 1 drviers' title

GREATER NOIDA, India, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Sebastian Vettel locked up a fourth consecutive Formula 1 drivers' title Sunday by winning the Indian Grand Prix by nearly 30 seconds.

Lewis Hamilton dominates in 4th Hungarian Grand Prix victory

BUDAPEST, Hungary, July 28 (UPI) -- Pole-sitter Lewis Hamilton dominated from start to finish Sunday, cruising in to 10.9-second victory at the sweltering Hungarian Grand Prix.

Fernando Alonso wins Spanish Grand Prix

BARCELONA, Spain, May 12 (UPI) -- Spanish driver Fernando Alonso thrilled the local crowd Sunday at the Spanish Grand Prix, winning his 32nd Formula 1 race.

Lewis Hamilton takes pole for Chinese Grand Prix

SHANGHAI, April 13 (UPI) -- Lewis Hamilton claimed the pole position in the Chinese Grand Prix Saturday, steering his Mercedes around the Shanghai track in 1 minute, 34.484 seconds.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013.
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Vettel wins fourth straight grand prix

GREATER NOIDA, India, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Sebastian Vettel won his fourth consecutive Formula One race, repeating as champion at Sunday's Indian Grand Prix by more than 9 seconds.

Johnson dominates in 4th Brickyard win

INDIANAPOLIS, July 29 (UPI) -- Jimmie Johnson dominated the Brickyard 400 Sunday, leading 99 of 160 laps to claim his fourth Sprint Cup victory at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Alonso claims Euro GP, first in F1 table

VALENCIA, Spain, June 24 (UPI) -- Fernando Alonso moved atop the championship points list Sunday with his second victory of the year at the European Grand Prix.

Vettel wins first pole of F1 season

SAKHIR, Bahrain, April 21 (UPI) -- Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull claimed the pole at the Bahrain Grand Prix Saturday by nearly 1 second over Lewis Hamilton.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012.
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Vettel cruises to 11th F1 win in India

NEW DELHI, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Sebastian Vettel turned in a dominating performance Sunday, claiming his 11th win of the season in the inaugural running of the Indian Grand Prix.
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Michael Schumacher
Germany's Michael Schumacher waves to his fans after coming in as runner-up in the head to head final of the Race of Champions to Sweden's Mattias Ekstrom at Wembley Stadium in London on December 16, 2007. Schumacher won the nations cup with his German teammate Sebastian Vittel. (UPI Photo/Hugo Philpott).

Michael Schumacher (German pronunciation:   ( listen); born 3 January 1969 in Hürth, North Rhine-Westphalia) is a Formula One racing driver currently driving for Mercedes GP. Most famous for his eleven-year spell with Ferrari, Schumacher is a seven-time World Champion and according to the official Formula One website is "statistically the greatest driver the sport has ever seen"; he holds many of the formula's driver records including most championships, race victories, fastest laps, pole positions, points scored and most races won in a single season – 13 in 2004. In 2002 he became the only driver in Formula 1 history to finish in the top three in every race.

After beginning with go-karts Schumacher won German drivers' championships in Formula König and Formula Three before joining Mercedes in the World Sportscar Championship. After one Mercedes-funded race for the Jordan Formula One team Schumacher signed as a driver for the Benetton Formula One team in 1991. After winning consecutive championships with Benetton in 1994/5, Schumacher moved to Ferrari in 1996 and won another five consecutive drivers' titles with them from 2000–2004. Schumacher retired from Formula One driving in 2006 staying with Ferrari as an advisor. After an earlier attempted comeback for Ferrari, as cover for the injured Felipe Massa, Schumacher signed a 3-year contract to drive for the new Mercedes GP team from 2010.

His career has not been without controversy, including being twice involved in collisions in the final race of a season that determined the outcome of the world championship, with Damon Hill in the 1994 in Adelaide, and with Jacques Villeneuve in 1997 in Jerez.

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