Formula One champion Michael Schumacher

Updated 1607 GMT (0007 HKT) December 22, 2016
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Michael Schumacher's manager expressed the "continued support and patience" being offered to the stricken Formula One star. "We must hope that with continued support and patience he will one day be back with us," Sabine Kehm said. In December 2016 she added Schumacher's health "is not a public issue." Mark Thompson/Getty Images
The seven-time Formula One champion was hospitalized December 29 after suffering "severe head trauma" from a ski accident in the French Alps. He is no longer in a coma and has since been transferred to a hospital in Lausanne, Switzerland for rehabilitation. Here's a look back at his personal and career highlights on the 20th anniversary of his first world title triumph. MARCUS BRANDT/AFP/Getty Images
Schumacher is hoisted by his pit crew at the Australian Grand Prix track in Adelaide, Australia, after winning the Formula 1 World Drivers Championship in 1994. Neil Hewitt/AP
Schumacher holds up the victory trophy, left, and the French Republic President's trophy after winning the French Formula 1 Grand Prix in Magny Cours, France, in 1995. Remy de la Mauviniere/AP
Schumacher meets Pope John Paul II in 1999. 1792/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images
King Juan Carlos of Spain congratulates Schumacher after he won the Spanish Formula 1 Grand Prix in 2001. Francesc Adelantado/Interactive Press/Liaison/Getty Images
Schumacher checks out an Enzo Ferrari at Frankfurt's International Motor Show in 2003. THOMAS LOHNES/AFP/Getty Images
Schumacher steers his Ferrari in front of a Eurofighter on the track of a military airport in Grosseto, Italy, in 2003. PATRICK HERTZOG/AFP/Getty Images
Schumacher sits in his car before the start at the inaugural Chinese Grand Prix in 2004 in Shanghai. Kevin Lee/Bloomberg via Getty Images
A man rides past a poster with Schumacher's likeness in Bahreman, Iran, in 2005. BEHROUZ MEHRI/AFP/Getty Images
Felipe Massa hugs Schumacher after Massa won first place in the Formula 1 Grand Prix of Turkey in Istanbul in 2006. Guenter Schiffmann/ASA/Bloomberg News/Getty Images
Schumacher drives during a practice session at the Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix in Melbourne in 2006. Jack Atley/Bloomberg/Getty Images
Schumacher celebrates his win at the Formula 1 Grand Prix of Germany in 2006 in Hockenheim, Germany. Guenter Schiffmann/ASA/Bloomberg News/Getty Images
Schumacher's pit team works on his car during the Formula 1 Grand Prix of China in Shanghai in 2006. Guenter Schiffmann/ASA/Bloomberg News/Getty Images
Schumacher arrives for an awards ceremony in Oviedo, Spain, in 2007. MIGUEL RIOPA/AFP/Getty Images
Schumacher autographs the T-shirt of an earthquake victim in Costa Rica in 2009. YURI CORTEZ/AFP/Getty Images
Shumacher presents the new Mercedes SLS AMG, also the 2010 Formula 1 safety car, in Geneva in 2010. SASCHA SCHUERMANN/AFP/Getty Images
Schumacher visits the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, to test eSafety technologies in 2011. PATRICK SEEGER/AFP/Getty Images