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Schumacher leaves hospital

Updated 1450 GMT (2250 HKT) September 9, 2014
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Seven-time Formula 1 champion Michael Schumacher was hospitalized December 29 after suffering "severe head trauma" from a ski accident in the French Alps. He is now leaving hospital and will continue his recovery from home. Here we look back at some highlights of his career. MARCUS BRANDT/AFP/Getty Images
Schumacher made his F1 debut in 1991. Shortly after making his bow, the German posed for this photograph at the go-kart circuit in his hometown of Kerpen where he began his racing career. Bongarts/Getty Images
Schumacher won his first world title with Benetton in 1994 -- he went on to repeat the feat the following season. Mike Hewitt/ALLSPORT
As a growing global celebrity, the German's fame took him away from the race track. Here he meets Pope John Paul II in 1999. 1792/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images
A move to Ferrari in 1996 was to bring more success for Schumacher, seen here meeting King Juan Carlos of Spain in 2001. Francesc Adelantado/Interactive Press/Liaison/Getty Images
Schumacher won five world titles with Ferrari. The last of them -- his seventh overall -- came in 2005. His collection of world titles remains unbeaten in the sport's history. Martin Rose/Bongarts/Getty Images
Schumacher celebrated plenty of good times with the Italian scarlet racers and Ferrari continue to support his recovery with a #ForzaMichael digital campaign. OLIVER MULTHAUP/AFP/Getty Images
After retiring at the end of the 2006 season, Schumacher delighted his fans by making a surprise return to F1 in 2010. He was back to race for Mercedes at the age of 41. AFP/Getty Images
The eighth world title Schumacher had dreamed of was not to materialize. The Mercedes car was largely uncompetitive and the German great retired for a second time at the end of 2012. AFP/Getty Images
After his second retirement, Schumacher stayed out of the headlines but he was plunged back into the spotlight after his skiing accident in December 2013. The media and well-wishers soon gathered outside the Grenoble hospital where he began his treatment. Saskya Vandoorne/CNN