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Apr 17

Report: Schumacher investigation closes; paramedics initial actions questioned

Schumacher skiing in 2005. It has now been 110 days since his skiing accident on December 29, 2013. (Photo:  Patrick Hertzog/AFP/Getty Images)

Schumacher skiing in 2005. It has now been 110 days since his skiing accident on December 29, 2013. (Photo: Patrick Hertzog/AFP/Getty Images)

Michael Schumacher’s helmet, which shattered into three pieces during his skiing accident, has been returned to his family after officials find no third party involvement during his skiing incident, U.K.’s Mirror reported.

Stern, a weekly German magazine, also claimed that when paramedics arrived at the scene of Schumacher’s skiing incident, they may have misdiagnosed the severity of his condition.

Apr 17

I learned from Bahrain battle, says Rosberg

It may have been a close battle up front but, ultimately, Rosberg came up short in the 2014 Bahrain GP. (Photo: Steve Etherington/LAT Photographic)

It may have been a close battle up front but, ultimately, Rosberg came up short in the 2014 Bahrain GP. (Photo: Steve Etherington/LAT Photographic)

Nico Rosberg says he’s learned lessons from the Bahrain GP, where he fought closely with team mate Lewis Hamilton, but ultimately lost out in their wheel-to-wheel fight.

“I’ve reviewed Bahrain, and just tried to learn from it, picked out the good things from it, what can I do better,” said Rosberg. “The key lesson from Bahrain – for sure I learned about battling, definitely a lot about that, because it’s not so common, to have many corner battles and things like that. That was very good experience, I definitely picked up many things there.”

Apr 17

Alonso cautious on Ferrari leadership change

Fernando Alonso sits fourth in the driver standings entering this weekend's Chinese GP. (Photo: Getty Images)

Fernando Alonso sits fourth in the driver standings entering this weekend’s Chinese GP. (Photo: Getty Images)

Fernando Alonso appeared to be distinctly underwhelmed with this week’s management changes at Ferrari when speaking about it for the first time.

Alonso said he had not yet spoken to Marco Mattiacci, the road car executive who has replaced Stefano Domenicali, and surprisingly he seemed not to know if his new boss would be present this weekend.

Apr 16

F1: Ecclestone Admits Image Problem Amid Bribery Affair

Bernie Ecclestone is Formula One's long-time chief executive. (Photo: Getty Images)

Bernie Ecclestone is Formula One’s long-time chief executive. (Photo: Getty Images)

Bernie Ecclestone has admitted that public perception already depicts him as being defeated amid the Gerhard Gribkowsky corruption affair.

Next week in Munich, his trial on bribery charges is set to begin, and it has already emerged that prosecutors do not believe his defense — that he was blackmailed by Gribkowsky over his tax affairs — is plausible.

Apr 16

F1: Red Bull’s Marko slams ‘aggressive’ Mercedes after appeal

Red Bull's Helmut Marko (right) is disappointed that Australia penalty on Daniel Ricciardo (left) wasn't dropped.

Red Bull’s Helmut Marko (right) is disappointed the Australia penalty on Daniel Ricciardo (left) wasn’t dropped. (Photo: Getty Images)

Helmut Marko has hit back at Mercedes, after the German squad this week called on the court of appeal to come down hard on Red Bull.

As Red Bull appealed Daniel Ricciardo’s Melbourne disqualification in Paris on Monday, a lawyer for rival Mercedes argued at length that the FIA should in fact impose “a further sanction,” due to the “flagrant and deliberate” rules breach.