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Corinna Schumacher gives first interview since Michael Schumacher’s 2013 skiing accident

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Corinna Schumacher has given her first interview since her husband’s 2013 skiing injury, praising the Formula One legend for encouraging her love of horseriding.

Mrs Schumacher told Mercedes’ She Magazine that her husband predicted their daughter, Gina, would become a champion horserider.

Formula One (F1) world champion Michael Schumacher and new wife Corinna (nee Bertsch) in 1995. Picture: Supplied
Formula One (F1) world champion Michael Schumacher and new wife Corinna (nee Bertsch) in 1995. Picture: SuppliedSource: AP
Michael Schumacher and wife Corinna in 2006. Picture: Getty
Michael Schumacher and wife Corinna in 2006. Picture: GettySource: Getty Images

She said it wouldn’t have happened had he not bought her a Swiss ranch for their 10th wedding anniversary in 2005, where she keeps 40 horses.

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Formula One: Lewis Hamilton, Future, Coronavirus news and updates

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Lewis Hamilton has admitted to questioning his future in Formula One during the Covid-19 lockdown.

The six-time world champion said he had days when he struggled for motivation as he has waited to discover when the 2020 season may get under way amid the coronavirus pandemic.

In a Mercedes video the Briton said: “I have days when I wake up and feel groggy, I don’t feel motivated to work out. I feel, ‘Jeez, where are we going? What’s next? Should I continue racing?’

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Daniel Abt fined for cheating in virtual FormulaE race

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Racing driver Daniel Abt was disqualified from a virtual FormulaE race on Sunday after admitting getting a professional gamer to take his place at the console instead.

Abt was also ordered to make a “compulsory donation” of 10,000 euros ($AUD 17,000) to charity and stripped of his third place finish.

Pro esports gamer Lorenz Hoerzing, 18, had replaced Abt in the “sim” for the race around Berlin-Tempelhof.

The 27-year-old Abt raised suspicions because his video camera was switched off during an interview, and later the face of the driver was obscured by an object.

“I’d like to apologise to FormulaE, all the fans, my team and my driver colleagues for calling in outside help during Saturday’s race,” the German said in a statement on Sunday.

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F1 2020: Formula E cheating claim, Daniel Abt, ringer in Race at Home challenge, Stoffel Vandoorne, esports

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The outcome of round five of Formula E’s esports Race at Home Challenge was under a stewards’ inquiry on Sunday amid claims a “ringer” had taken the place of Audi Sport’s Daniel Abt and finished third.

Saturday’s 15-lap race around a virtual Berlin Tempelhof track was won by Britain’s Oliver Rowland for Nissan e.dams with Belgian Stoffel Vandoorne second for Mercedes.

“Really not happy here because that was not Daniel driving the car himself, and he messed up everything. Really ridiculous,” Vandoorne said on his Twitch stream after an incident during the race.

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“I’m questioning if it was really Daniel in the car.” Jean-Eric Vergne, a two-times champion in the real-life all-electric series, backed up Vandoorne.

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