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Schumacher donates to Bill Clinton foundation

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Schumacher donates to Bill Clinton foundation
Humanitarian charity donor list made public

Michael Schumacher has emerged high on a list of donors to the humanitarian foundation run by former American President Bill Clinton.

Clinton made the list public this week to avoid any suggestion of conflict of interest as his wife Hillary prepares to become secretary of state in the new Barack Obama administration.

It was revealed that the retired Schumacher, F1's most successful driver in history, gave between $5 and $10 million to the William J.Clinton Foundation, whose stated aim is to 'strengthen the capacity of people throughout the world to meet the challenges of global interdependence' .

Some of the projects funded by the foundation include initiatives to tackle AIDS and climate change.

With Schumacher in the $5-10m donors category is the government of Norway.

Schumacher accepted death as part of the risk

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Schumacher accepted death as part of the risk ''If you don't accept that, you have a problem''

In an elaborate interview with the German magazine Die Zelt, Michael Schumacher discussed the past, the present, and the future.

The seven-time F1 World Champion also discussed what remains the most difficult moment of his long career in racing: "It was the accident which cost Senna's life in 1994."

"That woke me up," he shared. "I told myself that it could happen to anyone, anywhere. If you don't accept that, you have a problem. I never left home with the fear of not returning, but only with the hope of winning the race."

"The important thing is to know at which point the risk-taking cannot be calculated," Schumacher explained.

"I always go up to the limit, but sometimes there can be bad luck, like at Silverstone, " he added, referring to the leg he broke at the British Grand Prix in 1999.

Some things cannot be avoided in our existence, and Schumacher is very aware of our mortal condition: "Have I a made a will? Of course, and I recommend that everyone do the same."

The multiple champion has retired from a risky sport, but the thrill remains as he now enjoys other somewhat risky activities such as parachuting and motorcycle races.

"I do not have any particular objective with motorcycles because I started too late. I have my professional career behind me now and I only look at enjoying myself," Schumacher said.


Schumacher looking forward to Race of Champion

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Schumacher looking forward to Race of Champion

Michael Schumacher will join the Race of Champions again later this month in the Wembley stadium. The seven time world champion in Formula 1 is looking forward to the spectacular event in London.

Schumacher is pretty clear why he can't wait to join the fight again in the Wembley stadium later this month. He said: "It is first of all big fun! It is just weird driving in such a stadium as everything is extremely narrow, but at the same time you look at it and wonder how they managed to build a track with enough space for everything. It is spectacular to drive and to watch, and this is why it works so well
since so many years.

"The nice thing about it is that you meet all the guys from the other motorsport areas and can spend some time with them. Usually this is quite impossible, as everybody is either busy or in the middle of a race weekend. The atmosphere is very relaxed, you can hang around with them, and this is just great."

Sabtu, 20 Desember 2008