Seven-time Formula One World Champion Michael Schumacher has been released from a hospital in Grenoble, France, after emerging from a coma that followed a skiing accident 6 months ago. Schumacher, who turned 45 in January, was born in West Germany and is considered one of the greatest drivers in F1 history. He was called “statistically the greatest driver the sport has ever seen” by Formula One on its official website. Schumacher was placed in a medically induced coma following a traumatic brain injury suffered while skiing in Meribel, France, in December. He holds the F1 records for most championships, most career race wins, and most race wins in a season (13 in 2004, later matched by Sebastian Vettel in 2013). Schumacher is said to be continuing rehabilitation at an undisclosed location, according to a family statement quoted by the BBC. His family thanked the doctors, nurses and therapists who have treated him, as well as fans and others for the outpouring of support. “We are sure it helped him,” the family said. VroomVroomVroom sends our best wishes to Mr. Schumacher during his recovery. UPDATE: The BBC reports that Mr. Schumacher has been moved to Lausanne university hospital in Switzerland.