Since this latest development to the Michael Schumacher story, the journalist in question – Jean-Louis Moncet – has revealed that he had never actually spoken to the Schumacher family and that his claims were pure speculation based on no new information. He has recanted all of his statements relating to the story.
We reckon it’s highly unlikely that a standard GoPro’s sticky mount would weaken a helmet more than, say, a rock at high speed could.
Although there’s no evidence to support this claim – it came from an interview between French journalist Jean-Louis Moncet and Shumacher’s 15-year old son Mick – there have apparently lab tests going on to determine whether or not the mount could weaken the integrity of a helmet.
We’re far from being experts in material science, but we reckon it’s highly unlikely that a standard GoPro’s sticky mount would weaken a helmet more than, say, a rock at high speed could.
Skiing and snowboarding both come with inherent risks, some that not even a helmet can negotiate 100% of the time. With Schumacher being so high-profile the finger of blame has been pointed everywhere: Meribel, the pisteurs, helmet and ski manufacturers, but at the end of the day sadly accidents do happen.
The good news however is that Michael Schumacher himself is finally gaining conciousness from his medically induced coma
The good news however is that Michael Schumacher himself is finally, albeit slowly, gaining conciousness from his medically induced coma after he was moved from hospital to his family home near Lake Geneva last month.
It’s likely he’ll spend most of the rest of his life in recovery of one sort or another, but at least he’ll hopefully do so in comfort and with the help of his family. We can only wish him the best.
What do you think? Is it likely that a stick-on helmet mount could contribute to a brain injury? Or could this just be another way of shifting blame for an accident?