"Suddenly my heartbeat slowed, it stopped then everything went black" Michael Schumacher recalled the aftermath of his 1999 accident at Silverstone when he broke both bones of his lower right leg in an interview for Germany's ZDF.
"I thought that this is what it feels like to be on the other side. I don't know how long I was gone for or if I fainted or was simply in shock. But I know my heat stopped beating for a time."
The seven time champion who after the 1999 accident came back to an unprecedented series of successes, dismissed any possibility of his rethinking his retirement " I did it for 16 years, then I stopped having the motivation that had pushed me"
UPDATE: A link to a translated transcript was kindly provided by Christine from Sidepodcast.com