Former Ferrari team boss Jean Todt has given an update on F1 legend Michael Schumacher’s health.
Schumacher had a skiing accident in 2013, and suffered the consequences of it. He survived the accident, but his condition hasn’t been the best. Todt has offered an update on the legend’s health, and said that the seven-time champion is battling the effects of the accident every single day.
Speaking to Bild Newspaper, Todt said, “I’ve spent a lot of time with Corinna since Michael had his serious skiing accident.
“She is a great woman and leads the family. She didn’t expect that. It happened suddenly and she had no choice.
“Thanks to the work of his doctors and the cooperation of Corinna, who wanted Michael to survive, he did survive – but with consequences. At the moment he fights the consequences. We hope that things will slowly but surely improve,” Todt concluded.
Although it has been widely speculated that Schumacher suffered brain damage, it has never been confirmed. His family has kept his condition a secret, and it is only now that we have received some insight into Schumacher’s condition in the form of Todt’s update.
Runs in the family
Schumacher’s son Mick is part of the current F1 grid, racing for Haas. He will be hoping his father can come back to full health, and watch him race his heart out. He has also insisted that carrying his father’s name and legacy does not faze him, and has assured that he wants to carve his own.
“I’m very happy to have it (the Schumacher name),” Mick Schumacher said.
“I drive and race because I love the sport and love what I’m doing. I don’t see it as a burden, no. Obviously for me, it’s no different as it’s always been around, and I feel very comfortable in the position I am in.
“I’m very proud carrying the name into Formula One again, and being able to race and feel my performance. I keep it and wear it very proudly,” Mick concluded.