It has been eight years since the fatal ski accident in Michael Schumacher and, to this day, his state of health continues to be unknown. In this sense, one of his great friends and with whom he shared many of his moments of success at Ferrari, jean todtformer president of the International Automobile Federation (FIA), revealed to the English newspaper Daily Mail during the Mexican Grand Prix some of the details of his last visit to the former German driver in mid-October.
“I can understand why his family and friends protect him, because we have to leave them alone. Michael is fighting, he’s fighting and we can only hope he gets better.”Todt said.
December 29th is fulfilled eight years after the ski accident that Michael Schumacher suffered at the age of 44 in the Alps and left him with brain damage. A damage that has had important consequences for the seven-time Formula 1 world champion.
In this sense, when they asked him if Schumacher recognizes him every time he goes to visit him “Todt shrugs, smiles, waves his hand, but doesn’t respond. The permitted disclosure limit has been reached”noted the Daily Mail.
The secrecy around the ‘Kaiser’ is absolute and Todt, a personal friend of the family, knows how far he can go despite the fact that a few months ago he revealed that “I watched some Formula 1 races on TV” with Michael.
About this competition, confesses that he is very happy to see Schumacher’s son, Mick, on the grid. “He is doing well. He could have a more competitive car, but I am pleased that he has this passion. I am happy that Gina-Maria (Schumacher’s daughter) has found her passion in horses.”he assured.
In a recent documentary released by the Netflix platform, the German’s wife, Corina, assured that her husband “He is no longer the same, but he is here and that gives us strength to continue”. A few words that, far from clarifying his state of health, give rise to even more questions.
Piero Ferrari, forceful
Piero Ferrari, another great friend of Michael Schumacher, was the most forceful a few weeks ago about the German’s state of health: “I regret that today we speak of him as if he were dead: he is not dead, It’s there but you can’t communicate.” The world champion recently had a birthday.