We still know very little about Michael Schumacher (51) after his accident in the Alps in 2013. The family is very concerned that few people should see the light of day in public, but occasionally friends and former colleagues talk after visiting the Formula 1 legend.
Among others, his leader and former friend Jean Todt has done this several times. On Tuesday, he spoke about Schumacher in an interview on French radio station RTL.
There he was asked, among other things, about the German’s state of health.
– I’ll stay here. Michael is struggling, we just want to make things better for him and his family. He’s fine, and he has good people around him, says Todt, now head of the International Automobile Federation (FIA).
- Born on January 3, 1969 in Hürth-Hermülheim, Germany.
- Marital status: Married to Corinna, two children (Gina-Maria and Mick)
- Former Formula 1 driver.
- Previous teams: Jordan, Benetton, Ferrari, Mercedes.
- Formel 1 debut: August 25, 1991.
- Grand Prix victories: 91 World Cup titles: 7 (1994, 1995, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004). (NTB)
He follows his son
Schumacher is a debatable Formula 1 legend. Although Lewis Hamilton touched Schumacher at the weekend with seven World Cup victories, the list of merits is absolutely wonderful. Among others, he has won 91 Grand Prix victories.
His son was bitten by the bacillus Mick at first, and is now smelling of his Formula 1 debut. The 21-year-old has made great strides this season and has signed a contract with Alfa Romeo.
After this the father follows, says Todt.
– Of course it continues. Mick will probably be driving in Formula 1 next year, and that will be a big challenge. He says happy, we would be very happy to have the new Schumacher.
The son, like the rest of the family, said very little about the father. Last year, however, he left little doubt as to what he thinks about his father.
– I am happy to be the son of the greatest Formula 1 driver of all time, and I am happy to be constantly admired. Although often difficult, it is just as it is. They are good and bad times, he says.
What we know about Schumacher is that he and his family live in the Gland of Lake Geneva in Switzerland. Along with his wife Corinna, he has a daughter, Gina-Maria, a promising cyclist, in addition to the aforementioned Mick.
In 2019, there was an unusual amount of information about the German’s situation. He gave the fans hope that one day the truth will come out.
There is constant pressure on the wife and children to give people more information, and last year in connection with the birthday of the Formula 1 profile, they made the long-awaited statement.
– You should be sure that he is in the best hands and that we are doing everything we can to help the human being. His health is a sensitive issue, and we hope you understand that when we keep it private we fulfill his wishes, they told hungry fans
Although family statements sometimes end up in the media, they are usually taken out in search of information. It has caused more people to react. Some believe that fans deserve to know how the 51-year-old feels.