Former Ferrari boss Jean Todt has revealed he visited Michael Schumacher final week and says the seven-time F1 champion is preventing to beat the devastating accidents he suffered in a snowboarding accident in 2013.
Todt, who oversaw 5 of Schumacher’s drivers championships at Ferrari, is amongst only a handful of people that have entry to the 51-year-old at his Lake Geneva house.
Schumacher’s situation has been a closely-guarded secret as his household stays decided to respect his privateness.
However Todt, 74, provided constructive information after his go to. “I noticed Michael final week. He’s preventing,” Todt advised the PA information company.
“My God, we all know he had a horrible and unlucky snowboarding accident which has triggered him numerous issues. However he has an incredible spouse subsequent to him, he has his children, his nurses, and we will solely want him one of the best and to want the household one of the best, too.”
“All I can do is to be near them till I’m able to do one thing, after which I’ll do it,” he added.
Todt also spent time with Schumacher in July and left hoping “the world will have the ability to see him once more”.
“That’s what he and his household are working in direction of,” Todt mentioned on the time.
A number one neurosurgeon claimed earlier this 12 months the German was “very altered” after struggling a extreme mind harm.
He reportedly underwent stem cell remedy in Paris in 2019 and continues to be privately handled at his house.
Schumacher is closing in on having the ability to watch his son, Mick, comply with in his footsteps in System One.
Mick Schumacher will drive a Ferrari on the Tuscany Grand Prix this weekend because the glamour outfit celebrates its 1000th race.
Mick will drive the F2004, the automobile which his father drove to his seventh world title, in a “becoming tribute to the Scuderia’s most profitable automobile and its incomparable driver”.
Mick is at the moment racing a step beneath the highest degree in F2, however is being eyed by a number of groups for 2021 and past.
He received’t arrive in time to forestall Lewis Hamilton beating all his father’s information although.
Hamilton will transfer inside one race win of Schumacher’s total file of 91 with a win in Tuscany and is on observe to match his tally of seven world championships in 2020.
“Lewis will beat all of Michael’s information just because he’s a really proficient driver,” Todt mentioned. “He’s motivated and driving for one of the best staff. He has one of the best automobile, one of the best engine so all of the elements are there.
“We thought the information can be very troublesome to beat, however a protracted stability of the rules has helped them.”