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Michael Schumacher’s Ex-Ferrari Boss Who Visits Him Twice A Month Updates Fans On His Condition

Joe Harker

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Michael Schumacher’s Ex-Ferrari Boss Who Visits Him Twice A Month Updates Fans On His Condition

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Ex-Ferrari boss Jean Todt visits Formula One legend Michael Schumacher twice a month and has given an update on his condition.

The legendary driver racked up seven world championship titles during a glittering career but suffered from a skiing accident which nearly killed him in 2013 when he fell and hit is head on a rock.

Rushed to hospital for emergency treatment, Schumacher was placed in a medically induced coma for six months before eventually returning home to continue his treatment.

The F1 legend hasn't made a public appearance since his accident and details about his exact condition are scarce.

Todt, who was in charge of Ferrari's F1 team during a period when Schumacher won five consecutive world championships, provided a rare update on the driver's health.

Jean Todt and Michael Schumacher were incredibly successful together in Formula One.Credit: Alamy
Jean Todt and Michael Schumacher were incredibly successful together in Formula One.Credit: Alamy

The ex-Ferrari boss appeared yesterday (20 July) alongside Schumacher's wife Corrina and daughter Gina to collect an award on the legendary driver's behalf.

Schumacher was being awarded the State Prize of North Rhine-Westphalia, which recognises individuals who have made great contributions to the German state.

Describing the F1 legend as 'strong', he spoke about the many things he'd experienced with Schumacher and his family and praised the driver for having 'never changed' despite fame and fortune.

During that time he confirmed that the pair still watch F1 races together when Todt goes round to visit Schumacher in his home.

He told RTL: "I don't miss Michael, I see him. Yes, it's true, I watch races with Michael. But sure, I guess what I miss is what we used to do together."

Providing an update on Schumacher's condition, Todt said he still watched F1 with the legendary driver when he visited his house. Credit: Alamy
Providing an update on Schumacher's condition, Todt said he still watched F1 with the legendary driver when he visited his house. Credit: Alamy

If that's the case then Schumacher is able to see his son Mick competing in the motorsport, having made his Formula One debut for Haas last year.

The pair will not have enjoyed Mick's horrific crash during qualifying at the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, though he emerged from the incident 'physically fine'.

Schumacher's former manager Willi Weber recently accused the driver's family of telling 'lies' about his condition and alleged that they were keeping him from seeing the driver, who he says 'was like a son to me'.

Weber said he'd tried 'hundreds of times' to contact Schumacher's wife Corinna and was 'still angry' that he hadn't been let in to see Schumacher.

The driver's condition is a closely guarded secret, with only a few statements from family and friends like Todt providing clues as to Schumacher's recovery.

Schumacher's health and privacy is a matter for his family to decide, and the update from Todt that they still watch F1 together is really all we need to know.

Topics: Formula 1, Cars, Sport

Joe Harker
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