Jean Todt and Michael Schumacher. Picture / Getty
Michael Schumacher’s former Ferrari staff principal Jean Todt has revealed he makes fixed visits to see his previous pal, whose situation stays a thriller after a horror snowboarding accident in 2013.
Talking to Italian outlet Corriere della Serra, Todt mentioned he sees the F1 legend “not less than twice a month”.
“I do not go away him alone,” Todt mentioned. “Him, (spouse) Corinna, the household — we have had so many experiences collectively.
“The fantastic thing about what we now have skilled is a part of us and it goes on.”
Todt was requested about Schumacher after mentioning the German by title when requested what he’ll rise up to after ending his tenure as president of the FIA, the governing physique behind F1.
“I’ve loads of commitments,” Todt mentioned. “Street security for the UN, president of Aung San Suu Kyi’s basis, after which the Worldwide Peace Institute.
“I am on the boards of banks, cinemas and accommodations. And I’m proud to have created the Mind and Spinal Twine Analysis Institute, to which Michael Schumacher contributed.”
Schumacher and Todt shaped a significant partnership that noticed the German driver win 5 of his seven world championships with Ferrari.
The seven titles remained a stand-alone file till Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton equalled the feat in 2020.
Hamilton has received the drivers’ championship each season since 2014, except for 2016 when he misplaced out to then-teammate Nico Rosberg.
There was little or no details about Schumacher’s well being ever since his tragic accident eight years in the past.
Final 12 months famend neurosurgeon Erich Riederer mentioned Schumacher was in a “vegetative state”, and that has been one piece from a really slim stream of knowledge that has emerged in regards to the state of the German.
The primary cause for the thriller surrounding Schumacher’s state is his spouse, Corinna.
She has barely spoken to the media in regards to the seven-time champion and has been decided to maintain his well being battle out of the general public eye.
In a uncommon public assertion from Corinna and the couple’s youngsters, Gina and Mick, across the time of the driving force’s fiftieth birthday, the household mentioned it was following Schumacher’s needs to keep up his privateness.
“You possibly can make certain that he’s in the easiest of arms and that we’re doing the whole lot humanly doable to assist him,” the assertion mentioned.
“Please perceive if we’re following Michael’s needs and preserving such a delicate topic as well being, because it has at all times been, in privateness.”
Corinna has been caring for Schumacher in Switzerland as he continues his prolonged rehabilitation, remaining by his aspect all through the horrible ordeal.