Wednesday 21 August 2019

Michael Schumacher 'still fighting hard and watching F1 on TV'

Jean Todt and Michael Schumacher during their time working together at Ferrari
Jean Todt and Michael Schumacher during their time working together at Ferrari

Harry Clarke

Michael Schumacher is "still fighting" as he continues his recovery from serious head injuries he sustained in a skiing accident in 2013.

The former Formula One world champion has not been seen in public since the accident as his family chose to continue his rehabilitation in private.

Jean Todt, former boss of Ferrari and current president of the FIA, has revealed that he has even watched F1 on the TV with Schumacher.

Speaking to Radio Monte-Carlo, family friend Todt said: "I'm always careful with such statements, but it's true. I saw the race together with Michael Schumacher at his home in Switzerland.

"He does not give up and keeps fighting."

Todt admitted that while communication with Schumacher will never be the same, the family are still fighting and will continue to do so, adding that their privacy should be respected.

"His family is fighting just as much and of course our friendship can not be the same as it once was.

"Just because there's no longer the same communication as before.

"He continues to fight. And his family is fighting the same way.

"In the end, only positive thoughts help him.

"I and his whole family are positive in the mental sense, despite the circumstances."

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