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Michael Schumacher Latest News: Ex-Ferrari Boss Talks Fondly About F1 Icon, All Updates on Health Condition Since Accident

Michael Schumacher for Scuderia Ferrari at the 2005 Canadian Grand Prix. | Photo By Mark McArdle from Canada CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

It is now close to five years since Michael Schumacher got severely injured in a skiing accident. But fans are still remembering his successful Formula One driving career, including Jean Todt, his friend and former boss in Ferrari.

Todt served as the general manager for the Scuderia Ferrari team from 1994 to 2007. Schumacher, on the other hand, was one of their best drivers from 1996 until his first retirement in 2007. Todt and Schumacher worked together during the years that they dominated the F1 World Championship stage during the early 2000s.

Todt, who now sits as FIA president, recently told The Sun that he visits Schumacher in his Swiss home near Lake Geneva twice every month. “I love Michael. I see his family. I wish the situation would be different,” he added.

The former Ferrari CEO made it obvious that Schumacher will always be one of his favorite F1 drivers ever. When asked what his fondest memory is with the retired racing driver, Todt reportedly pointed to a photo taken during the 2000 Japanese Grand Prix at the Suzuka Circuit. It was the road to Schumacher's third overall F1 World Championship win and first ever with the Ferrari team.

While on the topic of his favorite memories, Todt also purportedly showed The Sun a photo where Schumacher is seen standing next to his wife, Michelle Yeoh, and his son, Nicolas Todt. The FIA president referred to them as his “three darlings.”

Since Schumacher was seriously injured in a skiing accident in December 2013, his family has been absolutely determined that his medical recovery will not be treated as a public issue. Todt seems to be honoring that by not revealing any update on Schumacher's health condition.

Schumacher’s doctors put him in a medically induced coma due to severe head injuries from the accident in 2013. The retired F1 legend was no longer in a coma in June 2014 per his manager, Sabine Kehm.

However, Schumacher was only released from the hospital in September 2014. Then in December 2016, Kehm said in a statement, “Michael’s health is not a public issue, and so we will continue to make no comment in that regard. This is also because we have to protect his intimate sphere.”

Despite the family’s measures to never allow a health update go out to the media, some unnamed relatives reportedly confirmed to Paris Match that Schumacher is getting better. The former F1 driver’s immediate family has yet to comment on this most recent report.

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