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Michael Schumacher Health Update: What is the Current Condition of Mick Schumacher’s Father?
Michael Schumacher is still the talk of the motorsports world to this day even though the German legend hasn’t stepped foot on the grid for years. As most racing fans know, the seven-time Formula One champion suffered a devastating skiing accident in December 2013 that took most of his motor and cognitive functions.
Five years later, Michael Schumacher has yet to recover from his injuries and rehabilitation is still ongoing to nurse him back to health. Although fans of the legend want to keep track the progress of his recovery, little is known about Schumacher’s health due to the family opting to keep his convalescence private.
Former chief executive of Formula One Group Bernie Ecclestone said that it’s a real shame that such a tragedy befell on Michael Schumacher, especially since his son is shaping up to be the next big thing. At 19 years of age, Mick Schumacher has been performing quite well in the Formula Three, clinching wins left and right during the latter part of the season, The Daily Express reported.
Motorsports veteran Frits van Amersfoort said that he sees a lot of similarities between Michael Schumacher and his son. Both are highly skilled racers who are continuously trying to learn as they zipped on the grid.
"[Mick] probably learned from [Michael Schumacher] that in racing you cannot just drive, you also have to work hard. That's why he is where he wants to be now,” Amersfoort said.
Experts in the racing ecosystem are touting that Mick Schumacher will start racing on the Formula One Championship sometime around the next three years. Even Lewis Hamilton is backing this claim saying that he’s “100 percent” sure that the Schumacher name will return on the grid of Formula One soon. If so, the 19-year-old will be a step closer in realizing his dream of accomplishing the same feat that Michael Schumacher did during his heyday.