Wednesday 11th August 2021
“Survived – but with consequences”
Todt speaks movingly about Schumacher
Since his accident almost eight years ago, it has become quiet around Michael Schumacher. Nothing is known about his health. Once again, FIA boss Jean Todt speaks about the former Formula 1 star – and also about his son Mick, who has long since followed in his father’s footsteps.
Former Ferrari team boss Jean Todt emphasized the importance of his wife Corinna after the serious skiing accident of Formula 1 record world champion Michael Schumacher more than seven and a half years ago. “I have spent a lot of time with Corinna since Michael had his serious skiing accident on December 29, 2013. She is a great woman and leads the family,” said the Frenchman of “Sport Bild”.
Today’s FIA boss, who is a close confidante of the family, also said: “Thanks to the work of his doctors and the cooperation of Corinna, who wanted him to survive, he survived – but with consequences. And at the moment we are fighting against We hope things will slowly but surely improve. ” Schumacher had suffered severe head trauma in the accident and fought for his life for days. Details about his state of health have not been known for years. Schumacher lives shielded from the public.
Comparison with son Mick
The 75-year-old also talks about son Mick in an interview. Todt was team boss at Ferrari when the two Schumacher children Gina (1997) and Mick (1999) were born. You have been in contact with him since the first few years of life. Now the Frenchman spoke in detail about the similarities, but also the big differences that he recognizes in the racing drivers Michael Schumacher and Mick Schumacher: “Michael had to build his life himself. As a little boy he went karting with a great father. But the father had no money. So Michael had to do the best for his career himself. It was different with Mick. Mick received a very good education in a more comfortable environment. “
Todt emphasized that Mick and his sister Gina “were always very much loved and encouraged by their parents”. Schumacher senior and junior both have the same goals, “are of the same blood”, as Todt put it. “But the conditions were completely different.”
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Todt has great confidence in the 22-year-old in the premier class of motorsport for the future, although the first year in the backbench Haas team is not always easy for Mick Schumacher: “For me he is more of a boy than a Formula 1 driver He drives well, he does it very well. He’s shy and cautious because he doesn’t want people to think he’s using me as FIA president, but of course we see each other and we have a special relationship. “