Michael Schumacher watches Formula One races from his Switzerland home, reveals former Ferrari boss Jean Todt, who visits his old old friend twice a month and calls him ‘so strong’ despite his family keeping his health a secret
Michael Schumacher still has a vested interest in F1 and watches the sport at his home, FIA president Jean Todt has revealed.
The legendary seven-time world champion suffered a skiing accident in December 2013 and was placed into a medically induced coma.
He was brought to the family’s Lake Geneva home in September 2014 where a team of medical staff now support his wife Corinna in looking after the 53-year-old.
Schumacher’s medical condition remains a private, at his family’s wishes, but Todt remains close to the German.
The pair enjoyed a successful relationship at Ferrari – where Schumacher won won an unprecedented five consecutive world titles between 2000 and 2004.
Jean Todt (right) has revealed he still visits Michael Schumacher’s home and watches F1 races with him (the pair pictured together celebrating victory for Ferrari at the 2002 French GP)
And providing a rare update about Schumacher – who hasn’t been seen in the public eye since his accident – Todt said he visits him and watches F1 races together.
‘I don’t miss Michael, I see him,’ the 76-year-old told German TV channel RTL. ‘Yes, it’s true, I watch races with Michael.
‘But sure, I guess what I miss is what we used to do together.
Todt, who revealed in May 2021 that he visits his former racer twice a month, declared is unwavering support for ‘strong’ Schumacher.
‘I don’t leave him alone. Him, Corinna, the family, we’ve had so many experiences together. The beauty of what we have experienced is part of us and it goes on.
‘Sometimes success and money changes you. But Michael has never changed. He’s so strong.’