The state of health of Michael Schumacher continues to raise many questions. Remember that on December 29, 2013, the Formula 1 champion was the victim of a serious accident in Méribel. During a stay in the mountains in the French Alps, the German athlete had a terrible fall while he was off-piste. Since then, the family of the Formula 1 star has been working to ensure that no information leaks about him, in particular by filtering the people who can come and visit him at his home in Switzerland. His wife Corinna and his children Gina Maria and Mick are also very discreet and rarely speak in the media to talk about the Red Baron, who we know all the same suffered considerable neurological damage and suffered serious consequences.
His long-time friend and former director of the Ferrari team, Jean Todt, comes to visit him regularly, but remains very measured about the words he distills to the media. In the context of an interview with the German channel NTV, the former president of the International Automobile Federation allowed himself some secrets about the one who is nicknamed “Schumi” by his fans: “I don’t miss Michael, I can see that. But of course what I miss is what we used to do together,” he reacted. In the process, Jean Todt confided in a habit he kept with his friend: “It’s true that I watch F1 races with him.”
Last week, the now 53-year-old pilot was awarded the State Prize of North Rhine-Westphalia. In his absence, the honor was given to his wife Corinna and daughter Gina-Maria, both of whom were overwhelmed by the honour. And to attend this ceremony, Jean Todt was obviously there. “If that was emotional for you, you can imagine how emotional it was for me. Moving, but at the same time a great pride to be able to talk about Michael. You have people around you who are just special. And in a way, Michael is also very special. Corinna, Mick and Gina also became special to me. They have all become a family for me, for my wife and for my son.”, he was moved.