Michael Schumacher ‘following’ son’s career as F1 legend continues to ‘fight’ in recovery
The seven-time F1 world champion, whose title record was equalled by Lewis Hamilton in Turkey at the weekend, sustained severe brain injuries in a skiing crash in the French Alps seven years ago and has not been seen in public since.
Details around his condition have been scarce, though FIA president Todt – who served as Ferrari’s chief during Schumacher’s time with the Italian team – has issued an update on the 51-year-old’s state.
Todt, who visits Schumacher at the German’s home regularly, was asked whether the F1 legend has been able to track his son Mick’s racing career, and the 74-year-old told RTL France: “Of course he is following [his son’s career].
“Mick is probably going to race in Formula One next year, which will be a great challenge.
“We would be delighted to have a new Schumacher at the highest level of motor racing.”
When asked about the seven-time title-winner’s condition, Todt added: “This is a question on which I am going to be extremely reserved.
“I see Michael very often – once or twice a month. My answer is the same all the time: He fights.
“He is very well cared for and in a place that is very comfortable.
“We can only wish for him and his family that things get better.”