Ex-Ferrari boss visits Michael Schumacher and reveals he is 'still fighting'

Jean Todt visited him and claims he is 'still fighting'

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Ex-Ferrari boss, Jean Todt reveals he visited Michael Schumacher recently and revealed the Formula One driver is 'still fighting' following his ski accident in the Alps back in 2013.

Schumacher has been in intensive care for a long time and is still kept under close watch at his home near Lake Geneva.

Jean Todt, who is now the president of the FIA told the PA news agency: "I saw Michael last week. He is fighting.

"My God, we know he had a terrible and unfortunate skiing accident which has caused him a lot of problems. But he has an amazing wife next to him, he has his kids, his nurses, and we can only wish him the best and to wish the family the best, too."

Michael Schumacher is regarded as one of, if not the, best F1 drivers to ever exist. During his racing career he won seven Formula One World Championships and holds some of the fastest lap times ever recorded.

It is a huge shame to see such an amazing driver in such an unfortunate situation but we wish him all the best and hope he recovers.

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  • A TBI like the one he suffered is not something you "recover" from. Your family, if blessed with enough money, can keep your body alive under 24/7 care in your own home, but you will never "be yourself" again. He will never speak, never walk, and never care for himself again. These stories are just clickbait with nothing new to report because the only development on the horizon regarding Schu's condition will be the announcement of his physical death. They can have physical therapists exercise his muscles (which he doesn't control) to prolong physical health and prevent complications that could be life threatening, but he's going to be a quadriplegic with extremely limited brain function until the day he dies.

    The man was a great driver, and my favorite after Senna, but leave it alone, already! He's a bed and chair bound vegetable until his body gives out. He might make noises (according to another article like this from a few years ago), but he's not talking or responding to stimuli, no matter how much we might want to believe otherwise. His brain is gone. If you read every article you could find about the accident at the time, all the reports from his doctors, and understood anything about traumatic brain injuries like the one he suffered, you'd understand that Michael Schumacher is gone, and will never return.

    Leave the family alone. Leave the man alone. I mourned his loss for months after the accident. His physical death will be symbolic, but he left us years ago. "Keep Fighting" is a nice sentiment and hashtag, but it's just perpetuating this myth and delusion of possible recovery.

      16 days ago
    • Amen. I called todd a rat faced bastard before, after he broke the rule of "NO informations to outsiders" before and i shall do it again. This isnt helping anybody. People really seem to lose all decency when it comes to "the right" to know any...

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        16 days ago
    • I don't know why, but he is in the worst place a human can be....neither dead or alive. You cant stretch a life so much in this case. People have to let it go one day, as a respect to his legacy. It's hard to watch him struggle for life..

        16 days ago
  • Michael has earnt the right to be left in peace, we all wish him well. His family have previously said that as and when there are any updates they will tell us, leave it at that.

      16 days ago
  • So sad what happens with the best drivers in F1 Senna and Schumi ,hopefully Hamilton and the others drivers can live a longfull life

      16 days ago
  • Such an inspirational man. Surely a film plot of the future.

      16 days ago
  • Man, I wish they'd reveal more stuff about him but that would lead to so many complications.

      16 days ago
    • Me too. I respect his privacy of course, but I wish they’d just say once, “look this is his condition, if anything changes it won’t be quick so just leave us to care for him”.

      I suspect he has no motor function but takes in his surroundings and is...

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        16 days ago
    • I think 6 month coma already reveals more than we need to know.

        16 days ago
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