Michael Schumacher’s close friend has a sad story about the F1 legend 10 years after his skiing accident.
Former FIA president and Ferrari team boss Jean Todt spoke about Michael Schumacher’s health on the 10th anniversary of his major skiing accident. The F1 legend suffered serious head injuries in a crash in the French Alps in December 2013.
He was taken to a hospital in Grenoble, where he remained in a medically induced coma until June 2014. press conference, doctors explained: Due to the severity of the stroke, Schumacher said he was saved by wearing a helmet.
After the accident, Schumacher’s family did not release any information about the seven-time F1 world champion’s condition to protect his privacy. When Top Gear launches; Michael Schumacher as Stig Direct family members and close friends of the president are allowed to visit him.
This includes Todt, who convinced Schumacher to sign with Ferrari in 1995 and is an F1 legend who remained the team’s principal until his first retirement in 2006. He then served three terms as FIA president from 2009 to 2021. The Frenchman, who previously revealed he was watching the F1 race with Schumacher, told LandEquipe earlier this month (quoted by the Independent): “Well, Michael is here, I don’t miss him.” and it wasn’t the Michael before. He is different, well guided by his wife and children who take care of him.
His life is different now, and I have the privilege of sharing moments with him. That’s it. Unfortunately, fate befell him 10 years ago. He is not the Michael we knew in Formula 1. Schumacher is considered one of the greatest F1 drivers of all time, winning a combined record seven world titles between 1994 and 2004. He won his first two titles with Benetton before moving to Ferrari and dominating the sport for the next decade.
The record of 91 F1 race wins stood for 14 years until 2020, when Lewis Hamilton equaled his record of seven world titles. After retiring in 2006, Schumacher considered returning to Ferrari following his season-ending crash with Felipe Massa in 2009, but a motorcycle crash a few months earlier scuppered those plans. He staged an impressive comeback with Mercedes the following season, but despite his competitiveness, struggled with bad luck and uncompetitive engines before retiring for a second time at the end of 2012.
His son Mick won the 2020 Formula 2 title before to go to F1.with Haas the following year. He was withdrawn from the team after two years, combining his work as Mercedes and with races in the World Endurance Championship 2024. Reserve driver.