Ex-Ferrari boss Jean Todt reveals Michael Schumacher’s condition has improved
Ex-Formula One driver Michael Schumacher's condition has improved, according to his close friends and ex boss Jean Todt.
Todt gave the rare update during an interview with Radio Monte-Carlo, according to The Sun.
Michael Schumacher's extent of his injuries has been shrouded in mystery and very little has been revealed to his fans around the world. His family cites privacy as one of the main reasons for the lack of updates on the famous driver's condition.
“Michael is in the best hands and is well looked after in his house,” he told the French radio network, according to Hello Magazine. “He does not give up and keeps fighting.”
“His family is fighting just as much,” Todt said. “Of course, our friendship cannot be the same as it once was, just because there’s no longer the same communication as before, [but] he continues to fight and his family is fighting the same way.”
They did the one thing that brought them together — the two watched a F1 race together in the recovering driver's home in Europe.
In January this year, on Schumacher's 50th birthday, his family released a rare statement.
“We are very happy to celebrate Michael’s 50th birthday tomorrow together with you and thank you from the bottom of our hearts that we can do this together,” they said.
He's often considered one of the most successful drivers in the history of Formula One. Schumacher holds the records for seven World Championship titles, and the most Grand Prix wins at 91, the 77 fastest laps and the most races (13) won in a single season.