Former Ferrari team boss Jean Todt has revealed that he watches Formula 1 races with Michael Schumacher, despite his health condition.
On Wednesday Jean Todt joined Michael Schumacher’s family to collect the State Prize of North Rhine-Westphalia on behalf of the seven-time champion.
Not a lot is known about Michael’s condition following his tragic skiing accident in 2013, but he has not been seen or heard from in public since then.
However, at the ceremony, Todt revealed to RTL that he is watching Formula 1 races with Michael.
“I don’t miss Michael, I see him,” the Frenchman said.
“Yes, it’s true, I watch races with Michael. But sure, I guess what I miss is what we used to do together.”
He then said it was emotional for him to be able to collect the award on behalf of his friend.
“If it was emotional for you, you can imagine how emotional it was for me. Emotional, but at the same time a great pride to be able to talk about Michael.
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“You have people around you who are just special. And in a way, Michael is also very special.
“Corinna, Mick and Gina have also become special to me. They have all become family to me, to my wife and to my son.”
He also praised Michael’s wife Corinna.
“She is steady, she is reliable, she is dedicated, she is humble. It’s in difficult times you see the real person.”
And in the end he praised Michael himself.
“Sometimes success and money changes you. But Michael has never changed. He’s so strong,” Todt concluded.