Todt on Schumacher: “We hope that things will slowly but surely improve”

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FIA president Jean Todt, one of the few people who regularly visit Michael Schumacher, has an optimistic update on the seven-time champion’s condition.

Everybody knows the friendship and bond that Jean Todt, former Ferrari team principal, has with the Schumacher family.

The Frenchman has been one of the few Formula 1 personalities who have stayed in regular contact with Michael’s wife Corinna, and one of the few people who are allowed to regularly visit the seven-time champion.

After Michael finished his last stint in Formula 1 with Mercedes at the end of 2012, he has unfortunately been involved in a skiing accident just a year later. The accident left him with serious health consequences, and since then little has been known about his condition.

The only thing that has been made public is that he is in the care of his wife Corinna and a team of doctors. The only person who has provided an occasional update on his condition is his friend and former Ferrari boss Jean Todt.

“I’ve spent a lot of time with Corinna since Michael had his serious skiing accident,” Todt told the German Bild newspaper.

“She is a great woman and leads the family. She didn’t expect that. It happened suddenly and she had no choice.”

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For years news of Michael’s condition have not been very optimistic, as it has been believed that his health has not significantly improved. However, now Todt has said something that could mean there is some improvement in Michael’s health.

“Thanks to the work of his doctors and the cooperation of Corinna, who wanted Michael to survive, he did survive – but with consequences.

“At the moment he fights the consequences. We hope that things will slowly but surely improve.”

Todt also spoke of his relationship with Michael’s son Mick, who is now in his debut Formula 1 season with Haas.

“Mick is one of those people who always has a special place in my heart and that of my wife Michelle,” concluded the FIA’s president.

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