Felipe Massa said he kept in touch with the family of Michael Schumacher by Jean Todt: “I have contact with him all the time“. The Brazilian said during interview with grandepremio.
Also the ex-Ferrari driver added that, currently planning to visit Michael Schumacher in the Centre Hospital, Grenoble, France in this week.
The seven time F1 world champion hospitalized in critical condition for 15 days due to a skiing accident suffered on December 29 station in Méribel in the French Alps.
After the 2014 Felipe Massa’s International Karting event, the ace will return to Europe to start the work with the Williams factory in Grove for at least two days. Then you are free to go to France and see Schumacher.
“I thought [to visit him], but I was out, I was in the United States. But now, going to Europe, the desire to visit it is giant and I will visit, yes, talked to Jean Todt, who was there at the hospital with his family and spent all my strength for them. Every time I have contact with him,“ said the Brazilian . Todt was in Paris to the hospital hours after the crash.
Five years ago, in 2009, Massa suffered an injury in a way similar to that of Schumacher. Reached by a spring that broke the car of Rubens Barrichello during qualifying for the Hungarian Grand Prix, then- Ferrari driver had head trauma and faced a long recovery before returning to the slopes.
“The only thing I can say is that he is a competitor. My recovery was quicker than I imagined. Helps recover. Now, it is difficult to say in a case where you are not sure, we do not know how he is 100 %. Read, listen, I’ve got news for people who are near there, but it is difficult to compare you, “he said.
“You must pray. Is what I’m doing, praying every day for him to recover and get back into the life he had. Hopefully it has important consequences also. I’m praying for this to happen, “he said.
Challenge of the Stars in Penha, Massa led a prayer chain by seven times world champion among all other participants. All told karts with stickers with the message“. Strength, Schumi “. Massa Schumacher also honoured with a sticker on the helmet.