Michael Schumacher’s manager Sabine Kehm has given a surprising update on the health of the seven-time Formula 1 world champion.
The F1 legend suffered severe head injuries in a skiing accident in December 2013. He discharged from hospital in September 2014 to continue at his palatial home on the shores of Lake Geneva by full-time treatment staff.
Speaking at the opening of an exhibition of Schumacher’s career in Marburg, Germany, Sabine Kehm said: “He is the most successful driver in history and sometimes, on days like this, it is good to be reminded of it.
“Of course, Michael is not here and of course we miss him. We know what has happened and cannot change it.
“We must accept it and hope with everything we have that, with continued support and patience, he will one day be back with us.”
Last November, FIA president Jean Todt said Schumacher was “still fighting”.
The update comes following former Ferrari boss Luca di Montezemolo claimed he had bad news over Schumacher’s condition.
“I have news and unfortunately it is not good,” Montezemolo told reporters without giving any further details.
“Life is strange. He was a fantastic driver and only had one accident with Ferrari in 1999”, the former Ferrari chairman said.