Rossella Giannini says she has no information about Michael Schumacher’s condition, or contact with the great German’s family.
‘Mamma’ Rossella, owner of the fabled Montana restaurant near Ferrari’s Maranello headquarters, had a famously close relationship with the seven time world champion.
“I still cannot believe what happened,” she told Bild newspaper.
“Two days before the accident he sent me a text message. It said ‘I love you’ and nothing else. I always watch the news and pray.”
Giannini said she always thinks of Schumacher, now 37, when she prepares his favourite dish — tagliatelle al ragu.
“Is there anything new?” she enquired of the visiting journalist, referring to Schumacher’s mysterious condition. “You hear so much. Some say he feels better, others that he is bad. I don’t know what to believe.
“I have no contact with the family. But suddenly, I saw his son Mick three months ago. He looks like his mother, but his movements, his gestures, are just like Michael.”