Ex-Ferrari F1 Boss Makes a Candid Revelation About Visiting Michael Schumacher

Published 11/07/2021, 10:07 AM EST
IMOLA, SAN MARINO ITALY: Michael Schumacher of Germany and Ferrari during the qualifying session for the San Marino Grand Prix in Imola, Italy. (Photo by Vladimir Rys/Bongarts/Getty Images)


Few have access to Michael Schumacher’s home and his personal life, but a friend like Jean Todt does. The dynamic duo of Ferrari- Michael Schumacher and Todt have made history together. So, whenever he has the time, Todt pays a visit to his good friend.

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Jean Todt is also a connection between the world and the Schumachers; he always provides fans with important updates, while still respecting the family’s desire for privacy. In conversation with the Daily Mail, the Frenchman shared his bittersweet experience with the Schumacher’s.

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“If Corinna is there we have dinner together. If she is not, I spend time with Michael, but…” Todt isn’t sure if his friend recognizes him but doesn’t say anything further.

It must be difficult for Jean Todt, who frequents the Schumacher’s residency. However, for him, the priority is seeing his champion well and healthy again.

The Ferrari boss sheds light on Michael Schumacher and his family

The FIA boss keeps a diary of his visits to the man he calls his son. It’s been almost eight years since the incident, making it eight years since the public has lived in the shadows of their hero. However, Todt understands why the family insists on keeping his life a secret.

“I can understand why his family and friends are protecting him because we should leave him in peace.” What’s important according to Todt is that he’s doing well. “Michael is fighting, he is fighting, and we can only hope that he will improve.”

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The Schumacher documentary gave the world a glimpse of how the family has adapted to this change in their lives. Especially Corinna Schumacher. More than anything, the documentary was like a love letter to her husband.

The sheer passion and dedication in Corinna are admirable. And Todt seconds it. “Corinna, as you could see in the documentary, is a wonderful wife. How she spoke about Michael and what she does for him is a miracle.”

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Till we hear from the family or Todt again, the world still awaits the day they can see F1’s luminary again. Till then, one can only send prayers and strength to the Schumachers.

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Shreya Sanjeev

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Shreya Sanjeev is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Having attained a journalism degree from St Xavier's College, she finds comfort in the sound of her keyboard while typing and excitement in the sound of F1 cars speeding on a track. A street circuit and Daniel Ricciardo fan through and through, Shreya claims the 2018 Monaco GP to be one of her favorite races of all time.

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