Jean Todt, Ferrari & Mercedes F1 Pen a Heartwarming Wish for Michael Schumacher on His Birthday

Published 01/03/2022, 10:28 AM EST


Michael Schumacher turns 53 today. The 7-time world champion is arguably the greatest driver in the sport’s history. But since 2013, he has been fighting to recover from his ski accident. Schumacher’s good friend and former FIA President Jean Todt also wished him on his birthday.

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Todt took to social media to wish the Ferrari legend. He mentioned that he misses Schumacher a lot and how Michael continues to be an inspiration to everyone till now.

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“Happy birthday Mikel! On this special day, we celebrate a great #F1 legend and dear friend. Michael @schumacher you continue to be an inspiration to all of us. My love to you on this birthday anniversary.” said Todt.

Michael’s former teams, Ferrari and Mercedes, also wished him on his birthday.

“Happy Birthday to an @F1icon. Keep Fighting Michael,” said the Mercedes AMG Team.

Ferrari stated,” We’re all with you, Michael. Today and all days.”

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Todt and Michael became very close when they both were in Ferrari from 1996 to 2006. They won five drivers’ and six constructors’ championships together. The Frenchman mentioned he can understand the reason behind the secrecy of Michael’s family for not providing updates on his health.

“I can understand why his family and friends are protecting him because we should leave him in peace. Michael is fighting, he is fighting, and we can only hope that he will improve,” said Jean Todt.

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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – MARCH 6: Michael Schumacher of Germany and Ferrari during the driver’s parade prior to the Australian Formula One Grand Prix at Albert Park on March 6, 2005, in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

” I am happy that his son Mick is in Formula One. He is doing well. He could have a more competitive car but I am pleased he has this passion. I am happy that Gina-Maria (Michael’s daughter) has found her passion in horses. 

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.” said the former FIA President.

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Hopefully, one day we will get to see Michael Schumacher back to his full health and in the paddock. Every F1 fan in the world misses the great German dearly.

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Devang Chauhan

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Devang Chauhan is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Having completed his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication, he has a keen eye for writing engaging and detailed articles on F1. Previously a writer for Sports Social's 'Chase Your Sport' Magazine, Devang has been an ardent follower of the sport for over a decade and has attended two editions of the Indian Grand Prix.

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