FIA President Jean Todt is one of the few people who have close access to fallen star Michael Schumacher. Now, the former Ferrari team principal has called for the world to leave the F1 legend “in peace”.
The condition of the seven time world champion has been a closely guarded secret. Not much is known about him after he sustained brain injuries in a late 2013 skiing fall.
Back in his Ferrari days, Todt was Schumacher’s team principal. To this day, he remains as a close family friend. He said, “He is surrounded by his family and relatives.
“I feel blessed to have frequent access, but his health is a private matter and I think it’s time for us to let Michael live his life in peace. I repeat, it’s time for us to let Michael live his life in peace,”.
Todt was the director of the Ferrari Formula 1 team from 1993 to 2007. He was one of the first people to witness the successes of Schumacher first hand. The latter won five consecutive world championships with the Scuderia team, in addition to his 2 at Benetton.
Schumacher’s closest friends and loved ones have beseeched the fans and the media for privacy before. For example, back in April, former F1 colleague Michael Bartels revealed that Schumi still has hope for recovery.
He said, “It is still a very tragic thing and I hope and wish that one day we will hear the news that he is feeling so much better, that we will be able to see him in public again,”
Aside from that, every one of Michael’s visitors have refused to divulge any information on the German’s health.