“He has been treated so that he can be able to return”- Jean Todt drops on recent health update of the legendary former F1 driver.
Jean Todt appears to be the only person apart from the Schumachers to get access to the former Formula 1 driver Michael Schumacher, as, after 2013 head injury, his family kept his current situation behind the curtains.
However, Todt being the only outsider from F1 to be so close to Schumacher and has given constant updates to fans about his situation while he battles out his injury.
That is the latest word from FIA president Jean Todt, who is now one of the very few people who are able to personally visit his long-time friend at home.
Almost nothing is known about 51-year-old Schumacher in the wake of his 2013 skiing fall. “I am very discreet on this subject,” Todt, who is the great German’s former Ferrari boss, told Ouest France.
“We all know that Michael had a very serious accident, and unfortunately, it had significant consequences for him. Since then, he has been treated so that he can be able to return to a more normal life,” the Frenchman added.
Mick Schumacher has shown qualities
Mick Schumacher was signed by Haas at the end of the season to pair up with Nikita Mazepin for 2021, the F2 Champion has been touted as one of the exciting prospects, and Todt had good things to say about him.
“He has been champion in Formula 3 in 2018 and in Formula 2 this year,” Todt said. “The next step is Formula 1, and it will probably be the most difficult for him.
“But he has shown that he has the qualities to make the most of a car. So if he has the car Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen had, he will have results comparable to them. If he has the type of car Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas have, his results will obviously be different.
“What we can hope for, for him and for Formula 1, is that there will be more cars that come close in performance to the Mercedes in the future,” Todt added.