Michael Schumacher's state of health has been a very well kept secret so far. Now ex-teammate Felipe Massa talks about him.
- Michael Schumacher had a serious ski accident almost seven years ago
- Since then, little is known about the health status of the Formula 1 legend
- Now ex-teammate Felipe Massa has commented on it
Munich - In December 2013, the terrible accident happened. Michael Schumacher fell while skiing and suffered a severe traumatic brain injury .
The Formula 1 * legend then had to stay in the hospital for months. But nothing came to the public about Schumacher's state of health . The 51-year-old is still recovering from the consequences of the accident in Switzerland with his loved ones.
Images of the seven-time world champions in public? An update to his constitution? Nothing. And so rumors about Schumacher's state of health have been raging for years, which are always fueled by statements by former companions.
Michael Schumacher: Felipe Massa on his state of health - "knows how he is doing"
So his ex-teammate at Ferrari said about its constitution. "I know how he's doing ," revealed Felipe Massa in a video call from Fox Sports . However, the Brazilian revealed no further details.
"His situation is not easy. He is in a difficult phase, but we have to respect his family, "said ex-teammate Schumachers at Ferrari:" She doesn't want to spread information, so who am I to do that? "
Schumacher and Massa drove together for the Scuderia in 2006. Since then, both have had a very close relationship. For example, Schumacher visited the Brazilian after his serious accident in 2007 at the Hungarian Grand Prix *, when he was hit on the head by a heavy steel spring and was subsequently put into an artificial coma.
Michael Schumacher: Felipe Massa "prays every day"
That is why Massa is one of the few people Schumacher has ever been able to visit in Switzerland. "My relationship with him has always been very close," he continued.
May 21, 2000: Michael in one of his 5 victories at the Nürburgring, on the track on which a curve now bears his name. 21 May 2000: Michael at one of his 5 victories at the Nürburgring, on the track where a curve now is named after him. @ F1 @ScuderiaFerrari pic.twitter.com/hXepMl7iTn- Michael Schumacher (@schumacher) May 21, 2020
But Massa cannot give the countless Schumacher fans any real hope of a speedy recovery . “I dream and pray every day that he is better and that he can show up on the track again - especially since his son is driving now. I pray that one day it will happen, ”says Massa.
Schumacher's successor at Ferrari, Sebastian Vettel * , is meanwhile at the crossroads of his career. He will not extend his contract with Scuderia, but the 32-year-old does not yet have a new cockpit *.
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