Michael Schumacher health update as FIA president Jean Todt shares positive news
Michael Schumacher is still trying to recover from a very serious skiing accident seven years ago and FIA president Jean Todd has given a positive update on the seven-time F1 world champion's condition.
Schumacher suffered a traumatic brain injury on the Swiss slopes in 2013 and he has remained secluded from the public view since.
Only doctors and close friends have been allowed to visit the 51-year-old since he was pulled out of a coma in 2014.
There have been little updates on how the German is keeping at his home in Gland, Switzerland.
But Todt claims Schumacher is being treated by medical professionals to help him enjoy a "more normal life" on his road to recovery.
"I am very discreet about this subject, insofar as we know that Michael Schumacher had a very serious accident on December 29, 2013, and that he unfortunately had major consequences," Todt told French publication Ouest-France.
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"Since then, he has been treated to be able to find a more normal life."
Schumacher's son Mick is set to make his debut in F1 next season after signing a contract with Haas.
All eyes will be on the F2 champion as he looks to follow in his dad's footsteps.
But Todt does not feel Schumacher can compete with Lewis Hamilton because his car will be much inferior to Mercedes.
"I am pleased! Because it's a family that I adore," Todt added.
"He is a kid that I saw born… I have a special affection for him, he has a passion for car racing and driving.
"As long as things are going well for him, I'm happy “He has shown that he has the qualities to make the most of a car.
"Afterwards, if he has the car Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen had, he will have results comparable to them.
"If he has the type of cars 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."