Former Ferrari boss Jean Todt has given a rare public update on the health of stricken star Michael Schumacher, revealing he sometimes visits the seven-time world champion “three times a week.”
Schumacher hasn’t been seen in public since a skiing accident in the French Alps in 2013.
Todt, who was at the helm of Ferrari for five of the German’s world titles, is one of the few visitors allowed to see the F1 legend.
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“I’m happy that the fans, not only in Germany, think of him so much,” he told German newspaper Bild.
“People ask so much about Michael. The fans should know that he is in the best of hands.
“In the best situation he can be and surrounded by people who love him.”
Todt, who also served as head of the sport’s governing body, the FIA, said he sees Schumacher regularly.
“As long as I am in this world, I will always visit him,” he added.
“Sometimes we see each other three times a week, sometimes not for a whole month.
“They are my friends and we are in constant contact. Whatever I can do for the Schumacher family, I’ll do it.”
Michael’s son, Mick Schumacher, who is in his second season in Formula 1, spoke to media ahead of Sunday’s Dutch Grand Prix, declining to address rumours he’ll be axed for the 2023 season.
“I think in that sense what is being discussed behind the scenes between us is something that is between us, and I would rather keep between us and not speak publicly,” he said.
When asked about his future, he added: “that’s contractual matters, which I can’t go into detail with.”
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