No ‘good news’ on Schumi - ex-Ferrari chief

2016-02-09 06:00
PHOTO: sourced Michael Schumacher and Luca di Montezemolo.

PHOTO: sourced Michael Schumacher and Luca di Montezemolo.

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SOMBRE ex-Ferrari chief Luca de Montezemolo admitted last Thursday that he did not have “good news” regarding the condition of stricken Formula 1 legend Michael Schumacher.

Former seven-time world champion Schumacher suffered head injuries in a skiing accident in the French Alps in December 2013 and spent six months in an induced coma before returning to his home in Switzerland to continue his rehabilitation.

“I get news about him constantly, and unfortunately it’s not good,” said Montezemolo when asked about Schumacher in Milan.

Montezemolo did not elaborate on 47-year-old Schumacher’s condition, but added: “He was the most successful driver Ferrari ever had. He only suffered one accident in his entire career, in 1999, and it was our fault, not his.

“Unfortunately, a skiing accident ruined his life.”

Amid speculation Schumacher was at fault for the accident that has left him in a coma for over two years, Montezemolo defended the former champion.

“It’s not true that Michael wasn’t careful on his skis. When he went off piste, he was always careful.

“More than anything, on skis he was very careful.”

Schumacher’s manager Sabine Kehm declined to comment on Montezemolo’s remarks when contacted by British TV channel Sky Sports.

- Wheels24.

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