Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher is still suffering from severe head injuries following his 2013 skiing accident in France.
Former Ferrari president Luca di Montizemolo released an unfortunate update on the seven-time world champion and told reporters in Milan that he was “always checking up on the driver.”
“Michael was a great driver, and we experienced a long time together in both our personal and professional lives. But life is really strange,” Montizemolo said. “He was the most successful driver of Ferrari and in his career he had only one accident, in 1999. But unfortunately a fall in a ski accident has broken him.”
Schumacher, 47, got involved in a serious skiing accident on Dec. 29, 2013, when he was spending the holidays with his wife, Corinna, 46 and children Mick, 16, and Gina Marie, 18 in their Mirabel, France villa.
The racecar driver was reportedly skiing off-piste with his son Mick and suffered traumatic brain damage. Schumacher was airlifted from the mountain immediately for emergency surgery and had spent several months in coma.
Schumacher has been staying in his Lake Geneva home in Switzerland since September 2014.
Last November, FIA president and former Ferrari team principal Jean Todt talked about Schumacher’s condition during the Mexican Grand Prix.
“It’s very difficult,” he said. “Like me, he is in a wheelchair, paralysed. He has memory problems and speech problems.”
Schumacher’s family only released limited information regarding his condition, except the time they dismissed false reports from a German magazine claiming the race driver has started to walk again.
“Such speculation is irresponsible, because given the seriousness of his injuries, his privacy is very important for Michael,” blasted Sabine Kehm, Schumacher’s manager and the family’s spokesperson.
In January, Pope Francis offered prayers for the F1 legend’s recovery during his visit at the F1 headquarters to watch a video as campaign for road safety.