Michael Schumacher health update: Murizio Arrivabene faces backlash for comparing the former racer to Sebastian Vettel

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It has been two long years since the near fatal skiing accident of renowned world racing champion, Michael Schumacher. Information about his health only come from his close friends or old colleagues.

As reported by AutoWeek, Former Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo said, “He is an extraordinary person, who even in the most difficult moments was an absolute team player. To see him in this situation is terrible.”

He also commended how strong the Schumacher family is for not leaving the German racer’s side despite the slow pace of his recovery.

“I must also say that I admire the courage and strength of his family, of Corinna and the children, and how they help Michael. From the bottom of my heart, I hope to hear good news soon,” di Montezemolo added.

Earlier, Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) President Jean Todt has already spoken about the ongoing debacle his close friend is going through. Todt said that Schumacher is still “fighting,” and he is hoping for nothing but good news in the future for him.

Despite majority of the racing community either pledging support or remaining hopeful on Schumacher’s condition, Ferrari team head Murizio Arrivabene has received some backlash because of what he told Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera as reported by Motor Sport. Arrivabene reportedly compared Schumacher and co-German racer Sebastian Vettel.

“Michael was an introvert who opened up only to a small circle of people. Seb is sunnierthe boys regard him as one of them,” he was quoted saying.

For his part, Arrivabene explained his side of the story by saying that the media has taken his statement in a different context and from then on was blown out of proportion. He further said that he supports his friend and recognizes his contribution in the racing scene.