Retired Formula One driver Michael Schumacher’s manager said at the opening of the racing driver’s exhibition in Marburg, Germany this month that she hopes “he will one day be back with us.”
“Of course Michael is missing on days like today,” Sabine Kehm said. “Of course it is a great shame that he cannot be here and no one should regret it more than him. Unfortunately, however, we cannot change what has happened.”
Schumacher, who won the F1 championship seven times, sustained brain injuries in a skiing accident in the French Alps in December 2013. He was placed in a medically induced coma and eventually regained consciousness in June 2014, transferring to a hospital in Switzerland for rehabilitation. In September that year, Schumacher was brought home for further rehabilitation. Updates on his condition since then have been infrequent.
Kehm’s statement counters that of Schumacher’s former boss Luca di Montezemolo, who said the latest news about Schumacher’s health was “not good.”
“I get news about him constantly, and unfortunately it’s not good,” Montezemolo said earlier this month.
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,” he added.