Sabine Kehm, the longtime manager of 7-time Formula One World Champion Michael Schumacher, said in a statement yesterday that said Michael would, “..with continued support and patience (he) will one day be back with us.”
Kehm was speaking at an exhibition commemorating the legendary driver’s life, the opening of which, in the German town of Maburg, was attended by Schumacher’s wife of 20 years, Corinna, their children Mick and Gina-Maria, and Kehm herself.
“He is the most successful driver in history and sometimes, on days like this, it is good to be reminded of it. Of course, Michael is not here and of course we miss him. We know what has happened and cannot change it,” she said, but appeared to be hopeful of his rehabilitation.
Schumacher is currently under round-the-clock medical care at the family’s home in Switzerland following his 2013 skiing accident.
The Red Baron had been skiing with son Mick at Meribel in the French Alps when he went off piste and hit a boulder. Although he had been wearing a helmet at the time, he received serious head injuries, injuries that saw him placed in a medically induced coma.
He was brought out of the coma in early 2014, and since then has been under constant rehabilitation, both in hospital and at home.
His manager’s statements come soon after former Ferrari boss Luca di Montezemolo visited the iconic racer at his home, saying the news was “not good.” Kehm had declined to acknowledge or respond to di Montezemolo’s comments at the time.
Prior to di Montezemolo’s visit, Schumacher’s former Ferrari principal and current FIA president Jean Todt paid a visit to the German, whose family and team have been notoriously private through his injury and rehabilitation, something Schumacher practiced even in his racing heyday.
Several attempts have been made by the press and tabloids in his native Germany and worldwide to gain information on the racer,