Finally, Michael Schumacher fans are getting to hear some positive news about their Formula One legend idol. ?The former Ferrari chairman, Luca Cordero di Montezemolo, has revealed that Schumacher is responding to treatment.
?I?m very pleased to know that he is reacting. I know how strong he is. I?m sure that thanks to his determination, which will be crucial, he will come out from this very, very difficult situation,? Di Montezemolo said.
A source had said that Schumacher is very thin. But he can walk a little with the help of his therapists. He manages to make a couple of steps. But Schumacher?s manager, Sabine Kehm, has rejected such claims. She told the public to respect Schumacher?s privacy.
?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. We must accept it and hope with everything we have that with continued support and patience he will one day be back with us. Racing was his life and no one would have liked to have been here more than him,? Kehm said, according to The Telegraph.
Earlier, writer Giorgio Terruzi had mentioned that Schumacher cries when he hears his children, his wife?s voice, his dogs. The 7-time Formula One world champion was selected for the Nurburgring Lifetime Achievement Award a couple of months ago.
Felix Damm, Schumacher?s media lawyer, has confirmed that his client is taking treatment in his home. The Schumacher family owns a $700-$800 million worth of property and a chunk of it is used for his treatment.
Schumacher?s Formula One journey started in 1991 wherein he was introduced to the world via the Belgium Grand Prix. All throughout his F1 career, he won 91 Grand Prix and he is also known for 155 finishes on the podium. He is the only 7-time F1 champion. In 2013, Schumacher suffered a serious head injury while skiing in the French alps.
Schumacher?s son, Mick Schumacher, is also into racing. He has won a title in the Italian Formula 4. The teenager has also finished 10th overall in the German championship.