Todt on Schumacher’s situation: He is simply not the Michael he was

As the tenth anniversary of Michael Schumacher‘s life-altering snowboarding accident approaches on December 28, the enigmatic veil surrounding his well being stays firmly in place.

The Schumacher household has been notably tight-lipped in regards to the Method 1 legend’s situation for the reason that tragic incident. One of many few people providing insights, albeit restricted, is Jean Todt, Schumacher’s good friend and former boss at Ferrari through the staff’s triumphant period.

In a current interview with L’Equipe, Todt supplied a glimpse into Schumacher‘s present state.

Michael is right here, so I do not miss him,” he famous.

“He is simply not the Michael he was. He is totally different and he is splendidly guided by his spouse and youngsters who shield him.

“His life is totally different now, and I’m privileged to share moments with him. Sadly, destiny struck him ten years in the past. He’s not the Michael we knew in Method 1.”

The Frenchman’s measured feedback underscore the privateness surrounding Schumacher‘s ongoing battle and the household’s steadfast dedication to shielding him from the general public eye.

Regardless of the shortage of concrete updates, Todt‘s acknowledgment of the modified dynamics in Schumacher‘s life supplies a poignant glimpse into the enduring affect of the accident.

Supported Massa

In the identical interview, Todt addressed one other controversial topic-the 2008 Method 1 title declare involving Felipe Massa, Ferrari, and Lewis Hamilton.

Discussing the ‘crashgate’ scandal in Singapore, Todt expressed his help for Massa‘s case in opposition to the FIA. He highlighted the FIA’s rule stipulating that outcomes have to be ratified by December 31 and the next revelations within the Singapore case.

“On reflection, we must always have requested for the cancellation of the race,” Todt mentioned.

“The utterly new reality, whether it is true and verifiable, is that the regulator who made the championship official knew what had occurred.”

Hit out at Sulayem

Todt‘s critique prolonged to his successor on the FIA presidency, Ben Sulayem. The previous Ferrari boss questioned the dealing with of FIA affairs underneath Sulayem‘s management, citing elevated revenue and restored governance positions.

“It is evening and day with the earlier agreements,” Todt harassed.

“The whole lot I’ve completed throughout my presidency has at all times been accredited by the Senate and the World Councils. The whole lot that was put in place throughout my time period of workplace was turned the wrong way up.”

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