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F1 Legend Michael Schumacher 'Still Fighting' According to Former Ferrari Boss

Four years since the tragic skiing accident in France, Formula One legend Michael Schumacher is “still fighting” for his life according to his former Ferrari boss Jean Todt.

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Updated:December 7, 2017, 10:09 AM IST
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F1 Legend Michael Schumacher 'Still Fighting' According to Former Ferrari Boss
Michael Schumacher. (Getty Images
Four years since the tragic skiing accident in France, Formula One legend Michael Schumacher is “still fighting” for his life according to his former Ferrari boss Jean Todt.

The German had sustained severe head injuries in an accident while on a skiing holiday on December 29th 2013 and has been battling for his life at his home in Switzerland since September 2014.

Todt, who is now the World Automobile Federation (FIA) president, spoke about Schumacher’s condition at a Paris ceremony to launch the FIA’s Hall of Fame.

"We miss Michael. He's there, still fighting. A fight is going on. Michael is someone very special, someone special for motorsport. He's special to me, he's a friend." he said, according to the Daily Express.

The former champion’s manager Sabine Kehm, who has said in the past that the driver's condition will remain closely guarded, was present at the event to represent Schumacher and his family.

"We all know that Michael should be here, and I'm sure he would have loved to," she said according to reports in The Telegraph.

“He always had the utmost respect for everyone in this round, he would be very honoured.”

“What made Michael so special, what made him so successful, that was the love of the sport.”

“And that connects him with everyone here.”

Schumacher's unfortunate accident took place while on a skiing family holiday with his son at the Meribel Ski resort in the French Alps.

The ace driver who is a skiing enthusiast hit the right side of his head on a rock which resulted in his helmet breaking. The doctors had to operate to remove some of the blood clots from his brain. All the clots could not be removed because they were too deeply embedded in his brain.

Schumacher's condition did stabilise after he was placed in a drug-induced coma, from which he later emerged.

The legend, who made his name with Benetton before joining Ferrari in 1996, won a record seven titles and 91 races.
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