The well known former Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo commented recently on the sidelines of a public event about Michael Schumacher’s condition, unfortunately painting a no “good news” picture.
The automotive personality was in Milan to accept a prize when asked about the seven-time world champion – which more than two years ago had a skiing accident that left him in a coma due to the critical head injuries. The former Ferrari executive hinted there are no positive developments – “I have unfortunately not good news,” di Montezemolo commented on stage. “Michael was a great driver, and we experienced a long time together in both our personal and professional lives. But life is really strange… in his career he had only one accident, in 1999. But unfortunately a fall in a ski accident has had serious consequences.” We all know the family of the racing legend has been very quiet and secretive with regards to Schumacher’s condition – save for the “long recovery” hints here and there.
Here’s hoping that happenings from earlier this year – when a report that he was able to walk again was deemed as ‘irresponsible’ by Schumacher’s manager Sabine Kehm will not occur too often – and when the news breaks out is indeed a good one. “Such speculation is irresponsible, because given the seriousness of his injuries, his privacy is very important for Michael,” she commented then. “Unfortunately they also give false hopes to many involved people.”