/ Motorsport / Todt vows to ‘be there’ for friend Schumacher

Todt vows to ‘be there’ for friend Schumacher

Linked In Share

Feb.6 (GMM/Inautonews.com) FIA president Jean Todt remains an almost ever-present figure in Grenoble.

It is there, almost 600 kilometres from Todt’s Paris office, that the great Michael Schumacher – one of the former Ferrari boss’ closest friends – lies grievously injured after a late December skiing fall.

Ever since Schumacher’s coma began just after Christmas, the diminutive 67-year-old Todt has fought through the crowds of reporters in order to be with the German.

He is one of very few Schumacher friends that has been welcomed to Grenoble by the sorrowful family.

Indeed, the mutual admiration is obvious on the wall of Todt’s office, where only one photo is present — featuring his wife Michelle Yeoh, his son Nicolas, and seven time world champion Schumacher.

Now more than a week ago, doctors began to try to wake the 45-year-old from his long coma.

“Michael and his family are very close friends of mine,” Todt told the German newspaper Die Welt.

“He is an important part of my life. And now he is seriously injured.”

Frenchman Todt said he has tried to give the Schumacher family “every conceivable type of assistance” during these most trying of weeks.

“Often that is just to be there for them,” he explained.

Regularly, Todt has made the almost 600 kilometre journey to Grenoble, just to be with his unconscious friend and his family.

“I think he would do it for me, if I had an accident like that,” he said. “I am sure Michael would be here for me.”

by Mircea Serafim (my Google+) - Thursday, February 6th, 2014 - filed under Motorsport. Image credit: .
Linked In Share
Related Articles


Discuss: Todt vows to ‘be there’ for friend Schumacher

Leave a Reply



















Inautonews Facebook PageInautonews RSS FeedInautonews TwitterInautonews Youtube Channel

Sign up to receive our email newsletter on your email. It's safe. No spam!

UK: Car output down 2.7 percent in February
UK: Car output down 2.7 percent in FebruaryUK car production remained just behind 2013 levels, slipping 2.7 percent in February to 133,730 units, the Society of Motor ...
BMW plans to build 100,000 electric cars a year by 2020
BMW plans to build 100,000 electric cars a year by 2020BMW, the largest premium carmaker in the world plans to build 100,000 electric vehicles a year, chairman of the board of ...
Rivals begin chase to catch Mercedes
Rivals begin chase to catch MercedesMar.20 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Given Mercedes' dominance in Australia, the German marque's rivals have now begun their ...
McLaren chimes in on Red Bull fuel controversy
McLaren chimes in on Red Bull fuel controversyMar.20 (GMM/Inautonews.com) McLaren has chimed in on the fuel flow controversy. After Daniel Ricciardo was disqualified in ...
Williams still second best after Mercedes
Williams still second best after MercedesMar.20 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Williams remains one of the top favourites in 2014, despite the events in Melbourne. Piloted by ...
New F1 to struggle in Malaysian heat
New F1 to struggle in Malaysian heatMar.20 (GMM/Inautonews.com) 'Cooling' will be the buzzword in Malaysia, according to Mercedes. The German marque dominated in ...
F1 cannot just turn up the volume – Lauda
F1 cannot just turn up the volume – LaudaMar.20 (GMM/Inautonews.com) It is "absurd" to suggest formula one should urgently turn up the volume of the new turbo V6 ...
Briatore, Rossi dislike ‘new’ F1 era
Briatore, Rossi dislike ‘new’ F1 eraMar.20 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Former team boss Flavio Briatore has slammed the new face of formula one. The 63-year-old Italian, ...
De la Rosa wants to step down as GPDA chief
De la Rosa wants to step down as GPDA chiefMar.20 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Pedro de la Rosa wants to step down as president of the F1 drivers' association, the GPDA. Speed ...
Largest collection of James Bond cars on sale for $33 million
Largest collection of James Bond cars on sale for $33 millionThe largest collection of cars that appeared in James Bond movies is up for sale for $33 million. The Dezer Auto Collection ...
EU antitrust watchdog fines Schaeffler, SKF and three others $1.3 billion
EU antitrust watchdog fines Schaeffler, SKF and three others $1.3 billionGerman engineering group Schaeffler, Sweden’s SKF and three Japanese car parts makers were fined a total €953.3 million ($1.3 ...
BMW’s finance boss says Crimean crisis can affect the company’s Russian business
BMW’s finance boss says Crimean crisis can affect the company’s Russian businessBMW finance chief said the carmaker’s outlook in Russia, one of its fastest growing markets, could be jeopardized if the crisis ...
No new driver era in F1 – Hamilton
No new driver era in F1 – HamiltonJan.19 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Lewis Hamilton has baulked at claims a new guard is sweeping into power in formula one. After the ...
Rosberg likes taste of Vettel-esque dominance
Rosberg likes taste of Vettel-esque dominanceMar.19 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Nico Rosberg on Wednesday vowed not to get ahead of himself, despite admitting he likes the taste of ...
Bentley announce record profit for 2013, plans 50 percent boost by 2018
Bentley announce record profit for 2013, plans 50 percent boost by 2018Bentley Motors Ltd., Volkswagen AG’s U.K. luxury unit, on Wednesday announced record profit of 167.7 million euros (£139.7) up ...
Read more automotive news


2013 Frankfurt Motor Show Live Images

UK Car production February 2014
Spied-Fiat Ducato Facelift 001
Spied-Mercedes C63 AMG 001
bentley-official-suv
Spied-BMW M4 Cabrio 001
Spied-Audi R8 001
ferrari f12 berlinetta gumball 3000 2014 1
pagani huayra orange hong kong 1
bmw m4 motogp safety car 1
Porsche-Cayman-GTS-05
mercedes-benz a45 amg posaidon tuning 1
Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG Coupe 1

More automotive from inautonews
UK car production remained just behind 2013 levels, slipping 2.7 percent in February to 133,730 units, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) announced on Thursday. On the same time, SMMT said output levels for 2014-to-date was also down by 1.4 percent at 262,645 units. However ...
read more
Inautonews Editors Section
Test Drive: Renault Captur 0.9 – TCe 90 – fast review
Test Drive: Renault Captur 0.9 – TCe 90 – fast review After we’ve tested almost all Renault Captur models, we decided to check out the 3-cylinder engine - 898 cc 66kw (90 hp) model. Why we’ve ...
Test Drive Fiat 500L Living – Review
Test Drive Fiat 500L Living – Review Who ever thought in 2007, when Fiat unveiled the new 500 citycar that the Italian automaker will ever build a seven-seater 500 model. Clearly, ...
Test Drive Fiat 500L Trekking – Review
Test Drive Fiat 500L Trekking – Review Fiat had a great success back in the 60’s with the 500 model. It was cheap, practical and equipped with a 479 cmc petrol engine – that’s why ...

Editors Section
Inautonews Editors Section
2011 Safest Cars [Video] 2011 IIHS Safest Cars [Video] 2011 EuroNCAP Safest Cars 2010 Safest Cars [Video] 2009 safest cars Euro NCAP

Latest in Safety Recall roundup: Volkswagen Passat for headlight problemsVolkswagen has recently announced a recall for the Passat because of a problem spotted with its ... Recall roundup: Cadillac XTSThe North American based automaker Cadillac has recently announced a recall for certain XTS luxury ...
Safety Section