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Michael Schumacher’s Former Boss Says Latest News Is “Not Good”

Luca di Montezemolo, Schumacher's former boss at Ferrari, has given a worrying update on the German's state, following the head injury he sustained in 2013

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Image source: Mercedes AMG Petronas
Image source: Mercedes AMG Petronas

Seven-time F1 world champion Michael Schumacher is continuing to recover from severe head injuries he sustained in a skiing accident in December 2013, however his former Ferrari boss Luca di Montezemolo told reporters in Italy on Thursday that the latest update on his condition is “not good”.

Schumacher is still receiving intensive treatment at his house in Switzerland following the accident, which happened just over two years ago in the French Alps.

Image source: Scuderia Ferrari
Image source: Scuderia Ferrari

Di Montezemolo (pictured above with Jean Todt) said:

“I have news and unfortunately it is not good. Life is strange. He was a fantastic driver and only had one accident with Ferrari in 1999.”

Todt, president of the FIA, said in November he is “still fighting”. While di Montezemolo and Schumacher worked together for many years at Ferrari, it is difficult to judge the context of his comments and he refused to elaborate on them.

Michael Schumacher’s Former Boss Says Latest News Is “Not Good” - Formula 1

Schumacher’s manager Sabine Kehm is the only person responsible for giving official updates on Schumacher’s health, and she refused to comment on di Montezemolo’s quotes when contacted by various news outlets.

The latest statement from Kehm was in May 2015, saying he was “making progress”, but that people “must always keep the seriousness of his injuries in mind”.