Todt remains at Schumacher’s bedside in Grenoble

Michael Schumacher with Jean Todt

Michael Schumacher with Jean Todt

FIA president and former Ferrari boss Jean Todt has returned to the Grenoble Hospital bedside of his friend Michael Schumacher.

The seven time World Champion has been in a coma for almost a full month, raising some doubt as to whether he will ever recover from his late December skiing accident.

Blick newspaper reports that journalists, particularly those in Germany, have been warned away from that sort of speculation with a letter from lawyers representing the great German’s family.

In the meantime, Bild am Sonntag newspaper quoted manager Sabine Kehm as saying Schumacher’s wife Corinna only wants the 45-year-old closest friends to be around him.

One of the closest of all is 67-year-old Frenchman Todt, who today heads Formula 1’s governing body.

“Michael and Jean formed a deep and respectful friendship during their time at Ferrari,” triple World Champion and noted former Ferrari driver Niki lauda said.

“That he is at his side now is very important,” he added. (GMM)

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  • sarahsdadjeff

    I just don’t know what to think. What I will do our behave. If I had the resources I too would be closer to Michael.Lots and lots of friends are with him from around the globe.Forza Michael Schumacher. My prayers are with you my brother.

  • Richard brooks

    I am praying for your recovery MIchael, keep fighting as we all know that you can.

  • LotusFan

    Godspeed to Michael from all F1 fans. Really hope he makes a good recovery and is back on his feet for the sake of his family more than anybody else

  • It means they are saying their goodbyes to him

    There is no other way to look at this. They are there to say goodbye to him before he passes away. Schumacher’s condition has not changed from critical and the most current testing has determined that once removed from the coma the likely hood for survival let alone recovery are remote at best.

    It is time to accept that Schumacher is about to leave this world.