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The former manager of Formula 1 legend Michael Schumacher has accused the family of lying about the former driver’s health.

Sports 0 views 19 seconds ago On December 29, 2013, seven-time champion Michael Schumacher was involved in a serious skiing accident in Meribel, France’s Alps. Little is known about the German’s health since then. In an interview, Willy Weber, his former manager who accompanied him throughout his successful career, did not spare the ex-family pilot’s from what he called lies and hiding the truth. – They kept me out, saying it was too soon, but it’s now too late. It’s been nine years. Maybe they should just say how they feel. I initially understood the situation because I had always done everything I could to ensure Michael’s privacy. But we’ve only heard lies from them since then, according to the businessman, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport. Michael Schumacher with his Ferrari manager Willi Weber – Photo: Getty Images Schumacher was in a coma after hitting his head on the rocks in the accident and had to undergo several surgeries. The German was in a coma for six months before waking up in June 2013, when he was transferred from Grenoble to a hospital in Vaud, Switzerland. Schumi was returned to his family in September of the following year, where he is monitored 24 hours a day. There hasn’t been much official news since then. Years after the accident, I told myself that all I could do was take care of my family because I couldn’t change anything. To me, he was like a son. It still hurts to talk about it today; it was excruciatingly painful for me. I tried hundreds of times to contact Corinna (Michael’s wife), but she never responded. I called Jean Todt (President of the International Automobile Federation) to ask if I should go to the hospital and she told me to wait, it’s too early. When I called the next day, no one answered. “I didn’t expect such behavior, and I’m still angry about it,” Willi added. Following the Zhou crash, the FIA is debating F1 safety in 2023. RBR sees Mercedes as strong, but is cautiously optimistic about Ferrari’s failures. Michael Schumacher in 1993 with then-businessman Willi Weber – Getty Images The former pilot’s health was last updated publicly in 2021, when neurologist Erich Riederer spoke in public. – I believe he is in a vegetative state, which means he is awake but unresponsive. He can probably sit up and take small steps with assistance, but nothing else. I believe it is best for him. Is it possible to see him as he was before the accident? I really don’t think so,” Erich said at the time. a seven-time champion Michael Schumacher raced in Formula 1 between 1991 and 2006 for Ferrari and, later, between 2010 and 2012, driving for Mercedes. He is one of the biggest names in motorsport history with 91 wins and seven world titles in F1, an all-time record for triumphs until Lewis Hamilton broke his mark in 2020. Willi Weber, Michael Schumacher and his wife Corinna in 2001 — Photo: Getty Images Mick, one of Michael’s sons, follows in his father’s footsteps in Formula 1. Driving the Haas car since the 2021 season, the 23-year-old was champion in Formula 2 in 2020. At the 2022 British GP, the youngster driver won his first points by finishing 8th, after starting in 19th position at the Silverstone Circuit. Earlier this year, Mick himself congratulated his father – who turned 53 – and thanked him for being his career inspiration. Check the F1 standings Info and timetable – F1 French GP — Photo: Infoesporte Check Also