One of Michael Schumacher’s former team bosses has encouraged the multiple world champion’s family to tell his fans more about his condition following his 2013 ski crash.
Little is known about the 50-year-old’s recovery and treatment since he suffered head injuries in a skiing crash in December 2013.
Nick Fry, who was CEO at Mercedes when Schumacher raced at the team between 2010 and 2012, questioned the family’s decision to limit information about his condition in a forthcoming book.
“Corinna [Schumacher’s wife] and the family have kept a very tight control on information about his condition which, I think, is a pity,” said Fry.
“There are millions of people out there who have a genuine affection for Michael, and that’s not just his fans in Germany or fans of Mercedes-Benz. Because of what he achieved. people would like to know about his condition; they are inquisitive and they genuinely feel for him.”
“From what I understand, Michael family has been able to give him the best treatment that money can buy in a specially constructed facility at the family home in Switzerland, where he is looked after by a dedicated team around the clock,” he said.
“I am sure that techniques and therapies have been developed and tried there over the last few years that may well help others. This could be treatment or approaches that worked as well as ideas that don’t.
“It would be helpful for his family to share how they have dealt with this challenge because there are lots of people in a similar situation who would probably find it beneficial to have that first-hand experience.”
“Survive. Drive. Win.” by Nick Fry and Ed Gorman will be published by Atlantic Books on October 3rd.
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