FIA President Jean Todt says Michael Schumacher is 'still fighting' the battle against his injuries, almost two years after the skiing accident that left him with damage to the brain.
The 46 year-old was seriously injured in a skiing accident in the French Alps in December 2013. After several months in hospital, he has been continuing his rehabilitation at home, though his exact condition has never been officially communicated.
Indeed, with his family and management maintaining privacy, relatively little is known about Schumacher's condition today.
However, Todt – who enjoyed immense success with Schumacher as his Ferrari team principal – says he visits Schumacher and his family regularly, revealing he is 'still fighting' the serious injuries that are believed to have left him confined to a wheelchair.
"Michael is a close friend, his family is very close to me, I am very close to them as well,” Todt said. “I see Michael very often, and Michael is still fighting. We must keep him fighting for the family."
"It was interesting last week after Lewis was world champion for the third time. You saw the figures (number of titles). I was very proud of what Michael did, and you tend to forget what Michael did.”