April 15, 2024

Schumacher’s moving testimony

I just miss my friend. Ten years after Michael Schumacher’s terrible skiing accident on December 29, 2013, Sebastian Vettel spoke to German radio station RTL about his relationship with the Red Baron, whose exact state of health is still kept secret by those close to him. It’s a moving account from the man who had sometimes been tipped as the successor to the seven-time F1 wo…

I just miss my friend. Ten years after Michael Schumacher’s terrible skiing accident on December 29, 2013, Sebastian Vettel spoke to German radio station RTL about his relationship with the Red Baron, whose exact state of health is still kept secret by those close to him. It’s a moving account from the man who had sometimes been tipped as the successor to the seven-time F1 world champion.

It’s always very difficult to accept that he’s not well, and that he has to fight. Of course, I wish him all the best, says the 36-year-old German driver, who has been retired from the paddocks since 2022, recalling in particular the last discussion he had with Schumi, his idol turned friend. The first thing that comes to mind is of course the last conversation we had (before his accident). It couldn’t have been more beautiful. I told him I was going to be a father.

He would havet been so important in recent years…

We talked about what lay ahead, he continues. He would have been so important in recent years. I would have had so many questions and he certainly could have provided answers or inspired me. Long in a coma after his accident in Meribel, the former Ferrari driver is no longer the Michael we knew in F1, according to former Scuderia director Jean Todt, interviewed in L’Equipe. He can no longer walk or talk normally.