Luca Cordero di Montezemolo, former Chairman of both Ferrari and Fiat, has recently said that he believes Michael Schumacher will soon recover from the brain injury he suffered in December 2013 after falling on a ski slope above Meribel in the French Alps, as reported by the Italian national sports newspaper Corriere dello Sport:
“I know his strength, I dream that he will soon be back with us once again.” – the Italian businessman is quoted as saying. Luca di Montezemolo oversaw Michael Schumacher’s unprecedented success in Formula 1 with Scuderia Ferrari and has developed a close friendship with the former German driver during the 11 years Michael has been with the Maranello team. Montezemolo’s comments will come as very good news to the millions of concerned fans as he hinted the Scuderia Ferrari legend could “soon” make important progress, after a long recovery process which has unfortunately been very slow due to the severe traumatic brain injury. The former Ferrari president also revealed that he always wears the watch given to him by Schumacher, which makes him remember the champion every time he wears it.
After the accident, doctors removed blood clots from his brain and he was placed in a drug-induced coma. He later came out of the coma and was transferred from hospital to his palatial home in Geneva. Since then, updates on Michael Schumacher’s recovery have been few and far between, with his family keeping his health status a closely guarded secret as he remains at home and requires 24-hour medical attention. The latest news and information fans had to bring them hope came from a closed court hearing following claims the Formula 1 champion could walk again. However, his lawyer, Felix Damm, strongly denied the claim and explained that the seven-time Formula One world champion is unable to stand without the support of therapists.