Ecclestone reckons Michael Schumacher will recover

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Words: Nile Bijoux
11 Jun 2019

Bernie Ecclestone expressed a positive outlook on Michael Schumacher’s situation at the release of a new documentary about the F1 legend, saying: "He is not with us at the moment. But when he is better, he will answer all the questions.”

Ecclestone made the comment at the launch of ‘Schumacher’ which takes a look at the life and career of the racer, as well as the fateful skiing accident in 2013.

Schumacher raced in F1 for 21 years, winning seven championships, famously for Ferrari with the then-dominant F2002. He retired after the 2012 season, with 91 wins to his name, 155 podiums, 77 fastest laps and 68 pole positions.

A year later, Schumacher suffered a serious head injury while skiing in an unsecured area in the French Alps, which left him in a medically-induced coma.

Several months later he was moved into a rehabilitation ward and regained consciousness by June 2013. To date, it’s unclear what Schumacher’s condition actually is. However, Ecclestone’s comment should at least offer fans some hope that the F1 legend will recover someday.

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