Schumacher family issues rare statement
The family of injured Formula 1 icon, Michael Schumacher, has announced its support for a new charity inspired by the champion.
While the Schumacher family has refused to comment on Michael’s health, a statement from manager, Sabine Kehm, is the second public comment in six months.
The release announces the family's involvement in and endorsement of a special charity poster celebrating the German racer's legendary career.
Released through the Keep Fighting charity organisation and via the Zoom online store, the poster will raise funds for the Never Give Up charity in Germany.
"We are delighted to be partnering with Zoom to raise money for the Keep Fighting Foundation," Kehm said.
"This is a stunning way to celebrate Michael's iconic career and, by the way, a very beautiful poster."
Kehm added that the release of the poster does not reflect any change in Schumacher’s ongoing recovery from a head injury. The F1 legend was placed into an induced coma back in 2013 following a skiing accident.
The poster will depict Schumacher on his way to victory in the 2000 world championship, his first title with Ferrari and third overall. It will be A2 in size and retail for $NZ36.