Ross Brawn is explaining some of his recent statements. The former Ferrari Formula One principal commented on the health condition of F1 racing legend Michael Schumacher.
The Formula One champion had an accident during a family skiing holiday in the French alps in 2013. He was placed in a medically induced coma, having suffered a traumatic brain injury. His coma lasted for six months from December 29, 2013 until June 16, 2014. His family relocated him to his home where he continues to receive medical treatment and rehabilitation privately.
Last September, Schumacher’s lawyer Felix Damm told a court that his client is still unable to stand without assistance. In a report made by The Independent, Schumacher’s family filed a lawsuit against a German news outlet. The outlet claims that the F1 racing legend had begun taking his first steps.
Rumors about his recovery are still swirling up to this day due to the lack of updates. The family’s insistence on taking it privately made the media turn to Brawn as the only credible source of news. Brawn, being a family friend and former boss of Schumacher, is one of the few people still “in” into the former Ferrari driver’s inner circle.
The media recently quoted him saying that Michael Schumacher is showing “encouraging signs.” He said that it was not what he meant. The only comment he has on the German former racer is that he is “extremely hopeful” about his recovery.
“I was quoted as saying he’s improving, and it was not what I really meant,” Brawn said via an interview with The Guardian. “The family are conducting his convalescence in private, and I need to respect that. So I don’t want to comment on his condition beyond saying we’re extremely hopeful we’ll see Michael as we knew him at some point in the future.”
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