Fans of Michael Schumacher can now get the latest update about the Formula One legend’s condition as he has recently joined social media while a former Ferrari technical head has said that he is making ‘encouraging signs’ in his recovery from a serious skiing accident.
Ross Brawn said that there had been a lot of false speculations about the seven-time Formula One World Champion and that the Schumacher family made the decision long ago to keep private about the former racer’s condition.
The British engineer, a former Mercedes team sporting director, is very close to the family as he is one of the few people who really get in touch with them, according to Fox Sports.
“There are encouraging signs and we are all praying every day that we see more of them Brawn said in an interview with BBC. “So it is difficult for me to say very much and respect the family’s privacy. All I would say is there is a lot of speculation about Michael’s condition. Most of it’s wrong and we just pray and hope every day that we continue to see some progress and that one day we can see Michael out and about and recovered from his terrible injuries.”
Meanwhile, four years after Schumacher’s definitive withdrawal from Formula One, the social media of the German racing legend became live on Sunday. “Welcome to Michael’s Paddock,” is the greeting that fans will see on the profile of Schumacher’s Instagram and Facebook accounts.
The accounts are reportedly being looked after by Sabine Kehm, Schumacher’s manager and could be portals for news about his condition and other important announcements.
After the serious skiing accident that Schumacher suffered in 2013, both close friends and family have issued limited news about his health and the only information available has come from people who he have worked with.
And now, Schumacher has been out of touch with the public for some years and the secrecy surrounding his condition has become absolute. So, it has come as a surprise that his family and manager decided to expose him in the manner that they have.
Perhaps the Formula One legend is really making his way to recovery as his family and friends decided to sign him up on social media. Whatever the reason may be, racing and ordinary fans alike will now be able to follow Schumacher on Instagram and Facebook.
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