F1 news: Michael Schumacher watched Lewis Hamilton win Brazilian Grand Prix

Michael Schumacher’s former Ferrari boss has revealed the F1 hero watched Lewis Hamilton win the 2018 Brazilian Grand Prix at his home in Switzerland. Jean Todt, 72, now FIA President, is among the few people to have access to Schumacher since he was critically injured while skiing in the French Alps five years ago.

Schumacher, 49, was critically injured on December 29, 2013, while skiing with his son Mick in Meribel.

The sporting icon was placed in a medically-induced coma and reportedly received £115k-a-week care at a special medical facility at his Lake Geneva home.

He still needs round the clock care and is only visited by a select few, including Todt, who served as CEO of Ferrari during Schumacher’s period of dominance.

Todt has now revealed he travelled Schumacher’s house in Gland, Switzerland, to watch Lewis Hamilton clinch the Brazilian Grand Prix ahead of Max Verstappen and Kimi Raikkonen.

In an interview with Germany’s Auto-Bild, Todt said: “Actually, I’m always careful when I say something. But it’s true, I watched the Brazilian Grand Prix in Switzerland with Michael.”

Jean Todt was Ferrari CEO during Michael Schumacher’s record-breaking spell.Jean Todt was Ferrari CEO during Michael Schumacher’s record-breaking spell.Source: News Limited

The Frenchman was the manager of the Ferrari team when Schumacher claimed five consecutive championships from 2000 to 2004 when the two became close friends.

Todt has previously claimed he will always stand by the F1 hero and revealed he visits him twice a month.

“Pictures of him hang everywhere in my offices and apartments. The time with Michael will always be remembered as the best of my life.”

This article originally appeared on The Sun

Source: Fox News