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Michael Schumacher: Former F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone suggests full recovery for Schumacher is possible

 

Fans from all over the world have flocked to the Ferrari Museum in Maranello to see the “Michael 50” exhibition for the renowned Formula 1 driver.

Former F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone has suggested a full recovery for Michael Schumacher remains possible.

Ecclestone has reportedly made the statement in a new documentary on the German F1 legend that is simply titled ‘Schumacher’.

Little has been seen or revealed of Schumacher, 50, since a skiing accident in the French Alps back in December 2013 that reportedly left the seven-time F1 world champion with brain damage.

Since the accident, the Schumacher family has kept his health status shrouded in secrecy.

But almost five and a half years on from the life-changing skiing accident, Ecclestone continues to believe the F1 champion will make a full recovery.

Former F1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone still believes Michael Schumacher will make a full recovery.
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Former F1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone still believes Michael Schumacher will make a full recovery.

But Ecclestone’s statement in the ‘Schumacher’ trailer – that has been sighted by German media this week – is murky and suggests the German sporting star may still currently be gravely ill.

Ecclestone reportedly said: “He is not with us at this moment. But when he is better, he will answer all the questions,” The Mirror reported.

‘Schumacher’ has reportedly been produced with the support of the stricken star’s wife Corinna and wider family – including F2 driver and son of the F1 great Mick Schumacher.

Michael Schumacher's wife Corinna is understood to have been supportive of the new documentary.
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Michael Schumacher’s wife Corinna is understood to have been supportive of the new documentary.

It is said to feature exclusive interviews with family members and close friends.

‘Schumacher’ reportedly details the skiing accident of December 2013 and his history-making racing career – that saw him win seven F1 championships – and his unique life.

Michael Schumacher's son Mick Schumacher, who races in F2, is just one step away from F1.
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Michael Schumacher’s son Mick Schumacher, who races in F2, is just one step away from F1.

The documentary is set to be released in early December in German-speaking countries.

The Mirror reported the rights for foreign countries had not yet been sold.

Source: Stuff NZ