Michael Schumacher’s former manager has been blasting the Schumacher family for allegedly “lying” about the aftermath of the F1 legend’s skiing accident in 2013.
Publicly, all that is known is that the former World Champion was placed into a medically induced coma for six months and hasn’t been seen by the public since.
Will Weber, the man who first signed Schumacher to his Formula 3 team back in the 80s, told Gazetto dello Sport that the family had been lying to him about Michael’s condition and continue to do so.
“It was a huge pain for me,” said Weber. “I tried hundreds of times to contact [his wife] Corinna and she didn’t answer. I called Jean Todt to ask him if I should go to the hospital and he told me to wait – it’s too early.
“I called the next day and no one answered. I didn’t expect behaviour like that and I’m still angry about it. They kept me out, telling me it’s too early, well now it’s too late. It’s been nine years. Maybe they should just say it the way it is.
I could understand the situation initially as I always did everything I could for Michael to protect his private life. But since then we have only heard lies from them. Years after the accident, I said to myself to just look out for the family as I couldn’t change things. He was like a son to me. Even today it hurts me to talk about it.”
Michael Schumacher hit his head on a rock while he was skiing with his son, Mick, in 2013. He was wearing a helmet but the accident still caused a severe brain injury that saw Schumacher losing consciousness for six months. We do not know his current condition.
Mick Schumacher is currently in F1 racing for Haas. He scored his first points in Silverstone and has continued to improve his performance since.
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