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Michael Schumacher 'still fighting' says former Ferrari boss as F1 legend inducted into Hall of Fame

Mirror logo Mirror 2017-12-06 Steve Robson

a man holding a snow covered mountain © Provided by Trinity Mirror Shared Services Limited Michael Schumacher is "still fighting" four years after his devastating ski crash, former Ferrari boss Jean Todt has said.

The F1 legend suffered serious head injuries after the accident in the French Alps in 2013.

On Monday, seven-time Championship winner Schumacher was inducted into the Hall of Fame.

Close friend Mr Todt said his absence was felt by everyone attending the ceremony in Paris.

Schumacher's long-time manager Sabine Kehm who collected the award on his behalf.

"We miss Michael. He's there, still fighting," Mr Todt said.

"I'm happy to have Sabine here, to run the family business."

"I wanted [his son] Mick to come tonight but he's doing some testing in Spain and [wife] Corinna is in the States.

"A fight is going on. Michael is someone very special, someone special for motorsport.

"He's special to me, he's a friend."

person in a suit and tie: Credits: AFP © Provided by Trinity Mirror Shared Services Limited Credits: AFP Schumacher hit his head on a rock while skiing with his 14-year-old son and was put into an induced coma.

He continues to receive treatment in Switzerland but details of his condition have been kept a tightly-guarded secret ever since.

Ms Kehm added: "We all know that Michael should be here, and I'm sure he would have loved to.

a person posing for the camera: Credits: Daily Mirror © Provided by Trinity Mirror Shared Services Limited Credits: Daily Mirror “He always had the utmost respect for everyone in this round, he would be very honoured.

“What made Michael so special, what made him so successful, that was the love of the sport.

“And that connects him with everyone here. "


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