Michael Schumacher update with F1 icon 'still a great supporter of his children' amid health battle

Michael Schumacher update with F1 icon 'still a great supporter of his children' amid health battle
Jack Otway

By Jack Otway

Published: 08/11/2023

- 15:51

The F1 icon hasn't been seen in public for nearly a decade

Michael Schumacher is still a great supporter of his children despite his tragic skiing accident in 2013.

That's according to former F1 driver Timo Glock, who is in touch with the German's son, Mick.

Schumacher is considered one of the best F1 drivers of all time, having won seven titles during his prime years in the sport.

But fans have had to be patient for a decade after his devastating skiing accident in 2013.

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Michael Schumacher's son Mick is hoping to forge a name for himself in F1


Schumacher was skiing in the French Alps when he veered off course and hit his head on a rock.

The German sustained serious injuries and has lived away from the spotlight in the time since.

And Glock has claimed Schumacher remains a big supporter of his children, at a time when son Mick is hoping to establish himself in Formula One.

Speaking to LuckyBlock.com, he said: "I keep in contact with Mick Schumacher as he and I get along well.

"I've also known other members of his family for a very long time, but I try not to impose on their privacy.

"I respect their right to be private, and I don't discuss Michael's condition with them.

"I think Michael would have supported his son, Mick, in his career and he would've shown him around those F1 tracks!

"He was, and still is, a great supporter of his children, and he's still a great ambassador of the sport."

Glock also said that Schumacher is the greatest driver of all time.

However, he does see similarities between the 54-year-old and Red Bull's Max Verstappen - who has won a huge 17 races this season.

"Michael kept himself to himself on the track, and he didn't open up too much," he said.

"It was, however, the opposite away from the track. He was very open, super friendly, and a really nice guy.

"People thought he wasn't! I think that's due to how straightforward he was on the racetrack.

"He was the complete opposite away from his work.

"Micheal Schumacher is the greatest driver ever as far as I'm concerned. He was my hero.

"There are different icons of F1 from different eras - we had Ayrton Senna, and then Michael came along and changed the game.

"For me, he's a hero and he was so influential as I was growing up."

On Verstappen, he continued: "There's no doubt that Max is one of the greatest drivers out there.

"The question will be how good the package is in the future.

"Max is capable of becoming one of the greatest ever in terms of numbers, and he's young enough to eclipse every record out there.


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Michael Schumacher is one of the best drivers in F1 history amid health battle


"This has been one of the most impressive seasons ever! Look at how he's dominated and how he's made no mistakes. He's very, very impressive.

"It's hard to say who would win between Verstappen and Schumacher! I try not to compare drivers from different eras.

"Michael was at the top of the game in his day, just as Max is now.

"I'd say they're equal in terms of talent and you can compare them well.

"Michael dominated the sport just as Max is now, and they both keep themselves motivated throughout the year.

"They're so detail-oriented in every department! "It would come down to how they perform on the day, but I'd say they're equals!"

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