Jean Todt Admits He Has Asked the Pope to Pray for Michael Schumacher

Michael Schumacher has millions of fans around the globe who can't wait for news about his condition to come up. The latest one arrives from Jean Todt, who has recently said that it's very painful to see his good friend's current situation.
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FIA's President admitted that the last years were rather difficult mostly because of Michael's unfortunate incident and, most recently, Jules Bianchi's death. Todt's son, Nicholas, used to be Bianchi's manager.

The French driver died ten months after having a massive accident in the 2014 Japanese Grand Prix, due to severe brain injuries.

"I will not compare them. I knew Jules through my son [...] It is terrible to lose someone in an accident. For Michael, it is different because he was like my family. When you have someone who is family, who is very close, when they are injured it is painful, and you have to be with them," Todt commented.

He also revealed he met Pope Francis recently and asked him to pray for the seven-time F1 World Champion, who is still recovering at his home in Switzerland after his skiing accident in December 2013, as Motorsport reports.

Very little is known about Michael Schumacher's current condition, as his family chose to give almost no information about him.

Nevertheless, hope came at the end of 2015 when a German magazine claimed that the German driver had made a dramatic recovery and was now able to walk again. Sabine Khem, Schumi's manager, denied the rumor and accused the magazine of raising false hopes.

According to earlier reports, he is still paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair, has memory problems and cannot speak.

Michael Schumacher made his Formula 1 debut in 1991 with the Jordan-Ford team. Throughout his career, he raced for Benetton-Ford, Ferrari, and Mercedes-AMG. Having won seven World-Champion titles and setting a lot of other records, the German is regarded as one of the greatest Formula 1 drivers of all time.


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