The racing driver racked up an impressive Formula One career before his devastating skiing accident in 2013. Mr Schumacher won seven drivers’ World Championship titles between 1994 and 2004 for the Benetton and Ferrari teams and also set a record that was then equalled by Lewis Hamilton last year. He has not been seen in public during his recovery, but is still regularly visited by friends, family and former colleagues.
FIA president and former Ferrari boss Jean Todt said he has kept his close relationship with Mr Schumacher by sharing “so many experiences” his family following the accident.
He told Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera: “I see Michael at least twice a month.
“I do not leave him alone. Him, Corinna, the family – we have had so many experiences together.
“The beauty of what we experienced is part of us and it continues.”
Mr Todt also spoke about the racer’s son Mick Schumacher, who is forging his own racing career like his father.
He described him as “humble and polite”, before adding “even if, for now, his ambitions are limited by an uncompetitive car.”
Mr Schumacher’s life changed forever on December 29, 2013, when he is understood to have hit his head on a rock while skiing with Mick, who was then 14-years-old.
He reportedly fell while going down a slope on an unsecured off-piste area down the Combe de Saulire above Meribel in the French Alps.
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Later in September, Mr Schumacher was able to go home to recover in private.
His wife previously said she has a “desire to keep his health a secret”.
But she added her husband is in the “best hands” in a brief update on his health.
Corinna told Mercedes magazine: “He is in the best of hands right now and we are doing everything we can to help him. You can be sure.
“Try to understand that we follow Michael’s desire to keep his health a secret.”
Earlier this year, it was also revealed a documentary called Schumacher has been made by German filmmakers Michael Wech and Hanns-Bruno Kammertons.
It will feature private recordings the family has approved, including interviews with Corinna, father Rolf and children Gina-Maria and Mick.
Sabine Kehm, the spokesperson for the Schumacher family, said: “The film portrays Michael’s impressive career, but also many of the facets of the complex man.
“The merciless and daring Formula 1 driver, the ambitious athlete, the accomplished mechanic with a unique technical flair, the reliable team player and loving family man.”
The release date is not confirmed due to the Covid pandemic, with director and producer of the documentary Vanessa Nöcker calling for “patience”.