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Mercedes have supported Schumacher since his accident.

Ross Brawn: Michael Schumacher’s Formula One legacy lives on

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It is three years to the day since a freak skiing accident left Michael Schumacher with serious head injuries, for which he still continues to receive specialist treatment at his home in Switzerland.

The seven-time world champion has in the past been credited with helping to lay the foundations for Mercedes’ success in recent years, having made the shock decision to come out of retirement to drive for the team in 2010.

Mercedes have now won three consecutive constructors’ titles, as well as three driver's championships.

Nico Rosberg took victory in 2016 before announcing his retirement, with Englishman Lewis Hamilton taking home the title in 2014 and 2015 respectively.

Ross Brawn, who was with Schumacher at Benetton and Ferrari, where he won his titles, told CNN: “Michael, for sure, contributed to the organisation and structure that has gone on to achieve success at Mercedes.

"He helped create the success we had at Ferrari and he continued that approach at Mercedes.

“With his knowledge and maturity, sitting with a group of aerodynamicists or vehicle dynamists or tyre people and explaining what was needed was invaluable.

"He was instrumental in creating the systems that contribute to the success that Mercedes has today.”

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Brawn also spoke about Schumacher’s son Mick, who finished as runner-up in the Italian and German Formula 4 championships with the Prema Powerteam.

He said "Mick is a lovely guy. I see Corinna and Mick periodically and we've chatted. I've taken an interest in his career and I'm a sounding board if they want any advice.

“When Mick was doing Formula 4 there was some discussion about what teams he should go with. But I wouldn't make any claim to have made any sizable contribution, apart from supporting when they need it."

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