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Michael Schumacher.

Michael Schumacher watched Lewis Hamilton win the Brazilian GP with former head of Ferrari

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German Formula1 star Michael Schumacher remains a fan favourite for many around the world, even after the 49-year-old's retirement from the sport.

Five years ago, Schumacher sustained a very serious brain injury whilst skiing in the French Alps with his 14-year-old son Mick, who has since gone on to create a career of his own in the sport.

The German racer was placed in a medially-induced coma to regulate his body as much as possible and limit the damage done to his brain.

Taking the safe protocols, Schumacher was wearing a helmet at the time of the incident and likely would have suffered a more serious fate had he not been wearing one.

In September 2016, three years after his accident, the general public was given their last real bit of information regarding Schumacher and his condition after his accident.

Felix Damm, Schumacher's lawyer, responded to false statements and claimed that his client was completely unable to walk.

Since then it has been a very dry stream of information and much of the public has been left in the dark over his medical condition.

Two years since that last update from his lawyer, we now hear from his old owner during his racing days with Ferrari.

Ex-owner Jean Todt, 72, now FIA president watched the Brazilian Grand Prix with Schumacher in his home in Switzerland as Lewis Hamilton claimed victory in the event.

F1 Grand Prix of Brazil

In an interview with Germany's Auto-Bild, Todt said: "Actually, I'm always careful when I say something. But it's true, I watched the Brazilian Grand Prix in Switzerland with Michael."

The Frenchman was the manager of the Ferrari team when Schumacher claimed five consecutive championships from 2000 to 2004 when the two became close friends.

Todt has previously claimed he will always stand by the F1 hero and revealed he visits him twice a month.

"Pictures of him hang everywhere in my offices and apartments. The time with Michael will always be remembered as the best of my life."

German Ferrari driver Michael Schumacher

We have not heard much regarding his specific medical condition, but he seems relatively healthy and receives constant visits from important people in his life. 

It has been a very long road for Schumacher, but the whole fanbase of the sport is behind him in his journey to a complete recovery.

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