Schumacher’s manager Sabine Kehm breaks her silence
Michael Schumacher’s manager Sabine Kehm broke her silence on Thursday to issue a rare emotional statement to celebrate the Formula 1 racing legend’s iconic record on the track. The German’s health has been a closely guarded secret since he suffered catastrophic brain injuries in 2013, as Kehm has always insisted the legend superstar’s condition is not a public matter.
Manager Kehm released a one-off statement on Thursday announcing the family’s involvement and approval of a specially released charity poster celebrating the racer’s legendary career, produced by design agency Crooked Cartoon.
The poster has been released through the charity organisation Keep Fighting in connection with online store Zoom to raise funds for the Never Give Up charity registered in Germany. The charity inspired by the recovering Schumacher is supported by the family, and while they had recently refused to issue a public comment on the 49-year old’s health, they have now issued their second public statement of the past six months.
Earlier this year the family spokeswoman denied reports the family was moving Schumacher to the Spanish island of Mallorca after the driver’s wife Corinna purchased a property in the village of Andratx.
The president of the motorsport governing body FIA, said he visits the seven-time world champion “at least twice a month”.
Mr Todt, who worked alongside the racing ace throughout the bulk of his glittering career, is one of the few people that is allowed to visit the F1 driver at his home following the accident.
He said: “I simply say it is private. I see Michael, I love Michael. I see his family.
I wish the situation would be different.”
“The Schumacher family does not plan to move to Mallorca,” Kehm said.
Kehm said the poster has been released to celebrate her client’s iconic career — and does not reflect any change in his ongoing recovery from a head injury.
The Keep Fighting Foundation claims it is trying to embody Schumacher’s fighting spirit through its global charity projects, which includes research into new road safety awareness initiatives.
On behalf of the Schumacher family, Kehm said: “We are delighted to be partnering with Zoom to raise money for the Keep Fighting Foundation.
“This is a stunning way to celebrate Michael’s iconic career and by the way a very beautiful poster.”
Schumacher’s career saw him amass a record seven world titles and the most amount of wins (91) ever for a driver.
Crooked Cartoon claims the poster depicts Schumacher on his way to victory in the 2000 world championship, his first title with Ferrari and third title overall. The image is inspired by the Art Deco posters of Formula 1’s golden era.”
The poster, which is A2 in size and has a silk finish, retails for $36.