Wife's staggering new revelation about Michael Schumacher condition

Michael Schumacher and wife Corrina, pictured here at the Spanish F1 Grand Prix in 2004.
Michael Schumacher and wife Corrina at the Spanish F1 Grand Prix in 2004. (Photo by Getty Images)

Michael Schumacher's wife has offered a rare insight into his condition in a trailer for a new documentary about the stricken Formula One legend.

Schumacher suffered devastating head injuries in a skiing accident in 2013, with mystery still surrounding the full extent of his condition.

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His family have been notoriously private in the years since the accident, with little-to-no information being made public about his current state.

But the first trailer for a new Netflix documentary about Schumacher's life has provided some new insight into the sad saga.

Speaking in the trailer, Schumacher's wife Corrina says she can still feel her husband's strength.

"I just felt that he is somebody special," she says.

"I think that he is simply very strong mentally. Extremely strong. He still shows me how strong he is every day."

Son Mick, who currently drives for Haas in F1, added to his mother's tributes, saying: "When I look at him I think, 'I want to be like that.'"

The documentary will be released on September 15 and promises new footage that shows "the many facets of his multi-layered personality".

Director Vanessa Nocker said of the doco: "The greatest challenge for the directors was certainly to find the balance between independent reporting and consideration for the family.

"Corinna Schumacher herself was our greatest support in this.

"She herself wanted to make an authentic film, to show Michael as he is, with all his ups and downs, without any sugar-coating.

"She was great and brave enough to let us do what we wanted, and so we respected and kept her boundaries.

"A very inspiring, warm woman who made a lasting impression on all of us."

Michael Schumacher, pictured here at the Italian F1 Grand Prix in 2005.
Michael Schumacher at the Italian F1 Grand Prix in 2005. (Photo by Lars Baron/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Friend warns of 'consequences' of Schumacher accident

Speaking earlier this month, Schumacher's former Ferrari boss said wife Corinna has “willed him to survive”, but with consequences.

FIA president and former Ferrari boss Jean Todt has been visiting Schumacher regularly and providing snippets of information.

Todt said the work of doctors, medical specialists and Schumacher's wife has kept the motorsport great alive.

The Frenchman said the devotion of Corinna has been crucial and she still retained hope that his condition will improve over time.

“I’ve spent a lot of time with Corinna since Michael had his serious skiing accident. She is a great woman and runs the family," Todt told German publication Bild.

“She hadn’t expected that. It happened suddenly and she had no choice. But she does it very well. I trust her, she trusts me.

"Thanks to the work of his doctors and the co-operation of Corinna, who willed him to survive, he survived - but with consequences.

“And right now you are fighting the consequences. We hope that things will slowly but surely improve.”

Schumacher won five consecutive World Drivers’ Championships under Todt’s leadership from 2000 to 2004.

Late last year Todt revealed that Schumacher is “still fighting”.

“Michael is in the best hands and is well looked after in his house. He does not give up and keeps fighting," he said.

“His family is fighting just as much and of course our friendship cannot be the same as it once was just because there’s no longer the same communication as before."

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