Jean Todt gives Michael Schumacher health update after making secret visit

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F1 legend Michael Schumacher is fighting hard almost seven years after his accident.

The 51-year-old was skiing with his son Mick back in December of 2013 when he fell and hit his head, which left him with a serious injury despite wearing a ski helmet.

There has been few updates on his condition since, with former Ferrari boss Jean Todt one of the few people to offer supporters some insight into the battle of the record-breaking driver.

Ahead of the Tuscan Grand Prix which goes ahead this weekend, Todt has revealed that he visited Schumacher as recently as last week, and that he is fighting on with the support of his wife, children and nurses.

The 74-year-old told the media: ”I saw Michael last week and he is fighting.

"My God, we know he had a terrible and unfortunate skiing accident which has caused him a lot of problems.

"But he has an amazing wife next to him, he has his kids, his nurses, and we can only wish him the best and to wish the family the best, too.

"All I can do is to be close to them until I am able to do something, and then I will do it."

Schumacher won seven F1 World Drivers’ Championships with Ferrari between 1994 and 2004, and enjoyed a brief return to the sport with Mercedes between 2010 and 2012, with Lewis Hamilton taking his spot in 2013.

Hamilton, 35, is on course to match his seven world titles during the 2020 season, having won five of the first eight races ahead of the Tuscan Grand Prix on Sunday.

Todt said of his records: "Lewis will beat all of Michael's records simply because he is a very talented driver.

"He is motivated and driving for the best team. He has the best car, the best engine so all the ingredients are there.

"It is positive logic that when you do so well in life you get the benefit of it, and that is what is happening with Lewis and Mercedes.

"We thought the records would be very difficult to beat, but a long stability of the regulations has helped them.

"Clearly both are completely different, but they have a common passion, professionalism, physical condition, talent and that is what makes both of them outstanding."

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