Today marks 10 years since seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher was severely injured in a skiing accident, an event former Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo recalls as a “terrible day,” with Schumacher’s current condition still unknown.
‣ Today marks 10 years since the tragic skiing accident of seven-time world champion, Michael Schumacher.
‣ The former Ferrari president, Luca di Montezemolo, recalls the day of the accident and the uncertainty surrounding Schumacher’s condition.
‣ Schumacher suffered serious injuries from the accident and was put into a coma by doctors, from which he took six months to emerge.
‣ The current health status of the former Ferrari driver remains unknown.
Wow, it’s been a whole decade since that fateful day. The day Michael Schumacher, the seven-time world champion, had his life-altering skiing accident in Maribel, France. Despite the tragedy, he’s still hailed as one of the greatest, if not the greatest, drivers ever.
Luca di Montezemolo, the ex-president of Ferrari, can’t forget that day. It’s etched in his memory.
He was chatting with La Gazzetta dello Sport when he recalled, “I was in Maranello, in my office. Stefano Lai, our communications guy, broke the news to me.” At first, they were clueless about the gravity of the situation. “We thought, maybe he broke a couple of legs,” he said.
The Unfortunate Incident
But, oh boy, were they wrong. Schumacher’s injuries were far more severe. The doctors had to induce a coma immediately. It took a grueling six months for the champion to emerge from it. And even now, the details of his current condition remain a mystery.
Montezemolo still gets a chill when he thinks about the moment he realized the severity of Schumacher’s condition. “After a few minutes, the news started making sense. And then, the worry set in. Honestly, I’d rather not talk about it. It was a horrific day.”