The Ferrari nice suffered extreme head accidents in a snowboarding accident in December 2013 simply months after retiring from motor racing. Since then his household has been caring for him at house.
The seven-times F1 World Champion was just lately honoured by a German state which bestowed upon him its prestigious State Prize of North Rhine-Westphalia.
Schumacher’s spouse Corinna Schumacher, 53, and their daughter Gina Schumacher, 25, attended the award ceremony in Cologne the place former FIA President Jean Todt, paid tribute to her confidant.
She mentioned: “We have been an unbeatable staff. Michael beloved to work and the staff beloved to work for him. We miss him.
“Michael has a beautiful household. His spouse Corinna – like my spouse Michelle – is likely one of the strongest ladies I do know.”
“Please perceive if we’re following Michael’s needs and maintaining such a delicate topic as well being, because it has all the time been, in privateness.”
In September, Corinna mentioned her husband is “totally different” however he “is right here”.
She mentioned: “He nonetheless exhibits me how sturdy he’s daily.
“We dwell collectively at house. We do remedy. We do every part we are able to to make Michael higher and to verify he is snug. And to easily make him really feel our household, our bond.
“And it doesn’t matter what, I’ll do every part I can. All of us will. We’re attempting to hold on as a household, the best way Michael appreciated it and nonetheless does. And we’re getting on with our lives.
“‘Non-public is non-public’, as he all the time mentioned. It is crucial to me that he can proceed to get pleasure from his non-public life as a lot as attainable.
“Michael all the time protected us, and now we’re defending Michael.”
Schumacher gained his first two titles with Benetton in 1994 and 1995 earlier than motoring to victory with 5 in a row with Ferrari between 2000-2004.
He was the game’s most profitable driver with 91 grand prix wins till Lewis Hamilton took the report.
Further reporting by Monika Pallenberg