FORMULA 1 presenter Florian König has revealed the one thing he tells every curious fan asking about Michael Schumacher’s health.
The racing legend has not been seen in public since his ski accident in the French Alps in 2013, and little is known about his condition.Formula 1 presenter Florian König said he does not ask the Schumacher family for health updates[/caption] Fans of Michael Schumacher will be offered a rare glimpse at his life in a five-part documentary[/caption] Schumacher has not been seen in public since his ski accident in 2013[/caption]
But a new five-part documentary “Being Michael Schumacher” may shed some light on what happened all those years ago and how the former Ferrari star is now faring.
Speaking to German producers ARD, König said: “Whenever someone speaks to me, at the airport or elsewhere, the question often comes up: ‘Do you know how Michael is doing? Do you know what’s going on now?’
“I always say the same thing: I don’t ask the family at all.”
The presenter, 56, explained why he also doesn’t seek answers from the Schumacher family.
“I absolutely respect the fact that they only gave very sparse information, and I think that’s right,” he said.
König, one of RTL’s Formula One faces for many years, added: “I notice from these questions that people are still interested and that they still share in his fate.”
The documentary, to be aired on December 28, will explore Schumacher’s early years including his rise to prominence, from a go-karting background to one of the best drivers in Formula One history.
It will mark the 10-year anniversary of his horrific skiing accident, which occurred in the French Alps on December 29, 2013.
The new series will follow a 2021 documentary produced by Netflix in which Schumacher’s wife Corinna remained tight-lipped about her husband’s condition, saying only that he was “different” post-crash.
Corinna is known to have protected her husband’s privacy to such an extent that only their immediate family and the closest of their friends know any details about how he is doing.
Recently, in an interview with German magazine Bunte, Schumacher’s brother Ralf shared he now had little to do with the F1 star’s immediate family, including his wife and kids.
Ralf said: “When I see his children Gina-Maria and Mick, my heart smiles.
“If someone in the family is looking for my advice, I’m there. They go their own way.”
He made clear he still loved his brother’s family and said of his accident: “Unfortunately, sometimes life isn’t fair.
“We have to accept it.”
He told LuckyBlock: “I’ve also known other members of his family for a very long time, but I try not to impose on their privacy.
“I respect their right to be private, and I don’t discuss Michael’s condition with them.”
Glock, who told of the parties he and Schumacher used to throw, said they had “such good fun” together.
”I spent a lot of time off-track with Michael, and it didn’t matter what we did.
”Michael kept himself to himself on the track, and he didn’t open up too much. It was, however, the opposite away from the track.
“He was very open, super friendly, and a really nice guy. People thought he wasn’t!”The Ferrari star is widely considered one of the best drivers in F1 history[/caption] The ex-pilot’s family keeps his current health condition extremely private[/caption]