Schumi anniversary marked with ‘sadness’

Milan (Italy) – It was with sadness on Tuesday that two of Michael Schumacher’s former colleagues marked the two-year anniversary of the great German’s skiing crash.

The crash occured on December 29, 2013.

“I relive the drama with great sadness,” admitted former Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo, under whose reign Schumacher won a record five consecutive world championships wearing red.

He told La Gazzetta dello Sport: “I’m close to Corinna, Mick and Gina-Maria and on January 3 (Schumacher’s 47th birthday) I will phone Corinna.”

The Italian report said Montezemolo has not seen Schumacher since the retired seven time world champion fell while skiing in the French Alps exactly two years ago, sustaining serious brain injuries.

Montezemolo added: “But even with great sadness I still believe in a miracle and in the meantime I keep in mind the moments of our triumphs.”

He said his only regret is, when Schumacher was showing interest in a F1 comeback, he could not stop the German from deciding to join the new works Mercedes project.

Montezemolo said: “If I could’ve pushed through the proposal of the third car, it would have been for him.”

And Piero Ferrari, the only living son of the great Enzo Ferrari, commented: “It is sad to think of him in such a condition. I never imagined that fate would have this in store.”

Le Parisien newspaper on Tuesday reported that the Schumacher family spends 500,000 euros per month on the 46-year-old’s ongoing rehabilitation. — AP

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