There is still no confirmation on the current state of Michael Schumacher’s health. Amid the media blackout, his friends and fans continue to support one of the best racers in the world.
Schumacher suffered a debilitating ski accident in the French Alps in 2013 that left him in a coma for months. While recent reports revealed that he has awaken from comatose and is now recovering and undergoing rehabilitation in his home in Switzerland, news about his current health remain blurry.
Despite the media blackout requested by the Formula One racer’s family, fans and friends support continue to outpour for Schumacher.
Just recently, former F1 champion Mika Hakkinen sent his support and well wishes to his former rival. In a post published on McLaren’s website, the racer recounted one of the most memorable moments in his career — a face off between him and Schumacher.
“My most memorable Belgian Grand Prix was undoubtedly the 2000 race…I arrived at Spa at the head of the world championship standings, and in an optimistic mood. My principal rival, as ever, was Ferrari’s Michael Schumacher, just two world championship points behind me,” Hakkinen wrote, as quoted by NBC Sports.
The 1998 and 1999 Belgian Grand Prix champ then recalled the last lap he had against Michael, “n extremely vivid and equally breathless detail,” NBC Sports noted.
Hakkinen then dedicated the post to the Schumacher, calling him his “old friend”.
“I hope and pray that those encouraging signs are continuing still. No, he will never race again; no, he may never walk again; he may never talk again, for all I know. But, on the other hand, he may. Miracles sometimes occur, and I for one dearly hope that a miracle occurs for Michael some time soon. Keep fighting, my old friend.”
Notably, Hakkinen is not the only one sending his support to Schu and his family.
According to Yibada, a fan has revealed that a book with “messages of encouragement” are being written currently. The books aims to help the family go through this difficult time.