The life of the former German driver and his entire family was turned upside down in 2013, when the seven-time Formula One world champion suffered a serious accident while skiing with his son in the Swiss Alps.
Eddie Jordan, former owner of Jordan, Michael Schumacher's first team in Formula 1said in an interview to the English newspaper The Sun, quoted by the SIC Notícias portal, that the former driver's wife "lives like a prisoner" since Schumacher suffered a serious accident on December 29, 2013, while skiing in the Swiss Alps with his son.
"This is a horrible situation for [son] Mick and for Corinna. She hasn't been able to go to a party or out to lunch for 10 years because everyone would ask her about Michael, when she doesn't want to talk about the same thing all the time. She's almost a prisoner," he explained.
Corinna Schumacher imposed a rule that "only family" could visit the former world champion. Eddie was never allowed to visit Schumacher, but says he understands the situation, given the curiosity surrounding the former German driver's medical condition.
"Privacy is crucial in sports, in business and in private life. Corinna has set rules, I've known her for a long time, even before I met Michael [Schumacher]. She is a good girl, I remember their marriage well. I tried to visit Michael in the very first days, but Corinna refused because there were too many people wanting to see him," she said.
The former president of the International Automobile Federation (FIA) and Schumacher's team manager at the FerrariJean Todt, is one of the few people who can visit the seven-time world champion, something Eddie Jordan finds ?understandable?
"[They] were really close, from the Ferrari days. In my case they told me 'we love you Eddie, we've known you for a long time, but we need privacy and we need to protect Michael,'" he revealed.
Corinna Schumacher rarely speaks publicly about her husband or his health condition, she only did so in the documentary ?Schumacher? from 2021but always in a vague way.
Schumacher was placed in an induced coma after suffering the accident. He suffered a traumatic brain injury, and little information has since been released about his condition.
The lack of official updates has left the world curious and speculating about Schumacher's real state of health.
Schumacher was F1 world champion on seven occasions - five titles for Ferrari and two for Benetton - and is considered one of the greatest drivers of all time.
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