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 residence.
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 stated: “We had been an unbeatable staff. Michael liked to work and the staff liked to work for him. We miss him.
“Michael has a beautiful household. His spouse Corinna – like my spouse Michelle – is without doubt one of the strongest girls I do know.”
“Please perceive if we’re following Michael’s needs and retaining such a delicate topic as well being, because it has at all times been, in privateness.”
In September, Corinna stated her husband is “completely different” however he “is right here”.
She stated: “He nonetheless reveals me how robust he’s each day.
“We stay collectively at residence. We do remedy. We do all the pieces we will to make Michael higher and to ensure he is comfy. And to easily make him really feel our household, our bond.
“And it doesn’t matter what, I’ll do all the pieces I can. All of us will. We’re making an attempt to hold on as a household, the way in which Michael appreciated it and nonetheless does. And we’re getting on with our lives.
“‘Personal is non-public’, as he at all times stated. It is crucial to me that he can proceed to get pleasure from his non-public life as a lot as potential.
“Michael at all times 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 document.
Further reporting by Monika Pallenberg