Michael Schumacher is certainly one of the greatest, if not the greatest driver of Formula 1. With fans all over the world, he gained his fame in the nineties. The audience loved him because he is fearless and because he always goes for everything or nothing.
At the beginning of the 21st century, he was certainly one of the most popular athletes in the world and made Formula 1 much more popular before his appearance. A lot of people watched Formula 1 just because of the name Michael Schumacher, which became a brand in the world.
For 10 years we haven't heard any good news about Michael Schumacher. The seven-time Formula 1 champion suffered an injury while skiing in 2013, and has not appeared in public since then. There is speculation as to its condition, and now Johny Herbert, who drove in Formula 1 from 1989 to 2000 for Benetton, Tyrrell, Lutis, Sauber, Stewart and Jaguar, has spoken about it.
He registered three triumphs and seven podiums.
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He pointed out now that Schumacher is nowhere near his former self, and that the accident also affected his own brother Ralf.
"When Ralf Schumacher worked for Sky Germany we met very often. Now he has to do a lot of things for his family after what happened to Michael. He has matured, he is a much different person than when he was a driver. Now he is a good human being.
He changed a lot because he had to deal with the situation around his brother," Herbert said. Roger Benoit, a close friend of Michael, pointed out that the 54-year-old Schumacher is "without hope", and Herbert pointed out that this is "terrible news".
"There's never any new news. What we do know is that we never get any good news. It's scary to think that Michael is still nowhere near the Michael we knew. It's very sad. He would raise his voice, he was always very aware of what what he can do and what he can't do.
His character is such that he always told you everything to your face, directly. Remember Belgium with David Coulthard. He would be very good on television," said Herbert.
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