Michael Schumacher: Latest news not good, says Luca di Montezemolo

Michael Schumacher
Michael Schumacher is a seven-time world champion

F1 great Michael Schumacher's former boss at Ferrari has said the latest news about the German's health "is not good" but has refused to elaborate.

"I have news and unfortunately it is not good," Luca di Montezemolo told reporters on Thursday.

When contacted by BBC Sport, Schumacher's official spokesperson Sabine Kehm declined to comment.

Seven-time world champion Schumacher, 47, suffered severe head injuries in a skiing accident in December 2013.

Read more about Michael Schumacher
Schumacher injured in skiing accident in France
Schumacher: a career in pictures
Injured ex-F1 driver makes 'progress'

Schumacher continues to receive intensive treatment at his home in Switzerland following the accident in France.

In November, FIA president Jean Todt said Schumacher was "still fighting", almost two years after the accident.

"Life is strange," added Di Montezemolo.

"He was a fantastic driver and only had one accident with Ferrari in 1999."

Michael Schumacher with Luca di Montezemolo in 2006
Schumacher and Di Montezemolo shared in five world title wins at Ferrari between 2000 and 2004

Michael Schumacher career statistics

  • Born: 3 January 1969
  • Teams: Jordan (1991) Benetton (1991-1995), Ferrari (1996-2006), Mercedes (2010-2012)
  • First GP start: Belgium 1991
  • Last GP start: Brazil 2012
  • First GP win: Belgium 1992
  • Last GP win: China 2006
  • Races started: 303
  • Wins: 91 (155 podium finishes)
  • Championships: 7 (1994, 1995, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004)

Top Stories

Elsewhere on the BBC