Michael Schumacher’s family accused of horrific act


Willi Weber has accused Michael Schumacher’s family of lying. Image: Getty

Michael Schumacher’s former manager accused the F1 legend’s family of lying about his condition and keeping him out.


Schumacher health details and his current condition remain a mystery more than eight years after his devastating skiing accident in 2013.

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The 53-year-old was not seen or heard from after suffering serious head injuries in the crash in the French Alps in December 2013.

The The Ferrari legend’s family are notoriously private when it comes to providing information to the public, his wife Corrina is keen to protect her husband.

But the secrecy has angered former Schumacher manager Willi Weber, who has leveled staggering allegations against the F1 driver’s family.

Speaking in an interview with The Gazzetta dello Sport this week, Weber claimed he had not been allowed to visit Schumacher since his near-fatal accident.

“I’ve tried hundreds of times to contact Corinna and she hasn’t responded,” the 80-year-old said.

“I called (former Ferrari boss) Jean Todt to ask him if I should go to the hospital and he told me to wait, it’s too soon.

“I called the next day and no one answered. I did not expect such behavior and I am still angry about it. They kept me away saying it was Too soon, well now it’s too late. It’s been nine years. Maybe they should just say it like that.

“I could understand the situation initially because I always did everything I could for Michael to protect his privacy. But since then we have heard nothing but lies from them.

“Years after the accident, I told myself to be careful of the family because I couldn’t change things.

“He was like a son to me. Even today, it pains me to talk about him.”

Michael Schumacher and Willi Weber, pictured here during his time at Ferrari.

Michael Schumacher and Willi Weber during his time at Ferrari. (Photo by Lars Baron/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Speaking publicly for the first time in a netflix documentary last year, Corrina revealed her reasons for keeping Schumacher’s condition so private.

“‘Private is private,’ as he always said. It’s very important to me that he can continue to enjoy his privacy as much as possible,” Corinna said.

“Michael has always protected us and now we are protecting Michael.

“What he really didn’t like was the press, the people, all the hype around him. That’s not what he wanted. He wanted to play sports.

“Michael is very suspicious. He always was, during the initial period. Until he thinks he knows someone or can trust them, then he opens up completely.

Corinna Schumacher, pictured here with her daughter Gina and Jean Todt.

Corinna Schumacher with her daughter Gina and Jean Todt at the presentation of the State Prize of North Rhine-Westphalia to Michael Schumacher. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

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Weber has previously slammed Corinna for excluding him.

“I know Michael has been hit hard, but unfortunately I don’t know what progress he is making,” he said.

“I would like to know how he is and shake his hand or caress his face. But unfortunately, this is rejected by Corinna.

“She’s probably afraid that I’ll see what’s going on right now and make the truth public.”

Michael Schumacher, pictured here with his wife Corrina at the Spanish Grand Prix in 2004.

Michael Schumacher with his wife Corrina at the Spanish Grand Prix in 2004. (Photo by Getty Images)

Todt, who was the boss of Ferrari during Schumacher’s glory years at the Italian giants, provided something of an update late last year.

Todt is among the few people allowed to visit Schumacher and provided snippets of information to the public.

“I can understand why his family and friends are protecting him because we should leave him alone,” he told the Mail on Sunday.

“Michael is fighting, he is fighting, and we can only hope he gets better.”

When asked if Schumacher recognized him during his visits, Todt reportedly shrugged, smiled and waved – but did not verbalize a response.

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