However, he revealed that Mr Schumacher struggles to communicate, which “saddens” his former boss. “His family is fighting just as much and of course our friendship cannot be the same as it once was just because there’s no longer the same communication as before,” said Mr Todt, who visits Mr Schumacher regularly and is now president of the FIA International Automobile Federation, motorsport’s governing body.
Mr Schumacher’s son Mick, 20, has begun racing Formula 2 for Ferrari. He has paid tribute to his father but has revealed little about his state of health. “The one person I would want to [be like] is my dad, he said before the Spanish Grand Prix in May.”
Michael Schumacher fell and banged his head against a rock in the accident at the Méribel resort in France. He was seriously injured despite wearing a helmet.
Last month, Bernie Ecclestone, the F1 chief, said Mr Schumacher “is not with us at the moment. But when he gets better, he’ll answer all the questions.”