Why Bernie Ecclestone hasn't visited Michael Schumacher since skiing accident

F1 boss has not seen Michael Schumacher since accident left him paralysed

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Why Bernie Ecclestone hasn't visited Michael Schumacher since skiing accident



Bernie Ecclestone has opened up about why he has not visited Michael Schumacher once since he was seriously injured in a skiing accident in France in 2013.

According to the Independent, the Formula One boss spoke openly to F1 Racing magazine about his decision, explaining: "I don't want to see Michael like that.

"I remember Michael as he was. That is how I want to see Michael.

"If he comes back, that is how I want Michael to be."

Why Bernie Ecclestone hasn't visited Michael Schumacher since skiing accident

Michael is one of the most successful drivers in the history of Formula One, with seven world championships under his belt.

According to the Daily Mail, Ecclestone and Schumacher were not known to be great friends, but did have a great mutual respect for each other.

Schumacher was left fighting for his life after hitting his head on a rock while skiing in the French resort of Meribel.

He was immediately taken to Grenoble University Hospital, before being transferred to Lausanne.

He was moved back to his home near Lake Geneva last year, and receives round-the-clock care as he tries to recover from his injuries, which left him immobile and unable to speak.

Last month it was reported that Michael's wife Corinna has been running his £500 million business empire, and sold off his £25 million jet after realising it is unlikely he will use it again.

Earlier this year, Corinna also sold off the family's holiday home in Norway for around £2 million, and it's reported she's also considering selling the chalet at Meribel in France, where Michael was staying at the time of his skiing accident.


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