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Michael Schumacher

Former FIA boss reveals he watches races with Michael Schumacher

Details about Michael Schumacher's health has been mostly kept private since he suffered a skiing accident in 2013, but his former Ferrari boss, Jean Todt, has given a small update on the seven-time World Champion.

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Former FIA President Jean Todt has revealed that he watches F1 races with Michael Schumacher.

Details about Schumacher's health have largely been kept private since he suffered a skiing accident in December 2013, but Todt – who worked alongside Schumacher at Ferrari during their dominant period throughout the early 2000s – has occasionally spoken about his former colleague.

Todt is a close friend of the Schumacher family and continues to visit Michael.

"I don't miss Michael. I see him. Of course I miss the things we used to do together," Todt told German media outlet RTL.

He went on to confirm that he watches races with the seven-time World Champion, whose son Mick is now competing in his second season in Formula 1.

"Yes, it is true. I watch races together with Michael," Todt said.

Todt proud of Mick Schumacher's success

Recent F1 races have seen Michael's son, Mick, enjoy a boost in form.

The Haas driver scored his first points in Formula 1 at the British Grand Prix after finishing P8, and went on to better this one week later in Austria, finishing a career-best P6.

Todt has felt proud of the younger Schumacher's achievements.

"I was extremely happy with it," the Frenchman added.

"There is a lot of pressure on him. I wish for him the best car so he can win races and titles."

Schumacher receives special honour

Todt recently joined Michael's wife Corinna and daughter Gina to celebrate the F1 legend as he was awarded with the State Prize of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia.

The Schumacher family collected the prize on his behalf, though Mick was unable to attend due to feeling unwell.

Todt gave a speech to honour Michael, who was being recognised not only for his sporting achievements but also his work for good causes.

The State Prize is the highest award of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia.

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