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Michael Schumacher

Ralf Schumacher: 'I miss my Michael' ahead of poignant anniversary

Ralf Schumacher has opened up on the impact Michael Schumacher's skiing accident has had on him, 10 years on.

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Ralf Schumacher "misses" brother Michael after his "tragic" skiing accident with "nothing the same as before" 10 years on.

On December 29th, 2013, seven-time World Champion Michael fell and hit his head on a rock whilst skiing in France, and was placed in a medically-induced coma.

He was brought out of it in spring 2014 and returned home to continue rehabilitation, although he has not been seen in public since with the Schumacher family seldom issuing updates on his health.

Wife Corrina explained in the Netflix documentary Schumacher that "Michael is here, different, but here" as the German's family attempt to protect his privacy.

Brother Ralf - now a regular in the F1 paddock as a pundit for Sky Germany - has opened up a decade on from the accident.

"I miss my Michael from back then. Life is sometimes unfair," six-time Grand Prix winner Schumacher explained to Bild.

"Michael had often been lucky in his life, but then came this tragic accident. Thank goodness we were able to do a lot thanks to modern medical possibilities, but still, nothing is the same as before."

"I can say for myself that his accident was also a very bad and drastic experience for me. But not only for me, for example, but also for Michael's children: Mick, as we all know, was there as a young teenager.

"Unfortunately, life is not always fair and there was also a lot of bad luck involved.

"Michael is not just my brother, he was also my coach and mentor when I was younger.

"He taught me everything about karting. We may be seven years apart in age, but he was always by my side back then.

"We drove karts together, practised overtaking, all those things that are important in motorsport. He gave me all the experience he had gained in the previous seven years. I was simply able to learn from the best."

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