Thuesday, 05 december 2017, 06:36 , by Matthew Scott
Sebastian Vettel has admitted that Michael Schumacher is still missed greatly by everyone in Formula One and Ferrari, as the seven-time world champion continues his recovery from the life-threatening skiing accident a few years ago in which he suffered severe brain trauma.
Schumacher was skiing with his son when the incident occurred and was put in a medically-induced coma to save his life before having two vital operations at Grenoble Hospital.
In April 2014 he was moved to a hospital in Lausanne, Switzerland before eventually coming home a few months later where he continues treatment to this day.
Vettel, a long-time friend of Schumacher, admitted that he would love to have the German beside him as he goes for championships with Ferrari.
“What, that's how long ago it happened? That is an extremely long time ago. You can see how time flies, he told Blick.
“Above all we in Formula One are coached on a daily basis to look ahead. The next race, the next race. That's how the years go by.
“Of course, Michael is still missed by Formula One. And especially we at Ferrari would be happy if he could stand by our side with advice in the race for the world title."
“If anyone knows how to move forward, then it is him.”
Schumacher was wearing a helmet at the time of his accident and it is thought that this protection saved his life. His current status has largely been kept private but his family remain hopeful of a "medical miracle" to ensure a full recovery.
A family friend said: “Corinna and the children hope to this day that a medical miracle happens.”