Michael Schu­macher’s wife thanks fans for sup­port ahead of Ger­man GP

Bhutan Times - - Sports -

(CNN) -- Corinna Schu­macher, wife of the stricken mo­tor racing leg­end Michael, has is­sued a per­sonal mes­sage of grat­i­tude to For­mula One fans ahead of this week­end’s Ger­man Grand Prix at Hock­en­heim.

Writ­ing in the of­fi­cial race pro­gram, Schu­macher thanked mo­tor­sport fans for their “good wishes and pos­i­tive en­er­gies” sent to the for­mer racing driver who was crit­i­cally in­jured in a ski­ing ac­ci­dent in France at the end of last year.

“The Ger­man Grand Prix gives me the per­fect op­por­tu­nity to cor­dially thank you all for the good wishes and pos­i­tive en­er­gies you keep send­ing to Michael,” Schu­macher wrote.

“I have to say your sym­pa­thies lit­er­ally blew us all away! Good to know that to­gether we made it through the hard­est time!”

Last month, Schu­macher’s agent Sabine Kehm said that the seven-time world cham­pion was no longer in a coma and had been trans­ferred from the French hos­pi­tal in Greno­ble, where he had been re­cov­er­ing from a se­vere head trauma, to Univer­sity hos­pi­tal in Lau­sanne, Switzer­land to “con­tinue his long phase of re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion,” a state­ment from Kehm said.

Schu­macher’s state­ment was printed in both Ger­man and English topped by a pho­to­graph of a smil­ing Schu­macher with an inset im­age of the cou­ple to­gether

“Now we are fac­ing a phase which will pre­sum­ably take a long time.

“We trust that -- as for so many years in F1 -- time will be Michael’s ally in this fight. Un­til then I would like to wish you and your fam­i­lies all the best as well.”

The cou­ple have been mar­ried since 1995 and have two teenage chil­dren -- daugh­ter, Gina Marie and son, Mick.

Hock­en­heim was a happy hunt­ing ground for Schu­macher who won his home Grand Prix four times at the cir­cuit -- once for the Benet­ton-Re­nault team and three times for Fer­rari.

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