Iheanacho motivated by Vardy
Michael Schumacher's former Ferrari boss has revealed he watched this year's Brazil Grand Prix with the injured German driver at his home.
French motor sport executive Jean Todt said he joined the stricken Formula 1 great at his home in Switzerland where they watched Lewis Hamilton win on November 11.
The 72-year-old was the manager of the Ferrari team when Schumacher - who suffered severe
head trauma in a 2013 ski accident - claimed five consecutive championships in a row between 2000 and 2004.
According to the Mirror, he said: “I'm always careful with such statements, but it is true. I watched the race together with Michael Schumacher in his house in Switzerland.”
Todt, who said he visits the seventime F1 champion 'at least twice a month' in Switzerland, revealed he found it hard to talk about Schumacher, who suffered his injuries while skiing with son Mick in Meribel in the French Alps. “I almost cry. There are pictures of him all over my offices and apartments. The time with Michael will always be remembered as the best of my life,” Todt said.
Schumacher, who turns 50 in January, hit the right side of his head on a rock, splitting open his helmet when he fell while skiing.
He was rushed to hospital where he underwent several life-saving surgeries and spent the next six months in a coma.
In April 2014, Schumacher woke up and was taken from the hospital in Grenoble to a private location, believed to be his house near Lake Geneva, where he is being cared for. It is thought that Michael is being tended to by a team of 15 physicians who provide round-theclock care at a cost of £115 000per-week. At the time of his release from hospital, his wife Corinna issued a statement asking for support in 'our joint fight alongside Michael”, but said she would not be speaking further and asked for privacy.
- Leicester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho said he is motivated by teammate Jamie Vardy to become a better player.
The 31-year-old attacker broke a Premier League record after scoring in 11 consecutive games in 2015. The Nigeria international who joined the King Power Stadium outfit from Manchester City in the summer of 2017 is awe of the feat and explained that he is learning from the forward. “I have been watching him and when I was at Manchester City I was really following him and when he broke the record against [Manchester] United, it was the motivation for me as well,” Iheanacho told Leicestershire Live.