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Former manager Weber thinks Schumacher family should tell the truth

  • Published on 16 Oct 2017 17:19
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  • By: Fergal Walsh

Michael Schumacher's former manager Willi Weber thinks the family of the F1 legend should come clean with his millions of fans. Almost four years after the seven-time world champion's skiing crash, almost nothing is known about the extent of the now 48-year-old's brain injuries.

Concurrently, there are unconfirmed rumours Schumacher will be moved from Switzerland to the US, that his health condition is improving, and that he has relapsed into coma. Weber, who was Schumacher's long-term manager, blames the confusion on the great German's family and current management: "I find it very unfortunate that Michael's fans do not know about his health. Why are they not being told the truth?" he asked.

Weber was speaking to the Munich-based newspaper TZ, shortly after an operation on his back: "Formula 1 is just like my back now -- painful," he said. "It is now a Mickey Mouse show and nothing else. The sport has gone into the background."

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  • Weber just sounds bitter. He makes a fairly decent point with Schumacher's management. Although they are in their right to keep things private, I don't understand the crazy and expensive effort to keep things private. It's really impressive that they've managed to keep the secret.

    Regarding the current state of Formula 1... I think he's just bitter about not being a part of it. I still remember vividly the more-often-than-not, boring races under the Schumacher domination. The sound is worse, but the show is way better than Schumacher's domination years.

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    • Oct 16 2017 - 23:28
  • Major Tom

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    I completely agree with Willy Weber. Nobody wants to see a distasteful media scrum but a simple, factual statement of Michael's condition is a million miles from this and, I am sure, would be gratefully received by the millions of caring fans of Michael.

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    • Oct 17 2017 - 09:50
  • Barron

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    I have to agree. Whilst the need for privacy is expected, Michael has millions of fans who have followed his career closely. A short statement for the benefit of those legions would not go amiss.

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    • Oct 17 2017 - 12:08
  • Barron

    Posts: 625

    I entertained a bad thought about this situation, and I apologise for thinking it aloud here. Supposing as it is, the lack of accurate info keeps the ‘Schumacher Legend’ alive commercially, and so there may be substantial income from that? And, if they announced the worst medical news (which no-one really doubts now) would they (family/business entity) lose out financially? It’s mere speculation on my part but I’m struggling to understand the news blackout.

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    • Oct 18 2017 - 11:20

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