F1 Boss Ecclestone Considers Michael Schumacher’s Accident Tragic, Vettel Compared to the Former Champion, And More

Since his public skiing accident 15 months ago, Formula One Star Michael Schumacher hasn’t been seen in public yet. In the meantime, Formula One Boss Bernie Ecclestone has considered the fate of this F1 Legend to be a ‘tragedy’. More than a year ago, the seven time Formula One World Champion fell while he was skiing with his son Mick in the French Alps. This accident which occurred in 26th December 2013 left Schumacher totally paralyzed.

Presently, he is recovering at a medical facility at his house in Lake Geneva, Switzerland. Ecclestone further added that he knows nothing about Schumacher’s current physical condition. He revealed this information to a German Newspaper, Welt am Sonntag. F1 Executive Ecclestone has known Michael Schumacher for over two decades.

He further declared, “This may sound strange, but it would have been more logical if he had had his accident in racing. That is the tragedy of this story. He had a lot of crashes and took a lot of risks, but for it to happen like this? It was not even a skiing race.”

In the history of Formula One, Michael Schumacher still remains the most statistically successful driver, with a glorious 91 Grand Prix wins credited to his name.

In other news, former world champion Alan Jones believes that Sebastian Vettel might be retracing Schumacher’s footsteps by lifting Ferrari back to the peak of Formula One rankings. The Maranello Squad’s much publicized restructure took place last year after Ferrari endured their first winless season since 1993. It seems that Vettel’s move to Ferrari from Red Bull Racing could be the first major step in this direction.

Hopefully, the four-time world champion before 2014 will be the sole identity to Ferrari’s revival. Furthermore, this has been compared to Schumacher’s earlier move from World Champion Benetton team to the stressed Ferrari outfit, back in 1996. Alan Jones is quite optimistic about this move and believes that Vettel will reshape the Scuderia into a champion outfit. Even here, he compared it to what Schumacher achieved in the period between late 1990s and early 2000s.