• Michael Schumacher met a near-fatal accident in 2013
  • Since then, the F1 legend has not regained consciousness
  • He has been given utmost privacy as he recovers at home in Switzerland

Vice-chairman of Ferrari, Piero Ferrari, has provided an update on F1 legend Michael Schumacher’s present health condition.

Michael's recovery is still on eight years after suffering a near-fatal brain injury while skiing in the French resort of Meribel in December 2013. Thanks to his wife Corinna, the F1 legend has been given utmost privacy as he recovers in his Switzerland home.

Over the years, only a few updates have been revealed regarding Michael’s health. The latest information had come from former Ferrari boss and close friend Jean Todt, who said he’s hopeful the 52-year-old former world champion will recover one day. Otherwise, the whole world has been kept in the dark on Michael’s health.

During an awards ceremony in Rome, Ferrari responded to the language some people use while talking about Michael, saying the legendary racer is still alive.

"I’m sorry we talk about him today as if he were dead. He’s not dead, he’s there but he can’t communicate," Ferrari was quoted by Wide World of Sports, speaking during the awards ceremony in the Italian capital.

Speaking further about his bond with Michael, Ferrari added, "I had the pleasure of having Schumacher as a guest at home and drinking a bottle of red wine together. He really enjoyed having these moments of intimacy and tranquillity."

Last month Netflix released the documentary SCHUMACHER, which takes us through the journey of the German superstar’s life as he establishes himself as one of the world's greatest F1 drivers.

Michael Schumacher
Michael Schumacher, pictured with wife Corinna in 2005, retired from Formula 1 for a second time in 2012. Getty Images

In the documentary, Corinna broke down in tears as she revealed her husband’s ominous last words before his tragic accident.

"Shortly before it happened in Meribel he said to me, 'The snow isn’t optimal. We could fly to Dubai and go skydiving there,'" she said. She added, "I have never blamed God for what happened. It was just really bad luck, all the bad luck anyone can have in life. It’s always terrible when you say, 'Why is this happening to Michael or us?' But then why does it happen to other people? Of course, I miss Michael every day. But it’s not just me who misses him. The children, the family, his father, everyone around him. I mean, everybody misses Michael."