Injured F1 racer Michael Schumacher’s former boss has appealed to his family to share more information about the legend’s health status with the public.

Nick Fry who managed Schumacher during his stint at Mercedes in early 2000 made a forceful plea.

Fry said: “Corinna (Schumacher’s wife) and the family have kept very tight control on information about his condition and his treatment which, I think, is a pity.”

Fry noted that not only Schumacher’s fans in Germany or fans of Mercedes Benz, but there are also millions of people who carry a genuine affection for Michael.

Schumacher, crowned world champion seven-times in the F1 race is confined to his house on Lake Geneva after the brain damage incurred while skiing in Meribel in the French Alps in late 2013.

Ever since the accident, the information on Schumacher's health condition has been skewed and kept private from the public glare.

News about surgery in Paris

However, a recent news leak said Schumacher traveled to a Paris hospital for treatment under a stem-cell research specialist named Philippe Menasche.

Schumacher was scheduled to have surgery in the summer but it was deferred due to an ‘unexpected health problem.’

In his new book Survive. Drive. Win, Fry wrote: “‘I think to report on how he is, regardless of whether it is good news or bad – and possibly it is bad news – is important because people can empathize with him because he is not alone.”

Noting that injury while skiing is common and affects many ordinary people every year, Fry said families of those in recovery will react better if they know many other people are in the same boat.

The ex-boss of the racing legend noted that the therapies tried on Schumacher could be of help to others. The legend’s family will also benefit from sharing the details on how they dealt with this challenge.

Lewis Hamilton rules out retirement

Meanwhile, Fi champion Lewis Hamilton who is two titles behind Michael Schumacher’s record of seven has said he is in no hurry for retirement. Hamilton won five world championships so far.

Michael Schumacher
German Formula One driver Michael Schumacher gestures at the end of the Brazil's F-1 GP on November 25, 2012 at the Interlagos racetrack in Sao Paulo, Brazil. YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images

According to F1 news, the 34-year-old is relishing the “phenomenal journey at Mercedes.”

Mercedes is currently 150 points ahead of Ferrari in the constructors’ championship. Hamilton, however, said the second half of the year could be a bit tough.