News about Schumacher 'not good': Montezemolo

Thu Feb 4, 2016 12:35pm EST
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MILAN (Reuters) - The latest news about the health of seven-times Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher is not good, his former Ferrari boss Luca di Montezemolo said on Thursday.

The German is still receiving intensive treatment far from the public eye at his home in Switzerland following severe head injuries that he suffered in a skiing accident in France in December 2013.

"I have news and unfortunately it is not good," Montezemolo told reporters without giving any further details.

"Life is strange. He was a fantastic driver and only had one accident with Ferrari in 1999", the former Ferrari chairman said.

Schumacher's long-time manager Sabine Kehm, who has been steadfast in refusing to comment on rumors or speculation about the 47-year-old's condition, had nothing to say when contacted by Reuters.

(Reporting by Stefano Rebaudo/Alan Baldwin, Writing by Crispian Balmer; Editing by Toby Chopra/Toby Davis)

Former Ferrari driver Michael Schumacher of Germany looks on during the qualifying session for the Italian F1 Grand Prix race at the Monza racetrack in Monza, near Milan, in this September 13, 2008 file photo. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi