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21st Jan 2017

‘Schumacher family is not telling the whole truth’ about Michael’s condition, says former manager

Willi Weber managed his career from his earliest days in motorsport

Rob Burnett

Michael Schumacher’s former manager has lashed out at the ex-Formula 1 star’s family for not being straight about his condition.

Seven-time world champion Schumacher suffered serious head injuries at Christmas in 2013 when he had a skiing accident that left him in a coma.

He was eventually moved from hospital back to his family home in Geneva where he continues to receive round-the-clock care.

But nothing more is known about his condition as the family have revealed no information to his millions of fans.

Now his former manager Willi Weber, who worked with Schumacher from his early days in the lower motorsport formulae right up to his championship winning days at Benetton and then Ferrari, says the family has not been straight about his condition.

(Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

He told German magazine Bunte:

“For some time now, I’ve been saying that the Schumacher family is not telling the whole truth.

“It’s time to pour pure wine for his millions of fans. But I’m biting on granite because for a long time my advice is no longer heard.”

Weber’s words are unlikely to change anything since Schumacher’s wife Corinna and the rest of his family have steadfastly refused to give out any information on the 47-year-old’s situation.