Michael Schumacher latest: Half-brother opens up on F1 legend’s ‘incredible ambition’

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Michael Schumacher latest: Half-brother opens up on F1 legend’s ‘incredible ambition’

The Ferrari racing driver has left a void in the world of Formula 1 racing, after suffering a traumatic brain injury following a horrifying skiing accident in December 2013. The seven-time F1 World Champion is one of the world’s most revered drivers, with many fans and fellow drivers calling for his return to the sport and desperate for an update on his condition. But after his wife sent a rare letter on Michael’s condition, and his son Mick publicly spoke of his admiration for the legendary driver, another of Michael’s family have spoken of their fondness for the driver.

Michael’s step-brother, Sebastian Stahl – who like Michael started his career in kart racing before moving into Formula race categories in 1996 – has spoken about his respect for the racing legend.

He described the sporting legend as a “very good friend”.

He told VIP.de: "I already did motor sports before I met Michael, but Michael was always an idol for me and at the same time a very, very good friend," Sebastian reveals to "Vip.de".

Michael himself was a keen motorcyclist, with his step brother influenced by the Michael’s magic on the racing track.

Mr Stahl said: "Having motorcyclists in the family at all was a huge honour, and sometimes I thought, “is that real”?

“He always inspired me with his incredible ambition.”

Five years on from the Michael’s accident, updates on the motorsport hero’s condition have remained sparse.

In the run up to the five-year anniversary of Michael's traumatic accident, Schumacher’s wife, Corrina thanked well-wishers around the world for supporting the family through “a difficult time” - but described her racing legend husband as a “fighter".

Mrs Schumacher said to Hamburg composer Sascha Herchenbach: "I would like to sincerely thank you for your message and nice gift that will help us through this difficult time.

“It is good to receive so many kind wishes and other well-intentioned words - which is a great support for our family.

"We all know Michael is a fighter and will not give up."

And earlier this month, Michael’s driving teammate Sebastian Vettel told media how he “missed” his friend.

Speaking in German magazine Blick, Mr Vettel spoke of how a conversation with the legendary sportsman "would help me extremely” as he continues his quest to win the F1 World Championships.

When asked if the Ferrari driver still misses Michael, Mr Vettel said: “Yes, that is still true. Michael has spent many years in Maranello [Ferrari headquarters] and his spirit keeps hovering over the team!

“With Michael I would now speak the language of the driver and not the technician.

“That's why talking would be extremely helpful. Because with Michael I always had a great relationship anyway. Yes, I miss him.”

If is fast approaching the fifth anniversary of Michael's accident, which took place on December 29, 2013.

The Ferrari legend was placed in a medically induced coma for six months until 16 June 2014.

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