Corinna Schumacher was “like a prisoner” for a decade to keep Michael Schumacher’s health secret
According to Eddie Jordan, a former Formula One (F1) team owner and friend of the Schumacher family, Michael Schumacher’s wife, Corinna, has lived like a prisoner because she had to keep her husband’s health a secret.
Michael is referred to as her “guardian angel,” and she is overseeing the effort to respect his privacy as he recovers from a ski crash ten years ago. According to Eddie Jordan, Corinna has felt almost like a prisoner because of the constant struggle and pressure.
He said that privacy is such a vital aspect of sports, business, and personal life, and he understands why Corinna refuses to allow people outside their immediate circle to visit Michael. Jean Todt, the former Ferrari CEO, is the only one permitted to visit him outside his immediate circle.
During the 1991 Jordan Grand Prix, Eddie Jordan gave Schumacher his big break in Formula One. Eddie gave Schumacher his big chance at the Belgian Grand Prix aged 22, and as a result of an extraordinary set of circumstances, Jordan driver Bertrand Gachot was unable to attend as he had been jailed for 18 months for spraying CS gas at a taxi driver.
Corinna fights to keep the secret
Corinna rarely discusses Michael, but revealed snippets in a touching, tearful Netflix documentary Schumacher. Jordan has often spoken of his “love” for Michael, including earlier this year.
It’s not just her who misses Michael every day; it’s his children, his family, his father, and everyone around him as well.
Mick, the son of Michael, was a F1 racer who followed in his father’s footsteps. After a series of crashes for Haas, the young driver lost his race seat at the end of 2022. Mick, who is trying to make a career in motor racing, is also having trouble with it.
If Mick did not have the pressure of his father, he would probably be a better driver than what people think. However, it’s his father, and he has to cope with it. However, Jordan’s thoughts are with him.
Mick is now a reserve driver at Mercedes, backing up Sir Lewis Hamilton and George Russell and potentially replacing them if they have to miss a race.