Michael Schumacher just turned 47 last Jan. 3, however, there is still no development with his health. But the motor racing community continues to show its unwavering support for his recovery, even paying tribute to his birthday, as The Express reports.
On his birthday, Mercedes gave tribute to the bedridden race driver. Team chief Ross Brawn delivered a commendation.
"No one should underestimate how much Michael did for the success that the Mercedes team now enjoys. He won races that we should not really have won, and in my opinion, he did that more often than anybody else has," Brawn said.
His fellow racers have commended him as well. Both former world champions Felipe Massa and Sebastian Vittel expressed their greetings on his birthday via Twitter.
Even personalities outside the racing community greeted him too. Virat Kohli, the cricketer from India, sent his greetings to him through Twitter.
Sabine Kehm, Schumacher's manager, said back in May that he's been making progress, as The Gospel Herald reports. His injuries, which resulted after a skiing accident back in December 2013, has been severe, though its extent has not been fully disclosed.
Brawn further said, as The Mirror reported back in October 2015, that there is always hope. It is something that friends and family have been clinging on since progress is reportedly slow for Schumacher.
Brawn also revealed that he keeps in touch with Corinna, Schumacher's wife, and that she updates him from time to time. However, his legacy will likely live on with his son.
16-year-old Mick Schumacher is said to be nearing in reaching a deal with Prema, a Formula 4 team that is associated with Ferrari, as reported by Road and Track. Mick has already raced under the Dutch team Van Amersfoort in 2015, but according to reports, he is considering the Italian F4 in 2016, which could be the reason why he contacted Prema.
Kehm, who also manages Mick, has confirmed this. Prema founder Angelo Rosin added that there would be a meeting as well this January.