Bernie explains why he won’t visit Schumi

Date published: June 2 2015

Many famous people have visited Michael Schumacher since his skiing accident at the end of 2013, but Bernie Ecclestone is not one of them.

In fact, Formula 1 supremo Ecclestone isn't planning on visiting the seven-time World Champion at his home in Switzerland as he continues his rehabilitation following his near-fatal crash in France in December 2013.

Schumacher was in a coma for several months before being brought out of it in June last year, but his family and manager Sabine Kehm have kept updates about his condition to a minimum, simply revealing every few months that he is "making progress".

Ecclestone, though, won't visit the German and told F1 Racing that he wants to "remember Michael as he was".

"I don’t want to see Michael like that," he said after a long pause. "I remember Michael as he was. That is how I want to see Michael. If he comes back, that is how I want Michael to be."