Ralf Schumacher Reflects on Michael’s Ski Accident Impact and Ongoing Struggles

In a candid interview with German magazine Bild, Ralf Schumacher, brother of Formula One legend Michael Schumacher, opened up about how the skiing accident in 2013 that left Michael with a serious head injury has profoundly changed their family dynamics. Ralf revealed that life has taken a drastic turn since the tragic incident, emphasizing that “nothing is like it used to be.”

Recalling the fateful day in the French Alps when Michael fell and hit his head on a rock during a skiing excursion with his son Mick, Ralf expressed the gravity of the experience, noting that while it was a challenging ordeal for him, it was even more impactful for Michael’s children, especially a young Mick who witnessed the incident.

The 48-year-old Ralf, a former Formula One driver himself, reflected on the unique bond he shared with Michael during their formative years. Michael, not only his brother but also a coach and mentor, played a pivotal role in shaping Ralf’s early career in karting. Ralf expressed gratitude for the invaluable lessons and guidance he received from Michael, emphasizing their shared passion for motorsports.

Ralf Schumacher, who was married to model and TV presenter Cora Schumacher for 14 years, became emotional when discussing Michael’s current medical condition. While acknowledging the advancements in modern medicine that have enabled some level of recovery, Ralf lamented that despite these efforts, life is still far from what it used to be.

Michael Schumacher, a seven-time Formula One world champion, has been out of the public eye since the accident, with his family maintaining a high level of privacy regarding his health updates. The racing icon was airlifted to Grenoble University Hospital and placed in an induced coma after the skiing mishap. The Schumacher family continues to navigate the challenges brought on by the accident, with Ralf expressing a deep sense of loss for the Michael he remembers from before the tragic event.