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No news on Schumi? Manager silences press

2015-04-22 13:09

SILENCE ON SCHUMI: Michael Schumacher's manager, Sabine Kehm, is working hard to suppress news of the injured F1 driver's condition. Image: AP / Shizuo Kambayashi

Michael Schumacher's manager, Sabine Kehm, is reportedly working hard to keep news about the health of her famous client quiet.

Ever since Schumacher was injured during a skiing fall in 2013, Kehm has carefully guarded his privacy.

Italy's Autosprint claims this has been especially true over the past few months, during which there was barely any news at all about the health of the former Ferrari and Mercedes driver.

RESPECTING HIS PRIVACY

Autosprint reported: "This silence among the media in Germany and Switzerland is especially surprising, as they would have more direct sources.

"The explanation lies in the conduct of Sabine Kehm, Schumacher's manager, who systematically sends legal letters threatening lawsuits when a newspaper spreads the slightest information about the health of the German driver."

Autosprint added: "The medical staff that assists Schumacher at home signed a series of very restrictive confidentiality clauses."

BIANCHI STILL IN COMA

The situation might be sharply contrasted with the approach of Jules Bianchi's family, in the wake of the young driver's horror Suzuka crash in 2014.

More than six months into the former Marussia driver's coma, his father Philippe told Nice-Matin newspaper this month that there is little news to report.

But he wanted to give an interview "out of respect for all the people who continue to send Jules beautiful messages of affection and encouragement every day".

Bianchi added: "Those people who think of him and pray for him are fabulously motivating. I am sure Jules hears them!

"Today I want to thank them all again, and tell them that we will give news whether it is good or bad."

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