Mick Schumacher has posted a touching message to his father Michael as the seven-time champion celebrates his birthday. The former Haas driver uploaded two photos of the German on Instagram alongside a loving tribute.
One image showed the pair posing together when Mick was younger while the other was of Schumacher behind the wheel at the height of his F1 career. The post came with the caption: “Happy birthday to the best Dad ever. Love you!”
It comes just days after Mick posed for a photo alongside his mother and sister for Christmas. However, Michael was not included in the photo with the ex-Ferrari star not seen since he suffered brain injuries in a skiing accident back in 2013.
Scuderia Ferrari has also uploaded a special message to their former champion to celebrate the German’s birthday. They posted: “With you on your birthday, @schumacher. Today and all days.”
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Michael has been recovering at home in Switzerland since leaving hospital in 2014. His ex-Ferrari boss Jean Todt said Schumacher was still facing “consequences” from his accident.
However, he revealed there was hope things will “slowly but surely improve”. Wife Corinna recently said that Schumacher still gives the family “strength” as he continues his rehabilitation.
She explained: “I miss Michael every day. But it’s not just me who misses him. It’s the children, the family, his father, everyone around him. I mean, everybody misses Michael, but Michael is here.
“Different, but he’s here and that gives us strength, I find. We try to carry on a family as Michael liked it and still does. And we are getting on with our lives. ‘Private is private’, as he always said. It is very important to me that he can continue to enjoy his private life as much as possible. Michael always protected us, and now we are protecting Michael.”