‘It can’t be easy’: Eddie Jordan gives update on Michael Schumacher’s health

Michael Schumacher made his Formula 1 debut at Spa in 1991, thanks to Eddie Jordan.

Former team owner Eddie Jordan has given a rare health update on seven-time World Champion Michael Schumacher, with little having been revealed of his condition since his skiing accident in 2013.

The German suffered serious brain trauma following an accident whilst skiing in the French Alps with his son Mick Schumacher, with the former Ferrari driver having been hidden from the world ever since due to his condition.

It is a heartbreaking situation, with this year representing a decade since his accident in December 2013.

For many, Schumacher is their hero, with thousands of people around the world hoping every day that he might one day be seen in the paddock again.

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Jordan knows the incredible driver particularly well, with the Irishman having given Schumacher his Formula 1 debut back in 1991, at the Belgian Grand Prix.

The former team owner revealed that Mick’s father is “there but he’s not there”, with Jordan sharing so much sympathy for the German’s family.

“It can’t be easy knowing that your father is not able to be part of the family,” Jordan told OLBG.

Mick, of course, lost his Formula 1 seat at Haas and is Mercedes’ reserve driver for 2023, the side that his father actually ended his F1 career at.

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Jordan’s time working with Michael was actually short-lived, with Benetton having poached him immediately after he debuted at Spa.

Despite this, the pair were often seen in the paddock together, with Jordan having felt incredibly close to the German.

“Maybe it was the right thing that happened, but it touched me because I felt so much about Michael,” said Jordan.

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“I went out of my way to find him, give him his first chance in Spa, didn’t last very long but that love for him still lasts and will always do so while I’m able to draw breath.”

Schumacher’s instant switch from Jordan to Benetton was a very successful one, with the legend having claimed two titles during a four-year spell at the side, before moving to Ferrari.

His stint at Ferrari is debated as one of the best in the history of F1, with him having claimed five consecutive titles from 2000-2004.