Michael Schumacher 'not with us at this moment' but he will recover, former F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone believes

In a trailer for the upcoming documentary 'Schumacher', the former F1 boss says the F1 legend "will answer all the questions" regarding his health soon


                            Michael Schumacher 'not with us at this moment' but he will recover, former F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone believes

Former F1 champion Michael Schumacher is set to make a recovery from the tragic accident that left him completely paralyzed, according to an update by former F1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone.

In a documentary film about the German F1 legend called 'Schumacher' - which is set to be released on December 5 in German-speaking countries - Ecclestone provided a unique insight into the racer's condition. The rights for airing the movie is still under the process of being sold to foreign countries, Mirror reports.

17 Mar 2002: Portrait of Ferrari driver Michael Schumacher before the Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix at the Sepang Circuit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Schumacher's wife Corinna and the rest of his family have granted their full support to the film. It will detail the unique life and racing career of Schumacher up until his tragic skiing accident that took place on December 29, 2013. The F1 record champion suffered severe brain trauma as a result of the mishap, leaving him paralyzed head to toe.

Ecclestone, 88, was seen in a trailer for the documentary making a statement about Schumacher's health. 

“He is not with us at this moment. But when he is better, he will answer all the questions," he reportedly said.

The statement was placed in the trailer by directors Michael Wech and Hanns-Bruno Kammertoens in a backdrop of snow-capped mountains.

Michael Schumacher of Germany and Mercedes GP celebrates setting the fastest time before his five-place grid penalty during qualifying for the Monaco Formula One Grand Prix at the Circuit de Monaco on May 26, 2012, in Monte Carlo, Monaco. (Getty Images)

However, local media in Germany are speculating whether Ecclestone's statement should elicit fear or hope with respect to Schumacher's condition.

One German daily wrote that “it makes it clear how much the consequences of the ski accident still affect Schumacher five years later.” On the other hand, Ecclestone's second sentence also “gives hope for a successful recovery,” they wrote.

So far, Schumacher's family and management have been extremely hesitant to share any update about the racer's condition.

Michael Schumacher of Germany, seven-time Formula One World Champion, and wife Corinna attend the 2006 FIA Gala Prize Giving Ceremony held at the Salle des Etoiles Sporting Club on December 8, 2006, in Monte Carlo, Monaco. (Getty Images)

At the moment, the legendary F1 champion is being treated at his home in Switzerland on the shores of Lake Geneva in the care of his wife Corinna, who has reportedly built an in-house clinic and hired a team of specialist doctors and nurses to oversee his rehabilitation and treatment.

According to reports, the documentary will feature Corinna as well as Michael's father Rolf.

“Michael is a fighter and will not give up," his wife says in the film.