MICHAEL Schumacher's pal has said his wife is carrying on the way he would have wanted despite the "huge void" left by his horror ski crash.
The racing icon has not been seen in public since his accident in the French Alps in 2013, and very little is known about his condition.
Speaking to Grosvenor Sport, former F1 driver and Schumacher's teammate Johnny Herbert revealed how the family are coping almost ten years on.
Despite the "huge void" left by the 2013 horror crash, Herbert described Schumacher's wife Corinna as "very strong".
He said: "She [Corinna] has said they are trying to carry on as a family as Michael would have wanted.
"They are getting on with their lives but private does mean private."
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Seven-time world champion Schumacher, 54, suffered catastrophic injuries in the devastating accident while on a skiing holiday.
December 29 will mark ten years since the racing icon, largely considered to be the best driver in Formula One history, suffered the crash that left him in a coma for over 200 days.
Corinna, has protected the privacy of her husband to such an extent that only their immediate family, and closest of friends know any details.
Mick, 24, has followed his father's footsteps onto the F1 track.
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Herbert revealed that Corinna has been a "huge support" for him as he pursues racing.
But he added that sadly, Mick has never been able to talk to his dad for advice about the profession.
"Mick has said he could always talk to Michael about racing before the accident," Herbert said.
"Michael would have been a big help and that father son relationship would have been a very beneficial thing for Mick.
"But Mick never had that unfortunately. He just had that relationship up until the skiing accident."
Herbert remembered the accident as a huge shock for everyone close to the Schumacher family.
He and his wife were friends with the couple in the 1990s and he described Schumacher as a dedicated and innovative athlete in the field.
"Michael Schumacher was a fitness fanatic… He always reminded me a lot of Bruce Lee when he was doing all his acting.
"That was something quite new. He knew he had to be fit to perform as he did in those sprint performances and his fitness levels gave him that advantage.
"He changed the physical and mental side of how drivers prepare. He was always aware of the science that was advancing with fitness."
Herbert described his friend fondly as determined and driven, and said "it would be lovely just to have him back".
It comes as Formula One's boss said he wouldn't wish Schumacher's condition on his "worst enemy".
F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali used to work with Schumacher, now 54, at Ferrari and gave a heartbreaking update.
"It seems like yesterday his accident in Meribel, they are episodes that change your life," he told La Gazetta dello Sport.
"Out of respect for him and his family we must stay close to him, this difficult situation remains.
"What is between me and the family remains private, but living like this for ten years is something you would never wish even on your worst enemy."
And the racing star's ex-manager says he has no "hope" of seeing the F1 legend again.
Willi Weber revealed that he had received no good news after allegedly being shut out of the racing star's life for the last 10 years.
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He told the Cologne Express: "When I think of Michael now, unfortunately I don't have anymore hope that I will see him again.
"No positive news after ten years."
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