Munich – Mercedes motorsport chief Toto Wolff says his thoughts are always with Formula One great Michael Schumacher, who suffered severe head injuries in a skiing accident five years ago.
"Michael is always present in my personal life and at Mercedes. We are always thinking of him," Wolff said in an interview with Germany's Bild am Sonntag newspaper.
"For me, he is the most outstanding racing driver of all time, an incredible personality. We all at Mercedes miss him a lot as a consultant and a mentor."
Schumacher turns 50 on January 3 as he continues his rehabilitation at his adopted Swiss home following his ski accident near Meribel, France on December 29, 2013.
There have been few updates on his health in line with his family's wish to protect his privacy.