MADONNA DI CAMPIGLIO, ITALY: German Formula 1 driver Michael Schumacher skis in the winter resort of Madonna di Campiglio, in the Dolomites area, Northern Italy, 11 January 2005. Schumacher takes part in the traditionnal Ferrari winter meeting with the press. AFP PHOTO / Press Ferrari (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Ferrari driver Sebastien Vettel, has admitted that he misses seeing fellow countryman and F1 legend, Michael Schumacher, who is still recovering from a tragic skiing accident that happened three years ago.

Schumacher took Vettel under his wing when he first arrived in Formula One and now, as Vettel won the recent Race of Champions for Team Germany, he admitted that the seven time champions presence was sorely missed by everyone…

"We started this journey together, he was helping me out most the time in the beginning, and I was able to learn a lot from him,” he was quoted as saying in the Daily Mail. “We would have loved to have him here, and our thoughts are with him. We wish him still all the best, even though it has been a couple of years."

"We all miss him. Not just me for Team Germany, but all the drivers. He is always good company. Very difficult to beat on track, very difficult to beat off track. But luckily I was smart enough to pay attention when he was teaching lessons."