The legend of Formula 1 Niki Lauda was opened on the tragic accident of Michael Schumacher's ski before his 70th birthday.
Lauda had predicted that Schumacher was unlikely to recover from the 2013 incident that left him in an induced coma.
"I pray to God that everything goes well, but unfortunately it does not seem like this for the moment," said Lauda, who valued Schumacher as the best driver in an interview with The guardian.
"I think there is someone who tries to help in this situation.
"He decides things we can not understand. It seems completely shocking and inexplicable why this great driver, who won seven championships in more than 300 races and remained alive, could have something like that."
The legend born in Austria had a brush with death after a major accident during the 1976 German Grand Prix.
The triple champion of Formula 1 was seriously burned and was marked after the shocked shock.
Lauda's death was announced yesterday, and the family later released a heart-breaking statement.
"With deep sadness, we announce that our beloved Niki has died peacefully with his family on Monday.
"Their unique achievements as an athlete and entrepreneur are and will remain unforgettable, their tireless action, their simplicity and their courage continue.
"A model to follow and a reference for all of us, was a loving and supportive husband, father and grandfather away from the public, and he will miss."