Wife’s $9m relocation call as Schumacher mystery continues
Michael Schumacher’s wife is reportedly selling the couple’s mansion as the Formula 1 icon continues his lengthy rehabilitation.
The German great suffered devastating head injuries while skiing in the French Alps in 2013 and was subsequently placed in a medically-induced coma.
Since his accident nearly eight years ago, there have been only scraps of information on Schumacher’s ongoing recovery.
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According to reports, Corinna Schumacher recently put the family’s 20,000 square-metre farmhouse on the market for approximately £5 million (AU$9 million).
The couple purchased the Swiss estate — located on Lake Geneva — for approximately $5.4 million in 2002.
The Schumacher family will reportedly move to another home in Gland where Michael can continue his rehabilitation.
Michael’s son made his F1 debut earlier this year, representing Haas for the first time at the Bahrain Grand Prix in late March.
Mick became the third Schumacher to race in F1, with uncle Ralf Schumacher starting 180 races in a decade-long career.
He won the Formula 2 title in 2020 and has been touted for a potential stint with Ferrari in the coming years.
Last year, FIA president Jean Todt confirmed that Schumacher was keenly following his son’s progress in a heartwarming revelation.
Todt visits Schumacher every month and is a regular source of news about the 52-year-old’s health.
Schumacher won five consecutive World Drivers’ Championships under Todt’s leadership at Ferrari.
“I see Michael very often – once or twice a month,” Todt told RTL France.
“My answer is the same all the time – he fights. We can only wish for him and his family that things get better.”
Renowned neurosurgeon Erich Riederer speculated in a documentary that the seven-time F1 champion was a shell of his former self.
“I think he’s in a vegetative state, which means he’s awake,” Riederer told TMC last year.
“He is breathing, his heart is beating, he can probably sit up and take baby steps with help, but no more.
“I think that’s the maximum for him. Is there any chance of seeing him like he was before his accident? I really don’t think so.”
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