The ex-racing driver’s wife has bought a 2.8 million villa plot in Port Andratx, Mallorca
German F1 legend Michael Schumacher and his family are planning a new life in Mallorca, Spain, nine years after suffering catastrophic brain damage while skiing in the French Alps.
The horrific life-changing accident happened as he traversed an off-piste area on the slopes above Meribel ski resort shortly after he decided to retire from an incredible career that has seen him win seven World Drivers’ Championship titles and 91 Grand Prix.
The racing star is currently being treated at his €7.5million mansion on Lake Geneva in Switzerland and his condition remains a mystery.
But his wife Corinne, 53, is said to have bought a 54,000m2 estate in Port Andratx for 2.8million which is rumored to be used as a winter residence.
According to German magazine Die Bunte and local Spanish media, the huge land will be used as a horse ranch because Corinna and the couple’s daughter, Gina-Marie, 25, are keen horse-riders.
The family owns horses in Texas and Switzerland, some of which should be transported to Mallorca.
“The idea is for the family to multiply their trips together on the island, especially in winter,” adds the press.
Corinna recently said, “I miss Michael every day. But it’s not just me that misses him. All of us around him. But Michael is there. Different, but he’s there, and I think that gives us strength.”
In a Netflix documentary about his life, neurologist Erich Riederer explained how the driver is doing. “I think he’s in a vegetative state, which means he’s awake but unresponsive,” he said.
Few people have access to the seven-time world champion. Italian team founder Enzo Ferrari’s son Piero Ferrari said after seeing him last year that “Michael Schumacher is not dead, he is here but he cannot communicate”.
According to The Sun, the legend visited the island by helicopter to see the land on which the family home will be built, which is close to the €32million mansion the Schumachers reportedly bought from Real Madrid president Florentino Perez in 2017 .
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