Michael Schumacher and his family are reportedly set to move to Mallorca in Spain – for a ‘new life’.
The ‘big plans’ for the family come as mystery continues to surround the former F1 driver’s recovery from a skiing accident in 2013 in which he suffered a near-fatal brain injury.
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The family are said to have purchased a 54,000 square meter plot near Port Andratx in Mallorca, according to German publication Die Bunte.
The publication claims Schumacher toured the grounds – which include a dilapidated building and lots of greenery – by helicopter.
The family reportedly plans to build a horse ranch, which will be used by Schumacher’s wife Corinna, 53, and daughter Gina-Maria, 25, who are both equestrians.
Corinna has “big plans on the sunny island” where her husband can receive the “best medical care”, Die Bunte reported.
Reports have surfaced over the past four years that the family have shown interest in Spanish land.
They already own a six-hectare property with a mansion on the shores of Lake Geneva in Switzerland, and a ranch in Texas.
At the Texas ranch, the family hosted the reigning World Championships in 2016, six years after Corinna won the European title.
Rare Health Update
Meanwhile, Schumacher’s former Ferrari boss Jean Todt recently shared a rare update on the former athlete, whose life and health remained largely under wraps following the skiing incident.
In December 2013, Schumacher suffered a near-fatal brain injury when he fell and hit his head against a rock on the slopes of the Méribel ski resort in France.
He is recovering at his Lake Geneva home and has not been seen in public since.
The only glimpse into the state of his health was a Netflix documentary about his life, released in September 2021.
“I don’t miss Michael, I see him,” Todt told German broadcaster RTL last week.
The 76-year-old went on to hint that Schumacher was good enough to keep pace with F1, sharing that the pair are looking at the current season together.
“Yes, it’s true, I watch the races with Michael. But of course, I guess what I miss is what we used to do together.
Schumacher’s son Mick, 23, races for the Haas team, currently ranked 20th in the field, and earned his first career points at the British Grand Prix this month.
The young driver shared a radio message, revealing he had told his father he would “prove them wrong and believe in him”.
Todt was chief executive of Ferrari when Schumacher, now 53, joined in 1996 and became CEO and then special adviser.
Schumacher is a seven-time F1 world champion, tied with Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton as the record holder for most world championships ever.
The athlete won 91 Grands Prix and raced for Jordan, Benetton, Ferrari and Mercedes before retiring in 2012.
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