Mystery shrouds Michael Schumacher as wife lists Geneva mansion
Michael Schumacher's wife is selling their mansion on Lake Geneva in Switzerland, reports say.
Corinna Schumacher has listed the renowned 20,000 square-metre farmhouse on the market for £5 million ($AU9 million), according to German magazine Bunte.
The Schumachers bought the "Sur le Moulin" estate in 2002 for £3 million, and not long after Michael would go on to win his fifth F1 world title.
The Schumacher family have reportedly left the home mostly vacant, and are moving to another home in Gland where Michael can continue his rehabilitation.
The Lake Geneva house has been described as "an exceptional property in a quiet and protected location".
“After the Schumachers moved, the house was left without permanent residents," reported Bunte.
"At times, their housekeepers and bodyguards stayed there. Corinna Schumacher’s horses also grazed on a two-acre site some time ago.”
Schumacher faced horrifying head injuries in a skiing accident in the Swiss Alps in 2013, and his current condition remains a mystery to the public.
While most information is not available, Schumacher’s former boss at Ferrari revealed he’s had opportunities to visit the former driver.
Jean Todt says the Formula One legend has been able to follow son Mick's career as he follows in his dad’s footsteps.
“Of course he is following him,” Todt told RTL France.
Todt has been visiting Schumacher monthly and shares information on his condition.
“This is a question on which I am going to be extremely reserved,” Todt told RTL.
“I see Michael very often – once or twice a month. My answer is the same all the time – he fights.
“We can only wish for him and his family that things get better.”
Schumacher won five consecutive World Drivers’ Championships with Todt by his side from 2000 to 2004.
In January 2020, a leading neurosurgeon told fans that Schumacher would be “very altered” and “deteriorated”.
“We must imagine a person very different from the one we remember on the track, with a very altered and deteriorated organic, muscular and skeletal structure,” Nicola Acciari told Contro Copertina.
“All as a result of the brain trauma he suffered.”
The comments came after Todt said Schumacher is “still fighting”.
“I’m always careful with such statements, but it’s true," Todt said.
“Michael is in the best hands and is well looked after in his house. He does not give up and keeps fighting.
“His family is fighting just as much and of course our friendship cannot be the same as it once was just because there’s no longer the same communication as before.”
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