Michael Schumacher's wife in $4 million move amid health mystery

Michael Schumacher and wife Corinna in Germany in 2012.  (Photo by Alex Grimm/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Michael Schumacher and wife Corinna in Germany in 2012. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Michael Schumacher's wife is reportedly preparing to move the stricken Formula One legend to Spain after a $4 million purchase in Mallorca.

According to The Sun, Corinna Schumacher has purchased a villa and $4 million plot of land near the town of Port Andratx on the Spanish island.

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Schumacher has reportedly visited the villa after being flown there by helicopter, with wife Corinna said to be preparing the family for a move there.

According to German magazine Die Bunte, the Schumachers will make the island their winter home.

They have reportedly purchased a 54,000-square metre plot of land to be used for a horse ranch, with Corinna and daughter Gina both keen equestrians.

Gina is a horse riding fanatic, while Corinna won the European Championship in western-style horse riding in 2010.

Gina’s boyfriend Iain Bethke is also a keen show jumper.

Local publication Diario de Mallorca reported last year that the purchase of the land will allow “Gina to practice her favourite sport”.

“The objective is to raise and ride around 20 horses on it, as Michael Schumacher’s daughter is a keen equestrian," the publication stated.

“Stables for the horses, that will be transferred from Switzerland, will be built on it.

“The intention is for Gina to practice her favourite sport in Majorca, as the idea is that the family will increase their number of trips to the island, especially in winter.”

Corinna and Gina Schumacher, pictured here at the awarding of the North Rhine-Westphalia State Prize to Michael Schumacher.
Corinna and Gina Schumacher attend the awarding of the North Rhine-Westphalia State Prize to Michael Schumacher. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

The land has been described as an "absolute rarity in the region of south-west Mallorca" because of how close it is to the sea.

Die Bunte states Schumacher's wife has "big plans on the sunny island" and wants to ensure he has the "best medical care" and is with his family "as much as possible".

A preview for the front page of the magazine showed the title “Corinna Schumacher: Your New Life in Mallorca”.

The land is reportedly near a $47 million mansion that Corinna is said to have purchased from Real Madrid president Florentino Perez in 2017.

It was reported last year that Corinna was selling the family's $11 million home near Lake Geneva in Switzerland.

Jean Todt and Michael Schumacher, pictured here in 2009.
Jean Todt and Michael Schumacher in 2009. (Photo by YURI CORTEZ/AFP via Getty Images)

Details remain scarce around Michael Schumacher's health

Schumacher, 53, suffered catastrophic head injuries in a skiing accident in the French Alps in 2013.

His family has been notoriously private about his condition in the years that have followed, with details around his health extremely scarce.

However FIA president and former Ferrari boss Jean Todt has been visiting Schumacher regularly and providing snippets of information to the public.

“I don’t miss Michael, I see him,” Todt said in an interview with German TV channel RTL last week.

“Yes, it’s true, I watch races with Michael.

"But sure, I guess what I miss is what we used to do together.”

Michael Schumacher, pictured here on the podium after the Italian Grand Prix in 2006.
Michael Schumacher celebrates on the podium after the Italian Grand Prix in 2006. (Photo by PATRICK HERTZOG/AFP via Getty Images)

Schumacher won five consecutive World Drivers’ Championships under Todt’s leadership from 2000 to 2004.

In 2020 Todt revealed that 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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