Wife's $9 million move as Michael Schumacher mystery continues

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Michael and Corrina Schumacher, pictured here at the Spanish Grand Prix in 2004.
Michael and Corrina Schumacher at the Spanish Grand Prix in 2004. (Photo by Getty Images)

Michael Schumacher's wife is reportedly selling their mansion on Lake Geneva in Switzerland.

According to reports, Corinna Schumacher has put the famous 20,000 square-metre farmhouse on the market for £5 million ($AU9 million).

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The Schumachers bought the "Sur le Moulin" estate in 2002 for £3 million, right before Michael won his fifth F1 world title.

However the property is now largely vacant, with the Schumacher family reportedly 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," according to German magazine Bunte.

"At times, their housekeepers and bodyguards stayed there. Corinna Schumacher’s horses also grazed on a two-acre site some time ago.”

Mystery surrounds Michael Schumacher's condition

Schumacher suffered devastating head injuries in a skiing accident in the Swiss Alps in 2013, and his condition is still shrouded in mystery.

But late last year, Schumacher’s former boss at Ferrari revealed he's been visiting the former driver regularly.

Jean Todt provided a rare insight into Schumacher’s condition, saying he's been able to follow son Mick's ascent to Formula One.

“Of course he is following him,” Todt told RTL France.

Todt has been visiting Schumacher monthly and providing fans with snippets of new information.

“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.”

Michael Schumacher, pictured here in action at the Bahrain Grand Prix in 2005.
Michael Schumacher in action at the Bahrain Grand Prix in 2005. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

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

In January 2020, a leading neurosurgeon warned 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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