Wife's $4.4 million move amid Michael Schumacher health mystery

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Michael Schumacher and wife Corrina, pictured here before his devastating accident.
Michael Schumacher and wife Corrina before his devastating accident. Image: Getty

Michael Schumacher's wife has reportedly paid $4.4 million for a plot of land in Majorca near the mansion she is rumoured to have bought from Real Madrid president Florentino Perez in 2017.

According to local newspaper Diario de Mallorca, Corrina Schumacher bought the 13-acre plot to “raise and ride horses on”.

Schumacher’s daughter Gina, 24, is an equestrian and horse riding fanatic, while Corinna won the European Championship in western-style horse riding in 2010. 

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

The land is reportedly in Puerto Andratx - near a $50 million property Corinna is said to have bought from Perez in 2017.

Diario de Mallorca reports 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 reports.

“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.”

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The new claims come after Corrina reportedly put the family's Lake Geneva mansion on the market earlier this month.

The family is said to be seeking £5 million ($AU9 million) for the famous 20,000 square-metre farmhouse in Switzerland.

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.

“After the Schumachers moved, the house was left without permanent residents," German magazine Bunte reports.

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

Michael Schumacher, pictured here with wife Corinna in Italy in 2005.
Michael Schumacher with wife Corinna in Italy in 2005. (Photo credit should read STR/AFP via Getty Images)

Schumacher, 52, suffered catastrophic head injuries in a skiing accident in the Swiss Alps in 2013.

His family has been notoriously secretive about his condition in the years since, with updates few and far between.

But FIA president and former Ferrari boss Jean Todt has been visiting Schumacher regularly and providing snippets of information.

"I see Michael at least twice a month," Todt told Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera this week.

"I do not leave him alone. Him, Corinna, the family - we have had so many experiences together.

"The beauty of what we experienced is part of us and it continues."

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

Late last year 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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