Michael Schumacher’s family are reportedly making “big plans” for a new life in Spain with him as mystery continues to loom over his medical condition.
The F1 legend’s wife Corinna is reportedly setting up the family in a villa and with a plot of land near the ritzy town of Port Andratx in Majorca, The Sun reported.
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Schumacher himself — who resides in Switzerland and whose health remains unknown — is already reported to have visited their new island villa by helicopter.
And the family are believed to have flown the F1 legend out there again as they prepare to make the island a winter home, according to German magazine Die Bunte.
It is also claimed they have purchased a 54,000 square meter plot of land which will be used to set up a horse ranch.
Corinna, 53, and the Schumachers’ daughter Gina-Maria, 25, are both keen equestrians — and they have horses on their estates in Switzerland and Texas.
It is reported the Schumachers have purchased the expansive plot of land, which is currently full of dilapidated buildings and almond trees.
And the plot reportedly cost them 2.8 million euros ($4.1million) and is described as an “absolute rarity in the region of south-west Majorca” due to how close it is to the sea.
Die Bunte today ran a preview for the front page feature titled “Corinna Schumacher: Your New Life in Majorca”.
It states Schumacher’s wife has “big plans on the sunny island” and she wants to make sure he has the “best medical care” and is with the family “as much as possible”.
Reports of the Schumacher family ties to Majorca have emerged multiple times in the last four years — including reports they were planning to buy the plot land dating back to May 2021.
The plot was reported at the time to have been to “raise and ride horses on”.
Schumacher’s daughter is a non-professional horse rider and equestrian while Corinna won the European Championship in western-style horse riding in 2010.
Gina-Maria’s boyfriend, Iain Bethke, is also a show jumper.
The land is reportedly in Puerto Andratx, near to the $47 million mansion – Villa Yasmin – the driver’s devoted spouse Corinna is thought to have bought from Real Madrid president Florentino Perez in 2017.
The huge property near Andratx features two swimming pools, a large garden, a helipad, a guest villa and stunning sea views.
And it was reported last year that Corinna was selling the family’s $11.1 million mansion on Lake Geneva in Switzerland.
The family initially denied plans in 2018 they were going to move into the plush villa, but reports have persisted — including claims neighbors saw them at the property in 2019.
And the older also claimed the family had moved in.
Schumacher’s health remains shrouded in mystery after his horrific ski crash in December 2013.
The F1 legend was a seven-time-world champion — winning five times for Ferrari and twice for Benetton — and is regarded as one of the greatest drivers of all time.
He raced from 1991 to 2006, and again from 2010 to 2012 — a second act of his career which saw him become instrumental in setting up Lewis Hamilton’s dominant Mercedes team.
Schumacher retired in 2012, but just a year later he was involved in a life-changing skiing accident while on the slopes with his son Mick — who is now an F1 driver himself racing for Haas.
He suffered a traumatic brain injury which left him in a medically induced coma.
And the 91-time Grand Prix winner has not been seen or heard from public since – with his condition a closely guarded secret.
Rumors swirl around his health with only tiny snippets of information nearly nine years on since the ski crash.
This story originally appeared on The Sun and has been reproduced with permission