How Michael Schumacher’s family are making ‘big plans’ for new life in Spain as wife fights to keep his condition secret

MICHAEL Schumacher’s family are reportedly making “big plans” for a new life in Spain as mystery continues to loom over his condition.

The F1 legend’s wife Corinna is reportedly setting up the family in a villa and with a plot of land in the near the ritzy town of Port Andratx in Majorca.

Michael Schumacher and his wife Corinna are reported to be relocating to Spain


Michael Schumacher and his wife Corinna are reported to be relocating to SpainCredit: AFP
Pictures show the mansion reportedly purchased by the couple in Majorca


Pictures show the mansion reportedly purchased by the couple in Majorca

Schumacher himself – whose health remains unknown – is already reported to have visited their new island villa by helicopter.

And the family are reportedly preparing to make Majorca their 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.

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It is reported the Schumachers have purchased the plot of expansive plot of land, which is currently full of dilapidated buildings and almond trees.

And the plot reportedly cost them 2.8million euros (£2.3million) 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” – which is expected to be published in full tomorrow.

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”.

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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 £27million 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 £6.4million 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 neighbours saw them at the property in 2019.

And the mayor also claimed the family had moved in.

Schumacher’s health remains shrouded in mystery after his horrific ski crash in December 2013.

Corinna and Gina-Maria Schumacher - alongside Michael's pal Jean Todt - at an award ceremony in Germany


Corinna and Gina-Maria Schumacher – alongside Michael’s pal Jean Todt – at an award ceremony in GermanyCredit: EPA

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.

Rumours swirl around his health with only tiny snippets of information nearly nine years on since the ski crash.

Corinna broke down in tears last Wednesday as her husband was awarded the State Prize of North Rhine-Westphalia.

Michael and Corinna got married in 1995 during his second title winning season


Michael and Corinna got married in 1995 during his second title winning seasonCredit: Rex Features
Michael and Corinna have two children - daughter Gina-Maria and son Mick


Michael and Corinna have two children – daughter Gina-Maria and son MickCredit: Netflix

Schumacher’s pal ex-F1 boss Jean Todt – who is understood be one of few friends who goes to see the stricken driver – last week gave a rare update.

The 74-year-old told German TV channel RTL: “I don’t miss Michael, I see him. Yes, it’s true, I watch races with Michael.

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

The former Ferrari chief previously told how he “hopes the world” will be able to see his dear friend again, revealing Schumacher has “never changed”.

He continued: “I don’t leave him alone. Him, Corinna, the family, we’ve had so many experiences together.

“The beauty of what we have experienced is part of us and it goes on.

“Sometimes success and money changes you. But Michael has never changed. He’s so strong.”

And it came after Schumacher’s former manager Willi Weber accused the star’s family of lying about his condition.

The 80-year-old said he is still “angry” that the brood hasn’t updated him on the F1 icon’s health since his skiing accident nine years ago.

He took swipes at both Corinna and Jean Todt, saying: “They kept me out, telling me it’s too early, well now it’s too late.”

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Weber initially understood the need for secrecy from the Schumacher family but that since he got out of hospital, “we have only heard lies from them”.

The Sun Online contacted Schumacher’s longterm manager Sabine Kehm for comment on the reports of their “new life” in Mallorca.