Relaymedia

Michael Schumacher Health Condition Update: Wife of Ex-F1 Champ Sells £25 Million Jet, Home as 'He Will Never Enjoy Them Again'

( [email protected] ) May 15, 2015 12:48 PM EDT
The wife of seven-time Formula One World Champion Michael Schumacher reportedly sold their £25million jet and holiday home, believing her husband may never use them again.
German Formula 1 driver Michael Schumacher poses with his wife Corinna Schumacher at the winter resort of Madonna di Campiglio in Northern Italy in 2005. AFP/Getty Images

The spouse of seven-time Formula One World Champion Michael Schumacher reportedly sold their £25million jet and holiday home, believing her husband may never use them again.

Corinna Schumacher disposed the properties more than a year after Michael suffered a serious head injury while skiing late in 2013, the Daily Mail reported.

"She knows her husband, who requires care and therapy around the clock, will never enjoy these things again," the Daily Mail quoted a report in the Schumacher's home country Germany.

Michael used to drive the private jet regularly to join racing events and for family vacations with his wife and children Gina-Marie, 18, and Mick, 16., according to the Telegraph.

The grey Falcon 2000EX jet bears the racer's initials, "MS," on the tail, and was said to be flown by Michael for an average of 400 hours every year at the peak of his career.

The 46-year-old wife is also thinking of selling their chalet at Meribel in the French Alps, the Daily Mail said.

Michael Schumacher, who is widely regarded as one of the greatest Formula One drivers of all time, had been in coma from December 2013 till June last year.

He was brought back home in September 2013 for further rehabilitation, but was reported to be paralyzed and wheelchair-bound due to the accident.

The family's £500million business empire was said to be taken over by Corinna, while the former champion racer receives treatment for his injuries.

Corinna, who was called "the wife who waits" by UK's the Express, reportedly spent £10million to build a medical suite in their mansion in Geneva, Switzerland for her husband.

She made a rare public appearance in August last year, eight months after the horrific accident, when she was seen raising a smile with spectators at the World Equestrian Games in France.

Micheal was named Laureus World Sportsman of the Year twice, and in 2002 broke the record as the only driver in Formula One history to finish in the top three in every race of a season.

He also holds numerous Formula One's driver records such as most championships, race victories, fastest laps, pole positions and most races won in a single season.

Corinna and Michael got married in August 1995, but the renowned racing driver has provided few details and has always been very protective of his private life.

The Express said the two met at a Ferrari party, and has been with him throughout the more than 300 times he had Formula One races across the world.