Michael Schumacher spotted by neighbours for first time since horrific ski accident as he spends winters in Majorca villa
The German racing legend was spotted by his neighbors as he arrived by helicopter at the picturesque Port d’Andratx on the Spanish island
Formula One legend Michael Schumacher has reportedly been spending time at his family’s luxury £26 million (approx $35 million) villa in Majorca, Spain, according to his neighbors in the area.
The legendary seven-time world champion had been in a coma after suffering a traumatic brain injury during a skiing trip at Meribel resort in France on December 29, 2013.
Although his exact health status is currently unknown, updates from him or his family has been extremely rare to provide the ailing champ the privacy that he needs in his diffficult times.
Although it was claimed that the famed racer was receiving round-the-clock care in Germany, it has been reported that he currently spending time in Spain.
Schumacher's neighbors informed German press site, Bunte, that the 50-year-old has been spotted at the luxury Spanish villa this year, as he arrived by a dark blue helicopter at the beautiful Port d’Andratx on the Spanish island.
According to reports, the 2018-purchased Villa Yasmin is a plush complex that previously belonged to Real Madrid president Florentino Perez.
The luxury villa boasts of two swimming pools, a large garden, a helipad and picturesque views of the sea, reported the Mirror. It is also believed that the family celebrated the festive period and enjoyed their winter holiday at the property, in a bid to enjoy the sunshine rather than remain at their Switzerland home.
It was also reported that the German race-car driver celebrated his 50th birthday on January 3 at the complex, with medical staff on duty at the family’s villa. The much-loved sports star was critically injured when he fell while skiing with son Mick in the French Alps in December 2013.
It was revealed towards the end of last year that Schumacher was "not surviving on tubes", with his family friend and manager Sabine Kehm offering all sorts of insights into the beloved racing star's everyday life ever since the skiing mishap.
In an interview, Kehm explained that Schumacher's family was still his number one priority and that they continue to play the same role even today. Nevertheless, it is still unclear whether the family has moved to the Spanish Island on a permanent basis, although it was confirmed that as of this month, the luxury villa has no residents living on the premises.
The legendary racer is best remembered for winning five successive titles with Ferrari, apart from the two he previously won with Benetton. He retired from the sport in 2006, only to make a comeback with Mercedes in 2010 before finally retiring in 2012.