MICHAEL Schumacher’s family are preparing to start a ‘new life’ in Mallorca, according to reports.
It is claimed the racing legend will spend the winter months on the Spanish holiday island in a £27million villa.
His devoted wife Corinna and their children – F1 racer Mick and equestrian enthusiast Gina-Maria – are also expected to spend time at their new property, German magazine Die Bunte reports.
It has been widely reported that the family are planning to move to the sunny island, and they have been repeatedly linked to the pile of stuffed animals near the posh town of Port Andratx.
Corinna is said to have “big plans” for the family in Spain, including suggestions to set up a horse ranch near their new home.
Schumacher himself reportedly conducted helicopter tours of the property and spent time there.
And it comes as mystery persists around Michael’s health, with the legendary F1 driver not seen or heard from for nine years since a horrific skiing accident.
Michael suffered a traumatic brain injury after falling into a medically induced coma – and his family have kept his health a closely guarded secret.
Even while still racing in F1, Schumacher has kept his home and family life very private – and his wife Corinna is believed to continue to grant his wishes.
The new report – published this week in the German glossy magazine and featured on its front page – details some of the family’s expected hopes and dreams for their future in Mallorca.
Just like before, it is claimed that the family bought Villa Yasmin which once belonged to Real Madrid boss Florentino Pérez.
The huge property has two swimming pools, a large garden, a helipad, a guest villa and stunning sea views.
And it has already been reported that the villa will be equipped with the necessary medical equipment for Michael.
It has also been reported that the Schumachers bought the vast land, which is currently full of dilapidated buildings and almond trees.
The land is said to have cost them £2.3million and is described as an “absolute rarity in the south-west region of Mallorca” due to its proximity to the sea.
The Schumacher family are said to have enjoyed life on the island before – and Die Bunte claim it’s a favorite destination among Schuey’s F1 pals.
Michael is said to have visited his manager Willi Weber there in the past – his villa being just a 10-minute drive from their new estate.
Other F1 stars linked to Mallorca include German star Nico Hulkenberg, who married on the island last month, and current Ferrari driver Carlos Sainz, who also makes regular visits.
British F1 world champion Nigel Mansell also lived on the island in a luxurious property on a private estate.
Die Bunte also reports that Gina-Maria and Mick both enjoy jet-skiing around the bay in the waters off the Balearic Islands.
Corinna is believed to have major ideas for their new home – including setting up their new land to be used as a horse ranch.
She wants to make sure Michael gets the “best medical care” and is with the family “as much as possible.”
The family already owns horses in Texas and at home in Switzerland.
She could be looking to breed horses and sell them in the field – potentially even holding competitions in Mallorca.
The land they bought would be designated as agricultural area, meaning there should be no problem building stables and creating grasslands.
Reports of the Schumacher family’s links to Mallorca have emerged repeatedly over the past four years – including reports that they plan to buy the land dating back to May 2021.
The plot would have been at the time “to raise and ride a horse”.
Schumacher’s daughter is a non-professional rider and equestrian while Corinna won the European Western Style Riding Championship in 2010.
Gina-Maria’s boyfriend, Iain Bethke, is also a horseman.
Horses are a key part of the Schumacher family, with Michael himself also enjoying riding and participating in rodeos.
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 would move into the lavish villa, but reports have persisted – including claims neighbors saw them at the property in 2019.
And the mayor also claimed the family had moved in.
Schumacher, 53, suffered a horrific head injury while skiing with his son Mick in December 2013 – just a year after retiring from F1.
And ever since, mystery hangs over his health – with only a slow trickle of information being passed down from the family and his team.
No one outside of Schumacher’s inner circle – who have Corinna at their heart – really knows what’s going on with Michael.
Schumacher’s former manager of 20 years – Willi Weber – has unleashed the lack of information as he accused the family of hiding the truth.
The 80-year-old said he was still “angry” with the Schumachers for not informing him of the F1 icon’s health.
He said he first understood the Schumacher family’s need for secrecy but since being released from hospital “we’ve heard nothing but lies from them”.
“They kept me on the sidelines, telling me it’s too soon, well now it’s too late. It’s been nine years. Maybe they should just say it as it is,” he said. Weber told La Gazetta dello Sport.
The lack of official updates has left room for speculation and conflicting reports from “insiders” about its slow progress.
Some claimed he was in a vegetative state while others claimed he was awake and able to speak.
Schumacher’s pal, former F1 boss Jean Todt – who is believed to be one of the few friends to visit the distressed driver – gave a rare update last week.
The 74-year-old told German broadcaster RTL: “I don’t miss Michael, I see him. Yes, it’s true, I watch races with Michael.
“But of course, I guess what I miss is what we used to do together.”
The former Ferrari chief has previously said he ‘hopes the world’ can see his dear friend again, revealing Schumacher has ‘never changed’.
He continued: “I’m not leaving him alone. Him, Corinna, the family, we’ve been through so many experiences together.
“The beauty of what we have been through is part of us and it continues.
“Sometimes success and money change you. But Michael never changed. He’s so strong.”
The F1 legend was a seven-time world champion – five times for Ferrari and twice for Benetton – and is considered one of the greatest drivers of all time.
He raced from 1991 to 2006, then from 2010 to 2012, winning 91 races.
And the brief second act of his career saw him instrumental in creating Lewis Hamilton’s dominant Mercedes team.
The Sun Online have contacted Schumacher’s longtime manager Sabine Kehm to comment on reports of their ‘new life’ in Mallorca.