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Michael Schumacher's wife prepares to sell Formula One legend's £12m private jet

Corinna Schumacher is believed to be putting the grey Falcon 2000EX private jet - capable of carrying eight passengers and flying at 570 miles per hour - up for sale.

Last month, ex-Formula One star Michael emerged from a medically-induced coma.

The 45-year-old had spent 170 days at a hospital in Grenoble, France, following a ski accident in the French Alps last year.

He has since been transferred to a rehabilitation clinic in Lausanne, Switzerland.

During his motor-racing career, Schumacher used his private jet to travel thousands of miles between Grands Prix.

The seven-times world champion also used the jet, which still bears Schumacher's initials on the tailplane, more recently for family holidays.

Germany's Bild newspaper reported: "The reasons for the sale are obvious: during his active time as a Formula One driver, Schumi jetted between 300 and 400 hours annually with the aircraft around the world.

"Even in his career break of three years [2007-2009], he used the Jet for many family vacations with Corinna and the children Mick, 15, and Gina Maria, 17.

"But now everything is different.

"The world of the Schumachers has changed."

At the weekend, it was reported that Schumacher is continuing to make good progress at the Lausanne clinic, sparking rumours he could soon be moved home.

Doctors are said to be hopeful Schumacher will be able to use an advanced wheelchair, which will be controlled by his mouth, within a few weeks.

His wife is reported to have transformed their mansion home in Gland - 30 minutes drive film the clinic - in preparation for the motor-racing legend's return, investing in a personal medical centre, specialist machines, a building for carers to live in and another extension with no steps.

Corinna used the recent German Grand Prix to thanks fans for their support since her husband's accident.

She said: "The German Grand Prix gives me the perfect opportunity to cordially thank you all for the good wishes and positive energies you keep sending to Michael.

"I have to say your sympathies blew us all away.

"It is good to know that together we made it through the hardest time.

"Now we are facing a phase which will presumably take a long time."

Express
25/07
10 Points
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'We have made it through the hardest times': Michael Schumacher's wife thanks his fans

Corinna chose the German Grand Prix to pay tribute to the unfailing loyalty and good wishes from the public amid reports that the Formula 1 champion could be home by the summer.

She said: "The German Grand Prix gives me the perfect opportunity to cordially thank you all for the good wishes and positive energies you keep sending to Michael.

"I have to say your sympathies blew us all away.

“It is good to know that together we made it through the hardest time.

"Now we are facing a phase which will presumably take a long time."

Her heartfelt words came hours before a Swiss newspaper claimed that 45-year-old sports star could be home with his family by the end of the summer after making good progress at a Lausanne rehabilitation clinic.

He was transferred their last month after spending 170 days at a hospital in Grenoble, France, following a skiing accident last year.

SonntagsBlick said: "There are signs that Michael will leave the clinic soon and be cared for at home."

Doctors at the Lausanne clinic are hopeful that Schumacher will be able to use an advanced electronic wheelchair, which will be controlled by his mouth, within a few weeks.

Four months ago it was reported that his wife and family had transformed their mansion home in Gland in preparation for his return.

They have allegedly invested in a personal medical centre, specialist machines, a building for carers to live in and another extension with no steps to help care for the racing ace.

Schumacher met Corinna in 1991 on the Formula 1 circuit.

She was previously married to racing driver Heinz-Harald Frentzen.

Schumacher woke from his medically induced coma last month after suffering from head injuries while skiing on December 29 in the French Alps.

Reports suggest that he remains paralysed and communicates with his family, including daughter Gina-Maria, 17, and son Mick, 15, by moving his eyes.

However, medical experts remain uncertain about a full recovery for Schumacher.

Dr Erich Riederer, a neurologist, told online news site 20 Minuten: "He will remain an invalid all his life and will always remain dependent on the help of others."

Express
21/07
2 Points

Michael Schumacher: Wife Says F1 Legend Is 'Getting Better'

Michael Schumacher's wife claims the seven-times Formula One world champion is "getting better slowly" after spending six months in a coma following head injuries sustained in a skiing accident.

Schumacher was transferred from a hospital in Grenoble in June, almost six months after he was placed in a medically induced coma, and moved to the University Hospital in Lausanne closer to his home.

The 45-year-old is currently undergoing what was described at the time as "a long phase of rehabilitation".

This has allowed wife Corinna to make her first public appearance this week since her husband was involved in the accident in the French Alpine resort of Meribel.

Speaking to German women's magazine, Neue Post, Corinna was quoted as saying: "It's getting better, slowly certainly, but in any case it's improving."

The Huffington Post
12/07
17 Points

Sports Michael Schumacher: Wife Says F1 Legend Is 'Getting Better'

Michael Schumacher's wife claims the seven-times Formula One world champion is "getting better slowly" after spending six months in a coma following head injuries sustained in a skiing accident.

Schumacher was transferred from a hospital in Grenoble in June, almost six months after he was placed in a medically induced coma, and moved to the University Hospital in Lausanne closer to his home.

The 45-year-old is currently undergoing what was described at the time as "a long phase of rehabilitation".

This has allowed wife Corinna to make her first public appearance this week since her husband was involved in the accident in the French Alpine resort of Meribel.

Speaking to German women's magazine, Neue Post, Corinna was quoted as saying: "It's getting better, slowly certainly, but in any case it's improving."

The Huffington Post
11/07
3 Points

Michael Schumacher: Wife Says F1 Legend Is 'Getting Better'

Michael Schumacher's wife claims the seven-times Formula One world champion is "getting better slowly" after spending six months in a coma following head injuries sustained in a skiing accident.

Schumacher was transferred from a hospital in Grenoble in June, almost six months after he was placed in a medically induced coma, and moved to the University Hospital in Lausanne closer to his home.

The 45-year-old is currently undergoing what was described at the time as "a long phase of rehabilitation".

This has allowed wife Corinna to make her first public appearance this week since her husband was involved in the accident in the French Alpine resort of Meribel.

Speaking to German women's magazine, Neue Post, Corinna was quoted as saying: "It's getting better, slowly certainly, but in any case it's improving."

The Huffington Post
11/07
1 Points
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Michael Schumacher is 'getting better' slowly, reveals wife Corinna

MICHAEL Schumacher is "getting better", according to his wife CorinnaSpeaking publicly for the first time since her husband's skiing accident at the end of last year, Mrs Schumacher said the improvement was "encouraging". The 45-year-old Formula 1 champion spent 170 days in hospital in Grenoble in France after cracking his skull on a rock while skiing in the Alpine resort of Meribel.

MICHAEL Schumacher is "getting better", according to his wife Corinna

Speaking publicly for the first time since her husband's skiing accident at the end of last year, Mrs Schumacher said the improvement was "encouraging". 

The 45-year-old Formula 1 champion spent 170 days in hospital in Grenoble in France after cracking his skull on a rock while skiing in the Alpine resort of Meribel. He spent most of that time in a coma and is believed to have lost more than three stone in weight. 

Last month he was transferred from the hospital to a rehabilitation clinic in Lausanne, Switzerland, which is just 24 miles away from the couple's family home. 

Speaking to German women's weekly magazine Neue Post at a horse-riding tournament in Germany, Mrs Schumacher said: "It's getting better, slowly certainly, but in any case it's improving."

According to his manager Sabine Kehm, Schumacher is "no longer in a coma", but is involved in a long process of rehabilitation. There has been little in the way of official statements about his condition. 

There have been reports that the racing star has been responding mostly to the sound of his wife's voice. 

However, despite the speculation about his recovery, medical experts remain sceptical about a full recovery for Schumacher

Dr Erich Riederer, a Zurich-based neurologist who works with coma patients, told Swiss online news site 20 Minuten: "He will remain an invalid all his life and will always remain dependent on the help of others." 

It emerged last month that a medical report on Schumacher had been stolen and offered for sale to the media for tens of thousands of pounds. 

Express
11/07
4 Points
1 2 3

Schumacher files: Swiss firm Rega requests investigation

His medical documents were shared with the medical and rescue teams involved in planning his move, including Rega.Schumacher's manager, Sabine Kehm, said last month that the F1 ex-champion's medical files had been "clearly stolen" and were being offered for sale.

A Swiss air rescue service has lodged a legal complaint after its computer was apparently linked to a bid to sell Michael Schumacher's medical file.

Rega said it had asked Swiss prosecutors to investigate, but believed its staff were not involved.

The ex-F1 champion suffered a head injury in a skiing accident last December and was moved to a Swiss hospital last month.

His records were allegedly stolen and offered for sale to several newspapers.

Schumacher, 45, was transferred on 16 June from a hospital in the French city of Grenoble to Lausanne in Switzerland.

His medical documents were shared with the medical and rescue teams involved in planning his move, including Rega.

Schumacher's manager, Sabine Kehm, said last month that the F1 ex-champion's medical files had been "clearly stolen" and were being offered for sale.

The records were apparently being offered to media across Europe for 50,000 euros (£40,000, $68,000).

Ms Kehm warned that criminal charges would be pressed if such "confidential files" were bought or published.

On Monday, French police said they had tracked down the IP address of a computer used to share his medical records to a Swiss helicopter firm.

In a statement in French, Rega said it had "found itself at the centre of speculation" as a result of revelations published by French daily Dauphine Libere that the information was sent from one of the computers of an "important helicopter company based in Zurich".

It had filed a complaint with prosecutors in Zurich to ensure "absolute clarity" in this case, it said.

"Rega has no evidence that any of its employees failed in this regard. At this stage, we assume that the rights of the patient to medical confidentiality have been preserved."

The company also said it had no knowledge of the ongoing inquiries being conducted by the authorities.

Michael Schumacher retired from racing in 2012 after a 19-year career.

The investigation into his accident at the Meribel resort on 29 December said he had been skiing off-piste when he fell and hit a rock.

He had been going at the speed of "a very good skier" at the time, they said.

His family has said very little about his medical progress, preferring to avoid the gaze of the international media.

BBC
09/07
12 Points
1 2 3

Schumacher files: Swiss firm Rega requests investigation

His medical documents were shared with the medical and rescue teams involved in planning his move, including Rega.Schumacher's manager, Sabine Kehm, said last month that the F1 ex-champion's medical files had been "clearly stolen" and were being offered for sale.

A Swiss air rescue service has lodged a legal complaint after its computer was apparently linked to a bid to sell Michael Schumacher's medical file.

Rega said it had asked Swiss prosecutors to investigate, but believed its staff were not involved.

The ex-F1 champion suffered a head injury in a skiing accident last December and was moved to a Swiss hospital last month.

His records were allegedly stolen and offered for sale to several newspapers.

Schumacher, 45, was transferred on 16 June from a hospital in the French city of Grenoble to Lausanne in Switzerland.

His medical documents were shared with the medical and rescue teams involved in planning his move, including Rega.

Schumacher's manager, Sabine Kehm, said last month that the F1 ex-champion's medical files had been "clearly stolen" and were being offered for sale.

The records were apparently being offered to media across Europe for 50,000 euros (£40,000, $68,000).

Ms Kehm warned that criminal charges would be pressed if such "confidential files" were bought or published.

On Monday, French police said they had tracked down the IP address of a computer used to share his medical records to a Swiss helicopter firm.

In a statement in French, Rega said it had "found itself at the centre of speculation" as a result of revelations published by French daily Dauphine Libere that the information was sent from one of the computers of an "important helicopter company based in Zurich".

It had filed a complaint with prosecutors in Zurich to ensure "absolute clarity" in this case, it said.

"Rega has no evidence that any of its employees failed in this regard. At this stage, we assume that the rights of the patient to medical confidentiality have been preserved."

The company also said it had no knowledge of the ongoing inquiries being conducted by the authorities.

Michael Schumacher retired from racing in 2012 after a 19-year career.

The investigation into his accident at the Meribel resort on 29 December said he had been skiing off-piste when he fell and hit a rock.

He had been going at the speed of "a very good skier" at the time, they said.

His family has said very little about his medical progress, preferring to avoid the gaze of the international media.

BBC
09/07
0 Points
1 2 3 4

Michael Schumacher files: Swiss firm 'investigated'

According to the Grenoble prosecutor, the computer was traced back to a helicopter company in the Swiss canton of Zurich. A Swiss helicopter firm is at the centre of an inquiry into attempts to sell F1 ex-champion Michael Schumacher's medical file, reports say.Schumacher, 45, was moved on 16 June from a French hospital to a hospital in Lausanne in Switzerland.

A Swiss helicopter firm is at the centre of an inquiry into attempts to sell F1 ex-champion Michael Schumacher's medical file, reports say.

Schumacher, 45, was moved on 16 June from a French hospital to a hospital in Lausanne in Switzerland.

Although he was transferred by road, initial contact was reportedly made with the helicopter company.

He suffered a severe head injury in a skiing accident last December and has come out of a medically-induced coma.

Schumacher's manager, Sabine Kehm, said last month that his medical files had been "clearly stolen" and were being offered for sale. She warned that criminal charges would be pressed if such "confidential files" were bought or published.

The medical records, said to consist of a few pages written by his doctors in the French city of Grenoble, were apparently being offered for sale to media across Europe for 50,000 euros (£40,000, $68,000).

Now French and Swiss media say the prosecutor in Grenoble is looking at a computer whose IP address has been traced to a Swiss helicopter company, which was sent the medical files while the ex-champion's doctors were considering how to transport him to Lausanne.

The latest development emerged in French newspaper Le Dauphine Libere, and Swiss media said it had been confirmed by the prosecutor in Grenoble.

Suspicions had initially fallen on the hospital in Grenoble and the ambulance team which eventually drove him across the border.

According to the Grenoble prosecutor, the computer was traced back to a helicopter company in the Swiss canton of Zurich. The company's name has not been made public.

The file had been sent to a doctor at the company, although there was nothing to link the doctor to the alleged offence.

It is thought the findings of the French inquiry will now be handed to the authorities in Switzerland.

Michael Schumacher retired from racing in 2012 after a 19-year career.

The investigation into his accident at the Meribel resort on 29 December said he had been skiing off-piste when he fell and hit a rock.

He had been going at the speed of "a very good skier" at the time, they said.

His family has said very little about his medical progress, preferring to avoid the gaze of the international media.

But Swiss media reported on Monday that Schumacher's wife Corinna had posed smiling for photographs at the weekend while visiting a horse ranch given to her by her husband.

BBC
07/07
17 Points
1 2 3 4

Michael Schumacher files: Swiss firm 'investigated'

According to the Grenoble prosecutor, the computer was traced back to a helicopter company in the Swiss canton of Zurich. A Swiss helicopter firm is at the centre of an inquiry into attempts to sell F1 ex-champion Michael Schumacher's medical file, reports say.Schumacher, 45, was moved on 16 June from a French hospital to a hospital in Lausanne in Switzerland.

A Swiss helicopter firm is at the centre of an inquiry into attempts to sell F1 ex-champion Michael Schumacher's medical file, reports say.

Schumacher, 45, was moved on 16 June from a French hospital to a hospital in Lausanne in Switzerland.

Although he was transferred by road, initial contact was reportedly made with the helicopter company.

He suffered a severe head injury in a skiing accident last December and has come out of a medically-induced coma.

Schumacher's manager, Sabine Kehm, said last month that his medical files had been "clearly stolen" and were being offered for sale. She warned that criminal charges would be pressed if such "confidential files" were bought or published.

The medical records, said to consist of a few pages written by his doctors in the French city of Grenoble, were apparently being offered for sale to media across Europe for 50,000 euros (£40,000, $68,000).

Now French and Swiss media say the prosecutor in Grenoble is looking at a computer whose IP address has been traced to a Swiss helicopter company, which was sent the medical files while the ex-champion's doctors were considering how to transport him to Lausanne.

The latest development emerged in French newspaper Le Dauphine Libere, and Swiss media said it had been confirmed by the prosecutor in Grenoble.

Suspicions had initially fallen on the hospital in Grenoble and the ambulance team which eventually drove him across the border.

According to the Grenoble prosecutor, the computer was traced back to a helicopter company in the Swiss canton of Zurich. The company's name has not been made public.

The file had been sent to a doctor at the company, although there was nothing to link the doctor to the alleged offence.

It is thought the findings of the French inquiry will now be handed to the authorities in Switzerland.

Michael Schumacher retired from racing in 2012 after a 19-year career.

The investigation into his accident at the Meribel resort on 29 December said he had been skiing off-piste when he fell and hit a rock.

He had been going at the speed of "a very good skier" at the time, they said.

His family has said very little about his medical progress, preferring to avoid the gaze of the international media.

But Swiss media reported on Monday that Schumacher's wife Corinna had posed smiling for photographs at the weekend while visiting a horse ranch given to her by her husband.

BBC
07/07
5 Points
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