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Schumacher set for $50m move

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Michael Schumacher talking to the press at Silverstone in 1996. © Dale Cherry/Mirrorpix/Getty ImagesMichael Schumacher talking to the press at Silverstone in 1996.

Formula One champion Michael Schumacher is set to be moved to a $47m mansion purchased by his wife on the Spanish island of Majorca, nearly five years after he suffered life-threatening injuries in a skiing accident.

The mayor of Andratx, a municipality on Majorca, confirmed the news to Swiss magazine L'Illustre.

"I can officially confirm Michael Schumacher is going to move into our municipality and that everything is being prepared to welcome him," mayor Katia Rouarch said.

According to L'Illustre, Schumacher's wife Corinna recently purchased the property, in the south-west of the island, from Real Madrid president and billionaire Florentino Perez.

It's believed the property contains two swimming pools, a helipad and guest villa.

The Schumacher family has kept his condition secret since the seven-time F1 champion suffered a catastrophic brain injury while skiing in the French Alps in December 2013. He has not been seen in public since then, and is believed to be receiving full-time care.

"The decision to protect his privacy from the public has been taken in Michael's interest," wife Corinna said in 2017.

"We have made it very clear that something serious has happened."

A German magazine was forced to pay Schumacher $78,000 after it falsely claimed he could "walk again". Schumacher's lawyer said the 49-year-old "could not walk" and the magazine had invaded his privacy, confirming that the champion driver was unable to stand without support from therapists.

Schumacher's 19-year-old son Mick is currently driving in the Formula 3 series and has stated his goal is to reach Formula One.

In 2017, he was given the chance to drive his father's first world championship winning car, the 1994 Benetton-Ford.

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