Friday, 25 July 2014
Michael Schumacher's wife puts their £12million private jet for sale
Corinna Schumacher is selling the private jet her husband Michael used to fly around the world in for £12million.
The sale - 207 days since his life changed forever in a ski accident in the French Alps - is seen as proof that, whatever the outcome of his rehabilitation may be, he will never be the globetrotter he once was.
Schumacher, 45, lies mute and immobile in a Lausanne clinic in Switzerland with long years of therapy ahead of him as he struggles to get back some of his old life that was shattered when he smashed his head on to rocks on December 29 last year.Read more after cut....
Corinna is now offering his grey Falcon 2000EX private jet, capable of carrying eight passengers and flying at 920km/h, for sale. It still has Schumacher's initials on the tailplane.
Germany's Bild newspaper commented: '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 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.