Ghoulish photos of Michael Schumacher inside his home touted for £1million
A neurosurgeon has claimed Formula One legend Michael Schumacher’s condition will have “deteriorated” since his devastating accident just over six years ago
He is the record breaking racing legend with more Formula One World Championship victories to his name than any other driver.
Michael Schumacher is widely regarded as one of the greatest Formula One drivers ever and won seven championships, five of them consecutively.
After starting karting as a child, the 51-year-old worked his way up to Formula One, spending most of his career driving for Mercedes.
However, he did switch to Ferrari in 1996, who had last won the championship in 1979, and transformed them into one of the most successful teams in the sport.
Even after he retired in 2006, he couldn’t get the sport out of his blood and returned to the track just four years later.
Michael Schumacher is widely regarded as the best ever Formula One driver (Image: Bongarts/Getty Images)
Two years later he announced his career as a racing driver really was over for good and Britain’s Lewis Hamilton replaced him at Mercedes.In an emotional speech announcing his decision, Schumacher said while he still felt “able to compete with the best drivers” he wasn’t sure if he had the “motivation and energy which is necessary to go on”.
Just over a year after he announced his retirement, on December 29, 2013, while skiing with his then 14-year-old son, Mick, Schumacher suffered a devastating accident.
The father and son was skiing down the Combe de Saulire above Meribel in the French Alps.
It was while they were crossing an unsecured off-piste area that Schumacher, an accomplished skiier, fell and hit his head on a rock.
Schumacher with his wife Corinna before his accident In a rare update just before the sixth anniversary of Schumacher’s devastating accident, Corrina said “big things start with small steps”.
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And today, a neurosurgeon has claimed Schumacher’s condition has “deteriorated” since the accident just over six six years ago.
Nicola Acciari said: “We must imagine a person very different from the one we remember on the track, with a very altered and deteriorated organic, muscular and skeletal structure,
“All as a result of the brain trauma he suffered.”
And despite Corinna’s determination to keep her husband’s condition behind closed doors, ghoulish photos of the star at home were sneaked out and touted for £1million.
His wife has kept his condition underwraps
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No images of video of Schumacher has been seen since his accident.But last year there were repports that the secretly taken pictures show Schumacher lying in bed at his home in Geneva, Switzerland.
They were then smuggled out of the home by an “unknown person”.