Schumacher Update: Michael is Making Progress, Wife Selling Private Jet

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208 days after that unfortunate ski accident, Michael Schumacher is slowly but steadily making progress even though he lies mute and immobile in a hospital in Switzerland. Furthermore, the seven-time F1 world champion's wife Corinna plans to sell Michael's Dassault Falcon 2000EX private jet.
Born in Germany in 1969, Michael Schumacher is one of the most revered Formula 1 drivers of all time, winning no less than 91 races and accumulating a whopping 1,566 points throughout his long career. But with much regret, Schumacher has suffered a serious traumatic head injury while skiing in the French Alps last December.

He stayed in a medically induced coma from December 29th until June 16th, leaving the Grenoble hospital for further rehabilitation at a hospital located in Lausanne, Switzerland. Compared to how he was before, Michael Schumacher can now communicate with his wife and kids by moving his eyes or batting his eyelashes, doctors telling that he's got a lot of years of therapy ahead. Doctors hinted that Michael will most probably move in an advanced wheelchair that can be controlled via mouth gestures.

According to certain reports from various German publications, Corinna is planning to sell her husband's private jet for $20 million. It's not like the Schumacher family has hit a financial low, but Michael's days of globetrotting from race venue to the next one are over and the Falcon 2000EX has no practical use to them now. Capable of carrying 8 passengers and able to fly at 920 km/h, the Falcon is powered by two Pratt & Whitney Canada PW308C jet engines that provide a hefty 7,000 pounds of thrust per piece.
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About the author: Mircea Panait
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After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
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