The wife of Michael Schumacher, the Formula One racing legend, has decided to sell off their private jet.
Schumacher, a seven-time champion, is said to have flown the jet himself, netting about 400 hours each year. The aircraft is a grey Falcon 2000EX with “MS” written on the tail, according to the Independent.
The paper said wife Corinna Schumacher is offering the jet for 25 million euros. According to the German Bild publication, “The reasons for the sale are obvious.”
Recently, Schumacher emerged from his coma and was transported to a Swiss rehabilitation center. The 45-year-old hit his head in a skiing accident in late December before doctors placed him in a coma that lasted about six months.
According to the Daily Mail, the jet is capable of flying at 570 mph and can carry eight people.
“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,” the Bild publication wrote, according to the Mail. “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.”
The reports of the jet sale come just days after it was revealed that Schumacher might return home by the end of the summer, reported The Mirror.
Corinna told fans that the worst is over, while thanking them for their support.
“The German Grand Prix gives me the perfect opportunity to cordially thank you for all your good wishes and positive energies you keep sending Michael,” she wrote. “I have to say your sympathy blew us all away! Good to know that together we made it through the hardest time!”
The paper said she has basically set up a medical care facility in their home to potentially allow him to recover there.
At the same time, U.K. Formula One World Champions Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button wrote to Schumacher in support.
“Dear Michael,” said Hamilton. “You are always in my prayers. Prayers of hope that you pull through this difficult time. You have already achieved so much, given so much. May God watch over you and show you the way back to your family, fans and friends.”