Wednesday 20 September 2017

Michael Schumacher had a 'secret dream' to disappear from the spotlight months before his accident

Michael Schumacher Photo: AFP
Michael Schumacher Photo: AFP
Will Slattery

Will Slattery

He spent plenty of time in the limelight as a seven-time F1 world champion but Michael Schumacher's manager has revealed that the German racing driver wanted to disappear quietly from the public eye before his tragic skiing accident.

Schumacher has been recovering from the incident for over two years now and his progress has been kept secret from the public. Speaking at an event in Munich over the weekend, his manager Sabine Kehm didn't offer much update on his condition but did give an insight into a 'secret dream' that the German had.

"In general the media have never reported on Michael and Corinna's private live," Kehm said in quotes reported by The Mirror.

"When he was in Switzerland, for example, it was clear he was a private individual. Once in a long discussion Michael said to me: 'You don't need to call me for the next year, I'm disappearing.' I think it was his secret dream to be able to do that some day. That's why now I still want to protect his wishes in that I don't let anything get out."

Schumacher won a record seven F1 championships during his career, five with Ferrari, before retiring for good from the sport in 2012 after two years with Mercedes.

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