Michael Schumacher turns 50 on January 3, just days after the fifth anniversary of his ‘life-changing’ ski accident
Plans for public recognition of Michael Schumacher’s 50th birthday will soon be revealed, it has emerged.
But unless there is a ‘happy transformation in his health’, he will only be seen his closest friends and family on January 3.
The fifth anniversary of the Formula One legend’s tragic ski accident is approaching at the end of this month, just days before he turns half-a-century.
And ahead of his 50th milestone, fresh insight into Schumacher’s recovery has been reported by the Daily Mail’s Jonathan McEvoy .
The report claims that plans to celebrate stricken Schumacher will come to light within weeks.
Schumacher’s trusted manager Sabine Kehm has led the way with the iconic German racer’s ‘Keep Fighting’ Foundation.
And the report adds that Schumacher’s family want the remembrance of the seven-time world champion’s stunning track legacy to be the best gift supportive fans can give.
“The best present for Michael ands family as he approaches his 50th birthday is for people to remember him as the best racer and record-breaker that he is,” said Kehm.
Schumacher underwent two operations after suffering ‘life-changing’ injuries on December 29 in 2013 when his head hit a rock during a skiing accident on the French Alps.
His condition has been kept a closely-guarded secret by loyal friends and family.
And Kehm previously explained that the reason behind that is to honour Schumacher’s values.
“Michael always drew a clear distinction between his professional and personal lives,” Kehm said.
“Even during his most successful times of his career, and the family wants to honour that distinction now.”
It is understood that Schumacher is receiving round-the-clock medical care at his private, luxury home overlooking Lake Geneva in Switzerland.
Schumacher, who famously drove for Benetton, Ferrari and Mercedes, is the greatest F1 driver of all-time, having celebrated 91 Grand Prix victories during his incredible track career.