Injured Formula One ace Michael Schumacher has reportedly been moved from his Swiss home to a luxury Majorca villa for the northern winter.
German magazine Bunte reported the development which signals a major shift in the recovery of the 50-year-old who has been suffering brain damage from a skiing accident in December 2013.
Little has been seen or revealed of Schumacher since the accident as the family keeps his health shrouded in secrecy. He has been based at their Lake Geneva property since being released from hospital.
But neighbours told the magazine they saw Schumacher arrive by dark blue helicopter at Port d’Andratx on the Spanish island.
The Schumacher family bought the villa last year for $50m. It was formerly owned by Real Madrid president Florentino Perez. The sprawling property features two swimming pools, a helipad and sea views.
Schumacher, a seven time F1 champion, was tended to around the clock by a medical team.
The report said the family arrived there on December 20, in time for Christmas and New Year celebrations as well as Schumacher’s 50th birthday on January 3.
Spanish publication Vanitatis followed the story and said security staff at the property confirmed the Schumachers were no longer staying there.
They said Schumacher used to holiday in Majorca regularly when he was healthy.