Today is the third anniversary of the accident which left the Schumacher in a coma – and questions still remain over his current health.
The former Ferrari ace was skiing with his son Mick while on holiday on December 29 2013, when he took a fall on the slopes and banged his head a rock – despite wearing a helmet.
The seven-time world champ was placed into a medically-induced coma – from which he did not emerge until six months later.
He was reportedly undergoing £115k-a-week treatment after being sent home to recover at his estate in Geneva, Switzerland.
The figure suggests Schumacher’s medical bills could have reached as high as £13.8 million after he returned home in September 2014.
Michael Schumacher pictured in his youth driving his Ford Escort.
“Michael’s health is not a public issue”
Schumacher was said to be under the care of a 15-strong team of physicians and nurses at his custom built mansion on the shires of Lake Geneva.
At the time of the horror skiing crash, Schumacher was worth more than £500 million after the most celebrated career in the history of F1.
His wife Corinna also sold off his private jet, and holiday home in Norway, since the accident.
No significant updates have emerged since the crash three years ago – with ex-teammate Johnny Herbert revealing the record-setting driver has “good days and bad days’.
Fans remain hopeful the ex-Mercedes ace – who helped build the triple championship winning team – will one day return to the public eye.
A video of the legend’s first victory speech in 1992 has resurfaced this week showing a fresh-faced Michael celebrating his maiden win in Belgium.
The family have launched the “Keep Fighting Initiative” to celebrate the F1 legend’s glittering career, and motivate others to never give up – with social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
The F1 star’s family were this year subject to a ghoulish attempt to smuggle photos of Schumacher out of their estate.
European media were offered snaps reportedly taken at Schumacher’s bedside in his home by an unknown photographer for the steep price tag of nearly £1 million.
Prosecutors were left helpless as they attempted to take action against the secret photographer but could not identify them.
2007: Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari)
Schumacher’s manager, Sabine Kehmas, has stated that neither his family nor his team will release any updates on his health.
In a statement earlier this month, she said: “Michael’s health is not a public issue, and so we will continue to make no comment in that regard.
“We have to protect his intimate sphere.
“Legally seen and in the longer term, every statement related to his health would diminish the extent of his intimate sphere.”