Formula 1 legend Michael Schumacher now has his own Facebook and Instagram accounts, launching a public profile, but his recovery from a serious head injury sustained three years ago remains shrouded in mystery.
Schumacher’s official publicity team launched a new Facebook page and Instagram account for the speed legend, marking 22 years since he won his first of seven F1 titles on 13 November, 1994 and became Germany’s first Formula 1 World Drivers’ Champion at the Australian Grand Prix.
The publicity team explained that they intended to share moments from Schumacher’s career with fans in a more public way through Facebook and Instagram. The Süddeutsche Zeitung reported that a Twitter account is also set to launch.
Schumacher suffered a serious head injury in 2013 while skiing in the French Alps. He was placed in a medically induced coma and was gradually withdrawn in 2014. Since then he has been undergoing rehabilitation and little is known about his current condition.
“This page will be our meeting place to collect and exchange memories and to celebrate Michael’s many achievements, established as a thank you gesture to all you wonderful fans,” the Facebook page’s administrators write in a post.
Already the Facebook page here>>> has gained nearly 1.5 million likes, while the Instagram account here>>> has more than 75,000 followers.
The caption on the account’s first post reads: “Welcome everyone to Michael’s paddock! We love to share memories with you and what better start could there be than the upcoming anniversary of Michael’s first world championship title. From November 13 this page will be our meeting place to collect and exchange memories and to celebrate Michael’s many achievements, established as a thank you gesture to all you wonderful fans. #TeamMichael #TeamMS#keepfighting”