Following Schumacher’s accident, updates on his condition have been kept under wraps, although at the end of last year, he apparently showed signs of consciousness. With Schumacher still recovering, his wife Corinna has stood by his side and continued to head his business empire.

As part of his business empire, Schumacher has a site selling merchandise to his fans.

On the site, loyal fans can buy items such as a replica B194 Ford World Champion car valued at €1,994 (£1,688) or a Michael Schumacher helmet mural worth €1,699 (£1,438).

At the cheaper end of the scale, fans of the Formula One legend can buy a commemorative keyring worth €11.90 (£10.05).

There is also a wide range of t-shirts, caps and replica helmets for fans of the Formula One legend.

Such is the extensive list of merchandise, German publication, inTouch questioned whether some fans or member’s of the public may see it as slightly “tasteless”.

Manager for the Formula One legend, Sabine Kehm, did state, however, that “part of the proceeds” go to charity despite what some member’s of the public may think.

Schumacher has apparently undergone groundbreaking stem cell therapy in order to aid his recovery.

The therapy was led by leading professor in the field, Philippe Menasche at the Georges-Pompidou Hospital.

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Long-term friend of the racing driver and Ferrari manager, Jean Todt has often spoken about the Formula One legend.

In the past, the Ferrari manager has spoken of how Schumacher “keeps fighting”.

Towards the end of last year, Mr Todt told Italian publication, La Repubblica, how he hoped of Schumacher’s eventual recovery.

Mr Todt said: “There is no news other than the fact that Michael is fighting every day to improve the situation.

“It’s clear that we all have to help him and hope that there will be, let’s say, steady progress.

“I’ve been telling the truth, I watch Grand Prix on television with him.

“I hope one day we can go together to attend a Grand Prix.”

Last month marked the six-year anniversary since Schumacher’s accident.

In keeping with the event, his wife released a heartfelt message claiming “big things start with small steps”.

Additional reporting by Monika Pallenberg.



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