Michael Schumacher told his wife of snow fears before his skiing crash in December 2013 and had suggested they travel to Dubai to go skydiving instead.
His wife, Corinna, has broken her eight-year silence on the accident that left the seven-time Formula One champion in a coma for six months.
In a new Netflix documentary, titled ‘SCHUMACHER’, she discusses his life, the accident and his condition since as he continues to receive therapy and treatment at their Swiss home near Lake Geneva.
The couples children, Gina and Mick, also feature in the documentary which is released on the streaming site on September 15.
Speaking in the intimate documentary, Corinna explains that “Shortly before it happened in Meribel, he said to me, ‘The snow isn’t optimal. We could fly to Dubai and go skydiving there.'”
Moments later, while skiing with his son, Mick, Schumacher, collided with a rock and suffered serious brain injuries that forced him into a medically-induced coma for six months.
Since leaving hospital in 2014, the family have lived a private life, with details of Schumacher’s health closely protected by the family.
Corinna has now opened up about his therapy and how the family looks after him in the new documentary, however.
“I miss Michael every day. But it’s not just me who misses him. It’s the children, the family, his father, everyone around him.
“Everybody misses Michael, but Michael is here different, but here. He still shows me how strong he is every day,” she adds.
Schumacher won 91 Grand Prix’s and seven world championships during his career as he raced for Jordan, Benetton, Ferrari and Mercedes for a total of 17 years across two spells in the sport.
Schumacher’s son Mick is now following in his father’s footsteps by driving for Haas Ferrari in Formula One this year, though, the family have opened up in the new documentary.
In his maiden season in F1, Mick Schumacher currently lies in 19th in the Drivers’ Championship with a best finish of 12th at the Hungarian Grand Prix.