Museum to display Michael Schumacher memorabilia

The Motorworld centre is expected to open at the end of 2017.

AFP| Updated: Oct 07, 2016, 20:30 PM IST
Museum to display Michael Schumacher memorabilia

Geneva: The private car collection of stricken Formula One legend Michael Schumacher will go on view to the public as part of a new exhibition centre in Cologne, his manager announced.

The Motorworld centre is expected to open at the end of 2017 and will feature go-karts from Schumacher`s early career as well as sports cars, trophies and replicas of the F1 cars he drove to a record seven world titles.

The family of Schumacher, who suffered severe head injuries in a skiing accident in the French Alps in December 2013 and is continuing his rehabilitation in his home in Switzerland, concluded a deal with the Motorworld centre to grant fans access to the unique collection for the first time. (ALSO READ: Michael Schumacher's health update: F1 legend's family sues German magazine over 'walking' claims)

"It is in the heart`s desire of Michael`s family that all interested fans should get to see Michael`s collection without having to pay an admission charge," said Schumacher`s manager, Sabine Kehm.

"It will enable them to revel in memories and bring those great times back to life again." (ALSO READ: F1 legend Michael Schumacher reacting to treatment, says ex-Ferrari boss)

The exhibition is also close to Schumacher`s hometown of Kerpen, located about 30 miles southwest of Cologne.