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”
The Schumacher family has been extremely tight-lipped since the accident, so it a huge surprise that they have now decided to share updates. A welcomed change from fans, who want to be updated on the champion’s progress.
The Facebook account of the seven-time world champion has already received more than one million likes. “Welcome to social networks, Michael,” wrote Nico Rosberg – who was Schumacher’s partner at Mercedes between 2010 and 2012 – on Twitter.
Schumacher continues to undergo rehabilitation at his home in Switzerland, following a serious skiing accident on Dec. 29, 2013.