The media didn’t want to leave former race car driver Michael Schumacher alone in his home near Lake Geneva, so Swiss policemen have been detailed to ensure the legendary race car driver is allowed to recover in peace.

According to a report on AutoWeek.com, Schumacher returned home this week after eight months of hospitalization in France and Switzerland following a ski accident.

The report detailed that “swarms” of photographers and television crews gathered at Schumacher’s home in Gland, Switzerland.

The mass assemblage of media apparently included a Russian news agency seeking to establish a live stream outside the Schumacher’s home.

According to Germany’s Bild newspaper, “The police of Gland responded quickly. They patrol Schumacher’s estate on Lake Geneva all night, sending photographers and broadcasters away.”

Formula One driver Michael Schumacher has been release from the hospital and is resting at home in Lake Geneva
Formula One driver Michael Schumacher has been released from the hospital after eight months and is resting at his home near Lake Geneva, Switzerland.

A police spokesperson confirmed, “We do not want intrusive people disturbing the calm around the house.”

Bild said the first hours of Schumacher’s return home went smoothly, as he is attended to by a full-time medical team including nurses and physiotherapists.

Schumacher, 45, the most accomplished driver in Formula One history, has been in a Grenoble hospital since his accident Dec. 29, 2013.

Schumacher’s accident happened on a family vacation. He was skiing with his 14-year-old son at the Meribel ski resort in the French Alps. He hit the right side of his head on a rock, cracking his helmet. Doctors operated to remove blood clots from his brain, but some were left because they were too deeply embedded.

Schumacher, who retired in 2012, has 91 Formula One wins and seven world titles, both records.

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