Michael Schumacher is responding to treatment and looks to be on the way to a recovery, according to Ferrari boss Luca Cordero di Montezemolo.
The Formula One legend suffered a terrible skiing accident in 2013 and was placed in an induced coma for six months due to brain injuries.
With conflicting reports constantly emerging about Schumacher’s condition, Di Montezemolo has given fresh hope the German could recover.
‘I’m very pleased to know that he is reacting,’ he told Ecumenical News.
‘I know how strong he is. I’m sure that thanks to his determination, which will be crucial, he will come out from this very, very difficult situation.’
Di Montezemolo was the Ferrari chairman when Schumacher won five consecutive world titles from 2000 to 2004 on his way to becoming F1’s most successful driver.
Schumacher has been receiving treatment at his home in Switzerland since September 2014.