Seven time World Champion Michael Schumacher has been reported to come out of his coma, and has left Grenoble’s University Hospital in France to ‘continue his long phase of rehabilitation’.
Schumacher's manager Sabine Khem's statement read;
"His family would like to explicitly thank all his treating doctors, nurses and therapists in Grenoble as well as the first aiders at the place of the accident, who did an excellent job in those first months.
"The family also wishes to thank all the people who have sent Michael all the many good wishes to Michael. We are sure it helped him.
"For the future we ask for understanding that his further rehabilitation will take place away from the public eye."
Twitter was bussy with well wishes from the F1 world showing support:
Fernando Alonso - Good start of the week with the news of Michael! So happy this is going in the good direction! #KeepFightingMichael
Nico Rosberg - Ganz tolle nachricht dass Michael wieder einen grossen Schritt Richtung Genesung gemacht hat. Kämpf weiter Michael!!
MERCEDES AMG F1 - Encouraging news on Michael's condition this morning. We couldn't ask for a better start to the week. #KeepFightingMichael
Jenson Button - Great to hear some positive news about Michael's condition. #KeepFightingMichael
Nico Hülkenberg - Great to hear about Michael - that its moving in the right direction! Really good & happy to hear that!!! #KeepFightingMichael
Lotus F1 Team - So great to hear positive and encouraging news about Michael Schumacher's condition this morning. From all of us, #KeepFightingMichael