Michael Schumacher’s wife, Corinna, has spoken publicly for the first time since the seven-time World Champion’s skiing accident at the end of last year, telling the media that he is “getting better” since his relocation to a Swiss rehabilitation facility.

The 45-year-old suffered serious head injuries in an accident at the Meribel skiing resort in the French Alps, and subsequently spent almost six months at Grenoble’s university hospital while his injuries were being treated.

Updates on his condition came in the form of infrequent media statements from long-time manager Sabine Kehm, while the rest of the Schumacher family maintained a private bedside vigil.

The last update confirmed that the German had been relocated to a specialist rehabilitation centre near Lausanne, allowing him greater access to specialist care while also managing to be much closer to the Schumacher family home.

Mrs Schumacher made a rare public outing last week – even smiling for photographers – and spoke positively of his condition to the German-language magazine, Neue Post.

“It’s getting better, slowly certainly, but in any case it’s improving,” she said.

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