Michael Schumacher’s current medical condition is recovering at snail’s pace. He is being treated at a tightly guarded facility where the access has been extremely restricted and only close family members and friends are allowed to visit apart from medical staff. Any unauthorized communication is strictly prohibited.

Of course, Michael Schumacher’s family isn’t giving up on him as they remain hopeful on his full recovery. Schumacher is still fighting and is reportedly showing sign of improvements as per Christian Today reports.

Earlier reports suggested that FIA President and close friend Jean Todt still felt that Schumi was fighting the odds. “Michael is a close friend, his family is very close to me, and I’m very close to them as well,” the Frenchman said. “I see Michael very often, and Michael is still fighting, and we must keep fighting with the family,” according to the Independent‘s report.

Recently Ferrari team principal Maurizio Arrivabene drew flak from Schumi’s supporters for his controversial comparison of the legend with Sebastian Vettel. “Michael was an introvert who opened up only to a small circle of people,” said Arrivabene via Motor Sport. “Seb is sunnier – the boys regard him as one of them.”

However, Arrivabene felt that his comments were blown out of proportion and was given a negative connotation by the media. He stated that he too prayed for Schumi’s full recovery.

The seven time Formula One champion suffered horrific injuries after a skiing trip went wrong in the French Alps on Dec. 29 , 2013. He was later placed in a medically induced coma to keep his condition stable.

As per Autoweek, the 46-year-old German motorsport icon, Schumacher, has already lost around 65 lbs which is a significant weight loss compared to the listed 165 lbs in his F1 profile. The rehabilitation process is a costly one and reports suggest that it is amounting to $154,000 per week and has touched $15 million already.