Nearly two years after the horrific skiing incident in the French Alps, Michael Schumacher’s close friend and former colleague, Ross Brawn, feels that there is still “hope” for  Schumi’s recovery. The former Ferrari boss has been a regular visitor to Schumacher’s family and admits that he has seen some positives in the racer’s health even though the progress has been slow.

The Inquisitr quotes Brawn saying, “I do keep in touch, but we try and keep a balance of going to see him against calling, and not being a pain. I’ve been to see him a few times; Corinna, his wife, calls me occasionally and keeps me update.”

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. He showed some progress under a tight guarded facility barring all unauthorized communications with any media outlet.

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.

As per Autoweek, the 46-year-old German motorsport icon, Schumacher, has lost around 65 lbs which is a significant weight loss compared to the listed 165 lbs in his F1 profile.

Brawn further states, “We try and keep a balance of going to see him against calling and not being a pain, I’ve been to see him a few times. (Schumacher’s wife) Corinna calls me occasionally and keeps me updated. We just keep praying every day that he’ll recover to a stage where … it’s slow, but there’s always hope.”

Even Schumacher’s manager, Sabine Kahn, remains hopeful on his recovery and feels positive as there are signs of progress. Considering the severeness of the accident she says, “it will take a very long time for everybody involved to fight, and we are happy to take this fight.”