Michael Schumacher Could Leave Hospital Soon as Condition Improves

Michael Schumacher could be allowed to leave hospital and go home, as he is progressing well from the injury sustained in a skiing accident in December.

According to the Daily Mail, the seven-time F1 champion is now communicating with his family by fluttering his eyes.

Schumacher, who was moved from a hospital in France, to a facility in Lausanne, Switzerland, has been recovering very slowly since awakening from a medically induced coma, and it is now believed that he will be allowed to go home, but will still be under round-the-clock medical care.

"There are signs that Michael will leave the clinic soon and be cared for at home," Swiss newspaper SonntagsBlick was quoted as saying by the Daily Mail.

It is claimed that Croatian doctors Darko Chudy and Vedran Deletis, who have developed a revolutionary microchip-implanting technique, have been approached by the Schumacher family to see if they can help.

It is believed that the microchip may help the German driver walk and talk again. The Croat doctor has confirmed that there has been contact, but declined to add any further details regarding Schcumacher's situation.

Meanwhile, British F1 drivers Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button have sent handwritten notes to Schumacher, with good wishes and prayers for his recovery.

"Dear Michael. You are always in my prayers. Prayers of hope that you pull through this difficult time," Hamilton said, as quoted in the Daily Mirror.

"You have already achieved so much, given so much. May God watch over you and show you the way back to your family, fans and friends."

The 2009 World Champion Button, wrote a more detailed note about Schumacher's time in F1 and how he remembered the former Ferrari and Mercedes driver. The current McLaren driver feels that this is the greatest battle of Schumacher's life.

"When I think of Michael Schumacher I think of two things," Button said.

"The first is of one my earliest memories of being in Formula One driving out of the pitlane in Melbourne and seeing Michael's red Ferrari ahead of me scattering the leaves as he drove beneath the trees at the approach to turn three. Even in 2000 he was already a legend," the former Brawn GP driver explained.

"The second thing I think about it is that familiar red car snaking about in my mirrors. Michael was such a formidable racer relentlessly competitive ‒ Always There."

"He's fighting his greatest battle right now and I know everyone at Formula One will hope that he will win again. I certainly hope he will," the Briton added.