Michael Schumacher's Wife Says 'Hardest Time' Is Over, Thanks Fans

Since Michael Schumacher's skiing accident just after Christmas last year, the Formula One champion's family has received a massive outpouring of support and love from fans and the racing community. As Schumacher begins rehabilitation, his wife Corinna took a moment to say thanks.

In a letter in this weekend's German Grand Prix official program, Corinna said "the most difficult time" has now passed and that her husband has begun the long struggle that is rehabilitation after six months in a coma.

Here's the letter:

"Dear motorsport friends,

This is a message to all of you who have lived a passion for Michael's sport in all the years together with him, and have supported him in the past half year off the track as well.

The German Grand Prix gives me the perfect opportunity to cordially thank you all for the good wishes and positive energies you keep sending to Michael.

I have to say your sympathies blew us all away! It's good to know that together we have made it through the hardest time!"

Now we are facing a phase which will presumably take a long time. We trust that — as for so many years in F1 — time will be Michael's ally in this fight. Until then I would like to wish you and your families the best as well.

Let's keep hoping for more good news in the future.