Michael Schumacher is "improving", says his wife Corinna in her first public comments since the seven-time world champion's skiing accident.

It was announced in June that Schumacher had come out of his coma and was being moved to a different facility in Lausanne to continue what was described as "a long phase of rehabilitation".

While updates on Schumacher's condition have previously come from his manager Sabine Kehm, his wife Corinna did touch on his recovery during an interview at a German horse-riding tournament.

"It's getting better, slowly certainly, but in any case it's improving," she told German magazine Neue Post.

During testing at Silverstone, Sebastian Vettel was also asked for his thoughts on Schumacher ahead of the German Grand Prix next weekend.

"It has been sad since we all heard what happened," Vettel said. "Equally I think we had some good news lately which is very positive. For sure we are all praying for some more good new in the next couple of weeks but it will be a long process."

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