Details of Schumacher’s condition have been closely guarded by the family and the 52-year-old has not been seen in public ever since he suffered serious head injuries in a skiing accident in December 2013.

But speaking in an upcoming Netflix documentary about Schumacher’s legendary F1 career, Corinna shared an update on her husband’s rehabilitation.

"Michael is here. Different, but he's here,” she says in the documentary film. “That gives us strength, I find. He still shows me how strong he is every day.

"We live together at home, we do therapy. We do everything we can to make Michael better and to make sure he's comfortable, and to simply make him feel our family, our bond.

"And no matter what, I will do everything I can. We all will. We're trying to carry on as a family, the way Michael liked it and still does. And we are getting on with our lives.

"'Private is private', as he always said. It's very important to me that he can continue to enjoy his private life as much as possible. Michael always protected us, and now we are protecting Michael.”

After winning his first two world championships for Benneton in 1994 and 1995, Schumacher went on to win a further five world titles with Ferrari between 2000 and 2004.

The German retired at the end of 2006 but returned for another three seasons with Mercedes in 2010 before finally hanging up his helmet in 2012.

"We'd always made it through his races safely," Corinna added. "Which is why I was certain he had a few guardian angels that were keeping an eye out for him.

"I don't know if it's just a kind of protective wall that you put up yourself or if it's because you're in a way naive but it simply never occurred to me that anything could ever happen to Michael.

"I never blamed God for why this happened now. [The accident] was just really bad luck, all the bad luck anyone could ever have in their life."

Schumacher's son, Mick, is competing in his rookie F1 season with Haas.