Michael Schumacher's wife Corinna has written a personal note thanking all the fans for the support and well wishes for the seven-time F1 World Champion.
Schumacher, who injured his skull in a skiing accident in December, was in a coma for six months. He recently came out of it and was shifted from the hospital in France, to a facility closer to his home in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Corinna published a letter in the programme for the upcoming German grand prix, where she thanked the fans for the support and said the sympathy showed by everyone 'blew us all away.'
"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 who have supported him in the past half year off the track as well," Corinna said, as quoted in the Guardian.
"The German Grand Prix gives me the perfect opportunity to cordially thank you for all your good wishes and positive energies you keep sending Michael. I have to say your sympathy blew us all away! Good to know that together we made it through the hardest time," she added.
Schumacher, who retired from F1 at the end of the 2006 season, returned in 2010 and drove for the Mercedes team for three seasons before retiring yet again.
The German driver's wife understands that the road to recovery is a long one, but hopes that time will be his 'ally' in his fight to get better.
"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 all the best as well," she added.