Formula 1 legend Michael Schumacher is said to be "waking up very slowly" following the skiing accident which left him with serious brain injuries.

The news of his recovery was relayed to French F1 commentator Jean-Louis Moncet by the racing champion's 15-year-old son Mick.

Moncet told Europe 1 radio station: "I saw his son and he told me that Schumi is waking up very slowly; very slowly. Although things are going at a slow pace, he has a lot of time, I would say he has his whole life in front of him to get back on track."

The 45-year-old spent six months in a medically-induced coma following the freak skiing accident in Meribel, France, in December last year.

It was believed that Schumacher suffered serious head injuries after a fall, when his helmet stuck a rock. However, Moncet now reveals that it was not the rock, but the mounting of the Go-Pro camera that he had on his helmet, that caused the injuries.

The seven times world champion was transferred to his Swiss home from the rehabilitation clinic in Lausanne two months ago and now receives round the clock care by a team of 15 experts in a purpose-built medical suite. It is understood he remains immobile and unable to speak. His care is estimated to be costing his family £100,000 per month.

Former Ferrari boss Jean Todt visited Schumacher last month, saying: "What's important is that he lives and that his family is with him. We really believe that things will get better. He needs time and to be left alone.

"In the past weeks and months, he has made progress in relation to the severity of his injury," added Todt. "But a long and hard road is in front of him. Hopefully things will improve. His family is close to him. He needs time and peace."