Michael Schumacher (right)

Corinna Schumacher, the wife of Michael Schumacher has confirmed that the F1 legend is 'getting better' as he continues his recovery in a rehabilitation facility in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Schumacher, 45, who hit his skull in a skiing accident during a Chrismas family holiday in Meribel, the French Alps, had previously spent 170 days at a hospital in Grenoble in a medically induced coma.

Corinna, in her first statement since the accident, said her husband's condition was improving and that the signs are very encouraging. She has been speaking constantly to the severely injured seven-time F1 world champion and, according to reports, he is responding positively.

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

Meanwhile, the investigation into Schumacher's stolen medical files is now focussing on Swiss-based helicopter firm, according to the BBC.

The police traced an IP address to the company, that were involved in the transfer of Schumacher from Grenoble in France to Lausanne in Switzerland.

The medical report contain notes from Schumacher's doctors and are apparently being offered to media outlets for a fee in the region of £40,000 ($70,000).