Michael Schumacher slowly getting better, says wife Corinna

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Michael Schumacher’s condition is slowly improving following his transfer to a rehabilitation centre in Switzerland, according to his wife, Corinna.

The seven-time F1 world champion suffered severe head injuries in a skiing accident at the end of last year that put him in a coma for almost six months.

After being cared for by neurologists in Grenoble, Schumacher came out of his coma and left the hospital in June.

He has since been moved to a rehabilitation centre in Lausanne, Switzerland, that specialises in the care of head injury patients.

Speaking to German magazine Neue Post, Corinna briefly commented on her husband’s condition, saying: “It’s getting better, slowly certainly, but in any case it’s improving.”

This news will undoubtedly bring a smile to members of the F1 community who have closely followed Schumacher’s condition since the accident in December.

Last month, his management confirmed that his medical files had been stolen, but there have been no further updates on this.

Schumacher has been honored by a number of drivers and teams within the F1 paddock, with many choosing to run with messages of support on their helmets and cars in 2014. Although Corinna’s update is encouraging, there is still a long road to recovery ahead for the most decorated individual in the history of Formula 1.

Takuma Sato’s likeness revealed on Borg-Warner Trophy (PHOTOS)

Photos; Walt Kuhn
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INDIANAPOLIS – Rather than the traditional December unveil, this year’s reveal newest likeness added to the Borg-Warner Trophy came Tuesday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum.

Takuma Sato got to see the result of the sculpting done by William Behrends and then turned from wax, clay and ceramic into sterling silver on Tuesday evening, as the winner of the 101st Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil saw his face revealed on the trophy.

Sato took the No. 26 Ruoff Home Mortgage Honda for Andretti Autosport to the win in thrilling fashion this year over Helio Castroneves, denying the Brazilian his fourth Indianapolis 500 victory in the process. It atoned for his near-miss in 2012, driving for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, the team he’ll return to in 2018.

It’s been a whirlwind last week-plus for Sato, doing the podium interviews at the Japanese Grand Prix, reflecting on his Indianapolis 500 triumph, then sharing the victory spoils with another Japanese pilot in Yoshihide Muroya, who won the Red Bull Air Race World Championship at Indianapolis this weekend.

Photos of Sato’s face on the most unique trophy in sports are below. This post will be updated following tonight’s full unveil. (All photos: Walt Kuhn)