Schumacher 'reacting' to treatment: Montezemolo

Di Montezemolo told UK-based Express: "I’m very pleased to know that he is reacting. I know how strong he is. I’m sure that thanks to his determination, which will be crucial, he will come out from this very, very difficult situation. And I really hope."

Schumacher has been battling for his life ever since he suffered devastating head injuries in December 2013 during a ski accident.   -  AP

Michael Schumacher is “reacting” to treatment and his strength will help him recover from his horror skiing crash, according to his former Ferrari boss Di Montezemolo.

The seven-time Formula One world champion’s ex-boss Luca Di Montezemolo was speaking nearly two years after Schumacher suffered catastrophic head injuries. The 47-year-old continues to receive specialist treatment by full-time rehabilitation staff at his home on the shores of Lake Geneva.

Di Montezemolo told UK-based Express: “I’m very pleased to know that he is reacting. I know how strong he is. I’m sure that thanks to his determination, which will be crucial, he will come out from this very, very difficult situation. And I really hope.”

But the former F1 boss did not elaborate on what he meant by “reacting”.

Schumacher has been battling for his life ever since he suffered devastating head injuries in December 2013 during a ski accident.

Those close to the star have largely remained tight-lipped over his condition with rare snippets of news revealing he is enduring a painfully slow recovery from the brain injuries caused when he hit a rock while skiing on the slopes of the French Alps.

He was placed in a medically induced coma for nearly six months but then in June 2014 was discharged from hospital and has since been receiving medical care at his family home in Lake Geneva.