According to the F1 star’s agent Michael Schumacher is showing “moments of consciousness and awakening.”
Since his skiing accident in French Alps resort Meribel last December Schumacher, 45, has been in an induced coma.
The racing legend suffered a serious head injury when he hit his head after reportedly reaching speeds of up to 60mph just prior to the accident.
He is thought to have been saved by his ski helmet, which split on impact.
His agent, Sabine Kehm, said: “Michael is making progress. He shows moments of consciousness and awakening.
“We are on his side during his long and difficult fight, together with the team of the hospital in Grenoble, and we keep remaining confident.”
Just this week Ms Kehm told German newspaper Bild: “There are signs that give us encouragement.”
In Bild, Ms Kehm also denied reports that Schumacher’s family are building a special medical facility at home to help care for him from there.
The latest update follows recent claims that the Formula One legend’s health will probably never get any better.
A former F1 doctor said last week that it was unlikely the former driver would ever fully recover from his accident.
Doctor Gary Hartstein wrote on his blog: “As time goes on, it becomes less and less likely that Michael will emerge to any significant extent.”