Bild publishes photos of Schumacher's wife smiling

As Michael Schumacher's fans hold out hope, no official news has been heard from the F1 great's camp for three weeks.

It was mid June when his management announced the 45-year-old had finally emerged from his six-month long coma and been moved to a rehabilitation clinic.

But some continued to fear that the legendary former Mercedes and Ferrari driver might still not be facing a favourable outcome, in the wake of brain injuries sustained in his late December skiing fall.

However, hope dies last. And, according to the major German newspaper Bild, Schumacher's wife is showing the first visible signs of optimism and happiness since the dark early hours of her husband's hardest battle.

"Corinna smiles again!" the report exclaimed, publishing photos of Mrs Schumacher making eye-contact with the lens and grinning broadly.

One of the photos can be seen at http://bilder.bild.de/fotos-skaliert/corinna-teaser_39654990_mbqf-1404673639-36704834/3,w=993,c=0.bild.jpg

(GMM)

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