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.