The hundreds of thousand of Schumacher fans around the world probably rejoiced when hearing/reading this, including most automotive media outlets who jumped at the unconfirmed news and filled the Internet with similar reports.
We have no idea what was the original source for the bogus report, albeit the Spanish version of RT is the most quoted, but according to Bild journalist Nicola Pohl, it is all a lie.
“Schumacher awake? Sorry, but those Rumors from Spain apparently not true. Kehm just texted me she hadn't confirmed anything to RTL.” Nicola Pohl said on Twitter, and we tend to believe her.
As usual, any information concerning the current state of Michael Schumacher should be taken with a grain of salt if it isn't coming from official sources, in this case a press release from Sabine Kehm.
The last official report about the septuple Formula 1 champion arrived about two weeks ago, when Sabine Kehm informed the media that “There are short moments of consciousness and he is showing small signs of progress,” when asked about his health.
As you surely already know, Schumi has been in a medically-induced coma for almost four months, following a skiing accident which caused him to hit his head on a rock on December 29. We will keep you informed if anything new related to his condition happens.