Schumacher’s agent revealed he was experiencing moments of consciousness.
The seven time world champion, 45, has been in a medically induced coma since December 2013 after a skiing accident in the French Alps.
Lloyd De Boltz Miller, who studied motorsport technology at Staffordshire University, is a 24-hour world karting champion, and cites the German as an inspiration.
Lloyd said: “Michael Schumacher was a household name when I was growing up as a child.
“He definitely played a massive part for me and you know hopefully he is going to pull out of his injuries well and we will have him back to normal.
“Mike himself use to do a lot of karting and I’ve also got a great karting background.”
Lloyd spoke about how much he admires Schumacher.
He said: “The beauty of what he did was the way he did it.
“He always had time for the sub-categories of motor racing.
“It’s people like that don’t lose touch with where they’ve come that shows their passion for the sport.
(Featured pic Michael Schumacher – by Dave Prior, creative commons licence)