German driver Tim Bergmeister was seriously injured in a high-speed crash last weekend when his Porsche slammed in the guardrails at Fuji Speedway in Japan.
Bergmeister underwent surgery to save his lungs, which was apparently successful.
His brother Jorg is keeping everyone well informed about Tim's state on his Facebook page.
Thusrday, Jorg wrote: “This morning my brother tried to tell us something... So we gave him a pen and paper and the first word that he wrote was: LAGUNA. So i guess I have no choice but go to Laguna (Seca) tomorrow night. Today, the doctors took him off the respirator and he is talking. He is in a lot of pain from 14 broken ribs and all his other broken bones. There are still a lot of things that can go wrong, but he made a very big step! Thank you everyone for keeping him in your thoughts and prayers. Jörg”