A keen racing fan, Podolski has been vocal in his support for the seven-time F1 champion since Schumacher suffered his skiing accident on December 29, particularly on social media.
And following today's news that Schumacher is no longer in a coma and has left hospital, Podolski took to Twitter once more.
Born in Poland, Podolski moved to Germany's North-Rhine Westphalia region as a child, the same area Schumacher grew up in. The Arsenal man has attended a number of F1 grands prix, while Schumacher helped to fund Podolski's return to 1. FC Köln in 2009.