A member of the Ferrari team holds a board with a message of support for seven-time World Champion Michael Schumacher during the Formula One pre-season test days at Jerez. (Photo: Getty Images/Jorge Guerrero/AFP)

A member of the Ferrari team holds a board with a message of support for seven-time World Champion during the Formula One pre-season test days at Jerez. (Photo: Getty Images/Jorge Guerrero/AFP)

Michael Schumacher’s management has reiterated that there is nothing new to report about his progress, while stressing that the family “strongly believes” in prospects for his recovery.

Inevitably in the absence of any official word there has been ongoing speculation in the media about his situation.

“Michael’s family would like to again express their sincere thanks for the continuous sympathy coming from all over the world,” read the statement. “The good wishes they receive help the family and, we are convinced they also help Michael, who still is in a waking up process.

“As often in such situation no day is like the next. The family is thankful for one’s understanding that they would not wish to disclose medical details in order to protect Michael’s privacy. As assured from the beginning we will continue to communicate any decisive new information on Michael’s health state. We are aware that the wake up phase can take a long time.

“The family continues to strongly believe in Michael’s recovery and place all their trust in the doctors’, nurses’ and nursing auxiliaries’ team. The important thing is not the speed of the recovery but that Michael’s healing process progresses in a continuous and controlled way.”

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