It's nearly two months since his family released any information on the progress of Michael Schumacher after the tragic skiing accident last December in France.
Fans of the F1 legend have been warned that they will "never have any good news" concerning his recovery. The 45-year-old suffered a near-fatal head injury and has been comatose since then. The silence has led fans and commentators to fear the worst.
Gary Hartstein, a former F1 doctor, was yesterday quoted as saying by Mirror.co.uk: "I'm quite afraid (and virtually certain) we will never have any good news about Michael. At this point, I rather dread seeing that the family has put out a press release."
Writing on his blog, he added: "I can conceive of no possible reason that Michael's entourage, understandably extremely protective of his and their privacy, would not tell his fans if significantly good things have happened."