I would like to be able to inform F1 fans about the state of health of Michael Schumacher. For many fans he is an icon and people all over the world want to know how he is. At the same time, the Schumacher family has every right to privacy if they so wish, and they are obviously not keen on giving much away more than they have. Clearly these are difficult times for them.
One can argue that it might be better to reveal more information, in order to stop speculation, but one must presume that in the months since Michael’s accident, the family has considered the implications of all the available media strategies.
This does not stop people wanting to know more, and it is inevitable that sections of the media will speculate if no facts are available.
It has now been announced that Michael is no longer in a coma, but this does not mean that he is aware of his surroundings and is able to function normally. The medical profession, which has much experience in these matters, has certain norms in such cases but most doctors say that there can be exceptions to the general rules.
In the circumstances, therefore, it is best not to speculate. Time will tell the truth and it is best that we wait.