Berlin - Record Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher continues to give his family "small signs" of hope for a recovery, the former driver's manager said Wednesday.
"We are and remain confident that Michael will get through this and wake up," manager Sabine Kehm wrote in a statement on behalf of Schumacher's family.
"There continue to be small signs that give us courage."
Schumacher has been in a coma since suffering a major head trauma in a skiing accident in late December.
"From the beginning, it was clear that it would be a long and difficult fight," Kehm added.