As speculation and rumours persist, the Schumacher family has had enough.
"Please leave our family in peace."
Those were the words used in a statement by Corinna Schumacher, wife of the seven-time World Champion who is still fighting for his life after falling in a ski accident last week in the French Alps. He remains in critical but stable condition.
In a release made available on Tuesday morning by the driver's longtime manager Sabine Kehm, the German champion's wife pleaded with the media to let the doctors work and leave the family alone following numerous speculative or false reports by the media, many of whom have been camped outside the Grenoble Hospital for days.
"Please support us in our common fight with Michael. It is important to me that you leave the doctors and the hospital so that they can work in peace. I ask you to trust their statements and leave the clinic."