Formula One legend Michael Schumacher remains in "stable but critical condition" on Tuesday at Grenoble University Hospital, nine days after suffering a traumatic head injury in a skiing accident in the French Alps.
Following rumours of a slight improvement in Schumacher's condition on Monday evening, his manager Sabine Kehm said by email:"I can confirm Michael's condition can be considered as stable. I cannot confirm to have stated that his life is out of danger."
Schumacher's family including father Rolf and brother Ralf, his wife Corinna and family friends Doctor Saillant and FIA President Jean Todt have been at Michael's bedside all last week.
But only Schumacher's manager was seen entering the hospital yesterday.
Meanwhile, Schumacher's accident is being investigated by local police.
Insurance experts on French TV have been speculating on the liability of Meribel ski resort where the accident took place, of the maker of Schumacher's helmet which was found broken by the emergency crew on the scene, and the responsibility of Schumacher himself.
There has been speculations as to Michael's speed but manager Sabine Kehm has stated her client was going slowly, trying to help a friend when he hit a rock, was then propelled into the air and crashed back down head first.
Local prosecutor Patrick Quincy will hold a press conference tomorrow on Wednesday at 1000 GMT in Albertville, France.
Schumacher is the most successful F1 driver in history, registering up a record 91 race wins.
He retired from Formula One in 2012 after claiming a record seven world titles.
'Schumi', as his fans affectionately call him, was famously aggressive on the track and no less intense off-circuit.
In retirement, he remained an avid skier, skydiver and horseback rider.