Wake-up delay for Schumacher not a bad sign say experts 4 February, 2014 At least a week after doctors began trying to wake Michael Schumacher from his coma, there have been no official updates about the great German’s condition. But that, according to a German publication that has been following the story in detail, is not necessarily a bad sign. “It is neither a good nor a bad sign that there has been no communication on the progress of the recovery process,” said the newsmagazine Focus. “The waking-up can take days, weeks and even months, depending on how quickly the body breaks down the anaesthetic.” Some well-known Formula 1 figures, however, interpreted the news about the beginning of the waking-up process as a positive sign. “No one from a distance can assess the situation,” Mercedes Chairman Niki Lauda told the Swiss newspaper Blick, “but I am happy that at last there is a positive message.” Red Bull team owner Dietrich Mateschitz agreed: “I can only hope that this is good news.” (GMM) Subbed by AJN.