Schumacher’s family ‘confident’ about future, reactivates website

Thursday marks the 20th anniversary of Michael Schumacher's first Formula One championship title at the 1994 Australian Grand Prix.

BERLIN — Michael Schumacher’s family is still confident about the former Formula One champion’s future, but isn’t giving any new details about his condition.

A message from Schumacher’s family posted on his official website Thursday thanked fans and well-wishers "for facing this fight together with him and us." It added: "We remain confident and hope the best for Michael. Your strength is helping us to keep supporting him."

The statement gave no further details. The seven-time F1 champion suffered a serious head injury while skiing in France at the end of December, and his manager said in September that he had been released from a Swiss hospital to continue his recovery at home.

Schumacher’s website was reactivated on Thursday to mark the 20th anniversary of his first F1 title.