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 F1 figures, however, interpreted the news about the beginning of the waking-up process as a positive sign.
Red Bull team owner Dietrich Mateschitz agreed: "I can only hope that this is good news."