Fans turn out for Schumacher

Published: 04/01/2014

Michael Schumacher’s 45th birthday has been observed by hundreds of Ferrari fans outside the hospital where the German remains in an artificially-induced coma following a skiing accident at the weekend.

Some 200 people from Ferrari fan clubs based around Europe made the trip to the Grenoble University Hospital, where a silent vigil was held in support of the seven-time Formula One world champion.

Schumacher, who was left with major head injuries in Sunday’s accident in the French Alps, enjoys a special place in the hearts of all Ferrari fans, having won the world title for five successive years between 2000 and 2004 while driving for the Scuderia.

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