Michael Schumacher remains in a medically induced coma six days after a skiing accident in the French Alps. While the racing legend spent his 45th birthday in the hospital, listed in stable but critical condition, racing fans from all over Europe descended upon the clinic in which he lies in Grenoble, France, to pay their respects.

The event was arranged by Ferrari, the manufacturer with which Schumacher is most often associated after winning 72 individual races for the Italian marque between 1996 and 2006. In total, Schumacher won 91 races, stood on the podium 155 times and won seven F1 Driver's Championships over the course of his illustrious 19-year career.

Schumacher's family was deeply touched by the outpouring of support and has issued a short statement thanking Ferrari fans for their "incredible sympathies." We've gathered a few videos together showing scenes of support from outside the hospital, and you can see them, along with the family's official statement, below.

In related news, USA Today reports that a helmet camera worn by Schumacher at the time of his accident has been provided by his family to French investigators. No further news conferences are planned before Monday.






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3.1.2014

Message from Michael's family

We are overwhelmed!
The incredible sympathies shown today by the Ferrari Fans outside the hospital has utterly overwhelmed us and moved us all to tears. We are deeply grateful for it and also for all the heartwarming and heartfelt wishes for Michael to get well soon, which have reached us from all over the world.


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      Cayman
      • 11 Months Ago
      I have a ton of respect for what Schumacher can do with a car and sad to hear about his accident, but I really don't get these people. What would drive someone to go to the hospital to participate in this kind tribute for someone you presumably don't know at all??? Don't you have people who are really in your lives that could better use your support? I have no problem with people doing it, it just seems very odd to me.
        Porsche4life
        • 11 Months Ago
        @Cayman
        These people dedicated their time to come and give support if I didn't have my own problems I would be at many people place of pain to give support. When uou can do it why not.
      damienreiduae
      • 11 Months Ago
      In the absence of religion, people always find someone else to worship.
        DjBabel
        • 11 Months Ago
        @damienreiduae
        Absence of religion? have you met every person in there to pass judgement? Thank God self righteous pricks like you are not relevant anymore...
      Trent
      • 11 Months Ago
      Lots of love for you Michael.
      Mr Sled
      • 11 Months Ago
      Truly awesome!
      kimidam
      • 11 Months Ago
      That's pretty awesome... The projector thingie...
      frank
      • 11 Months Ago
      true fans of any motor sport truly feel bad for the family and person. some events are never forgotten. every may first I still feel a sadness I can't shake and will never be able to explain to anyone.