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Motor racing: Ferrari fans hold vigil on Schumacher's birthday

Published on Jan 4, 2014 7:14 AM
 

GRENOBLE (REUTERS) - Ferrari fans held a vigil for Michael Schumacher on his 45th birthday on Friday, gathering outside the French hospital where the seven times world champion continued to fight for his life after a skiing accident.

Schumacher's family thanked the fans in a statement on Friday evening saying they were moved to tears while French media reported that investigators were studying a camera the German had on him at the time of the accident.

A few dozen fans had assembled outside the Grenoble hospital where Schumacher has been having treatment since Sunday's accident in the resort town of Meribel, in which he hit his head on a rock when he fell while skiing off piste.

"For us Ferrari fans, we are just like brothers, we are just one," said one fan, Mr Carlo Buschini, who raised his cap and blew kisses in the direction of Schumacher's hospital room.

 
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