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Hundreds make pilgrimage for F1 champion Schumacher

Hundreds of fans converged on Grenoble University Hospital to show their support for injured F1 favourite Michael Schumacher.
Over two hundred fans made the trip to Grenoble to stage a vigil for Michael Schumacher, as the German spent his 45th birthday in hospital following last weekend's skiing accident.

Ferrari, which helped organise trips for fans wishing to mark the occasion, claimed that representation from Italian and French Scuderia Ferrari Clubs were joined at Grenoble University Hospital by others from Germany and Spain who had responded to the call and made their own way to the site in order to pay a special tribute to the seven-time F1 world champion.

A special Ferrari Heart was displayed in the hospital car park, held up by the hands of those present, but also metaphorically by the strength of the millions of fans from around the world who are willing Schumacher on in the hardest challenge of his life.



The seven-time F1 world champion should have been celebrating on Friday (3 January), but instead remains under constant observation as he fights to recover from the effects of a crash while skiing with his family on Sunday.

Schumacher remains in a 'stable but critical' condition according to his manager but, despite showing unexpected signs of improvement following a second operation on New Year's Day, is still 'not out of danger'. Reports claim that the German's helmet, which undoubtedly saved his life, was cracked in the impact with rocks that littered an off-piste route on his return to the resort of Meribel. Some reports claim that he had strayed off the usual run to help the daughter of a friend, who had fallen on her descent.

Doctors have said that further updates on Schumacher's condition are only likely if there is any significant change, while his manager has again asked for his privacy to be respected.



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Taz

January 06, 2014 9:19 AM
Last Edited 104 days ago

@107SS2009 Sunny, this bug has been in the site for ages, probably a side effect of the caching issue that plagues the site. They might have go the counter wrong though as 3 posts = 4 but as it sometimes updates later I suspect it's caching that's the issue. The site is slowly improving though, once they fix the stability issues these things are straight forward to fix...if they can be bothered.... Happy new year btw. ps Good effort in further exposing Ron's posts over Christmas and his pathetic boasting on GP247....a site I don't bother with now as the comment/hate section really has attracted the loonies and trolls, unregistered posting is no longer viable on the interweb, people just spout hate.

107SS2009

January 04, 2014 9:43 PM

A new trend seem to have crept in on Crash Net, if only one post to a subject/headline is posted it will not be marked as such at the end of the subject/headline, and then if a second post is put forward (posted) only the first post will be shown. Crash Net please take note and fix this.



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