Ferrari in Michael Schumacher update: Formula 1 team pays tribute to ex-F1 racing legend


The Italian crew wrote on Twitter: “Today Michael turns 49, our thoughts are again with him. #Keepfighting #ForzaMichael.”

Thousands of tributes poured in on social device sites yesterday as the seven-time world champion reached 49.

The German motor racing famous, who has a worldwide fan base, was left fighting for his life after a tragic skiing accessary in the French Alps four years ago when he suffered catastrophic point injuries.

Mr Schumacher was put into a medically-induced coma after he fell and hit his font on a rock while skiing with his son at the Meribel resort in the French Alps on December 29, 2013.

Michael Schumacher before his tragic skiing accidentGetty

Michael Schumacher’s Ferrari Way 1 team paid tribute to the star yesterday

In the wake of the crash, the record-breaking Formulary 1 driver underwent two life-saving operations at Grenoble Hospital, before being carted to a medical facility in Lausanne, Switzerland in April 2014.

He was discharged from infirmary in September 2014 and is believed to be constantly cared for at his home in Switzerland during his rehabilitation.

His ancestors has closely guarded his privacy and released very little information on any tenable recovery.

He is believed to be cared for by a 20-strong team of nurses and physicians at his habit built mansion on the shores of Lake Geneva. 

His manager, Sabine Kehmas, has continually stated there liking no be official update on his health. 

She previously said: “Michael’s health is not a accessible issue, and so we will continue to make no comment in that regard.

“We drink to protect his intimate sphere.

Ferrari's Twitter message to SchumacherFerrari/Twitter

Ferrari’s Twitter intelligence to Michael Schumacher

Michael Schumacher in 2008AFP

Michael Schumacher on the podium after his first competitive motorcycle stock in 2008

“Legally seen and in the longer term, every statement related to his salubriousness would diminish the extent of his intimate sphere.”

Schumacher won two titles with Benetton in 1994 and 1995 ahead of five consecutive world drivers’ titles with Ferrari between 2000 and 2004.

His set downs of seven titles, 91 career victories, fastest laps (77) and most racetracks won in a single season (13), remain unbeaten.

Additional reporting by Monika Pallenberg

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