Michael Schumacher’s family was “overwhelmed” by a demonstration of support by fans outside the Grenoble hospital on the German’s 45th birthday.
Fans from Italian and French Ferrari clubs held a vigil outside the hospital, and unfurled a giant Ferrari flag in Michael’s honour.
Later a message on Schumacher’s website said: “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 heart warming and heartfelt wishes for Michael to get well soon, which have reached us from all over the world.”
Schumacher remains in a stable but critical condition.