The motorsport world has extended its support to Michael Schumacher following his frightening skiing accident

A flood of tributes and well wishes have been sent from across the world’s motorsport community following the new of Michael Schumacher’s horrific skiing accident on Sunday.

The German suffered critical head injuries after falling and hitting his head on a rock while skilling off piste in the French Alps. He was airlifted to Grenoble’s Central University Hospital and underwent emergency surgery, following which he remains in an induced coma “fighting for his life”.

Many current and former F1 drivers took to Twitter and Facebook to send their messages of support, while his former employers – Ferrari and Mercedes – both issued media statements expressing their hopes for a swift recovery.

“The thoughts and sympathies of all at Mercedes-Benz Motorsport and the Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team are with Michael, his family and friends,” the Mercedes statement reads.

“We have been shocked to learn that he is in a critical condition and are closely monitoring the latest medical bulletins from Grenoble.

“We all know the depth of Michael’s fighting spirit and send him all our strength and support in this latest battle. We sincerely hope that he will make a full recovery and will be with us again soon.”

“Everyone at Ferrari has been in a state of anxiety since hearing about Michael Schumacher’s accident,” a statement from Ferrari adds.

“That includes the president, Luca di Montezemolo, who through the Scuderia team principal Stefano Domenicali is in constant contact with the family and those close to the German champion. Montezemolo has offered his encouragement and support at this very difficult time, with the hope that better news will come soon.”

The entire team extends its best wishes to Michael and his family for his swift recovery.

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Richard Bailey

Founder & Chief Editor at MotorsportM8
Hasn't missed a Grand Prix since 1989. Has a soft spot for Minardi. Tattooed with 35+ Grand Prix circuits.