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Michael Schumacher turns 45 today, as we wish for continued recovery

Jan 3, 2014, 12:31 PM EDT

Driver Schumacher from Team Germany speaks with compatriot Vettel at the Rajamangala National Stadium in Bangkok Reuters

UPDATE, 12:30 p.m. ET: The Schumacher family has offered this message after today’s vigil:

“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 heartwarming and heartfelt wishes for Michael to get well soon, which have reached us from all over the world.”

Today is Michael Schumacher’s 45th birthday. The seven-time Formula One World Champion is still in critical condition after his skiing accident suffered on Sunday; fans will gather outside the University Hospital Center in Grenoble, France today for a “silent and respectful rally.” As was the case on Thursday, there are no updates expected from either the medical team or Schumacher’s manager, Sabine Kehm.

In the meantime, we picked a selection of some of Schumacher’s memorable moments in F1. The only problem with that is, when you’re the most successful driver in history and have won 91 races and seven titles, you’re bound to leave out a few.

Feel free to leave some of your most memorable Schumacher moments in the comments section.

2012 European Grand Prix, Schumacher’s final podium

2006 Chinese Grand Prix, Schumacher’s final win

2004 French Grand Prix, Schumacher wins with four pit stops

2002 Belgian Grand Prix, Schumacher set a then-record 10th win of the year (now is 13)

2000 Belgian Grand Prix, Schumacher and Mika Hakkinen’s legendary scrap

1998 British Grand Prix, Schumacher wins in the pits

1996 Spanish Grand Prix, Schumacher’s first win for Ferrari

1994 Brazilian Grand Prix, Schumacher vs. Senna for the win

1991 Belgian Grand Prix, Schumacher makes his debut for Jordan

  1. worknman24hours - Jan 3, 2014 at 10:12 AM

    April 20,2003-Michael Schumacher had just lost his mother the same day and he went into the car and won the San Marino Grand Prix in her honor.

    Michael never makes his private family stuff public, but on the podium, you could see it-this race, all the races,for you,my mother,I will never forget you.

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