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Carlos Sainz has announced he wants to race in Sunday’s Russian Grand Prix after he was released from hospital following a heavy crash during final practice.

The 21-year-old Toro Rosso driver was taken to hospital in Sochi after smashing into barriers at Turn 13, approached at 200mph.

Carlos Sainz said: “My back and neck are just a bit sore but I’m totally ready. Hopefully on Sunday I will wake up in good shape and I can try to race.”


Race stewards have given Carlos Sainz permission to do so pending final medical checks.

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The stewards needed to rule because Carlos Sainz did not set a qualifying time following his crash in final practice.

Nico Rosberg claimed pole position for the race ahead of team-mate Lewis Hamilton and Williams’ Valtteri Bottas.

Carlos Sainz said he was conscious throughout the incident, in which the circuit’s impact-absorbing barriers ended up on top of him after his car came to rest.

However, the driver added: “Obviously we need to be cautious.”

Russian Grand Prix race starts at 14:00 local tine on Sunday, October 11, in front of a sell-out crowd in the venue that hosted the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.

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Carlos Sainz has escaped unhurt from a heavy crash at the Russian Grand Prix final practice.

The Toro Rosso driver was taken to hospital in Sochi after smashing into barriers at Turn 13, approached at 200mph.

Carlos Sainz, 21, tweeted from hospital: “All OK. Nothing to worry about. Already thinking about how to convince the drivers to be on the grid tomorrow.”

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There was no immediate information on what had caused him to lose control on one of the fastest parts of the track.

Carlos Sainz’s team said that they did not yet know what had caused the accident, but initial indications were that it was not a car failure.

The driver lost control and glanced the outside concrete barrier as he braked through the difficult kink before Turn 13, which is approached at more than 200mph.

Carlos Sainz’s car glanced along the wall, leaving a series of tire marks, before spearing straight across the run-off area and into the barriers.

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Lewis Hamilton has won his second World Drivers’ Championship after the 2008 victory in the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Lewis Hamilton, second in qualifying, took the lead at the start and controlled the race, as Mercedes team-mate and title rival Nico Rosberg suffered car trouble and finished 14th.

He joins a number of other drivers on two titles, including his great contemporary rival Fernando Alonso. Michael Schumacher is the all-time record holder with seven, while the most successful current driver is Sebastian Vettel on four.

Nico Rosberg, who started on pole, was left struggling by the failure of his hybrid system. With two laps to go, he was told to retire by his engineers at Mercedes but said: “I would like to go to the end.”

As Lewis Hamilton crossed the line, Prince Harry, attending the race, took to the team radio to say: “Lewis, well done for not making the British public sweat. You are an absolute legend.”

Lewis Hamilton, 29, stood on his car to celebrate after he returned to the pits and then went over to embrace girlfriend Nicole Scherzinger and his family, who had flown in for the race day to support him.

His win was his 11th of the season, compared to Nico Rosberg’s five, and he finished 67 points clear at the top of the title standings.

It was the 33rd win of Lewis Hamilton’s career, moving him clear of his great rival Fernando Alonso into fifth in the all-time list.

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F1 champion Michael Schumacher has made “some progress”, a doctor who treated him for nearly six months after his brain injury in a skiing accident has said.

Jean-Francois Payen, a doctor at the French hospital in Grenoble where Michael Schumacher was treated, warned that any recovery would take time.

The typical convalescence period was one to three years, the doctor suggested.

Michael Schumacher, 45, was skiing in the French Alps last December when he fell and hit his head on a rock.

The seven-time world champion from Germany was placed in a medically induced coma to help reduce swelling in his brain as he underwent treatment in Grenoble and then in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Michael Schumacher was skiing in the French Alps last December when he fell and hit his head on a rock

Michael Schumacher was skiing in the French Alps last December when he fell and hit his head on a rock

Michael Schumacher has now been taken out of the coma and is being looked after at his home in Gland, Switzerland, where Prof. Jean-Francois Payen still visits him to track his progress.

On October 23, Dr. Jean-Francois Payen gave interviews to French radio station RTL and Le Parisien newspaper.

“I have noted some progress but I would say we should give him time,” he said.

Asked about the chances of Michael Schumacher making a recovery, Dr. Jean-Francois Payen only referred to a time frame for patients with similar brain injuries.

“It’s like for other patients, we are on a timescale which goes from one year to three years and we need to be patient,” he said.

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Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone will make a $100 million payment to end the bribery trial.

Bernie Ecclestone’s offer was based on an existing provision in German law.

Earlier on Tuesday German prosecutors accepted the offer from the 83-year-old billionaire who dominates motor racing.

Bernie Ecclestone went on trial in April, accused of paying a German banker 33 million euros ($44 million) to ensure that a company he favored could buy a stake in F1.

He denies wrongdoing.

The ruling means he walks free from the district court in Munich and can continue running the sport. It also means Bernie Ecclestone is found neither guilty nor innocent.

His personal wealth is put at $4.2 billion by Forbes.

If found guilty, Bernie Ecclestone could have faced a 10-year jail term and the end of his decades-long dominance of motor racing.

Bernie Ecclestone will make a $100 million payment to end the bribery trial

Bernie Ecclestone will make a $100 million payment to end the bribery trial (photo Reuters)

A BayernLB banker, Gerhard Gribkowsky, was allegedly paid by Bernie Ecclestone to ensure the F1 stake was bought by a company that he favored, so that he would remain in charge of the sport.

Gerhard Gribkowsky was sentenced to 8 and half years in prison in 2012 for accepting bribes.

Bernie Ecclestone says the payment was given to Gerhard Gribkowsky after the banker threatened to make false claims about the F1 boss’s tax status.

Prosecutors said Bernie Ecclestone’s advanced age and other mitigating circumstances gave grounds to accept the $100 million offer.

Bernie Ecclestone has attended most of the hearings in person and arrived at the courthouse on Tuesday in a limousine, looking relaxed and accompanied by his wife, Fabiana Flosi.

Asked by Judge Peter Noll if he could raise the $100 million, Bernie Ecclestone replied “yes”. When asked if the payment could be made within a week, his defense lawyer, Sven Thomas, said: “That’s do-able.”

Judge Peter Noll ruled that $99 million would go to the Bavarian state coffers while $1 million would be donated to a children’s hospital. The sum is believed to be a record for such a payment.

Court spokesperson Andrea Titz said Bernie Ecclestone: “The court did not consider a conviction overwhelmingly likely from the present point of view.

“With this type of ending… there is no ruling on guilt or innocence of the defendant.”

Under German law defendants can in certain circumstances “buy” termination of a trial.

The legal proviso exists in order to ease the burden on the courts and to deal with cases where reaching a judgment could prove difficult.

However, a lawyer quoted by the Spiegelonline website, Franz Bielefeld, said it was unusual for the clause to be invoked in mid-trial – more often it is done before a trial starts.

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Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone is ready to pay a German bank 25 million euros ($34 million) to settle a court case against him, his lawyers have said.

Bernie Ecclestone, 83, went on trial in Munich in April, charged with bribery and incitement to breach of trust.

He is accused of paying a German banker 33 million euros to ensure a company he favored could buy a stake in F1.

If found guilty, Bernie Ecclestone could face a 10-year jail term and the end of his decades-long dominance of motor racing.

On Tuesday, Bernie Ecclestone’s defense team called for proceedings to be stopped because of a lack of evidence and said the F1 chief was prepared to pay a settlement fee.

Bernie Ecclestone is ready to pay $34 million to settle the bribery case

Bernie Ecclestone is ready to pay $34 million to settle the bribery case

Sven Thomas, one of Bernie Ecclestone’s lawyers, was reported as saying that state prosecutors were open to the proposal but said they would have to review it in detail.

Under German law, prosecutors may withdraw charges during certain criminal trials if all parties agree to a settlement.

In a statement, the court said talks between prosecutors and the defense team “on a potential early end to the proceedings have not yet reached a conclusion”.

It did not confirm details of Bernie Ecclestone’s settlement offer.

Gerhard Gribkowsky, the BayernLB banker Bernie Ecclestone is alleged to have paid, was sentenced to eight and a half years in prison in 2012 for accepting bribes.

The prosecutors say Bernie Ecclestone wanted to ensure the F1 stake was bought by a company that he favored so he would remain in charge of the sport.

Bernie Ecclestone says the payment was given to Gerhard Gribkowsky after he threatened to make false claims about the F1 boss’s tax status.

He has run the sport for almost 40 years, turning it into a huge global commercial success.

Bernie Ecclestone is the long-time commercial rights holder of F1, but sold off a majority of the ownership in the 1990s.

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Bernie Ecclestone has appeared in court at the start of a trial on bribery charges in Munich, Germany.

The Formula 1 boss is accused of giving a $45 million (33 million euros) bribe to a German banker to secure the sale of a stake in the F1 business to a company he favored.

Bernie Ecclestone admits paying Gerhard Gribkowsky, who is serving a jail sentence for receiving the payment, but has denied any wrongdoing.

He continues to run the F1 business on a day-to-day basis despite the charges.

To alleviate his workload, however, Bernie Ecclestone has stood down from a number of F1-related positions until the case concludes.

Bernie Ecclestone is accused of giving a $45 million bribe to a German banker to secure the sale of a stake in the F1 business to a company he favored

Bernie Ecclestone is accused of giving a $45 million bribe to a German banker to secure the sale of a stake in the F1 business to a company he favored

Correspondents say that he appeared relaxed as he consulted with his lawyers on Thursday ahead of the proceedings.

Asked by a journalist outside the court whether he was confident of victory, he replied: “I’m confident the sun is shining.”

German prosecutors allege that he bribed Gerhard Gribkowsky, who was on the board of Bayern Landesbank, to ensure that F1 was sold to a private equity group of Bernie Ecclestone’s choice.

The allegation is that by securing the sale of the stake to a company Bernie Ecclestone favored, he would remain in charge of Formula 1 and its commercial rights, broadcast payments and sponsorship deals.

The payments were made between July 2006 and December 2007.

Bernie Ecclestone, 83, admits paying Gerhard Gribkowsky, but says he was effectively the victim of blackmail. He has said the banker had been threatening to reveal false details of his tax affairs.

If convicted, Bernie Ecclestone – one of Britain’s richest men who transformed Formula 1 into a lucrative sport watched by 450 million TV viewers globally – could face up to 10 years in jail.

Gerhard Gribkowsky has been found guilty of corruption, tax evasion and breach of trust and is serving an eight and a half year prison sentence.

Bernie Ecclestone testified during Gerhard Gribkowsky’s trial in 2011, and the former German banker is expected to be the main witness during the F1 chief’s trial, which is scheduled to last until September.

In February, Bernie Ecclestone won a civil case in London’s High Court brought by a German media company, which claimed it lost out financially when the share of F1 belonging to German bank Bayern Landesbank was sold in 2006 to private equity group CVC.

While the judge rejected a damages claim from Constantin Medien against the F1 boss, Bernie Ecclestone was ordered to pay $4 million in legal fees.

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Doctors at Grenoble hospital where Michael Schumacher is receiving treatment for his grievous head injury following a ski accident has reportedly denied rumors that the Formula 1 champion has died.

Michael Schumacher, who has been in a coma since December 29 last year after the accident in the French Alps, was rumored to have died in the Grenoble hospital where doctors have been trying to bring him out of the coma.

Michael Schumacher was rumored to have died in the Grenoble hospital where doctors have been trying to bring him out of the coma

Michael Schumacher was rumored to have died in the Grenoble hospital where doctors have been trying to bring him out of the coma

According to the Daily Star, a spokesperson for the hospital has stated that Michael Schumacher is still alive and doctors are trying to bring him out of the induced coma.

However, experts said that any attempt to wake Michael Schumacher could end up in him being in a permanent vegetative state, adding that the sleeping drugs in his body alone may take weeks to exit his system.

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French doctors treating injured Michael Schumacher in Grenoble hospital are reducing his sedation to prepare to bring him out of a coma, his manager says.

This step will allow the “waking up process” to start, Sabine Kehm said in a statement.

But bringing Michael Schumacher out of the coma “could take a long time”, Sabine Kehm added.

Michael Schumacher, 45, suffered a severe head injury in a skiing accident in the French Alps on December 29.

The seven-time champion was put into a medically induced coma by his doctors at a clinic in Grenoble following operations to remove blood clots from his brain.

Doctors have kept Michael Schumacher asleep to help reduce the swelling.

French doctors treating injured Michael Schumacher in Grenoble hospital are reducing his sedation to prepare to bring him out of a coma

French doctors treating injured Michael Schumacher in Grenoble hospital are reducing his sedation to prepare to bring him out of a coma

Sabine Kehm was approached by the media for comment on Michael Schumacher’s condition on Wednesday – exactly a month after his crash. She said then that his condition remained “stable”.

In her statement on Thursday, Sabine Kehm said it had been agreed to communicate details of his sedation “only once this process was consolidated”.

The statement again included an appeal by Michael Schumacher’s family for privacy for them and for his doctors, while at the same time expressing “sincere appreciation for the worldwide sympathy”.

At his bedside since the accident, the family has received hundreds of letters and gifts from around the world.

Earlier this month, investigators probing the accident said Michael Schumacher had been going at the speed of “a very good skier” at the time of his crash in the resort of Meribel.

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Bernie Ecclestone has decided to step down from the board of the company which runs Formula 1 following his indictment on bribery charges in Germany.

However, Bernie Ecclestone, 83, will continue to run the business on a day-to-day basis, Delta Topco said in a statement.

Bernie Ecclestone will go on trial to face allegations he bribed German banker Gerhard Gribkowsky who is serving a jail sentence for receiving the payment.

He admits paying Gerhard Gribkowsky, but denies bribery.

Bernie Ecclestone has decided to step down from the board of the company which runs Formula 1 following his indictment on bribery charges in Germany

Bernie Ecclestone has decided to step down from the board of the company which runs Formula 1 following his indictment on bribery charges in Germany

The board of Delta Topco met on Thursday and were told by Bernie Ecclestone that he intended to vigorously defend the case, which will commence in late April.

A statement read: “After discussion with the board, Mr. Ecclestone has proposed and the board has agreed that until the case has been concluded, he will step down as a director with immediate effect, thereby relinquishing his board duties and responsibilities until the case has been resolved.

“The board believes that it is in the best interests of both the F1 business and the sport that Mr. Ecclestone should continue to run the business on a day to day basis, but subject to increased monitoring and control by the board.

“Mr. Ecclestone has agreed to these arrangements.”

German prosecutors have accused Bernie Ecclestone of giving a $45 million bribe to Gerhard Gribkowsky to ensure F1 was sold to a private equity group of his choosing.

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Bernie Ecclestone will be tried on bribery charges, a court in the German city of Munich has ruled.

Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone is accused of giving a $45 million (33 million euros) bribe to a German banker who is serving a jail sentence for receiving the payment.

Prosecutors allege that the payment was to ensure that F1 was sold to a private equity group of Bernie Ecclestone’s choice.

He admits paying Gerhard Gribkowsky, but denies bribery, saying he was effectively the victim of blackmail.

Bernie Ecclestone has been defending himself in a separate $147 million civil claim in London’s High Court.

That case was brought by a German media company, Constantin Medien, who claim they lost out financially when the share of F1 belonging to German bank Bayern Landesbank was sold in 2006 to private equity group CVC.

Bernie Ecclestone and Gerhard Gribkowsky, who was on the board of Bayern Landesbank, were accused in court of conspiring to deliberately undervalue F1 when it was sold, in order that Ecclestone would retain control of the sport.

Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone is accused of giving a $45 million bribe to a German banker

Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone is accused of giving a $45 million bribe to a German banker

The F1 boss told the High Court that he made the payment because the banker had been threatening to reveal false details of his tax affairs.

A statement from Bavaria’s district court said that a trial date for the criminal trial had not yet been set, but that proceedings were likely to begin in late April.

Bernie Ecclestone is charged with bribery and incitement to breach of trust and will be obliged to appear at his trial.

The court statement says that the payments made to Gerhard Gribkowsky were dressed up as consultancy contracts, and that both their source and their destination were obscured using corporate structures.

The payments were made between July 2006 and December 2007, it says.

Bernie Ecclestone’s German lawyer said on Thursday that the alleged bribery never took place.

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Footage from Michael Schumacher’s helmet camera shows him going at the speed of “a very good skier” when he hit a rock and fell, investigators say.

Investigators probing Michael Schumacher’s accident said he was 8 metres off-piste when he crashed.

Prosecutor Patrick Quincy said he could not as yet estimate Michael Schumacher’s speed but said it was “not an important element of the investigation”.

Michael Schumacher, 45, suffered a severe head injury in the December 29 accident.

He is currently in a medically induced coma at a clinic in Grenoble where doctors describe his condition as critical but stable.

Fans gathered outside the hospital on January 3rd to mark the racing legend’s 45th birthday.

Speaking at a news conference in the French city of Albertville, the investigating team said they had so far attended the scene of the accident in the resort of Meribel, spoken to witnesses and the medical team.

Footage from Michael Schumacher's helmet camera shows him going at the speed of "a very good skier" when he hit a rock and fell

Footage from Michael Schumacher’s helmet camera shows him going at the speed of “a very good skier” when he hit a rock and fell

They have also reconstructed events leading up to the crash, examined the helmet and skis and viewed footage filmed on a camera attached to his helmet, they said.

Patrick Quincy, who is heading the investigation team, refused to be drawn on Michael Schumacher’s speed at the time of the accident saying they needed to go through the two-minutes of footage “image by image”.

But another investigator, Lt Col Benoit Vinneman said the video appeared to show “completely normal behavior by a good skier on this terrain”.

Michael Schumacher had deliberately chosen to go off piste, an area between a red and blue piste that was clearly signposted, the investigators said.

He hit a rock that was 26ft from the piste, and landed 30ft away from the piste, they outlined.

“[Michael Schumacher] is evidently an extremely good skier, but one of his skis hit a rock that was sticking out… it caused him to fall and he hit his head on the rock,” Patrick Quincy said.

Stephane Bozon, one of the local policemen involved in the investigation, said the skis were in “perfect condition” and had not been the cause of the accident.

Patrick Quincy stressed their investigation into Michael Schumacher’s accident was no different to that given to other skiing similar skiing accidents. He said they had investigated 50 such cases.

Michael Schumacher’s family has been by his bedside since the accident, and has appealed for privacy in recent days, asking journalists to leave the clinic where he is being treated.

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Michael Schumacher’s condition remains stable but critical, the hospital treating him for head injuries has announced.

Doctors in Grenoble say Michael Schumacher is being continually monitored but they will not be releasing more health details.

Michael Schumacher has been in a medically induced coma for the past eight days following a skiing accident in the French Alps.

Meanwhile prosecutors investigating the accident plan to give details of their probe on Wednesday.

The state prosecutor in Albertville, Patrick Quincy, told the AP news agency that French investigators were trying to obtain smartphone footage of the accident which the German magazine Der Spiegel reported had been shot by a bystander.

Michael Schumacher’s condition remains stable but critical

Michael Schumacher’s condition remains stable but critical

Der Spiegel says that a flight attendant from Essen who was filming his girlfriend on the slopes happened to catch what he believes was Michael Schumacher’s fall in the background.

The 35-year-old planned to hand the footage over to prosecutors, Der Spiegel reported.

Monday’s hospital statement said that the medical team will not be giving details of Michael Schumacher’s treatment for reasons of privacy, and no further press conferences were planned “for the time being”.

The statement also asked journalists to refrain from reporting claims about Michael Schumacher’s health not originating from the medical team or his management.

It follows Friday’s press claims of an improvement in Michael Schumacher’s condition, which were denied by his manager.

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Michael Schumacher’s manager Sabine Kehm has warned about “invalid” health reports, after one was quoted as saying the F1 champion’s life was no longer at risk.

Michael Schumacher, 45, remains “critical but stable” in hospital in Grenoble after a skiing accident.

A statement from Sabine Kehm said reports not from managers or doctors “must be treated as pure speculation”.

The statement also rejected reports a camera fixed to Michael Schumacher’s ski helmet had not been handed over voluntarily.

Michael Schumacher, who retired in 2012, is in a medically induced coma after suffering head injuries during a fall in the resort of Meribel last Sunday.

His helmet cracked on impact when he hit a rock while skiing off-piste.

Sabine Kehm’s statement read: “Michael’s condition remains critical but stable. We would like to clearly stress that any information regarding Michael’s health not coming from the doctors treating him or from his management must be treated as invalid and pure speculation.”

Michael Schumacher remains critical but stable in Grenoble hospital after skiing accident

Michael Schumacher remains critical but stable in Grenoble hospital after skiing accident

“The family cares only for Michael’s health.”

On Friday, some media quoted Michael Schumacher’s friend, former F1 driver Philippe Streiff, as saying that he had been told by the Schumacher family doctor, Gerard Saillant, that Michael’s life was no longer in danger.

Sabine Kehm’s statement continued: “Michael’s helmet camera was voluntarily given to the investigating authorities by the family. That this should have been done against the wishes of the family is untrue.”

Investigators in France are examining the camera.

The French authorities are hoping the device may reveal clues about the circumstances of the accident, although it remains unclear whether the camera was switched on at the time.

Police also interviewed Michael Schumacher’s teenage son, who witnessed the crash.

Michael Schumacher management’s statement concluded by saying: “In consultation with the doctors treating Michael, it is not expected that there will be any press conference before Monday.”

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French investigators are examining a camera which had been fixed to Michael Schumacher’s ski helmet, media reports say.

Authorities were hoping the device may reveal clues about the circumstances of his skiing accident in the French Alps, a source told the AFP news agency.

Police also interviewed Michael Schumacher’s teenage son, who witnessed the crash.

Fans earlier held a vigil outside the French hospital treating the F1 legend, to mark his 45th birthday.

Ferrari supporters gathered at the clinic in the city of Grenoble and held a one-minute silence on Friday afternoon.

French investigators are examining a camera which had been fixed to Michael Schumacher’s ski helmet

French investigators are examining a camera which had been fixed to Michael Schumacher’s ski helmet

Michael Schumacher’s family said in a statement they had been moved to tears and “utterly overwhelmed” by the “incredible sympathies” shown by the fans.

The seven-time F1 champion, who retired in 2012, is in a medically induced coma after suffering head injuries during a fall in the resort of Meribel last Sunday.

His helmet cracked on impact when he hit a rock while skiing off-piste.

Michael Schumacher remains in a stable but critical condition after two operations to remove blood and pressure from his brain.

News of the camera’s existence emerged late on Friday afternoon.

AFP said Michael Schumacher’s family had handed both the device and helmet to the authorities for investigation.

It remains unclear whether the camera was switched on at the time of the accident.

The news comes after members of Ferrari clubs in France and Italy travelled to Grenoble to mark Michael Schumacher’s birthday on January 3rd.

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Michael Schumacher fans will hold a “silent” vigil for the former F1 champion to mark his 45th birthday on Friday, Ferrari says.

Ferrari clubs from France and Italy are to gather outside Grenoble hospital in the morning.

Michael Schumacher’s family earlier thanked fans for their “great support” and described the German as a “fighter”.

The most successful F1 racer in history is in a medically induced coma after a skiing accident in the French Alps.

Michael Schumacher remains in a stable but critical condition, his manager has said.

The German had been skiing off-piste when he fell and hit his head last Sunday. His helmet cracked on impact after hitting a rock.

Doctors confirmed on Tuesday that Michael Schumacher had shown signs of improvement, but was still “not out of danger”.

They ruled out giving a prognosis for his condition in the coming days and months.

Michael Schumacher fans will hold a "silent" vigil for the former F1 champion to mark his 45th birthday

Michael Schumacher fans will hold a “silent” vigil for the former F1 champion to mark his 45th birthday

But it is medically possible for someone to spend several weeks in an induced coma and fully recover from it.

Michael Schumacher’s former driving team, Ferrari, said buses had been organized to transport the Italian and French fans to Grenoble for the tribute.

They are expected to arrive on Friday morning.

Ferrari spokesman Renato Bisignani said people were being encouraged to dress in red and bring flags, as “a sign of closeness to Michael Schumacher, done in a very respectful way”.

But the spokesman insisted that the event was not about promoting the Ferrari brand or its clients.

“We will make sure we remain sensitive at this difficult time,” Renato Bisignani said.

International messages of support have been pouring in for the popular race driver.

On Thursday, Michael Schumacher’s family thanked “people from all around the world who have expressed their sympathy and sent their best wishes for his recovery”.

“We all know he is a fighter and will not give up,” the family said in an online statement.

Michael Schumacher retired from F1 for a second time in 2012.

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Michael Schumacher remains in a stable but critical condition in hospital, his manager Sabine Kehm has said.

Sabine Kehm said he was being carefully looked after, and that she would not comment on rumors about his condition.

Michael Schumacher is in a medically induced coma in hospital in Grenoble, after he suffered head injuries in a skiing accident in the French Alps on Sunday.

Doctors said on Tuesday that the F1 champion had shown signs of improvement.

But they added that he was still “not out of danger”.

Michael Schumacher remains in a stable but critical condition in hospital

Michael Schumacher remains in a stable but critical condition in hospital

They will not give any update on Michael Schumacher’s condition on Wednesday unless it changes significantly, Sabine Kehm said.

“The good news for today is… there’s no significant changes,” Sabine Kehm told reporters and well-wishers outside the hospital.

But she added that the situation remained critical.

Doctors say they cannot give a prognosis for his condition in the coming days and months.

But it is medically possible for someone to spend several weeks in an induced coma and fully recover from it.

Michael Schumacher had been skiing off-piste when he fell and hit his head. His helmet cracked on impact after hitting a rock.

Sabine Kehm said that Michael Schumacher was not skiing with just his teenage son, as had been reported, but also with a group of friends.

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Michael Schumacher’s condition has improved slightly after an operation to relieve pressure on his brain, his doctors say.

The doctors said a scan carried out after an overnight operation indicated that he was “better than yesterday”, but the former F1 champion was still “not out of danger”.

Michael Schumacher, 44, suffered head injuries on Sunday in a skiing accident in the French Alps.

He is in a medically induced coma at a hospital in Grenoble.

An initial scan on Monday night showed “an improved situation” and indicated a window of opportunity for a second operation, doctors said.

Michael Schumacher's condition has improved slightly after an operation to relieve pressure on his brain

Michael Schumacher’s condition has improved slightly after an operation to relieve pressure on his brain

The family took the “difficult decision” to give consent for the procedure, and doctors operated on Michael Schumacher for about two hours.

A subsequent scan revealed a “slight improvement”.

“We can’t say he is out of danger but… we have gained a bit of time,” said Dr. Jean-Francois Payen.

“The coming hours are crucial.

“All the family is very much aware that his state is still sensitive and anything can happen.”

Doctors said it was impossible to give a prognosis for his condition in the coming days and months.

Michael Schumacher had been skiing off-piste with his teenage son when he fell and hit his head.

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Lynsay Jackson, sister of former Formula One driver David Coulthard, has been found dead at her home in the south of Scotland.

Police said they were not treating Lynsay Jackson’s death as suspicious.

Lynsay Jackson, 35, was found in her home in the village of Crossmichael, Kirkcudbrightshire, on Saturday morning.

She was married with an eight-month-old daughter. Lynsay Jackson used to run the David Coulthard Museum in Twynholm, as well as his fan club.

Their mother and father are said to be flying home from a holiday in Australia.

A Dumfries and Galloway Police spokesman said: “We can confirm that a 35-year-old woman was found dead in her home today in Crossmichael.

“Our inquiries into her death are ongoing at this time, but there are not believed to be any suspicious circumstances and a report is being prepared for the procurator fiscal.”

David Coulthard made his Formula One debut in 1994 and won 13 Grand Prix before retiring from the sport several years ago.

Lynsay Jackson, sister of former Formula One driver David Coulthard, has been found dead at her home in the south of Scotland

Lynsay Jackson, sister of former Formula One driver David Coulthard, has been found dead at her home in the south of Scotland

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