Ferrari plans to organize an event on Friday, outside the Grenoble University Hospital where Michael Schumacher is treated after he suffered severe head injuries in a skiing accident that took place on Sunday.
“In these difficult days and on the occasion of his birthday the SCUDERIA FERRARI CLUBS want to show their support for MICHAEL SCHUMACHER, organizing tomorrow a silent and respectful event all in Red at the Grenoble University Hospital Center,” the F1 team announced on its official Facebook page.
The F1 legend will turn 45 on Friday. He remains in a critical, but stable condition in the hospital following his skiing accident that happened on Sunday morning during a family vacation at Meribel in the French Alps.
According to German newspaper Bild, Schumacher was using a rented pair of skis, and the impact was so great it split his helmet in two.
His manager, Sabine Kehm, said: “He was not too fast. He hit a rock and was catapulted into the air and landed head down. It was extreme bad luck, not because he was at speed.”
At this moment the police seized the skis, and there are ongoing investigations to see wherever or not the equipment was defective.
According to the first ski patrol paramedic, Schumacher “went into the air and he fell and hit three more rocks on the way down. There was a lot of blood around the last rock where he hit his head.”