Ferrari pens touching message for Schumacher
As Michael Schumacher continues his fight after suffering serious head injuries, Ferrari has written a moving birthday message for their prodigal son.
The message comes as no official address from the medical team treating Schumacher following his fall at the Meribel ski resort in France last Sunday was scheduled following his fifth night in Grenoble hospital.
The last official press conference headed by neurosurgeon professor Stephan Chabardes, professor chief anaesthesiologist Jean-Francois Payen and professor Emmanuel Gay was three days ago when it was disclosed a second operation was performed.
Messages from the motor racing world and from his legion of fans continued as the seven-times world champion turned 45 today.
Ferrari led the chorus of global support with the touching message.
“This is a special day for Ferrari and all its fans, as it is Michael Schumacher’s birthday,” the Ferrari message began.
“At the moment, he is tackling the most important fight of his life and therefore we want to send him very special wishes.
“There have so many wonderful moments we have spent together and we have chosen 72.
“It’s not a random number, as it represents the number of wins Michael achieved with the Scuderia from 1996 to 2006: 72 Grands Prix that gave us and the millions of Prancing Horse fans from all over the world so much pleasure.
“These were unforgettable moments which, along with his passion, commitment and dedication makes Michael part of the great Ferrari family for ever.
“Everyone at Ferrari, from President Luca di Montezemolo and team principal Stefano Domenicali, who are in touch all the time with Michael’s family and those closest to him, are continuously watching how his situation evolves.
“Obviously, today there are double the reasons to wish him all the best.