FORT WORTH, Texas (Feb. 26, 2014) – Newly crowned Daytona 500 champion Dale Earnhardt Jr. received a rousing Texas-sized welcome Tuesday as he was greeted by more than 1,000 members of “Junior Nation” at the iconic Scholz Garten restaurant in the state capital of Austin to celebrate his thrilling victory in NASCAR’s marquee season-opening race.
Michael Schumacher who suffered a skiing accident in the French Alps on December 29, 2013 was put into a medically induced coma after two emergency brain surgeries, to reduce swelling caused by severe brain trauma. A recent report on the condition of Schumacher, who turned 45 earlier this month, is that doctors have started to lower his sedation levels so as to wake him up from this artificial coma.
Earlier in the month in Brazil, competitors in Felipe Massa’s “Desafio Internacional des Estrelas” karting event held a moment of silence and prayed for Schumi who remains in medically induced coma.
The Spa-Francorchamps Circuit Fan Facebook page has an event scheduled for 26th Jan, 2014. It reads as follows:
As the world awaits further news about Michael Schumacher’s health, over 200 fans from Italian and French Scuderia Ferrari Clubs reached Grenoble university hospital today. Others from Germany and Spain too responded to Ferrari’s idea of having fans join in wearing red as a show of support and love to Schumi.
Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik has created a sand sculpture with a beautiful message on Schumi’s 45th birthday at Puri beach. It reads as follows, “God bless you, Happy birth day.”
Wear red and stand with Scuderia Ferrari clubs to show your support for Michael Schumacher, Happy Birthday Schumi
There is no doubt that everyone at Ferrari has been in a state of anxiety since hearing about Michael Schumacher’s accident including president, Luca di Montezemolo. Through Scuderia team principal Stefano Domenicali, he’s been in constant contact with the family and those close to the Schumi.
Formula 1 champion, Lewis Hamilton has been criticized for posting skiing pictures online of his skiing holiday, even while fellow racer Michael Schumacher lies fighting for his life in a medically induced coma in Grenoble hospital.