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Racing fans converge on Grenoble hospital to honor Michael Schumacher on his 45th birthday

  • Schumacher fan caps are attached on the fence at the Michael Schumacher Cart Center in his home town Kerpen,¬†western Germany, Thiursday, Jan. 2, 2014. The Formula One record world champion is still in a coma after his skiing accident in France. Handwriting on the left cap reads "We pray for you". (AP Photo/dpa, Marius Becker)The Associated Press

  • Michael Schumacher's wife, Corinna, leaves the Grenoble hospital, French Alps, Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, where former seven-time Formula One champion Michael Schumacher is being treated after sustaining a head injury during a ski accident. Schumacher's condition is reported to be stable but still critical as he remained unconscious, his manager said Wednesday. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)The Associated Press

  • Ralf Schumacher, front, brother of former seven-time Formula One champion Michael Schumacher, and his father Rolf Schumacher, right, leave the Grenoble hospital, French Alps, Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, where Michael Schumacher is being treated after sustaining a head injury during a ski accident. Schumacher's condition is reported to be stable but still critical as he remained unconscious, his manager said Wednesday. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)The Associated Press

Michael Schumacher's fans are converging on a hospital in the French Alps to honor the Formula One champion on his 45th birthday, just days after he was critically injured in a skiing accident.

Schumacher has been in a medically induced coma since Sunday, when he struck his head on a rock while on a family vacation. Busloads of fans from Italy, where he anchored the Ferrari racing team, and Paris were heading to the hospital in Grenoble where he is being treated.

The seven-time F1 champion has since undergone two brain operations.

Doctors have refused to give a prognosis for Schumacher, saying they are focused on his immediate care.

Schumacher is the most successful F1 driver in history, racking up a record 91 race wins. He retired in 2012.