Skip to main content

The Globe and Mail

In Photos: Fans celebrate Michael Schumacher's 45th birthday

Fans of the seven-time Formula One world champion stage several vigils as the German continues to fight for his life in a French hospital

1 of 13

A fan takes a photo of souvenirs marking the 45th birthday of seven-times former Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher outside the French hospital treating him.

INA FASSBENDER/REUTERS

2 of 13

Candles marking the 45th birthday of seven-times former Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher are placed outside his cart racing track, in the western city of Kerpen, Germany

INA FASSBENDER/REUTERS

3 of 13

Ferrari fans from France, Italy and Germany display a giant Ferrari flag as they attend a silent 45th birthday tribute to seven-times former Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher in front of the CHU hospital emergency unit in Grenoble, France

CHARLES PLATIAU/REUTERS

4 of 13

Kids celebrate with a placard the 45th birthday of seven-times former Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher

CHARLES PLATIAU/REUTERS

Story continues below advertisement

5 of 13

Ferrari holds up a shirt in a silent 45th birthday tribute to seven-times former Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher

CHARLES PLATIAU/REUTERS

6 of 13

Ferrari fans from France, Italy and Germany arrive at a silent 45th birthday tribute to seven-times former Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher

CHARLES PLATIAU/REUTERS

7 of 13

Ferrari fans from France, Italy and Germany pose with flags as they attend a silent 45th birthday tribute to seven-times former Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher

EMMANUEL FOUDROT/REUTERS

8 of 13

Ferrari fans from France, Italy and Germany hold flags as they attend a silent 45th birthday tribute to seven-times former Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher

EMMANUEL FOUDROT/REUTERS

9 of 13

Philippe, a fan from Lyon, waves a flag as he attends a silent 45th birthday tribute to seven-times former Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher

CHARLES PLATIAU/REUTERS

10 of 13

Visitors gather near a sculpture of Formula One great Michael Schumacher by sand artist Sudarshan Patnaik at a beach in Puri, in the eastern Indian city of Bhubaneswar, India

Biswaranjan Rout/The Associated Press

11 of 13

Michael Schumacher fans hold a giant banner to honor the Formula One Champion on his 45th birthday in front of the Grenoble hospital where the former seven-time Formula One champion is being treated.

Thibault Camus/The Associated Press

12 of 13

Schumacher fan caps, a fan T-shirt and a letter are attached on the fence at the Michael Schumacher Cart Center in his home town Kerpen, western Germany

Marius Becker/The Associated Press

13 of 13

A cap with 'we pray for you' written upon it is placed on a fence outside Michael Schumacher's cart racing track in the western city of Kerpen, Germany

INA FASSBENDER/REUTERS

Report an error
Combined Shape Created with Sketch.

Combined Shape Created with Sketch.

Thank you!

You are now subscribed to the newsletter at

You can unsubscribe from this newsletter or Globe promotions at any time by clicking the link at the bottom of the newsletter, or by emailing us at privacy@globeandmail.com.