Michael Schumacher LATEST: ‘Keep fighting’ photo message brings F1 fans to tears

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An iconic image of the record-breaking Formula One driver kissing his Ferrari at the peak of his career has been shared widely across the racing heroes huge fan base.

The picture was captioned: “An emotional day for Michael on 29 October 2006 at the Ferrari day in Monza, with big acts of friendship and also some tears.

Michael kisses his Ferrari from the 2006 season, a present from the Team. #TeamMichael#KeepFighting”.

The picture quickly wracked up almost 30,000 likes and thousands of comments from emotional fans.

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Fans from around the world comments messages to their ”Forever Number 1", "Legend Schumi" or "Grande Schummy”.

The team who run the Instagram account frequently post videos and photos of the champion racer.

The legendary driver suffered a severe head injury while skiing at the exclusive Meribel resort in the French Alps in December 2013.

He was put into a medically induced coma and underwent two life-saving operations at Grenoble Hospital in France.


His former manager Willi Weber lashed out and condemned Schumacher’s wife and spokeswoman earlier this month for their silence over his health.

Just like his fans, the manager has been asking how the racing icon has been since the tragic ski accident in December 2013.

Schumacher's family is still silent on the state of his health even after all these years – despite the sympathy of his followers remaining unbroken.

In an interview, Mr Weber said: "I find it very unfortunate that Michael's fans do not know about the state of his health.

Fans were brought to tears by an Instagram post.

Fans were brought to tears by an Instagram post

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“Why do not they just tell them the truth?”

Earlier this year Mr Weber, who helped guide Schumacher to seven F1 titles during a 20-year partnership, said he was no longer on contact with his protege or the family.

He said: “The Schumacher family seems to be afraid of me. I sent the family flowers and cards for his birthday but I got no answer. That makes me sad.

“There seems to be the fear that I would disclose something about Michael's condition but I would never do that. I would even sign a non-disclosure agreement.”

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