Calcutta/Grenoble: Support has been pouring in for Michael Schumacher after the retired seven-time Formula One world champion suffered severe head injuries in a skiing accident, in the French Alps resort of Meribel, on Sunday. While four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel said he was shocked, Felipe Massa prayed for his speedy recovery.
Here’s what they had to say (alphabetically):
Fernando Alonso: Get well soon Michael! Hope to hear some positive news very soon! #strongman.
Mario Andretti: I will be very grateful to hear positive news on Michael Schumacher. I'm as anxious as everyone. I hope my prayers will be heard.
Jules Bianchi: Best wishes to M.Schumacher.. I hope he is ok !!!!
Jenson Button: My tho-ughts are with Michael Schumacher at this tough time.. Michael more than anyone has the strength to pull through this.
Max Chilton: My thoughts are with Michael & his family at the moment. He has always been a fighter so let’s hope he fights to recovery.
Paul Di Resta: Terrible news about MSC, thinking of him and his family. Hoping for better news and that he can pull through.
Dario Franchitti: My thoughts are with Michael Schumacher and his family. If anyone can pull through this it’s him.
Romain Grosjean: All our thoughts to Schumi and his family! Hope you will recover soon. #legend #Schumi.
Esteban Gutierrez: All our thoughts to Michael and his family! Get well soon Shumi! God bless you!
Lewis Hamilton: Mine & my families prayers & thoughts are with Michael & his family. I wish him a quick recovery. God Bless him. The Hamiltons
Nick Heidfeld: Hoping for some approved and positive news and a quick recovery for Michael!
Nico Hulkenberg: My thoughts are with Michael & his family! Hope to hear something positive very soon!
Narain Karthikeyan: Terrible to hear about M Schumacher’s skiing injury. If anyone can pull through this its you.
Heikki Kovalainen: I heard Schumacher had a skiing accident, I hope it's not too serious and he makes a full recovery soon! #legend.
Felipe Massa: I’m praying for God to protect you, brother!
Juan Pablo Montoya: Hoping that Michael Schumacher gets better. Thats a freak accident that u hope nobody goes thru. we are all thinking about him.
Aaron Ramsey: Been reading the news about Michael Schumacher, it’s terrible. Thoughts are with him and his family.
Adrian Sutil: I hope Michael Schumacher will get well soon! All my best to him and his family.
Team Caterham: Our thoughts and prayers tonight are with Michael, his family, friends and supporters. #schumi.
Team Red Bull Racing: We wish Michael Schumacher a full and strong recovery. We are thinking of him and his family at this very difficult time.
Team Williams: Our thoughts and prayers are with Michael, his family,friends and fans at this time #schumi.
Jack Wilshere: Tho- ughts with Michael Schumacher and his family! Brings back terrible memories. Hope he makes a full recovery!
Justin Wilson: Tho-ughts are with Michael Schumacher and his family. Hard for me to accept as I always believe that he was invincible.
Michael Vaughan: Forget the cricket... everyone's thoughts should be with Michael Schumacher.
Martin Brundle: He’s only a year out of the F1 cockpit but as a driven and competitive person you can’t simply switch off and settle down at the end of a long career, you need challenges and achievements to keep the adrenalin flowing. But from what I read he wasn’t taking undue risks on the ski slopes, and it seems he’s been very unlucky on this one.
David Coulthard: As I know Michael from the racetrack, there is no question in my mind that he has the physical ability to take on this challenge. The greatest challenge of his life.
Team Ferrari: Everyone at Ferrari has been in a state of anxiety since hearing about Schumacher’s accident.
Team Mercedes: We have been shocked to learn that he is in a critical condition and are closely monitoring the latest medical bulletins from Grenoble. We all know the depth of Michael's fighting spirit and send him all our strength and support in this latest battle.
Bruno Senna: Wishing a full and speedy recovery for Michael Schumacher. Motor racing already had too many losses in 2013.
Sebastian Vettel: I am shocked and I hope that he will get better as quickly as possible. I now wish his family a lot of strength.