Racing community hoping Schumacher improves

19:42, Dec 30 2013

The motor racing world, and in particular Formula One, is known as a cut-throat business.

However tragedy is never far away in such a dangerous sport with legends such as Ayrton Senna and Dan Wheldon succumbing to racing accidents.

And when that happens the whole industry comes together - and Michael Schumacher's tragic skiing accident has once again galvanised the racing community.

Schumacher, seven-time World Champion, is still in a medically-induced coma, fighting for his life after hitting his head on a rock while skiing off-piste.

Former colleagues, bosses and those in other racing sports have been quick to take to Twitter to share their thoughts on the legend.

Here are just a few of those:

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Michael Schumacher has 91 race wins. Here's to hoping the win 92 comes as quickly as possible. #GetWellSoonMichael #F1

Wishing a full and speedy recovery for Michael Schumacher. Motor racing already had too many losses in 2013. #GetWellSoonMichael

Sadly & hopefully I follow news on Michael Schumacher. Lets pray for him & also for the strength & expertise of doctors guiding his recovery

Hoping that Michael Schumacher gets better. Thats a freak accident that u hope nobody goes thru. we are all thinking about him.

Very shocked to hear about Michael Schumacher our thoughts are with Michael, his wife Corinna and their two children at this terrible time.

You live everyday on the edge, then you go for a fun family day and you find the hardest race of your life.. Never give up! #Schumacher

Our thoughts are with Michael Schumacher and his family. We wish them strength in this difficult time. pic.twitter.com/r756m5s9KF

Shocking news on the 7 time F1 Champion Michael Schumacher. The strength you showed on track will get you through this mate.

Terrible to hear about M Schumacher's skiing injury. If anyone can pull through this its you.

Thoughts and prayers go out to Michael Schumacher to pull through his injury from skiing.

My thoughts are with Michael Schumacher at this tough time.. Michael more than anyone has the strength to pull through this.

My thoughts are with Michael Schumacher and his family. If anyone can pull through this though it's him.

— Dario Franchitti (@dariofranchitti) December 29, 2013

All my thoughts are with Michael Schumacher tonight. I'll pray for one last win from you, my friend! #TrueLegend

Everyone here wishing Michael Schumacher a speedy recovery, I am sure the Motorsport World will sleep uneasy tonight. #getwell

Terrible news...i wish all the best to Michael. #Schumacher

All our thoughts are with Michael Schumacher and his family at this moment. Come on Champion!

I hope Michael Schumacher will get well soon! All my best to him and his family #gutebesserung

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