Brain injuries from a skiing accident has this former F1 championship driver fighting for his life.
Michael Schumacher has shown "slight improvement" after a surgical procedure but is not out of danger, doctors treating him have said.
The operation to remove the largest of a series of blood clots in the racing driver's brain took around two hours, and the coming hours are 'critical' according to medical staff in Grenoble, France.
Schumacher continues to be kept in an artificial coma after he suffered a severe head injury while skiing off-piste in the resort of Meribel on Sunday.
He was reportedly travelling at speeds of up to 60mph when the accident happened, and is thought to have been saved by his skiing helmet, which split on impact.
Rescuers were on hand within minutes and he was initially conscious after the fall before deteriorating into a critical condition.
Doctors have refused to give a prognosis for the 44-year-old Formula One champion.