Video: Michael Schumacher - tributes of support


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Tributes and messages of support have been flooding in for F1 star Michael Schumacher, who is in a serious condition in hospital following a skiing accident in the French Alps.

Schumacher's former Ferrari team mate Felipe Massa said: "I'm praying for God to protect you, brother!"

In English, Massa wrote: "I hope you have a quick recovery! God bless you, Michael!"

While Jenson Button wrote: "My thoughts are with Michael Schumacher at this tough time.. Michael more than anyone has the strength to pull through this."

Fellow German sports star Boris Becker called for a "full and speedy recovery" on Twitter.

At a press conference this morning doctors confirmed that Schumacher was suffering lesions to his brain.