Michael Schumacher, the seven-time Formula 1 champion, is "fighting for his life" after a ski accident in the French Alps.
The driver remains in a critical condition in hospital in Grenoble with head injuries suffered on Sunday morning at the resort of Meribel.
Schumacher underwent surgery on arrival at the University Hospital in Grenoble.
He remains in a coma and the medical team treating him said that they are working "hour by hour".
The medical team said that the driver's relative youth and the fact that he was operated on without delay count in his favour.