Fans and well wishers travelled for many hours by car and bus, including six buses from northern Italy, in a gesture of support for the family and those close to the German driver.
Ferrari thanked all those who had made the journey to support Ferrari's most successful driver following his serious skiing accident on December 30.
A large 'Ferrari Heart' banner was displayed in the hospital car park in the French city, held up by the hands of those present, demonstrating the strength and support of millions of fans from around the world, as Schumacher fights the biggest challenge of his life.
Still in an induced coma, Schumacher remains in a critical condition with serious head injuries, including bleeding and heavy bruising on the brain.
In a press conference prior to today's fan vigil, doctors at Grenoble reported that they had been able to reducepressure on Schumacher's brain, but admitted it's too early to make any predictions about the seven time F1 champ's recovery.
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