Fans hold vigil for Schumacher outside Grenoble hospital (VIDEO)

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According to Ferrari, over 200 fans from Italian and French Scuderia Ferrari clubs as well as fans from Germany and Spain took part in today’s silent vigil for Michael Schumacher outside the University Hospital Center in Grenoble, France.

“The Ferrari Heart which was displayed today in the hospital car park in the French city was held up by the hands of those present but also metaphorically by the strength of the millions of fans from around the world who today are even closer than ever to Michael, as he fights the hardest challenge of his life,” the team said in a statement.

Schumacher, who turns 45 today, remains in critical but stable condition and in a medically induced coma at the hospital, and no further update on his condition is expected today. He sustained a severe head injury in a skiing accident this past Sunday in the French town of Meribel.

Britain’s Telegraph newspaper has posted a video of the vigil that features comments from fans in Grenoble. You can check out the clip above.

Kyle Kaiser to step up to IndyCar with Juncos Racing

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Kyle Kaiser will make his step up for his initial four-race program into the Verizon IndyCar Series with the team that’s brought him all his success in the Mazda Road to Indy presented by Cooper Tires: Juncos Racing.

The 21-year-old American will race at next year’s Indianapolis 500 and IndyCar Grand Prix along with two other races in the 2018 season, as his reward for winning this year’s Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires championship and the $1 million Mazda Motorsports Advancement Scholarship that comes with it.

At the moment the plan is just for a partial season as both driver and team are new to IndyCar. Kaiser hasn’t yet tested an IndyCar and Ricardo Juncos’ team made its debut in the 2017 Indianapolis 500.

More to follow.