Michael Schumacher turns 45 today, as we wish for continued recovery

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UPDATE, 12:30 p.m. ET: The Schumacher family has offered this message after today’s vigil:

“The incredible sympathies shown today by the Ferrari Fans outside the hospital has utterly overwhelmed us and moved us all to tears. We are deeply grateful for it and also for all the heartwarming and heartfelt wishes for Michael to get well soon, which have reached us from all over the world.”

Today is Michael Schumacher’s 45th birthday. The seven-time Formula One World Champion is still in critical condition after his skiing accident suffered on Sunday; fans will gather outside the University Hospital Center in Grenoble, France today for a “silent and respectful rally.” As was the case on Thursday, there are no updates expected from either the medical team or Schumacher’s manager, Sabine Kehm.

In the meantime, we picked a selection of some of Schumacher’s memorable moments in F1. The only problem with that is, when you’re the most successful driver in history and have won 91 races and seven titles, you’re bound to leave out a few.

Feel free to leave some of your most memorable Schumacher moments in the comments section.

2012 European Grand Prix, Schumacher’s final podium

2006 Chinese Grand Prix, Schumacher’s final win

2004 French Grand Prix, Schumacher wins with four pit stops

2002 Belgian Grand Prix, Schumacher set a then-record 10th win of the year (now is 13)

2000 Belgian Grand Prix, Schumacher and Mika Hakkinen’s legendary scrap

1998 British Grand Prix, Schumacher wins in the pits

1996 Spanish Grand Prix, Schumacher’s first win for Ferrari

1994 Brazilian Grand Prix, Schumacher vs. Senna for the win

1991 Belgian Grand Prix, Schumacher makes his debut for Jordan

Recapping the 2018 Dakar Rally with “best of” video highlights

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EDITOR’S NOTE: NBCSN will air additional Dakar Rally highlights on Monday at 7 p.m. ET.

As it has done so for four decades, the 40th annual Dakar Rally – the most grueling test of man and machine anywhere – produced a number of surprise finishes and also several disappointments for drivers or riders who were expected to do well in the nearly 5,600-mile trek that began in Peru and continued through Bolivia and ending in Argentina.

NBCSN has aired highlights from all 14 stages (actually 13, because one stage was completely rained out) during the Rally’s two-week run, which concluded Saturday.

Here’s some of the “best of” highlights from the overall Rally highlights, followed by a quick guide that gives you wrapups to all 14 stages.

So, without further adieu, here’s NBCSN’s “best of” the 2018 Dakar Rally:

2018 Dakar Rally: Best of cars

2018 Dakar Rally: Best of bikes

2018 Dakar Rally: Best of trucks

2018 Dakar Rally: Best of quads

Lastly, here’s a day-by-day wrapup of how the Rally played out.

MORE: Dakar Rally daily stages schedule, NBCSN broadcast schedule, list of all competitors.

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