Ferrari faithful to hold rally outside French hospital for Schumacher

1 Comment

Ferrari fans are set to hold a “silent and respectful” rally tomorrow outside the University Hospital Center in Grenoble, France for seven-time World Champion and former Scuderia driver Michael Schumacher, who remains in critical but stable condition after sustaining a severe head injury in a skiing accident on Sunday.

The following was posted to Ferrari’s official Facebook page earlier this morning:

Posted by Scuderia Ferrari on Thursday, January 2, 2014

As for possible updates on Schumacher’s condition, the hospital has confirmed that it does not expect to deliver one today according to British F1 broadcaster Sky Sports.

The F1 legend has undergone two surgeries, with the most recent one involving the removal of a hematoma. He also remains in a medically induced coma.

Steve Torrence takes NHRA points lead with Gatornationals victory

NHRA Gainesville Steve Torrence
Jeff Robinson/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images
Leave a comment

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Two-time defending NHRA Top Fuel champion Steve Torrence took the points lead Sunday in the AMALIE Motor Oil Gatornationals, beating his father, Billy, in the final round at Gainesville Raceway.

Torrence had a 3.809-second run at 322.11 mph to win for the third time this year and 39th overall. He is now on track for another championship despite missing the season opener.

“We’ve got some good momentum and to be in the points lead, it’s a testament to how hard these guys work,” Steve Torrence said after the NHRA Gainesville victory. “We’ve just got to stay focused and concentrate on what the task at hand is, and that’s trying to win a championship. These guys give me an unbelievable race car and you just try not to screw it up.”

Ron Capps won in Funny Car, Alex Laughlin in Pro Stock and Matt Smith in Pro Stock Motorcycle.

Capps raced to his second win this year and 66th overall, beating Tim Wilkerson with a 3.937 at 323.12 in a Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat.

Laughlin topped Aaron Stanfield with a 7.068 at 204.76 in a Chevrolet Camaro for his first win this season and fourth in his career. Smith rode to his first victory in 2020 and 25th overall, topping Andrew Hines with a 6.843 at 196.99 on an EBR.