Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 12/20/14
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Formula One drivers offered messages of support Tuesday to German great Michael Schumacher, who remains in a coma a month after a skiing accident. Mercedes included a message for Schumacher on the side of its new Formula One car, while four-time defending champion Sebastian Vettel said he was praying for his friend and countryman. Drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg unveiled Mercedes' silver-and-turquoise W05 before the first session of the preseason began at the Jerez track. The upper part of its chassis just behind the driver's seat carries the Twitter hashtag #KeepFightingMichael. Rosberg was Schumacher's teammate for three seasons before the seven-time world champion retired from F1 for a second time at the end of 2012. Vettel, who drives for rival Red Bull, said he "was as shocked as anyone else in the paddock." "I have known him for a long time and have been looking up to him all my life," Vettel said. "I got to know him obviously when he did his comeback a little bit...
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