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Ferrari commemorates Michael Schumacher's 1st win with team at Spanish GP in 1996

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MONTMELO, Spain - Ferrari drivers and staff have gathered to send a message of hope to Michael Schumacher and commemorate his first Formula One victory at the Spanish Grand Prix with the team he led to five world championships.

Drivers Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen flanked new team principal Marco Mattiacci among about a hundred team members in front of a sign saying "Remembering your first win with us #forzamichael."

Schumacher suffered a serious head injury in a skiing accident in December and was placed in a drug-induced coma. In April he showed some signs of consciousness.

Schumacher won his first race with Ferrari in 1996 in Montmelo. He went on to win five of his seven world titles with the Italian team.

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