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Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher underwent a second brain operation overnight at this hospital in Grenoble, France. The 44-year-old German is battling for his life after a skiing accident along backcountry slopes. (SOUNDBITE) (French) ANAESTHETICS AND INTENSIVE CARE UNIT CHIEF, JEAN-FRANCOIS PAYEN, SAYING: "The situation improved, in the sense that it doesn't compare to yesterday's situation, but he remains in what can be considered as a fragile state, we can still call it a critical situation. We are talking to you now but tomorrow we might have alarming information." News of the accident came as a shock to fellow former Formula One driver Heinz-Harald Frentzen, vacationing in Austria. He's known Schumacher since the two raced carts together in their youth. (SOUNDBITE) (German) FORMER FORMULA ONE DRIVER, HEINZ-HARALD FRENTZEN, SAYING: "He took part in motor sports for 35 years or more and survived some really hairy situations…And