News Michael Schumacher gives the thumbs up after qualifying first in Monaco

Sabine Kehm confirms that the former world champion has begun the process of being brought out of his coma but stresses it could take a long time

Felipe Massa paid tribute to his former team-mate Michael Schumacher during his annual charity karting race in Brazil by wearing 'Schumi' across his visor

Michael Schumacher: Former Ferrari team-mate Felipe Massa sends support and reveals he is 'praying every day' for his recovery

Massa wore a helmet with 'Schumi' written across the visor in tribute to his friend and former team-mate as he continues to be treated for severe brain injuries sustained in a skiing accident

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Michael Schumacher ski accident: Sebastian Vettel leads F1 drivers support to 'daredevil' colleague

F1 drivers from around the world have wished Michael Schumacher a full recovery as he lies in a coma after a skiing accident in France.

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F1: Pastor Maldonado replaces Kimi Raikkonen at Lotus

Nico Hulkenberg had been team principal Eric Boullier's first choice

Heikki Kovalainen will replace fellow Finn Kimi Raikkonen who is undergoing back surgery

F1: Heikki Kovalainen handed Lotus drive – for two races only

Former McLaren driver to replace fellow Finn Kimi Raikkonen for remainder of season

Sebastian Vettel celebrates on the podium in Korea

F1: Ferrari concede defeat to Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull after Stefano Domenicali congratulates the German as he closes in on a fourth world championship

Vettel could win title at this weekend's Japanese Grand Prix to join Michael Schumacher, Juan Manuel Fangio and Alain Prost in winning four drivers' championships

Felipe Massa joined Ferrari in 2006

Lotus in talks over new driver to replace Kimi Raikkonen

Felipe Massa, Nico Hulkenberg and Paul Di Resta among contenders

F1: Ferrari confirm Kimi Raikkonen will replace Felipe Massa from 2014

The Finn won the world title with the Prancing Horse in 2007

The tweet issued from the official Lotus account

Team Lotus confirm Kimi Raikkonen departure to Ferrari with bizarre 'rabbit sex' tweet

The Finn is set to join Ferrari for the 2014 season

Kimi Raikkonen appears to be closing in on a return to former team Ferrari

F1: Felipe Massa announces Ferrari exit on Twitter, paving way for Kimi Raikkonen return

The former world champion is expected to join for next season

Kimi Raikkonen appears to be closing in on a return to former team Ferrari

Ferrari president Luca Di Montezemolo confirms decision over Kimi Raikkonen return will be made in 'the next few days'

But team principal Stefano Domenicali attempts to coll speculation by claiming decision has not yet been reached

The Sport Matrix: Tuesday 10 September 2013

Williams is not the retiring kind

Force India’s Paul di Resta, centre, crashes into Romain Grosjean’s Lotus at Monza

Sebastian Vettel shrugs off Italian boos as Lewis Hamilton faces mountain climb

German extends his championship lead to 53 points over Ferrari's Fernando Alonso after flag-to-flag victory at Monza

Stand-off: Fernando Alonso drives into the pits during his ill-fated qualifying session yesterday

Italian GP qualifying: Ferrari admit defeat as Fernando Alonso loses his temper

As Lewis Hamilton qualified only 12th for today's Italian Grand Prix after admitting that he drove "like an idiot", and the Red Bulls of Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber crushed their opposition, the pressure on Ferrari ramped up even further as Fernando Alonso angrily declaimed his team after managing only fifth place on the grid for the race he must win if he is to stay in the world championship hunt.

It began a string of bizarre tyre explosions as both Ferrari’s Felipe Massa and Torro Rosso driver Jean Eric-Vergne suffered the same incident just a few laps later

Lewis Hamilton climbs from last to fourth in British Grand Prix as series of drivers' wheels explode

The spectacular tyre failure that robbed Lewis Hamilton of the British Grand Prix victory he was determined to deliver to his legion of fans not only handed the win to his Mercedes’ team-mate Nico Rosberg but proved a prelude to a dramatic and dangerous day which moved Red Bull design guru Adrian Newey to suggest that the sport had had a “narrow escape.”

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