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Red Bull team principal Christian Horner downplayed speculation that Sunday's Monaco Grand Prix winner Mark Webber might move on to Ferrari next season.

Massa is coming under increasing pressure at Ferrari

Felipe Massa desperate to save Ferrari career

Felipe Massa has abandoned plans to return home to his family in a bid to improve results and potentially save his Ferrari career.

Sergio Perez in Malaysia

Sergio Perez plays down rumours linking him with Ferrari switch

Sergio Perez is convinced he will remain with Sauber for the rest of the season, but that will not stop rumours linking him with a switch to Ferrari.

Surprise win for Fernando Alonso in rain-hit Malaysian Grand Prix.

Fernando Alonso lifted Ferrari out of the doldrums with his 28th career victory at the end of a rain-hit Malaysian Grand Prix.

Felipe Massa ignoring speculation Ferrari are to replace him

Ferrari driver Felipe Massa has shrugged off mounting speculation the team is preparing to replace him, saying he is accustomed to premature reports of the end of his Formula One career.

Sebastian Vettel relaxes in unexpected style with a game of cricket in Melbourne ahead of the Australian Grand Prix

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With Red Bull's double world champion the big favourite to complete a hat-trick of titles, David Tremayne considers the 2012 field

Ferrari unveil 'aggressive' new F1 car

Felipe Massa has vowed to return to winning ways after being told he must deliver "something special" to make up for two years of under-achievement at Ferrari.

Fernando Alonso will spearhead Ferrari's title challenge

Ferrari forced to cancel launch of new F1 car due to weather conditions

Ferrari have cancelled the official launch of their new car due to heavy snowfall in Maranello.

Massa will go into 2012 with just one year left on his contract

Ferrari chief warns Felipe Massa

Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo has warned Felipe Massa he will need to prove himself next year if he is to remain with the Scuderia.

Vettel silences all the doubters as 'slow' Hamilton crashes out

Belgian Grand Prix victory for world champion opens up 92-point lead as Webber completes superb one-two

Not too hot, not too cold: Why do tyre temperatures decide races?

Ferrari's Fernando Alonso hopes for warmer weather at the Hungarian Grand Prix while McLaren thrive in chillier climes

Hamilton flags up anthem problem – it's too short

The F1 driver wants to bask in his glory on the podium for longer. But is his outburst justified?

James Lawton: Hamilton's genius shines brightest of all on a gloomy day for McLaren

The Briton overcame the handicap of a team that seems to be in deepening disarray

Hamilton left frustrated by 'crazy' race as fuel problem puts him fourth

There was a time when it seemed Lewis Hamilton might just have a chance of winning yesterday's British Grand Prix, turning around his qualifying misfortunes. But after fighting his way to third place behind the Red Bulls, he later found his McLaren did not have the pace to stay ahead of winner Fernando Alonso's Ferrari, which he had overtaken on the 15th lap.

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