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

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Wenger could quit if his ‘new’ team is not successful

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

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

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.

SPA, BELGIUM - AUGUST 25: Fernando Alonso of Spain and Ferrari celebrates finishing second during the Belgian Grand Prix at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps on August 25, 2013 in Spa, Belgium. GETTY IMAGES

Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso steps in to save cycling team Euskaltel Euskadi

The Basque team was on the verge of extinction

Lewis Hamilton will start on pole at the Belgian Grand Prix

F1: Lewis Hamilton eyes Singapore Grand Prix to make next assault on title

The Mercedes driver finished third in Spa

The Sport Matrix: Monday 26 August 2013

Ashes joy but light denies England historic 4-0 victory

Sebastian Vettel cruised to the 31st win of his Formula One career as not even Greenpeace protestors could throw a spanner in the works of the German's Belgian Grand Prix triumph.

Belgian Grand Prix: Sebastian Vettel blows away Lewis Hamilton’s title challenge inside 30 seconds

Championship leader cruises past Briton on first turn and increases his hold on world title

Belgian Grand Prix: Sebastian Vettel wins in Belgium despite protests

Sebastian Vettel cruised to the 31st win of his Formula One career as not even Greenpeace protestors could throw a spanner in the works of the German's Belgian Grand Prix triumph.

Sebastian Vettel in action during the third practice session of the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps
Sebastian Vettel was quickest in practice at Spa-Francorchamps

Belgian GP: Red Bull door surprisingly reopens for Kimi Raikkonen

Team principal says nothing should be ruled out in search for new driver

Vettel in action at Spa

F1: Sebastian Vettel fastest during practice for Belgian Grand Prix - but Pirelli tyre issues resurface

Lewis Hamilton over a seconds off the pace in his Mercedes

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Fernando Alonso: Dancer, teacher and co-founder of the Cuban National Ballet

Arich dance legacy was assured in Cuba many years ago by the three mythical figures who founded the Cuban National Ballet: Fernando Alonso, his younger brother Alberto, and Fernando's wife, Alicia Alonso.

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