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

Paul Di Resta survived a first-lap run-in which cost several places

F1: Jenson Button reluctantly puts points ahead of podium push for McLaren

If Jenson Button was remotely peeved that his former team-mate Lewis Hamilton was on the podium again yesterday while he could only manage fifth place in his McLaren, he hid it well. Instead, the Briton was in buoyant mood after another race which suggests that the Woking team are getting on top of their new car.

The Sport Matrix: Monday 15 April 2013

Nasri and Aguero earn City a return to Wembley

Seb Vettel passes Mark Webber yesterday despite team orders not to do so

Sebastian Vettel v Mark Webber: Truce over at Red Bull as Webber fumes at Vettel's grand theft

German apologises after stealing race from team-mate, having ignored Red Bull orders

Fernando Alonso was fourth fastest in both practice sessions yesterday

Malaysian Grand Prix: Fernando Alonso starts the mind games

Spaniard attempts to undermine Raikkonen as drivers' competitive streaks surface early

Lewis Hamilton was happy with finishing fifth on his Mercedes debut

F1: Kimi Raikkonen victory at the Australian Grand Prix brings promise of thrilling campaign

'Easy' triumph for dark horse but all is not well at McLaren as Button admits new car struggles

Formula One: Rain forces Australian Grand Prix qualifying to Sunday

Qualifying for the Formula One season opener in Australia will be completed tomorrow after a series of rain delays and darkness prevented the second and third sessions being held on today.

Fernando Alonso (right) and Felipe Massa at the launch of the new Ferrari F138 in Italy

Ferrari team principal Stefano Domenicali confident ahead of new F1 season

The opening Grand Prix takes place in Australia

Alex Zanardi at the 2012 Paralympic Games

Alex Zanardi: next stop Rio 2016 for the comeback kid who never gave up

Former F1 driver, who lost his legs in a crash 11 years ago, won paracycling gold at London 2012 and tells Robin Scott-Elliot his amazing journey is far from over

Fernando Alonso

Fernando Alonso fastest for Ferrari in latest round of testing

Formula One sides are in Barcelona

Sergio Perez of McLaren

Sergio Perez impresses behind the wheel of McLaren during testing

Second pre-season testing session taking place in Barcelona

Nico Rosberg boost for Mercedes

Nico Rosberg led the way at the end of the first day of the second Formula One four-day test at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona. The Mercedes driver posted a lap time of one minute 22.616 seconds, just 0.9 seconds slower than the pole time set by Lewis Hamilton in last year's Grand Prix.

Fernando Alonso (right) and Felipe Massa at the launch of the new Ferrari F138 in Italy yesterday

Fernando Alonso is assured that Ferrari's new car will be a help not a hindrance

Ferrari's Fernando Alonso has dismissed the prospect of the new Formula One season witnessing anything close to last year's return of seven different winners from the first seven races.

Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso performs on stage during a show at the Wrooom, F1 and MotoGP press ski meeting earlier this month

Ferrari demand flying start after unveiling the F138 for the 2013 F1 season

Stefano Domenicali wants to see a better start than in recent seasons

Red Bull driver Vettel is top of Ferrari’s list to replace
Fernando Alonso one day

Luca Di Montezemolo: Ferrari would pick Sebastian Vettel over Lewis Hamilton

If Fernando Alonso were to leave, German driver would be Ferrari's first choice

Sebastian Vettel celebrates clinching his third drivers title in Brazil last weekend

Ferrari complaint about Sebastian Vettel a 'complete joke' says Bernie Ecclestone

If found guilty, world title could have passed to Fernando Alonso

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