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

Lewis Hamilton celebrates his US Grand Prix victory

US Grand Prix: Hamilton victory makes it a shoot-out in Brazil for Vettel and Alonso

Briton’s triumph means that Vettel leads Alonso by just 13 points with one race left

Sebastian Vettel consults his race engineer before yesterday’s race

Kevin Garside: Sebastian Vettel may have the best car, but he's also blessed by genius

The Way I See It: He started the season in a car nobbled by a rule designed to slow it

Fernando Alonso will start the US Grand Prix seventh, on the clean side of the grid

US Grand Prix: Ferrari take Felipe Massa penalty to aid Fernando Alonso title bid

Alonso to start Austin race from seventh on the grid

Sebastian Vettel will line up in pole position for the US Grand Prix

Sebastian Vettel takes pole position for United States Grand Prix

Red Bull's championship leader Sebastian Vettel will start the U.S. Grand Prix from pole position on Sunday with the German perfectly placed to secure his third Formula One title in succession.

Sebastian Vettel reasserts control amid Texan razzmatazz of US Grand Prix

Amid fanfare and hoopla that would have done credit to the recent US election, Formula One came back to the United States, at the grandly named Circuit of the Americas. After years of wandering in a wilderness, from which it made its exit at Indianapolis back in 2007, it has found the right home.

United States Grand Prix facts

Formula One will attempt for the 10th time to crack the United States this weekend when it returns to America after a five-year absence.

Sebastian Vettel closes in on his third successive Formula One world title

Sebastian Vettel is hoping the highlight of his season is yet to come as he closes in on his third successive Formula One world title.

Kimi Raikkonen celebrates his victory in Abu Dhabi

Kimi Raikkonen victory will help secure financial future of Lotus

Lotus team principal Eric Boullier feels Sunday's long-overdue first win should help their financial future.

Team mates celebrate as Sebastian Vettel finishes third during the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix

Sebastian Vettel 'very happy' after incredible drive from the pit lane

Sebastian Vettel left Abu Dhabi a relieved man after limiting the damage to Formula One title rival Fernando Alonso.

Kimi Raikkonen wins Abu Dhabi Grand Prix as Hamilton loses power on lap 20

Finland's Kimi Raikkonen won an accident-strewn and thrilling Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix for Lotus on Sunday.

Kimi Raikkonen wins astonishing, incident-packed Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Kimi Raikkonen scored his first Formula One victory for more than three years by taking the chequered flag at the end of an astonishing, incident-packed Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Lewis Hamilton in Abu Dhabi

Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel set pace during practice for Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton again appear poised to slug it out for pole position tomorrow ahead of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Rivals Sebastian Vettel (left) and Fernando Alonso

Ferrari break F1 curfew to help Fernando Alonso title bid

Ferrari broke a Formula One curfew at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix to help Fernando Alonso in his title battle with Red Bull's championship leader Sebastian Vettel.

Sebastian Vettel celebrates victory at the Indian Grand Prix

Sebastian Vettel insists Formula One title race is not over

A dominant Sebastian Vettel is refusing to believe he already has one hand on this year's Formula One world championship following a fourth consecutive victory.

Sebastian Vettel in action this in India

Sebastian Vettel in ominous form during practice for Indian Grand Prix

Sebastian Vettel is threatening to make it four race victories in a row after sweeping Friday practice for Sunday's Indian Grand Prix.

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