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
German equals Ascari’s record then lets departing team-mate take the honours on the podium in Brazil
Vettel won his fifth race in a row in the Japanese Grand Prix to all but confirm his fourth consecutive drivers' title
On a day when the imminence of Sebastian Vettel’s fourth consecutive World Championship paled into insignificance in the face of Maria de Villota’s human story, the German once again took control of events on the racetrack.
The Ferrari driver finished behind his Red Bull rival in Singapore
The German won in Singapore to extend his lead in the standings
Vettel sits 60 points ahead of Fernando Alonso who along with Mark Webber was handed a reprimand which sees the Aussie given a 10-place grid penalty in Korea
Closest rivals Alonso and Hamilton struggle in qualifying for today's Singapore Grand Prix
President Luca di Montezemolo hopes the uncomplicated Finn's return will provoke the necessary response from Fernando Alonso
The Finn won the world title with the Prancing Horse in 2007
The former world champion is expected to join for next season
But team principal Stefano Domenicali attempts to coll speculation by claiming decision has not yet been reached
The Mercedes driver finished third in Spa
Championship leader cruises past Briton on first turn and increases his hold on world title
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.
German edges ahead of Fernando Alonso