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 win in the Canadian Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton hoping to break Formula One's parity at European Grand Prix

Formula One leader Lewis Hamilton is looking to capitalize on his triumph in Montreal and break the unprecedented run of seven different winners in seven races with another victory at this weekend's European Grand Prix.

Lewis Hamilton celebrates win in the Canadian Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton savours 'special' triumph in Canada

Lewis Hamilton feels he will be in Formula One for years to come if he continues to enjoy the feelings that followed his Canadian Grand Prix triumph.

Lewis Hamilton celebrates win in the Canadian Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton makes it lucky number seven as he cuts a dash to victory in Canada

Another race, another winner as McLaren driver goes top of world championship standings

Fernando Alonso backs Felipe Massa to come good

Fernando Alonso has promised Felipe Massa his full support for the remainder of the season as he is convinced the Brazilian is capable of fighting for wins

Mark Webber is now joint second in the title race after Sunday's win

Webber 'happy at Red Bull'

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The Sports Matrix: Monday 28 May 2012

Windies crumble as England close on series victory

Fernando Alonso pictured in Monaco

Fernando Alonso delighted by Ferrari change of fortune

Fernando Alonso is convinced Ferrari can savour title-winning delight this season after admitting to starting the campaign in the depths of despair.

Jenson Button pictured in Monaco

Jenson Button posts fastest time during practice for Monaco Grand Prix

Jenson Button beat the showers that dogged second practice ahead of Sunday's Monaco Grand Prix to record the fastest time of the day.

The fire is tackled in the Williams garage

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A full investigation has been launched into the cause of a fire that turned Williams' Spanish Grand Prix victory celebrations sour.

Maldonado made history by winning the Spanish Grand Prix

Maldonado takes historic victory at Spanish Grand Prix

Pastor Maldonado today ended Williams' long wait for a Formula One victory by taking a historic chequered flag in the Spanish Grand Prix.

Button lines up alongside Alonso

McLaren's Jenson Button quickest in opening day's practice for Spanish Grand Prix

Jenson Button raised McLaren morale by leading the way in second practice for the Spanish Grand Prix.

Fernando Alonso

Formula One drivers lack respect says Ferrari's Fernando Alonso

Fernando Alonso feels there is a lack of respect amongst Formula One drivers these days that did not exist many years ago.

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.

Sergio Perez with race winner Fernando Alonso

Alonso reigns in the wet but Perez steals the show

Unfancied Mexican holds off Hamilton to finish second in a sodden Malaysian Grand Prix

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