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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

Renault begin appeal over European Grand Prix ban

Renault's appeal against its suspension from the European Grand Prix began today, with the French team hoping to overturn the decision so that two-time world champion Fernando Alonso can take part in Sunday's Formula One race.

Mary Dejevsky: Charity that impoverishes the high street

It has been a long time coming, but at last someone is questioning the benefit from charity shops, even if his motives are not entirely altruistic. That someone is Marc Harrison, who closed his antiquarian and second-hand book shop in Salisbury at the end of last month, complaining that the arrival of an Oxfam bookshop 18 months before halved his takings overnight. He described Oxfam as "the Tesco of the second-hand book world" and accused it of "destroying the industry".

Massa leaves Brazilian hospital after tests

Injured Ferrari driver Felipe Massa left the hospital in Sao Paulo yesterday after a series of medical tests ruled out the need for further surgery, his personal physician said.

Massa leaves hospital after accident

Injured Formula One driver Felipe Massa left a Budapest hospital after nine days of treatment today, boarding a private jet home to Brazil on his own feet.

Massa to return home on Monday

Injured Formula One driver Felipe Massa is doing "very well" and will be flown back to Brazil on Monday, his personal physician said today.

Massa takes first steps after accident

Formula One driver Felipe Massa took his first steps today since a high-speed crash at the weekend left him near death.

Massa eye 'undamaged' say doctors

Injured Formula One driver Felipe Massa could walk out of a Budapest hospital within 10 days and his eye appears to have suffered no damage in Saturday's accident, his doctors said today.

Massa doctors encouraged by signs of improvement

Inevitably, Felipe Massa's absence cast a pall over the paddock on Sunday, but yesterday it was confirmed that the long-term prognosis is good for a full recovery.

Renault suspended after wheel loss

The ING Renault team have been suspended from the European Grand Prix, following the loss of the right front wheel on Fernando Alonso's car on the 13th lap in Hungary yesterday.

Hamilton wins Hungarian Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton was back on top of the podium today after claiming his first victory since October's Chinese Grand Prix.

Massa in 'life-threatening' state

A doctor says Ferrari driver Felipe Massa remains in "life-threatening" but stable condition despite "reassuring" results of his surgery on multiple skull fractures.

Massa crash casts dark shadow

Emergency surgery for Brazilian driver after blow on helmet leads to collision with tyre wall

Renault dismiss Alonso Ferrari link

Renault chief executive Carlos Ghosn expects double world champion Fernando Alonso to stay with his Formula One team next year despite rumours linking the Spaniard to Ferrari.

Massa bemoans F1 feud 'nightmare'

Felipe Massa has described the ongoing feud between the FIA and FOTA as "a nightmare" for Formula One.

India's Sahara close to Man Utd shirt deal

India's Sahara Group is in advanced talks with Manchester United to become the new shirt sponsors of the Premiership champions, domestic media reported today.

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