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

Suspension failure caused Felipe Massa's crash in Monaco GP

Massa was involved in two identical accidents over the course of the weekend which saw him lose control of his car towards the end of the start-finish straight

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.

Felipe Massa in China

F1: Felipe Massa delivers 'incredible' pace during practice for Chinese Grand Prix

Ferrari driver out paces team-mate Fernando Alonso

Sebastian Vettel, Felipe Massa and Fernando Alonso

Malaysian Grand Prix Qualifying: Sebastien Vettel takes pole as Lewis Hamilton starts in fourth

Sebastian Vettel mastered the tricky conditions to make it back-to-back pole positions to start the new Formula One season.

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.

F1: Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull make ominous start to new season

The triple world champion was fastest during practice in Melbourne

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

Fernando Alonso

Fernando Alonso fastest for Ferrari in latest round of testing

Formula One sides are 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

Fernando Alonso pictured at the end of the Brazilian Grand Prix

Forget it Fernando Alonso - Sebastian Vettel is the Formula One World Champion, declare FIA

Ferrari question validity of Sunday's Brazilian Grand Prix result

Sebastian Vettel, of Red Bull, again proved Alonso’s nemesis

Ferrari will build on 'dream' season, insists Fernando Alonso

When Sebastian Vettel snatched the 2010 World Championship from beneath his nose in Abu Dhabi in the last race of the season, insiders say that Fernando Alonso wept inconsolably in the Ferrari garage for an hour and a half. The defeat – based on flawed strategic thinking as Ferrari kept an eye on Mark Webber and shadowed his pit stops instead of watching Vettel, and a lengthy spell trapped behind Vitaly Petrov's fleet Renault with no DRS to facilitate overtaking – cost Englishman Chris Dyer his job at Ferrari and tore out the Spaniard's heart.

Thumbs up: Lewis Hamilton celebrates his pole position in Säo Paulo

Hamilton seizes pole as Alonso prays for miracle

Fernando Alonso finally got to quantify in qualifying yesterday the scale of the mountain he has to climb if he is to beat Sebastian Vettel to the World Championship when a gripping Formula One season ends in Brazil this afternoon. And it was of Everest proportions.

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