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

Alonso rubbishes rivals' fears over rear-wing changes

Spaniard fully supports initiative to increase overtaking despite concern about driver distraction

Felipe Massa's Ferrari catches fire

Felipe Massa found his new Ferrari Formula One car too hot to handle today when it caught fire after he had completed only a few laps of the Valencia circuit in eastern Spain.

Ferrari unveil 2011 challenger

Ferrari yesterday launched their new car, the F150, named in tribute to the fact that this year is the 150th anniversary of the unification of Italy.

Ferrari unveil 2011 Formula One car

Ferrari today became the first team to unveil their car ahead of the new Formula One season.

Alonso: New rules are bad news for drivers

Ferrari drivers Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa yesterday expressed their fears that competing in Formula One was becoming less about driving skill and more about button-pushing. The introduction of adjustable rear wings and the return of the KERS power boost system, among other changes, were bemoaned by the pair at Ferrari's annual winter retreat in the Italian Dolomites.

Ferrari make changes following Fernando Alonso failure

Chris Dyer has been replaced as Ferrari's head of race track engineering by Pat Fry following Fernando Alonso's failure to win the 2010 Formula One world championship.

The Last Word: Cricket and F1 in desperate fight for legitimacy

Match-fixing claims no longer shock us while any Alonso win today will be tainted amid cries of 'fix'

Hamilton: Alonso title would not be tainted

Lewis Hamilton believes Fernando Alonso will still be viewed as a great champion regardless of whether he wins his third Formula One world title in contentious circumstances this weekend.

Button: Team orders would tarnish Alonso title

Jenson Button is beyond caring who inherits his Formula One world title, although fears Fernando Alonso prospering from the furore over team orders earlier this year.

Fernando Alonso calm on verge of securing Formula One title

Fernando Alonso heads into Sunday's Brazilian Grand Prix in a calm, relaxed mood despite knowing he could clinch his third Formula One world title this weekend.

Fernando Alonso looks to Felipe Massa for Formula One title help

Ferrari's Formula One championship leader Fernando Alonso played to the Brazilian Grand Prix crowd today by saying he hoped team mate Felipe Massa would win the last two races of the season.

Fernando Alonso title could devalue Formula One says Max Mosley

Ferrari's Fernando Alonso will devalue the Formula One championship if he wins it by less than seven points, the governing body's former president Max Mosley said yesterday.

Alonso demands focus from Ferrari

Fernando Alonso has called for a flawless finish to the season from Ferrari in his bid to land a third Formula One world title.

Alonso and Ferrari target last chance to save season

Driver known as 'Teflonso' for surviving scandals is under huge pressure to win in Italian team's home race

Ferrari avoid bigger punishment over team orders scandal

Ferrari escaped further punishment yesterday for their decision to order Felipe Massa to let his team-mate Fernando Alonso overtake him to win the German Grand Prix in July.

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