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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

Ferrari escape further punishment

The FIA decided today not to impose any further sanction on Ferrari for breaking rules on team orders at the German Grand Prix, the head of Italy's motorsports federation said.

Team orders verdict may cost Alonso title hope

The Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso's hopes of winning a third Formula One title could be wiped out in a disciplinary hearing today into how the team broke the rules at the German Grand Prix.

Dodgy F1 tactics may trigger shareholder lawsuits

Formula One teams risk being sued by shareholders over instructions to allow one of their drivers to be overtaken by the other, according to a leading motorsport lawyer.

Alonso targeting title ahead of Spa

Cycling fan Fernando Alonso returns to four wheels this weekend in a buoyant mood as he targets a third Formula One world title.

Lauda wants to see Ferrari punished

Niki Lauda is expecting Ferrari to be given "a pasting" next month when they go before the World Motor Sport Council over allegations of race fixing.

Massa: 'The time I say I'm a No 2 driver, I will not race anymore'

Felipe Massa denied yesterday that he was Ferrari's No 2 driver and said he was out to win in Hungary this weekend. The Brazilian was at the centre of a row over "team orders" at last Sunday's German Grand Prix when he moved over to let team-mate Fernando Alonso win after receiving a radio message while leading the race.

Massa not prepared to be No 2 at Ferrari

Felipe Massa has said he will walk away from Formula One the day he becomes a number two driver.

Ferrari could face further action following 'team-orders'

Ferrari and Fernando Alonso are back as Formula One title contenders despite leaving Germany with a $100,000 fine and the threat of further punishment hanging over them.

James Lawton: Massa deserved better than this after all he has been through

Spygate, Crashgate, now the fiddling of Fernando Alonso to the top of the podium, leaves us with quite what? Three scandals and one question.

Vettel nudges Alonso aside by narrowest of margins

German grabs pole by two-thousandths of second but Spaniard and Ferrari still get a much-needed boost.

Massa signs with Ferrari until 2012

Felipe Massa has signed a two-year contract extension with Ferrari which will see the Brazilian remain at the team until the end of the 2012 season. Massa has driven for Ferrari since 2006, famously missing out on the championship by a single point to Lewis Hamilton two years later.

$1billion legs - celebrity insurance policies

Earlier this week, Formula One star Fernando Alonso insured his thumbs for a cool £9million.

Alonso insures thumbs for €10m

Double world champion Fernando Alonso gave a 10 million euro thumbs-up to future Formula One success with Ferrari today.

Alonso looking forward to F1 break

Fernando Alonso already has his sights set on Formula One's first mini-break of the new season.

Alonso leads Ferrari one-two in season opener

Fernando Alonso led a Ferrari one-two on his debut for the team as the Maranello marque made a stunning start to the new Formula One season.

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