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Recovering Brazilian Felipe Massa could be back behind the wheel of a Formula One car in Italy next week despite a ban on testing during the season, Ferrari said today.

Crashgate cost me the drivers' title, says Massa

The Ferrari driver Felipe Massa said yesterday that Renault's cheating tactics which won Fernando Alonso last year's Singapore Grand Prix cost him the 2008 title.

Ecclestone excited by Alonso switch

Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone believes Fernando Alonso's Ferrari switch has set the stage for a vintage year for the sport next season.

Ferrari get their man as Alonso finally joins Massa

Spaniard will replace Raikkonen as Finn heads for McLaren next season

Ferrari confirm Alonso deal

Ferrari reached an agreement to sign driver Fernando Alonso today, replacing Kimi Raikkonen starting next season.

Massa continues F1 comeback

Felipe Massa is to take another positive step on the road to making a return to Formula One over the next few days.

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Alonso on verge of Ferrari move

Fernando Alonso could be confirmed as a Ferrari driver as early as next weekend's Japanese Grand Prix.

Ferrari not ruling out early Massa return

Ferrari team boss Stefano Domenicali is refusing to dismiss the prospect of Felipe Massa making an unexpected return to Formula One this season.

So, Alonso, why did you think you were pitting in on lap 12?

A year ago, Fernando Alonso won the 'Crashgate' Grand Prix. His name has been cleared – but questions remain. David Tremayne witnesses the former world champion under fire on his return to Singapore

Piquet: Briatore ordered me to crash

Renault's problems increased yesterday when a legal statement to the FIA was leaked in which Brazilian driver Nelson Piquet Jnr claimed that he was asked to deliberately crash his car in Singapore in 2008. Piquet says that he was instructed to crash in order to trigger a safety car period that would enable his team-mate Fernando Alonso to seal the team's first victory of the season.

Renault summoned to explain crash

Renault face an extraordinary meeting of the FIA World Motor Sport Council in Paris later this month to answer charges of potential race-fixing.

Ferrari rule out Massa return this season

Felipe Massa will have to wait until next season to make his Formula One comeback.

Stirling Moss: 'I came back too early once – Massa should take his time'

After fears he would never race again, Ferrari now hope the Brazilian can return in just weeks. Recalling his own crash, Stirling Moss tells David Tremayne why drivers should not rush their recoveries

Renault cleared to race in European Grand Prix

The Renault Formula One team and Spain's Fernando Alonso were given the green light to compete in Valencia this weekend after getting their one-race suspension overturned today.

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