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

The Art of Speed, The Hospital Club, London 24 to 26 May

Posters of the Monaco Grand Prix: the poster boys of speed on the Riviera

The posters promoting the Monaco Grand Prix were always much more than disposable advertisements. The organisers of the Monaco race employed top-of-the-range, fashionable artists of the time, and every poster was a work of art designed to capture the glamour and pace of the race for the year it represented. Those vintage works of art are now being exhibited in The Art of Speed on the weekend of the Grand Prix itself.

Seb Vettel passes Mark Webber yesterday despite team orders not to do so
Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber pictured after the Malaysian Grand Prix

Sebastian Vettel v Mark Webber: F1 world champions must be 'extremely selfish' says Gerhard Berger

Vettel ignored team orders to win the Malaysian Grand Prix

'I don't want a poofter to play me in a film': Sir Stirling Moss is embroiled in homophobia row after 'offensive' comments

Moss criticised by campaigners who described his comments as 'offensive'

Lewis Hamilton’s car crashed at Jerez’s Dry Sack corner

Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes suffer

Mercedes continued their disastrous start to pre-season when Lewis Hamilton crashed his car nose-first into a tyre wall after suffering brake problems on his first day of testing.

The Sports Matrix: Friday 25 January 2013

Lance deserves everything he gets, says angry Wiggins

Kimi Raikkonen celebrates his victory in Abu Dhabi in November

Magical memories of 2012 - Formula One: 'Kimi Raikkonen's Lotus win was F1's most romantic result'

4 November: Raikkonen zooms to victory in Abu Dhabi

Red Bull driver Vettel is top of Ferrari’s list to replace
Fernando Alonso one day

Luca Di Montezemolo: Ferrari would pick Sebastian Vettel over Lewis Hamilton

If Fernando Alonso were to leave, German driver would be Ferrari's first choice

Sebastian Vettel consults his race engineer before yesterday’s race

Kevin Garside: Sebastian Vettel may have the best car, but he's also blessed by genius

The Way I See It: He started the season in a car nobbled by a rule designed to slow it

Driving force: Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel looks relaxed in the pit lane during the first training session in Texas

Hamilton holds the key to Alonso's title hopes

Briton is only one who can stop Vettel's almost inevitable march to title

Sebastian Vettel closes in on his third successive Formula One world title

Sebastian Vettel is hoping the highlight of his season is yet to come as he closes in on his third successive Formula One world title.

Sebastian Vettel wins Indian GP, with Ferrari's Fernando Alonso second

Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel won the Indian Grand Prix on today and stretched his Formula One championship lead over Ferrari's Fernando Alonso, who was a battling second, to 13 points with three races remaining.

Vettel wins Korean Grand Prix to move in championship lead

Sebastian Vettel survived a late tyre scare to move back to the top of the Formula One drivers' championship with a dominant victory in Korea, as McLaren's title hopes disintegrated.

Michael Schumacher has just six races left of his F1 career

Michael Schumacher says Lewis Hamilton will shine at Mercedes

Michael Schumacher will head into retirement for the second time at the end of the season, convinced that Lewis Hamilton is the right man to replace him at Mercedes.

Michael Schumacher announces his retirement

Seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher retires from Formula One... again

As was widely expected, Mercedes driver Michael Schumacher today announced he would be retiring from Formula One at the end of the season.

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Some are reformed drug addicts. Some are single mums. All are on benefits. But now these so-called 'scroungers’ are fighting back

The 'scroungers’ fight back

The welfare claimants battling to alter stereotypes
Amazing video shows Nasa 'flame extinguishment experiment' in action

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Amazing video shows Nasa's 'flame extinguishment experiment' in action
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A Bible for billionaires

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Paranoid parenting is on the rise - and our children are suffering because of it

Paranoid parenting is on the rise

And our children are suffering because of it
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Magna Carta Island goes on sale

Yours for a cool £4m
Phone hacking scandal special report: The slide into crime at the 'News of the World'

The hacker's tale: the slide into crime at the 'News of the World'

Glenn Mulcaire was jailed for six months for intercepting phone messages. James Hanning tells his story in a new book. This is an extract
We flinch, but there are degrees of paedophilia

We flinch, but there are degrees of paedophilia

Child abusers are not all the same, yet the idea of treating them differently in relation to the severity of their crimes has somehow become controversial
The truth about conspiracy theories is that some require considering

The truth about conspiracy theories is that some require considering

For instance, did Isis kill the Israeli teenagers to trigger a war, asks Patrick Cockburn
Alistair Carmichael: 'The UK as a whole is greater than the sum of its parts'

Alistair Carmichael: 'The UK as a whole is greater than the sum of its parts'

Meet the man who doesn't want to go down in history as the country's last Scottish Secretary
Legoland Windsor's master model-makers reveal the tricks of their trade (including how to stop the kids wrecking your Eiffel Tower)

Meet the people who play with Lego for a living

They are the master builders: Lego's crack team of model-makers, who have just glued down the last of 650,000 bricks as they recreate Paris in Windsor. Susie Mesure goes behind the scenes
The 20 best days out for the summer holidays: From Spitfires to summer ferry sailings

20 best days out for the summer holidays

From summer ferry sailings in Tyne and Wear and adventure days at Bear Grylls Survival Academy to Spitfires at the Imperial War Museum Duxford and bog-snorkelling at the World Alternative Games...
Open-air theatres: If all the world is a stage, then everyone gets in on the act

All the wood’s a stage

Open-air productions are the cue for better box-office receipts, new audiences, more interesting artistic challenges – and a picnic
Rand Paul is a Republican with an eye on the world

Rupert Cornwell: A Republican with an eye on the world

Rand Paul is laying out his presidential stall by taking on his party's disastrous record on foreign policy
Self-preservation society: Pickles are moving from the side of your plate to become the star dish

Self-preservation society

Pickles are moving from the side of your plate to become the star dish
Generation gap opens a career sinkhole

Britons live ever longer, but still society persists in glorifying youth

We are living longer but considered 'past it' younger, the reshuffle suggests. There may be trouble ahead, says DJ Taylor