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

Real Racers: Photography from the Klemantaski Collection, By Stuart Codlin

Louis Klemantaski was a French photographer devoted to documenting motor racing while it burgeoned during the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s, and the archive that bears his name now holds some 500,000 images of the sport.

Trevor Taylor: Racing driver who overcame bad luck on the track to forge a successful career

Trevor Taylor had a reputation for being unlucky, a hard charger whose "number two" Lotus always seemed to be the one that went wrong, or to whom the big accidents always happened. Blessed with the affability of the Yorkshireman, he was a man at peace with himself and his racing achievements – a one-time hell raiser, long since tamed, who loved to talk as much about his children as he did his days in the driving seat.

Jacques Villeneuve planning F1 return

Corporate backers are behind Jacques Villeneuve's plans for a Formula One comeback next season, the former world champion said today.

Stirling Moss falls three floors down lift shaft

Motor racing veteran Sir Stirling Moss is in hospital today after breaking both ankles when he fell three floors down a lift shaft.

Schumacher puts foot down with his critics

Former champion furious over questioning of tactics used in pursuit of past titles

Schumacher: I'm ready to go

A rejuvenated Michael Schumacher is itching to get behind the wheel of a Formula One car again, he said yesterday.

Schumacher takes 'big step forward' in F1 preparations

Michael Schumacher continued his Formula One comeback preparations yesterday with another tricky GP2 testing session.

Younger Schumacher also considers comeback

Ralf Schumacher says he would emulate his older brother Michael's return to Formula One if he receives a good offer.

Ralf Schumacher also considering comeback

Ralf Schumacher says he would follow his older brother Michael's return to Formula One racing if he receives a good offer.

Schumacher throws down the gauntlet

Seven-time champion challenges new generation after £6.2m Mercedes return

James Lawton: Slap on Renault's wrist is not enough to condemn F1 chicanery to history

You have to wonder if there are any limits now. If it is possible to employ men you vetted, and who carry your name, who go on to rig a race, strategically smash a car into a barrier, risk lives and damnation, and yet you survive, receive a green light to continue unscathed in something ever more loosely described as sport, surely it has to be asked, what is next on the agenda?

Lotus promise to bring the passion back to F1

The tycoon and team boss Tony Fernandes tells David Tremayne why motorsport needs old-style romance, not flamboyant playboys

Schumacher calls time on return to F1

Former champion's injured neck rules out much anticipated reappearance as Ferrari driver

Schumacher continues Ferrari testing

Seven-time Formula One champion Michael Schumacher plans to test drive an old Ferrari model again as he prepares for his planned comeback later this month.

Pain in neck is proving a problem for Schumacher

Injury from motorbike crash in February hampers German's race to be ready
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