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Fernando Alonso has yet to win a world title for Ferrari, much to the disappointment of president Luca di Montezemolo

F1 comment: Why Ferrari have made U-turn over Kimi Raikkonen

President Luca di Montezemolo hopes the uncomplicated Finn's return will provoke the necessary response from Fernando Alonso

F1: Ferrari confirm Kimi Raikkonen will replace Felipe Massa from 2014

The Finn won the world title with the Prancing Horse in 2007

Kimi Raikkonen appears to be closing in on a return to former team Ferrari

F1: Felipe Massa announces Ferrari exit on Twitter, paving way for Kimi Raikkonen return

The former world champion is expected to join for next season

Andy Murray is going to be more hands-on with his own business affairs

Andy Murray seeks to earn it like Beckham with Simon Fuller deal

Andy Murray has taken another leaf out of David Beckham's book by forming his own management company in partnership with Simon Fuller. The new company, which is called "77" in recognition of Murray's achievement in ending Britain's 77-year wait for a men's singles champion at Wimbledon on 7 July this year, will manage the affairs of both the world No 3 and his brother, Jamie.

Force India’s Paul di Resta, centre, crashes into Romain Grosjean’s Lotus at Monza

Sebastian Vettel shrugs off Italian boos as Lewis Hamilton faces mountain climb

German extends his championship lead to 53 points over Ferrari's Fernando Alonso after flag-to-flag victory at Monza

Stand-off: Fernando Alonso drives into the pits during his ill-fated qualifying session yesterday

Italian GP qualifying: Ferrari admit defeat as Fernando Alonso loses his temper

As Lewis Hamilton qualified only 12th for today's Italian Grand Prix after admitting that he drove "like an idiot", and the Red Bulls of Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber crushed their opposition, the pressure on Ferrari ramped up even further as Fernando Alonso angrily declaimed his team after managing only fifth place on the grid for the race he must win if he is to stay in the world championship hunt.

Title rivals catching up with Sebastian Vettel after final Italian Grand Prix practice

Sebastian Vettel retained his advantage in practice for the Italian Grand Prix but his rivals were at least a little closer after the final session.

Sebastian Vettel cuts a dash during practice in the Italian Grand Prix yesterday

David Ward throws hat into ring and takes the fight to Jean Todt

The former adviser to Max Mosley emerges as a strong contender for the FIA presidency

The Sport Matrix: Tuesday 27 August 2013

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Sebastian Vettel cruised to the 31st win of his Formula One career

F1 Belgian Grand Prix: Red Bull head to Monza happy after easy win

They are still pinching themselves in Milton Keynes, home of the Red Bull Racing team. They have been used to winning races and world championships over the past three seasons – no other team or driver has had a look-in in the drivers’ and constructors’ series since Sebastian Vettel was first crowned in 2010 – but even they were astonished at the ease with which he destroyed opposition from Ferrari and Mercedes at Spa-Francorchamps on Sunday.

Lewis Hamilton will start on pole at the Belgian Grand Prix

F1: Lewis Hamilton eyes Singapore Grand Prix to make next assault on title

The Mercedes driver finished third in Spa

Sebastian Vettel cruised to the 31st win of his Formula One career as not even Greenpeace protestors could throw a spanner in the works of the German's Belgian Grand Prix triumph.

Belgian Grand Prix: Sebastian Vettel blows away Lewis Hamilton’s title challenge inside 30 seconds

Championship leader cruises past Briton on first turn and increases his hold on world title

Belgian Grand Prix: Sebastian Vettel wins in Belgium despite protests

Sebastian Vettel cruised to the 31st win of his Formula One career as not even Greenpeace protestors could throw a spanner in the works of the German's Belgian Grand Prix triumph.

Lewis Hamilton after victory in Hungary

F1: Lewis Hamilton eager to build on success and challenge for title

The Mercedes driver is preparing for the Belgian Grand Prix

The News Matrix: Tuesday 27 August 2013

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