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Fans, drivers and teams have expressed their concern at a 'lottery' final race where double-points would be on offer

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Alonso snatches exciting victory in European Grand Prix

Fernando Alonso grabbed arguably the most stunning victory of his Formula One career on a day of high-drama in the European Grand Prix.

Until Saturday, Schumacher’s return had left the purists untroubled

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The Way I See It: Many F1 fans were never comfortable with the marriage of freakish speed and shifting morals

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Mark Webber won the Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday to make Formula One history, while Fernando Alonso moved narrowly into the championship lead.

Oldie but still a goodie: Michael Schumacher in his Mercedes during qualifying for today's Monaco Grand Prix

Schumacher fastest but not on pole

Former champion pays the price for his smash in Spain

Pastor Maldonado (left)and Sir Frank (right) celebrate Williams’ first grand prix win since 2004

Bruno Senna inspired by surprise success of Pastor Maldonado

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Fernando Alonso has called for more respect between F1 drivers

New 'stressed' tyres liven up races, says Sebastian Vettel

While Fernando Alonso has called for more respect between drivers after the incident in Bahrain when Nico Rosberg pushed him off the track, Lewis Hamilton made it clear yesterday that the similar incident he was involved in with the Chinese Grand Prix winner was done and dusted for him.

Sebastian Vettel takes pole in Bahrain

Sebastian Vettel is back on pole position for the 31st time in his Formula One career after grabbing top spot on the grid for tomorrow's controversial Bahrain Grand Prix.

Rosberg takes chequered flag for first time in F1 career

Nico Rosberg today took the chequered flag for the first time in his Formula One career to give Mercedes their first victory since the legendary Juan Manuel Fangio in 1955.

Mercedes' device is incorporated into the DRS, the drag reduction system that assists overtaking at given points on a circuit and is activated by a driver.

Lotus protest over controversial Mercedes design fails

The four-man panel of FIA stewards have dismissed Lotus' protest against Mercedes' innovative rear wing.

Lewis Hamilton at the Malaysian Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton sets the pace in Malaysian Grand Prix practice

Lewis Hamilton showed McLaren is again the team to beat in this weekend's Malaysian Grand Prix by setting the fastest time in both practice sessions today.

Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull takes on a turn during practice at the Albert Park circuit yesterday

Hard to find clues after a damp day in Melbourne

It was, Ferrari summarised perfectly, the day on which the 2012 Formula One season got under way in "indecipherable fashion". The start had been eagerly awaited after three weeks of inconclusive testing, with six world champions ready to do battle and a raft of new cars built to revised regulations. But as proceedings were twice affected by heavy rain, few emerged any the wiser about the true pecking order.

Sebastian Vettel relaxes in unexpected style with a game of cricket in Melbourne ahead of the Australian Grand Prix

Can anyone stop Sebastian Vettel?

With Red Bull's double world champion the big favourite to complete a hat-trick of titles, David Tremayne considers the 2012 field

Michael Schumacher unveils the new Mercedes

Michael Schumacher 'filled with hope and anticipation' as Mercedes unveil new F1 car

Michael Schumacher looked forward to being a contender again as his Mercedes team belatedly pulled the wraps off their shiny new Formula One car before testing at Barcelona's Circuit de Catalunya today.

Fernando Alonso’s Ferrari and Jaime Alguersuari in the Toro Rosso practise at Interlagos

'Stronger' Hamilton is a positive pace-setter

Still bursting with the "positive energy" he had spoken of on Thursday, Lewis Hamilton set the fastest time in practice here yesterday.

German driver Nico Rosberg has signed a new deal to keep him with Mercedes

Nico Rosberg signs new deal with Mercedes

Nico Rosberg has signed a new multi-year contract that ties him to Mercedes through to 2013 and beyond.

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