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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

Mark Webber came second in his final grand prix then drove a warm-down lap without his helmet

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German equals Ascari’s record then lets departing team-mate take the honours on the podium in Brazil

Heikki Kovalainen will replace fellow Finn Kimi Raikkonen who is undergoing back surgery

F1: Heikki Kovalainen handed Lotus drive – for two races only

Former McLaren driver to replace fellow Finn Kimi Raikkonen for remainder of season

Mercedes Formula One driver Schumacher gestures during a photo call before the Brazilian F1 Grand Prix at Interlagos

F1: Michael Schumacher rejected approach from Lotus to race in last two Grand Prix of the season

The seven-time world champion 'feels so good in his new life' he rejected the chance

Sign of the times: Sebastian Vettel is an unpopular world champion

F1: Michael Schumacher era was more boring insists Sebastian Vettel

The Red Bull driver has found himself booed due to his domination of the sport

Lewis Hamilton and Sebastien Vettel

F1: Lewis Hamilton clarifies comments after claiming Sebastian Vettel dominance was boring fans

The German Red Bull driver is set for his fourth world title in a row

Lewis Hamilton and Sebastien Vettel

Lewis Hamilton 'feels for the fans', claiming Sebastian Vettel dominance is making F1 a turn off

The German driver looks set for a fourth world title in a row after victory in the Korean Grand Prix

Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton in a press conference

Lewis Hamilton claims he wouldn't want to win in the same way as Sebastian Vettel following his cruise to Singapore victory

Vettel won by over half a minute to claim his fourth win in five races and edge him closer to title number four

Fernando Alonso insists he wants to stay with Ferrari

Fernando Alonso wants to end McLaren talk by signing contract extension with Ferrari

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Lotus in talks over new driver to replace Kimi Raikkonen

Felipe Massa, Nico Hulkenberg and Paul Di Resta among contenders

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

Ferrari president Luca Di Montezemolo confirms decision over Kimi Raikkonen return will be made in 'the next few days'

But team principal Stefano Domenicali attempts to coll speculation by claiming decision has not yet been reached

Great Britain's Libby Clegg, centre, during the Women's T12 100 metres during the Sainsburys International Para Challenge at the Olympic Stadium, London

The Sport Matrix: Monday 29 July 2013

Hungry Hamilton savours debut Mercedes victory

Seb Vettel passes Mark Webber yesterday despite team orders not to do so
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.

Flames seen at the back of Nico Rosberg's Mercedes

Mercedes halt F1 testing after flames flare on car

Fire was seen at the back of Nico Rosberg's car

The Sports Matrix: Friday 25 January 2013

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