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Season ends with gritty victory for McLaren driver after team-mate Hamilton crashes out

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

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Vettel wins Korean Grand Prix to move in championship lead

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Webber beats Vettel to Korean pole

Australian Mark Webber seized pole position for the South Korean Formula One Grand Prix on Saturday with title-chasing Red Bull team mate Sebastian Vettel having to settle for second place on the starting grid.

Michael Schumacher pictured in Japan

Michael Schumacher crashes during Japanese Grand Prix practice

Retiring Formula One great Michael Schumacher made an unwanted impact in second practice for the Japanese Grand Prix as Red Bull took the fight to McLaren at Suzuka.

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.

Lewis Hamilton speaks to the media in Tokyo yesterday

Lewis Hamilton says it's 'gloves off' from now on

Lewis Hamilton is focusing on regaining some consistency ahead of this weekend's Japanese Grand Prix, his first race since it was confirmed that he will be leaving McLaren for Mercedes.

Force a smile: Hamilton is quickest but feels he could have done better

'It's simply gloves-off' says Lewis Hamilton ahead of Japanese Grand Prix

In his first race since confirmation he will leave McLaren to join Mercedes next season, Lewis Hamilton must get his focus back on track and the Formula One championship fight at this weekend's Japanese Grand Prix.

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