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

Schumacher, the seven-time world champion who came out of retirement to join the German team in 2009, will announce the end of his F1 career in Stuttgart this morning

Lewis Hamilton set to replace retiring Michael Schumacher

Reports last night indicated that Michael Schumacher was on the verge of retiring from Formula One for the second time – which will clear the way for Lewis Hamilton to leave McLaren and sign for Mercedes.

Lewis Hamilton in action in Hungary

Lewis Hamilton impresses during practice for Hungarian Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton knocked back a practice double for a much-needed tonic ahead of Sunday's Hungarian Grand Prix.

Rain dance: Fernando Alonso qualifies fastest in the wet at Silverstone for today's British Grand Prix

Ferrari win the tyre compound quiz

Italian team take their first pole position in two years as Hamilton and Button fail to get heat in Pirellis

Fernando Alonso of Ferrari celebrates his European Grand Prix win in style

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.

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Red Bull's Vettel wins pole at European GP

Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel will attempt to win the European Grand Prix from pole position for the third year in a row after setting the fastest time in qualifying today.

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

Kevin Garside: Schumacher still driven by primal need

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

Mark Webber wins thrilling Monaco Grand Prix

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

Jenson Button meets the fans in Monte Carlo

Why is this season so tight at the top?

David Tremayne in Monaco explains the reasons we have had five different winners so far

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

Bruno Senna inspired by surprise success of Pastor Maldonado

Bruno Senna is convinced he will make an impact in Formula One after witnessing at first hand what Williams are capable of this year.

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.

Rosberg takes first career pole in China

Germany's Nico Rosberg, driving a Mercedes, took the first pole position of his Formula One career at the Chinese Grand Prix today.

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.

Felipe Massa ignoring speculation Ferrari are to replace him

Ferrari driver Felipe Massa has shrugged off mounting speculation the team is preparing to replace him, saying he is accustomed to premature reports of the end of his Formula One career.

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