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

Sebastian Vettel keen to lower expectations

Sebastian Vettel is refusing to contemplate the possibility of one day matching Michael Schumacher's record haul of seven Formula One world titles.

Michael Schumacher confident as Mercedes test new Formula One car

A confident Michael Schumacher breathed a sigh of relief today as Formula One roared back into action after the long winter break and Mercedes presented the car that could take him to a record eighth crown.

Fernando Alonso expects Michael Schumacher to be F1 title threat

Ferrari's Fernando Alonso reckons Michael Schumacher could be his biggest threat in the 2011 Formula One season despite the German's struggles on his comeback with Mercedes last year.

Sport quotes of the year

The sporting year has produced triumph, failure and tragedy - the World Cup, Commonwealth Games, Winter Olympics, Ryder Cup, African Nations Cup, Wimbledon and more - we take a look back at the sporting year in quotes.

From Jose Mourinho to Tiger’s apology, to the fallout from France's World Cup debacle and Rubens Barrichello reacting angrily to Michael Schumacher, sport gave us some memorable quotes this year.

Tom Walkinshaw: Motor racing team owner who won the world title with Michael Schumacher and branched out into rugby union

A man who wore his passion for racing like a badge, Tom Walkinshaw courted both success and controversy, and inspired loyalty and dislike in equal measures. A market gardener's son from Penicuik, Midlothian, he caught the racing bug from a local garage owner. By 1969 he had won the Scottish Formula Ford 1600 championship and headed south to race in Formula 3 in 1970. After an abortive start with a Lotus 69 he joined the March "works" team, and went on to race in Formula 2 and Formula 5000.

German media reaction to Sebastian Vettel's win

The homeland of Michael Schumacher is celebrating its second Formula One world champion - as the mass-circulation daily Bild put it, "Germany completely Vettel!"

Schumacher relishing second year at Mercedes

Michael Schumacher believes he has rediscovered the joy of driving in Formula One again following a wretched comeback year.

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Welcome to Spa: Formula One's most feared track

There isn't a racing driver on the grid these days who doesn't love Spa-Francorchamps, the most challenging and majestic on the calendar.

Schumacher finally says sorry – by text

If Michael Schumacher feels remotely repentant about the move he pulled on Rubens Barrichello in Hungary, he does a good job of hiding it. Yesterday, a month later, he got round to apologising to his former Ferrari team-mate – by text.

Schumacher plays down Spa chance

Michael Schumacher has warned not to "expect special things" this weekend at a track where he has won a record six times in the past.

Two icons, but who is the bully and who's a gent?

Schumacher's win-at-all-costs mentality leaves many cold but it's impossible not to warm to the emotional, passionate Rossi

Ferrari summoned for 'team orders' trial

Ferrari are to go before the World Motor Sport Council just four days prior to their home grand prix next month as they look to avoid further punishment over the recent "team orders" furore.

James Corrigan: Schumacher shows just how far F1 has strayed from the straight and narrow

Schumacher should never have been able to forge his 'crazy' reputation. He should have been dealt with unequivocally by the FIA in the first place

Great rivalries in Formula One

Michael Schumacher was up to his old tricks at the 2010 Hungarian Grand Prix, when he nearly forced his former teammate Rubens Barrichello into the wall of the pit lane.

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