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

Putting light into flight: cabin crew wanted - but men need not apply at budget airline

Indian airline introduces women-only recruitment policy to cut weight and costs

Putting light into flight: cabin crew wanted - but men need not apply at budget airline

Indian airline introduces women-only recruitment policy to cut weight and costs

A close-up of a Pirelli tyre after the grand prix. The company called the tyre blow-outs 'unforeseen'

British Grand Prix: FIA must relax in-season testing ban on tyres, says Sir Jackie Stewart

Sir Jackie Stewart has called for an immediate relaxation of the in-season testing ban to ensure Pirelli crack their tyre woes.

British Grand Prix: Drivers threaten boycott as tyre fears explode

Felipe Massa calls for action over safety issues caused by shredded wheels at Silverstone

Lewis Hamilton navigates the track with the blown tyre that ruined his chances of a home GP win

British Grand Prix: Tyre failures by lap

The British Grand Prix was yesterday overshadowed by a string of tyre failures that will lead to serious questions being asked of manufacturer Pirelli.

Lewis Hamilton's British Grand Prix hopes dimmed as number of drivers' wheels explode

Lewis Hamilton’s hopes of winning the British Grand Prix have diminished following a tyre failure on lap eight of the Silverstone track.

Local hero Lewis Hamilton claims pole

Time for home driver to restore some pride at Silverstone

Sir Jackie Stewart's presence in the paddock serves as a reminder of the heady days when fans expected to see a local win

All smiles: Lewis Hamilton celebrates his Silverstone pole

Lewis Hamilton: This car can repeat my 2008 triumph in British GP

Briton starts on pole today – but Scot Di Resta is sent to back of the grid

Lewis Hamilton took pole position for his home British Formula One grand prix on Saturday

Formula 1: Lewis Hamilton secures pole at the British Grand Prix at Silverstone

Lewis Hamilton stormed to pole position for his home British Formula One Grand Prix on Saturday with German team mate Nico Rosberg qualifying alongside him in an all-Mercedes front row.

Mercedes lead the pre-qualifying practice laps as Lewis Hamilton seeks home victory

Nico Rosberg pipped Lewis Hamilton in a Mercedes one-two at Silverstone on Saturday as the heat raced up for the British Grand Prix.

Paul di Resta on his way to an ‘excellent result’ in Canada

British Grand Prix: Paul Di Resta raises his game

Hamilton and Button may have to cede limelight to another Brit this weekend

Nico Rosberg of Germany and Mercedes GP drives during practice for the British Formula One Grand Prix at Silverstone

British Grand Prix: Nico Rosberg emerges from spray as Mercedes underline Silverstone potential

Heavy rain meant cars and drivers stayed in garages till final 10 practice minutes

Mark Webber's case tried 130 times before securing his first Grand Prix victory - at the 2009 German Grand Prix

Mark Webber leaving F1 at end of season

Mark Webber today announced that he will leave Formula One at the end of this season.

Kimiko Date-Krumm (L) shakes hands after beating Germany's Carina Witthoeft
Gonzalez in a Maserati on his way to second place at the 1952 Italian Grand Prix at Monza

Jose Froilan Gonzalez: Racing driver who gave Ferrari their first Grand Prix victory

Jose Froilan Gonzalez, the first man to win a world championship race for Ferrari, the 1951 British Grand Prix, has died days before the 62nd running of that event. His passing, at the age of 90, leaves Sir Jack Brabham at 87 as the oldest surviving grand prix winner.

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