Sport Michael Schumacher is seen in the pits during a training session at the Ricardo Tormo racetrack in Cheste near Valencia in 2006

Another leading newspaper in Schumacher's homeland asks 'how many guardian angels does Schumi need' following serious head trauma suffered when he hit his head on a rock while skiing

Health alert as Britain swelters

There were sweltering temperatures in parts of Britain today as the first heat-health alert of the summer came into force.

Red Bull dominate practice at Silverstone

Red Bull drivers Marc Webber and Sebastian Vettel posted the fastest times in each of today's practices for Formula One's British Grand Prix as McLaren's upgrades failed to produce instant signs of improvement.

Hamilton wants to give Britain a lift

Lewis Hamilton is determined to make the country proud this weekend as he chases British Grand Prix glory.

Around Silverstone in an F1 car (virtually)

What's it like to take on Silverstone in a Formula One car? Now that in-season testing is banned on cost grounds, the only people who will find out are the likes of Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel, but there is another way to get a taste for one of the world's most famous tracks. At Red Bull's headquarters in Milton Keynes there's a simulator which allows you to feel "every bump, nook and cranny", as team principal Christian Horner puts it – and I had a go yesterday afternoon.

Webber's warning: British duo are on collision course

Mark Webber believes it is only a matter of time before McLaren team-mates Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button have a similar incident to the one he had with Red Bull partner Sebastian Vettel in Turkey, when they collided while fighting for the lead. The Australian, speaking ahead of this weekend's British Grand Prix at Silverstone, believes McLaren have done a good job of projecting team unity thus far but in his opinion – and the Australian is nothing if not honest – there's more to the British pair's relationship than meets the eye.

Button: We must raise our game

Jenson Button has called on leaders McLaren to make technical improvements for this Sunday's British Grand Prix in order to stay in contention for the world title.

Button & Hamilton gear up for British Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button were given a shock today when it was suggested that the loser in their Formula One world title fight should have their head flushed down a toilet.

Button & Hamilton: 'We do it first for ourselves, then our team and then our country'

Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton lay out their priorities to David Tremayne as they prepare for the unique pressures of this weekend's home grand prix at Silverstone

Cheer up, Britain! There's plenty to enjoy out there

Take your minds off the football and tennis debacles of recent weeks by discovering the true pleasure of the British summer, whether it's al fresco art, food, films, books, festivals or even sport – whatever floats your balloon

The week ahead (04/07/10)

Button pledges he will keep his title duel with Hamilton alive for a 'special' British GP

Jenson Button feels next month's British Grand Prix could become "a very special race" if he and Lewis Hamilton continue to spearhead this year's battle for the Formula One world title.

Whitmarsh says McLaren have the edge

Martin Whitmarsh believes his "battle-hardened" McLaren team hold the edge in this year's Formula One title fight.

Motorcycling: Yamaha in no rush to find replacement for injured Rossi

Yamaha will keep Valentino Rossi's place open for the next two races before calling up a stand-in for their injured MotoGP champion. Team manager Davide Brivio said yesterday that there was no rush to replace the charismatic Italian, who is likely to miss most of the rest of the season after breaking his leg in practice for Sunday's Italian Grand Prix at Mugello.

Campbell-Walter thrilled to have Silverstone result confirmed

The Maserati MC12, Vitaphone Racing of Michael Bartels and Andrea Bertolini headed the timesheets in the first free-practice session of the third-round of the FIA GT1 World Championship, taking place in Brno, Czech Republic this weekend. The British based Nissan GT-R, Sumo Power of Michael Krum and Peter Dunbreck was in second spot with the Ford GT of Romain Grosjean and Thomas Mutsch in third.

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