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

Sebastian Vettel was quickest in practice at Spa-Francorchamps

Belgian GP: Red Bull door surprisingly reopens for Kimi Raikkonen

Team principal says nothing should be ruled out in search for new driver

Despite inflated prices, ticket sales topped 300,000 last year

Why Silverstone sale will keep Bernie Ecclestone onside over British GP

Historic venue has been seen as bad business by F1 supremo for years but new deal will protect it

Daniel Ricciardo looks set to replace Mark Webber at Red Bull

Daniel Riccardo could be announced as Mark Webber's Red Bull replacement as early as this weekend's Belgian Grand Prix

Ricciardo looks set to be named as Sebastian Vettel's new team-mate for next season after Kimi Raikkonen is ruled out of the running

A view of the track at Silverstone

Exclusive: Silverstone sold - paving way for redevelopment at home of British Grand Prix

The identity of the buyer is unknown, although believed to be a real estate firm

The PlayStation phase of the competition at Silverstone

It’s more than a game: Gran Turismo champs compete for the real thing at Silverstone

Academy offers select few a fast track from bedroom to F1 glory

Lewis Hamilton after victory in Hungary

F1: It’s a long shot, but victory in Hungary makes me think Lewis Hamilton can win the world title

To add to the excitement, the upcoming tracks suit Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton's worst fears confirmed by Sebastian Vettel

Briton admits to lack of pace in his Mercedes as tyre problem leaves them trailing Red Bull

F1: Sebastian Vettel leads Red Bull one-two during practice in Hungary

The current leader in the title race is the fastest in Hungary

It began a string of bizarre tyre explosions as both Ferrari’s Felipe Massa and Torro Rosso driver Jean Eric-Vergne suffered the same incident just a few laps later

Lewis Hamilton climbs from last to fourth in British Grand Prix as series of drivers' wheels explode

The spectacular tyre failure that robbed Lewis Hamilton of the British Grand Prix victory he was determined to deliver to his legion of fans not only handed the win to his Mercedes’ team-mate Nico Rosberg but proved a prelude to a dramatic and dangerous day which moved Red Bull design guru Adrian Newey to suggest that the sport had had a “narrow escape.”

Lewis Hamilton went fastest in first practice but fell away later

Lewis Hamilton hopeful of first victory for Mercedes following run of bad luck

Three pole positions have gone unconverted

Lewis Hamilton is currently cutting a gloomy figure at Mercedes

Wimbledon champion Andy Murray has an easier job than me, says F1 driver Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes driver claims car performance makes  his task harder than winning Wimbledon

Shining example: Lewis Hamilton clinches pole position for Mercedes

Lewis Hamilton beats 'disasters' to snatch pole from Sebastian Vettel in Germany

Lewis Hamilton stands his best chance of winning a race for his new Mercedes team after beating local hero Sebastian Vettel in a tense fight to secure pole position for today's German Grand Prix here.

Lewis Hamilton went fastest in first practice but fell away later

German Grand Prix: Sebastian Vettel back on top after testing time for Pirelli

Formula One breathed a sigh of relief as the first two German Grand Prix practice sessions on Pirelli’s new tyres went off without a hitch as Lewis Hamilton dominated the first session, while Sebastian Vettel did likewise in the second.

Sebastian Vettel at the German Grand Prix
An engineer checks the new Kevlar-enforced rear tyres of McLaren drivers Sergio Perez and Jenson Button in preparation for the German Grand Prix at the Nürburgring

Pirelli insist they will not quit F1 despite drivers' threat to boycott German Grand Prix

A number of tyre blowouts occurred at the British Grand Prix

Career Services

Day In a Page

Independent Travel
Pompeii, Capri & the Bay of Naples
Dubrovnik, the Dalmatian Coast & Montenegro
Burgundy, the River Rhone & Provence
Lisbon, Oporto and the Douro Valley
Lake Garda, Venice & Verona
Spain
Prices correct as of 23 January 2015
Iraq invasion 2003: The bloody warnings six wise men gave to Tony Blair as he prepared to launch poorly planned campaign

What the six wise men told Tony Blair

Months before the invasion of Iraq in 2003, experts sought to warn the PM about his plans. Here, four of them recall that day
25 years of The Independent on Sunday: The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century

25 years of The Independent on Sunday

The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century
Homeless Veterans appeal: 'Really caring is a dangerous emotion in this kind of work'

Homeless Veterans appeal

As head of The Soldiers' Charity, Martin Rutledge has to temper compassion with realism. He tells Chris Green how his Army career prepared him
Wu-Tang Clan and The Sexual Objects offer fans a chance to own the only copies of their latest albums

Smash hit go under the hammer

It's nice to pick up a new record once in a while, but the purchasers of two latest releases can go a step further - by buying the only copy
Geeks who rocked the world: Documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry

The geeks who rocked the world

A new documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry
Belle & Sebastian interview: Stuart Murdoch reveals how the band is taking a new direction

Belle & Sebastian is taking a new direction

Twenty years ago, Belle & Sebastian was a fey indie band from Glasgow. It still is – except today, as prime mover Stuart Murdoch admits, it has a global cult following, from Hollywood to South Korea
America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

These days in the US things are pretty much stuck where they are, both in politics and society at large, says Rupert Cornwell
A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A veteran of the Fifties campaigns is inspiring a new generation of activists
Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

A C Benson called him 'a horrid little fellow', George Orwell would have shot him, but what a giant he seems now, says DJ Taylor
Growing mussels: Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project

Growing mussels

Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project
Diana Krall: The jazz singer on being friends with Elton John, outer space and skiing in Dubai

Diana Krall interview

The jazz singer on being friends with Elton John, outer space and skiing in Dubai
Pinstriped for action: A glimpse of what the very rich man will be wearing this winter

Pinstriped for action

A glimpse of what the very rich man will be wearing this winter
Russell T Davies & Ben Cook: 'Our friendship flourished online. You can share some very revelatory moments at four in the morning…'

Russell T Davies & Ben Cook: How we met

'Our friendship flourished online. You can share some very revelatory moments at four in the morning…'
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef serves up his favourite Japanese dishes

Bill Granger's Japanese recipes

Stock up on mirin, soy and miso and you have the makings of everyday Japanese cuisine
Michael Calvin: How we need more Eric Cantonas to knock some sense into us

Michael Calvin's Last Word

How we need more Eric Cantonas to knock some sense into us