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

Button apologises to fans over pit-stop error

Jenson Button was left apologising to the fans following another British Grand Prix to forget.

Alonso shows perfect timing for Ferrari after Red Bull get delayed

Spaniard's win marks 60th anniversary of first Scuderia triumph as pit stops cost Vettel

McLaren mishaps crush home hopes

Hamilton and Button left well off the pace and praying for rain as Red Bull and Ferrari dominate front of grid

Kate Battersby: The charismatic champion who is proving a big turn-off

View from the Pit Lane: Vettel may delight the diehards at Silverstone but his domination risks alienating a wider audience

'Britain is centre of the universe for motorsport'

Whoever takes the flag at Silverstone, there will really only be one winner. Richard Rae explains why these shores are the home of F1

How to win – and lose – on new-look Silverstone layout

Pit move gives teams scope for creative strategies while those adjusting best to rule change will hold advantage

James Lawton: Hamilton must learn that although criticism has been heavy it is also well meant

On the sunlit morning after the French Grand Prix of 1976 three fine and seasoned racers took the short ferry ride from their hotel on the islet of Bandol.

Silverstone: British Grand Prix preview

The British Grand Prix is one of the highlights of the Formula One calendar, not least given the support of the public as a crowd of over 300,000 is expected over the course of the three days.

Bird hopes flying laps at Silverstone will drive his F1 dreams

Five years ago winning the British GP-supporting GP2 race triggered the first bouts of "Hamiltonmania" as Lewis Hamilton stormed to victory. This weekend 24-year-old Sam Bird is fervently hoping that a similar performance can cement his growing status as the next Briton likely to race a Formula One ride.

Investors needed to keep circuit on the right track

The British Racing Drivers' Club, owner of Silverstone circuit, admit they have "given up going to the Government, cap in hand," seeking funding to keep the venue at the forefront of international motor racing.

Red Bull: New diffuser ban could hit us hardest

Red Bull are likely to be hit hard by technical changes banning "off-throttle blown diffusers", according to the team's chief technical officer, Adrian Newey.

Doughnuts galore if happy Button can win at Silverstone

McLaren driver in relaxed mood but still hankers for British Grand Prix victory which, he tells David Tremayne, he'll celebrate in style

Lewis Hamilton: 'I want what Red Bull have got, but it isn't as simple as that'

Lewis Hamilton admits his title hopes are fading but, he tells David Tremayne, he and his McLaren team can't be faulted for effort

Ecclestone to sue if F1 loses distinctive sound

The Formula One chief executive Bernie Ecclestone has threatened to sue motor sport's governing body, the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA), over its plan to introduce a more fuel-efficient engine in 2014.

The sporting week ahead (03/07/11)

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