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

Two (million) Brits seek home GP win

Hamilton and Button are looking to deliver on a level playing field at Silverstone.

Button eyes Silverstone podium

Jenson Button is desperate to land a podium finish at the British Grand Prix for the first time in his Formula One career. It is one of those remarkable quirks that in 11 previous attempts around Silverstone, Button has never once been able to savour the acclaim of his home fans for a top-three finish.

Vettel's cakewalk to sixth victory leaves fans hungry for Silverstone

If all Formula One races were run on tracks as infernally dull and uninvolving as the one here, the FIA might as well hand another world champion's trophy to Sebastian Vettel right now and forget the rest of the season.

Alonso pips Hamilton in practice to raise hopes of a closer contest

Fernando Alonso's mood will have improved after he recorded the fastest time in practice yesterday before the Grand Prix of Europe.

Silverstone on track to pay £20m annual F1 fee

Silverstone, the Northamptonshire-based race track, will have to pay almost £20m annually by the end of the decade to host Formula One's British Grand Prix, according to new research. This comes after it emerged that the BBC is considering dropping its coverage of F1 racing, because of the cost of the rights.

Motorcycling: Stoner surfs through the wet as he speeds towards second title

The 25-year-old Australian Casey Stoner took a casual surf ride towards his second MotoGP world championship at Silverstone yesterday, when he won a wet and dangerous British round by an easy 15.159 seconds on his Honda RC212V.

Silverstone fans braced for battle of fading idol and brash Australian

After world title in '07, Casey Stoner has had a tough time. Now he's back and pushing Valentino Rossi into the margins

Margareta Pagano: British racing is saved – no thanks to banks

Everyone who is anyone in British motorsport was at the recent opening of the Silverstone Wing, the state-of-the-art racing pit, paddock, and conference centre at Silverstone in Northamptonshire, home of the British Grand Prix.

Royal approval for Silverstone's £27m revamp

She has been described, in none too kindly terms, as a dilapidated old broad in need of a lick of make-up, but yesterday Silverstone presented herself in all her glory as a host of suitors – five British champions among them – rushed to praise her latest makeover.

Silverstone unveils £27m new pit and paddock

Silverstone today officially opened its new £27million pit and paddock complex to now guarantee the circuit's place as one of the best in the world.

McLarens zoom out of nowhere to set the early pace Down Under

The smart money was on Red Bull and Ferrari dominating and Mercedes running third as McLaren struggled, but when practice for the first race of the Formula One season began here in Melbourne's Albert Park yesterday it was the McLarens that ended the day fastest.

Paul di Resta: 'What Jackie achieved is something to aim for'

Ahead of his debut tomorrow, Di Resta tells David Tremayne about the challenge of living up to Scotland's rich F1 heritage

James Corrigan: Why stop at a rain machine Bernie, why not chuck in hail, ice and thunderstorms?

The Way I See It: Some of the plans were so wacky that even Bernie rolled his eyes – wider goals, four quarters, a World Cup in the desert in summer

Lewis Hamilton reveals improved relationship with father

Lewis Hamilton has revealed his relationship with father Anthony is far healthier now compared to the strain they often endured last year.

Silverstone's £99 Lamborghini Thrill

Expert tips on track driving, a few laps of one of the most famous motor racing circuits in the world (or part of it at least) in a Lamborghini, lots of pictures to remind you of the experience and a nice certificate to hang on your wall – all for just £99 (for the Christmas period only).

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