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

GT1 reaches season climax in Argentina

The stunning setting and spectacular circuit of San Luis, Argentina, will bring the first season of the FIA GT1 World Championship to a fitting finale this weekend. Twenty three GT1 cars will take to the track set inside a vast volcanic caldera.

Captain Renaud Ecalle: Fighter pilot and world champion aerobatic flyer

The French Air Force captain Renaud Écalle was the reigning world aerobatic champion, a title he won with a stunning display of sky ballet in his German-built Extra 330C aircraft in the skies over Silverstone racing circuit in August last year. His stunts won him the nickname "the Extra-Terrestrial" among fellow pilots in France's Équipe de Voltige, one of the world's oldest and most successful aerobatic teams. As fate would have it, the 29-year-old Écalle was not doing daredevil rolls or loops but simply heading home in his small plane on Sunday with his wife and two infant children when it crashed in torrential rain, fog and 50mph gusts of wind, killing all four.

Life in the pit lane, where championships are decided in a flash

After Ferrari beat McLaren's tyre change by 0.8 seconds to win the Italian Grand Prix, David Tremayne joins F1's unsung heroes

News in brief

Hamilton eyes back-to-back wins

Lewis Hamilton is hoping his victory in Belgium 11 days ago is the forerunner to an end-of-season push for the Formula One title.

Jody Scheckter: From Formula One to life in the slow lane

The former Grand Prix motor racing champion started organic farming as a hobby 14 years ago, but it has since turned into a passion and major business. Susie Mesure meets Jody Scheckter

Crutchlow sets the early pace at Silverstone

Motorcycling

Webber swears to draw a line under rivalry at Red Bull

Mark Webber now wishes he had turned the air blue at Silverstone as it might have avoided red faces all round at Red Bull Racing.

Button wants qualifying improvement

Jenson Button knows he has to end his qualifying torment if he is to have any chance of retaining his Formula One title.

Hamilton expects rivals to alter gear

Lewis Hamilton feels this weekend's German Grand Prix will serve as a barometer for the remainder of the season.

The sporting week ahead (11/07/10)

Today

Red Bull gives you wings... but only if you are Vettel

Webber left fuming on dirty side of grid after his new front wing is given to German team-mate who broke his on way to pole

Vettel claims pole in British Grand Prix

Red Bull Racing were in a league of their own as Sebastian Vettel claimed a stunning pole position for tomorrow's British Grand Prix.

Drivers praise Silverstone's fast-flowing changes

Mark Webber, who set the fastest time in yesterday's practice session, gave the new Silverstone "Arena" layout the thumbs-up after lapping it close to the team's simulator prediction time.

Meet the next Briton tipped to break into Formula One

Paul Di Resta was well familiar with Silverstone long before he drove a Force India in yesterday morning's first free practice session.

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Greatest mystery about the hit BBC1 show is how it continues to be made at all, writes Grace Dent

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"History is violent," says the US Army tank commander Don "Wardaddy" Collier

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Mark Udall: The Democrat Senator with a fight on his hands

The Senator for Colorado is for gay rights, for abortion rights – and in the Republicans’ sights as they threaten to take control of the Senate next month
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New discoveries show more contact between far-flung prehistoric humans than had been thought

Evidence found of contact between Easter Islanders and South America
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Cerys Matthews on Dylan Thomas

The singer reveals how her uncle taped 150 interviews for a biography of the famous Welsh poet
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Homebase has announced the closure of one in four of its stores. Nick Harding, who never did know his awl from his elbow, is glad to see the back of DIY
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Air New Zealand's wizard in-flight video

The airline has released a new Hobbit-inspired clip dubbed "The most epic safety video ever made"
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Pumpkin spice is the flavour of the month

The combination of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg (and no actual pumpkin), now flavours everything from lattes to cream cheese in the US
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11 best sonic skincare brushes

Forget the flannel - take skincare to the next level by using your favourite cleanser with a sonic facial brush
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Paul Scholes column

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Frank Warren: Boxing has its problems but in all my time I've never seen a crooked fight

Frank Warren: Boxing has its problems but in all my time I've never seen a crooked fight

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Jamie Roberts: 'I'm a man of my word – I'll stay in Paris'

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A crime that reveals London's dark heart

How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?
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Lost in translation: Western monikers

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Handy hacks that make life easier

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KidZania lets children try their hands at being a firefighter, doctor or factory worker for the day

KidZania: It's a small world

The new 'educational entertainment experience' in London's Shepherd's Bush will allow children to try out the jobs that are usually undertaken by adults, including firefighter, doctor or factory worker