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British driver considered options but is looking forward to revitalised McLaren

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For the second time in five months McLaren have fallen prey to the might of Mercedes' ambition

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Holy smoke! Mercedes hit by teething problems

Lewis Hamilton, due to have his first proper run in Mercedes' new car on Wednesday, was given a worrying introduction to life on the track with the team after team-mate Nico Rosberg's version of the W04 caught fire on the first day of pre-season testing in Spain.

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Marussia reveal KERS powered car during F1 testing in Jerez

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McLaren unveil new car for 2013

McLaren unveil new car for the 2013 F1 season

McLaren prepare for season without Lewis Hamilton

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Max Chilton becomes latest Briton on F1 grid after landing Marussia deal

The 21-year-old will join Lewis Hamilton, Jenson Button and Paul Di Resta in F1

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Jenson Button turns attention to title tilt next season

Button won the season ending Grand Prix

Jenson Button celebrates victory in Brazil

Jenson Button triumphs in the rain on a day of high drama in Brazil

Season ends with gritty victory for McLaren driver after team-mate Hamilton crashes out

Editorial: F1 gets a new and exhilarating lease of life

Yesterday's Brazilian Grand Prix crowns a season that has revived Formula One after years in which it seemed doomed to decline. Not only was this year's championship decided by the last race – and in the last laps of that race, rekindling an excitement that had seemed long gone – but the season saw the return of a US Grand Prix at a brand-new circuit in Texas, a more plausible venue somehow than those in the US tried hitherto. Meanwhile, the new New World hosts prompted some salutary questions about racing and politics, in the Gulf and elsewhere, which is no bad thing.

Thumbs up: Lewis Hamilton celebrates his pole position in Säo Paulo

Hamilton seizes pole as Alonso prays for miracle

Fernando Alonso finally got to quantify in qualifying yesterday the scale of the mountain he has to climb if he is to beat Sebastian Vettel to the World Championship when a gripping Formula One season ends in Brazil this afternoon. And it was of Everest proportions.

Lewis Hamilton at the Indian Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton hoping for final victory with McLaren before end of season

Lewis Hamilton has belief McLaren can still deliver him one final win before he brings the curtain down on his 14 years with the team.

Lewis Hamilton at the Indian Grand Prix

Catching rivals 'is not impossible' says Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton believes McLaren can throw caution to the wind as the team no longer have anything to lose in this year's Formula One world title race.

Gwyneth Paltrow brings cancer fundraising campaign to the UK

A campaign aimed at raising millions of pounds for cancer has been launched by Gwyneth Paltrow, with backing from a slew of high-profile public supporters. Taking the lead from the American Stand Up to Cancer project which, over the past four years, has pledged more than £160m for research, the Academy-award winning actress has now brought the fundraising campaign to the UK.

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