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Smmoke billowsPedro de la Rosa's Ferrari

Holy smoke! Pedro de la Rosa forced to abandon Ferrari

Test driver was driving for Ferrari for the first time

Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel at pre-season testing

World champion Sebastian Vettel predicts open F1 title race

The teams have been testing in Jerez

Lewis Hamilton walks away after crashing his Mercedes during testing

Lewis Hamilton says 160mph crash was a 'blip', but British driver desperate to clock up the miles for Mercedes after frustrating start

2008 World Champion crashed yesterday, just 15 laps behind the wheel of his new car

Lewis Hamilton walks away after crashing his Mercedes during testing

Lewis Hamilton crashes new Mercedes on his first day behind the wheel

Briton had completed just 15 laps with his new team when incident occurred

Flames seen at the back of Nico Rosberg's Mercedes

Mercedes halt F1 testing after flames flare on car

Fire was seen at the back of Nico Rosberg's car

Lewis Hamilton at the unveiling of Mercedes' new car for 2013

Lewis Hamilton plans to 'just keep nagging' new Mercedes team

Hamilton and new team-mate Nico Rosberg yesterday unveiled the W04 in Jerez

The Sport Matrix: Tuesday 5 February 2013

England's first tour match washed out

McLaren unveil new car for 2013

McLaren unveil new car for the 2013 F1 season

McLaren prepare for season without Lewis Hamilton

Kimi Raikkonen

Kimi Raikkonen hopes McLaren are weakened by exit of Lewis Hamilton

British driver switched to Mercedes

Lewis Hamilton during yesterday’s visit to Brackley where he was joined by Ross Brawn and Nico Rosberg

Lewis Hamilton: I want to emulate Michael Schumacher at Ferrari

Briton sets sights on greatness and sees 'room for growth' at new team Mercedes

Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes can challenge F1 front runners insists Lewis Hamilton

British driver has switched from McLaren

Sergio Perez has replaced Lewis Hamilton

Sergio Perez: McLaren are the best in the world

Lewis Hamilton replacement addresses staff

Lewis Hamilton

Ron Dennis: McLaren 'let Lewis Hamilton walk away'

Ron Dennis has revealed McLaren could have pushed to retain Lewis Hamilton, but chose not to.

Max Chilton

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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