Sport Lewis Hamilton suffered a front wing failure on the first day of testing in Jerez that caused him to plow into the tyre barrier

Hamilton escapes unhurt after his W05sup hits the tyre barrier in a replication of his first day accident last year

Fernando Alonso in his Ferrari during practice yesterday for tomorrow's Singapore Grand Prix

McLaren open to Fernando Alonso return but Spaniard stays put at Ferrari

Driver pledges to remain with Ferrari ‘to the end’ but speculation refuses to die down

Sebastian Vettel on his way to pole position for the Singapore Grand Prix

Sebastian Vettel secures pole for the Singapore Grand Prix in yet another show of dominance by the Red Bull driver

Vettel has won three of the last four races and has given himself the best chance to increase his run tomorrow

The Sport Matrix: Friday 20 September 2013

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F1: Ferrari confirm Kimi Raikkonen will replace Felipe Massa from 2014

The Finn won the world title with the Prancing Horse in 2007

A pensive Jenson Button is glad to be ‘home’ at Silverstone

F1: Jenson Button says McLaren's image has changed

The former world champion has struggled this season in an uncompetitive car

Sebastian Vettel in action during the third practice session of the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps
Sebastian Vettel was quickest in practice at Spa-Francorchamps

Belgian GP: Red Bull door surprisingly reopens for Kimi Raikkonen

Team principal says nothing should be ruled out in search for new driver

Vettel in action at Spa

F1: Sebastian Vettel fastest during practice for Belgian Grand Prix - but Pirelli tyre issues resurface

Lewis Hamilton over a seconds off the pace in his Mercedes

Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel

Belgian GP preview: Kimi Raikkonen and Daniel Ricciardo the talk of the paddock as Formula One returns at Spa

Following the four-week summer break, Raikkonen, Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton will be looking to close the gap on championship leader Sebastian Vettel

Formula One: Lewis Hamilton hopeful of challenge for title after victory at Hungarian Grand Prix

The victory was his first since moving to Mercedes

Kimi Raikkonen and Vettel talk after the race, with the Finn managing to keep the championship leader at bay to take second - after the race Vettel played down an incident between the pair where Raikkonen had blocked him from passing during the last few laps (Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
It began a string of bizarre tyre explosions as both Ferrari’s Felipe Massa and Torro Rosso driver Jean Eric-Vergne suffered the same incident just a few laps later

Lewis Hamilton climbs from last to fourth in British Grand Prix as series of drivers' wheels explode

The spectacular tyre failure that robbed Lewis Hamilton of the British Grand Prix victory he was determined to deliver to his legion of fans not only handed the win to his Mercedes’ team-mate Nico Rosberg but proved a prelude to a dramatic and dangerous day which moved Red Bull design guru Adrian Newey to suggest that the sport had had a “narrow escape.”

Tyre testing: Jenson Button hopes Pirelli ease safety concerns

Jenson Button is hoping Pirelli has an ace up its sleeve to ease the fears of every driver heading into this weekend's German Grand Prix.

The punctured tyre of Ferrari Formula One driver Felipe Massa of Brazil

British Grand Prix: What they said about tyre-gate

Sunday's British Grand Prix at Silverstone was marred by four identical Pirelli left-rear tyre failures, with most teams experiencing problems with the Italian company's rubber.

Lewis Hamilton's British Grand Prix hopes dimmed as number of drivers' wheels explode

Lewis Hamilton’s hopes of winning the British Grand Prix have diminished following a tyre failure on lap eight of the Silverstone track.

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