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

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Paul Di Resta has been promised no-one at Force India will stand in his way should a big team come calling this season.

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Jenson Button concedes world title is beyond him, but vows to get McLaren back to the top

The former world champion has endured an incredibly frustrating season

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Loss-making F1 team is rumoured to have a new investor, reports Mark Leftly
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F1: Sebastien Vettel takes pole at the Canadian Grand Prix

Sebastian Vettel put his Red Bull on pole position at the Canadian Grand Prix, ending Mercedes' hopes of a fifth successive start from the top slot.

Jenson Button at Monaco 2012, when he failed to finish

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Jenson Button gives a wave of relief

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The Japanese engine supplier will re-kindle an iconic partnership

Alain Prost celebrates winning the 1988 Australian Grand Prix with Ayrton Senna

McLaren and Honda reunite to bring back a magical era in Formula One

Two giants of the sport rekindle the alliance that ruled when Senna and Prost were kings

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Honda to make return to Formula One after agreeing deal to replace Mercedes as partners of McLaren

The Japanese manufacturing giant quit the sport at the end of 2008

Fernando Alonso gets ahead of Lewis Hamilton on the first lap
Hamilton started on the front row of the grid but finished 12th

F1: 'I'm absolutely lost,' admits Lewis Hamilton as Fernando Alonso wins Spanish Grand Prix in front of home crowd

Ferrari's Fernando Alonso produced a brilliant drive to claim victory in Barcelona in front of his home crowd where he lapped rival Lewis Hamilton

Nico Rosberg claims pole ahead of Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel for the Spanish GP

Nico Rosberg takes pole ahead of Lewis Hamilton for Spanish GP pole

Nico Rosberg beats Lewis Hamilton as Mercedes lock-out front row; Sebastian Vettel completes top three

Jenson Button: The McLaren driver was praised for being a ‘great team player’ by his principal

McLaren put their faith in a new wing to help Jenson Button at Spanish Grand Prix

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A bumpy road: Jenson Button knows he is going to face a tough fight if he is to get anywhere near winning the world championship this season

F1: Jenson Button insists morale will not be allowed to drop at McLaren

The British team have been way off the pace so far this season

Lewis Hamilton's switch from McLaren to Mercedes has so far been successful given he has taken a pole position and two third places

Silverstone officials hope for Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button success to improve ticket sales for British Grand Prix

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