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

Spectators wait in the rain for the first practice runs at Silverstone

British Grand Prix: Fifty shades of grey fail to
deter fans from Silverstone

After rainy start, stands were full when cars eventually took to the track

Paul Di Resta promises no-one at Force India will stand in his way should a big team come calling

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

Jenson Button of Great Britain and McLaren and Pastor Maldonado of Venezuela and Williams drive side by side into the hairpin during the Canadian Formula One Grand Prix

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

Lotus ready for pole position

Loss-making F1 team is rumoured to have a new investor, reports Mark Leftly
Sebastian Vettel put his Red Bull on pole position at the Canadian Grand Prix

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

Kevin Garside: How McLaren would love to be contenders again on the waterfront at Monaco

The Way I See It: Monaco is the race they all want to win and a dispiriting place to fail

Jenson Button gives a wave of relief

Jenson Button told he has a job for life at McLaren amid link-up with Honda

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

Ayrton Senna driving the Marlboro McLaren-Honda MP4/5B in 1990

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

Jenson Button’s chances in the Spanish Grand Prix could rest on the outcome of a race from England between a van and an aeroplane which left Southend at three o’clock this morning. The precious cargo in each will be a very different new front wing that Button and his whole team fervently hope will turn around their fortunes after a bruising day here in Barcelona.

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

Race fever has yet to strike the great public with uptake down on last year

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Former Dr Feelgood splits with manager after police investigate assault claims
Mark Udall: The Democrat Senator with a fight on his hands ahead of the US midterm elections

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
Cerys Matthews reveals how her uncle taped 150 interviews for a biography of Dylan Thomas

Cerys Matthews on Dylan Thomas

The singer reveals how her uncle taped 150 interviews for a biography of the famous Welsh poet
DIY is not fun and we've finally realised this as a nation

Homebase closures: 'DIY is not fun'

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
The Battle of the Five Armies: Air New Zealand releases new Hobbit-inspired in-flight video

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"
Pumpkin spice is the flavour of the month - but can you stomach the sweetness?

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
11 best sonic skincare brushes

11 best sonic skincare brushes

Forget the flannel - take skincare to the next level by using your favourite cleanser with a sonic facial brush
Paul Scholes column: I'm not worried about Manchester United's defence - Chelsea test can be the making of Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo

Paul Scholes column

I'm not worried about Manchester United's defence - Chelsea test can be the making of Jones and Rojo
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

While other sports are stalked by corruption, we are an easy target for the critics
Jamie Roberts exclusive interview: 'I'm a man of my word – I'll stay in Paris'

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

Wales centre says he’s not coming home but is looking to establish himself at Racing Métro
How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?

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?
Meet 'Porridge' and 'Vampire': Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker

Lost in translation: Western monikers

Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker. Simon Usborne, who met a 'Porridge' and a 'Vampire' while in China, can see the problem
Handy hacks that make life easier: New book reveals how to rid your inbox of spam, protect your passwords and amplify your iPhone

Handy hacks that make life easier

New book reveals how to rid your email inbox of spam, protect your passwords and amplify your iPhone with a loo-roll
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