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

Jenson Button 'lucky' to race Sergio Perez

Jenson Button feels it is crucial he and Sergio Perez do not milk the fact that the McLaren team allows its drivers to race one another.

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: Gloves are now off in McLaren battle with Sergio Perez, says Jenson Button

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The Sport Matrix: Tuesday 23 April 2013

United take 20th league title as Villa are swept aside

McLaren to let drivers duel

McLaren team principal Martin Whitmarsh has admitted he ignored pressure from his team to halt Formula One's latest team-mate bust-up.

Sebastian Vettel enjoyed one of his more comfortable days in the sunshine as the reigning world champion cruised to the 28th win of his remarkable career

Formula 1 Bahrain Grand Prix: Sebastian Vettel reigns as civil war strikes McLaren

While anti-government protesters battled with police outside the circuit and blocked roads into the Bahraini capital Manama, on the track inside Sebastian Vettel utterly dominated the Bahrain Grand Prix. Indeed, such is the supremacy of the Red Bull driver, who won by nearly 10 seconds from Kimi Raikkonen and Lotus team-mate Romain Grosjean, that interest centred on the good, old-fashioned racing that went on in the leaders' wake.

Nico Rosberg takes pole at Bahrain Grand Prix as penalty over gear box change leaves Lewis Hamilton starting ninth

Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg took pole position at the Bahrain Grand Prix today, finishing ahead of Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull and Fernando Alonso of Ferrari for the race that is being held amid widespread anti-government protests in the divided nation.

A riot policeman jumps a fence to extinguish a tire fire set by Bahraini anti-government protesters in Sehla

Bahrain’s F1 protest? It’s just like the Old Firm derby, says Jackie Stewart

Three-time Formula One champion Sir Jackie Stewart has come out in support of Bahrain’s ruling regime, claiming it has “started a move towards democracy” ahead of tomorrow’s Grand Prix in the troubled Gulf nation.

Kimi Raikkonen during practice for the Bahrain Grand Prix

Kimi Raikkonen fastest after Ferrari impress in early practice for the Bahrain Grand Prix

Lotus driver ahead of Red Bulls of Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel in second practice

Smiles ahead: Lewis Hamilton is delighted after taking pole for Mercedes

Lewis Hamilton riding high with Mercedes

The former McLaren driver's switch of teams is looking a good decision

Ferrari's Fernando Alonso wins Chinese Grand Prix

Fernando Alonso took the chequered flag for the first time in 13 races to ignite his Formula One world title challenge this season.

Lewis Hamilton wins pole position for Mercedes in Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai

Lewis Hamilton lit up the Mercedes garage by grabbing his first pole position for the team since joining them at the start of the year.

Felipe Massa in China

F1: Felipe Massa delivers 'incredible' pace during practice for Chinese Grand Prix

Ferrari driver out paces team-mate Fernando Alonso

Seb Vettel passes Mark Webber yesterday despite team orders not to do so
Lewis Hamilton inadvertantly pulls into the McLaren pit

F1: Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton pits in the McLaren garage by accident

Lewis Hamilton holds off Nico Rosberg to claim first podium finish for Mercedes... thanks to team orders

Fernando Alonso's Malaysian Grand Prix lasted just one lap following a foolish decision made by the Spaniard and Ferrari

Malaysian Grand Prix: Fernando Alonso crashes out after just one lap

Fernando Alonso's Malaysian Grand Prix lasted just one lap following a foolish decision made by the Spaniard and Ferrari.

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