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

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Lewis Hamilton, due to have his first proper run in Mercedes' new car on Wednesday, was given a worrying introduction to life on the track with the team after team-mate Nico Rosberg's version of the W04 caught fire on the first day of pre-season testing in Spain.

Flames seen at the back of Nico Rosberg's Mercedes

Mercedes halt F1 testing after flames flare on car

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British driver switched to Mercedes

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British driver has switched from McLaren

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Button won the season ending Grand Prix

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