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

Lewis Hamilton at the Indian Grand Prix

Catching rivals 'is not impossible' says Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton believes McLaren can throw caution to the wind as the team no longer have anything to lose in this year's Formula One world title race.

McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton was forced to apologise to his team-mate Jenson Button after wrongfully accusing his compatriot of 'unfollowing' him on Twitter.

He then tweeted: "My bad [mistake] just found out Jenson never followed me. Don't blame him!"

Earlier in the season Hamilton was in trouble with his team after he posted a picture of a confidential telemetry sheet." width="80" height="60" onclick="location.href='http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/motor-racing/bernie-ecclestone-backs-lewis-hamiltons-switch-to-mercedes-8227757.html';" class="" />

Bernie Ecclestone backs Lewis Hamilton's switch to Mercedes

Bernie Ecclestone feels Lewis Hamilton will serve as an inspiration to Mercedes when he joins the German manufacturing giant next year.

Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso at the Korean Grand Prix

Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel 'set to join Ferrari' in 2014

Reigning world champion Sebastian Vettel is set to join Ferrari for the 2014 season, according to reports today.

Vettel wins Korean Grand Prix to move in championship lead

Sebastian Vettel survived a late tyre scare to move back to the top of the Formula One drivers' championship with a dominant victory in Korea, as McLaren's title hopes disintegrated.

Webber beats Vettel to Korean pole

Australian Mark Webber seized pole position for the South Korean Formula One Grand Prix on Saturday with title-chasing Red Bull team mate Sebastian Vettel having to settle for second place on the starting grid.

Hamilton gave McLaren a fourth consecutive pole for the first time since 1999

McLaren win tax verdict over spying scandal

McLaren successfully argued the £32million fine they were handed over the 2007 spying scandal should be tax deductible, it has been revealed.

Martin Whitmarsh said that McClaren were in a 'development race' with Red Bull

McLaren: We will rise to Red Bull's challenge insists Martin Whitmarsh

McLaren's team principal, Martin Whitmarsh, is confident they can respond to Red Bull's step forward in pace at this weekend's Korean Grand Prix.

Fernando Alonso spins off on the first corner of the Japanese Grand Prix

Pressure is on Ferrari claims McLaren boss Martin Whitmarsh

Martin Whitmarsh has piled the pressure on Ferrari, despite seeing his McLaren team endure a difficult Japanese Grand Prix weekend which ended with Lewis Hamilton making another Twitter gaffe.

Sebastian Vettel wins Japanese Grand Prix victory at Suzuka

Sebastian Vettel gave his hopes of claiming a third-consecutive world title a huge boost as he took advantage of Fernando Alonso's first-lap retirement with a consummate Japanese Grand Prix victory at Suzuka.

Michael Schumacher pictured in Japan

Michael Schumacher crashes during Japanese Grand Prix practice

Retiring Formula One great Michael Schumacher made an unwanted impact in second practice for the Japanese Grand Prix as Red Bull took the fight to McLaren at Suzuka.

Michael Schumacher announces his retirement

Seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher retires from Formula One... again

As was widely expected, Mercedes driver Michael Schumacher today announced he would be retiring from Formula One at the end of the season.

Force a smile: Hamilton is quickest but feels he could have done better

'It's simply gloves-off' says Lewis Hamilton ahead of Japanese Grand Prix

In his first race since confirmation he will leave McLaren to join Mercedes next season, Lewis Hamilton must get his focus back on track and the Formula One championship fight at this weekend's Japanese Grand Prix.

Michael Schumacher is back on the pace

Michael Schumacher is still motivated despite uncertainty over future

Michael Schumacher insists he is looking forward to this weekend's Japanese Grand Prix despite the prospect of being without a drive next season.

Jenson Button pictured in Germany

Jenson Button to take five-place grid penalty in at Japan Grand Prix

McLaren's Jenson Button will take a five-place penalty on the Japanese Grand Prix starting grid this weekend due to an unscheduled gearbox change, his team said today.

Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton says it is 'time for a fresh challenge' after swapping his McLaren for Mercedes

Speculation surrounding the future of Lewis Hamilton came to an end today with the announcement that the former world champion is to join Mercedes.

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