Sport McLaren drivers (left to right) Kevin Magnussen, Jenson Button and Stoffel Vandoorne at the launch of the new MP4-29 car at their base in Woking

British driver considered options but is looking forward to revitalised McLaren

Fernando Alonso

Fernando Alonso fastest for Ferrari in latest round of testing

Formula One sides are in Barcelona

Sergio Perez of McLaren

Sergio Perez impresses behind the wheel of McLaren during testing

Second pre-season testing session taking place in Barcelona

Nico Rosberg behind the wheel for Mercedes

Mercedes impress during Formula One testing at the Circuit de Catalunya

Lewis Hamilton team-mate Nico Rosberg tops time sheets

McLaren sign Stoffel Vandoorne to young driver programme

McLaren have signed 20-year-old Belgian Stoffel Vandoorne to their young driver programme.

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Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel at pre-season testing

World champion Sebastian Vettel predicts open F1 title race

The teams have been testing in Jerez

Rowan Atkinson at the wheel of his McLaren F1 GTR sports car

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Rowan Atkinson’s insurers have paid out a reported £910,000 repair bill to fix a supercar that he crashed into a tree.

Lewis Hamilton walks away after crashing his Mercedes during testing

Lewis Hamilton says 160mph crash was a 'blip', but British driver desperate to clock up the miles for Mercedes after frustrating start

2008 World Champion crashed yesterday, just 15 laps behind the wheel of his new car

Lewis Hamilton walks away after crashing his Mercedes during testing

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

Briton had completed just 15 laps with his new team when incident occurred

Nico Rosberg’s car goes up in smoke

Holy smoke! Mercedes hit by teething problems

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

Fire was seen at the back of Nico Rosberg's car

Spanish Formula One driver Fernando Alonso (front) powers his Ferrari to overtake Charles Pic of Marussia during testing

Marussia reveal KERS powered car during F1 testing in Jerez

Testing is taking place today at the Circuito de Jerez

Lewis Hamilton at the unveiling of Mercedes' new car for 2013

Lewis Hamilton plans to 'just keep nagging' new Mercedes team

Hamilton and new team-mate Nico Rosberg yesterday unveiled the W04 in Jerez

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