Lewis Hamilton crashes his Mercedes - pictures
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Lewis Hamilton's career as a Mercedes driver got off to a terrible start when he crashed out of testing in Jerez, Spain on Wednesday. The 2008 Formula 1 world champion, who left McLaren at the end of last season, lost control of his car after the brakes failed and ploughed into a tyre wall. Yesterday, the same car had appeared to burst into flames when Hamilton's team-mate, Nico Rosberg, was driving it.
The British driver's career with Mercedes got off to a bad start when he crashed during testing in Jerez on Wednesday