Lewis Hamilton 'unfazed' by crash

Lewis Hamilton
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Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton says that he is "not fazed" by his crash during testing in Jerez.

Lewis Hamilton has said that he is not downhearted despite crashing his Mercedes during practice in Jerez.

The 28-year-old, who joined his new team following a long association with McLaren, said that he would rather any problems happen now and not during the season.

"We had a failure with one of the brake pipes and so when I hit the brakes they didn't work and I just went straight on," Hamilton told Sky Sports News.

"It was pretty heavy but it wasn't as bad as I have had in the past.

"I'm not fazed at all - I'm just glad that I'm safe and that it has happened now rather than during the season."

Hamilton will get back behind the wheel on Friday.

Lewis Hamilton during a press conference on February 4, 2013
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