Lewis Hamilton crashes in pre-season testing

Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP prepares to drive during practice for the Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix at Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace on November 22, 2013
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Former Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton is involved in a crash on day one of pre-season testing in Jerez.

Former Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton has been involved in a crash on day one of pre-season testing in Jerez.

The Mercedes driver slammed into a barrier at Turn One on the track in Southern Spain.

However, the 29-year-old Brit was able to exit his car without any notable injuries.

It is believed that Hamilton suffered a front-wing failure.

The 2014 Formula 1 season gets underway with the Australian Grand Prix on the weekend of March 14.

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