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Lewis Hamilton 'OK' after heavy crash in qualifying

Lewis Hamilton said he was "OK" following a heavy crash in qualifying ahead of the German Grand Prix in Hockenheim.

The driver could be heard on his car's radio saying: ""Yeah, I'm OK. I hit the brakes and something ... the brakes failed."

His team Mercedes also tweeted that he was "OK but sore" after the accident.

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UPDATE: @lewishamilton is back from the medical centre. He's ok but sore from the crash. We are working to diagnose the cause #GermanGP #F1

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Hamilton takes second place at Monaco Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton (L), Nico Rosberg (C) and Daniel Ricciardo at the post-qualifying press conference at Monaco. Credit: James Moy Photography/Press Association Images

Mercedes have claimed the top two places in the 2014 Formula One Monaco Grand Prix, with Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton finishing first and second respectively.

Daniel Ricciardo rounded out the podium finishers, taking third place for the Red Bull team.

Lewis Hamilton wins third Grand Prix in a row

British Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton has won his third consecutive Grand Prix by clinching first place in China.

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton has won his third consecutive Grand Prix
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton has won his third consecutive Grand Prix Credit: James Moy/James Moy Photography/Press Association Images

The victory follows wins in the season's second and third races held in Malaysia and Bahrain.

Hamilton is chasing a second F1 championship after claiming the title in 2008.

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Mercedes to show support for lost plane at Grand Prix

Mercedes Formula One drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg will show their support to the lost Beijing bound plane at the Malaysia Grand Prix this weekend, by displaying a ‘Pray For MH370’ message on the side panels.

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All my prayers and sympathies go to the friends and families of the passengers on MH370 flight #PrayForMH370 http://t.co/TyZFtdhLSk

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Hamilton also tweeted his sympathies to the families and friends of the passengers, along with a picture of the hashtag #PrayForMH370.

Read more as 122 possible objects are spotted in search for missing plane

Lewis Hamilton retires in Australian Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton has retired early in Australian Grand Prix after what appeared to be an engine problem. Lewis Hamilton's start to the new Formula One season lasted just three laps before the championship favourite was forced to retire because of a 'misfiring cylinder'.

Lewis Hamilton in his Mercedes during Qualifying. Credit: Jon Buckle/PA Wire/Press Association Images

From the 32nd pole position of his career ahead of the season-opening Australian Grand Prix, Hamilton was passed on the run down to the first corner at Melbourne's Albert Park by Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg and Daniel Ricciardo on his debut for Red Bull.

On the opening lap McLaren's Kevin Magnussen dropped Hamilton to fourth, and it was clear the 29-year-old was struggling with his car. On lap two Hamilton was then informed by race engineer Pete Bonnington to stop the car and save the engine

Read: Lewis Hamilton retires early from Formula 1 opener

Hamilton: Schumacher's accident 'happens for a reason'

Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton has commented on Michael Schumacher's skiing accident, saying that "all things happens for a reason."

Lewis Hamilton has said of Michael Schumacher's skiing accident that 'all things happens for a reason' Credit: PA

Welcoming the news that Schumacher was showing small signs of improvement following his skiing accident in December, seven-time F1 champion Hamilton told the The Daily Telegraph that he feels the "experience will really show his character and depth".

Read: Michael Schumacher 'will win this fight,' says family

"He's a legend in the sport, you know, who has achieved so much, a very motivated individual," he said.

"So I feel like all things happen for a reason, I think that this is an experience that will really show his character and depth and even more so than any other experiences he's had."

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