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Force India to run Mercedes' Wehrlein at Barcelona test
February 18, 2015 (11:45) [ Indexed from ]
Mercedes' reserve driver Pascal Wehrlein will drive for Force India on two days of the forthcoming four-day pre-season test at Barcelona. The deal is part of an increased association between Wehrlein and Force India, with the 20-year-old also slated to drive for the team in both of this year's in-season tests More...
Palmer to make Lotus debut at Barcelona test
February 18, 2015 (11:00) [ Indexed from ]
Jolyon Palmer will make his first appearance for Lotus during this week's pre-season test at Barcelona. The reigning GP2 champion, who joined the team as their third driver for 2015, will get behind the wheel of the Mercedes-powered E23 on day two of the four-day test. Pastor Maldonado and Romain Grosjean will share the other three days More...
Renault predict "significant performance step" before Australia
February 17, 2015 (12:45) [ Indexed from ]
Renault are on course to make substantial gains with their 2015 Formula One power unit before the season-opening race in Australia, according to chief technical officer Rob White. Having made sweeping changes to their power unit over the winter in a push to reduce a 2014 performance deficit to Mercedes, Renault are confident that big strides will be made before the season gets underway More...
The essential… Nico Hulkenberg
February 13, 2015 (17:15) [ Indexed from ]
Looking at his targets for 2015, Nico Hulkenberg might deem it essential that he scores more points than Force India team mate Sergio Perez. But what about the other essentials in his life? In the first of a new series of interviews, Hulkenberg reveals the essential elements of his pre-race routine, the essential ingredients of a good night out, and more More...
Moments in time - Unusual testing liveries
February 11, 2015 (16:30) [ Indexed from ]
As striking as Red Bull's 'camouflage' livery was at Jerez, it is by no means the first time a team has opted to run a unique colour scheme during winter testing. We look back through the archives at some of the most unusual and memorable liveries to have appeared over recent years More...
Pat Symonds Q&A: Williams can be champions again
February 09, 2015 (12:30) [ Indexed from ]
After a decade spent fighting decline, Williams staged a stunning turnaround in 2014 to claim nine podiums and finish third in the constructors' standings. In an exclusive interview, Pat Symonds - key to the resurrection - outlines the plans laid to ensure such success is not fleeting, why he believes Williams can return once more to the F1 summit, and why Valtteri Bottas has all the hallmarks of a potential great More...
First impressions - team by team testing analysis from Jerez
February 06, 2015 (16:15) [ Indexed from ]
After an intense period of development, a new crop of Formula One cars made their highly anticipated on-track debuts at Jerez this week. From rookie debuts to surprise performances, and from reliability issues to promising early pace, we take a team-by-team look at all of the action from an intriguing opening session in Spain More...
Valtteri Bottas Q&A: We will do everything to challenge Mercedes
February 05, 2015 (14:00) [ Indexed from ]
The 2014 season was a special one for Valtteri Bottas - not only did the talented Finn notch up his first F1 podium finish (and five more to boot), he also proved a consistent threat to the dominant Mercedes duo, eventually finishing an impressive fourth in the drivers' standings. In an exclusive interview, Bottas discusses reprising his fight with the Silver Arrows in 2015, Williams' pre-season form, the prospect of winning his first Grand Prix, and rumoured interest from Ferrari More...
The Jerez test in numbers - who went fastest, and furthest
February 05, 2015 (14:00) [ Indexed from ]
As ever with pre-season testing, reading too much into the timesheets - particularly after just four days of running at Jerez - can often be misleading, as differing objectives and priorities blur the picture of which teams have hit the ground running in 2015. But while there is still an awful lot to learn, a close inspection of the data from the first four days of the new season does make for interesting reading More...
Ferrari: Rivals masking true pace
February 04, 2015 (21:15) [ Indexed from ]
Ferrari team principal Maurizio Arrivabene said there are "encouraging signs" that his team have made real progress with their 2015 car, but also cautioned that their rivals were masking their true pace. Ferrari finished quickest in three of the first four days of pre-season testing at Jerez, with Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel emerging with the fastest two times overall More...
Daniil Kvyat Q&A: I want to let my results do the talking
February 04, 2015 (18:45) [ Indexed from ]
Daniil Kvyat's career progression has been nothing short of meteoric of late. Just 12 months ago the Russian youngster was preparing for his debut season in F1 racing with Toro Rosso; now he's settling in at Red Bull as Sebastian Vettel's replacement. After completing his first runs in the RB11 during testing at Jerez, Kvyat discussed, amongst other things, filling a four-time world champion's shoes... More...
Raikkonen puts Ferrari back on top as Jerez test ends
February 04, 2015 (17:15) [ Indexed from ]
Kimi Raikkonen ensured Ferrari ended the first pre-season test of 2015 on top by going fastest on the fourth and final day at Jerez. The Scuderia's new SF15-T had already topped the first and second days in the hands of Sebastian Vettel, and Raikkonen carried on that momentum by setting the best time of the test on Wednesday, dipping down to a 1m 20.841s to finish comfortably clear of the chasing pack More...
New Force India unlikely to make second test
February 04, 2015 (11:30) [ Indexed from ]
Force India have confirmed that it is unlikely their 2015 Formula One car will be ready in time for the second pre-season test in Spain on February 19-22. "Although everybody is working towards getting the VJM08 to the next test session in Barcelona, it's more likely the new car will appear at the final Barcelona test More...
Exclusive Carlos Sainz Jr Q&A: I can thrive at Toro Rosso
February 04, 2015 (11:30) [ Indexed from ]
While Toro Rosso have helped a number of drivers break into Formula One racing in recent years, not all have been able to secure long-term drives at the sport's highest level. But while that dynamic only adds to the pressure on Carlos Sainz Junior's shoulders ahead of his rookie season, the Spaniard insists that he has the mentality, ability and expertise to flourish More...
Pharrell Williams and Maroon 5 join Singapore concert line-up
February 04, 2015 (11:30) [ Indexed from ]
Musical superstars Pharrell Williams and Maroon 5 will be the headline acts for the 2015 Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix race concerts. The multi award-winning performers will entertain the crowds on the Marina Bay Street Circuit's Padang Stage More...
Exclusive Eric Boullier Q&A: No panic over stuttering start
February 03, 2015 (23:00) [ Indexed from ]
After the first three days of pre-season testing at Jerez, McLaren-Honda's 2015 car has managed just 44 laps in total - in stark contrast to the likes of Mercedes, who have clocked up almost ten times that amount. But McLaren racing director Eric Boullier insists there is no sense of worry within the camp - particularly as the issues are also a symptom of just how pioneering the team have tried to be in order to catch the world champions More...
Nasr goes fastest for Sauber on day three in Spain
February 03, 2015 (17:30) [ Indexed from ]
Felipe Nasr sent Sauber to the top of the timesheet on Tuesday in pre-season testing at Jerez, narrowly edging the Ferrari of morning pacesetter Kimi Raikkonen and the Mercedes of Nico Rosberg. Less than half a second separated the trio at the close of play, although it was Nasr who set the headline time as he bolted on Pirelli's super-soft tyres and lapped the Spanish track in 1m 21.545s More...
Exclusive Nico Rosberg Q&A: Tough times make you stronger
February 03, 2015 (11:15) [ Indexed from ]
Last year saw Mercedes dominate Formula One racing, as team mates Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton battled it out for title supremacy. This season, however, their rivals are ready to fight back. Speaking exclusively to, Rosberg explains why he is ready to take on all-comers - world champion Hamilton included - in the fight for the 2015 drivers' crown More...
Christian Horner Q&A: Who needs a front wing?
February 02, 2015 (21:45) [ Indexed from ]
Red Bull supposedly gives you wings. In Monday's testing at Jerez, Daniil Kvyat's RB11 spent most of the day running without one. Team principal Christian Horner explains why it was no big drama, as well as revealing more about the team's unusual interim livery and Adrian Newey's continued involvement in their F1 efforts More...
Vettel keeps Ferrari on top on rain-hit second day
February 02, 2015 (17:30) [ Indexed from ]
Sebastian Vettel maintained his and Ferrari's encouraging start to pre-season testing by going fastest on the second day of running at Jerez on Monday. The four-time world champion, also quickest on the opening day, set a new overall benchmark of 1m 20.984s to finish almost one second clear of the chasing pack which was led by Sauber rookie Felipe Nasr More...
Exclusive Toto Wolff Q&A: Mercedes 'flawless' on first day
February 02, 2015 (12:15) [ Indexed from ]
Mercedes began the 2015 season in ominous fashion, as their new F1W06 Hybrid set the early pace and racked up an astonishing 157 trouble-free laps on the opening day in Jerez. In an exclusive interview, the Silver Arrows' head of motorsport Toto Wolff explains why the team hasn't let up over the winter, discloses which rival teams he fears the most, and discusses why the team is braced for more driver tension in 2015 More...
Sebastian Vettel Q&A: 'Yes, it was a good day'
February 01, 2015 (21:00) [ Indexed from ]
His first official day testing for new team Ferrari saw four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel topping the timesheets in Spain. Vettel admitted it was 'a good feeling', but the German is under no illusion as to its relevance to the season ahead - after all, this time last year team mate Kimi Raikkonen led the way for the Scuderia, only for the Italian squad to end 2014 winless More...
Vettel fastest for Ferrari on first day of testing in Spain
February 01, 2015 (17:30) [ Indexed from ]
Sebastian Vettel made the perfect start to his Ferrari career by sending the Italian team to the top of the timesheets on the opening day of pre-season testing at Jerez on Sunday. The four-time world champion, who switched to Ferrari from Red Bull over the winter, completed 60 laps in the new SF15-T, setting a best time of 1m 22.620s in the afternoon session to go clear of the field More...
Red Bull's black and white RB11 hits the track in Spain
February 01, 2015 (09:45) [ Indexed from ]
After surrendering their drivers' and constructors' crowns to Mercedes last year, Red Bull have launched the car with which they plan to fight back this season: the Renault-powered RB11, to be raced by Daniel Ricciardo and new team mate Daniil Kvyat. Featuring a striking new test livery for this week's opening Jerez session, the RB11 features a host of improvements in all areas as the team seeks to improve on 2014 More...
Williams present new car as testing begins in Jerez
February 01, 2015 (09:30) [ Indexed from ]
Williams have officially rolled out their new car ahead of the first morning of running at the opening pre-season test of 2015 in Jerez, Spain. As indicated by previously released images, the Mercedes-powered FW37, which will be driven by Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas, is a clear evolution of last year's highly competitive FW36 More...
Mercedes officially unveil their title defender
February 01, 2015 (09:30) [ Indexed from ]
They released pictures last week from its Silverstone shakedown, but on Sunday in Spain Mercedes officially launched the car with which they will defend their drivers' and constructors' crowns, as Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg took the wraps off the F1 W06 Hybrid in the Jerez pit lane. "The launch of a new car is an exciting moment for everybody involved," said Toto Wolff, Head of Mercedes-Benz Motorsport More...
Toro Rosso debut the STR10 in Spain
January 31, 2015 (17:30) [ Indexed from ]
Toro Rosso took the wraps off their 2015 car in the Jerez pit lane on Saturday afternoon, just a few hours before the first of this year's three pre-season tests gets underway at the Spanish circuit. The Renault-powered STR10 will be raced by the team's all-rookie driver line-up of Max Verstappen and Carlos Sainz Jr, with the latter due behind the wheel first on Sunday More...
Mercedes: Back to work and hungrier than ever
January 30, 2015 (18:45) [ Indexed from ]
Given the unprecedented scale of their achievements last year, Mercedes enter 2015 with an extraordinary set of expectations and pressures - and in the knowledge that their rivals have worked tirelessly over the winter to catch up. So when the team headed to Silverstone for the first 'shakedown' of their new F1 W06 Hybrid, we went along for an exclusive preview More...
Vettel and Raikkonen ready to be patient with new Ferrari
January 30, 2015 (13:15) [ Indexed from ]
Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen have warned against expecting immediate results from Ferrari in 2015, saying that patience will be key to the Scuderia's hopes of returning to the front of the Formula One grid. Vettel, who joined the Scuderia from Red Bull ahead of the new season, says his focus is on building a platform for success in the long-term More...
Ferrari reveal their 2015 car, the SF15-T
January 30, 2015 (12:15) [ Indexed from ]
Ferrari have officially unveiled the SF15-T, the car the Italian team hope will return them to winning ways in 2015. The new machine, which will be driven by Ferrari's all-world champion driver line-up of Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen, features, amongst other things, a distinctive long flat nose and revised sidepods More...
Sauber unveil newly liveried C34
January 30, 2015 (10:15) [ Indexed from ]
Sauber took the covers off their 2015 car on Friday, and revealed a brand-new blue and yellow colour scheme. The Ferrari-powered C34, to be raced by the team's all-new driver line-up of Marcus Ericsson and Felipe Nasr, succeeds the disappointing C33 which last year became the first F1 car produced by the Swiss team not to score a single point More...
Mercedes shakedown F1 W06 Hybrid
January 29, 2015 (22:45) [ Indexed from ]
Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg got their first taste of Mercedes' 2015 Formula One car as the reigning champion team completed their first day of running during a promotional event at Silverstone. Rosberg was first to sample the F1 W06 Hybrid, with Hamilton then taking over - although a blizzard brought the day to a premature close, with the duo having completed 18 laps in total More...
Alonso and Button realistic over development of McLaren MP4-30
January 29, 2015 (15:30) [ Indexed from ]
Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button have expressed excitement about getting behind the wheel of McLaren's newly unveiled MP4-30, though both are acutely aware that developing the Honda-powered machine will not be easy. Alonso, who re-joined McLaren from Ferrari over the winter, indicated that he's prepared for possible teething problems when he gets the Woking team's pre-season test programme underway in Spain on Sunday More...
McLaren unveil evolutionary MP4-30
January 29, 2015 (13:15) [ Indexed from ]
McLaren have revealed the car that Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button will race in 2015, the Honda-powered MP4-30. According to the British team, the new machine, which also features a revised colour scheme, is a 'thoroughly refined evolution' of their 2014 car with some 'exciting new technical DNA' More...
Force India to skip first pre-season test
January 28, 2015 (12:30) [ Indexed from ]
Force India have announced that they will not attend the first pre-season test of 2015 as was originally planned, and will instead shift their focus to the second and third tests at Barcelona. The team had previously said they would run their 2014 car at the test, but will now skip it completely, saying: "learning opportunities would have been limited" More...
GP3 champion Lynn joins Williams as development driver
January 28, 2015 (11:45) [ Indexed from ]
Williams have announced reigning GP3 Series champion Alex Lynn as their development driver for the 2015 season. In this role, Lynn, 21, will undertake simulator duties to help with the development of Williams' new Mercedes-powered FW37 and to assist the Grove team's race engineers in setting up the car for each Grand Prix More...
Renault reveal 'fundamental' changes to 2015 power unit
January 28, 2015 (11:45) [ Indexed from ]
Renault say they have achieved a 'fundamental' overhaul of their Formula One power unit ahead of the 2015 season, as they bid to reduce last year's performance deficit to Mercedes. Managing director Cyril Abiteboul said sweeping changes have allowed Renault to make significant progress over the winter in terms of both reliability and performance, with the French manufacturer now targeting upwards of the three victories they scored in 2014 More...
Sauber to reveal new car on same day as Ferrari
January 27, 2015 (17:45) [ Indexed from ]
Sauber will launch their new Formula One car online on January 30, just two days before the first pre-season test of 2015 gets underway in Spain. The Swiss team will unveil the Ferrari-powered C34 at 0900 GMT on the same day that Ferrari are also set to reveal their 2015 machine, the SF15-T More...
Ferrari: Plenty of opportunity to find performance in 2015
January 27, 2015 (17:45) [ Indexed from ]
Ferrari have a wide scope in which they can find improvements and move back up the competitive order in 2015, according to technical director James Allison. Ferrari struggled throughout 2014 - the Italian team's first winless F1 season since 1993 - as they failed to capitalise on sweeping regulation changes More...
Lotus reveal first images of Mercedes-powered 2015 car
January 26, 2015 (15:45) [ Indexed from ]
Lotus have released pictures of their new Mercedes-powered E23 Hybrid car, which they are confident will prove 'far, far better' than its 2014 predecessor. While the team will retain last year's line-up of Romain Grosjean and Pastor Maldonado, they believe the switch from Renault to Mercedes power, and the implementation of lessons learned from last year's struggles, will thrust them back to the sharp end of the Formula One grid More...
Exclusive Jolyon Palmer Q&A: I have to seize Lotus chance
January 26, 2015 (14:15) [ Indexed from ]
Jolyon Palmer may now stand the brink of realising a childhood dream after signing to be Lotus's third driver for 2015, but he also knows he will have to work harder than ever to turn his new role into a permanent drive. In a candid interview, the 2014 GP2 champion sets out his goals for the forthcoming season and explains why joining Lotus was a 'no brainer', even if other third drivers haven't always capitalised on their roles More...
Ferrari reveal name of new car
January 26, 2015 (13:15) [ Indexed from ]
Ferrari's 2015 Formula One car will be designated the SF15-T, the team announced on Monday. The new car, to be piloted by Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen this season, will be unveiled online on Friday (January 30), two days ahead of its track debut at Jerez on February 1 More...
Ready for action - 2015 car launch & pre-season test schedule
January 23, 2015 (16:00) [ Indexed from ]
The waiting is almost over - in a little under a week the covers will begin to come off a new crop of Formula One cars, and soon after that pre-season testing will start in earnest. There's much to look forward to, from the first glimpse of McLaren's new MP4-30 - the team's first Honda-powered car since 1992 - to four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel's maiden outings for Ferrari More...
Zoom F1 charity auction races to success
January 22, 2015 (16:30) [ Indexed from ]
Stars of Formula One racing gathered together with the rich and famous last Friday for the third annual Zoom Charity Gala Auction at London's InterContinental Park Lane Hotel. The auction raised over 20,000 for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity. F1 drivers, team principals and well-known faces within the world of motor racing, including Lewis Hamilton, Jenson Button and Sebastian Vettel, each took photographs More...
Alonso to debut new McLaren-Honda at Jerez test
January 22, 2015 (14:30) [ Indexed from ]
McLaren have confirmed that Fernando Alonso will give the new Honda-powered MP4-30 its maiden run when pre-season testing gets underway at Jerez on February 1. The Spaniard, who is returning for his second stint at the Woking team in 2015, will also be behind the wheel on day three of the four-day test More...
Force India unveil sleek new team livery
January 21, 2015 (17:00) [ Indexed from ]
Force India have revealed a new team livery which will adorn their cars during the 2015 FIA Formula One World Championship. The revised colour scheme, which was unveiled by Sergio Perez and Nico Hulkenberg at a special launch in Mexico City on Wednesday, was presented on an old car following the team's decision to delay the introduction of the new VJM08 until the second pre-season test of the year More...
Williams release first images of the FW37
January 21, 2015 (12:15) [ Indexed from ]
Williams have become the first team to reveal images of their 2015 car, the Mercedes-powered FW37. The new machine, to be raced by Valtteri Bottas and Felipe Massa, is an evolution of last year's impressive FW36 which carried Williams to nine podiums and third place in the constructors' standings More...
Toro Rosso to unveil new car at end of January
January 20, 2015 (18:00) [ Indexed from ]
Toro Rosso will roll out their 2015 Formula One car in the Jerez pit lane on January 31, the day before pre-season testing gets underway at the Spanish circuit. The Renault-powered STR10 will break cover at 1700 local time (1600 GMT), with drivers Max Verstappen and Carlos Sainz Junior both in attendance More...
Force India to delay introduction of 2015 car
January 20, 2015 (16:00) [ Indexed from ]
Force India have confirmed that they will not introduce their new car until the second pre-season test of the year in Spain. The Silverstone-based squad, who are set to unveil a new livery in Mexico on Wednesday, will instead run their 2014 machine at the opening test in Jerez from February 1-4 More...
Palmer signs as Lotus third driver for 2015
January 20, 2015 (15:45) [ Indexed from ]
Reigning GP2 champion Jolyon Palmer has joined Lotus as their third driver for the 2015 FIA Formula One World Championship. Palmer, 24, will drive in a 'significant number' of Friday practice sessions as part of his deal with the team, which also includes test and development work More...

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