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  • Ferrari give helping hand to Manor

    Manor’s bid to return to Formula One this season has received another much-needed tonic as Ferrari have agreed to supply power units despite being owed millions of pounds. On Thursday, the team formerly known as Marussia announced they are to...

  • McLaren sidelined again in Barcelona testing

    McLaren sidelined again in Barcelona testing

    McLaren’s Formula One testing gremlins followed them from Jerez to Barcelona yesterday with Jenson Button sidelined after 21 laps of the Circuit de Catalunya. The team said a faulty seal on the car’s MGU-K energy recovery unit had caused a problem...

  • Drivers told to keep a lid on helmet changes

    Drivers told to keep a lid on helmet changes

    Formula One drivers are to be barred from changing helmet designs during the course of a season in a ruling aimed at helping fans identify their heroes and also pleasing traditionalists. It will be less well received by those drivers who like to...

  • Force India delay new car debut to the final test

    Force India delay new car debut to the final test

    Force India’s 2015 Formula One car will not make its track debut until the third and final pre-season test in Barcelona some two weeks before the first race in Australia, the team said yesterday. “The plan is to introduce it at the final test,”...

  • Williams are supportive of comeback bid by Marussia

    Williams are supportive of comeback bid by Marussia

    Williams are supportive of Marussia’s attempts to return to the Formula One grid and would have agreed to them starting the season with last year’s car, deputy principal Claire Williams said yesterday. “We’ve been very clear on our position around...

  • No deadline for a new contract for Hamilton

    No deadline for a new contract for Hamilton

    Mercedes motorsport boss Toto Wolff is hopeful of concluding contract negotiations with Lewis Hamilton before the start of the new Formula One season, but is refusing to impose any deadline. Tentative talks between Hamilton and Wolff are under way...

  • Confident Button backs a strong Honda return

    Confident Button backs a strong Honda return

    Jenson Button claims he has “unfinished business” with Honda and is of the firm belief they will emerge as Formula One front-runners. McLaren have again reunited themselves with Honda from this season, with the Japanese manufacturing giant serving...

  • Ricciardo hits Top Gear and takes the record of Hamilton

    Australian Daniel Ricciardo has already stripped Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton of one lap record before the season has even started. The Red Bull driver demolished Hamilton’s two-year-old fastest lap as the ‘star in a reasonably-priced...

  • Force India opposed Marussia’s bid to use old car this year

    Force India opposed Marussia’s bid to use old car this year

    Marussia’s hopes of rising from the dead to race in next month’s Formula One season-opener in Australia have suffered a setback after rivals rejected a proposal to let them compete with last year’s car. “It needed all the teams to agree and there...

  • Caterham assets to be auctioned off next month

    Hopes of rescuing the failed Caterham Formula One team looked to be over yesterday after auctioneers said they would sell off the assets, including 2014 cars and equipment, next month. Auctioneers Wyles Hardy & Co said that they had been...

  • ‘We have turned a corner’ says Ferrari’s Raikkonen

    ‘We have turned a corner’ says Ferrari’s Raikkonen

    A buoyant Kimi Raikkonen feels Ferrari may have turned a corner, if the first day in his new car is anything to go by. Upon his return last year to the team that made him world champion in 2007, Raikkonen could not have envisaged a worse...

  • F1 supremo Ecclestone bids to rescue German GP

    F1 supremo Ecclestone bids to rescue German GP

    Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone is hoping to know by the weekend whether a German Grand Prix will take place this year. The situation was clouded on Monday when Ecclestone responded to an enquiry from Rhein-Zeitung newspaper via email in...

  • Rosberg has the knives sharpened for Hamilton

    Nico Rosberg says he has sharpened his knives for the new Formula One season and is ready to take on champion Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton and anyone else who fancies their title chances. The German, runner-up last year as Hamilton collected...

  • Vettel fastest on opening day of F1 testing

    Vettel fastest on opening day of F1 testing

    Sebastian Vettel topped the timesheet on the opening day of testing as the four-time champion, in his first outing with Ferrari, clocked one minute 22.620secs, at the Jerez track. On his maiden outing for Sauber, Marcus Ericsson finished 0.157secs...

  • All eyes on Alonso and McLaren in Jerez

    Local hero Fernando Alonso will be the centre of attention when Formula One’s pre-season testing starts up in southern Spain today but the McLaren driver has done his best to lower expectations. As the Spaniard warned fans when the new...

  • Vettel warns against expectations

    Vettel warns against expectations

    Sebastian Vettel gave Ferrari’s new Formula One car his seal of approval yesterday while warning fans not to expect too much from a team that made major changes after failing to win anything last year. “Obviously there is a change in colour for me...

  • McLaren unveil 2015 F1 car

    McLaren unveil 2015 F1 car

    McLaren have launched their 2015 car as they look to use their renewed partnership with both Honda and Fernando Alonso to return to winning ways after two years in the Formula One wilderness. The Woking-based marque will be running Honda engines...

  • Silverstone sale is instant success

    Silverstone’s attempt to turn back the clock resulted in the circuit selling their allocation of 1,000 cut-price £99 tickets for the British Grand Prix in just 22 minutes. The response was so overwhelming new Silverstone managing director Patrick...

  • Red Bull flat out as first F1 test looms

    Red Bull flat out as first F1 test looms

    Former champions Red Bull are rushing to get their new Formula One car ready for Sunday’s first pre-season test in Spain but there is still plenty of work to be done, team principal Christian Horner said this week. “Not yet,” he replied when asked...

  • Lotus expect a huge step forward in 2015

    Lotus expect to be far more competitive this season with a new F1 car that they hailed as a massive step forward yesterday. Pictures of the Mercedes-powered E23 were released on the team website (www.lotusf1team.com) with a standard nose replacing...

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