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Sainz to race alongside Verstappen at Toro Rosso in 2015
Scuderia Toro Rosso have announced that Carlos Sainz Junior will partner Max Verstappen in an all-new 2015 driver line-up. The Spaniard, who recently became the youngest ever winner of the World Series by Renault title, replaces Jean-Eric Vergne who announced his departure from the Italian team earlier this week
Friday 28 November 2014

The 2014 season review: Hamilton's title - but only just!
The 2014 season ushered in arguably the most significant rule changes in F1 racing's history, and out of it all one team emerged as the dominant force: Mercedes. But far from being processional, we witnessed one of the fiercest intra-team battles of all time as Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg fought over the world title from the first race to the last
Friday 28 November 2014

Wolff appointed Williams test driver
Williams have announced that Susie Wolff will step up to the position of official test driver for the 2015 season. The British racer had previously held the title of development driver, a role which culminated in her becoming the first female driver to drive in a Grand Prix event for two decades when she took part in FP1 in Britain and Germany
Friday 28 November 2014

Hulkenberg to race at Le Mans in 2015 with Porsche
Nico Hulkenberg will compete in the Le Mans 24 Hours for Porsche in 2015 alongside contesting the full Formula One season with Force India. The 27-year-old German said the desire to compete in both disciplines had been too alluring to turn down
Thursday 27 November 2014

Raikkonen backs Ferrari's 2015 shake-up
Kimi Raikkonen believes the recent changes at Ferrari, including the recruitment of Sebastian Vettel and Maurizio Arrivabene, will help drive them forward in 2015. Vettel was formally confirmed as a Ferrari drive on the eve of the season-ending race in Abu Dhabi
Thursday 27 November 2014

Vergne rules himself out of Toro Rosso contention for 2015
Jean-Eric Vergne has confirmed that he will not partner Dutch rookie Max Verstappen at Toro Rosso in 2015. The Frenchman, who has driven for the Italian team since graduating to F1 racing via the Red Bull young driver programme in 2012, made the announcement on Twitter
Wednesday 26 November 2014

Wehrlein fastest for Mercedes as Abu Dhabi test ends
Pascal Wehrlein ensured Mercedes ended the 2014 season in fitting fashion by going fastest as the final Formula One test of the year drew to a close in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday. GP2 race winner Raffaele Marciello put Ferrari second ahead of Toro Rosso's 2015 rookie Max Verstappen, while McLaren's interim Honda-powered car hit further complications, completing just two laps in the hands of reserve driver Stoffel Vandoorne
Wednesday 26 November 2014

Exclusive Eric Boullier Q&A: McLaren-Honda potential 'huge'
McLaren's renewed Honda partnership began in earnest on Tuesday as the team's developmental MP4-29H/1X1 machine, featuring the Japanese company's 2015 power unit, made its official track debut in Abu Dhabi. There were the predictable teething troubles, but as McLaren racing director Eric Boullier points out, systems checks are the test's primary aim and it is behind the scenes that the real progress is happening
Tuesday 25 November 2014

Bottas puts Williams on top in Abu Dhabi test
Williams' Valtteri Bottas set the pace on the opening day of the season's final Formula One test in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday. Kimi Raikkonen put Ferrari second, with Mercedes' Nico Rosberg edging the Force India of GP2 champion Jolyon Palmer for third late on. Meanwhile, McLaren-Honda's interim F1 car completed three laps in the hands of reserve driver and GP2 runner-up Stoffel Vandoorne
Tuesday 25 November 2014

McLaren-Honda outing the headline act of Abu Dhabi test
The first proper outing for McLaren-Honda's interim Formula One car is set to be the star attraction of the final two-day in-season test of 2014 in Abu Dhabi this week. Barely 24 hours after his title hopes were extinguished, Nico Rosberg will be present for Mercedes - one of a handful of 2014 regulars appearing alongside the likes of GP2 champion Jolyon Palmer, Formula Renault 3.5 champion Carlos Sainz Jr and FIA European F3 champion Esteban Ocon
Monday 24 November 2014

Abu Dhabi analysis - Hamilton keeps his cool in desert showdown
Nico Rosberg had done his best to pile the pressure on title rival Lewis Hamilton ahead of their Abu Dhabi showdown, but as he suffered the agony of technical problems, Hamilton kept his cool to secure victory - and with it a second Formula One world championship crown. Williams, meanwhile, scored their first double podium in almost a decade, while there were emotional farewells for Sebastian Vettel at Red Bull and Fernando Alonso at Ferrari
Monday 24 November 2014

Mattiacci replaced by Arrivabene as Ferrari team principal
Ferrari have announced the appointment of Maurizio Arrivabene as their new Formula One team principal, replacing Marco Mattiacci who took over from Stefano Domenicali in April. Arrivabene comes to Ferrari from tobacco giants and team sponsors Philip Morris, which he joined in 1997, becoming Vice President Consumer Channel Strategy and Event Marketing in 2011
Monday 24 November 2014

Lewis Hamilton Q&A: I'll be even better in 2015
Lewis Hamilton opted for quiet rather than wild celebrations on Sunday night, reminiscing with family and friends about his journey from starry-eyed go-karter to double Formula One world champion. But while he admits the magnitude of his success might take a while to sink in, his attention is already turning to 2015 - when he believes he can apply lessons from this campaign and become even stronger
Monday 24 November 2014

Hamilton wins DHL Fastest Lap Award 2014
DHL, the world's leading logistics group and Official Logistics Partner of Formula 1, awarded Lewis Hamilton as the winner of this year's DHL Fastest Lap Award at a special ceremony during the 2014 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on November 23. Hamilton, FIA Formula One Drivers' World Champion of this year and 2008, won the award a nose ahead of Nico Rosberg, who scored five fastest laps this season. In total, Hamilton has amassed seven fastest laps during this year's season
Monday 24 November 2014

FIA post-race press conference - Hamilton 'lost for words'
DRIVERS: 1 - Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes); 2 - Felipe Massa (Williams); 3 - Valtteri Bottas (Williams) PODIUM INTERVIEWS Q: Lewis, you did it. Can you try to put that into words for us, just how much this means to you?
Sunday 23 November 2014