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Lotus reveal first images of Mercedes-powered 2015 car
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
Monday 26 January 2015

Exclusive Jolyon Palmer Q&A: I have to seize Lotus chance
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
Monday 26 January 2015

Ferrari reveal name of new car
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
Monday 26 January 2015

Ready for action - 2015 car launch & pre-season test schedule
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
Friday 23 January 2015

Alonso to debut new McLaren-Honda at Jerez test
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
Thursday 22 January 2015

Zoom F1 charity auction races to success
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
Thursday 22 January 2015

Force India unveil sleek new team livery
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
Wednesday 21 January 2015

Williams release first images of the FW37
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
Wednesday 21 January 2015

Toro Rosso to unveil new car at end of January
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
Tuesday 20 January 2015

Force India to delay introduction of 2015 car
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
Tuesday 20 January 2015

Palmer signs as Lotus third driver for 2015
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 and attending all Grands Prix and F1 tests during the year
Tuesday 20 January 2015

Like father, like son - the second-generation F1 racers
When Max Verstappen takes to the grid in Australia he'll be creating history. Not only will the 17-year-old Dutch rookie become the youngest man in F1 history to start a Grand Prix, he'll also become the 12th son of a former driver to compete in the world championship. In anticipation, we analyse how the other 11 sons of famous racers fared when following in their father's wheel tracks
Monday 19 January 2015

Mercedes to unveil 2015 car at first test
Mercedes will reveal their 2015 Formula One car on the first day of pre-season testing at Jerez on February 1, the team have announced. Mercedes, who swept to a drivers' and constructors' double in 2014, will unveil the F1 W06 Hybrid before track action commences at the Spanish circuit
Monday 19 January 2015

Force India to stage live team launch this week
Force India will provide fans with the first glimpse of the 2015 Formula One landscape when they reveal the livery for their new car, the VJM09, on Wednesday. The team launch will also be broadcast live and online from 1500 GMT on the team's official website
Monday 19 January 2015

Forza Fernando - Alonso's best drives for Ferrari
For the first time in six seasons, Fernando Alonso will no longer line up in the red of Ferrari when the 2015 championship commences in Australia in exactly two months. In tribute to their partnership, which established Alonso as one of the sport's all-time greats even if it failed to yield world championship glory, we look back on a selection of his finest drives for the Scuderia
Wednesday 14 January 2015