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Vergne joins Ferrari as test driver
Jean-Eric Vergne will join Ferrari as their test driver for the 2015 season, the Italian team have announced. Vergne will work on car development in the Ferrari simulator, operating alongside the team's newly appointed test and third driver Esteban Gutierrez
Friday 19 December 2014

Sochi presented with 2014 Race Promoters' Trophy
The success of this year's inaugural Russian Grand Prix was formally recognised on Friday when Russian Deputy Prime Minister, Dmitry Kozak, received the 2014 Race Promoters' Trophy from Bernie Ecclestone, CEO of the Formula One group, in a special ceremony at the Sochi Autodrom
Friday 19 December 2014

Vital Statistics: The 2014 season in numbers
Did you know that McLaren's Jenson Button completed more laps than any other driver in 2014 or that Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo had the most consecutive points finishes? As the year draws to a close, we look back over some of the amazing facts and figures that helped make this season one of the most exciting and memorable on record
Friday 19 December 2014

CVC appoints Directors to the Board of the Formula One Group
CVC, the controlling shareholder of the Formula One Group, today announces three appointments to the Board of the Formula One Group. Luca di Montezemolo and Paul Walsh have been appointed as Non Executive Directors, with effect from 1st January 2015
Thursday 18 December 2014

F1 ® stars get behind the lens for Zoom charity auction
Formula One racing's drivers, team principals and boss Bernie Ecclestone have joined together in their support of the 2015 annual Zoom charity auction. Held in association with Nikon, it is the third running of the event in aid of London's Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity. Throughout a memorable and tense 2014 season, the stars of the sport were each asked to take a photograph that represented a snapshot of their world
Thursday 18 December 2014

Horner: We have to up our game to catch Mercedes in 2015
Christian Horner admits Red Bull must make strides over the winter if they are to take on Mercedes in 2015. Though Daniel Ricciardo raced to three victories for Red Bull during the 2014 campaign, the Milton Keynes-based team were never able to fully challenge Mercedes' dominance as the Silver Arrows swept to 18 poles, 16 wins and both the drivers' and constructors' titles
Thursday 18 December 2014

Winner of the F1 ® Connectivity Innovation Prize announced
Tata Communications, a leading provider of A New World of Communications™, today unveils the Grand Prize winner of the inaugural F1 Connectivity Innovation Prize. The jury, which included the 2014 FIA Formula One World Champion and Mercedes AMG Petronas driver Lewis Hamilton and F1 commentator Martin Brundle, delivered its final verdict announcing a four-man British team as winners of the Grand Prize.
Thursday 18 December 2014

Fry and Tombazis exit amid Ferrari restructure - updated
New Ferrari team principal Maurizio Arrivabene has announced a shake-up of the Italian squad's management, designed to provide 'a flat structure and clear assignment of responsibilities'. The changes include the departure of engineering director Pat Fry and chief designer Nikolas Tombazis
Wednesday 17 December 2014

Nico Hulkenberg Q&A: 2014 was my best season yet
Wins and podiums may have eluded him in 2014, but Nico Hulkenberg played a starring role over the season as his remarkable pace and consistency helped Force India carry the fight to McLaren in the constructors' championship. In an exclusive interview with Formula1.com, Hulkenberg reflects on the highs and lows of the past year, and discusses the targets, advantages and potential threats for 2015
Wednesday 17 December 2014

Gutierrez becomes Ferrari test driver
Esteban Gutierrez has been confirmed as Ferrari's new test and reserve driver. Mexican Gutierrez has spent the past two F1 seasons racing for the Ferrari-powered Sauber team. ?It is an honour to become part of the Scuderia Ferrari family, a team with such an exceptional history,? commented Gutierrez, who lost his Sauber seat
Monday 15 December 2014

McLaren: No fears of 2007 repeat with Alonso
McLaren Group chairman and CEO Ron Dennis insists there will be no recurrence of the acrimony and tension that drove a wedge between Fernando Alonso and the team in 2007. With Alonso returning to McLaren seven years after that split, Dennis admitted questions over team harmony were inevitable
Monday 15 December 2014

Coulthard defeats Wehrlein in 2014 Race of Champions
Thirteen-time Grand Prix winner David Coulthard defeated Mercedes' reserve driver Pascal Wehrlein to clinch the 2014 Race of Champions crown in Barbados on Sunday. Coulthard, a veteran of 246 F1 starts, won the first two races in the best-of-three final against Wehrlein to emerge with his first overall victory in the competition
Monday 15 December 2014

Williams appoint Nielsen as sporting manager
Williams have announced the appointment of Steve Nielsen to the position of sporting manager with immediate effect. Nielsen joins the team from Toro Rosso, where he has been sporting director since 2013. His previous roles over the course of his 27 years in Formula One racing include positions as team manager at Tyrrell, Honda and Arrows
Monday 15 December 2014

Third winners of F1® Connectivity Innovation Prize announced
Tata Communications, the Official Connectivity Provider of Formula 1, today announces the winners of the third round of the F1 Connectivity Innovation Prize. Challenge three asked entrants how could Formula One Management's archive footage be catalogued so it might be used in new and exciting ways
Friday 12 December 2014

Alonso and McLaren - the first time around
Given his previous tenure at the team, many believed Fernando Alonso would never race for McLaren again. That all changed this week however, when the Spaniard agreed a move back to the Honda-powered team. As the parties prepare to reunite, we take a look back over Alonso's first spell with the former world champions
Friday 12 December 2014