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Force India's VJM08 makes belated track debut
After several delays, Force India's 2015 car made its long-awaited track debut on day two of the final pre-season test at Barcelona on Friday. The Mercedes-powered VJM08 left the garage just after midday local time with Nico Hulkenberg behind the wheel. The German will handle driving duties until Sunday when he'll hand over to team mate Sergio Perez for the last day of running
Friday 27 February 2015

Massa fastest for Williams as McLaren toil on day one
Felipe Massa laid down an impressive marker for Williams on the opening day of the final pre-season test of 2015 in Spain, as McLaren were once again restricted by technical problems. Massa hit the front early on Thursday afternoon, bolting on Pirelli's soft-compound tyre and scything down to a 1m 23.500s - the fastest time seen so far this year in Barcelona
Thursday 26 February 2015

Jorda joins Lotus as development driver
Lotus have appointed Carmen Jorda as a development driver for the 2015 season. In her new role the 26-year-old Spaniard, who most recently raced in GP3, will attend Grands Prix and Formula One tests throughout the year, as well as undergoing a significant simulator programme at the team's base in Enstone
Thursday 26 February 2015

Final preparations - Barcelona test preview
After the briefest of breaks, the teams and drivers return to action in Barcelona on Thursday for four final days of pre-season testing. With preparations for the season opener in Australia reaching fever pitch, and crucial mileage still to be accumulated, we take a team-by-team look at the current state of play
Wednesday 25 February 2015

Alonso leaves hospital but misses final test
Fernando Alonso has been released from hospital, but McLaren have confirmed he will sit out this week's final pre-season test at Barcelona. The Spaniard suffered concussion and was airlifted to hospital following a final-day crash during the second test. McLaren say he will now continue his recuperation at his family's home in Spain
Wednesday 25 February 2015

Marussia aiming to race in Melbourne; sign Stevens for 2015
Marussia are hoping to be on the grid for the 2015 season-opener in Australia, and have announced Will Stevens as their first driver. The team say their 2015 car is in an "advanced stage of build", and are aiming to have it ready in time for it to be transported to Melbourne. Stevens said he is enthusiastic about the team's prospects
Wednesday 25 February 2015

Force India reveal first image of delayed 2015 car
Force India have revealed the first shot of their 2015 car, which they hope to run for the first time on day two of the final pre-season test at Barcelona. The team have suffered delays on the build of the new VJM08, opting to use their 2014 car at the most recent test at Barcelona. And while their new machine will not be ready for the start of the final test, it has completed its first fire-up and will now be transported to Spain
Wednesday 25 February 2015

Franz Tost Q&A: Verstappen and Sainz will be evenly matched
For his tenth season as team principal of Toro Rosso, Franz Tost will once again oversee a completely revised line-up as rookies Max Verstappen and Carlos Sainz form the youngest driver pairing in F1 history. In an exclusive interview, Tost discusses working with Red Bull's latest 'diamonds', explains why the concept of running a junior team is still feasible, and reveals Toro Rosso's ambitious targets for 2015
Tuesday 24 February 2015

McLaren: wind to blame for Alonso accident
McLaren have said that 'unpredictably gusty winds' were to blame for the crash that hospitalised Fernando Alonso on the final day of the second pre-season test at Barcelona on Sunday. Alonso, who remains in hospital under observation, left the track at Turn 3 of the Catalan circuit, striking the inside concrete wall with a "significant lateral impact"
Monday 23 February 2015

Felipe Massa Q&A: We need to keep 2014 momentum
Having swapped Ferrari for Williams, Felipe Massa enjoyed something of a renaissance in 2014, scoring 134 points and three podiums, the last of which came at the season finale in Abu Dhabi. Now, after a brief winter break and an encouraging start to testing, the Brazilian is keen to keep up that momentum, as he explains in this exclusive interview
Monday 23 February 2015

The Barcelona test in numbers - who went fastest, and furthest
With four days of running at Jerez already under their belts, the teams were able to change focus slightly and begin discovering the true potential of their 2015 machines over the four-day pre-season test at Barcelona. But which teams have made a jump forward, and which are at risk of dropping down the order? We crunch the numbers to shed some light on whose preparations appear to be coming on strongest for the forthcoming season
Monday 23 February 2015

Alonso uninjured, to stay in hospital overnight
Fernando Alonso has escaped without injury from a crash on the final day of the second pre-season test at Barcelona, but will remain in hospital overnight. The two-time Formula One racing world champion suffered a concussion when he hit the wall exiting Turn 3 shortly after midday at the Spanish track
Sunday 22 February 2015

Grosjean fastest, Alonso crashes as Barcelona test concludes
Romain Grosjean went fastest for Lotus as Fernando Alonso crashed and was taken to hospital as a precautionary measure on the final day of the second pre-season test at Barcelona. Grosjean leapt to the top of the timesheets in the afternoon when he bolted on Pirelli's supersoft compound and dropped down to a 1m 24.067s - the fastest time any driver managed over the four-day test in Spain
Sunday 22 February 2015

Alonso taken to hospital after crash on day four
Fernando Alonso has been airlifted to hospital after crashing on the final morning of pre-season testing at Barcelona. McLaren said in a statement that he was conscious and able to communicate with doctors. The Spaniard hit the wall on the inside of the track between Turns 3 and 4 shortly before the midday lunch break. Red flags were triggered as a result, with an ambulance also dispatched to the scene
Sunday 22 February 2015

Maldonado puts Lotus back on top in Barcelona
Pastor Maldonado topped the timesheets for the second time in three days as Lotus continued their encouraging pre-season testing form in Barcelona on Saturday. The Venezuelan driver, quickest on the opening day of the test on Thursday, lapped the Catalan circuit in 1m 24.348s to finish just under four tenths of a second clear of Toro Rosso rookie Max Verstappen
Saturday 21 February 2015