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F1 winter testing: Jerez day 3

Sauber’s F1 rookie Felipe Nasr (1:21.545) has kept Ferrari power at the top of the timesheets in Jerez overnight. He completed 109 laps overall and this is in stark contrast to pre-season testing last year when cars were falling over themselves to break down first. Kimi Raikkonen (1:21.750) went second fastest and managed 94 laps […]

F1 winter testing: Jerez day 2

Sebastian Vettel has kept himself and Ferrari atop the lap charts in Jerez overnight, going fastest (1:20.984) for the second day running. The four-time champ knows it’s far too early to get excited about his season’s prospects yet, but admits “we have a good basis to work from.” Inclement weather late in the day interrupted […]

F1 winter testing: Jerez day 1

Sebastian Vettel has started his Ferrari career on a high after setting the fastest time (1:22.620) on the opening day of pre-season testing in Jerez. Ferrari power proved strong, with Sauber’s Marcus Ericsson going second fastest (1:22.777). You get the sense though, even this early on, that Mercedes is just playing with its rivals. Nico […]

2015 Mercedes AMG F1 W06 revealed

After showing off its new car via twitter last week Mercedes AMG went with a low key launch for its 2015 Formula 1 car on the morning of testing in Jerez. World champion Lewis Hamilton and teammate Nico Rosberg were on hand to take the covers off the F1 W06 Hybrid for the second time. […]

2015 Williams FW37 revealed

Williams has released this single image of its new FW37 on the morning of its track debut in pre-season testing. Pretty stingy, hey! And it’s not even 2000px in size. Truth be told, the pictorial offerings from Williams have been pretty tight since Martini began to sponsor them. It’s okay, there is a video of […]

2015 Red Bull RB11 almost revealed

Day one of Formula 1 pre-season testing is currently underway in Jerez and without any fanfare or launch of any kind Daniel Ricciardo simply wheeled out of the pits and drove onto the circuit. And with that the 2015 RB11 was revealed. Well, kind of. As you can see, for reasons best known to them, […]

2015 Toro Rosso STR10 revealed

The creche of Forumla 1, otherwise known as Toro Rosso, has taken the covers of the STR10. Ten, of course, being the combined age of rookie drivers Max Verstappen and Carlos Sainz Jr. Actually, this car looks pretty damn good. Indeed most of the cars from the class of 2015 look the goods, under the […]

2015 Ferrari SF15-T revealed

Ferrari has unveiled its new 2015 Formula 1 car, the SF15-T. It’s a big year for the Scuderia as it hopes to make up for the disappointment of 2014, which saw its lead driver depart and two Team Principals get the arse. Leading the charge in 2015 is new Team Principal Maurizio Arrivabene who will […]

2015 Sauber C34 revealed

Well, hallelujah to Sauber! They’ve got no money, no hope and no chance of achieveing great things in 2015. But they’ve had a decent crack at livening up the grid with a new livery that, in some ways, takes us back to the halcyon days of Formula 1 with a hint of Williams-Renault. The new […]

2015 Mercedes AMG W06 previewed

The Mercedes AMG F1 team has all but revealed its title-defending F1 W06 Hybrid with a couple of images first published to twitter. The official unveiling is not due until the morning of the opening day of testing in Jerez on Monday, 1 February. Briefly on track for a filming day at Silverstone the 2015-spec […]

2015 McLaren MP4-30 revealed

McLaren luanched its 2015 Formula 1 car overnight, the MP4-30. The biggest development, of course, is the use of the Honda RA615H Hybrid power unit. McLaren-Honda, there’s a lot of great memories in those two names. Cigarette sponsorship gave those cars from the late 1980s and early 1990s an evocative red and white livery. The […]

Jenson and Fernando ham it up

Someone at McLaren has forced Jenson Button and Fernando Alonso to play it up on camera for a pre-season promo. At least we hope they were forced to take part in this Back to the Future spoof. It’s a bit of harmless fun, of course, and let’s hope the McLaren-Honda partnership is more than a […]