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30 JANUARY 2015

MERCEDES COMPLETES FIRST LAPS WITH W06

F1's launch season is in full swing, and the latest new car to hit the headlines is the title-defending Mercedes.

EX FERRARI BOSS POINTS FINGER AT ALONSO

A former Ferrari chief has pointed the finger at departed Fernando Alonso following the Maranello team's recent troubles.

RICCIARDO DOUBTS VETTEL QUIT RUMOURS

Daniel Ricciardo has contradicted boss Christian Horner's claims that Sebastian Vettel came close to quitting F1 last year.

FANS DISAPPOINTED WITH NEW MCLAREN LIVERY

Many McLaren fans were reportedly disappointed on Thursday when the British team pulled the wraps off its works Honda-powered MP4-30.

ECCLESTONE DOUBTS GERMANY TO HOST 2015 RACE

Bernie Ecclestone estimates Germany's chances of staying on the 2015 calendar at "less than 50 per cent".

SIROTKIN MONEY KEY TO FORCE INDIA ABSENCE?

The saga about Force India's apparent financial troubles is continuing.

RED BULL AND LOTUS RUNNING LATE FOR JEREZ DEBUT

Red Bull and Lotus could join Force India, Caterham and Marussia in sitting out the opening winter test at Jerez beginning on Sunday.

RAIKKONEN COULD STAY BEYOND 2015

Kimi Raikkonen's manager says it is possible the Finn will stay at Ferrari beyond the 2015 season.

TEAM SURVIVAL MORE IMPORTANT THAN 1000HP

A former F1 engineer thinks the sport has bigger problems than a potential move to 1000-plus horse power engines.

LYNN CONFIRMS RED BULL PROGRAMME SPLIT

Williams' new development driver Alex Lynn has confirmed his split from Red Bull's high profile junior programme.

29 JANUARY 2015

MCLAREN LAUNCHES SILVER MP4-30

McLaren on Thursday launched its works Honda-powered MP4-30 on the internet.

FORCE INDIA DENIES RUMOURS OF FINANCIAL COLLAPSE

Force India has denied reports it is now just the latest F1 team fighting for mere survival.

HORNER RECEIVED MCLAREN OFFER IN 2014?

Christian Horner received a "serious offer" last year to become the new boss of McLaren.

PIRELLI INTRODUCES NEW SUPER-SOFT FOR 2015

Pirelli will introduce an all-new 'super soft' tyre in 2015.

MERCEDES NOT EXPECTING 2014-LIKE DOMINATION SAYS WOLFF

Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff is not expecting another season of utter domination in 2015.

SCREAMING ENGINES IMPORTANT FOR F1 SAYS HEIDFELD

Former F1 driver Nick Heidfeld has lamented the loss of F1's familiar scream.

NEW RED BULL YET TO PASS FIA CRASH TESTS

2014 runner-up Red Bull is reportedly pushing the boundaries with its readiness for the new season.

28 JANUARY 2015

CLAIMS THAT FORCE INDIA IS INSOLVENT?

The latest team in serious peril is Force India, according to an insider.

FORCE INDIA TO SIT OUT JEREZ TEST

Force India has announced it will sit out the first winter test of 2015.

RENAULT SAYS 2015 ENGINE IS VERY DIFFERENT

Red Bull's engine supplier Renault says it has made big changes to its turbo V6 engine for the 2015 season.

RAIKKONEN BECOMES FATHER

Kimi Raikkonen has this week become a father.

NEWEY WAS STILL DESIGNER OF 2015 RED BULL

This year's Red Bull is probably the last 100 per cent Adrian Newey car, team boss Christian Horner has admitted.

MCLAREN TO TEST 2015 CAR WITH BLACK LIVERY?

McLaren looks set to debut its Honda-powered 2015 car on Sunday with an all-black livery, according to the Spanish sports daily Marca.

BERGER TIPS DENNIS TO KEEP TOP MCLAREN JOB

Gerhard Berger, once linked with the top job, has now backed Ron Dennis to keep running McLaren.

PIRELLI EXPECTING SIGNIFICANT SPEED BOOST IN 2015

Pirelli boss Paul Hembery is expecting a much faster field of 2015.

VETTEL PONDERED F1 EXIT AMID CAREER CRISIS

Before making the radical switch to Ferrari, Sebastian Vettel contemplated simply quitting formula one.

TODT BACKS FERRARI TO BOUNCE BACK

FIA president Jean Todt has backed his former team, Ferrari, to bounce back in formula one.

NEW FERRARI BETTER LOOKING THAN 2014 CAR SAYS ALLISON

If aesthetics mean anything, Ferrari will have a better year in 2015.

LOTUS TO TEST 2015 MERCEDES ENGINE AT JEREZ

Lotus has hit back at reports it will not benefit from the 2015 specification of Mercedes' turbo V6 engine starting from the Jerez test this weekend.

27 JANUARY 2015

ONLY MERCEDES, WILLIAMS TO TEST 2015 ENGINE AT JEREZ

Nine weeks after the 2014 finale, formula one is now counting down the mere days before the resumption of track action.

2015 REVIVAL COULD SEE DINNINGTON RETURN FOR MANOR

If the former Marussia team survives the winter, it will have to house itself elsewhere.

ALONSO AN ALTERNATIVE, NOT A PRIORITY SAYS WOLFF

Talks to renew world champion Lewis Hamilton's contract are finally looming, Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff has announced.

26 JANUARY 2015

RENAULT WANTS TO HALVE GAP TO MERCEDES IN 2015

Boss Cyril Abiteboul has admitted Renault was about 60 horse power down on dominant 2014 title winners Mercedes last year.

F1 ON TRACK FOR ENGINE CHANGE AFTER 2016

F1 is on course for a sharp change of direction after 2016.

F1 SHOULD THINK AGAIN AS MYTH TRACKS DISAPPEAR

F1's historic venues are struggling to write the next chapters of the sport.

ROSBERG PREDICTS MORE MERCEDES DOMINANCE

Nico Rosberg has tipped another season of F1 superiority for Mercedes.

MEXICO ON SCHEDULE FOR 2015 RETURN

Organisers of this year's revived Mexican grand prix have announced they are on course to bounce back into formula one in November.

SAUBER SET FOR BLUE AND YELLOW LIVERY?

Sauber looks set to swap its white and grey livery for prominent blue and yellow for the 2015 season.

24 JANUARY 2015

HAMILTON SIGNS WITH MUSIC PR AGENCY

World champion Lewis Hamilton has replaced one entertainment-based management agency with another, British newspapers the Daily Mail and Telegraph report.

ARRIVABENE BACKS LAUDA FOR F1 REVOLUTION

Ferrari has called for a rules "revolution" for formula one in 2017.

STREIFF APOLOGISES TO TODT FOR BIANCHI COMMENTS

Philippe Streiff has apologised to FIA president Jean Todt.

23 JANUARY 2015

VETTEL TO DEBUT NEW FERRARI

Sebastian Vettel is reportedly first in line to test Ferrari's 2015 car.

MONTEZEMOLO TIPPED TO HEAD OLYMPIC BID

Ousted former long-time Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo's next project could be to secure the 2024 summer Olympics for Rome.

ILLIEN SAYS TWEAKS WOULD MAKE V6 ENGINES LOUDER

Mario Illien says it is possible tweaks to the current generation of turbo V6 cars can produce a louder sound for formula one.

FORCE INDIA DEFENDS 2015 CAR DELAY

Force India insists the decision not to debut its 2015 car at the opening Jerez test was deliberate.

ECCLESTONE INVOLVED IN FIA'S HONDA U-TURN

Bernie Ecclestone has admitted he was involved in the FIA's U-turn over allowing Honda into the new 2015 engine 'unfreeze'.

DALLARA STARTS WORK ON 2016 HAAS CAR

F1 newcomer Haas has begun to work on its first car for 2016, Omnicorse reports.

ROOKIE DUO ADMITS HAMILTON FAVOURITE IN 2015

When it comes to two crucial questions about F1, Toro Rosso's all-rookie lineup is unanimous.

KUBICA FORMS OWN WORLD RALLY TEAM

Robert Kubica has launched his own team to contest the world rally championship in 2015.

CATERHAM BOSS ADMITS TIME RUNNING OUT

Caterham's acting team boss and administrator has admitted time is running out to rescue the ailing backmarker.

NURBURGRING STILL IN TALKS WITH ECCLESTONE

The Nurburgring is still in talks with Bernie Ecclestone about hosting the 2015 German grand prix as scheduled.

CHILTON EYES INDYCAR DEBUT FOR 2016

Max Chilton will this year keep his motor racing career alive in America.

22 JANUARY 2015

STREIFF SUED FOR BIANCHI REPORT SLAM

Former F1 driver Philippe Streiff has launched a stinging tirade against FIA president Jean Todt.

FORCE INDIA SHOWS 2015 CHASSIS

Force India has become the next F1 team to unveil its new look for the 2015 season.

LAUDA SAYS HAMILTON CONTRACT REPORTS ARE NONSENSE

Niki Lauda has rubbished reports Lewis Hamilton has been offered the most lucrative contract in F1 to keep him at Mercedes beyond 2015.

TOTO WOLFF INJURES KNEE IN TRAINING FALL

Toto Wolff is recovering from yet another injury, it has emerged in the Austrian media.

ECCLESTONE HOPEFUL BUT HAAS NOT RESCUING MARUSSIA

The new 2016 team Haas has denied rumours it is the mystery investor looking into rescuing Marussia.

TIME WILL COME FOR OCON AFTER LOTUS SNUB

F1 hopeful Esteban Ocon might be forgiven for feeling disappointed about the latest signing at Lotus.

DOMINANT MERCEDES STRESSED AHEAD OF 2015 SAYS LAUDA

Although Mercedes utterly dominated in 2014, team chairman Niki Lauda is still looking into the new season with trepidation.

FERRARI MUST IMPROVE AFTER DIFFICULT START SAYS ELKANN

Fiat chairman John Elkann has joined Sergio Marchionne in admitting Ferrari will get off to a difficult start in 2015.

F1 MIGHT NOT RACE IN GERMANY THIS YEAR SAYS ECCLESTONE

Germany could be removed from the F1 calendar altogether, Bernie Ecclestone has warned.

21 JANUARY 2015

HAMILTON'S FATHER EYES F1 RETURN FOR AFRICA

World champion Lewis Hamilton's father is involved in plans to revive a South African grand prix.

NEW NOSE RULES A HEADACHE SAYS SYMONDS

Williams' technical chief admits the team has had to make substantial changes to the car for 2015 due to the new nose rules.

WILLIAMS REVEALS 2015 CAR ON MAGAZINE COVER

Williams has given F1 fans an early glimpse of its new car, as the once-great British team eyes a return to the top step of the podium in 2015.

NOW MCLAREN GIVES PREVIEW OF 2015 DESIGN

McLaren looks to be the next team giving a sneak preview of its 2015 car.

HONDA STILL NOT HAPPY WITH UNFREEZE RULING

F1 returnee Honda this year may be allowed to do just a quarter of the engine development of its 2015 rivals Mercedes, Ferrari and Renault.

FERRARI SIGNS SPANIARD AS LEAD ENGINEER

As two Spaniards depart Ferrari, another arrives.

HAAS TO RESCUE MARUSSIA FOR 2015?

Is Gene Haas the mysterious investor looking into rescuing Marussia?

20 JANUARY 2015

PALMER TO DRIVE ON FRIDAYS FOR LOTUS

Lotus has signed reigning GP2 champion Jolyon Palmer as its third and reserve driver for 2015.

CNN MOVES FROM CATERHAM TO MCLAREN

A sponsor of the ailing backmarker Caterham has found its way to McLaren.

FORCE INDIA WILL NOT TEST 2015 CAR AT JEREZ

Force India may be the first team to 'launch' in 2015, but it will also be the last new car to actually hit the official test tracks.

F1 ASSESSING IMPACT OF 2015 ENGINE UNFREEZE

Manufacturers and teams are busily assessing the impact of the newly-clarified engine 'freeze' situation, mere weeks before the season opener.

FERRARI RULES OUT HAVING ENGLISH HQ

Ferrari has ruled out leaving Italy as it bids to end a seven-year championship drought.

MALAYSIA SET FOR NEW F1 RACE CONTRACT

Malaysia looks set to announce a new multi-year contract to keep hosting the annual grand prix at Sepang.

GROSJEAN NOT RULING OUT COLOUR CHANGE FOR LOTUS

Lotus could be a third team set to make a major livery change for the 2015 season.

VANDOORNE HOPES MAGNUSSEN SETBACK BOOSTS F1 HOPES

Stoffel Vandoorne insists he is not worried Kevin Magnussen's demotion at McLaren has also put his own F1 hopes in reverse.

MONZA CAN SURVIVE WITHOUT F1 RACE

Monza insists it would survive even without the iconic Italian grand prix.

BIANCHI CRASH MEANS EARLIER RACES FOR 2015 HOSTS

Five hosts on this year's 20-race F1 calendar will see their respective grands prix start earlier than usual in 2015.

19 JANUARY 2015

MERCEDES ANNOUNCES JEREZ LAUNCH FOR 2015 CAR

Mercedes has confirmed reports it will reveal its title-defending 2015 car on the first day of official winter testing.

MARUSSIA IN ADVANCED RESCUE TALKS

Marussia and its administrators has confirmed an auction of team equipment has been postponed due to rescue talks with a potential investor.

CRUCIAL MARUSSIA AUCTION POSTPONED

An auction of crucial team equipment has been postponed, as Marussia clings to survival less than a month before the 2015 season.

FERRARI SETS MODEST GOAL FOR MELBOURNE

Ferrari has set a modest target for the 2015 season opener, an insider close to the fabled Maranello team reports.

VOLVO EYES FORMULA E, NOT F1

Volvo has set its sights on a global open-wheel championship -- and it isn't F1.

F1 CAREER TURMOIL STOPPED ALONSO'S CYCLING DREAM

Fernando Alonso shelved his plans for a professional cycling team amid the turmoil of his switch from Ferrari to McLaren.

WEHRLEIN EYES JOB WITH MERCEDES-LINKED F1 TEAM

Pascal Wehrlein is a name on the fast-track to formula one.

MERCEDES DENIES OLD ENGINE FOR 2015 CLAIMS

Mercedes has reportedly dismissed claims it will begin the 2015 season with its 'old' V6 engine of last year.

18 JANUARY 2015

LAST HOURS APPROACH FOR AILING MARUSSIA

The eleventh hour is fast approaching for Marussia.

FIA ALLOWS HONDA TO JOIN ENGINE UNFREEZE

Honda has been granted some engine development freedom for 2015.

BYRNE WORKING CLOSELY WITH ALLISON?

Ferrari needed a sweeping change after a "disastrous" start to the new turbo V6 era.

ROSSI INTERESTED IN 2016 HAAS DEBUT

Alexander Rossi has admitted he is "really interested" in becoming the first American driver to race a Haas car in formula one.

FIA TO BE FLEXIBLE WITH NEW SUPER LICENCE SYSTEM

F1's governing body has suggested its tough new criteria for the awarding of super licences in 2016 may actually be flexible.

NURBURGRING NOT GIVING UP ON 2015 RACE

The Nurburgring is not giving up on hanging onto the German grand prix.

PIRELLI OPEN TO 70S-STYLE WIDE TYRES FOR F1

Pirelli is open to supplying bigger tyres to help spice up formula one.

17 JANUARY 2015

2015 HOSTS RULE OUT F1 NIGHT RACES

Two F1 hosts have ruled out switching to a night race format for 2015.

MALAYSIA NOW HAPPY WITH QUIETER F1

Race organisers in Malaysia are getting used to the milder tones of today's F1.

MERCEDES TO BEGIN 2015 WITH OLD ENGINE

Mercedes looks set to begin the 2015 season with its 'old' F1 engine.

NO TELEFONICA DEAL FOR MCLAREN

Telefonica has ruled out becoming McLaren's title sponsor.

VERGNE ADMITS LE MANS OPTIONS

Jean-Eric Vergne is determined to remain one of the world's top racing drivers.

16 JANUARY 2015

2015 HOCKENHEIM RACE DEAL NOT DONE YET

Hockenheim's circuit boss has warned that a deal to host the German grand prix this year has not yet been reached.

15 JANUARY 2015

NURBURGRING LOSES 2015 GERMAN GRAND PRIX

The Nurburgring has lost its round of the 2015 world championship, Germany's Bild newspaper reported on Thursday.

14 JANUARY 2015

MERCEDES PAYS RECORD FEE TO ENTER 2015 SEASON

Mercedes is paying the highest ever fee to enter the 2015 world championship.

VOLKSWAGEN NOT CONSIDERING F1 FORAY SAYS MULLER

Porsche chief Matthias Muller has rubbished speculation parent group Volkswagen could soon be on the F1 grid.

FIA COULD ALLOW HONDA TO JOIN UNFREEZE?

It remains possible the FIA will do a u-turn after excluding Honda from the new engine development 'unfreeze'.

13 JANUARY 2015

MARCHIONNE EXPECTS FERRARI FORM IN LATE 2015

Sergio Marchionne has warned Ferrari fans yet again that 2015 will be a difficult season for the fabled Scuderia.

NO MORE UNUSUAL LOOKING F1 CARS SAYS BOTTAS

Valtteri Bottas thinks the odd look of formula one cars is about to end.

BAHRAIN REFUSES TO BUDGE ON QATAR RACE

Bahrain is blocking Qatar's plans to join the F1 calendar.

12 JANUARY 2015

WILLIAMS NEXT STEP WILL BE HARDER SAYS SYMONDS

Pat Symonds has admitted Williams' next step will be more difficult than the giant leap of 2014.

MERCEDES TO OFFER HAMILTON NEW THREE-YEAR DEAL?

Mercedes is positioning to keep world champion Lewis Hamilton well beyond the 2015 season.

FERRARI SPENDS 40M EURO ON NEW TECHNOLOGY

Ferrari is spending a whopping EUR 40 million as it steps up its off-track technology at Maranello.

BOTTAS PLAYS DOWN MERCEDES, FERRARI SWITCH TALK

Valtteri Bottas has played down reports linking his future outside of Williams.

MCLAREN DENIES PRE-JEREZ TEST FOR 2015 CAR

McLaren has denied reports it will run its Honda-powered 2015 car a few days before its launch and official test debut.

RICCIARDO CONFIDENT OF CATCHING MERCEDES

Daniel Ricciardo has expressed confidence Red Bull can close the gap on dominant 2014 title winners Mercedes this year.

PAFFETT UNSURE OF MCLAREN-HONDA POTENTIAL

Former McLaren tester Gary Paffett is unsure of the British team's potential as its new works Honda era begins.

VERSTAPPEN PASSES THEORY DRIVING TEST

Max Verstappen has cleared the first hurdle as he seeks a normal road car driving licence.

RENAULT HITS BACK AT NEW SUPER LICENCE SYSTEM

Renault has reportedly hit back at the FIA's controversial new system for issuing F1 super licences.

ANDRETTI WANTS MONTAGNY BANNED FOR LIFE OVER COCAINE

F1 legend Mario Andretti has called on Franck Montagny to be banned for life for doping.

MELBOURNE NOT KEEN ON EARLIER RACE START TIME

Race organisers are reluctant to shift the start time for the 2015 Australian grand prix.

AUTHORITIES RESTRICT TRAVEL FOR MALLYA

Indian authorities have moved to restrict international travel for embattled Force India supremo Vijay Mallya.

CATERHAM'S STEVENS EYEING LE MANS SWITCH

Will Stevens has turned his eye to Le Mans in the event his F1 career stumbles at the first hurdle.

11 JANUARY 2015

VERGNE SETS SIGHTS ON 2016 FERRARI SEAT

Jean-Eric Vergne has admitted he has set his sights on Kimi Raikkonen's 2016 race seat at Ferrari.

10 JANUARY 2015

FERRARI CONFIRMS 30 JANUARY LAUNCH

Ferrari has announced it will reveal its 2015 car on 30 January.

9 JANUARY 2015

MCLAREN CONFIRMS JANUARY 29 LAUNCH

McLaren has confirmed reports it will launch the Honda-powered 2015 car on 29 January.

MCLAREN, FERRARI TO LAUNCH IN LATE JANUARY

McLaren looks set to launch its Honda-powered 2015 car with an event at the British team's Woking headquarters on January 29.

ALONSO TO STRUGGLE AT MCLAREN IN 2015 ACCORDING TO TRULLI

Fernando Alonso's former teammate doubts the Spaniard's high-profile switch from Ferrari to McLaren will result in instant success.

F1 TEAMS FAVOUR MONEY OVER TALENT

Former Mercedes tester Sam Bird says F1 teams no longer scour the world's top racing categories in search of the best possible drivers.

PORSCHE CHIEF MULLER SAYS NO TO F1

Porsche chief executive Matthias Muller has now added his confirmation to reports the German marque is not interested in entering formula one.

F1 TO CHALLENGE LAPTIME RECORDS IN 2015 SAYS HEMBERY

Paul Hembery, official tyre supplier Pirelli's F1 chief, is expecting the field to speed up significantly in 2015.

8 JANUARY 2015

PORSCHE RULES OUT F1 PROJECT

Porsche has ruled out entering formula one.

ROSBERG INDICATES HAMILTON FEUD NOW OVER

The feud between Mercedes teammates Nico Rosberg and new world champion Lewis Hamilton appears to have cooled.

2016 RULES WOULD HAVE STOPPED SCHUMACHER RETURN

The FIA's new super licence points system would even have locked Michael Schumacher out of F1.

LOTUS PAID 2015 ENTRY FEE LATE

Lotus was late to pay the FIA entry fee for the 2015 world championship, according to reports in Spain and Italy.

MCLAREN CAN SURVIVE WITHOUT TITLE SPONSOR SAYS BOULLIER

Team boss Eric Boullier says McLaren can survive without a title sponsor.

NEW HAMILTON CONTRACT WILL HAPPEN SAYS LAUDA

Niki Lauda has played down the chance Fernando Alonso will join Mercedes next year.

SURNAME HAS HARMED SUSIE WOLFF'S CAREER

Toto Wolff thinks his relationship with wife Susie has actually harmed rather than helped the Williams test driver's career.

7 JANUARY 2015

EUROPE TO BRUSH OFF F1 INVESTIGATION?

The European Commission looks set to dismiss claims formula one authorities are acting anti-competitively.

HAAS BASING F1 TEAM ON NASCAR APPROACH

The collapse of Marussia and Caterham may be the definite end of an era in formula one, according to the sport's newest team entrant.

ALONSO MORE ADAPTABLE THAN RAIKKONEN SAYS FRY

Fernando Alonso is more adaptable than Kimi Raikkonen and better able to cope with a difficult car.

FIA TO RECONSIDER HONDA FREEZE RULING?

The FIA could be set to rethink its decision to leave Honda outside of the new engine development 'unfreeze'.

SPA EXTENDS F1 RACE DEAL THROUGH 2018

The future of the historic Belgian grand prix at popular Spa-Francorchamps appears safe.

6 JANUARY 2015

NO FRIDAY PRACTICE FOR MAGNUSSEN IN 2015

Kevin Magnussen will not be making any Friday practice appearances in 2015.

HONDA TO MEET FIA OVER ENGINE FREEZE

Honda is "annoyed" it has been left out of the relaxation of the F1 engine freeze for 2015.

END OF THE LINE NEARS FOR DYING BACKMARKERS

Caterham and Marussia are nearing the end of the line as other teams move preparations for the 2015 season into high gear.

FERRARI STICKING WITH PULLROD SUSPENSION IN 2015

Ferrari is sticking with its unique 'pullrod' front suspension layout for a fourth consecutive season, according to Italy's Autosprint.

FIA SUPER LICENCE POINTS SYSTEM EMERGES

The FIA has devised a points system as part of its clampdown on the ease of achieving an F1 super licence.

5 JANUARY 2015

F1 ENGINE MAKERS TO MEET IN GENEVA

As ever in formula one, the future is always just around the next bend.

BUTTON'S MCLAREN ENGINEER SWITCHES TO WILLIAMS

Jenson Button's race engineer at McLaren is moving to Williams.

MERCEDES AND MCLAREN TO CHANGE COLOURS IN 2015?

At least two top teams will enter the 2015 season with fundamentally different colour schemes, it has emerged.

STRUGGLING TEAMS STILL FACE UNCERTAIN FUTURE

Less than a month before official winter testing begins, the future of the ailing backmarkers Marussia and Caterham remains unclear.

SAINZ'S FATHER SAYS SURNAME NO TICKET TO F1

Carlos Sainz insists his famous name alone did not power his 20-year-old son all the way to formula one.

FORCE INDIA SETS JANUARY 21 LAUNCH DATE

Force India has set a firm date for the launch of its 2015 car, the Mercedes-powered VJM08.

ROOKIE VERSTAPPEN PLAYS DOWN HIGH EXPECTATIONS

Max Verstappen has moved to play down expectations ahead of his record-making formula one debut in 2015.

MERCEDES SET FOR 50HP ENGINE BOOST IN 2015

Delaying a start-of-season engine 'freeze' may be nowhere near enough for Mercedes' rivals to catch up in 2015.

3 JANUARY 2015

HONDA EXCLUDED AS ENGINE UPGRADES ALLOWED IN 2015

F1 newcomer Honda has been left out as rival engine suppliers prepare to develop their turbo V6 power units throughout the 2015 season.

2 JANUARY 2015

ALONSO FIRST IN LINE FOR HAMILTON'S SEAT SAYS WOLFF

Fernando Alonso is at the top of Mercedes' list, should Lewis Hamilton not stay with the dominant German team beyond this year.

MERCEDES TO TEST 2015 CAR IN JANUARY

Mercedes is on course to launch its title-defending car on the eve of the first winter test, team boss Toto Wolff has revealed.

WILLIAMS BIGGEST 2015 RIVAL TO MERCEDES?

Toto Wolff has singled out Williams as the most dangerous opponent for title defenders Mercedes in 2015.

LOTUS COULD TWEAK TEAM NAME FOR 2015?

Lotus may be in no danger of dropping out of formula one.

WILLIAMS REVIVAL SURPRISED VILLENEUVE

The meteoric return to form of his old title-winning team Williams last year surprised 1997 world champion Jacques Villeneuve.

1 JANUARY 2015

FERRARI BENCH BETTER THAN CATERHAM SEAT SAYS VERGNE

Jean-Eric Vergne insists his new Ferrari test role is better than a race seat at struggling backmarker Caterham.

MONTAGNY FAILS FORMULA E DRUGS TEST

Former F1 driver Franck Montagny failed a drugs test at a recent Formula E race, the French daily L'Equipe reported on Thursday.

BUTTON MARKS NEW YEAR WITH WEDDING

Jenson Button has rung in the new year by announcing he is now a married man.

MARCIELLO IS NEW SAUBER RESERVE

Raffaele Marciello is Sauber's new test and reserve driver for 2015.

31 DECEMBER 2014

VERSTAPPEN BOSS DENIES F1 CARS TOO EASY TO DRIVE

Franz Tost has hit back at claims today's F1 cars are too easy to drive.

MCLAREN-HONDA JOINS CALL FOR ENGINE UNFREEZE

Honda has finally declared its position on the controversial 'engine freeze' in F1.

2014 EVEN WORSE THAN 2012 SAYS GROSJEAN

Romain Grosjean says this year was even more difficult than the 2012 season, when he was branded F1's 'first lap nutcase' and had to serve a race ban.

MARUSSIA STILL OWES TIMO GLOCK $1M

The collapsing F1 backmarker Marussia still owes a whopping $1 million to its former driver Timo Glock.

FAMILY SAYS BIANCHI STILL UNCONSCIOUS

Jules Bianchi is still unconscious, his family has revealed in a statement.

AUSTRIAN BROADCASTER ORF RETHINKS F1 DEAL

Another German-language F1 broadcaster is rethinking its commitment to the sport.

SCHUMACHER RESPONDS TO FAMILY

Michael Schumacher often cries when he hears the voices of his family members, according to a report in the Italian magazine Autosprint.

30 DECEMBER 2014

FERRARI WORKS ON F1 ENGINE WITH AUSTRIAN COMPANY

Ferrari is pushing ahead with improving its turbo V6 engine and car after a faltering start to the new era in F1.

VETTEL, ALONSO RIGHT TO LEAVE F1 TEAMS SAYS VILLENEUVE

Former champions Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso were right to leave their respective teams ahead of 2015.

SCHUMACHER STILL A SENSITIVE ISSUE AT SKI CRASH SITE

Exactly a year after Michael Schumacher's skiing accident, the Meribel resort director wants to move on.

29 DECEMBER 2014

HAMILTON WINS EUROPEAN SPORTSMAN AWARD

Lewis Hamilton has taken home yet another plaudit after winning his second drivers' title in 2014.

FEARS THIRD F1 TEAM COULD COLLAPSE?

There are fears a third team could follow Caterham and Marussia out of F1 as the new year beckons.

ENZO FERRARI'S SON SUPPORTS MARANELLO REVOLUTION

Enzo Ferrari's only living son Piero has backed the revolution at Maranello led by new president Sergio Marchionne.

LOYAL BACKERS STICKING WITH SCHUMACHER

A year after his skiing accident, Michael Schumacher has retained the loyal backing of most of his personal sponsors.

KOREA REMOVED FROM LATEST 2015 CALENDAR

Korea has been removed from the latest 2015 calendar issued by F1's governing body.

WORST YEAR FOR ENTREPRENEUR TONY FERNANDES

Tony Fernandes' already bad 2014 turned black at the weekend.

SCHUMACHER FRIENDS HIT BACK AT STREIFF COMMENTS

On the one-year anniversary of his skiing crash, Michael Schumacher's inner circle has hit back at the latest claims about the seven time world champion.

24 DECEMBER 2014

FIA CONFIRMS NUMBER 44 FOR CHAMPION HAMILTON IN 2015

Lewis Hamilton will not wear the coveted number 1 on his Mercedes in 2015, the FIA has announced.

ROSBERG DEFEAT IMPRESSED DAIMLER'S ZETSCHE

Nico Rosberg's attitude as he raced to defeat in Abu Dhabi perfectly encapsulated the Mercedes spirit.

MONTEZEMOLO DISAPPOINTED BY MARCHIONNE'S COMMENTS

Luca di Montezemolo has reacted with disappointment to suggestions his reign was responsible for Ferrari's decline.

HAAS BUYS MARUSSIA HQ, CATERHAM HOPES TO SURVIVE

Haas, the new American F1 team for 2016, has reportedly acquired Marussia's factory in Banbury, UK.

FERRARI TO LAUNCH CAR IN LATE JANUARY

Ferrari will launch its 2015 car on the internet in late January.

ABITEBOUL HAILS RENAULT'S ILLIEN TIE-UP

Renault's F1 chief Cyril Abiteboul has hailed the new collaboration with engine expert Mario Illien.

RED BULL CONFIRMS BUEMI AS RESERVE

Red Bull has confirmed reports it has re-signed Sebastien Buemi as reserve driver.

23 DECEMBER 2014

FERRARI ADMITS MISTAKES HAVE HURT 2015 CAR

Ferrari has admitted it is entering the 2015 season on the back foot.

FERRARI NOT RULING OUT 2016 SEAT FOR RAIKKONEN

Kimi Raikkonen will need to prove in 2015 that he deserves another year at Ferrari.

FERRARI CHANGES TUNE ON TRACK TESTING ISSUE

Ferrari has changed its tune over the issue of track testing in formula one.

NEW LAW THREATENS MONZA'S F1 FUTURE

The future of the historic grand prix at fabled Monza has taken a blow this week, according to reports in the Italian press.

MONTEZEMOLO AS F1 BOSS NOT FAIR PLAY SAYS MARCHIONNE

Ferrari has denied blocking the appointment of former long-time president Luca di Montezemolo to be the new chairman of the F1 Group.

22 DECEMBER 2014

VILLENEUVE SAYS VERSTAPPEN DEBUT AN INSULT

Jacques Villeneuve says the forthcoming debut of F1's youngest ever race driver Max Verstappen is "an insult".

MERCEDES RIVALS CAN DEVELOP ENGINES IN-SEASON?

F1 engine suppliers Ferrari and Renault appear to have won a battle in the long-running 'freeze' saga.

ROSBERG OVERLOOKED IN GERMAN SPORTS AWARDS

Nico Rosberg has been almost completely overlooked in this year's 68th running of the German sportsman of the year awards.

RICCIARDO CONFIRMS PAY-RISE FOR 2015

Daniel Ricciardo looks set to get a pay-rise after his meteoric first season with Red Bull.

BUEMI STAYS ON AS RED BULL RESERVE

Sebastien Buemi is staying put as Red Bull's reserve driver.

ALONSO WAS TIRED OF FERRARI PROMISES SAYS BRIATORE

Fernando Alonso effectively decided to leave Ferrari more than a year ago.

FORMER F1 DOCTOR ATTACKS FIA OVER HOSPITAL VISIT

Former F1 doctor Gary Hartstein claims the FIA tried last week to have him fired from his day-job in Belgium.

FERRARI VETOED F1 BOSS ROLE FOR MONTEZEMOLO

More publications are reporting that Ferrari 'vetoed' F1's move to install Luca di Montezemolo as the new chairman of the Formula One Group.

ALONSO JUST A SPECTATOR IN F1 BRIEFINGS

Fernando Alonso claims F1 drivers stay deliberately quiet in pre-race briefings chaired by Charlie Whiting.

ENGINEER SAYS FERRARI SHAKEUP IS IMPRESSIVE

To some, the 'restructuring' at Maranello in recent days and weeks has resembled Italian chaos.

AUDI RECRUIT ADDS MORE FUEL TO F1 RUMOURS

Audi appears to be taking more steps towards a potential F1 foray in the near future.

21 DECEMBER 2014

CATERHAM SURVIVAL TAKES ANOTHER STEP

The future of ailing F1 team Caterham will be decided on Monday.

20 DECEMBER 2014

RICCIARDO PACE A FACTOR IN VETTEL EXIT SAYS HORNER

Daniel Ricciardo's surprising pace was "probably a factor" in the decision taken by Sebastian Vettel to leave Red Bull.

DE LA ROSA OUT, VERGNE IN AT FERRARI

Ferrari has confirmed speculation Pedro de la Rosa is vacating his test-driver post.

ECCLESTONE DETERMINED TO CHANGE 2016 ENGINE RULES

Bernie Ecclestone has confirmed reports he remains determined to shake up F1's engine rules.

19 DECEMBER 2014

ECCLESTONE STILL FIGHTING WITH GERMAN BANK

Bernie Ecclestone and a German bank are still locked in a legal fight.

F1 TO HAVE NEW ENGINE RULES IN 2016?

F1 is now speeding towards yet another new set of engine regulations.

ECCLESTONE, WALSH, MONTEZEMOLO JOIN F1 BOARD

F1's owner CVC has made three notable appointments to the sport's executive board.

MERCEDES CONFIRMS EXIT FOR FERRARI-BOUND CLEAR

Mercedes has confirmed the departure of new world champion Lewis Hamilton's performance engineer Jock Clear.

DE LA ROSA COULD EXIT FERRARI AS WELL

Pedro de la Rosa has refused to comment on whether he will be following his countryman and friend out of Ferrari.

SCHUMACHER'S SON MAKES SINGLE SEATER DEBUT

Michael Schumacher's son is taking his next steps in the wake of his fabled father.

18 DECEMBER 2014

ECCLESTONE POKES FUN AT JAIL THREAT IN XMAS CARD

Bernie Ecclestone has poked fun at the legal troubles that almost landed him in jail this year.

FERRARI REVOLUTION CONTINUES

The sweeping pre-2015 revolution at Ferrari is continuing at full speed.

ILMOR WORKING WITH RENAULT

Christian Horner has confirmed that Red Bull's engine supplier Renault is now working with Mario Illien.

LOTUS OPENED THE DOOR TO ALONSO SAYS LOPEZ

Lotus really was one of Fernando Alonso's options for the 2015 season, team owner Gerard Lopez has admitted.

17 DECEMBER 2014

FERRARI CONFIRMS EXIT FOR TOMBAZIS AND FRY

Ferrari has confirmed reports top engineers Nikolas Tombazis and Pat Fry have left the Italian team.

PROST ADVICE HELPED PREVENT MERCEDES WAR SAYS WOLFF

Alain Prost gave Mercedes crucial advice early this year to help avoid a repeat of his troubled pairing with Ayrton Senna in the late 80s.

DAMAGED RED BULL TROPHIES FOUND IN LAKE

Red Bull has recovered up to a third of the trophies stolen from its F1 headquarters in a ram-raid earlier this month.

HORNER SAYS KVYAT HAS RAIKKONEN MINDSET

Christian Horner has likened Red Bull's new driver for 2015 to one of the most unique drivers in F1 history.

ECCLESTONE THREAT ENDS AS WALSH 'WALKS AWAY'

Paul Walsh is no longer a threat to Bernie Ecclestone's long reign over formula one.

SCHUMACHER MOST SEARCHED-FOR SPORTSMAN AT GOOGLE IN 2014

Michael Schumacher was the most searched-for sportsman in 2014, the internet giant Google has announced.

16 DECEMBER 2014

HAAS TO BID FOR FAILED MARUSSIA'S ASSETS

Gene Haas has a close eye on Marussia as the backmarker team's collapse is completed over the next few days.

VETTEL REPLACING ALONSO WAS THE RIGHT CHOICE SAYS MONTEZEMOLO

Ousted Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo has backed the Italian team's signing of Sebastian Vettel for 2015.

MERCEDES READY TO COMPROMISE AMID ENGINE DISPUTE

Mercedes is reportedly ready to compromise amid the engine regulations dispute.

F1 NEWS ABOUT GUTIERREZ, FRIJNS, NIELSEN

Sauber refugee Esteban Gutierrez has rescued his F1 career with a role at Ferrari.

15 DECEMBER 2014

KUBICA GIVES UP ON F1 COMEBACK?

Robert Kubica has suggested he is close to abandoning the idea of ever returning to formula one.

LAUDA NOT SURE HOW F1 ENGINE ROW WILL END

Even Niki Lauda admits he is not sure what is the future of F1's engine regulations.

FERRARI SHOULD RESIST REVOLUTION

Jean Todt has urged Ferrari to resist making revolutionary changes after faltering at the start of the new V6 era.

ALONSO-MCLAREN MESS COULD BE LOOMING SAYS VILLENEUVE

Ron Dennis has dismissed reports Fernando Alonso has built 'exit clauses' into his new McLaren-Honda contract.

VERSTAPPEN TOO YOUNG FOR F1 SAYS TODT

Jean Todt says Max Verstappen is "too young" for formula one.

ALONSO RULES OUT LE MANS IN 2015

Fernando Alonso says he will not be following Nico Hulkenberg's lead by splitting his F1 duties with Le Mans next year.

MAGNUSSEN CAN WIN TITLES AFTER 2015 PAUSE SAYS DENNIS

Ron Dennis has likened Kevin Magnussen to champions Fernando Alonso and Mika Hakkinen, insisting the deposed rookie Dane's career is only on "pause".

KOREA ENDANGERS SPORTS CAR RACE FOR HULKENBERG

Korea has become a potential spanner in the works for Nico Hulkenberg.

ECCLESTONE SAYS NO F1 ACTION ON YOUTUBE

Bernie Ecclestone has ruled out the broadcasting of grands prix on the internet.

DECISION TO OUST VERGNE WAS DIFFICULT

Jean-Eric Vergne has made a promising start to his post-F1 career.

13 DECEMBER 2014

MCLAREN DENIES DENNIS NOW SOLE TEAM OWNER

McLaren has denied Bernie Ecclestone's claim that Ron Dennis has bought back majority ownership of the Woking based team.

12 DECEMBER 2014

ALONSO ADDRESSES UNFINISHED BUSINESS AT MCLAREN

For both Fernando Alonso and Ron Dennis, a successful F1 marriage is "unfinished business".

ECCLESTONE TO PROPOSE V10 COMEBACK FOR F1

Bernie Ecclestone refuses to give up his crusade against F1's current engine formula.

ECCLESTONE ADMITS RACES IN KOREA, QATAR UNLIKELY

Bernie Ecclestone has admitted Korea is unlikely to make its return to the F1 world championship next year.

WALSH UNLIKELY TO REIN IN ECCLESTONE

Bernie Ecclestone on Thursday sounded unfazed following reports a new F1 chief intends to 'rein in' the long-time F1 supremo.

DENNIS ADMITS DRIVER CHOICE PAINFUL

Mere hours ago, his F1 career appeared over, but Jenson Button is now half of what Ron Dennis is hailing as "easily the best lineup" in F1 today.

11 DECEMBER 2014

MCLAREN CONFIRMS ALONSO AND BUTTON FOR 2015

As expected early on Thursday, McLaren announced that Jenson Button has kept his race seat at McLaren for 2015.

CATERHAM STILL IN FIGHT FOR F1 SURVIVAL

Despite the passing of a deadline, beleaguered F1 backmarker Caterham's fight for survival continues.

VERSTAPPEN EXPECTS AGE CONTROVERSY TO CONTINUE

F1's youngest ever driver Max Verstappen is expecting controversy about his age and experience to continue for now.

FERRARI'S PAT FRY, TOMBAZIS SENT ON VACATION

Pat Fry is the next major Ferrari name set to depart.

FRENTZEN - FROM F1 TO HEARSE DRIVER

Once a race winner and title contender, Heinz-Harald Frentzen today drives a hearse and is recovering from knee surgery.

HAMILTON ADVANTAGE TO BE SHORT-LIVED SAYS ROSBERG

Nico Rosberg insists he has already bounced back from the disappointment of not winning the 2014 world championship.

BUTTON TO BE ALONSO'S TEAMMATE IN 2015?

British newspapers say Jenson Button has been selected to be fellow champion Fernando Alonso's Honda-powered McLaren teammate in 2015.

10 DECEMBER 2014

MCLAREN TO ANNOUNCE NEWS ON THURSDAY

The long wait for news about McLaren's 2015 driver lineup finally appears to be over.

NEWEY TO STAY IN THE LOOP IN 2015

Red Bull is playing down the likely effect of Adrian Newey's diminished involvement.

NEW RUMOURS TAKE HOLD AMID MCLAREN DRIVER DELAY

As the McLaren wait rolls on, the British team is continuing to take criticism for leaving Jenson Button and Kevin Magnussen in the lurch.

NEW F1 BOSS TO REIN IN ECCLESTONE?

A source has reinforced reports Bernie Ecclestone could be 'reined in' by the incoming new F1 chairman.

FERRARI, RENAULT SEE LOOPHOLE IN FREEZE RULES

Mercedes' F1 engine rivals are targeting a 'loophole' in the regulations, according to media reports.

TODT EYES ONE OR MORE NEW TEAMS IF COSTS CUT

Jean Todt has revealed his ambition to welcome "or or more" new teams to formula one.

NASR SAYS SAUBER IS A SERIOUS F1 TEAM

Felipe Nasr has played down suggestions he is kicking off his F1 career with an ailing team.

F1 REALITY FRUSTRATES GP2 CHAMP PALMER

Jolyon Palmer has expressed frustration that his new GP2 title has not proved an instant ticket to formula one.

WORKING IN F1 EASIER THAN F3 SAYS VERSTAPPEN

9 DECEMBER 2014

MERCEDES STOPPED LOUSY 2014 SEASON SAYS ECCLESTONE

Bernie Ecclestone has credited Mercedes' team management for preventing a "lousy" world championship in 2014.

BUTTON RESORTS TO JOKES AS MCLAREN WAIT CONTINUES

Jenson Button has resorted to jokes as McLaren's farcical delay in announcing its 2015 driver lineup drags on.

MERCEDES EYES FRIDAY ROLE FOR WEHRLEIN IN 2015

Pascal Wehrlein could be a regular name on the F1 race circuits in the near future.

FURBATTO TO JOIN STELLA AT MCLAREN?

Another Italian is headed for McLaren, the Ferrari media insider Leo Turrini reports.

MERCEDES SURPRISED BY 2014 DOMINANCE

Mercedes was "surprised" when it realised the level of its dominance at the start of the radical new V6 era in 2014.

8 DECEMBER 2014

MCLAREN DENIES 2015 DRIVER DECISION DELAY

McLaren has denied its 2015 driver lineup is delayed due to a behind-the-scenes "problem".

GROSJEAN STILL EYES MOVE TO TOP TEAM

Romain Grosjean admits he might still be looking to move away from Lotus after 2015.

MARKO EXPECTS THIEVES TO MELT F1 TROPHIES FOR SILVER

Dr Helmut Marko has admitted the chances are high that Red Bull's stolen F1 trophies will be lost forever.

VETTEL, RAIKKONEN AMONG RICHEST SWISS RESIDENTS

Sebastian Vettel has been named among the 300 richest residents of Switzerland.

BOB BELL TO START FERRARI ROLE IN MARCH?

Mercedes' former technical chief Bob Bell looks set to start work at Ferrari in March.

COLLAPSING TEAMS GAVE NOTHING TO F1 SAYS TRULLI

F1 will not miss the collapsing backmarker teams Caterham and Marussia.

DOMENICALI REPLACES BERGER AS OPEN-WHEEL BOSS

Stefano Domenicali has returned to the world of open-wheel racing.

LOWE VOWS TO IMPROVE MERCEDES RELIABILITY

Paddy Lowe has vowed to improve Mercedes' reliability record.

BIANCHI'S CONDITION UNCHANGED

Jules Bianchi's father says the injured F1 driver remains in a "stable" condition, more than two months after his Suzuka crash.

BULLISH MASSA TARGETING 2015 TITLE

Felipe Massa has targeted the 2015 drivers' title.

KOBAYASHI TO TEST SUPER FORMULA IN JAPAN

Kamui Kobayashi looks set to keep his motor racing career alive outside of formula one.

6 DECEMBER 2014

THIEVES STEAL 60 TROPHIES FROM RED BULL

More than 60 trophies won by Red Bull were stolen from the F1 team's factory late on Friday night.

5 DECEMBER 2014

NEWEY SHOOK HANDS ON 2015 FERRARI SWITCH

Adrian Newey agreed a sensational move to Ferrari earlier this year, it has emerged.

MCLAREN DELAYS DRIVER NEWS YET AGAIN

Yet another week will draw to a close with no news forthcoming about McLaren's 2015 driver lineup.

CUSTOMER HAAS KEEPING EYE ON FERRARI TURMOIL

Gene Haas, F1's newest team owner, has admitted to keeping a sharp eye on the turmoil at Maranello.

F1 WORLD NOW EXPECTING FRIDAY ANNOUNCEMENT FROM MCLAREN

The F1 world is now eyeing yet another date for the delayed announcement of McLaren's 2015 driver lineup.

DRIVER REPRESENTATIVE WURZ BACKS BIANCHI REPORT

The F1 drivers' union GPDA has welcomed the outcome of the investigation into Jules Bianchi's Suzuka crash.

DOMENICALI STUDYING F1 ENTRY FOR VW?

Reports Audi is contemplating a future in formula one are once again gathering steam.

KOREA TRICK TWEAKS ENGINE RULES FOR 2015

The story of Korea's surprise return to the F1 calendar for 2015 has taken another bizarre twist.

4 DECEMBER 2014

2014 WAS HARD WORK FOR NEW MCLAREN BOSS BOULLIER

Eric Boullier has admitted his first year as McLaren team boss has been a busy one.

DENMARK'S LEGO RULES OUT MCLAREN DEAL

Kevin Magnussen's hopes of retaining his McLaren seat may have taken a hit on Thursday.

2015 KOREA RACE COULD BE IN SEOUL

Organisers of the former Korean grand prix have been caught off guard by the country's surprise return to the 2015 calendar.

NEW F1 CHAIRMAN TO MARGINALISE ECCLESTONE?

Reports indicate Bernie Ecclestone's reign over formula one is once again under threat.

COULTHARD, TEAM INSIDER CRITICISE MCLAREN DITHERING

A former long-serving McLaren driver and a team insider have criticised the British outfit for its handling of the 2015 driver lineup deliberations.

VETTEL NEVER LOST RESPECT FOR RICCIARDO

Sebastian Vettel says he never lost respect for Daniel Ricciardo throughout the 2014 season.

FIA WASHES ITS HANDS WITH BIANCHI REPORT

Former F1 driver Patrick Tambay has hit out at the FIA for so squarely blaming Jules Bianchi for his life-threatening Suzuka crash.

KOREA RETURNS TO 21-RACE CALENDAR FOR 2015

F1 has added another race to the 2015 schedule, creating the prospect of an unprecedented trek to 21 grand prix destinations next year.

FIA TO STOP MORE VERSTAPPEN-LIKE F1 DEBUTS

Max Verstappen could be the first and last 17-year-old to ever start a grand prix.

SPA CRASH WAS TURNING-POINT FOR ROSBERG DEFEAT SAYS WOLFF

The Belgian grand prix in August was the turning point of Nico Rosberg's ill-fated 2014 championship campaign.

TOMBAZIS TO DEPART FERRARI?

The next high-profile departure at Ferrari will be chief designer Nikolas Tombazis.

F1 COULD LOSE GERMAN BROADCASTER RTL

F1 could be set to lose one of its major free-to-air broadcasters in a key market, according to Germany's Sport Bild.

3 DECEMBER 2014

RED BULL NOT GIVING VETTEL OLD F1 CAR YET

Red Bull has told departed team champion Sebastian Vettel it owes the German one of his title-winning cars -- but not yet.

RENAULT COULD QUIT AMID CURRENT ENGINE RULES SAYS HORNER

F1's current engine regulations could push manufacturers out of the sport and convince others not to press ahead with projects in the future.

KVYAT RELAXED AS HE TAKES OVER VETTEL'S COCKPIT

Daniil Kvyat insists he is relaxed as he steps into quadruple world champion Sebastian Vettel's shoes at Red Bull.

ROSBERG CAN BEAT HAMILTON IN 2015 SAYS HAKKINEN

Mika Hakkinen thinks Nico Rosberg can bounce back from title defeat in 2015.

LOTUS LOSES ANOTHER SPONSOR TO WILLIAMS

Lotus has lost yet another sponsor to the resurgent Williams team.

ROSSI, CHILTON LOOKING BEYOND MARUSSIA DEMISE

F1 test driver Alexander Rossi is looking to switch to America's premier open wheeler series Indycar for 2015.

MOSLEY READY TO HELP F1 AMID EUROPEAN INVESTIGATION

Max Mosley has not ruled out returning to F1 amid the risk that the sport's commercial contracts could be torn up.

ALONSO TO JOIN HULKENBERG AT LE MANS?

Fernando Alonso could follow Nico Hulkenberg's lead in splitting his F1 duties with a sensational debut at the fabled Le Mans 24 hours next year.

WHY LAUDA PRAYED FOR MCLAREN BREAKDOWN IN 2012

Niki Lauda has recalled how one "important piece" of Mercedes' utter dominance this year was actually put in place in 2012.

2 DECEMBER 2014

MCLAREN TO CONSIDER ALONSO'S TEAMMATE ON THURSDAY

McLaren's protracted driver deliberations will finally come to a head later this week.

WOLFF DOUBTS F1 WILL LOSE MORE TEAMS

Toto Wolff thinks there is little danger the F1 grid will fall below 18 cars for the 2015 season.

GROSJEAN ADMITS FERRARI TALKS

Romain Grosjean says he was in talks with teams including Ferrari until the 2015 driver market was "shaken up" by Sebastian Vettel.

ENGINE RIVALS SET FOR MORE MERCEDES DOMINANCE

2014 engine rivals Renault and Ferrari appear unlikely to close the gap to dominant Mercedes before the start of next season.

TORO ROSSO SET TO KEEP SPANISH SPONSOR

Just as Carlos Sainz settles in at Toro Rosso, it emerges that a major sponsor is staying with the Red Bull-owned team after all.

1 DECEMBER 2014

VETTEL COMPLETES FIRST FERRARI TEST

Sebastian Vettel has wasted no time in kicking off his Ferrari career in earnest.

NO MCLAREN ANNOUNCEMENT ON MONDAY

McLaren will not announce its 2015 driver lineup on Monday.

WEBBER IN HOSPITAL AFTER SPORTS CAR CRASH

F1 veteran Mark Webber is in hospital in Sao Paulo following a huge crash during a sports car race in Brazil.

VERGNE IN TALKS OVER INDYCAR MOVE

Jean-Eric Vergne has revealed his next move could be to Indycar.

EQUIPMENT SALE MEANS MARUSSIA NEAR FINISH LINE

Marussia appears to be close to the end of the line.

SAINZ DROPS JUNIOR FOR F1 DEBUT

Toro Rosso's new recruit has announced he no longer wants to be called 'Junior'.

WILLIAMS TO HEAD NEW GENERATION WORKING GROUP

F1 has created a new working group with an eye on future generations.

HAMILTON WANTS MERCEDES TALKS BEFORE CHRISTMAS

Lewis Hamilton says he does not feel the lure of F1's most famous team.

MERCEDES WANTS BMW, AUDI IN F1

Mercedes would like to go head-to-head in F1 with Germany's other two premium carmaker brands.

CVC COULD PAY SMALL TEAMS ENGINE BILLS?

Mercedes chairman Dieter Zetsche says he wants formula one to maintain a healthy grid.

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