Formula 1 News

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

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

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

F1 <sup>®</sup> 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

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 challenge 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

Winner of the F1 <sup>®</sup> 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.

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

Fry and Tombazis exit amid Ferrari restructure

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. Fry joined Ferrari from McLaren in mid-2010

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

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

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

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

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

Video - Button and Alonso on 2015 with McLaren-Honda

McLaren announced this week that they will usher in the start of their 2015 Honda partnership with a new driver line-up featuring two former champions - Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button. They, along with McLaren Group chairman and CEO Ron Dennis, discuss the challenge that awaits them next season

Jenson Button Q&A: New McLaren deal worth the wait

McLaren finally put to rest weeks of internal debate on Thursday by announcing that Jenson Button's Formula One career will continue into a 16th season, with the Briton partnering new signing and fellow world champion Fernando Alonso for 2015. But while the delay might have been agonising, Button insists such a 'special' opportunity was well worth waiting for

Fernando Alonso Q&A: McLaren-Honda can give me third title

Fernando Alonso started the 2007 season with McLaren, a third drivers' championship firmly in his sites. It never happened, and less than a year later he had moved on. Now he's back, older and wiser, but still with that same elusive goal. So why the return, and what makes things different this time around

Dennis: Alonso-Button easily the best F1 driver line-up

McLaren now have - by some margin - the best driver line-up of any current Formula One team. That is according to Chairman and CEO Ron Dennis, following the British squad's confirmation of Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button for 2015. Alonso's return to McLaren was widely expected after his recent Ferrari departure, while Button has endured weeks of speculation over his future before finally being given the nod over his 2014 team mate at Woking, Kevin Magnussen

McLaren confirm Alonso and Button for 2015

Jenson Button will partner Fernando Alonso at McLaren next year, after the team announced the two former champions as their race drivers for the 2015 Formula One season on Thursday. Kevin Magnussen, who drove alongside Button for what was his rookie campaign in 2014, will serve as McLaren's test and reserve driver

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