Nico Rosberg Mercedes

Were Mercedes sandbagging in Jerez and Barcelona?

After seven days of apparent sandbagging, did Mercedes finally let the cat out of the bag on the final day of testing in Barcelona? Until now, it has been Ferrari's test pace at Jerez and now Barcelona...
Romain Grosjean

Grosjean: We are once again in the right direction

Lotus driver Romain Grosjean is once again wearing his customary big smile, after sampling the E23 for a single day at the recent Jerez test in Spain. Having emerged from his personal 'crash-kid' crisis...
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Bottas not taking Ferrari test pace seriously

Williams driver Valtteri Bottas is not ruling out racing to his first-ever grand prix victory in 2015, and is not taking Ferrari's early test pace very seriously. The Finn was a standout of last season...
Jerez F1 Testing

Formula 1 2015 not louder than in 2014

A Spanish correspondent has contradicted the ears of many by insisting Formula 1 is no louder in 2015. At Jerez, numerous trackside observers agreed that the turbo V6-powered field is audibly louder...
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Hamilton: It’s been pretty amazing this week

Reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton admitted he was amazed by the amount of mileage the Mercedes team covered with their new car - the Mercedes W06 - during the four day Formula 1 preseason test at...
Carlos Sainz Max Verstappen

Tost praises Toro Rosso rookie drivers

Toro Rosso leave Jerez on a high after four days which saw their rookie drivers Carlos Sainz and Max Verstappen rise to the occasion, delivering solid and impressive performances while discovering the...
Yasuhisa Arai

Honda boss hails positive spirit after first test

Honda motorsport chief Yasuhisa Arai admits that he had anticipated problems ahead of their fully fledged Formula 1 test with McLaren at Jerez, but despite the problems hailed the efforts and positive...
Romain Grosjean

Grosjean upbeat after one day in the Lotus E23

Lotus, particularly Romain Grosjean, endured a torrid 2014 season where from a front runner and potential race winner in 2013 he was in among the backmarkers last season, but after his first day at the...
Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari Jerez

What a difference a year makes in Formula 1

In comparison to last year this edition of Formula 1 testing at Jerez was a huge success and illustrates what a difference a year makes in Formula 1. Last year was the dawn of the new V6 turbo era, the...
Kimi Raikkonen Jerez Ferrari

Jerez Day 4: Raikkonen and Ferrari end test on top

Kimi Raikkonen put Ferrari back on top of the timesheets as Formula 1’s first pre-season test of 2015 came to a close at the Circuito de Jerez in Spain. The Finn’s best time of 1:20.841 came late in...
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Jerez F1 test throws up more questions than answers

As the first test of the 2015 Formula 1 pre-season nears its end, more questions have emerged than have been answered, but one thing that has emerged with certainty as that this second generation of turbo...
Felipe Nasr Sauber Jerez

Nasr: The fastest time means nothing in testing

Brazilian rookie Felipe Nasr has played down Sauber's sudden leap from the doldrums of 2014 to the top of the Jerez timesheets. The new C34, bearing the blue and yellow of Nasr's Banco do Brasil...
Fernando Alonso Jerez McLaren Honda

Hope for McLaren as they complete decent mileage

After two tricky days, the McLaren appeared to have turned a corner, managing 32 trouble-free laps around Jerez, which enabled them to put the first serious miles on both the MP4-30 and the Honda RA615H...