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News - 4 March 2015

Manor Marussia 'in a great place'

4 March - 05:13 - BBC Formula One

The Manor Marussia team intend to return to Formula 1 in time for the start of the new season, their new boss says.

Manor Marussia set for Australia

4 March - 04:40 - Sky Sports F1

The Manor Marussia F1 Team confirmed their intention to be on the grid for next week’s season-opener in Melbourne at a press conference on Wednesday, where their new backers were formally introduced.

Pirelli picks early season tyres

4 March - 02:49 - Sky Sports F1

Pirelli has nominated the tyres that will be used in the first four grands prix of the 2015 Formula 1 season.

New Lotus 'a good step forward'

4 March - 12:19 - Sky Sports F1

Lotus technical director Nick Chester is anticipating a far stronger start to the season at the Australian GP than they managed in Melbourne 12 months ago.

‘McLaren are playing catch-up’

4 March - 11:55 - Sky Sports F1

McLaren may not be competitive until the British GP, <i>Sky Sports F1</i>&#8217;s Martin Brundle has warned.

Formula 1 gossip

4 March - 08:50 - BBC Formula One

Susie Wolff to drive in two first practices and Verstappen thanks "best dad in the world".

News - 3 March 2015

Brundle's ultimate track

3 March - 02:58 - Sky Sports F1

Sky Sports F1 is the only place fans can watch all 20 Formula 1 weekends live and on the eve of the new season, Martin Brundle has designed a track incorporating features from every circuit on the 2015 F1 calendar.

Alonso to miss Australian Grand Prix

3 March - 02:51 - BBC Formula One

McLaren driver Fernando Alonso will miss the season-opening Australian Grand Prix on 15 March on medical advice.

Alonso 'will win title' at McLaren

3 March - 01:54 - BBC Formula One

Former McLaren driver Gerhard Berger believes Fernando Alonso will win the world title again at the team.

Alonso to miss Australian GP

3 March - 12:16 - Sky Sports F1

McLaren&#8217;s Fernando Alonso will miss the Australian Grand Prix following his crash during the second pre-season test in Barcelona.

Seb happy to flout helmet rules

3 March - 09:32 - Sky Sports F1

Sebastian Vettel says he would be happy to disregard F1&#8217;s clampdown on helmet design changes were any fine to go to charity, as the new rule was formally included in the 2015 regulations.

Williams reveal Wolff outings

3 March - 09:18 - Sky Sports F1

Susie Wolff will drive for Williams during practice at the British and Spanish Grands Prix in 2015, the team have confirmed.

News - 2 March 2015

Schumi's son signs F4 deal

2 March - 02:46 - Sky Sports F1

The teenage son of Michael Schumacher, Mick, will begin his car racing career in German Formula 4 this season.

Chilton enters Le Mans 24-Hour race

2 March - 02:26 - BBC Formula One

Former Formula 1 driver Max Chilton will compete in this year's Le Mans 24-Hour race after joining the Nissan team.

Schumacher's son gets Formula 4 deal

2 March - 01:45 - BBC Formula One

Mick Schumacher, son of seven-times Formula 1 champion Michael, has signed a contract to race in Formula 4 next season.

Red Bull reveal final livery

2 March - 11:03 - Sky Sports F1

Red Bull have unveiled their definitive livery for the 2015 season ahead of two days of filming with the RB11 at the Circuit de Catalunya.

Merc tested just one engine

2 March - 10:06 - Sky Sports F1

Toto Wolff has cast fresh perspective on Mercedes&#8217; dominance of pre-season F1 testing by revealing that the world champions have used only one engine throughout the winter.

Chilton switches to WEC

2 March - 08:16 - Sky Sports F1

Former Marussia driver Max Chilton will switch to sportscar racing in 2015 after signing to drive for Nissan in the World Endurance Championship.

News - 1 March 2015

'Like last year's car, but better'

1 March - 09:32 - BBC Formula One

Mercedes' testing times leave competitors unable to hide their dejection, but there's plenty to race for - writes Andrew Benson.

VIDEO: Rosberg has testing edge over Hamilton

1 March - 07:21 - BBC Formula One

BBC Sport's Lee McKenzie and Ben Edwards look back at the final day of testing in Barcelona as Nico Rosberg completes 148 laps at the Circuit de Catalunya.

Rosberg enjoys 'perfect winter'

1 March - 05:40 - Sky Sports F1

A happy Nico Rosberg says he is optimistic about Mercedes&#8217; 2015 prospects after setting the fastest laps of the two Barcelona tests.

Rosberg enjoys 'perfect winter'

1 March - 05:40 - Sky Sports F1

A happy Nico Rosberg says he is optimistic about Mercedes&#8217; 2015 prospects after setting the fastest laps of the two Barcelona tests.

Bottas fastest on final testing day

1 March - 05:31 - BBC Formula One

Williams' Valtteri Bottas sets the pace as Mercedes emerge from the final day of pre-season testing as strong title favourites.

Williams end testing on top

1 March - 04:54 - Sky Sports F1

Williams set the fastest time as pre-season testing drew to a close on Sunday, with pacesetters Mercedes signing off at the Circuit de Catalunya in more muted fashion.

Renault: We're closing the gap

1 March - 03:37 - Sky Sports F1

Renault&#8217;s Remi Taffin believes that they have halved their engine efficiency deficit to Mercedes, but isn&#8217;t predicting any race wins until late in 2015.

Arrivabene: Two-win target is ambitious

1 March - 01:29 - Sky Sports F1

Ferrari team boss Maurizio Arrivabene is sticking with his target of two race wins this season, even though Mercedes continue to suggest they&#8217;ll pick up exactly where they left off once the new F1 season starts.

Formula 1 gossip

1 March - 11:57 - BBC Formula One

Hamilton in talks with Jay-Z, access pass restrictions criticised, McLaren-Honda worried about reliability.

News - 28 February 2015

VIDEO: Hamilton sets the pace in Barcelona

28 February - 08:30 - BBC Formula One

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton sets the pace on the penultimate day of pre-season Formula 1 testing in Barcelona.

VIDEO: 'Mercedes rivalry will be challenging'

28 February - 07:39 - BBC Formula One

Mercedes Executive Director Toto Wolff thinks that the rivalry between his drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg will be "challenging" again this season.

'Force India set to fall back'

28 February - 06:46 - Sky Sports F1

Force India have admitted they are set to fall behind at the start of the new season following the delayed introduction of their 2015 car due to &#8216;cash-flow&#8217; issues.

Lewis wants to fight other cars

28 February - 06:38 - Sky Sports F1

Lewis Hamilton has admitted he would find a multi-team battle for the world championship more exciting than a rematch of his 2014 title fight with Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg.

Problems & optimism at McLaren

28 February - 06:14 - Sky Sports F1

McLaren have warned their new car may only prove competitive from the European leg of the 2015 season onwards.

Hamilton quickest in Barcelona

28 February - 05:48 - BBC Formula One

Lewis Hamilton sets the pace on the penultimate day of pre-season testing as Mercedes remain the team to beat.

Hamilton signs off in style

28 February - 04:42 - Sky Sports F1

World champion Lewis Hamilton signed off from pre-season testing with the fastest time on Day Three in Barcelona as Mercedes provided more conclusive evidence that their W06 has a significant pace edge over the field.

Merc blast Lewis deal rumours

28 February - 04:38 - Sky Sports F1

Toto Wolff has angrily denied reports Lewis Hamilton will be offered &#163;1m per week to remain at Mercedes beyond the end of this season.

Mercedes' pace stuns rivals

28 February - 10:19 - Sky Sports F1

Mercedes&#8217; faltering rivals have hailed the world champions&#8217; new car as &#8220;unbelievably quick&#8221; with the Silver Arrows&#8217; domination of F1 set to continue at the start of the 2015 season.

Mercedes' pace stuns rivals

28 February - 10:19 - Sky Sports F1

Mercedes&#8217; faltering rivals have hailed the world champions&#8217; new car as &#8220;unbelievably quick&#8221; with the Silver Arrows&#8217; domination of F1 set to continue at the start of the 2015 season.

News - 27 February 2015

VIDEO: Mercedes fastest as McLaren improve

27 February - 08:25 - BBC Formula One

Mercedes underline their status as favourites on day two of the final pre-season test, as McLaren-Honda have their best day of the winter so far.

Relief for Button and McLaren

27 February - 07:05 - Sky Sports F1

Jenson Button says the 100 laps the MP4-30 completed at Barcelona on Friday were the equivalent of a thousand laps for the fledgling McLaren-Honda reunion.

The concussion dangers for Alonso

27 February - 07:04 - BBC Formula One

A leading neurosurgeon explains the dangers of concussion following Fernando Alonso's crash in testing.

Mercedes set fastest testing time

27 February - 06:03 - BBC Formula One

Mercedes' Nico Rosberg set the fastest time of winter testing at Barcelona while Jenson Button posts 100 laps for McLaren.

Alonso was travelling at 134mph

27 February - 05:38 - BBC Formula One

McLaren driver Fernando Alonso says he is "completely fine" following the 134mph testing accident that left him with concussion.

Nico still not happy with W06

27 February - 05:31 - Sky Sports F1

Nico Rosberg has added insult to the injured pride of the rest of the field by revealing he wasn't happy with the set up of his Mercedes when it set the fastest lap of the Barcelona tests so far.

Mercedes shatter fastest time

27 February - 04:07 - Sky Sports F1

Mercedes finally topped a testing timesheet for the first time in 2015 as the world champions displayed an ominous turn of speed to shatter the fastest time seen at Barcelona this winter.

VIDEO: I'm completely fine after crash - Alonso

27 February - 03:42 - BBC Formula One

McLaren driver Fernando Alonso says he is "completely fine" following his testing accident on Sunday that left him with concussion.

Marussia named on 2015 F1 entry list

27 February - 03:38 - BBC Formula One

Manor Marussia are named on a 10-team entry list for the start of the 2015 Formula 1 season.

VIDEO: New Force India runs for first time

27 February - 03:00 - BBC Formula One

Lee McKenzie reports on the first appearance of Force India's new car for 2015.

Manor on 2015 entry list

27 February - 10:44 - Sky Sports F1

Manor have been included on an updated F1 entry list published by the FIA as the team&#8217;s 11th-hour bid to return to the grid for the Australian GP gathers pace.

How to follow Formula 1 on the BBC

27 February - 09:36 - BBC Formula One

Stay across all the action and latest news from the 2015 Formula 1 season across BBC TV, radio and online.

Drivers welcome Alonso probe

27 February - 09:27 - Sky Sports F1

Lewis Hamilton and Romain Grosjean have welcomed the FIA&#8217;s decision to open an investigation into the crash which hospitalised Fernando Alonso for three days.

Drivers welcome Alonso probe

27 February - 09:27 - Sky Sports F1

Lewis Hamilton and Romain Grosjean have welcomed the FIA&#8217;s decision to open an investigation into the crash which hospitalised Fernando Alonso for three days.

VIDEO: Massa fastest in Barcelona testing

27 February - 09:08 - BBC Formula One

Williams's Felipe Massa is fastest on day one of final pre-season testing in Barcelona on Thursday.

Energy boss leading Marussia rescue

27 February - 07:28 - BBC Formula One

The main investor behind the revival of the Manor Marussia F1 team is energy firm boss Stephen Fitzpatrick.

Formula 1's greatest fairytale

27 February - 06:53 - BBC Formula One

How a privateer took on the world's most expensive sport in the middle of the credit crunch - and won.

News - 26 February 2015

Jorda signs for Lotus

26 February - 06:09 - Sky Sports F1

Lotus have signed Spaniard Carmen Jorda to the role of development driver for the 2015 season.

McLaren's testing troubles continue

26 February - 05:49 - BBC Formula One

Jenson Button manages just seven laps as car problems dog McLaren on the first day of the final pre-season test.

Massa: Proved we are in fight

26 February - 05:43 - Sky Sports F1

Felipe Massa believes Williams have proved they are in the fight at the front of the F1 grid after setting the fastest lap of the Barcelona tests so far.

Massa raises Barcelona bar

26 February - 04:27 - Sky Sports F1

Williams set the fastest lap of the Barcelona tests so far to offer the first compelling piece of evidence that Mercedes may not have it all their own way in 2015.

Female driver Jorda joins Lotus team

26 February - 04:22 - BBC Formula One

Spain's Carmen Jorda becomes the second woman to join a Formula 1 team in a back-up role after signing up with Lotus.

Fresh woe for McLaren

26 February - 01:49 - Sky Sports F1

McLaren&#8217;s troubled pre-season suffered yet another setback with the team forced to abandon running on the first day of the final Barcelona test after just seven laps.

Alonso to start season, say McLaren

26 February - 12:37 - BBC Formula One

Fernando Alonso is expected to recover from his crash and race in the season-opening Australian Grand Prix on 15 March.

'Alonso briefly unconscious'

26 February - 12:27 - Sky Sports F1

Fernando Alonso was rendered unconscious during his accident in testing at Barcelona last week, McLaren boss Ron Dennis has confirmed.

'Alonso briefly unconscious'

26 February - 12:27 - Sky Sports F1

Fernando Alonso was rendered unconscious during his accident in testing at Barcelona last week, McLaren boss Ron Dennis has confirmed.

News - 25 February 2015

Alonso warned not to rush return

25 February - 06:02 - BBC Formula One

Fernando Alonso "could do himself more damage" if he returns too soon from concussion, says former IndyCar driver Gil De Ferran.

Force India car to debut on Friday

25 February - 02:28 - BBC Formula One

Force India will have three days to test their new Formula 1 car before the start of the season, the team confirms.

Alonso out of hospital - misses test

25 February - 02:02 - BBC Formula One

McLaren driver Fernando Alonso leaves hospital after his Barcelona crash but will miss the next testing session.

Manor name Stevens as first driver

25 February - 01:49 - BBC Formula One

The former Marussia team, now known as Manor, name Englishman Will Stevens as their first race driver for 2015.

Wolff reduces stake in Williams

25 February - 01:18 - BBC Formula One

Mercedes Formula 1 boss Toto Wolff reduces his share in the Williams team by selling to an United States businessman.

Stevens lands Manor seat

25 February - 12:50 - Sky Sports F1

Britain&#8217;s Will Stevens has been announced as the renamed Manor team&#8217;s first driver for the 2015 season &#8211; with the outfit insisting they are on course to return to the grid at the season-opening Australian GP.

New Force India finally revealed

25 February - 12:25 - Sky Sports F1

Force India have finally released an image of their 2015 car, with the team expecting the VJM08 to run for the first time at Barcelona on Friday.

Injured Alonso remains in hospital

25 February - 10:49 - BBC Formula One

Injured McLaren driver Fernando Alonso is still in hospital following an accident in pre-season testing.

Alonso to miss final test

25 February - 10:19 - Sky Sports F1

McLaren&#8217;s Fernando Alonso will miss this week's final pre-season test at Barcelona as he rests at home after his accident at the circuit on Sunday.

Alonso doubtful for final test

25 February - 10:19 - Sky Sports F1

McLaren&#8217;s Fernando Alonso appears unlikely to take part in the final pre-season test at Barcelona this week, just days after being hospitalised by his accident at the Circuit de Catalunya.