Force India finally rolled out its new car for the upcoming Formula One season, with only two more days remaining to get it up to speed. Driver Nico Hulkenberg took the new car, the Mercedes-powered VJMO8, for its maiden drive during testing at the Barcelona-Catalunya circuit.
Mercedes finally showed the capability of their new W06 when it comes to speed as well as reliability as Nico Rosberg blew away the rest of the field on the second day of the final pre-season test in Barcelona.
McLaren chief executive Ron Dennis has insisted that Fernando Alonso should be ready to race at the opening Grand Prix of the season in Australia despite spending three nights in hospital following a crash in testing last week.
Ferrari are prepared to supply their engines from the 2014 season to Manor F1, the successor of the bankrupt Marrusia Formula One team, the Italians` team principal Maurizio Arrivabene announced on Friday.
Ahead of the new racing season, former Formula 1 driver David Coulthard has said that two-time World Champion Fernando Alonso's new deal with McLaren, which was in the air for some time, is a "marriage of convenience".
Williams are supportive of Marussia`s attempts to return to the Formula One grid and would have agreed to them starting the season with last year`s car, deputy principal Claire Williams said on Wednesday.
Nico Rosberg vowed `maximum attack` in a new title battle with Formula One world champion team mate Lewis Hamilton on Sunday as Mercedes unveiled their 2015 car before pre-season testing started in Jerez.