Team by team analysis of Malaysian Grand Prix
Team by team analysis of Malaysian Grand Prix

Team by team analysis of Sunday`s Malaysian Formula One Grand Prix (listed in current championship order):

Bernie Ecclestone offers cash advance for smaller teams
Bernie Ecclestone offers cash advance for smaller teams

Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone has offered advance revenue payments to Sauber, Force India and Lotus to help with cash-flow problems ahead of the new season starting in Australia next week.

Williams supportive of Marussia comeback
Williams supportive of Marussia comeback

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.

New Lotus a whole new ball game for Grosjean
New Lotus a whole new ball game for Grosjean

Comparing this year`s Mercedes-powered Lotus Formula One car to the team`s troublesome 2014 one is child`s play for Romain Grosjean.

Marussia vow to fight on despite car setback
Marussia vow to fight on despite car setback

The Marussia Formula One team refused to give up their fight for survival on Friday after rivals voted down a proposal for them to race with last year`s cars.

Force India withdraw from first pre-season test at Jerez
Force India withdraw from first pre-season test at Jerez

Sahara Force India on Wednesday opted to skip the all-important pre-season test at Jerez. The team had originally planned to use the 2014 car in Spain for the upcoming season's first test.

Lotus expect huge step forward in 2015
Lotus expect huge step forward in 2015

 Lotus expect to be far more competitive this season with a new Formula One car that they hailed as a massive step forward on Monday.

Romain Grosjean wants Jenson Button to make way for fresh blood
Romain Grosjean wants Jenson Button to make way for fresh blood

French driver Romain Grosjean thinks that it's time for Jenson Button to move aside and allow fresh blood into Formula One. The Lotus driver was once rumoured to partner Fernando Alonso at McLaren, at the expense of Button and Kevin Magnussen.

Romain Grosjean handed 20-place grid penalty
Romain Grosjean handed 20-place grid penalty

Lotus Formula One driver Romain Grosjean could consider himself lucky that only the points will be doubled in this weekend`s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix after collecting a 20-place grid penalty on Friday.

Romain Grosjean staying with Lotus next year
Romain Grosjean staying with Lotus next year

Frenchman Romain Grosjean will stay with Lotus in 2015 despite previously suggesting he might leave, he announced on Wednesday.

Lotus boss warns three-car teams will sound death knell for F1
Lotus boss warns three-car teams will sound death knell for F1

 British Formula One team Lotus boss Gerard Lopez has said that three-car teams would be the death of the motor racing sport.

Christian Horner, Toto Wolff tell strugglers to race not moan
Christian Horner, Toto Wolff tell strugglers to race not moan

Red Bull team chief Christian Horner has told Formula One`s cash-strapped struggling teams to solve their problems "behind closed doors" and stop damaging the reputation of their sport.

F1 strugglers optimistic over crisis
F1 strugglers optimistic over crisis

Formula One`s midfield strugglers believe they may have found a solution to their current cash crisis and hope Bernie Ecclestone can endorse and support their plans before next weekend`s Brazilian Grand Prix.

F1 strugglers rule out US Grand Prix boycott
F1 strugglers rule out US Grand Prix boycott

Formula One's mid-grid strugglers are determined to carve out a fairer distribution of wealth, but they are not contemplating a boycott of this weekend's United States Grand Prix.

Bernie Ecclestone blames himself for F1's 'piranha club' crisis
Bernie Ecclestone blames himself for F1's 'piranha club' crisis

Bernie Ecclestone admits he knows what's wrong with Formula One -- but he can't fix it on his own any more.

Bernie Ecclestone sure all teams will race in Austin
Bernie Ecclestone sure all teams will race in Austin

Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone dismissed the threat of a U.S. Grand Prix boycott on Saturday after cash-strapped smaller teams suggested they could take drastic action to push their demands for more money.

Bernie Ecclestone calls on big F1 teams to make sacrifices
Bernie Ecclestone calls on big F1 teams to make sacrifices

Formula One`s commercial supremo said he wanted to tear up all team contracts and rewrite the rules as talk of race boycotts and financial failure swept the U.S. Grand Bernie Ecclestone Prix paddock on Saturday.

F1 teams play down talk of US GP boycott
F1 teams play down talk of US GP boycott

Formula One`s struggling teams played down talk of a possible boycott of Sunday`s U.S. Grand Prix on Friday as argument over division of the sport`s revenues grew more heated on Friday.

Christian Horner tells Mercedes not to act against Formula One's interest
Christian Horner tells Mercedes not to act against Formula One's interest

Red Bull boss Christian Horner tells Mercedes not to act against the interests of sport by blocking the proposed additional engine update next year.

Lotus set to switch to Mercedes power in 2015

Mercedes want to continue supplying engines to four Formula One teams next season, with Lotus expected to take the place of McLaren.