Sebastian Vettel hopes Ferrari can be Mercedes' closest rivals
Sebastian Vettel hopes Ferrari can be Mercedes' closest rivals

Four times Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel hopes Ferrari can become the strongest challengers to Mercedes this season after failing to win a race last year.

Lewis Hamilton hot favourite for triple triumph
Lewis Hamilton hot favourite for triple triumph

Lewis Hamilton starts the Formula One season as red-hot favourite to become a triple world champion but Niki Lauda, who knows how that feels, fears the battle could be tougher than ever.

Love real races where you're overtaking and battling: Lewis Hamilton
Love real races where you're overtaking and battling: Lewis Hamilton

Celebrated F1 driver Lewis Hamilton might have won the World Championship last season but he is still hungry for more races, involving battling and overtaking and wants more competition in this year's Formula One season that gets underway in Melbourne on March 15.

Barcelona Test: Valtteri Bottas fastest as McLaren woes continue
Barcelona Test: Valtteri Bottas fastest as McLaren woes continue

Finish driver Valtteri Bottas was fastest for Williams on the final morning of pre-season testing in Barcelona as McLaren`s reliability problems continued.

Number One? Lewis Hamilton prefers to be 44
Number One? Lewis Hamilton prefers to be 44

World champion Lewis Hamilton is Formula One`s number one, and hopes to remain so this year, but do not expect to see it on his Mercedes when the season starts in Melbourne on March 15.

Niki Lauda neutral on chances of German GP happening
Niki Lauda neutral on chances of German GP happening

The chances of Germany hosting a Formula One Grand Prix this year are only 50-50 despite determined efforts to save it, according to Niki Lauda.

Lewis Hamilton fastest as Mercedes ups pace in testing
Lewis Hamilton fastest as Mercedes ups pace in testing

World champion Lewis Hamilton was fastest on a rain-interrupted first morning of the final four-day test in Barcelona.

Pastor Maldonado quickest, ill Lewis Hamilton sidelined in Barcelona
Pastor Maldonado quickest, ill Lewis Hamilton sidelined in Barcelona

Lotus` Pastor Maldonado was fastest on the first day of the second Formula One pre-season test in Barcelona on Thursday as Lewis Hamilton was sidelined for the majority of the day by a fever.

Mercedes still miles in front ahead of second test
Mercedes still miles in front ahead of second test

The build-up to the 2015 Formula One season steps up a gear when the second of three four-day pre-season tests gets started in Barcelona on Thursday.

Fernando Alonso-McLaren deal a marriage of convenience: Formula 1 driver David Coulthard
Fernando Alonso-McLaren deal a marriage of convenience: Formula 1 driver David Coulthard

 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".

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.

Kimi Raikkonen fastest as first F1 test ends in Jerez
Kimi Raikkonen fastest as first F1 test ends in Jerez

Formula One`s first pre-season test ended in Jerez on Wednesday with Ferrari`s Kimi Raikkonen fastest, Mercedes doing more laps than anyone else and McLaren once again bottom of the timesheets.

Lack of testing time will be felt: McLaren chief
Lack of testing time will be felt: McLaren chief

McLaren`s racing director Eric Boullier has warned any more setbacks in the Woking-based team`s pre-season testing schedule will be reflected in their performance once the campaign gets underway.

Nico Rosberg saddened by German GP uncertainty
Nico Rosberg saddened by German GP uncertainty

Nico Rosberg had little to worry about in Formula One`s pre-season testing on Tuesday, completing 151 trouble-free laps for Mercedes at Jerez, but did express concern about the uncertainty hanging over his home German Grand Prix.

Nico Rosberg has the knives sharpened for Lewis Hamilton
Nico Rosberg has the knives sharpened for Lewis Hamilton

 Nico Rosberg says he has sharpened his knives for the new Formula One season and is ready to take on champion Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton and anyone else who fancies their title chances.

Lewis Hamilton to sign new deal, says Mercedes
Lewis Hamilton to sign new deal, says Mercedes

 Formula 1 racing team Mercedes is confident that world champion Lewis Hamilton will sign a new contract soon.

Mercedes not invincible, claims Fernando Alonso
Mercedes not invincible, claims Fernando Alonso

 Two-time world champion Fernando Alonso believes reigning champions Mercedes will be unable to repeat their domination of the rest of the grid from last season.

Sebastian Vettel fastest on Ferrari bow
Sebastian Vettel fastest on Ferrari bow

 Four-time world champions Sebastian Vettel sent an early season warning to double world champions Mercedes by clocking the fastest time on his first day of testing with Ferrari in Jerez on Sunday.

Nico Rosberg promises 'maximum attack' in 2015
Nico Rosberg promises 'maximum attack' in 2015

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.

Adrian Newey plays down Red Bull's title chances
Adrian Newey plays down Red Bull's title chances

Red Bull may win races this season but they cannot realistically expect to mount a Formula One title challenge, according to their championship-winning designer Adrian Newey.