When many teams are struggling to find sponsorship, Scuderia Ferrari has just announced it has signed 3 new partnerships. Team principal Stefano Domenicali immediately hailed this as a significant achievement, given the current economic climate.
The German GP of 2013 is finally agreed to happen at the Nürburgring. Long negotiations with Bernie Ecclestone have finally come to an end, ensuring a 2013 Formula One race on 7 July at the German race circuit.
Marussia F1 has become the latest and last team to announce the date of its car launch. The team have chosen to put the car on display in the Jerez pitlane on 5 February, just ahead of the start of winter testing.
At the launch of McLaren's 2013 contender, Jenson Button was sidelined by Sergio Perez, the first time he will not be teamed up with Lewis Hamilton. Button however is confident McLaren has just presented the best car it has ever built.
McLaren may have raised some eyebrows with the step change in its car design for this season, but technical chiefs are adamant it was an essential move if it is to gun for Formula 1 title glory this year.