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McLaren endured a very difficult test at Abu Dhabi, one that was set to see the glorious public debut of the first Honda powered Formula One car in nearly ten years.
At the final in-season test of the year, held straight after the season-closing Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Pirelli’s 2015 tyres were seen for the first time – although there were no dedicated Pirelli test days, with each team concentrating on its own independent programme.
Mercedes test driver Pascal Wehrlein ended the 2014 running by putting Mercedes on top of the timesheets, as has so often been the case this year. The day effectively concludes 2014, with the next track action only foreseen at the Jerez winter test in 2 months time.
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Valtteri Bottas topped the first day of the young drivers test at Abu Dhabi, approximately half a second faster than Ferrari's Kimi Räikkönen and Mercedes rival Nico Rosberg.
Ahead of the final test of the 2014 Formula One season, all teams have confirmed their drivers for the two day young drivers test at Abu Dhabi. Marussia is evidently the only absent team.
Scuderia Ferrari have appointed a new team principal in name of Maurizio Arrivabene, replacing Marco Mattiaci who only joined the team 8 months ago, but recently lost a lot of credit in his handling of Alonso's departure.
The CaterhamF1 Team has announced that Will Stevens will run its car on both days during the upcoming Abu Dhabi test. Stevens debuted in Formula One last weekend at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and is hopeful the gained experience increases his chance for a 2015 F1 seat.
Jean-Eric Vergne was the only man to finish the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix for Toro Rosso, and contrary to expectations he lacked the pace to finish in the top 10. Team mate Daniil Kvyat failed to finish due to an engine problem.
Daniel Ricciardo was once more hailed by Red Bull team principal Christian Horner for his great drive to 4th following a start from the pitlane. Sebastian Vettel meanwhile rounded off his final race for Red Bull Racing with an 8th place finish.
As the 2014 season came to a close in Abu Dhabi, Sahara Force India ended the season in style with a strong double points finish at Yas Marina. With double points on offer, the team scored 28 points as Nico Hulkenberg raced to sixth place just ahead of Sergio Perez in seventh.
Caterham F1 returned to racing this weekend at Abu Dhabi, resulting in a finish for rookie Will Stevens. Kamui Kobayashi on the other hand was driving comfortably ahead of his team mate until he had to retire his car.
Sahara Force India has confirmed that Sergio Perez has extended his contract to continue racing with the team for 2015 and beyond. He will continue to team up with Nico Hulkenberg with whom a contract extension was announced earlier.
The race stewards at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix have opted to disqualify both Red Bull drivers after it was found that the team had designed its front wings to flex under aerodynamic load.
The race stewards at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix have opted to disqualify both Red Bull drivers after it was found that the team had designed its front wings to flex under aerodynamic load.
Nico Rosberg has taken pole position this evening at Abu Dhabi, outperforming team mate and championship rival Lewis Hamilton. Williams' Valtteri Bottas and Felipe Massa qualified third and fourth and will start from the second row on the grid.
McLaren team principal Ron Dennis has outlined McLaren's thinking in choosing a deal with newcomer Honda over the team's current partnership with Mercedes.
Nico Rosberg jumped atop the timesheet in the final practice session ahead of qualifying for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. He went 3 tenths quicker around Yes Marina that his team mate Lewis Hamilton after the latter proved fastest in both Friday sessions.
Lewis Hamilton continued to have the edge in the second practice session at Abu Dhabi, going less than a tenth of a second faster than his team mate Nico Rosberg. Behind the Mercedes duo, the competition edged closed, even though still roughly 8 tenths behind.
Lewis Hamilton enjoyed a trouble-free start to the Abu Dhabi GP weekend by ending the first practice session on top, little more than a tenth ahead of team mate Nico Rosberg. The duo confirmed their car's dominance as third fastest man Alonso was 1.7s slower on his fastest lap.
Fernando Alonso will depart from his beloved Ferrari team. The two-time world champion speaks about the reasons behind his decision and the past year when he raced in the fabled scarlet car.
After nine months of intense racing, the 2014 Formula 1 World Championship draws to a close in Abu Dhabi next weekend. With double points up for grabs for the first time in the sport’s history, it promises to be a thrilling climax to the season.
Caterham F1 Team has confirmed Will Stevens to race for the team at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. He will join Kamui Kobayashi in the team's return to the grid after being absent from the US and Brazilian events.
Scuderia Ferrari have confirmed on Friday morning that Fernando Alonso will leave the squad at the end of the year. The Spaniard puts an end to his career in scarlet after five years.
Ferrari announced today that Sebastian Vettel will join the team as from next year as the fabled Italian squad embarks a new chapter in its history. After weeks of discussions and speculations Ferrari officially put an end to the story as it confirmed that long-serving Fernando Alonso will leave the team at the end of the season and he will be replaced by quadruple Sebastian Vettel.
Tom Kristensen, the most succesful endurance racer all time, had announced his retirement from motor sport, stopping his counter on 9 victories in the Le Mans 24 hours race.
Jules Bianchi has been flown back to France after starting to breathe unaided, his parents has announced in a statement today. Bianchi is still unconscious and will continue to be treated for his injuries caused by a crash at the Japanese Grand Prix.
Lotus F1 Team is pleased to announce that Romain Grosjean will continue to drive for the team in 2015 as it embarks on its first season with Mercedes-Benz power. Romain will continue to partner Pastor Maldonado, who was confirmed for 2015 earlier this year.
Sahara Force India has named GP2 Series Champion Jolyon Palmer and 22-year-old Australian Spike Goddard as the team's line-up for next week's young driver test in Abu Dhabi.
Veteran motorsports engineer Matt Borland has been named vice president of technology for Haas F1 Team and Stewart-Haas Racing. Borland will attempt to become the link between Haas F1 Team and the Stewart-Haas team that competes in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
The McLaren F1 Team has postponed a decision on its 2015 driver line-up to 1 December at the earliest, attempting to put the focus back on the final race of the season this weekend at Abu Dhabi.
The McLaren F1 Team has postponed a decision on its 2015 driver line-up to 1 December at the earliest, attempting to put the focus back on the final race of the season this weekend at Abu Dhabi.
Formula Renault 3.5 Champion Carlos Sainz Jr will line-up alongside Daniel Ricciardo for Infiniti Red Bull Racing’s final test of the 2014 season at Yas Marina Circuit on November 25 and 26 following the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Kamui Kobayashi will race for the Caterham F1 Team in the season finale in Abu Dhabi next week, the team has announced in a statement. The second driver to race alongside Kamui will be announced in due course.
Marussia racing and Ferrari test driver, Jules Bianchi is still in coma and his condition has not changed significantly according to Marussia Sporting Director and President, Graeme Lowdon.
The Caterham F1 Team is has announced it will be racing at the final Formula 1 Grand Prix of the season in Abu Dhabi next week thanks to the support of the fans, who have helped the team raise enough money to make it possible through Crowdcube.
Michael Schumacher’s family is still stunned by the sheer amount of sympathies it receives and thanked for the continuous support while it keeps supporting Michael in his hardest battle of his life.
The McLaren Formula One team has confirmed they have got around preparing an interim car to test the new Honda power unit, set to power the team's car in 2015.
In 2014 Kimi Raikkönen returend to his former team which he won his world title with. However the Finnish champion hasn't enjoyed as fruitful spell as his first one was.
Swedish Formula One driver Marcus Ericsson has announced that he has ended his agreement with Caterham F1, ruling out driving for the team at Abu Dhabi.
Scuderia Ferrari drivers, Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen finished the Brazilian Grand Prix in sixth and seventh places respectively, after staging a great duel, which saw them swap positions with only a few laps to go.
Williams did have its fair share of bad luck at Brazil, but Felipe Massa still secured a wonderful podium finish in front of his home crowd, despite a penalty for speeding in the pitlane. Valtteri Bottas was nowhere near the podium as a seatbelt issue delayed him considerably at his first pitstop. He finished 10th.
Nico Rosberg took victory at the Brazilian Grand Prix after a race-long battle with team-mate Lewis Hamilton, who completed a record-breaking one-two finish for the Silver Arrows at Interlagos.
Lotus' Pastor Maldonado finished twelfth whilst Romain Grosjean was classified seventeenth in the Brazilian Grand Prix. Both drivers struggled from start to finish, culminated by a power unit issue on Romain Grosjean's car that forced him to stop 8 laps from the chequered flag.
After both Sauber F1 Team drivers had shown strong performances in quite cold conditions on Saturday in qualifying for the Brazilian Grand Prix, they struggled on a much warmer track on Sunday. In the beginning, Esteban Gutiérrez dropped down the ranking to finish 14th while team mate Adrian Sutil finished 16th, having started from the pitlane.
Sahara Force India scored four points in today’s Brazilian Grand Prix as Nico Hulkenberg raced to eighth place. Teammate Sergio Perez completed the race in 15th place.
Sahara Force India scored four points in today’s Brazilian Grand Prix as Nico Hulkenberg raced to eighth place. Teammate Sergio Perez completed the race in 15th place.
Toro Rosso knew it was going to be difficult to get into the points in Brazil, and that expectation materialized. From low grid positions, both drivers got stuck in traffic and lacked top speed to progress through the field.