Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, Circuit de Catalunya, 2015

Hamilton wants closer fight with Mercedes’ rivals

F1 Fanatic Round-up

In the round-up: “The more people the merrier” – Hamilton • Horner urges engine price cut • Manor investor keen to revive fortunes

Jules Bianchi, Marussia, Yas Marina, 2013

Manor confirms Australian Grand Prix entry

2015 F1 season

Manor has confirmed it will participate in the Australian Grand Prix next week after coming out of administration.

Pirelli tyre, Circuit de Catalunya, 2015

Pirelli keeps same tyre choices for first four races

2015 F1 season

Pirelli will bring the same four pairs of tyre compounds which were used by the teams last year for the first four races of 2015.

Jenson Button, McLaren, Circuit de Catalunya, 2015

The “difficult start” McLaren expected just got harder

2015 F1 season preview

McLaren racing director Eric Boullier accepts it’s “likely to be a difficult start to the season” for the team following its reunion with Honda.

2014 Australian Grand Prix start, Albert Park, Melbourne

The 2015 F1 season in 20 questions

2015 F1 season preview

The first race of the 2015 F1 season is just ten days away, and it’s time for our traditional attempt to guess what the year ahead might have in store.

Nico Hulkenberg, Force India, Circuit de Catalunya, 2015

Force India expect mid-season gains from wind tunnel

2015 F1 season preview

When Force India’s 2015 car finally appeared it averaged 566 kilometres per day – more than any of their rivals managed with their designs.

Romain Grosjean, Lotus, Circuit de Catalunya, 2015

Lotus also used a single engine throughout testing

2015 F1 season

Lotus has become the latest team to confirm it only used a single Mercedes power unit throughout its pre-season testing.

Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari, Circuit de Catalunya, 2015

Ferrari believe they have caught up to Red Bull

F1 Fanatic Round-up

In the round-up: Ferrari “on par with Red Bull” • McLaren doctor involved in Alonso treatment • Mercedes paid for Wehrlein practice run

Fernando Alonso, McLaren, Circuit de Catalunya, 2015

Alonso to miss first race of 2015 on medical grounds

2015 F1 season

Fernando Alonso will not compete in the first race of the season in Australia, McLaren has confirmed.

Heikki Kovalainen, Caterham, Melbourne, 2012

In pictures: Farewell to Caterham, 2010-2014

F1 pictures Pictures

The Formula One grid will be a smaller and slightly less colourful place without the bright green Caterham cars this year. Looks back on their five years of F1 in pictures.