Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull, Circuit of the Americas, 2014

Helmet change ban “a joke” – Vettel

F1 Fanatic Round-up

In the round-up: Vettel criticises FIA ban on helmet changes • Michael Schumacher’s son to race in F4 • Mercedes ‘used one engine’ in testing

Fernando Alonso, Ferrari, Yas Marina, 2014

FIA confirms ban on drivers changing helmet designs

2015 F1 season

Details of the ban on drivers altering their crash helmet designs during the season have been confirmed in updated rules published by the FIA.

Romain Grosjean, Lotus, Circuit de Catalunya, 2015

Lotus optimistic as “new era” begins with Mercedes

2015 F1 season preview

Now with F1’s best power unit in the back of its cars, Lotus expects to be back at the sharp end of the grid in 2015.

Marcus Ericsson, Sauber, Circuito de Jerez, 2015

Struggling Sauber must end points drought

2015 F1 season preview

Struggling independent outfit Sauber has hired two new drivers as it bids to recover from a point-less 2014 campaign.

Red Bull RB11 final livery 2015

Red Bull RB11 revealed in final livery

2015 F1 season

Red Bull has revealed how its RB11 will look in its final livery for 2015.

Carlos Sainz Jnr, Toro Rosso, Circuit de Catalunya, 2015

Renault hit power target for Melbourne

2015 F1 season

Renault says it has reached the target for power delivery from its V6 hybrid turbo engine which it set for the first race of the season.

Felipe Nasr, Sauber, Circuit de Catalunya, 2015

Force India, Lotus and Sauber have “problems”

F1 Fanatic Round-up

In the round-up: Three teams feeling financial pinch • Symonds hails Marussia return • Ferrari boss unhappy with paddock passes change

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, Circuit de Catalunya, 2015

Barcelona test data: Mercedes a second ahead

2015 F1 season

Mercedes’ rivals may be no closer than last year as data from the final pre-season tests indicates the silver cars have a one-second lap time advantage.

Sergio Perez, Force India, Circuit de Catalunya, 2015

2015 F1 testing day twelve in pictures

F1 pictures Pictures

Pictures from the twelfth day of pre-season testing for 2015 at the Circuit de Catalunya in Spain.

Pastor Maldonado, Lotus, Circuit de Catalunya, 2015

Maldonado not to blame for crash – Lotus

2015 F1 season

Pastor Maldonado’s crash which ended Lotus’s participation in the final pre-season test of 2015 was caused by a “braking-related issue”.