Pastor Maldonado, Lotus, Circuit of the Americas, 2014

Last year’s Lotus was too aggressive – Lopez

F1 Fanatic Round-up

In the round-up: Lotus chairman Gerard Lopez says the team’s new car is less aggressive than their radical twin-tusk 2014 car.

Gilles Villeneuve: His Untold Life from Berthierville to Zolder

Gilles Villeneuve: His Untold Life reviewed

F1 review

Seven world champions and a host of other major F1 names including Bernie Ecclestone have contributed to this new book on Gilles Villeneuve.

Jim McGee, Crew Chief of Champions

Jim McGee: Crew Chief of Champions reviewed

F1 review

F1 champions Nigel Mansell, Mario Andretti and Emerson Fittipaldi figure heavily in this biography of one of IndyCar’s most successful team managers.

Max Verstappen, Toro Rosso, Circuito de Jerez, 2015

Verstappen “the best I’ve seen so far” – engineer

F1 Fanatic Round-up

In the round-up: Max Verstappen’s race engineer Xevi Pujolar has high expectations of F1’s youngest ever driver.

Fernando Alonso, Jenson Button, McLaren, 2015

Caption Competition 71: Alonso and Button

Caption Competition

It’s Caption Competition time again and as it’s launch season we’ve got another F1 driver wielding a smartphone.

Damon Hill, Arrows A18, Melbourne, 1997

F1 could switch back to wider, 1997-style cars

F1 Fanatic Round-up

In the round-up: F1 could revert to wider cars • FIA holding entry list for Manor • Force India plan to run VJM08 at last test

Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari, Circuito de Jerez, 2015

Why You Should Watch… F1 testing

Why You Should Watch

What’s the cheapest way to see F1 cars in action – and get a first look at new machinery? Go to an F1 test.

Valtteri Bottas, Williams, Circuito de Jerez, 2015

New Williams ‘not massively different’ – Bottas

F1 Fanatic Round-up

In the round-up: Williams similar to last year says Bottas • Only teams can bring costs down – Dennis • Stoneman replaces Lynn as Red Bull Junior

Marcus Ericsson, Sauber, Circuito de Jerez, 2015

Sponsor Watch: 2015 F1 car launches

2015 F1 season

Mercedes, Ferrari, Williams and Force India have all lured sponsors away from their rivals in time for the new season. Find out who’s gone where.

Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull, Melbourne, 2012

F1 loses 175 million TV viewers in six years

F1 Fanatic Round-up

In the round-up: F1 loses nearly 30% of its audience • Williams back Manor’s 2014 car bid • Horner says Newey may return if rules are changed