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Jan 29

F1: Button Fastest As Cars Begin To Log Miles In Jerez

 

Jenson Button in the McLaren MP4-29 Mercedes.  (Photo: Glenn Dunbar/LAT Photographic)

Jenson Button in the McLaren MP4-29 Mercedes.
(Photo: Glenn Dunbar/LAT Photographic)

Jenson Button topped the times in Jerez today as the McLaren MP4-29 made an impressive debut after failing to get on track yesterday.

Most of the teams have begun to log some proper mileage, but it was a troubled day for all three Renault runners as Red Bull and Caterham did very few laps, and Toro Rosso spent all day in the garage.

Jan 24

F1: First running of new era for Mercedes, Force India and Toro Rosso

Nico Rosberg was the first driver to test the new Mercedes W05. Photo Credit: Paul Gilham/Getty Images

Nico Rosberg was the first driver to test the new Mercedes W05. Photo Credit: Paul Gilham/Getty Images

Nico Rosberg gave the new Mercedes W05 its first shakedown laps at Silverstone on Friday, prior to the car’s official launch at Jerez on Tuesday morning.

“The new F1 W05, powered by the PU106A Hybrid Power Unit, opened a new era of Formula One at 14:21 this afternoon when it left the garage for the first time in cold but dry conditions at Silverstone,” the team said in a statement. “Driven by Nico Rosberg, the car completed a total of 40 km before dusk at 16:30.”

Jan 22

F1: Mallya Confident In Force India’s 2014 Prospects

Force India-Mercedes Team Principal Vijay Mallya walks in the paddock during the third practice session at the Buddh International circuit. (Photo: Getty Images)

Force India boss Vijay Mallya stands by at Buddh International Circuit. (Photo: Getty Images)

Force India team boss Vijay Mallya says he’s excited ahead of a new season that sees the team running a new driver lineup as well as a fresh livery.

The VJM07 is the first 2014 car unveiled to the public thus far, albeit with one side view photo.

“I always enjoy seeing a Formula One car come to life, but I can’t remember so much anticipation ahead of a new season,” said Mallya.

Jan 22

F1: Force India Is First Team To Reveal 2014 Car

Unveiling the dramatic new Force India VJM07. (Photo: Force India)

Here is a rendering of the dramatic new Force India VJM07. (Photo: Sahara Force India)

Force India has unveiled a picture of its new VJM07, thus becoming the first team to give an indication of what a 2014 car looks like.

However, the side view doesn’t show the nose, the most controversial element of the new rules package.

The team has also unveiled a dramatic new livery, with black now added to the familiar Indian national colors of white, green and orange.

As before, the car uses a Mercedes power unit, but the big change is a switch of a gearbox supplier from McLaren to Mercedes.

Dec 12

F1: Breaking — Force India Confirms Perez For 2014

F1: Breaking — Force India Finally Confirms Perez For 2014 And Beyond

Sergio Perez (left) shakes hands with Force India owner Vijay Mallya. (Photo: Courtesy of Force India)

Sergio Perez has finally been officially confirmed as Nico Hulkenberg’s new teammate at Force India.

Perez began talking to the team soon after he was dropped by McLaren, whose boss Martin Whitmarsh also tried to persuade the Silverstone outfit to take his departing driver.