/ Motorsport / Teams agree date for first 2015 test

Teams agree date for first 2015 test

Linked In Share

Sep.2 (GMM/Inautonews.com) F1 teams have agreed the likely date for the opening winter test of 2015.

Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport reports that the first of three pre-season tests in Europe will begin on February 1, at Jerez.

The other two tests will take place at Barcelona, in late February and early March.

At Jerez, a lot of attention will be on Honda, as the Japanese marque returns to the F1 track after a six-year absence in the form of McLaren’s new works engine supplier.

“That will very likely be the first time to show the whole car, the Honda engine and the McLaren chassis — the Honda McLaren,” Honda’s F1 chief Yasuhisa Arai told F1′s official website.

“Jerez will be the first time.”

It remains to be seen who will be at the wheel of the new Honda-powered McLaren.

McLaren and Honda are reportedly making an audacious $32 million per year bid to woo Fernando Alonso from his Ferrari contract, which may contain a performance exit clause that was triggered on 1 September.

Asked if he was “prepared to move mountains” to secure a truly top driver like Alonso or Sebastian Vettel, McLaren supremo Ron Dennis said: “Well, that depends on whether you respect drivers’ contracts or not, and I do.”

It is believed veteran Jenson Button is the man most likely to make way for Alonso at McLaren, but the Briton was asked on Monday if he can imagine being the Spaniard’s teammate.

“I don’t believe in rumours,” Spanish reports quote Button as saying during a promotional event with footballer Cristiano Ronaldo.

“I have great respect for Alonso,” he added. “I’ve known him since karting and I really like how he works.

“He is very fast, complete and very strong mentally.”

by Mircea Serafim (my Google+) - Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 - filed under Motorsport. Image credit: .
Linked In Share
Related Articles


Discuss: Teams agree date for first 2015 test

Leave a Reply
















Inautonews Facebook PageInautonews RSS FeedInautonews TwitterInautonews Youtube Channel

Sign up to receive our email newsletter on your email. It's safe. No spam!

[VIDEO] Mercedes-Benz GLC spied
[VIDEO] Mercedes-Benz GLC spiedThe brand new Mercedes-Benz GLC has been caught on camera recently while it was being tested out, on the track. Mercedes-Benz ...
2016 Fiat 500X to be launched next year
2016 Fiat 500X to be launched next yearFiat will be introducing the 2016 500X in the United States next year, when the model in question is believed to start from ...
2016 Porsche 911 Turbo leaked
2016 Porsche 911 Turbo leakedThe updated version of the Porsche 911 Turbo has recently leaked out, ahead of its public debut which should take place next ...
[Video] Elon Musk could step down as Tesla’s CEO in just four years
[Video] Elon Musk could step down as Tesla’s CEO in just four yearsThe US electric carmaker Tesla Motors has been the investor’s sweetheart since its initial public offering back in 2010 and ...
[VIDEO] Take a closer look at the Audi Prologue Concept
[VIDEO] Take a closer look at the Audi Prologue ConceptA new video is showing the Audi Prologue Concept in the real world being driven on the streets. One of the most important ...
Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 Convertible looks great
Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 Convertible looks greatThe Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 Convertible is looking even better than the model already unveiled in Los Angeles. The first ...
Mitsubishi Mirage Sedan going to the U.S.
Mitsubishi Mirage Sedan going to the U.S.Mitsubishi will be introducing the Mirage Sedan in the United States in the near future. The Japanese based automaker Mitsubishi ...
Bill Ford and KPMG forecast a spectacular transformation of the transportation sector
Bill Ford and KPMG forecast a spectacular transformation of the transportation sectorWhile many executives don’t look beyond their spreadsheets with current and upcoming sales, the top executives and the best ...
US: AAA says motorists are paying gas at a four-year-low
US: AAA says motorists are paying gas at a four-year-lowHere’s a cheerful holiday news for the 41.3 million Americans who are getting ready to travel over the course of the upcoming ...
Official – SsangYong Tivoli compact crossover announced
Official – SsangYong Tivoli compact crossover announcedSsangYong has officially announced its plans to introduce a new compact crossover, called the Tivoli. Nissan has opened a new ...
US: November sales seen growing on lower gas prices and incentives
US: November sales seen growing on lower gas prices and incentivesAccording to analysts and forecasters, this year’s November might bring the best sales for the month since 2001 – with one ...
2015 Nissan GT-R was launched in Japan
2015 Nissan GT-R was launched in JapanThe 2015 Nissan GT-R has been launched in Japan where the model has received a lot of tweaks. Nissan has been upgrading the GT-R ...
[VIDEO] Volvo V60 Cross Country gets new promo
[VIDEO] Volvo V60 Cross Country gets new promoVolvo has released a new promotional video with the V60 Cross Country which is showing the model in a whole new light. After it ...
Porsche Macan S Diesel gets tweaked by TechArt
Porsche Macan S Diesel gets tweaked by TechArtTechArt has created a new upgrade package which is now aimed towards the Porsche Macan S Diesel. Owners of the Porsche Macan S ...
2015 Skoda Fabia offers customizable dashboard
2015 Skoda Fabia offers customizable dashboardSkoda is offering a customizable dashboard on the new generation of the Fabia for some extra cash. The Czech based automaker ...
Read more automotive news


2013 Frankfurt Motor Show Live Images

2016 porsche 911 turbo 1
ford mustang shelby gt350 convertible 1
SsangYong Tivoli 1
porsche macan s diesel techart tuning 1
skoda fabia customizable dashboard 1
Subaru Forester tS 1
audi rs6 avant tuning vilner 1
hyundai grand i10 1
mclaren p1 china 1
ferrari 458 italia crash santiago chile 1
Mercedes-Benz C-Class AMG-Line by Brabus 1
Audi S8 Talladega MTM tuning 1

More automotive from inautonews
The brand new Mercedes-Benz GLC has been caught on camera recently while it was being tested out, on the track. Mercedes-Benz will be renaming most of its models and one of them will be called the GLC. This is basically the current GLK which will go through some significant changes for the 2016 ...
read more
Inautonews Editors Section
Test Drive: Ford Fiesta ST
Test Drive: Ford Fiesta ST The current generation of the Ford Fiesta ST has been officially presented to the public back in March, 2012, during the Geneva Motor Show, and it ...
Test Drive: Renault Twizy – Back to basics
Test Drive: Renault Twizy – Back to basics Renault has been producing the Twizy for a couple of years now, in its Valladolid, Spain, facility but spotting one on European roads can turn out ...
Test Drive: Mercedes-Benz SL400
Test Drive: Mercedes-Benz SL400 The Mercedes-Benz SL is currently in its sixth generation and since the company has released a new entry-level, the SL400, which is basically the ...

Editors Section
Inautonews Editors Section
2012 Safest Cars list 2011 Safest Cars [Video] 2011 IIHS Safest Cars [Video] 2011 EuroNCAP Safest Cars 2010 Safest Cars [Video]

Latest in Safety Japan: ministry establishes Takata airbag task forceThe country’s transport ministry decided to build a special team that would deal with the ... US legislators could stop registration of vehicles that were not repaired following recallWith two major safety scandals in the span of just one year, US recalls have hit an incredible ...
Safety Section