F1 Today: 29/01/2015

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Red Bull running late?

Red Bull has reportedly not passed the crash test which all teams must pass before the take part in test. Today the team will try to pass the test and join Williams, Mercedes, Red Bull and Lotus when they unveil their cars on Sunday in Jerez.

The team decided to build it late in a bid to close the gap to Mercedes. Until 2012 the cars only needed to be cleared ahead of a car’s actual Grand Prix debut.

The team plan to pass the FIA tests at the Cranfield Impact Centre on Thursday, leaving just two clear days until the RB11’s Jerez debut. But a spokesman said they confident Red Bull will be ready for Jerez.

 

Mercedes shake down

Frist images have been released from a shakedown by the Mercedes team. The team posted the pictures on its twitter page. Both Nico Rosberg who will drive on Sunday and World Champion Lewis Hamilton both drove the W06.

The test was abandoned later in the day after snow showers hit Silverstone. The team are red-hot favourites to secure successive title doubles this year after the Brackley team claimed a record 16 race wins and 11 one-two finishes in 2014.

 

McLaren launch a new chapter

McLaren have unveiled their 2015 car as a new era begins for the team. Pictures were release of the MP4-30 which was partly designed by former Red Bull aero chief Peter Prodromou, who re-joined the team late last year.

Team boss Ron Dennis said the car represents only the start of a “long journey” for McLaren and Honda. He also added that it represents only the start of a “long journey” for McLaren and Honda.

The team hopes that they and Honda can demonstrate the capabilities of the huge talent pool we share between them and bring success to the team again.

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