F1 pundit Dane Hansen, writes for The Sport Space giving you weekly breakdowns of exclusive, need to know facts about the exciting and dynamic world that is Formula One. Find out what happened in the first week at testing in Jerez.
Formula One fans can now stop holding their breathes. On the 1st of February 2015, the silence in Europe was broken by the ever growing louder 1.6l turbo engines. Why are they getting louder? Nobody actually knows. But what we do know, is that there is much much more to look forward to this year. Fans, engineers and drivers were able to get their first taste of F1 in 2015 at the first test in Jerez. Speaking of Hispanic tracks, the sport will also make its first return to Mexico since Nigel Mansell won there in 1992 – just one of many exciting prospects for the coming season.
February 1st – 6th
That’s a Wrap!
2014 has delivered one of the most, and least talked about seasons in decades. The introduction of the politically correct 1.6 l “hybrid power units” has received some harsh crits by fans,teams and drivers alike. The soft lazy groans of an engine revving to around 15 000 rpm simply hasn’t tantalized the senses.
2014 was the dawn of a new era of Formula One, and quite likely the benchmark for future racing developements. It recieved critisism and praise. What exactly happened this year has been a milestone for the sport, be it good or bad, Formula One has certainly recieved a lot of attention for its efforts over the season.