In the round-up: Formula One engine manufacturers will be allowed to upgrade their units during 2015 – apart from newcomers Honda.
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Although the regulations do not specifically state dates for the Japanese car maker to submit its homologated unit, the FIA is standing by its view that it must stick to the February 28 date that the current manufacturers faced last year.
“You cannot expect us to battle with Red Bull, Mercedes, Ferrari, McLaren and Williams – they are all teams with much bigger budgets.”
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Comment of the day
Not having a number one on the grid doesn’t bother me.
It happens in Moto GP (although Esteve Rabat will use it in Moto2 this year) and in IndyCar (not for 2015, but for 2014 it did) and I have no issue with it. I’m sure that it happens in other motorsports too.
One thing which does bother me is drivers using the number one plate whilst not being the reigning champion. I’m looking at Formula Renault and GP2/3 as the main culprits here. How I see it is that the number one should only be used if and only if the reigning champion chooses to do so. If the reigning champion is not present, then nobody should have the right to use the number.
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On this day in F1
Michael Schumacher turns 46 today, his second birthday since suffering severe head injuries in a skiing accident at the end of 2013.