The Red Bull-TAG Heuer RB14 takes to the track!

Red Bull have a 2018 car! After several months with a collection of parts and a long job list, today they are making the next big step…

Daniel Ricciardo is taking the all-new Aston Martin-Red Bull Racing-TAG Heuer RB14 for a spin at Silverstone as they conduct a pre-season filming day.

The weather was wet, the track was cold but on 19th February 2018, the RB14 turned its first laps at a filming day in Silverstone. After running concluded, Daniel professed himself happy with his first experience of the new car.

“It’s always hard to tell from a few laps but the initial feeling is good. It’s not doing anything that scares me and I can already feel that the rear of the car feels pretty settled, even in these poor conditions. Those are encouraging early signs.”

Three in a row? Mercedes to clinch constructors’ title in Malaysia?

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There are two variables in the mix for this weekend’s Malaysian Grand Prix at the Sepang Circuit; firstly, the new slot in September can bring different weather conditions into play and secondly, the track has been resurfaced. Last year Sebastian #Vettel won here for the Scuderia Ferrari, so a new track surface may offer even more uncertainty. MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS can clinch its third consecutive constructors’ title if they score 36 points or more, regardless of how Red Bull Racing perform. Pirelli Motorsport has introduced the harder tire for this race and that will suit the Mercedes chassis, but they did struggle with the high temperatures last year. – James Allen on F1

Projected 2016 Formula One payments to teams

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Ferrari will receive more money than any other team in Formula 1 for its 2015 performance despite finishing second in the championship, Autosport can reveal.

Formula One Management collates revenues from hosting fees, media rights and other streams such as trackside sponsorship and hospitality.

The 2015 total was $965m and this will be distributed across 10 teams through nine monthly payments from April with a final “check” payment – when definitive revenues have been calculated – early in 2017.

The table above details the split, divulged to Autosport in Bahrain, and shows how F1 disproportionately awards its revenues.