The team will now ready the F1 W06 Hybrid for its public track debut in Jerez on Sunday 1 February.
Obviously we have a huge job list ahead of next season
“Highlighting one single element as the source of our improvement would be impossible,” Abiteboul explains. “Instead, it’s the development of multiple parts that has resulted in a much-improved PU to the one that began pre-season testing last January.
Formula 1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton received rapturous applause when he was announced as International Racing
Driver of the Year at tonight’s star-studded AUTOSPORT Awards 2014 in association with Mercedes-Benz at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel – as fellow champions Petter Solberg, Sébastien Ogier and Colin Turkington amongst many others were similarly recognised for their outstanding success.
F1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton and rally driver Ken Block also in attendance
The Monster Energy Monza Rally Show 2014 saw nine-time World Champion Valentino Rossi joined by a host of big names from the world of four wheels, with the likes of F1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton and rally driver Ken Block also in attendance.
Stars & Cars, 2014 – Celebrate the best
The 21-year-old from Essex jumped into a Lotus F1 Team E22 at the final test of the year in Abu Dhabi
Alex Lynn followed in the footsteps of newly-crowned British Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton by taking to the track in F1 machinery for the first time today, having won the GP3 Series – a stepping-stone to the very top level of the sport – just a few days previously.
2014 world champion Lewis Hamilton wants to keep his personal race number 44 next year rather than switch to number 1.
Traditionally, the reigning world champion in F1 wears the coveted number 1. But a change early in 2014, mimicking the system in MotoGP, meant drivers were able to pick their own number between 2 and 99 to keep for the rest of their careers.
With Lewis Hamilton now a double world champion, Mercedes has vowed to waste no time in signing him up for the future.
As their fierce rivalry this year came to its zenith on Sunday, Nico Rosberg was notably gracious in defeat.
Mercedes AMG Petronas driver Lewis Hamilton is the new Formula 1 world champion
Nico Rosberg has been busily playing the psychological game this weekend as he clings to his world championship chances.
Needing Mercedes teammate and title favourite Lewis Hamilton to finish no higher than third on Sunday, German Rosberg has been firing thinly-veiled barbs at his British rival all weekend at the Abu Dhabi finale.