Reuters Formula One correspondent. Any views expressed are my own, not those of my employer.

Marussia buyer says team too good a story to end — The founder of independent energy supplier Ovo told reporters even he had thought the team doomed when he first expressed interest last November but felt it was too good a story to end. Marussia missed the final three races of last year after going into administration in October, then ceasing trading with 200 staff made redundant.

Less is more for Silverstone organizers — The 'Lewis Hamilton effect' has helped boost British Grand Prix ticket sales, with home fans eager to see their champion in action, but organizers say the decision to cut prices is as significant. A promotion offering 1,000 Sunday general admission tickets for 99 pounds ($150) each was sold out in 22 minutes.

Ecclestone offers cash advance for smaller teams — LONDON (Reuters) - Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone has offered advance revenue payments to Sauber, Force India and Lotus to help with cash-flow problems ahead of the new season starting in Australia next week.

Ecclestone offers cash advance for smaller teams — Credit: Reuters/Caren Firouz Formula One commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone arrives at the Yas Marina circuit before the start of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix November 20, 2014. "Bernie understands we've had these challenges over the winter because the (team) suppliers got so badly hurt by the Marussia and Caterham issues," Force India deputy principal Bob Fernley told Reuters on Monday.

Bottas wraps up testing with Williams on top — Credit: Reuters/Marcelo del Pozo Williams Formula One racing driver Valtteri Bottas of Finland drives the new Mercedes FW37 car during pre-season testing at the Jerez racetrack in southern Spain February 1, 2015. With the opening race in Melbourne now only two weeks away on March 15, teams carried out a mixture of quick laps and long runs at the Circuit de Catalunya.

Rivals welcome Marussia return — While Caterham appear destined for the scrap heap, or at least the liquidation of their assets, Marussia were named on the official Formula One entry list on Friday after securing their exit from administration. "I am so pleased...

Motor racing-Ferrari boss takes a provocative stance — BARCELONA, March 1 (Reuters) - Ferrari boss Maurizio Arrivabene has taken a provocative stance, before the Formula One season has even started, in response to rumours about a clampdown on access passes for teams. Arrivabene, a marketing man who was appointed in November, sat with Ferrari's Mexican reserve driver Esteban Gutierrez and sporting director Massimo Rivola among spectators during testing in Barcelona.

Ferrari boss takes a provocative stance — Credit: Reuters/Yuya Shino A 10 year old Ferrari fan shows his cap with miniatures of Ferrari's formula one car just after getting an autograph of his favourite driver Kimi Raikkonen of Finland, after the qualifying session of the Japanese F1 Grand Prix at the Suzuka Circuit October 4, 2014.

Number One? Hamilton prefers to be 44 — BARCELONA (Reuters) - World champion Lewis Hamilton is Formula One's number one, and hopes to remain so this year, but do not expect to see it on his Mercedes when the season starts in Melbourne on March 15.

I'm as ready as I can be, says Hamilton — BARCELONA (Reuters) - Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton wrapped up his pre-season testing with another fastest lap for Mercedes on Saturday. The Briton, still feeling the lingering effects of a bug that laid him low in last week's second test, produced a best time of one minute 23.022 seconds on the soft tyres at the Circuit de Catalunya.
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Mar 03, 2015

Looking on the bright side, at least that McLaren announcement came before we issued our season preview package.

Mar 03, 2015

For those who are still puzzled, he's "asymptomatic of any medical issue'.

Mar 03, 2015

McLaren say Fernando's doctors are satisfied "he sustained no damage whatsoever during his testing accident'. He's also 'entirely healthy'.

Mar 03, 2015

Magnussen replaces Alonso for Australian Grand Prix on medical advice. McLaren expect Alonso back for Malaysia,

Mar 01, 2015

Went to Renault briefing with Remi Taffin. Variable trumpets were mentioned. And waste gates. Tokens too.

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