Jan 28

F1: New Williams FW36 Makes Late Appearance At Jerez Test

Valterri Bottas in the Williams FW36 leaves the garage. (Photo: Andrew Ferraro/LAT Photographic)

Valterri Bottas, driving the Williams FW36, leaves the garage. (Photo: Andrew Ferraro/LAT Photographic)

The Williams FW36 appeared in public for the first time at on Tuesday, having previously only been seen in the form of a computer-generated image.

ran a few laps right at the end of the afternoon after electrical problems kept it in the garage for most of the day. The car is the first from the team to feature a engine.

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Jan 28

F1: Mercedes Revising Front Wing After Hamilton Crash

Mercedes AMG Petronas' British driver Lewis Hamilton takes part in the F1 pre-season test days at Jerez January 28, 2014. (Photo: Jorge Guerrero/AFP/Getty Images)

AMG Petronas’ British driver takes part in the F1 preseason test in , Spain. (Photo: Jorge Guerrero/AFP/Getty Images)

Lewis Hamilton was not discouraged by his accident on the first day of running in Jerez, noting that the Mercedes had done more running than any of its rivals. Hamilton hit the tire wall at Turn One after the wing fell under his front wheels.

“We had a rather dramatic failure of the front wing,” said Paddy Lowe. “The front wing went underneath the car, and a fair few parts disintegrated in a cloud. Lewis hit the barrier. He’s absolutely fine. He’s not driving tomorrow; the plan was always to put Nico (Rosberg) in the car for tomorrow. Lewis will be back in on Thursday.

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Jan 28

F1: Teams Face Uphill Battle As Jerez Test Gets Going

Jean-Eric Vergne of France and Scuderia Toro Rosso drives in the pitlane in the new STR9 during day one of F1 Winter Testing at the Jerez on January 28, 2014.  (Photo: Peter Fox/Getty Images)

of France and Scuderia Toro Rosso drives the new STR9 during Day One of F1 winter testing in , Spain. (Photo: Peter Fox/Getty Images)

Preparations for the 2014 season got underway in Jerez on Tuesday, and it was all too clear how much work the teams will have to do before the first race in March.

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Jan 28

F1: McLaren Fails To Appear As Team Struggles With New Tech

The McLaren team opted not to test on the first day at Jerez. (Photo: McLaren)

The team opted not to test on the first day at . (Photo: )

McLaren’s new MP4-29 failed to complete a lap at Jerez on Tuesday, leaving twiddling his thumbs.

Although the car had been fired up successfully in the factory, the team had trouble getting it to run properly on Monday night, and despite working on the problems, it ran out of time on Tuesday.

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Jan 28

F1: Marcus Ericsson Gives Distinctive New Caterham First Laps

Marcus Ericsson in the Caterham CT03 Renault during the F1 Pre Season Test 1 Jerez Tuesday 28 January 2014. (Photo: Alastair Staley/LAT Photographic)

drives the CT03 Renault during F1 preseason testing in . (Photo: Alastair Staley/LAT Photographic)

The new Caterham CT05 took to the track in Jerez on Tuesday in the hands of rookie Marcus Ericsson. Inevitably, the car’s unusual nose has already attracted a lot of comments.

As previously, the car uses a Renault powerplant and Red Bull gearbox.

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