Drivers talk about F1 for 2015

This year starts with a lot  of controversy in the F1 championship,  datelines in engine submissions, dateline loopholes, the return of Honda engines, drivers changing teams, and a feud between Mercedes divers. 

This year starts with a lot  of controversy in the F1 championship,  datelines in engine submissions, dateline loopholes, the return of Honda engines, drivers changing teams, and a feud between Mercedes divers. 

Ricciardo: Red Bull will be closer to Mercedes


Daniel Ricciardo is confident that Red Bull will be much closer to Mercedes this season as it won't have to endure the engine troubles it did during pre-season testing last year.

He also believes Mercedes are close to the maximum and therefore finding more pace is much harder for them than it is Red Bull and other rivals.

"I've got faith we can close the gap," said the Australian who was the only non-Mercedes driver to win a race - or three - in 2014.


McLaren-Honda's engine fears

Returning Honda at risk of being outpaced if Renault, Ferrari and Mercedes can continue developing their V6s during 2015

McLaren-Honda will be placed at a _significant disadvantage_ if they are barred from developing their engines during 2015, according to Sky F1_s Ted Kravitz.

Although the FIA have reportedly accepted there is a loophole in the regulations which means that the grid_s three other engine manufacturers, Ferrari, Mercedes and Renault, can develop the design of their V6s in a piecemeal fashion through the course of the year, newcomers Honda have been excluded from the exemption.


Trulli: Alonso will struggle in 2015 at McLaren

Fernando Alonso's former teammate doubts the Spaniard's high-profile switch from Ferrari to McLaren will result in instant success.

But Jarno Trulli, who was Alonso's teammate at Renault over a decade ago, does think the end of the five-year partnership with Ferrari was inevitable.

"I think after five years of marriage with Ferrari, when it did not result in a world championship, which is what Fernando expected, it is normal that the end came," the 40-year-old Italian said.

A former Monaco winner, Trulli was speaking to Spain's EFE news agency from Buenos Aires, where as a team owner and driver he is preparing for the next Formula E race.

"For now," said the former Toyota driver, "I think the only good thing is that Fernando is going to be paid well. But on the technical side, I do not see McLaren being able to match the two or three best teams.


Coulthard: Rosberg will come back stronger in 2015

Former F1 driver David Coulthard, who won 13 races for Williams and McLaren during his 15-year of Formula 1 career, predicts the German Nico Rosberg will come back stronger in 2015 F1 after his strong experience of last season.

Mercedes duo battle went to the wire last season but finally Hamilton, having beaten his opponent in almost all on-track match-ups that occurred, ultimately secured the World Title.

_I see Nico being stronger than he was, as he now has this experience of battling for a World Championship,_ he told Autosport.


Symonds: Williams 'has to push on' in 2015

Williams Chief Technical Officer Pat Symonds admits that improving on the squad's third place in the 2014 Constructors' Championship will be tough, but says the team has to push on this season.

After a tricky 2013 campaign in which the squad placed ninth in the championship, Williams surged up to third last year having racked up nine podiums finishes.

While acknowledging that Williams faces a tough task to improve this year, Symonds says the squad has to try and take advantage of rivals restructuring to collect even stronger results in 2015.


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Source: GP today

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