Formula 1
2015 Jerez Testing
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Jerez Testing

Testing for the 2015 Formula 1 season commenced at the Jerez Circuit in southern Spain on Sunday 1st February.

World champions Mercedes unveiled their new F1 W06 car and quickly showed on track speed and reliability, amazing everyone present by completing a series of pit stop practice laps, an occurence almost unheard of on the first day of testing with a new car.

Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen showed promise in the new Ferrari setting competitive times in a car thought to be running in qualifying spec.

Torro Rosso, Williams, Red Bull and Sauber all ran their 2015 cars with varying degrees of success while the partnership between McLaren and Honda – with the gorgeous MP4-30 – got underway with Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button appearing upbeat upon completing their first laps in the new car.