The 2014 F1 season may have ended just over one week ago in Abu Dhabi, but the sport is already looking ahead to 2015. Today saw the final touches be made to the sporting regulations and calendar for next season, which is set to be the longest in the 65-year history of the sport.
Following on from our comprehensive review of the 2014 season, here are all of the posts in one handy place, including features and driver reviews that have been compiled over the past week.
With just over 100 days to go until the first race of 2015 in Melbourne, and even less until winter testing begins, the off-season will go quicker than you think.
F1 2014 Review: Stories of the Season
F1 2014 Review: MotorSportsTalk’s Driver Rankings
1. Lewis Hamilton
2. Nico Rosberg
3. Daniel Ricciardo
4. Valtteri Bottas
5. Sebastian Vettel
6. Fernando Alonso
7. Felipe Massa
8. Jenson Button
9. Nico Hulkenberg
10. Sergio Perez
11. Kevin Magnussen
12. Kimi Raikkonen
13. Jean-Eric Vergne
14. Romain Grosjean
15. Daniil Kvyat
16. Pastor Maldonado
17. Jules Bianchi
18. Adrian Sutil
19. Marcus Ericsson
20. Esteban Gutierrez
21. Kamui Kobayashi
22. Max Chilton
23. Will Stevens
24. Andre Lotterer
ANAHEIM, California – Ken Roczen will make the move from HRC Honda to H.E.P. Motorsports with the Progressive Ecstar Suzuki team, ending a long and eventful offseason that saw his split from his longstanding team after he committed to running World Supercross (WSX).
“H.E.P. Motorsports is thrilled to announce that the team has signed Ken Roczen as its premier rider for the 2023 season,” the team announced on Instagram. “Former AMA Motocross champion Roczen will be aboard a Suzuki RM-Z450. Roczen, who won his most recent championship on a Suzuki, will be reunited with the brand and bring his exciting style, determination, and grit back to the RM Army.
“Ken Roczen will compete in the upcoming 2023 Supercross and Motocross Championship series which is set to start on January 7 at Anaheim Stadium in Southern California.”
For Roczen, it is a return to the bike of his youth and on which he had some of his greatest professional success.
“This thing has been going on for weeks and weeks and weeks in the making, but there was so much uncertainty,” Roczen told NBC Sports during Monster Energy Supercross Media Sessions. “It was a very unique situation. I just finally signed two nights ago, so it’s really only legit once the ink hits the paper. It’s been in the works for a long time, but there were just a lot of questions and a lot of input from a lot of other teams too.
“Good things take time, and I’m okay with that. I grew up riding Suzuki. Ot’s like a homecoming. It’s a special feeling”
Roczen won the 2016 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship on a Suzuki before making the move to Honda. That year he won nine of 12 Nationals and finished no worse than second as he easily outpaced Eli Tomac by 86 points. He finished third in his next Pro Motocross outing in 2018 after sitting out the outdoor season in 2017.
“I am beyond excited to reconnect with Suzuki for the 3rd time in my career. We’ve had a lot of success in the past and I’m looking forward to seeing what we can accomplish together in our future.” Roczen said in the Instagram post.