New-look Teams Seek Early Edge In Formula One Jerez Test
Meanwhile, in a controversial move, double points will be awarded for the final race of the season in Abu Dhabi. It is hoped that both the technical and sporting changes will lead to a more competitive fight for the drivers and constructors world championships after a four-year reign of dominance from and his Red Bull team. The Austrian outfit will be one of six teams to launch their new car on Tuesday as they roll out the RB10 for the first time. View gallery Lotus F1 Team's Finnish driver Kimi Raikkonen drives during the second practice session at the Y It will also be a first taste of life in the Red Bull for Australian driver Daniel Ricciardo. The 24-year-old has joined after two seasons with sister team Toro Rosso to replace compatriot Mark Webber as Vettel's teammate after his retirement at the end of last season. Red Bull's stiffest competition is expected to come from a rejuvenated Ferrari, who have been boosted by the return of 2007 world champion Kimi Raikkonen. The pairing of the Finn with two-time champion Fernando Alonso would certainly appear to give the Italian team the strongest driver combination on the grid.
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