F1 has had a bright winter

F1 has had a bright winter

After a fractious 2014, winter events have underlined Formula 1's enduring popularity, which leaves JONATHAN NOBLE hoping the new year can change sceptics' perceptions

The start of a new year is always a moment of reset for Formula 1. The all-too-brief, post-season run-up to Christmas inevitably lends itself to a bit of reflection on the rights, wrongs and missed opportunities of the year gone by.

But come this week's return to battle stations, and thoughts become focused entirely on what lies ahead. Everyone adopts the mindset of what one high-profile technical figure once said to his workers: whatever it is you do, just do it better.

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