The bigger and quicker cars are also likely to be harder to drive, putting more emphasis on the drivers' skills and physical conditioning.
The new car has a lengthened nose and an arrow-shaped wing as a consequence of the radical overhaul of the sport's technical rulebook.
Valtteri Bottas said that the car was the best car he had ever driven.
Vijay Mallya said he had become a "political football" between the two major Indian political parties as they campaigned in state elections.
After two years away from F1, Paul Di Resta returned last year as reserve driver for Williams.
Pascal Wehrlein tweeted that his decision to not participate in the pre-season was based on "medical advice.''
Valtteri Bottas has no intention of playing second fiddle to Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton this season.
Nico Rosberg said he is keen to explore India some day and may even look at pursuing yoga for strengthening his mind.
Pirelli spokesman said the modified 2015 Ferrari had been badly damaged in the crash on the artificially-soaked circuit outside Maranello.
Jost Capito, a former Volkswagen motorsport director, was recruited by Dennis in January last year.
Bernie Ecclestone, 86, was replaced by American Chase Carey on January 23 as chief executive of Formula One.
Liberty Media said last month it hoped the competing teams, reduced to 10 after Manor folded, would buy a stake in the sport.
McLaren announced the car would no longer have the MP4 prefix that has been carried by every McLaren since 1981.
Paddie Lowe, who started his Formula One career at Williams in 1987, left Mercedes on January 10.
Nick Davies has been expelled from athletics' governing body after he admitted taking payments to help cover up Russian doping.
Bernie Ecclestonesaid he wished to clear up rumours that spread after he was replaced at the helm by American Chase Carey.
Bernie Ecclestone is set to make a quick $29 million from Liberty Media's takeover after being deposed as the sport's commercial supremo.
Lewis Hamilton declared he was on the look out for a dope new layout that evolves my current theme and features the candy apple red.
The rules are undergoing a major change this season, with bigger tyres and revised aerodynamics designed to make the cars faster.
Liberty Media completed its takeover of F1 on Monday, and Bernie Ecclestone was replaced by Chase Carey as chief executive.
Chase Carey, who ended Bernie Ecclestone's reign as F1's chief executive, said that the sport will no longer be run as a one-man show.
Liberty said that it had completed the acquisition of Formula One and appointed Chairman Carey to the additional role of Chief Executive.
Media reports have indicated that Silverstone will have to pay nearly 17 million pounds ($21.08 million) to host the race this year.
Liberty Media ended years of uncertainty about the ownership of F1 with the takeover announcement in September.
Valtteri Bottas has joined from Williams to take the place of Germany's Nico Rosberg, who retired in December.
Mercedes announced Valtteri Bottas' arrival on Monday, with the Finn presented as a quick and experienced team mate for Lewis Hamilton.
Brazilian Felipe Massa, who retired at the end of last season, has agreed a one-year contract to take Bottas's seat at Williams.
Williams indicated that only small details needed to be resolved.
According to Sport24 two more sponsors - luxury watchmaker Audemars Piguet, and German door manufacturer Hormann - have now pulled out.
Renault and team principal Frederic Vasseur parted company a day after Mercedes announced the departure of technical head Paddy Lowe.
Paddy Lowe joined Mercedes in 2013, six months after the arrival of Lewis Hamilton, as part of the senior management team.
Manor Racing was placed in administration on Friday, putting in major doubt the British-based Formula One team's participation this year.
Contract for Singapore GP expires this year and Bernie Ecclestone and organisers are still in negotiations about extending it.
Mercedes won 19 of 21 races last season and started all but one from pole position.
The team made clear before the Christmas break that they would have nothing to say before the full return to work on Tuesday.
Valtteri Bottas is favourite to replace Nico Rosberg as Lewis Hamilton's team mate at Mercedes.