Daniel Ricciardo crashed Red Bull's new Formula One car on its track debut, it emerged on Tuesday, but the team said the damage was minor and there would be no consequences for testing in Spain next week.
The Swiss-based team finished that campaign last overall, with Swedish driver Marcus Ericsson failing to score any points, after using a 2016 Ferrari engine rather than the latest specification.
Australian Daniel Ricciardo, who partners Dutch 20-year-old Max Verstappen in one of the sport's most exciting driver pairings, was giving the car its track debut at Silverstone circuit.
Williams showed off their 2018 Formula One car on Thursday, with technical head Paddy Lowe signalling a change of direction.
Robert Kubica said the first practice outing would be the Spanish Grand Prix in May, then Austria in July and a third probably at the end of the season in Abu Dhabi.
The 'Pirelli hot laps' programme, announced on Wednesday, will start at the Bahrain Grand Prix in early April and feature at nine other rounds of the 21-race championship.
Renault said it had joined forces with France's Team Vitality to compete in a programme of motorsport-based competitions.
Red Bull will be ahead of their Formula One rivals at least when it comes to showing off their new car, after announcing a February 19 launch date on Monday.
McLaren Formula One driver Fernando Alonso can compete for Toyota in every round of the World Endurance Championship this season.
Formula One will have no female models parading on the starting grid this season but will still be a sport of "glamour and mystique", according to chairman and chief executive Chase Carey.
F1 says youngsters from motorsport clubs, who are already competing in karting, will stand alongside drivers on the grid before races this season.
Youngsters will be chosen by their national motorsport clubs on merit, or by lottery, from among those competing in karting or junior series.
Formula One races in Europe and Brazil will start an hour later this season in a move aimed at boosting television audiences, organisers said on Thursday.
Formula E has welcomed, with a little dig, Formula One's decision to end the use of female models who stand on the starting grid holding up drivers' name boards before races.
There will be no more "grid girls'' before Formula One races and no more "podium girls'' celebrating with the drivers after them.
Even without Fernando Alonso, the sports car race already ranks among the most prestigious on the motorsports calendar.
Team name changes need the approval of Formula One's governing body and commercial rights holder. The team has officially entered the championship as Sahara Force India F1.
Former McLaren team boss Martin Whitmarsh is returning to Formula One in a temporary role advising the sport's governing body on cost control measures.
A Mercedes spokesman said Lewis Hamilton, 33-years-old, who won his fourth title last year, had been feeling unwell and was unable to travel to the event in Switzerland
Formula One fans will see Pirelli's new super-hard tyre on track this season only if the sport's sole supplier has got its sums wrong.
Super Formula, erstwhile known as Formula Nippon, is Japan's premier single-seater series since 1973.
A key hurdle will be to get approval from the city council for the 4.6 kilometre long route through the old city centre, where an estimated 107,000 spectators could be seated.
The biggest and toughest rally-raid in the world, Dakar, in its 40th edition will cross three countries, starting with Peru and travelling through Bolivia before concluding in Argentina on January 20.
Latifi was a race winner and nine times podium finisher in Formula Two last year, ending up fifth overall. He has also tested for Renault.
Lewis Hamilton's fourth title has set the scene for an unprecedented battle on the track in 2018.
Ferrari could lead other F1 teams into an alternative championship if the sport becomes too much like US-based NASCAR series.
Williams have put off until the New Year an announcement on who will partner Canadian teenager Lance Stroll next season.
Valtteri Bottas has shrugged off a poll of Formula One team bosses that rated the Mercedes driver in only 10th place despite him winning three races this year
With Formula One chairman Chase Carey looking on, newly-re-elected FIA president Jean Todt handed Lewis Hamilton the silverware.
Formula One team bosses have voted Lewis Hamilton as the sport's top driver for the fourth year.
Formula One bosses have recommended new security measures for the Brazilian Grand Prix.
Formula One is walking a tightrope as new owners Liberty Media plan to grow the sport in America, Ferrari chairman Sergio Marchionne has warned.
Ferrari president Sergio Marchionne says the threat that the Italian team could leave Formula One is a "serious'' one.
Formula Two champion Charles Leclerc will move up to Formula One with Alfa Romeo-backed Sauber next season while Marcus Ericcson stays in the lineup despite the Swede failing to score a point in 2017.
Robert Kubica has not raced in Formula One since a 2011 rally crash but is favourite to replace departed Brazilian Felipe Massa.
Santander is ending its long-running sponsorship of Ferrari and Formula One at the end of the season.