As we move through 2014, we get ever closer to the beginning of the new season. Five teams have already unveiled their challengers for the upcoming season, and World Champions Franklin F1 could be amongst the next to reveal what they'll be using to defend the title.
Not long after Franklin F1 sealed the Constructor's Championship in a thrilling race in Mexico, we turn to the new season and the new challenges the teams will face. Team Principal Jamie Franklin has already boasted some new, yet still mysterious news as to what we can expect from the Championship-winning team, as he reflects on the team's successful first season.
"Obviously after such a successful season, we've had more luck in finding partnerships and sponsors. Though to be honest, we've tried to keep it to a minimum for now. With the regulation changes for the following season, we didn't want to bring in too much and then just disappoint them, so instead we tried to solidify the partnerships we already have in place and we hope to keep that growing. Although that doesn't mean we haven't changed anything either. We have done our best to keep things fresh for the livery, and the car should be somewhat competitive too,"
"As many people know, we never expected wins, or even podiums in our first season. It was never really our goal, and we explained that to our sponsors, and to Honda as well. Our ambition was to always create a foundation for the longevity of the team, and we have more than succeeded in doing that. Our financial situation is far better than it was at the beginning of the season, we have learned a lot in terms of strategy, car development and general management. So, given all of that, we are expecting to keep being competitive, though that won't necessarily mean wins, or Championships. There are a lot of competitive, strong teams out there and it could be their time. We'll do our best to continue our success, but don't be surprised to see us in the lower reaches of the points, at least for the first few races,"
Franklin was not willing to give us any information on what the new car would be like, just informing us that we'll soon be able to see it in its full glory.