McLaren announced the return of Fernando Alonso and retained Jenson Button for the 2015 Formula One season on Thursday, giving the British team a lineup of former champions at the start of its restored partnership with Honda.
Sure, let's celebrate the spectacular driving and technical achievement that fueled auto racing in 2014. But let's also recognize that difficult decisions lie ahead for almost every form of motorsports.
British driver Lewis Hamilton clinched his second Formula One title in style with victory at the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Sunday, with title rival Nico Rosberg drifting out of contention after failing to recover from a poor start.
Romain Grosjean has been hit with a 20-place grid penalty at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix for changing elements of his power unit, although the Lotus driver's punishment could be changed to a time penalty.