Are we really that surprised?
This year saw a lot of newsworthy moments come and go, but marking the halfway point, and Christmas Day is Gene Haas and his announcement to be starting an F1 team.
Looking back over the top moments of 2014, and we couldn't help but recall Michael Schumacher's skiing accident, but more importantly his trip home and further progress.
Sebastien Buemi will retain his role as Red Bull Racing's reserve driver in 2015, the team has confirmed.
Ferrari has denied blocking the appointment of former long-time president Luca di Montezemolo to be the new chairman of the F1 Group.
At this moment, FDA (Ferrari Driver Academy) project will go on with Raffaele Marciello, Antonio Fuoco, Lance Stroll and Guan Yu Zhou.
Jonathan Kempsell got to be part of an official Formula One team during the Italian GP.
Carlos Sainz was invited by Renault Sport Technologies and the Infiniti Red Bull Racing F1 Team.