As you can see, we've decided to give the old girl a bit of a face lift to reflect her new high-profile status. A few of the wrinkles have been lifted from the front page, there's a mouthy new section for all the opinion columns and features that our team will be producing through the 2012 season. We've glitzed up the galleries to make them easier on the eye, and for the nosey sort, we've introduced a history section. And, of course, to give you an earful of information, we've updated all the team and driver elements to reflect the completion of this year's line-up.
In short, we've decided to make www.skysports.com/Formula1 a website within a website. In terms of position, it's a bit of a juggling act - we're mindful it needs to have the look and feel of skysports.com but we also want the site to be a Formula 1 destination in its own right.
Take a look around and let us know what you think. You'll also see quite a few 'Work in Progress' signs around the site. Fret not; they're meant to be there. It's our reassuring give-away that what you're seeing now is far from the finished article. It's an online building site - we have lots more to come.
So why did we launch now? Because the winter season is already underway and we didn't want to wait until the middle of March before revealing a few of the things we've been working on. And it had to be done this week because, as you'll know if you followed our coverage from Jerez last week, we'll be flat out in Barcelona for the rest of February.