They rang you too? (Photo Credit: Octane Photographic)
“They rang you too?”  (Photo Credit: Octane Photographic)

Formula One doesn’t have a transfer season as such, but the now annual summer shutdown plays host to one of the most exciting times in the sporting year – Silly Season.

It follows : it starts with a mid-season test in July complete with a roster of new names, followed by a rumour-riddled Hungarian Grand Prix concerning just who’s going where next season, proceeded by four race-less weeks of further rumour as journalists and agents twiddle their thumbs, and concludes by the Belgium and Italian Grands Prix, where all is confirmed or dismissed.

This year, Badger has decided to try and keep tabs on just who, what, where, how and why, as we bring to you a team-by-team feature every day, aiming to decipher the impossible, plausible, and probable links for 2015 and beyond.

So wish us luck, as we examine silly season in its entirety, starting tomorrow with the only place you can really start – Mercedes.