The Williams driver lance Stroll has noted that starts his career in the legendary British team, soaked in League history.Lance Stroll "I feel incredible, like joined of true racing family. This is the best way to start a career in Formula 1.I saw during the tour, the first car Williams saw machine Montoya, Simple, and at that moment realized that he was part of the story.Over, my hero in racing has always been Schumacher since Jacques Villeneuve won his title a year before my birthdayI was...
Pilot Williams Felipe Massa will be the first to test the new car FW40 during the tests in Barcelona.The Brazilian will drive in the first day of testing, February 27 Monday, while the champion of the European Formula 3 lance Stroll will replace veteran on Tuesday. Previously Canadians had to work only on earlier versions of the Williams cars.Then Felipe will be back behind the wheel on Wednesday and give way to the rookie team on Thursday.The second series of tests will begin with a two-day Stroll March 7 and 8, and the Weight will complete tests of its 8 and 9 March.Recall that Williams will give a presentation of his car on Sunday, the day before the start of the tests. But we can already see in the Internet a couple of photos of the new car.
The pilot Force India Esteban Windows said that they would try to score points in every race of the new season.Esteban Windows "I must strive to score points in every race. This is the level of Force India, and I'd be disappointed if we don't start the season with good results. I know it won't be easy, and all the teams around us are going to fight for points, but we have to set high goals.The first objective is to test and guide the development of the machine in the right direction. Two weeks later in Barcelona we hope to get an idea of how things will fare in Melbourne".Until the account Windows no points. However, last season he played for a weak team Manor, which no longer exists.
The former pilot of Ferrari and McLaren's Stefan Johansson believes that the new owners Liberty Media incorrectly entered, dismissing Bernie Ecclestone so quickly.Stefan Johansson "It was a strange feeling, when I first heard about the departure of Bernie. I talked to friends from Formula 1, and it seems that all agree that it's kind of sad and wrong, even if he was like a grandfather.The changes will not be forthcoming. I don't even remember the other person in the paddock, except for Bernie. He led here forever. Will be interesting to see how will lead the new people.Personally, I believe that Liberty Media should retain Ecclestone next to him. A couple of years they had to learn from him the tricks of sailing in the world".
Pilot Sauber Marcus Ericsson has posted pictures of his helmet. Nothing new coloring in the colors of the Swedish flag.
Before the start of the new season, Lewis Hamilton has decided to hold a competition to design his helmet. This week, the pilot Mercedes summed up the results of the competition.Lewis Hamilton "can you Imagine the winner of the contest. They became the Paradise Caldato from Brazil.In a sign of respect to Ayrton Senna on the helmet there are the Brazilian colors green, yellow and blue. Three stars are three of my title. Left a lot of yellow, which reminds me of my old helmets. With all that red goes well".
On Wednesday, the team Force India introduced their version of the machine created by the new rules. Bedspread with VJM10 took Sergio Perez and Esteban Windows.The novelty is characterized by the original nose fairing and rough fin on the engine cover. As before, the team from Silverstone will use Mercedes power units.
Sessionals carbon fiber and composite materials produced by Renault Sport, designed for maximum load with minimum weight, the engine performs the function of power elementparent suspension upper and lower triangular wishbones made of carbon, torsion bars and dampers, actuated by pushrods, aluminum racks and drives from magnesium alloy production OZ suspension upper and lower triangular wishbones made of carbon, torsion bars and dampers, actuated by pushrods, aluminum racks and drives from magnesium alloy production OZ 8-speed gearbox made of titanium, with stepless pereklokayutsia carbon discs and pads, Brembo calipers, master cylinders AP Racing tank ATL production, reinforced kalaraphulia electronics McLaren Electronic Systems extract the pilot seat anatomically shaped carbon fibre restituzione seat belts, steering wheel with shift paddles and control the angle of attack of the rear anticellulite width 2000 mm, height without camera - 950 mm, front track is 1600 mm and the rear track is 1550 weight 722 kg together with the pilot with tank emptyDvigateli Renault RE17, turbocharged, V6, camber angle cylinder 90 degrees 4 valves per cylindracea volume 1600 cubicfindings and stroke 80 x 53 maksimalnye rpm 15000 rpm/enmaxonline fuel consumption 100 kg/maximalny fuel capacity 105 khavlina fuel injection 500 barcoleta engines pilot 4 ENERGY RECOVERY ERSManufacturer Renault energy range 4 Mglowest MGU-K 120 cutmanmike engine rpm MGU-K about 50000/enmaxonline engine rpm MGU-H more than 100,000 rpm.
The Mercedes team have posted pictures of some of the details of the new machine W08.In the eye catches an unusual nose cone, no characteristic of the ledge, previously seen on machines 2017 from Williams, Sauber and Renault.Mercedes presentation will be held tomorrow, February 23.
Niko Hulkenberg stated that because of the transition in Renault do not get a chance to perform in endurance races. Unless Renault decides to return to Le Mans and put his best pilot.Nico Hulkenberg "the Refusal of the team to allow me to start in the 24 hours of Le Mans has nothing to do with the accident of Pascal Wehrlein. When you are working with the manufacturer, then subject to the other rules. When I was in the Force India, I did not keep the contracts with the producers, I was much easier from the beginning.I think that all is now well. I was lucky enough to win at Le Mans, and maybe I can get back in there later."Recall that in 2015, Nico Hulkenberg won the race 24 hours of Le Mans in the Porsche factory team.
The father of max Verstappen believes that one year in the fight for the title to his son a little.Jos Verstappen "there's a lot of talk that he will win the championship and so on. My personal opinion, and this is my personal opinion that after just one year in a top team he won't be able to fight for the championship. Too early.Max has now lots of experience, he knows the track. Last year he won one race. I just hope he can win some more this season. Three or four races - it would be good, and it is possible.Expectations are very high. We know max, he's always working at the limit. You always depend on the capabilities of the machine, but I have a feeling that this year the car will be very good. Red Bull has always been very strong in times of change the rules, and their aerodynamics always impressive.On the basis of the information that we hear here and there, I have a feeling that everything should happen".
Race Director McLaren Eric bulge said that his team is ready to fight for the victory, while Honda has not yet reached this level.Eric boullier "McLaren ready to win, and Honda are not yet ready. The engines are already approaching the end of its evolution, and the time will come when the power plant will not be able to use more fuel to generate more power, but Honda still have a long way to this moment.We know that we will find more speed, but the biggest risk is that we don't know if we will be able to realize that potential this year".
Because of the accident with Sebastian Vettel in Fiorano for the tire manufacturers Pirelli had to cancel one day of tests with the rain rubber. Now the test will hold next week in Barcelona, during the first test session.Pirelli have confirmed that on Thursday, the last day of testing, the track will be artificially humidified for testing of wet tyres. If the rain will come in the first three days, the tests will be taken on this day. Thursday in this case, it will undergo the usual tests.
The pilot of Renault Nico Hulkenberg believes that his team is yet to catch up.Nico Hulkenberg "I Think that everyone is excited before the start of the new season, but we need to be realistic - our team is still trying to catch up. I am very motivated, I can't wait to get to work, but I'm also not a newbie to really understand what is happening.I hope this year we can get some dividends, but still for us it will be a season of development.A new team always takes more time to acclimatize, but Renault gave me a very warm welcome, who helped to adapt quickly and to learn all the intricacies".
The ex-pilot of Formula 1, four-time world champion and Ambassador of the brand Renault Alain Prost believes that the real goal for the French team to fifth place in the season.Alain Prost "the Engine this year will be completely new, it gives us a great promise, but have yet to see what he can do on the track.It is important for us to get back to normal performance, it is important to compete with the top teams. However, while our ambitious goal is to fight for fifth place in the constructors ' championship. This goal is realistic and we will try to achieve it".
Sports consultant to Red Bull Helmut Marko believes that the pair Verstappen, ricciardo is the best in the peloton.Helmut Marko "We probably got the best pair of pilots in the face of ricciardo and Verstappen. So cool to watch the development of Verstappen, however, as he gains experience, achieves success.He has already proved himself in the past year, achieving incredible results. His confidence and skill amaze many. I think that the dynamics of the struggle between Daniel and max will be very high. They will push each other to new achievements.They are both aggressive drivers, and their race will be one of the most exciting. Moreover, they also get along well with each other. They are like older and younger brother. They live in the same house, they perfectly find a common language. That's what we like".
Renault Sport Formula 1 Team and the program of development of Russian Motorsport SMP Racing signed a contract on the part of the pilot program of Sergey Sirotkin in the composition of the Renault F1 in 2017. Sirotkin will have a good season as a backup to the pilot of this team."As we announced earlier, Sergei will spend a full season in 2017 in the team Renault as a reserve pilot - said the founder and Director of the program SMP Racing Boris Rotenberg. - This is another very important step for Sergei, and for all our SMP Racing programme. We talked about wanting to see riders of our program a combat pilot of Formula 1, and we consistently go to this. It is very important for us, for our young people participating in the youth formulas, to see their perspectives and to have such a huge incentive to work for further victories"."We are pleased to see Sergey Sirotkin, who has joined us this season, said managing Director of Renault Sport's Cyril Abitboul. - We also have a number of key partners, including the largest Motorsport SMP Racing program. We have the fastest growing team in Formula 1, and now we have to demonstrate its capabilities on the track. Our goal was to score points at every stage of the championship".The status of the backup pilot and the terms of the contract imply the involvement of Sirotkin in the team work, participation in Friday practice at some stage and, if necessary, possible to replace the main pilot of the team."I never hid the fact that my goal is to become the main pilot of Renault, - said Sergey Sirotkin. And today we almost came close to this goal. Of course, I still have a lot to learn in order to represent their country in the highest Motorsport division, and that it will be devoted to the upcoming season. All who know me, also know that no one want to fight and win, working and practicing to achieve a goal. Thanks to the team Renault, thanks to the program SMP Racing and Boris Romanovich Rotenberg, thank you to everyone who believed in me - I will do everything possible and impossible in order to meet the expectations".
French team Renault has presented the new car, which was code RS17.In the new season, Renault will be German Nico Hulkenberg and Briton Jolyon Palmer. Neither one nor the other has never stood on the podium. A reserve pilot will be Russian Sergey Sirotkin.
Frenchman Jean-Eric Vergne has confirmed that this year will not be a reserve pilot Ferrari.Jean-Eric Vergne "I have long known that this season won't work backup pilot Ferrari. I communicate with the team but won't travel to race with her.Now I'm focused on Formula E. I want to take part in the 24 hours of Le Mans and other endurance races. In more detail later".Verne played for Toro Rosso in 2012-2014 Last two seasons, Jean-Eric held as a reserve pilot Ferrari. Now this place is Antonio Giovinazzi.
For his first full season in the Formula 1 driver for McLaren Stoffel Vandorn has prepared a new painting the helmet.The Belgian also said that he had switched to Bell helmets. Perhaps on the advice of Fernando Alonso, who for several years enjoyed the hats of the American company.
Recently it became known that the head of the team Mercedes Toto Wolff and non-Executive Director Niki Lauda have extended their contracts until the end of 2020. German newspaper Bild has discovered, how to get paid the leaders of the team championship.Thus, the annual fee Wolff is 3.5 million euros per year. Lauda gets a little less than 2.5 million euros. This is much less than the wages of the leading pilots of Formula-1, but do not forget that Wolff and Lauda are shareholders Mercedes, so you can count on the extra income.
Carlos Sainz will spend in the Toro Rosso for the third season. The Spaniard is the first candidate to replace pilots from the senior Red Bull team.Helmut Marko, a sports consultant to Red Bull "the Situation in the Mercedes showed that it is important to have a decent backup pilot. We have a long-term contract with Carlos, and if anyone of the pilots of Red Bull will have problems, it will be replaced by science".It is known that at the end of last year, the Renault team was invited Sainz, but the move was blocked by the leadership of the Red Bull.
For the new season the pilot of Red Bull Max Verstappen has prepared a new painting the helmet.Max Verstappen "I decided to change the coloring of the helmet. The colors will be slightly different, without the orange. The focus I decided to beat the logos of sponsors.So, I had to change the helmet design because of the large Red Bull logo on car. But there are new elements such as my logo with the tiger's eyes. Now my helmet is noticeably different from the helmet of Riccardo".
The pilot Haas Kevin Magnussen admitted that eagerly awaits the opportunity to sit behind the wheel of a new car and ready to run.Kevin Magnussen "First of all, I would like for upcoming tests to drive as many miles. I very much look forward to the opportunity to sit behind the wheel. It's been a long winter and you're starting to miss the car in two weeks after the end of the race.It will be nice to get back on track and walk a few laps just for fun. Then followed by hard work without breaks because we want to hear about the car, everything.I feel great, I can imagine how quick are new car, because everyone's talking about it. Perhaps it will be the fastest car in the history of Formula 1.I hope a team will be a strong season. We are well prepared".
Director Haas Gunther Steiner said that the first days of the tests do not show the real speed of the teams.Gunther Steiner "This will be our first tests, so the main thing is not to drive at full speed, but just to make sure everything works as it should. It is now important to prove that everything you did works. Only the second part of the tests will work on the speed. More precisely, you will be chasing a speed faster than the other team.We need to make sure that everything works. On the car is a lot of new systems and components. The first test is very important just because of the reliability factor. You need to know more about the car. You get a basic version of the car, and working on the rest of the season.We have to drive more laps than last year. It is important to make the machine more reliability. A year ago we had a lot of problems, but we hope that, having reached Melbourne, settle all the issues".Tests will start on February 27. The presentation of the Haas will be held on 26 February.
Pilot Mercedes Lewis Hamilton said about what he saw in the team when creating the new car.Lewis Hamilton "I Originally saw it in a wind tunnel, I watched his progress, and he grew up as a child.I remember that when I saw in the wind tunnel the car is 2009, I thought he was terrible after the machine season 2008. So often it happens that the car sounds terrible when you change the rules. We are just not used to his new sight. Now the same thing happens.I mean that it looks like a boat. It's so big, much more than before wider, longer.From the cockpit to the rear axle a lot of space, but before the distance between the fuel tank and the rear axle was pretty small. But now there is wide tires that brighten up the appearance of the car".
Head of Mercedes Toto Wolff told that Claire Williams forced him to beg just to give Valtteri Bottas.Toto Wolff "We have found a solution that will help Williams develop their potential and resources to strengthen the team in the medium and long term. I think that the Mass in this case is the best option.Frankly, Claire is an amazing businessman. She quickly oriented in a situation and squeezed out of it everything you can. It really made me cry, I wept at the talks, agreeing to all her conditions.Terms of the deal remain closed. According to rumors, the Mercedes will be paid to Felipe Massa, and also offer Williams a substantial discount on the supply of the power plant.
Sports consultant to Red Bull Helmut Marko is confident that overtaking in Formula 1 will not be less.Helmut Marko "the Leads are, they are less should not be. Many criticize that braking will occur later, but this will increase the value of the skill of the pilot. Overtaking will now not idle and spectacular. Now it is very difficult to say for sure what will happen. The computer gives a different version.A lot will depend on tires. If they are good, then you can attack the enemy will be close. I can say that already on the tests, it became clear that Pirelli have tried with rubber".
The ex-pilot of the Force India Paul di Resta in the season 2017, the same as last year, will play the role of a reserve pilot Williams.Paul di Resta competed in Formula 1 for Force India in 2011-2013 Last years he spent in DTM, where in 2010 he won the title as part of the factory team Mercedes.Paul di Resta "I am very pleased to extend the contract with Williams, I am glad that the whole year will be a spare pilot, I will help the team. I look forward to the opportunity to start working with a new car FW40, waiting for the opportunity to deal with the new rules. I thank the team and Claire for the opportunity. Thank you all for your support and understanding."Deputy head Williams Claire Williams "It's great for us to get a pilot with experience on such an important position. His extensive knowledge in Formula 1 will be invaluable for us, especially with the new rules".
The famous Lego company specializing in children's designers, in honor of the third victory of the Mercedes in Formula 1 championship decided to release a matching set.The kit has everything your heart desires the cars of Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton, the pilots, crew, boxes, part of the pit wall, the press center with the journalists, stands, screens depicting what is happening on the track events, idle onlookers and fans.