Head of Mercedes Toto Wolff believes that his team time to solve problems from the start in the race that is sometimes won or podium.Toto Wolff "We need to do something from the start, because the results of recent races is greatly alarming. This year we will not be able to fix anything, because it all depends on the clutch. Only for the next season we can make certain changes in the design of this site.While we do not know why at the start of the crash. Maybe it's design, it is possible,...
During the current and previous seasons some teams have repeatedly resorted to the accumulation of power plants, when in the course of one race weekend on the car of one of the pilots put two or even three sets of elements of the power plant as a reserve. In the new season, this loophole must be closed.The Formula 1 team proposed to prohibit such accumulation. In particular, it is proposed to put new elements of the power plant only after it will develop the resource of the previous items.Proposal to the Strategic group of Formula 1.
Before the summer break, Lewis Hamilton managed to eliminate a significant backlog of Nico Rosberg to lead the championship. However, in the last three races, the Briton lost a partner in Mercedes and lost the palm. And it seems that Hamilton doubts that will be able to regain first position.Lewis Hamilton "Grand Prix of Singapore was for me difficult, although I managed to climb the podium and to minimize the loss of points. Nico worked perfectly, and I was clearly not in the best shape. But in some stages it performs great, on the other - I.Don't know if I'll be able to turn the tide in their favor. There is still six races, and in each I will go all out.Need some good results to regain the status of a leader. Before I was able to do it. Good chance will be at Sepang, where I'm usually pretty good act. Let's see what happens".
In Malaysia Honda mechanics will bring a new version of the power plant. The decision about using them in the course of the Grand Prix will be made on the spot.Yusuke Hasegawa, head of the Honda F1 "We are not 100 sure that I need to upgrade the power plant at this stage. We will make a decision together with McLaren on the track, considering the speed and reliability of new products".Previously, Hasegawa said that in Malaysia, the McLaren drivers will get a new power plant. Otherwise, the debut will have to wait until the Grand Prix of Japan, which the Japanese minders do not want, because of penalties both machines on the home track will be at the end of the starting field.
As you know, the Ferrari team has extended the contract with Kimi Raikkonen until the end of next year. Finn does not exclude that may remain in Formula 1 after 2017.Kimi Raikkonen in an interview with La Stampa "We can well finish the current season. Let's see what happens in early 2017. We may be able to fight for the title.Let's see what happens then. I think we will discuss with Ferrari my future."Raikkonen made his debut in Formula 1 in 2001. On account of Finn 245 Grand Prix. In 2007 he became the champion at Ferrari. Since then, the pilots did not win the titles.
As you know, the pilot Mercedes Lewis Hamilton is an avid fan of rap, which deals with all the free time.Lewis Hamilton "I have made progress, and I have 250 songs, mostly written in collaboration. I'm approaching the moment when you feel the heart that invested in the song so much energy that I should share them with the fans.I want to be heard, because if you're the driver, who works for a big Corporation, it's hard to be vulnerable".
Pilot Williams Felipe Massa says that during the years of his career in Formula 1, nothing has changed.Felipe Massa "Everything is the same as when I came in Formula-1. Has always been the team that dominated the championship. In some years, for the title fought more than one command, but these years were not so much.If you compare the Formula 1 sample of those years when I was starting it to chase, with the current, frankly, differences are not so much. From the point of view of the pilot inside the car all the same".
Chapter Toro Rosso Franz Tost confirmed that the team expect only two Daniil Kvyat, who was deported from Red Bull, and Pierre went Out, the leader of the championship GP2.Franz Toast "In the next season of Formula-1 will seriously change wide tyres, high downforce. For this reason, it is important for us to s the team was an experienced pilot, and preferably two experienced pilots.In the next season partner Carlos Sainz will be either Daniel or Pierre went Out. There are no other options".
Next season, the veteran Jenson button will give place to the newcomer Stoffel Vandorn. The experienced Briton believes that the 24-year-old Belgian is ready to take the place of combat pilot in the McLaren.Jenson button "Vandorn completely ready. He works with McLaren in 2013, he attended almost every Grand Prix and was engaged in everything, except in the cockpit did not sit down.Yes, next season he will have to cope with the pressure, but in this situation is any debutant. In any case, I'm always willing to help him by the Council".
Weather forecasters promise the extremely busy racing weekend in Malaysia, after all, is everything heat, variable weather and heavy rains.September 30, patnitala on this day will rarely appear from behind the clouds. Night and morning pass without precipitation. The afternoon rain is expected c the storm that the evening should end. Air temperature from +26C to +33C.October 1, sabotages day will be cloudy. Night and morning pass without precipitation. The afternoon rain is expected c the storm that the evening should end. Air temperature from +26C to +32C.October 2, Voskresenskaya will rarely appear from behind the clouds. By evening the drizzle, which will start in the afternoon, can go stronger. Air temperature from +26C to +32C.
Stoffel Vandorn, who next year will become a partner Fernando Alonso at McLaren, said that for the pilot it is important not only quickly to pilot the car, but also to respond quickly to the situation in the team and help in its development.Stoffel Vandorn "I can characterize myself as collected an adequate pilot. For Formula 1 it's important. Pilot in the Royal race should not just drive the car forward, but also to help the team to grow, to understand all the processes that occur inside the stables, to demand she steps forward. The pilot must be able to influence policy, to all the processes that affect the team on the track and beyond. Such is the world of Formula 1 in our time".
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton was pleased with the fact that the new leadership of the championship come from the United States.Lewis Hamilton "I'm sorry, that Formula 1 is only once a year arrives in the United States. American viewers to follow all the races very difficult, because they are at an awkward time for this part of the globe.I am very pleased that the new leadership of the championship from the USA. I understand that Formula 1 is an incredible business with limitless possibilities. Ecclestone and his people did a great job, but they have not used media to the fullest.Take, for example, the social network. I was strictly forbidden to shoot on the track, even though I secretly did. I think that now many things will change".
The pilot of Renault Kevin Magnussen said that his team felt a lot of inflow of forces after the finish in the points zone in Singapore.Kevin Magnussen "It was a big push forward, the strongest impulse. The entire season is difficult, and even if we were ready for it, and still struggle out of points has a negative effect on the team. It's hard to not to give up. But our team has proved that they are ready to go forward through all the challenges, and surrender we certainly not going to.We are ready now for a new challenge in Malaysia, where we'll have a great weekend on the upgraded highway.After fifteen stages on account of the Renault only 7 points. 6 points Magnussen has earned in Sochi, even 1 point is in Singapore.
Pilot Williams, Valtteri Bottas believes that his team needs to spend more time working with the tyres.Valtteri Bottas "Our team is in this respect far inferior to direct competitors. This is our huge disadvantage. Was the race that we had to spend a great, but incorrect calculation of the consumption of rubber put a cross on the glasses.If we want to finish the season in fourth place, needs to spend more time working with the tyres. Other stables have made significant progress in this regard, and such problems are costing us too much. The team is aware of their weakness and are working on it".After the race in Singapore, Williams dropped to the fifth position.
Manor pilot Pascal Wehrlein admitted that it was very difficult after the title in the DTM to compete for seats in the tail of the peloton in Formula 1.Pascal Wehrlein "I tried by all means to avoid false expectations, but at the moment I just got the title in the DTM, I fought for victory in each race, podiums and points were not uncommon, so it was hard for me to believe and force yourself to think about the fight for a place in the tail of the peloton.To psych up was difficult, but gradually I was able to get into a rut, and now, after some progress, we can fight even in the middle of the peloton".This year, Wehrlein has earned one point for a finish in tenth position in Austria.
Haas pilot Roman Grosjean said that will definitely do the planned walk around the Sepang circuit, where this year laid new asphalt.Roman Grosjean "For one lap of the Sepang circuit can be a good idea to sunbathe The sun mercilessly fries here, so go for five kilometres is not an easy thing. But it is extremely useful to see all changes on the track, especially this time quite a lot. In addition, during the walk can be long to discuss plans for the weekend with my engineers and mechanics. I love these trips, they allow the team to get closer".
The pilot Toro Rosso Daniel Kvyat said that he would be nicer to earn the contract of season 2017 at a competitive machine.Daniil Kvyat "When you have a competitive car to fight for points and a new contract much easier. I always try to find high, all previous race I laid out, as best they could, but only in Singapore it brought results. Want employers to see that I work that hard, try their best. Those who work with me, you know what it's like to play for the team the middle of the peloton".
Spare pilot of McLaren Stoffel Vandorn, who next season will become a partner of Fernando Alonso, said that a year in Formula 1 it would not to wait.Stoffel Vandorn "I don't know what happened behind closed doors, but I'm glad I got my place in the new season. Another year on the bench I wouldn't have to wait. I was promised a spot this year, but nothing came of it.I was upset and offended by the leadership of McLaren, however, decided to show the result in GP2. I won, set a record for the series, and it drew attention to my person. Next year I will have a chance to prove himself in Formula 1. I hope I will succeed".
Pilot Ferrari Kimi Raikkonen did not rule out the possibility that in the future his son Robin will compete in the Formula 1 max Verstappen.Kimi Raikkonen "As you know, in the future everything can happen. For me now the main thing that his son was healthy and grew good man to enjoy what he does. I'll support him, whatever he chose in life. Now he was very interested in cars, so we'll see.In the future he will have to enlist the support of a good Manager, since I was in the paddock after a career not a day".Himself Kimi was able to race on the tracks of Formula 1, Verstappen senior.
Race engineer Williams Rob Smedley said that his team is not focusing on the fight with Force India.Rob Smedley "We will never put a goal to fight with Force India or a specific team. Our goal is to fight for victory and the title. To concentrate forces to fight with only one team error. It is not our level. If you do the goal, then the command did not come from the circle of struggle for the fourth place. I worked on the team that is fighting for the title. That's the most important attitude for a better result, not to fight the teams.After the race in Singapore, Williams concedes Force India 1 point.
Daniil Kvyat in an interview with Auto Motor und Sport has admitted that the summer break has helped him cope with the impact of the move from Red Bull to Toro Rosso.Daniil Kvyat "This Chapter is behind us. It was not as dramatic as many believe. Summer break gave me the opportunity to deal with it. It taught me a lot, I became stronger.The page with the Red Bull behind. Now I stand for Toro Rosso and focus on how to get the most out of the machine that I have.
September is coming to an end, and the Haas team is in no hurry to declare the pilots for the next season. However, there is no doubt that his place will retain Romain Grosjean.Gunther Steiner, team principal "We are not in a hurry with this issue and make a decision then when we're ready. We have become an attractive team, the interest we showed a few pilots about a year ago we could only dream of.With the departure of the Masses of Button and a chance to get young drivers. It's good for the championship, which will get fresh blood."Soon Friday's practice in the composition of the Haas will hold a graduate of the Racing Academy of Ferrari Charles LeClair. However, the young Frenchman claims to be a combat pilot of the American team.Gunther Steiner "I Think he's still young. He's good, but he should spend another season in GP2 or GP3. But it's up to his Manager Nicolas Todt".
The Ferrari pilot Sebastian Vettel hopes that his team has not lost the second place in the constructors ' championship.Sebastian Vettel "I Think if we get it right, then Ferrari will be the second among teams at the end of the season. As I said, we have planned a good range of updates to the car. In some of the previous races we were not able to achieve the maximum from their own mistakes, and somewhere not depending on us reasons.We believe in ourselves and continue to fight, mindful of the upcoming updates".At the moment Ferrari takes the constructors ' championship in 3rd place and inferior to the Red Bull with 15 points.
The head of Toro Rosso Franz Toast wishes he left the team, Max Verstappen.Franz Toast "Changes in the composition of the pilots in the middle of the season is always a problem for the team. The pilot is an element of motivation for all team members. Max is a special pilot, and to lose someone like him during the season was not easy.I met max in karting and followed all his races Formula 3 in 2014. After the race in Norisring I called Helmut Marko said that you need to bet on Verstappen. This guy has incredible control of the car, has no problems with speed and understands the technical aspects, including the work of Shin.Only three years ago Verstappen became the world champion in karting photo.
Pilot Red Bull Daniel Riccardo believes that he still has a chance to win this season.Daniel ricciardo "this year the victory is slipping from my hands. We were close to it, but I'm not disappointed that I missed her. Think we are getting close to Mercedes last weekend. We tried to bypass them strategically, but fell just short. In any case, it was fun.I want to win the rest of the season. If we talk about the dry road, Singapore was probably our last chance. But if it rains in the upcoming stages, then it could work in our favor.
Father of Lewis Hamilton is convinced that now everyone in Formula 1 is decided by money alone.Anthony Hamilton "the Youth Motorsport is still very expensive, it encourages those in the motor sport with the dream of Formula 1, or real talents who aspire to the top. Formula 1 may come to the fact that the majority of pilots will pay for their seats instead of coming to those who become Champions in the Junior series.In our time, we just worked hard to gain the favor of Ron Dennis, but now it's not enough. In the Junior series, many pilots who win Championships but don't have the budget or patrons in order to get into Formula 1".It is worth noting that Lewis Hamilton, exactly ten years ago I conducted the first tests of Formula 1 driving a McLaren after he became the champion GP2.
Head of Mercedes Toto Wolff said that he sees the current problems of Ferrari problems his team six years ago.Toto Wolff "In a sense, today's Ferrari reminds me of Mercedes a few years ago. We struggled trying to recruit the right people at the right places.This is a very time consuming job, but for us it has paid off".
Earlier it was reported that the family of Michael Schumacher has filed a lawsuit against a Swiss newspaper that reported the news that seven-time champion can walk.After collecting all the data and after analyzing the evidence, the court issued a verdict recognizing a printed publication, guilty of defamation. The court also ruled to pay compensation in the amount of 100 thousand Euro in favor of the family Schumacher.Unfortunately, this news is only indirectly confirms that the health status Michael Schumacher has not improved significantly over the past three years.
A graduate of the racing Academy of Ferrari Charles LeClair, who competes in GP3, had to spend Friday practice in Malaysia behind the wheel of a Haas. However, the plans changed.LeClair will miss the Grand Prix of Malaysia, but will spend Friday's practice in Brazil. The schedule had to be adjusted because the schedule of the stages GP3 has made changes.