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In McLaren parted ways with Honda because of the sponsors

In McLaren parted ways with Honda because of the sponsors

During the three-year partnership with team McLaren Honda has lost many major sponsors is one of the reasons which forced the British to change the supplier of engines.Zac brown, the head of McLaren "I Have experience in finding sponsors, but I knew that we will not be able to find new partners, while we will have such problems. We could not tell potential sponsors about the history that will soon be much better. So it's one of the reasons that pushed us to change the supplier of engines.But...

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Formula 1

2017-12-17 12:54:05

Daniel ricciardo Brendon Hartley helped his persistence

Daniel ricciardo Brendon Hartley helped his persistence

Pilot Red Bull Daniel Riccardo believes that Brendon Hartley was able to muscle his way into Formula 1.Daniel ricciardo "I think in the case of Brandon, the decisive factor was persistence. He was in the family of Red Bull and left, and after that, he acted in different series. He was always trying to fight your way back.He constantly called different people and asked to give him a second chance, to allow the pilot the best machines. And eventually it started working.He did everything himself - he doesn't have a rich family or something else. He created opportunities for himself and Red Bull praised it for giving him a second chance.I think now he is much more Mature pilot and is able to handle the pressure".

2017-12-17 12:34:03

Jean Todt Formula-1 too reliable

The President of the FIA Jean Todt, the recently reelected for a third term, believes that the level of reliability Formula 1 has become too high.He noted that cars often can go a full season without mechanical problems, that shows how much money on development and parts have been spent.Referring to Lewis Hamilton, the FIA President told Auto Bild "He didn't commit any mistakes, but he was also extremely reliable and efficient car. Even if Mercedes wasn't always the fastest, Lewis scored points in 20 of the 20 Grand Prix. The cars are too reliable.Ferrari also impressed me. Ferrari and Mercedes were very reliable, and it cost a lot of money. Tests, simulation is too much. We don't need all this for interesting racing.The current engines are too expensive, too complicated and too quiet. But we have to work with them. We are currently talking with the producers about the evolution of existing engines".

2017-12-17 12:24:03

Antonio Giovinazzi not giving up after failure Sauber

Antonio Giovinazzi not giving up after failure Sauber

Antonio Giovinazzi admitted that he did not lose hope for a better future, despite the lack of places in Formula 1 in 2018.Antonio Giovinazzi "Obviously, I was close to a contract with Sauber, and it was the best possibility, but there have made a different choice.However, I will not give up. Even last year I started working as a third pilot, and then made his debut, so I will try to work and maintain a Ferrari. Will see what happens.I had a surprise debut with Sauber, but I also worked a lot in the simulator at Maranello, helping the pilots Ferrari, and I tested the machine Sauber, Ferrari and Haas.Now I'm a pilot with lots of experience. Last season was exceptional for a Ferrari, we have reduced the backlog, and we work hard to make another step forward next year.I'd be lying if I said I didn't want to be in Formula 1, I don't want to win the title. It will be difficult, but I'm willing to give my all".

2017-12-17 10:44:05

Max Verstappen Girls should be part of the grid

Max Verstappen Girls should be part of the grid

The pilot of Red Bull Max Verstappen believes that the girls at the start of the race will remain part of the championship in the future. Previously the sports Director of a Formula 1 Ross Brawn said that the issue of denial of the presence of girls on the starting grid.Max Verstappen "Girls must stay"The pilot of Renault's Nico Hulkenberg added "It would be a shame if they stole this ornament of the grid. What will happen next year".

2017-12-17 10:34:03

20 new employees will join Sauber in 2018

After the recently signed sponsorship deal with Alfa Romeo, Sauber is already increasing the number of specialists.Auto Motor und Sport reports that the Swiss team, who finished the season 2017, up to 20 new technical staff before the start of the tests in February.Frederic Vasseur "the First contracts were signed in November. Others will begin later. Some even help us only in the second half of the season-2018".

2017-12-16 12:34:04

Helmut Marko, Kvyat is blown

Helmut Marko, Kvyat is blown

Sports consultant to Red Bull Helmut Marko said that Daniil Kvyat has great potential, but because of the problems the Russians just burned out mentally.Helmut Marko "Daniel is a talented pilot. Unfortunately, in Formula 1 he showed his capabilities in the first years in the Toro Rosso and Red Bull, and then he began to take. He had problems with tires and brakes that was not Riccardo.He has lost his speed, he's just burned out mentally. We much change to return it to its former form, but he would often get into a crash and began to react negatively to criticism. Daniel closed in himself, he wanted nothing to discuss.I remember how Daniel performed in GP3, his incredible race in Spa and Monza. In 2014, Toro Rosso with failing brakes he was fighting with Kimi Raikkonen in a Ferrari. But not enough to spend a few good races".

2017-12-16 12:04:04

Maurizio Arrivabene Mercedes Mentality we should be encouraged

Maurizio Arrivabene Mercedes Mentality we should be encouraged

The head of Ferrari, Maurizio Arrivabene said that the attitude of Mercedes to racing should be an example for his team.Maurizio Arrivabene "For Mercedes the first place is not an event, but a habit. This is how it must be for us in the future.We are on a rising wave, but the fact remains we were not good enough to win the championship.If you don't respect a team that won four world championship title, who do you respect then For me, their great strength lies in the organization.Perhaps this winning habit, which is important. Sometimes you get the pole position, and this is very important. But to be ahead, whether it's in qualifying or in the race, it should be a natural result of our work.I see the season as a glass of water. By mid-season it was half full, but then we used the remaining water to dissolve the Advil.We worked well and never gave up, which is a positive aspect for me, but it's not in our interests. Mercedes deserves to win. We must work, we know what we need to do in the future.

2017-12-16 11:54:03

Lewis Hamilton recommends that Fernando Alonso to fight

Lewis Hamilton recommends that Fernando Alonso to fight

Pilot Mercedes Lewis Hamilton said that he hoped to fight for the title from Fernando Alonso.Lewis Hamilton "I'm going to prepare to fight more than ever. I will do everything to try and earn his fifth title next year.It will be a four-sided confrontation we, Red Bull, Ferrari and possibly McLaren. We can't afford to be complacent after the victory, we need to continue to work and improve in all areas.McLaren got the Renault engines. This year we were having a good duel with Alonso, and I'd like to be more of them in the future. Fernando deserves to fight in the leading group, so I hope he will be able to join the battle".

2017-12-16 11:34:04

Michelin are not interested in returning to 2021

Michelin are not interested in returning to 2021

The Michelin company does not seem interested in returning to Formula 1 even after 2020.The French company makes tires for Le Mans, Formula E and MotoGP, but the Director of Michelin Pascal Canon says that Formula 1 is not suitable for return.Pascal Canon "Until the rules change, we are not going to think about returning. For us it does not make sense to release a 13-inch tires, if they can not be seen on road cars. If it was the 18-inch wheels, then yeah, but I think that changes 2021 focused on the engine and budget.The most important thing for us is to make progress in their work, in other areas it makes no sense to invest".

2017-12-16 11:14:03

Toto Wolff We are ashamed of Wehrlein

Toto Wolff We are ashamed of Wehrlein

Head of Mercedes Toto Wolff admitted that he was ashamed of the fact that Pascal Wehrlein remained without a seat in Formula 1. Young and talented German several seasons have brought points to the command tail of the peloton, but it did not help him to fight with money bags of the rich and the less fast drivers.Toto Wolff "Pascal deserves to be in Formula 1. He's a great pilot. But now there is no place in the championship. It's a shame, because it has the potential to win, and his performances on the track were exceptional.Our goal is to find a new Lewis Hamilton, which is not easy because it is at a very high level.Our strategy is to quick to hire pilots who already have experience. Mercedes is not a place for learning. Those who come here should already be full-fledged pilots."Recently, the Mercedes team was supported by Wehrlein, but now, it seems that all the attention is turned to Esteban aukon and George Russell.

2017-12-16 11:04:03

Riccardo Daniel I intend to be faster in 2018

Riccardo Daniel I intend to be faster in 2018

Pilot Red Bull Daniel Riccardo said that he wants to become a faster pilot next year, especially in qualifying, where he lost to teammate max Verstappen with the score 713.Daniel ricciardo "I don't often attacked in the race, but perfectly acted in the qualification. But this season things have changed, and Saturday was for me not the best.Feel that on Sundays I'm still progressing, but this year I have achieved stagnation in the results. I wouldn't call it a step backwards, but I will work to become faster next year. In the end, you can always improve something".

2017-12-16 10:44:04

Haas is not going to expand the team

Haas is not going to expand the team

American team Haas says that it has suspended plans to expand staff.Director Haas Gunther Steiner "I did not expect that we will be stable. The problem was in all areas, but we managed. Only two seasons later we realized that we justify their expectations.Before we continue our growth, we need to understand at what level will the budget limit. It makes no sense to expand the team, and then again to reduce staff in 2021".

2017-12-15 19:24:03

Williams will call the pilots in January

The only opening for the season in 2018 remains to Williams. But the team from grove will announce the driver line-up until December.Press service of Williams "We are not planning to make a statement until January, so enjoy the new year festivities. Thanks for the support See you in 2018"A place in Williams claims pole Robert Kubica, and also two Russians Sergey Sirotkin and Daniil Kvyat.

2017-12-15 11:44:04

Formula 1 thinking about the girls on the grid

Formula 1 thinking about the girls on the grid

Sports Director of the championship Ross brown said that considering the question of whether the presence of girls on the starting grid of Formula 1.Ross Brawn "We are studying this topic. We want to take into account the views of all parties, because there are people who like this tradition, and there are those who oppose".Formula 1 has already conducted the experiment on replacement of girls to guys during the Monaco Grand Prix 2015. The Formula 1 drivers didn't like it.Then Sebastian Vettel commented "Where are the girls It's just disgusting I'm going to start looking for a girl to my room and here are the boys Before everything was fine. I don't understand why it was necessary to break such a fine tradition of Formula 1".

2017-12-15 11:44:03

James Ki not easy to put a Honda engine in the car Toro Rosso

James Ki not easy to put a Honda engine in the car Toro Rosso

In the next season Toro Rosso will use the Honda powerplant. Technical Director of the Italian team James Ki talked about the difficulties of transition to new engines.James Key "Honda Powerplant are markedly different, they are more compact than the Renault, but have a completely different architecture. You just can't put other engines - much needs to change in the layout of the machine. Yes, some details remain, but some will have to change, and the third and completely develop from scratch.Our team is actively working with Red Bull, but we are doing a lot themselves. We even have our own wind tunnel. Rules for Formula 1 require that we independently develop the car. Gearbox - the only thing we get from Red Bull".

2017-12-15 11:04:04

Lewis Hamilton does not want the triple crown

Lewis Hamilton does not want the triple crown

Lewis Hamilton admitted that he wants to emulate Fernando Alonso in the fight for the triple crown of Motorsport. The Spaniard already has a victory in the Monaco Grand Prix, and now he wants to earn a victory in the Indy 500 and the 24 hours of Le Mans. The only winner of the triple crown is compatriot Hamilton and Graham hill.Lewis Hamilton "Today is very difficult to do something unique in Motorsport. In the past, there were pilots who were in several different categories, but I have no desire to do it.I admire what Alonso wants to do, but for me Formula 1 is the maximum experience which can get the pilot.I have other qualities and projects in which I am interested and which I am satisfied. In the coming years you will see what it is, but it's more than race. Once I hang the helmet on a nail. But my contribution will definitely be appreciated by the audience".

2017-12-15 10:34:03

Cyril abiteboul Main goal is reliability

The head of Renault's Cyril abiteboul once again noted that his team strives to achieve greater reliability in 2018.Cyril abiteboul "Reliability will be in the first place. This is our main goal for the season. We have seen that without the reliability to fight for victory impossible.I think we were too aggressive last season in the work with the engine. All this has led to the loss of reliability. Now we intend to gradually improve the reliability, and then power. Over time, we'll be able to fight for victory".Last season, the three races were won by cars with Renault engines.

2017-12-15 10:34:03

Chase Carey Formula 1 needs to attract young people

Chase Carey Formula 1 needs to attract young people

The head of Formula-1 chase Carey believes that the League needs to attract a new generation of fans.Chase Carey "the Foundation of the sport is the fans who are already adults. They grew up in this championship. These fans are essential to us.But we want to interest a new audience, and for this we must find solutions that respect the historical element that made this special category, and simultaneously attract new fans.We need to interest a new generation. In order to motivate them, we need to show on the track. Before each race we have put on a good show.We can improve competition, to improve the fight. This will help to capture the public's imagination".

2017-12-15 10:14:04

Lewis Hamilton I don't want to be friends with Niko

Lewis Hamilton I don't want to be friends with Niko

Pilot Mercedes Lewis Hamilton said that he is not going to re-start a friendship with Nico Rosberg.In the days of the performances in karting, Lewis and Nico were friends, but after the fight for the title as a part of Mercedes in 2014-2016 they turned into stiff rivals.Niki Lauda "Their relationship was so bad that in the morning they didn't even say Hello".Rosberg after winning the championship and retiring from Formula 1 has admitted that he is ready to regain the friendship.Nico Rosberg "We were very good friends in the past but this could be repeated in the future. We are no longer rivals, I completely crossed this point, so I don't understand why we can't again good".However, Hamilton is configured differently.Lewis Hamilton "I last spoke with Nico in Japan, but I don't put any energy to change in our relationship. I don't want to be friends with him".

2017-12-14 14:44:03

Helmut Marko Sirotkin faster Kubica

Sports consultant to Red Bull Helmut Marko, commenting on the situation with the candidates for a place in Williams, said that Sergey Sirotkin on the tests in Abu Dhabi was faster than Robert Kubica.Helmut Marko "Sirotkin was faster. In addition, he has 15 million dollars, and Kubica this sponsorship package can not boast.However, Williams will not be an experienced pilot. They don't seem to want to move forward".

2017-12-14 11:14:03

Robert Kubica has not yet lost the chance to become a pilot for Williams

Recently there was information that the Williams team refused the services of Robert Kubica in favor of one of the Russian pilots. However, the father of the pole I am sure that there are still chances.Artur Kubica "all is not lost. We do everything we can to convince management to take Robert Williams. They are very mysterious, but promised to make a decision before Christmas. Obviously, if they think for a long time, so we provided them with good arguments".

2017-12-14 11:04:06

Statistics season 2017 ladder Nations

Statistics season 2017 ladder Nations

Last season in Formula 1 was represented by 16 countries. The largest representation from the United Kingdom, but the pilots of this country have scored a total of 371 points and took only the second place in the standings of the Nations. As leaders of the standings are the Finns.Last year in the standings of the Nations the Germans won, thanks largely to Nico Rosberg. This season was not representative of Indonesia, but there were pilots from Canada, Italy and New Zealand. Russia has fallen from the 10th position to 13th.1. Finland - 510Valtteri Bottas, Kimi Raikkonen2. UK - 371Lewis Hamilton, Jolyon Palmer, Jenson button, Paul di Resta3. Germany - 365Sebastian Vettel, Nico Hulkenberg, Pascal Wehrlein4. Australia - 200Daniel Ricciardo5. Netherlands - 168Max Verstappen6. France - 115Esteban Windows, Roman Grosjean, Pierre Went Out7. Mexico - 100Sergio Perez8. Spain - 71Carlos Sainz, Fernando Alonso9. 43 In BrazilFelipe Massa10. Canada - 40Lance Stroll11. Denmark - 19Kevin Magnussen12. Belgium - 13Stoffel Vandorn13. Russia - 5Daniil Kvyat14. Sweden - 0Marcus Ericsson15. Italy - 0Antonio Giovinazzi16. New Zealand - 0Brandon Hartley.

2017-12-14 10:44:04

Mercedes becomes minder Ferrari

The former head of Department of development of engines Ferrari Lorenzo Sassi goes to Mercedes.In July, the President of Ferrari Sergio Marchionne has confirmed rumors that Mr engineer has been sent to the Department responsible for road cars. And now Spanish Newspapers AS and Marca report that the Sassi goes to Mercedes, in the Department of development of engines of Formula 1.Today in the Mercedes already are former heads of different divisions of Ferrari Aldo Costa and James Ellison.

2017-12-14 10:44:03

Mercedes is not considering the candidacy of Windows for 2019

Head of Mercedes Toto Wolff denied the rumors that season-2019 his team is considering Esteban's Windows.Toto Wolff "Esteban is one of our pilots, and therefore in the picture it looks like we can take him. But a team of all power forwards on Valtteri.If we start to think about other pilots, the emotional side of Bottas will fail. He could then work at 100.I can assure you that we all want to Valtteri succeeded. Along with Lewis, he's our pilot, and we don't think about others.Of Valtteri has everything he needs. The guy should just pull myself together".Meanwhile, Bottas contract extended only until the end of 2018, and at the end of next season, free will be not only Windows, but Daniel ricciardo.

2017-12-14 10:34:03

Sebastian Vettel admitted his guilt

Sebastian Vettel admitted his guilt

The Ferrari pilot Sebastian Vettel admitted that Baku was the worst moment throughout the season 2017.Sebastian Vettel "the Worst moment for me was in Baku. I messed up the whole race, making an unnecessary action.Japan and Singapore also turned into a nightmare, but everything was different, because you can't control what is not depends on you.Now I think differently than in the past, I became more wise. I hope this will help me become a better person".

2017-12-14 10:24:05

Jean Todt I just don trust

Jean Todt I just don trust

Jean Todt believes that the third consecutive term in office as President of the FIA said that much to him trust.Jean Todt "the FIA Community quite my job, everyone wanted me to continue working. At first everyone knew me from my work in Formula 1, now the trust continues to grow.For many years we got to know each other, worked together, talked and talked. Today we have a community that is United by one idea".

2017-12-14 10:24:04

Pierre went Out hoping for opportunities Honda

Pierre went Out hoping for opportunities Honda

The French pilot of the Toro Rosso Pierre went Out hoping the Honda engine in 2018 will help him to fight for points in every race.Pierre went Out "I Hope we will have the potential to fight for points almost every weekend. But with the arrival of Honda is changing a lot, so today it is difficult to understand the potential that we will have during the season. We have to wait for the February tests.I was able to talk to Alain Prost and Jean Alesi, and they told me that the home Grand Prix will be a special moment that will need to savor, because this race is held only once a year.With the Renault engine went Out and has not earned any points.

2017-12-13 16:44:02

Ferrari wants to get a new cigarette sponsor

Ferrari may announce a new major sponsor for 2018. Recently, Spanish Bank Santander announced that he was leaving Ferrari and Formula 1. In the Spanish newspaper ABC now reports that on the rear wing next year will be the name of the brand of IQOS.IQOS - heating of nicotine that came up in the company of Philip Morris, is an alternative to conventional cigarettes.ABC "Ferrari has signed an agreement with Iqos after leaving Santander".So far, only it's unclear whether IQOS break a strict interdiction of Formula 1 from the tobacco advertising.

2017-12-13 16:34:06

Kimi Raikkonen does not condemn Liberty Media

Kimi Raikkonen does not condemn Liberty Media

Pilot Ferrari Kimi Raikkonen said he will not judge Liberty Media, until a few years does not appear the next generation of cars of Formula 1.Kimi Raikkonen "They are trying to make the League better, they want to attract more attention from the public for racing. But this will only happen in a few years when new rules come into force. Only then will we really see their impact on the championship.I think they put a lot of effort, listening to everyone and asking the right questions. I think we will see what they will draw conclusions from this. We have to wait for new machines".