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Formula 1

2017-11-18 09:54:03

Lance Stroll was evaluated at 8.5

Lance Stroll was evaluated at 8.5

The Williams driver lance Stroll evaluates their performances this season at 8.5 points on a 10-point system.Actually, the 19-year-old rookie was heavily criticised this year, including from the mouth of his countryman, the season champion-1997 Jacques Villeneuve, who believes that lance is worthy of a place in the championship.Lance Stroll "in Evaluating the season, I must say that was a very difficult time. Especially in the beginning. You had some great times. I was on the podium, I was on the starting lineup.There is always the opportunity for improvement. So it's not 10 points. I would say that are on 8.5. We had a really good season, I earned a lot of points. But 9 points themselves will not put.I often had no luck in qualifying, but in other areas I can certainly improve and progress. I'm sure a better pilot, but it takes time and experience. This was only my first season.I do not focus on what is said or written about me. I don't read Newspapers and don't listen to criticism. It is important to keep your head cool.I'm young, this is my first season. I have won every Formula 1. I proved to myself and the world that can win races and Championships. It's just the new job and the new series. I need to adapt and grow".

2017-11-17 11:34:03

Montoya, Kubica to Williams Is this a joke

Montoya, Kubica to Williams Is this a joke

Juan Pablo Montoya is skeptical of the idea put behind the wheel of a Williams Robert Kubica, who had not acted in Formula 1 since 2010. He was the Colombian raced for Williams in 2001-2004 Juan Pablo Montoya "to be honest, this sounds like a joke. I am sure that Robert will not be able to give 100 in a modern car of the Formula-1".Similar opinion is shared by Patrick head, co-founder and former technical Director of Williams "Robert was one of the best in the past. Only he knows whether he is ready to return. He had a serious injury, and Williams now want to know what he's capable of".According to rumors, Kubica has already found sponsors who are willing to bring Williams 8 million euros. It is expected that Robert will take part in tyre tests, which will be held in Abu Dhabi after the final race of the season.

2017-11-17 11:24:02

After a career Mass can obtain a position in the FIA

At the end of this year, Brazilian Felipe Massa will leave the Formula 1. In the Brazilian automobile Federation is ready to offer him the position.Walder Bernadino, head of the Brazilian automobile Federation "Usually the head of the Federation becomes a member of the world Motorsport Council of the FIA. But I understand that Felipe would benefit more from working in FIA. We have already discussed the issue with him".

2017-11-17 11:14:03

A champion Ferrari Michael Schumacher sold for 7.5 million

A champion Ferrari Michael Schumacher sold for 7.5 million

Car Ferrari F2001 which Michael Schumacher was in early 2001 and won the Monaco Grand Prix, was sold at auction Sotheby'ss for 7.5 million.The organizers of the auction expected in the amount of 5.5 million, but in the end the amount was two million more. Before this most expensive car was Schumacher's Ferrrari F2004, which in 2005 was sold for 3.2 million.

2017-11-17 11:04:03

Lewis Hamilton We will fly like in the WEC

Pilot Mercedes Lewis Hamilton said that next season will have to fly carefully as possible because of the season 2018 begin to act rules restricting the number of engines to three.Lewis Hamilton "the Race will be worse, that's for sure. We will have to fly as pilots WEC.And if you include Halo, the maneuvers will be similar to driving a bus.The cars will be as heavy as a NASCAR, the braking distance will be longer, of course, is not what we want to get from these races. We would like to use the full potential of the machine, and not to return to austerity.

2017-11-17 10:44:03

Luca di Montezemolo I like to see Ferrari win

Luca di Montezemolo I like to see Ferrari win

Former Ferrari President Luca di Montezemolo admitted that happy with the way playing his former team.Luca di Montezemolo "I am delighted with the victories of Ferrari. Unlike Finance and Economics of sport is an inexact science. Easy to say but much harder to win.Ferrari had a good season, but unfortunately she did not win the title. And I think that in Brazil, Hamilton would have won if he'd started from sixth place".

2017-11-17 10:34:03

Niki Lauda Hamilton and Bottas - not friends

Niki Lauda Hamilton and Bottas - not friends

Non-Executive Director of Mercedes Niki Lauda said that Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas are not friends.Niki Lauda "Hamilton and Bottas - not friends. But not hate, what was between Lewis and Nico. Poor relations between pilots is bad for the team, but not for them because it forces them to become faster".

2017-11-17 10:24:04

Riccardo Daniel I Have the time

Riccardo Daniel I Have the time

Red Bull ready to extend the contract with Daniel Riccardo until the end of 2020, but the Australian is in no hurry to put his signature.Daniel ricciardo "It's very nice that the team wants to keep me in the team. I have great respect for Red Bull, but I still have time to perform all the options.About Ferrari, I heard that, but I can't say anything about this, because to me, no one spoke. My dream is to win the world championship in the best car, so I don't know what else to say. I'm not sure Vettel would want to see me with his partner.Recall that Vettel and ricciardo were team-mates at Red Bull in 2014, and then Daniel won three races, while Sebastian, with the rank of the current champion has never stood on the top step of the podium.

2017-11-17 10:24:03

Christian Horner is against the policy of Liberty

The Osterreich newspaper quoted the head of the Red Bull Christian Horner, who said that the policy of Liberty Media is unusual for the existing model championship.Christian Horner "They invest in the business, and it's a different model compared to what we used to do ".Athletic Director Liberty Media Ross brown is justified "Reflecting on the criticism, perhaps we could imagine things differently. But I didn't expect the reaction will be so strong. If we upset people, we ask forgiveness".

2017-11-17 09:44:04

Sebastian Vettel hoping for a good race in Abu Dhabi

Sebastian Vettel hoping for a good race in Abu Dhabi

The Ferrari pilot Sebastian Vettel has admitted that he believes in success and during the final race in Abu Dhabi.Sebastian Vettel "Brazil was a great race. Now I hope that we will be able to perform well in Abu Dhabi, and then win the world title next year.That is our goal, to which we will go all winter. I even refused a third-party interventions, for example, in the race of Champions, to fully focus on preparing for the season and the new struggle".

2017-11-16 22:14:03

Toro Rosso-2018 Pierre went Out and Brendon Hartley

Team Toro Rosso has announced that next year it will be Frenchman Pierre went Out and the new Zealander Brendon Hartley, who made his debut in the last race of the current season.Franz Toast, head of the team "We are delighted that the Red Bull so early decided on our pilots for the next season. Pierre and Brandon showed that they are ready for Formula 1. They quickly adapted to the car and showed consistent results.We are impressed with how quickly they learn, and are willing to hold them for the full season. I hope we will be able to provide them with a competitive car. However, I am sure they will go all out to show good results."Pierre went Out "I'm glad I'll have a good season 2018 in the Toro Rosso. For me this will be the first full season in Formula 1.I want to thank everyone who helped and supported me on the way to Formula 1. Now I'm determined to achieve the maximum possible result in the final race in Abu Dhabi and next season"Brendon Hartley "it's Great that Toro Rosso has signed a contract with me for the season 2018. I'm glad I was able to take advantage of the unexpected opportunity to become a Formula 1 driver.I want to thank Red Bull and Toro Rosso for giving me a second chance. Now I will do everything possible to use a high note to finish this season".

2017-11-16 21:34:04

Max Verstappen ended Renault engine parts

The pilot of Red Bull Max Verstappen has admitted that the Renault just out of spare parts for the engine, because they focus on the powerplant of the season in 2018.Max Verstappen "on the one hand, I can understand that. But on the other hand, if you have so many reliability issues during the season, as a supplier, you should do everything possible to provide customers with sufficient details.This seems logical, so I was a frustrating situation, but we also have to accept it.After four very good races it is a pity that in Abu Dhabi we will not have the chance to use full power, but we also have to be realistic".

2017-11-16 21:34:04

Liberty Media security Issues in Brazil - not our problem

The owners of Formula 1 have washed your hands after going to the security challenges in the state of so Paulo, where during racing of the weekend occurred of assault on the participants of the championship.Press Secretary Liberty "It is not our responsibility. We are the owner of the commercial rights. We sell these rights to the local promoter, and security in the framework of this network is their duty.We have our own security team that travels with us, we actively participate in the work of the promoters, but we can't be experts in every city.We have a year between now and the next race to sort out what happened and we will be disappointed if the problem is not solved".

2017-11-16 21:34:03

In Zandvoort is ready to host the Grand Prix of the Netherlands

The owners of the track of Zandvoort believe that they are ready for the Grand Prix of Holland. This statement emerged from the Dutch News, which says that there are no insurmountable organizational, technical or logistical reasons why the League could not again hold races at this track.In the report of the company Decisio says Zandvoort only need to modify a little bit the track.The representative Decisio "This is a must do if you come more than 100,000 people, but it's doable.The adaptation of the infrastructure can be completed within a year, but we still have to form a consortium and get into the calendar.We are not going to make any assessments".

2017-11-16 10:24:07

Kevin Magnussen I don't pay attention to rumors

The pilot Haas Kevin Magnussen has stated that he no longer reads the rumors in the press about his person.Kevin Magnussen "There is one thing that I have learned very well for himself - not to read rumors on social networks. I don't care what they say about me people. If someone says something negative, even if journalists, then I don't care I don't care. Of course, it's not my goal to be unpopular personality, but to achieve good results, sometimes you have to work elbows.I don't want to be the most popular among other pilots. For me important results and what the stewards. This year I have only one penalty because of my style of piloting, and that means I'm not that bad. In the paddock I have friends, but not among the pilots".

2017-11-16 10:24:06

Robert Kubica - a real contender for the role of test driver in Abu Dhabi

Williams technical Director Paddy Lowe has confirmed after many rumors that Robert Kubica could take part in the tests, which will be held in Abu Dhabi after the final race of the season.Paddy Lowe "We are still considering what options would be best for the team and Kubica is definitely a strong option.We are open to suggestions. This also applies to the combat pilots. It is important that next year we will have the best lineup in terms of speed".

2017-11-16 10:24:05

Liberty nullified the threat of Ferrari

The head of the Formula 1 championship chase Carey was able to reduce the degree of tension between his company and Ferrari, threatening to leave the championship at the end of 2020, unless their condition on engines.Chase Carey "there are No real differences between the views of Ferrari and ours. Formula 1 is unique and the team should be able to build the original machines, engines and chassis.We want all teams fought for the victory, and success depended on how they spend money, and no matter how much money they spend.The uncertainty as to the outcome of the race is fundamental to the attractiveness of any category of Motorsport for spectators.

2017-11-16 10:24:04

Flavio Briatore Lewis was more motivated

The former head of Renault Flavio Briatore believes that Lewis Hamilton deserved to win his fourth title.Flavio Briatore "this year, he was more motivated. He worked more on the track than at the disco. That he helped win the title".

2017-11-15 12:44:03

Red Bull we Will collect the car from debris

The head of the team Red Bull's Christian Horner admitted that there are indeed problems with spare parts for power units of Renault.Christian Horner "Obviously, the Grand Prix in Abu Dhabi will become for us a TV show where a car is assembled from garbage. Let's hope that our power plant has not been damaged in Brazil.To be honest, Renault mechanics should be praised - they work wonders in conditions of restricted stock of parts able to assemble a working engine."Problems with spare parts have a Junior team Toro Rosso. In the course of the weekend in Brazil there's even a set of turbines which formerly stood on the factory Renault cars.

2017-11-15 12:24:04

Antonio Giovinazzi refuses dreams to be in Formula-1

Antonio Giovinazzi refuses dreams to be in Formula-1

Antonio Giovinazzi admitted that he still hopes to return to Formula 1 with Ferrari. We will remind that this year the Italian has helped Sauber, replacing an injured Pascal Wehrlein.Antonio Giovinazzi "This year has given me more than I expected. I do not deny that after a great year in GP2, I feel ready to participate in a full season in Formula 1. But now I feel even more prepared than last winter.In Australia, I had a great time, but China was the worst Grand Prix for me in the career of a pilot. Error happened to me on the stage when I was under pressure from the press. After this criticism was rife. Maybe in China I set goals that were unattainable. But that disappointment helped me grow.I understand that Formula 1 is not football, where you can play for different teams. Here only 20 seats for all pilots in the world, but I always thought that there may be at the level of Vettel and Hamilton".

2017-11-15 12:24:03

McLaren has the car adapts 2018 under the Renault engines

McLaren has the car adapts 2018 under the Renault engines

Team McLaren is making every effort to tailor the car next season under a new supplier of engines. Auto Motor und Sport reports that Renault powerplant has a completely different architecture compared to Honda.McLaren chief designer Matt Morris confirmed "We had to redo the clutch and transmission.Cooling requirements and radiator also quite different. During the year, we will rely on the recommendations of Renault. Only after accumulating experience, we will be able to develop something of their own".

2017-11-15 11:54:04

Stoffel Vandorn Alonso is not my mentor

Stoffel Vandorn Alonso is not my mentor

The pilot of McLaren Stoffel Vandorn stated that it did not need the help of Fernando Alonso as a guide to the championship.After a slow start, the Belgian newcomer is now regularly competes with his teammate Fernando Alonso, which is probably one of the best pilots of Formula-1.Stoffel Vandorn "he's Probably the best pilot in Formula 1. I have a good relationship with him, even if we did compete on the track, but that's okay.This year we have a strong car, but it was positive for me because I had the chance to get closer to Alonso.But he is not my mentor, as Mass to Stroll. Of course, we work together as one team and moving in the same direction, but he's not standing right next to me, supervising my work.We are very open and talk a lot outside of the track, but he is not my mentor. Perhaps Strolla need it, but not me".

2017-11-15 11:44:03

The mayor of Sao Paulo, defends his Grand Prix

The mayor of so Paulo joo Doria justified to the fans of Formula 1 for the high level of crime in the city.Joo Doria "what happened cannot be justified, but I've seen worse cases on other race tracks. It was the first time when we had such a serious attack on the workers of the teams of Formula 1.I have heard Felipe. I really like this pilot, but such situations happen not only at our track. And no one ever said that he was ashamed to be a native of this country. It is unfortunate circumstances, but they can happen in any country.We have a contract until 2020, and whoever buys our route, must respect this contract. After that we hope to be able to extend the contract for another ten years. And the situation with the attacks we intend to make the best".

2017-11-15 11:24:03

Fernando Alonso Toro Rosso should frighten the weak power Honda

The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso believes that the deal with Honda should really worry the Toro Rosso.Fernando Alonso "No power should disturb Toro Rosso next year.As for Renault, it is the best engine manufacturer in Formula 1 over the last 15 years. They've won more titles than anyone, so I'm not worried".

2017-11-15 11:14:03

Valtteri Bottas wants to fight to the last

Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas does not exclude that he can still achieve second place in the standings. Before the final race between him and Sebastian Vettel, 22 points difference.Valtteri Bottas "Yes, this is possible. The difference is 22 points, and 25 points still available, but I will need one good race.Of course, this is not the same as to fight for the championship, but second place is always better than third. Especially for the team.Will I help Lewis or not - it depends on the situation. Lewis has his ambitions. Like any other pilot, he wants to win.I don't expect someone to completely ruin your entire race for me, all depends on the situation".

2017-11-15 11:04:03

Niki Lauda I am concerned about the views of Liberty

Non-Executive Director of Mercedes Niki Lauda admitted that he is concerned with politics Liberty Media aimed at the future of the championship.Niki Lauda "I'm worried. They need time to figure out what Formula-1, but this time will soon be over, and what they think about the future, worries me.Brown says that we need to increase the speed, but the DNA of Formula 1 in the other. It is wrong to assume that in order to make racing more attractive, every weekend should have a new winner.Of course, I'm sure we'll find a satisfactory compromise. The source of the problem is rising costs and reduced income. But where we want to go We need ideas, but I don't see them.I heard from Sean Bratka what they want to see the children accompany the pilots on the track. But this new idea is simply copied from footballFiscal policy is logical and correct, but we need a three-year plan for its implementation. Want us to send thousands of employees into the streetAt the moment Liberty just announced that it wants to submit, but not how she intends to do it".

2017-11-15 10:44:03

Alain Prost We don't play dirty

Renault Ambassador Alain Prost said that his company before the end of the season to fully work out the contract with Toro Rosso.Alain Prost "of Course, despite the rumors, Toro Rosso will be our engines in Abu Dhabi.Renault involved in Formula 1 for so many years, and we always provide everyone the same opportunities. We will never play dirty to win a few seats in the world Cup."Earlier, Toro Rosso has accused Renault that the French motorists deliberately put poor quality power plant.

2017-11-15 10:24:03

Brendon Hartley has not yet signed a contract to 2018

The pilot Toro Rosso Brendon Hartley does not yet have a contract for season 2018.The head of Toro Rosso Franz Toast "There is a possibility that our driver line-up next year will be completely different from present structure".To close this issue, father Hartley will travel to Abu Dhabi for the final Formula 1 season in 2017.Brian Hartley "as soon As we know what is happening and what can be done, I immediately tell".

2017-11-14 16:54:03

Flavio Briatore C Raikkonen Ferrari to win the constructors ' championship

The former head of the commands Benetton Renault Flavio Briatore believes that Ferrari should refuse the services of Kimi Raikkonen.Flavio Briatore "I don't know what is going to make Sergio Marchionne, but with Raikkonen they do not win the Cup of designers. To win, you need to have two excellent pilots, and Ferrari has only one.I would with eyes closed signed a contract with Verstappen. It's a real pilot, which was nice to see".