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2018-01-16 11:44:06

Gil de Ferran a Lot of talented pilots performing outside of Formula 1

Gil de Ferran a Lot of talented pilots performing outside of Formula 1

The winner of the Indy 500 and two-time ChampCar champion Gil de Ferran said that not only in Formula 1 are the talented pilots.Gil de Ferran "I don't think it's a fair point. There are many great American pilots, and the current champion of the IndyCar is a very talented pilot, and he seeks to conquer the Formula 1.I think that many young American talents have grown in their environment, but they are concentrated on other Championships, not thinking about the tournament.Many pilots have retired, but their names are known around the world is clearly not due to the Formula-1 Tony Stewart, Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson, and they are extremely talented people. They could become the best in the Championships, which, to be honest, very difficult."Photo Gil de Ferran - the winner of the Indy 500, 2003.

2018-01-16 11:44:03

Lewis Hamilton We need less safe turns

Pilot Mercedes Lewis Hamilton believes that championship is more risky sections on the track.Lewis Hamilton "the FIA has done a wonderful job in the part of improving safety on the road. But the work turns and the security zones, it was time to stop.Not to cut the corner and not lose time. Before, if you traveled outside of the track, it definitely was a waste of time. Now you can approach the turn, knowing that if you go to 5 more than possible, you can pass it widely and to get back on track without losing speed. I don't like it.I used to like Oulton Park and Donington. In t old Hairpin was a nightmare - you have to use downforce, abandoning the brakes and using only the gas pedal. There is always the gravel outside the white line. Catching the gravel, you is definitely not able to leave.Pass to the limit in a turn Donington - a feat. There's all the turns harder than in the Formula-1".

2018-01-15 16:14:07

Red Bull is the engine for the season-2019

Head Red Bull Christian Horner said that his team has several options with respect to the engine supplier in 2019.Christian Horner "we Have options with the engine for the season 2019. Before we never had a choice. We have time to evaluate the options and make a decision.If we talk about the Toro Rosso collaboration with Honda, this is a great option. We will monitor the progress of the team and the Japanese minders".Obviously, the options mentioned by Horner, is Renault and Honda.

2018-01-15 13:54:04

January nomeromania 15 - Jean-Pierre Gaboy, 1979

January nomeromania 15 - Jean-Pierre Gaboy, 1979

In 1979 the factory Renault team achieved the first victory in Formula 1. Brought it to Jean-Pierre Jaboi on the car with start number "15".Renault came into Formula 1 in 1977, with unusual for its time with a turbo engine. Two years machine, Renault was the subject of ridicule -they are nicknamed "the yellow teapot" for the unusual shape and constant engine failures. But in 1979 the turbo showed its potential.Initially, Renault was only the Frenchman Jean-Pierre ABUY. In 1979, his partner was compatriot Rene Arnoux. ABUY as the first pilot got the number "15".Already in the third stage in South Africa ABUY driving RS01 won the qualification. Then came the car RS10, where Jean-Pierre earned the pole position in France, Germany and Italy. But the results of races, or rather, reliability of equipment left much to be desired 12 retirements in 14 races due to various breakdowns. To the finish managed to get only in Brazil and in France, but it is the home Grand Prix for the first time ABUY climbed to the top step of the podium, and it was the first victory in Formula 1 with turbo engine. At the end of the season the Frenchman with 9 points ranked 13th.

2018-01-15 13:24:03

The logo of Formula-1 was similar to the emblem of tights

The logo of Formula-1 was similar to the emblem of tights

Well-known 3M company, engaged in innovative materials, including adhesive tape and labels, interested in a new logo of Formula 1. The fact that it is very similar to the logo, which has registered the company for compression stockings Futuro.The emblem of the Futuro was registered in February 2017, and the new logo, Formula 1 was introduced in November last year. 3M's lawyers are studying the situation.

2018-01-15 12:04:03

Paul di Resta Soon Williams will make a decision

Paul di Resta Soon Williams will make a decision

Last season, the 31-year-old Paul di Resta worked as a reserve pilot Williams and even spent one race in Hungary. The Scot claimed a place prize pilot, but seem to have lost the fight to Sergey Sirotkin.Paul di Resta "Soon Williams will take a decision on the part of pilots and will make the official announcement. I wanted to go back on the starting grid of Formula 1, but, unfortunately, nothing ever came of it.Maybe my age was the reason for the refusal. In any case, I liked it in Hungary. Given that I was seated in the car at the last moment, the result I showed is quite good".Di Resta played for Force India in 2011-2013 Best result in the championship - 12th place in 2013.

2018-01-15 11:54:07

Liberty Formula-1 can fight for the environment

Director of Liberty Media for sponsorship and marketing Murray Barnett said that the Formula 1 need more to talk about their incredible achievements.Murray Barnett "We have more to talk about such things as compensation for carbon emissions in Formula 1. The modern engine of this championship is incredibly environmentally friendly.We have a 1.6-liter hybrid engine with a capacity of 1000 HP. It uses the fuel with 50 efficiency. Yes, the Formula E has no harmful emissions, but Formula 1 may participate in the struggle for the environment. We often need a story to tell".

2018-01-15 11:54:06

Riccardo Daniel this year we will be able to get closer to the leaders

Pilot Red Bull Daniel Riccardo believes that this year his team will be able to stop the Mercedes to hold in their hands the title.Daniel ricciardo "I think this year we will reduce the backlog. Is it enough to fight for the title I think we can get closer, but we'll see.Max got better in recent times. I will not say that he has come a long way, because he's in the race so long, but he's definitely improved, and I think next year Verstappen is an even more dangerous enemy.

2018-01-15 11:54:04

Fernando Alonso I don't think many will follow my example

Fernando Alonso I don't think many will follow my example

The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso believes that not many pilots will be able to follow in his footsteps, to act in other Championships.Fernando Alonso "I don't think so. Just the pilots has a different culture. Stroll from Canada, he likes different kind of race, so, too, tries to catch everything and everywhere.The rest of the guys aren't going to do anything, because in Europe we usually focusareas one champion. In teams, they became more professional pilots. There are many training camps, many levels, a lot of time is spent on work in the simulator during the winter break, and pilots are hard to get out of this concept. I can afford to take this step because the team changed its attitude towards marketing and development."In late January, Alonso will take part in the marathon 24 hours of Daytona. And in June, the Spaniard may start on the 24 hours of Le Mans.

2018-01-14 19:14:03

January nomeromania 14 - mark Webber, 2009

January nomeromania 14 - mark Webber, 2009

In 2009, seven years after his debut in Formula 1, Australian mark Webber has finally won the first race. He did it on the car of Red Bull under the number "14".In 2009 Formula 1 has moved to the new technical regulations, which meant a substantial limitation in aerodynamics and the use of KERS. Some teams like Brawn and Toyota, in their own way interpreted the rules and introduced the so-called double diffuser. Adrian Newey, who moved from McLaren to Red Bull at the end of 2006, also found certain loopholes in the regulations when preparing the RB5.The Red Bull team appeared in the championship in 2005 on the basis of the team Jaguar. For four years, the pilots of Red Bull only three times on the podium, but that all changed in 2009.

2018-01-14 13:44:03

Sportowe Fakty Sirotkin was faster than Kubica

The Polish newspaper posted on its pages an overview of the reasons that Robert Kubica did not return to Formula 1, although he was incredibly close to this.Sportowe Fakty "the Team reported that the results on the track was the main reason for the signing of the contract with Sirotkin.It turned out that the tests in Abu Dhabi were crucial. Kubica also said that he had problems with the tires Pirelli. It was difficult to adapt to them after a certain number of circles.Williams decided not to risk it. We probably now will never see Kubica in Formula 1. Moreover, Sirotkin was able to provide the widow a large sum of sponsorship than Robert.But actually money is just a bonus from the pilot. If Kubica was twice as good Sirotkin, he'd be in the car this season. No one seems to remember that Renault has stopped working with Robert for the same reasons as Williams. It sounds harsh, but these are facts.Almost no one in the paddock did not want to see Robert on the grid. He is one of the greatest unfulfilled talent in the history of the sport.It would be great PR for Williams and would have brought the championship a lot of new fans, and FIA also saw a benefit and lobbied for his candidacy.Obviously, it was a hard decision for the team. Now they are criticized all over the world, and some say that the Stroll-Sirotkin - the worst pilots Williams. Are they right Only time will tell.But when making decisions in Formula 1 there is no place for sentimentality".

2018-01-14 13:34:04

Frederic Vasseur We expect a lot from Charles LeClair

Frederic Vasseur We expect a lot from Charles LeClair

Head Sauber Frederic Vasseur said that his team has made big bets on the young Charles LeClair, replaced by Pascal Wehrlein.Frederic Vasseur "Yes, we can expect great things from Charles, since he is the current champion of Formula-2. I think we made the right choice with this guy.With the Ferrari engine in 2018, we'll be able to assemble the machine, which will enable our pilot to fight for points. It will be a big step forward."Recall that a career LeClair supports Ferrari. Also the reserve pilot Sauber will be Antonio Giovinazzi, another protg of the Scuderia.

2018-01-14 13:14:03

Chase Carey is in favour of the race in Copenhagen

The head of Formula-1 chase Carey has given the green light to Copenhagen as a potential location of the Grand Prix.The Danish capital aspires to occupy a place in the championship in 2020, with the urban track.Chase Carey "We are very excited to explore the possibility of holding a race here in Denmark. We talked a lot about the importance of our races in iconic locations, which should be located around the world, and I think that Copenhagen is a great choice.However, there are some obstacles. Private investors still collecting money and trying to ensure full support of the government and the community. And they prefer banal three-year contract.Our goal is to have a long - term partnership that will benefit both parties".

2018-01-14 13:04:04

Nicolas Todt Money does not solve all the issues for pilots

The Manager of the pilots and the son of the President of the FIA Nicolas Todt believes that the money now are not the key to all doors for rich pilots.Nicolas Todt "Financial support helps, but the system superlicense created FIA, prevents pilots who are not at the desired level. You can spend millions, but you still need to perform well to achieve the required scores for license.Despite the difficult economic reality facing multiple teams, I believe that the level in Formula 1 has never been as good as it sounds.Formula 1 must be careful not to become a fully paid for pilots. Access the Formula-1 should be provided only by personal merit in sport".

2018-01-14 12:54:04

Murray Barnett We will do of the girls is an important part of the championship

Murray Barnett We will do of the girls is an important part of the championship

Head of sponsorship and marketing Liberty Murray Barnett said that the championship is not refusing from girls on the grid.Murray Barnett "We are 100 committed to keep the girls in the championship and want to make them a more important part of the Grand Prix. We don't want to they just held signs and stood at the machines.We haven't quite figured out how it would look, but acknowledged that we need to become more progressive".

2018-01-13 19:34:04

January nomeromania 13 - Pastor Maldonado, 2014

January nomeromania 13 - Pastor Maldonado, 2014

When in 2014 the pilots received the right to choose the start number, Venezuelan Pastor Maldonado made an unusual choice - the number "13".Obviously, the pilots and the leadership of the Formula 1 is quite superstitious, otherwise how to explain that in Formula 1 almost never used the number "13" When the teams were assigned rooms, then after a couple of "11"-"12" once was a pair of "14"-"15". Only in 1976 Divina Galik took a chance to take the number "13" but not even qualify.Obviously, Maldonado decided to challenge fate, and in 2014, moving from Williams to Lotus, took the starting number "13". It is worth remembering that the Pastor in 2012 won the Grand Prix of Spain, that is a pilot, albeit average, but tasted the prize of champagne. However, in the 2014 season, everything was going from bad to worse numerous Renault engine failures, crashes and collisions. Only once in the United States Maldonado started from the top ten and earned the only points for the 9th place.

2018-01-13 15:44:04

Markelov may become a reserve pilot of Renault

Markelov may become a reserve pilot of Renault

Managers Artem Markelov are in talks with Renault team regarding the contract backup pilot.Last season, Marcus played in Formula 2, won 5 races and became the Vice-champion, losing only to Charles LeClair, which this year makes its debut in Formula 1 in the Sauber. If Artem is going to get a contract with Renault, it is not excluded that the Russian will take part in several Friday practice.By the way, the canadian champion 1997 Jacques Villeneuve, who loves to criticize as his compatriot lance Stroll, Daniil Kvyat, saying that Russia has a good pilot Artem Markelov.Last year Renault reserve driver Sergey Sirotkin, who is expected to become a combat pilot Williams.

2018-01-13 15:24:03

Kubica was offered a backup pilot

French newspaper L'equipe said that the Williams team has offered Robert a place backup pilot.Everything goes to the fact that the second pilot Williams will be Russian Sergey Sirotkin. At the same time Kubica could become a reserve pilot that will give him the opportunity to take part in the tests and maybe in Friday practice.An official statement on the part of pilots Williams is expected in the coming days.

2018-01-13 14:54:03

Daniil Kvyat works in the Ferrari simulator

Daniil Kvyat works in the Ferrari simulator

Ferrari told what to do Daniil Kvyat, who signed a contract with the team from Maranello.The representative of Ferrari "the Role of the pilot development is usually associated with the work in the simulator. The main activities covered in our other pilots. Kvyat was a good pilot, his experience will definitely come in handy for our team.In any case, we understand that the tests for the pilot will not be able to go on forever. The most important thing for any pilot - race".

2018-01-13 14:34:04

Mercedes will continue to support Pascal Wehrlein

Mercedes will continue to support Pascal Wehrlein

The Mercedes team will continue to support Pascal Wehrlein, although in the season of 2018 for it and no place.Toto Wolff, head of Mercedes "Pascal definitely deserves a place in Formula 1. He is one of the fastest pilots.At the moment the situation seems a bit complicated in respect of available places, but he will remain in our team.It is unknown whether he will participate in a category outside of Formula 1, but he'll certainly remain a part of our team".

2018-01-13 14:24:04

Valtteri Bottas trains unsparingly

Valtteri Bottas trains unsparingly

Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas said that working hard to become the best pilot in 2018.Valtteri Bottas "I Think last year I played good times, bad times. There were many good moments, but there were many disappointments. Lewis won the title as my teammate, so we had a car capable to fight for victory in every race. I learned a lot, and that's why I really look forward with optimism.I think hard racing was those lessons where I learned the most. I feel that last season I worked a lot on becoming a pilot. I still continue my work on myself, so look forward to the start of the new season".

2018-01-12 15:54:04

January nomeromania 12 - Gilles Villeneuve, 1979

January nomeromania 12 - Gilles Villeneuve, 1979

Gilles Villeneuve - the idol of the fans of Ferrari, one of the few pilots who endeared himself Enzo Ferrari. In 1979 he became Vice-champion in the car under the number "12".Villeneuve debuted in Formula 1 in 1977, after the McLaren the Grand Prix of great Britain. However, the head of the British team decided not to sign a contract with crazy canadian. But it drew the attention of Enzo Ferrari. In 1978, Gilles broke a lot of cars, but nonetheless, remained in Ferrari. At the start of the 1979 season, his partner was an experienced South African jodie.The first two were racing for Ferrari is not very good, but then there is a new 312T4 car with ground effect, and Gilles won in South Africa and long beach, becoming the leader of the championship. Then better things went the Schecter, who won in Belgium and Monaco. In the second half of the season seriously added the Williams team, the pilots who won four races. Against this backdrop Ferrari has decided to bet on one pilot and the "first number" chose the Schecter. Villeneuve dutifully accepted the rules of the game, and in the final Grand Prix of Italy did not attack the partner of Ferrari, though, winning there, Gil could still compete for the title. The canadian won the final race in the United States and became the Vice-champion, losing to South African only 4 points.

2018-01-12 14:24:03

In Formula 1 can change the format of the grid

In Formula 1 can change the format of the grid

In recent years in Formula 1 starting grid is used, where in the same row are two machines, one of which is a little more different. But things can change in a few years.Pat Symonds, in the past technical Director of the Renault and Williams "In recent years, we use the grid with a stepped configuration. Of course, the race become boring due to the fact that in front of everyone is the fastest car.Before it was different. In a boardroom in London there are pictures of the old Monza, where in the first row are four cars. Maybe it should do so nowWe have virtual tools for validation of such ideas. I think we should change the starting grid and to simulate the 20 races. I wonder what will happen not at the end of a 300-kilometer race, and after the first three rounds".

2018-01-12 14:04:05

Sauber Everything goes according to plan

Sauber Everything goes according to plan

Chapter Sauber Frederic Vasseur said that the work on the car for the season-2018 is on track.Frederic Vasseur "Preparation of the machine of 2017 began with a six-month delay. In addition, we had to use last year's Ferrari engines, which is clearly not benefited.Things are different now, working on a new machine is on schedule. Of course, only the first tests at the end of February will show that we can expect".This year Sauber will use Ferrari engines last modifications. In addition, commercial and technical partner of the Swiss team will be made by the company Alfa Romeo.

2018-01-12 14:04:03

Mario Isola Kubica takes time to adapt

Sports Director of Pirelli Mario Isola admitted that he still believes Robert Kubica fastest driver.Mario Isola "Robert is a very experienced pilot. Although he had not acted in Formula 1, it still remained necessary skills. When I asked him about the tires, I clearly told about peculiarities of their behavior.But I must admit that one should not expect miracles from the pilot, who was in a serious accident and missed several seasons. Naturally, he lost to the pilot who was driving a modern Formula 1 a lot of tests.Kubica will need time to adapt. I still consider him the fastest driver".Earlier, the expert from BBC's Andrew Benson said that Kubica lost to Sergey Sirotkin in the fight for a place at Williams because of problems with the new tyres Pirelli.Andrew Benson "the Main problem of Robert speed in qualifying mode. In the car with empty tanks he has failed to achieve a significant improvement in time. He complained to his Manager on the problems with the tires".

2018-01-12 13:34:04

McLaren Renault powerful engine

The head of McLaren, Zach brown is confident that Renault engines will help his team to return to the group leaders.Zach brown "it's No secret that we seriously lacked power. We hope that the Renault engines will help solve this problem, will help us to return to the group leaders. But it is difficult to say what position we can count on. Last year we had a great chassis. The modernization that we have prepared during the season, worked.Yes, Renault have reliability problems, but they have power. On the one hand, in Mexico there were several failures of Renault engines, on the other hand Max Verstappen dominated the race. Renault powerful engine".

2018-01-12 13:24:06

Sean Gelael remains in the Toro Rosso

Sean Gelael remains in the Toro Rosso

Indonesian pilot Sean Gelael confirmed that in the season of 2018 he will continue to work in the Toro Rosso.Career 21-year-old pilot supports the Indonesian unit of KFC. Last season Sean occasionally took part in Friday practice, while showed quite average results.Sean Hell "Working with Toro Rosso has completely changed my life. This year, I'll be back to work with them. Our goal is to continue what we started during the tests in Abu Dhabi.I also hope that the season in Formula 2 will be successful for me, and I will be able to earn points for obtaining Superlicense. I also have the chance to take part in several Friday practice".

2018-01-12 12:44:03

Kevin Magnussen is not important for the Grand Prix of Denmark

Racing investor Grand Prix of Denmark, Helge sander announced that Kevin Magnussen is not important to promote the national stage.Helge sander "well, if Formula 1 is the national pilot. But even if the Dane will disappear, interest in Formula 1 in Denmark will remain high.Of course, I would prefer if the championship had at least one Dane, but it's not that important".

2018-01-12 12:04:03

Karting track Michael Schumacher closes

Karting track Michael Schumacher closes

The famous race track of Michael Schumacher in Kerpen is closed. The land where it is located, will be given to the German company RWE in 2020 for coal mining.Ralf Schumacher "there will be go-kart tracks. And new tracks, too, will be gone. Jointly with RWE solver has not led to positive results. They don't give us a piece of land.It's a shame. Here, the tradition and the successful promotion of young people die at the same time".