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2017-07-24 12:24:02

Renault confirmed the tests of Robert Kubica

The Renault team has confirmed that Robert Kubica will take part in the tests, which will be held at the Hungaroring after the Hungarian Grand Prix.In a Polish pilot fighting machine will be RS17. Previously Kubica spent two days test driving the car 2012.Cyril abiteboul, head of Renault "the First two tests allowed Robert and we collect a lot of useful information. At the Hungaroring will be test driving RS17 that will more accurately assess its capabilities. After that, we will analyze the data and decide whether Robert to return to the fight in the near future.Kubica will run the tests on 2 August. According to rumors if Robert during the upcoming tests will show good results, he will have this season to replace Jolyon Palmer.

2017-07-19 12:54:03

Robert Kubica will replace Jolyon Palmer

Robert Kubica will replace Jolyon Palmer

A new candidate to replace Jolyon Palmer - the pole Robert Kubica. German newspaper Bild claims that it will happen after the summer break, during the Grand Prix of Belgium.Kubica has already conducted two series of tests behind the wheel of a car Renault 2012. Now Robert is actively practicing on the simulator team and preparing for tests in Hungary in early August, already on the machine 2017.Earlier there was speculation that Palmer will replace the pilot Toro Rosso Carlos Sainz, but the Spaniard and the Italian team said that it will not.

2017-07-13 12:54:04

Robert Kubica is testing the car, 2017 in the simulator Renault

Robert Kubica is testing the car, 2017 in the simulator Renault

Robert Kubica has made another step on his way to return to Formula-1.Earlier, the pole tested the car 2012 Renault in Valencia, and the French team now wants to give him a full evaluation.Robert Kubica "I was able to try the car in the current configuration. The day went very well, but I don't want to go into details. I was happy as a team.As for my hands, in my life there were days far worse than this. The current situation is good, I think everything is stable. Many things have changed in my head. I have certain restrictions that have been before.If something happens, I will be very happy, but I just need to keep head cool.The step that I took in Valencia, was huge, and I have to go step by step to your goal. I hope I will be able to approach the fulfillment of your dreams".According to reports, Kubica will spend the real test driving car in 2017 after the Hungarian Grand Prix.

2017-06-28 11:04:03

Ross brown is counting on 13 teams

Sports Director of the Formula 1 Ross Brawn admitted that he would like to see more championship teams than there are now.Recently, there have been partially confirmed the rumors about the creation of the Chinese team, but brown wants more.Ross Brawn "Our goal is to ensure that in the future we had 12 or even 13 teams. This can be achieved if we are able to adapt the economic model. It is important to ensure that all teams have adopted a new model of the championship. Commercial must all be provided".Now in the League is only 10 teams. The last time the 12 participants of the championship was in 2012, 13 in 1995.

2017-06-25 10:14:07

Renault denies rumors of Kubica

Recently the ex-pilot of Formula 1 Robert Kubica made his first tests in Formula 1 after a six year break, demonstrating that it can win even with a hand injury.Now, in Baku, there were rumours that the pole will hold Friday practice at Monza.The Head Of Renault, Cyril Abiteboul "No. Absolutely not. I don't know where it came from, but I can completely deny these rumors.Also I would like to make it clear that the issue of Galiano and the question about Robert not linked. We'll see what else can be done to Kubica. While officially I can confirm that it will participate in the Festival of speed at Goodwood, which will come to the track behind the wheel of the car of the 2012 season".

2017-06-22 11:34:03

Sauber confirmed the dismissal of Kaltenborn

Sauber confirmed the dismissal of Kaltenborn

Sauber have officially confirmed that monisha Kaltenborn is leaving the post of team leader, which she has held since may 2012.In a statement the team owners said "Longbow Finance regrets to inform that due to disagreements regarding the development team is leaving his post Kaltenborn. The decision was made by mutual consent.We thank her for her many years of cooperation and wish all the best. Her successor will be named in the near future".Temporarily the powers of the head of the team share Manager Sauber beat Xander and technical Director Jorg Zander.

2017-06-21 16:54:03

Moniz, Kaltenborn Sauber has left

As reported by SkySport, monisha Kaltenborn, left his post as head of the team Sauber. The official announcement is expected soon.In early 2012, Kaltenborn joined Sauber, thus becoming the first female leader in Formula 1. However, the time she was a co-owner of the Swiss team, but a year ago he sold his stake in the company Longbow Finance. According to rumors, the new owner did not like management methods, Kaltenborn.

2017-05-22 10:54:04

Pastor Maldonado I was able to return to racing

Pastor Maldonado I was able to return to racing

Ex-Formula 1 driver Pastor Maldonado, winner of the Grand Prix of Spain 2012, said that he could return to the Royal race.Pastor Maldonado "I Have experience, and I had to return this year. I was very close to returning, but decided not to. I didn't want to play for the team that couldn't guarantee the fight for points and podiums. It is better not to speak at all than to play at this level".Maldonado competed in Formula 1 in 2011-2015, the Pastor lost his place in the championship after losing sponsorship.

2017-05-12 11:54:04

Timo Glock to Return to Formula 1 Are you kidding me

Timo Glock to Return to Formula 1 Are you kidding me

The ex-pilot of Formula 1 Timo Glock stunned the Internet with his photo in the cockpit of the car racing series. This photo German as if hinting at its return to the Royal race. However, it turned out that it was a picture from the simulator.Timo Glock "It was a joke, which is picked up by the media. I did and never replaced. The news spread across the world like a rocket I wasn't expecting it Be calm. I will remain in the DTM, where will fly over the BMW with such a great partner like Deutsche Post, so don't worry.Glock competed in Formula 1 in 2004, 2008-2012, On account of the German three podium in the team Toyota.

2017-05-09 13:04:03

Lewis Hamilton I'm sad to see the failure of McLaren

Lewis Hamilton I'm sad to see the failure of McLaren

Pilot Mercedes Lewis Hamilton again noted with regret the problems McLaren, the team where he started his career in Formula 1.Lewis Hamilton "this team always has a place in my heart, I was with them for so long, and I'm definitely sad to see such a great team is not able to fight at the top.Often things happen that are beyond our control and often things happen that are under our control, which are determined by the decisions, ultimately, groups of people or individuals to make responsible decisions for the team. Now I think they are trying to take steps forward, trying to make decisions and develop the team in the right direction.I see that they have made big changes in the management structure. The important thing is that they do not lose myself, my soul, they're still the guys with whom I raced and achieved the title.I very much hope that they will return to fight for the victory, because that would be great. They have not won any races since I left, but I think that they will be able to do it as soon as I solve the problem with the power plant".Hamilton drove for McLaren in 2007-2012 In 2008 Lewis won the first title.

2017-05-05 11:04:03

Sirotkin will take part in the tests of Renault in France and in Friday practice in Spain

Sirotkin will take part in the tests of Renault in France and in Friday practice in Spain

The pilot program SMP Racing, reserve driver of the Renault F1 Team Sergey Sirotkin will take part in team quizzes and free practice of Formula 1 in France and Spain.A two-day team test will start on 9 may on the French circuit Paul Ricard. Russians will spend behind the wheel of a car 2012 Renault first test day. The following speech of Sergey Sirotkin will participate in free practice Grand Prix on 12 may."I will be very happy to be back behind the wheel of the car of Renault, - said Sergey Sirotkin. - We have a lot of work during the tests in France, and, of course, you will need to prepare well for the upcoming performance in Spain. Despite the fact that in Sochi failed to pass a full session, my team and I are optimistic and continue with renewed vigor to work on. I want to say thank you to Renault, the program SMP Racing and its founder and Director Boris Romanovich Rotenberg, for the opportunity to work and play in a great team, a great car on the best tracks in the world, in the best Motorsport event in the world".In the season-2017 Sergey Sirotkin conducts a full season in the Renault F1 Team and has twice been driving RS17 on the tracks in Bahrain and Sochi. In parallel, the Russians involved in the work of the Russian prototype BR1 BR Engineering company, involved in work with young pilots SMP Racing, as well as in the Russian educational programs.

2017-04-13 12:14:05

Roman Grosjean I like to brake late

Roman Grosjean I like to brake late

Haas pilot Roman Grosjean said that he likes the track in Bahrain for areas where you can later slow down.Roman Grosjean "I like the track in Bahrain. On paper it doesn't look like the most exciting, but to fly there is always a lot of fun. There are a lot of zones of inhibition, and I like to brake hard and late. This probably explains why my qualifying session in 2012 and 2013 could pass for me more successfully. The car was pretty good with the tires last year compositions, but I always managed efficiently and effectively work with the tires, so I'm not expecting problems at this time.The route abounds in places for overtaking. You can overtake in the DRS zones, cornering 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. In the 11th to beat harder, but possible. You can overtake in the last corner, but no one does as a direct start-finish opponent with DRS will quickly regain its position back."On account of Grogan five races in Bahrain. In 2012 and 2013 he finished third.

2017-03-22 10:54:06

New Ferrari Sebastian Vettel became "Gina"

New Ferrari Sebastian Vettel became

Sebastian Vettel traditionally give names to their cars. This year he will spend a year with Ferrari SF70H named "Gina".Two previous Ferrari were the names of Margaret and eve.Previous cars of Sebastian Vettel 2008, the Toro Rosso STR3 - 2009, Red Bull RB5 - 2010, Red Bull RB6 - Sweet Liz, Violent 2011, Red Bull RB7 - Seductive 2012, Red Bull RB8 - 2013, Red Bull RB9 - Hungry 2014, Red Bull RB10 - 2015, Ferrari SF15-T - 2016, Ferrari SF16-H - Margarita.

2017-03-21 16:14:03

Sergio Perez I'm ready for any eventuality in Melbourne

The pilot Force India Sergio Perez believes that in Australia many things can happen, so you need to be ready to take advantage of any opportunity.Sergio Perez "You never know what opportunities may appear in racing, so you should always be ready to accept them.The first race of the year is always fun. We had a long winter, an opportunity to recharge the batteries, but now I just want to race.Australia is the best place to start the season this is a wonderful country and I love to come here. In Melbourne there is plenty to do outside the track, and it is the most unique weekend in the season.Now it is important not to be distracted we want to start the season well, find your rhythm and continue working".On account of Perez six races in Australia. Sergio three times finished in the points. Best result - 8th place in 2012.

2017-02-21 17:04:03

Jean-Eric Verne I don't reserve pilot Ferrari

Jean-Eric Verne I don't reserve pilot Ferrari

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.

2017-02-18 12:34:05

Claire Williams We always came true

Claire Williams We always came true

Deputy head Williams Claire Williams believes her team did everything right in preparation for the season 2017.Claire Williams "We are confident that made the right steps towards this season. I have full confidence in all decisions I took. I think we did everything right, and I have no regrets.Anyone who knows me will tell you how much I have done for my team and I will always do only the steps that will help the team to move forward.Everyone knows how much I love this team, how important it is for me, how much I want to see again the victory of Williams. I look forward to the opportunity to see Felipe on the track, I think that he is able to achieve these victories, because this year his voice a lot of fire."The last time the pilot Williams won in 2012.

2017-02-14 14:14:03

The head of McLaren the team is hungry to win

The head of McLaren Zach brown spoke about how much the team are eager for new victories.Zach brown "I was amazed, but not surprised, how deep is boiling passion to the staff of McLaren. Their desire to win once again incredibly high. Think they are all frustrated by long disappointment, but now we are all ready to get back to winning ways.I don't think our results over the last couple of years has forced people to come to terms with the new role. They do not like, and they want to regain the lead. While we are moving step by step, and these steps in the right direction - to the top of the championship.But I again warn that we are not going to win races this year, victories are not expecting. Only after a year we might have a chance."Earlier, Fernando Alonso is very zealously carried out the words of Zack brown's inability to win during the season-2017, stating that he personally believes in success.The last time McLaren won in 2012.

2017-02-01 12:34:03

Nico Rosberg For me, Schumacher was the inspiration and challenge

Nico Rosberg For me, Schumacher was the inspiration and challenge

Champion 2016 Nico Rosberg remembered the time when the seasons 2010-2012 he worked in the team with the most successful pilot of all time - Michael Schumacher.Nico Rosberg "It was an exciting time, but I have to admit, Schumacher inspired me and was simultaneously a big problem.It was incredibly hard to fight him on the track. He's a strong partner. I then realized why he became seven-time world champion. After three years with absolutely no race, he just joined the fight and showed the result.

2016-12-31 13:24:05

Ross brown Without Schumacher there would be Mercedes

Ross brown Without Schumacher there would be Mercedes

The former head of the Mercedes Ross brown is confident that Michael Schumacher helped the Foundation of the team, which now boasts three championship titles in a row.Ross Brawn "Michael, no doubt, contributed to the organization and structure that was crucial in achieving the success of Mercedes. He helped create a successful team Ferrari, and he used the same approach in the Mercedes.'ve all seen Schumacher, fully confident of success. His example had infected everyone around, the whole team was incredibly motivated. Not just could it be otherwise, when the team for such a pilot. He pushed the entire team to new achievements showed how to work, what direction to develop the car and so on.Schumacher was a huge motivator for everyone around. Everyone tried to imitate him, therefore, the right atmosphere, attitude and willingness to work extended team with great speed. I followed Michael, and have learned this lesson very firmly. He played an important role in the creation of the system that contribute to the success of modern Mercedes".Schumacher was in a Mercedes in 2010-2012. All three years his partner was Nico Rosberg.

2016-12-23 10:14:13

The head of Red Bull Under pressure from the Mercedes breaks down

The head of Red Bull Under pressure from the Mercedes breaks down

Head Red Bull Christian Horner believes that next year will be the opportunity to fight with Mercedes.Christian Horner "Mercedes were in a favorable position because they consistently won in the qualifications that were given the opportunity to choose the right strategy for the race. Any variable worked for them.When the starting grid was mixed, the Mercedes drivers found themselves under pressure, and at such times they sometimes made mistakes. We were able to pass the hardening of the fight for the title in the difficult seasons. For example, seasons-2010 and 2012 was not easy for us, so I know whereof I speak.We have this experience, which is not from Mercedes. I hope we will be able to have a lot of pressure, and it will allow to fight for a title".

2016-12-18 11:44:03

Fernando Alonso My best season - 2012

Fernando Alonso My best season - 2012

The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso has called its most successful seasons in his career.Fernando Alonso "If you appreciate his work throughout his career, the best season I call 2012. It was a wonderful year when I really struggled for a title in a Ferrari. Then I really liked the 2014 season, and in third place last season in 2016.What is so good last season I was confident in the car, I could fly her to the limit of their capabilities. If you close your eyes at the results, in terms of driving it was a year.

2016-12-12 10:14:03

Statistics season 2016 leading in the race

During the past season by the leaders of the race had time to visit only six pilots. Most of all the leader of the race passed champion Nico Rosberg 2737 km 42.8 of the total distance of the race 21. Last year, the achievement became champion Lewis Hamilton was noticeably better 53.6 per cent.Third place in the ranking took Sebastian Vettel, who is the leader drove half of the race, but never won.Leading in the race in 2016, the pilots, km1. Nico Rosberg, Mercedes - 27372. Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes - 26533. Sebastian Vettel, The Ferrari - 4424. Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull - 3305. Max Verstappen, Red Bull - 2006. Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari 35 already mentioned, six pilots have been at the head of the race this year. For comparison in 2015 the leader managed to visit 7 pilots in 2014 -10 pilots in 2012 and 2013 - 13 pilots. And the record maximum of 15 pilots belongs to season 2008. Record-minimum of 4 of the pilot - behind the season 1988.Passed distance record remains Vettel, who in the 2011 season stayed on the first position 3794 km 65.5 of the race of all races.Leading in the race in 2016, teams, km1. Mercedes - 5390 84,32. Ferrari - 5313. Red Bull - 477 consecutive year in this ranking no McLaren. Meanwhile, this team holds the record for leading in the race. In 1988 Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost drove in the first position 4622 km, but then the season consisted of 16 races, so in percentage terms 97,4 achievement of the British team remains out of reach.Maximum number of teams, pilots who managed to get in the head of the race, remains the leader of season-1975 - 10 teams. Only three teams could boast of leadership in 1953, 1988, 1992, 2000 and 2002 gg.

2016-12-08 12:44:02

Statistics season 2016 podiums

Statistics season 2016 podiums

During the past season on the podium managed to visit nine of the pilots. And the record for most finishes in the top three was Lewis Hamilton 17 podiums in 21 races.Podiums in 2016, the pilots1. Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes - 172. Nico Rosberg, Mercedes - 163. Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull - 84. Max Verstappen, Red Bull - 7 Sebastian Vettel, The Ferrari - 76. Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari - 47. Sergio Perez, Force India - 28. Daniil Kvyat, Red Bull - 1 Valtteri Bottas, Williams - 1 career on the catwalk has been Verstappen. For the second consecutive year in the top three never came Fernando Alonso.As already mentioned, nine pilots during the season were able to reach the podium. And the record over the past decade was 2008, when the top three were able to get 14 pilots.The number of pilots who were on the podium in recent years2016 - 9 2015 - 102014 - 102013 - 82012 - 132011 - 72010 - 82009 - 132008 - 142007 - 8 17 times finished on the podium, and thus Lewis is the second time repeated the record, which in 2002 put Michael Schumacher and nine years later he repeated Sebastian Vettel.The number of podiums in one season, the pilots1. Michael Schumacher, Ferrari, 2002 - 17 Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull 2011 - 17 Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, 2015 - 17 Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, 2016 - 175. Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, 2014 - 16 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull 2013 - 167. Michael Schumacher, Ferrari, 2004 - 15 Fernando Alonso, Renault, 2005 - 15 Nico Rosberg, Mercedes, 2014 - 1510. Alain Prost, McLaren, 1988 - 14 Michael Schumacher, Ferrari, 2001 - 14 Mercedes in total have been on the podium 33 times. All the others put together - 30 times.Podiums in 2016, the team1. Mercedes - 332. Red Bull - 163. Ferrari - 114. Force India - 25. Williams - 1 five teams this year have been on the podium. Pilots Force India for the third year in a row on the podium. And the team McLaren, by contrast, spent the second season with no podiums.The team Mercedes has set a new record, besting its last year's achievement.The number of podiums in one season, team1. Mercedes, 2016 - 332. Mercedes, 2015 - 323. Mercedes, 2014 - 314. Ferrari 2004 - 295. Ferrari, 2002 - 27 Red Bull, 2011 277. McLaren, 1988 - 258. Ferrari, 2001 - 24 McLaren, 2007 - 24 Red Bull, 2013 24.

2016-12-05 16:24:03

Kimi Raikkonen to Race in NASCAR made me think about returning to Formula 1

Kimi Raikkonen to Race in NASCAR made me think about returning to Formula 1

Kimi Raikkonen left Formula 1 at the end of 2009, but in 2012 has returned, signing a contract with Lotus. Two years later, the Finn moved to Ferrari.In the two years that Raikkonen held outside of Formula 1, he managed to try his hand at various races, including WRC and NASCAR. The American series has forced him to think about coming back.Kimi Raikkonen "Yeah, NASCAR and Formula 1 are two totally different series. When I went to America, I had no idea what is waiting for me there. However, I liked it - it was a fun race.Great when on the same track is forty and you are constantly fighting for position. Honestly, it made me think about returning to Formula 1. In the end, after a series of events, I was back in a Ferrari".

2016-12-04 15:14:02

Chapter Mercedes did Not call, only Kvyat and Raikkonen

The head of the team Mercedes Toto Wolff said that he had called almost all the pilots of Formula-1 to find out about the vacancy.Toto Wolff "Call the pilots, who already have contracts. Did not call, only Daniil Kvyat and Kimi Raikkonen. Called even Pastor Maldonado. Everyone wants to be driving a MercedesWe have a few options. Now we find out how things are going with contracts, we have appropriate pilots."Meanwhile, it became known that made itself felt and Vitaly Petrov, who sent a TEXT message with the offer of their services.Vitaly Petrov "Wolff Sent the message, so you do not regret the missed chance."Recall the last time Petrov went to the start of the Formula 1 race in 2012.

2016-11-29 11:04:04

Nico Rosberg No, Michael, I would not champion

Nico Rosberg No, Michael, I would not champion

Pilot Mercedes Nico Rosberg thanked Michael Schumacher for his years of collaboration, which have become the Foundation of future titles for the German team.Nico Rosberg "the Mercedes Team have done a lot for Michael, because it is their knowledge and experience laid the Foundation for the new cars, on which we stand now. For three years he taught and helped me to become stronger in all areas. I really learned a lot from Schumacher.I am grateful to Michael, because without him would not be a champion. I really wish he knew."Rosberg and Schumacher were team-mates at Mercedes in 2010-2012.

2016-11-25 10:34:03

Kimi Raikkonen Feeling festive now

Kimi Raikkonen Feeling festive now

The Ferrari pilot Kimi Raikkonen admitted that he feels a pleasant feeling because the season is coming to its end.Kimi Raikkonen "I like the track in Abu Dhabi, despite a slow third sector. The atmosphere here is great, because this is the final Grand Prix of the season. Feeling a little more festive. In addition, the race takes place in the evening.On the track of Yas Marina is hard to beat. Round long, a lot of challenging turns, but I still really like race in Abu Dhabi. The Grand Prix always takes place in good weather, I don't think in this region in General there are rains".On account of Raikkonen five races in Abu Dhabi. In 2012, he won this Grand Prix, and last season finished third.

2016-10-27 10:14:04

Sergio Perez Nico is my best partner

Sergio Perez Nico is my best partner

The pilot Force India Sergio Perez admitted that he considered Nico his best teammate for his entire career.Sergio Perez "I think the relationship between me and Nico has always been good. I think our level of flying has always been very close, so the fight between us is so sharp. This means a lot for the team because we are forcing her to move forward. For any team is a huge plus when the pilots adjust to each other and stimulate progress.I always knew that if I didn't drive the perfect lap in qualifying, Nico ahead of me, and Vice versa. In the race, everything is exactly the same. We Niko will have to squeeze out of machines every drop, no matter how they were good or bad."In addition to Hulkenberg, Perez partners were Kamui Kobayashi Sauber, 2011 and 2012 and Jenson button 2013.

2016-10-19 12:34:03

Kimi Raikkonen In Austin you can overtake

Kimi Raikkonen In Austin you can overtake

Pilot Ferrari Kimi Raikkonen believes that in Austin a lot of places where you can easily overtake.Kimi Raikkonen "the United States has built an excellent track. Configuration I really like the way that the track blended into the natural landscape. A lot of elevation changes where amazing experience overload. Last year there was a heavy rain that prevented the pilots and the audience, but this time everything should work more cleanly.On this route there are places where you can overtake, although at the start it is hard to do, as the cut to the first corner is very short and goes sharply uphill. But in General a track I really like racing here are funny".On account of the three races Raikkonen in Austin. Best result - 6th place in 2012.