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2017-05-23 11:54:03

Niko Is the most vivid moment of the year

Niko Is the most vivid moment of the year

The pilot of Renault Nico Hulkenberg believes the track in Monaco, a bright flash racing season.Nico Hulkenberg "This track, like in Monaco, not anywhere else. It is the highlight of the year. It is unique and special in every aspect of the event, and I very much look forward to the start of the race. This is probably the most glamorous Grand Prix on the calendar, and there is no place where the pilot experienced the beauty of speed.Physically it's not the most complex track, but you need to act carefully and very accurately. To be focused on every action that's important in Monaco. To overtake here difficult, but it's an exciting race and a huge challenge. I really love racing in Monaco."Six times Hulkenberg took part in the Monaco Grand Prix, his best result was 5th place in 2014.

2017-05-23 10:14:04

Kevin Magnussen Monaco is the most iconic track in the season

Kevin Magnussen Monaco is the most iconic track in the season

The pilot Haas Kevin Magnussen called the race in Monaco is the most important of the year.Kevin Magnussen "Monaco is the most iconic race of the season. It is also one of the most fun tracks of the year. To work there is really difficult, especially on these faster and wider machines. The turns near the pool and casino are very fast, I'm sure it will be fun in every sense.It is difficult to chase and almost impossible to overtake. You can only catch the pilot. Only if someone is seriously mistaken, and then you can overtake. The qualification is very important as never before".On account of Magnussen two races in Monaco and in 2014 he finished 10th.

2017-05-22 10:44:05

The President of the FIA Bianchi Points struck me

The President of the FIA Bianchi Points struck me

The President of the FIA Jean Todt said that he was impressed by the points Jules Bianchi, speaking in the slowest team of the peloton Marussia.Jean Todt "I knew that the guy has a chance to succeed in Monaco. I was confident in him, in his talent. On paper the chances of the Bianchi were, but because it's Monaco, then you can never be sure something is 100.Obviously, it was surprising that he succeeded. His courage and confidence energized the entire team for success. It was his weekend.I remember how he overtook Kobayashi. It was risky with the touch pass. But he did it. He brought the team points, which in the future saved it from bankruptcy".In Monaco 2014 Bianchi finished 9th and earned only in the history of Marussia glasses. In the same year at the Japanese Grand Prix the Frenchman was involved in a serious accident.

2017-05-21 13:04:03

Niko Track in Monaco us

Niko Track in Monaco us

The pilot of Renault Nico Hulkenberg expects from the race Grand Prix of Monaco positive result.Nico Hulkenberg "the circuit will suit us, especially with tires Supersoft and Ul. I'm looking forward to the race and hope for a good result.Last year I made it very well, but on new machines the maneuvers will become more aggressive. Now you will need to find a new rhythm and harmony with yourself and with the machine. There is definitely need to feel comfortable.Over the years of performances in Formula 1, I figured out how to place circles on this track. Therefore, I am confident in the upcoming fight for points".On account of Hulkenberg six races in Monaco, the best result was 5th place in 2014. Last season he started fifth and finished sixth.

2017-05-17 13:34:03

Tests of Alonso at Indianapolis while only the 24th

Tests of Alonso at Indianapolis while only the 24th

On Tuesday Fernando Alonso spent the second day of testing at Indianapolis. The Spaniard drove 117 laps and showed 24th result.In the tests took part 33 of the pilot, and the best time on account of will Power, IndyCar Champ 2014. Alonso lost Power 0.6574 seconds gap by the standards of Indianapolis.Fernando Alonso "the Feeling I have a positive, everything as I expected. It is very important to go close behind rival, to gain an advantage in speed on the straight. Our team has six cars and we practiced in this component".In tests participated Mikhail Aleshin, representing the Schmidt Peterson Motorsports. The Russians showed the 7-th result, losing to the leader of the day 0.2123 seconds.

2017-05-10 11:24:05

Riccardo Daniel This is one of the best tracks of the year

Riccardo Daniel This is one of the best tracks of the year

Pilot Red Bull Daniel Riccardo believes that the track in Barcelona is one of the best in the season.Daniel ricciardo "Barcelona is one of the best tracks on the calendar, and it has everything you need to pilot. Turns 1, 2 and 3 are really good and smooth, and the last sector is very technical. The end of the circle traversed at low speeds, the tires start to cool down - this is why to complete the circle is so difficult.I hope the updates will give us the chance to fight with Mercedes and Ferrari, or at least bring us closer together".On account of Riccardo five races in Spain. Best result - 3 place in 2014.

2017-05-04 13:54:03

The head of Red Bull I Hope we will begin to make progress

The head of Red Bull I Hope we will begin to make progress

Head Red Bull Christian Horner admitted that hopes for early progress of his team.Christian Horner "I Think it was our best score in Sochi since then, as we first came to this track in 2014. This is a very demanding track, and I hope that we will have the next Grand Prix, we will be able to move forward, to get into the struggle of leaders.Obviously we created a lot of work, but the whole team concentrated on this. Hopefully the next race we can start to make progress.For an upcoming Spanish Grand Prix Red Bull is preparing a very serious upgrade of the machine. Perhaps the index of the machine even receive the prefix "B".

2017-04-24 11:34:03

Daniel ricciardo I Hope the asphalt in Sochi will be better

Daniel ricciardo I Hope the asphalt in Sochi will be better

Pilot Red Bull Daniel Riccardo hopes that the asphalt in Sochi, laid three years ago, ceased to be slippery.Daniel ricciardo "Now, when we ran on the track a few races, I think that asphalt would be better. It's a bit like Austin, where it took time to get traction and left resin. But this year, I expect that the track will be grippy, but the new machine will fit perfectly in its configuration.It's a very intense track, there is no place to stay. Yes, there is a long video, but in addition there are quite a few challenging twists. Rest is simply no time.Some parts of the track remind me a little of the track in India. Here you can boldly attack the curbs, and there are a lot of twists and turns that the pilots are at the third and fourth gear".On account of Riccardo three races in Russia, best result - 7th place in 2014.

2017-04-13 12:24:03

Daniil Kvyat Night racing should be more

Daniil Kvyat Night racing should be more

The pilot Toro Rosso Daniel Quat believes that in the racing calendar of Formula 1 night racing should be much more than a day.Daniil Kvyat "I like racing in hot countries, especially those that pass in the night. At this time of day and there is a magical atmosphere that adds what is happening on the track of the Eastern culture. I think the calendar should be more night stagesI like that because of the night race can sleep in the morning, then to eat, and after a holiday to go to the track.On account quata three races in Bahrain, and every year he consistently added 11th in 2014 and 9 in 2015 and 7 in 2016.

2017-04-13 10:14:04

Daniel ricciardo Bahrain is different from Shanghai

Daniel ricciardo Bahrain is different from Shanghai

Pilot Red Bull Daniel Riccardo admitted that he likes Bahrain in close proximity to the sea.Daniel ricciardo "Bahrain is very different from Shanghai, but it has one huge plus a local hotel is really nice and it is located close to the beach and the sea. It's kind of a holiday atmosphere, and most of the time I can relax and walk around the hotel in my shorts for swimming.Since Bahrain became a night race, I think it had a positive effect on stage. Me before the race in Bahrain didn't really like him, but now everything has changed, and I fell in love with this stage.On account of Riccardo five races in Bahrain. Best result - 4th place in 2014 and 2016.

2017-04-13 09:44:04

Sergio Perez Night of the Grand Prix of Bahrain is gorgeous

Sergio Perez Night of the Grand Prix of Bahrain is gorgeous

The pilot Force India Sergio Perez believes that the night race Grand Prix of Bahrain is one of the most successful and beautiful in the championship.Sergio Perez "I really like race in Bahrain, which takes place at night. A special charm and areolas Eastern night brings its own flavor to the fight for points and victory. I was lucky to spend a good race here in 2014, I made the podium, and remember 2013 incredible combat Button.On this route there are places where you can overtake, so this shouldn't be a problem. The only difficulty was increased wear rear rubber because of the large number of areas of dispersal. Maybe now it will be not so important".

2017-03-28 15:34:03

Niki Lauda does not know about the talks, McLaren and Mercedes

Before the start of the Grand Prix of Australia there were rumors that the leadership of McLaren, unhappy with the partnership with Honda is considering returning to the power plant of Mercedes. Non-Executive Director of Mercedes Niki Lauda said that he knew nothing about it.Niki Lauda "I don't know anything about the negotiations between McLaren and Mercedes. Accordingly, I have nothing to say."Earlier it was reported that the head of the German team Toto Wolff is ready to support the supply of Mercedes engines for McLaren and Niki Lauda, by contrast, opposes.Team McLaren collaborated with Mercedes 1995-2014. in 2015 the British are obsessed with Japanese minders.

2017-03-27 12:44:05

Mercedes is waiting for a tight fight throughout the season

Mercedes is waiting for a tight fight throughout the season

Mercedes technical Director James Allison believes that the season will take place in a very close contest between his team and Ferrari.James Allison "If after qualifying, it wasn't that obvious, it is now clear that the season will be held in a tight fight with Ferrari. We were able to achieve a good time on one lap, we have prepared the car for the race, but today the Ferrari was just faster, and we were not good enough to catch them.But we won't panic. Race - one moment in a series of similar events over a long season. Today we scored good points in two cars, so China will try to regain the lead themselves."For the first time since Australia's 2014 team Mercedes leads in the constructors ' championship.

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 11:04:03

Kevin Magnussen the Engines are very similar

The pilot Haas Kevin Magnussen believes that all the engines in the championship are about the same.Kevin Magnussen "none of the engines are not different from others. They are all similar. They sound a bit different with the engineers, but otherwise they are all very similar. As for the Ferrari engines, to work with their settings very easily.This year the handling of the cars changed as the work with the engine. But I still like everything about it.It is always important to start well the year, it gives you the incentive to continue the struggle. We will do our best and see what happens in Australia".Since then, as Magnussen made his debut in Formula 1 in 2014, he has worked with Mercedes engines, Honda, Renault and Ferrari.

2017-03-16 15:34:04

In the McLaren are ready to return to Mercedes engines

In the McLaren are ready to return to Mercedes engines

According to the BBC, the management of McLaren disappointed with the outcome of the three-year partnership with Honda and is considering returning to the customer Mercedes engines.Cooperation with McLaren Honda started in 2015. In two seasons, the Japanese engineers have made considerable progress, but this year they have created a completely new powerplant, which lacks neither power nor reliability. This situation is not satisfied with the management of the British team, and, according to the BBC, it has already held initial talks with Mercedes about the supply of engines in 2018.The BBC even considered how much it will cost McLaren a breach of contract with Honda and the return to the Mercedes. It is about 100 million euros, but the shareholders of McLaren are ready to go for it.Recall that McLaren and Mercedes have collaborated in 1995-2014. the Original team had the status of a factory team, but after 2010, moved into the category of the client.

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.

2017-02-12 13:24:03

Ferrari collected the first machine

Ferrari collected the first machine

The first car Ferrari for the season-ready 2017, according to Italian publication Gazzetta dello Sport.Presentation of the new machine will be held on February 24 at the factory site in Fiorano. There will also be up and running within the so-called shooting day. Full tests will begin in Barcelona on February 27.According to available information, the novelty will receive index F17-JB, in honor of the deceased in 2014 Jules Bianchi.

2017-02-02 11:54:02

Luca di Montezemolo Mercedes was working on a new engine seven years

Former Ferrari Chairman Luca di Montezemolo said that Mercedes was working on a new power plant even before the rule changes.Luca di Montezemolo "Lauda recently told me that Mercedes was working on its hybrid engine since 2007 and that's why they were so adamant during negotiations to introduce V6 engines from 2014.Yes, I made the mistake of taking the new rules. That's why I left, because he could not accept the fact that Ferrari had become such in my hands. I am ashamed and hurt to see this decline.

2017-02-02 10:34:04

Mikhail Alyoshin will hold a season-2017 in the North American IndyCar series

Mikhail Alyoshin will hold a season-2017 in the North American IndyCar series

SMP Racing announces the signing of a pilot programme for the development of Russian Motorsport Michael Aleshin on the third season of the North American IndyCar series. The Russians once again be the team Schmidt Peterson Motorsport car under the traditional number 7.Aleshin became the first Russian pilots of this popular American racing series. Debuting in 2014, the year the team Schmidt Peterson Motorsport, the Russians successfully performed on the complex, including the oval tracks this season and won his first podium in 2016 the first ever pole position, and then the silver podium on the track at Pocono.Partner of the Russian pilot, as in 2016, will become the canadian James Hinchcliff. The first tests of the team slated for Sonoma Raceway on 7 February 2017"Michael is one of the most experienced riders in our program - said founder and Director of the program SMP Racing Boris Rotenberg. And we believe that Michael is worthy of our country, and the Russian flag in the American IndyCar series. He repeatedly demonstrated their talents in various world Championships, and that's Mikhail Aleshin the strength to fight in America for the highest results.""I am very glad to speak in this, in my opinion the most interesting formula championship, said Mikhail Aleshin. And doubly glad to be back in the team you know well, Schmidt Peterson Motorsport, where the partner again will be my friend James Hinchcliff. My experience in this series allows us to compete with all opponents and, believe me, I will do everything possible and impossible to replenish the Treasury of SMP Racing new victories and podiums".The pilot program SMP Racing Mikhail Aleshin is one of the most decorated athletes in the Russian Motorsport. Throughout his career, Michael has won various Russian and international competitions - from karting to formula Championships, including becoming the first Russian driver to win the World series Formula Renault 3.5. In the asset Aleshin performances including in endurance racing in 2015, the Russian pilot took part in the European series of Le Mans and the world Championship on races on endurance, which made the crew team SMP Racing for the first Russian prototype BR01 LMP2 class of the Russian company BR Engineering. Mikhail Aleshin is also involved in the development of a new company car LMP1 - BR1.Season 2017 IndyCar series opens March 12 race at St Petersburg Florida.

2017-01-26 10:24:04

Esteban Windows of the New machine will attract the attention

Esteban Windows of the New machine will attract the attention

The pilot Force India Esteban Windows believes that the new cars will attract the attention of new fans.Esteban Windows "the New car will be attractive in appearance. Think people lost interest in Formula 1, when cars began to openly ugly in 2014. The appearance of the cars plays people important role. I would also like to have the Cup returned to naturally aspirated engines, which is more like the viewer.The new car will be very beautiful, will be a quick, albeit not very loud. Speed now becomes a part of racing, and we used to be fast only in qualifying. However the struggle will certainly be less, because to overtake will be much more difficult".

2017-01-22 12:44:03

Nice rename a street in honor of Jules Bianchi

Pilot Jules Bianchi, who was killed in the accident during the race, the Japanese Grand Prix of 2014 season will be honored in his hometown of nice. 23 Jan in nice will host the opening ceremony of the street was renamed in his honor.The street is located between Rue du Sapin and Avenue Pierre de Coubertin.

2017-01-18 11:24:03

Valtteri Bottas I want to win the race

Valtteri Bottas I want to win the race

Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas said that the first step for him will be winning the race. While the best results are second place in the UK and Germany in 2014.Valtteri Bottas "My goals are quite simple, and from the very first race I will try to achieve them. I know what he is capable of that capable machine, and that my results will be very close to the results of Lewis.The team in the new season will be another chance to compete for the title, and the title of champion is my only goal in life.The team won many titles, and I'm still not won. I think that this season my goals will coincide with the command. It's time to turn the page in my career. To begin, I want to win the race, and then fight for the title".

2016-12-28 10:54:04

Manor is profitable and preparing to sell

Manor is profitable and preparing to sell

The team of the Manor at the end of 2015 brought a profit of 51 million euros. As the Executive Director of the Manor Vincent Casey, the moment saved the team from collapse and gave the opportunity to pay all the bills. It is clear that an important, if not the main role, played ninth place teams at the end of the 2014 season, which earned the stable victim Jules Bianchi.In addition, the report command of your financial situation shows that a huge investment in March last year, was made by the businessman from the UK, Steve Fitzpatrick. Bringing in a team of almost 42 million euros, he became its owner. Now, the code team started to generate income, the Fitzpatrick leads the talk about the sale of Manor. Now the most real candidates for this role are Indonesian group of investors and Ron Dennis, removed from the leadership at McLaren at the end of 2016.

2016-12-26 17:04:03

Fathers and sons

Fathers and sons

In the past championship it was possible to observe a unique situation four seats in the cockpits took the children of former pilots of Formula-1. We tried to compare the achievements of the fathers and children.Jonathan and Palmarydates Jolyon Palmer became the champion of Formula 2 in 1983 and in September of the same year got the opportunity to debut in Formula 1 driving the car of champion team Williams. The first and only race in that season, he finished in 13th position. Then for three years, Palmer is a senior spent in the notebook the outsiders RAM and Zakspeed. In 1987, he received a place in the Tyrrell, where and earned their first points. In three years the team of Ken Tyrrell's Jonathan earned 14 points but has never finished above fourth place. Failing to get places in a good team, Palmer has left the championship.In 2014 Jolyon Palmer became GP2 champion - in principle, this championship can be considered the analogue of Formula 2 in the early 1980's. Then the British spent a year test-pilot of the Lotus and finally this season got a place of combat pilot for Renault the same team Lotus after the reorganization. However, driving uncompetitive cars it is difficult to show their abilities. After the debut season on account of Palmer, Jr. by just one point for tenth place in Malaysia. However, this result allowed to gain a foothold in the Renault.Meanwhile, road to Formula 1 punches a younger brother Jolyon autumn test driving McLaren spent will Palmer is a reward for winning the competition, held annually by the British team in conjunction with the Autosport.

2016-12-21 12:14:03

The sponsor of the McLaren goes to Force India

The sponsor of the McLaren goes to Force India

Logos of the brand Johnnie Walker, owned by Diageo, next season will appear on the machines Force India.Johnnie Walker since 2005 collaborates with McLaren. The contract with the British team expires at the end of 2017, so in the next season of famous brand of tape will be advertised on the cars of two teams.Interestingly, the side Force India for three season decorate logos Smirnoff, another brand owned by Diageo.With regard to relations Diageo and McLaren, according to reports, in 2014, the owners of liquor brands offered the British team's title sponsor contract in the amount of 40 million euros per year, but the deal has not endorsed Ron Dennis.

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.

2016-12-17 11:04:03

Sergio Perez I was thinking about leaving Force India

Sergio Perez I was thinking about leaving Force India

The pilot Force India Sergio Perez admitted that he could leave the team at the end of this year. According to the Mexican, there were offers from other teams, but he ultimately decided to stay at Force India, where he performs in 2014.Sergio Perez "there was a time when I thought about leaving Force India. Negotiations on a new contract was hard, and I wasn't sure until then, until it is announced officially.There has been interest by others, including Renault. I am pleased that three or four teams wanted me. However, my future is Force India".

2016-12-14 10:14:03

Toro Rosso Changes will be serious

Toro Rosso Changes will be serious

Technical Director Toro Rosso James Ki said that waiting for Formula 1 season in 2017.James Ki "Yes, this is a significant change in the rules. Honestly, if you look at the chassis, suspension and tires, these are the most significant changes in the rules that I have personally seen in the last 19 years in Formula 1.The chassis will undergo changes much larger than in 2009, and even more than in 2014. It's an exciting timeNow at the same time are two processes. First, the study, because you need to understand how the new car will behave on track with new tires, new rules. All of this will happen in the virtual world. The second process, the production - and there is a subtlety to virtual calculations affected with the least error for real samples. All this we will run and check the tests, and will make the necessary adjustments".