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2017-09-15 14:24:04

Renault confirmed the termination of cooperation with Toro Rosso

Renault has confirmed that late in the season stops the supply of the power plant team Toro Rosso.In a statement, Renault said "Renault confirms the completion of technical cooperation with the team Toro Rosso at the end of the season 2017.Renault was a partner of Toro Rosso in 2014, 2015 and 2017, During this time, the team earned 137 points, and the best results were two fourth place max Verstappen in the 2015 season".Waiting for a statement about the beginning of cooperation with Toro Rosso Honda c.

2017-09-14 13:44:04

Chapter Mercedes In Singapore we are waiting for a serious struggle

Head of Mercedes Toto Wolff believes that the Singapore his team will face a serious fight for the victory.Toto Wolff "This track, which we are very ill-suited. There's a lot of slow corners, lots of bumps and a little straight. This year we hope to win, we are preparing for the heat of the struggle.A clear definition of our strengths and weaknesses were the driving force of our team in recent seasons. We will strive to become better and stronger in all areas, we did analyses to identify all their strengths and weaknesses.In 2015, we lost the race in Singapore, so a lot of work to win. This time we will also fight for the best result".

2017-09-11 14:04:03

Max Verstappen would Rather start the race in Singapore

The pilot of Red Bull Max Verstappen admitted that looking forward to the Singapore Grand Prix, where his team has a chance for a good result.Max Verstappen "I look forward to the opportunity to contest a race in Singapore because it is always a special weekend. The race was strong for us last year, and I think this time we can fight for the podium.Night race and high temperatures really test you to the limit of physical capacity, because it is physically the most difficult race of the season. I have a few weeks in the sauna preparing for this race. Now I'm ready for the heat and stuffiness of Singapore and Malaysia.I like that the track is replete with twists and turns, I like that there are a lot of bumps, because it's a street track."On account of Verstappen two races in Singapore. In 2015, he finished 8th last year to 6th.

2017-09-11 13:24:04

Lewis Hamilton We are ready to fight Ferrari

Pilot Mercedes Lewis Hamilton is confident that in Singapore, his team will be ready to fight for victory.Lewis Hamilton "I currently don't think about it, but I'll do everything to properly prepare with the team for the race.We have no idea who and what the speed will show on this track. Until we get there, nothing will be clear. Ferrari were often better than us on this ring.I think we can give them a good race."Last year Hamilton finished in Singapore in the third position, and in 2015 came down due to the failure of the power plant.

2017-08-15 23:34:03

Sebastian Vettel We were able to do everything without the noise

The Ferrari pilot Sebastian Vettel said that he was pleased to see a half years of work his team achieved success.Sebastian Vettel "I Think we had a great 2015, which contributed to the development in 2016. It was hard for us, but we were able to change a great deal in the beginning. While other teams and the public talked about what will be a new car, what are the new rules, we just continued to work and quietly do their job.I was very happy that our work paid off. Today's results speak for themselves".

2017-08-08 17:54:03

Romain Grosjean dreams of title as part of Renault

Frenchman Roman Grosjean admitted that he would like to play for the French Renault team and win with it the title.In 2009, Grosjean made his debut in Formula 1 in the Renault lineup. After two years the novel has returned to the team from Enstone by the time it was renamed to Lotus, where he played until the end of 2015.Roman Grosjean "I don't negotiate with Renault, but it would be great to one day go back there. However, this can only happen when there is an opportunity to fight for the title. That would be fantastic But it is too early to talk about it".

2017-08-03 19:44:03

Pascal Wehrlein will leave Formula 1

Pascal Wehrlein will leave Formula 1

Pascal Wehrlein said that doing everything possible to remain in Formula 1 after 2017. At the same time, the newspaper Bild believes that the 22-year-old pilot will lose his seat at Sauber at the end of the year.This is due to the fact that the owner is closely linked with Sauber Marcus Ericsson, while another place will go Antonio Giovinazzi or Charles LeClair as a result of new deals on motors with Ferrari.Pascal Wehrlein "I earned all five points of the team. In qualifying the score 8 2 in my favor. What else can I do"Bild suggests that Wehrlein will return to the DTM, where in 2015 she won the title of champion, or go into a Formula that looks like the most likely scenario.

2017-06-07 10:14:05

Deciding the future of Kevin Magnussen

Deciding the future of Kevin Magnussen

These are additional negotiations on the future contract pilot Haas Kevin Magnussen and the present, according to which in the second half of the season six times he is obliged to give up his place backup pilot Ferrari, Antonio Giovinazzi.Director Haas Gunther Steiner "the Reason Kevin gives his place more often Grogan, - contractual obligations. The contract with the Affair was concluded in the summer of 2015, and with Kevin - in the fall of 2016.Kevin understood this from the outset and showed a willingness to give up his place in case of need. They knew what was coming".

2017-06-02 00:14:06

Chapter Mercedes Ferrari started development early

Head of Mercedes Toto Wolff said that the Ferrari started to build the car of the new generation.Toto Wolff "as far As we know, Ferrari has started the development of its car very early - in December 2015. For us it all began in March 2016.By that time Ferrari was already more than 50 percent of the resources focused on a new car. Ferrari, perhaps, ahead of us at 16 weeks, and during this time, you can find a lot of clamping force and four or five tenths of a second on the circle".

2017-05-30 14:34:03

A new record of the McLaren

A new record of the McLaren

Behind six races, and on account of the McLaren no points. This history of the British team was not.In the first six races, the McLaren drivers never made it to the top ten. The best result Fernando Alonso - 12th place in Spain and the best achievement of Stoffele of Vandorn - 13 in Australia. McLaren is the only team not to score points this season.The previous record McLaren's first five races without points was set in 2015. But then in Monaco, the team scored just 4 points.

2017-05-23 12:24:02

Max Verstappen I have drawn conclusions from last year

Max Verstappen I have drawn conclusions from last year

The pilot of Red Bull Max Verstappen said that after a mistake during last year's race in Monaco, it will never happen again.Max Verstappen "I live in Monaco for a year, and I enjoyed every minute spent here. I have a good team of friends, and this means that we always have a lot of fun. It's also nice to train in the sun of the Mediterranean sea. And what a nightlife experience during the off seasonA special risk in Monaco no, you just need to constantly be on the limit to be fast. Last year I failed the race, but it did not affect my confidence to succeed. I know how to learn from their mistakes.In practice it is necessary to gradually pick up speed, with new machines and even more. I think that a turn around the pool you will be the most difficult in this year."Verstappen started twice in Monaco and has twice finished the race in the protective barrier.2015.

2017-05-23 10:14:06

Carlos Sainz I love the track in Monaco

Carlos Sainz I love the track in Monaco

The pilot Toro Rosso Carlos Sainz admitted that he really like the track in Monaco and this weekend will host the next Grand Prix.Carlos Sainz "Monaco is a track that I really like from my first visit here in 2013. Remember, as Fernando told me some secrets and tricks that I still use during the race. To work in Monaco is very difficult because of the closely located walls. There is danger at every step.It is extremely important to perform well in qualifying, because to overtake here almost impossible. It is qualifications would be the hardest day during this Grand Prix".Double-Sainz started in Monaco and twice finished in the points 10th in 2015 and 8th in 2016.

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.

2017-05-22 10:44:02

Max Verstappen the V8 Engine sounds a lot nicer

The pilot of Red Bull Max Verstappen believes that the V8 sounds much better than modern muted turbine power plants.Max Verstappen "the V8 Engine produces a pleasant sound that makes the race special. Those cars were different, we are so not used to it. The sound is much better. It would be really cool if this sound once returned to the Royal race."Verstappen came to Formula 1 in 2015, when machines had already been equipped with a hybrid turborestore.

2017-05-19 11:34:02

SMP F4 NEZ 2017 Champonship kicks off in Sochi

The first phase of the SMP Formula 4 NEZ Championship season 2017 starts on 19 may at the autodrom in Sochi. In the championship participates 21 racer representing eight different countries, including 10 Russian pilots.Among the participants of the third season of the championship North European zone SMP F4 young year from the Netherlands, Spain, Finland, Estonia, Denmark, France, Austria and Russia. In the first stage will involve the Russians Vladimir Tjortjis and Nikita Volegov, already has experience of playing in this championship, debutants Alexander Smolar, Ivan Shvetsov, Mikhail Belov, Ivan Berets, Gulhuseyn Abdullayev, and the first in the history of the championship girl pilot Milen Ponomarenko.Every year our League is becoming more popular, occupying a niche in an environment similar to the competition of the FIA - said the founder and Director of the program of development of Russian Motorsport SMP Racing Boris Rotenberg. - High level of preparation of its graduates for that year is confirmed by the fact that the winners become participants in the Junior program of Red Bull, and many participants in the SMP F4 Championship successfully move into the senior international series. I note that the geography of racers becoming more wide - starting with pilots from four countries in 2015, today we can already see that representatives of eight different countries, not just Nordic area, appreciated our open. I am sure that the increasing level of competition will help including ours, the Russian pilots become more experienced, stronger, and more successful to perform on the international stage.""It is important to see how things are progressing SMP F4 Championship, as the year is growing the skill level of the pilots, the geography of its participants, - considers the sports Director of the SMP F4 NEZ Championship Mika Salo. Is what we seek, what we think is one of the main indicators of the correctness of the chosen direction of work. And today we can say that the SMP F4 has become a truly international competition, which has a serious impact on the entire youth racing".Qualification for first race of the SMP Formula 4 NEZ Championship season 2017 will be held may 19, Friday, at 1530 Moscow time. The race starts at 1815. The beginning of the second qualification, which will determine the starting grid for race 2 and 3, on Saturday at 1100. The second race will start on Saturday at 1350. Also on Saturday at 1650 it will be the third race of the stage.

2017-05-17 17:24:03

Kimi Raikkonen has become a father

Kimi Raikkonen has become a father

Pilot Ferrari Kimi Raikkonen has become a father for the second time. Recently his wife gave birth to a daughter Minttu. The newborn was given the name Rihanna Angela Milan.Recall that Kimi and Minttu already have a son Robin, who was born in January 2015.

2017-05-11 17:04:03

Fernando Alonso is ready to leave McLaren

Fernando Alonso is ready to leave McLaren

At the end of this year expiring contract Fernando Alonso with McLaren. The Spaniard admitted that he is ready to leave the British team.Fernando Alonso "I Hope the situation will improve considerably. In September and October I will be open to negotiations with McLaren and any other team. I want to play for a team that can fight for the title.McLaren is best to change the situation. In June and July will be a series of races, after which I will analyze the situation, see what kind of progress the team will achieve. After that I will decide. In any case, I will remain in Formula-1".In the composition of McLaren, after his return in 2015, Alonso had 42 race, but never made it to the podium.

2017-05-11 12:04:04

Carlos Sainz This is my home race

Carlos Sainz This is my home race

The pilot Toro Rosso Carlos Sainz commented on their emotions before the start of the home Grand Prix of Spain.Carlos Sainz "When you are chasing a home, you feel a special feeling, because the mood is different from emotions, which overcome the pilots during other Grand Prix. Every time you go on the road, you know that the majority of people looking for you, they welcome you. It makes the whole weekend very special. I've been on the track in Barcelona nine years, and now race is simply amazing. Of course, the whole weekend is busy for more work, but I still do it with a smile because I know that I was very lucky.I have my own forum. This initiative, which we launched last year, and it worked very well, since fans have received a huge support from the organizers. This year on my podium will house over 4,000 people, so the race will be for me even more special than a year ago. I've been waiting for the opportunity to ride the family stands and their fansI still have good memories of my last Grand Prix of Spain I remember that two of my best racing of the weekend as a Formula 1 driver went to my home Grand Prix. This means that all the support I get working, I do receive a boost, and together we become very strong. I hope this year I can handle the pressure and added another good race to my list"On account of science two races in his native Spain. In 2015, he finished 9th, and last year finished 6th.

2017-04-29 17:54:03

Sebastian Vettel Tomorrow we will have a tight fight

Sebastian Vettel Tomorrow we will have a tight fight

The Ferrari pilot Sebastian Vettel won the qualification of Grand Prix of Russia. For the Germans it is the first pole position after Singapore 2015.Sebastian Vettel "We started well in qualification and I was very comfortable from the beginning. We have passed the first round without problems, but in the second the problems started. We were able to pass the second round, and in the final I fought with renewed vigor. The first round was unsuccessful, but a second round came out clean and very nice. I was lucky to work with rubber, which helped to develop a good speed. I overtook Kimi, so very happy.All around good job Kimi and Bottas. Also a big thanks to the team for a great car. We attacked today, and now I feel fantastic.We took the first row. This is incredible. This is a very good result to be proud of. Tomorrow will be a very tight battle with Mercedes, but I'm ready for this".

2017-04-28 10:54:03

Felipe Nasr wants to return to Formula-1

Felipe Nasr wants to return to Formula-1

The ex-pilot Sauber Felipe Nasr said that he intends to return to Formula 1 next season.Felipe Nasr "I actively train, has already gained nearly three pounds of muscle, and if tomorrow I have to fly a Formula 1 car, I'll be ready for it.Of course, I still have the will and hope. I think that in 2018 will be an open door, and on this I work. It all depends on the current situation in our country.The chance to manage a Formula 1 car this year do exist, but they are small. Because if you look at most large and medium-sized teams, they already have third pilots with contracts.It had to organize last year, but with all the turmoil the timing of the reservation was unfavorable for me. Now none of this will prevent me to get a place in 2018".In 2015, Nasr got a place in the Sauber, thanks to the support of the Banco do Brazil. However, the Brazilian closed the Bank's sponsorship programme, and Felipe then lost his place in the team, despite the fact that he earned the only points of the season.

2017-04-24 11:14:04

Carlos Sainz Russia needs me

The pilot Toro Rosso Carlos Sainz believes that now the Russian Grand Prix just needs to give him a good result.Carlos Sainz "I think Russia needs me, especially after the race in 2015, where we were able to break the tail of the peloton on the 6-th position, and all this before you go the distance.Last year I was just unlucky, when a piece of wing stuck in the radiator So we just have to perform well in Sochi".

2017-04-24 10:44:03

Max Verstappen In Russia an interesting track

Max Verstappen In Russia an interesting track

The pilot of Red Bull Max Verstappen has shared his thoughts on the race in Russia.Max Verstappen "This is an interesting track. Here are many long straights, but the car Red Bull and Toro Rosso in the past showed good results.This is a special track, and it's still new. It is located in the centre of the Olympic Park, and this gives the event a special atmosphere. Turns basically 90 degrees, and such is not anywhere else. This is a pretty flat track, and a small elevation changes and challenging zone of inhibition give the track a charm.It's always difficult after high speed direct enter into slow rotation and maximize efficiency during braking. I definitely look forward to returning to Sochi, where he intends to spend a good race."On account of Verstappen two races in Sochi. Best result - 10th place in 2015.

2017-04-19 07:24:13

Oliver terui I've been waiting for this moment

Oliver terui I've been waiting for this moment

Test-pilot of McLaren Oliver tervi got a chance to work behind the wheel MCL32, but because of problems with the engine managed to drive 14 laps. At the end of the day, the Briton was the last.Oliver terui "I was looking forward to returning to the car - it's been two years since I last took part in the tests, so am very grateful to McLaren-Honda for giving me the opportunity to come here in Bahrain. Surprisingly, this morning we had a problem that cost us so much time, but for me, every lap in the Formula 1 is useful, and it was really great to get back in the car.I drove a few laps at the end of the day, and I managed to get a sufficient idea of what the car looks like that now, after returning to base, to contribute to the correlation of data between the car and the simulator. This will help in the development of machines on the base. I work a lot in the simulator, so it's important to be able to correlate data, to feel the difference between the car in reality and in the virtual world. I feel that we achieve something useful, despite the limited mileage.The guys really worked hard in the pits, and I want to thank them for helping me work on the track. Today was news to me to learn how to work the machine with the new rules. This is my eighth season with the team as test driver, and the last time I went to McLaren-Honda in 2015, so the car behaves completely different. It is difficult to compare the physics of cars from year to year, but all my knowledge accumulated over this time is important. Tomorrow I'll be watching at work Stoffele, it would be a rewarding experience.I trained in the past three months preparing for this test, and I knew that physical exertion will be much higher than before. I was ready for it. Speed turns pass very quickly, and the level of downforce was much higher than I could have imagined. This year to fly so much nicer".

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 10:44:05

Esteban looking forward to the race in Bahrain

Esteban looking forward to the race in Bahrain

The pilot Force India Esteban Windows told about his attitude to the Sakhir track.Esteban Windows "In Bahrain is a fantastic track, and I look forward to the first night race of the season. I like this track, and there I achieved good results in the past. I won the pole position in GP3 in 2015 and I think this experience will help me this time.The route is replete with interesting twists, but my favorite combination of corners the fifth, sixth and seventh is a fast Chicane and then the pin. It is a challenging area because of the complex zone of inhibition. It is difficult to get the balance right, to get this sector on top".

2017-04-13 09:34:03

Property sold Manor

Property sold Manor

After the official recognition of the Manor bankrupt the property of the stables of Formula 1 will be put under the hammer. In total the auction will put more than 4,000 lots, among which special value is show cars based on race cars of the year 2015/2016. Will be sold even wind tunnel.Preliminary inspection of lots will be held may 9-10 at the former Manor in Banbury, and the auction will be held online on may 16.

2017-04-04 11:34:04

Markus Eriksson To Shanghai is important for maximum speed

Markus Eriksson To Shanghai is important for maximum speed

Pilot Sauber Marcus Ericsson believes that due to the long straight in Shanghai it is important to configure the machine at the highest speed.Marcus Ericsson "the Grand Prix of China - for the second stage of the world championship of season 2017. The Shanghai circuit has one characteristic very long straight, where a good top speed. Also, there is an interesting mix of slow and high-speed turns of varying difficulty.I really like the technical section is filled with unique twists. All this track demands on the car good balance, but from the pilot the exact pilot".On account of Ericsson's three races in Shanghai, and in all three cases, the Swede made it to the finish. Best result - 10th place in 2015.

2017-04-03 17:24:05

Max Verstappen I like China

The pilot of Red Bull Max Verstappen admitted that he loves the Grand Prix of China.Max Verstappen "I love to come to this country. I like Chinese track and local culture. I even in the Netherlands often used in Chinese cuisine, but just coming here, I realized what it is These dishes prepared by local chefs - a masterpieceI only wish that this time will come a lot to eat, because you have to keep yourself in shape. However, for the good of the race I'm ready to hold myself."On account of Verstappen two races in China. In 2015, it went down because of engine failure a year ago and finished eighth.

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.