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2017-09-01 14:44:03

Four pilots will lose positions at the start

Four pilots received penalties in the form of loss of positions at the start due to the replacement of elements of the power plant.The pilot Toro Rosso Carlos Sainz will lose 10 positions for the installation of a fifth module of the MGU-H. 15 positions will have to lose max Verstappen of Red Bull for the replacement of the internal combustion engine and MGU-H. His teammate Daniel ricciardo will receive 20 penalty positions - the Australian, replaced the internal combustion engine, MGU-H and turbine. And the record of stage is Fernando Alonso, which will lose 35 positions for the replacement of all elements of the power plant.

2017-07-30 21:34:04

Lance Stroll a Boring race

Lance Stroll a Boring race

The Williams driver lance Stroll to race Grand Prix of Hungary finished 14th. only a couple Behind Sauber.Lance Stroll "It was a pretty boring race, I was flying alone, so seen in the distance not so much. What can I say, we didn't have the pace this weekend to fight for points. I tried everything I could to catch up with or overtake the opponent. Nothing worked, because the speed was not. We finished the race where she started.Honestly, nothing else we did not expect. In General, it was a difficult weekend but now we will wait for the other tracks Spa, Monza - where our cars will flyWe passed half of the season, and I feel that I have become more experienced. I'm not the one that was in Australia earlier in the year. With each race I get more experience. But now it's time to relax, to return full of energy".

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.

2017-05-27 18:14:03

Daniel ricciardo the Rear tyres are barely warm

Daniel ricciardo the Rear tyres are barely warm

A year ago, the pilot of Red Bull Daniel Riccardo won the Monaco pole. This time the Australian will start fifth.Riccardo Daniel "Rear rubber worked not the best way. Had to do two warm up lap to get into the working range. I was not able to pass the net circle. Constantly interfered with traffic, having a negative effect on the tire temperature.I think that is a suboptimal outcome for us. We missed something in the settings, but the race is tomorrow. Yes, the qualification here counts for a lot, but we hope to achieve in the race of good points. I'm annoyed at myself, but this is the result".

2017-04-19 18:04:04

Mansur Oleh Future possible without McLaren Honda

Mansur Oleh Future possible without McLaren Honda

One of the shareholders of McLaren Mansur Oleh said that after three unsuccessful seasons with the British team willing to part with the Japanese minders. He confirmed that there are several options for further work in Formula 1.Mansur Oleh "When we started working with Honda, it is expected other results. The situation now, not like any of us, no Honda. Our team is accustomed to victories and not to fight for an exit in the top ten".Even in Australia there were rumors that the leadership of the McLaren held talks with Mercedes in terms of delivery German power plants in the season of 2018. Later it became known that in these negotiations he participated Mansur Oleh.Mansur Oleh "At the moment we are working on several scenarios, but I can't say anything specific".

2017-04-17 15:14:03

Fernando Alonso Disappointing race

Fernando Alonso Disappointing race

The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso out of the race very tough for a race in Bahrain for a couple of laps before the end.Fernando Alonso "It was a disappointing race. The deficit in the power and speed we have particularly felt on the straights. Sometimes I looked in the mirror early in the straight and saw the other car at a distance of 300-400 meters behind. I understand that it's a long walk and forget about the opponent, starting to work with the settings on the steering wheel. But when I pressed on the brake at the end of the straight, then was horrified to notice that the lagging car right hereToday we were fighting for points, but our speed for this is simply not enough. Today was not the pace that we had in Australia and China. Then I do the engine failed and had to go the distance. It's frustrating.When the red traffic-lights are fading, you are motivated, you start to fight, but when so far behind on the straights, it becomes incredibly sorry for myself and the team. But we will work hard to prepare upgrading in the near future".

2017-04-16 11:34:04

Felipe Massa during the season I'll fight with

Felipe Massa during the season I'll fight with

Pilot Williams Felipe Massa, it seems, the only person to fight for the honor of the team during this season. Considers himself Brazilian, his main opponent will be the pilot of Renault Nico Hulkenberg.Felipe Massa "it is likely that Renault will be our main rivals this year in the fight for places in the Cup of designers. In Australia fast was Grosjean, but in China I was fighting with Nico Hulkenberg. Most likely, I will have to fight for all season".

2017-04-11 11:34:04

Lewis Hamilton Ferrari was faster than us

Lewis Hamilton Ferrari was faster than us

Pilot Mercedes Lewis Hamilton believes that Ferrari was faster in Shanghai, just his team managed to do everything right.Lewis Hamilton "Our car was no different Shanghai from the one that was presented in Australia. We have not made any changes in it, but we were ready for the rush over the highway. We applied knowledge of the first race and won.I think that Ferrari was faster this weekend, and we needed to reduce the gap. It will be interesting to see how will change the situation in the next race, where the track temperature will be different.At medium to low speed tracks of our machine with greater length, must have the advantage, unless we qualify above rivals. For example, in Monaco we will be impossible to overtake. Ahead of us are really waiting for interesting race".

2017-04-09 13:54:03

Fernando Alonso One or two points was very real

Fernando Alonso One or two points was very real

Fernando Alonso started 13th but quickly made his way into the points zone. The Spaniard was seventh when refused machine.Fernando Alonso "a Good race. Honestly, I thought that we cannot repeat what happened in Australia. But we looked even stronger.In the beginning of the race they were going, and we played many positions. Then we managed to maintain a high pace that was just incredible. Especially unbelievable that me a few laps couldn't overtake Bottas. It took him two or three laps to get ahead and do it, he could only in a straight line.I think we could compete for points with Perez and Magnussen. One or two points was very real".

2017-04-09 11:54:10

Niki Lauda It was a tense race

Niki Lauda It was a tense race

Non-Executive Director of Mercedes Niki Lauda said that the struggle for the victory in China was very intense.Niki Lauda "Today was very exciting in the pits, it was a tense race. We really wanted to answer the Scuderia after Australia and did it. We won the race, Lewis showed excellent driving in such extreme conditions. It was great.We managed to win, and this time Vettel had problems that guy had to fight. Maybe he could win, if not for the circumstances. Today we had a faultless race. Everyone is happy".

2017-04-08 13:54:03

Niko Hulkenberg We are happy with your speed

Niko Hulkenberg We are happy with your speed

The pilot of Renault Nico Hulkenberg at the end of qualifying for the Chinese Grand Prix showed the 7th result.Nico Hulkenberg "Today we are happy with his speed. It's obvious that the team has made progress after the Grand Prix of Australia. In the morning the car was quick as in qualifying. What awaits us during the race is still a big question.Rain is a source of opportunity and great risk at the same time, but I will try to achieve the maximum in the race".

2017-04-06 21:34:04

Gnther Steiner We hope to reach the final qualifications

Director Haas Gunther Steiner hopes that his team will be to regularly compete for the final qualification of the season.Gunther Steiner "from the beginning We hoped to fight for the finals of qualification, but did not think that we will be able to demonstrate such zeal, the fight for places in the middle of the top ten is very tight.Obviously, we need to continue our work, and we must try again and again to fight for the final. It will be difficult, because everything is very competitive, but we have to do it.Recall that in Australia Roman Grosjean showed the 6th result in the final qualification.

2017-04-05 11:44:06

The head of Red Bull Machine is too sensitive to air flow

The head of Red Bull Machine is too sensitive to air flow

Head Red Bull Christian Horner said that his team's cars are too sensitive to the perturbed air flow - hence the loss in speed.Christian Horner "the Problem is that our cars are very sensitive to the perturbed air flow from the front running cars. We in Australia have been unable to see the true potential of the car in clean air. I saw that we was on the pace of Kimi, but he knew that the machine can be half a second faster.All these two weeks Adrian Newey has worked to improve the efficiency of the machine in the perturbed flow. In China look what came of it".

2017-04-05 11:34:09

Honda it will be very hard in China

The head of the Honda F1 Yusuke Hasegawa admitted that the partnership team McLaren will be very hard during the race Grand Prix of China.Yusuke Hasegawa "We expect the Chinese Grand Prix will take place in a more complex environment for our team than to race in Australia. There is always a lot of surprise due to the constantly changing weather conditions that affect the setup and balance of the car. The track itself is also very heavy power unit the slow and medium turns, as well as two very long straight. The key to will preparation and setup.Again we work together with McLaren to ensure that we do everything possible and extract the maximum from our package upgrades. It is important to gather as much information as possible. It's a long season and we are looking for progress in every race".

2017-04-05 10:54:08

Paddy Lowe Felipe is a good option

Paddy Lowe Felipe is a good option

Williams technical Director Paddy Lowe believes that Felipe Massa is not at all a bad option for the team as a replacement for Valtteri bottas to.Paddy Lowe "I think Felipe is not a bad option. I was not interested in negotiations with Valtteri. Nobody wants to do the work he wants to do, and if he felt it was an opportunity to move forward, it would be wrong if Williams stood in his way. Care Bottas is the right step.As for the Masses, it is a very professional pilot with extensive experience flying car with a high level of clamping force. His race in Australia he showed that he is able to achieve good results. If in his hands will be a quick car, Felipe can fight for the title".

2017-04-03 17:24:06

Pascal Wehrlein will hold Friday practice in China

The Sauber team has confirmed that Pascal Wehrlein will take part in Friday practice for the Chinese Grand Prix. If all goes smoothly, the German pilot will spend the entire race weekend.In Australia Wehrlein was forced to cede his place to Antonio Giovinazzi after Friday's practice due to back pain - a consequence of injuries received during the Race of Champions at the end of January.

2017-04-03 17:24:04

Sebastian Vettel Victory is like a drug

Sebastian Vettel Victory is like a drug

The Ferrari pilot Sebastian Vettel is still in the excitement after the victory in Australia.Sebastian Vettel "Winning is always great, it's a great cure for me. I think I can fix. A very long time, the team was in the shadow of Mercedes. We had a really difficult period, but to start the season with a win is just very, very cool. Like back ten years ago.It's really a big relief. It's great for the team. I've done my job. I am very happy and proud of it. But this is just the tip of the iceberg that you see. We just laid the Foundation, now the whole team will turn into future victories".

2017-04-03 11:34:02

Helmut Marko Let Wolff watching their tactics

Helmut Marko Let Wolff watching their tactics

Sports consultant to Red Bull Helmut Marko has responded to the criticism of the head of Mercedes Toto Wolff, who said that Max Verstappen ruined his race in Australia.Helmut Marko "We don't have anyone to miss, even if it was about winning. Verstappen was at that moment fast enough, otherwise Lewis could overtake him. Let Wolff carefully watching their tactics, and tells me who is who and where to pass. In any case, we recognize that the victory Vettel got through to us.Recall that Lewis Hamilton was in the lead early in the race but after the pit stop, got stuck behind Verstappen. Sebastian Vettel after stopping in the pits left right before Red Bull Dutchman.

2017-04-03 11:24:05

Jolyon Palmer Before the start of the race in China need to make sure that everything is working correctly

Jolyon Palmer Before the start of the race in China need to make sure that everything is working correctly

The pilot of Renault Jolyon Palmer said that his team needs to make sure the car is all right.Jolyon Palmer "In Australia, on Friday, I had a big crash, so we had to replace many parts in the car.Now just need to review and make sure everything works as it should. I hope the engineers will do everything right. These are skilled people whom I trust.We just need to check everything before the start of the Chinese Grand Prix, and then in the race we will be competitive.

2017-04-02 08:54:06

Fernando Alonso In the Mercedes just is not ready to fight

The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso believes that the Mercedes team came to Australia, not expecting a tight fight.Fernando Alonso "I thought last year they came to Australia fully prepared to fight for the victory. That was their goal and plan. Nico Rosberg won in brilliant manner of driving. Now the Mercedes team simply was not ready to fight.Wait a couple of races, but definitely, Ferrari seems to be more competitive. It's good".

2017-04-01 17:54:08

Gunther Steiner we engine better than Mercedes

Gunther Steiner we engine better than Mercedes

Director Haas Gunther Steiner is confident that the new Ferrari engine much better power plant of Mercedes.Gunther Steiner "the New engine is now very competitive. He may be even better than Mercedes. Ferrari won in Australia, but all evolving and trying to become better - it will always be a race for development. We are grateful to the Scuderia for their step forward in its development. Without their help we would not be able to achieve this speed".

2017-04-01 17:54:06

The head of McLaren We are not standing still

The head of McLaren We are not standing still

The head of McLaren Zach brown said that his team is in its development, as it may seem from the outside.Zach brown "in Australia the level of problems we encountered in Spain was lower. We knew that Honda is going to create a new engine, know that it will be associated with greater risk. We took on these risks, so the tests are faced with such problems.We are working on this issue very hard. If someone believes that we are on the spot, he is mistaken. We are constantly in Sakura, Eric boullier flies there once a week.

2017-04-01 10:54:03

Roman Grosjean the Second season for the team is going well

Roman Grosjean the Second season for the team is going well

Haas pilot Roman Grosjean said that he sees positive changes in the team, which again began with strong performances in Australia, although he completed his double descent from the race.Roman Grosjean "I think the team really looks better in his second season in Formula 1, because we now have valuable experience.Appearing in 2016, the team began preparing for the season 2017. All the work was done in advance, and we are pleased that he oversees all gene Haas. He understands racing and he loves his job. Second year for us is a big challenge and we are ready to it".

2017-04-01 10:14:04

Mercedes We don't panic

Mercedes We don't panic

New Mercedes technical Director James Allison, commenting on the victory of his previous team in Australia, said that the German team is not panicking.James Allison "We must pay tribute to Ferrari, which has a very fast car. In Australia we failed to catch them. If after qualifying, it was not clear who is the best, then after the race it was understood that this is the season for survival.We are not panicking. It was only the first race in a long season, and we were able to bring both cars on the podium. So we are determined to achieve such a stability advantage in our favor.

2017-03-31 12:44:08

Felipe Massa Strollo 18

Felipe Massa Strollo 18

Pilot Williams Felipe Massa defended lance Stroll, who was unable to achieve points and dropped out of the race Grand Prix of Australia.Felipe Massa "He's only 18 years old. I remember that when I was 18, I also made mistakes in the race. In the end, you will know that you just need time. Of course, he will cope with their mistakes during the world Cup.He didn't start, largely because of what happened during pratcice. He needs to be patient and give more time. I give him all the info, all I see to help him.I know him since I was eight, so very attached to him and want to help him become a good Formula 1 driver".

2017-03-31 11:24:04

Daniel Riccardo We do not know what happened to the speed

Daniel Riccardo We do not know what happened to the speed

Pilot Red Bull Daniel Riccardo said that his team is still figuring out why there were so many problems during the first race.Daniel ricciardo "the First training session ended in Australia, only six-tenths of a second from Hamilton, and our car looked pretty competitive. And that is something we have prepared a reserve. If you put it all together tyres, fuel, etc. - then in the race we just lost speed. During practice, we were much faster.This is not a problem of the evolution of the track surface, which is generally the normal property street circuits. We just lost speed and don't know why it happened."In the race ricciardo went after what started with a lag of two circles. His partner at Red Bull Max Verstappen finished fifth.

2017-03-31 11:14:06

Jean Alesi Expect and in China Ferrari won again

Jean Alesi Expect and in China Ferrari won again

The ex-pilot of Formula 1 Jean Alesi believes that Shanghai is at the top of the podium again ascend the pilot of the Scuderia.Jean Alesi "the New rules and the beginning of the season was not very clear. There were thousands of doubts in that can show the Mercedes or Red Bull.But after Australia I'm now waiting for Ferrari to confirm his power in China. The ease with which Vettel followed Hamilton in the race, was amazing, while the Hamilton had no chance to chase Vettel.When the car good from the beginning, its modernization is also easier.Alesi himself played for Ferrari, 1991-1995.

2017-03-31 10:44:06

Mark Webber Valteri very hungry to win

Mark Webber Valteri very hungry to win

The ex-pilot of Formula 1 mark Webber believes that Valtteri Bottas is very hungry to win, and showed that last race in Australia.Mark Webber "the Race in Australia showed that Valtteri is very hungry to win. He has on Lewis pressure as should. Bottas not very happy with the result, and it was good.Bottas knows that his team partner is really hard now to fight for victory. To further complicate his life".

2017-03-30 16:44:09

The head of Red Bull In Australia has always been difficult to overtake

The head of Red Bull In Australia has always been difficult to overtake

Head Red Bull Christian Horner believes that the conclusions about overtaking you need to wait until the Bahrain Grand Prix.Christian Horner "I Think we should leave the final opinion up to the end of the race in Bahrain. If you look at Melbourne, historically there has never been a lot of overtaking. China and Bahrain are the two tracks where to overtake is much easier.I liked to observe how the pilots attacked throughout the race. Nobody was saving fuel and tyres as before."During the last race in Australia, the experts counted a total of five traverses.