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2017-11-17 10:24:04

Riccardo Daniel I Have the time

Riccardo Daniel I Have the time

Red Bull ready to extend the contract with Daniel Riccardo until the end of 2020, but the Australian is in no hurry to put his signature.Daniel ricciardo "It's very nice that the team wants to keep me in the team. I have great respect for Red Bull, but I still have time to perform all the options.About Ferrari, I heard that, but I can't say anything about this, because to me, no one spoke. My dream is to win the world championship in the best car, so I don't know what else to say. I'm not sure Vettel would want to see me with his partner.Recall that Vettel and ricciardo were team-mates at Red Bull in 2014, and then Daniel won three races, while Sebastian, with the rank of the current champion has never stood on the top step of the podium.

2017-11-15 12:24:04

Antonio Giovinazzi refuses dreams to be in Formula-1

Antonio Giovinazzi refuses dreams to be in Formula-1

Antonio Giovinazzi admitted that he still hopes to return to Formula 1 with Ferrari. We will remind that this year the Italian has helped Sauber, replacing an injured Pascal Wehrlein.Antonio Giovinazzi "This year has given me more than I expected. I do not deny that after a great year in GP2, I feel ready to participate in a full season in Formula 1. But now I feel even more prepared than last winter.In Australia, I had a great time, but China was the worst Grand Prix for me in the career of a pilot. Error happened to me on the stage when I was under pressure from the press. After this criticism was rife. Maybe in China I set goals that were unattainable. But that disappointment helped me grow.I understand that Formula 1 is not football, where you can play for different teams. Here only 20 seats for all pilots in the world, but I always thought that there may be at the level of Vettel and Hamilton".

2017-11-13 14:24:03

Max Verstappen I don't want to be the first pilot

Max Verstappen I don't want to be the first pilot

Not so long ago in the Red Bull said that they are ready to build the team around max Verstappen. But the Dutch opposed the separation of the first and second pilots.Max Verstappen "we Have both sides of the boxes receive the same equipment and it works the same way. I don't want to be the first pilot, I want to beat his teammate on the same machine - the only thing that will bring me satisfaction."This year, Verstappen has won two races, Daniel ricciardo - the only one. However, on points, the Australian is ahead of his young partner Red Bull.

2017-11-12 21:44:04

Riccardo Daniel it was hard to Break

Pilot Red Bull Daniel Riccardo during the launch became a member of the incident and took a step back. But the Australian managed to get to sixth position.Daniel ricciardo "the Start was very difficult. In the first turn I decided to walk on the left side of the track, because that is how I was able to achieve a maximum break, but someone suddenly bumped into me. The car was damaged, and had to go to the pits. Fortunately, the safety car helped to catch up with the peloton and start a breakthrough.It was a difficult breakthrough, I fought as best I could. The last 15 laps were difficult because of the tires. Problem started unexpectedly. Max even had to call in for an additional pit stop. We are always working to the limit, and so will run to the checkered flag in Abu Dhabi. I think that everything should be fine".

2017-11-11 12:04:03

Sauber can call the pilots in Abu Dhabi

The head of the team Sauber Frederic Vasseur said that the pilots on the season-2018 may be called during the final Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi. It is expected that his place will retain Marcus Ericsson and his partner will be one of the protg Ferrari or Charles LeClair, or, less likely, Antonio Giovinazzi.Frederic Vasseur "I hope that we will be able to call the pilots in Abu Dhabi. Of course, we have time before the Grand Prix of Australia, but we do not want to delay the matter.Leclere copes with his work. In Friday practice to work difficult, but he showed stable and high speed".

2017-10-08 10:24:03

Riccardo Daniel This is my first podium in Japan

Riccardo Daniel This is my first podium in Japan

Pilot Red Bull Daniel Riccardo finished third for the Australian's first podium in Japan.Riccardo Daniel "This is my first podium in Suzuka. I wanted it yesterday, and today I was able to achieve his goal. A huge thank you to the team and the fans.This track, which I enjoy. Each circle here is a pleasure. In the stands there is always a lot of fans. It was a great race. I was under pressure the entire race, but I managed to survive. It's great that I made the podium".

2017-09-25 11:44:04

Eric boullier We want to regularly climb the podium

Eric boullier We want to regularly climb the podium

Race Director McLaren Eric bulge said that his team is going next year to fight for position on the podium.Eric boullier "We want to be competitive and fighting for places on the podium. Next year we should appear there regularly.This year should be adopted final amendments to the rules next year, especially Halo. We will be working on my car hard, but only tests and the race in Australia will show the real speed of future cars".The last time McLaren was on the podium at the beginning of 2014, when debutant Kevin Magnussen finished second.

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.