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2017-09-17 18:44:03

Valtteri Bottas is the Next target Vettel

Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas finished 3rd in the race Grand Prix of Singapore. Now he's losing Sebastian Vettel 22 points.Valtteri Bottas "it's a good race. We are very fortunate that the leaders came down, and we automatically were the fastest on the track. We have prepared the machine that gave the opportunity to attack. I struggled with Riccardo, but I don't have enough speed to catch up and overtake him. This was our chance, and we were able to do everything right.My next goal is to beat Vettel in the individual competition. We wanted to make a victorious double, but a double podium is good.

2017-09-08 11:14:06

Daniel ricciardo McLaren will be better with any other engine

Pilot Red Bull Daniel Riccardo believes that McLaren will be more competitive team with any other engine, represented in the championship.Daniel ricciardo "unfortunately, Honda could not make the car fast McLaren. So I think that when they put the Renault engine or something else, they will be automatically faster, because the car looks very good.Next year they should be stronger. I really like Fernando, I really respect him as a pilot. I would like to work in a top team. It would be great if he was my teammate. He or Hamilton. I'd like that".

2017-08-24 10:54:04

The talks the Toro Rosso-Honda finally failed

The Italian press believes that even the glimmer of hope for the contract between Toro Rosso and Honda finally subsided.Autosprint "Not long ago, the talks stalled for financial reasons. It is no secret that the refinement of the engine team would have to make a serious financial contribution that is not the forces of the Toro Rosso".Corriere della Sera "This transaction could become the litmus test for Red Bull to understand, in what direction is development. But now it's all ruined. It seems that Red Bull asked for too much money. Now, if McLaren refuses to cooperate, the Honda will automatically exit from the Formula-1".

2017-07-31 16:24:06

Mercedes does not refuse from Formula 1 for Formula E

Mercedes does not refuse from Formula 1 for Formula E

Non-Executive Director of Mercedes Niki Lauda said that there is no risk that his company was going to do the races of the Formula E. To work in Formula 1 is not affected.Niki Lauda "Formula 1 is our sport, so to go we will not. Formula E is the future of the automotive industry. We were supposed to take part in these competitions, to keep up with progress.At the same time, we should try to make Formula E more attractive, because at the moment racing with the change machine looks unusual".The head of the team Mercedes Toto Wolff "Formula E is still in its infancy, but the electrification is in full swing.I would not be surprised if in three, four, five years, Formula E is completely different, and we will discuss each race".Earlier it became known that Mercedes at the end of 2018, will leave the series for DTM, Formula E.

2017-07-28 12:04:03

Nico Rosberg will be the team principal of Formula E

Nico Rosberg will be the team principal of Formula E

It seems that the champion of the season-2016 Nico Rosberg is preparing to become the head of the factory Mercedes team in Formula E, which will appear in 2019.This week the German automaker shocked the racing world by announcing that after 2018 he will be leaving DTM for electric series.Now Auto Bild reports that Rosberg, the recently retired reigning world champion, is first in line to head the new team.Auto Bild "the President has already met with the head of Formula E, Alejandro Agawam in Monaco. If that happens, Rosberg will become the second world champion of Formula 1, was appointed to lead the team in Formula E. the First is a four-time world champion and head of the factory Renault team Alain Prost".

2017-07-26 17:24:03

A crossword puzzle with Daniel Cuatom Hungary

A crossword puzzle with Daniel Cuatom Hungary

PODIUMS, Hungary I earned a first in his career in Formula 1 podium. With the race tied very cool memories and it's always great to come back.Malacotic very interesting and really challenges the pilot. It is very narrow, I describe it as "Monaco without walls". Then all you need to do right, and I hope that we will have a clean race. In Hungary it is very difficult to overtake, so it's important to have a good qualification.Autographies very passionate race fans, which is great to see autograph sessions always attract a lot of people who root for us. This is definitely one of the most memorable moments of the weekend.Petabyte it is very hot here, so we need to drink plenty of water throughout the weekend, as I constantly reminded my coach at these stages.Otpuskai is a very pleasant town. I have been here many times, there is something to see. It's fun, and I can safely recommend to family and friends to come here on vacation.

2017-07-05 11:14:03

Formula 1 is preparing for changes in the rules on the engines

Now the championship lives only talk about that with the season 2020 in Formula 1 will introduce new engines. Following a key meeting of the working group on the engines will take place this week. And probably the next generation engine will be 1.6-litre V6 with two turbines and one KERS.The head of Renault, Cyril Abiteboul "I think we made a reasonable offer. We are open to work with these technologies. But we also understand that should no longer be the domination of one manufacturer. We need electricity, but we also need to achieve the best balance between engine weight and power.The four-wheel drive is not a good idea because it will automatically lead to weight gain. The problem with greater electrification stems from the fact that lost efficiency. Then you need to find the right middle. The hybrid is very good, but when it is not too much."It is believed that all engine manufacturers, already involved in Formula 1 and potentially joining the championship in 2020, I want to see new power plants with a capacity of 1,000 L.C., with a loud and cheap.

2017-07-03 10:44:03

Jolyon Palmer I Really hope that Austria will be able to be rehabilitated

The pilot of Renault Jolyon Palmer believes that in Austria it has all the chances to achieve the finish in the points zone.Jolyon Palmer "I just can't help with this situation. Obviously I'm under serious pressure. The beginning of the season was very bad for me.But you have to understand that when you miss practice, you automatically fail the qualification, and then in the race to do something very difficult.I've talked about this several times this year, but I'm pretty sure that my hopes will come true. Ahead of the Austrian Grand Prix, where I will try to get to the finish in the points zone".

2017-06-21 16:34:03

Porsche may come to Formula 1

German sports car manufacturer Porsche has achieved yet another victory at Le Mans, and now the automaker is aimed at the Formula-1.The company Porsche has received an invitation to attend the next meeting of manufacturers to discuss the rules on the engines of Formula 1 after 2020.Head of Le Mans Porsche Fritz Enzinger "We now know the rules of Le Mans in 2020. In the coming weeks, Peugeot have to decide, do they return to Le Mans. But even if they do, we should think whether we want to spend another two or three years. At the moment I can't say with absolute assurance".The Auto Bild report mentioned that Formula E is one of the options for Porsche, but there are also rumors that McLaren is interested in a transaction with this company to supply engines.

2017-06-20 12:24:03

Honda will present the updated version of the engine in Baku

This weekend Honda expects to deliver the much-anticipated McLaren engine updated.In Canada just over a week ago, the McLaren admitted that their frustration at the limit, so if soon there will be updates, a contract with a Japanese company will be terminated.The head of Honda Yusuke Hasegawa "In Baku we will install an updated internal combustion engines. I don't know whether to call it a specification of the engine number "3", but we'll present something, even if it interim solution".The report States that Honda is hard at work specification "3" to solve the problems of the power plant, including excessive vibration and lack of power of 90 HP Yusuke Hasegawa added "the Situation is more complicated than people can imagine. Changing some of the details we have to work on other that automatically require replacement".

2017-06-17 15:24:03

Renault wants more balanced rules

The head of Renault's Cyril abiteboul believes that the need to achieve greater balance between engine and chassis in Formula 1.Cyril abiteboul "I would like to see rules engines have become easier. This is a very important area in the championship. We are manufacturers, and the engine is the heart of the automotive industry, we therefore believe that it should remain the dominant factor in Formula 1.But we don't really like that now stay in the peloton impact on the rating of the engines. It's not good for the sport.So, we need a better balance between engine and chassis. It would be nice to team with a great chassis, but not the best engine, also had chances of success".

2017-06-09 11:24:07

Hulkenberg really wants to be with Alonso

Hulkenberg really wants to be with Alonso

The pilot of Renault Nico Hulkenberg responded positively to the opportunity to partner Fernando Alonso next year.Nico Hulkenberg "the team will automatically become more likely to succeed, and I have a great opportunity to compete with one of the best pilots in the Formula-1.I'm ready for this and am confident that I can learn from him a lot. I think for the team it will be good.I have not followed the race Alonso in the Indy 500, but was impressed by its performance. I don't know about Indy, but I don't think it's so easy to come and start to fight for the victory. When Alonso went to the United States, I could not help thinking that he has a chance to win, like I did a couple of years ago at Le Mans. It shows that we really are the best pilots in the world".

2017-06-04 12:44:03

Helmut Marko We need a cheaper engine

Sports Director of Red Bull Helmut Marko once again stated that the biggest problem with Formula 1 engine.Helmut Marko "Formula 1 needs engine, which is simple, loud and not worth more than ten million dollars. Powertrain is an incredible technical achievement that has no value to the public and which pushes the pilot into the background.It's crazy, if you need more than 20 million to spend on engines. In the automotive industry we do not use such engines and such technologies. It has nothing to do with mass production. The complexity of the new rules they clearly show the problems of Honda, global company".

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 14:04:03

Red Bull again threatened to leave Formula 1

Sports consultant to Red Bull Helmut Marko said that Formula 1 needs to move on to other engines. Otherwise, the Austrian team could leave the championship.Helmut Marko "We need a simple engine capacity of 1000 HP, where there will be one standard unit and KERS battery. The cost of creating engine should be in the region of 15-20 million euros.Independent companies like Ilmor or Cosworth should be able to participate in the championship, so we or, say, McLaren could use their engines. Last year, neither Mercedes nor Ferrari want to supply us with their engines, and only the version with Renault was affordable, not without the help of the pressure of Bernie Ecclestone.We want to have equal rights with manufacturers. We want the automakers didn't blackmail us".

2017-04-27 11:14:04

Niko I with optimism waiting for the race in Russia

Niko I with optimism waiting for the race in Russia

The pilot of Renault's Nico Hulkenberg admitted that he is looking forward to the opportunity to go to the start of the race in Sochi.Nico Hulkenberg "I with optimism waiting for this opportunity. I think that we have made significant progress with race pace in Bahrain. Now we want to test their development in Sochi. We have something interesting that will help the car go any faster.Of course, the Sochi autodrom is a completely different track, so we can't accurately predict the relative velocity until the start of Friday's practice, but I feel confident.I think we have made good progress, and all this makes me feel happy."During the first Friday practice of Hulkenberg will replace the Russian test-pilot Renault Sergey Sirotkin.

2017-03-29 14:44:03

Chapter Mercedes We talked with Fernando last winter

Chapter Mercedes We talked with Fernando last winter

Head of Mercedes Toto Wolff admitted that after the departure of Nico Rosberg, his team turned to Fernando Alonso.Toto Wolff "Yes, we spoke with Fernando last winter. We were in negotiations with him, but we had a contract with McLaren. We are forced to respect the signed contracts.We do not have enough of fighting with McLaren. I don't know what their problems are. I only know that McLaren is a great team, but Honda is a large automobile manufacturer. Obviously, Alonso's hard to accept the fact that he can't fight for victory".

2017-03-29 09:34:06

Jean Todt Other engines we don't need

The President of the FIA Jean Todt said that the new type of engine that you want to see the fans, impossible to implement in the championship. So expect a sonorous V8, V10 or V12 we should not.Jean Todt "At the moment we have an engine that, apparently, you need to manufacturers, and Formula 1, as can be seen, agree that we need to work with technology, which is developing the automotive industry.I think that in the future it can come back I don't think the producers will want to develop a powerful voracious loud engines.Formula 1 will not go to the latest motors, or power-plant on hydrogen fuel. For this we will create a new racing series. But it also does not mean that we are going to revisit what we worked ten years ago. This will never happen".

2017-02-25 13:54:03

Technical specification of Williams FW40

Technical specification of Williams FW40

The Williams team published the technical specifications of the new machine FW40.Sessionals ferrocarbon and porous composite materials, the level of security appropriate to the requirements Yeperenye suspension triangular upper and lower wishbones, torsion bars and dampers, actuated by pushrods, stabilizer bar USTOIChIVOSTI suspension triangular upper and lower wishbones, torsion bars and dampers, actuated rods, stabilizer transverse stoichiometries 8-speed transmission Williams, semi-automatic, sequential, with stepless switching, longitudinally, electro-hydraulic privokzalnye multi-disc, from carbonemitting Williams discs Aptech, wrought iron, magnesium splaviny Pirelli, 305/670-13 front and 405/670-13 speditorska system AP 6-piston front calipers, 4-piston rear calipers, discs and pads from carbonaria management Williams, rack and pinion, with pricelessly tank ATL, rubber capacity, reinforced kalaraphulia electronics standard block Viasystems cooling aluminum Radiotracker 6-point safety harness, HANS system, removable anatomic seat of the pilot from carbonatesilicate Mercedes-AMG F1 M08 EQ Power, V6, turbonagrevatelejj volume 1.6 cislo of cylinders 6 the collapse of cylinders 90 graduacao valves 24 rpm 15000 rpm/enmaxonline fuel consumption 100 kg/HR 10500 rpmFuel system direct injection under pressure of 500 berterbangan single-stage compressor and turbine operating on the exhaust gasexpansie the turbine speed about 125000/minsystem ERS Mercedes AMG Nrgenerating 5000 mvista 950 mm 2000 weight 728 kg the limit set by FIA.

2017-02-23 19:04:04

Technical specification Mercedes W08 EQ Power+

Technical specification Mercedes W08 EQ Power+

After the presentation of the new machine team Mercedes has issued specifications for W08 EQ Power.Sessionals from fibrocaseous ferrocarbon consists of engine cover, side pontoons, the bottom, the nose fairing, front and rear antikaliuretic anatomical seat for the pilot carbon fiber, 6-point belts OMP, the system HANS security capsule security structure to absorb a frontal, rear and side impacts, elements to protect the pilot from overturning machinimatoday suspension upper and lower carbon wishbones, torsion bars and dampers, actuated collateralized suspension upper and lower carbon wishbones, torsion bars and dampers, actuated tahamtani drives forged OZ magnesium splaviny Pirelli carbon discs and pads Carbone Industries, the system of the "brake-by-wire" brake calipers Brembo steering rack and pinion, power, steering wheel carboeuroflux electronics standard control unit McLaren Electronic Systems instruments McLaren Electronic Systems tank ATL production, reinforced kevlarobeton, lubricants and technical fluids Petronas Tutela transmission the case of carbon, longitudinally mounted, 8 gear + rear chouprene sequential, semi-automatic, hydraulic privokzalnye drive from carboalumination more than 5000 mm 2000 mvista 950 weight 728 mgdigital Mercedes-AMG F1 M08 EQ Power+, consists of an internal combustion engine ICE, kinetic motor-generator MGU-K, thermal motor-generator MGU-H turbocharger TC, battery ES and control electronics CEMinimum weight 145 mgdigital Sharnirnogo INTERNAL volume 1.6 cislo of cylinders 6 the collapse of cylinders 90 graduacao valves 24 rpm 15000 rpm/enmaxonline fuel consumption 100 kg/HR 10500 rpmFuel system direct injection under pressure of 500 berterbangan single-stage compressor and turbine operating on the exhaust gasexpansie the turbine speed about 125000/minsystem ENERGY RECOVERY ERSType hybrid energy recovery system based on motor-generationality energy lithium-ion battery, minimum weight - 20 khmarskiy energy range 4 Mglowest MGU-K 120 cutmanmike engine rpm MGU-K about 50000/memaksimalkan energy regenerated MGU-K on the same lap 2 Mjpaximly energy issued by the MGU-K on the same lap 4 MJ 33.3 per seconds at full loadMaximum engine rpm MGU-H 125000/enmaxonline rpm thermal motor generator MGU-H about 125000/inmodest MGU-H not ogranichennaya energy regenerated MGU-H on the same lap not ogranichennaya energy issued by the MGU-H on the same lap not ogranichivatsya Petronas Rgbaimage materials Petronas Syntium.

2017-02-17 11:14:03

Toronto began the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the canadian Grand Prix

Toronto began the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the canadian Grand Prix

Canadian international AutoShow exhibition started in Toronto celebrating the 50th anniversary of Formula 1 in Canada. At the exhibition you can see the historic cars that were piloted by real legends.The exhibition was attended by Jacques Villeneuve, his sister Melanie and his mother, the widow of Gilles Villeneuve, Jeanne.An exciting exhibition entitled "50 years of Grand Prix in Canada" will work for the entire duration of the canadian International auto show, from 17 to 26 Feb.

2017-01-13 08:04:04

Cyril abiteboul Renault is not a team of Frederic Vasseur

Cyril abiteboul Renault is not a team of Frederic Vasseur

Managing Director of Renault Sport's Cyril abiteboul told why Frederick Wasser stepped down as head of the French team.Cyril abiteboul "the Main issue for Frederick was the management structure. He needs more autonomy, as it was in his teams. And then he came to the team, the founder and owner of which he is not - naturally, this imposes certain obligations to follow the established rules.This team is Renault. This is not the team of Frederic Vasseur and not the team of Cyril Abiteboul - so we have a disagreement".Obviously, now part of the duties Vasser will be transferred to Abiteboul. At least Renault do not plan to hire a new team leader.Cyril abiteboul "We are not going to look for a replacement Frederick. If we feel that we need a team leader, then think about it".

2016-12-24 11:24:03

Fernando Alonso requires open paddock for the fans

Fernando Alonso requires open paddock for the fans

The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso believes that the fans should get more access to drivers and behind the scenes of Formula 1.Fernando Alonso "right Now, access to the paddock is incredibly limited, the rules of the pass too hard. If held the autograph session, it's just a nightmare I am sure that with the right approach everything can be improve and fix. We must not forget that fans are a part of our sport, everything is done for them, so it is foolish to continue to hide from the people that started all this.When people are around too much, then work hard. But what is happening now, not in any frame does not pass. Even I, for example, sometimes can not spend in the paddock of their parents - such strict rules".

2016-12-08 09:34:04

Jenson button received the degree

Jenson button received the degree

The pilot of McLaren's Jenson button under the curtain of his career in Formula 1 decided to get a degree, which, in fact, received at the University of British city of bath. Now the button is a doctor of technical Sciences.Diploma Jenson received from the hands of a senior lecturer in engineering design and automotive engineering Geraint Owen.

2016-11-27 18:04:05

Chronicle of the race Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi

Chronicle of the race Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi

154755 - One of the title contenders, Lewis Hamilton will start from pole position.154814 - the Second contender, Nico Rosberg, will go into the race from second position.154919 - Lewis has only three options to become a champion.154933 - 1 to win the race, while Rosberg should not get on the podium.154942 - 2 to finish second, while Rosberg should not get into the top six.154951 - 3 to finish third, with Rosberg needs to be outside the first eight.155004 - If Hamilton failed to finish on the podium, Nico automatically become a champion.155028 - Nico will be champion if155041 - - will get on the podium the result of Hamilton is not important155046 - - finish 4th, 5th or 6th, and Hamilton does not win the race155050 - - finish 7th or 8th, and Hamilton will finish the race 3rd or below155056 - - finishes 9th or lower but Hamilton will not be on the podium.155159 - before the start.

2016-11-24 14:44:03

Fourth title of all three options for Lewis Hamilton

Fourth title of all three options for Lewis Hamilton

The gap Lewis Hamilton from Nico Rosberg before the final stage in Abu Dhabi is 12 points. However, the chances of a fourth championship title at the British quite high.Hamilton needs to get on the podium and preferably win the race, it needs to rely on that partner Mercedes will have problems or struggle for places on the podium interfering with the pilots of Red Bull.So, Lewis has all three options to become a champion1 win the race, while Rosberg should not get on the podium2 to finish second, while Rosberg should not get into the top six3 to finish third, with Rosberg needs to be outside the first eight.If Hamilton failed to finish on the podium, Nico automatically become a champion.By the way, this season four times arose the situation, when Hamilton won and Rosberg not fall on the podium, including on domashnem for Niko Grand Prix of Germany.Now look at the situation from the point of view of Rosberg.Nico will be champion if- will get on the podium the result of Hamilton is not important- finish 4th, 5th or 6th, and Hamilton does not win the race- finish 7th or 8th, and Hamilton will finish the race 3rd or below- finishes 9th or lower, and Hamilton will not be on the podium.In three days find out whether Formula 1 new champion, or the fifth time in the history of the championship one pilot will be able to win a fourth title.

2016-11-16 10:34:03

Ron Dennis TAG and Mumtalakat forced me to leave the post of head

The shareholders of McLaren was dismissed from the post of Chairman, Ron Dennis. While Dennis, who is a holder of 25 of the shares, will retain a seat on the Board of Directors.Ron Dennis "I'm disappointed Representatives from TAG and Mumtalakat - major shareholders of the McLaren Group, has forced me to leave the post of head, although the other Board members warned about the negative consequences of such a decision. The arguments which they brought, not true. My leadership style has remained the same as in the days when McLaren became the group of technology companies, automobile manufacturer, won twenty titles in Formula 1 and began to bring in 850 million pounds per year.Lately I've realized that TAG and Mumtalakat does not share my ideas about the future of McLaren. But I'm primarily worried about businesses that employ more than 3500 employees. I will try to use his stake and membership on the Board of Directors to protect the interests of McLaren".It is known that Dennis found Chinese investors willing to buy the 75 shares from Mumtalakat and TAG for the sum almost 2 billion euros. However, the shareholders rejected the proposal and decided to change the head of McLaren. At this place expect Martin Whitmarsh, head of McLaren, Ross brown, former technical Director of Ferrari and Mercedes, and Zach brown, the former Director of group of companies CSM Sport Entertainment.

2016-11-03 09:44:05

Nico Rosberg I wasn't trying to minimize losses

Nico Rosberg I wasn't trying to minimize losses

Pilot Mercedes Nico Rosberg said that it had not made a point of trying to finish second, and worked for victory in the race Grand Prix of Mexico.Nico Rosberg "I wasn't trying to lose as little as possible, and fought for the victory. I failed, because Lewis was a bit faster the whole weekend.It's great that I can become a champion in Brazil, but his approach will not change".Recall that if Rosberg wins in Brazil, you will automatically become a champion, regardless of the outcome of Lewis Hamilton.

2016-10-28 11:24:03

Pilots warned about the boundaries of the track

Pilots warned about the boundaries of the track

Before the start of the race weekend in Mexico, the FIA has warned pilots about the need to respect the boundaries of the track.Carefully stewards will monitor the pilots during training. If the pilot all four wheels will be outside the track in the 8-th or 11-th turns, then its time will be automatically cancelled.