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2017-05-09 12:54:03

Sebastian Vettel Kimi this year so far no luck

Sebastian Vettel Kimi this year so far no luck

The Ferrari pilot Sebastian Vettel once again acted in defense of Kimi Raikkonen, the question of the continuation of a career that hangs in the air.Sebastian Vettel "it was not the result he truly deserves. In Bahrain, obviously, the first lap cost him a podium. I know exactly what's going on, and at the moment not everything moves forward at 100, but I don't think inside the paddock there is any doubt that he is one of the most talented pilots. I already talked about this, but I can repeat constantly.I don't think anyone else could go in the WRC and to perform at the level that he showed, and then just return to Formula-1 and immediately begin to fight for the podium".

2017-05-09 09:44:03

Mark Webber Alonso asked me about Indy 500

Mark Webber Alonso asked me about Indy 500

The ex-pilot of Formula 1 mark Webber said that Fernando Alonso was coming to him for advice, to act for him in IndyCar.Mark Webber "It's a very difficult decision, since every step in this direction leads to huge pressure. Alonso came to me for advice in Bahrain. And I definitely took his side.He admitted that the decision to try something based on a terrible situation at McLaren. He would not have done that if I'd won a race in Formula 1. We all know that. Never Alonso never played for a team with such low results.This season, McLaren just suffered a complete collapse. I wish Alonso a successful performance. But we'll see where he's coming".

2017-05-09 09:34:03

The head of Haas In Spain will be a small step forward

The head of Haas In Spain will be a small step forward

Director Haas Gunther Steiner is confident that Spain modernize its command will allow you to make a small step forward.Gunther Steiner "I think that many other teams the middle of the peloton brought their updates to Spain. We also deliver and I hope that they will work.Our updates are quite extensive. But how they will work - a question no less. We need to check all the new items for Friday, because we have not tested them in Bahrain, tested only in a wind tunnel. In any case, it will be a small progress.After the four stages of Haas ranked 7th in the constructors ' championship.

2017-05-05 11:04:03

Sirotkin will take part in the tests of Renault in France and in Friday practice in Spain

Sirotkin will take part in the tests of Renault in France and in Friday practice in Spain

The pilot program SMP Racing, reserve driver of the Renault F1 Team Sergey Sirotkin will take part in team quizzes and free practice of Formula 1 in France and Spain.A two-day team test will start on 9 may on the French circuit Paul Ricard. Russians will spend behind the wheel of a car 2012 Renault first test day. The following speech of Sergey Sirotkin will participate in free practice Grand Prix on 12 may."I will be very happy to be back behind the wheel of the car of Renault, - said Sergey Sirotkin. - We have a lot of work during the tests in France, and, of course, you will need to prepare well for the upcoming performance in Spain. Despite the fact that in Sochi failed to pass a full session, my team and I are optimistic and continue with renewed vigor to work on. I want to say thank you to Renault, the program SMP Racing and its founder and Director Boris Romanovich Rotenberg, for the opportunity to work and play in a great team, a great car on the best tracks in the world, in the best Motorsport event in the world".In the season-2017 Sergey Sirotkin conducts a full season in the Renault F1 Team and has twice been driving RS17 on the tracks in Bahrain and Sochi. In parallel, the Russians involved in the work of the Russian prototype BR1 BR Engineering company, involved in work with young pilots SMP Racing, as well as in the Russian educational programs.

2017-05-01 19:24:03

The head of Red Bull We haven't used our favorite track

The head of Red Bull We haven't used our favorite track

Head Red Bull Christian Horner with regret commented on the results of the Grand Prix of Russia.Christian Horner "firstly, congratulations to Valtteri Bottas for his first victory in the Grand Prix, a great victory for him.For us was a real disappointment, the loss of Daniel at the beginning of the race because the right rear brake. And we have yet to understand what is the cause of this failure. It seems that this is reminiscent of the max problem in Bahrain, but we will study the data.Max spent a strong race. He started well and immediately found themselves in the neutral zone with no other opponents.On the track, which we know and love, we are unable to achieve maximum results. I hope that in Barcelona will be able to reverse the course of the struggle for victory".

2017-04-29 21:44:03

Daniel Quat I hope to compete for points

Daniel Quat I hope to compete for points

In qualifying home Grand Prix Daniel Quat showed the 13-th result. But because of the fine teammate in a race he will go 12. Daniil Kvyat "After the results in the morning practice, I am pleased with the results of the qualification. In the course of the weekend I had problems with the control of the machine. However, I managed to drive a good circle, and I now hope to compete for points".Carlos Sainz qualified 11th, but in Bahrain he earned the penalty in the loss of three positions, so the race will start 14th.Carlos Sainz "on Friday we were in the tail of the peloton, but today we managed to make progress. In the end I qualified 11th, which can be called a good result. However, because of the fine I would have to lose three positions.On this track we need more speed, but I'm sure that the race will be interesting. We have the chance to earn points, and I'll do my best".

2017-04-29 21:04:03

Pascal Wehrlein I'm not happy with the result

Pascal Wehrlein I'm not happy with the result

Pilot Sauber Pascal Wehrlein in the qualification of Grand Prix of Russia showed the 18-th result. The Germans flew in the final attempt.Pascal Wehrlein "I can't be happy with the result. I made a mistake on his last lap, and that definitely cost me a couple positions.I'm having difficulties with the balance of the car. In addition, our maximum speed on the straight is not high enough. Tires behave differently, not like in Bahrain, but it's the same for everyone else. However, we will do everything possible to tomorrow to fight for points".

2017-04-28 20:34:03

Pascal Wehrlein's Great to be back in the car

Pascal Wehrlein's Great to be back in the car

Pilot Sauber Pascal Wehrlein on the results practices Grand Prix of Russia showed the 18-th result.Pascal Wehrlein "it's Great to be back in the car, although we had difficulties with the balance of the car, especially in relation to the rear wheels and tires. All due to the fact that in Sochi, temperatures are not similar to those with whom we worked on the tests in Bahrain.Now we need to analyze the data collected to move forward for tomorrow. While we are still not where they want to be".

2017-04-28 20:24:03

Valtteri Bottas It was an interesting day

Valtteri Bottas It was an interesting day

Valtteri Bottas on the results practices Grand Prix of Russia showed the 3rd result, becoming the best representative of the Mercedes team.Valtteri Bottas "It was an interesting day. Here is a great from Bahrain conditions, and the asphalt is completely different, so we learned a lot about the work of the rubber on long and short distances. It seems that on one lap we are not as fast as before, and the team clearly have much work to do in this direction. Today, we paid special attention to the tires Ul.In any case, it's a start. The car feels good and the balance is also quite good. This is clearly a good start, but to win, we just have to work".

2017-04-28 11:04:04

Lance Stroll We haven't spoken with Sainz

Lance Stroll We haven't spoken with Sainz

The Williams driver lance Stroll told that he did not communicate with Carlos Sainz after an accident in Bahrain, where where the Spaniard was punished with three penalty positions at the start of the race in Russia.Recall, the science is not agreed with such decision of the stewards.Lance Stroll "No, we didn't talk, it was two weeks ago, the stewards had made their decision. I think of Russia. Probably my car this year was strong and we will see what happens this weekend.Now is not the time to get ahead of it, we must remain focused and do your job. Now we have a confidence as never strong, and we are already waiting for the start of the race.I obviously hope for a good weekend, as always, but I don't think it's time to start to focus on the work otherwise. We just need to do what we do, to work and to get closer to the start of the race, as always, gradually".

2017-04-27 11:24:02

Paddy Lowe the Track in Sochi demanding settings of the machine

Paddy Lowe the Track in Sochi demanding settings of the machine

Williams technical Director Paddy Lowe said that the route of the Grand Prix of Russia is very picky about the settings of the machine.Paddy Lowe "This track is demanding for all areas of the machine because it has a wide range of different high-speed corners and a long straight where the important power.Long video also gives opportunity for the slipstream after the start of the race, so we are waiting for interesting fight from the first meters.We are encouraged by the speed of the car in Bahrain, so optimistic before the start of the race in Sochi.

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.

2017-04-26 16:14:03

Sergey Sirotkin will replace Friday Nico

Sergey Sirotkin will replace Friday Nico

The Renault team have confirmed that reserve driver Sergey Sirotkin will hold the first Friday practice of Grand Prix of Russia. Their place the Russians will be behind Nico Hulkenberg.Earlier Sirotkin behind the wheel of RS17 spent one day of testing in Bahrain.Cyril abiteboul, head of Renault Sport "Sergey spent one day of testing in Bahrain and impressed us with the fact that quite neatly in the car of new generation. This is despite the fact that he was not driving the car of Fomrula-1 from last year.Sergey will participate in the first practice, along with Jolyon. Russia is an important market for Renault, so it made sense to provide a machine local to the pilot".

2017-04-26 10:34:03

Chapter Toro Rosso We will see Sainz in the fight

Chapter Toro Rosso We will see Sainz in the fight

The head of Toro Rosso Franz Toast I am sure that after the race Grand Prix of Bahrain and penalty in Russia Carlos Sainz has to prove himself.Franz Toast "He fought for position in the top ten, he knew that the car is competitive he can to achieve points. He knew in that moment that can turn. But all ended with the accident, because Carlos just hoped to experience Strolla.I'm sure this season we will see a fantastic race with Carlos".Recall that in Bahrain Sainz faced with Strolla, which will lose three positions at the start of the race in Sochi.

2017-04-26 10:24:05

Sergio Perez I am proud of my team

Sergio Perez I am proud of my team

The pilot Force India Sergio Perez admitted that he was happy with his team.Sergio Perez "After Bahrain, I said he was very proud of my team. We never surrendered in the fight for a great result. Last time was special, because for us it is the 13th race in the points.When I qualified 18th, I thought that it would be a hard race, but we did everything right and deserved the result.I think the beginning of the season went very well, and we can be satisfied with the results already achieved".

2017-04-26 09:54:03

Roman Grosjean last year we had a challenging race

The pilot Haas Romain Grosjean is hoping that his team this year to try to hold a strong race in Russia.Roman Grosjean "it Was great to get the points in Bahrain. It is clear that we deserved it, we deserved points in the first race of the season. I think the most encouraging fact is that the car is very good on different types of tracks. So we went to Russia, self-confident, although last year this ring was difficult for us.Friday will see whether we have reached progress, and if the machine is working well, the chance to score points. I think we have a good base level, and we will continue to work on it, try to improve the car in Sochi".In the past year, the pilots Haas finished the race Grand Prix of Russia on the 8th and 17th positions.

2017-04-25 12:14:03

Pirelli I Wonder what lessons the team learned after the tests

The head of Pirelli Mario Isola said his company will closely watch how Russia will handle commands after two days of tests in Bahrain.Mario Isola "the Race in Russia will take place after two days of tests in Bahrain, so interested to see what lessons the team learned from this experience as they work with the tyres in Sochi.At first glance, Sochi is the track with the low intensity of destruction of rubber, and more durable tyres this year should lead to the fact that the race will take place with one pit stop. However, the first time we are going there with tires Ul, so it is unknown how wide the new tires will manifest itself. We also believe that the difference in speed between the soft compounds will be negligible".

2017-04-22 11:44:03

Stoffel Vandorn Team need to learn from past tests

Stoffel Vandorn Team need to learn from past tests

The pilot of McLaren Stoffel Vandorn said that the team is simply obliged to draw the appropriate conclusions from previous tests.Stoffel Vandorn "Yes, the last day went very well, but there is no guarantee that the next time we will again be able to show themselves on the track.So I think we need to look at what we have achieved on the tests. I hope this will help to improve the car for the Grand Prix of Russia".During the tests in Bahrain team McLaren tested an updated version of the Honda powerplant.

2017-04-21 10:14:02

Chapter Mercedes We can handle the command tactics

Head of Mercedes Toto Wolff has made it clear that his team did not hesitate to take command tactics.Toto Wolff "I guess for Formula 1, good if between Ferrari and Mercedes is a straight fight. We are happy for our pilots that lead a direct fight for victory. Passions just hugeOver the last three years there was internal fighting, and, of course, you set your thinking in this direction. But the new situation is that we need to use the command tactics, and I'm sure the team will handle it well. At the moment we are fighting for the title, and it's just great news."During the race in Bahrain, Valtteri Bottas the team out of the pits twice missed partner on Mercedes Lewis Hamilton.

2017-04-20 09:44:06

Kevin Magnussen the Day was productive

Kevin Magnussen the Day was productive

The pilot Haas Kevin Magnussen in the second test day in Bahrain showed the 5th result.Kevin Magnussen "Today, the tests were successful. And we've already found in his research in balance. We continued the work of Grosjean and also tried something new, which brought its positive results. The day was extremely productive and successful".

2017-04-20 09:44:03

Pirelli Tests passed

The head of Pirelli Mario Isola was pleased with how the tested new compounds of tires during the tests in Bahrain. Tests conducted by Sebastian Vettel.Mario Isola "Our company is satisfied with the tests in Bahrain. We, along with Ferrari have fulfilled the planned program. Let with the machine was not all right in the morning, we still met all the points. And all thanks to the mercy of the managers of the track, which allowed us to work an extra three hours.Vettel was able to pass 130 laps, checking different options of rubber compounds for next year. We are satisfied with the cooperation with the Sakhir circuit, since local weather conditions are ideal for our work. We collected a lot of useful information that will be analyzed on the basis of in Milan".

2017-04-20 08:44:04

Valtteri Bottas the Team was able to go a greater distance

Valtteri Bottas the Team was able to go a greater distance

Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas in the second test day in Bahrain showed the best result.Valtteri Bottas "Today the team was pleased with their work. We were able to go quite a great distance. The team focused on race pace, because in this respect we are inferior to Ferrari. We had important tests understand the work of rubber and aerodynamics. Now we are analyzing the collected data for correction of the development of the car.We are all very tired, after all the tests passed after two dual stages. Now we have a couple days of rest, after which you can go to Russia".

2017-04-20 08:44:03

Sebastian Vettel we had problems with the light

Sebastian Vettel we had problems with the light

The Ferrari pilot Sebastian Vettel on the second test day in Bahrain, showed the second result.Sebastian Vettel "I think that will go a great distance, but in the morning we had a failure of the machine, and the day had problems with the electricity in the pits lost the light. We lost a lot of time, and not their fault.Today we worked on speed, and have achieved their goals, not paying attention to opponents".

2017-04-20 08:34:09

Sergey Sirotkin the Day is eventful

Sergey Sirotkin the Day is eventful

Test-pilot of Renault Sergey Sirotkin in the second test day in Bahrain showed 9-th result.Sergey Sirotkin "It was an interesting and busy day. I have a lot of time waiting for this moment It is clear that for pilots the tests are quite tedious, but I enjoyed every meter of the race. The car was very fast, especially when compared with the machines of last year. The speed surprised me but I very quickly got used. Most would now Sochi."Sirotkin will be back behind the wheel RS17 during the first Friday practice of Grand Prix of Russia.

2017-04-20 08:34:07

Stoffel Vandorn it looks Like the best day of the season

Stoffel Vandorn it looks Like the best day of the season

The pilot of McLaren Stoffel Vandorn according to the results of the test day in Bahrain showed the 4th result, wraping while 81 circle.Stoffel Vandorn "it Seems that while this is our best day of the season. The whole day we worked without any problems, even managed to implement the planned program. The team was able to accomplish all that is planned, after working with the settings. Today we did a lot of what we failed to do in Barcelona.Today we have covered a lot of laps and after yesterday's failure, it looks incredible success. We've had a rough two weeks, since the first team played the dual stages, and now we are working on the tests. Mechanics and engineers tirelessly worked so we could Viesati on the road".

2017-04-20 08:34:06

Pierre went Out it is a Pleasure to drive

Pierre went Out it is a Pleasure to drive

Team Red Bull on the second day of testing in Bahrain was represented by test driver Pierre went Out. At the end of the day the Frenchman was on the 10th row.Pierre went Out "it's nice to be back behind the wheel of a Formula 1 car. But it is especially nice to sit in the car of new generation. Interested in working with new technology, feel how it is faster.In the morning we lost a little time in the pits, so I had to saturate the job afternoon. We worked on the settings of aerodynamics, and also checked the effectiveness of the innovations on a long series of circles. At the end of the machine, a new problem arose, so had to turn much earlier than planned.Overall, it was an interesting experience, which I will use in Japan SuperFormula".

2017-04-20 08:34:05

Gary Paffett I am very happy to sit behind the wheel of a Formula 1

Gary Paffett I am very happy to sit behind the wheel of a Formula 1

Test driver at Williams Gary Paffett for the second test day in Bahrain showed the 8th result.Gary Paffett "quite a lot of time has passed since then, as I worked on the tests of Formula 1. And now I'm back behind the wheel of a race car Royal races. I am very glad to be back behind the wheel. I didn't expect to work with such fast cars on such a wide tire would be so nice It was a good and interesting day.We managed to overcome great distance, to fulfill our purpose. I will now return to base where the new data will work in the simulator".

2017-04-20 08:24:03

Carlos Sainz Two perfect days

The pilot Toro Rosso Carlos Sainz for the second test day in Bahrain showed the 3rd result.Carlos Sainz "it seems to Me that it was a successful two days for the team. We are pleased with the results and yesterday and today. Today we worked in tandem with Cuatom, and everything went without problems. The team has tested many new parts. Now this is exactly what we need.I thank the team for the work done, all the data will be useful for further progress. Now we will prepare for Russia.

2017-04-19 17:24:03

Valtteri Bottas Any modernization could bring victory in Russia

Valtteri Bottas Any modernization could bring victory in Russia

Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas believes that his team needs to work hard to progress to the Grand Prix of Russia.Valtteri Bottas "Russia is a completely different track with a different temperature, a different configuration with a different coating, so any progress, any upgrades that we can get during these weeks, could you bring us two tenths, and victory.Ferrari better have done their work in Bahrain, but I don't understand, where did all of our tempo. I know that the problem is not the style of piloting, therefore the command will look for the cause.