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2017-12-31 14:14:05

Helmut Marko We could take the second place in the championship

Sports consultant to Red Bull Helmut Marko believes that his team managed to achieve second place in the team standings of season 2017.Helmut Marko "It's the circumstances, or luck. We had more than ten gatherings Imagine that This outstanding achievement speaks for itself. Without this fact we would be able to achieve second place in the team standings.The beginning of the season was unsuccessful. We had problems with the correlation data, which forced us to start the season with an uncompetitive chassis. We could change it to the European part of the championship. In Barcelona and in Budapest we had a competitive chassis. I'm even willing to go further, saying that sometimes we had an outstanding chassis".

2017-12-30 12:14:04

Pascal Wehrlein In Barcelona, I spent the best race

Pascal Wehrlein In Barcelona, I spent the best race

Former Sauber pilot Pascal Wehrlein said that in Barcelona he had the best race of the year.Pascal Wehrlein "From the point of view of result, Barcelona was the best race of the year, but probably in the second half of the season I also had a good race, but it was almost not seen on TV.Even if we had a good race in the second half of the season, you wouldn't be able to see it because the gap from the fastest teams was too big. For example, at Suzuka I was pretty fast but lagged far behind the others.I'm very happy to finish the season with five points. Not every race was as good as I wanted, but I think overall we did everything we could".In Spain Wehrlein finished eighth - it is the best result for Sauber in the season 2017.

2017-12-19 11:24:03

McLaren We have been giving Honda six months

The head of McLaren Zach brown said that after the winter tests his team gave the Honda mechanics six months for a solution to their problems.Zach brown "We knew that we have problems, even on the tests in Barcelona, and we have worked very hard for six months to try to find solutions that will make us much more competitive in 2018. Eventually, after trying many different things and many different ways, we felt that we will not be able to fight with Honda for the victory.Three years in Formula 1 for a long time, so we needed to change direction, to return our team to the top. Honda is a great company with excellent staff. The relationship between us was always strong and remains strong, so do not rule out new cooperation. We wish them the best, but we had to make some decision in our interests.The relationship was much stronger than was expected by the people. We worked hard, we were disappointed together, but we never yelled at each other".Next season McLaren will use the power plant of Renault.

2017-12-18 20:44:05

Ferrari has named the date of the presentation

Ferrari has named the date of the presentation

Ferrari President Sergio Marchionne said that the presentation of the new machine is scheduled for February 22. Traditionally it will take place in Maranello.The first kilometer of a novelty will pass in Barcelona on 25 February, during the so-called shooting day. And 26 February, will start full tests.

2017-10-18 11:34:04

Niki Lauda Rules last year was

Niki Lauda Rules last year was

Non-Executive Director of Mercedes Niki Lauda said that last year the team acted some rules between the pilots.Niki Lauda "we had a huge competition on a team that sometimes was too big, but we have introduced some rules. We said to Lewis and Nico, especially after Barcelona, when they defeated both machines that it is unacceptable for Mercedes that we have to win, that they can't destroy each other.We have some rules were adopted. They realized that they are not allowed to do certain things, otherwise you'll have to pay a penalty if something like that again, or we will consider to release them from their contracts.We are all here as a team, the team can not destroy itself".

2017-08-02 11:14:03

Nicholas Latifi the Heat was strong

Nicholas Latifi the Heat was strong

Test-pilot of Renault Nicholas Latifi on the results of the tests in Hungary was on 7-th position.Nicholas Latifi "it's Cool that I managed to get behind the wheel of cars of Formula 1. Yes, it was very hot, but after testing for Pirelli in Barcelona I really wanted to get back behind the wheel.The car has excellent handling, I was able to give the team good feedback. Sorry for the lost time due to the replacement of the engine, but the mechanics coped with the task, and I returned to the track at the end of the day.Sorry that I missed you so much, but the rest of the day was rich".

2017-07-06 17:34:03

Sergey Sirotkin will work out one practice in the part of Renault

Sergey Sirotkin will work out one practice in the part of Renault

In the framework of the Austrian Grand Prix, the Russian driver Sergey Sirotkin will hold Friday practice behind the wheel of a Renault RS17, temporarily replacing Nico Hulkenberg.Sergey Sirotkin "I am delighted to be back behind the wheel of a Renault. After previous tests I performed in the Le Mans and Formula 2, and also held a demonstration race at Goodwood. However, to take part in the racing weekend Formula 1 is something special.I like Spielberg. I love the old tracks and the red bull Ring is one of them. I hope this time we will work out the program and collect a lot of useful information about the truck".Before Sirotkin participated twice in the practices of Formula 1 Barcelona and Sochi. But due to technical problems managed to pass only 12 laps.

2017-07-06 11:24:05

Paul Ricard could host winter tests Formula 1

Paul Ricard could host winter tests Formula 1

The French circuit Paul Ricard may become a new stage of the official tests of Formula 1 before the season 2018.The track in Le Castellet returns to the calendar next year to revive the historic Grand Prix of France.The Paul Ricard Director Stephane Clair "We will take the test with great pleasure. This makes sense, because we were preparing for this. Teams know the quality of our services and know that with the Magneti Marelli telemetry data tests are the most accurate. Discussions are continuing".Yet it is worth noting that the track at Paul Ricard is equipped with irrigation system that is useful for testing dozhdevaya rubber.This year all pre-season tests held in Barcelona.

2017-06-19 09:14:03

Daniel ricciardo Correlation was better

Pilot Red Bull Daniel Riccardo said the progress of his team in important areas of work of the machine.Daniel ricciardo "we had more consistency in feedback. I Max give more useful information, especially during races. We get more return from the team compared to the beginning of the year.It seems that the correlation is much better in the last races, and now we are more sure of what direction we need to move. In Barcelona, where we had a lot of firsts, we are faced with the fact that some parts worked and some not. Now we can clearly see, what to do and how to do it right".

2017-06-19 08:44:02

Carlos Sainz Our rivals are Force India

Carlos Sainz Our rivals are Force India

The pilot Toro Rosso Carlos Sainz marked the main rival of his team in this season.Carlos Sainz "Force India has earned a lot of points, especially in Barcelona. They have a very strong car, and with the Mercedes engine they are simply unattainable for many competitors.I don't want to become arrogant. I think fifth place is really possible for us. I'm happy for the team, if we succeed. I will be celebrating this event together with the team."Now the Toro Rosso ranks 5th in the constructors ' championship. The Italian team 29 points, Force India - 71.

2017-05-30 13:04:05

Chapter Mercedes We still do not understand bus

Chapter Mercedes We still do not understand bus

Head of Mercedes Toto Wolff told that the problems his team are rooted in a complete misunderstanding of the tires.Toto Wolff "I don't like that we are playing at this level. I don't like that we are not able to achieve victory.Actually, I think our problem lies in the lack of understanding of the tyres. From the beginning of the season we were faced with this problem. No race has not passed so that both pilots could operate in a given temperature window.We saw an exceptional job of Bottas in Sochi, we are unable to repeat on the car of Lewis, we saw the exceptional work of Lewis in Barcelona, and this inconsistency continues throughout the season.On the other hand, Ferrari already on the tests showed a fast car. We recognize that lost from the very beginning, so now are busy trying to catch up".

2017-05-19 12:54:05

Red Bull hopes to update the Renault

Red Bull Renault is waiting for the updates that was postponed indefinitely for reasons of reliability.In Barcelona, the former Champions thanks to the updated car took a small step forward, lifting myself to the leaders of the championship, Mercedes and Ferrari, but the gap is still large.Sports consultant to Red Bull Helmut Marko "We were able to eliminate about 60 of the gap from the leaders. Of course, we hope fully will catch up with Mercedes and Ferrari before the Grand Prix of Austria".

2017-05-15 16:44:03

Young fans visiting the Ferrari

Young fans visiting the Ferrari

One of the heroes of the broadcast of the Grand Prix of Spain became a six-year-old Frenchman Thomas Daniel, trapped in the boxes Ferrari.Tom, along with his parents came to Barcelona from French Amiens to cheer for Ferrari. However, already in the first round of fighting has left Kimi Raikkonen, what six-year-old cheerleader was very upset. A frustrated fan called into the pits to Ferrari, where he received a baseball cap Finnish pilot.

2017-05-14 17:34:03

Lewis Hamilton It was a real race

Lewis Hamilton It was a real race

Pilot Mercedes Lewis Hamilton won the race Grand Prix of Spain. His main rival, he was ahead a few laps before the finish.Lewis Hamilton "Thank you the stands for the support of all these fans was just incredible today. Every time in Barcelona, I get pleasure from the stands.The race was very difficult, fighting with Vettel turned out to be incredibly dense. I failed the start, but the team has developed an excellent strategy that helped us to overtake Vettel. Today was a difficult struggle, but that is what I love about racing.Physically it was very hard. Neck all right, but I'm completely worn out".

2017-05-12 20:44:03

Kimi Raikkonen Results nothing to say

Kimi Raikkonen Results nothing to say

Pilot Ferrari Kimi Raikkonen at the end of Friday's practice was in third position with a gap of three-tenths of a second.Kimi Raikkonen "Today was a strong wind, which the machine was constantly slipping. But the conditions were the same for everyone. The first day was spent getting used to the track and test the product, so the results mean nothing.The conditions in Barcelona compared to the winter tests has significantly changed it became warmer, the track surface became cleaner. Now let's analyze the data and see what happens on Saturday.

2017-05-12 13:04:03

Technical innovations the T-wing of the Toro Rosso STR12

Technical innovations the T-wing of the Toro Rosso STR12

In Barcelona team Toro Rosso brought the updated aerodynamics. Among the notable novelties - T-wing on the fin.T-wing trend of the new season. However, in the Toro Rosso is quite simple element of aerodynamics prepared only for the fifth race of the season.

2017-05-12 12:24:02

The first practice for Alonso ended ahead of schedule

The first practice for Alonso ended ahead of schedule

The first practice home Spanish Grand Prix for Fernando Alonso ended on the first lap. According to McLaren, again the engine failed.Fernando Alonso "What happened Ask the Honda. The engine just blew up after the first turn. I miss the first practice, and I feel sorry for the fans.The team brought in Barcelona a few novelties, but I have no possibilities to test them. I hope to be able to work in the second practice".

2017-05-11 16:54:05

Robert Fearnley it is important for Us to gain a foothold in fourth place

Deputy head of the Force India Robert Fearnley said that his team is now important to gain a foothold in fourth place in command offset, and then you can start a fight with Red Bull.Robert Fearnley "If all goes according to plan in Barcelona, then we can start to implement a plan to fight for the third place. We must not forget that other teams are not standing still, so we need to be careful in this matter.The first goal is to make sure that we will be able to maintain fourth place. Then we can afford to move on. We spent four amazing race. Let's hope that in Barcelona we can show another good result".

2017-05-11 16:54:03

Pirelli Degradation may be higher than during the tests

The head of Pirelli Mario Isola believes that the degradation of rubber during the race Grand Prix of Spain may be higher than during the winter tests.Mario Isola "It's the last race, where a fixed selection of types of rubber. Since Monaco, the pilots will be able to pick and choose the amount of each of the compositions of the tyres.Barcelona - a famous meeting place of the aerodynamic evolution of the car, a new package of upgrades and tires. We understand that with the increased performance of the cars the tires are obviously going to experience a higher level of degradation compared to the winter tests. In addition, it can be expected that the weather is now much warmer than in February,".

2017-05-11 13:24:03

A crossword puzzle with Daniel Cuatom Spain

A crossword puzzle with Daniel Cuatom Spain

Caredevelopment in the home for the partner country means less attention to your person, sometimes very well, because it is possible to concentrate more on the flying. In his home race your partner involved in most of the events. It becomes his responsibility, and we change places - just as it happened to me a couple of weeks ago in Russia Now it is the TURN of Carlos.ISPANSKIE know a lot of words in SPANISH and in General even a good command of this language. Carlos for many years are partners, so for me it was easy to practice and expand your vocabulary. I already had a good base, because I have studied Spanish as a second language when I was in school in Italy during the childhood. I like this language, and to master them was easy. In addition, I also love Spanish cuisine.DESYATYY finished TENTH in Spain in the last two years, but this season, I hope, will be able to take a higher positionTESTYW Barcelona we spend a lot of TESTS, so we all know this track very well. It combines different types of corners fast and slow, and each sector has its own special character, which is interesting. I would say that surprises for us wouldn't be here My favorite turns are the third and ninth. They are cool I can say that I like the track in Spain. Having gathered a lot of information on the tests, we will need to do is to be in good shape this weekend.Tapasvi race of the weekend, of course we can't go crazy in terms of food, as we follow a strict diet. But I must say that being a fan of Spanish cuisine, I always try to find time to catch a couple of TAPAS, particularly jamon. If the coach allowed.

2017-05-11 12:04:04

Carlos Sainz This is my home race

Carlos Sainz This is my home race

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

2017-05-11 11:54:04

Felipe Massa it's very good to know the track in Barcelona

Felipe Massa it's very good to know the track in Barcelona

Pilot Williams Felipe Massa said that all pilots are perfectly familiar with the track in Barcelona, which will host the Grand Prix of Spain, at the winter tests.Felipe Massa "Barcelona is a track that most drivers know very well. It's a bit like a home Grand Prix, because in the winter we are always testing their machines.It's the downforce on the high speed sections, also requires a very good grip on the last sector.This year we had a good preseason tests, but now the championship starts from scratch. I very much hope that we will be able to spend a nice weekend without any unfortunate incidents, like what happened in Sochi".

2017-05-11 11:54:03

Kevin Magnussen we've got some updates

Kevin Magnussen we've got some updates

The pilot Haas Kevin Magnussen said that his team hopes for a positive return on new parts.Kevin Magnussen "we Have some updates for Barcelona. Always interesting to see what they can bring. I hope the impact will be positive.Working with upgrades is a rather complex way, and to work on the track in Barcelona is even harder. There are several fast corners that put pressure on the neck, there is quite a noticeable zone of inhibition. Drive here has always been difficult, but I'm looking forward to the start of the race".

2017-05-10 14:34:03

Max Verstappen For me it's memorable race

Max Verstappen For me it's memorable race

The pilot of Red Bull Max Verstappen believes the race in Spain the most special for yourself, because a year ago in Barcelona, the Dutchman won for the first time.Max Verstappen "We finally returned to Europe at the Grand Prix of Spain This means that you can now enjoy the familiar food and to relax a little, rested from the flights.At about this time last year I received an invitation to join the Red Bull that was a big challenge for me. Then it all happened very quickly. I spent a lot of time at the factory, preparing in the simulator to get used to the car. There was a lot of attention from the media, but I'm not really nervous, just happy that, finally in a top team.I won last year's race, so now, coming back here, such an incredible moment. I hope this time we can a little closer to top teams or be able to fight right behind them. That would be a good step forward".

2017-05-10 14:24:03

Sergio Perez Barcelona - the best test track

Sergio Perez Barcelona - the best test track

The pilot Force India Sergio Perez believes that the race in Spain is the most suitable to check the competitiveness of the machine.Sergio prez "Barcelona is a track that really tests the capabilities of a Formula 1 car.There are several fast corners, which seem to be unique - I'm talking about the third and ninth turns, where you can rate the aerodynamics of the car. It's always been difficult to overtake, therefore additional emphasis needs to be done on aerodynamics.When you get to Europe, I feel that the season is in full swing. This is the fifth race, quarter way of the season. The year just flies fast I am very proud of the team and what we achieved in the first quarter of the season. We fourth, it shows that our team is really doing a good job".Perez six times, was launched in Spain, the best result - 7th place last year.

2017-05-10 11:34:03

Fernando Alonso I am happy to be back in Barcelona

Fernando Alonso I am happy to be back in Barcelona

The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso admitted that he was glad to be back in Barcelona, which will host its home race.Fernando Alonso "I am very happy to be back in Barcelona at the Grand Prix of Spain. This is my home race. I have a lot of great memories about this race and the atmosphere here is always crazy. We spend a lot of time on this track during pre-season tests, but there is nothing better than the emotions before the start of the home race. It's a special feeling.After a series of difficult races I'm not sure we can expect this weekend a positive result. We expect to see new parts, but we bring updates to each Grand Prix. The problem is that we cannot develop other areas don't solve problems with the reliability of the engine".For Alonso it will be the 16th home race. Fernando won in Barcelona, however in the last two Grand Prix of Spain failed to reach the finish line.

2017-05-10 11:24:05

Riccardo Daniel This is one of the best tracks of the year

Riccardo Daniel This is one of the best tracks of the year

Pilot Red Bull Daniel Riccardo believes that the track in Barcelona is one of the best in the season.Daniel ricciardo "Barcelona is one of the best tracks on the calendar, and it has everything you need to pilot. Turns 1, 2 and 3 are really good and smooth, and the last sector is very technical. The end of the circle traversed at low speeds, the tires start to cool down - this is why to complete the circle is so difficult.I hope the updates will give us the chance to fight with Mercedes and Ferrari, or at least bring us closer together".On account of Riccardo five races in Spain. Best result - 3 place in 2014.

2017-05-10 06:54:10

Chapter Haas We still solve problems with the brakes

Director Haas Gunther Steiner said that his team was still struggling with problems with the braking system.Gunther Steiner "To find out how we can solve the problem, you'll need a little time. We will get to the bottom of the issue. This is no easy task. Everyone should understand that this is a very complex brake system.We know that we have something happened in Russia, so in Barcelona we will work with the Brembo brakes. Grosjean was very happy with the last modification Brembo, and Kevin more appropriate brake CI, it just feels better.Now we need to get CI to operate at full capacity to make the final choice and take a decision. I'll be glad when this is all over".

2017-05-09 20:54:07

Eric bulge We are awaiting the opportunity to prove himself in Barcelona

Eric bulge We are awaiting the opportunity to prove himself in Barcelona

McLaren racing Director Eric boullier admitted that he wants to see in the updated car in Barcelona.Eric boullier "the Beginning of the year and the first race was a disaster for McLaren-Honda, and now we look forward to the opportunity to return to the track in Barcelona to participate in the Grand Prix of Spain, which opens the European part of the season.We do not expect a huge change in the level of our competitiveness. We can only hope that the reliability of the power plant will help us to move on.