Bruno Senna

Twenty-six year old race driver Bruno Senna Lalli was born in Brazil in Sao Paulo on October 15 in 1983. Ayrton Senna has Bruno's uncle on the maternal side, which is three times the champion of Formula 1 at the end of his racing career in 1993, predicted his nephew did not the last line in the ranking of Formula 1. When Bruno was a young boy, he and his uncle organized a competition on the family farm. Ayrton Senna competed with his nephew, saw its potential for higher than normal. And so the tragic death of his uncle Bruno to put an end to his racing career. So many thought, but in 2004, and during this year was the anniversary of the death of Ayrton Senna ten, Bruno was given as a gift copy of car in 1986. Came to the aid of teammate Gerhard Berger's uncle, who along with her sister Bianca Bruno searched for sponsors and otherwise helped Bruno. Their efforts were not wasted, and in 2005 Bruno Senna Lalli began to compete in the British Formula 3. Earned three podium were his best results. As support for the Australian Grand Prix next year, won three races out of four. Finishing the season in third position with 269 points in the individual event and four victories behind him. Speaking at Oulton Park, won two races in the rain, as well as the race ended with a victory in Donington and Mundzhelo, which also took place in wet conditions. In Monaco, Senna Lalli was present as a guest, as had to get off the highway, which was the cause of the problem with the clutch. In November 2008, Bruno was first tried a Formula 1 race car. After Bruno had an accident in October 2006 he worked in television on British television. And in the same year the young rider said that will be released at the start of the Grand Prix of Formula 1. His promise Bruno performed in 2008, when made in a test race for Honda team in Barcelona. But as Honda has announced his retirement, Bruno chance to debut in 2009 decreased significantly. But December 31, 2009 Bruno signed a contract with a new team Campos Meta 1.
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Formula 1

2015-06-07 10:14:03

Formula E Moscow brings good luck Piquet Jr.

Formula E Moscow brings good luck Piquet Jr.

Nelson Piquet Jr. celebrates his victory at the Kremlin walls and strengthens their chances for the championship in Formula E. the Pilot team NEXTEV TCR scored 25 points this means that in the final season race in London, he will arrive with a margin of 17 points from nearest rival, who was also a native of Brazil, Lucas di Grassi 128 and 111 respectively. Audi Sport ABT to finish second, ahead of Buemi, who was demoted to ninth position as a result of a penalty for unsafe exit from the pit stop. Swiss currently ranks third in the standings and has 105 points. The prize for third place in the race, so the team got the Venturi and its pilot nick Heidfeld, which first appeared in the top three.The decisive turning point in the race occurred a few seconds after launch. Jean-Eric Vergne started from pole position, but take advantage of it failed Piquet Jr., who started the race from second place, made every effort to beat the Frenchman and enter into the first turn leader. Gradually, the Brazilian was able to secure an advantage in a few seconds ahead of closest pursuers, namely Return, di Grassi and Buemi, and got the ability to comfortably complete the first segment.The next di Grassi showed more speed than Vergne, but have not been able to get around last. Buemi was holding back, ready to attack at any opportunity. Had to wait for a series of pit stops to see will change if the balance of the main contenders for victory. Leading the pilot went to the pit stop first, the next round did Vergne and di Grassi, while Buemi, who planned a shorter second length, chose to pit the 19th lap. Unfortunately for the Swiss rider, as his team-mate's Simple, command error in part a minimum time for pit stop cost him precious seconds, although the pilot and managed to stay in fourth place. However, another mistake, as it is unsafe to depart from the pit stop, caused even more unfortunate consequences - penalty after the race.At the beginning of the second segment, Piquet Jr. was still in the lead, while Vergne and di Grassi are reversed. The Brazilian is understood that you may count on a greater amount of energy than his compatriot, and tried to minimize the gap in the hope to circumvent the latest on the last laps. He managed to reduce the difference to 1.5 seconds, but the pilot of the Audi Sport ABT was not able to get into the slipstream of the leading car, including the fact that he had overheated the battery is meant to finish with a high speed will not work. As a result Piquet Jr. crossed the finish line first with a margin of 2 seconds, with the second win after the stage in long beach, bringing the number of prizes in the season to five."To arrive at the race to London as the leader - it's worth it, " said the pilot NEXTEV TCR after the stage. - We know that you have no rights to silly mistakes that in preparation for the double race in Battersea we have to work just as well as we have worked so far. We always show great results in qualifying, and I had shown decent speed. The exception was Berlin, but here again our performance was no less strong than in the previous stages".Although the gap from the leader grew to 17 points, di Grassi is confident that the fight is not over yet. "There's still 60 points, so that can happen anything. Today we were able to show that we have extremely high-speed machine".In the fight for third place Buemi won over will Refund most impressive way. In the last round of the Swiss pilot has made a determined attack, and also used for a maximum of FanBoost. Two cars collided several times with Buemi when passing through the Chicane, allowing Heidfeld to catch up with both. Stiletto German slipped between the two of them, leaving Vergne in fifth position. The Frenchman received a consolation prize in the form of the fastest lap times, but after the race lost him, because it was recognized that on this lap he cut the Chicane, and in the end, 2 points for fastest lap went to Buemi.The touchdown also came Daniel ABT, Salvador Duran, Antonio Felix da Costa, Nicolas Simple and fined after Buemi, rookie Justin Wilson. Undoubtedly, the race was a disappointment to the team Dragon Racing after the triumph in Berlin according to the results of the Moscow stage DAmbrosio dropped in the standings due to problems at the pit stop, and Duval finished only eleventh.After touring the world, " Formula E is preparing to return to his native England last summer where it all began test runs with the Donington Park. Closing the season the weekend will take place on the London circuit Battersea Park. During the last weekend in June there will be two races on Saturday 27 June and Sunday 28 June. For the title are six racers Piquet Jr., Buemi, di Grassi, Simple, EtcAmbrosio and bird. As for the team event, e.dams-Renault will arrive in the English capital, with 187 points - 44 more than the Audi Sport ABT. In third place NEXTEV TCR with 132 points.The results of the 9th round of the championship of Formula E in Moscow1. Nelson Piquet,Jr., NEXTEV TCR, 43.18.867 sec.2. Lucas di Grassi, Audi Sport ABT, +2.012 sec.3. Nick Heidfeld, Venturi, +11.548 sec.4. Jean-Eric Vergne, Andretti, +12.416 sec.5. Daniel ABT, Audi Sport ABT, +25.626 sec.6. Salvador Duran, Amlin Aguri, +28.960 sec.7. Antonio Felix da Costa, Amlin Aguri, +30.529 sec.8. Nicolas Simple, e.dams-Renault, +31.556 sec.9. Sebastien Buemi, e.dams-Renault, +40.058 sec.10. Justin Wilson, Andretti, +46.320 sec.11. Loic Duval, Dragon Racing, +49.763 sec.12. Jerome d'ambrosio, Dragon Racing, +51.474 sec.13. Karun Chandhok, Mahindra Racing, +52.493 sec.14. Jaime Alguersuari, Virgin Racing, +55.810 sec.15. Stefan Sarrazin, Venturi, +56.715 sec.16. Bruno Senna, Mahindra Racing, +1 sec.17. Vitantonio Liuzzi, Trulli, +1 sec.18. Jarno Trulli, Trulli, +1 sec.19. Antonio Garcia, NEXTEV TCR +3 NC. Sam bird, Virgin Racing, not kvalifitsirovannyi standings1. e.dams-Renault Formula E - 1872. Audi Sport ABT Formula E - 1433. NEXTEV TCR Formula E - 1324. Dragon Racing Formula E - 1165. Andretti Formula E - 1066. Virgin Racing Formula E - 987. Amlin Aguri Formula E - 628. Venturi Formula E - 499. Mahindra Racing - 4610. Trulli Formula E - any standings1. Nelson Piquet, Jr., 1282. Lucas di Grassi, 1113. Sebastien Buemi, 1054. Nicolas Simple, 825. Jerome d'ambrosio, 776. Sam Bird , 687. Jean-Eric Vergne , 578. Antonio Felix da Costa, 519. Daniel ABT, 3210. Jaime Alguersuari, 30.

2015-05-11 12:54:02

The second victory of Sebastien Buemi in Formula E

Sebastien Buemi became the first driver Championship Formula E, who managed to win two wins this season the Swiss was the fastest on the race in Punta del este and has now repeated his triumph at the first ever Formula E European stage in Monaco.This victory was the third for team e.dams-Renault in Miami, the first place went to teammate Buemi, Nicolas Prost, which further strengthened its leading position in the overall team standings. The race in Monaco has collected an incredible number of spectators - more than 23,000 fans of motorsports is located at the stadium and the fan zone, thus confirming the popularity of Formula E and in this part of the world.In an exciting qualifying Buemi took pole position in the fight with championship leader Lucas di Grassi, Jerome dAmbrosio and Nelson Piquet Jr. took their seats in the second row on the starting grid. At the beginning of the race the leaders were able to get ahead, but just a few seconds after the start of Daniel ABT provoked the collision, which damaged cars of several drivers Bruno Senna, Jean-Eric Vergne, Loc Duval, El Salvador Duran and Vitantonio Liuzzi. Jaime Alguersuari was eliminated in the first turn.After the departure of the safety car the race resumed, however, as a result of the accident of fighting has left Senna, Alguersuari, as well as Duval and Daniel ABT. After the restart the leaders headed Buemi, followed immediately by di Grassi, followed by dAmbrosio, Peak, Stephan Sarrazin, Nicolas Prost and Sam bird.In the sixth lap of the Brazilian team pilot NEXTEV TCR Piquet Jr. seized the acceleration FanBoost and effectively ahead of the Belgian dAmbrosio from team Dragon Racing, finishing in third position. Intense fight took place between the leaders of the race - Buemi and followed right behind di Grassi. Di Grassi went to pit stop earlier on the 25th lap, trying to beat the opponent. But it was not to be after a pit stop two laps later, Buemi was able to hold the lead in the race.On the second stinte" di Grassi again joined the fight for the lead with Buemi, although I knew that the second one will have more energy. The Audi Sport ABT also had to defend second place until the end of the race in the fight caught up with his Peak. Despite the incredible efforts of the pilot-the winner ePrix in long beach, di Grassi managed to hold on to second place, finishing two seconds after the leader Buemi. But his countryman Piquet Jr. still had to fight for the podium with Sam bird. As a result, the Brazilian has won this confrontation, leaving the fourth Briton.After Sam Byrd racers crossed the finish line in the following sequence dAmbrosio, Simple, Sarrazin, Charles Pic, Antonio Felix da Costa and Nick Heidfeld.Fastest lap in this race 55.157 C showed not reached the finish Jean-Eric Vergne, largely due to the acceleration of FanBoost. French pilot got two points and the award from VISA for the fastest lap " Visa Fastest Lap Award". This award was first awarded at the Monaco ePrix, marking the beginning of cooperation between Formula E and one of the world leaders in the field of electronic payment systems VISA.After seven races in the drivers ' championship remains the leader Lucas di Grassi with 93 points. Four points from him behind Nelson Piquet Jr. to win Today Buemi will allow to compete for the title of champion is now the Swiss pilot in third place 83 points, which is six points more than his teammate Nicolas Simple.In the team event e.dams-Renault has strengthened its leadership ahead of nearest rival Audi Sport ABT 45 points. NEXTEV TCR behind just one point which was in the third position of the Virgin Racing team 93 and 94 points respectively. Also worth mentioning is the fact that in this race to earn points managed by both the team drivers Venturi - Sarrazin finished seventh, and his partner Nick Heidfeld - tenth.Monaco ePrix gave a great start of the European part of the Championship FIA Formula E next race will be held in Berlin in two weeks, on may 23, in the territory of the closed airport Tempelhof, June 6th race electroblade will be held in the Russian capital, in the historical center of Moscow near the Kremlin walls.The results of the 7th round of the championship of Formula E Monaco1. Sebastien Buemi, e.dams-Renault, 4805.2252. Lucas di Grassi, Audi Sport ABT, +2.154 sec.3. Nelson Piquet, Jr., NEXTEV TCR, +4.634 sec.4. Sam bird, Virgin Racing, +4.801 seconds.5. Jerome d'ambrosio, Dragon Racing, +5.881 sec.6. Nicolas Simple, e.dams-Renault, +11.032 sec.7. Stefan Sarrazin, Venturi, +26.472 sec.8. Charles Pic, NEXTEV TCR, +49.538 sec.9. Antonio Felix da Costa, Amlin Aguri, +52.658 sec.10. Nick Heidfeld, Venturi, +52.936 sec.11. Jarno Trulli, Trulli, +58.984 sec.12. Scott Speed, Andretti, +114.13813. Karun Chandhok , Mahindra Racing, +1 NC Vitantonio Liuzzi, Trulli, not NC Jean-Eric Vergne, Andretti, not NC Salvador Duran, Amlin Aguri, not NC Loic Duval Dragon Racing, not NC Daniel ABT, Audi Sport ABT, not NC Jaime Alguersuari, Virgin Racing, not NC Bruno Senna, Mahindra Racing, not fynyshyrovaly standings1. Lucas di Grassi, 932. Nelson Piquet, Jr., 893. Sebastian Buemi, 834.Nicolas Simple, 775. Sam Bird, 646. Jerome d'ambrosio, 527. Antonio Felix da Costa, 458. Jean-Eric Vergne, 349. Jaime Alguersuari, 3010. Bruno Senna, nomandy offsete.dams-Renault - 160Audi Sport ABT - 115Virgin Racing - 94NEXTEV TCR - 93Andretti Autosport - 82Dragon Racing - 76Amlin Aguri - 48Mahindra Racing - 46Venturi - 16Trulli - 12.

2015-04-05 19:44:03

Peak wins the race Long Beach ePrix

Peak wins the race Long Beach ePrix

Brazilian pilot Nelson Piquet Jr. celebrates symbolic victory for himself, for the first time won the first place on the stage of Formula E. 35 years ago, the Brazilian national anthem sounded here in honor of his father, for whom the victory in the California track became the first Formula 1. And third place also went to the Brazilian pilot then it was Emerson Fittipaldi, today the third ascended to the podium Lucas di Grassi. The second was the Frenchman Jean-Eric Vergne.Starting fifth, Vergne by a vote of fans won the right to use the increased power Fan Boost. Except he got that right Sam bird and the race winner Nelson Piquet Jr.More than 20 thousand spectators gathered in this picturesque place not far from Hollywood to witness the thrilling race. Among the guests were such stars as Leonardo DiCaprio, Adrian Brody, and model Irina Shayk.Each of the six stages Formula E is your winner, demonstrating the unpredictability of the championship. Today the winners ePrix on six different urban roads are Piquet Jr. long beach, Di Grassi Beijing, bird Putrajaya, Buemi Punta del este, Da Costa Buenos Aires and Simple Miami.Brazilian rider deserved to win he walked in front of the other pilots throughout almost the entire race. Starting from second place on the starting grid, Nelson managed to get ahead of starting from pole position Daniel ABT, after the first turn and keep the lead until the end phase. Not done at this stage and without incident first time on the track the safety car left after the second turn his car broke California native Scott speed, the second time - after an unfortunate accident of Charles Peak and Jarno Trulli, which resulted in the Italian veteran racing was forced to stop the race.The ABT was able to continue prosecution Peak, Jean-Eric Vergne after the first restart was able to get ahead of Buemi, becoming the third. After a pit stop to the French pilot team, Andretti Autosport managed to win one more position and start the fight for first place with Piquet Jr., but the Brazilian did not leave him any chance. ABT was third until Ho lap when he was fined for exceeding the limit energy use. He had to drive through the pit lane, thereby losing third place to his teammate - Lucas Di Grassi. The fight for third place turned serious Sebastian Buemi, who showed the best time in qualifying, but devoid of the decision of the judges could start from pole position for exceeding the limit energy use, and he strove to overtake Di Grassi.Only shortly before the finish flag Jean-Eric Vergne was able to slightly reduce the lag from the Peak. Buemi also failed to overtake Di Grassi, who was ahead of Swedish pilot by a few tenths, coming third. This race was particularly successful for Brazilian pilots fifth place went to Bruno Senna. Unfortunately, American racing driver Scott AIDS failed to please the good result of their compatriots at the home race he dropped out of the fight due to mismanagement at the very beginning.Today is the first victory in the FIA Formula E championship for team China Racing team. Thanks earned 25 points in long beach Piquet Jr. ranks second in the drivers ' championship with 74 points behind his compatriot Di Grassi just one point. To the stage in long beach championship leader was Nicolas Simple, which this time got only two points. In the team competition the first place was retained command e.dams with 124 points, the second - Audi Sport Abt - 97 points, and the third position is located Virgin Racing with 82 points.The results of the 6th stage of the championship Formula E in long beach1. Nelson Piquet Jr., China Racing, 4601.9712. Jean-Eric Vergne, Andretti, +1.705 sec.3. Lucas di Grassi, Audi Sport ABT, +2.994 sec.4. Sebastien Buemi, e.dams-Renault, +3.518 sec.5. Bruno Senna, Mahindra Racing, +8.844 sec.6. Jerome d'ambrosio, Dragon Racing, +13.460 sec.7. Antonio Felix da Costa, Amlin Aguri, +16.171 sec.8. Jaime Alguersuari, Virgin Racing, +17.975 sec.9. Loc Duval Dragon Racing, +18.436 sec.10. Stefan Sarazin, Venturi, +20.418 sec.11. Nick Heidfeld, Venturi, +21.326 sec.12. Karun Chandhok , Mahindra Racing, +32.917 sec.13. Vitantonio Liuzzi, Trulli, +38.592 sec.14. Nicolas Simple, e.dams-Renault, +42.375 sec.15. Daniel ABT, Audi Sport ABT, +44.361 sec.16. Charles Pic, China Racing, +58.125 sec.NC El Salvador Duran, Amlin Aguri, not NC Sam bird, Virgin Racing, not NC Jarno Trulli, Trulli, not NC Scott speed, Andretti, not fynyshyrovaly standings1. Lucas di Grassi, 75 ochkov. Nelson Piquet, Jr., 743. Nicolas Simple, 694. Sebastien Buemi, 555. Sam Byrd, 526. Antonio Felix da Costa, 437. Jerome d'ambrosio, 428. Jean-Eric Vergne, 329. Jaime Alguersuari, 3010. Bruno Senna, nomandy standings1. e.dams-Renault Formula E,124 occa. Audi Sport ABT Formula E, 973. Virgin Racing Formula E, 824. Andretti Formula E, 805. China Racing Formula E, 746. Dragon Racing Formula E, 667. Amlin Aguri Formula E, 468. Mahindra Racing Formula E, 469. Trulli Formula E, 1210. Venturi Formula E, 9.

2014-09-13 13:54:02

Formula E Debut race was won by Lucas di Grassi

Formula E Debut race was won by Lucas di Grassi

The first ever race of the Formula 1 which was held at the Olympic Park in Beijing was surprisingly interesting, and the ending was completely unexpected and dramatic. Riders, including many very well-known names had to drive 25 laps on urban routes, consisting mainly of straight line segments connected by several 90-degree turns and shikinami. Distance range - 3.5 km

Nicolas Prost, son of four-time world champion Alain Simple, started from pole position and confidently retained our leadership position, the second position was held Lucas Di Grassi, third - ABT. Had a good start Nick Heidfeld, playing two positions on braking before the first turn he's ahead of Karuna Chandhoke and came on 4th place.

But Bruno Senna, one of the favourites in the race - again no luck not only that, due to technical problems it failed to show a normal result in the qualification, but in the second turn he could not avoid contact with Takumi Sato, the machine Brazilian has been damaged, and he went down. Because of this, the track was released the safety car to evacuate stopped Bruno Senna.

When driving behind the safety car, electric vehicles operate in economy mode, which allows you to save energy, but it seems that the peloton is going very slowly.

On the 5th lap race resumed, and soon Frank Montagna desperate maneuver on the brake, locking wheels, ahead of Jaime Alguersuari and went on the 6-th position, and Oriol Servius nicely bypassed Nelson Piquet Jr. Generally struggle in the middle of the peloton turned serious, almost every lap riders changed their positions.

At the end of the straight sections of the machine was overclocked to 160 km/h. It is difficult to say how the race looked from the stands of the Beijing Olympic Park, but on TV it looked quite rapidly.

Immediately after the restart for technical reasons in the boxes returned Sebastien Buemi, the machine is probably damaged. The team was able to cope with the problem, and at the 9th round of the Swiss returned to the track, already without actually having the chance to catch up with the peloton.

In the first laps Heidfeld struggled with ABT for the 3rd position, but then fell behind, and it in turn caught up with Chandhok. Meanwhile, the top three were driving with minimal intervals that foreshadowed the fight in the last laps. But Montagna soon came in 5th place, ahead of Chandhok.

Lap it was time to change cars, many went to the pit lane, the first did Jaime Alguersuari. The leaders of the race was temporarily out Sam bird, who chose to stay on the road longer than others, but on the next round and it turned into boxes.

Simply managed to keep the lead, but on the second position managed to get nick Heidfeld, which could change the car faster than Di Grassi and ABT. In addition, ABT ahead and Montagna, already the 4th and pressure di Grassi.

Buemi received a 5-second penalty stop-and-go for crossing the white line that separates the exit of the pit lane from the track, but soon came down.

Five laps to go Heidfeld began to catch up with the Simple, vigorously attacked by blocking the wheels on braking, and the interval between machines was already less than a second. But Nicolas Prost, which managed to keep a reserve of energy in the battery, defended well, and it seemed that he would be able to maintain the first position. However, at the final round of the German threw himself into a desperate attack on the inside of the path. Cars passed before the last left turn, but Simple suddenly began to shift to the left, and between machines has been a contact. Venturi of Heidfeld flew up into the air, crashed into a guardrail, overturned, and fell sideways on the pavement in the security zone. The machine is Simple, too, was badly damaged, but, apparently, to blame for the incident, it was the Frenchman.

In the victory in the opening race of the Formula E unexpectedly went to Lucas di Grassi, who went to third. The second finished Montagna, third place went to Daniel ABT.

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2014-09-11 17:24:02

Formula E Before the start of the first season

Formula E Before the start of the first season

September 13, will begin a new era in the history of Motorsport. On the streets of Beijing will host the debut race of the Formula E - the first global racing series using the fully electric machines. In anticipation of this momentous event, we will tell about the peculiarities of the championship and its participants.

Background

The idea of professional racing series using machines with electric motors was in the air for a long time, because for the past couple of decades the global automotive industry pays the electric cars more and more attention. And if twenty years ago it was mainly focused on experimental machines today are sold worldwide each year hundreds of thousands of electric vehicles.

It is not surprising, since theoretically the electric cars more efficient than gasoline counterparts. The efficiency of the motor is significantly higher than that of the internal combustion engine. While it is lighter, smaller, easier, smarter, more reliable, safer and quieter. And the only problem hindering the development of electric vehicles, was the battery.

Lead-acid batteries, no motors of any chance to fight with internal combustion engines - they were bulky, weighed a lot, was getting a little energy. As a result, the electric car was heavy, slow, require large maintenance costs and had limited power reserve. At the dawn of the automotive development of electric vehicles and vehicles with gasoline engines was parallel, but as soon as the efficiency of internal combustion engines has reached acceptable values, they rushed forward.

In 1990-ies on electric cars appeared Nickel metal-hydride batteries, in many ways superior to its predecessors. However, the difference with lead-acid batteries was not large enough. In addition, the Nickel-metal hydride batteries had its drawback, a very serious from the point of view of the automotive industry - a high rate of self-discharge, causing the car standing for several days, it was impossible to get.

The revolution occurred after the introduction in the early 1990's lithium-ion batteries. They are lighter and more compact than lead with more energy. Virtually no they and many other disadvantages inherent in the batteries of previous generations - self-discharge and memory effect and so on. These batteries are used on most electric and hybrid cars in the world, as well as in machines WEC, Formula 1 and, of course, Formula E.

The fact that the creation of a fully-electric formula lithium-ion battery is quite real, it was demonstrated a few years ago, after creating racing electric car Formulec - Russian viewers had the opportunity to see him at Moscow City Racing in 2011. It Formulec became the basis for the future of Formula E.

About creating a new championship under the auspices of the FIA announced in August 2012. Then it became known that the first race will take place in 2014, and the promoter of the series will be Alejandro Agag, team boss Addax GP2 series and son-in-law of the former Prime Minister of Spain Jose Maria Aznar. However, at first, in reality these plans are believed not all. At the end of last year, Bernie Ecclestone argued that the championship will not be. Now it is obvious that Bernie was wrong.

Features of the regulations

In the first season of the Formula E will be monasteria. Teams will receive identical machine, which was prepared by the company Spark Racing Technologies Frederic Vasseur. Vasser is well known in the auto, founder and co-owner of team ART Grand Prix. In fact, however, the contribution of Spark Racing Technologies in the construction of the machine is not so great, so the bet was made on the assistance of an experienced and reputable partners.

So, the chassis is designed by the famous Italian racing Atelier Dallara chassis of this company are used in the majority of European and American formula series, GP2 and GP3 to WSR and IndyCar. The motor, transmission, standard electronic control units ECU and all electronic components are supplied McLaren Electronic System. Batteries created Williams Advanced Engineering.

In addition, the building was attended by Renault company, supplier of tyres became Michelin, as the official technology partner of Qualcomm. This solution allowed us to create very high-tech, but not too expensive car, with recognizable, thanks to the fairing front wheels and low profile tires, appearance. Its technical characteristics correspond to those that can be seen in the Junior racing series. The motor delivers maximum power of 200 kW, which is equivalent to 270 HP, acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 3 seconds and a maximum speed of 225 km/H.

As in Formula 1, Formula E is sporting and technical regulations, but they are closely intertwined. So, one of the main features of this series is that during each race pilots will use two cars in the middle of the race the exact time for each route is selected separately racer will go into the pits and change to another machine. This decision is the result of insufficiently capacious battery, a charge which is not enough for the whole distance.

Another feature of the series is the use of the principle of FanBoost. Its essence is that three of the pilot received from the fans the greatest support on the website and in social networks, in the course of the race will have the opportunity for five seconds to use the increased power of the engine. The inclusion FanBoost will increase the engine power by 40 PS, which with a total output of motor racing mode 200 PS can greatly assist the pilot. However, to spend this increase will have at one time.

Another distinguishing feature of the Formula E - the place and time of the race. The calendar generated by the scheme "autumn-spring", the championship will end on 27 June 2015 in London. All races will take place on street tracks located in the heart of the largest cities in the world. According to the organizers, this is due to the desire to emphasize that the vehicle is primarily a city car, but in addition will help new championship to collect audience - after all, in order to see the race, spectators will not have to go to the racetrack.

It is also interesting that in the Formula E, in fact, is not the usual for the classical categories of Motorsport concept of "weekend" - instead, the series uses the term ePrix similar to Grand Prix. All races, ranging from training before the race, held in one day. So, for example, in Beijing the free races of the Formula E will begin early on Saturday morning, at 815 local time, the second session will be held at 1030, then 1200 to 1255, will be four qualifying session, and at 1600 1200 GMT start the race. While its duration is limited to one hour. Thus, between the first departure of the cars on the track and the winner will be less than nine hours.

Teams and pilots

Perhaps the most important achievement Alejandro Agag on the post of the promoter of the new season is that he has managed to attract in the championship a lot of strong teams and pilots. Suffice it to say that out of 20 riders championship debut more than half had previously acted in the Formula 1.

The main favorite of the first season will be the team e.dams, which is directed by four-time world Formula 1 champion Alain Prost. She is affiliated with well-known European teams DAMS, and the title sponsor will be the Renault company. Its pilots will be Nicolas Prost and Sebastien Buemi. It Buemi dominated in most pre-season test sessions.

A serious competitor for the Swiss can become another ex-pilot of Formula 1, Lucas di Grassi. He is no less a professional team Abt, supported by Audi. The second pilot is the son of the team owner, Daniel ABT, well known for youth series.

Another contender for the title - Jerome D Ambrosio, representing the American team Dragon Racing. This team is interesting in itself, as established by Jay Penske and Stephen Ivalice in 2006. Stephen Ivalice - the head of the world-renowned Seagate Technologies. And father Jay, Roger Penske, the famous American Director of racing for Team Penske. In addition to D Ambrosio, the team will be also Oriol Servia, and in some stages may appear Sebastien Bourdais.

In the Formula E there is another American team Andretti Formula E, a division of the magazine Autosport Andretti. However, while this team has only one pilot Frank Montagna, known for her performances in Formula 1, IndyCar and "24 hours of Le Mans". Who will be his running mate - is unclear. In the first race behind the wheel of the second car will sit Charles Peak, but his contract for the season is not yet confirmed.

You should pay attention to the Venturi team. To her the center of attention, primarily because its owner is a famous actor Leonardo DiCaprio, has been actively involved in environmental issues. But the team has something to boast of and in sporting terms it will be two former F1 driver, Nick Heidfeld and Stefan sarazin. This is a very quick and experienced pilots, on account of which many victories in a variety of series, and there is no doubt that they will be able to Express themselves and in Formula E.

Equally interesting composition and Virgin Racing is another attempt to win the racing side of the founder of the Virgin Empire sir Richard Branson. Here behind the wheel will sit Jaime Alguersuari and Sam bird, well known to European audiences with his performances in GP2.

There is in the League and a few Asian teams. So, for China Racing will perform ex-pilot of Formula 1 Nelson Piquet Jr., and Ho-Pin Tung, who have repeatedly taken part in tests of the Formula 1. And in the Indian Mahindra Racing will once again be reunited couple pilots team iSport series GP2 Karun Chandhok and Bruno Senna. Moreover, both have now the experience of Formula 1.

Worth a watch and Trulli team, which will act as Jarno Trulli. The Italian spent in Formula 1 15 seasons, on account of his victory At the Monaco Grand Prix 2004, and it is not only the oldest but also the most experienced pilot of the championship. Technical support team will have a Super Nova, one of the most successful teams in the European youth series. A mate Trulli will be the 27-year-old Italian pilot Michela, Cerruti, recently won the first victory in Auto GP.

In the championship will be another girl - Katherine Legge. She will sit behind the wheel of the machine Amlin Aguri - another team, whose founder was the former Formula 1 driver. Moreover, in Amlin Aguri from zero to full management team Super Aguri - not only Aguri Suzuki, and mark Preston. From the point of view of the sports results of the main hopes in Amlin Aguri connect with Antonio Felix da Kostas, but first he has to perform will not - it will be replaced by another pilot, familiar to our viewers on the Formula 1 - Takuma Sato and backup pilot will become champion GP2 2013 Fabio Leimer.

Calendar Formula E season 2014-2015

Date - City - Country

13/09/2014 - Beijing - China

22/11/2014 - Putrajaya - Malaysia

13/12/2014 - Punta del este - Uruguay

10/01/2015 - Buenos Aires - Argentina

14/02/2015 - will be announced later will be announced later

14/03/2015 - Miami - USA

04/04/2015 - Los Angeles - USA

09/05/2015 - Monte-Carlo - Monaco

30/05/2015 - Berlin - Germany

27/06/2015 - London - UK

text Elmir Valeev

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2014-09-06 15:04:04

Formula E Oriol Servia will replace Mike Conway Dragon

Formula E Oriol Servia will replace Mike Conway Dragon

British driver Mike Conway refused performances in the Formula E team Dragon Racing. Recently Conway, in this season on a regular basis competed in IndyCar, joined Toyota in the LMP1 category of the world championship WEC, and will not be able to combine performances in two Championships.

"I wish good luck to all the guys from Dragon, " said Conway. - Sorry, but I will not act in Formula E. I couldn't have a team full season, so we decided that I better focus on my program sportspromotion".

Conway Dragon Racing will replace the other pilot IndyCar Oriol Servia. He participated in tests of the Formula E for Dragon along with Conway, and only at the last moment was replaced by Jerome D Ambrosio.

The first race of the new Formula E, where pilots will fight on machines with electric motors, kicks off next week, September 13, in Beijing. It will be attended by 10 teams and 20 drivers.

The pilots of Formula E season 2014/2015 years

Team - Racer - Racer

Amlin Aguri - Katherine Legge - Antonio Felix da Costa

Magazine Autosport Andretti - Frank Montagna - 160

Audi Sport ABT - Lucas di Grassi - Daniel ABT

China Racing - Nelson Piquet Jr - Ho-Pin Tung

Dragon Racing - Oriol Servia - Jerome D Ambrosio

e.dams - Nicolas Prost - Sebastien Buemi

Mahindra Racing - Karun Chandhok - Bruno Senna

TrulliGP - Jarno Trulli - Michela, Cerruti

Venturi Grand Prix - Nick Heidfeld - Stefan Sarazin

Virgin Racing - Jaime Alguersuari - Sam Bird

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2014-08-21 15:34:02

Formula E Pilots China Racing became the Peak and Ho-Pin Tung

Formula E Pilots China Racing became the Peak and Ho-Pin Tung

Team China Racing called the pilots, who will play for the team in the first season of championship racing cars Formula E. They were ex-pilot of Formula 1 Nelson Piquet Jr. and former test pilot teams Williams and Renault Ho-Pin Tung, the first Chinese rider, who sat behind the wheel of a Formula 1 car. The new series kicks off in early September.

Piquet Jr "I always liked to test themselves in various racing categories, so I'm glad to get the opportunity to speak in the Formula e to Be a racer the first FIA Formula E is a great honor for me, especially with team China Racing, which tries to establish itself in Motorsport".

Ho-Pin Tung "It's great to be one of the riders China Racing in Formula E, especially considering that the first stage of the series will be held in Beijing. I tested the car Formula E a few months ago, and to get used to electric racing car was really difficult. I look forward to a fantastic start of the season in Beijing."

The pilots of Formula E season 2014/2015 years

Team - Racer - Racer

Amlin Aguri - Katherine Legge - Antonio Felix da Costa

Magazine Autosport Andretti - Frank Montagna - 160

Audi Sport ABT - Lucas di Grassi - Daniel ABT

China Racing - Nelson Piquet Jr - Ho-Pin Tung

Dragon Racing - Mike Conway - Jerome D Ambrosio

e.dams - Nicolas Prost - Sebastien Buemi

Mahindra Racing - Karun Chandhok - Bruno Senna

TrulliGP - Jarno Trulli - Michela, Cerruti

Venturi Grand Prix - Nick Heidfeld - Stefan Sarazin

Virgin Racing - Jaime Alguersuari - Sam Bird

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2014-07-18 17:44:02

Jules Bianchi Grandfather - my main fan

Jules Bianchi Grandfather - my main fan

Jules Bianchi wrote his name in the history of the world championship, earning their first points of the teams that made in Monaco. But this young Frenchman clearly not enough. In an interview with nonf1.ru Bianchi talked about wanting to become a pilot Ferrari and of its racing family. Jules - Grand-nephew of the winner of the 24 hours of Le Mans and the bronze medalist At the Monaco Grand Prix 1968 Lucien Bianchi and grandson successful pilot Mauro Bianchi.

Question Jules, Grand Prix of Monaco was an historical event, you brought the first points Marussia. How did the night after the race

Jules Bianchi We went to dinner with Andrey Cheglakova, his family and mine too. My Manager Nicolas Todt was also there. We had a great time.

Question your father has a restaurant on the coast.

Jules Bianchi Yes, but this is far enough. We stayed in Monaco, went to a local Italian restaurant.

Question in Addition to the restaurant of the father, there is also a go-cart track.

Jules Bianchi No, no. He owned it for some time, but now sold.

Question Is he in due time led you in the race

Jules Bianchi Yes. My first race was in the South of France, on one little go-cart track. I finished second to last, as he promised to his father. It was funny. I was ten years old, I said to him before the race "I'm just not finish last." It was my first race, but I was still confident. In the end, it turned out that most of the race I was driving past, but on the final lap in the last turn still overtook one opponent and kept his word. Probably not a result, but I still had a lot of fun.

Question do you Have a racing family. When you have begun to realize that your grandfather was a racer

Jules Bianchi Yes. My grandfather and his brother were racers. The brother of my grandfather won Le Mans, finished third in Monaco Grand Prix Formula 1. He was quite successful. Grandfather also won a lot of races, but then he had a very serious accident in Le Mans. He nearly burned down. After that he can barely played in the races. My father was a rider. Because of the history of our family it was impossible to build his career. But he was the go-kart track, which I dodged this is very early. When I was three, I was sitting behind the wheel.

Question In the family, you have often talked about the accident grandfather

Jules Bianchi We spoke with him. Of course, not when I was very young. But then when I started a little better understanding of what the race, and so forth, father told me what happened and why. The accident at his grandfather on his face was burned, he couldn't stir some fingers, they were also burned. I remember being asked "Father, what happened to your hands" and he told me about the accident.

Question do You exclude the possibility that someday will be to race in Le Mans

Jules Bianchi No. I think one day I will go there. I would like to go "24 hours", but at the moment it is not my goal. I'm here in Formula 1, and want to build a successful career. I want to prove that something I stand, and I hope many more years will hold the championship.

But no one can predict the future. If ever I get the chance to play in Le Mans, I definitely try to use it. This is one of the best races on the planet.

Question Bruno Senna used to ask the mother to start a career.

Jules Bianchi If someday I will understand that I have the chance to go to start "24 hours of Le Mans, I'll have to talk with the family. Because this particular race and rally as kind is two events, participation in which my grandfather is unlikely to approve. But if I have the chance, I will take the time to talk with him. See what he will say.

The history of the family must be respected. It is not only the accident of his grandfather. In Le Mans, he lost his brother, he nearly lost his own life there. It is a difficult topic.

Question His brother broke into next year after the victory, right

Jules Bianchi Yes, he won in 1968, when my grandfather had an accident, and in 1969 crashed himself.

Question When you started the professional career, does it bother you You don't have to ask permission to continue

Jules Bianchi No. Now the race have changed. They are much more secure. In their time things were very different. But now the risk is smaller machines stronger, the tracks are equipped differently. I was not supposed to ask. On the contrary, grandfather very glad that I have chased. He never misses broadcast, monitors each session, the news. He is very passionate about my career, he is my chief cheerleader.

Question He often comes to the race

Jules Bianchi He will come in the Spa, but it is hard for him to come to run often. He likes the house, he does not want to be in the spotlight. He is watching the race on TV, standing next to the computer with the timing, it monitors sometimes on sectors and the like laughs. He is really passionate about.

Question I heard that you are fond of mountain Biking. Whether so it

Jules Bianchi Yes, I love motorcycles. Lautenbach including. I used to them. But now it's in the past.

Question due to Formula 1

Jules Bianchi Yes. It is unsafe. Approximately the same thing and mountain skiing. The risk of injury is much higher. I love mountain skiing, but there's no point doing them now, when career continues. Of course, you can say that can happen anything. Maybe I will fall after that interview with stairs and broke his leg, but it is better to be careful.

Question you Recently conducted tests within a Ferrari.

Jules Bianchi Yes, I really enjoyed it. But in a different way and can not be. To be a part of the team, to work with it, even for just one day - it is fantastic. I'm glad I got the chance, but now I'm again in Marussia and focuses on how to do my work as well as before. As for the rest. we'll See.

Question you had the opportunity to compare the machine. How big is the difference

Jules Bianchi of Course, the difference is very noticeable. This is not hard to understand if you just look at the protocols is the difference in three seconds on the circle noticeable. When I was driving, I felt a huge difference. But I about it and waited.

Question You are probably the same one day I dream to become a combat pilot Ferrari.

Jules Bianchi Yes, this is my dream. And that's what makes me work even harder. I want one day to be worthy to receive the contract with Ferrari. It is not easy because this team needs the best pilots of the world. I must show that I deserve it.

text Oleg Karpov

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2014-06-09 18:24:02

Le Mans 2014 introduce participants

Le Mans 2014 introduce participants

In the coming weekend in France will host the next marathon "24 hours of Le Mans is already in the 82nd time. As before, the race counts towards the world championship on races on endurance FIA WEC, and participants of the championship will earn twice as many points than usual, 6-hour stages.

The track this year has undergone small changes aimed at improving the safety - this was a consequence of the death of the pilot Aston Martin Allan Simonsen last year. In the main differences are reduced to the height change curbs in Chicane Ford that pilots categories GTE not cut the apex of the second part.

Just race will take part 165 pilots 55 crews, who will fight for victory in the four classes. nonf1.ru is contestants.

Category LMP1

LMP1 is the most prestigious class prototypes, which can be presented both factory and private teams. In this class manufacturers have the opportunity to experiment with technologies and configuration. Permitted machines both in the front and zadnemotornoy layout that uses petrol and diesel, turbo and naturally aspirated engines and hybrids.

In order to fall under the definition of hybrid, the car has to move around the pit lane with a speed of 60 km/h, using only the electric drive. When the car is on the track, it can accumulate energy, not exceeding 500 Kj, which corresponds to an increase of about 100 PS for 6 seconds. However, the actual meaning in the allocation of hybrids in a separate category disappeared several years ago, because these machines now dominate in absolute offset. This season all factory crews LMP1 use a hybrid power-plant.

Traditional favorites marathon - factory team Audi, for the last 14 years gained in Le Mans 12 victories. Formally this season, the Germans again will use the same Audi R18 e-tron quattro that brought them victory in 2012 and 2013, respectively. But in reality the machine is seriously different from the previous year, including due to changes in the rules. The first stage of the season the team has conceded in the second took the second and fifth place.

As a year ago, the team will present at the start of the three crew. Two of them participated in the world championship WEC on a permanent basis di Grassi-Duval-Christensen, Fassler-Lotterer-Trebuie. These crews - the main contenders for victory in the class and the absolute. To give preference to one of them quite difficult in 2011 and 2012, "the 24 hours of Le Mans" won Fassler with partners, last year - Christensen however, instead di Grassi in the crew was retired Alan Macneish. At the wheel of a third machine will sit Filipe Albuquerque, Marco Bonanomi and Oliver Jarvis. All three pilots are quite well known and experienced, but like this, will perform for the first time.

The main competitors of the Germans again, as in the previous years, will become the factory crews Toyota. This time the Japanese put on start hybrid TS 040 and determined to get even with Audi for defeats in the last years. In the first two races of the season it has been quite successful - at Silverstone and Spa won the crew Davidson-Lapierre-Buemi, confidently leading the championship, and formally the first crew of Wurz-Nakajima-Sarrazin both times were on the podium. But the real test will be to Le Mans, where representatives of Toyota has not won yet.

"Dark horse" of the race will be the crews Porsche. On account of German concern more than all the victories in the history of Le Mans 16, but in recent times it has been won back in 1998. This season the German team after a long break we are back in the championship WEC, and overall it looks good. In the first race, the crew Hartley-Webber-Bernhard finished third, while the second Lib-Jani-Dumas has managed to win the pole position. Of course, while the machine is a bit crude, but the speed it is, and if all goes well, the representatives of the legendary brand will again intervene in the struggle for victory.

In addition to representatives of the factory teams in LMP1 there is also a sub-category L, where are the "private traders". It was planned that the fight here will lead two teams, but the German team Colin Kolles Kodewa serving under the brand Lotus, did not have time to prepare your prototype T129-AER, and vynujdena was to refuse to participate in the marathon. The result of this competition will start only two crews on Rebellion R-One with the engines of Toyota. To compete with the factory teams they, of course, can not, and their only objective is to get to the finish and not let representatives of the lower orders.

To distinguish LMP1 cars can on the white lights and white number on a red background.

Command/Car - Coloring

Crew

1. AUDI SPORT TEAM JOEST

AUDI R18 e-tron quattro - - LDI Grassi

Ldgal

Tchristina

2. AUDI SPORT TEAM JOEST

AUDI R18 e-tron quattro - -

Hassler

Alterer

Bcrelay

3. AUDI SPORT TEAM JOEST

AUDI R18 e-tron quattro - - Fallbackable

Mbeanhome

Ojervik

7. TOYOTA RACING

TOYOTA TS 040 Hybrid - - Aworc

Krakadila Sarrazin

8. TOYOTA RACING

TOYOTA TS 040 Hybrid - -

Davidson

Nlper

Sbome

12. REBELLION RACING

REBELLION R-One - Toyota - - Nfrost

Nailfold

MBES

13. REBELLION RACING

REBELLION R-One - Toyota - -

Dgraham

Belicchi

Fleiner

160

14. PORSCHE TEAM

PORSCHE 919 Hybrid - -

Rduma

Nani

Mlib

20. PORSCHE TEAM

PORSCHE 919 Hybrid - -

Bernhard

Webber

Bharti

Category LMP2

LMP2 - Junior class prototypes. Technical characteristics similar to LMP1, but restrictions are much more. Participants may not use the factory support. The cost of the chassis should not exceed 355 000 Euro, and the price of motor - 75 000 Euro.

It is in this category will fight for the victory of several Russian riders and teams. It is pleasant that the main contender for victory in this category will be Moskvich Roman Rusinov, the third year of the speaker for the G-Drive Racing. Last year Russia took in Le Mans third place, but after the finish the crew was disqualified because of a mismatch of the machine technical requirements. Until the end of the season Roman tried to defend his innocence, in passing having won five of six races, but in the end the result, he had not returned.

In the offseason Rusyns changed chassis technical support command and crew. The results of the first races are more optimistic - the crew of the Ruthenians-PLA-canal has confidently won both races. However, they did not participate main rivals of the Russian team, and the number of started was small. In Le Mans, where to start in this category will be released immediately 17 crews, competition will be much higher.

Hardly probable not the main rivals160G-Drive was to become the team Millenium, in fact, gathered under its banners last year's crew Rusinova and used his last year's chassis. However, just a week before the start of konqui crew Fabien Girua, John Martin and Oliver terve refused to participate.

You should pay attention to the car 35, which will put G-Drive Racing under the brand OAK Racing. For her the wheel sits Alex Brandl, as well as two winners of the project GT Academy Yann Matebore and mark Shulzycki. They will perform at the new chassis Ligier JS P2 Roman Rusinov did not dare to use it in the "24 hours of Le Mans", but plans to change to the subsequent stages.

Three more Russians will act crews of SMP Racing. At number 27 will start Sergey Zlobin, Mika Salo and Anton Ladygin, while 37 - Kirill Ladygin, Nicolas Minassian and Maurizio Mediani. The team holds its first season in the category LMP2, watch her performances will be interesting.

A distinctive feature of the LMP2 cars on the track white lights and white on a blue background.

Command/Car - Coloring

Crew

24. SEBASTIEN LOEB RACING

MORGAN NISSAN - Rrst

Aharon

Capillar

26. G-DRIVE RACING

MORGAN - NISSAN - -

Brusilov

Opla

Gonal

27. SMP RACING

ORECA 03 - NISSAN - - Slabin

Malo

Aladyin

29. PEGASUS RACING

MORGAN - NISSAN - J.Shell

Nletter,

Lrussell

33. OAK RACING

LIGIER JS P2 - -

Dcheng

H.-Pton

Among

34. RACE PERFORMANCE

ORECA 03R - JUDD - - Mfree

Fmale

Dlancaster

35. OAK RACING

LIGIER JS P2 - -

Abrand

Amardobha

Chulitskiy

36. SIGNATECH ALPINE

ALPINE A450b NISSAN - - P-Latin

Nanchatte

Awebb

37. SMP Racing

ORECA 03R - NISSAN - - Keladigan

Nminister

Modiane

38. JOTA

ZYTEK Z11SN - NISSAN - - C.Dolan,

Tennell

Miene

41. GREAVES MOTORSPORT

ZYTEK Z11SN - NISSAN - - Minnemann

Alatif

Drinko

42. CATERHAM RACING

ZYTEK Z11SN - NISSAN - -

Tkabber-Smith

Mmikiara

Kadison

43.NEW BLOOD BY MORAND RACING

MORGAN JUDD - - Kklin

Ghirsh

Rebrandable

46. THIRIET BY TDS RACING

LIGIER JS P2 - -

Pteria,

Lbdi,

Thomandy

47. KCMG

MORGAN NISSAN - Mhouse

Rbradley

Ammiratore

48. MURPHY PROTOTYPES

ORECA 03R - NISSAN - - Burton

Gonzales,

Coanchor

50. LARBRE COMPETITION

MORGAN JUDD - -

Prague

Rtaylor

Kihara

Category LM GTE Pro

LM GTE Pro - category sports cars, based on mass-produced sports cars in Gran Turismo. Here, the most significant link between race and civil machines.

To meet the requirements, the machine must be equipped with a certain minimum amount for each subclass. The racing version must retain the shape of the original machines. Often teams have factory support producers. So, it is in this category is the Ferrari team - AF Corse. Their main competitors - factory teams Chevrolet, Porsche and Aston Martin.

The word Pro in category name means that it can participate professionals. There are no restrictions for the riders, all pilots can have a Platinum status. Therefore, among them many former racers of Formula 1. So, for Ferrari will perform supports child priority Bruni and Giancarlo Fisichella, for Corvette Racing - Jan Magnussen, Aston Martin - Bruno Senna.

A guide to the machine LM GTE Pro on the track yellow lights, white room on a green background.

Command/Car - Coloring

Crew

51. AF CORSE

FERRARI 458 ITALIA - - Dbren

Velander

Fisichella

52. RAM RACING

FERRARI 458 ITALIA - -

Mgriffin,

Aparente

Flea

71. AF CORSE

FERRARI 458 ITALIA - -

Dragon

Dolado

Operetta

73. CORVETTE RACING

CHEVROLET CORVETTE C7 R - Magnussen,

Agarcia

Dtaylor

74. CORVETTE RACING

CHEVROLET CORVETTE C7 R - -

Agawin,

Tminer,

Rwestbrook

91. PORSCHE TEAM MANTHEY

PORSCHE 911 RSR - -

Pele

Jargmistel

Ntandi

92. PORSCHE TEAM MANTHEY

PORSCHE 911 RSR - - Mholzer

Palkovice

Rlitz

97. ASTON MARTIN RACING

ASTON MARTIN VANTAGE V8 - - Dtanner

Smukke

BSANNA

99. ASTON MARTIN RACING

ASTON MARTIN VANTAGE V8 - - Amadol

DO young

Fris

Category LM GTE Am

Technical requirements for vehicles in this class are the same as in LM GTE Pro, with one exception at the start, only the last year or more old cars. In this category can participate Amateur pilots. Famous names a bit, but among them there is even the pilot of Formula 1 - Pedro Lamy will sit behind the wheel of one of the cars Aston Martin. Apart from him, we can note a repeated winner of the series Le Mans Emmanuel Kollar, racer World series by Renault Mathieu Vassiviere and Vice GP2 champion Sam Byrd.

As a year ago, in LM GTE Am will be one of the most famous of the participants in the marathon is an American actor Patrick Dempsey. In recent years Dempsey seriously interested in racing, and regularly participates in daily marathons, as well as at the stages of the American series ALMS. In 2009, he already went to the start "24 hours of Le Mans on the Ferrari F430 GT2, finishing in 9th place in its category, and last year, Porsche 911 GT3 RSR managed to finish fourth. This season Dempsey preserved and the machine, and its crew, so has the chance to fight for the podium.

Another star nakonechnaja the world in this category will become legendary goalkeeper of the French football Fabien Barthez. After a career of a football player Barthez has got the racing played in the French Cup Porsche, and in recent years perusal Ferrari. Last year he already went to the start of some of the stages of the championship FIA WEC, but in marathon "24 hours of Le Mans will participate for the first time. He will sit behind the wheel of a Ferrari 458 Italia team Sofrev ASP, along with Anthony Pons and Salem Ayari.

In addition, this category will perform and two Russians, representing the team SMP Racing. At the wheel of a Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 will sit Andrea Bertolini, Victor Shaitar and Alexey Basov. Given the experience of the team support for them has a famous AF Corsa and pilots, they have a real chance to qualify in this category for the highest places.

A guide to the machine LM GTE Am on the track yellow lights, white room on orange background.

Command/Car - Coloring

Crew

53. RAM RACING

FERRARI 458 ITALIA - - Moulim

Matterson

Ahamilton

57. KROHN RACING

FERRARI 458 ITALIA - - Tcron

Niasson

Bcollins

58. TEAM SOFREV ASP

FERRARI 458 ITALIA - - Flares

Apons

Sayari

60. AF CORSE

FERRARI 458 ITALIA - - Plan

Lcase

Commaria

61. AF CORSE

FERRARI 458 ITALIA - -

Lperez Company

Cioci

Venture

62. AF CORSE

FERRARI 458 ITALIA - - Amalgal

J.-Mbalale

Hblank

66. JMW MOTORSPORT

FERRARI 458 ITALIA - - A.at-Faisal

Snellman

Spinelli

67. IMSA PERFORMANCE MATMUT

PORSCHE 911 GT3 RSR - -

Amari

W-Morlen,

Alari

70. TEAM TAISAN

FERRARI 458 ITALIA - - Rossiter

Para

MRICS

72. SMP RACING

FERRARI 458 ITALIA - - Bertolini

Writer

Abasov

75. PROSPEED COMPETITION

PORSCHE 911 GT3 RSR - - Perrodo

Ecollar

Mallala

76. IMSA PERFORMANCE MATMUT

PORSCHE 911 GT3 RSR - -

Rarak

Narmino

D.Hollidej

77. DEMPSEY DEL PIERO - PROTON

PORSCHE 911 GT3 RSR - - PdaNet,

D.foster,

Long

79.PROSPEED COMPETITION

PORSCHE 911 GT3 RSR - - Cracknel

Bcurtis

Isletmeler

81. AF CORSE

FERRARI 458 ITALIA - -

Swift

Mrugala

Sberg

88. PROTON COMPETITION

PORSCHE 911 GT3 RSR - -

K. reed,

Kbhler

Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Kubaisi

90. 8 STAR MOTORSPORTS

FERRARI 458 ITALIA - - Pontecorvo/

Droga

Property

95. ASTON MARTIN RACING

ASTON MARTIN VANTAGE V8 - K.Poulsen,

Heinemeier-Hanson

Ntim

98. ASTON MARTIN RACING

ASTON MARTIN VANTAGE V8 - - Pdlla-Lana

Plame

Knigan

Garage 56

As in 2013, the so-called "Garage 56" number of participants of the race in Le Mans traditionally does not exceed 56 machines, so the garage is the last was provided Nissan Motor Company and Nismo, which was put up for the start of the experimental machine ZEOD RC. This hybrid car with a lithium-ion batteries to be the successor of the famous project DeltaWing, and while participating in the race out of contest aims to demonstrate the most advanced technology to the automotive industry.

Behind the wheel sits two graduate project GT Academy, Lucas Ordonez and Wolfgang Ripa, as well as an experienced Japanese Satoshi Motoyama, for many years, collaborating with Nissan Nismo. No sports task before this crew is not intended, however, their goal is to make a marathon.

Command/Car - Coloring

Crew

0. NISSAN MOTORSPORT

NISSAN ZEOD RC - Londonas

Wrap

Smoliam

text Elmir Valeev

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2014-05-26 16:44:02

The formula E Chandhok and Senna signed a contract with Mahindra

The formula E Chandhok and Senna signed a contract with Mahindra

Qarun Chandhok and Bruno Senna will take part in the debut season of Formula E, starting in September of this year. Ex-racers of Formula 1 has signed a contract with Mahindra team Racing.

Qarun Chandhok "I am very happy to sign a contract with Mahindra Racing. The team has shown great commitment to the Formula E, and very pleased that the company's senior management supports this project.

A great honor for me to become part of a single Indian team series. Besides, it is good that we will again be reunited with Bruno. He is one of my close friends from the world of Motorsport, we respect each other and work well together, that will be good for the team's progress.

Race on city streets will be breathtaking and pilots together with teams should do everything possible for that".

Bruno "I am very proud to have joined Mahindra Racing. The team is ambitious and wants from the very start to become one of the leaders of the Formula E. It is also a great perspective from the outset to be a part of the revolutionary championship. Teams and pilots will quickly learn how to work with these technologies and to pilot such a machine. The formula E will promote a new type of racing fans around the world.

I have a great relationship with Karuna. This will help us to work productively together and help the team to progress rapidly".

Alejandro Agag, head of the series "I warmly welcome Karuna and Bruno's Formula E - both well I know for a while. They are talented racers, which became a valuable acquisition team Mahindra. Bruno and Karun strengthen the list of participants of the championship".

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2014-05-01 03:54:14

Bruno My uncle was a unique person

Bruno My uncle was a unique person

The ex-pilot of Formula 1 and a nephew of the great Ayrton Senna, Bruno Senna told about your uncle."My uncle was distinguished by such qualities as determination in action, commitment to the highest possible results in everything and keen sense of justice, " said Senna. Also he loved his Motherland had done him a great honor in Brasiliense we miss him, he settled in the hearts of Brazilians, we all remember his achievements, race and chat with fans. He was loved not only for sports achievements, he was a man of great soul. His life principles is followed by many people still young and old".

2014-04-29 14:24:02

Bruno Ayrton - special man for Brazilians

Bruno Ayrton - special man for Brazilians

In Brazil to Ayrton Senna are not simply as a racer, but as a national hero. On the eve of the 20th anniversary of the tragic events in Imola nephew of three-time world champion, Bruno Senna, has told, what qualities the Ayrton managed to win the love of millions of Brazilians.

Bruno "the Determination, perfectionism, heightened sense of justice and patriotism did Ayrton special person for Brazilians. People it is still not enough, we all left the unforgettable memories of his great overtaking, excellent performances in races and qualifications. But the off-track Ayrton has left a significant legacy - he was an outstanding personality. He has achieved success in the sport, but at the same time was able to go beyond just the sports glory, and his life became an example for many."

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2014-03-06 18:14:01

Bruno the Level of the tyre remains high

Bruno the Level of the tyre remains high

The high torque of the new engines will lead to increased wear rubber. According to the former F1 driver and now a commentator on Sky Sports Bruno Senna, this factor will play a role in the balance of power in 2014.

Bruno «compared to last year, the load on the tire will increase due to high torque and low rear of the machine, as well as reducing the pressing forces.

The team worked in Jerez, where the majority of the load is on the rear tires, and in Bahrain, on the highway, where the acceleration is constantly alternating with braking. All have made great efforts to improve handling machines, but we must continue to work with the settings. Unlike last year, the teams will not be cunning solutions that help increase adherence, for example, exhaust systems, interacting with diffusers. The racers need to do a lot, for as long as possible to maintain the efficiency of tyres.

The level of degradation of rubber remains high. I think in many races, we will see the same number of pit-stops, as before. However, commands modify the machine during the season, and the situation is improving. Still in the beginning. Last year the pre-season tests showed quite a high level of wear and tear of tires but during the season, the situation has changed for the better. In any case, the teams will understand a lot of things.»

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2014-03-06 13:24:03

Bruno returned to the paddock Formula 1

Bruno returned to the paddock Formula 1

Former Formula 1 driver Bruno Senna returned to the paddock world Cup now a commentator British television channel Sky Sports.

Bruno will join the team of the TV station, and along with David Croft he will conduct training reports with the seven stages of the championship from Malaysia, China, Hungary, Singapore, Russia, USA and Brazil. Also Senna will take part in the discussion and analysis of events racing weekend will interview the riders and team representatives.

Bruno «I Hope I can reveal some secrets of the profession of a racer, and also to explain how the high level of skill of Formula 1 drivers. Rules and technical regulations 2014, changes in the lineups, new routes, we are likely to see this season, promise an exciting championship, and I want to quickly take up the case.»

In 2013 Senna played in the world championship on races on endurance driving an Aston Martin in the GT2 category.

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2014-02-13 00:04:03

The formula E , and Wedge - Club racers

The formula E ,  and Wedge - Club racers

Promoters of a series of races cars Formula E called the last eight pilots included in the Club racers membership means that the pilots are ready to act in the championship.82328232

In the final top five Nicolas , Alex Brandl and Paintings , Conor Delhi, former «the Stig» from the transfer Top Gear Ben Collins and two former pilot of the Formula 1 - Jaime and Christian Wedge.

Jaime «I am delighted to join «the Club racers of Formula Is, This series is a new dimension of Motorsport in which pilots will have to per day study the configuration of the tracks centers in capitals as London and Beijing».

The list was quite surprising, but the membership in the Club, just a statement of intent, not to guarantee a place in the championship. Now everything depends on the choice of ten teams.

Racer - Country

Age - the Last series

Daniel ABT - Germany

21 - GP2

Christian Albers - Holland

34 - FIA WEC

Jaime - Spain

23 - Formula 1

Marco - USA

26 - Indycar

Sebastien - France

34 - Indycar

Alex Brandl - UK

23 - FIA WEC

Sebastien - Switzerland

25 - FIA WEC, Formula 1

Karun - India

30 - FIA WEC

Ben Collins - Great Britain

38 - LMS

Conor Delhi - USA

22 - Indycar

Robert - Holland

32 - Superleague

Lucas di Grassi - Brazil

29 - FIA WEC

John Hildebrand-ml - USA

26 - Indycar

MA Qing Hua China

26 - GP2, Formula 1

- India

37 - Auto GP

Christian Wedge - Austria

31 - Auto GP, GT, LMS

Catherine - UK

33 - Indycar

Vitantonio - Italy

33 - FIA WEC

Nicolas - France

40 - FIA WEC

Frank Montagna - France

36 - FIA WEC

Takuma Sato, Japan

37 - Indycar

Bruno Senna - Brazil

30 - FIA WEC

Oriol Servius - Spain

39 - Indycar

Adrien - France

22 - DTM

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2014-01-27 19:04:02

The formula E called eight new Club racers

The formula E called eight new  Club racers

Promoters racing series cars Formula E named the following eight pilots who entered the organized them in the beginning of the year the Club racers. Contract with the Club means that pilots are ready in the future to take part in the championship. In addition, they will have the opportunity to test new machine.

The number of new participants included former Club racers of Formula 1 Bruno Senna, Sebastien , Christian Albers, Frank Montagna and , pilots IndyCar series Oriol and John Hildebrand, Jr., as well as pilot youth series GP2 Daniel ABT. Thus, the total number of members of Club riders reached 16, and they all expressed willingness to sign a contract with one of the teams championship.

Sebastien «the Formula E - a very interesting project, and it is indeed a great innovation for Motorsport. During the career rarely get the chance to become a member of such a technological breakthrough. I would be very happy to find yourself a seat and start to speak in this championship in the following September, and I think the best way is to become a member of the Club racers».

Bruno «I am very happy to join the Club racers of Formula E, as this championship and electric vehicles - the road ahead and to the races, and for the automotive industry».

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2013-07-17 17:44:04

Bruno in Front of me opened many doors

Bruno Senna, the ex-pilot of Formula 1 and a nephew of the legendary Ayrton Senna, said that to continue his career there are many opportunities." currently I'm still determine the choice, " said Senna. - For me there are many options, among which are the endurance race, championship, NASCAR, IndyCar race for stock-car racing. While I can't say anything particular, negotiations are conducted in all directions. As soon as something clear, I'll tell you everything in official circulation.

2013-07-17 11:54:03

Bruno Senna can pursue a career overseas

Bruno Senna can pursue a career overseas

Former F1 driver Bruno Senna, who announced in February about the transition in the endurance race, next year may pursue a career in the USA. In an interview with the Brazilian O Estado de S.Paulo Bruno said he considers different variants of 2014.

Bruno «One of the best options is to extend the existing contract with Aston Martin, but would be interesting to conduct tests in NASCAR, discuss the other scenarios. I am completely free, my choices in NASCAR, racing Stoke-car - I will hold negotiations in order to find the best option.

Endurance race associated with a high risk, especially marathon in Le Mans, where very high speed and insufficient security zones, but, as you approach the start, we know that it is risky».

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2013-07-04 15:04:03

Bruno Senna will behind the wheel of a McLaren-24-hour Spa

Bruno Senna will behind the wheel of a McLaren-24-hour Spa

Bruno Senna, former F1 driver and the nephew of three-time world champion Ayrton Senna, will be released at the start of the race "24 hours of Spa" series Blancpain Endurance, which will be held on July 27-28. This year the Brazilian acts world championship endurance FIA WEC for the team Aston Martin, but rather in a series of Blancpain debuts.

Bruno sit behind the wheel of a McLaren MP4-12C GT3 team VonRyan Racing. In one crew with him to go to his Manager and chief test-pilot of Mclaren Automotive Chris Goodwin, as well as ongoing pilot team Rob . VonRyan Racing founded by Dave Ryan, who was the chief mechanic McLaren in those years when there were Ayrton Senna. However, he denies any connection between these two facts.

Dave Ryan «the Appearance of Bruno is good news for the team, and not because he is Senna. It will be really fast, so we have quite a strong squad for the Spa. During the talks with Chris, he asked, would we be interested in the prompt Senna, if he will be free. Of course we agreed».

Bruno Senna is not the only former F1 driver, which will be released at the start of the marathon. For team Phoenix Racing will Markus , and for Fortec Motorsport - Karl . In addition, in the same category Pro for Russian team SMP Racing go Kirill Ladygin, Mikhail Alyoshin Victor .

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2013-06-23 02:04:02

WEC 8 hours Behind in the race "24 hours of Le Mans is that the problems Audi

WEC 8 hours Behind in the race

Shortly before nightfall two crew Audi faced problems. On machine 1, on which are the favorites of race, Andre , Marseille and Benoit , had problems with the generator. The mechanics managed to resolve them, but the crew not only lost the lead, but fell back far back, in the third ten overall standings.

Almost at the same time suffered and machine 3. Oliver Jarvis traffic punched the wheel, and was forced to slowly return to the pits for his replacement. In the result, the crew di Grassi/Wife/Jarvis lost companions over the circle, and missed both Toyota cars.

The leaders remained only one machine Audi, number 2, currently led by Tom Kristensen. However, the advantage of this crew over the competition from Toyota is already 2 minutes 40 seconds. However, in conditions of constant starting and ending rain anything can happen, anything.

Besides on the track appears regularly car safety. Thus, while the sixth hour of the race, he went twice, and both times because of wreckage left machines Signatech Alpine 36 and Lotus 32.

In the category LMP2 some time been the leader of the Russian team G-Drive, but after the next pit stop lost several positions. On the first place in the class again came a crew OAK Racing in the composition of /Gonzalez/. Nevertheless, the struggle for the victory here is far from over.

In LMGTE Pro continues to struggle for leadership unfolds between crews 97 and 99 Aston Martin Racing and Porsche factory 92. Is currently leading machine 99, at the wheel which is Bruno Senna, but its lead over from Richard Litsa Porsche is minimal.

In LMGTE Am machines Ferrari factory team AF Corse lost leadership, losing to teams on the Porsche. At this point leads the crew of rid/Sort/ team Proton, and the second place goes to Patrick long from Dempsey Del Piero.

Class - No. and Team - Pilots - Circles - the Difference

1. P1 Is The 2 Audi - Christensen/Macneish/Duval - 119

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2. P1 - 8 Toyota - Davidson// - 118

+ 1 lap

3. P1 - 7 Toyota - Wurz/Lapierre/Nakajima - 118

+ 313.789

4. P1 - 3 Audi di Grassi/Wife/Jarvis - 118

+ 327.492

5. P1 - 13 Lola - /Besh/Fu Chen - 116

+ 3 laps

6. P1 - 21 HPD - Kane/watts/Leventis - 114

+ 5 laps

7. P1 - 12 Lola - Simple/Jani/Heidfeld - 113

+ 6 circles

8. P2 - 35 Morgan - /Gonzalez/ - 112

+ 7 laps

9. P2 38 Zytek - Dolan// - 111

+ 8 laps

10. P2 24 Morgan - PLA/-Hansson/Brandl - 111

+ 16.296

11. P2 42 Zytek - /Ordonez/Krumm - 111

+ 17.439

12. P2 46 Oreca - /Buddy/Martin - 111

+ 258.837

13. P2 - 26 Oreca - Rusyns/Martin/Conway - 111

+ 301.478

14. P2 - 49 Oreca - Perez-// - 110

+ 9 laps

15. P2 43 Morgan - /Maya/Lombard - 110

+ 407.645

16. P2 - 34 Oreca - Frei// - 110

+ 631.316

17. P2 32 Lotus - Holzer// - 109

+ 10 laps

18. GTP - 99 Aston - bell//Senna - 108

+ 11 laps

19. GTP - 92 Porsche - Lib/Litc/Dumas - 108

+ 2.921

20. GTP - 97 Aston - /Mcke/Turner - 108

+ 11.033

21. P2 - 33 HPD - Tucker/Franchitti/Briscoe - 107

+ 12 laps

22. P1 - The 1 Audi - // - 107

+ 338.854

23. GTP - 91 Porsche - /Pila/Bernhard - 107

+ 402.481

24. P2 47 Morgan - /Tun/Howson - 107

+ 402.989

25. P2 - 30 Lola - /Burgess/Hirsi - 106

+ 13 laps

26. P2 - 48 Oreca - Hartley/Patterson/ - 106

+ 421.766

27. GTP - 71 Ferrari - Beretta/Kobayashi/ - 106

+ 430.591

28. GTP - 51 Ferrari - Bruni// - 106

+ 437.070

29. GTP - 74 Corvette - Westbrook/Gavin/Milner - 106

+ 441.005

30. GTP - 98 Aston - /dalla Lana/Lamy - 106

+ 445.123

31. GTP - 73 Corvette - Magnussen/Garcia/Taylor - 105

+ 14 laps

32. P2 - 41 Zytek - Kimber-Smith/Rossi/Suite - 105

+ 2.266

33. P2 45 Morgan - Nikola/Merlin/ - 105

+ 14.960

34. GTA - 88 Porsche - Reid/Sort/ - 104

+ 15 laps

35. GTA - 55 Ferrari - /case/O young - 104

+ 0.706

36. GTA - 77 Porsche - Dempsey/foster/long - 104

+ 45.914

37. GTP - 93 SRT - // - 104

+ 326.032

38. GTA - 76 Porsche - /Bourree/Vernet - 104

+ 326.854

39. GTA - 61 Ferrari - Gerber/Griffin/ - 103

+ 16 circles

40. P2 - 40 Oreca - // - 103

+ 306.893

41. GTP - 53 SRT - //Goossens - 103

+ 315.795

42. GTA - 50 Corvette - /canal/Taylor - 103

+ 558.832

43. GTP - 75 Porsche - collar// - 102

+ 17 laps

44. P2 - 36 Alpine - /Rag/ - 102

+ exploration-satellite 5.499

45. GTA - 67 Porsche - // - 102

+ 311.324

46. P2 - 25 Oreca - /Nakano/Hamilton - 101

+ 18 circles

47. GTA - 96 Aston Hall/Goethe/Campbell-Walter - 101

+ 618.711

48. GTP - 66 Ferrari - Bertolini/al-/al-Qubaisi - 101

+ 621.891

49. P2 39 Lola - Port// - 101

+ 1228.826

50. GTA - 70 Corvette - McNeil/Rodriguez/Dumas - 100

+ 19 laps

51. GTA - 57 Ferrari - CZK/Johnson/ - 100

+ 3.919

52. GTA - 54 Ferrari - //Blank - 97

+ 22 circles

53. GTA - 81 Ferrari - //bright - 93

+ 26 circles

54. P2 28 Lola - //Ihara - 20

+ 99 laps

55. P2 31 Lotus - /Rossiter/Bush - 17

The gathering

56. GTA - 95 Aston - /Poulsen/Simonsen - 2

The gathering

text Elmir Valeev

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2013-06-21 00:14:03

Le Mans-2013 to Introduce participants

Le Mans-2013 to Introduce participants

In the coming weekend in France will be the next auto-marathon "24 hours of Le Mans. This year the famous race ring "" 90 years. During the day 168 pilots in 56 carriages will fight for victory in the four classes. nonf1.ru introduces the participants of the competition.

Category LMP1

LMP1 - the most prestigious class prototypes, which can be presented both factory and private teams. In this class manufacturers have the ability to experiment with the technology and configuration. Allowed machines both in the front and layout that use petrol and diesel, turbo and atmospheric engines and hybrids.

To fall under the definition of a hybrid machine should move along the pit lane with a speed of 60 km/h, using only the electric drive. When the car is on the track, it can accumulate energy, not exceeding 500 Kj, which corresponds to an increase of about 100 PS for 6 seconds. However, the actual meaning of the allocation of hybrids in a separate category disappeared a year ago, when a machine won the race in the tournament standings.

Favorites marathon - factory team Audi, for the last 13 years she in Le Mans 11 wins. Formally this season Germans will use the same Audi R18 e-tron quattro that has brought them victory in 2012-m But in reality machine seriously differs from last year, and lap time for the year improved by a few seconds. The Prime crew Audi, --, won the last two races in Le Mans, and in 2011 the Audi R18, and in 2012 - in hybrid.

Their main competitors again, like a year ago, will become the factory crews Toyota. In 2012, the Japanese made their debut in Le Mans with hybrid TS 030, demonstrating an impressive speed, but because of accidents and technical failures dropped out from among the candidates for top results. By the end of the year with "childhood diseases" was possible to understand, and in the last race of the season WEC racers Toyota smashed its competitors. However, Audi found reserves speed, and in the beginning of the current season the situation changed again. However, for the 24 hour race in Le Mans everything can happen, anyone victory is not guaranteed, though almost no doubt that the winner of the marathon will become one of the five machines of two factory teams.

Distinguish LMP1 cars can be white lights and white number on a red background.

Team/Machine - Coloring

Crew

1. AUDI SPORT TEAM JOEST

AUDI R18 E-TRON QUATTRO - - .,

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2. AUDI SPORT TEAM JOEST

AUDI R18 E-TRON QUATTRO - -

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3. AUDI SPORT TEAM JOEST

AUDI R18 E-TRON QUATTRO - - .,

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7. TOYOTA RACING

TOYOTA TS 030 Hybrid - - .,

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8. TOYOTA RACING

TOYOTA TS 030 Hybrid - -

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12. REBELLION RACING

LOLA B12/60 Coup233 - TOYOTA - MR.Simple,

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13. REBELLION RACING

LOLA B12/60 Coup233 - TOYOTA - -

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. Jong

21. STRAKKA RACING RACING

HPD ARX 03c - HONDA - -

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Category LMP2

LMP2 - Junior class prototypes. Specifications are similar to those of LMP1, but restrictions are much more. Participants may not use the factory support. The cost of the chassis should not exceed 355 000 Euros, and the cost of motor - 75 000 Euro.

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Here we will compete with rivals Moskvich Roman Rusinov, who plays for the team G-Drive Racing. Its crew, which also includes John Martin and Mike Conway, of course, refers to the number of applicants for a victory in the category. Also among the clear favorites another crew, the speaker called ADR-Delta, one of the pilots, which was the ex-pilot of Formula 1 Shindgy Nakano.

Also, pay attention to the machine commands OAK Racing and two strong team tires Michelin most of the other crews in categories are on the tires Dunlop - Signatech Alpine and Level 5 Motorsports.

Distinctive feature of the LMP2 cars on the track white lights and white on a blue background.

Team/Machine - Coloring

Crew

24. OAK RACING

MORGAN NISSAN -

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D. -Hansson

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25. ADR-DELTA

ORECA 03 - NISSAN - .,

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26. G-DRIVE RACING

ORECA 03 - NISSAN - -

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28. GULF RACING MIDDLE EAST

LOLA B12/80 COUPE - NISSAN - .,

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30. HVM STATUS GRAND PRIX

LOLA B12/80 COUPE - JUDD - - .,

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D.Hirsi

31. LOTUS

LOTUS T128 - -

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32. LOTUS

LOTUS T128 - - 160.

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33. LEVEL 5 MOTORSPORTS

HPD ARX 03b - HONDA - - .,

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34. RACE PERFORMANCE

ORECA 03 - JUDD - - .

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35. OAK RACING

MORGAN NISSAN -

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36. SIGNATECH ALPINE

ALPINE NISSAN - - .

P.Rag

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38. JOTA

ZYTEK Z11SN - NISSAN - .,

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39. DKR ENGINEERING

LOLA B11/40 - JUDD - - 160.

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40. BOUTSEN GINION RACING

ORECA 03-NISSAN - -

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41. GREAVES MOTORSPORT

ZYTEK Z11SN - NISSAN - .-Smith,

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42. GREAVES MOTORSPORT

ZYTEK Z11SN - NISSAN - -

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43.MORAND RACING

MORGAN JUDD - MR.,

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45. OAK RACING

MORGAN NISSAN - .,

J.-.,

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46. THIRIET BY TDS RACING

ORECA 03 - NISSAN - -

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47. KCMG

MORGAN NISSAN - 160.

H.-.

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48. MURPHY PROTOTYPES

ORECA 03 - NISSAN - .,

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49. PECOM RACING

ORECA 03 - NISSAN - -

L. Perez-,

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The LM GTE Pro

LM GTE Pro - category sports car built on the basis of the serial sports cars in Gran Turismo. Here, the most noticeable link between racing and civilian cars.

To meet the requirements, the machine must be equipped with certain minimum circulation for each subclass. A racing version should retain the shape of the original machine. Often teams are factory support producers. Thus it was in this category by a team Ferrari - AF Corse. Their main competitors - factory team Porsche and Aston Martin.

The word Pro in category name means that it can participate professionals. There are no restrictions for the riders, all pilots can have a Platinum status. Therefore, among them many former racers of Formula 1. So, for Ferrari will Giancarlo and Kamui Kobayashi, for Corvette Racing - Jan Magnussen, for Aston Martin - Pedro Lamy and Bruno Senna.

A benchmark to determine the machine LM GTE Pro on the track yellow lights, white on a green background.

Team/Machine - Coloring

Crew

51. AF CORSE

FERRARI 458 ITALIA - .

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53. SRT MOTORSPORTS

DODGE VIPER GTS-R - -

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66. JMW MOTORSPORT

FERRARI 458 ITALIA - A.Bertolini,

A.at-,

Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Qubaisi

71. AF CORSE

FERRARI 458 ITALIA -

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73. CORVETTE RACING

CHEVROLET CORVETTE

C6 ZR1 - - .,

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74. CORVETTE RACING

CHEVROLET CORVETTE

C6 ZR1 - -

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75. PROSPEED COMPETITION

PORSCHE 911 GT3 RSR - - .,

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91. PORSCHE AG TEAM MANTHEY

PORSCHE 911 RSR - -

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P.Pele

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92. PORSCHE AG TEAM MANTHEY

PORSCHE 911 RSR - - .

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93. SRT MOTORSPORTS

DODGE VIPER GTS-R 160.

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97. ASTON MARTIN RACING

ASTON MARTIN VANTAGE V8 - - .

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98. ASTON MARTIN RACING

ASTON MARTIN VANTAGE V8 - - 160.

. Lana

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99. ASTON MARTIN RACING

ASTON MARTIN VANTAGE V8 - - 160.

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Technical requirements to machines in this class are the same as in the LM GTE Pro, with one exception at the start permitted only last year or older machines.

LM GTE Am - category can participate pilots-lovers. Known names are almost no, but it is in the LM GTE Am come from one of the most famous of the participants in the marathon - American actor Patrick Dempsey.

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In recent years Dempsey seriously interested in car racing, and regularly participates in the daily events, and also in the stages of the American series ALMS. In 2009, he already went to the start "24 hours of Le Mans on the Ferrari F430 GT2, finishing in 9th place in its category.

A benchmark to determine the machine LM GTE Am on the track yellow lights, white on orange background.

Team/Machine - Coloring

Crew

50. LARBRE COMPETITION

CHEVROLET CORVETTE C6-ZR1 - - P. ,

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54. AF CORSE

FERRARI 458 ITALIA - 160.

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55. AF CORSE

FERRARI 458 ITALIA -

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57. KROHN RACING

FERRARI 458 ITALIA - .,

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61. AF CORSE

FERRARI 458 ITALIA - .,

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67. IMSA PERFORMANCE MATMUT

PORSCHE 911 GT3 RSR - -

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70. LARBRE COMPETITION

CHEVROLET CORVETTE C6-ZR1 - - .,

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76. IMSA PERFORMANCE MATMUT

PORSCHE 911 GT3 RSR - -

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J.-.

77. DEMPSEY DEL PIERO - PROTON

PORSCHE 911 GT3 RSR - - .,

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81. 8 STAR MOTORSPORTS

FERRARI 458 ITALIA -

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88. PROTON COMPETITION

PORSCHE 911 GT3 RSR - -

K.Reid,

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95. ASTON MARTIN RACING

ASTON MARTIN VANTAGE V8 - - .,

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96. ASTON MARTIN RACING

ASTON MARTIN VANTAGE V8 - - 160.-Walter

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text Elmir Valeev

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2013-06-20 22:04:03

Bruno Senna take part in the celebration of the century Aston Martin

Bruno Senna take part in the celebration of the century Aston Martin

Former F1 driver Bruno Senna will take part in the celebration of 100 year anniversary of the company Aston Martin, which will take place on July 7 in the British motorway at brands hatch.

This season, the Brazilian stands for Aston Martin Racing world championship endurance race in the category LMGTE Pro and, together with their associates, Darren Turner and Stephen Mcke, won the first race of the season in its category. Now Bruno preparing for "24 hours of Le Mans, where they will perform together with Rob bell and Frederick .

Bruno «I'm excited participation in 100 anniversary of Aston Martin is a great honour for me. Will be great to manage Aston Martin GTE on the track, which took the Grand Prix, I am sure the fans will like it too».

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2013-06-19 18:34:02

Macneish invites Webber act in Le Mans

Macneish invites Webber act in Le Mans

Alan Macneish better known as a two-time Le Mans winner than the racer of the Formula 1, but in 2002 he spent 17 Grand Prix in the composition of the factory team Toyota. But in the late 90s ever compete with mark Webber does racing sports cars, and now he confirmed that the pair is quite able to pursue a career in the world championship endurance WEC, if it decides to leave in F1.

«If mark does decide to go to this championship, we will accept it with open arms, " said Macneish. - He is a real fighter, sensible, thinking racer and a very nice person.

In my opinion, racing sports cars conditions for the development of technologies at a reasonable cost. They participate in such a famous race, as Le Mans, which definitely can be compared with any of the Grand Prix Formula 1, and WEC is a good championship. All this gives manufacturers the opportunity to advertise their products and analyze how Motorsport affected the sales of road machines.

Look at Renault, they have so many years of consecutive win in Formula 1, but nobody cares because everyone thinks about Red Bull Racing. In my opinion, this is the matter attracts manufacturers in the championship WEC, which is clearly demonstrated by the riders who take to the start of Le Mans this year. We were joined by Kamui Kobayashi and Bruno Senna both are in the class GT. So WEC - a very attractive option for pilots, teams, manufacturers and the FIA».

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2013-05-27 22:54:02

Lotus F1 suffered record losses in Motorsport history

Lotus F1 suffered record losses in Motorsport history

Lotus F1 Team in 2012 suffered record losses in Motorsport history. It follows from the financial statements of the team, which leads Daily Telegraph. For the year loss commands increased by 35.9 million pounds, while revenues fell by 19.8 to 92.7 million pounds. Thus, last year160 she lost 56,8 million pounds.

In the history of Formula 1, no cases were registered more significant losses for the championship. The second place in this rating" is the team on Twitter in 2011, its losses amounted to 46.3 million pounds. In addition, a 41.9 million pounds lost command BAR in 1999.

The main reasons for the losses consist in the loss of several major sponsors after the dismissal of Vitaly Petrov and Bruno Senna at the end of 2011, such as "Russian technologies" brand Lada and Gilette. Even more serious loss was the departure of Lotus Cars - despite the fact that the team still bears its name, at the beginning of last year the company has refused from participation in the project.

In 2012, the majority of the damage was covered by a credit 42.2 million pounds, which in turn must be repaid before the end of the year. Malaysian Corporation Proton, which owns Lotus Cars, the team also provided loan in the amount of 35 million pounds under the Deposit base of Lotus F1. As a result of debt team was 79,8 million pounds, and the budget deficit rose to 54.2 million.

However, in 2012-m for Lotus F1 acted world champion Kimi Raikkonen, and in the same year, the team has increased its staff of 20 people, bringing the total number of employees up to 520 days.160 in addition, she spent 6.4 million on development of base and equipment. All this led to the fact that the expenses of the company grew by 9.1 per cent and reached the level of 146,6 million pounds.

Of course, good presentations helped the team, as it received from the FOM more reward for the fourth place in the Cup of designers. However, these revenues cannot cover such a large expenses, and up to the end of the year Gerard Lopez, co-owner of the team have to somehow solve this issue.

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2013-05-21 18:24:02

Named the composition of the participants of the "24 hours of Le Mans"

Named the composition of the participants of the

Published the list of the participants of the jubilee race "24 hours of Le Mans, which will be held from 22 to 23 June this year, the famous on the ring will be 90 years old.

This season, the race is included in the calendar of the world championship endurance race FIA WEC, but other steps continue only 6 hours instead of 24, so the result in the "24 hours of Le Mans", participants of the championship will receive double points.

Favorite race in the main category LMP1 will become the first crew of the factory team Audi, consisting of Andre , Benoit and Marseille . They have won this race in the two previous seasons. Like a year ago, they will start on the hybrid Audi R18 e-tron quattro.

On such machines will perform and two more of the factory crew. One of them will lead the eight-time winner of the race in Le Mans and a former test pilot of the team Tyrrell Tom Kristensen, who will be assisted by Loic Duval and former F1 driver Alan Macneish. In the third carriage Audi not appear in the FIA WEC also two former Formula 1 drivers - mark Wife and Lucas di Grassi, with whom will chase Oliver Jarvis.

The main competitors of Audi of Toyota Racing also put on start crews with a large number of ex-racers of Formula 1. So, in the first crew of the team will perform Alex Wurz and Kazuki Nakajima, with whom will go Nicolas Lapierre, and behind the wheel of the second car and did sit only former pilots of the world championship Anthony Davidson, Sebastien and Stefan . Another former Formula 1 driver, Nick Heidfeld, will also go to start in this category - he will play for the main crew of the Swiss Rebellion on machines with Lola engines Toyota, together with Nicolas Simple and Neil Jani.

Many racers of Formula 1 in the category of the LMP2. So, for Delta-ARD will Shindgy Nakano, China KCMG - Ho-Pin Tung, and Murphy Karun . In addition, a steering wheel Zytek-Nissan team Greaves Motors sit co-owner of the team Lotus F1 Eric Suite.

In LMGTE among professionals worth noting factory crews Ferrari team AF Corse, which will Giancarlo and Kamui Kobayashi. Behind the wheel of the Chevrolet Corvette sit Jan Magnussen, and the Aston Martin Racing at the start there Pedro Lamy and Bruno Senna. In the Amateur division of the Porsche 911 GT3 will perform a famous actor Patrick Dempsey.

This year will participate in the race two pilots - Japanese Ihara the Gulf Racing Middle East and Swiss Natasha for Morand Racing. Moreover, for performance at Le Mans can be considered a family tradition - she is the cousin of Sbastien , and their grandfather, George , started in this race back in 1960.

Note to the Russian audience will be attracted to the crew of G-Drive Racing, which includes a Russian rider Roman Rusinov. He will speak on the machine Oreca 03 - Nissan together with their regular partners John Martin and Mike .

text Elmir Valeev

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2013-05-11 11:54:02

Grand Prix of Spain a Press conference on Friday

Grand Prix of Spain a Press conference on Friday

Participants Mike Williams, Adrian Red Bull Racing, Nicholas Ferrari, Andrew Greene Force India, Dave Greenwood Marussia, Mark Smith Caterham

Question Mike, let me start with you. A year ago, Williams won in Spain, but how would you evaluate the present shape of the team

Mike We are sad. Formula 1 is a dynamic sport, rivals quickly progress, but so far we lag behind. The team is moving in the right direction, but the gap is still great - you need to play at least a second.

Question What are the conclusions on the results of Friday

Mike We found out that the experimental tires do not work on our chassis. Last week we held aerodynamic tests, some of the findings were confirmed today, but there is still a lot of work.

Question Thank You Move on to Nicholas . Now a lot of talk about the return of the tests. This week the team voted against, but do you think that this is the end of all history, or is there a chance for the revision of the positions

Nicholas I Think that's a question for team leaders. Sure, the debate will continue, but it is unlikely that she should go to our level - level engineers.

Question What can you say on this day The pace of Ferrari and Red Bull Racing almost equal. Conclusions

Nicholas according To the results of Friday it is difficult to make conclusions. We're in pretty good shape, but it is impossible to say with any amount of fuel worked rivals. Cautious optimism is present, and most have nothing to add. In the morning it was raining, and it was not easy to try brought improvements. The work will continue in the next Grand Prix, you need to find out whether effective our new products, and according to the results of one day to answer all the questions in principle, impossible.

Question Your colleague James Ellison waiting for suggestions work. Would you like to see him in Maranello

Nicholas We are good friends with James, he is an excellent specialist and a wonderful person. Any team which will be able to get hold of it, just not a loser. Well, would he come back to us or not, of this you better ask leaders.

Question Thank You. Adrian, your opinion on the results of the day Red Bull Racing and Ferrari are very fast, but as Nicholas said on Friday it is difficult to make conclusions. And all the same, don't you think that the fate of the victory in this weekend will solve these two commands

Adrian If Nicholas will be so kind and say, how much fuel worked in the Ferrari, I will be easier to answer, but he is unlikely to do so. Definitely, we are waiting for heavy battle with Ferrari, Lotus, too, will be very fast - the car very carefully works with rubber, a Mercedes while a little behind. In General, the same picture, as in previous races.

Question Red Bull Racing was one of the teams, calling for the adjustment of the tire specifications. In Pirelli changed the specification of the composition of the Hard - core for the Grand Prix of Spain, including in the past year. Could you comment on the effect of these changes They proved to be sufficient

Adrian In comparison with the last year of the current hard tires differ in composition and structure. In Pirelli returned to the composition, used in specific Grand Prix of the previous season, but the design of the tyres is still different from last year, so it is quite another rubber.

Question Moving on to Dave . In this season of the Marussia noticeably added. Could you tell how it is, and by what means

Dave Greenwood it is Difficult to talk about specific numbers - perhaps, we at the one percent closer to the leaders. We no longer have to worry about the hit in the 107, we look at the middle of the odurzonego delight, which wish to get into. The main progress was achieved at the expense of aerodynamics, the best indicators of the correlation of the results in a wind tunnel and on the road, some ingenuity. So we have had the greatest increase in speed, and the finalization of the chassis also helped.

Question We have already touched upon the question of the return of tests in the course of the season. Think about that in the Marussia - a team with a small budget

Dave Greenwood the situation is Difficult, isn't it Engineers would like to return the tests, but there is the question of costs. As Nicholas said, this is better to talk with the leaders of the teams. Again, if the tests are arranged clearly and deliberately, and not with complete freedom of action, it is possible, their presence will allow us to catch up to the opponents.

Question Let's talk to Andrew. Let's start with a question about the problems with the left back tire of the car Paul di Resta. What can you say

Andrew Greene a Completely unexpected problem, literally in the middle of a long series of circles, and so far that's all I know. The situation study the specialists of the Pirelli - sure, they sound conclusions, as soon as all sorted out, and we still early to judge anything.

Question How is organized the interaction with Pirelli in such situations

Andrew Greene We are in touch with their specialists, providing all the necessary information. For this reason, we immediately stopped the car - not to damage the tire and give the specialists of the maximum possible opportunity to understand the situation.

Question Force India is very good beginning of the season - you managed to get ahead of better-off command. How did it happen

Andrew Greene we Have our own program, under which we gradually progressed over the past four years. We're doing the right thing, trying to understand the behavior of the machine, make progress in those areas in which we see the potential. We have extremely limited resources, so we must choose the path of refinement and pay attention only to the areas through which the possible maximum progress. It will be so further.

Last year we found out that a successful outcome depends largely on the performance and lifetime of tires in the race. In the work on the current machine we paid special attention to the issue of interaction with the tires, which allowed us to implement a variety of settings for all kinds of weather conditions and helped to increase the efficiency of the machine. In fact, progress has been made in literally everything. The guys from the Department of aerodynamics try to make their contribution, as in the work on tyres helps us laborious work over the settings of the chassis.

Question we Pass from Mark Smith. Before Caterham in detail told about their modifications, but this time the team keeps silence. Could you explain, what worked, and why there are no comments

Mark Smith due To certain reasons, in the first four races we had a machine that only 30 corresponded to the original draft of the new machine. Yes, we have prepared a comprehensive renovation, but, in fact, it only brings us closer to the initially option. All of this stems from the desire to understand the processes of modelling and correlation. If we closely on the machine on a standard schedule, we would have released the details of which do not comply with our models.

Question How has the return of on the revision process of the machine

Mark Smith His return was very helpful. Heikki previously worked with the team, and we for some time have lost the continuity of the racers. When in Bahrain Heikki drove out of boxes during the first part of the free races, this in itself was a good sign.

We considered a number of options for settings adjustment, and recommendations Heikki coincided with one of them - and that's good. From the point of view of the continuity of and experience with the previous machine - and the specification with which Heikki worked in Bahrain, a little different from its predecessor - the return of the Finn has become a real gift.

Questions from the floor

Q Dan - Auto Action and National Speedsport News All brought here novelties. Could you tell us more about what's new solutions are installed on your machine

Mike New front wing, as the front part of the bottom.

Dave Greenwood Front fender, bottom, front-suspension - in General, not only aerodynamics. I must say, a package of improvements to the really serious.

Mark Smith Front and rear , bottom, some aerodynamic modifications.

Nicholas I Beg your pardon, but I do not wish to disclose details. You can see all the photos.

Adrian In my opinion, the question has no meaning. Isn't it part of the sport is to find out what made the rivals

Question But last night from the UK has arrived a lot of boxes with a load of.

Adrian We brought sandwiches our boys.

Andrew Greene we Have different revision, both in terms of aerodynamics, so in mechanics.

Question a Package of improvements are so significant, as he was in the previous years Can we consider it one of the most important stages of work on the machine

Andrew Greene It is not so significant, but is also very important.

Question Paolo - La Gazzetta dello Sport Nicholas, your revision, seems to have confirmed its effectiveness. Believe, they will help Ferrari in the fight for the pole

Nicholas As I have already said, from the morning of the weather it is not possible to carry out all the planned inspection. Yes and no rain on Friday it is difficult to draw conclusions because of the peculiarities of the behaviour of the tyres and the need to work on other aspects. We continue to analyze the situation, it is a constant process. Some innovations have confirmed efficiency, others not, but before making a final decision, we will conduct additional checks in the following weekend.

Question Fernando Alonso said that he would like to see a higher rate in the qualification. You pursued the goal

Nicholas I Think it is clear to all of our desire to add in the qualification, however, we would not want to lose the race pace, because he is in a greater impact on the final result. Again, start from the far series greatly complicates the task, therefore, agree - qualification is now the priority.

Question Mike - Auto Action from time to Time the teams return to the idea of charge points for qualification. As far as I know, recently, this issue was discussed again, and was rejected. Can I ask Nicholas and Adrian, if you are not initiated repeated discussion, and why the idea was rejected

Adrian Honestly, I didn't know that this question has recently been discussed. When I worked in the IndyCar, scoring points for qualification have been commonplace - it increased the value of the fight for the pole and its entertainment. A kind of bonus, but it's quite justified - that is my personal opinion.

Nicholas In my opinion, a bad idea. If the rules will be written down correctly, teams will be able to make a choice between speed in qualifying and the race. Personally I'm not against the scoring for starting positions, but I didn't know that this question has recently someone was discussed.

Question Alex - Associated Press Mr. , if we talk about the difficulties encountered in this season of the Pastor Maldonado, explains whether they lack of confidence in the machine, or was it, perhaps, in the change of the race engineer

Mike I don't think so. Formula 1 is a dynamic sport, here all the time something changes. A year ago in Spain we had a very fast machine, and on Saturday, the Pastor felt very confident, though the day earlier the case were not in the best way. You just need to continue to work. We have a good team, Pastor laid out at the maximum, it only remains to work and gradually progressing.

Question Sam Collins - RaceCar Engineering If to speak about cars this season and machines for the next season, inevitably raises the question of the limitation of expenditure as for the Agreement on the limitation of resources, and the position of the financial possibilities of the commands. At what point do you plan to fully switch to the future development, and that will be the trigger for this

Mark Smith Preparation for the next season is a serious challenge, the commands are limited in resources, and it all depends on a given level of work. I am sure that all the participants have already to some extent work for the future, and the moment, when a large part of the resources will be directed to the new chassis, will be strictly individual basis, because the teams of different tasks in the championship. For us 2014 is extremely important, because in Williams the main volume of the resources will be directed to the new chassis after this stage in Barcelona.

Dave Greenwood Our team is extremely limited in resources, but this does not mean that we do not have serious goals in 2014. We have already adjusted the time of work in the wind tunnel and other production processes. The situation is not simple, because we still have to monitor the situation in this season and be ready to add a real chance to improve their position. Well, at some point we have to decide either everything or nothing.

Adrian This is a very difficult question. In ideal conditions, we have increased the staff and the volume of resources, but it is unrealistic and devoid of practical sense. We must work for the future and we are doing this already now, and the distribution of forces is changing in the course of the season. To some extent this depends on the situation in the championship - if you play a tight fight for the title, you are unlikely to refuse the finalization of the machine. Always have a choice to make, here there is no perfect solution.

Q Matt Johnson - Race Tech Nicholas, how the transition to the six-cylinder engines will affect the aerodynamics of the machines

Nicholas This is an extremely challenging project from the point of view of mechanics, installation of the turbine and KERS, as well as other factors, which have said to my colleagues. Limitation on expenses not allows you to focus on him to the extent that any of us would like. You need not only to provide a new engine for optimal power and fuel efficiency, it is necessary to integrate it into the chassis, not admitting mistakes. It will be extremely annoyed if in the beginning of next season, it turns out that someone made a mistake and should act with a non-optimal layout.

Already in the beginning of the work it is necessary to answer a number of questions, related to aerodynamics, and in fact there are many other important factors. Themselves motors will be quite different, and in comparison with the previous years we won't be able to look back at the previous season when working on the cooling system, or transmission. In General, you need to be extremely effective in the calculations and to avoid excessive or insufficient attention to particular aspects.

Question Luiz Vasconcelos - Formula Press Question to all. Coming to the end of the five-year period of the current regulations. Which of your machines in this period was the most successful, and with which you could work better, and why

Andrew Greene the Current machine, in my opinion, the most successful, or, at least, it has all chances to become such. Sure, we are waiting for a few successful racing. The machine, with which one could work better All the others.

Adrian it is Difficult to distinguish any one machine. Personally, I liked the challenge we face in 2009, in the time of the next change of the rules. Yes, in that year we did not win the title, but I am proud of the team worked at the machine. We have not had the double diffuser, at the expense of the legality of which were doubts, and to some extent it cost us the win, as we have it, the fact that we had not then been able to work at championship level. The season was a catalyst that inspired confidence and allowed to go to the «eternal» for the former Jaguar seventh position in the qualification of the Cup of designers, laying the basis for further developments.

Nicholas For the Ferrari five years of the current regulations have proved to be extremely difficult. We have had many occasions to grief, and I only hope that in the end of this season can call it the most successful, but let's show patience and see how everything goes.

Mark Smith for various reasons, connected with the work of the team and approaches to business, I would call the most successful of our current machine.

Mike Last year's car has returned Williams joy of victory, although we might not be able to fully use its potential. My answer was the last year's car.

Dave Greenwood Since its debut in the championship in 2010, we had any, but with the current machine team has achieved the most considerable progress, because I choose her.

Question Kate Walker - GP Week Recently was again raised the question of integration tests with the participation of young racers in the format of the weekend's Grand Prix. What do you think about it This is a nice variant of the development of promising talent, or are you afraid that the young talents will break your expensive development

Nicholas I don't often think about such matters. The tests are too difficult for young riders, here need another solution. I'm not sure that it is worth to integrate tests in the weekend of The Grand Prix, except that they should take place after the race, say, on Monday.

Adrian in fact, The problem lies more in the Junior racing series. For example, in the GP2 much solves the experience, and there racers become Champions for the third or fourth year of performances, that personally it seems to me a bit strange. Not less strange to see in the Junior series tires, which are three-four leg, and then completely lose their effectiveness. Young talents of the need to increase the distance and the time in the cockpit, and the thing that bothers me is that in the current situation of the things they do not receive.

Andrew Greene Force India belongs to a kind of record for the number of participating young racers. We very much are proud of that and would like to continue this tradition, and for that we need rules that allow to attract young athletes to work without prejudice to the weekend. Yesterday we have already brought up this issue at the General meeting of commands - sure, the discussion will be continued. I hope we can come to a certain agreement, since we cannot deny that the young racers need to spend more time in the cockpit.

Question you Have a new driver to work on Fridays

Andrew Greene Yes, his name we will soon announce.

Dave Greenwood We actively involve young drivers to work in the first part of Friday's free races, but now it all comes back to the bus. One set of these guys is not enough - you should probably find a way to give them more sets.

Question Mike, before Williams invited the young racers to work on Friday, but do you consider such a possibility in the current season

Mike not Yet. Let the scheme of work allowed gain experience, but Bruno Senna to some extent suffered from it. I don't have for you a precise answer.

Question Mark

Mark Smith This is the General approach when there is a chance we provide young riders the chance to work in the first of Friday's training session. I'm not thinking too much about the proposed scheme you, but I can agree with Adrian the young racers practically no possibilities to adapt to the Formula 1, and integration tests in the format of the weekend could help.

Q Dan - Auto Action and National Speedsport News Nicholas, when you're designing the car, to what extent do you take into account the fact that your drivers can be different requirements, different style of piloting

Nicholas the Differences in the requirements of the minimum - both of them wanted to have more down force and less wind resistance, so that the basic parameters are identical. With the style of piloting the question thinner, racers work differently on braking or at the apex of the turn. In the end we try to ensure the best possible overall efficiency level, and then racers adapt the settings to your preferences.

Question Ted Kravitz - Sky Sports Mike, for you, this is the first full season in Formula 1 after the events of 2007 - last year you were with Williams in only a few races. A kind of new start

Mike I enjoy this work, as enjoyed it in the past year. For the engineer Formula 1 is a tremendous technical challenge, and I get pleasure from every minute. Let now we have certain difficulties, the task is to return to the top.

Question Nicholas - F1i Back to the question of the next season. Mark talked about serious changes - how will change the appearance of the cars You already have an idea - let's say, more compact engine cover.

Dave Greenwood the Rules that determine the dimensions of the vehicle, have been published, many questions were discussed in the framework of the technical working group, and now the team can safely begin to development of a new chassis, carry out tests in a wind tunnel and calculate the model by means of computational hydrodynamics.

Judging by what I've seen, the machines do not appear to be fundamentally different way, once you get used to them. First - Yes, they will seem to you quite different, but after three races you will see that they always were. The individual elements of a drop in the past - for example, an additional plane under the rear wing profile - but in the rest of the new cars you will find identical to the present.

Question Adrian, your opinion

Adrian exterior of the car is determined by the regulations. From the visible changes - the failure of the additional plane under the rear wing profile, lower the nose fairing, the more narrow the front fender. Possible side pontoons slightly increased in size because of the increasing demands for cooling of the motor, but it depends on how effectively the work of the team.

Question do You like a challenge

Adrian it is Always pleasant to deal with something new. In addition, we have changed the approach to the motor, KERS and their layout, but for this you should ask the relevant specialists.

Question Alan Baldwin - Reuters Mike, the extent to which the impact on the care team of Mark Gillan's Do you plan to attract specialist of the same level, able to bring new ideas

Mike I don't think. When leaving important person, there is always more than the young pretender, ready to take his place, but we try to avoid rotations specialists of the level of Mark and are not planning to invite someone.

Translation Valery Kartashev

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2013-03-20 17:54:03

Gillette will become the title sponsor of the McLaren

Gillette will become the title sponsor of the McLaren

There are persistent rumors that the company Vodafone in the role of the title sponsor McLaren next year will replace other telecommunications giant Telmex, owned by Mexican billionaire Carlos , which supports the career Sergio Perez, but the " Auto Motor und Sport is another version.

According to the information of the German journalists title sponsor McLaren will become an American company Gillette - known manufacturer of accessories for shaving.

Recently the company Gillette sponsored performances of Bruno Senna in Williams and Lotus.

The statement about the new title sponsor McLaren is expected after the end of the season - 12 December 2013.

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2013-03-19 11:04:03

Pirelli a Preliminary review of The Grand Prix of Malaysia

Bus the rigid type of a new range of tyres Pirelli sample 2013 will make his debut at The Grand Prix of Malaysia under a completely new color. For the race in declared the hard tyres P Zero Orange orange marking and bus P Zero White average hardness white label, the latter of which has already been used in . the most rigid structure in the line of tyres Pirelli would be the ideal choice for extreme temperatures and abrasive asphalt road in Malaysia. The track in known monsoon rains, which increase the probability of using intermediate tyres Cinturato Green with a green label and rain tires Cinturato Blue blue markings, in any moment of the race weekend.The comment of the Director of Pirelli Motorsportthe Floor "We would call a track in truly "extreme" as from the point of view of weather conditions, and asphalt. In other words, this is one of the most difficult for the entire season of racing weekends from the point of view of the work of the tyres. For the first time in racing conditions will be used tough new tires P Zero Orange. Orange color for the marking of the tires of this type has been selected with a view to their more basic differences from the white tyres average hardness when watching a race on TV. For the race in Malaysia stated the same combination of tires, which in the past year. However, the new compositions are characterized by high speed and wear and tear. In the past year, when the race was held with mixed conditions, the victory was a strategy with three pit stops, and at the finish of the race struggle between Fernando Alonso and Sergio Perez was built solely on the strategy of the use of tire. We expect that in the upcoming race will be three pit-stop, but the development of events detected by the weather. But even without the rain pilots expects humidity of about 80 and air temperature of more than 30186With". of the Ambassador of the Pirelli brandJean Alesi "I have twice participated in the Grand Prix of Malaysia in 1999, when the route was the first race, and in the year 2000, which was my last year in Formula 1. In both cases I arrives to the finish, but I still remember how difficult was the race as for pilots, as well as for cars from the point of view of physical training is one of the most difficult races on the calendar. As the albert Park track in can not be called typical. In other words, what we will see in the coming weekend, is unlikely to be repeated in the other race of the season. However, this race will be able to specify the fast cars and the ability of pilots to manage the wear and tear of tires. Tire wear of the current year made more significant, therefore, the ability to manage the wear and tear is and it has always been so in the history of Formula 1 a very important skill, and in Malaysia it is emphasized. But if it starts raining, do something sensible is impossible if I could survive. So we can expect a very interesting result in the dependence on that, who chose correctly bus". from the point of view of the characteristics of the route " the Track in Malaysia has one of the most abrasive in all the calendar, which is one of the reasons for the selection in this race two of the most rigid formulations in the line of tyres Pirelli.- Rigid bus P Zero Orange is characterized by high temperature range, and bus P Zero White average hardness low. As a result of such a combination is ideal for any surprises. Wear resistance of new hard-bus is comparable with the similar index of the tyre average rigidity of the previous year, therefore, in comparison with the rigid bus 2012 the new version allows you to pass a circle of about 0.4-0.5 seconds faster.- The track in was constructed on a swampy area and had a rough coating. In 2007, was put new asphalt, resulting in smooth out the larger part of but not all irregularities.- At the Grand Prix of Malaysia last year, Pirelli brought back the hard tyres and tyres of medium stiffness. The first five on the results of the race pilots have implemented a strategy of three pit stops interim the rain interim bus. Bruno Senna, then took the fifth place, went to the boxes four . information about the tire- Circuit in Malaysia exposes the bus significant transverse loads for this indicator, route takes the second place after Barcelona. This can lead to heat the tires to a maximum temperature of 130186 In the last race of the Grand Prix of Malaysia frequently interrupted by heavy rain, and in the 2009 race was stopped ahead of schedule, which brought pilots only on half of the possible points. In Malaysia, the company Pirelli will bring new intermediate bus Cinturato Green with a green label and fully rain tyres Cinturato Blue blue markings, which are refined design to improve the transmission of traction and prevent excessive oversteer.- Although for the Malaysian highway is characterized by high level of adhesion, frequent rains quickly wash off on asphalt rubber, as a result of which at the beginning of each session of the track often turns out to be "green". The air temperature is high, so the racing path quickly dries up, but the drainage system in not very efficient, which leads to the puddles on the . with a team of Pirelli F1 Mario Isola, racing Isola was born and raised in Milan, and on all races of the season he is a right-hand Sex . He is responsible for the daily formula activities of the company on the slopes and on the basis of in Milan, providing interaction with the teams and the competition organizers. In General, Mario Isola a man for whom turn to first when any problems. In addition, he puts his hand to the participation of the company Pirelli in other 250 auto - and Championships. Mario began his career as a test pilot tires, which allowed him to thoroughly examine the principle of their work, and then he worked as an engineer of the teams participating in rally races and races of endurance. In free time from work, which remains not so many, he is on a voluntary basis drives a car ambulance, as well as on the level of Amateur participates in rally racing. It is worth noting that in the past he has surprisingly good .Pirelli in Malaysia- the Company Pirelli introduced in Malaysia, the Asia-Pacific division, which is headquartered in Singapore, only 300 km from the highway. Most of the tyres sold in Malaysia, is the perfect plant of the Italian company in the Chinese city of Yangzhou, the annual volume of release of which is more than 4 million. the tires.- The company Pirelli successfully participated in the Championship of Asia-Pacific region on the rally, held by the International automobile Federation three times in a row Cody Crocker from the command Motor Image Racing on a racing car Subaru tires Pirelli has won the title of champion.- The Malaysian model Ling Tung, who was born in the city. close to , was filmed for the Pirelli calendar in 1997. That year the theme was chosen "women of the world," and for the filming was invited by the famous American photographer Richard . news Pirelli, " Together with the Formula 1 in the upcoming Malaysian weekend kicks off a series GP2. In the races in this series will also be updated tires, mark which is identical to the labelling of tyres for Formula 1. In the first two races in declared the hard tyres P Zero Orange orange marking and soft tyres P Zero Yellow yellow label.- The following week to Rally del Ciocco in Tuscany will begin the Italian championship on rally-2013. In accordance with the new contract, concluded for the coming year, the company Pirelli will supply tires commands Skoda Italia and Peugeot Italia.- In this month Pirelli was presented in the most famous shopping center in the world shop P Zero has opened in London's Harrods. The new store are being implemented all items of clothing and accessories from the line of the P Zero the brand, which supplies clothes of employees of Pirelli in the Formula 1.- At the last Rally of Mexico Ken Block, the star of the Internet and the pilot "", supported by the company Pirelli, achieved his best result in the world rally Championship. American is located on the fifth line in the overall standings after fighting for a place in the first six from the very beginning of the rally, where he spoke on a Ford Fiesta RS WRC.

2013-03-12 20:24:03

F1' Theory draft pick

F1' Theory draft pick

some of the English words strikes. Take the word of the draft. You can believe me or if you want to, look in the dictionary, but the noun it means a lot of things. For example, this draft, and draught beer, and a SIP of a fresh air, though of the same beer, however, these values have no relation to the topic of our discussion today. We are interested in another. Draft - more and plan, sketch, draft, as well as " attention - the process of selection and distribution of the players of the teams, which is practiced in a number of sports.

But first, let us recall some significant facts. In 2013 as part of the seven teams of Formula 1 changes have taken place in the League came five newcomers, and the same number of experienced and interesting racers of the world Cup parted. Name Vitaly Petrov, Heikki Kovalainen, Camuy Kobayashi, Bruno Senna and Timo Glock.

In all five cases the team, producing replacement drivers, guided mainly financial reasons, and such things as the experience and skill, relegated to the background. However, it can be argued that the commercial factor in F1 always taken into consideration, and the rider, who had significant sponsorship of the budget, of course, is always more interesting team, than comparable with him on the level of the pilot, who has a soul there is nothing, except for the talent. So whether or not to dramatize

It's all all right, but it is in last few years the situation develops in an alarming scenario and threatens to get to the point of absurdity - this is the opinion of Dmitry Sapgir, Moscow entrepreneur, a passionate fan of motor racing and at all not indifferent people. Perhaps he could calmly, not knowing all these complexities, do your tourist and hotel business and lead the company KMP-Group, however, in his time, nine years ago, Dmitry started to support young Russian pilots and help them break into the world of big races. In 2009-m together with partners became the owner of the team of the World series Renault, of which the first two seasons was called KMP-Racing, and then was renamed the RFR.

From the «our» in different years in the team Sapgir went Mikhail Alyoshin and Anton Nebylickiy, but he also helped the Novel , acted in the 2-litre Formula Renault, and the other pilots. It is worth mentioning, that the partner of these racers were very bright Western young talent, such as the Frenchman Nelson , Finn Vainio, Italian . Now the team has already other owners and another name, but Dmitry Sapgir continues to support the new generation of Russian racers, becoming Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the project «Our Formula», and still spends his own money on that.

In a word, the situation he is well known from the inside. And it really bothers me that for the last seven years of the winners of the World series Renault in Formula 1, almost no one was hit. Is that only Guido van der garde, although Aleshin, and Bertrand Baguette, and Robert , and Robin is a very talented racers. By the way, the same Dutchman became the champion of the WSR else in 2008-m, but in F1 was only four years later, and then in virtue of a certain combination of circumstances, of course, good for him the team Caterham need the money, but at the van der garde rich relatives. But a win from this world motor sport Let's see.

According to the logic of things all of these pilots were supposed to be in F1, but alas, their fates have changed. And when the best and the most promising representatives of the young generation racers do not fall in the highest League, this in itself is wrong. In any other sport such a situation is excluded in the world tennis, football, basketball for talent there is a real hunt, and Formula 1, it turns out, they don't really need.

Return to the sport sport

In dialogues with Dmitry Sapgir we spent more than one hour, and here is a picture emerges. In the circle of owners and managers of teams in the youth Championships, and their sponsors more doubts in the effectiveness of the existing system of the organisation of the European Motorsport, and the enthusiasm and desire to continue to engage in this difficult matter less. It turns out that to raise and educate the young racers, invest money in them, and, very serious, it becomes meaningless exercise. This is the nature of the trends, which will only deepen, at least, until the whole system will not come to the normal state, or will not change at least something. Every year the chances of young pilots get into Formula 1 is steadily declining, since the money to do this more and more.

If bring the situation to an absurdity, then soon enough in Formula 1 will be hit by the children of the very rich parents, and already do not millionaires, and billionaires, or pilots, who have very generous sponsors, or very lucky, became participants of the youth program of Red Bull. And it is a direct way to lower the General level of skills of the riders, participating in F1, and the degradation of the sport in General.

By the way, in the opinion of Europeans, the global economic crisis is not over, and it is also one of the reasons, which hinder the search for sponsors. If to summarize all of these negative factors, it becomes clear that the situation is really alarming. The eternal question what to do Can anything be done to reverse all these unhealthy tendencies and return to Formula 1 old in the eyes of the sporting tradition, return to the championship of the fading romance And that's what invented the employer Sapgir the extension of the Motorsport practices draft pick.

How do we arrange the Formula 1

It is proposed to introduce the system of the draft, which would encompass the highest League of world motor sport and several youth series. For example, in addition to the Formula 1 in it is appropriate to include two of the most respected European category GP2 and the World series Renault. The idea is that 5 of the best racers from these series 3 of GP2 and 2 of the WSR in next season is guaranteed hit in Formula 1, annually in the mandatory order, replacing five of the weakest of the drivers of the world championship.

And then the pilots and their sponsors will have real motivation to engage in motorsports the best will be able to really show themselves in F1, and the worst will be lowered down to the Junior classes, or just leave, if they are really weak in a professional sense. Moreover, if the racer of the Formula 1 for some reason «fell out of the cage», they will be able to return there. However, in order.

Conditional name of the project - F1 Draft. The following are proposed at the end of season five of the best racers of youth series - three of the GP2 the winner and two runner and two of the WSR champion and Vice-champion - each year, replace five of the weakest racers of Formula 1.

The system works like this each year, the leaders of 11 teams of Formula 1 put on the draft of 11 persons. In addition, each team has the right to protect one of the rider, which is free to do as he sees fit, and, no matter objectively, he is the best or the worst of the two pilots of the basic structure.

Let's just take an example in the Ferrari can protect Felipe Mass, and then it does not fall on the draft. And gets Fernando Alonso and another 10 racers from the rest of the teams, which their employers «not protected». This is the first round. In the second round of 11 riders are arranged in a particular order, of which we now relate, and the five members who will be on the last few lines of this rating, will be replaced with the 5 best racers of youth series.

Here is how prepared the rating. First, they take into account their qualification results, shown in the last season. If Alonso, for example, won the Masses 17 qualifications of 20, that Fernando is charged 17 points. The same accurately take into account the results of races Alonso was ahead of team-mate in 18 Grand Prix, except for two, which went down due to accidents. So, the Spaniard has yet 18 points.

The third factor the leaders of all the commands, knowing all the 11 racers, exhibited at the draft, shall be calculated them points based on your own preferences. It turns out 11 variants of a kind of «hit parade», in which for each of the pilot is determined by the grade point average it we add to the results of duels in qualifications and races. Thus, each of the 11-minute receives a total score, which determines its position in the draft rating.

Five of the weakest racers from these eleven out of the world championship. It's the law. The above example with Ferrari allows you to understand how can act the top command, if it is interested in preservation of the staff. This can be achieved, «defended» Weight and sticking to draft Alonso, who guaranteed occupy one of the first places in the draft rankings and stay in the team.

You can anticipate the objections that with such an approach in the case of approximate parity between the racers of the top teams on the results of the season, one of them gets to draft and is out of Formula 1, while the pilot weak team, outright partner and drew attention to himself, can stay in the championship. Yes, there is a probability of the occurrence of such situations, but this is sport suppose, according to the results of 2011, when Lewis Hamilton at the end of the season yielded to his McLaren , he was in the bottom of the rating. So, the next season he spends in GP2, but, as Lewis professional extra-class, he is in a state without problems to win the League and return to Formula 1 in a year on the same system. Most importantly, he is not without driving practices.

Agree, sounds unusual, but the most important advantage of the proposed approach in that it is based on a purely sporting principle, on the real results.

And one more nuance, which can be illustrated by the example of the Red Bull Racing. At the end of the season mark Webber is not a very convincing looked at the background of a running mate Sebastian Vettel, once again won the title of world champion. Nevertheless, the team of «protecting» it was an Australian, and to draft puts Vettel. Clearly, Vettel takes one of the first lines rating, remain in Formula 1, and the same Red Bull signed with him a new contract. And with Webber picture this nobody obliges the command to leave him, even if he's on the draft have not exhibited. Consequently, if the contract with him will not be extended, any other team, interested in the services of such professional, may invite an Australian veteran, given his experience, skill level and a well-deserved popularity. If this does not happen, Webber is eliminated from the championship for natural reasons, simply because his contract has expired.

If some fairly strong and experienced racers of Formula 1 year will be returned in GP2, so that in the next season to win the right to return to the big leagues, it is at the same time raise the level of competition in the Premier League, and, accordingly, the interest of the audience to the Junior series will noticeably increase. At the same time will increase the interest to the situation in commands-outsiders F1, since the draft, on the one hand, encourage competition between the partners, on the other, will make the work on the track as reasonable as possible and perform the installation team, because of this, too, depends on whether the driver put on the draft or remain in the team.

It's a statement of General principles laid in the basis of the system F1 Draft. Of course, much depends on the details, which can be different, but they, according to Dmitry Sapgir, we can discuss and search for the optimal combination of approaches and rules governing the functioning of the system. The implementation of the project, first of all, depends on the FIA, on the good will of the leaders of the Federation, because only they can help all the participants of this scheme to agree among themselves.

The fundamental point is that even in the off-season after the end of the regular championship will be supported by the strong interest of the audience to the events in the world of Formula 1, because everything that is connected with the theme of the draft - it is a separate intrigue. Its outcome can be timed to the traditional annual gala-ceremony of the FIA, and, as any intrigue is accompanied by increase of the audience's attention it is possible to assume, that all it will be interesting to serious sponsors.

You can argue, but.

And here the time has come for the very serious thesis as he came out of the mouth of man, personally invested a lot of money in motorsports, some of his words inspire confidence. If the sponsors will know that owing to the system of the draft of the most talented young racers, winners and prize-winners of the Junior formulae, are virtually guaranteed the chance to get to the world Cup, Premier League, they will be willing to pay for their pilots are much more than now, when that there are no guarantees. And these additional resources can be effectively used at the implementation of the proposed programme.

It is worth adding that «the Duma about the NBA draft» - nothing more than a scheme, the basic principle, on the basis of which can be carried out reform. It should be further detailed discussion with participation of all interested parties, which will help fill the structure of the necessary parts. For example, to define the principle, on the basis of which the racers Junior series are distributed between the teams of Formula 1. One of the variants of such commands, of which dropped out of the racers, receive the right to choose the pilot in order of priority, respectively, the first choice goes to that which above all is located in the qualification of the Cup of designers " and so forth.

In General, it turns out that such a design. Yes, the unusual, maybe even fantastic, but, on the other hand, it seems that it is common sense. At least, its implementation is indeed an opportunity to sort through natural processes, which are going on in the international motorsports and indeed can lead to crisis and stagnation, if not already have. Skeptics will say that all this is unrealistic in principle, but argued so - is simple enough. The author of the concept agree that implement such a plan - means, to commit a kind of revolution, albeit in a peaceful way. And now let us recall the classical definition of a revolutionary situation the masses don't want to live the old way, and tops can not operate in an old fashion. On the one hand, today in Formula 1, no revolutions, it seems, is not expected. And tomorrow.

Meanwhile alarming signals of youth formulas continue to come it was recently announced the sale once the Champions ' team iSport, competed in GP2 - is precisely in its composition Timo Glock won the title in 2007. Now place iSport in this series took a new Russian project of Russian Time.

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