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2017-11-23 12:34:03

Nikita Mazepin will participate in the tests in Abu Dhabi

Nikita Mazepin will participate in the tests in Abu Dhabi

The Russian Nikita Mazepin will participate in the tests, which will be held in Abu Dhabi at the end of November, in the composition of the Force India.Mazepin will work completely the first day of testing. On the second day of tests will be shared cockpit combat pilots Force India Sergio Perez and Esteban Windows.Recall that part of the second day of testing in Abu Dhabi in the Williams will hold Sergey Sirotkin.

2017-09-28 20:34:04

Pierre went Out passed all the tests of the FIA

Pierre went Out passed all the tests of the FIA

On Thursday debutant Pierre went Out of the successfully passed final test FIA - leaving the cockpit for a while. Now 21-year-old Frenchman can prepare for the race.

2017-09-21 10:34:04

Valtteri Bottas I started to go blind during the race in Singapore

Valtteri Bottas I started to go blind during the race in Singapore

Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas admitted that during the race in Singapore began to experience serious difficulties with vision due to dehydration.Valtteri Bottas "I Have denied the flow of fluid in the cockpit. Even with the night start, the temperature was just below 30 degrees Celsius, and the temperature in the cockpit was about 60 degrees I had a very hard time.Now, I feel good. Only at the end of the race I felt my vision began to fall due to dehydration.But you know what people can do amazing things until they give up.In Singapore, Bottas finished third after starting from sixth position.

2017-09-19 11:44:04

Sauber and Williams are waiting for the decision by the pilots in the 2018 season

Robert Kubica still has a good chance to return to Formula 1 next year. Carlos Sainz took the place of the pole in the Renault, but he has all the chances to get a place in other teams, which has not yet decided on the composition of the pilots.Williams is considering replacing Felipe Massa, but they need the pilot, which will be more than 25 years, to meet the needs of the title sponsor Martini. The other team, where there is an opportunity to get a place - Sauber. There is a place can not only lose Pascal Wehrlein, but Marcus Ericsson. Ferrari wants to put in the Sauber cockpits of its pilots, or at least one of Charles LeClair. According to unofficial information, the factory Sauber visited Maurizio Arrivabene and Sergio Marchione.The representative of Ferrari "It is true that Marchionne and Arrivabene was in Hinwil. Marchionne never seen that factory. It is true that Ferrari wants to be reunited with their pilots LeClair and Giovinazzi in the race".Marcus Ericsson, whose career supported by influential money bags can go from Sauber to Williams.Marcus Ericsson "There are a lot of rumors. I know that my managers interact with Sauber and a few other teams, including Williams. We will see what happens in the coming weeks, has begun an exciting time".

2017-09-18 11:24:04

Fernando Alonso Despite the disappointment, I'm happy

Fernando Alonso Despite the disappointment, I'm happy

The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso has admitted that he is satisfied with his performance in Singapore, although he had to retire due to injuries suffered in the first turn.Fernando Alonso "My start was brilliant. The machine made a leap forward, and I managed to get into third position. However, I was in the wrong place at the wrong time.All I know is that in the first corner some cars crashed and hit me. In this situation, you're just a passenger, nothing you can do. Unfortunately, the blow was too strong for my car. From the cockpit you don't understand how strong the damage, but the car abruptly lost his speed, I developed a severe oversteer, so I asked the team about what damage. But they had nothing to say, because they have lost all communication with the machine.At the end of my race car appeared serious problems with electronics, and we had to stop. These things sometimes happen in racing, and, unfortunately, it happened today with us. We had such high hopes for this race, and in wet conditions we are very strong, so the disappointment is so great.Despite my disappointment in fact it was a positive and fun weekend - the team did a great job, and I'll hope for the best result in Sepang in two weeks".

2017-09-12 11:24:04

Sean Gelael sit behind the wheel of a Toro Rosso

Sean Gelael sit behind the wheel of a Toro Rosso

Formula 2 Sean Gelael will work in the Toro Rosso during Friday practice in the four remaining races of this season.The Indonesian pilot, who has twice tested the car team will participate in practices the Grand Prix of Singapore, Malaysia, USA and Mexico. Toro Rosso has not yet determined which of the pilots will release a cockpit for Gelele.The head of the team Franz Toast "During the tests in Bahrain and Budapest Shawn did a great job, very professional, he helped the team. Gelael Mature approach to all issues by communicating with engineers.Everyone in the team was impressed by his speech, his technical understanding and his commitment. Therefore, we are happy that he will work with us until the end of the year. I'm sure Sean will do great and useful work for the team".

2017-08-01 18:14:03

Robert Kubica passed the last test of the FIA

Tomorrow on the tests in Hungary in the cockpit of the Renault RS17 sit Robert Kubica. The French team does not hide that wants to evaluate the possibility of the return of the Polish pilot in the championship.The last obstacle to a return to Formula 1 was a test of the FIA for leaving the cockpit. Robert has limited mobility right arm, but he successfully coped with the task, leaving the car in five seconds.

2017-08-01 10:54:03

In Hungary started the tests of the Formula 1

After the Hungarian Grand Prix of Formula 1 team remained in Budapest, what to hold a two-day series of tests. Today started the first day, behind the wheel of cars sit mostly young pilots.One additional machine was allocated by the Mercedes team for the tests rubber Pirelli. In her cockpit sits Valtteri Bottas.The teams, August 1Mercedes George Ferrari Charles Williams - lance Red Bull - Max Force India - Nikita Mazepin and Lucas Renault Nicholas Latifiah Rosso - Sean McLaren - Stoffel Sauber - Gustav Malaya - Santino Pirelli - Valtteri Bottas Mercedes.

2017-07-31 13:54:03

Claire Williams of the Masses.

Deputy head Williams Claire Williams said that in Hungary, Felipe Massa got the virus labyrinthitis.Claire Williams "he felt dizzy, he had problems with his ears, but I don't know medical terminology. The Mass will be more tests after the holidays".Of course Massa was forced to give your cockpit a spare pilot Semi di Resta.

2017-07-23 14:04:05

Helmut Marko FIA opposed the Formula 1

Sports consultant to Red Bull Helmut Marko believes that the FIA directly opposed the Formula 1, introducing Halo.Helmut Marko "This decision is against the DNA of Formula 1. Technically this solution is still not ready. If the victim is a pilot needs to be rescued or the machine is off, there is still no clear indication whether a cockpit in this case even more dangerous".

2017-07-22 16:14:03

The reaction of the pilots on the introduction of Halo

The reaction of the pilots on the introduction of Halo

The reaction of the pilots of Formula 1 on the introduction of head protection Halo is very different there is negative and positive reviews.Lewis Hamilton "in Addition to the inconvenience of getting in the car, I noticed a big difference. I didn't notice the Halo, not counting the moments when I look in the mirror".Fernando Alonso "When I tried out Halo in Singapore, I discovered that to get out of the car was terribly uncomfortable. Need to put feet to jump out of the car through the frame".Kimi Raikkonen "the First impression when checking visibility positive. Structure does not hinder to look around".Roman Grosjean "It's a dangerous sport, but it is safe in General, because we can drive on the highway at speeds of 370 km/h and avoid deadly accidents. As pilots we certainly don't want the security has ceased to improve, but we also cannot close our eyes to the DNA of Formula 1".Sebastian Vettel "I did not like. In terms of visibility, there are many problems."Jolyon Palmer "Formula 1 is safe enough. I prefer Halo, because this system looks visually less offensive, but it is not needed. It is a half measure. The system will probably be able to stop some items, but not all. The car is ugly, I prefer classical forms."Daniil Kvyat "I would suggest to leave open cockpits".

2017-07-14 19:24:03

Sebastian Vettel has criticized the new system Shield

Sebastian Vettel has criticized the new system Shield

Championship leader Sebastian Vettel became the first driver to track new protection Shield. Novelty German did not like.Sebastian Vettel "I'm Not going to talk about the pros, because everyone knows why we need this system. Tell only the cons.The visibility is not very good. Because of the curvature of the glass distortion is very large, I even felt dizzy. In addition, the side air streams propel the helmet.We want to go with this system a series of circles, but had to remove it after the first round - I didn't like it. In addition, to get into the cockpit and leave it very difficult, although you get used to it".

2017-06-13 11:14:03

Robert Kubica dreams of returning to Formula 1

Robert Kubica dreams of returning to Formula 1

The ex-pilot Sauber and Renault's Robert Kubica has admitted that he dreams of returning to Formula 1.Last week, the pole held a test driving a Formula 1 six years after the unfortunate accident during the rally of Italy.Robert Kubica "Renault's Approach was a pleasant surprise. They tried to keep it a secret, because the test for them was not to put me in the car and make a good story, even if it would have caused a lot of interest.Not for me to decide what the future holds for me. It is nice to know I can do what I did six years ago, despite my limitations.I feel ready, I worked so hard and can say I have never trained so hard and well even in those years when participated in the race. I look forward to the solution, hope everything will be fine, but I can't solve it.I just ran one test, but for me this is an important goal, and I feel like starting a new path, even if you do not know where it leads me.But do not hide that would like to come back because I feel very well in the cockpit. I can fight with all your strength".

2017-06-02 00:14:03

Antonio Giovinazzi returns

Antonio Giovinazzi returns

Test-pilot Ferrari, Antonio Giovinazzi will return to the cockpit of Formula 1 car during the British Grand Prix after Friday's first test. However, driving a Haas.Antonio Giovinazzi "the Whole year I have just filled with opportunities and work on the track. I am very glad to can cooperate with Haas. Being the third pilot of the Ferrari, I was lucky to get that job in the cockpit of a combat pilot. It helps to keep fit.Now I can compare the work in the simulator with the real work on the track. I am proud of the trust that I have a Ferrari and Haas. I'll try not to let the team".Recall that Giovenali spent the first two races of the season behind the wheel of the Sauber, replacing Pascal Wehrlein.

2017-05-26 15:44:03

ABUY and Simple held demonstration races for Renault

ABUY and Simple held demonstration races for Renault

In the framework of the Monaco Grand Prix, the Renault team is celebrating the 40th anniversary of his debut in Formula 1. On Friday behind the wheel of their cars returned 74-year-old Jean-Pierre ABUY and 62-year-old Alain Prost.Gaboy got behind the wheel of the car RS01, which the French team debuted in the championship in 1977. Simple returned to the cockpit RE40, driving of which he became Vice-champion in 1983.

2017-05-23 13:24:03

Jenson button Feeling unreal

Jenson button Feeling unreal

The Monaco Grand Prix in the composition of McLaren will give Jenson button. For the 2009 champion is the only race this season.Jenson button "I Feel a bit unreal to the opportunity to sit in the cockpit of a Formula 1 car. When I called Eric bulge, I do not doubt your choice is quite a unique situation and a great opportunity. I look forward to the start of practices on Thursday, and race is just crazyThe track in Monaco is truly unique, so work with the settings takes a long time. You have to work with the fine settings, optimizing all the little things. To admit ahead of the Grand Prix has always been one of my favorites.Although I haven't worked behind the wheel MCL32, I feel well prepared. Of course, I know very well this track, and has done a great job in the simulator McLaren. I trained my body is incredibly hard, speaking in triathlons around the world. I look forward to working with the team and will do anything to look after the car, Fernando"Jenson won in Monaco in 2009.

2017-05-19 14:04:03

Mercedes No five pounds it is not

Mercedes No five pounds it is not

Head of Mercedes Toto Wolff said that his team is not going to look for where to remove the extra five pounds of weight to the car.Toto Wolff "We tried to improve aerodynamic efficiency and reduce weight, but we're not talking about five pounds.In Formula 1 it is difficult to make such big steps - they are all small. We work with more grams than kilograms. This is our problem, because the pilots were forced to take to the cockpit with water to the race".

2017-05-12 11:54:04

Timo Glock to Return to Formula 1 Are you kidding me

Timo Glock to Return to Formula 1 Are you kidding me

The ex-pilot of Formula 1 Timo Glock stunned the Internet with his photo in the cockpit of the car racing series. This photo German as if hinting at its return to the Royal race. However, it turned out that it was a picture from the simulator.Timo Glock "It was a joke, which is picked up by the media. I did and never replaced. The news spread across the world like a rocket I wasn't expecting it Be calm. I will remain in the DTM, where will fly over the BMW with such a great partner like Deutsche Post, so don't worry.Glock competed in Formula 1 in 2004, 2008-2012, On account of the German three podium in the team Toyota.

2017-05-06 09:24:03

Robert Kubica can race in Formula E in new York

Robert Kubica can race in Formula E in new York

Robert Kubica could soon be back on the starting grid racing series. At this time, the return associated with Formula E and race in new York.Spanish newspaper Marca reports that the cockpit of one of the teams can be released during the July race of the Formula E in new York, because some pilots of the series should be in the WEC at the nrburgring. These pilots are Jose-Maria Lopez, Sam bird and Sebastien Buemi.As reported, Kubica tested the car Formula E last week in Donington Park, UK.

2017-04-18 20:54:03

Sergey Sirotkin will sit behind the wheel of the Renault on the tests in Bahrain

The pilot program SMP Racing's Sergey Sirotkin will hold a test session behind the wheel of the Renault F1 Team in Bahrain. In the team test on 18-19 April, the Russian will spend on the road the second test day."Looking forward to the moment when again, you can get behind the wheel of the car, - said Sergey Sirotkin. The first day of tests I will be working in the pits, and on Wednesday, spend all day in the cockpit on the track.This season I spent in the Renault F1 Team for three stages. And I want to say that being in the pits during race weekends, you get a huge amount of important information, which I'm sure will be very useful to me next year".The pilot program of development of Russian Motorsport SMP Racing's Sergey Sirotkin became a reserve pilot of the team Renault F1 in the season 2017. Under the terms of the contract, the Russian is involved in all the racing week-ends of the team, and a few of them will be in the free practices.

2017-04-06 11:54:05

Son Barrichello began his career as a pilot

Son Barrichello began his career as a pilot

The son of Rubens Barrichello began his career as a pilot in Junior formulas, as reported by the publication Auto Bild.There were photos of 15-year-old Eduardo Barrichello, sitting in the cockpit of a Formula 4, but it is not very clear in what series he will speak. Most likely, it will work in the Mexican League.There are many other famous sons, rising in the ranks of the formula series Giuliano Alesi, Pietro Fittipaldi, Sebastian Montoya, Enzo Trulli, Brando, Badoer, three sons Vorta and, of course, Mick Schumacher, who has already shown his talent in Formula 4.

2017-03-26 17:54:03

Stoffel Vandorn still, this stage has left a positive impression.

Stoffel Vandorn still, this stage has left a positive impression.

Stoffel Vandorn the only one of the McLaren drivers got to the finish of the race in Australia. However, the Belgian ended up 13th, with a lag of two circles.Stoffel Vandorn "a Very difficult race. During the pit stop I had to restart control system of the power plant, due to which we lost a lot of time and positions. Some time the display in the cockpit did not work. Honestly, after the tests in Barcelona we actually did not expect to reach the finish line, so today's result can be considered successful.We still do not have enough speed to fight with rivals. To the stage in China a little time, but we have to work to make another step forward.During the race weekend, we traveled quite a large distance. Fernando performed well in qualifying, and I got to the finish - still, this stage has left a positive impression. I suppose my birthday, I deserve a piece of birthday cake".

2017-02-24 19:54:03

Antonio Giovinazzi will be replaced by Pascal Wehrlein on the tests

The Sauber team has confirmed that Pascal Wehrlein. Injured back in the Race of Champions. miss the first series of tests. Instead, the cockpit will sit reserve pilot Ferrari, Antonio Giovinazzi.Pascal Wehrlein "unfortunately, I can't get behind the wheel during the first test C36, but I'll be in Barcelona and to observe the work of the team."Antonio Giovinazzi "do I have to replace Pascal during the tests in Barcelona. I want to thank Sauber and Ferrari for the opportunity".

2017-02-21 11:24:02

Lewis Hamilton New car like a big boat

Pilot Mercedes Lewis Hamilton said about what he saw in the team when creating the new car.Lewis Hamilton "I Originally saw it in a wind tunnel, I watched his progress, and he grew up as a child.I remember that when I saw in the wind tunnel the car is 2009, I thought he was terrible after the machine season 2008. So often it happens that the car sounds terrible when you change the rules. We are just not used to his new sight. Now the same thing happens.I mean that it looks like a boat. It's so big, much more than before wider, longer.From the cockpit to the rear axle a lot of space, but before the distance between the fuel tank and the rear axle was pretty small. But now there is wide tires that brighten up the appearance of the car".

2017-01-21 17:04:03

The idea of a closed cockpit is not forgotten

Deputy race Director of the FIA Laurent Mekis said that the idea of closed cockpits is still being verified and tested.Lauren Mekis "No, this idea has not been forgotten. From a technical point of view, it is possible, all you can create in just six months.We are just waiting for the final decision from our bosses to know what they want and in what form. Everything can be done very aesthetically pleasing, it is only necessary for it to pay extra.All data and development ready, in this matter nothing is impossible".

2016-12-26 17:04:03

Fathers and sons

Fathers and sons

In the past championship it was possible to observe a unique situation four seats in the cockpits took the children of former pilots of Formula-1. We tried to compare the achievements of the fathers and children.Jonathan and Palmarydates Jolyon Palmer became the champion of Formula 2 in 1983 and in September of the same year got the opportunity to debut in Formula 1 driving the car of champion team Williams. The first and only race in that season, he finished in 13th position. Then for three years, Palmer is a senior spent in the notebook the outsiders RAM and Zakspeed. In 1987, he received a place in the Tyrrell, where and earned their first points. In three years the team of Ken Tyrrell's Jonathan earned 14 points but has never finished above fourth place. Failing to get places in a good team, Palmer has left the championship.In 2014 Jolyon Palmer became GP2 champion - in principle, this championship can be considered the analogue of Formula 2 in the early 1980's. Then the British spent a year test-pilot of the Lotus and finally this season got a place of combat pilot for Renault the same team Lotus after the reorganization. However, driving uncompetitive cars it is difficult to show their abilities. After the debut season on account of Palmer, Jr. by just one point for tenth place in Malaysia. However, this result allowed to gain a foothold in the Renault.Meanwhile, road to Formula 1 punches a younger brother Jolyon autumn test driving McLaren spent will Palmer is a reward for winning the competition, held annually by the British team in conjunction with the Autosport.

2016-11-27 19:44:04

Paddy Lowe Niko has earned her the title

Paddy Lowe Niko has earned her the title

Technical Director of Mercedes Paddy Lowe believes that Nico Rosberg fully deserves his title of champion.Paddy Lowe "I am delighted that we have already three seasons that we were able to finalize the winners. Both our riders were Champions, and it is unprecedented in Formula 1. I am very glad that Niko became a champion, he fully deserved the title.As regards the conduct of Lewis at the end of the race, I do not want to discuss, not because we were sitting in the cockpits".

2016-11-21 15:54:02

There are three jobs

Over the last couple of weeks several teams have announced the signing or renewal of contracts for the season 2017. In the end, on the eve of the final stage in Abu Dhabi there are only three jobs.Sauber of the pilots of the Swiss team will be Marcus Ericsson, and it is still unknown who will be his partner. Sauber, where there are some problems with finances, traditionally rely on intermediate pilots with good sponsorship. Under these settings work Felipe Nasr and Esteban Gutierrez. About the talks with Sauber said Pascal Wehrlein, but the company Mercedes, which supports his career, willing to spend no more than 3-4 million Euro.Napoletana team where free both of the cockpit. The probability that the place in Manor will keep Pascal Wehrlein - in this case a small team to get a discount on Mercedes engines. The second place could take Justin king, the son of one of the owners of the Manor. Perhaps the return of Rio Haryanto - if the Indonesian will be able to collect the necessary 10-15 million euros.Other candidates for a place in a Manor not seen. However, before the first tests of almost three months, and during that time to declare a new candidate with good sponsorship.

2016-11-19 14:44:03

Jordan king will hold Friday practice for the Manor

Reserve pilot Manor Jordan king will spend the first Friday practice of Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi. Rather, it temporarily replaces Esteban aukon.Dave Ryan, the sporting Director of Manor "We are delighted that Jordan will be back in the cockpit to hold the second in his career Friday practice. We have prepared an interesting program."Earlier, king took part in Friday practice of Grand Prix of the USA. It is possible that in the next season, the Briton will become a combat pilot Manor.