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2017-11-24 11:34:04

Lando Norris will debut in Formula 2

Lando Norris will debut in Formula 2

A graduate of the McLaren Lando Norris in the coming weekend will debut in Formula 2 at the final stage in Abu Dhabi.Recently McLaren announced that the 18-year-old pilot will replace Jenson Button as the official reserve pilot team in the season of 2018. And Norris, it seems, is going to share this role with a full season in Formula 2 or in Japanese Superformula.And while the Briton to make his debut in Formula 2 in Abu Dhabi with a team of ex-Formula 1 driver Adrian Campos.Adrian Campos "McLaren called us when they learned that we don't have a contract with one of our pilots on the last race.They think about how to give Norris a place in Formula 2 and in Superformula in Japan.I don't know if we can leave the guy on 2018. We currently work with Tony Cockerelli as a counselor, and he will be with us for the last race of the season. He analyzes all of our methods, and we are ready for serious change.We want to be strong and have the best pilots for next year".

2017-11-24 10:34:03

Bottas has to prove that deserves a place in the Mercedes

Bottas has to prove that deserves a place in the Mercedes

Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas has admitted that he needs to again prove that he deserves a place in the team which is.Finn had a strong start in 2017 after replacing Nico Rosberg, but in the second half of the season, his pace dropped.Valtteri Bottas "the Season was difficult. I was definitely hoping for more, but I'm glad I proved to myself and the team that we deserve a place for next year. I could not beat Hamilton this year, but I'm working on my weaknesses.Next year everything will start from scratch. I will need to re-prove whether I am worthy of a new contract. I have not had a lot of problems with the pressure because I felt that the whole team was on my side".The contract with Botas was extended through 2018. At the end of next year, Mercedes will have a choice between him, Daniel ricciardo and Esteban the Window.

2017-11-23 11:44:03

Doornbos will be happy to see Kubica in Formula 1

The return of Robert Kubica in Formula 1 next year - it seems to be almost solved.This is the statement of the RTL GP, echoing other sources, including the French Canal Plus, which claims that the pole has signed a contract with Williams for 2018. RTL GP argues that the contract 32-year-old pole is designed for two seasons.Ex-Formula 1 driver Robert Doornbos, who is the expert team of Ziggo Totaal Sport F1, told the Dutch newspaper Dagblad Algemeen "I'd be happy to see Kubica in Formula 1. It's a great pilot".

2017-11-22 10:54:03

Brendon Hartley I found out about it a couple of weeks before the contract

Brendon Hartley I found out about it a couple of weeks before the contract

Two-time WEC champion Brendon Hartley stated that it learned of the decision to take him to Toro Rosso for season 2018 for a couple of weeks before the official announcement.Brendon Hartley "to be Honest, I learned about the contract in a couple of weeks before the official statement. For me it wasn't a surprise.I doubt I will be able to participate in two series simultaneously, so that the WEC will have to give.I don't know all the details of my contract for next season, but sometimes it's not easy to change from one series to another. Different machines that require different setup and style of flying".

2017-11-21 12:04:03

Kubica has already signed a contract with Williams

NBC journalists believe that Robert Kubica has already signed a contract with the Williams team. The announcement of a two-year agreement is expected during the final stage in Abu Dhabi.Let's remind, that Kubica has not played in Formula 1 in 2010 due to a serious hand injury received during a rally race. This season he conducted a series of tests at the wheel of old cars Renault and Williams.The Williams contract with Kubica means that Daniil Kvyat next year will remain without a seat in Formula 1.

2017-11-19 11:44:05

Honda McLaren broke the contract because of us

Honda McLaren broke the contract because of us

The head of Honda Yusuke Hasegawa believes that it is due to errors in the work with the engine and had lost a contract with McLaren.Yusuke Hasegawa "compared to last year we have completely changed the concept of the engine and tried to do too much at once.That's why we decided to keep the concept for next year, so from the point of view of reliability we're almost confident in themselves and their capabilities.McLaren left us due to our mistakes, we will admit that, but now we need to squeeze more performance from the same concept of the engine, which we now do.

2017-11-18 10:24:04

BR Engineering has introduced a new sportprototip BR1

BR Engineering has introduced a new sportprototip BR1

The Russian company BR Engineering has introduced a new sportprototip BR1. Track Bahrain International Circuit in the final stage of the FIA WEC season-2017 the global Motorsport community and journalists first saw the car, whose creation was announced a year ago. Car LMP1 was created by Russian company BR Engineering together with the famous Italian automaker Dallara to participate in the new superstone of the world championship FIA WEC.In the presentation BR1 participated Boris Rotenberg, founder and Director of the BR Engineering Pierre Fillon, President of the Association ASO Gerard Neveu, head of the FIA WEC Luca Pignata, chief designer Dallara Dmitry Samorukov, Director of SMP Racing pilots of the program of development of Russian Motorsport SMP Racing Mikhail Alyoshin, Vitaly Petrov and Matevos Isahakyan Ambassador extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation in the Kingdom of Bahrain Qarayev, Vagif DragonSpeed team principal Elton Julian and Russian engineers and students of technical Universities who took part in the development of the prototype. The music for the premiere of BR1 was written by Russian composer and producer Victor Drobysh.The presentation was opened by Boris Rotenberg. According to him, the engineers managed to create a completely new car, which used the most modern technologies and materials"it is Symbolic that on 17 November, during the final stage of the FIA WEC season in 2016, we announced the signing of an agreement between BR and Dallara Engineering to start work on a prototype BR1. Today, exactly a year later, we proudly present you the result. During the work on the car we used the best international experience, achievements one of the best companies Dallara. At various stages in the development of the car was actively attended by Russian specialists, and also worked on the simulator the current pilot program SMP Racing Vitaly Petrov, Sergey Sirotkin, Mikhail Aleshin, Viktor Shaitar and Kirill Ladygin. Their task was to from the point of view of experienced riders to make suggestions in key aspects of the prototype, from the ergonomics to the behavior of the car on the road".Prototype BR1 passed all the necessary tests and homologation of the FIA, a number of tests on race tracks under the control of SMP Racing pilots. Ahead of the Russian car the new season of the world championship on races on endurance 2018-2019, where SMP Racing intends to put the two Russian crew in the highest category of the championship, LMP1, to fight for the highest results in the overall classification.While the company BR Engineering, the first manufacturer of the chassis presenting to the public the car are ready to participate in the FIA WEC next season, already signed a contract for the production of a prototype BR1 for team DragonSpeed, also announced recently its intentions to move into the LMP1 category of the FIA WEC."I must say that the rate BR1 on the track is impressive, - said the pilot program SMP Racing Mikhail Alyoshin. - Impressive and how well made the prototype, and how sensitively it responds to changes in preferences that we do. To work with such a machine is a pleasure. Now our task is to spend as much time behind the wheel, to detect the different nuances, to work with the settings, because even in the ideal technique is always better. I am sure that next season prototype BR1 compete with rivals".One of the main innovations in superstone 2018-2019 world Championship on races on endurance will be the merging of hybrid and non-hybrid prototypes in one of the LMP1 class with defined capacity limitations. This will allow private teams, including the Russian team SMP Racing and DragonSpeed team, to compete for a championship titles FIA WEC.Facts ABOUT the prototype of BR1-CLASS LMP1 the process of creating aerodynamic elements of the new prototype was held 16 sessions in the wind tunnel, the total length of which was 600 hours, during which it has produced 1000 trials.In tests on the simulator and on the finished prototype was attended 5 professional pilots SMP Racing programme, including Vitaly Petrov, first Russian Formula 1 driver- Mikhail Aleshin, the pilot of the American series IndyCar- Sergey Sirotkin, the reserve pilot of the Formula 1 Renault- Kirill Ladygin, a multiple champion of Russia on go-karting and road racing, the bronze prize-winner of the race "24 hours of Le Mans- Victor Shaitar, world champion, winner of the race "24 hours of Le Mans", FIA WEC.On the simulator prototype BR1 pilots had a total of 64 hours, which amounted to 173 session or 870 laps.TECHNICAL characteristics of the PROTOTYPE BR1AER V6 twin turbo 720 HP Possible to install motorsGibson V8 LMP1 Spec 700 HP.Message other proizvodyaschuyu Le Mans Sprint body kit on the back 6-speed robotic transmission Xtrac lock differentialbaselsn TILTON Brembo brake system LMP1 UPRAVLENIE with power production Kayaba.Userrepository pilotado the foot pedal accelerator and timesmachine disciminate, production OZ specifically for Michelin Radial LMP1 18 dumontadriana 930 kg.

2017-11-17 10:24:04

Riccardo Daniel I Have the time

Riccardo Daniel I Have the time

Red Bull ready to extend the contract with Daniel Riccardo until the end of 2020, but the Australian is in no hurry to put his signature.Daniel ricciardo "It's very nice that the team wants to keep me in the team. I have great respect for Red Bull, but I still have time to perform all the options.About Ferrari, I heard that, but I can't say anything about this, because to me, no one spoke. My dream is to win the world championship in the best car, so I don't know what else to say. I'm not sure Vettel would want to see me with his partner.Recall that Vettel and ricciardo were team-mates at Red Bull in 2014, and then Daniel won three races, while Sebastian, with the rank of the current champion has never stood on the top step of the podium.

2017-11-16 22:14:03

Toro Rosso-2018 Pierre went Out and Brendon Hartley

Team Toro Rosso has announced that next year it will be Frenchman Pierre went Out and the new Zealander Brendon Hartley, who made his debut in the last race of the current season.Franz Toast, head of the team "We are delighted that the Red Bull so early decided on our pilots for the next season. Pierre and Brandon showed that they are ready for Formula 1. They quickly adapted to the car and showed consistent results.We are impressed with how quickly they learn, and are willing to hold them for the full season. I hope we will be able to provide them with a competitive car. However, I am sure they will go all out to show good results."Pierre went Out "I'm glad I'll have a good season 2018 in the Toro Rosso. For me this will be the first full season in Formula 1.I want to thank everyone who helped and supported me on the way to Formula 1. Now I'm determined to achieve the maximum possible result in the final race in Abu Dhabi and next season"Brendon Hartley "it's Great that Toro Rosso has signed a contract with me for the season 2018. I'm glad I was able to take advantage of the unexpected opportunity to become a Formula 1 driver.I want to thank Red Bull and Toro Rosso for giving me a second chance. Now I will do everything possible to use a high note to finish this season".

2017-11-15 11:44:03

The mayor of Sao Paulo, defends his Grand Prix

The mayor of so Paulo joo Doria justified to the fans of Formula 1 for the high level of crime in the city.Joo Doria "what happened cannot be justified, but I've seen worse cases on other race tracks. It was the first time when we had such a serious attack on the workers of the teams of Formula 1.I have heard Felipe. I really like this pilot, but such situations happen not only at our track. And no one ever said that he was ashamed to be a native of this country. It is unfortunate circumstances, but they can happen in any country.We have a contract until 2020, and whoever buys our route, must respect this contract. After that we hope to be able to extend the contract for another ten years. And the situation with the attacks we intend to make the best".

2017-11-15 10:44:03

Alain Prost We don't play dirty

Renault Ambassador Alain Prost said that his company before the end of the season to fully work out the contract with Toro Rosso.Alain Prost "of Course, despite the rumors, Toro Rosso will be our engines in Abu Dhabi.Renault involved in Formula 1 for so many years, and we always provide everyone the same opportunities. We will never play dirty to win a few seats in the world Cup."Earlier, Toro Rosso has accused Renault that the French motorists deliberately put poor quality power plant.

2017-11-15 10:24:03

Brendon Hartley has not yet signed a contract to 2018

The pilot Toro Rosso Brendon Hartley does not yet have a contract for season 2018.The head of Toro Rosso Franz Toast "There is a possibility that our driver line-up next year will be completely different from present structure".To close this issue, father Hartley will travel to Abu Dhabi for the final Formula 1 season in 2017.Brian Hartley "as soon As we know what is happening and what can be done, I immediately tell".

2017-11-14 16:54:03

Flavio Briatore C Raikkonen Ferrari to win the constructors ' championship

The former head of the commands Benetton Renault Flavio Briatore believes that Ferrari should refuse the services of Kimi Raikkonen.Flavio Briatore "I don't know what is going to make Sergio Marchionne, but with Raikkonen they do not win the Cup of designers. To win, you need to have two excellent pilots, and Ferrari has only one.I would with eyes closed signed a contract with Verstappen. It's a real pilot, which was nice to see".

2017-11-14 13:24:03

In the Red Bull want to keep ricciardo

In the Red Bull want to keep ricciardo

As you know, the Red Bull team has extended the contract with max Verstappen until the end of 2020. Now the Austrians want the same term to extend the agreement with Daniel Riccardo.Christian Horner, head of the team Red Bull "We really wanted and we extended the contract with Verstappen until 2020. Now we want to do the same with ricciardo. His contract ends at the end of next year, but after the upcoming Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi we are ready to discuss with him the details of the new agreement. We want to keep our pair of pilots for the next three years.

2017-11-11 12:34:03

Lewis Hamilton will follow up on Sebastian Vettel

Pilot Mercedes Lewis Hamilton said that will be focused on upcoming fight with Sebastian Vettel for the new title.Lewis Hamilton "Sebastian has just signed a contract with Ferrari for three years, and it was good. I will try to make his life harder. Perfection is my goal. I want to get as close to perfection. The fight with SEB will continue".

2017-11-10 15:44:03

Toro Rosso has extended a contract with went Out

Toro Rosso has extended a contract with went Out

The Motorsport edition, citing sources inside the Toro Rosso, said that the Italian team extended the contract with Pierre went Out before the end of 2018.Most of the season, Faded held in the Japanese Superformula, where he became the Vice-champion. At the Malaysian Grand Prix, the Frenchman made his debut in the Toro Rosso. Behind the three races, best result - 13th place.As for the second place, it claims to Brendon Hartley. On account of the new Zealander so far, only two races, but the best result is the same - 13.

2017-11-10 15:24:03

Pascal Wehrlein My last chance is Williams

Pascal Wehrlein admitted that it will lose a place in the team Sauber. The only chance to stay in Formula 1 - a contract with Williams.Pascal Wehrlein "Obviously, my results in the last races already on what will not affect. Everyone knows that in Brazil and Abu Dhabi, we hardly earn points. My last chance is Williams. Sauber seat for me there.If you have to miss at least one more year, to return to Formula 1 will not be easy. Of course, if I had 5-10 million dollars, and my chances were higher."The Williams team uses Mercedes engines. Maybe that's where it will take Wehrlein in exchange for a discount on the power plant, it is known that Pascal supports the German company.

2017-11-09 10:24:03

Toro Rosso is not worried about switching to Honda engines

The head of Toro Rosso Franz Toast said that he is looking forward to cooperation with Honda in 2018.Franz Toast "In any case, we won't have more problems, because every week we change the power plant.To terminate the contract, we had something to give Renault. Compensation was in the form of Carlos because of his speed, and we know that it poses a great threat for us because he scored most of our points.Honda has another winter to deal with their problems. Toro Rosso will personally work with Honda that should be our biggest advantage.All the meetings we have held so far, was very promising. I am more than convinced that this power unit will help Toro Rosso next year and become a very strong and competitive team".

2017-11-07 13:34:06

Christian Horner Riccardo does not want to be wrong

Christian Horner Riccardo does not want to be wrong

Head Red Bull Christian Horner believes that Daniel ricciardo simply did not want to make a mistake with his next contract.Christian Horner "Riccardo collaborates with Red Bull for almost 10 years. He knows all our strengths and weaknesses. Together with Riccardo we were always in the top five strongest teams, and we want to continue cooperation with him. We are talking about a five-year contract.He sees our potential, but the guy just doesn't want to make a mistake in your next step. We are constantly discussing with him the future, but another six months we definitely will not know what and how.Previously, Red Bull have stated that they intend to build the team around max Verstappen.

2017-11-07 12:34:05

Maurizio Arrivabene We would like to continue working in the championship

The head of Ferrari, Maurizio Arrivabene said that his team doesn't want to leave.Maurizio Arrivabene "At the moment we have a contract with a commercial owner of Formula 1, and while we're pretty clear how we will allocate our financial resources in the future. But the question we have to discuss with the leadership of the championship.We are committed to Formula 1. We don't want to spend two or three years, for resource allocation, then to close the plant. We have launched and would like to continue its work in Formula 1. The discussion will be long and difficult".

2017-11-04 14:44:04

Paddy Lowe Relations with Mass tense

Paddy Lowe Relations with Mass tense

Williams technical Director Paddy Lowe said that the issue of the extension of the contract with Felipe Massa reigns some tension.Paddy Lowe "the Relationship between teams and drivers around the extension of the contract always tense. Most of us, when we go to work, do it in private with the boss, but in Formula 1 it is a public matter. It makes the situation uncomfortable for all parties.Felipe is a great guy, and he has a great relationship with the team. I think in any case we will remain in a good relationship, regardless of the outcome of negotiations.

2017-11-03 10:14:03

Red Bull is waiting for the decision Riccardo

Red Bull is waiting for the decision Riccardo

Red Bull are willing to wait until Daniel ricciardo will make a decision about his career in the season 2019.Christian Horner "His next decision is very important, so he will need time to make things right. The guy is already 28 years old, and it is solved at this moment.But we clearly told him I want to see him continue in the team. Even if the decision could take up to six months, all right. We are willing to wait."Earlier, Red Bull has said they will build the team around max Verstappen, which extended the contract until the end of 2020. Whether ricciardo can stay.

2017-11-01 10:24:05

Lewis Hamilton Talks about the contract will be easy

Lewis Hamilton Talks about the contract will be easy

Pilot Mercedes Lewis Hamilton believes that the negotiations on a new contract with Mercedes will not be too difficult. The current contract expires at the end of 2018.Lewis Hamilton "a couple of weeks ago we were sitting at the table in the database. I'm sure it will be easy to sign a new contract. It's a matter of time."Newspaper Bild believes that Hamilton currently earns 35 million euros per year, and expects that this amount will increase from 2019.Lewis Hamilton Talks about the contract will be easy decompiled Mercedes Lewis Hamilton believes that the negotiations on a new contract with Mercedes will not be too difficult. The current contract expires at the end of 2018.Lewis Hamilton "a couple of weeks ago we were sitting at the table in the database. I'm sure it will be easy to sign a new contract. It's a matter of time."Newspaper Bild believes that Hamilton currently earns 35 million euros per year, and expects that this amount will increase beginning in 2019.

2017-10-31 16:04:04

Sauber refused by Pascal Wehrlein

Sauber refused by Pascal Wehrlein

As reported by the Swiss publication Blick, citing a source inside the team, the leadership of the Sauber refused to renew the contract with Pascal Wehrlein.It is expected that one will receive a protg of the Ferrari. It will be either Charles, LeClair, or Antonio Giovinazzi. In return, Sauber expects to get a discount on the power plant of Maranello.Second place is likely to retain Marcus Ericsson, which has a good sponsors and communications with team owners.The only chance of Wehrlein is Williams. It is known that Mercedes is negotiating with a team that uses German engines.

2017-10-31 13:24:04

Chase Carey Hamilton is the best Ambassador for the championship

The head of Formula-1 chase Carey believes that Lewis Hamilton is perfect for the role of Ambassador of the championship.Chase Carey "He is the best Ambassador you could wish for in Formula 1. He represents the sport the best way.Now we have to wait for a new future. We are waiting for the beginning of 2020. Then will end the current long-term contracts, and we'll start a new story this season.Engines should be louder, cheaper and less complex, and we need more fighting on the track.In this championship there are strong characters. But after my first year, I can see that everyone understands that some things must change. Most importantly, one or two teams could not win all the races".

2017-10-30 15:24:03

Williams have confirmed their interest in Kvyat

Head Red Bull Christian Horner advised Daniil Kvyat to try to get a place in Williams, and the British team have really shown interest to the Russian pilot.Paddy Lowe, technical Director, Williams "back in Austin I said that we are considering all options with the pilots, who have no contracts. Kvyat is a good pilot, and he is in our list of candidates".Kvyat himself earlier said that during the Grand Prix of the USA spoke with Paddy Lowe.

2017-10-28 20:04:03

Toro Rosso-2018 went Out and Hartley

Pierre went Out and Brendon Hartley will spend the rest of this season for Toro Rosso. Most likely, they will represent the Italian team next year.Franz Toast, head of the Toro Rosso "They are both part of the family Red Bull, they are both quite experienced and fast drivers.We want to test them in the remaining races of this season, because they are the main candidates for seats at Toro Rosso next year.The contracts of the pilots from the Red Bull allow us to shuffle the team as we want to choose the best. Other Formula 1 teams this is not possible".

2017-10-27 13:04:03

Igor Ermilin Williams - last chance for Daniel quata

In the Toro Rosso refused the services of Daniil Kvyat. According to Igor Ermilina, former adviser to the President of the Russian automobile Federation, is it still possible to get a seat in the Williams team. However, there is a title sponsor takes a pilot over the age of 25.Igor Ermilin in an interview with Sport-Express "the Formula-1 world is very hard. There quite willingly allow themselves to terminate contracts in the interests of business. If they are well written, with relevant otstupny. It is important that Daniel now had a free hand. He now has time to try to negotiate with Williams, other jobs anymore. However, he's not the only candidate for this place.For sponsor age Kvyat will not be a serious limitation, and they can negotiate. He's old enough. The timing is good that it happened now when there is still a chance. Quite in the manner of Marco would make such a statement at the end of the season, then it would be too late.Sure Kvyat will race in next year, he is a fast driver and proved it. And your ability to handle stress he checked in the hassle, which he last year and a half satisfied with Dr. Marco. And continues to consistently perform, and proved at the Grand Prix of the United States. He's a valuable frame, I'm sure that Daniel is able to verify, for example, in endurance races. Perhaps he will be interested in the program SMP Racing, was created to support Russian racers. And Kvyat is now definitely need support".

2017-10-25 11:34:04

Daniel ricciardo stares at Mercedes in 2019

Daniel ricciardo stares at Mercedes in 2019

It is believed that one of the reasons why Red Bull was so keen to extend the contract with max Verstappen until 2020, is that Daniel ricciardo, in the words of Helmut Marko, looking for a new team for the season 2019.28-year-old Ricardo not deny this, stating that would like to go to Ferrari.Daniel ricciardo "I always ask about Ferrari, but I have the impression that interest not from the Ferrari and from the fans or media.If I negotiate with another team, then one of the first questions I would like to touch on equal terms with a partner.If someone will say "We sign the contract, but you will need to support your teammate" - I sign this contract I will not.Obviously, I had a chance against SEB, and I had this chance with max. Although Lewis in his Prime, I would like to challenge him".