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2017-06-22 11:24:02

Sauber will use McLaren gear box

Head Sauber Moniz, Kaltenborn before his dismissal said that next year her team will be on the gearbox of the McLaren.Monisha Kaltenborn "today we can say that the McLaren and Sauber are two different teams, two different customers Honda. Exchange of information will not.At the same time, next year we will use the gearbox of the McLaren, although we don't like the way the engine and box work this year the British team.But I can't draw any conclusions about how things will be next year. So far, only one assumption, and I have no reason to doubt the progress".

2017-06-22 11:14:03

Honda doesn't exclude help from Formula 1

Honda no longer refuses the help of the championship, which is very needed by the team McLaren due to serious engine problems.Recently the sporting Director of a Formula 1 Ross Brawn said that the championship is ready to help the Honda mechanics.The head of the Honda F1 Yusuke Hasegawa "brown said he would be glad to help the Honda on the first call. We need to ask for help, and I really appreciate the offer. We are ready to negotiate".

2017-06-22 10:54:03

Mercedes in no hurry to help McLaren

Head of Mercedes Toto Wolff is still reluctant to talk about the possibility of supplying engines to McLaren next year.Toto Wolff "It's not our priority at the moment. Most importantly, Honda has made progress and is able to fight at the highest level. We do not want to interfere in their work at this stage".

2017-06-21 16:34:03

Porsche may come to Formula 1

German sports car manufacturer Porsche has achieved yet another victory at Le Mans, and now the automaker is aimed at the Formula-1.The company Porsche has received an invitation to attend the next meeting of manufacturers to discuss the rules on the engines of Formula 1 after 2020.Head of Le Mans Porsche Fritz Enzinger "We now know the rules of Le Mans in 2020. In the coming weeks, Peugeot have to decide, do they return to Le Mans. But even if they do, we should think whether we want to spend another two or three years. At the moment I can't say with absolute assurance".The Auto Bild report mentioned that Formula E is one of the options for Porsche, but there are also rumors that McLaren is interested in a transaction with this company to supply engines.

2017-06-20 12:24:03

Honda will present the updated version of the engine in Baku

This weekend Honda expects to deliver the much-anticipated McLaren engine updated.In Canada just over a week ago, the McLaren admitted that their frustration at the limit, so if soon there will be updates, a contract with a Japanese company will be terminated.The head of Honda Yusuke Hasegawa "In Baku we will install an updated internal combustion engines. I don't know whether to call it a specification of the engine number "3", but we'll present something, even if it interim solution".The report States that Honda is hard at work specification "3" to solve the problems of the power plant, including excessive vibration and lack of power of 90 HP Yusuke Hasegawa added "the Situation is more complicated than people can imagine. Changing some of the details we have to work on other that automatically require replacement".

2017-06-20 12:04:04

Williams will contribute to the collapse of McLaren-Honda

Williams will contribute to the collapse of McLaren-Honda

The Williams team could be the basis for the imminent collapse of the relationship of McLaren and Honda.Veteran Blic newspaper correspondent Roger Benoit reports that Williams could abandon the deal with Mercedes in 2018 to become the new partner Honda. This will allow you to clear the way for McLaren in possible cooperation with Mercedes.Roger Benoit "Last question are the Silver arrows want to go back to such a dangerous rival, as McLarenFor Sauber the result doesn't really matter, because in the next year for Honda they will remain the team's number two.In 1983-1987 the Williams team has already collaborated with Honda. But then, after winning the season-1987, Japanese motorists have gone to McLaren. Now the situation is reversed with the only difference that now the Honda is not the best of engines.

2017-06-20 11:14:02

Chapter Sauber We can only trust Honda

Head Sauber Moniz, Kaltenborn said her team we can only trust Honda as a manufacturer of engines.Monisha Kaltenborn "We can only trust Honda. We can build your knowledge about this company only the results of their work in Formula 1. We understand that it is very difficult to succeed when you have a bad motor. But we are ready for this cooperation.We are ready for partnership. We would be interested in working with Honda on a sponsorship basis, but we have nothing to do with it".

2017-06-19 09:24:03

Chapter Toro Rosso Situation can change quickly

The head of Toro Rosso Franz Toast admitted that he would like to finish the season in fifth place.Franz Toast "We are now in fifth place in the championship and very close to other rivals. This means that after each race, the situation may change.But at least we're gaining points. I think we have a car, which is quite competitive, and engine that can fight for points in every race. Our pilots did a good job, and the team took a big step forward".

2017-06-19 08:44:02

Carlos Sainz Our rivals are Force India

Carlos Sainz Our rivals are Force India

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

2017-06-19 08:04:02

The head of Renault Formula 1 may not return to older technologies

The head of Renault's Cyril abiteboul believes that Formula 1 may not return to older technologies that have given way to more progressive.Cyril abiteboul "We believe in electrification. The world is moving towards lower emissions, so Formula 1 can't go back to older technologies. So we need electrification.All production vehicles will be hybrid in the future. Of course, we don't mean fully electric options. We are talking about the balance between internal combustion engines, because it is here that the DNA of Formula 1, and electrification.Recall that Renault is represented as in Formula 1 and in Formula E.

2017-06-18 17:04:02

The head of Red Bull Hope to get another engine to Austria

Head Red Bull Christian Horner hopes that the new Renault engine will help his team compete for victory in home race.Christian Horner "You are always trying to improve in all areas. We always work hard and see that in each race progress. We will continue to progress further.We will probably introduce our next engine in Austria. I hope he will help us move forward, as our fuel supplier ExxonMobil coped with his work. In this area there are quite a few possibilities.All departments are developing steadily. We have a strong team in the Department of aerodynamics, so we have never had a problem with talent".

2017-06-18 16:14:03

Max Verstappen Updates may no longer be

Max Verstappen Updates may no longer be

The pilot of Red Bull Max Verstappen noted with regret that the new engine his team can not wait for this year.Max Verstappen "Yes, the car has become better, but to win we need a more powerful engine. Renault promised us updates, but it seems that updates do not. It makes me anxiously look to the future. If a vendor such problems with the product, we might simply fall out of potential fighters for the title. We are very far from their goal now and in the future it may move even further".

2017-06-17 15:24:03

Renault wants more balanced rules

The head of Renault's Cyril abiteboul believes that the need to achieve greater balance between engine and chassis in Formula 1.Cyril abiteboul "I would like to see rules engines have become easier. This is a very important area in the championship. We are manufacturers, and the engine is the heart of the automotive industry, we therefore believe that it should remain the dominant factor in Formula 1.But we don't really like that now stay in the peloton impact on the rating of the engines. It's not good for the sport.So, we need a better balance between engine and chassis. It would be nice to team with a great chassis, but not the best engine, also had chances of success".

2017-06-17 14:24:02

Giuliano Salvi Magnussen similar to Raikkonen

Race engineer Kevin Magnussen Giuliano Salvi compared the character of a young Dane with the character of Kimi Raikkonen.Giuliano Salvi, who now works together with Magnussen at Haas previously worked at Ferrari drivers such as Michael Schumacher, Felipe Massa, Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen.Giuliano Salvi "He is very honest and direct which I really like. As a character, Kevin is very much reminds me of Kimi - they're both Scandinavians, who, how to say it better, don't care about politics, and they have no arrogance.The first impression can be misleading because they are struggling to establish a direct connection with you, but when you work with them and know them a little deeper, it becomes clear that they are indeed open.They are similar to cats. If they are afraid you see it. If they are angry, you see it. And it's really good. You know how they think and what they feel.Such people will never tell you one thing, meaning another. They are very direct and honest".

2017-06-16 13:54:03

Tony Cuquerella Honda lags behind in the field of simulation

Former engineer and Formula 1 suspects that Honda is lagging behind in the field of modeling.This week, amid intense rumors of an impending split with McLaren, the head of Honda Yusuke Hasegawa acknowledged that his company has some problems with correlation between the test data and track.Tony Cuquerella "Maybe they invested a lot, but unwise, or too little invested, underestimating the importance of work in this area.In Formula 1 there are almost no private tests, so the trend is to build increasingly complex test stands.When you are testing your engine, a lot also depends on the clutch with the gearbox, and chassis how it bends as it vibrates.I have no idea at what level is Honda, but I dare to say that they are not leaders in this technology".

2017-06-15 11:14:03

Biturbo 2021

Everything goes to the fact that in season 2021 in Formula 1 will be more than simple engines, but with two turbines. Some engine manufacturers presented their ideas in may.Edition Auto Motor und Sport reports that the producers agreed to leave the 1.6-liter V6 engine in 2021. But now turbine has to be two and not one. At the same time, the engine will lose complex and expensive module MGU-H, as the KERS system will be redesigned.The next hearing in the engines will take place in July, and the final decision should be taken by the end of the year.

2017-06-15 10:54:03

Verstappen worries about the competitiveness of Red Bull in 2018

Verstappen worries about the competitiveness of Red Bull in 2018

The pilot of Red Bull Max Verstappen has admitted that she is worried about the competitiveness of his team next year.The young Dutchman already has a contract for next year, but after gathering in Montreal, he called the whole season 2017 failed.Head Red Bull Christian Horner "He knows how hard the team is working to make the car better. He needs to see the whole picture. We struggled with Mercedes in Canada, we are ahead of Ferrari. Max couldn't make the show, but the season is long, it's coming."Max Verstappen "We wanted to fight for the title this year, but we are far from that. I'm worried about the development of the engine this year and next. I want to win and I am absolutely confident that this team can fight for victory. This year updates will be almost no. If they do, then a little".

2017-06-14 12:44:03

No information about updates Honda

Every day growing rumors that the Union McLaren-Honda will fall apart before the end of the season. I think the last straw for the British team was the race in Montreal, where Honda failed to fulfill the promise to upgrade its extremely unreliable and inefficient power plant.In the race Fernando Alonso out of the race for a few laps before the finish, and not earning almost one hundred percent of points.Race Director McLaren Eric bulge "it's Hard to find words to Express our frustration, our disappointment and our grief. It's just blatant, it's disgusting"Fernando Alonso "After 16 years of performing for me, this gathering does not mean anything, but we need to get points for the work of those men and women who every day work in the factory on the machine.I have no information about the improvement of the engine. I don't work for Honda, and I'm not designers and efficient engines. I'm very disappointed, because McLaren every year gives me a great car".

2017-06-14 10:54:03

Fernando Alonso McLaren are very competitive without Honda

Fernando Alonso McLaren are very competitive without Honda

The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso is confident that McLaren are quite capable to fight for the title, but with a different engine.Fernando Alonso "I don't want to talk numbers, because you can't prove how much we lack horsepower, but about a hundred for sure. But if you look at how we are losing on the straights, you will understand that I am not greatly mistaken".McLaren has calculated from the GPS that the car loses 1.3 seconds every lap because of the engine.An unnamed member of the team "With a good engine we could beat the time of Bottas. Only Vettel and Hamilton would have been unattainable".

2017-06-14 10:14:04

Carlos Sainz believes in Renault

Carlos Sainz believes in Renault

Pilot Toto Rosso Carlos Sainz'm sure the minders Renault can improve their engine until the end of 2017.Carlos Sainz "We expect updates from Renault. We don't pressure them, because we know that nothing will come of it.We're partners, and we will wait as long as necessary, but I'm sure they'll find a way to increase the efficiency of the engine".

2017-06-13 17:04:04

Force India are not worried about cooperation with McLaren Mercedes

In addition to the factory team Mercedes, the German engines get Williams and Force India. In the leadership of the Indian team said that it was not worried about what a new client can be a Mercedes McLaren.Othmar, Szafnauer, Force India "the Contract with McLaren Mercedes will not affect Force India. That doesn't bother us. At least, nothing depends on us.We should not fear this, we just should do my job. The last time McLaren used the same engine as us, they beat us by only a few points".Team McLaren used Mercedes engines from 1995 to 2014.

2017-06-13 17:04:03

McLaren will switch to Mercedes engines for Alonso

British newspaper the Daily Mail reports about a new round of talks with McLaren Mercedes concerning the supply of customer engines in the season of 2018. The British team is ready to refuse from cooperation with Honda for more competitive engines, which in turn will allow you to save Fernando Alonso.Earlier, Alonso said he will remain at McLaren, if the team will have engines that will allow to fight for victory. It is expected that the announcement of the contract with Mercedes will be made in late July. Then Fernando promised to determine his future.

2017-06-13 09:44:03

In the Audi to discuss the possibility of coming to Formula 1

In the Audi to discuss the possibility of coming to Formula 1

The management of the company Audi, which is part of the Volkswagen no longer rule out their future in Formula 1.In recent years, VW was constantly saying he wasn't going to come to the Royal race, but recently the head of Lamborghini Stefano has represented Volkswagen Audi in the meetings of the working group of Formula 1, which discussed the configuration of the engines after 2020.However, the head of Audi Motorsport Dieter Gass told the newspaper Kolner Express that the diesel VW scandal, complicates the situation.Dieter Gass "it's Probably not the best time. All current and prospective producers were invited to the FIA and it's good that we were there.Of course, Stefano is very well versed in this matter and inform me about all events".

2017-06-12 21:14:03

Jacques Villeneuve Vettel is the most complete pilot

The season champion-1997 Jacques Villeneuve believes that Sebastian Vettel is ready to win the title in 2017.Jacques Villeneuve "Why Because he has no weaknesses, and, it seems, at the moment the Ferrari also has no weaknesses. Vettel is the full pilot at the moment.And we need in Formula 1 engines V8, V10 or V12. V6 should be discarded in a landfill. Formula 1 should be an extreme sport and gladiators. I'm not surprised that sometimes people start to get bored. Without good sound it turns out the show is weak".

2017-06-12 10:44:04

Honda Fernando could earn the first point

Honda Fernando could earn the first point

In Honda are disappointed that due to engine failure for Fernando Alonso failed to finish in the points zone.Yusuke Hasegawa, Honda "it's a shame, because Fernando could earn the first point in this season. Of course, it is not our goal, but this result would show our progress and would be a good reward for the team.Avoiding collision on the first lap, Fernando spent an excellent race. The team chose a good strategy, which allowed to compete for points. Unfortunately, for a couple of laps to go dropped the oil pressure.After the engine is delivered to our base in Sakura, we know the true cause of failure".

2017-06-12 10:24:06

Fernando Alonso We had glasses

Fernando Alonso We had glasses

The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso out of the race the race Grand Prix of Canada for a few laps before the finish. The Spaniard claimed the first points of the season, but again failed Honda engine.Fernando Alonso "We had glasses for a few laps before the checkered flag, but my engine gave up. Of course I'm upset, because we lost the first points for the team.We're trying to go as fast as I can, so the loss of points and the gathering became a disappointment for us, especially for guys who've prepared the car for this race, and built a strategy that took care of every moment.Our chassis was very fast and strong in every turn of the track, but on the straights we are constantly catching up. These are tough times.The support we received from fans in Canada, great, so when my car stopped, I thought we should give something back to them, and I went up to the podium to give his gloves to the people who cheered me on".

2017-06-12 10:24:05

Lance Stroll I'm overjoyed

Lance Stroll I'm overjoyed

The Williams driver lance Stroll in the home race has managed to achieve his first points in Formula 1, finishing in fifth position.Lance Stroll "I'm just happy for myself, for the team, for everyone. The balance of the car was good throughout the race. I was in a constant struggle with other cars. I knew that we have good speed on the straights. I carefully made their overtaking, not forcing events. If I had to wait two laps, I did it, stay patient.James, my engineer, gave me good advice throughout the race, told about what is happening around us. We just stayed with a cool head and finished the race in 9th position. This means that all possible for me. I was able to finish the race with glasses and see the canadian flags in the stands".

2017-06-12 01:44:03

Daniel Quat Today I did everything I could

Race in Canada for Daniil Kvyat was having a bad stalled at the start of the warm up lap the engine, two penalties and problems during the pit stop.Daniil Kvyat "a Very bad day. Our problems began during the warm-up lap, when the engine stalled. I caught up with the peloton to the line of the safety car, so don't know what the earned penalty.I managed to get to ninth place, and we had a good pace. Unfortunately, during the pit stop a problem occurred where I had to go.Today I did everything I could. Very sorry that the race ended this way, because we deserve a reward".

2017-06-11 09:44:04

Honda it's difficult for Us to convince McLaren that we can win

The head of Honda Yusuke Hasegawa said that his company is quite difficult to convince the McLaren team after three years of failure in that their engine can win.Yusuke Hasegawa "I find it hard to answer this question. It is very difficult, but it is a pity that we can't convince them that we can win. The situation is really tense".Earlier, the management of McLaren has said that the withdrawal of Japanese minders 90 days for the solution to all problems.