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2017-05-25 11:24:04

Lewis Hamilton New car difficult to fly

Lewis Hamilton New car difficult to fly

Pilot Mercedes Lewis Hamilton admitted that the new car is very difficult to keep on track.Lewis Hamilton "I really like that modern machines are difficult to fly. It's like when you are watching a cowboy trying to tame a bull or a horse. There is the same feeling when you sit in this car. From this moment begins the real challenge.In the past I have had machines that were beautiful and easy to manage. Before and the settings were more simple.I like this challenge, it really puts me and my engineers to the brink of the possible".

2017-05-24 11:34:04

The head of Renault We need time for reliability

The head of Renault's Cyril abiteboul said that his company has delayed the release of the new engine due to work on the reliability.Cyril abiteboul "We said that reliability is the main problem. That's why we are not prepared to supply their engines to customers.We had updates before Spain. We completed the program at the booth, and on Saturday afternoon all teams were updates. But major innovations must pass additional tests for reliability.We have not yet caught up with the Mercedes, but it's a small improvement. In Monaco will be more, and then even more when we think of its updated engine".

2017-05-24 11:34:02

Honda has high hopes for Monaco

The head of Honda Yusuke Hasegawa convinced that Monaco can become the most successful Grand Prix of the year for McLaren, as engine there is almost nothing depends.Yusuke Hasegawa "In Spain two weeks ago we made some positive steps forward, but in Monaco the engine power will no longer play a decisive role, so we hope that the race will be the best of the season. This is a very technical and difficult track, the error here should not be allowed, so the machine settings will be key.This is a particularly important week for all at McLaren-Honda. Not only that, we're going to Monaco, the jewel in Formula 1, so we still have a race with Jenson Button. In addition, we will work with Fernando Alonso in Indy 500".Last year the McLaren drivers finished in Monaco at 5th and 9th positions.

2017-05-24 10:24:03

Alain Prost Alonso will go to Renault

Alain Prost Alonso will go to Renault

Four-time world champion Alain Prost believes Fernando Alonso would not agree to return to Renault, where in the mid-2000s, he won two titles.Alain Prost "Fernando wants to win races and Championships. I don't think we can offer him a car capable of fighting for the title next year, and two years later too.We have to be very realistic. I've been doing this for almost forty years and know how difficult it will be.We have to be very careful. We want progress, but we should not be foolish purposes only so that Fernando will be with us.Your last title Alain Prost won in 1993 with a Renault engine.

2017-05-23 12:04:02

Lewis Hamilton In Monaco, it is important psychologically to gather

Lewis Hamilton In Monaco, it is important psychologically to gather

Two-time winner of the Monaco Grand Prix Lewis Hamilton believes that in the narrow streets of the Principality you need to brace yourself not to be nervous.Lewis Hamilton "This is a route that requires pilots to maximum concentration and good nerves. You have to be quick and precise in their actions.I stand there for a long time. I spend a lot of time at the factory with the engineers to understand the past of the race. Just last night I was driving on the highway in his car and imagined the trajectory. It's hard, but it helps to get used to the ring.This weekend the new machines wider and faster than last year's, fighting them will be harder. Find the limit - it will be a real challenge. I'm sure this weekend pilots will often encounter barriers.The most important thing in Monaco is to learn to walk before you start Jogging. You need to step up the pace to the final qualification to be ready to leap".

2017-05-22 17:24:03

Niki Lauda is against the supply of engines Mercedes team McLaren

On the background of the problems Honda was talk that McLaren can return to the Mercedes engines. However, Niki Lauda, non-Executive Director of Mercedes, against such cooperation.Niki Lauda in an interview with Auto Motor und Sport "I am opposed to this contract. Two years I played for the supply of engines team Red Bull, but now I am against such cooperation. We should focus on our battle with Ferrari, not to help competitors."Apparently McLaren next season, will remain with the Honda engines. Until the beginning of may all the suppliers of the engines had to inform the FIA about changing the number of clients, but we know only one fact-change motors the Sauber team has signed a contract with Honda.

2017-05-21 13:24:03

Fernando Alonso I was missing school

Fernando Alonso I was missing school

The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso admitted that for the sake of karting even missed school.Fernando Alonso "When I was 13, I quickly gained experience and began spending time in Italy, working with the manufacturer of the engines and learning all that I could. It was there that I began to fully understand the kart and karting in General. In addition, I had to skip school when I went to Italy. And I liked it I've got knowledge of a different type.In 1996 I won the world Junior championship in karting. After that my family decided that I would have a future in racing".

2017-05-20 10:14:03

Helmut Marko No Le Mans for the Red Bull

Sports consultant to Red Bull Helmut Marko said that his team in the near future will not go in the marathon 24 hours of Le Mans.Helmut Marko "No. We are focused on the Formula-1. Expenses in the WEC are quite large, but only one race is of great importance. We're not even going to consider the Cup from the point of view of sponsorship.We will not abandon the fight for the title in Formula 1. Our problem in the power plant. If you have a good engine, it's in the bag. The first four races of the Ferrari seemed to be the favorite, but after Spain Mercedes clearly made a huge step forward.

2017-05-19 12:54:03

Chapter Mercedes We begin to understand how the tires

Chapter Mercedes We begin to understand how the tires

Head of Mercedes Toto Wolff said that his team in Spain began to better understand the work of rubber.Toto Wolff "I Think this weekend we proved that we begin to understand how the tires interact with the car. This is a good sign.But, in my opinion, this arms race will last until the end of the season. We will fight with Ferrari for the understanding of how to overcome difficulties, how to use more downforce and to improve the engine. You can't miss any of these topics. To win the championship this year, we just have a lot of good work".

2017-05-18 14:04:03

Chapter Sauber We are ready to invite pilots McLaren

Head Sauber Moniz, Kaltenborn confirmed that her team is ready to consider possibility of signing of contracts with the pilots, which will offer McLaren the following year.Moniz, Kaltenborn "In the end, it is the decision of the team, and that team is responsible for the good pilots. We made similar decisions in the past, discussing the composition of the Ferrari. We always solved the main issues with a key partner.We took the pilot to his former engine supplier, because it was the right decision. We are open to such suggestions, because it really works.As for sponsorship, I think that it is too early to talk about it, we just announced a deal with Honda, let's see how things will develop".Recall that the following year, the Sauber team will become a customer of Honda. McLaren, apparently, will remain the main partner of the Japanese minders. In the past Honda has always promoted Japanese pilots through their client team Satoru Nakajima, Shinji Nakano, Takuma Sato, Yuji IDE, Sakon Yamamoto.

2017-05-17 14:04:03

Red Bull again threatened to leave Formula 1

Sports consultant to Red Bull Helmut Marko said that Formula 1 needs to move on to other engines. Otherwise, the Austrian team could leave the championship.Helmut Marko "We need a simple engine capacity of 1000 HP, where there will be one standard unit and KERS battery. The cost of creating engine should be in the region of 15-20 million euros.Independent companies like Ilmor or Cosworth should be able to participate in the championship, so we or, say, McLaren could use their engines. Last year, neither Mercedes nor Ferrari want to supply us with their engines, and only the version with Renault was affordable, not without the help of the pressure of Bernie Ecclestone.We want to have equal rights with manufacturers. We want the automakers didn't blackmail us".

2017-05-16 13:54:04

Carlos Sainz Sauber faster than us

Carlos Sainz Sauber faster than us

The pilot Toro Rosso Carlos Sainz admitted that at the moment, the Sauber cars faster Italian.Carlos Sainz "In Spain, we fought for the first time directly with Sauber. A little sad to see that cars with Ferrari engines of the 2016 us faster in a straight line.I tried my best to get ahead of Wehrlein, but most of my attempts - we were walking side by side. Before the first turn every time Pascal took the best course and held the position. He always closed domestic trajectory. To fight with Pascal was very interesting."In the race Wehrlein finished seventh, but the penalty was forced to concede the position to Science.

2017-05-15 15:54:03

The debut of the new Honda engine is delayed

The head of Honda Yusuke Hasegawa confirmed that in Canada, the McLaren team may not get a new engine. Planned updates for Canada may be postponed to a later date to ensure a high level of reliability.Yusuke Hasegawa "We would like to bring a new engine to Canada, but just could not make it. We will prepare the power plant, but for us reliability is important. Probably released with a new engine only in Baku."In Spain, small engine upgrades allowed Fernando Alonso to pass to the final qualification. And during the race, the Spaniard showed the fourth time round.

2017-05-14 21:34:03

Daniil Kvyat great to finish in the glasses

Daniil Kvyat great to finish in the glasses

After starting from the last row of the pilot Toro Rosso Daniel Kvyat managed to finish ninth and earn two points.Daniil Kvyat "it's great to finish in the glasses I'm proud of myself and its engineers. After a difficult qualifying we didn't give up, and a great qualification allowed after the start from the last row to finish in ninth position.But you need to understand what happened in qualifying, so it doesn't happen again. The race was very exciting, I managed to overtake a lot of cars, it is quite difficult on this track.After a heavy weekend it is nice to earn points. Thanks to the whole team".

2017-05-14 17:44:05

Valtteri Bottas I'm happy with the race

Valtteri Bottas I'm happy with the race

Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas out of the race the race Grand Prix of Spain because of problems with the engine.Valtteri Bottas "I feel good, no problems with the gathering. I'm happy with the race until the gathering. We had pace, we have applied excellent strategy, we have made mistakes, and I was just unlucky. The engine has a lot of races - that's the problem.As for Kimi, he was trying to overtake me, and I tried to hold on to its trajectory. I'm sad that we all faced - this has led to the gradual descent of the two pilots. Sorry that it all happened. As to the Lewis pass, we were on different strategies, because I missed it".

2017-05-14 16:54:03

Chronicle of the race Grand Prix of Spain

Chronicle of the race Grand Prix of Spain

144347 - Today from pole position, 3rd time this season and 64th time in his career, will start Lewis Hamilton.144414 - Next to it is the place to start is the championship leader Sebastian Vettel.144547 - Second row turned completely Finnish Valtteri Bottas and Kimi Raikkonen.144626 - the Third row behind the pilots of Red Bull last year's winner Max Verstappen and Daniel ricciardo.144646 - the Seventh will start the hero of skill and the idol of the local fans Fernando Alonso144721 - Honda brought an updated engine and it allowed for the first time in the season to qualify for the finals of qualification. That's just enough reliability to earn points144745 - Completing the top ten Sergi Perez, Felipe Massa and Esteban Windows.144801 - Next Magnussen, Sainz, Hulkenberg, Grosjean, Wehrlein, Ericsson, Palmer, Stroll, Kvyat and Vandorn.144836 - Actually, the last was to be launched Daniil Kvyat, who was having problems with the updated car, but Stoffel Vandorn received a fine for the replacement of elements of the power plant.144907 - Before the start.

2017-05-14 09:54:02

Pirelli expect two pit stop

In Spain you can use the tires Soft, Medium and Hard. According to the engineers Pirelli, teams will choose two of the most soft type, and will race with two pit stops.Mario Isola, Pirelli "the Results in qualifying turned out very dense, the gaps between the machines are minimal.In the race we are waiting for the tactics with two pit stops. The difference between rubber Soft and Medium is large, so the teams will try to pass on the softer tyres to the greater distance. We expect all decide to drive two segments on the Soft and one on Medium.

2017-05-14 09:44:03

The Head Of McLaren, Bravo Fernando

The Head Of McLaren, Bravo Fernando

For the first time this season, the McLaren team made it to the final qualifying Fernando Alonso at his home race showed the 7th result.Eric bulge, racing Director at McLaren "In the final qualification, Alonso just drove a perfect lap, which earned him seventh place at the start. Bravo FernandoStoffel quite a bit lost to Fernando in the first session, but it was not enough to pass on. He had problems with balance, and the struggle in the middle group is very tight, so even a small loss of tempo knocked him out of further combat. Sure, together with engineers from Stoffel will be able to find a good setup for the race.I want to thank Honda for a small update of the power plant, which allowed to achieve such a result".

2017-05-13 16:54:07

Daniil Kvyat the race car problem

Daniil Kvyat the race car problem

The pilot Toro Rosso Daniel Quat failed to qualify for the Grand Prix of Spain. In the race, the Russian will start last.Daniil Kvyat "it's a Shame to admit, but my car has a big problem. To fly it very difficult. I had nothing to do, just lost confidence in the technique. It is necessary together with engineers to see what can be corrected.I'm not sure that tomorrow everything will be corrected. I guess I'll have to come to terms with lost the Grand Prix. The car just wants to keep track. I will do my best, but here me already a little that depends".

2017-05-13 16:44:10

Valtteri Bottas Third place - good starting position

Valtteri Bottas Third place - good starting position

Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas in qualifying Grand Prix of Spain has shown the third result. For the fourth time this season the Finn will start third.Valtteri Bottas "This is a good result, I am fully satisfied. Much will now depend on the start but I will start the race from the clean side of the track. In the morning the team worked with my engine, but this is a natural process. We had to do it. As for the race, the chance of success is".

2017-05-13 14:34:03

The head of McLaren We should give Alonso a championship race car

The head of McLaren Zac brown believes that the only chance to keep Alonso in the team to give him a car-a winner.Zach brown "I don't know what will. I saw the press conference Alonso. Completely understand his position. He is a two-time champion who wants to become a triple champion, and he can only do this in a car that can win. According to him, he would stay at McLaren. We provided him excellent, he really like it here, but we have to give him a car-a winner.According to him, he will wait until after the summer break, as we agreed. I think we should do everything to prove that Fernando is his ability to win next year. The other teams and engine manufacturers were able to make progress. We can also break forward".

2017-05-13 14:24:03

Force India vs Mercedes collaboration with Honda

Deputy head of the Force India Robert Fearnley said that his team against the Mercedes handing out their secrets to other teams.Robert Fearnley "Obviously, the team not only had to pay for their engines, but also contributed to their development, is very negative to the fact that the developed technology will be distributed to competitors. We are against such cooperation".

2017-05-12 20:54:03

Max Verstappen We have closed the gap

Max Verstappen We have closed the gap

The pilot of Red Bull Max Verstappen on the results practices Grand Prix of Spain showed the 5-th result. Representatives Mercedes, the Dutchman lost a little more than six tenths of a second.Max Verstappen "I think we have slightly closed the gap with Ferrari, so that's a big plus, but apparently Mercedes was able to achieve just tremendous progress with their upgrades, so they are out of reach. We are still the third team in speed, but progress is leading us in the right direction. The team was able to provide a higher level of adhesion with the track, we were able to find race pace, improved engine performance.Today suddenly a strong wind blowing, and this created additional problems. In the ninth turn of a sudden gust of wind blew me off the canvas and into the gravel. Fortunately, damage was not. I've seen other pilots faced with similar problems. If you continue to be so windy, then we should prepare for a difficult Grand Prix".

2017-05-12 13:44:04

Alonso changing powerplant

Alonso changing powerplant

In the first practice of Grand Prix of Spain on the machine Fernando Alonso engine failure on the first lap. As representatives of Honda, it happened because of oil leakage.The engine itself was not damaged, and at the moment Japanese engineers looking for the cause of the leak. In order not to lose time, the Spaniard will change the power plant. To the start of the second practice the car should be ready.

2017-05-12 12:24:02

The first practice for Alonso ended ahead of schedule

The first practice for Alonso ended ahead of schedule

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

2017-05-12 12:14:04

Sauber continue to reassure themselves about Honda

Sauber continue to reassure themselves about Honda

Head Sauber Moniz, Kaltenborn continued to assure the media that next year her team will be more competitive with Honda engines.Recall that currently the Swiss team is working with last year's Ferrari engines. At the same time, Honda is the least competitive and most unreliable engine in Formula 1.Moniz, Kaltenborn "I don't care what we see now. We are sure that Honda will cope with their problems until next year. We are very much negotiated. We understand that the Honda problem. They pledged to solve them. So everything should be fine".

2017-05-11 12:34:03

Chapter Sauber we'll See what will give us Honda

Head Sauber Moniz, Kaltenborn said her team is open for cooperation with Honda.Monisha Kaltenborn "We'll see how it all goes. We are really in the beginning.I don't know the details of their deal with McLaren. We and McLaren are two very different projects, and we will see where we can benefit from each other in this work with Honda.We worked in different conditions, we were even the developers of the engines, but now we are customers. However, we know that it gives a lot of opportunities, and this is one of the reasons why we decided on this partnership.Too early to say what we do, but we are open to new partnerships".

2017-05-10 14:44:03

The Mercedes team has launched a new coloring machines

The Mercedes team has launched a new coloring machines

During the Grand Prix of Spain come into force new rules relating to the placement of the start numbers and names of the pilots. The first photos of the updated coloring was presented by the Mercedes team.So, for the numbers on the nose cone, you must use a font with a height of 23 cm On the engine cover or end plates of the rear wing must include the name of the pilot, which is necessary to use a font with a height of 15 cm, abbreviated names to three letters. In the case of Mercedes is "HAM" and "BOT".

2017-05-10 11:34:03

Fernando Alonso I am happy to be back in Barcelona

Fernando Alonso I am happy to be back in Barcelona

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