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2017-07-29 09:14:04

Porsche decides your future

Porsche decides your future

At the time, how is Porsche going to go out of the world championship of endurance, there are rumors that the company may debut in the Formula-that is, out of the WEC, obviously, will free important resources, some of which will focus on the development of electric technologies.But can the Formula 1 are also of interest to Porsche, when the championship will adopt the new regulation on the engines in the season 2020I would like to think that they can take part in the championship as an engine supplier, Red Bull is the most likely candidate for the role of the client.Designer Sean bull is already painted, will look like the car of Red Bull-Porsche.

2017-07-28 12:34:03

Sauber extended the contract with Ferrari

Sauber extended the contract with Ferrari

The Sauber team will continue to use Ferrari power plant. The contract is signed for a few years.Frederick Wasser, the head of the team "I am Happy to report that we continue to cooperate with Ferrari. We signed a multiyear contract to supply engines.Cooperation with Ferrari will help to achieve serious progress in the work on the car in 2018. I am confident that together we will achieve significant results".Frederic Vasseur became the head of the Sauber a couple of weeks ago, and the first thing he terminated the contract with Honda has signed former team principal, Kaltenborn Monisha.Sauber uses Ferrari engines since 1997. Only in 2006-2010, the team enjoyed the support of BMW.

2017-07-28 11:14:03

Max Verstappen ready to leave Red Bull

Max Verstappen ready to leave Red Bull

The pilot of Red Bull Max Verstappen said he was ready to leave the home team for the opportunity to play for a strong team.Max Verstappen "I know that Ferrari has a big history in Formula 1. Mercedes, incidentally, also has a championship history. Honestly, I just want to sit in the best car. Color doesn't really matter.But I believe in the power of Red Bull. We are on the right track. The car and the engine is constantly being improved".In the past ten races, Verstappen only five times got to the finish.

2017-07-28 10:24:04

Sauber and Honda parted

Sauber and Honda parted

Cooperation Sauber with Honda ended, and it began. The Swiss team has officially announced the termination of the contract with the Japanese minders.Frederick Wasser, the head of the Sauber "We have to say about the termination of cooperation with Honda. This decision was made for the future of the team. We want to thank Honda and wish them success in Formula 1".Masashi Yamamoto, Manager of the sports division of Honda "We were looking forward to a season in 2018, but after the change of the leadership team decided to stop the cooperation because of the fact that our views of the future differed. Thank Sauber for cooperation."Now Sauber uses a Ferrari power plant sample 2016. New engine supplier will be named later.

2017-07-27 11:44:03

Roman Grosjean I've always liked in Hungary

Roman Grosjean I've always liked in Hungary

Haas pilot Roman Grosjean told that in Hungary he had been a good race.Roman Grosjean "I always get a good race in Hungary. I always liked this track. Previously, he was a very bumpy, but last year, the coverage shifted and everything changed. This is a low speed track, where the importance is not the engine, and the level of aerobatics.In Budapest very hot. This is not an easy race, but, on the other hand, on the track not many high-speed corners, so it all depends on your focus and concentration. No matter what, we will fight for points".In his first Grand Prix in Hungary 20012 year Grosjean started second and finished third. But since then the Frenchman, above the sixth place did not rise.

2017-07-27 11:24:03

Felipe Massa In Hungary the fans love me

Felipe Massa In Hungary the fans love me

Pilot Williams Felipe Massa said that he loves being in Hungary in front of the stands, jam-Packed with his fans.Felipe Massa "Hungary is always a pleasure to speak. This is a place that is very important to me, because of fans and because of what happened here after my accident. I have here just a huge support of all fans. I love this place and always enjoy going back to Budapest. The race here is very interesting."On account of the mass of the 13 races in Hungary. Best result - 4th place in 2010. In 2008 Felipe was in the lead, but went down because of engine failure, three laps from the finish. In qualifying 2009 spring hit the helmet of the Brazilian, why he missed the rest of the season.

2017-07-26 16:54:03

Honda is counting on big points in Hungary

The head of the sports division of Honda Yusuke Hasegawa admitted that counting on the success of the partner team McLaren on the track of the Grand Prix of Hungary, where it is not so important the engine power.Yusuke Hasegawa "We're pleased with the progress and we're going to Hungary in a good mood. In Hungary, the engine power does not play an important role, it is difficult to overtake, so we have a good opportunity to earn points.Our goal is to reach the final of qualification and fight for good points. Fernando Alonso won here his first victory in Formula 1, and Stoffel Vandorn won at this track in the GP2 race, so our cars are in good hands.Last year, Alonso in Hungary, finished seventh.

2017-07-26 16:44:03

Aston Martin eyeing Formula 1

Aston Martin eyeing Formula 1

British sports car manufacturer Aston Martin may receive in the Formula-1 after 2020, unless the power plant will become easier and cheaper.Now the brand Aston Martin is present in the championship as a sponsor of Red Bull. In addition, the group of designers Red Bull, led by Adrian Newey took part in the creation of a sports car Aston Martin Valkyrie.Andy Palmer, CEO of Aston Martin "We have already in some measure present in Formula 1, because in cooperation with Red Bull and Adrian Newey have developed a sports car. But do we need our own team Given that Ferrari is our direct competitor, then the answer is obvious.At the same time, we don't want to spend 350-400 million dollars a year to develop engines. If this amount is significantly lower, then we will think about participation in the championship. We participate in negotiations, and while everything is moving in the right direction".

2017-07-24 12:54:02

Honda is not going to leave Formula 1

The Manager of the sports division of Honda Masashi Yamamoto said that his company is not going to leave Formula 1, despite failing results and regular criticism. However, called into question the cooperation with the Sauber team.Masashi Yamamoto "I constantly communicate with the Board of Directors of the company and know that we are not going to leave. We have a contract with McLaren, and now we are negotiating its extension. However, we are opposed to McLaren temporarily used engines from other manufacturers.With Sauber we negotiate. Before we have reached agreements with Monica, Kaltenborn, but the new management decided to change course".

2017-07-23 21:04:04

The head of Red Bull's Well that rules engines will change

The head of Red Bull's Well that rules engines will change

Head Red Bull Christian Horner said that F1 is at the crossroads of change regulations, and it is an interesting time.Christian Horner "I think that's really interesting that Formula 1 is at the crossroads of change with the rules. Theoretically, the regulations will come into force in 2021, and the new engines we make from eight to ten years, so we consider changes in the championship until 2030.By 2030, many people will drive cars They will be Autonomous They are electric The world is changing so fast in this sector.In Formula 1 there are some serious questions that we must answer today. It is important to make the right choice on engines. What is the main goal of Formula 1 It's technology or sports and entertainment Should the pilot and machine to the limitNew Formula 1 according to my understanding should contain the elements of a great show, to be loud, noisy, to excite the viewer, and the pilot thought of as a star".

2017-07-21 12:54:03

Red Bull We need to run a lot of tests with Halo

Red Bull We need to run a lot of tests with Halo

Chief engineer Red Bull's Paul Monaghan believes that his team are not yet ready to work with the new system head protection Halo, as required by FIA from the season 2018.Paul Monaghan "There are a lot of things that you need to test to make sure that this system fits in our new car. It is very difficult to work now with this development, because we are already far advanced in the work on the car of the season 2018. The solution looks a bit of a surprise".

2017-07-19 15:34:03

Christian Horner Mercedes will not agree to work with McLaren

Head Red Bull Christian Horner believes that Mercedes will not agree to supply its engines to McLaren, because she is afraid of competition from British team.Christian Horner "the other day I spoke with Zach brown, and he told me that the situation resembles the one in which we were two years ago. So do not take seriously the talk that McLaren next season will return to the Mercedes engines".Two years ago the Red Bull team decided to abandon the uncompetitive Renault engines, however, neither Mercedes, nor Ferrari agreed to work with four-time winner of the Cup of designers.

2017-07-18 13:34:05

Fernando Alonso McLaren wings to the decision

Fernando Alonso McLaren wings to the decision

Fernando Alonso said that he needs as soon as possible to learn about McLaren's decision on the question of engines.Fernando Alonso "It's a team decision, and the sooner it is taken, the better you will be prepared for next year.So I guess they'll try to make a decision that I obviously support.It's hard to guess how it will affect performance because there are a lot of combinations of cars and engines.But we have clearly identified what we need. If we can improve, we will be competitive.Judging by the words, Alonso already off zelenim to leave McLaren.

2017-07-17 11:04:03

McLaren will change the supplier of engines if left Alonso

McLaren will change the supplier of engines if left Alonso

Silverstone in the paddock there were rumors associated with McLaren and Honda. For example, top managers of the McLaren was spotted in talks with Renault. And it is believed that the same leaders McLaren have assured Fernando Alonso at dinner that if he will stay on in 2018, then the car will be installed the top engine.Zach brown "we had a good dinner, and Fernando even finished paying for it. He feels comfortable with us, and we understand each other. He made it clear what he wants from the team next year.On a personal level relationship with Honda is good, but I think everyone understands that we need a much better engine and this is why all this is happening".

2017-07-17 10:54:04

Rumors about the Honda crawled to Toro Rosso

The uncertainty about the future of Honda in Formula 1 has taken another sharp turn. The German edition Auto Motor und Sport reports that Honda may join Toro Rosso next year.Auto Motor und Sport "the Team Toro Rosso has grown and can go their own way with Honda. The decision should be taken in the summer."Commented on the situation head McLaren Zach brown said "what is happening with other teams, does not concern us".Meanwhile, Toro Rosso are ready to take Japanese pilot in exchange for a supply of Honda engines - this is clearly bad news for Daniil Kvyat.

2017-07-17 10:44:03

McLaren is once again talking about the cooperation with Mercedes

McLaren is once again talking about the cooperation with Mercedes

A week ago, it seemed that McLaren and Honda back from the precipice of an impending split, but at Silverstone Director of McLaren Jonathan Neale said that the current situation with the Honda mechanics, who are fighting for the performance and reliability unstable.Jonathan Neale "I think we've reached an inflection point with Honda, where we ask ourselves, "Where are we going What must we do differently to recover its competitiveness"So the latest rumors from the pit lane of Silverstone say that McLaren really wants to break his contract with Honda.It seems that the preferred alternative McLaren to 2018 is the engine of the Mercedes, but there are also rumors about the talks with Renault and Ferrari.Jonathan Neale "In Formula 1 when someone says they don't talk to anybody, the answer is really simple - all say all".

2017-07-16 19:54:03

Fernando Alonso a Difficult weekend

Fernando Alonso a Difficult weekend

The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso out of the race the race Grand Prix of great Britain.Fernando Alonso "Difficult times. A difficult weekend for us which started with a penalty. Then in the race, when I followed the group of pilots, I had another problem.I hope it hasn't damaged the engine, and we will be able to continue to use it in the future.Today, Stoffel was the 11th, so I think we were not fast enough to fight for points. I was able to finish the race 13th or 14th, and leaving the race looks like in this situation less offensive.Now I'm preparing for the Grand Prix of Hungary, and for us it should be the best weekend of the year".

2017-07-15 17:14:04

Riccardo Daniel In the rain, we had the chance

Pilot Red Bull Daniel ricciardo stopped during qualifying of the British Grand Prix and ended up 20th. Daniel ricciardo "it's a shame, but during the lap I lost power. Failed turbine. I had to quickly turn the engine off so as not to commit follies. It is very sad. It's a shame because in the rain we had the chances to make good starting positions. Very sorry that I start with the last starting number.Tomorrow I will try to show a good show and will try to break in points".

2017-07-15 12:44:04

Porsche will decide on the Formula 1 in July

In the next two weeks, Porsche will decide to come her to Formula-1 or not.The German brand is currently the leader in Le Mans, but Auto Motor und Sport said that Porsche management Board intends to reconsider the strategy of development for the Motorsport direction for the coming years in July.Auto Motor und Sport "There are several options participation in WEC, Formula E and Formula 1. In Formula 1 the Porsche is going to act as engine suppliers. There are other possible combinations".Recall that Porsche has participated in recent talks with the leadership of Formula 1 of the future shape of the rules for the engines in 2020.

2017-07-14 23:54:03

Sebastian Vettel's Day was filled with mixed emotions

Sebastian Vettel's Day was filled with mixed emotions

The Ferrari pilot Sebastian Vettel on the results practices Grand Prix of great Britain was 4-th position.Sebastian Vettel "Today is the day for us was filled with mixed emotions. We rolled down, then sharply upward.In the morning we had difficulties with balance, but overall I think we improved the car at the end of the session. On Friday you are looking for a big performance, and my engine has already passed a lot of kilometers, so the team is trying to save his life. It works well with this we had no problems.Pilots Mercedes look fast, but that's not surprising. Let's see what we can show tomorrow.I also tried the protection Shield. The review is not very good, and I think it's because of the curvature of the glass creates distortion. This prevents the aerobatics and precision. In the rest of the ride was a lot of fun".

2017-07-14 23:44:04

Pascal Wehrlein we had problems with the engine

Pascal Wehrlein we had problems with the engine

Pilot Sauber Pascal Wehrlein in the practice of the British Grand Prix showed 20-th result.Pascal Wehrlein "Today I had problems with the engine, as it was in Spielberg last week. We have been able to work on the program, even managed to test around with the different settings of the machine. For short periods and long, has its own perspective, but I hope that tomorrow and Sunday we will play better".

2017-07-13 16:44:02

The new head of Sauber will deal with Honda

The new head of the Sauber Frederic Vasseur confirmed that the probability of termination of the contract with the Honda mechanics, which will be operational only in 2018.Frederic Vasseur "All actively discussing Honda engines. My first task is to deal with the contract signed by the former leadership. We have little time and need to quickly solve this problem. Judging by McLaren, the situation there is critical".

2017-07-12 16:44:05

McLaren-Ferrari in 2018

According to Italian publication Gazzetta dello Sport, the McLaren team was sent to Ferrari's request regarding the possible use of Italian engines in the season of 2018.Earlier there were rumors about the resumption of cooperation with McLaren Mercedes. Now, recall, the British have the support of Honda, but the competitiveness of Japanese engines leaves much to be desired.

2017-07-12 16:44:03

Sauber declined to Honda engines

Autosport reports that Sauber team broke the previously signed a contract with Honda to supply engines in the season of 2018.This year Sauber is using last year's version of the Ferrari engines. In may the team announced the move in 2018 to client Honda engines. However, as it turns out, the deal was never completed.It also became known that the contract with Honda is the reason for the departure Monesi, Kaltenborn - the new shareholders of the team did not understand why noncompetitive Japanese engines.

2017-07-12 10:24:06

Ferrari Chairman We need to develop technologies

Ferrari President Sergio Marchionne said that he has expressed his opinion on the new engines in the season 2020, the new leadership of the championship.Sergio Marchionne "I spoke to Liberty and expressed their comments. We don't need returns in the past. We need the development of technology, and all that leaves us on the spot or returns to the past, it is necessary to Sabit. Engines must constantly develop the latest technology, pushing manufacturers to new developments in this area".

2017-07-11 16:14:03

Daniel Riccardo the Problem of max not in him

Daniel Riccardo the Problem of max not in him

Pilot Red Bull Daniel Riccardo believes that the problems with the car max Fastopen not relate to the Dutchman.Riccardo Daniel "Earlier, I joked that Max was ahead of me in the last four qualifications, he's going too fast for the engine. Technique can not accept it. But it was a joke.No, I don't think Max is causing all these problems. It's not his fault. Last year we customized each other, and the longer we are teammates, the more we achieve. Max is fast, but it sums up the technique. As for me, I just have to do less mistakes."In the last seven races Verstappen went five times. Riccardo during this time, five times off his shoes under the prize champagne.

2017-07-11 10:44:03

Ferrari confirms departure from the team of Lorenzo Sassi

Ferrari officially confirms the rumors that her camp left the chief engineer of the power plant. However, Il Giornale, the Milan daily newspaper, reports that the engineer-designer Lorenzo Sassi had already left the Maranello.There are conflicting rumors as to why the Sassi was summoned by the President of Ferrari Sergio Marchionne. Ferrari did not comment.And when asked about the rumors of championship leader Sebastian Vettel, he did not find the answer.Sebastian Vettel "I don't know what you're talking about. I think it's better to ask the superiors".

2017-07-10 16:24:04

McLaren and Honda is not going to break up

After a stormy period of cooperation McLaren and Honda, it seems, is back in the right direction. Despite the problems with the third specification of the engine on the car of Fernando Alonso in Austria, Honda continues to work with the British team.The head of McLaren Zach brown "In 2018 we should have a competitive engine. Honda works and develops, and we want to give them the opportunity to improve the situation. We have seen that they can achieve these results".

2017-07-10 16:14:03

Force India not ready to tests with Auer

Force India not ready to tests with Auer

Force India is still not confirmed officially part of the pilot of the DTM Lucas Auer in the tests in August of this year.Head of Mercedes Toto Wolff, whose team is supplying engines to Force India, partly involved in the tests, the nephew of Gerhard Berger in Formula 1.Toto Wolff "If it will work in Hungary, behind the wheel of a Force India car, it is not for us to tell."Sports Director of Force India "When we're ready something to announce, I'm sure we will immediately inform you.We are impressed by the work and the results of Lucas - he did a great job in the DTM".While Force India denied that the tests Auer just associated with BWT, the main sponsor of the team.