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2017-11-20 11:14:04

Ross brown Modern engines are ruining Formula 1

Sports Director of the Formula 1, Ross brown believes that the modern engine creates all the inconsistencies faced by the participants of the championship.Ross Brawn "the Current engine is an incredible technique, but they cannot be called a great racing engines.They are very expensive, they are not noisy, they have a lot of components that need to change, and turn all of these farces with penalties after qualifying. Huge difference in performance creates a gap between the teams. It needs to be changed, start a new page in the history of the championship".The new regulations on engines take effect in 2021.

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 11:04:03

Lewis Hamilton We will fly like in the WEC

Pilot Mercedes Lewis Hamilton said that next season will have to fly carefully as possible because of the season 2018 begin to act rules restricting the number of engines to three.Lewis Hamilton "the Race will be worse, that's for sure. We will have to fly as pilots WEC.And if you include Halo, the maneuvers will be similar to driving a bus.The cars will be as heavy as a NASCAR, the braking distance will be longer, of course, is not what we want to get from these races. We would like to use the full potential of the machine, and not to return to austerity.

2017-11-16 21:34:04

Max Verstappen ended Renault engine parts

The pilot of Red Bull Max Verstappen has admitted that the Renault just out of spare parts for the engine, because they focus on the powerplant of the season in 2018.Max Verstappen "on the one hand, I can understand that. But on the other hand, if you have so many reliability issues during the season, as a supplier, you should do everything possible to provide customers with sufficient details.This seems logical, so I was a frustrating situation, but we also have to accept it.After four very good races it is a pity that in Abu Dhabi we will not have the chance to use full power, but we also have to be realistic".

2017-11-16 10:24:05

Liberty nullified the threat of Ferrari

The head of the Formula 1 championship chase Carey was able to reduce the degree of tension between his company and Ferrari, threatening to leave the championship at the end of 2020, unless their condition on engines.Chase Carey "there are No real differences between the views of Ferrari and ours. Formula 1 is unique and the team should be able to build the original machines, engines and chassis.We want all teams fought for the victory, and success depended on how they spend money, and no matter how much money they spend.The uncertainty as to the outcome of the race is fundamental to the attractiveness of any category of Motorsport for spectators.

2017-11-15 12:44:03

Red Bull we Will collect the car from debris

The head of the team Red Bull's Christian Horner admitted that there are indeed problems with spare parts for power units of Renault.Christian Horner "Obviously, the Grand Prix in Abu Dhabi will become for us a TV show where a car is assembled from garbage. Let's hope that our power plant has not been damaged in Brazil.To be honest, Renault mechanics should be praised - they work wonders in conditions of restricted stock of parts able to assemble a working engine."Problems with spare parts have a Junior team Toro Rosso. In the course of the weekend in Brazil there's even a set of turbines which formerly stood on the factory Renault cars.

2017-11-15 12:24:03

McLaren has the car adapts 2018 under the Renault engines

McLaren has the car adapts 2018 under the Renault engines

Team McLaren is making every effort to tailor the car next season under a new supplier of engines. Auto Motor und Sport reports that Renault powerplant has a completely different architecture compared to Honda.McLaren chief designer Matt Morris confirmed "We had to redo the clutch and transmission.Cooling requirements and radiator also quite different. During the year, we will rely on the recommendations of Renault. Only after accumulating experience, we will be able to develop something of their own".

2017-11-15 11:24:03

Fernando Alonso Toro Rosso should frighten the weak power Honda

The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso believes that the deal with Honda should really worry the Toro Rosso.Fernando Alonso "No power should disturb Toro Rosso next year.As for Renault, it is the best engine manufacturer in Formula 1 over the last 15 years. They've won more titles than anyone, so I'm not worried".

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.

2017-11-14 13:24:04

Alonso Hooray There was only one race with a Honda

Alonso Hooray There was only one race with a Honda

Fernando Alonso was happy to comment on the fact that left to play only one race with Honda engines.Fernando Alonso in an interview with Nextgen-Auto "I can't wait, when will the cooperation with Honda. Ahead of Abu Dhabi, and I hope the last time we will hold the race in such conditions.For three years we constantly need more power. Surprisingly, while in Brazil we were able to deal with the Weight, which Mercedes engine".

2017-11-14 13:04:03

In Pirelli has cancelled tests in Brazil for attempted robbery

This week in Brazil had to go through the tyre tests Pirelli with the participation of the team McLaren and its backup pilot Lando Norris. But the event was canceled after the attempted robbery Pirelli engineers.In a statement, Pirelli said "After the attempted robbery and a series of similar incidents that took place during the Brazilian Grand Prix, it was decided to cancel the joint with McLaren tests, scheduled for 14 and 15 November.This decision agreed with McLaren and the FIA, it is made in the interests of safety of employees of McLaren and Pirelli".

2017-11-14 12:54:05

Red Bull tries to calm the Toro Rosso

A big scandal broke out in the paddock after Toro Rosso and Renault exchanged mutual accusations. According to the Italian team, Renault specifically sabotaging the work of the stables, as from next year, Toro Rosso goes into the mill Honda.The Toro Rosso statement "do Not forget that the team is fighting with Renault for the constructors' championship. As he said himself Cyril abiteboul, our problems may not be just coincidence."In defense of the Renault acted as a sports consultant to senior team Red Bull Helmut Marko "As usual, at the end of a long season seething emotions in full force. But it is important for us to work with Renault without conflict is a valuable relationship and they will remain. We believe that the engine supplier is fair in its work in relation to all its partners".

2017-11-13 10:34:03

Lance Stroll I Have had problems

Lance Stroll I Have had problems

The race the Williams driver lance Stroll is held in the tail of the peloton and eventually finished 16th, with a lag of two circles.Lance Stroll "Since Friday morning for me, everything went wrong. I found it very hard because after the problems with the engine in the third practice I could not use full power in qualifying. I and during the race was losing precious tenths of a second.In the beginning of the race I got pushed off the road. It cost me a set of tires. Then I fought with Grosjean, around which I was not fast enough.Today had everything but the race I want to forget. I hope that in the Abu Dhabi race will be more successful".

2017-11-12 22:24:03

Fernando Alonso We did not have much power

In Brazil, Fernando Alonso finished eighth. The whole race he was chasing Felipe Massa, but to go forward don't let a low power Honda engine.Fernando Alonso "We did not have much power during the whole race, and this was in Mexico. Several times I was very close to the Ground on the last turn, but even with activated DRS he left us. Okay, let Toro Rosso next year to worry about engine power.For us it's a great weekend I started sixth in the first rotation was the fifth and eventually earned some points".

2017-11-12 08:34:04

Sergio Perez I'm happy with this result

Sergio Perez I'm happy with this result

The pilot Force India Sergio Perez in qualifying Grand Prix of Brazil was sixth.Sergio Perez "I am very satisfied with today's result, especially considering how hard it was to work in tandem with the latest qualifications. It was a good fight, because the final was very hard, but I managed in difficult conditions to be sixth. This is our high for today.I have to say "thank you" to the team for all the latest upgrades, because they help us to fight for the finals. The engineers worked so hard and today's result was their merit. I'm glad to be back in the fight in the third round, and I now look forward to the race. Let's see if the rain will go - it will help us to achieve our goals".

2017-11-11 23:54:03

Lewis Hamilton will start from the pit lane

Lewis Hamilton crashed the car in the first part of qualifying, so the race should start last. Mercedes decided to take advantage of the situation and announced the replacement of the power plant in the car of four-time champion.By car Hamilton will change the internal combustion engine, a turbine module and the MGU-H. Since you have to violate the closed Park, to start Lewis will have to pit lane.

2017-11-11 21:54:03

Lance Stroll will lose at the start of the five positions

After Saturday's practice the car lance Stroll replaced the engine and transmission. Installation of the older version of the engine will not affect the starting position, but for transmission the Williams driver will receive the fine in the form of loss of five positions.In qualifying, Stroll showed the 18-th result, but is likely to start even the 17th, as Lewis Hamilton failed to show the time and the pilots Toro Rosso will receive fines for the replacement of power plants.

2017-11-11 18:34:03

Lance Stroll could miss qualification

In Saturday practice of the Brazilian Grand Prix Williams lance Stroll refused already in the first lap. It is possible that the canadian will miss the qualification.At the moment Williams mechanics are changing the powerplant and the transmission on the car Stroll.Press service of Williams "because of problems encountered by car lance during practice, you need to replace the engine and transmission. The team is making every effort to prepare the car for qualifying".

2017-11-11 09:54:04

Toro Rosso may miss Abu Dhabi

Toro Rosso may miss the stage in Abu Dhabi. The team may not be enough spare parts to prepare two cars for the final race of the season.According to Auto Motor und Sport, powerplant on machines Toro Rosso recently broke down so often that it has ended the stock of items prepared by the specialists of Renault until the end of the season. In the end we have to transfer parts from one machine to another, especially for turbine modules and MGU-H. Helmut Marko, a sports consultant to Red Bull even made a joke on this subject "Now Toro Rosso resemble a store of spare parts for used cars".Jokes aside, the Renault has already admitted that will not have time to prepare a new power plant to Abu Dhabi.Cyril abiteboul, head of Renault Sport "Preparation of these items requires a lot of time. Two weeks is not enough".In the senior Red Bull team also problems begin. So, on the car of Daniel ricciardo set the turbine that was previously used factory team Renault.Meanwhile, experts note that the problems the Toro Rosso with engines related to the fact that they ignore the demands of the engineers of Renault. I wonder how they will work next year with the Honda DIY.

2017-11-11 08:44:04

Fernando Alonso Today was harder than we expected

Fernando Alonso Today was harder than we expected

The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso on the results practices Grand Prix of Brazil was in 10th position.Fernando Alonso "Today was more difficult than we expected. During the first session we ran into some problems, and then the second was again having trouble with the engine. We lost valuable time on the track and in the end we were not able to complete the entire program. We tried to move the priority items on the circles when the machine was on the track that allowed more or less remain satisfied with the result.Tomorrow some more will need to recalibrate the machine, so we'll see what we can do. The time between the rivals are very close, so the struggle for an exit in the final qualification will be very tight. But if it rains it will be our chance".

2017-11-10 23:34:03

Pierre went Out will lose at the start of the 25 items

Even before the start of the race weekend on the car of Pierre went Out and was replaced module MGU-H, with the result that the pilot Toro Rosso was fined in the form of loss of ten starting positions. But during the first practice, new challenges have arisen.Had to replace other elements of the power plant, and now the Frenchman will be punished in the loss of 25 positions at the start.Earlier, on 10 positions received partner at Toro Rosso Brendon Hartley and Daniel ricciardo of Red Bull. All three use the Renault engines. Surprisingly, McLaren-Honda is pursuing the weekend without penalty.

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 16:14:03

McLaren Alonso has left for Renault

McLaren Alonso has left for Renault

The head of McLaren Zac brown once said that Fernando Alonso left the British team because of non-cooperation with Honda and transfer over to the power plant of Renault.Zac brown "the Owners of the championship, a Liberty Media company in the face of chase Carey and Ross brown helped us go to the motors Renault. If not for their active participation, I don't think we could agree. But if we don't have Renault engines, then we wouldn't have Alonso".

2017-11-08 10:14:04

Riccardo Daniel For me, no excuses

Pilot Red Bull Daniel Riccardo believes that Max Verstappen at the end of the season is better than him.Riccardo Daniel "I have no excuses, I'm not looking for. Max this year, brilliantly performed, and he knows how to extract maximum benefit from the settings of the car in every race".However, he is 40 points ahead of Verstappen in the standings.Daniel ricciardo "It's incredible Max just had a lot of problems with the car, and I am not concerned. I asked the engineers, maybe this is due to the max, but they said that it was just a coincidence. His style of aerobatics nothing to do with".

2017-11-07 16:24:03

Adrian Newey spoke about how he was spying on Ferrari

Adrian Newey spoke about how he was spying on Ferrari

Technical Director of Red Bull Adrian Newey told about what is happening in a closed Park after the finish.Adrian Newey "After the finish of the race cars are checked for compliance with the regulations. Then within the hour they are in the closed Park, and during that time any team has the opportunity to file a protest. It's time for backstage games.Some engineers, like me, have the opportunity to see the cars of your rivals. Naturally, the mechanics, seeing the engineer from the other team, immediately begin to crowd near his car, to hide their new products. Ferrari, for example, formed a beehive every time I come near their car.But we found an original way to look. I'm beginning to see details that do not interest me, and the mechanics here are also near them, and at this time our photographer takes all that is left open, what interests us the most.This part of the game. I always wait until the end of the race to see the cars of your opponents".

2017-11-07 15:34:03

Cosworth welcomes the new regulations on the engines

FIA and the owners of Formula 1 have announced what will be the power plant after 2020. The new regulations on engines like the Cosworth company.Bruce wood, managing Director, Cosworth "the Existing rules do not give chances to the new members, when you consider what the necessary investments, both technical and material. The new rules will allow the independent companies to try their hand at Formula 1".The last time Cosworth was introduced in Formula 1 in 2013 as an engine supplier of the team Marussia. The emergence of complex hybrid power systems, a British company, has left the championship.

2017-11-07 12:34:04

Lewis Hamilton Max - exclusive pilot

Pilot Mercedes Lewis Hamilton believes max Verstappen as one of its main competitors.Lewis Hamilton "I think that Max is an exceptional pilot. He immediately began to perform at a high level, his race look amazing.I was looking forward to the battle with him, and it was great to see Red Bull on top of the podium. I am happy that soon will start a direct fight with this team.I hope next year they will have a better engine, and they will be in the fight - it would be great for the sport. They have a potential world champion - Max. Even now it is still damp, as a pilot, but soon he will gain experience".

2017-11-06 17:24:03

Lando Norris - reserve the pilot of McLaren

Lando Norris - reserve the pilot of McLaren

Team McLaren has confirmed that next season it will be a reserve pilot Lando Norris, who in a week will be 18 years of age. Last season the Briton on the first attempt won Evrostroy Formula 3.Next year, Norris will be present at all Grand Prix, to communicate with pilots, engineers and sponsors. Also Lando will work on the tests and in the simulator. Perhaps occasionally a young Briton will compete in some series. While scheduled to participate only in the 24 hours of Daytona, where his partner will be Fernando Alonso.Zac brown, the head of McLaren "Lando is an incredibly talented young pilot who deserved this role. Last season he won the Formula Renault and was awarded the McLaren Autosport BRDC as the best young British pilot, and this year he won Evrostroy Formula 3. This is one of the most promising pilots in the world. The tests in Hungary, behind the wheel of a McLaren he showed incredible results, proving that he is ready for the next step."Eric bulge, racing Director, McLaren "the team should be a backup pilot. Lando will become a full member of the team, together with us, he will visit all the Grand Prix. We will help him in further development, we will show how our team is what a modern racing car. In the season of 2018 Lando will be involved in all business processes. We will prepare it so that in any moment he could replace Fernando or Stoffel".Lando Norris "I am delighted to be part of the McLaren in 2018 as a test pilot and a backup pilot. Next week I have to conduct tire tests in Interlagos. I have two great teachers Fernando Alonso and Stoffel Vandorn, and I will do my best to help the team back into the lead.At the moment we decide where I will play next season. There are several options, but the decision is still pending".