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2017-06-21 15:24:03

Vettel defended his absence on social networks

The Ferrari pilot Sebastian Vettel defended his decision to maintain a low level of communication with fans via social media.As you know, German is very rarely photographed with his wife and children, and he doesn't have social networking profiles on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.Sebastian Vettel "I just don't understand why we need to constantly tell everyone what we're doing, where we are, with whom you work. I just don't have this need, but at the same time, I don't blame people if they are constantly talking about yourself. I think that I grew up in a generation that was quite shy due to the fact that someone could see a video with you or your photos.People it is important now to take a picture and then brag about it in social networks. I have more important personal acquaintance and experience that I can learn from person".

2017-06-18 16:44:03

Malaysia wants to see a more exciting race

Malaysia wants to see a more exciting race

Executive Director track Sepang Dato Ruslan Razali said that the ring will return to the championship if Formula 1 will become more interesting.Dato Razali Razlan "We are ready to return to the championship, but only under the condition that Formula 1 will again become interesting.Now races have become less exciting, and this affected the interest of fans and spectators. People have less to come to the podium, so we decided to leave Formula 1. The organizers need to return that excited the viewer."The Malaysian Grand Prix is held since 1999. This year will be the last round at Sepang - the owners of the track decided to cancel the contract with Formula 1.

2017-06-16 14:24:03

Robert Kubica could take part in new tests

Robert Kubica could take part in new tests

The ex-pilot of Formula 1 Robert Kubica is ready to carry out new tests to take the next steps in his career.The head of Renault, Cyril Abiteboul "He ran tests because I wanted to. The Enstone family is very loyal Alan Berman, Bob bell, Nick Chester - they all wanted to give Robert the opportunity to try their hand.The opportunity came when we planned a work day in Valencia with Sergey Sirotkin. While the idea of back there, so I don't want to exaggerate this theme.Robert tries their limits, test their skills, and only he can decide on his career.We didn't talk about the tests because Robert is dearly loved by a huge army of fans, we didn't want to put him under additional pressure. We just wanted to have Robert enjoyed the tests.Of course, there is no limit to perfection, but Robert was well prepared physically. We had to move some of the switches on the other side, so he could use them, but it is not hard.Too early to talk about new tests, but we keep in touch with Robert. Plans for the continuation of the tests there, but it is possible in the future".

2017-06-16 09:54:09

Manfred Loppe Formula-1 began to attract the viewer

The head of the German RTL Manfred Loppe reported that in Germany a new boom in Formula 1 as worldwide.After the recent fall of the rating of RTL Kolner Express newspaper reports that the television audience in Germany has risen sharply, b last seven races have passed with a decent coverage of fans.Manfred Loppe "the New Formula 1 rules the score And positive changes not only on the track, where the new rules capture the audience, but also near the track.It has now become more transparent, the audience become closer to their idols".

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".

2017-06-11 23:44:03

Daniel ricciardo I had a lot of fun

Daniel ricciardo I had a lot of fun

Pilot Red Bull Daniel ricciardo in the race Grand Prix of Canada finished third. At the end of the race, he repulsed the attack of the pilots Force India and Sebastian Vettel.Daniel ricciardo "It was a really fun race for me. I was waiting for the checkered flag It was necessary under the onslaught of the two Force India to hold a lot of rounds without errors, with a smooth tempo and without loss of time. It was incredibly difficult, so glad I was able to go to the podium. It was very nice to drink Stewart's champagne from your Shoe and to see so many fans in front of the podium.

2017-06-04 12:44:04

Claire Williams We need more open rostrum

Deputy head Williams Claire Williams said that the championship would be most useful to access the stands, so fans were able to touch their idols.Claire Williams "I know that Sean Patch and Ross brown are studying this issue. They were at Silverstone, where last year the practice of open stands had a success after the victory of Hamilton. Honoring the winner at the hands of the fans was spectacular moment. We need more such moments.You also need to spend more time with children, you need to attract them to our events. I noticed that many children coming for the race, but we did not involve them in events.Open more stands, take them to the pilots is a great key to success".

2017-06-04 11:04:06

Jenson button interested in racing Super GT

Jenson button interested in racing Super GT

Spare pilot of McLaren's Jenson button admitted that seriously thinks about the performance in the Japanese Super GT championship.Jenson button "After the experience of driving Honda NSX GT in December of last year I became interested in racing in Super GT. I talked to Honda and they gave me a chance to race 1000 km Suzuki.Being a Formula 1 driver and team member of the Mugen, I will fight for the victory. I'm looking forward to start in front of the Japanese fans".

2017-05-27 17:04:03

Sebastian Vettel, Bottas surprised me

Sebastian Vettel, Bottas surprised me

The Ferrari pilot Sebastian Vettel in qualifying for the Monaco Grand Prix showed the 2nd result. His team-mate, he lost 43 thousandths of a second, but 2 thousandths won against Valtteri Bottas.Sebastian Vettel "I was very surprised by the speed of Bottas. Mercedes looked very hesitant, but in the last round, Valtteri has shown excellent results. Kimi drove a great circle, and even though I wanted to win, this time he was the best.Today a lot of our fans in the stands, nice to see the flags of the Scuderia - it gives me strength. It was very interesting to fight for the pole position, is one of the most complex and exciting qualifications in the year. In the second sector I lost a little time - it's a shame, but the result is the result.Congratulations again to Kimi. The team can be satisfied with the first row".

2017-05-27 10:14:03

Jenson button delighted with the new brakes and aerodynamics

Jenson button delighted with the new brakes and aerodynamics

The pilot of McLaren's Jenson button once again admitted that the new cars allow you to do on the track that was previously impossible.Jenson button "the Situation in the League uneven. It is very difficult to predict who will be ahead. It's perfect for fans. Also still amazes me the fact how late you can now slow downI brake in turns, and there is a feeling that will be in the barrier. But the car keeps track. At first it's weird, but I deal with it. High speed cornering is so much fun I pass the first part of the turn around the pool, never taking the foot off the gas. Probably before then I never did".

2017-05-20 10:24:04

Fernando Alonso brown and Dennis different

The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso has said that to compare the former head of the British team of Ron Dennis and this Zac brown is very difficult.Fernando Alonso "I think they are very different, and I think the new management is not able to magically lead the team to success.Ron had a wonderful time in the past McLaren. He has achieved great success. Now at the helm Zach, striving for more open work. Now fans can learn more about the team and about what's going on inside. Zach is notable for the fact that he is a very demanding approach to the issue of the brand McLaren, wanting to cover everything in the world.

2017-05-20 10:04:04

Ross brown Vettel is the key to success of Ferrari

Ross brown Vettel is the key to success of Ferrari

Sports Director of the Formula 1 Ross Brawn believes that Sebastian Vettel has a huge impact on the situation in Ferrari.Ross Brawn "what Sebastian is doing in a red car, a great advertisement for Formula 1. Most fans want to see a successful team Ferrari, and Sebastian is the key to its success.Mercedes work just at the limit of their forces, while Sebastian is clearly with the comfort of fighting for wins and podiums. Ferrari is more consistent in this season".

2017-05-19 13:44:05

Force India the Pink color we don't like, but it is the desire of sponsors

Force India the Pink color we don't like, but it is the desire of sponsors

Technical Director of the Force India Otmar, Szafnauer admitted that the pink color doesn't really like, like most fans of the Indian team, but he who pays the Piper calls the tune.Othmar, Szafnauer "the approach of the owners of the commercial rights is what it is, so we should use our way of working with sponsors. To do this, we need to optimally use the space on the car.I personally do not like the color pink. Think we could find a better way to allocate cars on a highway".

2017-05-14 21:04:05

Carlos Sainz Very good race

Carlos Sainz Very good race

The pilot Toro Rosso Carlos Sainz in the home race of the Grand Prix of Spain finished eighth.Carlos Sainz "What a good race, I'm very happy The start was a bit chaotic, we managed to play a couple of positions, but then I had to carefully pass the second turn to avoid the accident. So I lost some positions that won at the start. But I ended up ninth. From that moment began this race full of attacks and counter.Surprising that I had such strong support from fans - I felt it Thanks to excellent strategy and good race pace we could finish the weekend in the end zone. I am grateful to all for the support and I will prepare now for a good party with the team. We will eat Spanish ham and drink beer".

2017-05-14 17:34:03

Lewis Hamilton It was a real race

Lewis Hamilton It was a real race

Pilot Mercedes Lewis Hamilton won the race Grand Prix of Spain. His main rival, he was ahead a few laps before the finish.Lewis Hamilton "Thank you the stands for the support of all these fans was just incredible today. Every time in Barcelona, I get pleasure from the stands.The race was very difficult, fighting with Vettel turned out to be incredibly dense. I failed the start, but the team has developed an excellent strategy that helped us to overtake Vettel. Today was a difficult struggle, but that is what I love about racing.Physically it was very hard. Neck all right, but I'm completely worn out".

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.

2017-05-13 16:54:05

Lewis Hamilton great job team

Lewis Hamilton great job team

Pilot Mercedes Lewis Hamilton won the qualification of Grand Prix of Spain. The British pound is the 3rd pole this season and 64 in his career.Lewis Hamilton "I would like to mention the incredible support from the stands. Today we drove like a football stadium. The atmosphere was incredible, perhaps that is what helped me win today. Thanks to the team for their excellent work on the car. All of our upgrades and ideas worked, as expected.The first and second rounds were like clockwork, but the third had to work hard. Thanks again to the fans for their support, the stands in Spain are the best".

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".

2017-05-11 12:04:04

Carlos Sainz This is my home race

Carlos Sainz This is my home race

The pilot Toro Rosso Carlos Sainz commented on their emotions before the start of the home Grand Prix of Spain.Carlos Sainz "When you are chasing a home, you feel a special feeling, because the mood is different from emotions, which overcome the pilots during other Grand Prix. Every time you go on the road, you know that the majority of people looking for you, they welcome you. It makes the whole weekend very special. I've been on the track in Barcelona nine years, and now race is simply amazing. Of course, the whole weekend is busy for more work, but I still do it with a smile because I know that I was very lucky.I have my own forum. This initiative, which we launched last year, and it worked very well, since fans have received a huge support from the organizers. This year on my podium will house over 4,000 people, so the race will be for me even more special than a year ago. I've been waiting for the opportunity to ride the family stands and their fansI still have good memories of my last Grand Prix of Spain I remember that two of my best racing of the weekend as a Formula 1 driver went to my home Grand Prix. This means that all the support I get working, I do receive a boost, and together we become very strong. I hope this year I can handle the pressure and added another good race to my list"On account of science two races in his native Spain. In 2015, he finished 9th, and last year finished 6th.

2017-05-04 13:34:05

Bernie Ecclestone I'm looking forward to continue the fight

Bernie Ecclestone I'm looking forward to continue the fight

Honorary President of Formula 1 Bernie Ecclestone said that he was very nice to watch the classic struggle of Ferrari and Mercedes.Bernie Ecclestone "I think Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton will continue to fight for the first place. It will be a very interesting fight.This year Ferrari is really back in the fight for the title, and this is very good news. The fans are very tired of the domination of Mercedes in recent years and the increased competition helps promoters sell more tickets".

2017-04-30 17:34:05

Kimi Raikkonen we'll Try to win next time

Kimi Raikkonen we'll Try to win next time

Pilot Ferrari Kimi Raikkonen in the race Grand Prix of Russia finished third. But the Finn was unhappy with my result.Kimi Raikkonen "Thanks for the support, I'm glad to be in Russia. Thanks to all my fans - there are more of them than on the other tracks. Today we had the speed, but we could not win. Will try to do it next time.This weekend was a step forward for our team, and we can be happy with the way things are going. Very much depends on the small details, and these small differences between us and Mercedes has made the entire race. These small differences determine the winner in this race".

2017-04-27 11:34:04

Head of Mercedes the situation is useful for the Formula-1

Head of Mercedes the situation is useful for the Formula-1

Head of Mercedes Toto Wolff believes that the struggle between Ferrari and his team relished by fans of the championship.Toto Wolff "it's nice to see that so many people are talking about Formula 1. It's obvious that the close fight between Ferrari and Mercedes - that's what the fans like. It's interesting for us teams. We race because we are all pilots here. And we thrive and grow tougher in a fight".

2017-04-24 10:54:03

Juan Pablo Montoya the Decision Alonso is good for Motorsport

Juan Pablo Montoya the Decision Alonso is good for Motorsport

The ex-pilot of Formula 1 Juan-Pablo Montoya believes that the decision of Fernando Alonso to perform in Indy 500 - a great precedent.Juan Pablo Montoya "I think that the solution to Fernando will be a really good day for Motorsport, and not just for IndyCar. I think that attention to Alonso and this race will be huge.In this race involved a lot of pilots, I'm sure it will confuse him. It's not what he was used to in Formula 1. There are a lot of pilots, a lot of sponsors, a lot of fans. All I want to draw attention to themselves, so the fight will be very dense.Montoya, Alonso, appeared in Formula 1 in 2001. However, after the season in 2006 Juan Pablo has moved overseas.

2017-04-18 11:24:04

On tests in Bahrain, get the new Honda engine

Earlier there were reports that during the tests in Bahrain, the Honda mechanics will test the new version of the power plant. But the debut is delayed.Yusuke Hasegawa Honda F1 "In Bahrain we will check a few ideas, but we are not talking about a new engine.We can't say when the new power plant will appear on the car. It is not yet ready. Don't want to make promises to our fans. But we are not going to waste time, we have to add".

2017-04-12 10:24:06

Turkey asking to return to Formula-1

Turkey asking to return to Formula-1

Earlier, the Turkish route, beloved by fans for his successful configuration, left the championship, but now with the new owners of Formula 1, the user circuit is considering the possibility to return to the Royal race.On the official website of the President of Turkey came the news that the meeting of Liberty Media took place in the presence of sports Minister Akif Kilic of Kagata and Director of the Ali Vural route.Hurriyet quotes the route guide "We hope that with the help of the President of the Istanbul Park again will host the Formula-1. We had a very intense meeting. We have not yet signed a contract, but all that's left to do is to sign the papers. Looks like our country will take Formula 1 in Istanbul."The race in Istanbul was carried out from 2005 to 2011, Three of the seven races was won by Felipe Massa. Once won Kimi Raikkonen, Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton.

2017-04-11 10:24:07

Riccardo Daniel I deliberately collided with Vettel

Riccardo Daniel I deliberately collided with Vettel

Pilot Red Bull Daniel Riccardo said that his collision with Sebastian Vettel during the race in China was a deliberate action.Daniel ricciardo "It was part of a plan to give fans the opportunity to see a bit of smoke. I was a bit bored so I just thought, "Let's bump wheels and vzbudorazhen audience"I'd be lying if I said that it wasn't intentional, but I knew that no harm is a collision won't cause. Just a bit of smoke for the fans".

2017-04-09 11:24:06

Lewis Hamilton the Struggle with Ferrari continues

Lewis Hamilton the Struggle with Ferrari continues

Pilot Mercedes Lewis Hamilton after victory in qualifying and won the race Grand Prix of China. The British pound is the fifth victory in Shanghai.Lewis Hamilton "First of all, I want to say thanks to all the fans who came today to the stands. Thank you also to all our team, especially those working in the UK at the factory. They deserved this victory.It was a special and very difficult race. The start was complicated because the track was still wet and slippery, to fly in the turns was difficult. All around did a good job, especially Vettel. and this young pilot.Thank you team, thank you all. The fight with Ferrari continues,".

2017-04-07 14:04:03

Sebastian Vettel I have not heard about the race on Saturday

Sebastian Vettel I have not heard about the race on Saturday

The Ferrari pilot Sebastian Vettel showed the following practice for the Chinese Grand Prix 16th result.Sebastian Vettel "I didn't hear anything about the race on Saturday. Who said this Yes, can happen anything, but I do not believe that the race will take. Today everyone lost a day of work, but it affected all equally bad. Well, tomorrow will be better weather, just waiting for this.I feel sorry for the fans who came today to cheer for us, to see their idols. It's a shame that someone did not see the new Formula 1 race car. But to us, the pilots, nothing depended. If tomorrow and Sunday will be fine, we will pay a great race".

2017-04-07 13:34:05

Valtteri Bottas most sorry for the fans

Valtteri Bottas most sorry for the fans

Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas in Friday practice passed just four laps - was prevented by bad weather.Valtteri Bottas "it's a shame for the fans that came today to the track. Hopefully on Saturday they can see our struggle.Today failed to work, and all work postponed to Saturday. In a very short time will have to find the settings and check the rubber.I see no problem, if on Saturday will be dry, but during the race it starts raining. Conditions are the same for all".