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2017-11-24 12:14:03

McLaren were allowed to use a second machine on the tests in Abu Dhabi

On tests in Abu Dhabi team McLaren will exhibit two cars, while the rest of the championship will only work with one car.As you know, the McLaren team had to carry out tyre tests after the Grand Prix of Brazil, however, it was canceled for safety reasons. At the request of Pirelli, the FIA allowed the British command to use a second machine in Abu Dhabi as a compensation for the missed tests in Interlagos.It is expected that both days behind the wheel of the second car McLaren is going to work Lando Norris.

2017-11-23 11:14:03

Cyril abiteboul Plans for 2021 will entice new producers

The head of Renault's Cyril abiteboul doubt that the new engines proposed for 2021, suitable for independent producers.The idea is that independent companies such as Aston Martin, Cosworth, Ilmor were able to enter the championship on the rights of the manufacturer.But Cyril abiteboul doubt that plan will work "If the FIA and Liberty will not be able to offer an engine that will work on standard technology, so even with the extreme limitations in most areas of development, the private producers will not be able to enter the championship.And this business plan will only work if producers are subsidized by sponsors or a major car company.But this engine will be attractive to car companies. So I ask FIA and Liberty to ask themselves new potential participants what they want from the new engine".

2017-11-22 10:34:03

The Dutch government has chosen a wait and see attitude

Dutch sports Minister Bruno Bruins said that the government would wait and watch the situation before you decide to participate in the tender at the Grand Prix.Last week in the feasibility study it was concluded that there is no reason why Guests should not take Fomrula-1 in the future.But the source of Dutch News reports that the Bruins stated in Parliament that the study was only an initial phase. Therefore, he will not ask the Ministry of sport of the Netherlands about the decision.Bruins said the next step would be negotiations between Zandvoort, Liberty and the FIA. Only then we can talk about next steps.

2017-11-21 11:24:04

Pirelli is preparing a new rain tyre for the season-2018

Pirelli is preparing a new rain tyre for the season-2018

The head of Pirelli Mario Isola confirmed that his company is busy developing a new tire for rain races.Mario Isola "We are developing new rain tires. This year, we ran some tests, but before you change your current formulations, we still need to run some tests.So, we have some ideas we are testing. If we can develop more high-quality composition for rain, ask FIA and Charlie Whiting to homologate them for the next season outside".

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.

2017-11-18 10:14:03

Jacques Villeneuve does not believe in the return of Kubica

Champion 1997 Jacques Villeneuve has questioned the ability of Robert Kubica successfully return to Formula 1 next year.Jacques Villeneuve "we are Talking not only about the upcoming tests, when he will have to get out of the car with a set of Halo that is already difficult enough for a guy.How about the start of the race, when he will have to sharply deviate from other machines I doubt he can do it with one hand. From my own experience I know that it is almost impossible.I think the FIA need to think carefully about whether to allow the race pilot with an injury or not. He can initiate accidents. Kubica himself also need to think carefully about whether he wants this.It is not about playing cards, he is responsible to his colleagues. The same applies to Williams. If there is a serious accident, the responsibility will be very great."Informed negatively about the idea of the return of Kubica spoke ex-pilot Williams Juan Pablo Montoya and former technical Director of the British team Patrick head.

2017-11-17 11:24:02

After a career Mass can obtain a position in the FIA

At the end of this year, Brazilian Felipe Massa will leave the Formula 1. In the Brazilian automobile Federation is ready to offer him the position.Walder Bernadino, head of the Brazilian automobile Federation "Usually the head of the Federation becomes a member of the world Motorsport Council of the FIA. But I understand that Felipe would benefit more from working in FIA. We have already discussed the issue with him".

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 12:54:04

Felipe Massa Robbery in Brazil - an obstacle to the Grand Prix

In Brazil the staff of Mercedes, Williams and FIA was subjected to an armed assault during movement between the track and the hotel. Felipe Massa believes that this is a big problem for the future of his homeland.Lewis Hamilton "I was terrified when I found out about the incident. The saddest thing is that I'm already in the League for about ten years, and every year at least someone from the paddock becomes the victim of local bandits. The organizers are also responsible, because they must guarantee us security."Head of Mercedes Toto Wolff "Brazil is a great country, but we don't need armored vehicles to safely travel from the hotel to the highway".Felipe Massa "It's very sad not only for those who are experiencing such problems, but also for Brazilians. All of this suggests that the time has come for the country to develop further and not to stand still.We race in Mexico, we were in India, and I don't know, is it dangerous there as it is here.But for the responsible people it is a problem, because they have to ensure safety for everyone who comes onto the stage.I love Brazil, but at the moment I'm not coming back here to live. My son is studying in Monaco, he speaks three languages, which is important for its future. Perhaps in the future I would like to come back here when there are safer and better".

2017-11-10 15:44:04

Riccardo went Out and Hartley will lose positions at the start

In the FIA have confirmed the fines for the replacement of elements of the power plant on three machines Daniel ricciardo of Red Bull, Pierre went Out and Brandon Hartley from Toro Rosso.All three were eighth modules MGU-H. as a result, each of them will receive ten penalty positions.

2017-11-08 10:14:06

FIA fixes the championship Cup for Hamilton

FIA fixes the championship Cup for Hamilton

As it turned out, the Cup champion who last year was awarded to Nico Rosberg, was damaged. It has a decent dent. Now the FIA will have to restore the Cup before handing it to Lewis Hamilton.Nico Rosberg "I received an official letter from the FIA, asking me what Cup. Yes, there was a dent, I apologize for that. But now it's all care of FIA. Apparently, they somehow solve this problem".

2017-11-08 10:14:05

Charlie whiting against permanent stewards

Race Director FIA's Charlie whiting believes that a permanent team of stewards will only hurt the championship.Charlie whiting "We are always discussing this issue, but we believe that the appointment of four permanent stewards for the whole season will only lead to more questions.I don't want to go into details, but at the moment we believe our management more reasonable."Earlier, the head of Haas and Gunther Steiner has offered to organize a group of permanent stewards.Gunther Steiner "Every time decisions are made differently, and sometimes it harms small teams like ours. In my opinion, the output of this simple - to appoint permanent stewards who really know their stuff".

2017-11-08 10:04:02

Mercedes and Ferrari put a spoke in the wheels of plans by Liberty

The best teams of Formula 1 Ferrari and Mercedes oppose Liberty Media's plans for the modernization of the championship.Toto Wolff, Mercedes "We are curious to see what we will submit for the capitalization. What are the budgets in the future - that is the question".It is believed that in order to ensure that all requirements regarding the limitation of budgets, each team will be the representative of the FIA.Toto Wolff "I don't think it will work. No one will know about our internal structures and processes".The former head of Formula 1 Bernie Ecclestone believes Ferrari also adopts a new budget structure.Bernie Ecclestone "the teams want to spend what they can afford to spend, and I have always said this. Other teams may spend as much as you can."Sergio Marchionne, Ferrari "I think that to argue we will be a very long time, until we reach joint decisions".

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.

2017-11-03 13:34:03

Limiting budgets are already in the season 2019

In 2019 in Formula 1 can make the system limit the budgets of the teams. In the first season it will work in test mode and 2020 will act penalties.As informs German edition Auto Motor und Sport, to monitor the expenditure composition of each team will appear to the auditor, who will receive a salary in FIA. The size limit is not yet defined, but we know that will not be considered marketing expenses and the salaries of the pilots.

2017-11-02 14:54:04

Aston Martin still eyeing Formula 1

Aston Martin does not exclude its participation in Formula 1, if in 2021 will appear suitable for her schedule.Andy Palmer, head of Aston Martin "Our representatives were present at a recent meeting of the FIA, they take part in the discussions on the future rules of Formula 1.We like the direction in which it moves the championship. We studied the possible participation. It will be crucial to cost control, otherwise independent engine suppliers will have little chance of success".At the moment Aston Martin is present in Formula 1 as a sponsor of the team Red Bull.

2017-11-01 17:24:03

Mercedes, Ferrari and Renault against the new engines

Representatives of car manufacturers represented in Formula 1, opposed the design of the engines proposed by the FIA for use from 2021.Mercedes, Ferrari and Renault believe that the new engines are radically different from those used now. As a result, the mechanics will have to work simultaneously on two projects to finalize the current engines, and develop new, respectively, will lead to a substantial increase in costs.Honda neutrally responded to the proposed concept. Obviously, Japanese and so each year starts with a clean slate, so they don't care what kind of engine to develop.But for the new regulations are in companies that are not yet represented in Formula 1 Porsche, Audi, Cosworth, Ilmor, Aston Martin is one of these companies can become a partner of Red Bull.Helmut Marko, a sports consultant to Red Bull "Personally, we like this engine".

2017-11-01 10:54:04

New engines Formula 1 easier, cheaper, louder

New engines Formula 1 easier, cheaper, louder

FIA, together with the owners of the championship, after consultation with the manufacturers decided on the engine configuration that will be used in 2021.1 based power plant will be 1.6-liter turbo engine. The turbine is one, but its size will be limited.2 the Battery and control electronics will be standard.3 From the power plant eliminated the expensive and complex thermal energy generator MGU-H. 4 the Generator of the kinetic energy the MGU-K will be more powerful. If this is allowed to accumulate energy in a few circles that the pilot was able to use its discretion in any moment of the race.5 the engine Speed will be increased from 15000 rpm to 18000 rpm. Thanks to this, the engines should be louder.6 there Are restrictions on the parameters of the engine, which will not allow to create expensive and extreme design. In addition, size restrictions will make it easy to embed the engine into any chassis.7 Will introduce new restrictions on the use of fuel.FIA plans to submit the final version of the technical regulations by the end of 2018.

2017-10-28 12:34:04

Kevin Magnussen could miss the race in Mexico

The Haas team appealed to the FIA with the request to allow Kevin Magnussen to miss Saturday briefing pilots because of ill health.In the FIA went against the American team, however, before the start of Saturday's practice Magnussen will have to communicate with the medical delegate of the FIA. If Kevin will have to pass a qualification and race, his place will be Antonio Giovinazzi.In the beginning of the season, Giovinazzi already spent two races in the composition Sauber, where he replaced injured Pascal Wehrlein.

2017-10-26 13:14:04

Pilot SMP Racing Robert Schwartzman - the first Russian in the Racing Academy Ferrari

Pilot SMP Racing Robert Schwartzman - the first Russian in the Racing Academy Ferrari

Boris Rotenberg, founder and Director of the program of development of Russian Motorsport SMP Racing, announced the inclusion of the pilot SMP Racing Robert Schwartzman part of the Racing Academy of Ferrari FDA, in which Robert will be trained and participate in competitions under the program of Ferrari.Schwartzman became the first Russian to be invited to the Academy. He will be trained under the special program of training of the pilots, will take part in trainings and events to the FDA. The ultimate goal of participation in the Racing Academy Ferrari the development of Robert, his preparation for the performance in Formula 1. The Russian driver will compete in the world racing Championships as part of a joint program of the FDA and SMP Racing.Robert Schwartzman is one of the most promising riders of the youth program SMP Racing. Since 2014 he serves in the youth formulas, on account of his a number of victories won in the fight with the strongest opponents from around the world. In the season-2017 Russia stands in the prestigious Junior series, Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0. In nine stages, Robert has won five pole positions and four times he rose to the highest step of the award podium.Racing Academy of Ferrari was founded in 2009 and is preparing pilots of the youth series for their subsequent performances in the Formula 1. Purpose the FDA is giving young riders opportunities for learning and improving their motor skills, developing their physical and mental preparation. Also, the FDA young drivers are introduced to economic aspects of Motorsport as well as teach working with the media. Graduates of the Academy of Ferrari in different times, were Jules Bianchi, Sergio Perez, Daniel Zampieri, Rafael, Marcello and others. To date, under the auspices of the FDA are 7 pilots from different countries not counting Robert Schwartzman Giuliano Alesi, Marcus Armstrong, Enzo Fittipaldi, Anthony Fuoco, Charles LeClair, Guan Yu Zhou, Callum Illot. The racers compete in Formula 2, GP3 and Formula 4.The program SMP Racing is a longtime partner of Ferrari. On these cars the Russians began performances in international racing series in 2012, the pilots SMP Racing Ferrari first won the famous race "24 hours Le Mana" in 2015 and racing series GT3 Le Mans Cup in 2016. In seasons 2015-2017, in partnership with the SMP Racing Ferrari factory team acts in the world Championship on races on endurance FIA WEC. On account of the racing team whose Ferrari are on the sides of the logo SMP Racing, 4 wins on the stages of the championship 2017, including at a recent race in Japan, and 4 conquered the podium. The pilots occupy the 1 and 3 positions of the GTE Pro standings.

2017-10-24 15:14:03

FIA can punish max Verstappen

FIA can punish max Verstappen

Max Verstappen lost his place on the podium for five-second penalty. On hearing this, the Dutch called the stewards "idiots".FIA is investigating the incident. Obviously Verstappen can receive punishment in the form of an official warning for disrespect to the sport.

2017-10-21 10:54:04

Sebastian Vettel will collect the new car

Sebastian Vettel was unhappy with the behaviour of his Ferrari during Friday practice the German complained of a strange work the front suspension. In the end, decided to collect a new car around a spare monocoque.Before the start of Saturday's practice the mechanics of the Scuderia are going to build a new chassis and move it to the power plant. Then the machine should be inspected by the FIA.

2017-10-20 15:04:03

In Austin, the pilots will test a biometric glove

In Austin, the pilots will test a biometric glove

Next year the FIA intends to make the mandatory use of pilots biometric gloves. Regular testing of these gloves will be held during Friday practice in the United States.Biometric glove equipped with sensors that monitor heart rate and oxygen levels in the blood of the pilot. They will allow doctors to remotely determine the status of the pilots after the accident.Previously, some pilots tested biometric gloves during practice in Hungary.

2017-10-19 09:54:03

McLaren could announce a deal with Alonso today

McLaren may already be in a matter of hours from the announcement of a new contract with Fernando Alonso at the season-2018.Zach brown "We were close to agreement for some time. We wanted to decided the issue with the power plant. I expect that very soon we shall settle the issue with Alonso.Today Alonso will be at a press conference FIA. Perhaps he will have news for fans. But first we need to make a deal.Yes, the new option contract will include the resolution to act in other series, but not in Le Mans - there is no our machines. Le Mans is something that we still look. As the manufacturer, we just participate in meetings.Le Mans is very interesting to us, we also like the rules of this championship".

2017-10-15 14:44:03

Lando Norris follows in the footsteps of Lewis Hamilton

Lando Norris follows in the footsteps of Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton in 2005 became the champion of Formula-3, and two years later acted in the Formula-1. The British Lando Norris follows in the footsteps of his idol - last weekend he became the champion of Euroseries Formula 3 in his debut season.Lando Norris "It was a fantastically successful year. I love my role of the young pilots McLaren, spending time in the simulator at the McLaren Technology centre and participating in the Grand Prix with the team.Winning the title in Formula 3 will help me to get closer to real work in the Formula-1".Win Fomrula-3 will allow Norris to get the FIA Superlicense, required to work in Formula 1. It is expected that next year Lando will become a reserve pilot of McLaren.

2017-10-10 16:54:04

At the end of October, the FIA will introduce new regulations on the engines of Formula 1

31 Oct FIA and the Formula-1 are going to introduce regulations on the engines, which will come into force from 2021.As informs German edition Auto Motor und Sport, the new engines should be cheaper, easier, and at the same time significantly louder. It is expected that there will be an independent supplier of engines, for example, Cosworth or Ilmor. Many of the elements of the power plant will become standard, which will reduce the cost of their development.It is known that in the discussion of the new regulations, in addition to the Formula 1 car manufacturers involved, Audi, Volkswagen, Porsche, Lamborghini and Alfa Romeo, as well as several independent companies.In addition, on 7 November, the leadership of the championship will introduce the concept of a budget cap Formula 1. Some of the limitations can be introduced in 2019.

2017-10-10 16:34:03

The Hamilton also had problems with candles

The Hamilton also had problems with candles

The race in Japan for the Ferrari pilot Sebastian Vettel ended prematurely due to failure of the spark plug. As it turned out, similar problems arose and Lewis Hamilton.Mercedes engineers have discovered the failures of the candles during race preparation and supervision of delegates FIA replaced them. However, in the end of the course, some problems do arise - Lewis complained about engine vibration, slowed down and let max Verstappen.

2017-10-10 11:24:03

Norris can replace the Button as a reserve pilot McLaren

Norris can replace the Button as a reserve pilot McLaren

McLaren racing Director Eric boullier admitted that Jenson button may leave the role of official reserve pilot team next year.Jenson button "I miss racing. It is like love. I'm too long without racing. And I really want to have fun."Eric bulge "In my opinion, he wants to spend next season in any racing series, and obviously we can't offer.But he is also an Ambassador for the McLaren brand, and we will be happy to continue this cooperation.Lando Norris is a Prime candidate for replacement. Let's just wait because if he becomes the champion of the Formula 3, it is well possible that he will have enough points to get a Superlicense FIA".Now Norris is acting Euroseries Formula 3 and leads the championship. In the remaining three races held at the German Hockenheim at the end of this week, it is enough at least once to finish eighth to become the champion. Previously, Landau had successfully conducted the tests as part of McLaren.

2017-10-09 14:24:04

In season 2018 Formula 1 drivers will wear a biometric sensor

In season 2018 Formula 1 drivers will wear a biometric sensor

Starting next year, gloves of the pilots of Formula 1 will be embedded biometric sensor. FIA will monitor the vital data of the pilots due to trachelectomy sensor, sewn into the glove.Initially, the sensor will monitor heart rate and oxygen levels in the blood, which will allow the FIA to know how is the pilot at the time of a serious accident.Pilot medical machines of the FIA's Alan van der Merwe "It's kind of small, but we can get a lot of information about the condition of the pilot. We will be able to change very much in a recovery scenario, knowing the data".