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2017-07-29 09:14:02

Max Verstappen We must respect the decision of the FIA, but.

The pilot of Red Bull Max Verstappen said that the security system looks completely useless thing.Max Verstappen "this I don't like the system, but of course you have to respect the decision of the FIA.I think since then, we have introduced a rule virtual machine security, the risk became less. In addition, raising the wheels the cables, the chance of getting injured flown away wheel was also reduced to a minimum.But when cars will fly off pieces and fly in your direction, Halo is unlikely to help".

2017-07-26 17:34:03

In the next season of Formula-1 will be harder

In the next season of Formula-1 will be harder

Due to the mandatory use of the Halo system next season will increase the minimum weight of cars of Formula 1.Now the minimum weight of cars is 728 kg In the season of 2018 this limit raised to 733 kg. the weight of titanium frame Halo weighs more than 5 kg In the near future, the FIA will choose the manufacturer of Halo.

2017-07-25 14:04:03

Daniel Audetto Halo makes the Formula-1 is too safe

Daniel Audetto Halo makes the Formula-1 is too safe

Daniel Audetto, who had to work as a Manager of many teams of Formula 1, considers the controversial question of the introduction next year of the system Halo.Daniel Audetto "Safety in Motorsport is a major challenge for the FIA, and, despite great strides in many areas, head protection in a single open cars was a concern for many years.But these dangers have always been part of this race. I lost friends, but the reality is that Formula 1 needs to take that risk. So many races now held on tracks with wide security zones, where it is almost impossible to get into an accident. It's like flying in the simulator, when the machine is safely controlled from a specially equipped room.There is now too much technology and security. And with that exaggerated safety and zero risk Formula 1, in my opinion, has lost part of its essence. It is less attractive for the audience. I think sometimes people want to see accidents as they want to see battles on the track".

2017-07-23 14:04:05

Helmut Marko FIA opposed the Formula 1

Sports consultant to Red Bull Helmut Marko believes that the FIA directly opposed the Formula 1, introducing Halo.Helmut Marko "This decision is against the DNA of Formula 1. Technically this solution is still not ready. If the victim is a pilot needs to be rescued or the machine is off, there is still no clear indication whether a cockpit in this case even more dangerous".

2017-07-23 14:04:04

Niki Lauda can't calm down

Non-Executive Director of Mercedes Niki Lauda is still to comment on the decision of the FIA on Halo.Niki Lauda "Clearly, this is a huge mistake. There is no doubt that safety should be improved where possible but not at this price, when the appearance of the machine becomes a laughingstock.The risk for the head of the pilot of Formula-1 is minimized. We only further spoil the aesthetics of the sport in this way".

2017-07-22 15:54:04

Niki Lauda outraged by the introduction of Halo

Non-Executive Director of Mercedes Niki Lauda was unhappy with the decree of the FIA to enter into force from next year, head-protection system Halo.Niki Lauda "We have tested Halo, Red Bull and Shield. But the problem is that as head protection, none of the options did not convince us 100 percent.FIA had to make the right decision in this situation. Halo is a wrong decision.The FIA has made Formula 1 safer than it is. In addition, the risk of flying wheels is substantially eliminated, because the wheels are stronger tied to the car. The risk for the pilots was minimal.We need to attract new fans to racing, to become closer to the viewer, and it collapses stupid innovations".

2017-07-22 15:44:05

Chapter Mercedes, the FIA had no choice

Chapter Mercedes, the FIA had no choice

Head of Mercedes Toto Wolff believes that the FIA was just in a desperate situation, introducing Halo to the cars of season 2018.Toto Wolff "I think that the FIA had no choice but to enter the Halo. The mandate requires FIA to improve safety, we considered different systems, and none of them works. Halo is the only correct option.I don't like the appearance and aesthetics of Halo, but the decision was taken - now we need to do everything".

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".

2017-07-20 11:54:03

Halo will appear on the cars of Formula 1 next season

The system of protection of the head of Halo, which was tested throughout last season, will become mandatory for Formula 1 in 2018.The decision taken by the FIA after a meeting of the Strategic group of Formula 1, which took place on 19 July in Geneva. The "Shield", which is tested by Sebastian Vettel during the Grand Prix of great Britain, found to be ineffective.In a statement, the FIA said "In accordance with the decision of the Strategic group of Formula 1 on the introduction of additional protection, which was adopted in July 2016, the FIA announces the introduction in 2018 of the system Halo. In the near future the design will be finalized with the participation of all teams.Over the last few years the FIA has considered several designs, but Halo is the most effective of them".

2017-07-20 10:54:04

Formula 1 will sit at the negotiating table to discuss the Shield

Formula 1 will sit at the negotiating table to discuss the Shield

The potential introduction of head protection Shield will be discussed at the next meeting of the working group of Formula 1.In Silverstone Sebastian Vettel has said that he felt dizzy after the first tests the device on Board his Ferrari.FIA "Now we need to think about how we can solve all the problems".Shield, apparently, will be discussed by the group in Geneva, but until Monza no one team will not test this solution.Head Red Bull Christian Horner "There is a serious problem. We really need to know two months ago on the Shield because it's too late to implement the system in the new car of the season-2018. If we have problems, I can only imagine what it's like for small teams".The final decision will be taken only in Geneva, and the FIA insisting on obligatory introduction of protection if not Shield, then Halo.

2017-07-14 13:24:03

Team Toro Rosso has forgiven

Stewards Grand Prix of great Britain considered the situation around one of the machines Toro Rosso and allowed the team to participate in race weekend.Recall that while checking cars Carlos Sainz delegates FIA found out that wheel cable tied in a few places. On the proposal to replace the rope team refused.Stewards Grand Prix of great Britain, summoned the representatives of the Toro Rosso after what the team have replaced all of the damaged cable. However, the team and manufacturers of ropes informed the stewards that the knots on the ropes allowed, and in this state they passed the tests of the FIA.

2017-07-13 20:54:03

Toro Rosso was going to put the damaged car

Toro Rosso was going to put the damaged car

FIA caught the team Toro Rosso that she was going to participate in the Grand Prix of great Britain to put the obviously damaged car.While checking the car Carlos Sainz delegates FIA discovered that the damaged rope securing the wheel - its fibers are bandaged in several places. The team refused to replace the cable.The delegates believe that the team knew about the damage, and this is a direct violation of the rules. Now Toro Rosso will have to answer to the stewards Grand Prix of great Britain.

2017-07-13 17:24:03

On Friday Ferrari will test Shield

On Friday Ferrari will test Shield

During Friday practice for the British Grand Prix the Ferrari team is testing a new development, the FIA - the shield "the Shield."Earlier the Williams team published a picture of the new system.If the tests "Shield" in the course of this season will be successful, the system will appear on the cars of Formula-1 next year.

2017-07-10 16:04:03

Niki Lauda the Relationship between Vettel and Hamilton will get worse

Niki Lauda the Relationship between Vettel and Hamilton will get worse

Non-Executive Director of Mercedes Niki Lauda believes that relations between the two rivals for the title will worsen.Niki Lauda "Yes, Sebastian is very serious warned. If he will repeat something like that, then the consequences will be very bad for him.I do believe that FIA was gentle with Vettel only because he wanted to, the pilots threw out their aggression on each other on the track. The situation is ideal for egocentric pilots who wish to claim their territory. I'm sure that the FIA will not intervene in their fight on the road. And all because this fight will attract a lot of spectators".

2017-07-10 15:34:03

Sebastian Vettel We didn't prevent the new rules from the oil in the fuel

The Ferrari pilot Sebastian Vettel is sure that the attacks from the Mercedes did not prevent his team to move forward.Recall that Mercedes asked the FIA to tighten the rules relating to the content of oil in the fuel.Sebastian Vettel "I don't think the new rules have affected us. But I think it's better to ask someone more versed in the engine".

2017-07-10 15:04:03

New engines may appear a year earlier

Newspaper Bild says that the Formula 1 team cannot agree on the new engines already in the season 2020.Bild "the FIA, the teams and manufacturers can agree on the debut of the new engines with the season 2020."It is believed that the new engine will still be a 1.6-liter V6, but with two turbines instead of one and without the MGU-H.

2017-07-10 10:24:03

FIA Bottas was not a false start

FIA Bottas was not a false start

Valtteri Bottas so well started in the race the Austrian Grand Prix that Daniel ricciardo and Sebastian Vettel asked his team to examine the actions of Finn for a false start. But the stewards had studied the data of the sensors and found no violations on the part of the pilot Mercedes.However, after the race Vettel said that he fully convinced that Bottas made a false start. FIA had to issue a statement of clarification.In a statement, the FIA say "During the launch system is used, which detects whether the moving machine in the time interval between the moment when he lit the last red light, and when extinguished all the lights of the traffic light. Previously, we found that it is necessary to allow a small displacement of the car, since before the start of the pilots are making changes to clutch settings. This system works in Formula 1 safely for more than 20 years.Valtteri Bottas did not exceed the minimum limit offset before launch. He managed very accurately to start, however, he with high precision has identified the moment when the lights go out the lights".

2017-07-08 10:44:04

Lewis Hamilton I Have some questions to Todt

Pilot Mercedes Lewis Hamilton believes that the issue in his clash with Sebastian Vettel in Baku is not yet closed. We will remind that on Monday, the FIA has justified the actions of the German, leaving the question of additional punishment closed.Lewis Hamilton "My opinion remains the same. With all due respect to Jean Todt, I wish he appeared in front of me and answered a number of questions in this case. I believe that my message, which was sent to the FIA, remained without attention".

2017-07-07 10:24:04

Mark Surer Vettel is more you can't go wrong

The ex-pilot of Formula 1 mark Surer believes that the FIA are too mildly treated with Sebastian Vettel after a collision with Lewis Hamilton, but now the Germans just can't repeat their mistakes.Mark Surer "Vettel apologized, but too late. It's obvious that this was done by calculation. I think SEB has no doubt that Lewis deliberately slowed down in front of him. Vettel just escaped serious consequences, time apologizing.But now he can no longer get into this situation, because the FIA won't be able next time to dispense with it so lightly. Now Federation has refused to intervene in the fight for the title, because the disqualification to the race could lead to the victory of Lewes, and in this case, the fight for the title would be dishonest".

2017-07-07 10:14:04

Charlie whiting is retiring

Charlie whiting is retiring

After Bernie Ecclestone from the Formula 1 championship has left Herbie Blash and Pascal Lattuada. Now rumor has it that the Royal race might leave the racing Director of the FIA Charlie whiting.Newspaper Marca "Our sources indicate that the successor to Charlie Whiting will be the French engineer Laurent Makes. Makes can take on a new role next year. This will be the last key position, which will be replaced after the era of the Ecclestone".Before Makis worked as an engineer in various teams. Last year he resigned from Toro Rosso, and became Deputy Charlie Whiting.

2017-07-06 12:04:04

Lewis Hamilton I have no respect for FIA

Pilot Mercedes Lewis Hamilton through social networks expressed their dissatisfaction with the decision of the FIA on the incident in Baku with the participation of Sebastian Vettel.Recall that on the birthday Vettel FIA decided not to punish a four-time world champion.Lewis Hamilton "After this decision I lost all respect for the FIA, Ferrari and Sebastian Vettel".Sports consultant to Red Bull Helmut Marco believes that Lewis Hamilton just got excited.Helmut Marco "I'm very happy that there is no additional penalty for Vettel. As for Lewis, it was just an emotional reaction".Non-Executive Director of Mercedes Niki Lauda "I criticized Vettel, because he hasn't seen his mistake. Now that he apologized, the incident for me is done".

2017-07-05 11:14:02

Chapter Mercedes All knew that the problems will start soon

Head of Mercedes Toto Wolff was sympathetic to the fact that between Vettel and Hamilton began rubbing.Toto Wolff "Every year in Formula 1 mzhno to identify the main rivalry. Last year it was our internal struggle between Lewis and Nico. This year the fight is between Ferrari and Mercedes, with Lewis and Sebastian.It all started quietly, but it was only a matter of time when the rivalry escalates into a brutal and controversial struggle. This moment occurred in Baku, and we saw the results of this tension on the track.Now the head of this confrontation is closed after a hearing of the FIA. We adopt this solution, we analyzed their weaknesses and are ready for a new fight".

2017-07-05 10:14:04

Jean Todt Vettel needs to Continue to think

The President of the FIA Jean Todt said that the question of the punishment of Sebastian Vettel closed, but now the German pilot have to think about their behavior.Jean Todt "Yes, a question Vettel is already completely closed. However, it needs to think about how to behave in the future. The pilots of Formula 1 needs to understand that they are watching millions of people, thousands of young pilots, who take their cue from their idols. Such conduct is unacceptable".

2017-07-05 10:04:03

Red Bull the trick with the oil had a negative impact on Ferrari

This year Ferrari were on top form to race in Canada and Baku. One of the assumptions about the loss of form is based on the fact that the FIA has tightened the rules about adding oil to the fuel.Head Red Bull Christian Horner "it Seems that the silver arrows have someone who came from the scarlet team. This someone pointed out where to look for the catch.But despite the fact that Ferrari seem to have lost power because of the history of oil, Vettel is still very fast during the race".

2017-07-04 11:24:03

Ferrari FIA threatened to boycott the race

Italian La Gazzetta Dello Sport claims that if Sebastian Vettel was banned from participation in the race, then Ferrari would boycott the Grand Prix.La Gazzetta Delo Sport "According to sources inside Ferrari directly threatened the FIA to boycott the race that Vettel would have received a ban on participation. All this could lead to irreparable consequences for the championship. So, the FIA has taken the right decision in this situation".

2017-07-04 11:14:03

FIA did not penalize Sebastian Vettel

FIA did not penalize Sebastian Vettel

On 3 July in Paris, the FIA has reviewed the incident involving Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel during a race in Azerbaijan and decided not to apply additional sanctions against three-time champion. However, Vettel will have to work for the FIA.In a statement, the FIA said "After the incident during the Grand Prix of Azerbaijan, Sebastian Vettel was invited to a meeting of the FIA in Paris. He was accompanied by the head of Ferrari, Maurizio Arrivabene. Together with the Commission, which included Vice-President of the FIA, Graham Stoker, Secretary General of the FIA Peter Bayer, Director of the Formula 1 Charlie whiting and Deputy Director of the Formula 1 Laurent Mekis, Vettel watched the video of the incident.Previously, the stewards Grand Prix of Azerbaijan appointed Vettel a 10-second penalty stop-and-go is a punishment, which can be used during the race. More serious punishment is only suspended. In addition, Vettel has received three penalty points and he now has nine penalty points. In the FIA accepted the decision of the stewards, however, was concerned over the fact that such behaviour can affect the fans and young drivers around the world and hurt the image of the FIA and the sport.After studying the videos and detailed discussion Vettel admitted his guilt.Vettel apologized to the FIA, and the community. He promised within the next 12 months actively participate in various training programmes of the FIA for Formula-2, Formula 3 and Formula 4, as well as in seminars of the stewards FIA. At the same time, the President of the FIA Jean Todt has banned until the end of the year to attract Vettel to the stock for improving traffic safety.Vettel promised to publicly apologize. Given all the above, the President of the FIA Jean Todt has decided to close the issue. However, in the case of a repeat of the case of the pilot will be transferred to the international Tribunal of the FIA".

2017-07-04 10:54:04

Sebastian Vettel apologized for the incident in Baku

On the eve of consideration of the FIA incident in Baku Sebastian Vettel apologized for what happened.Sebastian Vettel "I Must say, Lewis's conduct before the restart in Baku appeared for me unexpected, and I crashed into his car. I don't think he did it on purpose, but then I overreacted and I want to personally apologize to Lewis and to all who watched the race. Obviously, this is not the best example.I wasn't going to hurt Lewis, but I admit that created a dangerous situation, I want to apologize to the FIA. I accept the penalty assigned to me by the stewards in Baku.I love the sport and want to effectively represent them, to be an example for future generations".

2017-06-27 10:44:04

Vettel under fire after a collision with Hamilton

Vettel under fire after a collision with Hamilton

The Ferrari pilot Sebastian Vettel is under a fierce fire of criticism amid charges of intentional collision with the car of Lewis Hamilton before the restart of the race in Baku.Vettel blamed the pilots Mercedes in the deliberate release of his car that ended with a broken front wing.The season champion-1996's Damon hill "If you did it on a public road, you'd be arrested".The Briton has in mind the manoeuvre of Vettel, who made it to the maximum allowed number of penalty points.Non-Executive Director of Mercedes Niki Lauda "Lewis once, hitting him. Not by car, and the fist."When he complained to the media about the incident, Vettel simply didn't apply to him.Sebastian Vettel "We race, but we are men. We are not in kindergarten. We are expected to will hunt, using your elbows."However, Hamilton believes that the actions of Vettel set a precedent for impressionable young pilots, and others agree that the FIA may still proceed.Lewis Hamilton "I don't think he has my number, he's not going with me even to call".The head of Ferrari, Maurizio Arrivabene "Look at what happened with Kimi and then with the SEB. This is Formula 1, not the Colosseum But we don't want to complain because it's not our style".

2017-06-27 10:44:03

Mercedes continues game with Ferrari

Head of Mercedes Toto Wolff on arrival in Baku of the teams asked the FIA to clarify the rules about adding oil to the fuel. There were rumors that Ferrari have used clever placement of the additional oil tank to improve performance.As the Italian team unexpectedly lost in the pace, some observers attributed this drop in speed with attacks Mercedes.Toto Wolff "I don't know why the gap became that way. I don't know what they're doing teams, but I think that further clarification was imparted by representatives of the FIA makes the conditions for deception and subterfuge impossible.