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2017-07-29 09:14:04

Porsche decides your future

Porsche decides your future

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

2017-07-28 12:04:04

Max Verstappen On track you have to be the bad guy

The pilot of Red Bull Max Verstappen said that he sees no reasons why he must fight on the track is cleaner than grapple now.Max Verstappen "Opponents may call me as you want Mad Max or something. I say that on the track you have to be the bad guy Look at Michael Schumacher At the end of the day, the Formula 1 driver should know how to win races and titles, not how to be a good guy.As for Vettel and our confrontation, I don't expect he'll send me a Christmas card or invite me to a birthday. Besides, I'm not worried about Myself, but about Riccardo - he's a big problem for me. When Daniel and Sebastian were in the same team, that ricciardo was stronger".

2017-07-28 12:04:03

Nico Rosberg will be the team principal of Formula E

Nico Rosberg will be the team principal of Formula E

It seems that the champion of the season-2016 Nico Rosberg is preparing to become the head of the factory Mercedes team in Formula E, which will appear in 2019.This week the German automaker shocked the racing world by announcing that after 2018 he will be leaving DTM for electric series.Now Auto Bild reports that Rosberg, the recently retired reigning world champion, is first in line to head the new team.Auto Bild "the President has already met with the head of Formula E, Alejandro Agawam in Monaco. If that happens, Rosberg will become the second world champion of Formula 1, was appointed to lead the team in Formula E. the First is a four-time world champion and head of the factory Renault team Alain Prost".

2017-07-28 11:54:02

Liberty will present the franchise model for Formula 1

Liberty Media is exploring the possibility of replacing current commercial contracts of Formula 1, the so-called Treaties the Consent to the franchising model.That's according to head of Mercedes Toto Wolff that sounds like thunder from a clear sky on the background of rumors about the future commercial direction of the championship after 2020 when the current Contract agreement will end.The current model of income distribution developed by the now ousted President Bernie Ecclestone, is debatable, as it is aimed at enriching only the rich teams.Toto Wolff "Liberty Media is building a very good approach in the future, any Contract Consent more generally will not.In principle, the teams in the future will have an ongoing franchise that will help to increase its value because they do not have to renegotiate the contract every eight years".

2017-07-28 11:14:03

Max Verstappen ready to leave Red Bull

Max Verstappen ready to leave Red Bull

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

2017-07-28 10:54:03

Alain Prost came to the defense of lance Stroll

Alain Prost came to the defense of lance Stroll

Four-time champion Formula 1 Alain Prost defended the young lance Stroll.Alain Prost "It was criticized before it began. I said before the season that it would be difficult to perform with existing experience. It is true that he worked on the tests with the machine of the 2014 season, but this is not enough, especially now when you need to drive faster cars.In Formula 1 is always difficult to debut. Look at Vandorn. He was considered one of the greatest hopes, but from the beginning he had difficulties. But it will get better and better, and for lance, things are exactly the same.We need to give him time. Can we sue the results in the end of the year, and better next season. He is still progressing. Today's too early to judge. While in Baku, he was one of the strongest drivers on the road".

2017-07-28 10:44:02

Mika Salo Mercedes not favourites

The ex-pilot of Formula 1 Mika Salo believes that Ferrari in Hungary to strike back at Mercedes.Mika Salo "I think Ferrari will be strong this weekend. Mercedes may have problems due to the large wheelbase.But of course Mercedes always strong on every type of tracks, plus a lot will depend on qualifications, because to overtake here almost impossible.It is also important to properly configure itself. Correct mental attitude is half the battle".

2017-07-28 10:24:04

Sauber and Honda parted

Sauber and Honda parted

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

2017-07-27 11:54:04

Fernando Alonso Theoretically, Hungary - our a good chance

Fernando Alonso Theoretically, Hungary - our a good chance

The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso believes that the race in Hungary is the best chance for his team to escape from last place on the penultimate.Fernando Alonso "On paper, the Hungaroring is one of the best opportunities for us this year. A short, winding track means that we are less dependent on power on the straights, and the pilots depend on the capabilities of its chassis.I always like to go back to Budapest is a great track with spectacular views. The temperature is high, and it is a challenge for teams and drivers, especially because the smell of home so close"In 2003 Alonso in Hungary he won his first victory in Formula 1. Since then, the Spaniard four times up on the Hungarian podium, but not higher than the second place.

2017-07-27 11:14:05

Berger makes a DTM

The legend of Formula 1 Gerhard Berger instructed to save the German DTM series after a not very encouraging news about the closing of this championship.Mercedes said coming out of DTM to debut at the electric series Formula E in 2019.Gerhard Berger "it is Clear that the solution to Mercedes directly affects the other members of this series. However, Mercedes has made their announcement long before the end of 2018. This leaves time to maneuver, to develop a viable concept of the future.DTM is one of the most important racing series in the world. We are to keep".

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.

2017-07-26 17:24:03

A crossword puzzle with Daniel Cuatom Hungary

A crossword puzzle with Daniel Cuatom Hungary

PODIUMS, Hungary I earned a first in his career in Formula 1 podium. With the race tied very cool memories and it's always great to come back.Malacotic very interesting and really challenges the pilot. It is very narrow, I describe it as "Monaco without walls". Then all you need to do right, and I hope that we will have a clean race. In Hungary it is very difficult to overtake, so it's important to have a good qualification.Autographies very passionate race fans, which is great to see autograph sessions always attract a lot of people who root for us. This is definitely one of the most memorable moments of the weekend.Petabyte it is very hot here, so we need to drink plenty of water throughout the weekend, as I constantly reminded my coach at these stages.Otpuskai is a very pleasant town. I have been here many times, there is something to see. It's fun, and I can safely recommend to family and friends to come here on vacation.

2017-07-26 16:54:03

Honda is counting on big points in Hungary

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

2017-07-26 16:44:03

Aston Martin eyeing Formula 1

Aston Martin eyeing Formula 1

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

2017-07-26 10:54:07

FIA gave the green light to the return of Robert Kubica

FIA gave the green light to the return of Robert Kubica

The governing body of Formula 1 said that there are no problems with the possible return of Robert Kubica in the championship.Amid intense speculation about the potential return of the pilot of Formula 1 Renault has confirmed that 32-year-old Kubica will pilot the car of the season-2017 on the tests after the Grand Prix of Hungary.Bild says that Kubica might replace Jolyon Palmer during the race in Spa after the summer break, but first head of Renault's Cyril abiteboul wants to make sure, can Robert fight for the best seats in the near future.Racing Director of Formula 1 Charlie whiting said that the way for the return of Robert Kubica free.Charlie whiting "just Like any other pilot, Robert has its license from the national Association. Licensing also includes a medical examination."The only thing to do, Robert, is to get out of the car for five seconds. In this plan, any concessions, including adaptive steering for left-hand.

2017-07-26 10:54:06

Niko Hungary is perfect for the return of Kubica

The pilot of Renault Nico Hulkenberg believes that Hungary is an ideal place to Robert Kubica could return to the championship.Nico Hulkenberg "the Hungaroring is one of the most intense tracks, because there is only one straight where you can gently relax.After a racing weekend on the track is a lot of waste rubber, which will allow the tests to develop a high speed. Possibly, on tests of speed will be even higher than during the race.Recall that after the Hungarian Grand Prix of Formula 1 team will remain in Budapest and will spend two days of tests. One day driving to work the Renault Robert Kubica.

2017-07-26 10:54:05

Teams can no longer buy shares of Formula 1

The owner of Formula 1, the company, Liberty Media, closed the opportunity for the teams to buy shares of the championship.In January, company President Greg Maffei said that the teams can buy shares in the amount of 400 million, kotoyre, however, do not give them the right to vote. The team abruptly disappointed in this proposal.Chase Carey "the Term to purchase the shares has expired, no one bought it. We are ready to discuss the situation with the teams. These discussions will take time, but we appreciate the desire of the teams to make efforts to the development of this sport".

2017-07-25 14:14:03

Ralf Schumacher Raikkonen can still win the race

The ex-pilot of Formula 1 Ralf Schumacher has defended Kimi Raikkonen.While the Italian team is not ready to leave Finn in 2018, there are reports that Sebastian Vettel will agree to a new contract, but only if Kimi Raikkonen will receive a renewal of his contract.42-year-old Schumacher has defended Kimi Raikkonen "as for talent, I think that Kimi is a brilliant pilot. He is already a world champion, but can certainly do better.Given his age, he perfectly copes with his work. For Ferrari it would be wise to keep it to yourself.This year he has a good car, but Sebastian Vettel was stronger. I think it's perfect for Sebastian, but Kimi could still win the race. Let's see what happens next season.I must say that the Formula 1 became very interesting when Ferrari and Mercedes began to fight each other".It should be noted that Raikkonen, who in October will celebrate 38 years, is now the oldest pilot of the championship.

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".

2017-07-25 13:44:03

Lucas Auer thinks no more about Formula 1

Lucas Auer thinks no more about Formula 1

Lucas Auer, the nephew of the legend of Formula 1 Gerhard Berger will make his test debut in the car of the Royal race in Budapest next month thanks to the support of the BWT and its relations with Mercedes. But the pilot DTM does not think about the transition.Lucas Auer "At the moment I don't think Formula 1 is my goal because fully focused on DTM.In the DTM you need to spend three years in preparation for the fight for the title, so I am happy to stay with Mercedes next season. Let's see, what are my options".

2017-07-24 12:54:02

Honda is not going to leave Formula 1

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

2017-07-24 11:34:03

The head of McLaren Lando Norris is a future champion

The head of McLaren Lando Norris is a future champion

Executive Director of McLaren Zac brown believes that Lando Norris is the future champion of Formula-1.Norris claimed the titles in the Toyota Racing Series, Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 and Formula Renault 2.0 NEC in 2016, and this year he joined the youth program of the McLaren.17-year-old Norris this year won three races in Formula 3 and currently third in the standings.Zach brown "He looks so talented, like no other pilot I have ever seen. I think that this view is shared by most people who saw him in the race.He's very focused on racing, he's very thorough, I definitely think that he is the future champion of Formula 1.We are very pleased that Lando in our program, as the guy performs well in Formula 3 where he took pole and won his first race".

2017-07-23 21:04:04

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

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

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

2017-07-23 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 14:04:03

Antonio Giovinazzi Goal - a place in the military machine in the next year

Spare pilot Ferrari Antonio Giovinazzi told that very much wants to get a place of combat pilot in the season of 2018.Antonio Giovinazzi "the Goal is to be in a combat vehicle in the next year. To get into Formula 1 is really hard, because there are only 20 seats for pilots from all over the world, so it's not football.This is only my first season in Ferrari, they are a good team, and I trust them. They know what they can do for me.Now it's time to focus on what they've given me this year - seven free practices. You need to wait to understand what we will see next year. Anything can happen. Hopefully I'll find a place in one of the teams".

2017-07-22 16:14:03

The reaction of the pilots on the introduction of Halo

The reaction of the pilots on the introduction of Halo

The reaction of the pilots of Formula 1 on the introduction of head protection Halo is very different there is negative and positive reviews.Lewis Hamilton "in Addition to the inconvenience of getting in the car, I noticed a big difference. I didn't notice the Halo, not counting the moments when I look in the mirror".Fernando Alonso "When I tried out Halo in Singapore, I discovered that to get out of the car was terribly uncomfortable. Need to put feet to jump out of the car through the frame".Kimi Raikkonen "the First impression when checking visibility positive. Structure does not hinder to look around".Roman Grosjean "It's a dangerous sport, but it is safe in General, because we can drive on the highway at speeds of 370 km/h and avoid deadly accidents. As pilots we certainly don't want the security has ceased to improve, but we also cannot close our eyes to the DNA of Formula 1".Sebastian Vettel "I did not like. In terms of visibility, there are many problems."Jolyon Palmer "Formula 1 is safe enough. I prefer Halo, because this system looks visually less offensive, but it is not needed. It is a half measure. The system will probably be able to stop some items, but not all. The car is ugly, I prefer classical forms."Daniil Kvyat "I would suggest to leave open cockpits".

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 15:54:03

Lna Stroll I have nothing to do with money

Lna Stroll I have nothing to do with money

The Williams driver lance Stroll says that he got into Formula 1 because of their incredible talent, not with billions of his father.Lance Stroll "I came here not because of the money. I was the youngest pilot, who won in Formula 3, and did so with a huge gap from second place. It is a fact.Yes, it is easy to judge from what you see from the outside, but people who are really close to me and that are important to me, I never doubted that I was capable of that, and we showed it to everyone else.You can't affect the results. They come in time, sooner or later. But I knew I could score, so do not panic. But to achieve this already in his debut season - it's great I am very glad that the critics from behind me".

2017-07-21 13:14:03

Kubica is confident that he is able to pilot the car of the season-2017

Kubica is confident that he is able to pilot the car of the season-2017

Robert Kubica, who, apparently, back in the championship Royal races, said that he is able to pilot a modern car.Earlier, the pole has already conducted tests with Renault, piloting the car of the 2013 season. Now he is preparing to take part in the tests of modern cars after the Grand Prix of Hungary.Robert Kubica "the Differences are mostly associated with turns, but it is only a question of habit and work. If others can do it, why I can't repeat or do even betterSo if Renault have the courage and confidence to let me drive, I'll be able to test all on personal experience.I already know that I can get back to the level that was shown previously. I'm quite able to show the speed that was shown in 2010. When I saw that I can fly on the verge of the car of the Formula 1 in Valencia, I thought, "This is a passion I have always felt, it's my life".I knew I didn't need to worry about missed about six years. All that is happening now, like magic".