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2017-11-24 11:34:04

Lando Norris will debut in Formula 2

Lando Norris will debut in Formula 2

A graduate of the McLaren Lando Norris in the coming weekend will debut in Formula 2 at the final stage in Abu Dhabi.Recently McLaren announced that the 18-year-old pilot will replace Jenson Button as the official reserve pilot team in the season of 2018. And Norris, it seems, is going to share this role with a full season in Formula 2 or in Japanese Superformula.And while the Briton to make his debut in Formula 2 in Abu Dhabi with a team of ex-Formula 1 driver Adrian Campos.Adrian Campos "McLaren called us when they learned that we don't have a contract with one of our pilots on the last race.They think about how to give Norris a place in Formula 2 and in Superformula in Japan.I don't know if we can leave the guy on 2018. We currently work with Tony Cockerelli as a counselor, and he will be with us for the last race of the season. He analyzes all of our methods, and we are ready for serious change.We want to be strong and have the best pilots for next year".

2017-11-13 11:54:04

Reserve the pilot of McLaren debuted in Formula 2

Reserve the pilot of McLaren debuted in Formula 2

Lando Norris, the champion of Euroseries Formula 3 and the new reserve pilot McLaren, at the end of November to debut in Formula 2 at the final stage in Abu Dhabi.Lando Norris "I won the Formula 3 on the first attempt and next season will be either Formula 2 or in Japanese Superformula. Of course, my goal is to one day become a Formula 1 driver.Two races in Formula 2 - a nice bonus for me which I chose. The first time I will participate in the race, which will be a mandatory pit-stop".Recall that in late January, Norris will participate in the marathon 24 hours of Daytona, where his partner will be Fernando Alonso.

2017-11-03 10:44:03

Fernando Alonso in the gravel traps

The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso believes that Formula 1 should return to gravel traps in places where they laid the asphalt.Fernando Alonso "we Need to put grass or gravel, so the pilots could no longer cut corners.Take, for example, Suzuka. I do not think there we have even thought about Cresco, isn't it I think the solution is very simple. And similar problems as with max in USA, do not.I think races like the Porsche Cup or Formula 2, would have left behind a lot of garbage on the track. It will be incredibly difficult to go on these sites.We also have to consider that Formula 1 is not the only series that runs on these tracks. There's also MotoGP, and they need completely different security zone. I think that is incredibly difficult to reconcile all".

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.

2017-09-28 13:44:03

Halo will cost the teams at 24000 euros

Halo will cost the teams at 24000 euros

Teams surprised by the high cost of security system Halo, which will become mandatory in the season of 2018.According to Auto Motor und Sport, currently three companies appealed to the FIA with a proposal to sell their version of Halo teams.Auto Motor und Sport "Those companies that meet the requirements, will be able to put Halo the teams of Formula 1, Formula 2 and Formula E. But the big problem is the price. There is information that one system Halo will cost somewhere between 13000 and 24000 Euro."Technical Director of the Force India Andy green commented "It is very expensive. We need to order five Halo for each machine, as well as several pieces for tests of the FIA".

2017-09-24 18:24:03

Sean Gelael ready for the next step in Formula 1

Sean Gelael ready for the next step in Formula 1

Indonesian Sean Gelael ready for the big step forward in the context of its application, the main pilot in Formula-1 in 2019.Sean Gelael "I understand that I need a really good result in Formula 2 to obtain a Superlicense FIA. Only points in the race not enough for me.I hope we can do it right next year. It will be a big step forward and we hope that next year we will be able to continue the program of tests with Toro Rosso. Then we'll see what will bring me 2019".Gelael currently ranked 15th in the ranking Formula 2 with the fifth best result this season, made in Monza, and he hopes that this could mark the beginning of a series of strong results before the end of the season.

2017-09-13 10:24:03

McLaren will not give Norris another team

McLaren will not give Norris another team

The head of McLaren, Zac brown stated that McLaren will not give Lando Norris to another team.17-year-old pilot Lando Norris, succeeded in Formula 3, ready for a bright future in Formula 1 and already has a contract with McLaren. But brown said that McLaren is likely to send Norris to Formula 2 the following year, instead of be seriously considered as a potential replacement for Fernando Alonso.Zach brown "no team made a request for the Norris so far, and our current plan is to let him compete in Formula 2.He's definitely a star of the future, so I don't think we give it to another team. I'm convinced he's fast enough to compete in Formula 1 right now, but we also need to make sure that this transition is not too hasty, and he has enough experience."Norris has a chance to work on the tests McLaren in Hungary, where beat Fernando Alonso.

2017-09-12 11:24:05

Ross brown to Invite the pilot without experience - error

Sports Director of the Formula 1, Ross brown believes that the invite to the championship of young pilots without experience is a big mistake.Ross Brawn "to Invite the pilot in Formula 1 with no experience is a big risk. Pilots now need to prepare as best you can, perhaps they should be given the opportunity to participate during morning practices on Fridays.It's very important for the championship for the pilots and their future. If they have problems, to speak in Formula 1 is impossible, otherwise their careers would be ruined.I don't think replacing Felipe Massa during the Grand Prix of Hungary pilot from Formula 2 would have been the right decision. There was too little time to prepare for this machine.Friday practice during the year would be able to prepare a new generation of pilots to the Formula-1".

2017-09-12 11:24:04

Sean Gelael sit behind the wheel of a Toro Rosso

Sean Gelael sit behind the wheel of a Toro Rosso

Formula 2 Sean Gelael will work in the Toro Rosso during Friday practice in the four remaining races of this season.The Indonesian pilot, who has twice tested the car team will participate in practices the Grand Prix of Singapore, Malaysia, USA and Mexico. Toro Rosso has not yet determined which of the pilots will release a cockpit for Gelele.The head of the team Franz Toast "During the tests in Bahrain and Budapest Shawn did a great job, very professional, he helped the team. Gelael Mature approach to all issues by communicating with engineers.Everyone in the team was impressed by his speech, his technical understanding and his commitment. Therefore, we are happy that he will work with us until the end of the year. I'm sure Sean will do great and useful work for the team".

2017-09-12 11:04:03

Liberty We need new stars

The representative of the Liberty said the new Formula 1 wants new stars.Liberty "We think it's right. That's what we want. It would be great if we could have a new star, young boys, who first shone in Formula 3, then Formula 2, and then began to act at the level of Verstappen in Formula 1.That's what we want to see in the future. Plus we want the viewers and fans were able to chat with their heroes. It has many advantages, from a commercial point of crap, and with sports. We need to make it all work.

2017-09-10 21:34:03

Daniil Kvyat loses her job because of the Honda engines

According to the publication Motorsport-Total, the team Toro Rosso and Honda mechanics all agreed. However, under the deal, one of the places that should be occupied by Japanese Nobuharu Matsushita, which this season is in Formula 2 and in parallel works as a pilot for the development of the McLaren-Honda.If Carlos Sainz will remain in the Toro Rosso, Matsushita will take the place Daniel quata. If Sainz will go to Renault, then it is likely that it will replace Pierre went Out.Kvyat's chances to keep a place in the Toro Rosso is minimal. Looks like it's time to look for sponsors to compete for a place in, say, Sauber. Or issue a series of incredible results to convince the team management that he went Out.

2017-09-10 18:54:04

Frederic Vasseur LeClair is too early to think about Formula 1

Frederic Vasseur LeClair is too early to think about Formula 1

19-year-old Charles LeClair is preparing to win the title in Formula 2, and after last year he became the champion GP3.The pilot, a career which supports a Ferrari, closely linked to the rumor about a switch to Formula 1 in the Sauber, but the head of the Swiss team is not yet jump to conclusions on this.Frederic Vasseur "Our deal with Ferrari based on the supply of the power plant, transmission, meaning that only the engine and gearbox will be supplied to the team. We are ready to sit down at the negotiating table and discuss the extension of our cooperation.As for LeClair, he should be focused on the championship of Formula 2. He still has a couple races that he needs to complete. On his candidacy likely will start the discussion. But personally, I think that Charles is too early to think about the Formula-1. He needed to finish his championship of Formula-2".

2017-09-06 10:34:04

Jean Todt, the leader of the championship will be a special color Halo

Jean Todt, the leader of the championship will be a special color Halo

The President of the FIA Jean Todt believes that his new idea will help revive the popularity of the innovation in security - Halo.Many drivers and fans are unhappy that the head-protection system will affect the aesthetic and DNA of Formula 1 from next year.The President of the FIA said in Monza that Halo introduced to the pilots were safe.Jean Todt "That's why we need responsible decision makers for the sport.When I announced that we will present Halo for Formula E in 2018, the critics were not. Also with the introduction of Halo for Formula 2 the following year, I did not hear any negative comments. This shows that people have become accustomed to it.I voiced another idea that I like the special colour for the leader of the championship. In addition, I heard that some teams have sold space on Halo sponsors for advertising".

2017-09-05 12:24:10

Charles LeClair moves into Formula 1

Charles LeClair moves into Formula 1

Manager Charles LeClair, Nicolas Todt believes that 19-year-old pilot can get into Formula 1 next year. Currently, the driver from Monaco dominated in the championship of Formula 2, and his career supports Ferrari.Nicolas Todt "Charles is a unique pilot. Obviously. This year its priority is to win the title of Formula 2, which very few pilots were able to get in its debut year.My goal is to get to Formula 1 next season. I can't say that it will happen, but given the achievements of Charles in the Formula 2, I think that nothing will prevent his debut in Formula 1 in 2018".Earlier in the Sauber team, which collaborates with Ferrari, has expressed willingness to invite young pilots, a career which supports the Scuderia. Among the contenders include Antonio Giovinazzi and Charles Leclere.

2017-09-04 11:54:04

Zach brown Lando Norris will not be in Formula 1 next year

Zach brown Lando Norris will not be in Formula 1 next year

The head of McLaren brown assured that the talented Lando Norris is not a contender for the role of combat pilot at the season-2018.Zach brown "No, our plan is to allow him to compete in Formula 2 next year. A combat pilot in Formula 1 until he will be."Earlier, 17-year-old Norris has successfully conducted the tests in Hungary.

2017-08-20 18:34:04

Chapter Prema Charles LeClair deserves a place in Formula 1

Chapter Prema Charles LeClair deserves a place in Formula 1

Team leader of Formula 2 Prema Rene rosin believes that Charles LeClair fully deserves a place in the Royal races already in the season of 2018.Rene rosin "pilots like Antonio Giovinazzi and Charles LeClair should be in Formula 1 because they fully deserve it.Charles this year looks impressive, it works on a level that a place in Formula 1 must be guaranteed. It should provide the opportunity.I think they should put him in the car, otherwise what's the point of Junior formulae What's the point of Formula 1 if we fail to promote the best pilots"LeClair has already conducted tests within a Ferrari and Haas.

2017-08-18 10:34:03

Charles LeClair I do not feel pressure from the media

Charles LeClair I do not feel pressure from the media

Pilot GP2 Charles LeClair said that he was only pleased that in the press, his name is associated with Ferrari.Charles Leclerc "it is Very nice to see my name in the media associated with the Ferrari name and Formula 1 championship. Nice, but it doesn't give me any extra pressure.I'm focused on what we have to do in Formula 2. I did not think about his future. Yes, I have a goal in your career, I really want to get into a Royal race and are doing everything to make it happen.To drive for the Scuderia - it would be the epitome of my dreams, but I need to focus exclusively on the wins in Formula 2. If I fail, the targets will clearly have to reconsider".

2017-08-16 09:14:05

Kimi Raikkonen Charles LeClair - future star of Formula 1

Pilot Ferrari Kimi Raikkonen believes that Charles LeClair is the future star of Formula 1, judging on his performances in Formula 2 and tests after the Grand Prix of Hungary.Kimi Raikkonen "Well, if he is satisfied with the help of Ferrari. It's always difficult to come and just fly by another car. Works here a matter of habit.But Charles has time, he showed good progress and in future it will surely be a star".

2017-08-06 22:54:03

Oliver Rowland I'm second in line at Renault

Oliver Rowland believes that he is candidate number two for a place in immediately after the Renault of Robert Kubica.Oliver Rowland "Robert has a huge financial support, and that's all I really want to see him in Formula 1. I find it very difficult to fight him for a place in the team.As for the other contenders, Nicolas my teammate in Formula 2, therefore, all evident from the results of this series. If he gets ahead of me in the championship, will take my place on the way to Formula-1. Everything is simple.Sirotkin has performed in GP2 last year and finished third, but I'd like to think I make their job a little better. We were also teammates in the 2014 World series by Renault, and then I was ahead of him.I do not consider myself the best, and the second candidate after Robert. I respect him for the accomplishments he has achieved previously. I would like to see him again in Formula 1. If not me, then Robert is the best option".

2017-08-02 11:04:04

Santino Ferrucci it took a while to get used to

Santino Ferrucci it took a while to get used to

During the first day of testing in Hungary behind the wheel of a Haas sat down Santino Ferrucci. In the final Protocol he was the tenth.Santino Ferrucci "the morning I was just getting used to the car, because you never piloted a car. Everything I have flown before, just not like this technique, even the Formula 2. I needed time to get used to everything.Full work began after lunch. I can confidently say that squeezed out of the car 95 of its capabilities. With the tires I'm going to work tomorrow, especially with the Supersoft".

2017-07-31 16:24:05

Charles Leclere expects to get into Sauber in the season-2018

Charles Leclere expects to get into Sauber in the season-2018

Charles LeClair admitted that he begins to consider the possibility of switching to Formula 1 in 2018.19-year-old pilot currently dominates the series Formula-2. Through connections with Ferrari, he expects to get into Formula 1 next year.Charles Leclerc "In my career I always did everything step by step so now we are trying to win the title of Formula 2, and then I would go to Formula 1. I'd like there to fight for the title, because I feel ready for this.I'd like to wait another year I would prefer not to wait, because after the victory in Formula 1 I have nowhere to go. My big dream is to wear red color, and I hope that someday it will become reality. But it's all in boddam".The following season, the Sauber team will use Ferrari engines. There is already expressed willingness to run in the graduates of the Racing Academy of Ferrari, including Charles LeClair and Antonio Giovinazzi.Previously, LeClair conducted the tests as part of the Haas-Ferrari.

2017-07-06 17:34:03

Sergey Sirotkin will work out one practice in the part of Renault

Sergey Sirotkin will work out one practice in the part of Renault

In the framework of the Austrian Grand Prix, the Russian driver Sergey Sirotkin will hold Friday practice behind the wheel of a Renault RS17, temporarily replacing Nico Hulkenberg.Sergey Sirotkin "I am delighted to be back behind the wheel of a Renault. After previous tests I performed in the Le Mans and Formula 2, and also held a demonstration race at Goodwood. However, to take part in the racing weekend Formula 1 is something special.I like Spielberg. I love the old tracks and the red bull Ring is one of them. I hope this time we will work out the program and collect a lot of useful information about the truck".Before Sirotkin participated twice in the practices of Formula 1 Barcelona and Sochi. But due to technical problems managed to pass only 12 laps.

2017-03-13 09:34:08

The tests of the Formula 2 will begin on Monday

The GP2 championship was officially renamed FIA to Formula 2, and the official tests of the new series will start on Monday at the circuit de Catalunya, where a few days ago ended the tests of the Formula 1.Teams and pilots will have three days to prepare for the new season, which kicks off on April 14 at Bahrain.Russia in the championship is team Russian Time.

2016-12-27 11:04:03

Jackie Stewart Season too long

Jackie Stewart Season too long

Three-time Formula 1 world champion Jackie Stewart admitted that it is just funny to listen complaints of modern pilots for a long season.Jackie Stewart "I just can't stop laughing I remember that back in 1971 when I became the double champion of the world, I flew across the Atlantic 86 times.In America, I was 43 times as he spoke in a series of Can-Am, worked at ABC television and have been on all sorts of promotions as a representative of Ford. Plus I also competed in Formula 2, touring and racing sports cars. So complaints about the long season and lack of personal time is ridiculous.

2016-12-26 17:04:03

Fathers and sons

Fathers and sons

In the past championship it was possible to observe a unique situation four seats in the cockpits took the children of former pilots of Formula-1. We tried to compare the achievements of the fathers and children.Jonathan and Palmarydates Jolyon Palmer became the champion of Formula 2 in 1983 and in September of the same year got the opportunity to debut in Formula 1 driving the car of champion team Williams. The first and only race in that season, he finished in 13th position. Then for three years, Palmer is a senior spent in the notebook the outsiders RAM and Zakspeed. In 1987, he received a place in the Tyrrell, where and earned their first points. In three years the team of Ken Tyrrell's Jonathan earned 14 points but has never finished above fourth place. Failing to get places in a good team, Palmer has left the championship.In 2014 Jolyon Palmer became GP2 champion - in principle, this championship can be considered the analogue of Formula 2 in the early 1980's. Then the British spent a year test-pilot of the Lotus and finally this season got a place of combat pilot for Renault the same team Lotus after the reorganization. However, driving uncompetitive cars it is difficult to show their abilities. After the debut season on account of Palmer, Jr. by just one point for tenth place in Malaysia. However, this result allowed to gain a foothold in the Renault.Meanwhile, road to Formula 1 punches a younger brother Jolyon autumn test driving McLaren spent will Palmer is a reward for winning the competition, held annually by the British team in conjunction with the Autosport.

2016-03-10 14:14:06

John Sertis Closed cockpit would have saved my son

John Sertis Closed cockpit would have saved my son

Champion Formula 1 John Sertis, who lost his son because of the accident during the race Formula 2, when the helmet Henry got cut out of another car wheel, believes that the head protection testing in Formula 1, can save many lives.John Sertis "When I lost my son, I was very hard. This is my the most terrible tragedy in life. It seems to me now that the new system head protection could save him. And now need to talk to Champions, they will hear. And I call Lewis was not to criticize but to promote a new system that can save lives.Changes need the championship, including security. Sometimes changes need to impose, and now with the FIA's worth fighting for, so as not to miss the chance to change the rules in the right direction".

2015-04-03 11:24:03

Dean Stoneman I had to cut off the legs

Dean Stoneman I had to cut off the legs

Champ Formula 2 Ding Stoneman, participant of the youth program of Red Bull, said that because of the cancer he had to amputate both legs.Dean Stoneman "I'm still young, but already very different look at life. I enjoy every moment, catching happiness in every breath. When I arrived at the hospital, I was told that in two days the treatment does not make sense, and a week later I die. Also I was told that if now is not to do the surgery, he cut off both his legs. I find 250 of tumors throughout the body. I did four operations in the lungs was always blood, I do all sorts of injections and transfusions.All this changed my life, I now live and enjoy life, enjoy, and don't want to worry about nothing".

2015-03-21 17:04:02

The revived FIA Formula 2

At the meeting of the world Council of FIA last Friday, it was decided to revive the Formula 2, the series, which in 2012 had ceased to exist.The decision was made, but the detailed design will be finished by July. And all this time, the Federation will be busy looking for sponsors of the project.FIA "We had to add to the stairs youth series one important step, which is simply not enough. We had to fill the gap between Formula 3 and Formula-1. And now we are busy with final adjustment of timing and finding the money".The last years of the Formula 2 dates from 2009-2012. In 2013 because of the extremely small number of applications, the series was closed. None of the Champions of Formula 2 was not included in the Formula-1. It should be noted that the two-time bronze medalists were the Russians in 2009 - Mikhail Aleshin, in 2010 Sergey Afanasiev.

2015-01-13 12:24:02

David Coulthard the points System the FIA should be flexible

The ex-pilot of Formula 1 David Coulthard believes that the points system the FIA should be more flexible.David Coulthard "I couldn't agree more with the FIA that the idea of creating this system of points is very good. But to consider it compulsory for all not worth it. The system should be flexible. For example, I agree with the system, because to get superlicense to be just a little the son of a rich dad, you need a couple of years to perform at a high level.But I do not agree that the table is missing some racing series, and, for example, in Formula 2, which currently do not exist, accrued the most points. This is a strange decision surprises me".Previously DTM champion and former test pilot of McLaren's Gary Paffett was criticized by the FIA for the fact that it is not made in their system series DTM.