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2018-01-25 15:14:04

January nomeromania 25 - Didier, 1980

January nomeromania 25 - Didier, 1980

In 1980, the pilot of the French team Ligier, one of the leaders of the Formula 1 at that time, was Didier pironi. The Frenchman played under the number "25".Pironi made his debut in Formula 1 in 1978 in the composition of Tyrrell. After two seasons Didier called to him, guy Ligier the French required the pilot to replace Patrick Depailler who broke his leg after falling glider.In the first race of the season-1980 pironi went down because of engine failure, the following three he scored points. Finally, at the fifth stage in Belgium, the Frenchman scored his first victory, providerweb from start to finish. At the sixth stage in Monaco Didier for the first time started from pole position, was leading for most of the race, but lost several laps before the finish, when, due to failure of the gearbox, the car caught the fence. The victory in Monaco would have made the pilot Ligier leader of the championship, but.

2018-01-25 14:14:04

Frederic Vasseur the Contract with Honda would be a mistake

Frederic Vasseur the Contract with Honda would be a mistake

Head Sauber Frederic Vasseur said that he deliberately refused to cooperate with Honda.Frederic Vasseur "I joined the team on July 17 at 9 a.m., and the meeting with Honda was at 10 am. It was important to me. It is difficult to change the supplier of engines, but Honda at the time was not in very good shape.Plus, and probably the most important thing for me was that we were linked with McLaren contract for the supply of gearboxes. I was convinced because I had some contacts in McLaren that they will do everything possible to leave. Therefore, I could not risk the contract with Honda. Imagine if I had to request the gearbox from McLaren Honda. It would be an absolute nightmare."As you know, after the meeting with Honda Vasser decided to terminate the contract with the Japanese minders. This year Sauber will use Ferrari power plant.

2018-01-01 19:44:03

January nomeromania 1 - Ayrton Senna, 1991

January nomeromania 1 - Ayrton Senna, 1991

In 1990 Ayrton Senna won the second title in the 1991 season as defending champion earned the right to play with a champion "single".The 1991 season was the fourth for the Union McLaren-Honda. Japanese motorists for the first time to prepare itself aspirated engine configuration V12. However, during the winter tests have problems, and the second team pilot Gerhard Berger even advised to go back to last year's V10 engine. However, the new season, McLaren started with a new engine. But the debut of the semi-automatic gearbox, which is already used by rivals Ferrari and Williams, had to be postponed.Senna won the first four races, earned 40 out of 40 points and brought their lead to 29 points. But then the McLaren started, and in five races Ayrton only twice climbed to the third step of the podium. In Williams, by contrast, dealt with the reliability of the Renault engines, and Nigel Mansell have won three of five races, reducing the gap from the leader of the championship to 8 points.

2017-10-07 12:14:05

Kimi Raikkonen Too many errors

Kimi Raikkonen Too many errors

Pilot Ferrari Kimi Raikkonen the qualification of the Grand Prix of Japan finished in 6th position. After a penalty for changing the gearbox Finn will start 11th. Kimi Raikkonen "It was a big job, team gave me a good car, but I made a lot of mistakes during the fast laps. In any case, I changed the gearbox, so I'll get a fine. The car is good, balance is good, I just feel really attacked and made mistakes. It is a difficult track where mistakes are very expensive. Once out on the grass as the speed immediately drops.I have not the best position to start from, but I'll try to get into the points zone".

2017-10-07 12:04:05

Valtteri Bottas Difficult job after a hard morning

Valtteri Bottas Difficult job after a hard morning

Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas in qualifying Grand Prix of Japan showed the 2nd result. However, due to the replacement of the gearbox Finn will lose five positions.Valtteri Bottas "the Whole day was hard for me, qualification was tough for me. After this morning it was difficult for me to gather. But the team did everything quickly and correctly. We made the right decisions. I gave everything in this fight, achieved the second result. I got a penalty for replacement gearbox so will start the 7th. But overall I am happy with myself and the result.

2017-10-07 07:44:03

Alonso and Palmer will lose positions at the start

Before Saturday's practice on the machines Fernando Alonso and Jolyon Palmer has replaced elements of the power plant, which both pilots will receive penalties in loss of starting positions.In the McLaren decided to put a new version of the Honda powerplant that Japanese motorists prepared for home runs. For the Spaniard the eighth time this season the internal combustion engine, the eighth module MGU-K, tenth and tenth turbine module MGU-H. In total, Fernando will lose 35 positions.Fine Palmer will be "only" 20 positions. The pilot put Renault fifth this season, the internal combustion engine, a turbine and a sixth module the sixth MGU-H. Previously 5 position penalty for changing the gearbox got Valtteri Bottas and 20 penalty positions for the replacement of the power plant Carlos Sainz.

2017-10-06 13:34:03

Valtteri Bottas will lose five positions at the start

Valtteri Bottas will lose five positions at the start

The car Valtteri Bottas has replaced the transmission, which Mercedes driver will lose five positions at the start of Sunday's race.Replaced the gearbox on the machine Lewis Hamilton, but the championship leader is a planned replacement, so punishment will follow.Earlier it became known that Carlos Sainz will lose 20 positions for the replacement of elements of the power plant.

2017-10-03 11:54:03

Niki Lauda Vettel can Crash expensive it cost

Niki Lauda Vettel can Crash expensive it cost

Non-Executive Director of Mercedes Niki Lauda believes that poligonaceae the clash of Sebastian Vettel and lance Stroll can be costly to the Challenger for the title.Niki Lauda "Generally, it is a very strange situation. I don't understand why it was in race mode to attack the pilot if the race is already over For overtaking, there was no reason.I take the view that the fault of both pilots. But the problem is that if gearbox is really damaged, for Vettel this accident can be expensive during the start of the race Grand Prix of Japan".Here we are talking about the fine in five positions at the start of the race for possible replacement of the gearbox.

2017-10-02 12:04:03

Vettel risks penalty of five positions

Vettel risks penalty of five positions

Ridiculous collision after the finish of the race over the weekend in Malaysia for Sebastian Vettel. It is not excluded that in the next stage, in Japan this incident to remind yourself of the penalty for changing the gearbox.Blow lance Stroll hit the rear wheel. As a rule, in such cases, the damage gets and the gearbox. If it must be replaced, then Sebastian will automatically receive a penalty in the form of loss of five positions.Sebastian Vettel "We will check the gearbox damage is possible. There will be another surprise this weekend".

2017-10-01 12:44:04

Sebastian Vettel Stroll didn't look in the mirror

Sebastian Vettel Stroll didn't look in the mirror

A difficult weekend for Ferrari ended in a crash of Sebastian Vettel with lance Strolla after the finish of the race.Sebastian Vettel "I was driving on the outside of the turn to collect the waste rubber. Apparently lance wanted to do the same, but there was I, completely optional collision. Most likely, he just didn't look in the mirror.Don't know whether the damaged gearbox. The team will have to check it".

2017-09-20 16:44:03

Season 2018 seven vacancies

In the course of Grand Prix of Singapore became aware of the extension of the contracts of Valtteri Bottas, the pilots Force India, and also about the transfer of Carlos Sainz in the Renault. The teams are still seven vacancies, one of which may take Daniil Kvyat.Williams - 2 wakasiyaka no contracts with the pilots, but there is no doubt that lance Stroll will stay in the team, given the investment made by Strolla senior.In a couple of Canadians who will soon turn 19 years old, Williams is seeking an experienced pilot, over the age of 25 - this requirement is title sponsor Martini. Until recently, Felipe Massa remained the only candidate for this place, but first started talking about Paul di Resta, which now appears to be backup pilot of the team, and then about Robert Kubica. Kubica first tested in the part of Renault, but there chose Carlos Sainz, and now Robert is actively training in the simulator Williams.Another candidate - Marcus Ericsson, who may lose the place in the Sauber. The only advantage of the Swede is a solid set of sponsors.Toro Rosso - 2 vakansiyalar Sainz goes to Renault, and with high probability it will be replaced by Frenchman Pierre went Out - other suitable pilots in the Red Bull yet.Obviously, stay Sainz in the Toro Rosso, then went Out would take place Daniil Kvyat. Now, the Russian pilot has a chance to keep his job, it's important to make mistakes in the remaining races.Meanwhile, a new partner Honda want to see in the ranks of Toro Rosso its pilot Nobuharu Matsushita, which now appears in the Formula-2. It is not clear in what capacity - possibly as a test pilot. If the Japanese insist on the place of combat pilot, it is easy to guess that it will go with Cuatom.Few people know that now Matsushita listed as a pilot for the development of the McLaren-Honda. However, before the combat cars are not all limited to work in the simulator.McLaren - 1 vakantiecentrum with Stoffel Vendorno confirmed a month ago that negotiations with Fernando Alonso go. Earlier two-time champion reiterated that he would remain at McLaren, if the team change engine supplier. It happened, and now, as far as we know, Alonso and the McLaren management to discuss details of the new contract. Most likely, the agreement will be signed for one season to sign a contract for a longer period, the Spaniard just will not risk it.If Alonso refuses though it goes nowhere, then McLaren, in the words of Zac brown, have a plan "B". Obviously, this refers to Jenson button. Lando Norris, who will soon turn 18, they're unlikely to be put into a fighting machine.Sauber - 2 vacanciel contract extension with Ferrari Sauber head of Frederic Vasseur said he was willing to give one or even two seats for the wards of the Scuderia. Obviously, in return, the porters expect to receive discounts on the powerplant, gearbox and other components that will deliver Maranello.Ferrari has Antonio Giovinazzi and Charles Leclere, who in the course of this season, was repeatedly brought to the tests. And Giovinazzi even held two races, replacing the injured Pascal Wehrlein. If Ferrari is willing to pay for seats of both pilots, no place will be Marcus Ericsson. If the Scuderia will pull only one place, it is likely that Eriksson and his sponsors will remain in the Sauber.Without mestis the above it follows that in the season of 2018, we will not see on the grid protege Mercedes of Pascal Wehrlein. In the customer team Force India all the seats were occupied, and in Williams he victims. Perhaps he will remain in Formula 1 as a backup pilot factory team Mercedes.

2017-09-18 12:54:04

Daniel ricciardo couldn't win because of gear box

Daniel ricciardo couldn't win because of gear box

In qualifying Daniel ricciardo ahead of Lewis Hamilton, but the race pilot of Red Bull lost to his rival from Mercedes. As it turned out, ricciardo could not get to the finish line.Christian Horner, head of the team Red Bull "before the first appearance of the safety car we saw ricciardo drops the oil pressure in the gearbox. We were confident that it will pass only half the distance.We were advised to do some settings and it helped him to drive the whole distance. However, Daniel had to sacrifice my lap time. If not for the problem with the transmission, he could fight for the victory".

2017-09-16 16:04:03

Marcus Ericsson will lose five positions at the start

During Saturday's practice, the pilot Sauber Marcus Ericsson went off the track and crashed the car. The mechanics had to replace the gearbox, as a result, the Swedes will lose five positions at the start.Obviously, this penalty won't have much impact on the launch pad of Eriksson, as he is unlikely to qualify above 19th place.

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".

2017-09-03 14:24:08

Perez and Vandorn will lose positions at the start

After qualifying on the machine Sergio Perez have replaced the transmission, and Stoffele of Vandorn - the entire power plant. In the end, the first to lose at the start of the 5 positions, the second - 25.Previously, six pilots received various penalties for changing gearboxes and elements of the power plant Nico, Jolyon Palmer, Carlos Sainz, Max Verstappen, Daniel ricciardo and Fernando Alonso. In the end, Daniil Kvyat, which is qualified only 14th at the start is an 8-th position.

2017-08-27 16:44:03

Chronicle of the race Grand Prix of Belgium

Chronicle of the race Grand Prix of Belgium

144501 - Behind a one-month break, and the race in Spa opens the second part of the championship.144553 - Today from pole position will start Lewis Hamilton. The British pound is the 68-th pole, and this figure he overtook Michael Schumacher.144635 - By the way, it is here in Spa, 25 years ago, his first victory went to Schumacher, and in honor of that date, his son Mick prior to the start of the race drove one lap in my father's car in 1994.144850 - Near Hamilton will start the championship leader Sebastian Vettel. In the championship Vettel ahead of Mercedes driver on 14 points.144906 - the Second row is traditionally the Finnish Valtteri Bottas and Kimi Raikkonen.144931 Raikkonen four times won at Spa, but the last time it was in the distant 2009.144959 - the Third row completely for pilots Red Bull, while Max Verstappen again ahead of Daniel ricciardo.145221 - Fourth row Nico Hulkenberg and Sergio Perez.145235 - Fifth row Esteban Windows and Fernando Alonso.145259 - Actually, the tenth qualified Jolyon Palmer, but due to the replacement gearbox he went on the 14-th position.145342 - Thanks to the tenth position went Alonso, who did not have one tenth of a second to go to the finals of qualification.145405 - Next Grosjean, Magnussen, Sainz, Palmer, Stroll, Massa, Ericsson, Wehrlein, Kvyat, Vandorn.145436 - the Last five pilots earned various penalties. So, Kvyat got 20 positions for the replacement of elements of the power plant.145455 - Vandorn twice changed the engine, and the Belgian is in total scored 65 penalty positions.145620 - the Temperature is +22C, the track warmed up to +34C145629 - Rain during the race is not 145720 - Length 7004 m is the longest track in the championship. The distance of the race 44 145747 - the pilots of two independent zones DRS145856 - 14 First pilots will start on the soft tyres Ul.145927 - the Stroll, Massa, Ericsson, Kvyat and Vandorn chose 145940 - And only Wehrlein chose the hard type 150017 - Pilots go on warm-up 150148 - Pirelli offer two options strategies the Ul-Soft with one pit stop and the Ul-Soft-Ul with two stops.150216 - In the stands a lot of fans Verstappen, tens of thousands.150249 - Machine return to the starting 150328 - Everything's ready to 150344 - START150436 - Hamilton, Vettel, Bottas, Raikkonen, Verstappen, ricciardo, Alonso.150444 - Quat 16-150548 Hulkenberg in the final Chicane went 150655 - 1 lap Hamilton, Vettel, Bottas, Raikkonen, Verstappen, ricciardo, Hulkenberg, Alonso, Windows, Magnussen, Perez, Grosjean, Palmer, Massa, Sainz, Stroll, Kvyat, Vandorn, Eriksson, 150722, Alonso at the exit of the red Water attacks. And both of them tries to go through Windows. Three cars in a row150731 - In the end Alonso went 150744 - Start.

2017-08-27 13:34:03

Jolyon Palmer will lose five positions at the start

Jolyon Palmer will lose five positions at the start

For the first time in a long time pilot of Renault Jolyon Palmer went into the final qualification, but on the circle of departure refused gearbox.The damage to the host was serious, and the team decided to replace the transmission. As a result, the Palmer will lose five positions and will start 15th. Earlier, the penalties for changing the gearbox got Marcus Ericsson and Pascal Wehrlein. Five positions for ignoring the yellow flags will lose Felipe Massa. Daniil Kvyat and Stoffel Vandorn will lose 20 and 65 positions, respectively, for the replacement of components of the power plant.

2017-08-26 17:14:04

Daniil Kvyat will lose 20 positions at the start

Daniil Kvyat will lose 20 positions at the start

During Saturday's practice on the machine Daniel quata had problems with the power plant, which had to replace some of its elements. As a result, the pilot Toro Rosso will lose at the start of the 20 positions.In qualifying, the Russians showed 17-th result, but to start with, given the penultimate penalty will be because of McLaren Stoffele of Vandorn has accumulated 65 penalty positions.Also penalties for changing the gearbox will get Felipe Massa, Pascal Wehrlein and Marcus Ericsson.

2017-08-25 22:44:03

Pilots Sauber will lose five positions at the start

After Friday practice, the FIA has announced that the pilots Sauber Pascal Wehrlein and Marcus Ericsson will lose five positions at the start due to gearbox replacement.However, to start the latest they will not have as earlier 35 penalty positions earned by the representative for McLaren Stoffel Vandorn. Later, the Belgian also changed the gearbox, so the amount he will lose 40 positions.

2017-07-30 17:04:03

Chronicle of the race Grand Prix of Hungary

Chronicle of the race Grand Prix of Hungary

145029 - Today from pole position for the second time in the season, will start the championship leader Sebastian Vettel.145040 - Next to him - partner Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari.145223 - Second row of fully for Mercedes Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton.145250 - "Silver arrows" were behind Ferrari in the course of the weekend. Let's see what happens in the race.145333 - the Third row for Red Bull Max Verstappen and Daniel ricciardo.145413 - the Seventh qualifying with Nico Hulkenberg from Renault, but due to the replacement gearbox he lost five positions.145511 - So the fourth row for team McLaren Fernando Alonso and Stoffel Vandorn - the best qualification for the British team this season. No wonder, because this engine is not so important.145542 - Completing the top ten Carlos Sainz and Jolyon Palmer.145556 - Next Windows, Hulkenberg, Perez, Grosjean, Magnussen, Kvyat, Stroll, Wehrlein, di Resta, Ericsson.145630 - Daniil Kvyat qualified 13th, but lost three positions for blocking an opponent during the first part of qualifying.145656 - the Starting position Kvyat.

2017-07-28 23:34:03

Nico Hulkenberg will lose five positions at the start

Nico Hulkenberg will lose five positions at the start

On the machine Nico made an unscheduled replacement of the gearbox. As a result, the Renault pilot will lose five positions on the starting grid.On the twisty Hungarian highway difficult to overtake, so qualifying is important. Such a fine considerably complicate the race.

2017-07-17 10:44:06

Chapter Mercedes Problem transmission will not be repeated

Head of Mercedes Toto Wolff said that the problem with transmission will not be repeated this season.Toto Wolff "We are trying to utilize our potential in all areas, but sometimes it goes too far. This is a new area we where looking for speed, but now we have replaced both boxes and the problem will not recur in the future."Recall that due to the failure of the gearbox Lewis Hamilton received a penalty in the form of loss of five positions in Austria. Such punishment in the UK earned and Valtteri Bottas.

2017-07-15 13:34:03

Alonso will lose at the start of the 30 positions

Start in the Sunday race the pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso will be the last, whatever the result in qualifying.On the eve of Alonso earned a penalty in the form of loss of five positions for the replacement of the unit energy storage. However, before the start of Saturday's practice the car of the Spaniard replaced a number of elements of the power plant, and as a result he will get a penalty in the form of losses at the start of the 30 positions.Recall that the five positions for changing the gearbox will lose Valtteri Bottas and Daniel ricciardo.

2017-07-12 10:24:04

Mercedes decides to help Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes decides to help Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes is trying to decide how to help Lewis Hamilton in the fight for the title.Niki Lauda "I will Now consult with Toto, because it is necessary to do something. 20 points behind is a lot."Toto Wolff "We failed Lewis headrest in Baku, we brought it with the gearbox in Austria. Now it's time to strike back".Lewis Hamilton "I Have no magic wand, but with 20 points behind Vettel is not good enough to fight for the title. One race there is nothing to solve. And the greater the gap, the greater the pressure.

2017-06-22 11:24:02

Sauber will use McLaren gear box

Head Sauber Moniz, Kaltenborn before his dismissal said that next year her team will be on the gearbox of the McLaren.Monisha Kaltenborn "today we can say that the McLaren and Sauber are two different teams, two different customers Honda. Exchange of information will not.At the same time, next year we will use the gearbox of the McLaren, although we don't like the way the engine and box work this year the British team.But I can't draw any conclusions about how things will be next year. So far, only one assumption, and I have no reason to doubt the progress".

2017-06-16 13:54:03

Tony Cuquerella Honda lags behind in the field of simulation

Former engineer and Formula 1 suspects that Honda is lagging behind in the field of modeling.This week, amid intense rumors of an impending split with McLaren, the head of Honda Yusuke Hasegawa acknowledged that his company has some problems with correlation between the test data and track.Tony Cuquerella "Maybe they invested a lot, but unwise, or too little invested, underestimating the importance of work in this area.In Formula 1 there are almost no private tests, so the trend is to build increasingly complex test stands.When you are testing your engine, a lot also depends on the clutch with the gearbox, and chassis how it bends as it vibrates.I have no idea at what level is Honda, but I dare to say that they are not leaders in this technology".

2017-06-11 20:24:03

Pascal Wehrlein will start from the pit lane

During qualifying in Canada, the Sauber pilot Pascal Wehrlein damaged the car after the turn and in contact with the protective barrier in the first turn. To replace the gearbox and rear wing, the team had to break the mode closed Park. As a result, the German will start from the pit lane.Wehrlein is not much lost from the start from the pit lane because he qualified last.

2017-05-28 13:44:04

Marcus Ericsson will lose five positions at the start

The car of Marcus Ericsson have changed the gearbox, causing the pilot Sauber will lose five positions at the start.After qualifying, the Swede was right to start the 19th. Because Jenson button will start from the pit lane, then Eriksson will retain the 19-th position at the start.

2017-04-09 10:54:06

Chronicle of the race Grand Prix of China

Chronicle of the race Grand Prix of China

084807 - the Weather in Shanghai has changed again. Friday was rain and fog, yesterday was Sunny, today overcast again.084816 - the Track is wet.084834 - From pole position for the sixth time in China, will start Lewis Hamilton.084915 - Lewis has Won here only four times, including once not from pole position.084930 - And in 2007 he was stuck in the gravel at the entrance to the pits.084951 - Near Hamilton will start Sebastian Vettel from Ferrari.085032 - Sebastian won here only once, in 2009-m. 085050 - Second row Valtteri Bottas and Kimi Raikkonen.085110 - In qualifying, Bottas Vettel lost only one one-thousandth of a second - about 5.9 cm085131 - Third row Daniel ricciardo and Felipe Massa.085202 - Completing the top ten Nico Hulkenberg, Sergio Perez, Daniil Kvyat and lance Stroll.085221 - Next Sainz, Magnussen, Alonso, Ericsson, Vandorn, Verstappen, Windows, Giovinazzi, Grosjean and Palmer.085305 - the Last three were the starting penalty Giovinazzi for changing the gearbox after the crash, Grosjean and Palmer for not slowing down at the scene of the accident, Giovinazzi.085334 -.