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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.

2017-07-24 10:34:04

Gunther Steiner, Giovinazzi did a great job

Gunther Steiner, Giovinazzi did a great job

Director Haas Gunther Steiner admitted that he liked young Antonio Giovinazzi.Gunther Steiner "He did a great job. Antonio has participated in the race, he had a lot of tests. He's a good guy and very professional, very Mature. We saw it last year in GP2.We was not expecting nothing incredible because he's a rookie, but he's not a rookie. I don't know how many days he worked with Sauber before the season, but he just took it and went. It's a good advertising guy and Ferrari".In the course of this season, Giovinazzi will hold a few Friday's practice in the composition of Haas.

2017-07-04 10:24:03

The head of Renault I did not set an ultimatum to the Palmer

The head of Renault I did not set an ultimatum to the Palmer

The head of Renault's Cyril abiteboul said that it was not Jolyon Palmer in a strict framework.Cyril abiteboul "it is True that we can't afford this situation. Jolyon needs to be able to contribute in the fight for points, but I don't doubt he can do it. So I did not include any ultimatum to him. We know that he can take this car and bring it in glasses. It's the only thing he needs to do.This is definitely a question of confidence. Jolyon has not lost its qualities as a pilot, which we all saw last year in GP2.We had reliability problems at the start of the season, he got a very fast teammate, so Palmer has fallen into a downward spiral. Now I want to protect him and his family. I'm not going to replace him in the middle of the season. This is a difficult time for him and for us, but we go through this together".

2017-05-12 12:14:07

David Walski Quat could be back in the Red Bull

David Walski Quat could be back in the Red Bull

GP2 champion David Walski believes that Daniil Kvyat could return to Red Bull already in the season of 2018.David Walski "I feel that next season Red Bull will receive one free place.I don't think Daniel ricciardo will remain - there's a chance he can go for Ferrari or anywhere else. So maybe Kvyat will have the opportunity to return to Red Bull.Of course, we can't know for sure how to predict the decisions of Red Bull at times almost impossible. But I like Kvyat - he's a good guy and a good pilot".

2017-04-03 11:04:04

Pierre went Out the Press has failed me

Pierre went Out the Press has failed me

GP2 champion and reserve driver of Red Bull Pierre went Out said that it is the media that is to blame for his problems with the Formula-1.Pierre went Out "After the situation with Red Bull, I realized that with the press it is necessary to behave very carefully. I had a big problem, because around have already started to say that I will replace Daniil Kvyat. But it's not my fault that journalists have inflated my words the whole story. I was just hoping to replace Kvyat, I'm not saying that they will replace it. Only Helmut Marko can make such direct statements and to take appropriate decisions. I didn't mean anything bad, just expressed, like any other pilot that would like to get into the world of Formula 1".

2017-03-30 09:54:04

Fernando Alonso Now is not the time to drink coffee

Fernando Alonso Now is not the time to drink coffee

The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso has said that the new race cars during races does not give you time to rest.Fernando Alonso "When the back of the car a little skid, it's hard to catch. Now you have less than one-tenth of a second to react to a skid. Last year you had four seconds It was possible to have time to drink coffeeDefinitely, we now like in a different category, more akin to Formula 1. I am glad that Formula 1 is faster in the turns than GP2 or Japanese SuperFormula. Many other categories were faster than the Formula 1 in the corners".

2017-03-18 13:34:03

10 years ago, Formula 1 made its debut Lewis Hamilton

10 years ago, Formula 1 made its debut Lewis Hamilton

Exactly ten years ago, March 18, 2007, at the start of the Grand Prix of Australia came Lewis Hamilton. In his first race, the future three-time Formula 1 world champion, finished third.In the season of 2007 the first pilot of McLaren was the defending champion Fernando Alonso. In a couple of his invited 22-year-old Hamilton only won the championship GP2. Very rarely the top teams give a chance to newcomers.In qualifying Hamilton showed the fourth result, having lost a partner in the McLaren three tenths of a second. However, in the race Lewis immediately overtook Alonso for a long time and came second. Only after the second pit stop, the Briton skipped ahead of Fernando and eventually finished third.

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.

2017-03-07 19:44:08

Charles LeClair can become a reservist Sauber

Charles LeClair can become a reservist Sauber

19-year-old Monegasque Charles Leclerc may become a reserve pilot of the team Sauber. Last year he became the champion GP3 and has a chance to work on the tests Ferrari and Haas.Career LeClair supports Ferrari. In the framework of cooperation Sauber with Ferrari Charles could become the third pilot of the Swiss team. In parallel, he is going to speak in GP2.

2017-03-01 10:34:04

Antonio Giovenale For me it was a special day

Antonio Giovenale For me it was a special day

Spare pilot Ferrari Antonio giovenali of the second day of testing in Barcelona replaced the main pilot Sauber Pascal Wehrlein. The Italian showed 9-th result.Antonio Giovinazzi "It was a really special day for me. This is my first participation in the test race of the Formula 1. For me this is huge progress, because last year I was piloting the machine GP2, and now able to test their new Formula 1 car.I just need to work, and of course I need to thank Ferrari and Sauber. For any beginner pilot it is very important to one day be in my place. Of course, it is very important for me, because this experience will be useful in the future.The first official tests are always very difficult, and I remember how last year we tested a GP2 car. In the cold winter it was really difficult. Now I have worked with a faster machine, more demanding pilot skills, and his physical form. But I did a great job".

2017-02-17 10:54:02

Jordan king was left without a place in Formula 1

Jordan king was left without a place in Formula 1

Pilot GP2 Jordan king is forced to play another season in the Junior championship, because it was not able to negotiate about participation in Formula 1.Jordan king "I Originally planned to become a pilot of the Manor, but then something happened, what happened. Funding problems and lost the prize has got me thinking about alternatives for the season 2017. I just had to stay in GP2 for another year.I was sure that I will be in Formula-1, but when the Manor announced its closure, I had to abandon the idea of transition in the Royal race. As negotiations drew to the signing of the contract".

2017-02-16 09:54:02

Sauber talks with Antonio Giovinazzi

The Sauber team has announced that it is still negotiating with Ferrari against Antonio Giovinazzi. The essence of the negotiations is the spare pilot in the Swiss team.The Swiss team is determined to negotiate a contract for a third pilot, especially after Pascal Wehrlein was under the supervision of doctors after the accident during the Race of Champions.In the case that Wehrlein will not be able to start tests or even at the start of the Grand Prix, Sauber eager to get a worthy replacement.Earlier, the Ferrari team announced Antonio Giovinazzi, Vice-champion of the GP2, his backup pilot.

2017-02-08 11:24:04

Arif Rahimov Race in Baku is not boring

Arif Rahimov Race in Baku is not boring

The organizer of the Grand Prix in Baku Arif Rahimov insists that the Formula 1 drivers deliberately gently held the race last year because of the huge number of accidents in the GP2 race prior to the start of the Formula 1.Arif Rahimov "Take Sochi as an example. The first year was boring, there was not a single incident. I'm not saying that the track was boring - it's a great track, but the first race was too smooth. Then everything changed when the pilots began to trust her. Here we are waiting for more exciting battles this season on the road.This is due to the confidence of the pilots. After the reconnaissance a year ago, they will be much more interesting. Our route does not forgive mistakes, but I think this year there will be a show".This season the race in Baku received the status of Grand Prix of Azerbaijan.

2017-01-30 13:14:04

Stoffel Vandorn Superformula really super

Stoffel Vandorn Superformula really super

The pilot of McLaren Stoffel Vandorn believes that those who aspire to Formula 1, is very useful to take part in the Japanese Superformula.Stoffel Vandorn "When I was waiting for his seat in Formula 1, it was necessary to do something, not sit idle. And in Superformula I was able to constantly communicate with the Honda engineers, to build good relations with them.Albeit difficult to get used to the time zone, but to drive in Japan is incredibly nice. Here is full of traces of the old school, I love these tracks with a minimum number of security zones. It's impossible to be on each circle to make a mistake and do what you like. Then you need to think and calculate every action. It really helped me to gain experience before the Formula-1".We will remind, Vandorn in 2015 became the champion of the GP2, then went to Japan. In parallel, he spent one race in Formula 1, replacing Fernando Alonso. Now this way will become the new GP2 champion Pierre went Out.

2017-01-29 12:34:03

Chapter Mercedes Ferrari can't get Antonio Giovinazzi

Chapter Mercedes Ferrari can't get Antonio Giovinazzi

Head of Mercedes Toto Wolff believes that the Scuderia will simply not be able to leave behind the Formula 1 such a talented guy like Antonio Giovinazzi.Toto Wolff "I am confident that Ferrari will be able to find the best option for him. The Ferrari situation is far from that when we are just a month needed to solve the problem of his two young pilots. Wehrlein and Windows had to find a place in the teams, and we also couldn't lose. This DTM Champions and GP3. If they are gone, for us it would be a great loss.Giovinazzi, has not yet reached such heights they have it all in front, and the Scuderia have time to find him a place."Last season, Giovinazzi became the Vice-champion of GP2. In the last race he lost to Red Bull protege Pierre went Out.

2017-01-21 17:24:03

Fernando Alonso We Wandermom won't fight for the title

The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso is confident that he and his new partner Stoffel Vandorn will hardly be able to compete for the title.Fernando Alonso "Vandorn is no pilot, who will fight against me for the title this year. Therefore, we are pursuing other goals.We have to fight each other, but work together to help the team through this difficult period as quickly as possible. Stoffel is a very good pilot, he brings fresh air into the team, he is very talented, as demonstrated in GP2 and the Japanese Superformula.I had different partners, including the Peak, Mass, Raikkonen. But they were not faster than me. I am sure that now I will be faster. I'm not worried and I am not afraid".

2017-01-12 11:44:03

The head of Renault Magnussen is talented but undisciplined pilot

The head of Renault Magnussen is talented but undisciplined pilot

Kevin Magnussen brought the Renault major points in 2016. However, the managing team Director Cyril abiteboul made unflattering comments about the Dane, who this year will play for Haas.It is known that Renault offered a one-year contract Magnussen, but Kevin chose long-term cooperation with an American team. In the end, the site offered Jolyon Palmer.Cyril abiteboul "We wanted to keep Magnussen. But to be honest, it disappointed me, as the results there. This talented pilot, but very undisciplined.At many stages in Palmer noticeably lost to Magnussen on Friday, but was gradually added. Kevin, on the contrary, during the race weekend, was blown away.Palmer is growing up, as was the case in GP2 where it took him several seasons to become a champion. This year it will be better on all counts".

2017-01-11 11:54:03

Bruno Michel I don't think Stoffel learned a lot in Japan

Bruno Michel I don't think Stoffel learned a lot in Japan

The head of GP2, Bruno Michel believes that Stoffel Vandorn hardly listened to anything new in the Japanese Superformula, where he performed in 2016.Bruno Michel "I Honestly don't think that Stoffel learned a lot being in Japan. But the extra experience can't hurt, certainly it was better to drive in Superformula than just sitting in the boxes McLaren.I can precisely tell only one thing Vandorn was ready for Formula 1 a year ago, but the program is McLaren useless. She does not teach anything new pilots. Stoffel is forced to wait another whole year.Vandorn became the champion of the GP2 in 2015. According to the rules the winner has to leave the series, so Stoffel had to move to Superformula. It seems that the same path will go and new GP2 champion Pierre went Out.

2017-01-04 11:54:03

Pierre went Out I am disappointed over the missed opportunity

Pierre went Out I am disappointed over the missed opportunity

GP2 champion Pierre went Out once again noted with disappointment the fact that Red Bull refused him a seat at Toro Rosso.Pierre went Out "When you put a lot of effort and time, you are disappointed to miss the opportunity. I think that Red Bull saw me doing everything possible to secure a place in Formula 1. That's what they like.Helmut was pleased with the way I on people reacted to the failure. He's still pushing me and supports me. Relations have gotten better in the last two or three months, I gradually thawed out after the decision of the team.Red Bull supports me, pushes and motivates you to continue working and do everything as soon as possible to be in Formula-1".

2016-12-31 13:24:03

The head of Red Bull went Out did a lot for us

The head of Red Bull went Out did a lot for us

Head Red Bull Christian Horner said that Pierre went Out for his team is a contender number one.Christian Horner "went Out did a great job this year. It was great to watch as he won the championship in GP2. He has done important work for us this year.It is a pity that there is no place for a guy in Formula 1, but he is the most senior member of the Junior national team, and currently we hold Extinguished, because it is very appreciate it.It is likely that in the near future, Formula 1 will become for him not just a dream.Obviously, this is a hint that if Daniel does not show good results in the beginning of season 2017, it will be replaced by the Frenchman.

2016-12-31 12:04:03

Chapter Prema Faded needs to get into Formula 1

Chapter Prema Faded needs to get into Formula 1

Team Manager Prema presented in GP2 Rene rosin believes that the series champion Pierre went Out have all proved their readiness to move into Formula 1.Rene rosin "I think that went Out fully formed as a pilot, and he's ready to go Formula-1. It is like no other now has earned the transition to Formula 1. I'm sorry for the strange decision of the leadership of Red Bull in the Toro Rosso there are a couple of science Quat. I would really like to see Extinguished in the Royal race, he immediately became a star".

2016-12-28 11:34:03

Roman Grosjean At Haas, I feel like in GP2

Roman Grosjean At Haas, I feel like in GP2

Haas pilot Roman Grosjean said that he likes the atmosphere of the GP2 reigning in the American team.Roman Grosjean "I was just at your place and try to do everything possible to bring the team the best result possible. Sometimes I turn on profanity, describing the actions of the team, but it's nothing personal, I just sometimes get overwhelmed at times. In General, the team is moving in the right direction. The team is not going to keep me here just like that. She believes in me and together we know where we are going.Early in my career in GP2 with DAMS I had a feeling that we are doing something great that my work brings results, and I was respected. I feel the same here. For example, when I crashed the car in Brazil, even before the race, I felt so bad, but it made me realize that all is well, nothing bad happened. It's worth it, and that attitude motivates me a lot".

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.

2016-12-20 11:54:04

Antonio Giovinazzi became the third pilot of Ferrari

Antonio Giovinazzi became the third pilot of Ferrari

Antonio Giovinazzi, which has become in 2016 the Vice-champion of GP2, approved for the role of a reserve pilot Ferrari for next season.23-year-old Giovinazzi already had some time to work in the simulator of the Scuderia earlier this year and is expected to resume work on the program of pilot training in early 2017. In the course of this program the pilot will test the cars of the Scuderia.

2016-12-17 10:34:04

KFC will buy the Manor

KFC will buy the Manor

The fast-food chain KFC, more precisely, its Indonesian unit Jangonya can buy the team Manor.As reported by Nextgen-Auto, negotiating the sale of the team has gone far enough. Indonesian KFC is no stranger to motorsports. They support several Indonesian pilots in the Junior series, including GP2.Obviously, if the Indonesians will buy the Manor, behind the wheel of one of the cars will be back in Rio Haryanto.

2016-12-07 14:04:03

Jordan king hopes to break into Formula 1

Jordan king hopes to break into Formula 1

Jordan king last season ranked seventh in GP2, winning two races. However, the Briton hopes to get a place in Formula 1.Jordan king "I want to get into Formula 1 and will do everything to achieve this goal. I have a good chance, although there was still about six or seven candidates for the remaining a couple places. I will fight as long as free space.I think I still have a lot to show. I've won races and have good potential. The GP2 season ended not very good, but it makes no sense to stay there. Don't know what I'll do next season."As you know, father king had a hand in the salvation of the Manor formerly Marussia. Perhaps this fact will help to place. Besides, the king already has experience at the Manor during Friday's practice.

2016-11-29 15:24:03

The pilot program SMP Racing's Sergey Sirotkin won the bronze at the end of GP2

The pilot program SMP Racing's Sergey Sirotkin won the bronze at the end of GP2

Pilot SMP Racing's Sergey Sirotkin won the third step of the podium in the final race of GP2, which was held in Abu Dhabi, and earned bronze at the end of the season.Sunday's race was crucial for the Russians in the fight for the bronze series Sergei had to score at least 12 points, while his rival, the Italian Raffaele Marcello, finishing outside the points zone.At first everything worked out for the Russians from the start, Sergey escaped to the second position, and, Marcello was outside the points. Until the final round this balance of power persisted, it seemed that the second step of the podium, 12 points and reward in the hands of Sirotkin. But suddenly, literally in the last seconds of the race chasing Sergei pilot from Brazil johnny Cecotto took the lead and took position at the Russians.But the strategy of the team ART GP provided for this outcome one of the objectives that were set for the race, were "stamping" the fastest laps for which are given extra points. And soon, the judge announced that in the course of a race it showed the best lap time and "awarded" him the two points. Thus, Sirotkin and Marcello they turned out for 159, but the number of wins Sergei was larger which enabled him to literally snatch the bronze Cup from the hands of the opponent."Now the last thing I want to talk about this difficult race, said the pilot SMP Racing's Sergey Sirotkin. - I want to thank everyone who believed in me and supported me the program SMP Racing, personally Boris Romanovich Rotenberg, and the whole team ART Grand Prix and, of course, all the fans. We were together during this difficult season, and this award is our General, we all have earned it. Thank you".

2016-11-19 12:14:03

Jolyon Palmer the Track in Abu Dhabi I know

Jolyon Palmer the Track in Abu Dhabi I know

The pilot of Renault Jolyon Palmer admitted that he is well acquainted with the track in Abu Dhabi, where the following weekend will be the final season in 2016.Jolyon Palmer "It's a track that I know very well, because many times I spoke to her back in GP2. I worked on it a test-pilot of Formula 1 team Force India and a couple of dashed circle in the Lotus during Friday practice. This is a good track, a good place to end the season. Everything is very glamorous, it's beautiful, and the race of a sunset and looks incredibly impressive".

2016-11-17 11:04:03

Antonio Giovinazzi received an offer from Mercedes

Antonio Giovinazzi received an offer from Mercedes

The leader of the championship GP2 Antonio Giovinazzi received an offer from Mercedes. However, for several weeks, the German company is unable to contact the pilot.Toto Wolff, Mercedes "We invited him to be part of our program next season, he needs to act in the DTM. But for three weeks he did not return calls".It is known that through passed the DTM, Pascal Wehrlein and Esteban Windows, who this year made his debut in Formula-1. Career supports both Mercedes.As for Giovinazzi, it is only in this year GP2. For two stages before the end of the season, the 22-year-old Italian is leading with an advantage of 7 points.