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2017-05-29 11:34:03

Esteban Windows Heavy weekend

The pilot Force India Esteban-UPS in the race Grand Prix of Monaco finished 12th. Esteban Windows "It was a tough weekend. We have in the race just wasn't working, and it's a shame that we failed in the race, which was the speed and the ability to fight for points.I struggled with Felipe early in the race and we managed to get around him during the pit stops, but then had a puncture, possibly due to debris, and I had to make an extra stop in the pits. It really ruined my race.Today we just lacked luck".

2017-05-29 10:34:04

Robert Fearnley the Day of unmet expectations

Robert Fearnley the Day of unmet expectations

Deputy head of the Force India Robert Fearnley with regret commented on the results of the race. For the first time this season none of the pilots of the Indian team could not earn points.Robert Fearnley "the Day of unmet expectations. Contact with Sergio Sainz was forced to hold an early pit stop, to change the course of the entire race. For Esteban race was held smoothly, until he got a puncture. It cost Esteban a handful of points. A disappointing result for a guy.So it was one of those days when things were not as usual. But in Monaco this happens very often. We will take ourselves in hand and start preparing for the Grand Prix of Canada".

2017-05-28 20:44:02

Perez was punished for the clash with Cuatom

Another incident, which considered the stewards of the Monaco Grand Prix, is a collision of Daniil Kvyat and Sergio Perez for a few laps before the finish, in which the Russian pilot Toro Rosso lost the opportunity to earn points.The stewards convicted Perez. As a result, its result added 10 seconds penalty, which, however, did not affect the final result, because Sergio would finish last. In addition, the pilot Force India got two penalty points.

2017-05-28 18:14:07

Sergio Perez it was a Very disappointing result

Sergio Perez it was a Very disappointing result

The pilot Force India Sergio Perez was the only driver who overtook rivals on the track. However, in the late Mexican overdone and after a collision with Daniel Cuatom fell back to last position. Better lap time was a small consolation.Sergio Perez "Already in the first laps of the race I damaged the front wing, which had to change. Then I attacked a lot and risked to win back the lost time. When the end of the race I caught up with Kvyat, made a risky overtaking. It's Monaco, there is no risk is impossible to achieve higher positions. We collided and my front wheel got a puncture - it ruined my race. If not for these problems, I could achieve the finish in fifth place".

2017-05-28 08:44:03

Sergio Perez Each lap was crucial

Sergio Perez Each lap was crucial

The pilot Force India Sergio Perez at the end of qualifying for the Monaco Grand Prix was right to start the seventh.Sergio Perez "I am very pleased with our result. I think we got the most from these races. Every lap in qualifying was crucial, and you need to be faster each time, to achieve the best time. We were able to avoid traffic and did everything right from round to round. We found a rhythm, and I had to make my quick attempt in the finals the first time. I'm very proud of what we have achieved, just a shame that Esteban broke me in the final.Anything can happen in Monaco, so I'm not going to make predictions for tomorrow. The race will be long and be wrong then not. A light touch of the wall could lead to puncture or accident. So we need to focus on your work and try to achieve a successful finish".

2017-05-27 18:24:05

Qualifying score after six stages

After six qualifications in three teams, there is complete dominance of one of the pilots.Mercedes, Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas 3-3Ferrari, Sebastian Vettel - Kimi Raikkonen 5-1Red Bull, Daniel Riccardo - Max Verstappen 3-3Force India, Sergio Perez - Esteban Windows 5-1Williams, Felipe Massa - lance Stroll 6-0McLaren, Jenson button - Stoffel Vandorn 1-0Toro Rosso, Daniil Kvyat is Carlos Sainz 2-4Renault, Nico - Jolyon Palmer 6-0Haas, Roman Grosjean - Kevin Magnussen 3-3Sauber, Marcus Ericsson - Pascal Wehrlein 0-4.

2017-05-27 18:14:05

Esteban Windows At this track is always a special atmosphere

Esteban Windows At this track is always a special atmosphere

The pilot Force India does not force the events after the 16th of the result in qualification Monaco Grand Prix.Esteban Windows "there are so many people in the stands. In General, in Monaco, the atmosphere is simply unique atmosphere. I have not seen this anywhere else. This is definitely the best race in the calendar.The track is new to me. After this qualification I do not think is to do serious predictions for the race. I don't know the track it will be my first experience racing on urban routes in that format. I have no speed. But I will work on the result".

2017-05-26 12:34:03

Fernando Alonso and Indy 500

Fernando Alonso and Indy 500

The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso decided to go to Indianapolis, sacrificing the race in Monaco. Try to understand why he wants it and what he can expect.WhyObviously, McLaren is third year of cooperation with Honda expecting major progress, especially given the emergence of new technical regulations, removing restrictions on the modification of engines. But in fact, the opposite happened the Japanese had developed a completely new power unit, which proved uncompetitive and unreliable.The first tests are, frankly, disappointed Fernando Alonso, whose contract with McLaren expires at the end of this year. The first race also proved difficult - sometimes the car did not even reached the starting field. In order to raise the motivation of the Spanish champion and try to hold him back, new team leader Zac brown invited Fernando to take part in the legendary race Indy-500, sacrificing the race in Monaco, where the McLaren the best chance to earn at least some points.Alonso immediately found a new challenge - to become the second ever winner of the Triple crown.Is this project a second goal. Do not forget that Zach brown is a good marketer, in the past, he worked hard to attract sponsors in Formula 1. Voyage of Alonso for the ocean brought to McLaren this kind of media attention which one could hardly expect such results in the races of Formula 1. In the end, the photos of Fernando and cars with logos of sponsors occupied all types of media.

2017-05-26 09:44:04

Sergio Perez Twice in the top ten

Sergio Perez Twice in the top ten

The pilot Force India Sergio Perez on the results practices Grand Prix of Monaco finished in seventh place.Sergio Perez "to Finish in the top ten in both sessions is a good result, especially considering that I don't feel comfortable in the car. Before qualification we still have a lot of work.I am sure that we will be able to increase the speed and will be very strong on Saturday. Not so easy to get to work on these tyres, and this greatly hampered our work. Tonight and tomorrow we will analyze all data to make sure the selected settings".

2017-05-25 13:14:03

Technical innovations Triple T-wing Force India VJM10

Technical innovations Triple T-wing Force India VJM10

In the beginning of this season, the team began to use the T-wing located on the fin. Then there was a version with two planes and in Monaco for Force India VJM10 debuted triple T-wing.It is obvious that this design is not designed to generate additional downforce. Its task optimization of air flow directed to the rear wing.Next season the T-wings, with shark fins will be outlawed, and while the team will squeeze out of these structures everything.

2017-05-25 10:34:04

Sergio Perez We're just doing everything right

Sergio Perez We're just doing everything right

The pilot Force India Sergio Perez said that his team did not mind to aim a blow at the position of Red Bull in the constructors ' championship.Sergio Perez "My pace by a tenth of a second slower than max Verstappen and two or three tenths slower than Daniel ricciardo. They're ahead of us in speed, but this does not mean that we are not able to overtake them in the race.We are already ahead of the more fast pilots Williams. And all because they do everything right. Regarding the race and qualifications. All our steps are clearly defined, and we do not climb on the rampage".

2017-05-24 10:34:03

Niki Lauda will go to watch the race Indy-500

Non-Executive Director of Mercedes Niki Lauda said that I would go to watch the race Fernando Alonso in Indianapolis.Niki Lauda "I have been closely following the adventures of Alonso. Win at Indy for centuries. In my time the team would never have allowed me to go there, even though I had offers. If you can't fly in the US, I will definitely watch the race on TV".

2017-05-20 10:34:05

Fifth day of testing at Indianapolis Alonso again 4th

Fifth day of testing at Indianapolis Alonso again 4th

Fernando Alonso has achieved stability on the track in Indianapolis for the third day in a row it shows the fourth result.In the fifth day of testing at Indianapolis opponents significantly increased. The best time showed the ex-pilot Toro Rosso's Sebastian Bourdais. The result of the French - 38.6074. Alonso lost to him 0.2146 seconds.Russian Mikhail Alyoshin finished the day in seventh position behind 0.2784 seconds.

2017-05-19 14:14:03

Tests in Indianapolis Alonso again 4th

Tests in Indianapolis Alonso again 4th

Behind the fourth day of testing at Indianapolis. Fernando Alonso once again showed the fourth time.Fernando progressing with each passing day. As yesterday, the Spaniard ended the day with a fourth, but this time work on the track 33 of the pilot, and the best time of the day he lost two tenths of a second.Fernando Alonso "We tried several options. During the day we managed to make progress, so I'm happy with the final result.Every day we are working on a possible racing situations. I worked in traffic and on the open road. On Friday we'll work on qualifying pace."On Friday pilots IndyCar will have one more test day, and on Saturday, after a two-hour practice will be the first qualification.

2017-05-19 13:44:05

Force India the Pink color we don't like, but it is the desire of sponsors

Force India the Pink color we don't like, but it is the desire of sponsors

Technical Director of the Force India Otmar, Szafnauer admitted that the pink color doesn't really like, like most fans of the Indian team, but he who pays the Piper calls the tune.Othmar, Szafnauer "the approach of the owners of the commercial rights is what it is, so we should use our way of working with sponsors. To do this, we need to optimally use the space on the car.I personally do not like the color pink. Think we could find a better way to allocate cars on a highway".

2017-05-19 13:34:03

The head of McLaren I totally understand Alonso

The head of McLaren I totally understand Alonso

The head of McLaren Zach brown confirmed that he understands the condition of Fernando Alonso.Zach brown "I fully understand his position, he is the double world champion who wants to become a triple world champion. We see that other opponents have moved forward. Alonso really wants to stay with us, but he requires us to move forward. If before the end of the summer break we will not be able to do anything, then most likely, we will lose Fernando".These days brown and Alonso are in Indianapolis, where the training before the race Indy-500.

2017-05-18 14:14:03

Alonso showed the 4th time on tests in Indianapolis

Alonso showed the 4th time on tests in Indianapolis

In Indianapolis, the ongoing tests in preparation for the race Indy-500. For Fernando Alonso the third day ended with a fourth.However, many of the leading pilots of this day of rest, and the gap Alonso from the leader of the day remained at the same level - in the area of 0.6 seconds.Fernando Alonso "it was difficult conditions, because of that, leading the pilots almost did not work. But for me it was a rewarding experience. I learned to fly the machine in a strong wind and change settings during the round.Everything went according to plan. The team has tested several technological innovations".

2017-05-17 13:34:03

Tests of Alonso at Indianapolis while only the 24th

Tests of Alonso at Indianapolis while only the 24th

On Tuesday Fernando Alonso spent the second day of testing at Indianapolis. The Spaniard drove 117 laps and showed 24th result.In the tests took part 33 of the pilot, and the best time on account of will Power, IndyCar Champ 2014. Alonso lost Power 0.6574 seconds gap by the standards of Indianapolis.Fernando Alonso "the Feeling I have a positive, everything as I expected. It is very important to go close behind rival, to gain an advantage in speed on the straight. Our team has six cars and we practiced in this component".In tests participated Mikhail Aleshin, representing the Schmidt Peterson Motorsports. The Russians showed the 7-th result, losing to the leader of the day 0.2123 seconds.

2017-05-16 13:54:03

Fernando Alonso to Drive at the limit is still difficult

Fernando Alonso to Drive at the limit is still difficult

After the Grand Prix of Spain Fernando Alonso went to Indianapolis, where he will continue preparations for the Indy 500. The Spaniard admitted that to pilot the car IndyCar at maximum speeds still terrible.Fernando Alonso "I understand that qualifying lap and the race are different. I was allowed to drive without speed limits, but I'm still scared to go at 400 km/h Leg just releases the gas pedal.The speed is simply incredible. Any pilot loves the feeling of adrenaline, and I just revel in. I think that then I will be only easier.

2017-05-14 18:04:03

Sergio Perez Great day for the team

The pilot Force India Sergio Perez in the race Grand Prix of Spain finished fourth. This result allowed the Mexican to come close in the championship to the pilots of Red Bull.Sergio Perez "It's a great day for us, it's good points. It's a really incredible day We have used this opportunity in full.Our secret to good teamwork. We have held a number of successful races, and has only been possible because of the strategy and attitude of the team. We use all the resources that we have. Not so much as leaders, but all embarking on the most important priorities. We avoid errors and are looking for opportunities".

2017-05-14 17:44:06

Esteban Windows Great finish for the team

Esteban Windows Great finish for the team

The pilot Force India Esteban-UPS in the race Grand Prix of Spain finished fifth for the Frenchman's best result in his career.Esteban Windows "Is a great finish for the team. We did a good job with the team for the result this weekend. We had a good racing speed. It was not easy to drive at full speed, but now we are happy with the results. We are far from Red Bull in speed and capabilities, but so far, so good. The season is long and a lot can happen".

2017-05-14 09:24:04

Sergio Perez I am very pleased with 8th position

Sergio Perez I am very pleased with 8th position

The pilot Force India Sergio Perez in qualifying for the Spanish Grand Prix showed the 8th result.Sergio Perez "I am very pleased with my 8th position, though a bit disappointed that he had lost to Fernando Alonso three hundredths of a second. We are satisfied with the result after such hard practices, today we definitely did it right. I think the key to our work was how we came to our warm-up circle. We were able to bring the tyres into the correct working window, we were able to get the tire a good level of grip.This race will be long, but I have a fresh set of tyres, which we managed to maintain during the first session of qualifying. This should change the situation tomorrow. It is difficult to overtake here, so I hope to be able to keep his starting position. Behind will be slightly faster cars, which for sure we will be in competition. The race will be interesting".

2017-05-13 20:14:03

Qualification account after five stages

After five qualifiers, four teams, there is a marked dominance of one of the pilots.Mercedes, Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas 3-2Ferrari, Sebastian Vettel - Kimi Raikkonen 5-0Red Bull, Daniel Riccardo - Max Verstappen 3-2Force India, Sergio Perez - Esteban Windows 4-1Williams, Felipe Massa - lance Stroll 5-0McLaren, Fernando Alonso - Stoffel Vandorn 5-0Toro Rosso, Daniil Kvyat is Carlos Sainz 2-3Renault, Nico - Jolyon Palmer 5-0Haas, Roman Grosjean - Kevin Magnussen 2-3Sauber, Marcus Ericsson - Pascal Wehrlein 0-3.

2017-05-13 14:24:03

Force India vs Mercedes collaboration with Honda

Deputy head of the Force India Robert Fearnley said that his team against the Mercedes handing out their secrets to other teams.Robert Fearnley "Obviously, the team not only had to pay for their engines, but also contributed to their development, is very negative to the fact that the developed technology will be distributed to competitors. We are against such cooperation".

2017-05-11 16:54:05

Robert Fearnley it is important for Us to gain a foothold in fourth place

Deputy head of the Force India Robert Fearnley said that his team is now important to gain a foothold in fourth place in command offset, and then you can start a fight with Red Bull.Robert Fearnley "If all goes according to plan in Barcelona, then we can start to implement a plan to fight for the third place. We must not forget that other teams are not standing still, so we need to be careful in this matter.The first goal is to make sure that we will be able to maintain fourth place. Then we can afford to move on. We spent four amazing race. Let's hope that in Barcelona we can show another good result".

2017-05-10 14:24:03

Sergio Perez Barcelona - the best test track

Sergio Perez Barcelona - the best test track

The pilot Force India Sergio Perez believes that the race in Spain is the most suitable to check the competitiveness of the machine.Sergio prez "Barcelona is a track that really tests the capabilities of a Formula 1 car.There are several fast corners, which seem to be unique - I'm talking about the third and ninth turns, where you can rate the aerodynamics of the car. It's always been difficult to overtake, therefore additional emphasis needs to be done on aerodynamics.When you get to Europe, I feel that the season is in full swing. This is the fifth race, quarter way of the season. The year just flies fast I am very proud of the team and what we achieved in the first quarter of the season. We fourth, it shows that our team is really doing a good job".Perez six times, was launched in Spain, the best result - 7th place last year.

2017-05-10 06:54:18

Mark Webber button not counting on success in Monaco

Mark Webber button not counting on success in Monaco

In Monaco to replace Fernando Alonso, who set out to conquer Indianapolis, will be Jenson button. The ex-pilot of Formula 1 mark Webber believes that the British should not count on success.Mark Webber "It will not be loud story of Jenson in Monaco. He would have problems with the fuel pressure during practice, he gets the 17th place at the start and come down after 12 laps.Jenson is a world champion, he won in Monaco. It will be a history if he can win the race, but. just to achieve points, he must be very lucky.We met with Jenson, he has not made any effort to prepare. He wasn't taking this very seriously. He said that all this was unexpected and does not want to strain in this occasion".

2017-05-09 20:54:04

Sergio Perez, Renault was a surprise for Formula 1

Sergio Perez, Renault was a surprise for Formula 1

The pilot Force India Sergio Perez was pleased with Renault's progress over the past year.Sergio Perez "I Think that Renault was really a good surprise for Formula 1. They made an impressive step forward. It will be interesting to see how they can develop further".However, Perez said that he has no regrets that he refused to go to Enstone in 2017, as Force India were able to show an even more impressive start this season than Renault.Sergio Perez "No, I'm happy with the team they are in. We'll see in Barcelona something that we really are worthy. In the meantime, we are in fourth place in the championship. I think we look good.Obviously, we use capabilities based on the problems of other teams. We have no speed opponents who are ahead, but the speed may appear with upgrades".

2017-05-07 11:44:04

Chase Carey I'd like to see Alonso in Monaco

Chase Carey I'd like to see Alonso in Monaco

The head of Formula-1 chase Carey said that he really wants to see Fernando Alonso in Monaco, but accepts his desire to play in Indianapolis.Chase Carey "I Have mixed feelings. I wish Fernando was in Monaco behind the wheel of a car capable of fighting for victory. But, unfortunately, it is not possible in the short term.I understand his motivations, understand his choice and respect. And this is indirectly beneficial to the Formula 1 championship because Alonso will make us in the United States.But if I had to choose, I would prefer to see him in Monaco. This is an unusual and unfortunate situation, especially for his team and for us as organizers".