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2017-09-10 21:14:04

Mika Hakkinen I was ready to return, but did not

Mika Hakkinen I was ready to return, but did not

Two-time Formula 1 world champion Mika Hakkinen said that in late 2001 he took a leave of absence but never returned to the sport.Finn tested the McLaren at the end of 2006, but in a recent interview with Unibet said that he was ready to return, but decided not to.Mika Hakkinen "It was close. I retired in 2001, and everything was fine. But after a few years I had a certain feeling. I felt mentally and physically ready to return to Formula 1.I practiced a lot. I flew to England to work in the simulator McLaren. I've spent a lot of days. It was probably 2004 or 2005. I was fully prepared to return to Formula-1. And as two-time champion I knew how to be ready for it, I would have been better than ever. I was negotiating with Williams, but it didn't work. This was largely because the negotiations were up and down. I didn't like it.Finns are very black and white. If you do something, you will do it. You go straight to the point. And while I understand that this is a complex case, but they couldn't get a better pilot than the double world champion.There were other problems. And it was not about a crazy amount of money, which could not be considered. There were other problems that influenced the decision.I tested the McLaren, drove the car all day, dashed in many circles after all these years, and all went well. We all analyzed. I knew about the problem with a computer that constantly blocked the wheels. We couldn't do anything about it. We are unable to fix it because we didn't have new items.This Is Formula 1. This is a permanent solution to the problems, it's constant suffering. I wanted to get back to thisI had a reason. If I return, I will again work with the same issues. Fortunately, the tests went smoothly.I got into Formula 1 in 1991. It took me seven years to win the race. The same thing could happen on the return. I'm not going to waste seven years. After winning two Championships I can be satisfied with their achievements".

2017-09-08 16:14:03

Honda We don't have time to convince McLaren

It seems that the question of dissolution of the Union McLaren-Honda decided. In an interview with La Derniere the head of the sports division of Honda Yusuke Hasegawa indirectly admitted it.Yusuke Hasegawa "We would like to stay with McLaren. Our next update the motor should appear on the Grand Prix of Japan. It's too late, not enough to convince McLaren in our progress."It is expected that the statement about the contract with Renault, McLaren will be done next week.

2017-09-04 12:54:03

Jacques Villeneuve Work on the catwalk It's not for me

Jacques Villeneuve Work on the catwalk It's not for me

The season champion-1997 Jacques Villeneuve said that he is not going to interview on the podium after the race.Jacques Villeneuve "When you receive such an invitation, it means that you have nothing better to do, you are not a pilot. But I'm not retired, I'm still chasing.This work I will leave to others. It's just not for me".

2017-08-20 19:14:03

Mercedes does not negotiate with Vettel

Mercedes does not negotiate with Vettel

Head of Mercedes Toto Wolff said that his team is not in talks with Sebastian Vettel.Toto Wolff in an interview with Gazzetta dello Sport "We don't negotiate with Vettel. Our team decided to first discuss the situation with their pilots to decide to leave them or not.A contract with Lewis Hamilton is designed for 2018, and we hope that he will stay with us beyond this date".It is known that Ferrari Vettel is a three-year contract, but the German is ready to sign only a one-year deal. It is not excluded that Sebastian is considering a move to Mercedes, if there will be a vacant place.

2017-08-18 12:04:03

Fernando Alonso may leave Formula 1

Fernando Alonso may leave Formula 1

The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso has said that at the end of the season he might leave the British team, and Formula 1.Fernando Alonso in an interview with CNN "Formula 1 is still a priority for me, and I still hope to win the championship. But if I can't find a command that will allow me to fight for victory, then look for options outside of Formula 1. I think in November or December."Earlier Alonso had said that by October, would take a decision on continuation of cooperation with McLaren.Meanwhile, McLaren are considering placing their team in the American IndyCar series. Perhaps one of the pilots will be Alonso, who this year have already tried your hand at the Indy 500.

2017-08-08 20:34:02

Chase Carey wants to see a decisive battle for the title in Abu Dhabi

While Lewis Hamilton is a superstar, but Sebastian Vettel did not even have accounts in social networks, the new CEO of the Formula 1 chase Carey said in an interview with Auto Bild that he likes the confrontation for the title of so many different personalities.Chase Carey "No one material from which make heroes. We need different personalities, and Vettel is one of the greatest heroes of our sport, even if it differs from Lewis.I am constantly asked who I'm rooting for a German on an Italian car or a Brit on a German car But I only give a good race. I want the championship remained open until Abu Dhabi".

2017-07-09 18:34:03

Daniil Kvyat it Was impossible to pass a car ahead of me

Daniil Kvyat's race effectively ended on the first lap when he crashed into the car of Fernando Alonso.Daniil Kvyat in an interview with Syria "First, locked the rear wheels then the front. After that, you're just a passenger of his car. Very disappointing. It was impossible to pass a car ahead of me, so we collided, and then just happened a chain reaction. This happens sometimes with everyone. You need to understand, take action and move on."During the race Kvyat worked a penalty in the form of travel in the pit lane. In the end, Daniel finished last with a lag of three circles.

2017-07-08 17:04:03

Lewis Hamilton refused to shake hands with Sebastian Vettel

Lewis Hamilton refused to shake hands with Sebastian Vettel

Pilot Mercedes Lewis Hamilton in qualifying for the Austrian Grand Prix showed the 3rd result. Because the penalty of deprivation of five places on the starting grid he will start 8th. Not long ago, Lewis and Sebastian laughed, laughed in a friendly way, clapping each other on the shoulder, trying to show their respect, but now everything has changed. The British even refused to shake hands with a German during the interview after the end of the qualification.Lewis Hamilton "Thanks to the team, thanks to the stands for support. You really helped me this weekend. Sorry that I messed up my second fastest attempt in the first turn, but yellow flags still not allowed to finish the circle.Bottas did really good tonight with what it and congratulations. Tomorrow he will fight for his second win. Vettel is also very fast. I think the race will be very interesting. I have no tricks up my sleeve, a special strategy is also then don't play. Will look at the circumstances".

2017-07-06 11:34:04

Carlos Sainz Track in Austria for almost almost home

Carlos Sainz Track in Austria for almost almost home

The pilot Toro Rosso Carlos Sainz spoke about his thoughts before the start of the Austrian Grand Prix.Carlos Sainz "When racing course in Europe, I have nothing against this state of things, because you can always go home to rest. When a dual race held on the road, it is very difficult to be out of the house.The track red bull Ring is practically our home, so there will be more events with our team, more interviews, more communication with guests. But I don't mind to drive there is a lot of fun.Last year they put new asphalt. It is very smooth, but work in the simulator helped to prepare for these tests. Last year I was really hoping for rain, but it never started. Let's see what awaits us this time."Sainz twice started in Austria, best result - 8th place in last year.

2017-07-01 14:24:05

Jos Verstappen criticizes Red Bull

Disturbing to look care of max Verstappen with the Baku route after the next gathering. He gave an interview to the media, he is ready to pay a fine of 25,000 euros. Fuel to the fire add fuel to the rumors that Ferrari have not renewed the contract with any of its pilots for next season.Jos Verstappen, the father of a Dutch pilot, very critical about Red Bull, "Horner says that the team is doing everything for my son. But trust me, everything.

2017-06-25 10:14:05

Teams unhappy with the change in the schedule of the United States Grand Prix

It is reported that team leaders are dissatisfied with the decision to change the schedule of carrying out of Grand Prix in Austin.The decision to change the schedule adopted in accordance with the desire to provide fans of Justin Timberlake to attend his concert.An unnamed team principal of Formula 1 in an interview with Osterreich "Some teams strongly dissatisfied".The press Secretary of the Formula 1 "the Intention is to provide fans of all-embracing ability of this weekend".

2017-06-11 09:44:05

Nico Rosberg could return to Formula 1

Nico Rosberg could return to Formula 1

Head of Mercedes Toto Wolff in an interview with the newspaper Le Journal de Montreal told me that she had been shocked when Nico Rosberg announced his retirement shortly after winning the championship in 2016.Toto Wolff "I knew his plan as soon as he reported it. Nico no longer wanted to sacrifice themselves, family, and through another heavy fight with the best pilot in the world. Instead, he decided to devote himself to his family. You can't blame him for that."Non-Executive Director Head of Mercedes Niki Lauda agreed "of Course it surprised me. Nico told us later that he would have continued if it had not won his title. He could tell us about this before. But I think Valtteri has proved a worthy replacement".Lauda believes that Nico Rosberg will not return, but Wolff had a different opinion.Toto Wolff "I know something, and I wouldn't be surprised if once again will see Niko in Formula 1 driving a Ferrari or a car of another team.He's only 31, he is still young. Maybe he'll change his mind, I don't know. And no, Nico would not act in the Indy 500".

2017-06-09 12:54:04

McLaren decided on the last date for Honda

The head of McLaren Zac brown in an interview with Spanish sports newspaper Marca said that now the team knows the last date when Honda still has something to fix in order to remain a partner of the British stables.Marca "the deadline is the circuit de Spa-Francorchamps. If Honda can't get the team back in the fight for reaching the final of qualification and fight with the leaders during the race, McLaren will begin negotiations with Mercedes".

2017-05-22 17:24:03

Niki Lauda is against the supply of engines Mercedes team McLaren

On the background of the problems Honda was talk that McLaren can return to the Mercedes engines. However, Niki Lauda, non-Executive Director of Mercedes, against such cooperation.Niki Lauda in an interview with Auto Motor und Sport "I am opposed to this contract. Two years I played for the supply of engines team Red Bull, but now I am against such cooperation. We should focus on our battle with Ferrari, not to help competitors."Apparently McLaren next season, will remain with the Honda engines. Until the beginning of may all the suppliers of the engines had to inform the FIA about changing the number of clients, but we know only one fact-change motors the Sauber team has signed a contract with Honda.

2017-04-07 12:24:07

Fernando Alonso No, I'm not leaving

Fernando Alonso No, I'm not leaving

The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso dispelled the rumors that he may leave in the middle of the season.Fernando Alonso "No, definitely not. I heard comments on this matter. I'm really sick of the fact that if one of the pilots of any series I interview, then be sure to ask him about Alonso, and how he bad there. All the talk about how close they are to me are friends and that I have depression. But it's not.In Formula 1, I try my best, and I am more prepared than ever. The team now is not very competitive - and it's true. But in the future things can change very quickly".

2017-03-25 20:04:09

Fernando Alonso is beginning to lose patience

Fernando Alonso is beginning to lose patience

In the first qualification of the season Fernando Alonso showed the 13-th result. The Spaniard admitted that this season expected more.Fernando Alonso in a BBC interview "I expect great changes, the reaction of the team on the situation. We don't need a whole season to fight for 13th position. At least I'm not going.Or should we fight for the top five, or is it just a waste of time."Meanwhile there were rumors that this year McLaren may switch to Mercedes engines.

2017-03-09 14:54:03

Niki Lauda Ferrari faster all

Niki Lauda Ferrari faster all

Non-Executive Director of Mercedes Niki Lauda said that the new Ferrari is the leader of its rating.Niki Lauda in an interview with Auto Motor und Sport "the Car is a Ferrari faster than anyone, she's on the first line of my rating. Our car loses a bit in the turns. In addition, Red Bull haven't shown their true speed".

2017-02-15 14:44:04

Honda took a risk with the new architecture of the engine

Honda took a risk with the new architecture of the engine

For season 2017 Honda mechanics have prepared a brand new version of the power plant. The head of the Honda F1 Yusuke Hasegawa in an interview with Motorsport said that his company strongly ventured, changing the architecture of the engine.Yusuke Hasegawa "once again, We decided to take a chance by changing the architecture of the engine dramatically. The new engine will be a little similar to last year's powerplant. We understand that this is a huge risk, but also know that the new powerplant will be more powerful.We will try to achieve a full return from the engine, which would entail changes in the exhaust system, ERS and turbines.I will not deny that mistakes are possible, but the tests we will try to identify all your weaknesses and find the right direction".

2017-02-07 12:34:03

Jost Capito left McLaren

Jost Capito left McLaren

The former head of the sports division of Volkswagen's Jost Capito in September last year, became Executive Director of the McLaren team, but this position he worked for a few months.After the removal of Ron Dennis from kapito had disagreements with the new leadership. In December he was sent on leave, and now know that it is no longer working in Woking.The representative of McLaren in an interview with Corriere della Sera said "We were not able to agree with Joost on how to develop the team. For this reason, decided that he will leave McLaren".

2017-02-04 11:54:05

Lance Stroll I was very lucky with the Weight

The Williams driver lance Stroll has admitted that he was very lucky to be teammate Felipe Massa.Lance Stroll "I am ready to repeat it in every interview, because to me it is a great luck to work with such an experienced partner, which has passed through a huge school of Formula 1.I was also lucky to be the best-prepared rookie in Formula 1 thanks to Williams, which helped me during the private program to take a step to the championship".

2017-01-10 15:54:04

The girl's Daniil Kvyat - the daughter of three-time champion of Formula 1

The girl's Daniil Kvyat - the daughter of three-time champion of Formula 1

In the new year 22-year-old pilot Toro Rosso Daniel Quat introduced his girlfriend a 28-year-old Kelly Peak, daughter of three-time Formula 1 world champion Nelson Piquet and sister Nelson Piquet Jr., who eight years ago was a partner Fernando Alonso at Renault.Daniil Kvyat in his interview to Sport-FM "My girlfriend Well, Yes, we're Dating and that's all you need to know. Kelly, I think all have seen on the Internet. She comes from a family Pique, as you know".

2016-12-28 14:34:03

Felipe Massa does not yet know whether he will return

Felipe Massa does not yet know whether he will return

It is known that Felipe Massa is ready to return behind the wheel of a Williams, if the British team will leave Valtteri Bottas. However, the Brazilian is nothing to report.Felipe Massa in an interview with Esporte "I'm just enjoying the vacation. Nothing more to say".Obviously, it's all about Battese, for which Williams sought too much compensation from Mercedes. According to the guidelines of the German team, the fate of the Finnish pilot, along with the Mass clear up at the end of January.

2016-12-27 13:14:03

Valtteri Bottas has not yet become a Mercedes driver

Valtteri Bottas has not yet become a Mercedes driver

Head of Mercedes Toto Wolff told that the contract with Valtteri Bottas not yet signed. Obviously, the stumbling block was the amount of compensation that we can offer the Germans the Williams team.Toto Wolff in an interview with Gazzetta dello Sport "it is too early to talk about Battese. The decision is still pending. It determines not only the fate of the pilot, the situation of the other team.We have respect for opponents and know how important Bottas for Williams. Yeah, Valtteri candidate in our team, but we will try carefully to resolve the situation. But it takes time."Previously a non-Executive Director of Mercedes Niki Lauda said that the issue with the second pilot will be decided at the end of January.

2016-12-18 13:34:02

Hamilton still mad at the team

Hamilton still mad at the team

On the background of the selection of the second pilot Mercedes on the second plan moved the conflict between the leadership of the German team and Lewis Hamilton after the race in Abu Dhabi. But the Briton admitted that he is still mad at the team.Lewis Hamilton in an interview with the Daily Mail "Abu Dhabi is one of the unpleasant moments of the past season, especially when you consider what was said by the team management after the race. They disrespect me. I didn't expect this from people who run a huge team.Do you think that the situation is resolved Not at all".

2016-12-14 16:44:06

Valteri Bottas is an important part of Williams

The Williams team is not ready to let go of Valtteri Bottas in a Mercedes, even for substantial compensation. Technical team Director told the reason for the decision.Pat Symonds in an interview with Gazzetta dello Sport "Many people underestimate the importance of continuity in the team. Despite the development of technology, the pilot remains the connecting link between the engineers and the car.In the following year enters into force the new regulations, and we will have lance Stroll, who has no experience. That is why it is important to keep Bottas. His loss will have a negative impact on the development of the team.

2016-12-05 13:04:07

Lewis Hamilton My partner should be able to take a punch

Lewis Hamilton My partner should be able to take a punch

In an interview with Autosport Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton told how to be his partner.Lewis Hamilton "If he can't take a punch, to make this team the guy has nothing. If he can prove his inner strength, the family will take it. Mercedes is a great team, this really is a family, I never was so comfortable.If you are for Mercedes, it becomes a part of your life, whatever you do, wherever you go. Look at Stirling moss, for example. It still means a lot for Mercedes.I also want to say that the pilot should not be afraid to be part of Mercedes. It's a great team. I respect the decision of each person who will take up a new challenge, who will be my partner".

2016-11-28 14:04:04

Lewis Hamilton it was within the rules

Lewis Hamilton it was within the rules

Lewis Hamilton in an interview with Sky Sports commented on the tactics he chose to race in Abu Dhabi.Lewis Hamilton "I don't think I did something dangerous. I was the race leader and controlled the tempo. Everything was within the rules.I doubt I could hurt the team. We have already won the constructors ' championship, and had only to play the title between me and Nico. Not going to comment on here.Then we all discuss as a team so we always do".

2016-11-18 11:04:03

FIA Most pilots were against the continuation of the race in Brazil

FIA Most pilots were against the continuation of the race in Brazil

Race in Brazil was twice interrupted by red flags due to heavy rain. The representative of the FIA's Charlie whiting in an interview with Auto Motor und Sport said that most pilots were against the continuation of the race in such conditions.Charlie whiting "the force of the rain is constantly changing. The pilots, who were ahead, were ready to continue to chase. This is natural, because they have the visibility was much better. However, most pilots considered that the conditions to continue the race too difficult."During the race in Brazil because of aquaplaning off the track Romain Grosjean, Marcus Ericsson, Kimi Raikkonen and Felipe Massa. Almost lost the race Nico Rosberg, Max Verstappen and Fernando Alonso.

2016-11-11 11:04:07

Daniil Kvyat the FIA should talk with the pilots alone

Daniil Kvyat the FIA should talk with the pilots alone

The pilot Toro Rosso Daniel Quat believes that the FIA should not conduct briefings of pilots who, at times, be delayed too long.Daniil Kvyat "I Think that it is better to talk with each pilot individually. At the briefing everyone is shouting, everyone has their own opinion, and sometimes someone starts endlessly talking. Because of this, the briefings can drag on indefinitely. It is better to organise this work so that whiting interviewed everyone one at a time and based on the collected opinions made the decision on a specific issue".