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2017-07-22 16:14:03

The reaction of the pilots on the introduction of Halo

The reaction of the pilots on the introduction of Halo

The reaction of the pilots of Formula 1 on the introduction of head protection Halo is very different there is negative and positive reviews.Lewis Hamilton "in Addition to the inconvenience of getting in the car, I noticed a big difference. I didn't notice the Halo, not counting the moments when I look in the mirror".Fernando Alonso "When I tried out Halo in Singapore, I discovered that to get out of the car was terribly uncomfortable. Need to put feet to jump out of the car through the frame".Kimi Raikkonen "the First impression when checking visibility positive. Structure does not hinder to look around".Roman Grosjean "It's a dangerous sport, but it is safe in General, because we can drive on the highway at speeds of 370 km/h and avoid deadly accidents. As pilots we certainly don't want the security has ceased to improve, but we also cannot close our eyes to the DNA of Formula 1".Sebastian Vettel "I did not like. In terms of visibility, there are many problems."Jolyon Palmer "Formula 1 is safe enough. I prefer Halo, because this system looks visually less offensive, but it is not needed. It is a half measure. The system will probably be able to stop some items, but not all. The car is ugly, I prefer classical forms."Daniil Kvyat "I would suggest to leave open cockpits".

2017-07-22 00:14:03

In Pirelli has determined the cause of the destruction of rubber Vettel

In Pirelli has determined the cause of the destruction of rubber Vettel

After the race in Silverstone tyre damage from cars of Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen delivered to the research center Pirelli. The Italian tire revealed the reason for the gap tires from Vettel, but if Raikkonen is still being studied.In a statement, Pirelli said "a Careful study of the left front tyre with the car Vettel has shown that initially she had a puncture. The movement in run-flat tire in the pits led to the complete destruction of the rubber.In the case of Raikkonen, on his bus a few signs pointing to the cause of the destruction. Will need a few days to explore this case".

2017-07-18 10:54:07

Chapter Ferrari the Tyres in Milan on the study

Chapter Ferrari the Tyres in Milan on the study

The head of Ferrari, Maurizio Arrivabene said that the tires ruptured during the race at Silverstone on machines Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen are already in Milan to check.The head of Pirelli "We are studying the incident. Tires in Milan, where they will be thoroughly tested. Also we need to see more data on setting up machines."One suggestion was that the specific configuration of the Ferrari combined with the high downforce produced by the cars of season 2017, contributed to the problems with the tires.Maurizio Arrivabene "Although the reasons seem obvious to us, not in the style of Ferrari to complain about losing."Sebastian Vettel "I don't think someone is particularly to blame. Looking back, everything seems and feels very easy".

2017-07-18 10:54:05

Ferrari offers a three-year contract Vettel

Ferrari offers a three-year contract Vettel

Ferrari wants Sebastian Vettel has signed a new three-year contract. This is due to the fact that a German might go into a Mercedes in 2019, as soon as the current contract of Lewis Hamilton.According to the rumors, if Vettel will agree to stay together with him to leave and Kimi Raikkonen. It is reported that the President of Ferrari Sergio Marchionne agreed to the extension of the contract with Kimi, with a salary of 5 million euros. Raikkonen himself has not yet accepted the offer.The situation commented the head Red Bull Christian Horner "I think that the situation on the market of pilots depends now only from Sebastian Vettel. But it is clear that Red Bull will not change".Previously have been rumors that Max Verstappen has signed a preliminary contract with Ferrari.

2017-07-16 17:14:06

Sebastian Vettel we were Just unlucky

Sebastian Vettel we were Just unlucky

The Ferrari pilot Sebastian Vettel in the Grand Prix of great Britain finished only seventh after a puncture on the penultimate lap of the race. German remained the leader of the championship, but his advantage was reduced to one point.Sebastian Vettel "I don't think we made a mistake with the strategy. We were just unlucky. The difference in the tires between me and Kimi were in six circles, but we are faced with a similar problem almost simultaneously. It's weird, but nothing helped. We're just surprised this state of Affairs.The car was quick and well set up. The race was very difficult, fighting with max was filled with drama. Then there was the fight with Bottas. Very sorry that the race ended for me that way. The struggle continues, I will try to do everything in my power".

2017-07-16 17:14:03

Kimi Raikkonen it is a pity

Kimi Raikkonen it is a pity

Pilot Ferrari Kimi Raikkonen the whole race was for second position, but two laps before the finish due to a puncture on the front wheel he missed ahead of Valtteri Bottas.Kimi Raikkonen "the Car was good, we were fast, but a puncture prevented to realize the potential. The situation is unpleasant, because the front left tyre suddenly got a puncture on last laps. We were just unlucky. Very disappointing. We are unhappy, but the weekend was pretty strong for the team".

2017-07-16 16:44:03

Chronicle of the race Grand Prix of great Britain

Chronicle of the race Grand Prix of great Britain

145041 - Today from pole position for his home race will start Lewis Hamilton. For he is the fifth pole position at Silverstone.145209 - the Briton won at Silverstone four times, including the last three races.145259 - Next to it will start Kimi Raikkonen, winner of the British stage in 2007.145325 - Second row, championship leader Sebastian Vettel and Max Verstappen.145523 - Starting position of Hamilton.

2017-07-15 17:14:06

Kimi Raikkonen the Car is fast, but not enough to win.

Pilot Ferrari Kimi Raikkonen in qualifying for the British Grand Prix showed the 2nd result.Kimi Raikkonen "I feel good. In the morning it was difficult to work because of the rain. The car is very good, but we made it the whole weekend for this work. The machine is fast, but not enough to win. We will try to win. I have nothing to lose, I will try to show a good race".

2017-07-15 17:14:02

Qualifying score after ten stages

Stoffel vandorn for the first time in the season managed to beat a partner in McLaren's Fernando Alonso and Daniil Kvyat equalized with a partner in the Toro Rosso.Mercedes, Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas 6-4Ferrari, Sebastian Vettel - Kimi Raikkonen 7-3Red Bull, Daniel Riccardo - Max Verstappen 4-6Force India, Sergio Perez - Esteban Windows 9-1Williams, Felipe Massa - lance Stroll 9-1McLaren, Fernando Alonso - Stoffel Vandorn 8-1Toro Rosso, Daniil Kvyat is Carlos Sainz 5-5Renault, Nico - Jolyon Palmer 9-0Haas, Roman Grosjean - Kevin Magnussen 6-4Sauber, Marcus Ericsson - Pascal Wehrlein 2-6.

2017-07-14 23:24:03

Kimi Raikkonen It was a decent day

Kimi Raikkonen It was a decent day

Pilot Ferrari Kimi Raikkonen in the practice of the Grand Prix of great Britain showed a 3-th result, losing only to representatives of Mercedes.Kimi Raikkonen "It was a pretty decent day. Surprisingly, we haven't had any problems like this usually happen on Fridays. The morning I was happy with the car. Yes, it was necessary to work with the settings to adjust them to the conditions on the track, but everyone was doing similar things.It could be a little better, but the overall picture looks promising. Tomorrow is another day, we can only try to do my best, but I am confident that the team will change the situation for the better.

2017-07-12 10:14:03

Roman Grosjean I Have the best teammate

Roman Grosjean I Have the best teammate

Haas pilot Roman Grosjean believes that Kevin Magnussen is the best teammate.Roman Grosjean "Honestly, Magnussen is very fast. People misunderstood him, and he surprised me. He's the best teammate that was in my second career in Formula 1".Partner Grosjean in a first short career in Formula 1 was Fernando Alonso. After the Frenchman after three years back in the championship, his teammates managed to get Kimi Raikkonen, Heikki Kovalainen, Pastor Maldonado and Esteban Gutierrez.

2017-07-12 10:04:04

Sergio Marchionne Raikkonen needs to put in more effort

Sergio Marchionne Raikkonen needs to put in more effort

Ferrari Chairman Sergio Marchionne believes that Kimi Raikkonen needs more work on command result.Sergio Marchionne "We are unable to agree on Verstappen with Red Bull, and we are not interested in Alonso. We have received some proposals regarding the return of Alonso, but we have two good pilot.Raikkonen is a good guy, and he works a lot, but we need big effort to win the team standings.I think Kimi needs to demonstrate a higher level of commitment to the process. In recent days, it is somewhat sluggish, but we'll see what happens. Until September we won't be thinking about new contracts. First we'll work on this year's results".

2017-07-11 15:14:04

Ferrari and Mercedes are all happy with their partners

Pilots Ferrari and Mercedes in the person of Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton, respectively, expressed admiration for his team-mates.Lewis Hamilton "I am very pleased with the teammate that I have this year".Sebastian Vettel "I'm not responsible for signing contracts, but if I were asked, I immediately answered that I prefer Kimi".Recall that neither Kimi or Valtteri don't have contracts for season 2018.

2017-07-10 09:44:03

Kimi Raikkonen it is a Pity that only the second set of tyres were good

Kimi Raikkonen it is a Pity that only the second set of tyres were good

Pilot Ferrari Kimi Raikkonen after starting from third position in the Austrian race finished only fifth.Kimi Raikkonen "In the first part of the race we had some difficulties with the balance of the car. At first I struggled with the first set of tyres, but then the situation became better and better. The second set was perfect at the beginning of the last segment, the car felt very good, and we had high speed, but at that point we were already too far to try to win back the position. As soon as the tires became increasingly worn out, we obviously started less than to attack the track, but I was still able to show a good lap time. Overall, it was not a very easy weekend for me".

2017-07-09 18:24:03

Quat and Vandorn earned penalty points

Quat and Vandorn earned penalty points

After the race in Austria from two pilots got penalty points.At the start of the race, Daniil Kvyat crashed into Fernando Alonso, and that - in max Verstappen. The stewards convicted Russian pilot Toro Rosso and awarded him a penalty passing through the pit lane. After the finish of the race at the expense Kvyat has recorded two penalty points.Two points were awarded to the Stoffel Vandorn. The pilot of McLaren ignored the blue flags when he overtook Kimi Raikkonen for what else is in the race, has received passage through the pit lane.On account quata seven penalty points, Vandorn - five.

2017-07-09 17:24:04

Daniel ricciardo Fun race

Daniel ricciardo Fun race

Pilot Red Bull Daniel Riccardo in the home for the team race finished third. At the end of the race he had to repel the attacks of Lewis Hamilton.Daniel ricciardo "It was a fun race from start to finish. We were very close to Kimi on the first lap, but I was able to beat it.I had to stay ahead of Lewis in Austria. Max withdrew, so all hope for me the stands, the team. I fought to the last. The last laps were very difficult, but I defended myself as best I could. Lewis was very close, so I was glad when I saw the checkered flag.For Ricardo it is the fifth podium in a row. On the podium was not without the traditional champagne in the Shoe, from which, however, refused the winner of the race.

2017-07-09 16:34:03

Chronicle of the race Grand Prix Austria

Chronicle of the race Grand Prix Austria

144440 - In Spielberg's dry, but go around the clouds. Probability of rain is big enough.144514 - Today from pole position for the second time in his career, will start Valtteri Bottas.144524 - Next to him - the championship leader Sebastian Vettel.144545 - Second row Kimi Raikkonen and Daniel ricciardo.144651 - Before the start.

2017-07-08 22:24:03

Qualifying score after nine stages

After nine qualifications in the five teams, there is complete dominance of one of the pilots, while four teams, including Toro Rosso, the score is almost equal.Mercedes, Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas 5-4Ferrari, Sebastian Vettel - Kimi Raikkonen 7-2Red Bull, Daniel Riccardo - Max Verstappen 4-5Force India, Sergio Perez - Esteban Windows 8-1Williams, Felipe Massa - lance Stroll 8-1McLaren, Fernando Alonso - Stoffel Vandorn 8-0Toro Rosso, Daniil Kvyat is Carlos Sainz 4-5Renault, Nico - Jolyon Palmer 8-0Haas, Roman Grosjean - Kevin Magnussen 5-4Sauber, Marcus Ericsson - Pascal Wehrlein 2-5.

2017-07-08 21:44:03

Kimi Raikkonen I'm happy that I'm going to start the third

Kimi Raikkonen I'm happy that I'm going to start the third

Kimi Raikkonen qualified fourth, but after the penalty of Lewis Hamilton will take the start in third position.Kimi Raikkonen "Before the qualification we changed the settings, and the machine is faster. I'm really looking forward to start the third. I think we have done everything possible.The gap between Bottas and Vettel is quite small. Usually in qualifying, Mercedes has a great advantage. In the race we tend to be faster than they are. Let's see what will happen tomorrow".

2017-07-07 22:04:04

Kimi Raikkonen Everything is fine

Kimi Raikkonen Everything is fine

Pilot Ferrari Kimi Raikkonen in the practice of the Austrian Grand Prix showed 6-th result.Kimi Raikkonen "It was quite a normal day. The team worked with the machine, trying to find a different solution to the settings of aerodynamics and balance. We had to work hard, working with some things, but tomorrow the team needs to fix. Otherwise it was the Friday, which can be called normal.Obviously, things could end better for us, but it was only practice. I don't think it will be difficult to work with tires. Let's see what happens tomorrow.

2017-07-01 14:04:05

Sergio Perez prepares to become a father

Sergio Perez prepares to become a father

Chancha newspaper reports that the friend of the pilot Force India Sergio Perez due to give birth in early 2018.Sergio Perez "I never talk about my personal life, but now very happy. More delightful emotions I had never experienced before. It is a great blessing".In Formula 1 fathers today are Sebastian Vettel, Kimi Raikkonen, Romain Grosjean and Felipe Massa.

2017-06-30 09:34:03

Roman Grosjean wants to be a pilot Ferrari

Roman Grosjean wants to be a pilot Ferrari

Haas pilot Roman Grosjean admitted that he still teplit hope to become a pilot Ferrari.Roman Grosjean "I don't know the answer to this question. Life is full of surprises. If you ask Valtteri about whether he thought that it would be in championship car this year, he replied that he thought about Williams.I am not thinking of a happy phone call and think about is work and good results. Sometimes I get upset, because I love to win - and that's all that matters to me in Formula 1.It is obvious that many have come from other categories, where he won, but in Formula 1, not all get the opportunity to sit in the champion car. It seems like if you start the race ten seconds behind the rest of us.Who knows what will happen next year. Perhaps Kimi Raikkonen will leave, maybe I'll be invited to the Ferrari."Recall that the Haas team, which is Grosjean, working closely with Ferrari.

2017-06-27 10:44:04

Vettel under fire after a collision with Hamilton

Vettel under fire after a collision with Hamilton

The Ferrari pilot Sebastian Vettel is under a fierce fire of criticism amid charges of intentional collision with the car of Lewis Hamilton before the restart of the race in Baku.Vettel blamed the pilots Mercedes in the deliberate release of his car that ended with a broken front wing.The season champion-1996's Damon hill "If you did it on a public road, you'd be arrested".The Briton has in mind the manoeuvre of Vettel, who made it to the maximum allowed number of penalty points.Non-Executive Director of Mercedes Niki Lauda "Lewis once, hitting him. Not by car, and the fist."When he complained to the media about the incident, Vettel simply didn't apply to him.Sebastian Vettel "We race, but we are men. We are not in kindergarten. We are expected to will hunt, using your elbows."However, Hamilton believes that the actions of Vettel set a precedent for impressionable young pilots, and others agree that the FIA may still proceed.Lewis Hamilton "I don't think he has my number, he's not going with me even to call".The head of Ferrari, Maurizio Arrivabene "Look at what happened with Kimi and then with the SEB. This is Formula 1, not the Colosseum But we don't want to complain because it's not our style".

2017-06-26 14:14:03

Kimi Raikkonen I twice went the distance

Kimi Raikkonen I twice went the distance

Pilot Ferrari Kimi Raikkonen was unable to finish the race in Baku after the two incidents.Kimi Raikkonen "Today there have been many events to which we often were. We paid a higher price for it.After the start of the second turn I collided with Bottas. I don't know what he was doing. He braked very early, but probably noticed this and released the brakes. Then he just flew into me. Because of this the rear of my car crashed into the wall. All this has led to serious damage.We continued the race, but debris from the two Force India has damaged my tire, underbody and front wing. I had to go the distance.After the red flag we decided to go back into battle. Mechanics quickly fixed this, but the car behaved badly. Had to go the distance.Offensively twice to finish the race in a DNF. I'm disappointed because the car was quick and good. We could fight for the victory".

2017-06-25 22:54:03

Fernando Alonso Amazing result

Fernando Alonso Amazing result

A few times the McLaren team was close to first points. Finally, in Baku Fernando Alonso finished 9th. Fernando Alonso "We have earned the points after starting from 19th position on the difficult track - it's amazing. Of course, we were helped by the retirements of rivals. I managed to avoid the collision, although I have several times touched the wall.Theoretically, we could fight for the victory, because I went right behind ricciardo, when for the first time left the safety car. Then Lewis had problems with the collar, Sebastian punished, Kimi has gone, and the pilots Force India collided with each other. We could, but not fast enough. In any case, today we have earned the first points".

2017-06-24 21:04:02

Qualifying score after the eight stages

After eight qualifications in the five teams, there is complete dominance of one of the pilots, and the two teams score equal.Mercedes, Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas 5-3Ferrari, Sebastian Vettel - Kimi Raikkonen 6-2Red Bull, Daniel Riccardo - Max Verstappen 3-5Force India, Sergio Perez - Esteban Windows 7-1Williams, Felipe Massa - lance Stroll 7-1McLaren, Fernando Alonso - Stoffel Vandorn 7-0Toro Rosso, Daniil Kvyat is Carlos Sainz 4-4Renault, Nico - Jolyon Palmer 7-0Haas, Roman Grosjean - Kevin Magnussen 4-4Sauber, Marcus Ericsson - Pascal Wehrlein 1-5.

2017-06-24 18:14:04

Kimi Raikkonen It was a difficult round

Kimi Raikkonen It was a difficult round

Pilot Ferrari Kimi Raikkonen showed the 3rd result in the qualification of the Grand Prix of Azerbaijan.Kimi Raikkonen "It was a very difficult game. Rubber did not obey all the skills to bring it to the right temperature was very difficult. After red flags have we had two laps to warm up, so I had to work with what was on hand. I am very unhappy with third place because we didn't show our speed.Tomorrow we have to be faster. We have a lot to do to return to the level of Mercedes. Looks like they beat us in understanding the tyres".

2017-06-23 21:34:03

Kimi Raikkonen With the tyres it was always difficult

Kimi Raikkonen With the tyres it was always difficult

Pilot Ferrari Kimi Raikkonen on the results practices Grand Prix of Azerbaijan showed the 4th result.Kimi Raikkonen "Difficult today had with the tires. On this track if rubber running not in full, then the pilot becomes difficult. The car generally behaves well, and if tomorrow we will be able to choose the race and qualification will take place in a positive way".

2017-06-17 14:24:02

Giuliano Salvi Magnussen similar to Raikkonen

Race engineer Kevin Magnussen Giuliano Salvi compared the character of a young Dane with the character of Kimi Raikkonen.Giuliano Salvi, who now works together with Magnussen at Haas previously worked at Ferrari drivers such as Michael Schumacher, Felipe Massa, Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen.Giuliano Salvi "He is very honest and direct which I really like. As a character, Kevin is very much reminds me of Kimi - they're both Scandinavians, who, how to say it better, don't care about politics, and they have no arrogance.The first impression can be misleading because they are struggling to establish a direct connection with you, but when you work with them and know them a little deeper, it becomes clear that they are indeed open.They are similar to cats. If they are afraid you see it. If they are angry, you see it. And it's really good. You know how they think and what they feel.Such people will never tell you one thing, meaning another. They are very direct and honest".