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2017-09-19 12:04:03

McLaren Alonso may be in Le Mans

Obviously, after the breakup with Honda McLaren, the way Fernando Alonso Indy-500 ordered. But the Spaniard can get the other bonus.Zac brown, the head of McLaren "McLaren is not going to put your team in the 24 hours of Le Mans, now we are focused on the Formula-1. But we talked to Fernando about this race. If he wants to participate in Le Mans, we are ready to discuss it. Naturally, this should not affect Formula-1".Recall that this year Alonso missed the Monaco Grand Prix for the sake of participation in the Indy 500. Previously, the Spaniard said that dreams about winning at Le Mans and Indianapolis.

2017-08-15 23:04:05

Jenson button and Kamui Kobayashi will be performing in Japan

Jenson button and Kamui Kobayashi will be performing in Japan

Jenson button and winner of Le Mans by Kamui Kobayashi will take part in the 46th race "1000 km Suzuki", which will take place next week.The event will be the final race of the famous series of endurance where the button will become a team partner Mugen NSX-GT Hideki Motorama and the Daisuke Nakajima.Kobayashi, a former pilot Sauber and Caterham, will participate for the Lexus LC500 Team along with yuhi Sekiguchi and Yuji Kunimoto.Popular in Japan Jenson button always attracts attention in the land of the rising sun, where the British even have their own fan store that has everything from dolls-gloves to cover the iPhone, dedicated to the racing career of 37-year-old pilot.

2017-07-15 12:44:04

Porsche will decide on the Formula 1 in July

In the next two weeks, Porsche will decide to come her to Formula-1 or not.The German brand is currently the leader in Le Mans, but Auto Motor und Sport said that Porsche management Board intends to reconsider the strategy of development for the Motorsport direction for the coming years in July.Auto Motor und Sport "There are several options participation in WEC, Formula E and Formula 1. In Formula 1 the Porsche is going to act as engine suppliers. There are other possible combinations".Recall that Porsche has participated in recent talks with the leadership of Formula 1 of the future shape of the rules for the engines in 2020.

2017-07-06 17:34:03

Sergey Sirotkin will work out one practice in the part of Renault

Sergey Sirotkin will work out one practice in the part of Renault

In the framework of the Austrian Grand Prix, the Russian driver Sergey Sirotkin will hold Friday practice behind the wheel of a Renault RS17, temporarily replacing Nico Hulkenberg.Sergey Sirotkin "I am delighted to be back behind the wheel of a Renault. After previous tests I performed in the Le Mans and Formula 2, and also held a demonstration race at Goodwood. However, to take part in the racing weekend Formula 1 is something special.I like Spielberg. I love the old tracks and the red bull Ring is one of them. I hope this time we will work out the program and collect a lot of useful information about the truck".Before Sirotkin participated twice in the practices of Formula 1 Barcelona and Sochi. But due to technical problems managed to pass only 12 laps.

2017-06-21 16:34:03

Porsche may come to Formula 1

German sports car manufacturer Porsche has achieved yet another victory at Le Mans, and now the automaker is aimed at the Formula-1.The company Porsche has received an invitation to attend the next meeting of manufacturers to discuss the rules on the engines of Formula 1 after 2020.Head of Le Mans Porsche Fritz Enzinger "We now know the rules of Le Mans in 2020. In the coming weeks, Peugeot have to decide, do they return to Le Mans. But even if they do, we should think whether we want to spend another two or three years. At the moment I can't say with absolute assurance".The Auto Bild report mentioned that Formula E is one of the options for Porsche, but there are also rumors that McLaren is interested in a transaction with this company to supply engines.

2017-06-20 11:44:03

Formula 1 and WEC - friends

Formula 1 and the WEC, it seems, is entering a new era of cooperation. Last weekend, the new CEO of the Formula 1 chase Carey was the guest of honor and gave a start of the legendary 24-hour race in Le Mans.The head of the ACO Automobile Club de l'ouest Pierre Fillon "We demonstrate a new relationship between the WEC and Formula 1. We are working closely with Cary, who did everything to race calendar Championships do not intersect, as in the past year".

2017-06-09 11:24:07

Hulkenberg really wants to be with Alonso

Hulkenberg really wants to be with Alonso

The pilot of Renault Nico Hulkenberg responded positively to the opportunity to partner Fernando Alonso next year.Nico Hulkenberg "the team will automatically become more likely to succeed, and I have a great opportunity to compete with one of the best pilots in the Formula-1.I'm ready for this and am confident that I can learn from him a lot. I think for the team it will be good.I have not followed the race Alonso in the Indy 500, but was impressed by its performance. I don't know about Indy, but I don't think it's so easy to come and start to fight for the victory. When Alonso went to the United States, I could not help thinking that he has a chance to win, like I did a couple of years ago at Le Mans. It shows that we really are the best pilots in the world".

2017-06-07 09:54:03

Fernando Alonso is coming back to Formula 1 realistic

Fernando Alonso is coming back to Formula 1 realistic

The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso was just one step away from victory in the Indy 500, but engine failure out of the race.Fernando Alonso "I returned full of impressions, I also hope for modernization, which will be this year. Understand that progress will not be immediate, but we will step by step to move forward and all look forward to it.I also want to be at Le Mans. But in the future, I have no exact date when it will happen. When as a child I raced in karts, I dreamed of Formula 1, Le Mans and Indy".

2017-06-05 11:14:05

Rubens Barrichello wants to act in Le Mans

Rubens Barrichello wants to act in Le Mans

The ex-pilot of Formula 1 Rubens Barrichello said that he is ready for action at the 24 hours of Le Mans.Rubens Barrichello "When I finished competing in Formula 1 after 19 years of career, people have told me that I should stop, because I had so much to do in the race. But I will stop only when you will think that I no longer love to travel.I'm doing more races now than when I was in Formula 1. Now I have a StockCar and go-karting, so I'm still very competitive pilot. My race in Le Mans will be a nice achievement, as I really like to do what I do".Barrichello competed in Formula 1 in the years 1993-2011, the Brazilian holds the record for the number of starts 322.

2017-05-27 10:24:03

Fernando Alonso I will not go into IndyCar in 2018

Fernando Alonso I will not go into IndyCar in 2018

The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso has said he was not going to go into Indyar on a regular basis.Fernando Alonso "I Have no such thoughts, no such plans. At the moment everything is limited to one race, which I would like to spend. It was a great idea, but again like I don't want to.My first and utmost objective is to continue to win in Formula 1. Indy 500 and Le Mans very attractive, but not in the near future".

2017-05-25 11:44:03

Jenson button I'm not going for Alonso

Jenson button I'm not going for Alonso

The pilot of McLaren's Jenson button admitted that he was not going to follow Fernando Alonso to race IndyCar.Jenson button "Indy is really not for me. I didn't even think about it.Personally, I was surprised that Fernando was interested in this topic. But we all love different things. We pilots as a whole, not just the pilots of Formula-1, and we like to do other sports.I would love to win Le Mans. I think it will be a great experience. Obviously, this has to be the right opportunity like Nico".

2017-05-20 10:14:03

Helmut Marko No Le Mans for the Red Bull

Sports consultant to Red Bull Helmut Marko said that his team in the near future will not go in the marathon 24 hours of Le Mans.Helmut Marko "No. We are focused on the Formula-1. Expenses in the WEC are quite large, but only one race is of great importance. We're not even going to consider the Cup from the point of view of sponsorship.We will not abandon the fight for the title in Formula 1. Our problem in the power plant. If you have a good engine, it's in the bag. The first four races of the Ferrari seemed to be the favorite, but after Spain Mercedes clearly made a huge step forward.

2017-04-25 12:24:03

Fernando Alonso Le Manu I'll get used to it faster

Fernando Alonso Le Manu I'll get used to it faster

The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso has said that he sees no problems with the race 24 hours of Le Mans.Fernando Alonso "I always had the idea to make a 24-hour marathon in Le Mans. I think it's a series that won't require much time to adapt because the cars are very similar in behavior to the Formula-1.Some of the pilots of Formula-1, which was transplanted into a sports prototype, had not experienced difficulties from the point of view of adaptation. Therefore, the biggest challenge is certainly to get used to the Indy 500.This year it will be the first opportunity, the first attempt, and I know that for me it will be a great adventure. I think this is due to the personal ambitions and my own thoughts."May 3, Alonso will hold their first training session while driving IndyCar.

2017-04-25 11:44:07

Roman Grosjean I want to win in Le Mans

Roman Grosjean I want to win in Le Mans

Haas pilot Roman Grosjean believes that one day he will be able to win the 24 hours of Le Mans.Roman Grosjean "24 hours of Le Mans is a race I want to win before I retire. I'm sure I will have time after the Formula-1. I'm in no hurry.In 2010, I was at Le Mans and then fell in love with this race. I think it would be great to be the winner of the 24-hour race in Le Mans".

2017-04-24 16:34:03

Kevin Magnussen dreams of the 24 hours of Le Mans

Kevin Magnussen dreams of the 24 hours of Le Mans

The decision of Fernando Alonso to perform in Indy 500 shook up the world of Formula 1. Here already and the pilot Haas Kevin Magnussen wants to play in endurance races.Kevin Magnussen "I would like to take part in the marathon. It would be great to hold the race together with the father."Father Kevin, Jan Magnussen, a former McLaren and Stewart, lately is in endurance racing and regularly takes part in the 24 hours of Le Mans.

2017-04-23 12:14:02

Jacques Villeneuve Alonso proves that he is a true champion

The season champion-1997 Jacques Villeneuve considers that the performance of Fernando Alonso in Indy 500 champion emphasizes its traits.Jacques Villeneuve "I have already said that what he's doing, shows that he is a real pilot, champion. Well, you only need to listen to what other pilots say about his decision.I heard Nico Hulkenberg and Romain Grosjean expressed their opinions about what makes Alonso. Hulkenberg said it was dangerous, that he will not do that ever that he made at Le Mans, because it's not as dangerous.It sounds like an excuse. I think there are two classes of pilots either you Alonso, you - Rosberg and Hulkenberg is Rosberg".

2017-04-21 10:14:04

For Fernando Alonso there is no place in the Porsche

Porsche reduced the number of applications for participation in Le Mans in 2018, so the chances of Fernando Alonso to make the team in the legendary race virtually no.Team principal Andreas Sants "we Have six pilots that we are very happy and with whom plan for the long term.Alonso is an interesting pilot, and two years ago we could have something together, but now we have the third prototype, and currently has no plans to expand the program."Recall that Alonso was on fire to become the owner of the Triple crown is victory in the Grand Prix of Monaco, Indy 500 and the 24 hours of Le Mans. Planned program Fernando performed while 33 - twice won in Monaco.

2017-04-14 10:54:06

Fernando Alonso Or 8 titles, or "Triple crown"

Fernando Alonso Or 8 titles, or

The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso has said that the goal of his career previously was in the eight titles of the champion of Formula 1, but now it has changed.Fernando Alonso "Triple crown" - it is probably one of the biggest challenges that I can throw myself right now. Victory in Formula 1 - it's great to win eight world Championships would be great, but now it is unlikely that I will be able to beat Schumacher - I don't have time for this.But I consider myself a pilot, it adapts to all types of machines in any environment, and the best way to demonstrate this world is to compete in different categories and try to win them.Recall that the "Triple crown" - winning the three most prestigious races the Monaco Grand Prix, Indy 500 and the 24 hours of Le Mans. The sole owner of the "Triple crown" is Graham hill.

2017-04-14 10:34:04

Nico My experience is not similar to the experience of Alonso

Nico My experience is not similar to the experience of Alonso

The pilot of Renault, Nico Hulkenberg in his time at the same time played in other racing series, achieving an amazing victory at Le Mans, but the German insists that it was a different experience.Nico Hulkenberg "My experience was quite different, because I went out of the championship, as did Alonso. I would never have done if I had to miss the race, especially in Monaco.It was his decision, and the big news is that Fernando can do whatever you want. I'm a little surprised as anyone, this situation.I think it's quite difficult. I don't know much about IndyCar, but he never went on these machines or on the oval. I don't think he will be able to come here and win immediately. Before Le Mans I spent six months training to pilot the new machine.It seems that it's a challenge, but Fernando clearly loves new challenges".

2017-04-12 13:54:03

Fernando Alonso will perform in Indy 500

Fernando Alonso will perform in Indy 500

For the first time since 1979 at the start of the legendary race, "Indy 500" will be the car of McLaren. Will sit behind the wheel of Fernando Alonso, the double champion of Formula-1.Partner of the McLaren team Andretti Motorsport, which will provide one of their cars Dallara DW12 with the engine Honda.Fernando Alonso "I am excited about the opportunity to take part in the race "500 miles of Indianapolis" with the support of McLaren, Honda and Andretti. This is one of the most famous races in the world alongside the 24 hours of Le Mans and the Monaco Grand Prix".The time of the Indy 500 is overlaid with the Monaco Grand Prix, so the Spaniard will miss the race in the Principality. Most likely, it will replace Jenson button.Fernando Alonso "I wish that this year will not be able to take part in the Monaco Grand Prix. But after "Indy 500" I will definitely be back behind the wheel of a McLaren-Honda.I've never been on the cars IndyCar, never raced on the ovals, but I'm sure that will be able to quickly adapt to new technology. After the Grand Prix of Spain, I will travel to Indianapolis, where the preparation will try to drive maximum distance".As already said Alonso, "Indy 500" stands in one row with the Monaco Grand Prix and 24 hours of Le Mans. Only Graham hill managed to earn the "Triple crown" by winning all three races.Fernando Alonso "I won in Monaco and is now dreaming of the Triple crown, winning at Le Mans and Indianapolis. The task is difficult, but doable. Don't know when I will be able to speak in Le Mans, but I am only 35 years old - I have a lot of time".

2017-02-22 12:54:02

Nico Hulkenberg's No Le Mans with Renault

Nico Hulkenberg's No Le Mans with Renault

Niko Hulkenberg stated that because of the transition in Renault do not get a chance to perform in endurance races. Unless Renault decides to return to Le Mans and put his best pilot.Nico Hulkenberg "the Refusal of the team to allow me to start in the 24 hours of Le Mans has nothing to do with the accident of Pascal Wehrlein. When you are working with the manufacturer, then subject to the other rules. When I was in the Force India, I did not keep the contracts with the producers, I was much easier from the beginning.I think that all is now well. I was lucky enough to win at Le Mans, and maybe I can get back in there later."Recall that in 2015, Nico Hulkenberg won the race 24 hours of Le Mans in the Porsche factory team.

2017-02-21 17:04:03

Jean-Eric Verne I don't reserve pilot Ferrari

Jean-Eric Verne I don't reserve pilot Ferrari

Frenchman Jean-Eric Vergne has confirmed that this year will not be a reserve pilot Ferrari.Jean-Eric Vergne "I have long known that this season won't work backup pilot Ferrari. I communicate with the team but won't travel to race with her.Now I'm focused on Formula E. I want to take part in the 24 hours of Le Mans and other endurance races. In more detail later".Verne played for Toro Rosso in 2012-2014 Last two seasons, Jean-Eric held as a reserve pilot Ferrari. Now this place is Antonio Giovinazzi.

2017-02-02 10:34:04

Mikhail Alyoshin will hold a season-2017 in the North American IndyCar series

Mikhail Alyoshin will hold a season-2017 in the North American IndyCar series

SMP Racing announces the signing of a pilot programme for the development of Russian Motorsport Michael Aleshin on the third season of the North American IndyCar series. The Russians once again be the team Schmidt Peterson Motorsport car under the traditional number 7.Aleshin became the first Russian pilots of this popular American racing series. Debuting in 2014, the year the team Schmidt Peterson Motorsport, the Russians successfully performed on the complex, including the oval tracks this season and won his first podium in 2016 the first ever pole position, and then the silver podium on the track at Pocono.Partner of the Russian pilot, as in 2016, will become the canadian James Hinchcliff. The first tests of the team slated for Sonoma Raceway on 7 February 2017"Michael is one of the most experienced riders in our program - said founder and Director of the program SMP Racing Boris Rotenberg. And we believe that Michael is worthy of our country, and the Russian flag in the American IndyCar series. He repeatedly demonstrated their talents in various world Championships, and that's Mikhail Aleshin the strength to fight in America for the highest results.""I am very glad to speak in this, in my opinion the most interesting formula championship, said Mikhail Aleshin. And doubly glad to be back in the team you know well, Schmidt Peterson Motorsport, where the partner again will be my friend James Hinchcliff. My experience in this series allows us to compete with all opponents and, believe me, I will do everything possible and impossible to replenish the Treasury of SMP Racing new victories and podiums".The pilot program SMP Racing Mikhail Aleshin is one of the most decorated athletes in the Russian Motorsport. Throughout his career, Michael has won various Russian and international competitions - from karting to formula Championships, including becoming the first Russian driver to win the World series Formula Renault 3.5. In the asset Aleshin performances including in endurance racing in 2015, the Russian pilot took part in the European series of Le Mans and the world Championship on races on endurance, which made the crew team SMP Racing for the first Russian prototype BR01 LMP2 class of the Russian company BR Engineering. Mikhail Aleshin is also involved in the development of a new company car LMP1 - BR1.Season 2017 IndyCar series opens March 12 race at St Petersburg Florida.

2016-12-30 11:54:03

McLaren No Le Mans Alonso

McLaren No Le Mans Alonso

The management of McLaren has categorically denied any rumours that Fernando Alonso will perform in the race 24 hours of Le Mans.Executive Director of McLaren Zach brown "It's all fiction press. We never said anything. Alonso and McLaren will not be performing in the 24 hours of Le Mans."Earlier there was speculation that Alonso will come at the start of the legendary marathon driving road cars McLaren.

2016-11-25 12:24:03

Fernando Alonso the 24 hours of Le Mans just after the third title

Fernando Alonso the 24 hours of Le Mans just after the third title

McLaren-Honda Fernando Alonso has admitted that in the future wants to try their hand in the race sport prototypes. However, before the Spaniard wants to win the third title in Formula 1.Fernando Alonso "next season I'll definitely be in Formula 1. But in the future I really want to start 24 hours of Le Mans. I like sportpitanie is a great challenge for the pilot.When it is, I can not yet say. Maybe in two years, maybe five or eleven. But before really want to win the third title in the Formula-1".

2016-10-26 09:04:05

G-Drive Racing champion ELMS 2016

G-Drive Racing champion ELMS 2016

On Sunday 23 November in Portugal in a resounding victory for G-Drive Racing ended the season of the ELMS championship, the European series of Le Mans. The crew of car 38, who competes in endurance racing with the support of premium fuel G-Drive "Gazprom Neft", won the last race of ELMS and won the title.After a brilliant victory in the Japanese race of the FIA WEC "6 hours of Fuji", where Roman Rusinov, Alex Brundle and will Stevens has rose to the top step of the podium, the race weekend brought the Russian team second victory, this time in the European series, as well as the title in the championship.Portuguese stage ELMS was decisive for the riders, conceding to competitors a few points even before the race, when it seemed that the championship is already a foregone conclusion. Demonstrating high rate, the crew 38 - Guido van der garde, Simon Dolan, Harry Tincknell - runner in the free practices. However, to win the pole position athletes failed. However, Guido, started Sunday's race from the third position in the race, regained the lead in the first seconds. This time fortune favored the orange prototype, and the Dutchman managed to avoid damage to the car even after contact with another car.However, the surprises did not end there. Eternal rival G-Drive Racing in the ELMS this season, the crew of TDS, has faced technical problems and was forced to spend a lot of time in the pits trying to fix them. So, leadership, captured Guido van der garde at the start, withheld Simon Dolan during his double shifts and fixed Harry Tincknell, led the team not just to win the race "4 hours of Estoril", but also brought gold at the end of the season."G-Drive Racing won the championship. It was not easy. We climbed to the top step of the podium in the first race, but after things went not so well. Before the last stage of winning chances almost was not, but we were all out in force and won the first place. We believe in the success, professionalism of the staff and our character. And won. This victory confirms that we have the fastest drivers, the most professional management and the most powerful fuel. G-Drive is the fuel of Champions", - said Alexander Krylov, Director of regional sales "Gazprom oil", project Manager G-Drive Racing.

2016-06-23 11:44:03

Fernando Alonso Someday I'll walk away from Formula 1

Fernando Alonso Someday I'll walk away from Formula 1

The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso has said that he will leave the Formula 1 championship, when the time comes.Fernando Alonso "One day the time will come, and I will leave the championship. Don't know when it will happen. I only know that if I become slow, it won't show up. I look at the Mass, Raikkonen and Button as if they were not getting old, constantly perform consistently well, but I don't think I can do this. It seems that my time is fast approaching.I've always loved the McLaren, and even father built for me the first card in the colors of McLaren-Honda. Now I speak for this team.Where to go next Most likely, in Le Mans. It's a great championship, no time-consuming".

2016-06-22 16:14:05

The President of the FIA the Using of the cars have long had to clean up

The President of the FIA Jean Todt believes that all auxiliary systems of Formula 1 cars you need to remove as well as radio communications.Jean Todt "the FIA has always believed that all security systems from Formula 1 cars need to be removed. It concerns and radiomenu. Need help to ordinary people on road cars, not professional pilots. Racing is their job, so the gradual elimination of these supports is part of our journey.Even in the cars of Le Mans, which is much more complicated. There is practically no radio chatter. Formula 1 also need to learn to achieve the best results without such assistance".

2016-06-08 16:14:03

Next year Alonso will decide on his future

Next year Alonso will decide on his future

34-year-old veteran of Formula 1 Fernando Alonso said that his future will be determined in the next season, when will come into force the new technical regulations.Fernando Alonso "as long as I get pleasure from the Formula 1 race. This is something I can do very well. But if next season, the new machines will not be able to impress me, I'll be in another series. For example, I really want to win the 24 hours of Le Mans.In 2015, Alonso moved from Ferrari and McLaren. The current contract expires at the end of next season. The Spaniard once again admitted that he had no regrets about the decision.Fernando Alonso "It was disappointing in sixth or seventh time to finish the championship behind Red Bull or Mercedes. I want to keep a good, not painful memories of Ferrari".