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2017-05-07 11:54:04

Fernando Alonso will All be happy to obtain extra protection

Fernando Alonso will All be happy to obtain extra protection

The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso has supported the initiative of the FIA to introduce next season additional head protection in Formula 1.Fernando Alonso "For all drivers it is very important to obtain additional protection. I am sure that everyone will welcome the innovation. Thus, it all depends on the FIA and teams.We have little information about the new security system. We've only seen pictures of the protective screen, and we need to be sure that this version is no less effective than Halo.Not for us to choose the protection option, but we must be sure that the head will really be protected.Recall that in 2018, the FIA wants to make the obligatory "Shield", tests which will be held in Monza.

2017-05-05 11:04:07

Eric bulge We are preparing to test a "shield" in Monza

Race Director McLaren Eric bulge confirmed that his team is preparing for the test head protection in Monza. Tests of a device called "shield" will be held under the auspices of the FIA.Eric boullier "We have just received the drawings from the FIA. We insist on the fact that in Monza really got the opportunity to test the machine with the new system head protection. We will be ready".

2016-12-11 15:24:03

Valtteri Bottas the New cars will be five seconds faster

Valtteri Bottas the New cars will be five seconds faster

In the opinion of the pilot Williams, Valtteri Bottas, the car of 2017 will be faster technology 2016 for approximately five seconds.Valtteri Bottas "Everything will depend on the track, the difference will be within two to five seconds. So, in Monza there will be two seconds, not more. On tracks that require high downforce, the difference will be more noticeable.The new cars will be faster in the turns but will lose on the straights where maximum speed. I think the style of piloting the new regulations will not affect".

2016-12-06 11:54:03

Statistics season 2016 pole position

Statistics season 2016 pole position

The Mercedes team last season, was again invincible, especially in the qualifications. German car misfired only in Monaco, where pole position was won by Daniel Riccardo from Red Bull.Most of the season the partners in the Mercedes Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg held on to equal. Only in the end of the championship, the British issued a series of four pole positions and took the lead.The pole position in 2016, the pilots1. Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes - 122. Nico Rosberg, Mercedes - 83. Daniel ricciardo, Red Bull - 1by the number of pole positions in one season Hamilton has surpassed its last year's result and came in fifth place.The number of pole positions in one season, the pilots1. Sebastian Vettel - 15 20112. Nigel Mansell - 14 19923. Ayrton Senna - 13 1988 Alain Prost - 13 19935. Lewis Hamilton - 12 20166. Mika Hakkinen - 11 1999 Nico Rosberg - 11 2014 Lewis Hamilton - 11 2015As already mentioned, the Mercedes team last season, lost only one qualification.The pole position in 2016, commands1. Mercedes - 202. Ferrari - 1by the number of pole positions in a season, the German team set a new record, ahead of Red Bull. However, for the first time in the history of Formula 1 has conducted more than twenty races.The number of pole positions in one season, team1. Mercedes, 2016 - 202. Red Bull 2011 - 18 Mercedes, 2014 - 18 Mercedes, 2015 - 185. McLaren, 1988 - 15 McLaren, 1989 - 15 Williams, 1992 - 15 Williams 1993 - 15 Red Bull, 2010 - 15 a quick pole in the truest sense of the word came from Hamilton in Monza. The Briton drove a lap with an average speed of 257.038 km/h the slowest lap traditionally happened in Monaco, Daniel ricciardo won the pole with an average speed of 163.174 km/h. the Biggest gap of the owner of the pole from the nearest rival recorded in Baku, where Rosberg won from Ricardo 1,208 seconds. However, Hamilton had technical problems, and he actually missed the final. Minimum separation happened in Japan, where Lewis lost to Nico in just 13 thousandths of a second.

2016-11-21 11:04:05

Felipe Massa I acted like a Schumacher

Felipe Massa I acted like a Schumacher

Pilot Williams Felipe Massa said why he decided to announce his retirement at Monza.Felipe Massa "When I began to speak with Schumacher, then looked at him as an idol, I worshipped him, constantly telling myself in my head that I wanted to be like him. He looked at me like I'm a kid who needs help. It was not the relationship of the two rivals, he saw potential in me, speed and the opportunity to become a champion.When Kimi Raikkonen signed a contract with Ferrari, then my only chance to stay was the potential departure of Michael Schumacher, and then he looked at me and told the team that the guy has potential, just leave him, he deserves a chance. He announced his retirement at Monza - so decided to do me."In 2017, the place of supply in Williams is lance Stroll.

2016-11-03 09:54:03

The pilots for the gravel traps

The pilots for the gravel traps

The pilots of different teams are increasingly talking about the fact that it would be nice to bring back the good old gravel traps are not forgiving of departures and absences from the track.Daniel ricciardo, Red Bull's driver "I think gravel traps will be better. Not the fact that the pilot would go the distance, but the gravel will greatly mess up the race, because it will hit the radiator and cut the tires. So it is possible to force pilots not to go beyond the track".Nico, the pilot Force India "I would not mind to back the gravel traps, but some believe that it is dangerous. If not, let's put cones everywhere, like in Sochi and Monza. The pilot should be punished for their departures".In recent years, many sand traps rolled asphalt. And this is done largely for the sake of fans, which on road cars take part in track days.

2016-10-31 16:34:03

Hulkenberg surprised that didn't punish Hamilton

Hulkenberg surprised that didn't punish Hamilton

At the start, Lewis Hamilton locked the wheel and cut the first corner. The pilot Force India Niko Hulkenberg surprised that the pilot of Mercedes won the race, got cut punishment.Nico Hulkenberg "it was a very strange episode with the Hamilton's during the launch. Does he not received the benefits of this He braked, locked the wheels and then just cut off the turn.If it was, say, in Sochi and Monza, he is just stuck in the gravel. Surprised that the stewards didn't consider the incident".Previously, the episode with the Hamilton commented on the pilot of Red Bull Daniel Riccardo.Daniel ricciardo "I do Not know how to defend, block the wheels, cut the turn and remain a leader I think Lewis also deserved a penalty. Any pilot for that should get a penalty.I saw Max cut the Chicane when defending from Vettel. And for this he received a fine. So what is the difference between the maneuver and actions of Hamilton".

2016-09-30 16:24:02

Carlos Sainz We were three seconds faster

The pilot Toro Rosso Carlos Sainz showed 11-th result for the practices in Malaysia.Carlos Sainz "I think it was a very interesting day for our team. The new asphalt proved from the best side. We were faster by three seconds compared to the previous year, and this is only practice It certainly is a new challenge, because the circles need to go much faster. The car behaves amazingly well, consistently, and reliably. I enjoyed each track. Now we need to work on qualifying setups.As you might expect, we are not as strong as in Singapore, but not so bad look like in Monza or Spa, so I'm looking forward to the rest of the weekend. We will fight".

2016-09-16 10:54:03

Kevin Magnussen I Thought that I will announce in Monza

Kevin Magnussen I Thought that I will announce in Monza

The pilot of Renault Kevin Magnussen, like many other riders in the peloton Formula 1 at the end of the year is in limbo.Kevin Magnussen "I do not know what is happening in the team. I just learned from the press that there was a small problem on my tab. And while I have to wait until the contract is signed. I'm disappointed, because hoped that a decision will be taken after Monza, but it was the Grand Prix of Singapore, but the solution is not.I need to know their future as it gives an opportunity to do the races".

2016-09-16 10:04:05

Sergio Perez I thought that about all will tell this weekend

Sergio Perez I thought that about all will tell this weekend

The pilot Force India Sergio Perez admitted that he did not like to talk about the absence of a contract for the season 2017.Sergio Perez "I really wanted to talk about their plans for the next year in Monza, wanted to tell you about them now in Singapore, but so far all is quiet. I hope that the situation will change, but not the fact.It is important for me to know where I will play next year, I would love to pursue a career in the Force India, but not everything depends on me. Everything is as is. It only remains to wait for the decision of the sponsors and leadership team.It is known that Perez claimed a seat in Renault. Force India, by contrast, wanted to keep Sergio at.

2016-09-10 14:04:10

Daniil Kvyat I had to rest

Daniil Kvyat I had to rest

The pilot Toro Rosso Daniel Quat admitted that he really needed the summer break.Daniil Kvyat "to be honest, I do at some point, exhausted, I needed the break to relieve themselves of stress, gather my thoughts, to calm down. It's too much pressure on me and this was excessive. Only summer break helped me to deal with most domestic problems.I can now once again be fighting for the result, the only problem is that the track in Spa and Monza didn't fit our cars. We need to wait for the right moment".

2016-09-07 11:14:04

Kevin Magnussen I'll Soon know about your future

Kevin Magnussen I'll Soon know about your future

The pilot of Renault Kevin Magnussen is hopeful that the team soon will decide his contract.Kevin Magnussen "I Really hope that in Monza I didn't know what to expect from the future. The team promised me that it'll all make sense. The solution is almost ready and will be finalised in the near future. It is important for me to know what I will do next year".It is known that on a place in the Renault was claimed by Valtteri Bottas and Sergio Perez. But it seems that both will remain in their seats at Williams and Force India respectively.

2016-09-07 10:44:21

Verstappen has accused the team to a disastrous start in the race Grand Prix of Italy

Verstappen has accused the team to a disastrous start in the race Grand Prix of Italy

The pilot of Red Bull Max Verstappen thinks his disastrous start at Monza just blame the team.Max Verstappen "the Team put the wrong settings to start, so the car almost stalled, helped by a special system preventing this. These things happen in racing, but I was hurt to lose start. This time the failure to blame the team, but I am a part of it, so we win together and lose together.After the race we conducted a thorough analysis of events in the future to avoid similar failures.

2016-09-06 15:54:03

Six contenders for the title

Six contenders for the title

Before the start of the race at Monza ten pilots had chances for the title this season. After the finish of the race, which ended with the double victory of the Mercedes, the number of applicants was reduced to six.There were seven races, and any driver in theory can earn 175 points. Given that championship leader Lewis Hamilton already 250 points, then argue with him for the title only those who already have at least 75 points. This includes the pilots of Red Bull and Ferrari and Nico Rosberg.In the constructors ' championship, the Mercedes team, far away from rivals. However, Red Bull and Ferrari still retain a chance to go ahead, but for this they need at least in each race to take to the catwalk in two steps.

2016-09-05 12:04:02

Red Bull We knew that it will not be easy

Head Red Bull Christian Horner admitted he was pleased with the results of the team in Italy, because more can not count.Christian Horner "After the max has, not giving the engine to stall, it became clear that Verstappen will not be able to make a breakthrough. He lost the position that afterwards returned. I think that we could not count in the last race. Fifth and seventh place - the best result.We knew that in Monza our car little Shine, so good glasses are a great consolation.

2016-09-05 11:34:03

Paddy Lowe congratulated Nico Rosberg

Paddy Lowe congratulated Nico Rosberg

Technical Director of Mercedes Paddy Lowe congratulated Nico Rosberg with a victory in Monza.Paddy Lowe "congratulations to Nico, it's his first win in Italy And I know that this is an important achievement for each pilot. This is an incredible achievement because the trail is considered the legendary Monza.Nico was a clean race, confidently ahead of all its rivals. It worked perfectly according to our strategy and were able to pass accurately on both sets as many laps as needed. This is a great result".

2016-09-04 19:04:06

Chapter Mercedes double Victory

Head of Mercedes Toto Wolff congratulated the team on winning the double at the end of the race the Italian Grand Prix, the fourth this season.Toto Wolff "double Victory - it's incredible But we have made it to Monza, that's fantastic This is one of the most prestigious tracks, where you fill a Ferrari. Yes, the race was required watching, because no one overtake he could not, but we in the pits was very interesting. It was a very important race for us because we had to achieve a victorious double, leaving their rivals behind. So I'm so gladLewis made a slip at the start, and therefore retreated so far into the peloton. That was his problem".

2016-09-04 18:04:15

Sergio Perez I had to hold the Weight

The pilot Force India Sergio Perez in the race Grand Prix of Italy finished eighth.Sergio Perez "I had a clean race, and we had the speed and the tyres worked perfectly. But we didn't have the speed to fight with Red Bull. We struggled mainly with Williams. I had to hold the Weight behind him - that was my goal.We have become stronger, and Singapore will further move forward. Yes, today we lost a place in the Cup of designers, but the struggle is dense. Ahead of a lot of races, and each is important to us. Singapore is a different track, like Monza and we'll be faster.After Italy, Force India dropped to the fifth position, the Williams team it gives 3 points.

2016-09-04 18:04:03

Daniel ricciardo to Overtake was on the verge

Daniel ricciardo to Overtake was on the verge

Pilot Red Bull Daniel Ricardo showed the following race in Italy, the 5-th result. In the end he walked of Valtteri Bottas.Daniel ricciardo "I really believe that overtaking was on the verge, but he moved incredibly clean. I was behind Valtteri in many circles, approached him with every minute. Gradually approached to a distance of attack. His tyres were worn out more strongly, and I put into that attempt all the possibilities, since more such cases may not be submitted. We collided, everything went fine, although in the first Chicane often problems occur.Thank you to the fans, the race was incredible with their support. We want after the race in Monza is back on the catwalks. Today, Force India and Williams were fast, so nice to beat them on the track, which is not good for us".

2016-09-04 16:34:03

Chronicle of the race Grand Prix of Italy

Chronicle of the race Grand Prix of Italy

145042 - Today from pole position will start the championship leader Lewis Hamilton.145107 - the British had already four times started from pole position in Monza and on three occasions defeated.145138 - Place near Hamilton takes his Mercedes partner Nico Rosberg.145208 - But Nico in Monza is not very lucky. Only once he got to the podium, and it was in 2014, when Rosberg finished second.145402 - Second series of all for the pilots Ferrari Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen.145427 - In qualifying they lost Hamilton for almost a full second.145527 - Third row Valtteri Bottas and Daniel 145601 - Monza.

2016-09-03 18:04:03

Fernando Alonso Today we returned to reality

Fernando Alonso Today we returned to reality

On Friday Fernando Alonso made it to the top ten, and in the Saturday qualification the pilot of McLaren showed only 13-th result.Fernando Alonso "the result we expected. Friday went fine, but today we returned to reality. It was difficult already in the first session, and secondly, we could pass only one fastest lap on fresh rubber. Overall, we can be satisfied with the results.We knew that Monza is not suitable for our car. At the same time very sad that our main opponent was the team of the Manor.Now we will study different variants of the strategy. We have the opportunity to choose the type of rubber and we should take advantage of this chance.

2016-09-03 17:24:03

Niki Lauda I'm a little surprised

Non-Executive Director of Mercedes Niki Lauda admitted that did not expect to see such a huge gap of German cars from Ferrari.Niki Lauda "We are struck by the fact that in Monza we are so much ahead of the cars Ferrari. Of course, we are happy with the result. This is a huge difference for this route. Today Lewis and Nico perfectly worked, after completing his work on "excellent".Lewis has always been quick at this track, although in the race everything can change quickly. Let's see how will start and the first circles. A lot depends on this".

2016-09-03 16:54:08

Lewis Hamilton I'm incredibly happy

Lewis Hamilton I'm incredibly happy

Pilot Mercedes Lewis Hamilton won the qualification of Grand Prix of Italy. The Briton is already the fifth time will start from pole position in Monza. The same number of pole positions in Italy at the time, won and Ayrton Senna.Lewis Hamilton "I'm very happy. I got what I wanted. I caught up with Senna on the pole positions, which is very important for me. I showed excellent flying skills, and special thanks to the team for the work done with the car. All weekend I was confident the whole weekend I was able to attack the track. Each circle on this track and I got better. Flying for Mercedes is a pleasure, and today I felt an incredible emotionYes, I hurt your Soft tyres at the first corner, but the speed on them was good, so there is no problem. The race never hesitate to fight for the victory".

2016-09-03 00:54:08

Daniil Kvyat We are expecting a tough weekend

Daniil Kvyat We are expecting a tough weekend

Daniil Kvyat first practice for the Italian Grand Prix showed 17-th result in the second 20 minutes. The pilot Toro Rosso briefly commented on the results Friday.Daniil Kvyat "Friday was very productive. We have collected a lot of useful information that they will analyze. A lot of work ahead.The track in Monza is not suitable machines Toro Rosso, so we are expecting a heavy weekend".

2016-09-03 00:24:13

Pascal Wehrlein Monza is not a Spa

Pascal Wehrlein Monza is not a Spa

Manor pilot Pascal Wehrlein showed the following practice for the Italian Grand Prix 16th result.Pascal Wehrlein "Monza is a very different track than Spa, so we were testing different parts of the aerodynamics of the car all the past morning. We had to find the right settings. I am very pleased that for the second session the team made progress in this direction.Still a lot of work to do because the car is really great potential. On this track we can show a good result".

2016-09-02 23:14:03

Sebastian Vettel It was only Friday

Sebastian Vettel It was only Friday

The Ferrari pilot Sebastian Vettel showed the following practice for the Italian Grand Prix 3rd result.Sebastian Vettel "It was only Friday that, in the end, means the most important part of the racing weekend. We are faced with small problems, but the speed was decent. In General the car behaves well but we still need to improve cornering behaviour.We have a new engine, and he gave us a small increase in power and speed. We tried a bunch of different options, as well as other teams, so the real alignment of forces will show only on Saturday. I am glad that Monza will host the Italian Grand Prix for another three years. This is a fantastic track, he needed the Formula 1 calendar".

2016-09-02 23:04:04

Nico Rosberg it was Great to return to Monza

Pilot Mercedes Nico Rosberg showed the following practice for the Italian Grand Prix the second result.Nico Rosberg "the Car today showed pretty well, but during the first practice we mainly worked over speed, and over the balance. We are unable to achieve the optimum ratio of speed on the straights and exit speed out of corners, so time for one fast lap does not fully satisfies us. We also need to analyze the data of the work machine, analyze the operation of the tire, so that tomorrow, the car was ready to fight for the pole position.But overall, I'm glad to be back in Monza. Local fans already on Friday we have created an incredible atmosphere Force tifosi inexhaustible".

2016-09-02 23:04:03

Kimi Raikkonen the Car behaves normally

Pilot Ferrari Kimi Raikkonen showed the following practice for the Italian Grand Prix 4th result.Kimi Raikkonen "the Morning went smoothly, first session really went off without a hitch. After lunch, the work was interrupted by yellow flags due to problems with the tires, but overall, it wasn't that bad, but the car felt normal.Obviously, there are things that can and should be improved, but we started the weekend quite well. The new engine is a step forward, and this is a normal progress for a team of our level. We are trying to improve in all areas, and I think we're going in the right direction.The atmosphere here in Monza, as always, is just great, because unrelenting fans begin to celebrate the weekend before it starts".

2016-09-02 22:54:03

Lewis Hamilton Monza always amaze me

Lewis Hamilton Monza always amaze me

Pilot Mercedes Lewis Hamilton showed the following practice for the Italian Grand Prix the best result.Lewis Hamilton "It was a really good day. Monza has always surprised me in every aspect speed, location of the stands and the enthusiasm of the fans. We have made good progress in our program, and our race pace is excellent. We divided the tire with Nico to qualifying and the race have a deep understanding of the work of rubber. We still have some work tonight to analyse and prepare the car, but I'm sure we can fight for victory now".