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2017-11-24 12:54:04

The goal of the Honda mechanics to beat Renault

The following season, Honda will be working with the team Toro Rosso. Japanese motorists are configured during the season to stay ahead of colleagues from Renault.Yusuke Hasegawa Honda F1 "Gradually we are reducing the gap. During the winter break, we are going to make serious progress to during the season-2018 to catch up and overtake Renault".Recall that in the Renault camp switched the team McLaren, which last three years I suffered with Honda engines.

2017-11-18 10:24:04

BR Engineering has introduced a new sportprototip BR1

BR Engineering has introduced a new sportprototip BR1

The Russian company BR Engineering has introduced a new sportprototip BR1. Track Bahrain International Circuit in the final stage of the FIA WEC season-2017 the global Motorsport community and journalists first saw the car, whose creation was announced a year ago. Car LMP1 was created by Russian company BR Engineering together with the famous Italian automaker Dallara to participate in the new superstone of the world championship FIA WEC.In the presentation BR1 participated Boris Rotenberg, founder and Director of the BR Engineering Pierre Fillon, President of the Association ASO Gerard Neveu, head of the FIA WEC Luca Pignata, chief designer Dallara Dmitry Samorukov, Director of SMP Racing pilots of the program of development of Russian Motorsport SMP Racing Mikhail Alyoshin, Vitaly Petrov and Matevos Isahakyan Ambassador extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation in the Kingdom of Bahrain Qarayev, Vagif DragonSpeed team principal Elton Julian and Russian engineers and students of technical Universities who took part in the development of the prototype. The music for the premiere of BR1 was written by Russian composer and producer Victor Drobysh.The presentation was opened by Boris Rotenberg. According to him, the engineers managed to create a completely new car, which used the most modern technologies and materials"it is Symbolic that on 17 November, during the final stage of the FIA WEC season in 2016, we announced the signing of an agreement between BR and Dallara Engineering to start work on a prototype BR1. Today, exactly a year later, we proudly present you the result. During the work on the car we used the best international experience, achievements one of the best companies Dallara. At various stages in the development of the car was actively attended by Russian specialists, and also worked on the simulator the current pilot program SMP Racing Vitaly Petrov, Sergey Sirotkin, Mikhail Aleshin, Viktor Shaitar and Kirill Ladygin. Their task was to from the point of view of experienced riders to make suggestions in key aspects of the prototype, from the ergonomics to the behavior of the car on the road".Prototype BR1 passed all the necessary tests and homologation of the FIA, a number of tests on race tracks under the control of SMP Racing pilots. Ahead of the Russian car the new season of the world championship on races on endurance 2018-2019, where SMP Racing intends to put the two Russian crew in the highest category of the championship, LMP1, to fight for the highest results in the overall classification.While the company BR Engineering, the first manufacturer of the chassis presenting to the public the car are ready to participate in the FIA WEC next season, already signed a contract for the production of a prototype BR1 for team DragonSpeed, also announced recently its intentions to move into the LMP1 category of the FIA WEC."I must say that the rate BR1 on the track is impressive, - said the pilot program SMP Racing Mikhail Alyoshin. - Impressive and how well made the prototype, and how sensitively it responds to changes in preferences that we do. To work with such a machine is a pleasure. Now our task is to spend as much time behind the wheel, to detect the different nuances, to work with the settings, because even in the ideal technique is always better. I am sure that next season prototype BR1 compete with rivals".One of the main innovations in superstone 2018-2019 world Championship on races on endurance will be the merging of hybrid and non-hybrid prototypes in one of the LMP1 class with defined capacity limitations. This will allow private teams, including the Russian team SMP Racing and DragonSpeed team, to compete for a championship titles FIA WEC.Facts ABOUT the prototype of BR1-CLASS LMP1 the process of creating aerodynamic elements of the new prototype was held 16 sessions in the wind tunnel, the total length of which was 600 hours, during which it has produced 1000 trials.In tests on the simulator and on the finished prototype was attended 5 professional pilots SMP Racing programme, including Vitaly Petrov, first Russian Formula 1 driver- Mikhail Aleshin, the pilot of the American series IndyCar- Sergey Sirotkin, the reserve pilot of the Formula 1 Renault- Kirill Ladygin, a multiple champion of Russia on go-karting and road racing, the bronze prize-winner of the race "24 hours of Le Mans- Victor Shaitar, world champion, winner of the race "24 hours of Le Mans", FIA WEC.On the simulator prototype BR1 pilots had a total of 64 hours, which amounted to 173 session or 870 laps.TECHNICAL characteristics of the PROTOTYPE BR1AER V6 twin turbo 720 HP Possible to install motorsGibson V8 LMP1 Spec 700 HP.Message other proizvodyaschuyu Le Mans Sprint body kit on the back 6-speed robotic transmission Xtrac lock differentialbaselsn TILTON Brembo brake system LMP1 UPRAVLENIE with power production Kayaba.Userrepository pilotado the foot pedal accelerator and timesmachine disciminate, production OZ specifically for Michelin Radial LMP1 18 dumontadriana 930 kg.

2017-11-15 10:44:03

Alain Prost We don't play dirty

Renault Ambassador Alain Prost said that his company before the end of the season to fully work out the contract with Toro Rosso.Alain Prost "of Course, despite the rumors, Toro Rosso will be our engines in Abu Dhabi.Renault involved in Formula 1 for so many years, and we always provide everyone the same opportunities. We will never play dirty to win a few seats in the world Cup."Earlier, Toro Rosso has accused Renault that the French motorists deliberately put poor quality power plant.

2017-11-09 16:14:03

McLaren Alonso has left for Renault

McLaren Alonso has left for Renault

The head of McLaren Zac brown once said that Fernando Alonso left the British team because of non-cooperation with Honda and transfer over to the power plant of Renault.Zac brown "the Owners of the championship, a Liberty Media company in the face of chase Carey and Ross brown helped us go to the motors Renault. If not for their active participation, I don't think we could agree. But if we don't have Renault engines, then we wouldn't have Alonso".

2017-10-26 13:14:04

Pilot SMP Racing Robert Schwartzman - the first Russian in the Racing Academy Ferrari

Pilot SMP Racing Robert Schwartzman - the first Russian in the Racing Academy Ferrari

Boris Rotenberg, founder and Director of the program of development of Russian Motorsport SMP Racing, announced the inclusion of the pilot SMP Racing Robert Schwartzman part of the Racing Academy of Ferrari FDA, in which Robert will be trained and participate in competitions under the program of Ferrari.Schwartzman became the first Russian to be invited to the Academy. He will be trained under the special program of training of the pilots, will take part in trainings and events to the FDA. The ultimate goal of participation in the Racing Academy Ferrari the development of Robert, his preparation for the performance in Formula 1. The Russian driver will compete in the world racing Championships as part of a joint program of the FDA and SMP Racing.Robert Schwartzman is one of the most promising riders of the youth program SMP Racing. Since 2014 he serves in the youth formulas, on account of his a number of victories won in the fight with the strongest opponents from around the world. In the season-2017 Russia stands in the prestigious Junior series, Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0. In nine stages, Robert has won five pole positions and four times he rose to the highest step of the award podium.Racing Academy of Ferrari was founded in 2009 and is preparing pilots of the youth series for their subsequent performances in the Formula 1. Purpose the FDA is giving young riders opportunities for learning and improving their motor skills, developing their physical and mental preparation. Also, the FDA young drivers are introduced to economic aspects of Motorsport as well as teach working with the media. Graduates of the Academy of Ferrari in different times, were Jules Bianchi, Sergio Perez, Daniel Zampieri, Rafael, Marcello and others. To date, under the auspices of the FDA are 7 pilots from different countries not counting Robert Schwartzman Giuliano Alesi, Marcus Armstrong, Enzo Fittipaldi, Anthony Fuoco, Charles LeClair, Guan Yu Zhou, Callum Illot. The racers compete in Formula 2, GP3 and Formula 4.The program SMP Racing is a longtime partner of Ferrari. On these cars the Russians began performances in international racing series in 2012, the pilots SMP Racing Ferrari first won the famous race "24 hours Le Mana" in 2015 and racing series GT3 Le Mans Cup in 2016. In seasons 2015-2017, in partnership with the SMP Racing Ferrari factory team acts in the world Championship on races on endurance FIA WEC. On account of the racing team whose Ferrari are on the sides of the logo SMP Racing, 4 wins on the stages of the championship 2017, including at a recent race in Japan, and 4 conquered the podium. The pilots occupy the 1 and 3 positions of the GTE Pro standings.

2017-10-18 11:04:04

Boris Shulmeyster I'm worried about Kvyat

Boris Shulmeyster I'm worried about Kvyat

Promoter of motor racing in Russia Boris Shulmeyster admitted that they are worried about the future of Daniil Kvyat. It is rumored that after Austin went Out when get back from Japan, Brendon Hartley may remain in the Toro Rosso.Boris Shulmeyster "I do not understand very well the political game of Formula 1. But, judging from what we know, I'm worried about Daniel.Very sorry that such a talented pilot first transferred from the older to the younger team, and now just survive".

2017-10-07 07:44:03

Alonso and Palmer will lose positions at the start

Before Saturday's practice on the machines Fernando Alonso and Jolyon Palmer has replaced elements of the power plant, which both pilots will receive penalties in loss of starting positions.In the McLaren decided to put a new version of the Honda powerplant that Japanese motorists prepared for home runs. For the Spaniard the eighth time this season the internal combustion engine, the eighth module MGU-K, tenth and tenth turbine module MGU-H. In total, Fernando will lose 35 positions.Fine Palmer will be "only" 20 positions. The pilot put Renault fifth this season, the internal combustion engine, a turbine and a sixth module the sixth MGU-H. Previously 5 position penalty for changing the gearbox got Valtteri Bottas and 20 penalty positions for the replacement of the power plant Carlos Sainz.

2017-10-04 09:24:03

Marc Marquez I would love to see the McLaren made a mistake

Honda pilot in a series of MotoGP Marc Marquez hopes that McLaren will regret about your decision to withdraw from the Japanese power plants.Marc Marquez "I think from the beginning they knew that this long-term project.The McLaren decision was made hastily. I hope going forth that the decision McLaren will be incorrect, and that Honda will supply the best engines of motorcycles and cars".

2017-09-15 15:54:03

McLaren goes on motors Renault

McLaren goes on motors Renault

After three years of suffering with minders Honda team, McLaren goes on motors Renault. The contract is signed until the end of 2020.Zak brown, head of the team McLaren "This agreement guarantees the team's stability and gives the opportunity to start working on the car, 2018.We always strive for long-term partnerships. We are confident that we can help the mechanics Renault to make big improvements to their engines began to win races on a regular basis."Jerome Stoll, President of Renault Sport "This is a strategic decision for Renault. We will work with McLaren, and we're pleased to work with a team that has such a rich history in Formula 1.We will cooperate not only in the technical and athletic areas, our partnership will affect the marketing component. We are confident that McLaren will push us forward, and will benefit both sides."Cyril abiteboul, managing Director of Renault Sport "We look forward to the moment when the McLaren cars will appear the logos of Renault. This team has two talented pilot that will help in refining the engine and will become a landmark in the work on the chassis. We are starting to work with a champion team, who is determined to get back on top".

2017-09-15 14:54:03

Official Toro Rosso switches to Honda engines

Official Toro Rosso switches to Honda engines

Team Toro Rosso has officially announced the signing of a multi-year contract with Honda.Franz Toast, head of the team Toro Rosso "the Whole team is looking forward to the cooperation with Honda. Racing has always been in the interests of this company since then as its founder, Soichiro Honda started motorcycle racing. I hope that together we will achieve serious progress".James Ki, technical Director Toro Rosso "because Of the new power plant will significantly change the design of the chassis. Together with Honda we will explore all the features of the engine, that affect the operation of the chassis. Look forward to cooperation with Honda engineers".Takahiro Hachigo, CEO of Honda "Toro Rosso is an experienced team that successfully prepares future stars. We welcome future cooperation with Toro Rosso - this opens a new Chapter in our history in Formula 1.I want to thank Liberty Media and FIA for assistance in the conclusion of this contract. Honda and Toro Rosso will work together to achieve success".

2017-09-13 10:44:03

Bernie Ecclestone Renault Engines will help McLaren

The former head of Formula 1 Bernie Ecclestone has confirmed that next season McLaren will use motors Renault. However, he believes that such a move will not help the British team to succeed.Bernie Ecclestone "the Contract signed with Renault, and Alonso stays at McLaren is good news. But I don't think McLaren will be more pleased to work with Renault than with Honda.In my opinion, the problems McLaren are the team. They criticized Honda instead to work closely with them. I think it was stupid.

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 16:44:03

Fernando Alonso We know Renault

Fernando Alonso We know Renault

Fernando Alonso has indirectly confirmed that he will remain in the team McLaren, which next season will use the Renault engines.Fernando Alonso "We know the power of the motors Renault. This season the pilots of Red Bull with such engines have earned five or six podiums.I know where to go next season. McLaren is the second team in Formula 1 in number of victories. They want to win, and I want to win - we have the same goals".His two League titles Alonso won by cars with Renault engine.

2017-09-04 10:34:04

Stoffel Vandorn I lost power

Stoffel Vandorn I lost power

The pilot of McLaren Stoffel Vandorn claimed the points, but fizzled out of the race Grand Prix of Italy due to engine problems.Stoffel Vandorn "I know only that the engine lost power, so I had to go the distance. It's like yesterday, and it's a shame because my car was brand new engine. This is not the first time we have encountered such problems. It's a shame, because we could fight for points. I hope, in Singapore the situation is more favorable. I put a lot of work this weekend, had the car a good speed, so it's a shame that we have lost two machines.Perhaps in Singapore, I will have another penalty for a replacement motor, although we do not know exactly what was our problem today, despite the fact that it looks like the same problem yesterday. We'll have to wait and see the results of the work with the power plant".

2017-09-02 00:04:03

McLaren is negotiating with Renault

In the McLaren do not lose hope to find a replacement for the Honda engines. In Monza, the leadership of the British team held talks with the representatives of Renault.As reported by Sky Sports, the negotiations were held in the McLaren motorhome. Renault was represented by the President of the sports division, Jerome Stoll, head of French team, Cyril abiteboul and sports consultant Alain Prost. Also present at the meeting were Ross brown, sports Director of the Formula 1.Earlier, Renault said it was willing to supply engines to McLaren, if cooperation with the French minders will refuse a customer, for example, the team Toro Rosso. It is known that in the Toro Rosso considered the possibility of switching to Honda engines, but the negotiations with the Japanese have stalled.The situation is commented by Zac brown, the head of the team McLaren "the Situation is difficult. In this puzzle of many parts, which are beyond the control of McLaren. We may have to make one of the most difficult in the history of the team decisions.Time was running short to mid-September, we need to determine the supplier of engines".

2017-08-26 22:04:03

Daniel Quat I did my best

In qualifying for the Belgian Grand Prix, Daniil Kvyat showed 17-th result, however, after replacing the power plant will go to the last row of the starting field.Daniil Kvyat "over the course of the weekend I drove a short distance, and it shows. In the morning having problems with the power plant. I should note that the team did a great job preparing the car for qualifying. I did my best, but only showed 17-th result.Hard to say what to expect from the race. Don't forget that I got a penalty for a replacement motor. We will try to make every effort to achieve maximum results".

2017-08-24 11:24:08

Stoffel Vandorn will lose 35 positions at the start

The race on the home track at Spa McLaren Stoffel Vandorn will start with the last line of the starting field.For stage in Belgium, where important motor power, Honda mechanics have prepared a new version of the power plant. It will only install on the machine Vandorn, because of what he will lose at the start from 35 positions.It is expected that Fernando Alonso new version of the engine will receive the following Grand Prix in Italy.

2017-08-23 12:04:02

Honda radically changes the approach to work on the engine

The head of the sports division of Honda Yusuke Hasegawa said that its engineers decided to change the approach to work on new versions of the engine.Yusuke Hasegawa "We changed the hike. Before motor dynos we have verified the operation of only one cylinder. Now we have a fully built V6 engine.For too long we could not solve problems with MGU-H. in addition, there were many minor breakdowns, which are difficult to detect on a dynamometer stands. It's all over now".Obviously, similar statements are made in hope to establish good relations with partner team McLaren. The next version of the engine should appear on the track at Spa, where a very important power.

2017-08-15 09:04:03

Honda Other teams have achieved our goal

The head of Honda Yusuke Hasegawa, said his company is trying to achieve the same result from the engine, which had already made other motorists of Formula 1.Yusuke Hasegawa, "We know the goal to strive for and which already reached the opponents. We know that most teams use the same concept engine that we do, but obviously we don't know the exact solution, the exact design, which will help to achieve higher performance and power. But we know the direction in which to move to achieve their goals. While we think any element should change.We focusareas mainly on the combustion chamber, but there are other areas such as fuel consumption, auxiliary parts. Everywhere we are trying to find more horsepower."Spa Honda will present the fourth specification of the engine.

2017-08-13 01:14:05

Stefano Lamborghini not ready to Formula E

Stefano Lamborghini not ready to Formula E

The head of Lamborghini Stefano Domenicali commented on the information about in what direction will the curve of his Motorsport company.Stefano Domenicali "Our company is not ready for Formula E. We are focused on the development of the technology that we have now. It is a priority. Go to hybrids or electric motors we are not ready.I don't see this step in the short term for any Supersports brand, and, above all, for us. Formula-E of interest to many manufacturers, but I think that this championship does not fit our traditional view of motor racing".

2017-08-12 10:14:03

Lewis Hamilton wants to race with Valentino Rossi

Three-time Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton admitted that he likes to watch the MotoGP race and would like to try their hand. However, as an opponent, he sees not someone from the helots of the new generation, and 38-year veteran Valentino Rossi.It is known that Russia has its own dirt track Ranch, and it was there that Hamilton would like to race against seven-time MotoGP champion.Lewis Hamilton "I love motorcycles and would like to race with Valentino Rossi at his "Ranch". To be honest, I would like to try your hand at MotoGP, that's just unlikely I'll be able to compete with pilots who are 17-18 years old.

2017-08-03 19:44:03

Pascal Wehrlein will leave Formula 1

Pascal Wehrlein will leave Formula 1

Pascal Wehrlein said that doing everything possible to remain in Formula 1 after 2017. At the same time, the newspaper Bild believes that the 22-year-old pilot will lose his seat at Sauber at the end of the year.This is due to the fact that the owner is closely linked with Sauber Marcus Ericsson, while another place will go Antonio Giovinazzi or Charles LeClair as a result of new deals on motors with Ferrari.Pascal Wehrlein "I earned all five points of the team. In qualifying the score 8 2 in my favor. What else can I do"Bild suggests that Wehrlein will return to the DTM, where in 2015 she won the title of champion, or go into a Formula that looks like the most likely scenario.

2017-07-25 13:54:03

Jacques Villeneuve has confirmed the rift with Williams

Jacques Villeneuve has confirmed the rift with Williams

The season champion-1997 Jacques Villeneuve has confirmed that he has closed the access to the Williams motorhome.Jacques Villeneuve "I am not paid for praises of young beginners. I just expressed my opinion. But before Baku, they informed me that they no longer want me in the team. I replied that I never insisted on it. More I won't be there".The feud continued after Baku, when Williams tweeted a picture of Villeneuve on the podium, comparing it with a breakthrough 18-year-old Strolla. Villeneuve was asked to take my picture, but Williams refused to do so.Jacques Villeneuve "first, it was an advertising photo for Lucky Strike. Second, why insult me, and then to use my picture"Villeneuve played for Williams in 1996-1998, won 11 races and was the champion in 1997.

2017-07-07 10:34:03

Chase Carey 25 races will not be

The head of Formula-1 chase Carey said that the 25 races in the racing calendar in the coming years will not.Chase Carey "We will never offer to host 25 races. We have only discussed the possibility of more races, including an extra race in the US in new York or Miami.But 25, 23, 22 racing is impossible at the moment and not the point of the discussion. At the moment our focus is on 21 Grand Prix really made an impression on the viewer, made a splash".Previously a sports consultant to Red Bull Helmut Marko said "the 25 races is possible. But then we need two shifts of workers, who succeeded each other during the season. For us, the number of races is not important. We want to pilot, not an engineer, was in the middle of everything in Formula 1. It is important that the dominance of the motor stopped. We want such things as the struggle of Hamilton with Vettel, spread to the whole peloton".

2017-07-02 16:14:03

Williams is preparing to release a new film

This summer will see the premiere of a new documentary film from Director BAFTA Morgan Matthews, which tells the story of Williams F1.The film is based on the book by Virginia Williams 1991 "a Different kind of life." The movie will reveal to us the secrets of one of the most iconic Formula 1 teams and highlight the people behind its success.Frank Williams, the founder of the team "I hope the fans will enjoy the film as much as I like to do the races. I am glad that the people behind the team and my family look real heroes of history Williams".Deputy team principal Claire Williams "This film is a story about two great passions in life is my father. Everyone knows about the pure love of Frank to motorsports, but not everyone knows the wonderful story of my parents 'marriage and how those two things co-existed together during his racing career".

2017-06-30 11:14:04

Rio de Janeiro wants to fight for the right to host the Grand Prix of Brazil

Rio de Janeiro wants to fight for the right to host the Grand Prix of Brazil

The promoter of the Brazilian Grand Prix Tamas Rohani recognized that Rio de Janeiro is interested in the race.In the present stage of Brazil held in Sao Paulo, but Bernie Ecclestone, who previously left his post as Director General Formula 1, warned that the future events in this GodMode doubt.Tamas Rohani "There is nothing to say about changes in the contract. After 2020, something may change, but it all depends on the new leadership.But I think the mayor of so Paulo understands that the loss of the ability to take the Formula-1 will be the end for motor sport in the country.The mayor of Rio, on the cases,e all the mayors of Rio in the last 20 years really wanted the return of Formula 1 in their city. But the strict confines of the contract were not even allowed to think about it. If anything changes, we will discuss it."Rio hosted the Formula 1 in 1978 and 1981-1989 gg.

2017-06-29 15:14:03

Honda In the season of 2018 we will be stronger

The head of the sports division of Honda Yusuke Hasegawa have promised that next season the Japanese power plant will be much stronger and more reliable.Yusuke Hasegawa "We are definitely moving in the right direction, although, of course, our efforts still not enough to catch the leaders. But gradually we are making progress. In 2018 we will definitely be stronger."In the eighth stage in Baku, the team McLaren, which is a partner of Honda, has earned the first points. The next stage in Austria Japanese motorists will introduce a new version of the power plant, which will be more powerful than 30 liters.

2017-06-24 21:24:03

Niko we're having problems

Niko we're having problems

The pilot of Renault Nico Hulkenberg in qualifying for the Grand Prix of Azerbaijan showed 14-th result.Nico Hulkenberg "Today we are faced with a problem in the electrics, which we lost part of the power of the motor. And at the end of the second round we were unable to start the car.Here is a very difficult track, and we saw a lot of different problems on the machines of different teams. Tomorrow we will attack and fight for points. This time it will not be easy, but it's a long race, so try to use any opportunity".

2017-06-24 18:24:03

Max Verstappen I'm not happy with the result

Max Verstappen I'm not happy with the result

On Friday, the pilot of Red Bull Max Verstappen showed the best time in qualifying and was only fifth.Max Verstappen "I'm not quite satisfied with his fifth result. Today we have had problems, plus Riccardo was out of control. We lost a lot of lap time because of the rubber and motor.We have yet to explore everything. Yes, more horses from the updated Renault engine is good, but we were going to fight for a place in the top three. We will be able to battle tomorrow, because our car looks better in the middle sector.