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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.

2017-07-12 16:24:03

Frederic Vasseur, the new head of the Sauber

Frederic Vasseur, the new head of the Sauber

Sauber have officially confirmed that frdric Vasseur, who previously worked at Renault, will be the new team leader, replacing the previously dismissed Monica, Kaltenborn.Pascal Picchi, Chairman of the Board Sauber "Frederick Wasser worked long enough in Motorsport and has proved itself from the best side. We are happy to see him in the ranks of Sauber".Frederic Vasseur "I am delighted to be a member of the team Sauber and thank you for the trust. I was impressed with the capabilities of each team's base in Hinwil, and also the ambitions of all employees. I am confident that together we will achieve great success. Look forward to the opportunity to start working at a new place."At the head of Renault F1 Vasser worked for a year. He left the French team in February of this year from-for disagreements with Cyril Abiteboul. Prior to that, Vasser led teams in the Junior series and has worked with Nico Rosberg, Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel and Valtteri Bottas.To work in Sauber Wasser will start from July 17, after the Grand Prix of great Britain.

2017-06-21 15:44:03

Chase Carey is proud of the revival of European races

The new leadership of the Formula 1 are proud that next year the championship will return to the two traditional European race.After a meeting of the world Council of Motorsport in Geneva, the FIA has announced that France and Germany will return to the racing calendar of Formula 1 in the season of 2018.Chase Carey "We are proud to confirm the return of the German and French Grand Prix in the championship. Waiting for them next season."The last time the Grand Prix of Germany was held in the year 2016, France in 2008.

2017-06-13 09:44:03

In the Audi to discuss the possibility of coming to Formula 1

In the Audi to discuss the possibility of coming to Formula 1

The management of the company Audi, which is part of the Volkswagen no longer rule out their future in Formula 1.In recent years, VW was constantly saying he wasn't going to come to the Royal race, but recently the head of Lamborghini Stefano has represented Volkswagen Audi in the meetings of the working group of Formula 1, which discussed the configuration of the engines after 2020.However, the head of Audi Motorsport Dieter Gass told the newspaper Kolner Express that the diesel VW scandal, complicates the situation.Dieter Gass "it's Probably not the best time. All current and prospective producers were invited to the FIA and it's good that we were there.Of course, Stefano is very well versed in this matter and inform me about all events".

2017-06-09 13:04:03

Head of Mercedes the Departure of Paddy Lowe nothing to do with

Head of Mercedes Toto Wolff said that the departure of technical Director Paddy Lowe has affected the competitiveness of the German team.Toto Wolff "Paddy Lowe is a great engineer, which I respect. But success in our sport not for individual personalities. It is important to having a balanced structure with the right people in the right places. And, in my opinion, this is what we have in the Mercedes. In such moments you realize how strong team. I am proud of our team and happy with the situation within the team.We firmly stand on my feet, all focused on solving our problems, and we are enjoying the duel with Ferrari. This is the Motorsport - to compete with the best".

2017-05-19 11:34:02

SMP F4 NEZ 2017 Champonship kicks off in Sochi

The first phase of the SMP Formula 4 NEZ Championship season 2017 starts on 19 may at the autodrom in Sochi. In the championship participates 21 racer representing eight different countries, including 10 Russian pilots.Among the participants of the third season of the championship North European zone SMP F4 young year from the Netherlands, Spain, Finland, Estonia, Denmark, France, Austria and Russia. In the first stage will involve the Russians Vladimir Tjortjis and Nikita Volegov, already has experience of playing in this championship, debutants Alexander Smolar, Ivan Shvetsov, Mikhail Belov, Ivan Berets, Gulhuseyn Abdullayev, and the first in the history of the championship girl pilot Milen Ponomarenko.Every year our League is becoming more popular, occupying a niche in an environment similar to the competition of the FIA - said the founder and Director of the program of development of Russian Motorsport SMP Racing Boris Rotenberg. - High level of preparation of its graduates for that year is confirmed by the fact that the winners become participants in the Junior program of Red Bull, and many participants in the SMP F4 Championship successfully move into the senior international series. I note that the geography of racers becoming more wide - starting with pilots from four countries in 2015, today we can already see that representatives of eight different countries, not just Nordic area, appreciated our open. I am sure that the increasing level of competition will help including ours, the Russian pilots become more experienced, stronger, and more successful to perform on the international stage.""It is important to see how things are progressing SMP F4 Championship, as the year is growing the skill level of the pilots, the geography of its participants, - considers the sports Director of the SMP F4 NEZ Championship Mika Salo. Is what we seek, what we think is one of the main indicators of the correctness of the chosen direction of work. And today we can say that the SMP F4 has become a truly international competition, which has a serious impact on the entire youth racing".Qualification for first race of the SMP Formula 4 NEZ Championship season 2017 will be held may 19, Friday, at 1530 Moscow time. The race starts at 1815. The beginning of the second qualification, which will determine the starting grid for race 2 and 3, on Saturday at 1100. The second race will start on Saturday at 1350. Also on Saturday at 1650 it will be the third race of the stage.

2017-05-17 13:34:03

Tests of Alonso at Indianapolis while only the 24th

Tests of Alonso at Indianapolis while only the 24th

On Tuesday Fernando Alonso spent the second day of testing at Indianapolis. The Spaniard drove 117 laps and showed 24th result.In the tests took part 33 of the pilot, and the best time on account of will Power, IndyCar Champ 2014. Alonso lost Power 0.6574 seconds gap by the standards of Indianapolis.Fernando Alonso "the Feeling I have a positive, everything as I expected. It is very important to go close behind rival, to gain an advantage in speed on the straight. Our team has six cars and we practiced in this component".In tests participated Mikhail Aleshin, representing the Schmidt Peterson Motorsports. The Russians showed the 7-th result, losing to the leader of the day 0.2123 seconds.

2017-05-05 11:04:03

Sirotkin will take part in the tests of Renault in France and in Friday practice in Spain

Sirotkin will take part in the tests of Renault in France and in Friday practice in Spain

The pilot program SMP Racing, reserve driver of the Renault F1 Team Sergey Sirotkin will take part in team quizzes and free practice of Formula 1 in France and Spain.A two-day team test will start on 9 may on the French circuit Paul Ricard. Russians will spend behind the wheel of a car 2012 Renault first test day. The following speech of Sergey Sirotkin will participate in free practice Grand Prix on 12 may."I will be very happy to be back behind the wheel of the car of Renault, - said Sergey Sirotkin. - We have a lot of work during the tests in France, and, of course, you will need to prepare well for the upcoming performance in Spain. Despite the fact that in Sochi failed to pass a full session, my team and I are optimistic and continue with renewed vigor to work on. I want to say thank you to Renault, the program SMP Racing and its founder and Director Boris Romanovich Rotenberg, for the opportunity to work and play in a great team, a great car on the best tracks in the world, in the best Motorsport event in the world".In the season-2017 Sergey Sirotkin conducts a full season in the Renault F1 Team and has twice been driving RS17 on the tracks in Bahrain and Sochi. In parallel, the Russians involved in the work of the Russian prototype BR1 BR Engineering company, involved in work with young pilots SMP Racing, as well as in the Russian educational programs.

2017-05-03 16:24:06

Are the car of Fernando Alonso for the Indy-500

Are the car of Fernando Alonso for the Indy-500

Team Andretti Motorsport introduced the car, driven by Fernando Alonso to win Indianapolis.The car is painted in the colors in which the McLaren team took part in the Indy 500 in the mid-1970s. Alonso received a starting number "29". He wanted to speak in a room "14" but he was busy with another team.The first tests will be held today.

2017-04-26 10:54:02

Fernando Alonso passed fit seat IndyCar

Fernando Alonso passed fit seat IndyCar

Fernando Alonso visited the base team, Andretti Motorsport, where he passed the fit seat car Dallara DW12, at the wheel which he will perform at the Indy 500.After the race in Sochi, Alonso will be going back to America, where, on 3 may will hold the first tests of the machine IndyCar.

2017-04-24 10:54:03

Juan Pablo Montoya the Decision Alonso is good for Motorsport

Juan Pablo Montoya the Decision Alonso is good for Motorsport

The ex-pilot of Formula 1 Juan-Pablo Montoya believes that the decision of Fernando Alonso to perform in Indy 500 - a great precedent.Juan Pablo Montoya "I think that the solution to Fernando will be a really good day for Motorsport, and not just for IndyCar. I think that attention to Alonso and this race will be huge.In this race involved a lot of pilots, I'm sure it will confuse him. It's not what he was used to in Formula 1. There are a lot of pilots, a lot of sponsors, a lot of fans. All I want to draw attention to themselves, so the fight will be very dense.Montoya, Alonso, appeared in Formula 1 in 2001. However, after the season in 2006 Juan Pablo has moved overseas.

2017-04-18 20:54:03

Sergey Sirotkin will sit behind the wheel of the Renault on the tests in Bahrain

The pilot program SMP Racing's Sergey Sirotkin will hold a test session behind the wheel of the Renault F1 Team in Bahrain. In the team test on 18-19 April, the Russian will spend on the road the second test day."Looking forward to the moment when again, you can get behind the wheel of the car, - said Sergey Sirotkin. The first day of tests I will be working in the pits, and on Wednesday, spend all day in the cockpit on the track.This season I spent in the Renault F1 Team for three stages. And I want to say that being in the pits during race weekends, you get a huge amount of important information, which I'm sure will be very useful to me next year".The pilot program of development of Russian Motorsport SMP Racing's Sergey Sirotkin became a reserve pilot of the team Renault F1 in the season 2017. Under the terms of the contract, the Russian is involved in all the racing week-ends of the team, and a few of them will be in the free practices.

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".

2017-04-03 12:14:02

FIA opens hall of fame

The President of the FIA Jean Todt intends to open several halls of fame of the Federation of Motorsport.Jean Todt "in December we will open the Hall of fame FIA. A large team of people working on this project for several years. One Hall of fame will be located in Paris, the second in Geneva.It will be a stunning exhibition, there will be things and people's cars, which, unfortunately, is no longer with us. But all of this exhibition will amaze".

2017-03-19 16:34:04

Lance Stroll I'm not worried about the criticism

Lance Stroll I'm not worried about the criticism

The Williams driver lance Stroll has stated that he is completely relaxed about the criticism that is beginning to put pressure on him early in the season.Lance Stroll "I don't care about criticism. It's not my business. We are all professionals. Anything can happen in Motorsport, and you just have to recover from this. All of this is the same for all pilots.Yes, I had a difficult first week of tests. But we overcame the problems and did a good job. We can conduct a simulation of qualification and race. We managed to collect a lot of useful information that has helped prepare well for the start of the season. Personally, I do not recall his turn in Barcelona".

2017-03-16 10:34:03

Mick Schumacher is waiting for a hard debut in Formula 3

Mick Schumacher is waiting for a hard debut in Formula 3

Such statement was made by Nico Rosberg, who said he knows how it feels to debut in the highest echelons of world Motorsport as a son of a famous father.Nico Rosberg "as soon As you start asking about 100 times, then immediately start to get nervous. Expectations from the speeches of Micah is very high.I read somewhere that Mick is the favorite title in Formula 3, but this will be only his first season in the championshipLewis Hamilton was fifth in his first year in Formula 3. In my opinion, for success in this series takes two years. But if it says that Mick is the favorite, he could either disappoint wrote it, or make incredible.I have a lot of sympathy for the guy, because I know what it's like. I can only hope that he will not pay attention to it".

2017-03-10 16:24:04

Jean Todt has decided not to go to a new election

Jean Todt has decided not to go to a new election

Coming to the end of the second term of the presidency of the FIA, Jean Todt, succeeding max Mosley in 2010. Now the Frenchman decides to go to him for a third term or not.Jean Todt "I started working with my team to make the decision that will be announced soon.Of course, in a democratic organization must be a competitor who could overtake me. But the goal of FIA is to remain unchanged, and the activities of the organization should cover the Motorsport, not lowering development, regardless of who will become the new leader.

2017-03-07 14:04:05

Paul Hembery leaves the Formula-1

Paul Hembery leaves the Formula-1

Paul Hembery last few years led the sports division Pirelli Motorsport and coordinating the program of Formula 1, leaving his post. His place will be Mario Isola.As for Chambery, he will head the Department of Pirelli in South America.

2017-02-28 10:04:02

Pascal Wehrlein I'm fine

Pascal Wehrlein I'm fine

Pilot Sauber Pascal Wehrlein, who, because of a back injury will miss the tests in Barcelona, says that he is ready to return to work on the second series of tests.Pascal Wehrlein "I feel good, no pain, nothing that would prevent me from working. All this is just a precaution.I was lucky to avoid more severe injury, so my future in Motorsport rosy. I will soon be examined by the doctors, and then we'll see what they decide. I hope I get the green light".

2017-02-22 11:14:04

The pilot program SMP Racing's Sergey Sirotkin will hold the season-2017 Renault Sport F1 Team

The pilot program SMP Racing's Sergey Sirotkin will hold the season-2017 Renault Sport F1 Team

Renault Sport Formula 1 Team and the program of development of Russian Motorsport SMP Racing signed a contract on the part of the pilot program of Sergey Sirotkin in the composition of the Renault F1 in 2017. Sirotkin will have a good season as a backup to the pilot of this team."As we announced earlier, Sergei will spend a full season in 2017 in the team Renault as a reserve pilot - said the founder and Director of the program SMP Racing Boris Rotenberg. - This is another very important step for Sergei, and for all our SMP Racing programme. We talked about wanting to see riders of our program a combat pilot of Formula 1, and we consistently go to this. It is very important for us, for our young people participating in the youth formulas, to see their perspectives and to have such a huge incentive to work for further victories"."We are pleased to see Sergey Sirotkin, who has joined us this season, said managing Director of Renault Sport's Cyril Abitboul. - We also have a number of key partners, including the largest Motorsport SMP Racing program. We have the fastest growing team in Formula 1, and now we have to demonstrate its capabilities on the track. Our goal was to score points at every stage of the championship".The status of the backup pilot and the terms of the contract imply the involvement of Sirotkin in the team work, participation in Friday practice at some stage and, if necessary, possible to replace the main pilot of the team."I never hid the fact that my goal is to become the main pilot of Renault, - said Sergey Sirotkin. And today we almost came close to this goal. Of course, I still have a lot to learn in order to represent their country in the highest Motorsport division, and that it will be devoted to the upcoming season. All who know me, also know that no one want to fight and win, working and practicing to achieve a goal. Thanks to the team Renault, thanks to the program SMP Racing and Boris Romanovich Rotenberg, thank you to everyone who believed in me - I will do everything possible and impossible in order to meet the expectations".

2017-02-19 13:24:14

In the McLaren expect the rivalry between Vandoren and Alonso

In the McLaren expect the rivalry between Vandoren and Alonso

The head of McLaren Zach brown is confident that among the companions of his team will break out a struggle.Zach brown "I don't think our team and our pilots are different from others. Motorsport has always been a rivalry between the partners, and this struggle will teach them something new.Fernando Alonso and Stoffel Vandorn will fight, and I'm looking forward to it. They clearly do not differ in their actions from non-Rosberg-Hamilton or Senna-Prost. It is essential to maintain a healthy atmosphere in the team, and then all will be well".

2017-02-16 10:34:02

Pirelli Hard to please everyone

Head of Motorsport direction Pirelli Paul hembery, speaking at the event in Turin on the occasion of the 110th anniversary of the establishment of the Italian company, said that if the new tyre concept will not provide a good show, the blame should not lie on Pirelli.Paul hembery "You can't please everyone, and you can't go in two directions. We did everything that we were required most. Now to change the direction we are going.We are always asked what is required of us. And now it makes no sense to complain about what they were asked to do. We are all made to the new season the team got a quality product. Race should be good".

2017-02-15 14:44:04

Honda took a risk with the new architecture of the engine

Honda took a risk with the new architecture of the engine

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

2017-02-10 12:24:05

ExxonMobil We will try to justify the confidence of Red Bull

ExxonMobil We will try to justify the confidence of Red Bull

Manager, global Motorsport technology and ExxonMobil's Bruce Crawley said that the products his company has to play its role in the battle for the title.Bruce Crawley "Our fuel and oil has a competitive advantage, so we are quite happy with the original result, and its programme of further improvements. The problem with Red Bull was to provide the appetite of their engine oil consumption and fuel.We are in Formula 1 for over 35 years so have seen many different engine architectures. Red Bull were interested in working with us because we have the largest experience in providing productivity gains.They are very interested in winning a championship this season, and the key to this result lies in the partnership with us."The last 22 years, ExxonMobil has collaborated with the McLaren team.

2017-02-05 18:24:04

The head of McLaren Formula-1 need other the USA

The head of McLaren Zac brown believes that Formula 1 needs a slightly different environment to work in USA.Zac brown "We need other conditions in the United States, we need more racing in this country. Austin has done an outstanding job, that's great. There are still Haas and would have been better to get a real American driver in the championship. And it would be beneficial if the United States will get more seats in the market championship.Of course, there should be a balance. No one thinks that Formula 1 is going to become an American sport for one night. It's just one country, just extremely important for our races. There's plenty of opportunities for growth and development.USA loves Motorsport, loves sports, and that's exactly what we need. We need to get the recognition of the American public, which will definitely fall in love with the Formula-1".

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.

2017-01-31 12:04:08

McLaren Applied Technologies will supply temperature sensors for the entire championship

McLaren Applied Technologies will supply temperature sensors for the entire championship

Director of Motorsport McLaren Applied Technologies, part of the McLaren Group, Rodi basso said that his company will become a monopoly in the supply of temperature sensors and pressure for all Formula 1 teams.Rodi basso "We are pleased that McLaren Applied Technologies has been selected by the FIA as a supplier of pressure sensors and temperature all teams from 2018 to 2020.We are pleased that our technology was again recognized as the best in Motorsport.Our mission is to provide an unrivalled level of service to provide the best in the world racing series with high-quality equipment, so that the team could delight of fans around the world with their performances".

2017-01-28 12:24:03

The team of the Manor is closed

On Friday, January 27, came the deadline set by the company FRP Advisory, which provides external control of the team of the Manor, to search for potential buyers. Negotiations with interested parties have failed and the staff team dismissed to their homes.Geoff Rowley, FRP Advisory representative "Sorry, but the team stops its activity. Manor - famous name in Motorsport, and over the last two years the situation has improved markedly, however, the speech in Formula 1 requires a permanent serious investments".There is still a small chance for a rescue team, but by the start of the new season to prepare it in no time.

2017-01-27 12:14:03

Stefano is ready to bring Lamborghini to Formula 1

The former head of Ferrari Stefano Domenicali is currently the CEO of Lamborghini, and rumor has it that he may return to the championship as the leader of the new team.Stefano Domenicali "You have raised a very painful touch to my soul. I want to be very honest with you - today we have other priorities and we should focus on them.In the future Motorsport has always been part of the Lamborghini, so if Formula 1 is a little will change its format, then why notIt is important for us to come into the world of Formula 1 with the correct budget that will be spent only on race and not on entertainment and luxury. Now everything is different.If things were to change, we will come in these races".