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2017-09-22 11:34:03

Nico Hulkenberg We can rise from seventh place

The pilot of Renault, Nico Hulkenberg is confident that his team is quite able to break just above seventh place in the team standings.Nico Hulkenberg "I am completely confident in it. I also think that we are moving in the right direction, developing your machine. We still need to work on improvements, but the team makes the right moves.From the point of view of development, I was pleased with the way the team is working on your mistakes. If you look at where we were earlier in the year and where now, all my expectations were met. We fought well this year, but still ahead. We will be able to get higher in the team standings".In Singapore Renault bypassed Haas. Theoretically, the French team with 42 points can compete for 5th place with Williams 59 points and Toro Rosso 52 points.

2017-09-18 12:54:03

Renault apologized to Hulkenberg

Renault apologized to Hulkenberg

In Singapore Niko Hulkenberg led the fight for fourth place, but first there was a long pit stop, and then the pilot of Renault and all came.Cyril abiteboul, head of the team Renault "We should apologize to Nico for what he had to go the distance. Had the oil leak, causing the car began to lose speed. We tried to solve the problem during a prolonged pit stop. Despite our best efforts, Nico had to go".

2017-09-17 17:24:03

Chronicle of the race Grand Prix of Singapore

Chronicle of the race Grand Prix of Singapore

145141 - Today from pole position will start Sebastian Vettel. For the German's fourth pole position in Singapore, and in the three previous cases, the first German crossed the finish line.145434 - Actually, in the last nine races in Singapore seven times he won the pilot, which started from pole position. In two other cases the owner of the pole and led the race, but technical problems prevented a win.145524 - Next to Vettel is confirmed as Max Verstappen.145542 - Second row Daniel ricciardo and Kimi Raikkonen.145653 - Only the third row will start Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas - this track is clearly not suitable Mercedes.145817 - the Fourth row Nico Hulkenberg and Fernando Alonso. On the contrary, this track suited the McLaren more.145830 - Completing the top ten Stoffel Vandorn and Carlos Sainz.145844 - Next Palmer, Perez, Kvyat, Windows, Grosjean, Magnussen, Massa, Stroll, Wehrlein and 145922 - In Singapore, the day was rain, and now the track is quite wet.145952 - during the race the track will be dry.150009 - Most pilots to start chose rain tires.150052 - intermediate will start the first six and Sainz, Kvyat, Grosjean and Stroll.150252 - Pilots go on warm-up 150318 - Machines occupy space on 150341 - All ready to 150353 - START150403 - Vettel Raikkonen knocked out150417 - Even a few broken cars in the first corner150434 - A Turn Of Vettel He has no nose cone150447 - the safety Car on the track150514 - so started the first ever Formula 1 night race the rain150626 - Start.

2017-09-16 22:34:03

Qualification account after Singapore

Only in the team Toro Rosso is about an equal fight. Renault, by contrast, is the complete dominance of Nico.Mercedes, Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas 9-5Ferrari, Sebastian Vettel - Kimi Raikkonen 10-4Red Bull, Daniel Riccardo - Max Verstappen 4-10Force India, Sergio Perez - Esteban Windows 11-3Williams, Felipe Massa - lance Stroll 11-2McLaren, Fernando Alonso - Stoffel Vandorn 11-2Toro Rosso, Daniil Kvyat is Carlos Sainz 6-8Renault, Nico - Jolyon Palmer 13-0Haas, Roman Grosjean - Kevin Magnussen 9-5Sauber, Marcus Ericsson - Pascal Wehrlein 4-8.

2017-09-16 19:04:05

Niko Hulkenberg I'm glad I start the 7th

Niko Hulkenberg I'm glad I start the 7th

The pilot of Renault Nico in the qualification of Grand Prix of Singapore was on 7th position.Nico Hulkenberg "the Pole position was unreachable, but I am very glad that we are so fast. The separation from McLaren is quite small, we are a little ahead.I'm happy to start the 7th is a good starting position to fight for decent points in the race".

2017-09-16 01:14:05

Nico Hulkenberg It was a standard practice

Nico Hulkenberg It was a standard practice

The pilot of Renault Nico Hulkenberg in the practice of the Singapore Grand Prix showed the 5th result.Nico Hulkenberg "we had a standard, but positive on Friday. The rate per day increased, especially at the end of the second practice. I was happy with the car all day, and most importantly for me at the moment. The team has achieved a good balance and settings. Of course, there is always room for improvement, but it certainly is a good start to the weekend".

2017-09-15 14:44:03

Carlos Sainz - the pilot of Renault

Carlos Sainz - the pilot of Renault

Renault team officially announced that partner Nico Hulkenberg in 2018 will be Carlos Sainz. Technically, the Red Bull team surrendered the Spanish pilot to rent for one season.Cyril abiteboul, head of the team Renault "Carlos Sainz is a talented pilot, which we watched long enough, especially after his success in the youth series by Renault. We can now confirm that Carlos will play for us in the season of 2018.Sure, Nico Hulkenberg and Carlos Sainz will be nice to complement each other, both on track and abroad. I want to thank Helmut Marko for the fact that Red Bull has agreed to provide us with Carlos to rent.I want to thank Jolyon Palmer for his work in the team. We wish him success".Carlos Sainz "I am delighted to be part of team Renault. For the pilot of Formula 1 have the honour to speak for the factory team, and I hope to respond to the trust excellent results on the track.Look forward to the opportunity to work on the bases in Enstone and Viry. I've worked with Renault in Formula 1, and in the Junior series, and is well known to me their desire to succeed. Sure, it's the beginning of a very exciting Chapter in my career.I want to thank Red Bull for their support and for the opportunity. I want to thank everyone who worked in the Toro Rosso".Helmut Marko, a sports consultant to Red Bull "We are pleased that we were able to agree with Renault that Carlos will hold this team the season 2018. It will be useful to work in the factory team together with an experienced partner.We will closely monitor the results of Carlos because he is still a part of the family Red Bull".

2017-09-14 13:44:02

Niko the Route of Marina Bay is very demanding

The pilot of Renault Niko Hulkenberg told about the track in Singapore.Nico Hulkenberg "It's a very difficult track, one of the most difficult in the season, the real test for the pilot. The circle is long with many a turn, many of which are very slow.High temperature and humidity do aerobatics on the highway unbearable ordeal. It is very important to be on top form because of these rigid requirements".

2017-09-10 16:44:02

Nico urged Pirelli to improve the tires for rain

The pilot of Renault Nico Hulkenberg said that the situation in Monza last Saturday, was extremely annoying. After constant delays of 15 minutes were taken out of equilibrium not only the viewer, but pilots.Nico Hulkenberg "We put on and take off our helmets so often Had to start the car, everything is set up and again to turn off.When it became clear that the delay will take a long time, I thought I should do something better than just waiting. For example, to go to sleep.The rain was not so strong, standing water was not at all on the track. The problem was that the tires made only in order to displace a certain number of liters of water. Otherwise, aquaplaning, and, of course, the pilots don't want to.Charlie Whiting was limited. In the future, I think we should continue to work with Pirelli to improve the situation. Because in the past with other tire manufacturers, we would easily have been able to fly in such conditions.Only, this year very few tests for the tyres, so Pirelli is indeed very difficult to improve our products.

2017-09-06 11:54:04

The teams of the 2018 contracts and rumors after Monza

The teams of the 2018 contracts and rumors after Monza

In the course of the last two Grand Prix in Spa and Monza, some teams voiced signed with the pilots contracts. Permutations to the top teams is not expected, although technically jobs are still there.Mercedes the contract Lewis Hamilton with Mercedes ends at the end of 2018. Agreement with Valtteri Bottas was signed only for one season. However, Finn has proved himself as a team player, and leadership in the face of Toto Wolff and Niki Lauda spoke in favor of the contract extension.The final word for the Board of Directors. However, other candidates for this place not Sebastian Vettel extended his contract with Ferrari, Fernando Alonso was given to understand that he should not dream about Mercedes after the scandal of 2007, and young drivers Esteban Windows and Pascal Wehrlein lack experience.Ferrari before the start of the home Grand Prix of Italy, the team extended the contracts with current drivers. And if Sebastian Vettel the agreement signed before the end of 2020, with Kimi Raikkonen signed a one-year contract.Red Bull Red Bull satisfied with the work of Daniel ricciardo and max Verstappen. There has repeatedly stated that both pilots connected with the team multi-year contracts. The pilots themselves did not seem very satisfied with the situation in the Red Bull. But they should go nowhere, as vacancies in the Mercedes and Ferrari will only appear at the end of 2018.Force India Esteban a Window signed a multiyear contract, but the agreement with Sergio Perez ends this year. The team is ready to prolong the contract with the Mexican, behind which there are respectable sponsors, but the pilot admitted that he has other offers. If Perez leaves Force India, it is likely to replace Pascal Wehrlein.Williams no doubt, lance Stroll will retain a seat at Williams due to large financial injections from Stroll-Scarecrow. The team needs a second experienced pilot, and Felipe Massa copes with this role. Most likely, the Brazilian will keep his place.A couple of weeks ago there were rumors that the pilot Williams could become Fernando Alonso. But it is unlikely the Spaniard will agree to change sewed on soap in the near future, Williams will not fight for victory.Toro Rosso Carlos Sainz signed a multiyear contract, but there is a small chance that for good compensation, the Spaniard will move to Renault.Place Daniil Kvyat in the team Dolny shaky - his back literally breathes Pierre went Out. In addition, in the Wake of rumors about a possible collaboration with Toro Rosso, Honda has been assumed that one of the places is a Japanese pilot.Renault Nico Hulkenberg signed a one-year contract with the possibility of renewal for the season 2018. Obviously, the team would exercise its right and extend the agreement with the German pilot.But the likelihood of a contract renewal with Jolyon Palmer minimum. As a replacement candidacies of Carlos Sainz, Sergio Perez, Robert Kubica and Russian Sergey Sirotkin.Some time talked about returning to Renault's Fernando Alonso, but the French team gave to understand that is not going to give the Spaniard the championship the car in the next three years.Navlabel team gene Haas stated he was pleased with the results of Roman Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen and intends to leave the pilots for next season without changes. But official statements have not yet been. However, Magnussen has already said that he has a contract for season 2018.McLaren Vandorn has a long-term contract with McLaren. The agreement with Fernando Alonso expires at the end of the year, and the Spaniard said that he would remain only if the team will change the engine supplier.If Alonso will leave McLaren, to Jenson button. In addition, rumors circulated about a possible invitation of Carlos Sainz.Sauber is no doubt that his place will retain Marcus Ericsson, who is affiliated with the sponsors and team owners. Second place is likely to get one from a protg of the Ferrari. It will either be Antonio Giovinazzi or Charles LeClair. Instead, the Swiss team will receive discounts on Italian powerplants.

2017-09-03 09:14:03

Niko Intermediate tyres gave trouble

The pilot of Renault Nico Hulkenberg in qualifying for the Italian Grand Prix showed a 12-th result. Because of the fine German will start 15th. Nico Hulkenberg "Today was difficult, particularly on intermediate tyres, as it seemed to me that we were going on the soap. It was difficult to keep the car on the highway, there was absolutely no grip. We had only one set of rain tyres, which proved much better staging, but we still had to go on intermediate tyres at the end of the session.We will do everything we can tomorrow. I hope we will be able to get a pair of glasses".

2017-09-02 19:54:03

Qualification account after Italy

Only the Toro Rosso team is about equal fight, but for Williams, McLaren and Renault dominated by one of the pilots.Mercedes, Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas 8-5Ferrari, Sebastian Vettel - Kimi Raikkonen 9-4Red Bull, Daniel Riccardo - Max Verstappen 4-9Force India, Sergio Perez - Esteban Windows 10-3Williams, Felipe Massa - lance Stroll 10-2McLaren, Fernando Alonso - Stoffel Vandorn 10-2Toro Rosso, Daniil Kvyat is Carlos Sainz 6-7Renault, Nico - Jolyon Palmer 12-0Haas, Roman Grosjean - Kevin Magnussen 8-5Sauber, Marcus Ericsson - Pascal Wehrlein 4-7.

2017-09-02 15:14:03

Pilots Renault will lose ground at the start

Both pilots Renault fined for the replacement of elements of the power plant. Nico Hulkenberg will lose 10 positions, Jolyon Palmer - 20.Earlier penalties for a replacement engine got Carlos Sainz, Fernando Alonso and both Red Bull's driver.

2017-09-02 09:24:04

Ross Brawn happy with the struggle of Vettel and Hamilton

Ross Brawn happy with the struggle of Vettel and Hamilton

Sports Director of the Formula 1, Ross brown believes that the whole world is in awe of the epic battle for the title of season 2017.Ross Brawn "Formula 1 will once again have legendary duel. Previously, these pilots were Schumacher and Hakkinen, but now we see the struggles of Vettel and Hamilton. It is very good for the sport. Everyone is happy".The pilot of Renault Nico Hulkenberg believes that the equality in speed between Ferrari and Mercedes will continue until the end of the season "I can imagine that the speed of Vettel and Lewis are about equal until the very last race. It will be interesting".

2017-09-01 23:14:03

Niko Usual Friday

Niko Usual Friday

The pilot of Renault Nico Hulkenberg in the practice of the Italian Grand Prix showed a 12-th result.Nico Hulkenberg "It was the usual Friday. We almost immediately got into the settings, picked a good balance. We worked well on problematic aspects Monza.We have no speed on the straight, so we are thinking of how to compensate this problem".

2017-08-31 12:14:05

Red Bull refused the young talent

A company producing energy drinks are known not only for its promotion of young talents, but his ruthless attitude to youth, which does not meet their expectations.Last cast was a Finnish 17-year-old driver Nico brown, which last year had been warned Red Bull that season in the Formula 3 did not go very smoothly.This year he was moved to the Arden team in GP3, but there results were not high enough.Helmut Marko "We will work with him until the end of the season. His performances are far from what we expected of him".

2017-08-30 15:34:02

There were 12 contenders for the title

If, prior to the Belgian Grand Prix, all the drivers kept a mathematical chance for the title, after the finish of the race the number of applicants was reduced to twelve.Until the end of the season there were eight races, and this means that any pilot can theoretically earn 200 points. As the leader of the championship Sebastian Vettel is already 220 points, to compete with him for the title only those who managed to earn 20 points or more. This group includes the second pilot of Ferrari Kimi Raikkonen, the Mercedes, Red Bull and Force India, as well as Carlos Sainz of Toro Rosso, Nico Hulkenberg of Renault, Felipe Massa of Williams and Romain Grosjean from Haas.In the constructors ' championship round contenders already noticeable. The chance to take the title from Mercedes there is only Ferrari, Red Bull and Force India. But this is only theoretically.

2017-08-29 11:54:04

Kevin Magnussen says has no regrets about Nico Hulkenberg

Kevin Magnussen says has no regrets about Nico Hulkenberg

The pilot Haas Kevin Magnussen refused to apologize for being rude, said in a live address to Nico hlkenberg after the Grand Prix of Hungary.Nico "No. He didn't apologize. And never will be. We just don't love each other."Kevin Magnussen "I reviewed the incident after the race and saw that I just didn't have room for maneuver. I try my best, I am most laid out, although sometimes you really have to move beyond.But I'm not here to make friends, I'm here to achieve results. My guide laughed at the comment, Niko. They want I was a real struggle - so they got itI didn't apologize, and won't do it".

2017-08-28 11:24:03

Roman Grosjean it was an Excellent race

Roman Grosjean it was an Excellent race

In the Belgian race pilot Haas Roman Grosjean finished seventh. This result allowed the French to overtake in the championship lance Stroll and closer to Felipe Massa.Roman Grosjean "it was a Great race. I was very tired after it. We knew that could be somewhere near the top ten, but I didn't think I could finish so high.After a few laps the car went into a rhythm and proved themselves on the course. I will not say that satisfied with the speed, so had to work hard to stay in the pace group. We had not the high degradation of the rubber on the Ul. After the departure of the safety car I had a short battle with Nico Hulkenberg, who managed to get ahead.I am very happy with the team, are very proud of our achievement. After Friday's practice I thought it would be a tough race, but we were able to make progress. We just need to be more consistent in working with the tires and settings in the beginning of the weekend, then safely finalize the details".

2017-08-27 16:44:03

Chronicle of the race Grand Prix of Belgium

Chronicle of the race Grand Prix of Belgium

144501 - Behind a one-month break, and the race in Spa opens the second part of the championship.144553 - Today from pole position will start Lewis Hamilton. The British pound is the 68-th pole, and this figure he overtook Michael Schumacher.144635 - By the way, it is here in Spa, 25 years ago, his first victory went to Schumacher, and in honor of that date, his son Mick prior to the start of the race drove one lap in my father's car in 1994.144850 - Near Hamilton will start the championship leader Sebastian Vettel. In the championship Vettel ahead of Mercedes driver on 14 points.144906 - the Second row is traditionally the Finnish Valtteri Bottas and Kimi Raikkonen.144931 Raikkonen four times won at Spa, but the last time it was in the distant 2009.144959 - the Third row completely for pilots Red Bull, while Max Verstappen again ahead of Daniel ricciardo.145221 - Fourth row Nico Hulkenberg and Sergio Perez.145235 - Fifth row Esteban Windows and Fernando Alonso.145259 - Actually, the tenth qualified Jolyon Palmer, but due to the replacement gearbox he went on the 14-th position.145342 - Thanks to the tenth position went Alonso, who did not have one tenth of a second to go to the finals of qualification.145405 - Next Grosjean, Magnussen, Sainz, Palmer, Stroll, Massa, Ericsson, Wehrlein, Kvyat, Vandorn.145436 - the Last five pilots earned various penalties. So, Kvyat got 20 positions for the replacement of elements of the power plant.145455 - Vandorn twice changed the engine, and the Belgian is in total scored 65 penalty positions.145620 - the Temperature is +22C, the track warmed up to +34C145629 - Rain during the race is not 145720 - Length 7004 m is the longest track in the championship. The distance of the race 44 145747 - the pilots of two independent zones DRS145856 - 14 First pilots will start on the soft tyres Ul.145927 - the Stroll, Massa, Ericsson, Kvyat and Vandorn chose 145940 - And only Wehrlein chose the hard type 150017 - Pilots go on warm-up 150148 - Pirelli offer two options strategies the Ul-Soft with one pit stop and the Ul-Soft-Ul with two stops.150216 - In the stands a lot of fans Verstappen, tens of thousands.150249 - Machine return to the starting 150328 - Everything's ready to 150344 - START150436 - Hamilton, Vettel, Bottas, Raikkonen, Verstappen, ricciardo, Alonso.150444 - Quat 16-150548 Hulkenberg in the final Chicane went 150655 - 1 lap Hamilton, Vettel, Bottas, Raikkonen, Verstappen, ricciardo, Hulkenberg, Alonso, Windows, Magnussen, Perez, Grosjean, Palmer, Massa, Sainz, Stroll, Kvyat, Vandorn, Eriksson, 150722, Alonso at the exit of the red Water attacks. And both of them tries to go through Windows. Three cars in a row150731 - In the end Alonso went 150744 - Start.

2017-08-27 11:54:03

Sergio Perez is unhappy with Magnussen

The pilot Force India Sergio Perez on Friday joined Nico Hulkenberg, condemning the style of piloting of Kevin Magnussen.Hulkenberg and Magnussen is known for his incident in Hungary, after which Kevin still grossly insulted Niko in front of the cameras.Mexican pilot said he believes Magnussen's dirty pilot and raised the question at the briefing pilots of the FIA.Sergio Perez "He just said that nothing did, but we all saw how Kevin is not the first time committing grave acts.At the speeds at which we drive, it all may cause a serious accident. That is why I brought it to Charlie Whiting. I hope he will remember it, because if there is an accident, it will be too late".

2017-08-26 21:24:03

Niko Hulkenberg very satisfied with the qualification

Niko Hulkenberg very satisfied with the qualification

The pilot of Renault Nico Hulkenberg at the end of qualifying for the Belgian Grand Prix was on the 7th position.Nico Hulkenberg "I am very happy with the qualification. I was not able to achieve the perfect balance and settings, but still my result was magnificent - 7-m. It has a great importance.Today, we're still working on the settings, but to find a middle ground failed. I'm still not sure we found the best solution for the race, but tomorrow will judge all. I will try to squeeze all of the 7-th place. The team did a great job, so I have to answer to them for this good result.

2017-08-26 18:14:02

Qualifying score after Belgium

Mercedes and Toro Rosso is about an equal fight, but for Williams, McLaren and Renault dominated by one of the pilots.Mercedes, Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas 7-5Ferrari, Sebastian Vettel - Kimi Raikkonen 9-3Red Bull, Daniel Riccardo - Max Verstappen 4-8Force India, Sergio Perez - Esteban Windows 10-2Williams, Felipe Massa - lance Stroll 10-1McLaren, Fernando Alonso - Stoffel Vandorn 10-1Toro Rosso, Daniil Kvyat is Carlos Sainz 5-7Renault, Nico - Jolyon Palmer 11-0Haas, Roman Grosjean - Kevin Magnussen 8-4Sauber, Marcus Ericsson - Pascal Wehrlein 3-7.

2017-08-26 14:24:04

Nico Rosberg Competitors more consistent than Lewis

Champion of the season in 2016 Nico Rosberg believes that competitors are doing more right steps to victories than Lewis Hamilton.Nico Rosberg "I respect Ferrari, which last year was just catching up. What they are doing is very impressive. But I still believe that Mercedes will win because they have the best car.Everybody's talking about Lewis, but please don't forget about Valtteri Battese. He does have a chance because he's fast, and he may be a bit more consistent than Lewis. Lewis is good only in good days but when he is in difficulty, his speed is not a trace remains.Sometimes we see Vettel wrong, but his problem is pride. His explosive temper often failed in the struggle for victory.Lewis is a bit colder, say, 5. But this is an advantage over SEB".

2017-08-26 12:54:03

The motivation Alonso surprised by Rosberg

Champion of the season in 2016 Nico Rosberg admitted that he was surprised that Fernando Alonso maintains his motivation during the crisis of the McLaren-Honda.Nico Rosberg "After those years of fighting for the championship, I just couldn't find the strength again to do the same. I lacked motivation. Where it takes Alonso, I don't know".

2017-08-25 20:24:04

Nico We showed a good speed

Nico We showed a good speed

The pilot of Renault and Nico Hulkenberg were satisfied with their 7-m result on the results practices Grand Prix of Belgium.Nico "At the end of the day brought us a little rain but otherwise it was a very good Friday, during which the team was able to demonstrate a high tempo. It was a typical work settings, balance and other things. It's nice that everything works as it should.Interesting to see what will be the weather in the rest of the weekend, because no one imagined that today will be such a heavy downpour. This Is A Spa".

2017-08-25 10:54:10

Nico Rosberg I'm done with Formula 1

Nico Rosberg I'm done with Formula 1

Champion of the season in 2016 Nico Rosberg has confirmed that not going to come back.Nico Rosberg "it's All right with me. This is a very emotional moment for me, as I spent many years in racing.But I'm in a great situation, I am satisfied with my life. It's like a new beginning. And Yes, I have a soon to be born second child".

2017-08-24 11:04:04

Nico Rosberg Formula E is the future

Nico Rosberg Formula E is the future

Champion of the season in 2016 Nico Rosberg, who prophesied to the post of head of Mercedes in Formula E, believes that an electric championship is the future.Nico Rosberg "This is the future of the world and it would be great to see when all the manufacturers will lay out their cards on the table Mercedes, Audi, BMW and others. It would be great".

2017-08-23 11:24:04

Niko Spa - one of my favorite tracks

The pilot of Renault's Nico Hulkenberg admitted that he is experiencing love for circuit de Spa-Francorchamps.Nico Hulkenberg "It's one of my favorite tracks, and, of course, is the best place in the world for racing. The forest here is magnificent, the magical, and the circuit is integrated into an amazing landscape. There are many changes of elevation, but the main highlight of the route is the turn Eau Rouge.On this track quite a lot of turns, but this is the longest track in the racing calendar. It is important to achieve the right balance of the car, as to gather a good circle is hard. I like the sector average, it is aerobatic, it is pleasant to pass on the car of Formula-1.Weather in Spa, often brings a lot of surprises, let's see what the race would be this time."On account of Hulkenberg five races at Spa. Best result - 4th place in 2012 and 2016.