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Formula 1

2017-09-20 16:44:03

Season 2018 seven vacancies

In the course of Grand Prix of Singapore became aware of the extension of the contracts of Valtteri Bottas, the pilots Force India, and also about the transfer of Carlos Sainz in the Renault. The teams are still seven vacancies, one of which may take Daniil Kvyat.Williams - 2 wakasiyaka no contracts with the pilots, but there is no doubt that lance Stroll will stay in the team, given the investment made by Strolla senior.In a couple of Canadians who will soon turn 19 years old, Williams is seeking an experienced pilot, over the age of 25 - this requirement is title sponsor Martini. Until recently, Felipe Massa remained the only candidate for this place, but first started talking about Paul di Resta, which now appears to be backup pilot of the team, and then about Robert Kubica. Kubica first tested in the part of Renault, but there chose Carlos Sainz, and now Robert is actively training in the simulator Williams.Another candidate - Marcus Ericsson, who may lose the place in the Sauber. The only advantage of the Swede is a solid set of sponsors.Toro Rosso - 2 vakansiyalar Sainz goes to Renault, and with high probability it will be replaced by Frenchman Pierre went Out - other suitable pilots in the Red Bull yet.Obviously, stay Sainz in the Toro Rosso, then went Out would take place Daniil Kvyat. Now, the Russian pilot has a chance to keep his job, it's important to make mistakes in the remaining races.Meanwhile, a new partner Honda want to see in the ranks of Toro Rosso its pilot Nobuharu Matsushita, which now appears in the Formula-2. It is not clear in what capacity - possibly as a test pilot. If the Japanese insist on the place of combat pilot, it is easy to guess that it will go with Cuatom.Few people know that now Matsushita listed as a pilot for the development of the McLaren-Honda. However, before the combat cars are not all limited to work in the simulator.McLaren - 1 vakantiecentrum with Stoffel Vendorno confirmed a month ago that negotiations with Fernando Alonso go. Earlier two-time champion reiterated that he would remain at McLaren, if the team change engine supplier. It happened, and now, as far as we know, Alonso and the McLaren management to discuss details of the new contract. Most likely, the agreement will be signed for one season to sign a contract for a longer period, the Spaniard just will not risk it.If Alonso refuses though it goes nowhere, then McLaren, in the words of Zac brown, have a plan "B". Obviously, this refers to Jenson button. Lando Norris, who will soon turn 18, they're unlikely to be put into a fighting machine.Sauber - 2 vacanciel contract extension with Ferrari Sauber head of Frederic Vasseur said he was willing to give one or even two seats for the wards of the Scuderia. Obviously, in return, the porters expect to receive discounts on the powerplant, gearbox and other components that will deliver Maranello.Ferrari has Antonio Giovinazzi and Charles Leclere, who in the course of this season, was repeatedly brought to the tests. And Giovinazzi even held two races, replacing the injured Pascal Wehrlein. If Ferrari is willing to pay for seats of both pilots, no place will be Marcus Ericsson. If the Scuderia will pull only one place, it is likely that Eriksson and his sponsors will remain in the Sauber.Without mestis the above it follows that in the season of 2018, we will not see on the grid protege Mercedes of Pascal Wehrlein. In the customer team Force India all the seats were occupied, and in Williams he victims. Perhaps he will remain in Formula 1 as a backup pilot factory team Mercedes.

2017-08-05 23:54:06

Williams was considering Paul di Resta for a place in the team for 2018

Williams technical Director Paddy Lowe said that the team is considering taking Paul di Resta for the season 2018.Recall that in Hungary di Resta replaced diseased Felipe Massa.Paddy Lowe "We are considering every possible option. I think that di Resta got a good reputation after this weekend, and I heard him call from Mercedes. They need to hurry with the proposals".

2017-07-31 16:24:03

Mercedes expects to invite Paul di Resta as a reserve pilot

Mercedes expects to invite Paul di Resta as a reserve pilot

Williams reserve driver Paul di Resta next year may be a spare pilot Mercedes. In Hungary, the Scot spent qualification and race instead of the sick Felipe Massa.Toto Wolff "If something happens to one of our pilots, we'll put in the car of Niki LaudaBut seriously, we would be glad to use Paul di Resta. He has done an incredible job, as the guy never piloted this car until qualifying. And while it was slower by only seven-tenths of a second than Stroll.Perhaps today he revived his career in Formula-1".At the time di Resta became the champion of the DTM in the Mercedes lineup. Then three seasons he played for Force India Mercedes.

2017-07-31 14:34:03

Mechanics Williams again faster all

Mechanics Williams again faster all

During the race in Hungary mechanics Williams spent two fastest pit-stop. The car Paul di Resta they served for of 2.29 seconds, the car of lance Stroll - of 2.33 seconds.Third pit-stop Daniil Kvyat is 2.44 seconds.

2017-07-30 18:54:04

Paul di Resta I did my best

Paul di Resta I did my best

Williams reserve driver Paul di Resta, replacing Felipe Massa in Hungary, out of the race.Paul di Resta "I did my best, but I understood that to achieve points will be almost impossible. The start was terrible. I acknowledge that the start system of modern cars I was given. On the first lap I did my best to avoid collisions and to win back the lost.Flying has become really difficult. Just to sit without training very hard. I tried to fly like in the DTM, but these methods here are not working. I tried struggling, but to achieve something serious happens.Recall that the last time di Resta took to the start of the race Formula-1 in 2013. And behind the wheel of the car in which the race was held, he first sat only an hour before the start of the qualification.

2017-07-29 22:24:03

Qualification account after Hungary

Mercedes and Toro Rosso is an equal fight, and in the McLaren and Renault dominated by one of the pilots.Mercedes, Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas 6-5Ferrari, Sebastian Vettel - Kimi Raikkonen 8-3Red Bull, Daniel Riccardo - Max Verstappen 4-7Force India, Sergio Perez - Esteban Windows 9-2Williams, Paul di Resta - lance Stroll 0-1McLaren, Fernando Alonso - Stoffel Vandorn 9-1Toro Rosso, Daniil Kvyat is Carlos Sainz 5-6Renault, Nico - Jolyon Palmer 10-0Haas, Roman Grosjean - Kevin Magnussen 7-4Sauber, Marcus Ericsson - Pascal Wehrlein 2-7.

2017-07-29 20:44:04

Pascal Wehrlein I was able to get back in the fight

Pascal Wehrlein I was able to get back in the fight

Pilot Sauber Pascal Wehrlein at the end of qualifying of the Hungarian Grand Prix was on the 18th position, ahead of team-mate Marcus Ericsson and Paul di Resta from Williams.Pascal Wehrlein "I'm satisfied with today's result, because after the crash yesterday I managed to get back in the fight on the prepared machine. Mechanics perfectly coped with the nightly build machines, I am grateful to them for such hard work. I repay them a good result".

2017-07-29 20:24:02

Paul di Resta I'm very worried

Paul di Resta I'm very worried

Williams reserve driver Paul di Resta, who replaced the sick in Hungary, Felipe Massa, showed on the basis of qualifications 19-th result.It is worth noting that the Scot was not a single minute of training, because all three practices held the Ground.Paul di Resta "I was worried, worried - all at once The work was a complete surprise to me It was a nervous qualification, as I am waiting for the result. I tried to be quick, but I have not worked in such conditions. I tried to do everything I could, worked with the settings of the Mass, but I can't say that they suit me. The team built a good car, but I couldn't realize its potential. I did not top speed, a little bit dumped in the corners, just not used to work on this machine.I work on the car DTM, and then moved to the Formula 1 race car is a different level. Just not used to these speeds, and overall, I enjoyed it".

2017-07-29 14:14:03

Paul di Resta will replace Felipe Massa

Paul di Resta will replace Felipe Massa

Reserve pilot Williams Paul di Resta will take the place of Felipe Massa during qualifying and the race in Hungary.Even after Friday practice Weight complained of feeling unwell. On Saturday morning doctors examined him and allowed to participate in Saturday's practice. Felipe had 12 laps, after which he stated that he would not be able to compete in qualifying. The team urgently reconfigures the machine under high Paul di Resta.On account of di Resta 58 Grand Prix. In 2011-2013, he played for Force India. The best result in the race - 4th place.

2017-02-21 10:34:02

Paul di Resta became a reserve pilot Williams

Paul di Resta became a reserve pilot Williams

The ex-pilot of the Force India Paul di Resta in the season 2017, the same as last year, will play the role of a reserve pilot Williams.Paul di Resta competed in Formula 1 for Force India in 2011-2013 Last years he spent in DTM, where in 2010 he won the title as part of the factory team Mercedes.Paul di Resta "I am very pleased to extend the contract with Williams, I am glad that the whole year will be a spare pilot, I will help the team. I look forward to the opportunity to start working with a new car FW40, waiting for the opportunity to deal with the new rules. I thank the team and Claire for the opportunity. Thank you all for your support and understanding."Deputy head Williams Claire Williams "It's great for us to get a pilot with experience on such an important position. His extensive knowledge in Formula 1 will be invaluable for us, especially with the new rules".

2016-08-25 09:54:03

Paul di Resta Mercedes drivers grows replacement

Paul di Resta Mercedes drivers grows replacement

Ex-Formula 1 driver Paul di Resta told about the pilots, who will replace Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton in the Mercedes.Paul di Resta "on the same team with the same cars were two pilots of the youth programme of Mercedes. Pascal the advantage of experience with Manor, but I don't think Esteban needs a lot of time to get comfortable.I can already tell that Wehrlein and Windows in the Manor will be the second, Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton in the Mercedes. They will impose on each other the high level of competition, and one never knows, will take their place in the champion's stable.

2016-03-14 15:14:03

Paul di Resta, the reserve pilot Williams

Paul di Resta, the reserve pilot Williams

Former Force India pilot Paul di Resta returns to Formula 1, however, the role of the reserve pilot.Claire Williams, Deputy team principal "We are delighted to see Paul in our team. He spent in Formula 1 58 Grand Prix and his knowledge is useful to us. We are confident that his previous experience in Formula 1 and current DTM presentation will help Williams this season".In 2010, di Resta became the champion of the DTM in the Mercedes lineup, and then signed a contract with Force India. In three years the Scot has twice finished fourth. In the beginning of 2014 Paul returned to DTM.

2015-01-12 10:34:04

Gary Paffett dissatisfied with the decision of the FIA

Gary Paffett dissatisfied with the decision of the FIA

DTM champion and former test pilot of McLaren's Gary Paffett believes that the FIA strange led, not including DTM in the pyramid racing series, leading to the Formula 1.Gary Paffett "In this respect I do not agree with the FIA. How was it possible not to include the DTM in the series list, where pilots can earn the points required to get superlicense This blatant injustice.I was in the third year of their performances DTM champion and then I had the chance to become a pilot of Formula 1. However, under the new rules I would have no chance, even with the title in his pocket. Unfairly".At one time Paul di Resta got a place in the Force India, becoming the champion of the DTM. Now Pascal Werlein, spare pilot Mercedes, she is successful in the DTM, but will lose the chance to sit behind the wheel of a race car Formula 1 thanks to the new rules.

2014-08-17 19:24:02

DTM Wittmann won the race, Petrov 18th

DTM Wittmann won the race, Petrov 18th

Racer RMG BMW Marco Wittmann won a landslide victory at the next stage of the German touring series DTM, which was held at the nrburgring. Since its main competitor, Mattias ekstrm, dropped out of the race, this success is almost guaranteed to Wittmann title. Three stage before the end of the championship, he is ahead of the Swede on 64 points.

Numerous successes of Wittmann led to the fact that, in accordance with the rules of the series, before the stage, his truck was loaded with the maximum amount of ballast. Because of this she was 20 pounds heavier cars Mercedes, and 10 kg - Audi. However, Wittmann became the sole representative of the BMW, which was able to break in the final part of qualifying, and won the pole there.

In the race he had no equal, taking the lead for almost the entire distance. The two remaining places on the podium was taken by the representatives of Audi. The second was Mike Rockenfeller ahead even at the start Edoardo the Mortara, who eventually finished third.

The best representatives of the Mercedes was Paul di Resta, who finished the race in fourth place. Throughout the greater part of the course he pursued the Mortara, but couldn't overtake. At the same time he stopped behind another representative of Mercedes, Daniel Juncadella.

For Mattias Ekstrm weekend at the nrburgring was extremely unsuccessful. In qualifying on podsypaya track he has not had enough time to improve your score, resulting in the Swede has not passed the second part of the session and started the penultimate. But in the race he was forced to retire due to mechanical problems already after the first round, and now has only a mathematical chance at the title.

For Vitaly Petrov qualification at the nrburgring was the best in the season, and he started the race 21-M. Finished Russian in 18th place.

Pilot

Team

Time

1. Wittmann - RMG BMW - 10942.802

2. Mergenthaler Phoenix Audi - +1.286

3. Abortar - Abt Audi +12.019

4. PDI Resta - HWA Mercedes +12.815

5. Dhundale - Mucke Mercedes - +13.717

6. Clitoris - HWA Mercedes +24.918

7. Mmartin - RMG BMW - +28.921

8. Mtomcat - Schnitzer BMW - +38.521

9. Rwilkins - HWA Mercedes +43.197

10. Buerlein - HWA Mercedes +45.377

11. Atamba - Abt Audi +48.071

12. Bsingle - Schnitzer BMW - +49.834

13. Ada Costa - MTEK BMW - +50.150

14. Dhand - RBM BMW - +20.955

15. Dgrin - Rosberg Audi - +52.771

16. Gaffet - HWA Mercedes +57.056

17. Thlok - MTEK BMW - +58.557

18. Vitaly Petrov - Mucke Mercedes - -1 lap

Not classified - 160 - 160

Apertus - RBM BMW - 35 laps

Nmueller - Rosberg Audi - 10 laps

Taider Phoenix Audi - 8 laps

Molina - Abt Audi - 4 laps

Mextram - Abt Audi - 3 circle

text Elmir Valeev

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2014-08-17 13:44:05

Paul di Resta I want back in Formula 1

Paul di Resta I want back in Formula 1

The ex-pilot of Formula 1 Paul di Resta wants to return one day in the Royal League. Now the Scot is in the DTM."I really liked Formula 1, " said di Resta. - These races gave me untold pleasure. It truly elite motorsports, where for victory fight only the best. I was crushed because I was asked to leave the League, but I don't put up with atima continue to work to return to Formula 1, as proved that you have all the necessary qualities. One day I will succeed".Di Resta played for the team Force India in 2011-2013, the Best result in the race - 4th place. The best result of the season - 12 place.

2014-08-16 13:44:03

Paul di Resta "I want to come back to Formula 1"

Paul di Resta

In 2006, Paul di Resta won Eurosalou Formula 3, ahead of young Sebastian Vettel, but, unlike the German, has not been sponsored and was forced to go in the German touring championship DTM. In 2010 he was able to win in this series, and as a reward Mercedes has ensured him a place in the Formula 1 team Force India.

However, after three years of relatively stable performances Scot was forced to return to DTM in Force India decided to change pilots, and other commands for di Resta was not found. However, he does not leave hope to return one day in the world Cup.

Paul di Resta "I liked Formula 1, everything there has brought me great pleasure. These are the best race in the world, the real elite motorsports, so of course, I was disappointed that I did not have the chance to play there this season. But you cannot put up with setbacks.

I am sure that people saw that I have all the necessary qualities to succeed in Formula 1. But one day everything changes and rules, and pilots. Unfortunately, there is a situation in which I was not.

But I'm still young enough to count on one more chance, and do everything in my power to make it appear. Of course, a lot depends on whether you can bring to the team serious money, but I worked hard to get the first chance, and still not lose hope. I want to come back to Formula 1 and will do what I can.

It is too early to talk about my plans for 2015, and now my thoughts entirely devoted to DTM. But I'm sure that would have a place in the Formula 1, and is configured now even more determined than before. The solution doesn't depend on me, but I showed a good, stable form, and I have no doubt that it will help me.

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2014-06-01 17:24:03

DTM the Race was won by Wittmann, Petrov again 17th

DTM the Race was won by Wittmann, Petrov again 17th

The DTM race at Silverstone has confidently won Marco Wittmann BMWthat started from the pole position. He and Miguel Molina Auditook 2-nd place, the first half of distance traveled on the option tyres was able to leverage the advantages of speed, which she provided to correctly build tactics, and were inaccessible to the rest of the peloton.

The struggle to narrow the Hungarian road went very badly, and not all drivers have managed to overcome even the first round the machine Gary Paffet received a blow from one of the opponents, the rear wing was broken, and Britain was forced to return to the boxes.

During the first phase of the race Marko Wittmann tried to chase the other pilot BMW, Timo Glock, although it was unable to exert significant pressure. But Goku failed to keep pace leader, he gradually fell behind, when he caught up with Miguel Molina Audi, which had to recoup after a bad start. On the 18-th circle, just before the pit stop, the Spaniard won the duel in the former F1 driver, and after a visit to the boxes he returned to the track before Timo.

At this point, the advantage of the first three was such that even after a pit stop all three crew kept their positions. But this situation did not last long Glock caught up with Edoardo Mortara, a representative of Audi, and soon was able to outstrip it, although between machines happened contact. However, the Germans did not lag behind, hoping in the future to win. He made several attacks, which is also accompanied by a power struggle, however, to return the third position Timo failed.

Vitaly Petrov, who started with next to last, the 22nd position, trying to control the more experienced competitors, but success he was not achieved, although some circles he passed pretty quickly. After a mandatory pit stop Russian rider rode 19th, and Christian Vitores, his partner on Mercedes and the winner of the previous stage DTM in Marienburg, to catch up with him could not. However, for a few laps before the finish of Vitores retired because of problems with the machine. In the end, Vitaly took 17 th place, and he managed to get ahead of another former pilot of Formula 1, Paul di Resta. And the best representative of Mercedes was Robert Wickens, finishing 11th, which confirmed the problem Stuttgart team machines which is clearly not enough speed compared with BMW and Audi.

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2014-05-23 17:04:03

Vijay Malia gave a party on his yacht

Vijay Malia gave a party on his yacht

For the seventh consecutive year the head of the team Force India Vijay Malia Grand Prix Monaco makes party Signature Monaco Party on his yacht. On Thursday night, as usual, on Board the Indian Empress has gathered the most important characters of Monte Carlo and Formula 1.

Among them were the Prince albert II of Monaco and his retinue, the head of Formula 1, Bernie Ecclestone, and Eric bulge, French Toast, Paul Hambre and many others. In addition, the party was attended by the former head of the team Eddie Jordan, and pilots Niko Hulkenberg, Sergio Perez, Esteban Gutierrez, Daniel Juncadella, Paul di Resta, Alan Macneish.

"Now it is already a tradition, and I am proud that I spend a kind of "opening ceremony of the" weekend in Monaco for several years already, - said the guests of Malia. Monaco is first of all glamorous, and I also give tribute. Otherwise we'll just have fun before you start to compete on Saturday and Sunday"

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2014-05-18 17:14:03

DTM Rain race was won by Vitores, Petrov - 17th

DTM Rain race was won by Vitores, Petrov - 17th

The second stage of the season body DTM championship was held at the German highway in Marienburg, the distinctive characteristics of which are relatively short range, lots of turns and narrow asphalt road.

By the start of it was drizzling rain, but most of the pilots went on slicks, including Vitaly Petrov, who started the race with the 22nd position. On Saturday he showed 23rd result, but after the disqualification of the winner of the pole, Miguel Molina, moved up one position.

Already in the first circles, the rain intensified, riders went into the pits for rain rubber, and the situation on the track changed with kaleidoscopic rapidity. On the slippery asphalt machine kept not the best, but the struggle around the peloton was very sharp, which led to numerous contacts. Already in the first phase of the race on the route traveled twice car security, to be able to safely evacuate taken off the machine, and after the second restart became the top-Adrian Tamba, the Audi driver.

Vitaly Petrov was leading the race gently, trying not to make mistakes, but used the misses the opponents and to the 19-th circle was mixed on 17 th place. However, he, too, no luck machine Daniel Juncadella, his partner for Mercedes, suddenly veered across the road, Vitaly was unable to avoid contact, then his car was slightly damaged. Juncadella soon came down, but the Russian pilot was able to continue the fight and ran circles with almost the same speed.

To 24-circle Vitaly was riding on the 14th, and, once the best racers Mercedes, somebody came from the distance, someone went in the boxes for fresh rain rubber. At the same time in the race's leaders came Jamie green, representative of Audi, gradually by growing speed.

After departure Pascal Verlaine on the road again, for the third time, he went safety car - by this time Petrov climbed to the 12th position. After restart green immediately went away, and Vitaly had 11-m But mandatory pit stops continued, while Petrov rubber while I was allowed to stay on the track, so at some point he was 9 However, he also had to go to the pit stop, then Russian racer went to the 18-th position.

On a wet road speeds were not too high, in addition, the race has been suspended several times, so the number of circles was reduced from 51 to 44 to fit in the allotted time limit in 1 hour and 15 minutes. To the final stage of the race leaders suddenly came pilot Mercedes Christian Vitores started to rain tyres and competently built tactics is not in vain in the Stuttgart team hoped for rain. To the finish with him desperately fought racer Audi Mike Rockenfeller, but ahead of Vitoria he failed. Paul di Resta finished 4th, securing the success of the Mercedes. Here it is appropriate to remind that at the first stage of the season racers Mercedes failed to score any points.

Vitaly Petrov eventually took 17 th place, which, of course, very important because while the main thing for him is to gain experience, and each lap around the track in combat worth it.

The third stage of the DTM season will take place in two weeks at the Hungaroring, on the road which Petrov perfectly knows what's going to help him to act more confidently.

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2014-05-17 19:44:03

DTM Petrov showed the 23rd time in Marienburg

DTM Petrov showed the 23rd time in Marienburg

Qualification on the eve of the second stage of body DTM championship was successful for Vitaly Petrov fail the complex piste in Marienburg he coped worse opponents, showing the 23rd result, and on Sunday he will start with the last item. In addition, during the qualification Vitaly made a mistake, and at some point lost control of the car.

The pole went to Miguel Moline, to the team of Audi Sport Team Abt, and the fastest racers Mercedes, colleagues Petrova, was Pascal Verlain he starts the 10-m But most of them, despite the experience of playing in this championship, which is not Vitali, took place from the 17th to 23rd, in particular, Paul di Resta, DTM champion of 2010, showed the 21st time. Now Mercedes hope that on Sunday may rain, that you may be able to compete with rivals exposed to Audi and BMW.

Head of Mercedes Motorsport extremely dissatisfied by such results.

"We absolutely do not like, " said Wolff Motorsport-Total. But one day the situation cannot be changed. We are lagging behind the pace of modernization of the machine, so to improve, but it will happen in the best case in a few weeks. No one is going to give up, on the contrary, all positive attitude".

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2014-05-03 23:14:02

Haug I Hope that the duel between Niko and Lewis will continue

Haug I Hope that the duel between Niko and Lewis will continue

The former head of Mercedes Motorsport Norbert Haug am sure that this year the title will get one of the riders factory team Stuttgart concern.

"I see almost all of the race, and I am very pleased that the "Silver arrows" lead with confidence, " said Haug in an interview with the Bild newspaper. - Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton show quite comparable speed, and both have a good chance to continue the fight for leadership during the whole season. I hope that the duel between them will continue. Both drivers I like long, I watch them all the time since, when they were very young and proud of both. I want to again and again we have seen so exciting race, as the recent Grand Prix of Bahrain. It is clear that in each duel in the end, someone wins, someone loses, but it Motorsport."

This year Haug first tries his hand as the commentator body DTM championship, and in his opinion a serious challenge for the title in 2014 will Timo Glock "Timo won the last race last season. From my point of view, it may be one of the favourites and will fight for the title. However, I believe that among the leaders again and Paul di Resta, who returned to the DTM from the Formula 1".

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2014-05-03 20:14:03

DTM Petrov was the last in the qualification

DTM Petrov was the last in the qualification

Debut qualification in DTM ended Vitaly Petrov failed he took the last, 23-th line Saturday Protocol.

We cannot say that it was because of a lack of experience, after all, not the best performance of all the racers Mercedes. Faster than other colleagues around Hockenheim drove Gary Paffett, DTM champion 2005, but was only 15 the Majority of pilots, speaking on machines Stuttgart concern, showed results from the 19th Paul di Resta on the 23rd and not passed to the second qualifying session. Apparently, Mercedes collided with a clear deficit speed, and rivals from Audi and BMW prepared for the start of the season more efficiently.

By the way, not all newcomers championship were weak with a 3-d position in the race will start pilot BMW Antonio Felix da Costa, last year took 3-th place in World series by Renault.

Pole won Adrian Tamba, driver of Audi team Abt.

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2014-04-17 00:14:04

Grand Prix of China the Route and statistics

Grand Prix of China the Route and statistics

2014 FORMULA 1 UBS CHINESE GRAND PRIX

Date

The track

Circle

Circles

Distance

18-20/04/2014

Shanghai International Circuit

5451 m

56

305.066 m

A year and a half before the Formula 1 debut on the Chinese soil, in April 2003, a group of engineers and architects visited the construction site of the future highway. Then no one believed that such a machine can be built in just 18 months, but the Chinese were surprised exact match schedule, immediately decided to resolve several serious problems.

Figure track invented Herman Tilke, write to the configuration of the Chinese character "Champ" literally - "Chase in Shanghai" and postaralsya away from the usual scheme to the press did not write more about what "race tracks Tilke alike as twins" is a high - speed ring embedded in the project opportunities for overtaking. Rumor has it, the total cost of the complex exceeded 325 million dollars.

The Schedule Of The Grand Prix Of China. Moscow time.

Date Of Event

Time

Russia 2

Sport 1

18/04 - First practice

0600

-

0555

18/04 - Second practice

1000

-

0955

19/04 - Third practice

0700

-

0655

19/04 - Qualification

1000

0950

0950

20/04 - Race

1100

1045

1030

Wide track, allowing attack, a great opportunity for you to pass on the brake at the end of a long straight, large areas of safety and excellent infrastructure - can fully concentrate on racing.

The route requires intermediate level clamping force and the traditional compromise between speed on the straight and adhesion in slow corners. Because of the large number of protracted turns when configuring the machine it is important to avoid manifestations of excess turnability.

At full throttle racers are 55 of the circle, in braking mode - 14.16 turns 7 left and 9 right, eight zones braking, brake wear - the-middle zone of a serious brake distribution and brake in time to cool down. Two independent zones DRS. Loss of time at the pit stop - 17.5 seconds, full time pit-stop - 21 second.

The Pirelli will bring the race "average" a couple of compositions - Soft and Medium, such a combination of this year was used in Australia and China. Wear rubber - average, a deterrent because of the two protracted left turns is the status of the front Diogo wheel. The probability of leaving the car security - 40, although wide security zone allow to carry out the evacuation of cars without suspending the race.

One of the main problems of the Chinese route is little interest from local fans - forced organizers to close the rostrum covers and certain way to set the camcorder to the empty space was not obvious.

The achievements of existing riders in the Grand Prix of China

Racer

SE

Glasses

Circles

Best

pole

1-St row

fast

circle

podium

victory

all

leader

start

finish

Dbutton

10

89

559

75

2

1

160

1

160

4

1

Palanco

10

81

560

119

1

1

2

3

1

4

2

F.Weight

10

36

512

4

3

2

160

160

1

2

160

Nasberg

8

50

408

78

1

1

1

1

160

2

1

Cricket

8

48

410

31

2

1

160

4

1

5

1

Hamilton

7

86

366

87

1

1

3

3

2

5

2

Spectel

7

63

392

73

1

1

3

3

1

2

1

A.Sutil

6

160

203

160

10

11

160

160

160

160

160

Nhulunbuy

4

1

167

8

10

10

160

160

160

160

160

Drycargo

3

6

112

160

7

7

160

160

160

160

160

Pallidogale

3

4

167

160

13

8

160

160

160

160

160

K.Kobayashi

3

2

112

160

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Best results of the sessions of the Grand Prix of China 2013

Event - Weather - Racer - Team

Time

First session - Sunny. Dry - Nasberg - Mercedes

136.717

Second session - Sunny. Dry - FMCSA - Ferrari

135.340

Third session - Sunny. Dry - Palanco - Ferrari

135.391

Qualification - Clear. Dry - Hamilton - Mercedes

134.484

Best lap in the race - Sunny. Dry - Spectel - Red Bull

136.808

Paul di Resta "the Chinese route is one of the best in the League, I would have included it in the top five - here you can fly smoothly, maintaining the high pace lap due to a wide turns with a large radius. Besides, it is as if created for use DRS".

Grand Prix of China All stages

Data Track

Pole

Winner

14/04/13 - Shanghai - Hamilton - Mercedes - Palanco - Ferrari

15/04/12 - Shanghai - Nasberg - Mercedes - Nasberg - Mercedes

17/04/11 - Shanghai - Spectel - Red Bull - Hamilton - McLaren

18/04/10 - Shanghai - Spectel - Red Bull - Dbutton - McLaren

19/04/09 - Shanghai - Spectel - Red Bull - Spectel - Red Bull

19/10/08 - Shanghai - Hamilton - McLaren - Hamilton - McLaren

07/10/07 - Shanghai LHamilton McLaren - Cricket - Ferrari

01/10/06 - Shanghai - Palanco - Renault - Mschumacher - Ferrari

16/10/05 - Shanghai - Palanco - Renault - Palanco - Renault

29/09/04 - Shanghai - Rbarrier - Ferrari - Rbarrier - Ferrari

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2014-03-17 14:14:02

Paul di Resta My goal is to return to Formula 1

Paul di Resta My goal is to return to Formula 1

DTM champion of 2010, Scot Paul di Resta, spent three seasons in the main status of the pilot of Formula 1, but in the end of last year remained without a contract and returned to German body series. In an interview with the Herald Scotland Paul said that he misses the Formula 1.

Paul di Resta «When in the past year, we have the opportunity to return to the DTM, I did not think long about, especially because both sides wanted - the contract was signed quickly. I still have good memories about this series and excellent relationship with Mercedes - 10 years I have collaborated with it, and was glad to continue the relationship.

I think this year the Mercedes team will have an advantage in Formula 1, at least in the first Grand Prix. They have great power-plant, there are no serious problems with reliability, efficient aerodynamics. Probably Lewis or Niko this year will win the title. New technologies, hybrid power installation - all of this is very interesting, especially because in the end we will see similar engines on their road cars.

Three years in Formula 1 became the most interesting and important experience in my life, at least for now. It was curious to travel the world to fight for the wheel of the most high-tech machines at the best tracks that I will miss. It was very difficult to reconcile with the fact that this year I will not act in the Formula 1. Gradually I was used to, but seeing broadcast on TV, felt that no longer part of this championship. My goal is to return to Formula 1.»

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2014-03-11 18:04:01

Paul di Resta hopes to return to Formula 1

Paul di Resta hopes to return to Formula 1

After three seasons, conducted in the Force India, Paul di Resta lost his place in the Formula 1 and returned to the German body series DTM champion of which he became in 2010. However, the Scot is not refusing from the plans sooner or later to continue his career in Formula 1.

Paul di Resta «I have the desire, in one form or another to participate in Formula 1. In sport it is important to stay active, and if you have the chance to come back, I hope to be able to use it. I am currently planning a career only for the next year, and will do everything possible to be again in the Formula 1. Of course, I do not feel that the door is closed for me or I'm too old to give up. I have already done enough to demonstrate its capabilities, and hope I get another chance. I intend to continue racing career.

Will try to maintain contacts with Formula 1, I am very interested in what is happening in the championship. Of course, I am upset that they will not arrive in Melbourne, but plan to visit several stages of the season, when the championship will return to Europe, and I will be easier to go to the race. Most importantly, now I'm concentrating on his work and is primarily aimed at result».

Despite the thought of Formula 1, di Resta ready to fight in the upcoming season DTM «I will do everything in my power to do, and am happy to return to the track. It would be great again to come to the podium and to win the race. Of course, now I have to solve a completely different problem, but, in any case, the transition in the DTM I do not think it is a step back.

I hope to be able to start from the same place where we stayed in 2010-PM I was three years older and gained a new experience, which I obviously not hurt.»

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2014-03-01 18:04:01

Jan Madej about DTM standard, modern Formula 1 and Vitaliy Petrov

Jan Madej about DTM standard, modern Formula 1 and Vitaliy Petrov

Jan Madej, General Director of ZAO Mercedes-Benz RUS», in an interview with nonf1.ru said that for sutarskogo concern is equally important Formula 1, DTM, and what quality of Vitaly Petrov helped him to become the factory racer Mercedes.

Question Mercedes clear strategy concern equally participates in the DTM, and in Formula 1, which can not afford any other automaker. You are a specialist in marketing which of these projects is more effective with your point of view

Jan Madej of Course, Formula 1 is more popular globally, because it is the world championship, while DTM - European series. Therefore F1 attracts the attention of a global audience, but in Europe, particularly in Germany, the DTM is less popular. Personally, I would not say that the interest in Formula 1 is greater or less than the DTM. All who watched the race DTM will say that they are fascinating, because the struggle on the track is much more acute, there are plenty of various events. So, in my opinion, each episode is good.

Last year on the circuit Moscow Raceway debut DTM in Russia, and interest in the first race was huge Gathered a lot of spectators, race accompanied by magnificent atmosphere, and we were lucky with the weather. So the beginning was fantastically successful

Question From this year's Formula 1 increasingly focusing on the interests of manufacturers, introduced hybrid propulsion systems, though earlier I talked about the fact that F1 is a kind of testing ground of advanced technologies that are then used in the serial automotive industry. How you feel about this technological milestone in Formula 1

Jan Madej I am not an engineer, so it's difficult to speculate on technology topics, but personally I like this turn for the Formula 1 more responsible with our real needs. The production of 8-cylinder engines and develop powerful motor V6 is very different engineering tasks. Its working volume - only 1.6 liters, but it is equipped with turbine and integrated with two electric motor-generators - this technological miracle, a kind of a masterpiece of engineering

In my opinion, the Formula 1 is increasingly turning into a competition of technologies, and I like it. Mercedes-Benz - for introduction of advanced technologies, and I believe that we will succeed

Question Paul di Resta became the champion of the DTM, and then moved in Formula 1, and he played well. But the racers of Formula 1, even such well-known as Mika Hakkinen, Jean Blanc, Ralf Schumacher or David Coulthard driving machines DTM not managed to achieve great success in it. How do you think, what is the matter

Jan Madej I Think it's because DTM cannot be considered secondary championship, consenting to the Formula 1. It is just a different series, which are very different machines. Ask Vitaly Petrov, and he says that in the DTM need an absolutely different style of piloting, primarily because the machine is much heavier, and the racer to cope with it. It is the answer to your question you can't say that one race is better than the other - each of them is difficult in its own way. Therefore, the riders, which are perfect for the job in Formula 1, in the transition to DTM have to adapt to a completely different machine, and it is not so simple.

Question What impression Vitaly Petrov produces personally for you

Jan Madej I am ready to repeat that he was a good rider, successfully competing in Formula 1 is all facts. But the most important thing - he's a great guy, very normal person, and he's very pleasant to communicate and work, and I like it the most. So I think that Petrov is the ideal hero who will represent our brand it certainly fits in with our strategy, and even globally.

Mercedes-Benz is associated with modern luxury. Vitaliy is a modern athlete successful, young, attractive and democratic, which distinguishes devotion to the chosen business. As far as I know from the other, his approach to work can be called the academic, almost scientific - such great attention he pays to detail. So, I think he is a very positive person.

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2014-02-28 18:14:03

Petrov The DTM I'll have to change your style

Petrov The DTM I'll have to change your style

On the last day of February, it was officially announced that Vitaly Petrov becomes racer factory team Mercedes serving in the DTM. After the press conference devoted to this issue, the Russian pilot gave an exclusive interview to nonf1.ru.

Question apparently, the choice in favor of DTM was perfectly conscious how was this decision

Vitaly Petrov I want the fans to understand that all my life I could choose Championships easier and win first place there. For example, at one time in the Formula Renault and Formula 3000 I could not participate in the strongest Championships in Italy and Europe, while simpler. But I always chose the most difficult Championships, so I decided to go in the DTM.

In 2013, I received invitations to perform in GT, Le Mans, and, for championship team - I was grateful for the proposals, but, unfortunately, I had to give up. I was called to speak at the rally, this is my dream, and later I always go back to it.

But I with many consulted and decided in favour of the DTM, although I haven't followed it to the Championships and very few knew about it. And when I started to get into talking to the players, team owners, all speak the same thing the DTM is almost like Formula 1. Worth seeing results qualifications at any stage of this series, and you will see that the result of the holder of the poles from the pilot 22nd, shares less than a second. This suggests that it will be very difficult to fight for getting into the top five, or even ten.

I felt it on the tests, so the first idea I have. Properly set up the machine and win even a tenth of a second very hard. I propose to show fans a couple of stages DTM, show qualification, to see whether there is more dense struggle than in many other series.

Question Tell us more about the tests in Portimao, on the first serious acquaintance with the machine DTM, because summer demonstration races in Moscow, probably, can not take into account

Vitaly Petrov In the first two-three hours, I just gave the opportunity to «find out rhythm», because inhibition, set in rotation and exit turn in the DTM is very different from Formula 1. I already warned about this, morally I was ready, and already made a plan how I will adapt to this machine. The information I had from the racers of Formula 1, which have the experience of playing in the DTM.

First of all, this deceleration. In Formula 1 all goes like this you slowed before the turn, turned, stepped on the gas and went out of turn. There it is important to brake as late as possible, and do it very hard.

In the DTM style braking other due to the weight of the machine, and you need to download on braking and in bends. In Formula 1 you brake and calmly turn, and here we must consider that the weight of the machine with a racer - 1100 kg, and braking it's a bit floats, heels, so you should not brake abruptly, but gradually start, and then «modulepath» pedal. And a new sense of «reloaded» weight of the car, I felt concerned had to take it seriously this time. This feeling still remains, I do not yet fully understand, in what direction we are moving, working with the settings of the machine, although this issue, I have spent most of the time.

Question it is Clear that the one test day is very little, but still managed to achieve That attracted the attention of the heads of Mercedes Motorsport, once they made the decision to sign a contract with you

Vitaly Petrov to be honest, I have not asked them, thought that I was learning it from someone else laughs But I have not made serious mistakes, never off the track, and perhaps, they saw that I can achieve something. In the afternoon the team began to test new items, put them on the car, I was told to use DRS, changed the configuration of the rear wing and see what speed I was developing at the start line.

Apparently, by this time, when I have a little «katilsya», they decided that I experienced different settings, not only wing, but pendants, and I could feel the difference in the behavior of the car after these changes, which was the most important. Typically, the commands as time and look not only to your lap time, but also find out whether you can understand what is being changed and in what direction. But it was very difficult, and I still don't know what to do next.

Question has it helped You to communicate with the riders, whom you may know by a Formula 1, with Paul di Restau and Gary Paffett, because now they will be your companions by Mercedes

Vitaly Petrov Of Course Understandably, not all of the riders release their secrets, but you're trying to still something reveal the mate, and I actually managed to get some information, podtverjdayushuyu what I already knew. Of course, no one will tell you about the style of piloting, as correctly to go, but I already knew how I have to change your style to quickly go in the DTM.

Of course, after the first community I looked up their telemetry, and thought, as they come with such a speed in turns But it turned out that I simply too slow, swinging the car and when entered in turn, she already propagules past the apex. It turned out that the car DTM need to go, as in the Formula 3.

Question in the Spring, and have yet to several series of tests what tasks do you set for yourself, and what level you need to leave

Vitaly Petrov the Most important thing for me to engineers and mechanics team realized what I want to achieve, by configuring the machine. I already asked a lot of questions, and they are preparing the answers to the following tests. For me it is important to establish a good working relationship, to engineer always knew that I ask. In Formula 1 racing engineer and without me know what to do. It is important that the team saw my style of piloting and sorted out in my preferences.

What concerns the level of results, I do not even want to talk. I need to make sure I was happy with the car. If I am not satisfied with something, the result will not be.

Question Formula 1 at night dreaming of

Vitaly Petrov I have been following tests. But, you know, I do not really want to sit in boxes and wait until I fixed his car laughs. Now I am totally focused on the DTM, and there together with my assistants will think. Mercedes acts in Formula 1, so maybe I'll ride on some Grand Prix, to be in the boxes together with a team - all this can be discussed.

text Andrey Elk

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2014-01-22 14:44:03

Niko "I think Sergio very strong racer"

Niko

In an interview with Auto Motor und Sport pilot Force India Niko spoke about the preparation for the new season, changes in regulations, grooming machines and upcoming fight with a partner Sergio Perez.

Question How did you spend this winter

Niko Very quietly. I was home and trained continuously.

Question could you tell the details

Niko Since the beginning of work with a coach load increased. Trainings became more intense, I worked in the morning and evening.

Question How many times have you visited Silverstone on the base Force India

Niko I came once before Christmas, then last week and this week.

Question have You been following a course of construction of the new machine Been in constant contact with engineers

Niko the Team is kept secret by its development, and it is quite sensitive information to share it by e-mail. With the progress of work of the machine you can meet only at the base. When I went to Silverstone, together with the engineers looked, what they are working in a wind tunnel. Our technical Director Andy Greene told me about how it moves.

Question You still disappointed that in the past year failed to sign a contract with Ferrari, McLaren or Lotus

Niko Honestly, I do not think so, because all left behind. Now I am fully focused on the upcoming season. We are waiting for an exciting year, and nobody knows what to expect. Will answer many questions, and I'm curious what it will result in.

Question What bothers you the most

Niko As a rider bothers me most, what changes have to be made in style of piloting than I am used to for the last four years in Formula 1. As the engine will run, what will be the level of grip, how will be slower machine These questions are interesting for me in the first place, and I don't know the answer to the first tests, but even in Jerez, some questions remain unanswered. Things become clear only after the tests in Bahrain and the first race.

Question You will be disappointed if the new machines will be three or four seconds slower than last year

Niko Like, because it would be a step in the wrong direction, because the Formula 1 should remain the pinnacle of Motorsport. If we lose three or four seconds, the machine GP2 speed closely approached the Formula 1, and then the difference between the categories is not so noticeable.

Question But you always piloted at the limit, regardless of the maximum speed of the car

Niko In the past four years, at least in the qualification, the machines were very fast. Subconsciously you will remember this, and if the machine is slower rider will feel it. See, the higher the speed the thrills of a pilot, so if the speed of the fall, will be unpleasant.

Question How much you already know about the new car You have already worked with her on a simulator

Niko No, not worked. The Force India has a simulator, but it has not yet laid characteristics of the machine 2014, so work on it until it makes no sense. You must have patience and wait. After the first tests will be the first impressions and study a large number of collected information. After that, the simulator will be made to the estimated data and adjusted according to the information we receive on a real track. I think it will be better than it is now working on the simulator based on theoretical assumptions.

Question How can change the wheel With the advent of a new hybrid system will surely change the number of buttons

Niko While the wheel is still the same. First, the team wants to see its effectiveness on the real machine, and then make adjustments.

Question this year the brake balance is automatically adjusted depending on the use of hybrid installation. This will help drivers

Niko In the past year once in my car refused KERS, and I had to manually adjust the brake balance, and I saw nothing wrong with it. Honestly, I don't know what awaits me.

Question you Have had the experience of playing on a machine with a turbocharged engine in your career

Niko I Think no.

Question How will the new machine

Niko a Little differently. For the layman the main differences will become narrower front wing and nose fairing. From an aesthetic point of view it is not so nice, but it quickly got accustomed. In General, the machine will look relatively easy. Outside the side pontoons will not exhaust pipes, because now they cannot post.

Question What changed in the Force India for the year of your absence

Niko At the team something was rebuilt, something was added. In each Department has become more employees is a good sign, indicating growth.

Question Your companions were Rubens Barrichello, Paul di Resta and Esteban Gutierrez. What do you expect from working with Sergio Perez

Niko We are waiting for an acute struggle. I think Sergio very strong racer. We quite know each other, because in 2005 we performed together in Formula BMW. Since then, our path is constantly crossed, for example, in 2009 in GP2. As I said, the fight will be tough.

Question last year there were many conversations about the rubber. In 2014 bus will again play a prominent role

Niko it is Difficult to make predictions before the start of the tests. Compositions changed, but it's hard for me to say how it will affect the characteristics of the tyres. Add to this higher torque - in General, while there are more questions than answers. You need to be prepared for any eventuality.

Question the Past generation machine was extremely reliable. The situation will change in the new season

Niko This is another issue that must be addressed. We can say that the darkness to the touch moving forward. Must pass at least one stage of the season, that we understand how reliable is a new technique.

Question what do you think about

Niko the Situation is not as straightforward as in recent years. Advantage is on the side of the commands that have large budgets, as they can quickly implement new products. However, significant changes in the rules give opportunity to small teams get close to the leaders. Recall the example of Brawn GP in 2009. Thus, everyone has a chance to Express themselves.

Question next year, The pilots will begin to accrue penalty points. What do you think

Niko This will further complicate the situation. For every mistake we will charge a penalty. I think initially the fans would be difficult to sort this out. Riders will also have to get used to the new system.

Question Double points that will accrue to the last race, can be fatal to teams, leading the struggle in the middle of the peloton, because of the number of points earned depends on the size of the prize money paid to the President Bernie Ecclestone.

Niko If the last race you get off from the race in the first corner, then the team may find themselves in a difficult situation, because opponents can earn twice more points than usual. I don't know yet, how will we deal with this situation.

text Mikhail Smirnov

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2014-01-21 18:54:02

Paul di Resta hopes to win back the title in the DTM

Paul di Resta hopes to win back the title in the DTM

Having lost his place in the Force India, Paul di Resta announced the return of the DTM. Series champion 2010 signed a contract with Mercedes and hopes that the new season in the body championship will be no less successful.

Paul di Resta «I am delighted to return to the DTM. It is obvious that as reducing the chances to compete in Formula 1, I thought about his return to Mercedes-Benz, because I always liked DTM championship, and speech it is a nice experience. For three years, much has changed, but I always watched with interest for him, supported the old ties, and when the opportunity act Mercedes, use it. I think together we can achieve success and I hope to win the title again.

I know the DTM and think that I need so much time to find the previous rate and get the chance, at least on the podium in the first race and then win the race and win a championship.

Over the past three years, I learned a lot about racing. Formula 1-use advanced technologies, it is constantly working, which employs a lot of people. Everything is constantly changing. I struggled for a position in the middle of the peloton, but this fight was very tense. It seems to me that the key factors had control over events in the race, finishing machines and the ability to properly handle on Pirelli - it all seemed much more complicated. In the DTM, we need absolutely different skills. Machine here is a little heavier, but it also uses an advanced technology, and this will motivate me.

I almost did not change when moved from the DTM in Formula 1. You always to the extent that the technique. We have a great team, and I hope that we have made the fastest car, which will compete for the leadership.

For three years I did not win races, and motivates me pressing that I am in the struggle for leadership. It is he who makes strive for more. However, I think the favorite in the fight for the title will become the same person, who won the championship last year, Mike Rockenfeller, because he won it with a great advantage».

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