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Formula 1

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

3

10

160

160

1

160

160

Spheres

3

160

167

3

8

11

160

160

160

160

160

Rgraham

2

10

112

160

6

6

160

160

160

160

160

W-E. Verne

2

160

112

160

15

12

160

160

160

160

160

Vbatts

2

160

56

160

16

13

160

160

160

160

160

J.Bianchi

2

160

55

160

18

15

160

160

160

160

160

Chilton

1

160

55

160

19

17

160

160

160

160

160

Aguileras

1

160

4

160

17

160

160

160

160

160

160

Quat, Magnussen and Erickson160in the Grand Prix of China did not participate

160

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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2014-01-21 14:04:02

Paul di Resta is returned in the DTM

Paul di Resta is returned in the DTM

Paul di Resta is returned in the DTM in 2014 after not able to find a Formula 1. Series champion 2010 signed a contract with Mercedes, and already today to take part in the tests are held on the Portuguese Algarve circuit.

Paul di Resta «I am delighted and return to the DTM, and what I see a lot of familiar persons. DTM fantastic racing series, which involves three major , there is an intense struggle and pilots are high level. I'm ready for the forthcoming work together with a team of Mercedes-Benz DTM standard, and is ready to take part in the fight for the title.

Since my last race in the DTM, which was held in Shanghai in 2010, much has changed, new machines, new rules, and the third producer, however, remained unchanged my desire for success. Mercedes-Benz has provided me with the car, at the wheel which I will be able to fight for victory and the title. However, I understand that will not be easy. My opponents have a two-year experience of playing on the machines of new generation. At today's tests, I'll start preparing for the season, that already in may at the first stage in Hockenheim be able to fight for victory».

Toto Wolff, head of Mercedes Motorsport «for Many years Paul di Resta was part of the family of Mercedes-Benz, and we are pleased to have him back, as this will strengthen our position in the DTM. Paul learned a lot over the years of performances in Formula 1, and now, together with Gary in our team comprises two experienced racers, wins the title in the DTM together with Mercedes-Benz. They can use to track their knowledge and advise a young pilots Mercedes».

Despite the change in the DTM, Paul di Resta will not part with thoughts of his return to Formula 1. Answering the question of the British magazine Autosport, whether completed his career in the world championship, Paul said literally the following «No, definitely not. Sorry not to be able to stay, but I spent three strengths of the season and left not because he could not show the speed. I'm still young and I can return if the opportunity arises».

Experts do not exclude, that in the upcoming season Paul di Resta will combine participation in the DTM with the work of the backup racer with Mercedes AMG.

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2013-08-05 09:34:04

The head of the Force India the car is in perfect order

The head of the Force India Vijay Malia considers his team fell sharply in the last race not because of problems with the car, but because of the problems with a lack of understanding of the work of rubber." the first half of the season, our results were high and surprised many, " said Malia. But when they began to use new tires, modified compositions, our results began to fall, which is quite natural, because our car was originally designed for a certain type and composition of . we came to the conclusion that the rubber works only on the car adriana , and Paul di Resta suffers from excessive wear and other problems. It was only in rubber, and not in the car, because he as always fast. We need to solve the problem as soon as possible".

2013-08-01 18:44:03

Paul di Resta Hope in Belgium start again

Paul di Resta Hope in Belgium start again

Force India holds the fifth position in the Cup of designers, but due to the failures in the last two races on a background of progress McLaren difference between the teams was reduced to two points. Although the Force India have always been prepared for the fact that the rivals of Woking eventually be able to win, it would be a pity to part with such a prestigious position in team classification. After the race in Budapest, where none of the machines Force India failed to reach the finish and Paul di Resta told about the reasons of failures and prospects in the second half of the season.

«I had a good start, but after that, the race was very difficult,160 - recalls Paul di Resta on the pages of the Scottish newspaper the Daily Record. - We had not so many options tactics, because we could not achieve the optimal rubber and the right balance. It happened at the end of the race, where we had to earn points, but we are completely unable to fight against opponents.

We need a little rest, but at the same time it is necessary to put the pieces together, because for the last race we missed several chances of success, and rivals were ahead. We have a lot to do, but I believe in the team and I know that after the break, all will have to compete hard, because joint work gives results.

We must ensure effective work of the machine. In Hungary, everything functioned on a limit of possibilities, the pilot was not easy, but such weekends happen.

Perhaps the car approached the track but it is difficult to determine the cause of the failures. It is necessary to redistribute efforts to carefully analyse the situation and prepare for the next Grand Prix, where, I hope, all will begin first, and the team will return to the level that we had in the beginning, when we were fighting against stronger opponents.

Plans for August I want to rest, to continue training and to spend some time with the family. I'm going to redistribute efforts and get back in the fight more serious rival - I don't want to miss the chance to achieve great results this season. The first races were great, and I do not see reasons which prevent us to return to the previous form».

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2013-08-01 16:24:03

Season transitions - season rumors

Season transitions - season rumors

When begins the August break in the championship, the flow of news related to the world of Formula 1, for obvious reasons Milli. However, sports Newspapers and websites have something to write about, so the reading public sometimes invited to get acquainted with the information often has to reality very indirect relationship.

However, if you try to think logically, things are cleared up. For example, if you analyze the rumors about Fernando Alonso, who allegedly appeared in the list of candidates for future positions in the Red Bull Racing, you've got to start with the fact that the Spaniard is related long-term contract with Ferrari, expiring only at the end of 2015. The rights of a German journalist Michael Schmidt, when on the pages of Auto Motor und Sport writes «In Ferrari never release him until they find a suitable replacement. Even if the contract has a clause providing for early termination, it is unlikely Alonso will be able to use. He struggles with Vettel, and for the championship title. What he needs»

Magazine, by the way, mentions curious episode five years ago Fernando received an offer from the Red Bull on the 2009 season, however, requested too much money. In General, the parties have not agreed, and then a buddy Mark Webber was Sebastian Vettel. Moreover, in mid-2009, when Renault F1, for which then acted Alonso, were not at all important, he tried to re-enter into negotiations with the leadership of Red Bull. Obviously, the arguments were such if he shall sit behind the wheel of a fast machine, then the team Dietrich will have a chance to get ahead of the security Button and Brawn GP in the struggle for the main awards of the championship.

In the Red Bull proposal Alonso again rejected. The rest is history, however, the participants of those events are well remembered and is unlikely to try to get in a similar situation again.

Now about the recent rumor that Kimi interested in Ferrari. It is unlikely that he is ready to return to the Italian team. Well aware that Finn has its own principles, and it is unlikely that he is ready to re-engage in a former water, because parting with passed . Keen to get Alonso, decided to refuse the services Kimi, pay him a generous compensation.

In the latest issue of the British F1 Racing published answers the readers ' questions, and among them was this «Who would you want to hit, Sergio Perez or Luca di Montezemolo» Before that Raikkonen said very candid things, but then retreated and said in his usual surly manner «I will not answer that question.» Those interested can conjecture that the Finn thought actually.

Continuing the theme of ridiculous rumours Italian Gazzetta dello Sport, for example, suggested that Felipe Massa in the Ferrari next year can replace. Jenson button, while Briton always recognised loyalty McLaren and enthusiastically looking forward to the beginning of cooperation with Honda, which will start in 2015.

What are the most likely candidates for a place in the Ferrari, if in Maranello still refuse to continue cooperation with Felipe In this list are still Niko and Paul di Resta, but it is likely that it is already included Jules Bianchi, a graduate of the Ferrari Racing Academy, a successful debut in Formula 1 in the Marussia. Moreover, his Manager is Nicolas Todt, son of the current FIA President Jean Todt, who led the in those glorious years, when she won all Championships in succession together with Michael Schumacher.

By the way, about . Her thoughts about the season rumors of his namesake Michael Schmidt intentionally finishes provocative passage, that if in the Red Bull Racing teammates Vettel suddenly invited seven-time champion, the result would be a real dream team, dream-team. «And then there would Bernie Ecclestone, chief organizer of all transactions in Formula 1, would immediately become younger ten years», - says German journalist.

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2013-07-30 11:04:03

Leadership in the races still an overwhelming advantage Vettel

After the race in Hungary Sebastian Vettel continues to lead in the championship not only on points, but also the passed distance as the leader of the race. In total, the pilot of Red Bull could for 40 of the race distance. Due to a good race, Lewis Hamilton got up from the sixth line of the rating . in the race1. Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull - 1223 of 3026 km 402. Fernando Alonso, Ferrari - 4243. Nico Rosberg, Mercedes - 3994. Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes - 3075. Mark Webber, Red Bull - 2276. Kimi Raikkonen, Lotus - 2147. Adrian Sutil, Force India - 588. Jenson button of McLaren - 449. Niko , Sauber - 4410. Roman Grozhan, Lotus - 3911. Felipe Massa, Ferrari - 2112. Paul di Resta, Force India - 1613. Esteban Gutierrez, Sauber - 9.

2013-07-30 10:44:03

Qualification account after the Grand Prix of Hungary

After ten stages Sebastian Vettel and Niko on the qualification indicators are leaders in their teams to nil. Noticeably superior to their partners Kimi Raikkonen and Jules Bianchi. The most equal in Force India.Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel and mark Webber - 100Ferrari, Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa 73McLaren, Jenson button and Sergio Perez - 64Lotus, Kimi Raikkonen and Roman Grozhan - 82Mercedes, Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton - 37Sauber, Niko and Esteban Gutierrez - 100Force India, Paul di Resta and Adrian Sutil - 55Williams, Pastor Maldonado and - 46Toro Rosso, Jean-Eric and Riccardo Daniel - 37Caterham, Charles Peak and Guido van der garde - 73Marussia, Jules Bianchi and Max Chilton - 91.

2013-07-29 01:04:02

Grand Prix of Hungary Comments after the race

Grand Prix of Hungary Comments after the race

Pirelli

Floor «due to the extremely high temperatures all systems of cars, including buses, had hard, but both ended perfectly coped with it. We saw a variety of strategies that led to the dense struggle on the track and several brilliant .

Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes ideally worked with rubber in the conditions of the hot stages of the season and has deservedly won victory after starting from pole position. A sound strategy has certainly contributed to the success at the start Lewis retains his position, then stayed in the boxes used to direct competitors and oversaw its pace during the race.

We also congratulate Kimi and team Lotus - they have demonstrated that the strategy with two stops was possible under optimal control of wear rubber».

Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team

Ross brown, team leader «Before the race we didn't know where to find ourselves in terms of effectiveness of rubber and its wear, but after launch, it became clear that both of our racer to be very competitive.

Lewis ideally spent race without making any mistakes. He could fly aggressively, but it saved the bus, that allowed to implement the desired strategy. Niko was not lucky on the first round he lost the position after the incident with the Mass, and then in his car, dead engine. That's a bit worrying, because at the final laps, we saw no signs of overheating.

In General, the team held a promising weekend. In extremely hot conditions we were competitive not only on a Saturday afternoon and Sunday. I think we have made a good step forward. Ahead honored two-week vacation, and then we arrive at the Spa so well equipped as possible.»

Lewis Hamilton 1 «a Great weekend Before the beginning of the stage we had not expected that can claim such a result, I said yesterday that we will need a miracle to win. Turned out, miracles happen. The team has developed an excellent strategy, we at the right time spent pit-stops, in the end it all came down to support separation. Today I had to struggle with competitors on the route - and I am talking about security and Mark, and the car was quick enough to do this.

The team did an incredible job we have worked hard to deal with the new tires and find an optimal balance. I very much hope that this step will be for us to a turning point, because this time we were able to cope with high temperature route.

I want to say a huge thank you to the whole team and employees based in Brackley and . Teamwork has allowed today to achieve this result, and I don't think I can be happier».

Nico Rosberg 19th «Today is a great day for the team, for Lewis - great work of our guys on the track and on the bases. Unfortunately, my weekend was not as successful. It is a pity that today we could not win the game winning shot.

I had a good start and on the first lap struggled with Felipe - I was ahead, leave him enough space, but, unfortunately, the front wing it hit the back wheel of my car. Because of this, I lost a lot of positions, which are very difficult to earn on this route. Then I had to ahead of time to stop fighting because of the engine failure.

For commands weekend has developed positively, and I look forward to the next races. We know that the machine is fast, and this weekend could make new tyres worked as it should.»

Lotus F1 Team

Eric boullier, team principal qualifying «Another great result for Kimi. He had a great race and effective strategy helped him up on the podium. The novel not lucky when we could not get ahead of Alonso at the pit stop. It cost him a great loss of time and penalty travel on the pit lane is not allowed to get more. He made a great maneuver on the track, where it is difficult to overtake, and at that moment he was no space. From our point of view, the verdict of the judges was too harsh.

Most important in this weekend was the fact that the machine has a good speed. This is an unusual160 route, we still waiting for the race, which will slightly more difficult, but I am sure in the second half of the championship we will consistently fight for a place on the podium in every weekend. To catch up with Red Bull, you need to walk a long path, but we showed that they can be beaten. So we want to continue to put pressure on them».

Alan , chief race engineer «As always, we saw a great race in the performance of Kimi. After the start, we counting on three stops, but at a distance it was clear that the two had a good chance and we changed our strategy. Kimi drove superbly, taking care of the tires, but in this case demonstrating exactly the pace, which was required at this point. He rewarded for it returning to second place in personal offset.

It is a pity that the Novel so severely punished for the fantastic overtaking Felipe Mass. Yes, he went beyond the road, but he had nowhere to go. In General, these races I like if not fine, we would once again led both cars on the podium.

Kimi Raikkonen 2nd «a Good race and a good result for the team. The strategy worked well. I drove two long cut, but the tyres were in good condition, and the car felt strongly enough that and allowed us to conduct a one stop less. At the last laps of the rear tyres were on the verge, but otherwise everything was fine. Sebastian couple of times got very close, but, fortunately, this happened in places where it is impossible to overtake.

The main positive moment - I reduce the backlog of Sebastian in personal offset. Of course, in case of victory, I would have played more, but everything that helps me to reduce the gap between well. It's the middle of the championship, and although catch up with Vettel difficult, it may, anything, so that we will fight till the end».

Roman Grozhan 6th «Not everything went the way we wanted, but I'm happy with my race, and I honestly don't think I could have done better. Perhaps strategy worked not quite as we expected, but the car feels great, and improve the ability to prevent traffic. If not for him, and the penalty travel on the pit lane might not.

I have not yet seen a record of the incident and I think I spent a good maneuver, but, unfortunately, judges have a different opinion. The penalty for the incident with Jenson not affected my position, I offered his apologies. I missed a chance to get a good result, but we still have to wait a bit continue to progress, and one day it will happen.»

Infiniti Red Bull Racing

Christian Horner, team leader «Very hot and very difficult day. Probably, the decisive point of the race was the departure Sebastian behind the security Button after the first pit stop - he could not quickly overtake and slightly damaged front wing. This allowed Hamilton off and prevent our struggle with Kimi, who spent the race with two pit stops. Despite the damage, Sebastian traveled the distance in a very high rate, attacking until the checkered flag.

Mark could rush, he had a great first segment, and after starting with the tenth place finished fourth is a good work. Before the beginning of the summer break, we confidently in the lead in the individual championship and the Cup of designers, the team deserved vacation, after which we with new forces we will continue to fight in the end of August».

Sebastian Vettel 3rd «I would like to race lasted a little longer we've wrestled with Kimi. This route is difficult to overtake. I get very close, but at first was not in the best position to overtake, and then tried to launch an attack in the following curves, but it didn't work.

For me, the key was a moment when I stuck behind a Button. Here there is nobody to blame in the first stint I lost more time than we expected, and after a pit stop left behind security. I couldn't overtake, I tried but only damaged front wing - it was a mistake on my part. I'm glad I was able to climb the podium and congratulate Lewis - today he did a great job».

Mark Webber 4th «I Think when choosing a strategy, we did everything right. We knew that very important first round, and I managed to find a spare seat. I had a good start, well-traveled first sector and pressing Kimi. The first three-four laps the car feels a little strange compared with rivals, which started on the softer tyres and had a better grip, but then I burst forward. I think, to do better today it would be difficult.

Scuderia Ferrari

Stefano , the head of the team «Before the start of the weekend we knew that there may be a problem. The result today is not a reason to smile, because no one segment of the race we were not competitive. The team must stay calm and not give up - we usually do, especially in difficult times. We should use the next few weeks to think of something. You need to act quickly. I believe the team will respond adequately, we intend to improve the car, to let our riders to realize their potential».

Pat Frye, technical Director «race Results underline our current potential we knew it would be a difficult cycle stages, and the fight for the podium in Hungary was beyond our reach. Machine efficiency on both the composition of the rubber did not give possibility to attack, even if we applied aggressive strategy. For this reason, we prefer to defend themselves from those of all the traffic was behind choosing more conservative strategy.

Both drivers have made every effort, especially Felipe, who from the first circle had to fly the machine with a damaged front wing. Although we were able to minimize losses, the team must make significant progress, if we want to fight for the title. The following two races after a summer break will be held on tracks that are very different from the Hungaroring. We will work on different directions in the hope that our efforts will be rewarded as soon as possible».

Fernando Alonso 5th, «the Fifth place at the finish, perhaps even better results than we could count as Mercedes, Lotus and Red Bull faster - we saw on Friday. The race finishes, in General, difficult month for us at Silverstone and the Nurburgring we were also not at height. However, if you look at the number of points earned, I lost not so much. Today Hamilton and Raikkonen helped me and prevented Vettel to seriously increase the advantage in personal offset.

Now the task of the team is to work hard and to arrive at the Spa and Monza with a more competitive machine. Until the end of season nine races, which will hold enough points. The team can do it, we have the potential, so I see no reason that would prevent us until the end of the fight for a title that we have always done».

Felipe Massa 8th «the Race was difficult from start to finish. The first round of the fifth corner after contact with the machine Rosberg I lost the details of the left part of the front wing. If I immediately stopped for replacement of the nose fairing, would lose precious time, so we decided not to call in the boxes. However, the balance of the car changed for the worse, the machine became less effective, there was the insufficient, excessive oversteer. As a result of the tires are worn out stronger than they could.

I can't be satisfied with eighth place, pace in qualifying and race not allowed to fight with the leaders. For various reasons Hungaroring not fit our car, but the situation may vary from track to track, so we must maintain the utmost concentration. Now our attention shifted to the modernization of the machine and the preparations for the second part of the season. I hope we will become more competitive».

Vodafone McLaren Mercedes

Martin Whitmarsh, team leader "Jenson brilliantly controlled the pace, has implemented a strategy with two pit stops and earned six important points. In addition, it was fast enough and on soft tyres that emphasizes a decent speed MP4-28 on this difficult road.

Sergio already at the start was clamped machines rivals lost several places, but then worked very cool, writing your account two points. Both drivers have earned the highest praise for their professionalism they piloted very clean, although the rivals behind, chose the tactics with three pit stops and therefore able to travel much faster didn't weaken pressure.

Before leaving for the summer break, I would like to focus on two points. First, we will do our best to earn maximum points in the second half of the season. Secondly, the staff of the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes really deserved rest of his incredible work. Thanks to all of you

In conclusion I would like to congratulate our old friend, Lewis Hamilton with a debut victory for the Mercedes-Benz AMG F1"

Jenson button 7th "a Good race - however, I had to repel the attacks of the opponents. Sebastian Vettel several times tried to make overtaking and even caught my rear wheel during the second turn. Perhaps he injured his front wing, but for me, fortunately, there was no puncture.

Don't know what to think Roman Grozhan - if I hadn't moved out of the grass, we would be inevitably faced. It seems, at the moment it is in principle't know what to do.

Almost half of the race I spent on a single set more hard tyres, which was the best indicator among the biathletes - pleased to demonstrate our possibilities. The rate on the softer tyre was also good, and I was a success stunning first round, in the course of which I broke from the thirteenth place to eighth. We defeated in a fair fight Ferrari and might just as well have overcome and Nico Rosberg, if he had not dropped out of the race. In General, there are reasons to be optimistic

Seventh place may seem impressive result - especially when, as in Germany, we fought for the fifth, but we worked well, have made progress, and this is a good positive charge before the summer break."

Sergio Perez 9th "For the implementation of tactics with two pit stops were required to start the set of tyres was in perfect condition. After yesterday's qualification me seemed that we had good chances to score but the fact that I had to start the race on included more hard tyres, worked in our favor. In the end, in the first stint I lost time. The rear of the car behaved nervously, it took more than an early pit stop, after which I was in traffic and again began to lose precious seconds.

However, it is nice to see both machines feature the top ten. We can be satisfied with their work in the last two races - similar results were encouraging, and this is a good present themselves before the summer break."

Williams F1 Team

Heavy , chief race engineer «We know that the heat of today will become a problem, but adhered to the tactics of the three pit-stop, which in our case has worked well. Pastor perfectly started that eventually allowed him to fight for points. At the end of the race seemed that Perez too far ahead, but after the disappearance of the Rosberg Maldonado still was able to earn this important point.

went well, but, unfortunately, there is a problem with the hydraulics, which he had to stop on the track. Our first point to give us positive before the summer break, after which we'll come back even stronger».

Felipe Massa «I make a good start with 15 places during the race I made some overtaking - they were quite correctly, that is especially pleasant, because this circuit is very difficult to overtake. I really want to earn points in the future and in the second half of the season having an even stronger.»

«I have Today for the first time in the season in the race, and it is very annoying, since my goal was to finish in every race, but there was nothing I could do about it. We still need to understand what happened, but apparently, because of problems with hydraulic I refused at first, steering, and then the engine.

Today's race was for me not the best, but in General I feel that we are constantly progressing and look forward to the second half of the season. I congratulate Pastor and the team that we have earned their first points, now have to work hard to achieve more after returning from summer holidays».

Sauber F1 Team

Moniz , the head of the team «we were expecting to earn one-two points, but quite early realized that this would not happen. Esteban came down due to problems with the transmission. Niko spent a good race, but problems with speed limiter led to the fact that he was fined passing through the pit lane. It deprived us of the chance to earn points. Positive results can be attributed to the fact that we know that became much more competitive. The team is optimistic that awaits the second part of the season».

The McCullough, chief race engineer «Start with the 12th and 17th place on this route involves a complicated race. Unfortunately, Niko lost positions in the first round, although a good start. The first round he graduated from the 15-m

By car Esteban refused transmission, we have to find out the reasons. Unfortunately, Niko having problems with speed limiter. As a result, he received a penalty, although up to this point he had chances to score points. We got a better understanding of rubber, and the race, the pace was good. After a summer break, we're back in better shape than you were at the beginning of the season.»

Niko «the Race was well until the second pit stop. I have a problem with switching from the first transmission of the second - there are a certain period of time, and if you cannot access it, then switch transfer impossible. In the bustle of the pit stop I could not do - I may be too early released the button.

If not a penalty in the form of travel through the pit lane, I could earn one point. In General, the rate was good, but the speed was not enough to earn points. Now I think about three-week pause - I plan to sunbathe and relax on the beach».

Esteban Gutierrez skhod «it is a Pity that it happened. The team has developed a good strategy, all went according to plan. Unfortunately, I had to get off because of problems with the transmission. Not the best way to finish the race, but this weekend we did everything we could.

Yesterday on my machine having problems with the engine, today - with the gearbox. You must find out the reasons, to avoid a recurrence of such problems in the future. Sorry that all this is over, but we should with a positive attitude to wait for the next stage, because the car was faster and better - I want to thank the team for their efforts. You need to deal with technical breakdowns to easily carry racing weekends».

Scuderia Toro Rosso

Franz Tost, the head of the team "Race, held in sweltering weather when the temperature of the route exceeded fifty degrees, became the hot stage of the season and underlined the weaknesses of our machines. The first segment for both drivers turned out to be extremely difficult, however, closer to the finish line rate rose slightly, which allowed catch up to Sauber and Force India. I hope back in colder conditions, we will again earn points. However, we will have a few hot Grand Prix, so we must improve the competitiveness of the machine.

This weekend we have again demonstrated the speed of a str8, the fifth consecutive time in the first ten. But the points for it is not scored. Before the summer recess we have another week, we will work on a limit to arrive at the Spa in the best shape".

Jean-Eric 12th "a Difficult race. Yesterday we saw, especially on the example of Daniel, that the machine is fast, but in the race we could not keep up with the closest rivals. After a bad start, I did everything I could, but in the end only returned to its original position. I finished ahead of team-mate, but it doesn't matter, because we both outside prize dozens. I would prefer to finish though behind him, but in glasses.

Begins a summer break, but I'm concentrating on the race and I will actively exercise to keep in shape and draw the second half of the season. Ahead of another work week, during which we engineers have a lot to do".

Riccardo Daniel 13th "Immediately after the launch, it became clear that the machine does not have enough speed. I tried as long as you can hold the position, but we have been too slow. Had to do everything possible to keep a reasonable pace and monitor the condition of the tires, but today these efforts were not enough to finish in the prize ten.

Yesterday we managed to squeeze out of the car up, but difficult to repeat it over seventy circles. Such problems were and at the Nurburgring - we need to work over speed when the weather is hot. Today we lost to rivals, with full tanks and we had not enough speed, and this is the exact opposite of what we saw in the previous year."

Caterham F1 Team

Guido van der garde 14th «I am very satisfied with my race is my best performance of the season, I am pleased to achieve such a high result before the summer break. I think the outcome of the race reflects the fact that our plan for this season we really accumulate experience and progress in each race. Rubber lost efficiency of about six laps to go, but before that I was going at a good pace - it fully met the expectations of the team.

The greater part of the races in this year I started well, and the Grand Prix of Hungary is no exception. To the end of the first lap I was ahead beat the morning benchmark and up to the first pit stop rode in the same pace with faster machines. I then moved on tyres.

The machine worked effectively, the behavior of rubber in line with our estimates. I reduced the gap from Williams, but on 28 round, we spent the second pit stop, after which I returned to the track in the 19th position, ahead of our main competitors.

Today we tried to run ahead of riders, with whom we are fighting throughout the season, so in the second half of the race tried to strengthen its position. I had blue flags had to simultaneously control the situation, front and rear, but this has to put up with. I believe that our plan worked.

After the third pit stop I was ahead of team mate five seconds and he knew he had to ride this included Medium about 26 circles. I managed to do it, and this means that I began to work better with rubber. The tactic proved to be correct, the rate is good, I think this is my best day in Formula 1 at the moment.»

Charles Peak 15th «I started on tire Soft and counted on tactics with two pit stops, however, by the end of the first lap Guido ahead beat the morning benchmark, and I was directly behind the pilot Williams. Initially we planned to stay in the boxes around the tenth round, but the rubber continued to work, so it was decided to extend the first period of up to 13 circle. I remained on track, even though we know that it160 in such difficult conditions, this will not be easy

After the first pit stop I'm back on the track behind the pilots Marussia, beating them, I started to close the gap from Guido, who at that time held the 18-th position. Despite the heat, the first set of Medium worked well, and withstood all the planned distance - and we are going to hold a pit stop on the 38th circle. By the time I was 18-th position.

After a successful pit stop I had to keep the tyres in operation up to the end of the race. I tried a careful work with tires, but 15 place - this is my maximum for today».

Marussia F1 Team

John Booth, head of the team "Considering160 lack of speed, its revealed insolvency during yesterday's qualifications, we knew in advance that today make progress will be extremely difficult. The team understood - need a custom strategy, but we did not expect that at the beginning of the race, the more severe tire so far back. Tire wear is allowed to implement tactics with two pit-stops - in the end had to stop three times, so we lost a lot of immediate rivals.

A difficult weekend, which I want to forget. After a summer break, waiting for us on the route that is most suited our car, and we will try to consider all the lessons of this weekend to get back in the fight with new forces.

In conclusion, I would like to thank all the team for the great job in the sweltering heat we promptly responded to the events on the track and the guys flawlessly held pit-stops - in General, we did all in our power."

Jules Bianchi 16th "a Difficult race. Throughout the whole distance, we had problems with balance, had to give the maximum, to somehow save his tires. It was the seventy circles of this battle. From positive - we were able to finish two machines in very complicated conditions.

Thanks to the team for the great job and shiny pit stops in such hot weather - guys worked flawlessly. Now we are waiting for summer break will be time to relax and think about the prospects for the second half of the season. The main thing - not backward compared with rivals and perform its tasks.

Max Chilton 17th "a Hard day for the team and the most difficult race in my career. The route and in a more favourable situation does not allow to relax even for a second over the course of the circle, and in the Grand Prix of such circles - seventy. The situation has complicated the deterioration of the balance stricter tires, with which we started the race - he was more or less acceptable only in the first laps of the second segment. Major part of the distance machine barely listened steering, had to monitor the condition of the tires - in General, the required concentration.

Because of all these problems, we have lost time and saw the blue flag bit earlier than planned. Skipping the circle, again waste time and try to catch up on the free highway. In such circumstances, I can be happy with his pace. Now the team will be well-deserved break, after which we will continue to struggle in the second half of the season."

Sahara Force India F1 Team

Paul di Resta 18th «I had a good start and was aggressive on the first lap. I guess I got up to 12th place, but then things got complicated, because having problems with balance - tires were not working efficiently. Since the machine is not enough speed, we were not able to flexibly react to what is happening and change the strategy, therefore finish in the spectacles was unreachable.

At the end of the race team called me into the boxes, because I am having the same problems with the hydraulic system, and on the other machine. Ahead of the summer break, we , analyze the situation, and with new forces will begin the second part of the season».

Adrian Sutil skhod «I am disappointed that couldn't finish, because I managed to recoup after an unsuccessful start on the buses of Medium. Shortly before the pit stop having problems with a shift, I went into the pits, where it became obvious that they are associated with hydraulic - had to finish the fight».

Vijay Malia, head of the team «Not the easiest weekend, we are upset that we have to leave Budapest without points earned. This weekend Adrian celebrated the hundredth Grand Prix luck - he soon dropped out of the race because of problems with hydraulics.

Sex, in spite of the great start, not enough speed to drive the race with three pit stops. For a few laps before the finish we found hydraulic problems in his car, so he had to get off. The next race will pass through four weeks, we will make conclusions and will work intensely to the stage at the Spa to return to its former shape.»

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2013-07-28 22:04:05

Paul di Resta Bus abysmal

Pilot Force India Paul di Resta complained that and during the race in Hungary tires on his car behaved abominably."I a good start in the race, overtook several opponents and was already began to prepare for the new feats, like the bus again started to behave very badly, " said di Resta. - Car quickly lost his balance, the settings would not work, and I started to rapidly lose in speed. We performed poorly during this weekend, because of a finish in the points zone could only . team already in the last circles me in boxes because of problems with hydraulics, which have emerged on the car . Pity that the race before the start of summer vacation is over for us so badly".

2013-07-28 19:44:02

Pilots Force India went down due to a problem with the hydraulics

Pilots Force India went down due to a problem with the hydraulics

Failed Grand Prix of Hungary for Force India - both drivers, Adrian Sutil and Paul di Resta, withdrew because of problems with hydraulic.

Paul di Resta 18th «I had a good start and was aggressive on the first lap. I guess I got up to 12th place, but then things got complicated, because having problems with balance - tires were not working efficiently. Since the machine is not enough speed, we were not able to flexibly react to what is happening and change the strategy, therefore finish in the spectacles was unreachable.

At the end of the race team called me into the boxes, because I am having the same problems with the hydraulic system, and on the other machine. Ahead of the summer break, we , analyze the situation, and with new forces will begin the second part of the season».

Adrian Sutil skhod «I am disappointed that couldn't finish, because I managed to recoup after an unsuccessful start on the buses of Medium. Shortly before the pit stop having problems with a shift, I went into the pits, where it became obvious that they are associated with hydraulics and I had to finish the fight.»

Vijay Malia, head of the team «Not the easiest weekend, we are upset that we have to leave Budapest without points earned. This weekend Adrian celebrated the hundredth Grand Prix luck - he soon dropped out of the race because of problems with hydraulics.

Sex, in spite of the great start, not enough speed to drive the race with three pit stops. For a few laps before the finish we found hydraulic problems in his car, so he had to get off. The next race will pass through four weeks, we will make conclusions and will work intensely to the stage at the Spa to return to its former shape.»

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