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2017-05-25 10:34:04

Sergio Perez We're just doing everything right

Sergio Perez We're just doing everything right

The pilot Force India Sergio Perez said that his team did not mind to aim a blow at the position of Red Bull in the constructors ' championship.Sergio Perez "My pace by a tenth of a second slower than max Verstappen and two or three tenths slower than Daniel ricciardo. They're ahead of us in speed, but this does not mean that we are not able to overtake them in the race.We are already ahead of the more fast pilots Williams. And all because they do everything right. Regarding the race and qualifications. All our steps are clearly defined, and we do not climb on the rampage".

2017-05-24 11:04:03

Carlos Sainz I will monitor the progress of Alonso

Carlos Sainz I will monitor the progress of Alonso

The Spanish pilot Toro Rosso Carlos Sainz has said it will monitor the progress of his countryman Fernando Alonso at Indy-500.Carlos Sainz "I watched the qualification and was not surprised how well he spoke. I knew it would be.Race is another story, very long and with so many events that take your breath away. But Alonso can handle it.I'm sure all the pilots of Formula 1 will follow him and hope he will represent us well in the other racing world".

2017-05-23 12:04:02

Lewis Hamilton In Monaco, it is important psychologically to gather

Lewis Hamilton In Monaco, it is important psychologically to gather

Two-time winner of the Monaco Grand Prix Lewis Hamilton believes that in the narrow streets of the Principality you need to brace yourself not to be nervous.Lewis Hamilton "This is a route that requires pilots to maximum concentration and good nerves. You have to be quick and precise in their actions.I stand there for a long time. I spend a lot of time at the factory with the engineers to understand the past of the race. Just last night I was driving on the highway in his car and imagined the trajectory. It's hard, but it helps to get used to the ring.This weekend the new machines wider and faster than last year's, fighting them will be harder. Find the limit - it will be a real challenge. I'm sure this weekend pilots will often encounter barriers.The most important thing in Monaco is to learn to walk before you start Jogging. You need to step up the pace to the final qualification to be ready to leap".

2017-05-23 11:44:03

Mario Isola The softest compounds - the obvious choice for Monaco

The head of Pirelli Mario Isola commented on the selection of teams for the upcoming Monaco Grand Prix.Mario Isola "Three of the most soft composition - the obvious choice for Monaco, but they still give a lot of opportunities for strategic change, because wear and degradation are extremely low. This will allow teams to choose when and what part of them to make his only pit stop. This is the first Grand Prix, where pilots could choose their own tires, and, as expected, the vast majority chose Ul. These tires will be used in the qualification and in the race".

2017-05-23 10:14:06

Carlos Sainz I love the track in Monaco

Carlos Sainz I love the track in Monaco

The pilot Toro Rosso Carlos Sainz admitted that he really like the track in Monaco and this weekend will host the next Grand Prix.Carlos Sainz "Monaco is a track that I really like from my first visit here in 2013. Remember, as Fernando told me some secrets and tricks that I still use during the race. To work in Monaco is very difficult because of the closely located walls. There is danger at every step.It is extremely important to perform well in qualifying, because to overtake here almost impossible. It is qualifications would be the hardest day during this Grand Prix".Double-Sainz started in Monaco and twice finished in the points 10th in 2015 and 8th in 2016.

2017-05-23 10:14:04

Kevin Magnussen Monaco is the most iconic track in the season

Kevin Magnussen Monaco is the most iconic track in the season

The pilot Haas Kevin Magnussen called the race in Monaco is the most important of the year.Kevin Magnussen "Monaco is the most iconic race of the season. It is also one of the most fun tracks of the year. To work there is really difficult, especially on these faster and wider machines. The turns near the pool and casino are very fast, I'm sure it will be fun in every sense.It is difficult to chase and almost impossible to overtake. You can only catch the pilot. Only if someone is seriously mistaken, and then you can overtake. The qualification is very important as never before".On account of Magnussen two races in Monaco and in 2014 he finished 10th.

2017-05-21 15:04:03

Rules of qualification of the Indy 500

Rules of qualification of the Indy 500

Qualifications Indy 500 takes place a week before the race and consists of two parts.On Saturday in qualifying for the participation of all interested persons. Each pilot must pass a series of four fastest laps in a row. If the pilot decides to make a second or third attempt, the previous attempts will be forfeited. The second qualification is open to the top 33 of the pilot.On Sunday all the Saturday results are set to zero. Nine best pilots on the results of the first session get the right to compete for the spots from 1st to 9th. All the other play places from 10 to 33. and Saturday, every pilot must pass a series of four rounds.

2017-05-19 14:14:03

Tests in Indianapolis Alonso again 4th

Tests in Indianapolis Alonso again 4th

Behind the fourth day of testing at Indianapolis. Fernando Alonso once again showed the fourth time.Fernando progressing with each passing day. As yesterday, the Spaniard ended the day with a fourth, but this time work on the track 33 of the pilot, and the best time of the day he lost two tenths of a second.Fernando Alonso "We tried several options. During the day we managed to make progress, so I'm happy with the final result.Every day we are working on a possible racing situations. I worked in traffic and on the open road. On Friday we'll work on qualifying pace."On Friday pilots IndyCar will have one more test day, and on Saturday, after a two-hour practice will be the first qualification.

2017-05-19 11:34:02

SMP F4 NEZ 2017 Champonship kicks off in Sochi

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

2017-05-15 15:54:03

The debut of the new Honda engine is delayed

The head of Honda Yusuke Hasegawa confirmed that in Canada, the McLaren team may not get a new engine. Planned updates for Canada may be postponed to a later date to ensure a high level of reliability.Yusuke Hasegawa "We would like to bring a new engine to Canada, but just could not make it. We will prepare the power plant, but for us reliability is important. Probably released with a new engine only in Baku."In Spain, small engine upgrades allowed Fernando Alonso to pass to the final qualification. And during the race, the Spaniard showed the fourth time round.

2017-05-14 21:34:03

Daniil Kvyat great to finish in the glasses

Daniil Kvyat great to finish in the glasses

After starting from the last row of the pilot Toro Rosso Daniel Kvyat managed to finish ninth and earn two points.Daniil Kvyat "it's great to finish in the glasses I'm proud of myself and its engineers. After a difficult qualifying we didn't give up, and a great qualification allowed after the start from the last row to finish in ninth position.But you need to understand what happened in qualifying, so it doesn't happen again. The race was very exciting, I managed to overtake a lot of cars, it is quite difficult on this track.After a heavy weekend it is nice to earn points. Thanks to the whole team".

2017-05-14 21:14:02

Felipe Massa I am disappointed

Felipe Massa I am disappointed

Pilot Williams Felipe Massa after a successful qualification finished the race Grand Prix of Spain only 13-th position. A lot of the time, the Brazilian lost because of a puncture on the first lap of the race.Felipe Massa "I am very disappointed I have had a fantastic start, I was able to overtake Perez and Alonso, but in the first corner and collided with Fernando. This encounter ruined my race.We had a great opportunity to finish fourth. I could do it because the race pace we had high. It's a shame that we lost so many points in this race".

2017-05-14 16:54:03

Chronicle of the race Grand Prix of Spain

Chronicle of the race Grand Prix of Spain

144347 - Today from pole position, 3rd time this season and 64th time in his career, will start Lewis Hamilton.144414 - Next to it is the place to start is the championship leader Sebastian Vettel.144547 - Second row turned completely Finnish Valtteri Bottas and Kimi Raikkonen.144626 - the Third row behind the pilots of Red Bull last year's winner Max Verstappen and Daniel ricciardo.144646 - the Seventh will start the hero of skill and the idol of the local fans Fernando Alonso144721 - Honda brought an updated engine and it allowed for the first time in the season to qualify for the finals of qualification. That's just enough reliability to earn points144745 - Completing the top ten Sergi Perez, Felipe Massa and Esteban Windows.144801 - Next Magnussen, Sainz, Hulkenberg, Grosjean, Wehrlein, Ericsson, Palmer, Stroll, Kvyat and Vandorn.144836 - Actually, the last was to be launched Daniil Kvyat, who was having problems with the updated car, but Stoffel Vandorn received a fine for the replacement of elements of the power plant.144907 - Before the start.

2017-05-14 09:44:03

The Head Of McLaren, Bravo Fernando

The Head Of McLaren, Bravo Fernando

For the first time this season, the McLaren team made it to the final qualifying Fernando Alonso at his home race showed the 7th result.Eric bulge, racing Director at McLaren "In the final qualification, Alonso just drove a perfect lap, which earned him seventh place at the start. Bravo FernandoStoffel quite a bit lost to Fernando in the first session, but it was not enough to pass on. He had problems with balance, and the struggle in the middle group is very tight, so even a small loss of tempo knocked him out of further combat. Sure, together with engineers from Stoffel will be able to find a good setup for the race.I want to thank Honda for a small update of the power plant, which allowed to achieve such a result".

2017-05-14 09:34:03

Felipe Massa This is not fiction

Felipe Massa This is not fiction

Pilot Williams Felipe Massa was left disappointed with his 9-th result in qualification of the Grand Prix of Spain.Felipe Massa "This is not fiction, because we knew that was able to earn seventh place. I struggled with the overheating of the rubber during qualifying, especially in the third sector. It was quite difficult to get even in the second round, not in the final. Tires quickly overheated, and it affected the speed. I was very slow at all its fast circles, slow all the other cars around. The car just didn't work. Then I decided to go even slower to see, will survive tyre for the last sector. It helped because I was able to raise the tempo and play four-tenths on the last hundred meters.In the final qualification I lost due to overheating of tyres in the two positions. However, the race will be tomorrow and we will try to do everything possible to get ahead. By the way, today Alonso did a great job".

2017-05-13 20:04:03

Max Verstappen Today I'm happy

Max Verstappen Today I'm happy

The pilot of Red Bull Max Verstappen in qualifying Grand Prix of Spain showed the 5-th result.Max Verstappen "Today I can be happy with yourself and the machine. I was lucky to find the right settings of aerodynamics before the start of the qualification, but yesterday it looked depressing.Balance problems are our constant companions throughout the season. But today the team was able to take a step forward. I'm grateful for good technique, and tomorrow I will try to repay you for this excellent result".

2017-05-13 16:54:05

Lewis Hamilton great job team

Lewis Hamilton great job team

Pilot Mercedes Lewis Hamilton won the qualification of Grand Prix of Spain. The British pound is the 3rd pole this season and 64 in his career.Lewis Hamilton "I would like to mention the incredible support from the stands. Today we drove like a football stadium. The atmosphere was incredible, perhaps that is what helped me win today. Thanks to the team for their excellent work on the car. All of our upgrades and ideas worked, as expected.The first and second rounds were like clockwork, but the third had to work hard. Thanks again to the fans for their support, the stands in Spain are the best".

2017-05-13 16:44:09

Lance Stroll We didn't have enough grip

The Williams driver lance Stroll on the qualification of the Grand Prix of Spain showed the 18-th result.Lance Stroll "today We lacked grip. I was very fast, lost in the first round in the first attempt quite a bit of Weight. But because of problems with the clutch I had a very hard time today. Today was something difficult to change.The race is long, anything can happen. If you look at the strategy, the difference between Soft and Medium large. Likely, the team will be able to fix it and come up with something interesting. It's a shame to start the 18th, but I will try to break in points".

2017-05-13 16:44:08

Jolyon Palmer I don't know what happened

The pilot of Renault Jolyon Palmer in the qualification of Grand Prix of Spain showed low 17-th result.Jolyon Palmer "it's hard for Me to explain what happened. Just the car was not speed. At all. Yesterday I was so pleased with his technique and pace, waiting for developments today, but there was a complete failure. I wasn't sure in the car, and it lacked speed.I really hope that tomorrow I can return to the form that you showed on Friday. I'm sure the team will do everything possible to implement all our plans".

2017-05-11 16:54:04

Renault Barcelona we are ready for a big step forward

Renault technical Director Nick Chester is sure that in Spain his team can compete for a high position in the race.Nick Chester "we still Have a few improvements related to aerodynamics. They are specially prepared for Spain. We are in a positive mood before the upcoming race. We have a new spoiler and a new bottom.The updates that we used in Sochi, worked as expected, so we made a step forward in our race pace, while maintaining a qualification rate. In this area much remains to be done, but we are moving in the right direction.We are in the fight in the center of the peloton, but it's a very tight battle, so we must use all the advantages that you can obtain from the machine. We are preparing for the next step forward".

2017-05-09 09:24:03

Jolyon Palmer My speech not fiction

Jolyon Palmer My speech not fiction

The pilot of Renault Jolyon Palmer self-critical comments about their performances this season.Jolyon Palmer "Not a fantasy It was very difficult, and I'm the first to admit that my performance is just terrible.Had a lot of problems, every weekend a new problem. I have also made mistakes that threw me back. I hope that new updates will help me to achieve better results.As soon as we receive the new parts, the speed will come. If I can then do a clean qualifications, you will achieve points in the race. In Spain, a lot can change."On account of Palmer no points, while his partner Nico Hulkenberg has 6 points.

2017-05-01 20:14:03

The head of Renault It was a step forward

The head of Renault It was a step forward

The head of Renault's Cyril abiteboul said that his team is pleased with the successful outcome of the race the Russian Grand Prix, where Nico Hulkenberg finished 8th. Cyril abiteboul "Another step forward for the team, and it's not only confirmation that we returned to fight for the points, but that our race pace has improved compared to our qualification work.It was a really exciting race for Nico because we took a chance with the strategy, taking the fight with Force India. In the end, Nico had to save fuel because his struggle with the Window was beyond our capabilities. We did everything we could on the track that we just don't fit.Our speed gives us reason for optimism, because we have a serious program of development of the machine.Finally, congratulations to Valtteri Bottas for his first victory in the Grand Prix".

2017-04-29 21:44:03

Daniel Quat I hope to compete for points

Daniel Quat I hope to compete for points

In qualifying home Grand Prix Daniel Quat showed the 13-th result. But because of the fine teammate in a race he will go 12. Daniil Kvyat "After the results in the morning practice, I am pleased with the results of the qualification. In the course of the weekend I had problems with the control of the machine. However, I managed to drive a good circle, and I now hope to compete for points".Carlos Sainz qualified 11th, but in Bahrain he earned the penalty in the loss of three positions, so the race will start 14th.Carlos Sainz "on Friday we were in the tail of the peloton, but today we managed to make progress. In the end I qualified 11th, which can be called a good result. However, because of the fine I would have to lose three positions.On this track we need more speed, but I'm sure that the race will be interesting. We have the chance to earn points, and I'll do my best".

2017-04-29 21:04:05

Nico Hulkenberg It was our high

Nico Hulkenberg It was our high

The pilot of Renault Nico in the qualification of Grand Prix of Russia showed the 8th result.Nico Hulkenberg "I Think this was our maximum, we could not expect with this package of upgrades. So it was a satisfactory day.The most important thing now is to play well in the race. Our race pace is our trump card, and I hope that upgrading it will work better during the race. Really want to achieve points for the team".

2017-04-29 21:04:03

Pascal Wehrlein I'm not happy with the result

Pascal Wehrlein I'm not happy with the result

Pilot Sauber Pascal Wehrlein in the qualification of Grand Prix of Russia showed the 18-th result. The Germans flew in the final attempt.Pascal Wehrlein "I can't be happy with the result. I made a mistake on his last lap, and that definitely cost me a couple positions.I'm having difficulties with the balance of the car. In addition, our maximum speed on the straight is not high enough. Tires behave differently, not like in Bahrain, but it's the same for everyone else. However, we will do everything possible to tomorrow to fight for points".

2017-04-29 17:54:03

Sebastian Vettel Tomorrow we will have a tight fight

Sebastian Vettel Tomorrow we will have a tight fight

The Ferrari pilot Sebastian Vettel won the qualification of Grand Prix of Russia. For the Germans it is the first pole position after Singapore 2015.Sebastian Vettel "We started well in qualification and I was very comfortable from the beginning. We have passed the first round without problems, but in the second the problems started. We were able to pass the second round, and in the final I fought with renewed vigor. The first round was unsuccessful, but a second round came out clean and very nice. I was lucky to work with rubber, which helped to develop a good speed. I overtook Kimi, so very happy.All around good job Kimi and Bottas. Also a big thanks to the team for a great car. We attacked today, and now I feel fantastic.We took the first row. This is incredible. This is a very good result to be proud of. Tomorrow will be a very tight battle with Mercedes, but I'm ready for this".

2017-04-29 17:44:04

Valtteri Bottas It was not a surprise for us

Valtteri Bottas It was not a surprise for us

Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas according to the qualification results of Grand Prix of Russia showed a 3-th result, losing to the winner of the pole position a tenth of a second.Valtteri Bottas "We knew that the Ferrari will be faster today. The whole weekend it was clear. We just didn't have enough pace to fight for the first row. The second row is not good for us, but we will try to attack the pilots of Ferrari from the very first round. Victory is possible".

2017-04-29 17:44:03

Riccardo Daniel we had other goals

Riccardo Daniel we had other goals

Pilot Red Bull Daniel Riccardo in the qualification of Grand Prix of Russia showed the 5th result.Daniel ricciardo "We had to fight for more, but Weight wedged in our ranks, preventing to achieve the fifth and sixth positions. For us this is a negative signal. Not so long ago we fought for the pole position, but now only for places in the middle of the top ten. It's a little frustrating.Our goal for tomorrow - the 5th place, but really want to fight for the victory. In addition, at the start we will have a difficult struggle with Weight - it seems that he is not going to give us".

2017-04-29 17:24:06

Felipe Massa Great skills

Felipe Massa Great skills

Pilot Williams Felipe Massa continues on alone to take the rap for all the team, while the young and rich lance Stroll to learn quickly to pilot his car. The Brazilian showed good 6-th result.Felipe Massa "Thank you all, it was a really great qualification I found myself between two pilots of Red Bull. I knew I would be able to fight with them today. I was ready for this fight, to this qualification.Tomorrow I will fight with Red Bull in the race. I am sure that it will be a great battle. I'll try to have a good start, even though I might not be the best direction to start. But the race is long, and a lot can happen I'll be careful in flying".