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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".

2017-05-15 13:24:06

Chapter Ferrari Very sorry for the end result

Chapter Ferrari Very sorry for the end result

The head of Ferrari, Maurizio Arrivabene admitted that he was very disappointed for the final result of the Grand Prix of Spain.Maurizio Arrivabene "Very sorry for the end result, but we leave Spain, knowing that you can count on reliable and very fast car in future races. Vettel was good from the beginning, he was able to show good pace and skill throughout the course. It is a pity that he had to give up the lead in the race. All because of a long zone DRS and a fresh set of Software.Race Kimi did not last long as he fell already in the first round. It's a race and we need to keep our concentration because we know that there is still a lot of races, and each of them will affect the outcome of the championship".

2017-05-14 21:24:03

Fernando Alonso the Race didn't go as planned

Fernando Alonso the Race didn't go as planned

After starting with 7-th position the pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso finished only 12th. the Spaniard admitted that the outcome of a home Grand Prix its not like.Fernando Alonso "the Race didn't go as we planned. We were a bit unlucky with the contact at the second corner with Felipe Massa, and then we're stuck with Daniel Cuatom, costing us time and positions. But we didn't have the pace to fight for points, to be honest. I'm a bit disappointed, but at least we finished the race, and hopefully this is the first sign of our return to the top.Tomorrow at nine in the morning I have to be in the United States, and at 12 noon I'll be in the car for the first IndyCar practice. Now I have 14 hours to rest, nine of which will be spent on the plane. In two weeks I'll only be thinking about the upcoming race".

2017-05-05 11:04:07

Eric bulge We are preparing to test a "shield" in Monza

Race Director McLaren Eric bulge confirmed that his team is preparing for the test head protection in Monza. Tests of a device called "shield" will be held under the auspices of the FIA.Eric boullier "We have just received the drawings from the FIA. We insist on the fact that in Monza really got the opportunity to test the machine with the new system head protection. We will be ready".

2017-05-03 11:34:04

Eric boullier Our engine combines all the disadvantages

Race Director McLaren Eric bulge said that the Honda engines now are indeed the worst in the League.Eric boullier "Formula 1 at the moment has its drawbacks. The gaps between the teams has increased even more.More powerful engine is also more efficient, especially in conjunction with the best consumption and reliability. The more powerful engines have all the advantages, and our engine combines all the disadvantages. This is unacceptable, this must have something to do".

2017-05-01 19:54:03

McLaren We can't hide behind such results

McLaren We can't hide behind such results

Race Director McLaren Eric bulge said that his team should not get used to such results on the track.Eric boullier "You can't hide behind this result 14th place is not the limit of our dreams. Believe me, we are working hard to get this level didn't last long. However, in a racing weekend is still extremely disappointing to encounter problems of reliability and speed - we need to work together to pull themselves out of this hole.Given the current limitations, Stoffel has had a very balanced and efficient race. As I say, 14th place is not a significant result, but that's exactly what we could expect from his car in the last race.As for Fernando, I share his frustration - it is unacceptable to start the Grand Prix with such an unstable machine. We must immediately eliminate this shortcoming. Naturally, he was disappointed, but the situation will improve".

2017-04-29 17:24:03

Stoffel Vandorn I'll hope for the best

Stoffel Vandorn I'll hope for the best

The pilot of McLaren Stoffel Vandorn was not able to go in the second round of qualifying for the Russian Grand Prix. In addition, it is waiting for a penalty for a replacement motor.Stoffel Vandorn "I remember that tomorrow I will be fine. In addition, I start from the tail of the peloton. I remain to be only a good start and hope for the best. Race long - a lot can happen.The team need to work more, we need more innovations to fight for points. While our results are far from perfect".

2017-04-27 11:34:03

Honda Our goal is to finish the race

The head of Honda Yusuke Hasegawa stated that the objective for the Grand Prix of Russia - a repeat of last year's result, when the pilots McLaren-Honda finished in 6th and 10th positions.Yusuke Hasegawa "the Race of the Grand Prix 2016 team McLaren-Honda finished two cars in the points zone, so of course we will do everything possible to repeat this result again. However, I expect that Sochi will be another difficult race weekend.The nature of the track with its long straight combined with 90-degree turns require vehicles of good balance. The key factor is proper management of fuel consumption.We will, of course, a lot of work with McLaren during training sessions in order to find the best settings. We hope to show a good speed".

2017-04-26 10:24:04

Eric boullier Alonso harder to tolerate failure

Eric boullier Alonso harder to tolerate failure

Race Director McLaren Eric bulge believes that Fernando Alonso is harder to tolerate the failure of the team than Stoffel Vandorn.Eric bulge "I would say that Fernando takes the current situation worse Stoffel. Vandorn in this sport a rookie, and he needs to learn a lot, and he has a long-term commitment, support for McLaren - he can wait.We see that the machine is gradually building momentum and is good for a young driver, but the veteran wants it all now".

2017-04-25 12:14:03

Pirelli I Wonder what lessons the team learned after the tests

The head of Pirelli Mario Isola said his company will closely watch how Russia will handle commands after two days of tests in Bahrain.Mario Isola "the Race in Russia will take place after two days of tests in Bahrain, so interested to see what lessons the team learned from this experience as they work with the tyres in Sochi.At first glance, Sochi is the track with the low intensity of destruction of rubber, and more durable tyres this year should lead to the fact that the race will take place with one pit stop. However, the first time we are going there with tires Ul, so it is unknown how wide the new tires will manifest itself. We also believe that the difference in speed between the soft compounds will be negligible".

2017-04-25 11:54:03

McLaren We took a step back

McLaren We took a step back

Race Director McLaren Eric bulge said that his team took a big step back with the new Honda engine.Eric boullier "Now the tokens do not limit the development of the engine. There are no restrictions, so if you want to the race tomorrow to completely redo the engine, then go ahead and do it. Previously, limitations were not given this opportunity. But, nevertheless, we can say that this year took a step back.We know that with the new layout engine will be able to achieve greater capacity, but it's a long and difficult path where we're going".

2017-04-24 10:24:03

Pascal Wehrlein I will return to the Champions Race

Pascal Wehrlein I will return to the Champions Race

Pilot Sauber Pascal Wehrlein, who has only recently recovered from a severe accident during the Race of Champions, declared that he would definitely go back there.Pascal Wehrlein "I will go back to the Race of Champions. Maybe not this year, maybe I won't drive a car with three wheels, but will definitely be back.Maybe I'll go there just for the party. It's a great time. I think that the race is not the main event in this competition. The most important thing is communication with other pilots, other racing series. It's just a wonderful opportunity, and I like it very much, and I'm going to go".

2017-04-22 16:34:04

Eric bulge We are ready to cooperate with the second team

Race Director McLaren Eric bulge said that his team wants to sign a contract with another participant of the championship.Eric bulge "More teams is good, because more teams are collecting more useful information. But there's always a price for such cooperation, because we will have to divert some of the resources to produce more engines.In any case, we're partners, so at some stage there will be a second team and I think we should support this decision. But we need to make sure that it will not damage our partnership with Honda".

2017-04-21 10:24:04

Eric bulge Vandorn not under pressure

Eric bulge Vandorn not under pressure

Race Director McLaren Eric boullier has stated that Stoffel Vandorn not under pressure during his debut season.Eric boullier "He is not under pressure. Stoffel knows we believe in him and that we have a contract with him lasts for a long time. He does not have to prove anything to us in every race. We understand that at the moment it is impossible due to technical problems."In the first three races this season Vandorn only once managed to get to the finish line.

2017-04-17 16:54:04

McLaren Again, double descent

McLaren Again, double descent

Race Director McLaren Eric bulge sorry commented on the problem of the race Grand Prix of Bahrain for his team.Eric boullier "Well what can I say Again, Fernando didn't finish the race, as Stoffel couldn't even start. So today's the day for McLaren-Honda was a failure there is no point in pretend and say otherwise.Weekend for Stoffel went from bad to worse when the circle check out its propulsion system broke down due to problems with the water pressure. We had no other choice but to cancel the start. Despite the fact that he was upset, no one is blamed. We all gathered together to cheer on Alonso.Fernando ran his normal race, attacking at incredible speed, unattainable for MCL32. Despite the lack of speed, he was great, until his leaving the race.We still need to figure out what was the problem. We are disappointed that the Bahrain Grand Prix ended disappointingly for us. This track is one of our signature and favorite, so the result is so dramatic".

2017-04-17 09:34:04

Daniel Quat Race ended for me on the first lap

Daniel Quat Race ended for me on the first lap

Daniil Kvyat started 11th and finished only 12th. On the outcome of the race is largely influenced by the crash on the first lap.Daniil Kvyat "the Race ended for me on the first lap. Due to poor adhesion with the track I had to block the wheels and leave the track, otherwise I could face a rival. In the end, I fell back to last place. We need to understand why the grip had almost disappeared at that moment.I struggled a lot, but the end zone was far away. At least managed to go the distance and finish - now it is important to get as many circles as possible. But today was not our day. Hopefully, the Grand Prix, on his home stage, I can earn points - they we really need, especially since the machine allows them to earn".

2017-04-12 10:34:06

Pascal Wehrlein returned

Pascal Wehrlein returned

The Sauber team has announced that during the Grand Prix of Bahrain Pascal Wehrlein, who missed the first two races, will take its rightful place.The press service Sauber "Good news We are pleased to announce that Pascal Wehrlein will be back in action at the Grand Prix of Bahrain."Wehrlein missed two races due to injury in late January, during the Race of Champions.

2017-04-10 10:54:06

Eric boullier Fernando showed his class

Eric boullier Fernando showed his class

Race Director McLaren Eric bulge disappointed commented on the results of the Grand Prix of China.Eric bulge "On the wet and slippery road Fernando perfectly coped with all the problems, again showed his class and skill. He started 13th, but after the round was on the 8th place. On the seventh lap he was 6th. it is a Pity that the race ended so badly. We are still pleased with the duel Fernando with his compatriot Carlos Sainz held at the limit.Stoffel has also made some progress after the start of the race, coming in 15th position, but problems with the fuel system forced us to finish the race prematurely for both drivers.

2017-04-03 17:24:06

Pascal Wehrlein will hold Friday practice in China

The Sauber team has confirmed that Pascal Wehrlein will take part in Friday practice for the Chinese Grand Prix. If all goes smoothly, the German pilot will spend the entire race weekend.In Australia Wehrlein was forced to cede his place to Antonio Giovinazzi after Friday's practice due to back pain - a consequence of injuries received during the Race of Champions at the end of January.

2017-03-31 10:44:06

Mark Webber Valteri very hungry to win

Mark Webber Valteri very hungry to win

The ex-pilot of Formula 1 mark Webber believes that Valtteri Bottas is very hungry to win, and showed that last race in Australia.Mark Webber "the Race in Australia showed that Valtteri is very hungry to win. He has on Lewis pressure as should. Bottas not very happy with the result, and it was good.Bottas knows that his team partner is really hard now to fight for victory. To further complicate his life".

2017-03-28 11:44:06

FIA will review the rules of the DRS after the Grand Prix of China

Race Director FIA's Charlie whiting confirmed that the FIA revise the rules of use of the DRS in accordance with the new technical regulations, after the Chinese Grand Prix.Now all the cars fitted with DRS a system of reduction of head resistance to the air flow that allows pilots to increase the speed of the cars on the line.With the adoption of the new rules of technical regulations of the DRS partially lost its effectiveness, so after the Chinese Grand Prix, the FIA intends to reconsider the rule of using the system.Charlie Whiting "During the tests it was difficult for us to assess the effectiveness of DRS. We certainly have some information. And at the moment we do not see significant differences.That is why we believe that you need to wait until the end of the Grand Prix of China, to understand how the system works on the tracks.While the system worked well enough, but we still can't make a final decision until we see the work of DRS during the race".

2017-03-27 12:54:03

First race start failed due to Perez and Kvyat

First race start failed due to Perez and Kvyat

Before the race in Australia pilots had to run two warm up lap start after the first round was canceled. Race Director FIA's Charlie whiting explained why it happened.Charlie whiting "I postponed the start because there is uncertainty. In such cases, I prefer not to press "Start".First Sergio Perez took the wrong position. Then the Marshal responsible for the position of Daniil Kvyat, lit yellow light. In the end, I decided to send pilots on another warm up lap".

2017-03-27 12:44:05

Mercedes is waiting for a tight fight throughout the season

Mercedes is waiting for a tight fight throughout the season

Mercedes technical Director James Allison believes that the season will take place in a very close contest between his team and Ferrari.James Allison "If after qualifying, it wasn't that obvious, it is now clear that the season will be held in a tight fight with Ferrari. We were able to achieve a good time on one lap, we have prepared the car for the race, but today the Ferrari was just faster, and we were not good enough to catch them.But we won't panic. Race - one moment in a series of similar events over a long season. Today we scored good points in two cars, so China will try to regain the lead themselves."For the first time since Australia's 2014 team Mercedes leads in the constructors ' championship.

2017-03-27 12:34:04

Force India We achieved fantastic rewards

Force India We achieved fantastic rewards

Deputy head of the Force India Robert Fearnley said that his team can be proud of its achievements in the first race of the season 2017.Robert Fearnley "to Finish the first race of the season with seven points and is a fantastic reward for all the hard work done in the winter and over this weekend. Race Sergio was fighting, as it in its inimitable style, led the defence from the attacks of the pilots Toro Rosso. We used a great strategy, decided on an early pit stops, proving that it was the right way.Esteban also showed a fantastic performance and everyone in the team happy that he managed to earn his first point in Formula 1. His fight with Fernando Alonso was one of the most colorful Esteban caught up with the Spaniard in the final laps of the race and after a struggle beat him.To start the season with a good result is always nice. Now we will prepare for Shanghai, where they also intend to earn some points".

2017-03-25 07:24:09

Antonio Giovinazzi will be replaced by Pascal Wehrlein

The Sauber team has been replaced Saturday practice, qualify and race instead of Pascal Wehrlein will hold a spare pilot Ferrari Antonio Giovinazzi.Because of injuries received during the Race of Champions, Wehrlein missed the first series of tests. Pascal worked a second series of tests and before the start of the Grand Prix of Australia was approved by FIA doctors, but after Friday's practice he decided that his physical form will not allow to hold the race.Pascal Wehrlein "because Of the small amount of training, my physical form will not allow you to drive the whole distance of the race. On Friday evening I explained the situation to the team and they decided not to risk it".Moniz, Kaltenborn, head of the team "We respect the openness of Pascal. I think it was hard for him to make such a decision, but it only shows him as a great team player".Giovinazzi already familiar with the technique Sauber - he was standing in for Wehrlein during the first series of tests in Barcelona.

2017-03-23 16:54:07

Charlie whiting Rules Verstappen is no more

Charlie whiting Rules Verstappen is no more

Race Director FIA's Charlie whiting said that now the incident between the pilots will be treated differently, not as strictly as in previous years.Charlie whiting "Some of the incidents that we have witnessed in the past year, can be considered differently now, differently, simply because disappeared so-called rule of Verstappen. We used to say that any slippage on braking will be considered.Now we have a simple rule. If a driver is moving erratically, going too slowly, or behaving in a way that his actions could threaten another pilot, only in this case, we will begin investigating the incident.Thus, now there is a lot of scope for action in defense and attack position".

2017-03-23 13:14:03

Pascal Wehrlein allowed to participate in the Grand Prix of Australia

Pascal Wehrlein allowed to participate in the Grand Prix of Australia

Before Grand Prix of Australia, the Sauber pilot Pascal Wehrlein, at the end of January had an accident during the Race of Champions, appeared before the medical Commission of the FIA, which in the end allowed the German to start.Pascal Wehrlein "my back is fine. After some testing I went to Austria, where he was trained for five days.I had to miss the first series of tests, but that was my fault. In the second set I drove a lot of circles, and that should be enough to prepare for the start of the season.

2017-03-20 13:04:09

Eric boullier Alonso and Vandorn we have different approaches

Eric boullier Alonso and Vandorn we have different approaches

Race Director McLaren Eric bulge said that in working with Fernando Alonso and Stoffel Vendorno team uses different approaches.Eric boullier "we Have two different pilots on the level and status. Obviously, you need to work with them in different ways. Stoffel fresh, young and motivated, so even if he was disappointed that he had no good cars to work, I tell him that this is an opportunity to learn something new.In the case of Fernando's different because he has more experience and he wants a competitive car. I keep telling him that he was familiar with our project "from" and "to". He knows what is happening and how things are changing.His patience based on his own expectations and he knows that everyone is waiting for us in the future".

2017-03-20 10:14:04

Pascal Wehrlein I am fully ready

Pascal Wehrlein I am fully ready

Pilot Sauber Pascal Wehrlein said that not experiencing health problems before the start of the Grand Prix of Australia.Recall that the German missed the first week of pre-season tests in Barcelona because of the consequences of the accident during the Race of Champions in Miami.Pascal Wehrlein "the Tests showed that I was in good shape. The doctors managed to restore my back in no time. The consequences could be much more horrible, I really was lucky.After intensive physical training in the last few weeks I am very glad I came to Melbourne. I feel well prepared for the start of the first race. No pains don't bother me. I am motivated to fight for points".