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2017-11-23 12:14:03

The organizers of the Race of Champions has named the date and the participants of the show

The organizers of the Race of Champions has named the date and the participants of the show

The next Race of Champions to be held in the capital of Saudi Arabia from 2 to 3 February.The organizers of the Race of Champions called by some the participants of the show. David Coulthard former Formula 1 driver, Lando Norris champion Euroseries Formula 3 and reserve the pilot of McLaren, Josef newgarden's IndyCar champion, Tom Kristensen winner of the 24 hours of Le Mans, Juan Pablo Montoya the ex-Formula 1 driver and winner of Indy 500, Petter Solberg WRC champion, Ryan hunter-ray IndyCar champion and Elio Castroneves the winner of the Indy 500.Last year the Race of Champions in the individual competition was won by Montoya. In the Nations Cup and then won by Germany, which alone was represented by Sebastian Vettel. But this time the German refused to participate in the show.

2017-11-17 11:04:03

Lewis Hamilton We will fly like in the WEC

Pilot Mercedes Lewis Hamilton said that next season will have to fly carefully as possible because of the season 2018 begin to act rules restricting the number of engines to three.Lewis Hamilton "the Race will be worse, that's for sure. We will have to fly as pilots WEC.And if you include Halo, the maneuvers will be similar to driving a bus.The cars will be as heavy as a NASCAR, the braking distance will be longer, of course, is not what we want to get from these races. We would like to use the full potential of the machine, and not to return to austerity.

2017-11-13 10:24:05

Sergio Perez We were able to finish the race in 7th position

Sergio Perez We were able to finish the race in 7th position

The pilot Force India Sergio Perez in Brazil finished devletim. At the end of the race he caught up with a few Weight-Alonso, but to overtake any of them failed.Sergio Perez "the Race was very difficult from start to finish. We have fought with Alonso in the first turn, which cost me several positions. We had enough pace to today in perfect conditions to finish in seventh position. But my inability to move was very difficult because of the temperature, because only I started to attack, as the degradation of the rubber made me abandon the idea. We even changed our strategy, but it was not enough to achieve their goals.The last few laps I spent in a close fight with Alonso and Massa. Massa was very fast in the final sector, while Alonso had the advantage in the second and in the DRS zones. Perhaps if the race lasted just a lap longer I would be able to overtake them both. Considering how the entire race went, I'm happy with the results".

2017-11-08 10:14:05

Charlie whiting against permanent stewards

Race Director FIA's Charlie whiting believes that a permanent team of stewards will only hurt the championship.Charlie whiting "We are always discussing this issue, but we believe that the appointment of four permanent stewards for the whole season will only lead to more questions.I don't want to go into details, but at the moment we believe our management more reasonable."Earlier, the head of Haas and Gunther Steiner has offered to organize a group of permanent stewards.Gunther Steiner "Every time decisions are made differently, and sometimes it harms small teams like ours. In my opinion, the output of this simple - to appoint permanent stewards who really know their stuff".

2017-11-02 14:54:03

Sebastian Vettel abandoned the Race of Champions

Sebastian Vettel abandoned the Race of Champions

The Ferrari pilot Sebastian Vettel said that he will not take part in the traditional Race of Champions, which this time will take place in Saudi Arabia.According to the German, he wants to focus on preparing for the season-2018. In particular, he plans to spend a lot of time in the Ferrari simulator.Over the past few years Vettel has consistently participated in the Race of Champions. Paired with Michael Schumacher, he has won several Nations Cups. In the individual competition Sebastian won in 2015.

2017-11-02 13:34:03

In the Honda impressed with its performance

In the Honda impressed with its performance

The head of Honda Yusuke Hasegawa said that his company did not expect such speed from McLaren in Mexico.Yusuke Hasegawa "the Race went much better than we thought. Before we came here, we thought that the performance of our engine is worse than other teams, and the effect of altitude was only to widen the gap from the leaders.But we worked hard to find a good setup to a great height, so the shortage of engine power was much less than we thought.But only the gap is less. The relative performance is still far behind the leaders, but we think we can catch up".In the race Fernando Alonso finished 10th, Stoffel Vandorn - 12-m.

2017-10-28 12:04:03

Max Verstappen the Pace seems good

Max Verstappen the Pace seems good

The pilot of Red Bull Max Verstappen in practice for the Mexican Grand Prix showed the 3rd result. However, there were problems with the engine.Max Verstappen "the Pace of the car seems good, we tried several new products that should debut next year. Can't say that I enjoyed it. The car has not passed as many laps as we had planned. We also failed at 100 with his settings. This afternoon we worked a lot with the balance, but did not manage to fulfill all targets. They were still a third.I think we have the potential for progress. Race support has to increase the level of adhesion with the track due to the rolling of the rubber - it will help us on Sunday. Pace Daniel looked good and we were quicker all afternoon, which looks very positive. I think that on Sunday we have every chance to compete for the top position in the finish of the race".

2017-10-20 10:54:03

Women will be able to take part in the Race of Champions

Saudi Arabia has yet to take the Race of Champions early next year. As a rule, sports events with the participation of women in this Arab country are not held, but the government confirmed that both sexes are free to speak in the upcoming races.The head of the Race of Champions Fredrik Johnsson "We are delighted that the performances of women in these races starts its history in Saudi Arabia. This is the best place for such an event".

2017-10-18 13:24:03

The Champions race will take Saudi Arabia

The Champions race will take Saudi Arabia

For the first time the traditional Race of Champions, which brings together the best drivers in the world, will be held in the middle East.This time the venue of the Race champion will be Saudi Arabia. The track will be padded at the King Fahd stadium in Riyadh.The exact date of the event and the participants, the organizers of the Champions Race will be announced later.This year the winner of the Race of Champions in personal offset became Juan Pablo Montoya, who defeated in the finals by Tom Kristensen. In the Cup of Nations defeated Germany, which alone was represented by Sebastian Vettel.

2017-10-17 12:04:05

McLaren to catch Red Bull, we need time

McLaren to catch Red Bull, we need time

Race Director McLaren Eric bulge believes that his team will not be able to deal with the Austrian team on equal terms.Eric boullier "If you have a ten-year relationship with a partner, then you are obviously more likely to succeed. We have just started to build a relationship with Renault. It will take some time, but we are interested in how to do everything.We - McLaren, we exist to win, we're going to do everything to achieve this goal.Good package for the team good engine, best car, best employees and the best pilots we have to put it all together and work for victory.If the other team has the same engine and you can't get ahead, then look for the problem elsewhere. Next year we'll have a good landmark is the Red Bull".

2017-10-16 10:54:03

Amsterdam vs racing on city streets

Despite the popularity of max Verstappen in Holland and the desire of Liberty to hold the race through the streets of the old city of Amsterdam, official authorities against it.The press Secretary of the city of Amsterdam "the Race should take place on the road, and not in the old center of the city."Official review upheld Eric van der Burg, who is engaged in the Affairs of sports in the municipal Executive of Amsterdam "the Race in Amsterdam is fine, but better in Zandvoort, where there is a great track. The old centre of Amsterdam is not a place for racing".

2017-10-10 11:04:03

Eric boullier Alonso discusses

Eric boullier Alonso discusses

Race Director McLaren Eric bulge confirmed indirectly that the contract with Fernando Alonso will be signed in the near future.Eric boullier "to be Honest, I don't think there are any particular difficulties. We are discussing the contract details, and as both parties intend to continue, I think we can agree.As for Vandorn, Stoffel is not ready to compete at the highest level. Although he says this. While he has only 15 races this season and another last year is a little experience. Yes, over the last three races he managed to make a step forward, and his work helps the team, but the struggle for the victory he is not shining".

2017-10-03 10:34:03

Malaysia could return to Formula 1 in the future

Grand Prix of Malaysia in the future, I might go back to the Formula 1 calendar. It is the opinion of the Prime Minister of Malaysia Najib Razak, who said that the championship is very much a fan of his country, so sad to part with the race, which for nearly twenty years took place at Sepang.For reasons of economy, the Malaysian government withdrew from the Formula 1 calendar your track, so next year Sepang will host the Royal race.Najib Razak "the Race has become unprofitable for us. Therefore, the economic feasibility of the Grand Prix has become less attractive. We decided to break the contract, but this does not mean that we will not review the situation in the future, provided that the economic benefits will be more favorable for us.I think that 19 years of Formula 1 - it's a good story, but now we turned the page and are ready to focus on other races in Sepang".

2017-09-29 12:54:04

Eric bulge body Language shows that Alonso wants to stay

Eric bulge body Language shows that Alonso wants to stay

Race Director McLaren Eric bulge said that his team is confident that Fernando Alonso will remain for the season 2018.Eric boullier "Alonso wygral September deadline for the announcement of its decision, but, according to our sources, the official announcement will be in late October, although he hopes that all can happen before.Alonso wants to stay. You can see it in body language and in his comments. We know that the machine is capable of a lot with the proper engine, so we decided to contract with Renault. We need a top-pilot, so it is important to keep Alonso".

2017-09-29 11:34:04

Lewis Hamilton is ready for talks with Mercedes

Lewis Hamilton is ready for talks with Mercedes

Pilot Mercedes Lewis Hamilton said that he is ready to discuss a new contract with the German team.Lewis Hamilton "the Race really bring me more pleasure than ever. But you have to look forward. So I think about the decisions I will make in the future.The longer I stand in the sport, the later, as if to say more correctly, the next life. So I'm just trying to weigh everything, although a career in Formula 1 continues.At some point in the near future it will be time to discuss a new contract. I'm ready for this process. Actually, I think now is the best time for negotiations, because I'm in great shape. You always want to negotiate a deal, when you win and lead the championship"The current contract of Hamilton with Mercedes expires at the end of 2018.

2017-09-27 10:24:03

McLaren-Renault is targeting a victory in 2018

Race Director McLaren Eric bulge believes that his team will be able to quickly return to the top step of the podium.Eric bulge "I rather vaguely talked about our goals, but now I do declare that in 2018 our goal is to fight for third place in the constructors' championship.But I hope we can do more than just fight for the podium. We need to win after so many years of inactivity.I'm not going to create false expectations or to play on the feelings of our fans, which we can't fail, but I believe that we, at least, will be able to win one race next year.We were always in the top three, but in the last three years were far from this position. We entered into an agreement with Renault to get a good engine and return to the top position".

2017-09-25 11:44:04

Eric boullier We want to regularly climb the podium

Eric boullier We want to regularly climb the podium

Race Director McLaren Eric bulge said that his team is going next year to fight for position on the podium.Eric boullier "We want to be competitive and fighting for places on the podium. Next year we should appear there regularly.This year should be adopted final amendments to the rules next year, especially Halo. We will be working on my car hard, but only tests and the race in Australia will show the real speed of future cars".The last time McLaren was on the podium at the beginning of 2014, when debutant Kevin Magnussen finished second.

2017-09-24 18:54:03

Eric boullier Fernando wants to stay

Eric boullier Fernando wants to stay

Race Director McLaren Eric bulge said that Fernando Alonso is ready to stay in the British team.Eric boullier "Fernando wants to stay. You can tell by the interview, in how he speaks about the team. There are parts of marketing that need to be addressed, and Zac brown is on it.He needs a competitive car, than Alonso said months. It's important to him. For us, in a McLaren, it is important that the shareholders have made their choice, replacing an engine supplier.DNA McLaren is highly competitive. Our team has always been in the top three, and we'll be back there.Today, we know that we have a decent chassis that would allow us to be back in the top three with an engine of equal level, so for us as a business company, it is important to be competitive, no matter what is the role of Fernando. We had to make that decision for us.But if you want to be competitive, you need not only the engine but also a good pilot. So Fernando is part of the overall picture.First we built the Foundation for the team, and only then entered in the Foundation of a decent pilot.

2017-09-23 11:44:03

McLaren offered to Honda mechanics to pause

Team McLaren offered to the Honda mechanics to take a sabbatical to build a competitive engine. However, the Japanese refused, and the contract will run until the end of 2024, was terminated.Race Director McLaren Eric bulge "at the start of 2017, we realized that we have serious problems. We started to get nervous and began to look for solutions that could improve the situation.In a pinch, we were ready to offer Honda skip one season until they succeed.We also suggested that the Honda engineers and their colleagues from Mercedes can provide technical cooperation. Or form your own group of experts in the field of engines, consisting of different companies to help Honda faster to find a more effective solution.Unfortunately, none of the proposals has not been adequately studied, and as a result we have exhausted the arguments. We had come to the conclusion that there is no other way, except for the termination of cooperation."McLaren will use customer Renault engines next year.

2017-09-10 20:54:03

McLaren not sure about the fine Vandorn Singapore

Race Director McLaren Eric bulge said that his team are not sure whether or Stoffel Vandorn new penalty for changing elements of the power plant is already in Singapore.Eric boullier "We're not sure yet, but we will need to replace the unit MGU-K. He doesn't, just wasn't enough time before the race because of the closed Park."Considering the chances of McLaren in Singapore, boullier expects the team well, as in Hungary, where she finished two cars in the top ten.Eric bulge "In Singapore we have to finish two cars in the top ten. Also, both cars should reach the final qualification. I think this is second favorite us route after Budapest".

2017-09-07 10:34:03

Eric boullier Honda is not able to operate at our level

Race Director McLaren Eric bulge said that Honda may not work on the same level of competitiveness with the British team.Eric boullier "McLaren have achieved their goals, and Honda could not. The situation is complicated by the fact that we are talking not only about McLaren. We also need to consider all the options that will be best for the whole Formula 1. All parties to the negotiations understand that. I can't tell you about it."The head of McLaren Zach brown "the Ideal scenario is one where everyone is smiling at the end. But for this it is necessary that the Toro Rosso was the correct play its role.We need to know what we do and where we go, because we are now in a time zone that affects the design of the car next season".

2017-09-04 11:44:04

Carlos Sainz Race ended, not where we wanted

Carlos Sainz Race ended, not where we wanted

The pilot Toro Rosso Carlos Sainz in the race Grand Prix of Italy finished only 14-m. Carlos Sainz "the Race ended not where we wanted to finish it, but today we are faced with difficulties just because we have a good package of upgrades for Monza. It's not just the lack of power - it was important to achieve the correct clamping force.We just didn't have the pace to score points. It's a shame, because I broke the statistics every time I finished the race, I finished in the points.We now go to Singapore, where we need to be more competitive, and I look forward to fighting for points".

2017-08-27 17:14:03

Fernando Alonso has Summed up the engine

Fernando Alonso has Summed up the engine

The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso out of the race the race Grand Prix of Belgium due to engine problems.Fernando Alonso "the Race was interesting, especially the first part when I was fighting in the top ten. But I forgave. Suddenly lost power so I had to stop the car in the pits.It was a very disappointing result, because I really could finish in the points zone. Let us now try to compete for points next week in Monza.As for the contract next year, then it is necessary to wait. View, time to think is still there. But now I can say I'm happy with my team".

2017-08-23 11:34:05

Fernando Alonso I Love the first after the holiday race

The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso has said that eagerly awaits the opportunity to return behind the wheel.Fernando Alonso "I love the first after the summer break race It's an incredible feeling when you go back to work, feeling rested, relaxed and loaded, and ready to fight for their goals. I enjoy spending time with family and friends, worked hard and now look forward to returning to the car.As the season continues, we become stronger and stronger, and, hopefully, the second half of the year will bring us even more points. Race in Spa - a difficult task for an entire team of engineers and mechanics, as you pass the gas to the floor almost three quarters of the circle, making the track a serious test for the machine and the pilot. We know that we have a lot of work to achieve a positive result, but the lap here is long, and there are plenty of places for overtaking".On account of 13 races Alonso in Spa. Three times the Spaniard was on the podium, but not higher than the second step.

2017-08-22 13:24:03

The race at Spa is an important Grand Prix for McLaren

Race Director McLaren Eric bulge said that the upcoming race in Spa is important for his team for three reasons.Eric boullier "it's Always nice to get back on track after the summer break. We all had the opportunity to relax with family and recharge the batteries.The race at Spa has always been special for McLaren, but this season it will be even more important. First, it is the home Grand Prix for Stoffele of Vandorn. Secondly, it was at Spa in 1968, Bruce McLaren won the first victory driving for his own team. In addition, on 30 August we will celebrate the 80th anniversary of the birth of Bruce McLaren".That's just the chances of success on the track where the engine power, the McLaren is minimal.

2017-08-22 13:14:05

A couple of responses from Kevin Magnussen

A couple of responses from Kevin Magnussen

The press service of the official website of Formula 1 asked interesting questions to the pilot Haas Kevin Magnussen.Question in Addition to flying Formula 1 car, what do you like doingKevin Magnussen I Have enough to do in Formula 1, so outside of racing I like a relaxed life. No noise I can not stand it enough during the raceQuestion What movie last made you cryKM it Must have been a very long time - I don't remember.Question What are you afraid ofKM Spiders make me nervous.Question What was the last book you readKM I like to read biographies, mostly of athletes. The last one was Usain Bolt.Question What your teachers said about you at schoolKM My teacher was a woman, and she told me to dream more is to strive for your goals.Question do you have any "wrong" weaknessKM the Candy. Sweets.Question You do not collectKM No, not anymore. When I was a kid, I had all my trophies from karting in my room. I took all that and threw it away.Question what do you miss most when travelingKM my dog is an annual English Staffordshire bull Terrier.Question What was your worst purchaseKM I'm a very thoughtful shopper, so knock on wood, I haven't had bad purchases.Question What is your perfect Sunday without a raceKM Good weather in Denmark and a nice walk on the beach with my dog.Question What is the biggest mistake you ever madeKM Nothing comes to my mind. I'm the one who can all easily forget.Question When was the last time you were really angryKM Every day in traffic jams For many obvious reasons.Question What super power would you prefer to fly or be invisibleKM the Ability to fly.Question What do you sing in the showerKM I don't singQuestion do You believe in love at first sightKM Yes It's happened to me before.Question What is the worst thing to be famousKM what some people know about you from unreliable sources.Question What is the strangest question you ever heardKM IN each race weekend, I ask strange questions. I don't remember all of them, I very quickly forget themQuestion You can invite three people to dinner, living or dead. Whom do you inviteKM Elvis Presley, Jim Clark and Abraham Lincoln.Question What was the best for you as a childKM Karting. That's allQuestion What everyone needs to try at least once in your lifeKM the Race in Formula 1.

2017-08-06 23:24:06

Eric bulge Lando Norris is a future star

Race Director McLaren Eric bulge said that Lando Norris after the incredible tests in Hungary exactly can be considered a rising star of Formula 1.Recall that during the recent tests, 17-year-old Norris has surpassed the time, Fernando Alonso, shown in the final qualification. However, in a barouche was a softer rubber Ultrasoft. At the same time, the young Briton first drove the McLaren MCL32.Eric bulge "Lando amazed all of us with his maturity, professionalism and speed, and he quickly coped with the modern machines of Formula 1.His feedback to the engineers was valuable and useful, and he, of course, is our rising star. He will show a lot in the future".

2017-08-01 10:04:04

McLaren 12 weeks the choice of engine

McLaren 12 weeks the choice of engine

Race Director McLaren Eric bulge said that his team has 12 weeks to choose the supplier of engines for the season 2018.Eric boullier "We need to make a decision no later than 12 weeks. If you want to build a car is around the engine, you need to start work no later than September".At the same time, Honda is confident that McLaren will not abandon the cooperation with Honda.The head of Honda Masashi Yamamoto "Honda in Formula 1 with McLaren. We have a contract".

2017-07-29 20:24:04

Lewis Hamilton Not the easiest weekend

Lewis Hamilton Not the easiest weekend

Pilot Mercedes Lewis Hamilton in qualifying for the Hungarian Grand Prix showed the 4th result.Lewis Hamilton "It was not the easiest weekend for us, but the results I was still disappointed. I knew that the pilots Ferrari will be quick, but didn't think the gap will be so serious.Race tomorrow - then we'll see what we can do. To overtake here difficult, so everything will depend on good strategy".