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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.

2017-04-06 21:34:03

Head of Mercedes Our young people are impressed by different

Head of Mercedes Toto Wolff said that young pilots, pupils of the racing program of Mercedes, was impressed with it in different ways.Toto Wolff "Our young drivers have impressed me in different ways. Seeing that Esteban grapple not only with the best racers like Alonso and Hulkenberg, I inadvertently became proud of him and his first point in the career of pilot Formula-1.I sympathize with Pascal, because he was haunted by failure. I am impressed by the maturity he showed, saying Sauber that you will not be able to perform at the level necessary for 100 of the fight. This courage and dedication that brought him a lot of credit to the team.Now he needs to gain strength and return. I have no doubt when he gets back in the car, he will prove that it is all the same Pascal".

2017-01-21 10:24:02

The decision to cancel the Grand Prix of great Britain is not accepted

Increasingly talking about the fact that the organizers of the British Grand Prix after the race this year will take a break. But, as stated by the head of the Club of British racers Michael Grant, decision pending.Michael Grant "We want the British Grand Prix has existed for years. However, it makes sense, if there is economic benefit. Our contract provides for a pause before 2019, and in the next six months we will think what to do next. The decision is still pending, till July, will study the situation".

2016-04-04 07:54:02

Horner great performance from both drivers Red Bull

Horner great performance from both drivers Red Bull

Head Red Bull Christian Horner has summed up the results of the Bahrain GP, where Daniel ricciardo became the 4th and Daniil Kvyat 7-M."a Great performance from both of our riders.They both earned damage the same parts of the machine on the first lap, losing the end plate of the front wing it was not perfect.But thanks to the strategy team and the pace cars, we were able to finish in decent places.Daniel bounced back well after a difficult qualification, earning a good score.Daniel squeezed out of the car is absolutely everything I could, showing another great race.In turn, the racers are satisfied with the results Dan played one position compared to qualifying results, as He as many as 8The chance to fight for the highest position the team has, you only need to improve in qualifying, and said in an interview Kvyat.

2016-03-24 21:14:02

On GP Bahrain will be the same format of qualification in Melbourne

On GP Bahrain will be the same format of qualification in Melbourne

Qualification at the second stage of the 2016 Formula 1 in Bahrain will be held in the same format as in SE Australia.Contrary to previous intentions, the Commission of Formula 1 at its today's session voted in favour of a return to the format that existed in previous years.As in Melbourne, the racers will drop out of combat during each of the three qualifying segments.This was announced by the promoter of the championship Bernie Ecclestone."They intend to leave at this stage.After the race we carefully examine and decide, what is right to do next. Do I need to change the system said Ecclestone in an interview with Autosport.One of the options for changing the qualification can be one in which the first two segments, pilots are eliminated directly in the course, and the remaining eight riders fighting throughout the entire 3rd segment.This solution can be studied, if in Bahrain Q3 again get stale and boring because of the low turnout of racers on the track.

2016-03-20 13:14:02

Australian GP, Rosberg Hamilton Vettel, Kvyat retired.

Australian GP, Rosberg  Hamilton  Vettel, Kvyat  retired.

Dry. Air +23.22C, route +37.30 Pirelli brought on the stage three teams Medium, Soft and SuperSoft first two are mandatory for use.According to the rules of the first eight racers started on a worn set of SuperSoft,Perez, Hulkenberg, button, Bottas, Kvyat, Grosjean and Gutierrez started the race on Soft, remaining at SuperSoft.Unfortunately, before the start of the car of Daniil Kvyat stopped in the beginning of the starting line the race for our pilot has been completed.At the start, the racers Mercedes is too slow moving, and leadership was taken by Vettel, second Raikkonen, while Hamilton dropped to 6th position.The Magnussen - puncture.The first ten on 2nd lap Vettel - Raikkonen - Rosberg - Verstappen - Massa - Hamilton - Sainz - Hulkenberg - Riccardo - Alonso.On the 3rd lap Hamilton overtook Massa for 5th place, ricciardo overtook Hulkenberg in the struggle for the 8-E. 9-lap ricciardo overtook Massa in the fight for 6th place.But ahead of Bottas and Ericsson Wehrlein.To create a serious gap to Vettel failed by the tenth lap he was 2.5 seconds ahead of teammate and 3.4 Rosberg.On the 12th lap, Rosberg, ricciardo, Alonso and Palmer changed my tires.13-m Vettel and Verstappen.Sebastian went in front of Rosberg, Nico attacked him, but unsuccessfully.Vettel got another set of SuperSoft on the second segment and on the 15th lap ahead of Hamilton, still have not replaced the tires.On 15-th circle button, Raikkonen, Hamilton and Hulkenberg changed his tyres.At the 17th lap when overtaking Gutierrez Alonso hooked his right front wheel, the car McLaren flew into the air, crashed into a barrier, flying over the security zone, flipped twice in the air again and crashed into a barrier.With Fernando all right, what can be said about the car.Red flags.the Majority of drivers changed tires.And debutant Manor Haryanto finished the race because of problems with the drive.The first ten after the pace car Vettel - Rosberg - Raikkonen - Riccardo - Verstappen - Sainz - Hamilton - Massa - Grosjean - Bottas.Button ahead of Perez in the battle for 13th position.Puffed machine Raikkonen, the intake came the flames, but the mechanics in the pits put out the car, Kimi, of course, lost ground.Vettel on SuperSoft and was unable to resist Rosberg on Medium, Nico closed the gap.35-lap Ferrari mechanics with a small hitch has changed his tyres Vettel, and Sebastian were back on track 4. On the 35th lap Rosberg - Riccardo - Hamilton - Vettel - Massa - Grosjean - Hulkenberg - Bottas - Palmer - Sainz.At the 40th lap Marcus Ericsson stopped the car in the garage, gathering.Toro Rosso's confrontation between team-mates - Verstappen invited the team to ask him to miss Carlos, but Carlos is not lost.closer to the end of the race Sainz blocked the tyre touches the Verstappen not without consequences.On the 42nd lap, Hamilton was ahead of ricciardo in the fight for the 2nd position, and Daniel rolled into the pits - SuperSoft, came back 5 m later overtook Massa in the fight for 4th place.The first ten on the 46th lap Rosberg - Hamilton - Vettel - Riccardo - Massa - Grosjean - Hulkenberg - Bottas - Sainz - Verstappen.On the last laps of Hamilton's tires lost efficiency, Vettel attacked him at the 2nd position, but SEB made a mistake, went off the road, was able to return, but the chances of 2nd place lost.Vettel believes that the team strategy in his case was erroneous, it was timely to switch to Medium.And the race won the race Nico Rosberg won the first race of the season, winning 15-th victory in his career.Lewis Hamilton 2nd, finished third Vettel.Mercedes and Ferrari in the fight.The new American team Haas F1 managed to earn points in his first race 6th place GrosjeanThe RESULTS Genepilot Team Time Speed 1. N. Rosberg Mercedes 14815.565 167.525 22. L. Hamilton Mercedes +8.060 167.318 23. S. Vettel Ferrari +9.643 167.277 34. D. Ricciardo Red Bull +24.330 166.900 35. F. Massa Williams +58.979 166.018 26. R. Grosjean Haas +112.081 165.687 17. N. Hulkenberg Force India +114.199 165.633 28. V. Bottas Williams +115.153 165.609 29. C. Sainz Toro Rosso +115.680 165.596 310. M. Verstappen Toro Rosso +116.833 165.567 311. D. Palmer Renault +123.399 165.402 212. K. Magnussen Renault +125.606 165.346 313. S. Perez Force India +131.699 165.193 214. J. button McLaren + 1 lap 164.545 315. F. Nasr Sauber + 1 lap 164.330 216. P. Wehrlein Manor + 1 lap 162.347 3after completing the qualification many have criticized the new format. Sunday morning was the meeting of the teams by Charlie Whiting, which was decided to revert to the old format of the qualification in the next stage of the season in Bahrain.

2016-03-18 15:54:02

The second part of free practice

The second part of free practice

Air +18.17C, track +16.18 serious it was raining in the first half of the session, the track remained wet until the end of the race slicks to try out and failed, which means that the settings will be challenges, tomorrow's just a one-hour training session before the qualification, which, however, it is possible, as will rainfall.In Toro Rosso have solved the problem with the fuel system on the car of science that emerged in the morning session.Night pilot showed the 5th result, the gap to the leader is not very big, partner Carlos were out in the evening session.The same does not appear on the tress racers Sauber.From error - Rosberg could not hold the car in a turn, hooking after the reversal of the protective barrier, damaged front wing. Car was being towed, was declared mode virtual machine security.Daniil Kvyat 10th, his partner of more stable 4-th.And the best time again Lewis Hamilton.The results of the SECOND Cassiopia Command Time Difference 1. L. Hamilton Mercedes 138.841 - 72. N. Hulkenberg Force India 139.308 0.467 83. K. Raikkonen Ferrari 139.486 0.645 74. D. Ricciardo Red Bull 139.535 0.694 95. C. Sainz Toro Rosso 139.694 0.853 166. F. Alonso McLaren 139.895 1.054 167. J. Button McLaren 140.008 1.167 138. S. Vettel Ferrari 140.761 Of 1,920 79. S. Perez Force India 141.256 2.415 810. D. Kvyat Red Bull 142.411 3.570 1011. E. Gutierrez Haas 142.891 4.050 1012. Manor P. Wehrlein 143.401 4.560 2513. Haas R. Grosjean 143.731 4.890 814. R. Haryanto Manor 144.304 5.463 2215. N. Rosberg Mercedes 147.356 8.515 4K.Magnussen Renault no time - 2D.Palmer Renault no time - 5F.Massa Williams no time - 2B.Bottas Williams no time - 2M.Verstappen Toro Rosso no time.

2016-03-16 13:54:02

Renault showed combat yellow livery for 2016

Renault showed combat yellow livery for 2016

The Renault team showed the final version of the livery of his car RS16 for the season-2016.Unlike intermediate coloring used on the test is completely black, in a combat livery is dominated by yellow color.In the offseason, the French company has regained control of the team from Enstone, in recent years, carrying the name Lotus.Battle racers Renault in 2016 will be Kevin Magnussen and Jolyon Palmer.

2015-10-25 10:34:04

Beijing ePrix maximum result for Buemi

Beijing ePrix maximum result for Buemi

Sebastian Buemi sensationally started the second season of the FIA Formula E, earning maximum points - in the Bank of a pilot of the team Renault e.dams 30 reward points. After winning the pole position in the new procedure the super-pole position the Swiss did not leave opponents no chance in the race SWUSP Beijing ePrix, setting also the best time for a circle. Thus, Buemi gained a unique hat-trick during the weekend."It was a good race, nice to win with such a margin - I'm happy The team did a great job and Renault have a good powerplant. We are looking forward to the next races. We also managed to set the fastest lap, what had problems in the past year",- says the winner of today's race.Buemi admitted that started not the best way, but he managed to repel the attacks of the Mahindra Racing rider nick Heidfeld in the first turn, thus preserving the lead. From the moment the race was led by the Swiss. However, his efforts to break away from the peloton twice failed because of the appearance on the track Full Course Yellow. This system was first used in Formula E and has earned high recognition from riders.Di Grassi said "It is very good from the point of view of a sports component, as it allows you to quickly clean the track. In addition, we follow the same procedure in the other categories, where are the racers of Formula E".However, Buemi was in the lead not the entire race. He was the first pilot who changed the car during the race, which enabled Loic Duval, driver of the team Dragon Racing, a circle to be the leader before the visit to the pits.Pit stop was a little unsettled by Heidfeld his team did not immediately coped with the fastening of seat belts in the car the driver, from-for what the German fell back two places ago, leaving the track behind di Grassi and Nico Simple. Bold maneuver allowed Heidfeld Simple to get around, and two pilots are remembered in the first season of spectacular duels and a spectacular collision, again pleased the audience with a dense struggle on the track in the Olympic Park of Beijing.Just got out in the first place, but this time the Frenchman did not get to the podium. For unknown reasons, until a broken element in the protection of the right rear wheel of the car of the Frenchman damaged the prop and rear wing. Despite the fact that Simple can continue to go to race pace, the car acknowledged dangerous for other drivers. Simply the command came to return to the pits, which meant the completion of the race for the racer.The incident returned to Heidfeld third place, where he eventually finished, having won thereby the first ever podium for team Mahindra Racing"I am delighted for the whole team. We really worked hard in the summer, and it was a very tense race. The guys who followed me, ran a circle more on the first interval, they had more charge, and so I had to defend. It was very interesting, especially on the last lap. At least this time I managed not to break the car for a circle to finish"On the last laps the spectators were able to enjoy a fantastic battle between Heidfeld and racers team Dragon Racing - Duval and D'ambrosio. At the finish line they were separated for more than two secondsSixth place went to Oliver tervi team NEXTEV TCR. The Briton, along with Sam Byrd and Nelson Piquet Jr., received a bonus from the fans FanBoost, which allowed him to break from 15th place on the starting grid to the best finish of his career in Formula E. For the Peak, everything went worse last season champion finished outside the points zone due to mechanical problems with the car that has set him from ninth to fifteenth place.The race was intense and Sam Byrd who managed to break through to the seventh line. Nathaniel Burton, driver of team Aguri, in his debut in the championship was able to take eighth place. Stefan Sarrazin of Venturi took the ninth position after the penalty of Daniel ABT for unsafe leaving after a pit stop. New to the championship Robin frijns was able to earn one point, despite the fact that by the finish of the race he spent all the energy to the motor.The new era of Formula E is already here. The race was exciting and was the first in a new season of Formula E. Buemi, the Opponents hope to reverse the outcome of the struggle at the next stage of the championship, which will take place on 7 November in Putrajaya, Malaysia. The ninth stage of FIA Formula E will again be held in Moscow on 4 June 2016 at the Kremlin walls.Team standings1. Renault e.dams - 302. Dragon Racing - 223. Schaeffler Audi Sport ABT - 184. Mahindra Racing - 155. NEXTEV TCR - 86. Virgin Racing DS - 67. Team Aguri - 48. Venturi - 29. Amlin Andretti - 110. Trulli - lichnyy standings1. Sebastian Buemi, 302. Lucas di Grassi, 183. Nick Heidfeld, 154. Loic Duval, 125. Jerome d'ambrosio, 106. Oliver Tervi, 87. Sam Bird, 68. Nathaniel Burton, 49. Stefan Sarrazin, 210. Robin Frijns, 1.

2015-10-23 10:54:03

Think tank race how the timing of the Sochi Autodrom

The race is one of the most technologically advanced sports and when every thousandth of a second, but the exact timing can determine the winner.In previous years the judges during the competition had to stand along the pit lane and to detect the lap time by using stopwatches. Thus, all the timing literally was in the hands of the marshals. Over time the racing took a big step forward and the cars become much more technologically advanced, the route is now safer, and the system of measuring time is more advanced.Every modern circuit has a complex systems to provide judges with accurate information about lap time, speed of pilots and the position of the cars. Without these data to monitor the progress of the race would be impossible.Own timing system installed at Sochi Autodrom. It includes six loops-serif, recording the exact crossing time of each individual machine. One notch is located on the start/finish, it marks the start and end of the circle. Three more loops are integrated into the fabric of racing during the circle. Two additional measuring points of time are at the entrance and the exit from the pit lane.On each machine, facing the Sochi Autodrom, a sensor, having a unique signal. This allows the server to accurately identify each pilot and take time for his car.The sensor, receiving the signal after passing through the data decoder sends information to the server, where the numbers are structured and help form protocols-in any form, be it race results, classification best lap or full decoding of the lap times on any interval.Own system of timekeeping used during any of the races at the Sochi Autodrom, in addition to the Grand Prix of Russia Formula 1. For the "Royal races" the international automobile Federation FIA and Formula One Management FOM bring their own set of equipment, sensors for cars, loop-serifs and decoders for data transmission to the server.Before the Grand Prix, the FIA engineers are placed in the pavement sensors every hundred meters. In addition, additional transponders are installed on the main straight, in order to automatically track the position of cars during the launch and in case of a false start to identify the offending rider.Subsequently, the information from the sensors is used not only to summarize events but to analyze past competitions engineers. GPS data along with indications of the time system help to identify weaknesses of the car and to understand what route to add, and where the rider has the advantage.Motorsports, as a high-tech sport, makes high demands not only to the machines, engineers, and racers, but also to the pistes, which now represent a modern complex computing hardware, combined into one large network.

2015-06-07 10:14:03

Formula E Moscow brings good luck Piquet Jr.

Formula E Moscow brings good luck Piquet Jr.

Nelson Piquet Jr. celebrates his victory at the Kremlin walls and strengthens their chances for the championship in Formula E. the Pilot team NEXTEV TCR scored 25 points this means that in the final season race in London, he will arrive with a margin of 17 points from nearest rival, who was also a native of Brazil, Lucas di Grassi 128 and 111 respectively. Audi Sport ABT to finish second, ahead of Buemi, who was demoted to ninth position as a result of a penalty for unsafe exit from the pit stop. Swiss currently ranks third in the standings and has 105 points. The prize for third place in the race, so the team got the Venturi and its pilot nick Heidfeld, which first appeared in the top three.The decisive turning point in the race occurred a few seconds after launch. Jean-Eric Vergne started from pole position, but take advantage of it failed Piquet Jr., who started the race from second place, made every effort to beat the Frenchman and enter into the first turn leader. Gradually, the Brazilian was able to secure an advantage in a few seconds ahead of closest pursuers, namely Return, di Grassi and Buemi, and got the ability to comfortably complete the first segment.The next di Grassi showed more speed than Vergne, but have not been able to get around last. Buemi was holding back, ready to attack at any opportunity. Had to wait for a series of pit stops to see will change if the balance of the main contenders for victory. Leading the pilot went to the pit stop first, the next round did Vergne and di Grassi, while Buemi, who planned a shorter second length, chose to pit the 19th lap. Unfortunately for the Swiss rider, as his team-mate's Simple, command error in part a minimum time for pit stop cost him precious seconds, although the pilot and managed to stay in fourth place. However, another mistake, as it is unsafe to depart from the pit stop, caused even more unfortunate consequences - penalty after the race.At the beginning of the second segment, Piquet Jr. was still in the lead, while Vergne and di Grassi are reversed. The Brazilian is understood that you may count on a greater amount of energy than his compatriot, and tried to minimize the gap in the hope to circumvent the latest on the last laps. He managed to reduce the difference to 1.5 seconds, but the pilot of the Audi Sport ABT was not able to get into the slipstream of the leading car, including the fact that he had overheated the battery is meant to finish with a high speed will not work. As a result Piquet Jr. crossed the finish line first with a margin of 2 seconds, with the second win after the stage in long beach, bringing the number of prizes in the season to five."To arrive at the race to London as the leader - it's worth it, " said the pilot NEXTEV TCR after the stage. - We know that you have no rights to silly mistakes that in preparation for the double race in Battersea we have to work just as well as we have worked so far. We always show great results in qualifying, and I had shown decent speed. The exception was Berlin, but here again our performance was no less strong than in the previous stages".Although the gap from the leader grew to 17 points, di Grassi is confident that the fight is not over yet. "There's still 60 points, so that can happen anything. Today we were able to show that we have extremely high-speed machine".In the fight for third place Buemi won over will Refund most impressive way. In the last round of the Swiss pilot has made a determined attack, and also used for a maximum of FanBoost. Two cars collided several times with Buemi when passing through the Chicane, allowing Heidfeld to catch up with both. Stiletto German slipped between the two of them, leaving Vergne in fifth position. The Frenchman received a consolation prize in the form of the fastest lap times, but after the race lost him, because it was recognized that on this lap he cut the Chicane, and in the end, 2 points for fastest lap went to Buemi.The touchdown also came Daniel ABT, Salvador Duran, Antonio Felix da Costa, Nicolas Simple and fined after Buemi, rookie Justin Wilson. Undoubtedly, the race was a disappointment to the team Dragon Racing after the triumph in Berlin according to the results of the Moscow stage DAmbrosio dropped in the standings due to problems at the pit stop, and Duval finished only eleventh.After touring the world, " Formula E is preparing to return to his native England last summer where it all began test runs with the Donington Park. Closing the season the weekend will take place on the London circuit Battersea Park. During the last weekend in June there will be two races on Saturday 27 June and Sunday 28 June. For the title are six racers Piquet Jr., Buemi, di Grassi, Simple, EtcAmbrosio and bird. As for the team event, e.dams-Renault will arrive in the English capital, with 187 points - 44 more than the Audi Sport ABT. In third place NEXTEV TCR with 132 points.The results of the 9th round of the championship of Formula E in Moscow1. Nelson Piquet,Jr., NEXTEV TCR, 43.18.867 sec.2. Lucas di Grassi, Audi Sport ABT, +2.012 sec.3. Nick Heidfeld, Venturi, +11.548 sec.4. Jean-Eric Vergne, Andretti, +12.416 sec.5. Daniel ABT, Audi Sport ABT, +25.626 sec.6. Salvador Duran, Amlin Aguri, +28.960 sec.7. Antonio Felix da Costa, Amlin Aguri, +30.529 sec.8. Nicolas Simple, e.dams-Renault, +31.556 sec.9. Sebastien Buemi, e.dams-Renault, +40.058 sec.10. Justin Wilson, Andretti, +46.320 sec.11. Loic Duval, Dragon Racing, +49.763 sec.12. Jerome d'ambrosio, Dragon Racing, +51.474 sec.13. Karun Chandhok, Mahindra Racing, +52.493 sec.14. Jaime Alguersuari, Virgin Racing, +55.810 sec.15. Stefan Sarrazin, Venturi, +56.715 sec.16. Bruno Senna, Mahindra Racing, +1 sec.17. Vitantonio Liuzzi, Trulli, +1 sec.18. Jarno Trulli, Trulli, +1 sec.19. Antonio Garcia, NEXTEV TCR +3 NC. Sam bird, Virgin Racing, not kvalifitsirovannyi standings1. e.dams-Renault Formula E - 1872. Audi Sport ABT Formula E - 1433. NEXTEV TCR Formula E - 1324. Dragon Racing Formula E - 1165. Andretti Formula E - 1066. Virgin Racing Formula E - 987. Amlin Aguri Formula E - 628. Venturi Formula E - 499. Mahindra Racing - 4610. Trulli Formula E - any standings1. Nelson Piquet, Jr., 1282. Lucas di Grassi, 1113. Sebastien Buemi, 1054. Nicolas Simple, 825. Jerome d'ambrosio, 776. Sam Bird , 687. Jean-Eric Vergne , 578. Antonio Felix da Costa, 519. Daniel ABT, 3210. Jaime Alguersuari, 30.

2015-06-07 09:54:04

Huovinen won the first race of the SMP F4 Championship at the Moscow Raceway

Huovinen won the first race of the SMP F4 Championship at the Moscow Raceway

Finnish racer Aleksanteri huovinen won the Saturday race stage of the SMP F4 Championship, taking place these days at the Moscow Raceway. Second to finish was Niko Kari, Russian Vladimir Atoev - third.During the greater part of the distance the race was headed by Nico brown, but three laps before the finish the Aleksanteri Huovinen managed to overtake compatriot on the starting line. Along with this Huovinen was the author of the fastest lap of the race 136,141 min."a really difficult race. I was not a very good start, but by the end of the lap I was able to reach the second place and catch up with Nico Cary. I tried to force him to make a mistake, and I did it. I went ahead and am very happy to win this victory, commented on the arrival Huovinen. We have good chances to fight for the title, but the championship is very competitive peloton. I expect a fight from Nico and hazel, and from Vladimir Atoev. In the SMP F4 Championship has a lot of good racers, and I have to give all the best completely.Third place was taken by Russian pilot Vladimir Atoev. Closer to the finish of Rostov ahead of Niklas Nylund, but Finn held the maneuver in the area of the yellow flags. As a result, Nylund was fined an additional twenty seconds to the finishing result and in the final minutes fell back to ninth place.After a successful start, when I moved up from the fourth position to the first, I hoped for a better result. However, overall I'm pleased with said Vladimir Atoev. We still have to analyze the telemetry, but in the next race I will start in the third and hope to do more".Fourth classified Nikita Sitnikov and Nerses Isaakyan rounded out the top five.After four races of the championship lead in the overall standings holds Aleksanteri huovinen, which account for three wins and 85 points. The second position is Vladimir Atoev, who scored 61 points and in third place with 55 points located Nico Cary.

2015-06-04 11:54:04

News from Pirelli a Preliminary review of the Grand Prix of Canada

News from Pirelli a Preliminary review of the Grand Prix of Canada

For the Grand Prix of Canada selected tires of the same types as for the race in Monaco - soft and Supersoft, but they have to face other difficulties.The canadian route is more demanding from the point of view of the tires than the track in Monaco, which leads to a higher degree of wear and reduction characteristics of the tires. The most significant load is applied in the longitudinal i.e., during acceleration and braking and not in the transverse direction rotation. These factors influence the degree of wear and reduction characteristics of tires in Canada. The nature of the track gives more possibilities to use tyre strategy to win back the positions on the track. Last year, for example, racers implemented various strategic decisions. In principle, the load on the tires is not prohibitive, due to the asphalt with a low coefficient of adhesion. But there are enough high-curbs, requiring the use of tires with durable frame. In addition, the route is known, the load exerted on the brakes. Weather is also an important factor in this semi-permanent track that brings into the equation is another element of unpredictability.Paul Hembery, Director of the division of Pirelli Motorsport "the Race in Canada is often one of the best races of the season. For local trails distinctive set of qualities that are not found anywhere else. The result often surprises happen. You can win after starting from the end of the grid, especially if you use a thought-out strategy if it starts raining or if it leaves the car security all of the above is possible in Montreal. And again we have selected the soft and Supersoft tyres Supersoft rubber compound type radically revised for the current season to give it greater resistance to granulation and bubbling. In cool weather conditions, which is often the case in Montreal, the teams have to commend this improved resistance to granulation. In Canada can happen with anything, so the best strategy is one that involves a certain degree of flexibility, the team was able to react to changing circumstances. As we saw in Monaco, strategy can play a decisive role."Difficulties from the point of view of tyresFor canadian tracks is characterized by a low degree of cohesion, and this is especially evident in the beginning of the race weekend when the track in the former Olympic village is not rolled, as it is not very actively used during the year. Low degree of coupling remains in the race, and this is one of the main reasons why so many pilots get acquainted with the infamous "wall of Champions", after which often leaves the safety car.An equally important factor Grand Prix of Canada act curbs the cars driving on them at a speed of about 130 kmh, which can test the strength of the tire carcass. It is worth noting that during laboratory tests in Milan formulary tires spin up to a speed of 450 km/h to test their abilities beyond normal operating conditions. The result The tire carcass remains intact.Unlike Monaco, Montreal race cars are set up for low downforce to increase the speed more than 300 km/h on the straights. In Canada there is no real gradual turns in fact, the course consists of acceleration and braking, but the main burden falls on the brakes, which in the past have caused difficulties to some teams. Pilots need to be extremely careful to avoid slipping, which accelerates tire wear.Strategy and the winner of the Grand Prix last year In the race last year used a variety of strategies with one or two pit stops. There were two periods of staying on track of the safety car. The race was won by Daniel ricciardo from Red Bull team. He implemented a strategy with two races in the pits, and a leader on fresher tyres for two laps before the finish. The pilots that finished in the final minutes of the first four lines, visited the pits twice, and above all of the drivers, that made one pit stop, was the pilot of the Force India Nico Hulkenberg, who took fifth place he started on the soft tires and drove on them 41 the circle before he moved on Supersoft tyres.Expect the time difference to overcome racing laps on the tires of different types from 1.0 to 1.2 seconds.Team Pirelli chooses race numbers 84, Stella Narciso press officer on Formula 1"Being a book lover, I would chose number "84" in 1984 saw the light and one of my favorite books George Orwell. Like a real neapolitana, I believe in lucky numbers tell me a number, and I'll tell you what it means.".

2015-06-03 20:34:03

In Moscow held a presentation of the youth championship of the SMP F4 Championship

In Moscow held a presentation of the youth championship of the SMP F4 Championship

At the capital hotel Mariott Royal Aurora held a press conference where the organizers of the SMP F4 Championship Championship told about championship, its future prospects and ambitions, and also presented the racing cars and presented to the pilots.The event was attended by Director of the SMP Racing Dmitry Samorukov, sports Director of the SMP F4 Championship Mika Salo, Director of Koiranen GP AFA Heikkinen, sports Director of the youth program SMP Racing Petr Aleshin and the pilot SMP Racing Mikhail Aleshin. As a guest of honour at the press conference was attended by the Chairman of the Committee of high-speed competition of the Russian automobile Federation Mikhail Bonch-Osmolovsky.For the program SMP Racing SMP F4 championship Championship held under the auspices of the FIA, is the key. We worked on this championship for two years, and today we got what we expected. The first stage of the championship was successfully held in Finland, and now the SMP F4 Championship Championship comes to Russia said the Director of the SMP Racing Dmitry Samorukov. I want to thank everyone who helped work on this project in the first place is the Russian automobile Federation and Finnish automobile Federation, and especially to celebrate our partners from Koiranen GP. We hope that over time, thanks to this championship, we will see more of Russian pilots in the older formula.Formula 4 this is a very effective concept developed by the International automobile Federation. Due to open telemetry this approach allows us to identify the real best racers said sports Director of superiority, ex-pilot of Formula 1 Mika Salo. In the SMP F4 Championship pilots are given every opportunity for further development, the most important thing in racing it's an experience. And for young drivers it is very important to gain that experience on the big tracks"."The idea of this championship is long overdue. We considered different formats, but then the FIA introduced the concept of Formula 4, and she came to us with all parameters said AFA Heikkinen, organizer of the SMP F4 Championship and Director of the company Koiranen GP. I want to say a big thank you to SMP Racing, in particular, Boris Rotenberg and Dmitry Samorukov. Nice to see such an ambitious project continues to develop.""We waited a long time to appear in Russia formula" series that our kart was able to make a logical next step in the world of big races said sports Director of the youth program SMP Racing, honored coach of Russia Petr Aleshin. In my opinion what we have now, even exceeds our expectations, because the SMP F4 Championship is testimony to how organically Russia integrated into the international motorsports".Recalling his first year in cars with open wheels I think of how much things have changed since then. This season we see a machine that meets all modern international standards. It really is a very important step for the development of the SMP Racing programme and our pilots, said the pilot SMP Racing Mikhail Aleshin.The SMP F4 championship championship started in mid-may on the track Ahvenisto Race Circuit in Finland. The second stage of the championship will race on the Moscow Raceway track, which will be held under phase FIA World Touring Car Championship on 6 and 7 June. In total, the SMP F4 Championship calendar consists of seven stages, four of which will be held at the Russian Moscow Raceway tracks and "Sochi Circuit".

2015-05-11 12:54:02

The second victory of Sebastien Buemi in Formula E

Sebastien Buemi became the first driver Championship Formula E, who managed to win two wins this season the Swiss was the fastest on the race in Punta del este and has now repeated his triumph at the first ever Formula E European stage in Monaco.This victory was the third for team e.dams-Renault in Miami, the first place went to teammate Buemi, Nicolas Prost, which further strengthened its leading position in the overall team standings. The race in Monaco has collected an incredible number of spectators - more than 23,000 fans of motorsports is located at the stadium and the fan zone, thus confirming the popularity of Formula E and in this part of the world.In an exciting qualifying Buemi took pole position in the fight with championship leader Lucas di Grassi, Jerome dAmbrosio and Nelson Piquet Jr. took their seats in the second row on the starting grid. At the beginning of the race the leaders were able to get ahead, but just a few seconds after the start of Daniel ABT provoked the collision, which damaged cars of several drivers Bruno Senna, Jean-Eric Vergne, Loc Duval, El Salvador Duran and Vitantonio Liuzzi. Jaime Alguersuari was eliminated in the first turn.After the departure of the safety car the race resumed, however, as a result of the accident of fighting has left Senna, Alguersuari, as well as Duval and Daniel ABT. After the restart the leaders headed Buemi, followed immediately by di Grassi, followed by dAmbrosio, Peak, Stephan Sarrazin, Nicolas Prost and Sam bird.In the sixth lap of the Brazilian team pilot NEXTEV TCR Piquet Jr. seized the acceleration FanBoost and effectively ahead of the Belgian dAmbrosio from team Dragon Racing, finishing in third position. Intense fight took place between the leaders of the race - Buemi and followed right behind di Grassi. Di Grassi went to pit stop earlier on the 25th lap, trying to beat the opponent. But it was not to be after a pit stop two laps later, Buemi was able to hold the lead in the race.On the second stinte" di Grassi again joined the fight for the lead with Buemi, although I knew that the second one will have more energy. The Audi Sport ABT also had to defend second place until the end of the race in the fight caught up with his Peak. Despite the incredible efforts of the pilot-the winner ePrix in long beach, di Grassi managed to hold on to second place, finishing two seconds after the leader Buemi. But his countryman Piquet Jr. still had to fight for the podium with Sam bird. As a result, the Brazilian has won this confrontation, leaving the fourth Briton.After Sam Byrd racers crossed the finish line in the following sequence dAmbrosio, Simple, Sarrazin, Charles Pic, Antonio Felix da Costa and Nick Heidfeld.Fastest lap in this race 55.157 C showed not reached the finish Jean-Eric Vergne, largely due to the acceleration of FanBoost. French pilot got two points and the award from VISA for the fastest lap " Visa Fastest Lap Award". This award was first awarded at the Monaco ePrix, marking the beginning of cooperation between Formula E and one of the world leaders in the field of electronic payment systems VISA.After seven races in the drivers ' championship remains the leader Lucas di Grassi with 93 points. Four points from him behind Nelson Piquet Jr. to win Today Buemi will allow to compete for the title of champion is now the Swiss pilot in third place 83 points, which is six points more than his teammate Nicolas Simple.In the team event e.dams-Renault has strengthened its leadership ahead of nearest rival Audi Sport ABT 45 points. NEXTEV TCR behind just one point which was in the third position of the Virgin Racing team 93 and 94 points respectively. Also worth mentioning is the fact that in this race to earn points managed by both the team drivers Venturi - Sarrazin finished seventh, and his partner Nick Heidfeld - tenth.Monaco ePrix gave a great start of the European part of the Championship FIA Formula E next race will be held in Berlin in two weeks, on may 23, in the territory of the closed airport Tempelhof, June 6th race electroblade will be held in the Russian capital, in the historical center of Moscow near the Kremlin walls.The results of the 7th round of the championship of Formula E Monaco1. Sebastien Buemi, e.dams-Renault, 4805.2252. Lucas di Grassi, Audi Sport ABT, +2.154 sec.3. Nelson Piquet, Jr., NEXTEV TCR, +4.634 sec.4. Sam bird, Virgin Racing, +4.801 seconds.5. Jerome d'ambrosio, Dragon Racing, +5.881 sec.6. Nicolas Simple, e.dams-Renault, +11.032 sec.7. Stefan Sarrazin, Venturi, +26.472 sec.8. Charles Pic, NEXTEV TCR, +49.538 sec.9. Antonio Felix da Costa, Amlin Aguri, +52.658 sec.10. Nick Heidfeld, Venturi, +52.936 sec.11. Jarno Trulli, Trulli, +58.984 sec.12. Scott Speed, Andretti, +114.13813. Karun Chandhok , Mahindra Racing, +1 NC Vitantonio Liuzzi, Trulli, not NC Jean-Eric Vergne, Andretti, not NC Salvador Duran, Amlin Aguri, not NC Loic Duval Dragon Racing, not NC Daniel ABT, Audi Sport ABT, not NC Jaime Alguersuari, Virgin Racing, not NC Bruno Senna, Mahindra Racing, not fynyshyrovaly standings1. Lucas di Grassi, 932. Nelson Piquet, Jr., 893. Sebastian Buemi, 834.Nicolas Simple, 775. Sam Bird, 646. Jerome d'ambrosio, 527. Antonio Felix da Costa, 458. Jean-Eric Vergne, 349. Jaime Alguersuari, 3010. Bruno Senna, nomandy offsete.dams-Renault - 160Audi Sport ABT - 115Virgin Racing - 94NEXTEV TCR - 93Andretti Autosport - 82Dragon Racing - 76Amlin Aguri - 48Mahindra Racing - 46Venturi - 16Trulli - 12.

2015-03-28 14:04:02

Hamilton - Vettel, Rosberg, Quat - 5th

Hamilton - Vettel, Rosberg, Quat - 5th

In Sepang initially cloudy, air +32S, track +tidle the rain and he went immediately, once started runs, then turned the shower.Q1 car will Stevens had problems with the fuel system.The riders were in a hurry to pass at the time of the 1st segment to the strong rain that was steadily approaching, lightning flashed.on Most Hard, weak team including McLaren to Medium, and Mercedes also.Daniil Kvyat at the end of the segment change in Medium, Hard on weak results, and with a good result to go through.Pirelli said that only Vettel, Bottas and Raikkonen have not used Medium tyres in the first session.Got worried pilots Lotus, but at the end of the 1st sector both broke into the top 10, Toro Rosso, unfortunately Nasru failed to pass in Q2, and Sainz with the 4th the results further.In Q2 racers were in this order Hamilton, Rosberg, Vettel Sainz Bottas Grosjean Eriksson Maldonado, Raikkonen, ricciardo Kvyat Verstappen Hulkenberg Weight of Perenne passed in the second session - Nasr Alonso button Mary Stevensweert Mary did not meet the 107 of the best time of the first session. The decision on his participation in the race will be made by the stewards.Q2 no, all in a hurry to leave the track. All Medium overrunning prevent acute attacks between pilotsAnd 8 minutes before the end of the 2nd segment, the rain began to fall, and very strong Results on dry land were decisive for the passage to the finals.Passed Rosberg Vettel Ricardo Bottas Grosjean Weight Verstappen Hamilton Kvyat Erikson the final didn't pass Raikkonen, Maldonado, Hulkenberg, Perez Syncpro that Raikkonen was prevented on Erickson, who was also on.Daniil Kvyat in the finalsThe final session was delayed for 30 minutes due to heavy rain.Finalise pilots on transapical, ricciardo, Rosberg out on intermediate tyres. Kvyat also went to intermediate.the Mass and Bottas, Grosjean Erickson Nasr and Verstappen - djdevastate many switched to a faster intermediate.After 1 attempts Hamilton, Rosberg, Vettel Verstappen Riccardo Kvyat, Erikmongrain Weight Bottas - without remanipulate put new sets of intermediate tyres and returned to the track on the final attempt.Lewis Hamilton won the pole positionThe remaining results are somewhat unexpected, Rosberg only the 3rd and 2nd place Sebastian VettelFurther, the pilots of Red Bull, Daniil Kvyat - 5thNext, Max VerstappenWilliams pilots is low - only 7 and 9 seats, between them Grosjean, is quite difficult to novel Qualification, and closes the top 10 Erickson.looks Like tomorrow will be an interesting race to take part in the competition Ferrari, Red Bull will do everything possible, and, of course, Williams wants to regain its position.the Results of the qualification Name Time +1 Hamilton 149.834 -2 Vettel 149.908 0.0743 Rosberg 150.299 0.4654 Riccardo 151.541 1.7075 Kvyat 151.951 2.1176 Verstappen 151.981 2.1477 Weight Of 152.473 2.6398 Grosjean 152.981 3.1479 Bottas 153.179 3.34510 Erickson 153.261 3.42711 Raikkonen -12 Maldonado -13 Hulkenberg -14 Perez -15 Sainz -16 Nasr -17 Button -18 Alonso-Mary Stevens.

2015-03-27 08:44:02

Nico Rosberg - 1st, ham last

Nico Rosberg - 1st, ham last

At Sepang dry, Sunny, hot.Morning session active.Manor works today, will Stevens drove 8 laps, his partner Roberto merhi was the same distance, but had problems with the motor.But well, that's a start.with engine Problems arose and the Sebastian Vettel.Moreover, Lewis Hamilton was forced to stop the car on the track - there is a problem threatening the engine.The best time of the session showed Nico Rosberg in the second half of the race seriously added racers Ferrari, especially Kimi, pilots Toro Rosso and Red Bull Racing, good-looking in the first half hour, bootssale.Roman Grosjean at Lotus is the 4th result.Daniil Kvyat - 9th, a lot of circles, Riccardo - 6th, Sainz from Toro Rosso , but Dan had technical problems, and he prematurely ended the session.The results of the first session.The Pilot Team Time Difference Krugi. N. Rosberg Mercedes 140.124 - 202. K. rikknen Ferrari 140.497 0quot373 173. S. Vettel Ferrari 140.985 0quot861 134. R. Grosjean Lotus 141.543 1quot419 145. C. Sainz Toro Rosso 141.596 1quot472 266. D. ricciardo Red Bull 141.787 1quot663 157. M. Verstappen Toro Rosso 141.803 1quot679 238. V. Bottas Williams 141.882 1quot758 239. D. Kvyat Red Bull 142.055 1quot931 1810. M. Erickson Sauber 142.064 1quot940 1611. F. Massa Williams 142.103 1quot979 2312. P. Maldonado Lotus 142.567 2quot443 1913. R. Marcello Sauber 142.621 2quot497 1314. F. Alonso McLaren 142.885 2quot761 2015. N. Hulkenberg Force India 142.893 2quot769 1316. S. Perez Force India 143.054 2quot930 1517. D. button McLaren 143.100 2quot976 1918. W. Stevens Marussia 146.686 6quot562 819. R. Mary Marussia 147.683 7quot559 820. L. Hamilton Of Mercedes - A - 4.

2015-03-13 10:34:02

The second session of free races

The second session of free races

In Melbourne the weather is good, air +19, asphalt +39C.The Pirelli brought the tires Soft and Medium, pilots compared the compositions, and at the end of races worked long series.Command Manor and missed the second exercise, in the best case, the cars will leave the pits only on Saturday.Sauber worked Eriksson and Nasr.Mass and Riccardo missed the session due to problems with the power plant.the Best time showed Nico Rosberg, followed by Lewis, next racers FerrariDanya, Quat-6th.The second session was a lot of mistakes, and experiencing technical problems in some commands.Pilots Lotus was wrong - Maldonado nearly lost the car, out of tressillian twice flew off the track, quite dangerous, but all Obolonskiy the Magnussen flew in the 6th turn and crashed the car, hit a wall turned out to be strong, but the pilot, fortunately, was not injured, the police evacuated.Kevin stated that the reason for the departure was his own error McLaren after the accident Alonso try to avert all suspicion of danger car.by the Way, POS curtain session machine Button lost power.Launched Sainz in the 15th turnProblems with battery on car max Verstappen early end of the session.Puncture the rear left wheel on the machine Erickson, it is possible that broke the rear left podvisanija, Rosberg complained of broken DRS.I Hulkenberg strong vibration brakes and severe steering wheel vibration.The results satdav Nico Rosberg Mercedes AMG F1 127.697 +0.000 28 KRUGOV Lewis Hamilton Mercedes AMG F1 127.797 +0.100 243 Sebastian Vettel Scuderia Ferrari 128.412 +0.715 334 Kimi Raikkonen Scuderia Ferrari 128.842 +1.145 335 Valtteri Bottas Williams 129.265 +1.568 316 Daniel Quat Red Bull Racing 130.016 +2.319 277 Carlos Sainz Jr Scuderia Toro Rosso 130.071 +2.374 408 Pastor Maldonado Lotus 130.104 +2.407 119 Romain Grosjean Lotus 130.205 +2.508 3510 Nico Hulkenberg Force India 130.473 +2.776 3011 Felipe Nasr Sauber 130.755 +3.058 2912 Sergio Perez Force India 130.980 +3.283 3213 Jenson button McLaren 131.387 +3.690 2114 Max Verstappen Scuderia Toro Rosso 131.395 +3.698 615 Marcus Eriksson Sauber 132.303 +4.606 1416 Kevin Magnussen McLaren 133.289 +5.592 417 Daniel Riccardo Red Bull Racing Without time 018 Felipe Massa Williams Without time 019 will Stevens Manor Without time 020 Roberto Mary Manor Without time.

2015-03-05 09:34:02

Manor officially confirmed performance at SE Australia

Manor officially confirmed performance at SE Australia

The Manor team has officially confirmed that they will perform at the first stage of the starting of the Formula 1 season SE Australia.Confirmed that the investor team will become the head of the British company Ovo Energy Steven Fitzpatrick.Also Manor was appointed temporary Chairman, it was Justin king. Sports Director was Graham Loudon.The names of the pilots of the team promises to announce in the near future.It is assumed that one of the racers of the team will be will Stevens, and in the second place claimed by Guido van der garde and Roberto Mary.

2014-11-22 17:24:02

The Rosberg - Hamilton - Bottas, Quat - 7th

The Rosberg - Hamilton - Bottas, Quat - 7th

In Abu Dhabi the setting sun, air +26C, asphalt +33C.Q1 pilots on SuperSoft, including both pilots Mercedes and Riccardo long remained in boxes and left on the 10th minute, both on SuperSoft, without problems flashed in the 2nd sector.Particularly acute struggle at the end of the segment, did not pass on Grosjean gutirrez Maldonado, Kobayashi Stevenso second sector pilots in the following sequence Hamilton, Rosberg Weight Magnussen button Riccardo Quat 7th Bottas Verne Raikkonen, Hulkenberg, Alonso, Vettel, Perez Q2 pilots on the SuperSoft.There have been many mistakes pilots, probably due to the excitement, including mistaken and Nico Rosberg - Challenger - cut Chicane in 8-9 turns, but the rest of the attempts were successful.Deciding circles left all but self-confident pilots Mercedes and Riccardo.And a pair of Williams wedged between racers Mercedes, which adds to the intrigue.Danja, Quat with 8-m result took place in the final, his companion to do so failed.For quata this is important because there is a chance for the year ahead mate, if you can make tomorrow, a good glasses that double in the final race.In the final Hamilton Weight of Bottas, Rosberg Riccardo button Alonso Quat Vettel Reichartshausen Vern Perez, Hulkenberg still is not passed on.Finalise on Soft mistake in the last corner and he is the second.After the 1st of populacional Hamilton Weight of Bottas Riccardo Vettel button Alonso Quadrantone not wiessala final attempt all went to new SuperSoft claimed the championship, but only the 3rd,Rosberg - 1st time tried to stay ahead of the ham, but. failed - 2nd there was a small errorDanya was able to improve the result - 7th, ahead of Button and Ferrari.Tomorrow's race should be very interesting.Niko has a chance to win, the trail is not too freewheeling, and pilots Williams may surprise.Lewis should ideally hold a race.The results kvalifikacija Time Otst. T1. The Rosberg 140.480 -2. Hamilton 140.866 +0.3863. Bottas 141.025 +0.5454. Mass 141.119 +0.6395. Riccardo 141.267 +0.7876. Vettel 141.893 +1.4137. Quat 141.908 +1.4288. Button 141.964 +1.4849. Raikkonen 142.236 +1.75610. Alonso 142.866 +2.38611. The Magnussen 142.198 -12. Verne 142.207 -13. Perez 142.239 -14. Hulkenberg 142.384 -15. Sutil 143.074 -16. Day 142.768 -17. Gutierrez 142.819 -18. Maldonado 142.860 -19. Kobayashi 144.540 -20. Stevens 145.095 -.

2014-11-08 20:34:02

The Rosberg - Hamilton Weight

The Rosberg - Hamilton Weight

In Sao Paulo cloudy, air temperature +25 C, asphalt +36C.Q1 in addition to the Mass of Bottas, Button and Magnussen went on the Soft tyres.Pilots McLaren showed not too good, so switched to Soft before the second attempt and seriously improved position.Control of the machines, as in free practice was not easy.Verne that failed in Q2, even apologized to the team, but said that the car was uncontrollable.Alonso also expressed dissatisfaction with the team regarding uncharged battery.Errors, however, were few.Note the success of Esteban Gutierrez.In the 2nd sector pilots in the following sequenceRosberg, Hamilton Weight of Bottas the button the Magnussen Raikkonen, Quat Gutierrez Alonso Ricardo Hulkenberg Vettel Stillborn in qualifying is over for Grogan, Verna, Perez and Maldonado.Q2 tense 2nd sector.Pilots Williams pushed the Hamilton in the forefront, Alonso 10th,unfortunately, we have not seen the 2nd attempt Danny quata - Toro Rosso decided to abandon it - probably because of the fine Daniela the final racers were Rosberg, Massa, Bottes Hamilton button Vettel Raikkonen Riccardo the Magnussen Alonzoharris Hulkenberg still Quat - overboard.Finallyi Hamilton first went to the track, followed by - Nico Rosberg - solved a lot.in the first attempt Niko ahead, the time difference is minimal.Then started to drive other competitors, only pilots Ferrari lingered in boxable several times blocks the rubber on the brake for quick circle and yet a 3rd time, but a Lot faster.The button 5, the Magnussen 6th, then Vettel and Riccardo.Raikkonen Alonso left only one pomidorowa attempt Rosberg is the first And this is his 10th pole position in the seasonAfter The Ham And Weight is a good result for Felipe, Walter behind.The only attempt proved pilots Ferrari great success - 8-10-th results.The results kvalifikacija Time Otst. T1. The Rosberg 110.023 -2. Hamilton 110.056 +0.0333. Mass 110.247 +0.2244. Bottas 110.305 +0.2825. Button 110.930 +0.9076. Vettel 110.938 +0.9157. The Magnussen 110.969 +0.9468. Alonso 110.977 +0.9549. Riccardo 111.075 +1.05210. Raikkonen 111.099 +1.07611. Gutierrez 111.591 -12. Hulkenberg 111.976 -13. Sutil 112.099 -14. Quat - -15. Grosjean - -16. Verne 112.040 -17. Perez 112.076 -18. Maldonado 112.233 -.

2014-11-01 22:24:02

Qualification

Qualification

Austin still Sunny, the air +16C, asphalt +32.Q1 weight pilots went on the Medium, and later passed onto Soft. Red Bull lingered in the boxes, and went to soft resines "rush" nowhere, he starts in any case, with the pit lane and 1st segment ended on the penultimate masten 18th - Roman Grosjean, failed qualification, errors, nearly collided with Gutierrez.But his companion showed excellent aerobatics and 8th result was dalshena 13th, Vern - 15 th - and failed in Q2,Q2 racers were in this order Hamilton Weight of Bottas Rosberg, Alonso Magnussen button Maldonado Raikkonen Riccardo still Hulkenberg Quat Q2 all tyres are Soft.The Rosberg complained team on understeer, Hamilton - vibration.On the 2nd attempt I decided not to go to Hamilton, Alonso, button and Magnussen.occupied after 1 attempts respectively 2-3-4 places.AND for hitting the 10 developed this barbares struggled desperately, but a small mistake cost him the final, but broke on the 9-th position Adrian SutilThis is his first season, reaching the final qualificationDanya, unfortunately, only the 14th, plus fine - the starting position will be very nisgav finale Rosberg, Hamilton Weight of Bottas Ricardo Alonso button the Magnussen Raikkonen Stalinallee pilots, except Sutila, left on 1st attempt.After the 1st attempt Rosberg, Hamilton, Bottes Mass of the button the Magnussen Alonso Ricardo Raikkonen Catilina final attempt left everything, including Stillen tense standoff, of course, primarily between pilots Mercedes and Nico was faster, remember how in practice was leading ham.so the pole was won by Nico Rosberg 13th time in his career and 9th in stonehealth 2nd, Williams also compete among themselves, Bottes once again bilinear it should be an interesting raceThe Results Kvalifikacija Time Otst. T1. The Rosberg 136.067-2. Hamilton 136.443 +0.3763. Bottas 136.906 +0.8394. Mass 137.205 +1.1385. Riccardo 137.244 +1.1776. Alonso 137.610 +1.5437. Button 137.655 +1.5888. The Magnussen 137.706 +1.6399. Raikkonen 137.804 +1.73710. Sutil 138.810 +2.74311. Maldonado 138.467-12. Perez 138.554-13. Hulkenberg 138.598-14. Quat 138.699-15. Verne - -16. Gutierrez 139.555-17. Vettel 139.621-18. Day 139.679-Starting field of SE USA, as it is known, will be different from today resultatet places will lose the button for the replacement transmission Quat lose 10 seats for use on 7-th of the engine, Vettel will start from the pit lane, as for the replacement of the engine.

2014-11-01 10:34:02

The second part of the free races

The second part of the free races

In the second session, the team worked with the settings, compared the efficacy of two formulations of the rubber in qualificazione m racing regiment Vettel appeared on the track only 40 minutes after the beginning of the session due to technical problems, Riccardo after a morning of problems well worked part 2 free races and showed the 4th rezultatele time again the racers Mercedes, leads between the companions minimalnye Hamilton prematurely terminated because of problems with the hydraulics, but hopes that the data collected Niko in the second session will help him.Danya, Quat - 7th, sees the potential to improve the car on the American TRASECA track was not so slippery as in the morning, but the errors were - Massa, Grosjean and Maldonado has not escaped separately without consequences for machine of Grogan refused ERS,the results of the second cassiopia Team Time Difference Krugi. Hamilton Mercedes 139.085 - 182. Nasberg Mercedes 139.088 + 0quot003 343. Falonso Ferrari 140.189 + 1quot104 294. Drycargo Red Bull 140.390 + 1quot305 305. FMCSA Williams 140.457 + 1quot372 366. Cricket Ferrari 140.543 + 1quot458 327. Dquot Toro Rosso 140.631 + 1quot546 348. Cygnused McLaren 140.641 + 1quot556 389. Dbutton McLaren 140.698 + 1quot613 3610. Nhulunbuy Force India 140.800 + 1quot715 2511. Vbatts Williams 140.828 + 1quot743 3712. Rgraham Lotus 141.054 + 1quot969 3113. Gwern Toro Rosso 141.110 + 2quot025 3614. Spares Force India 141.123 + 2quot038 3515. Palgunadi Lotus 141.158 + 2quot073 3716. Astil Sauber 141.332 + 2quot247 3317. Agutierrez Sauber 141.420 + 2quot335 3418. Spettel Red Bull 144.437 + 5quot352 19.

2014-10-28 21:49:42

The amazing career of Constantine Cojocaru

The amazing career of Constantine Cojocaru

Former Setanta sports commentator and RTE F1 Declan Quigley on the pages of the blog of James Allen told an interesting story about how after a change of owner Caterham F1 Team former footballer Romanian club Steaua headed the company Caterham Sports Limited is a British legal person team.

Declan Quigley "In Formula 1 there are no obvious standards or specific qualifications that must be met for people taking up the post of team leader. Many of today's bosses before they were racers, and Ron Dennis, for example, began his career as a mechanic. All of them were very long and difficult path, but Constantine Cojocar became the first person in less than two months retrained from the cleaner to the team leader.

Last week when, during an exchange of emotional statements with Colin Collesum, Executive Director of Caterham Group chief Graham MacDonald mentioned Cojocaru in connection with Caterham Sports Ltd, the news went unnoticed against the background of mutual financial and legal claims.

Cooker - 52-year-old former footballer Romanian club Steaua, where he spent two seasons, scored a few goals and reached its Zenith career, replacing Gheorghe Popescu at the end of the Champions League match against Benfica. They were friends, but after Cojocaru their relationship ruined an interview with the Romanian website ProSport, noted Racecar Engineering.

"I left Romania because of financial problems and in August arrived in the UK to find a job as a cleaner or a storekeeper, said Cooker. - I had to pay the bills, but after football career, everything went bad. I had no money, no one wanted to help start a career coach.

My former roommate in training camp, Gheorghe Popescu, promised to assist, but did not do it, but helped George bekal former head of "Steaua", sentenced to three years imprisonment. I told him Gigi, I want to eat, and he gave me the money. Ask for more I was ashamed".

Soon Cojocar found a job and got 1000 pounds per month as head of the Department of cleaning in Caterham F1 Team. "Italian apparently, Cooker has a view of Manfredi Ravetto found out in me former footballer. He said "It's absurd that a famous football player cleans floors. Now here you are the Director. And I was appointed head of Caterham Sports Ltd.

I represent the interests of Colin Kolles, which gave me the chance. There was a very serious problem, but should I stay - I simply have no other choice. If you started the game, we must play it to the end. Now I am in Germany, in Munich, the company that bought the base commands.

It should be noted that the company Colin Kolles is based in Munich.

That tells us this story about the modern Formula 1 Very little, indeed, serious problems at Caterham arose long before Cojocar started to collect suitcases for a trip to Oxfordshire. But it shows a terrible lack of respect for the many talented professionals who worked on the base in Lipide".

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2014-10-27 22:24:02

Force India at the last moment paid for motors

Force India at the last moment paid for motors

Force India at the last moment managed to pay for Mercedes new sets of engines in the hope that in the last three races of the season it will be able to earn 20 points, ahead of McLaren in the fight for 5th place in the Cup of designers.

According to German publication Auto Motor und Sport, the team has a vested interested in this, because for the 5th place due to 62 million in prize money. For the sixth FOM will pay three million less, and for Force India this is a significant amount - about so much during the season is the development of two technical updates. And in 2015, the team wants to spend all aerodynamic research center only Toyota Motorsport in Cologne. Rent this wind tunnel will cost four million euros.

After a summer break machine McLaren was clearly a lot faster, but Force India began to take positions. Including, because of the tense situation with engines, because it remained the only team that used only four sets of modules of the power plant, while the rest is transferred to the fifth, or even sixth.

This saver has specific explanation the command was delayed payments for the engines, although the contract had to transfer money to October 27. At the last moment in the Mercedes had claimed, and now until the end of the season Niko Hulkenberg and Sergio Perez will use the new engines.

If the command is not found money to go to Austin just it would not make sense. All modules fourth sets of power plants, internal combustion engines, turbines, motor-generators, batteries and control electronics is already worn out. You can only use them on the Friday training sessions.

In recent races, Force India was forced to protect motors, possibly due to power loss. This was evident in the work of the team on the Friday training if McLaren racers on Fridays at Suzuka and Sochi drove 227 circles, Perez, Hulkenberg - only 146. It is logical to assume that Jenson Button and Kevin Magnussen was able to better prepare for the qualifications and races.

The desire Force India to fight with McLaren in the final phase of the championship by the fact that the Department of aerodynamics team prepared for the race in Austin a few technical innovations. By themselves they are not so significant, but must complete the complex updates presented in Singapore. The idea is that they will improve the stability behavior of the machine when cornering and acceleration.

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2014-10-27 17:34:02

Button I Hope we will be able to give a fight to rivals

Button I Hope we will be able to give a fight to rivals

After a three-week break in this weekend in Austin, Texas, will host the Grand Prix of the United States. Circuit of the Americas SOTA is a complex and interesting track, Formula 1 race held there in 2012 and is very popular as the teams and drivers and the spectators. HONEYCOMB is one of four tracks on the calendar of the championship, where the movement is organized in a counterclockwise direction.

The Jenson Button good memories of Texas highway in the first two races in Austin he was able to earn more points for Kevin Magnussen this will be the first experience in the United States.

Jenson button "it's Nice to be back in Austin after a three-week break in the championship. I really like American track with its excellent combination of high-speed straight line segments and fast technical sections. It is also one of the tracks where the movement is counterclockwise, which is also somewhat complicates the task.

Although this year's Grand Prix in Austin will be held for the third time, the feeling that we've been playing much longer. This is better evidence that there is a great fans who always arrange us a great reception, and the track really liked the racers.

In the previous two years I was able to show good results, and our high-speed performance improves as we approach the season finale, so I'm preparing for the upcoming week-end. Perhaps this track suits our needs is not as good as Sochi Circuit, but it requires the same settings, so I hope that we will be able to impose the struggle of our closest rivals. As usual, we will try to make the most of our machines in order to achieve good results for the team and to please the American fans."

Kevin Magnussen "us highway intrigues me, it has already become one of the favorite for racers of Formula 1, and the combination of high-speed turns and hilly terrain makes the task really interesting.

The first time I will be in Austin, but I have already worked on the simulator, and many sections of the U.S. circuit remind turns other famous tracks. For example, turns from 3rd to 5th is very similar to the quick link Maggotts-Becketts at Silverstone, which I know well, so it just wants to sit behind the wheel.

Austin is a very long back straight, but also many complex and fast turns, so together with my engineers will need to focus on finding the optimal balance and compromise in the settings.

In Russia, the competition was keen, but we played well, so, despite a three-week break, I'm determined to work in Austin in the same key, so we were able to bring the team another good result.

Eric Bulle, race Director, McLaren "In Russia, we demonstrated an increased speed, so now the whole team is preparing to compete in Austin. This is a very popular route, which has already occupied a special place in the calendar of Formula 1, so the riders and staff McLaren gladly go to the United States. The organization of the Grand Prix and the infrastructure of Texas circuit impressive, and the first two races on this track were a great success.

We were nearing the end of the season and continue to improve the car, working hard, to every race to get maximum efficiency. Our results in Sochi gave confidence to the team, and we're going to Austin with the firm intention to achieve a successful finish to increase the gap from Force India in the Cup of designers.

Certainly, our thoughts and prayers remain with Jules Bianchi and his family, we are waiting for new information about his condition."

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2014-10-27 13:54:02

Vijay Malia We do not abandon the fight for fifth place

Vijay Malia We do not abandon the fight for fifth place

On the eve of the race in Austin, the head of the Force India Vijay Malia summed up the results of the Grand Prix of Russia and said that the team is not going to give up the fight for fifth place in the Kujuk designers.

Question Remember the race in Russia. What do you think about the last stage

Vijay Malia Very good circuit. TV picture looked impressive, and the racers, it seems, liked the track. I think the organizers have done a fantastic job, so I can say that this is one of the best new tracks that I have ever seen. In particular, I want to mention the third turn is one of the best in Formula 1.

Question For the three races before the end of the championship, the team ranks sixth in the Cup of designers.

Vijay Malia throughout the season was a struggle, with varying success. The team, ranked fifth, ahead of us quite a bit, so we cannot say that this position is unattainable for us. As I said before, the stage in Russia, we don't give up. No matter where the fight is in Austin, Sao Paulo or Abu Dhabi - the team will do everything in her power Traditionally in the final three races of the season can be surprises, so we must be ready to seize any opportunity.

Question do You like racing in Austin

Vijay Malia Beautiful race in a fantastic city. USA and Formula 1 links a long story, and it seems that Austin will have a traditionally warm welcome to the Formula 1. The stands are full, the fans are passionate and knowledgeable about the sport all week in the city a festive atmosphere. This is one of my favorite stages in the calendar.

text Mikhail Smirnov

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2014-10-26 22:54:02

Mercedes on the threshold of the record number of the winning doubles

Mercedes on the threshold of the record number of the winning doubles

Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg has won the 2014 13 Grand Prix and nine times earned for Mercedes AMG winning the doubles. But according to this indicator, the team from Brackley has not yet reached the record McLaren, installed in 1988 Then Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost won for two 15 victories in 16 races, earning ten doubles.

However, Mercedes have the ability to set the bar at a new height, because until the end of season three Grand Prix. By the way, winning nine doubles was also on account of the racers Ferrari Michael Schumacher and Rubens Barrichello at the end of 2012.

Double-six clones were earned racers Williams in 1992 through the efforts of Nigel, Mansell and Ricardo Patrese, and in 1996 - Damon hill and Jacques Villeneuve. While Red Bull Racing, the winners of the four previous Championships, can boast of a maximum of four such achievements over the season.

The number of duplicates Hamilton and Rosberg are 5-th place in the rating of the most successful racing duets in the history of Formula 1. 1st place belongs to Michael Schumacher and Rubens Barrichello 24, 2nd - Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber 16, 3-e - Ayrton Senna and Alain Simply 14, 4th - ly Hakkinen and David Coulthard 13.

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2014-10-26 18:44:03

FIA can change the format of qualification in Austin

FIA can change the format of qualification in Austin

The FIA has the ability to change the format of qualification, which would take into account the reduction of the starting field up to 18 cars. Probably what's going to happen in Austin, because there will be no Cateham or Marussia.

The current format of the qualification suggests that in the first two sessions will be eliminated in six cars, racers which showed the worst results. We can assume that reducing the number of machines up to 18 after the first session will be eliminated only two participants in the races. But Sebastian Vettel has already said that he will not take part in qualifying, because the replacement of the power plant entails starting from the pit lane means, in reality, we can see that after the first session will be eliminated only one machine.

However, the Sporting regulations of the FIA provides for the possibility of changes in the number of retiring from fighting machines. Specifically stipulates that when the 26 participants withdraw eight worst, when 24 - seven, and at 18 in the 1st and 2nd sessions eliminated four cars.

However, this rule is primarily used in case of the dwindling number of participants of the championship, and not a separate race. However, according to experts, as soon as the stewards of the Grand Prix of the USA will receive an official notification that the starting field in Austin consists of only 18 cars, they will apply this rule and make a decision that the results of the first two qualifying sessions of the fight will be ruled by four cars.

text Andrew Elk

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