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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.

2017-05-05 11:04:03

Sirotkin will take part in the tests of Renault in France and in Friday practice in Spain

Sirotkin will take part in the tests of Renault in France and in Friday practice in Spain

The pilot program SMP Racing, reserve driver of the Renault F1 Team Sergey Sirotkin will take part in team quizzes and free practice of Formula 1 in France and Spain.A two-day team test will start on 9 may on the French circuit Paul Ricard. Russians will spend behind the wheel of a car 2012 Renault first test day. The following speech of Sergey Sirotkin will participate in free practice Grand Prix on 12 may."I will be very happy to be back behind the wheel of the car of Renault, - said Sergey Sirotkin. - We have a lot of work during the tests in France, and, of course, you will need to prepare well for the upcoming performance in Spain. Despite the fact that in Sochi failed to pass a full session, my team and I are optimistic and continue with renewed vigor to work on. I want to say thank you to Renault, the program SMP Racing and its founder and Director Boris Romanovich Rotenberg, for the opportunity to work and play in a great team, a great car on the best tracks in the world, in the best Motorsport event in the world".In the season-2017 Sergey Sirotkin conducts a full season in the Renault F1 Team and has twice been driving RS17 on the tracks in Bahrain and Sochi. In parallel, the Russians involved in the work of the Russian prototype BR1 BR Engineering company, involved in work with young pilots SMP Racing, as well as in the Russian educational programs.

2017-04-21 10:24:07

Fernando Alonso I'm not worried

Fernando Alonso I'm not worried

The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso has reiterated that he calmly refers to the risk to drive on the ovals.Fernando Alonso "No, I'm not worried. Obviously, Indianapolis is a fast track, so perhaps the rate is higher than usual, but I believe that over the past few months track and race cars have become safer.Racing is dangerous in any case and you can get injured at any time. Of course, we must protect the interests of pilots, but to take decisions we need based on their preferences, not fear.In any case, if I receive an injury, the team has Jenson button under contract who will replace me".

2017-04-18 20:54:03

Sergey Sirotkin will sit behind the wheel of the Renault on the tests in Bahrain

The pilot program SMP Racing's Sergey Sirotkin will hold a test session behind the wheel of the Renault F1 Team in Bahrain. In the team test on 18-19 April, the Russian will spend on the road the second test day."Looking forward to the moment when again, you can get behind the wheel of the car, - said Sergey Sirotkin. The first day of tests I will be working in the pits, and on Wednesday, spend all day in the cockpit on the track.This season I spent in the Renault F1 Team for three stages. And I want to say that being in the pits during race weekends, you get a huge amount of important information, which I'm sure will be very useful to me next year".The pilot program of development of Russian Motorsport SMP Racing's Sergey Sirotkin became a reserve pilot of the team Renault F1 in the season 2017. Under the terms of the contract, the Russian is involved in all the racing week-ends of the team, and a few of them will be in the free practices.

2017-02-23 13:14:07

McLaren has taken under the wing of Lando Norris

McLaren has taken under the wing of Lando Norris

McLaren has announced the continuation of its youth program, taking tuition of the winner of the McLaren Autosport BRDC Award 2016 Lando Norris.Norris, who will play in the season-2017 in the European Formula 3 team Carlin, has already won four titles in different racing series, British Formula 3, Toyota Racing Series New Zealand and Formula Renault 2.0 categories Eurocup and NEC.The head of McLaren Zach brown "I believe that Lando fabulous prospects. He was able to break all of his opponents, and not in one series, and three competitive. He was a clear winner, and it deserves a place in the McLaren.He was impressively Mature for the past year. I think that he will one day be a major player in the world of Formula-1".

2017-02-22 13:54:03

Technical specification Renault RS17

Technical specification Renault RS17

Sessionals carbon fiber and composite materials produced by Renault Sport, designed for maximum load with minimum weight, the engine performs the function of power elementparent suspension upper and lower triangular wishbones made of carbon, torsion bars and dampers, actuated by pushrods, aluminum racks and drives from magnesium alloy production OZ suspension upper and lower triangular wishbones made of carbon, torsion bars and dampers, actuated by pushrods, aluminum racks and drives from magnesium alloy production OZ 8-speed gearbox made of titanium, with stepless pereklokayutsia carbon discs and pads, Brembo calipers, master cylinders AP Racing tank ATL production, reinforced kalaraphulia electronics McLaren Electronic Systems extract the pilot seat anatomically shaped carbon fibre restituzione seat belts, steering wheel with shift paddles and control the angle of attack of the rear anticellulite width 2000 mm, height without camera - 950 mm, front track is 1600 mm and the rear track is 1550 weight 722 kg together with the pilot with tank emptyDvigateli Renault RE17, turbocharged, V6, camber angle cylinder 90 degrees 4 valves per cylindracea volume 1600 cubicfindings and stroke 80 x 53 maksimalnye rpm 15000 rpm/enmaxonline fuel consumption 100 kg/maximalny fuel capacity 105 khavlina fuel injection 500 barcoleta engines pilot 4 ENERGY RECOVERY ERSManufacturer Renault energy range 4 Mglowest MGU-K 120 cutmanmike engine rpm MGU-K about 50000/enmaxonline engine rpm MGU-H more than 100,000 rpm.

2017-02-22 11:14:04

The pilot program SMP Racing's Sergey Sirotkin will hold the season-2017 Renault Sport F1 Team

The pilot program SMP Racing's Sergey Sirotkin will hold the season-2017 Renault Sport F1 Team

Renault Sport Formula 1 Team and the program of development of Russian Motorsport SMP Racing signed a contract on the part of the pilot program of Sergey Sirotkin in the composition of the Renault F1 in 2017. Sirotkin will have a good season as a backup to the pilot of this team."As we announced earlier, Sergei will spend a full season in 2017 in the team Renault as a reserve pilot - said the founder and Director of the program SMP Racing Boris Rotenberg. - This is another very important step for Sergei, and for all our SMP Racing programme. We talked about wanting to see riders of our program a combat pilot of Formula 1, and we consistently go to this. It is very important for us, for our young people participating in the youth formulas, to see their perspectives and to have such a huge incentive to work for further victories"."We are pleased to see Sergey Sirotkin, who has joined us this season, said managing Director of Renault Sport's Cyril Abitboul. - We also have a number of key partners, including the largest Motorsport SMP Racing program. We have the fastest growing team in Formula 1, and now we have to demonstrate its capabilities on the track. Our goal was to score points at every stage of the championship".The status of the backup pilot and the terms of the contract imply the involvement of Sirotkin in the team work, participation in Friday practice at some stage and, if necessary, possible to replace the main pilot of the team."I never hid the fact that my goal is to become the main pilot of Renault, - said Sergey Sirotkin. And today we almost came close to this goal. Of course, I still have a lot to learn in order to represent their country in the highest Motorsport division, and that it will be devoted to the upcoming season. All who know me, also know that no one want to fight and win, working and practicing to achieve a goal. Thanks to the team Renault, thanks to the program SMP Racing and Boris Romanovich Rotenberg, thank you to everyone who believed in me - I will do everything possible and impossible in order to meet the expectations".

2017-02-14 13:44:04

Antonio Giovinazzi I don't know if I will ever work on Fridays

Antonio Giovinazzi I don't know if I will ever work on Fridays

A graduate of the Racing Academy of Ferrari Antonio Giovinazzi admitted that he could not yet say with certainty whether it will work on Fridays during the season 2017.Antonio Giovinazzi "At the moment, after the tests Pirelli in Fiorano, I spend a lot of time in the simulator, preparing for the role of the reserve pilot Ferrari.But I still can't say anything about the possibility to go to the track on Fridays. Now I'm just enjoying it for what it is."Most likely, Giovinazzi will operate on Fridays, replacing one of the pilots Sauber, whose Ferrari will supply their engines.

2017-02-12 12:24:04

Helmut Marko Renault promised us to upgrade the engine to the middle of the season

Racing consultant to Red Bull Helmut Marko said that he observes positive changes in the development team.Helmut Marko "We see encouraging signs that the gap between us and leaders is gradually declining.Before the European part of the season we should be in good shape. From the point of view of speed, our engine needs to be at Ferrari unless they make a big jump, even though we have not yet reached the level of Mercedes.However, the gap is not so large, and we can't afford to say that there is no chance. In Spain we have an updated version of the new engine. On him we have high hopes".

2017-02-04 12:54:03

Felipe Massa had tested the car Formula E

Felipe Massa had tested the car Formula E

In the framework of the tests of the Formula E pilot Williams Felipe Massa has conducted tests at the wheel of a race car team Jaguar. If the Brazilian did not return to Formula 1, already this season he would be on the British team.Felipe Massa "I would like to thank Panasonic Jaguar Racing for giving me the opportunity. It was great, because to pilot the car of Formula E is a brand new experience for me. I've never flown anything like it.There is another power, other brakes, tires, downforce, and therefore requires a different style of driving. I'm happy with the experience and what I have learned. Overall, it was a really fun day".

2017-02-02 10:34:04

Mikhail Alyoshin will hold a season-2017 in the North American IndyCar series

Mikhail Alyoshin will hold a season-2017 in the North American IndyCar series

SMP Racing announces the signing of a pilot programme for the development of Russian Motorsport Michael Aleshin on the third season of the North American IndyCar series. The Russians once again be the team Schmidt Peterson Motorsport car under the traditional number 7.Aleshin became the first Russian pilots of this popular American racing series. Debuting in 2014, the year the team Schmidt Peterson Motorsport, the Russians successfully performed on the complex, including the oval tracks this season and won his first podium in 2016 the first ever pole position, and then the silver podium on the track at Pocono.Partner of the Russian pilot, as in 2016, will become the canadian James Hinchcliff. The first tests of the team slated for Sonoma Raceway on 7 February 2017"Michael is one of the most experienced riders in our program - said founder and Director of the program SMP Racing Boris Rotenberg. And we believe that Michael is worthy of our country, and the Russian flag in the American IndyCar series. He repeatedly demonstrated their talents in various world Championships, and that's Mikhail Aleshin the strength to fight in America for the highest results.""I am very glad to speak in this, in my opinion the most interesting formula championship, said Mikhail Aleshin. And doubly glad to be back in the team you know well, Schmidt Peterson Motorsport, where the partner again will be my friend James Hinchcliff. My experience in this series allows us to compete with all opponents and, believe me, I will do everything possible and impossible to replenish the Treasury of SMP Racing new victories and podiums".The pilot program SMP Racing Mikhail Aleshin is one of the most decorated athletes in the Russian Motorsport. Throughout his career, Michael has won various Russian and international competitions - from karting to formula Championships, including becoming the first Russian driver to win the World series Formula Renault 3.5. In the asset Aleshin performances including in endurance racing in 2015, the Russian pilot took part in the European series of Le Mans and the world Championship on races on endurance, which made the crew team SMP Racing for the first Russian prototype BR01 LMP2 class of the Russian company BR Engineering. Mikhail Aleshin is also involved in the development of a new company car LMP1 - BR1.Season 2017 IndyCar series opens March 12 race at St Petersburg Florida.

2017-01-29 12:24:03

Mercedes will test a new safety harness

Teams Mercedes the new season decided to open a new contract with a manufacturer of seat belts - OMP Racing.New belts are designed not only to ensure the safety of the pilot, but also to increase the speed of the machine This is achieved by the fact that the straps are lighter by 45. Every gram of weight in the Formula-1 on the weight of the gold, so the upgrade will play a role in the upcoming races.Head of Mercedes Toto Wolff "Our team is excited about the new contract with OMP Racing. From now on, we will supply the best belts. And the lightest in the championship".

2017-01-14 12:24:06

Ferrari We are opening the door for Schumacher

Ferrari We are opening the door for Schumacher

The head of the Racing Academy of Ferrari Massimo of rivola said that he will do everything to Mick Schumacher continued his career at the Scuderia.Massimo of rivola "We are watching the Mick. This year we will be able to get close to him even closer, as he will be performing along with our students Zhou.I don't know that I would choose Schumacher in the future, but if he decides to become a member of our Racing Academy, we will vystelim the red carpet.Mick seems to be very polite and collected guy. Our congratulations to his parents, brought up Mick's a good man. He is very young and has to cope with the huge pressure from the media. We have to give him credit - c pressure from Mick cope".

2017-01-10 11:44:03

Esteban Gutierrez chose the Formula-E

Esteban Gutierrez chose the Formula-E

The ex-Formula 1 driver Esteban Gutierrez has announced that goes into the Formula. After the Mexican pointed to the door at Haas, Gutierrez decided to grab the opportunity to race in Formula E. Esteban says that it will drive in electric only series until then, until there is something worthwhile in Formula 1. According to rumors, Gutierrez will join Dragon Racing, becoming a partner with Jay Penske.

2016-12-22 11:04:03

Lance Stroll unfortunately, money do mean a lot

Lance Stroll unfortunately, money do mean a lot

Pilot-debutant Williams lance Stroll has confirmed that those wishing to get into Formula 1 needs a lot of money to implement his plan.Lance Stroll "In Formula 1 you can go different ways, but the most effective is that family will support you and eight years up to the point when you find yourself in the Royal race. Without family support I would not be able to move to Europe and do the races.In addition to money, even big, you have to show good results, because money can not buy points in the Junior series required to obtain superlicense. Racing is a very expensive sport, and many fast drivers can't afford to move towards Formula 1. So unfortunately, money is very important to get into the Formula-1".According to rumors, the father Strolla laid out for the debut of his son in Formula 1 about 80 million euros.

2016-12-02 11:04:03

Helmut Marko Verstappen is just perfect

Helmut Marko Verstappen is just perfect

Racing consultant to Red Bull Helmut Marko said that he sees no weaknesses in max Verstappen.Helmut Marko "I see no weaknesses at max. He has only one minus - he can't control his emotions and endure from time to time. He's trying to get everything at once and usually have to pay problems in the race. This begins to erode from his head. He becomes more focused and professional pilot.I first saw max when he was 15 years old, but even then, he talked like a Mature 30-year-old boy. His confidence is fascinating. So he definitely has a great future".

2016-11-29 15:24:03

The pilot program SMP Racing's Sergey Sirotkin won the bronze at the end of GP2

The pilot program SMP Racing's Sergey Sirotkin won the bronze at the end of GP2

Pilot SMP Racing's Sergey Sirotkin won the third step of the podium in the final race of GP2, which was held in Abu Dhabi, and earned bronze at the end of the season.Sunday's race was crucial for the Russians in the fight for the bronze series Sergei had to score at least 12 points, while his rival, the Italian Raffaele Marcello, finishing outside the points zone.At first everything worked out for the Russians from the start, Sergey escaped to the second position, and, Marcello was outside the points. Until the final round this balance of power persisted, it seemed that the second step of the podium, 12 points and reward in the hands of Sirotkin. But suddenly, literally in the last seconds of the race chasing Sergei pilot from Brazil johnny Cecotto took the lead and took position at the Russians.But the strategy of the team ART GP provided for this outcome one of the objectives that were set for the race, were "stamping" the fastest laps for which are given extra points. And soon, the judge announced that in the course of a race it showed the best lap time and "awarded" him the two points. Thus, Sirotkin and Marcello they turned out for 159, but the number of wins Sergei was larger which enabled him to literally snatch the bronze Cup from the hands of the opponent."Now the last thing I want to talk about this difficult race, said the pilot SMP Racing's Sergey Sirotkin. - I want to thank everyone who believed in me and supported me the program SMP Racing, personally Boris Romanovich Rotenberg, and the whole team ART Grand Prix and, of course, all the fans. We were together during this difficult season, and this award is our General, we all have earned it. Thank you".

2016-10-26 09:04:05

G-Drive Racing champion ELMS 2016

G-Drive Racing champion ELMS 2016

On Sunday 23 November in Portugal in a resounding victory for G-Drive Racing ended the season of the ELMS championship, the European series of Le Mans. The crew of car 38, who competes in endurance racing with the support of premium fuel G-Drive "Gazprom Neft", won the last race of ELMS and won the title.After a brilliant victory in the Japanese race of the FIA WEC "6 hours of Fuji", where Roman Rusinov, Alex Brundle and will Stevens has rose to the top step of the podium, the race weekend brought the Russian team second victory, this time in the European series, as well as the title in the championship.Portuguese stage ELMS was decisive for the riders, conceding to competitors a few points even before the race, when it seemed that the championship is already a foregone conclusion. Demonstrating high rate, the crew 38 - Guido van der garde, Simon Dolan, Harry Tincknell - runner in the free practices. However, to win the pole position athletes failed. However, Guido, started Sunday's race from the third position in the race, regained the lead in the first seconds. This time fortune favored the orange prototype, and the Dutchman managed to avoid damage to the car even after contact with another car.However, the surprises did not end there. Eternal rival G-Drive Racing in the ELMS this season, the crew of TDS, has faced technical problems and was forced to spend a lot of time in the pits trying to fix them. So, leadership, captured Guido van der garde at the start, withheld Simon Dolan during his double shifts and fixed Harry Tincknell, led the team not just to win the race "4 hours of Estoril", but also brought gold at the end of the season."G-Drive Racing won the championship. It was not easy. We climbed to the top step of the podium in the first race, but after things went not so well. Before the last stage of winning chances almost was not, but we were all out in force and won the first place. We believe in the success, professionalism of the staff and our character. And won. This victory confirms that we have the fastest drivers, the most professional management and the most powerful fuel. G-Drive is the fuel of Champions", - said Alexander Krylov, Director of regional sales "Gazprom oil", project Manager G-Drive Racing.

2016-10-19 12:54:03

Ron Dennis will leave the post of head of McLaren at the end of the year

Ron Dennis will leave the post of head of McLaren at the end of the year

Autosport reports that Ron Dennis will leave the post of the head of the McLaren Group later this year, when will expire the current contract. However, he will remain a shareholder group of companies, which owns the eponymous team in Formula 1.The representative of the McLaren said in an interview with Autosport "Dennis will remain as Executive Director of the McLaren Group and will retain a 25 stake. The same proportion Mansur Ayeha".At the moment, Dennis and Ayeha for 25 of the shares of the McLaren Group. The remaining 50 of Mumtalakat holding company, which belongs to the Royal family of Bahrain. Part of the McLaren Group consists of several companies, including McLaren Automotive, which produces road supercars, and the McLaren Racing team Formula 1.

2016-10-05 11:14:03

Helmut Marko let's Not build castles in the air

Racing consultant to Red Bull Helmut Marko said that his team does not build a false illusion about their chances to win in the remaining races of the season in 2016.Helmut Marko "We are not going to soar in the clouds after winning in Malaysia, we are not going to build a false illusion. Any predictions for the remainder of the race. These trails are not much suited to our machines. Yes, when we are determined to win, the team behaves very boldly, especially in the strategy. But we, again, are not going to build payments, but what if We are fighting for second place in the constructors ' championship, and while that's our maximum.The Red Bull team this season has won two races in Spain was won by Max Verstappen in Malaysia Daniel ricciardo. For five stages before the end of the season, the Austrians are ahead of Ferrari with 46 points.

2016-09-24 16:44:03

Haas is in no hurry to declare the pilots

Haas is in no hurry to declare the pilots

September is coming to an end, and the Haas team is in no hurry to declare the pilots for the next season. However, there is no doubt that his place will retain Romain Grosjean.Gunther Steiner, team principal "We are not in a hurry with this issue and make a decision then when we're ready. We have become an attractive team, the interest we showed a few pilots about a year ago we could only dream of.With the departure of the Masses of Button and a chance to get young drivers. It's good for the championship, which will get fresh blood."Soon Friday's practice in the composition of the Haas will hold a graduate of the Racing Academy of Ferrari Charles LeClair. However, the young Frenchman claims to be a combat pilot of the American team.Gunther Steiner "I Think he's still young. He's good, but he should spend another season in GP2 or GP3. But it's up to his Manager Nicolas Todt".

2016-09-24 09:04:04

Sergey Sirotkin ran tests on the car Formula-1

Sergey Sirotkin ran tests on the car Formula-1

Sergey Sirotkin, who listed a test-pilot of Renault, held a test day in Valencia behind the wheel of a Lotus E21 2013 and shared their impressions.Sergey Sirotkin "It was a rather quiet day. In the morning we drove a few basic sessions and worked on balance. Before lunch spent qualifying simulation on both types of rubber. In the second half of day worked with full tanks on long distances. In all cases the results were very good, so that we can be satisfied with the work done. Thanks to the team and SMP Racing for the opportunity - it was really useful and necessary experience".

2016-09-22 17:24:03

Mikhail Aleshin the Season is over. The season continues

Mikhail Aleshin the Season is over. The season continues

Season in the IndyCar series finished, but not finished the season the pilot SMP Racing Mikhail Aleshin returns to the world Championships in endurance racing FIA World Endurance Championship, where the crew number 27, together with Nicolas Minassian, and Maurizio Mediani, will continue performances in the Russian prototype of the BR01.There is still a 3 stage, which will include two crew SMP Racing teamOctober 14-16 "6 hours of Fuji Japan, November 4-6, 6 hours of Shanghai Chinafrom 17 to 19 November 6 hours of Bahrain" Bahrain"I'm glad to be back behind the wheel of a Russian prototype BR01 - said Mikhail Aleshin. - This car is our common creation which we are raised, set up, starting in 2014, and now we continue this work. I am pleased to be back in the Russian team, with their partners. The rest of the season there are still three stages that we will try to demonstrate their abilities and to please the fans great performances."We will remind that Mikhail Aleshin quite successfully carried out its second season in IndyCar and was able to establish several important historical records. First, for the first time in the history of North American series Russian driver won the pole position. It happened on the famous "tricky triangle" of Pocono. Then Michael in a difficult struggle with the formidable opponents once again managed to please all the silver podium. In total for the 2016 IndyCar Series Mikhail Aleshin was three times in the top five fastest, and spent a total of 120 laps as the leader racing.

2016-09-05 11:14:03

Helmut Marko, Kvyat remains

Helmut Marko, Kvyat remains

Racing consultant to Red Bull Chemult Marco stated that it is impossible to believe the rumors that Daniel Quat ahead of time will leave the team Toro Rosso.Helmut Marko "That's nonsense Kvyat will remain until the end of the season. A decision concerning a partner of science we will take only the middle of October. Before the end of the season Kvyat will still be able to win and keep his place in the team.Don't believe the hype, it's all rubbish. Only the official reports teams have the power".Meanwhile, Pierre went Out already gets to work on the simulator team.

2016-08-23 10:44:03

IndyCar Mikhail Aleshin finished second in Pocono

IndyCar Mikhail Aleshin finished second in Pocono

Pilot SMP Racing Mikhail Aleshin had a great race 13th stage of the North American IndyCar series on the track Pocono Raceway in Pennsylvania. Earning pole position in qualifying, the Russians successfully fought with the strongest contenders, having won in a difficult struggle "silver step of the podium.After a series of setbacks and outright bad luck in the previous stages, fortune finally turned to face the Russian pilot. In Saturday free practice on the so-called "tricky triangle" - Pocono road - Aleshin was fastest among 22 drivers. The subsequent qualification is confirmed - Michael once again wrote his name in Motorsport history, becoming the first Russian pilot to win the pole position of the IndyCar.Unlike many other formula Championships, starting with the first places of the peloton in IndyCar does not mean that the pilot automatically becomes the favorite of the race. It happened this time the same Sebastian Bourdais, launched the "tail" to the end of the 500-mile check-in was already a contender for the podium.As for Mikhail Aleshin, for all 200 laps Russians and then fought off the attack and counterattacked, continually becoming a target for television cameras. On the first lap Aleshin skipped forward Joseph Newgarden, but just as quickly managed to regain the position. Closer to the middle of the race, Michael successfully attacked the winner of the Indy 500 2014 Ryan hunter-Reay, but after a good pit stop Michael was again returned to the leadership. The struggle with hunter-Ray lasted until the next replacement rubber, when the decision was made to change the settings of the car. As it turned out, it was not a good idea, and the Russian rider at the first opportunity returned to the pitlane for adjustments of the aerodynamic elements. Returning to the track fifth, the pilot of SMP Racing began to catch up. Having won two positions and entering the top three for 17 laps before the chequered flag, Mikhail Aleshin was able to make another leap and win back another line. Unfortunately, against headed at that time the race will Power's time was gone, and the Russian pilot met the chequered flag in second."First of all, I want to thank the team, - said Mikhail Aleshin. - I'm really proud of my team The guys progressed, very much tried and done everything possible for today's result. I know I've done a huge work out the route, taking into account the previous errors. As for today's race, then we had to go to the limit every time on the margin at a speed of about 350 kilometers per hour, I was losing and again caught the car, almost soprikasalis with the wall. It was a great race Yes, on the final pit stop we had a little setback, I still managed to neutralize in the course of arrival. In the second part of the race we decided to try other settings on aerodynamics, a little lost, but quickly realized it and was able to solve the problem. Progress is evident we now have a cohesive team, a great car, good speed and a huge desire to win. And even if today we were in the verge of victory, but sooner or later and this step will be done. I thank the program SMP Racing, and of course all the fans - your optimistic attitude, your support I feel, and it is very important to me."The result at Pocono Raceway Mikhail Aleshin't just duplicated his best result in IndyCar in 2014, where he climbed to the second step of the podium on the road in Toronto, but also demonstrated that he is ready to conquer the most difficult oval tracks in the series.The next stage of the IndyCar series will be delayed race in Texas. Its launch is scheduled for August 27.

2016-08-21 10:34:03

Mikhail Alyoshin won the first pole in IndyCar

Mikhail Alyoshin won the first pole in IndyCar

Pilot SMP Racing Mikhail Alyoshin won the pole position in the North American IndyCar Series race at Pocono Raceway.Showed the best time in Saturday's free practice, the Russian pilot was able to demonstrate the same great speed and skill. After going rounds with a time of 121.6530, Aleshin was faster than his nearest competitor - Joseph Newgarden - 0,0926 seconds, allowing the Russians to start first in Sunday's race. Starting the race at 2200 Moscow time. In Russia live race broadcast channels "Match Arena and Viasat Sport.

2016-08-01 09:34:03

Sergey Sirotkin became the leader after seven stages of the GP2 Series

Sergey Sirotkin became the leader after seven stages of the GP2 Series

The arc held 7-th stage of the GP2 series at the German Hockenheimring pilot SMP Racing's Sergey Sirotkin. In two races he scored 43 points and led the standings.Despite not a very good start to the season, when it seemed that racing fortune just turned away from the Russian pilot, Sergei continued to work hard, each time giving the maximum. At the last stage in Hungary, the Russian has proved that hard work and systematic work can reverse the situation. He finished third in the first race and won the second.Stage in Germany, the whole team was looking forward to and one desire - to prove to everyone that a series of misfortunes overcome and Sergey again will delight fans of not only speed, but the bitter finish. The German track and obeyed the pilot of SMP Racing.During Friday qualifying Sergey Sirotkin showed the best lap time of 122.193, earning the opportunity to start from pole position.But the first race was not a cakewalk for the Vice-champion of the series last year. Behind the Rafaella, Marcello, through some time the Russians had a good pit stop, which played in a lost position. But the judge decided that a pit stop was held under virtual safety car and he did not count it - Sergei had to get back to the pits. But the pilot SMP Racing was not going to give up the unmistakable spent the rest of the race Sirotkin took his second consecutive win this season, coming in second place in the final table of the series. In this race, the Muscovite showed the best lap time of 125.209, earning the team 2 points.On the starting grid of the second race on Sunday the car Sergei settled in eighth place. On series eight of the best pilots on the results of the first race start in reverse order. Immediately at the start of Sergey bypassed two opponents, and at the end of the first lap he managed to overtake another one. After appearing on the track-Kara Sergei had to suspend a breakthrough in a leading position, but after a visual signal green flag Sergey first ahead of Swede Gustav Malho, then Russian won the dispute for the second place with Oliver Rolandom. After 28 laps of the race, the SMP Racing pilot went to the second step of the podium.Thus, after seven series the pilot SMP Racing rises to first place in the overall League standings, dividing it with the French pilot Pierre went Out, both riders today 113 points in this case, Sergei leads on additional indicators.This is a really excellent weekend, - says Sergey Sirotkin. He made us a great opportunity to fight for the title. I thank the ART GP team for producing such a competitive car and of course the program SMP Racing for the support. Now we need to focus on the next phase in the Spa.The next stage of the GP2 Series kicks off August 26 in Belgium.

2016-07-18 16:14:03

Pilot SMP Racing Mikhail Aleshin was sixth on the stage of IndyCar in Toronto

Pilot SMP Racing Mikhail Aleshin was sixth on the stage of IndyCar in Toronto

In Toronto, Canada held the 10th stage of North American racing series IndyCar. Starting with 10-th place, the SMP Racing pilot Mikhail Aleshin spent an excellent race, having played its follow-up four positions, finishing sixth. To improve the result the Russians have not allowed the technical problems."Quite good race, " noted Mikhail Alyoshin. - To rise from 10th to 6th place was good. We could show the best result, but some problems at the pit stop and problems with the brakes towards the end-in is not allowed to fight at full strength. However, we all" from the current situation and have done everything we can. Thank you all who supports me, supports me, and just all the Russian fans, not indifferent to the Motorsport Preparing for Mid-Ohaio".The next stage of the IndyCar series kicks off in the North American state of Ohio on July 30.

2016-07-11 12:44:03

Mikhail Aleshin has entered the top five on the IndyCar in Iowa

Mikhail Aleshin has entered the top five on the IndyCar in Iowa

Pilot SMP Racing Mikhail Alyoshin has completed the stage of IndyCar in the us Iowa in the top five. Starting from 9th position, Aleshin had a good race, being the only winner of Honda motor, who could sostavivshie compete with rivals Chevrolet.During check-Michael has not made a single mistake on the toughest oval track, not just maintaining position, but also having won the finish line at the famous rivals."It really is a very good result, - said Mikhail Aleshin. - Despite the fact that we're going to the motors "Honda", which on many routes are much inferior "Chevrolet", we were able to impose a decent fight. We were the best in Honda and showed that our motors are quite competitive. Moreover, even a dozen laps - and we would be in the top three, speed allowed. Hope the streak of bad luck ended, and now the luck will come back to us Thank you to all the fans who believed and believe"The next stage of the IndyCar series kicks off next week in Toronto.