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2017-09-15 14:54:03

Official Toro Rosso switches to Honda engines

Official Toro Rosso switches to Honda engines

Team Toro Rosso has officially announced the signing of a multi-year contract with Honda.Franz Toast, head of the team Toro Rosso "the Whole team is looking forward to the cooperation with Honda. Racing has always been in the interests of this company since then as its founder, Soichiro Honda started motorcycle racing. I hope that together we will achieve serious progress".James Ki, technical Director Toro Rosso "because Of the new power plant will significantly change the design of the chassis. Together with Honda we will explore all the features of the engine, that affect the operation of the chassis. Look forward to cooperation with Honda engineers".Takahiro Hachigo, CEO of Honda "Toro Rosso is an experienced team that successfully prepares future stars. We welcome future cooperation with Toro Rosso - this opens a new Chapter in our history in Formula 1.I want to thank Liberty Media and FIA for assistance in the conclusion of this contract. Honda and Toro Rosso will work together to achieve success".

2017-09-13 10:54:03

Porsche will buy the Red Bull

Porsche will buy the Red Bull

Porsche may buy the team Red Bull. However, this will not happen until 2021, when it will come into force new rules on engines.Porsche closed its program in the race sport prototypes, but the staff who was involved in the WEC program, is developing a new engine. Moreover, the representatives of German companies are actively involved in the discussion of the new rules on engines.As informs edition Motor Sport Magazine, Porsche is considering the purchase of Red Bull Racing. While the Austrian drinks manufacturer may remain the title sponsor of the team.

2017-09-02 09:14:03

Alain Prost apologized to max Verstappen

Alain Prost apologized to max Verstappen

Four-time Formula 1 world champion Alain Prost, now working as a sports consultant to Renault, officially apologized to max Verstappen for the problems with the engine.Alain Prost "I personally apologized to max. I also apologized to Red Bull Racing. Not all of the six failures were our fault, but four for sure. And it is too much.The reason is not the style of driving max, we often see that within the same team one of the pilots pursuing a greater number of failures than the other.We are very unhappy with the incident and should finally solve the problem.

2017-08-29 11:24:03

Helmut Marko Renault really asked us for Sainz

Helmut Marko Renault really asked us for Sainz

Racing consultant to Red Bull Helmut Marko said that the representatives of Renault really appealed to him and was interested in buying Carlos Sainz.Helmut Marko "Yes, they approached us. But Carlos has a contract with us. We need to find a solution that will satisfy us, because we have invested heavily in its development. We don't want to just give its pilots, which has invested much effort and money".

2017-08-15 08:14:04

Mikhail Aleshin IndyCar leaves

The Russian pilot program SMP Racing Mikhail Aleshin will miss performances in the final stages of the North American racing series IndyCar, focusing on the work of the Russian sport prototype BR1. The decision was taken by the team Schmidt Peterson Motorsport and the Russian program SMP Racing.Mikhail Aleshin will continue to work on a new prototype BR1, which will be released on its first tests in the near future. The car is a Russian company BR Engineering will be created together with the Italian company Dallara and preparing for their debut performance in the world championship on races on endurance in 2018. Mikhail Aleshin is a key pilot SMP Racing, working on this car.

2017-07-31 16:24:05

Charles Leclere expects to get into Sauber in the season-2018

Charles Leclere expects to get into Sauber in the season-2018

Charles LeClair admitted that he begins to consider the possibility of switching to Formula 1 in 2018.19-year-old pilot currently dominates the series Formula-2. Through connections with Ferrari, he expects to get into Formula 1 next year.Charles Leclerc "In my career I always did everything step by step so now we are trying to win the title of Formula 2, and then I would go to Formula 1. I'd like there to fight for the title, because I feel ready for this.I'd like to wait another year I would prefer not to wait, because after the victory in Formula 1 I have nowhere to go. My big dream is to wear red color, and I hope that someday it will become reality. But it's all in boddam".The following season, the Sauber team will use Ferrari engines. There is already expressed willingness to run in the graduates of the Racing Academy of Ferrari, including Charles LeClair and Antonio Giovinazzi.Previously, LeClair conducted the tests as part of the Haas-Ferrari.

2017-07-26 10:54:07

FIA gave the green light to the return of Robert Kubica

FIA gave the green light to the return of Robert Kubica

The governing body of Formula 1 said that there are no problems with the possible return of Robert Kubica in the championship.Amid intense speculation about the potential return of the pilot of Formula 1 Renault has confirmed that 32-year-old Kubica will pilot the car of the season-2017 on the tests after the Grand Prix of Hungary.Bild says that Kubica might replace Jolyon Palmer during the race in Spa after the summer break, but first head of Renault's Cyril abiteboul wants to make sure, can Robert fight for the best seats in the near future.Racing Director of Formula 1 Charlie whiting said that the way for the return of Robert Kubica free.Charlie whiting "just Like any other pilot, Robert has its license from the national Association. Licensing also includes a medical examination."The only thing to do, Robert, is to get out of the car for five seconds. In this plan, any concessions, including adaptive steering for left-hand.

2017-07-24 11:34:03

The head of McLaren Lando Norris is a future champion

The head of McLaren Lando Norris is a future champion

Executive Director of McLaren Zac brown believes that Lando Norris is the future champion of Formula-1.Norris claimed the titles in the Toyota Racing Series, Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 and Formula Renault 2.0 NEC in 2016, and this year he joined the youth program of the McLaren.17-year-old Norris this year won three races in Formula 3 and currently third in the standings.Zach brown "He looks so talented, like no other pilot I have ever seen. I think that this view is shared by most people who saw him in the race.He's very focused on racing, he's very thorough, I definitely think that he is the future champion of Formula 1.We are very pleased that Lando in our program, as the guy performs well in Formula 3 where he took pole and won his first race".

2017-07-18 13:34:04

Force India is considering two options for changing the name

Force India presented a short list of potential new team names for the season 2018 and on.In an effort to attract more international sponsors, but also because of problems with lawyers, the owner of the team Vijay Malia intends to abandon the word "India" in the name of his team at the end of this year.Vijay Mallya "the Changes should be rare, so the new name must remain in the course, at least for the next ten years.We discussed the situation within the team and suggested to call it Force One. We checked whether the name used by anyone, so immediately filed a patent on the name.But the decision is still pending, as there is a new proposal Force Racing.We are negotiating with partners, sponsors, so carefully think through every step".

2017-07-13 21:44:03

Alonso will lose five seats at the start

Racing weekend in the UK has not yet started, as Fernando Alonso has already received a penalty for replacement of elements of the power plant.During the Grand Prix of great Britain the pilot of McLaren will use Honda for the third specification, which was tested during Friday practice in Austria, at the same place the old version of the module MGU-H. in Addition, the Spaniard will put the fifth unit of energy, and that is what he will get fined in the form of loss of five positions.It is not excluded that in the course of the weekend, the penalty will increase.

2017-06-23 11:24:03

The President of the FIA In 2019, there can be new team

The President of the FIA does not deny that a couple of years in the championship may be a new team or even several teams.Brazilian newspaper Globo reports that a company called China F1 Racing Team was registered in the UK.Jean Todt "currently we have ten teams, but the idea is to have twelve.It is likely that one or two teams to join Formula 1 in the near future. A lot of rumors, but some parties are interested in it. When we see that the time is right, will announce the formation of new teams.

2017-06-17 12:44:03

Felipe Massa will inevitably Soon begin negotiations on a season-2018

Felipe Massa will inevitably Soon begin negotiations on a season-2018

Pilot Williams Felipe Massa said that he is ready to continue to serve next year.Felipe Massa "When there comes the middle of the championship, inevitably begin negotiations on next season, and I started to face questions from the media about my plans for the future, especially about what I will do next year.I feel good, I feel happy and satisfied what you do. I have a great relationship with the entire organization Williams Martini Racing. Plus, first of all, I know that it is still competitive, and that's the main thing.

2017-06-04 11:44:03

Jost Capito returned to Volkswagen

Jost Capito returned to Volkswagen

Jost Capito was appointed managing Director of Volkswagen R GmbH and Volkswagen Zubehor GmbH after his short tenure as General Director of McLaren Racing.58-year-old was presented as the new Director General of the McLaren in January of 2016, but could not start their activities until September due to his commitments with Volkswagen in the WRC.But only five months spent kapito in a McLaren. After coming to the stables Zac brown n left the team.

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".