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2017-07-28 11:44:04

Christian Horner Red Bull need to give Verstappen the champion's car

Christian Horner Red Bull need to give Verstappen the champion's car

Head Red Bull Christian Horner admitted that the team must give max Verstappen the best car in 2018.Christian Horner "When Verstappen finished the race in Silverstone, I breathed a sigh of relief. Of course, he showed some emotions, especially when journalists have set up the microphone under his chin after the retirements of the race, but the guy is under control.This stage in his career still involved with training and development. I am sure that Max will be faster and stronger.We need to give max a machine which he can win. Only then we will talk about the future. If we do, I'm sure that there will be no other team for which Max wants to play".

2017-07-16 14:44:02

Daniel ricciardo will lose at the start of another 10 positions

Before the training the pilot of Red Bull got a penalty in the form of a loss of five positions for the replacement of the transmission. After qualifying, the Aussie got another penalty ten positions.Before the race on the machine Riccardo decided to replace the module MGU-H, is the fifth in a row, so the pilot got a penalty of ten positions. In total Daniel will lose at the start of the 15 positions. However, after problems during qualifying, he qualified last, but will start 19th as Fernando Alonso's 30-plus positions.

2017-07-15 23:14:04

Pascal Wehrlein Weather played a role

Pascal Wehrlein Weather played a role

Pilot Sauber Pascal Wehrlein in the qualification of Grand Prix of great Britain showed the 18-th result.Pascal Wehrlein "the Weather conditions definitely played a big role in how this day passed. The morning was mostly dry, and then passed a light rain. Flying on intermediate tyres was helpful in the first few laps, but when the track began to dry, it was very hard to work on this kit. Looking back, it is a pity that we do not have enough time to go on the tires Supersoft. We may have even had a chance to get to the second round.The race will be very interesting, I look forward to tomorrow".

2017-07-15 22:34:04

Pilots Force India satisfied with the results of the qualification

Pilots Force India satisfied with the results of the qualification

Team Force India was the final qualification of the Grand Prix of great Britain two machines. Sergio Perez eventually qualified 7th, Esteban Windows 8. Both win one position at the start after the penalty, Valtteri Bottas.Sergio Perez "Today is our advantage over Hulkenberg was minimal. I went through a clean round, but we're a little confused by the fact that Renault is so close to us. Tomorrow we will try to stay in front and finish in the glasses, but a lot depends on the weather. If we develop and play a good strategy, all will be well.Esteban "It was a very difficult qualifying session, so I'm happy to finish in eighth place. We decided to spend a very late pit stop in the first round. It was a calculated risk, and we took this decision only in the last corner. I had one circle to show a good time, but I was blocked by Eriksson. However, I managed to improve my time.In the second round I lit up the brakes, and during the second trip I lost all radio contact with the team. I was the only one there, and I had to look for the pit Board, just like old times.Tomorrow I will be seventh on the starting grid, and this is a good place to start the race, especially considering all that happened during this session. Conditions can be very unpredictable, like today, and if it rains, then anything can happen. Today we were strong, and I'm sure tomorrow we will continue to attack no less effective".

2017-07-15 22:34:03

Lance Stroll the first time I fly in the rain

Lance Stroll the first time I fly in the rain

The Williams driver lance Stroll on the qualification of the British Grand Prix was on the 16th starting position.Lance Stroll "I first piloted a new car here in the rain. The car behaves on a wet track quite well, as on dry asphalt. This is all very interesting. The last lap was fast, but I don't have enough to exit in the second round.Weather tomorrow will be key, a lot can change. Let's see what will bring us the race".

2017-07-15 17:24:03

Fernando Alonso For the fans it was important to see this is the first place

The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso won the first part of qualifying at Silverstone, and the second showed the 13-th result. In any case, the Spaniard will start last due to a penalty for changing elements of the power plant.Fernando Alonso "the Traffic didn't bother me, I really showed a clean lap but the car is still not capable of reaching the final. I've flown on the old rubber, so the exit in the third round was impossible.I am pleased that fans were overjoyed when they saw me in the first place in the first round of qualifying. They needed it. We continue to work to fight for the first places not only in individual sessions. If there are mixed conditions tomorrow, for us it will be very good news, as well as pure rain race - glasses in this case will be possible".

2017-07-15 17:14:06

Kimi Raikkonen the Car is fast, but not enough to win.

Pilot Ferrari Kimi Raikkonen in qualifying for the British Grand Prix showed the 2nd result.Kimi Raikkonen "I feel good. In the morning it was difficult to work because of the rain. The car is very good, but we made it the whole weekend for this work. The machine is fast, but not enough to win. We will try to win. I have nothing to lose, I will try to show a good race".

2017-07-15 17:14:04

Riccardo Daniel In the rain, we had the chance

Pilot Red Bull Daniel ricciardo stopped during qualifying of the British Grand Prix and ended up 20th. Daniel ricciardo "it's a shame, but during the lap I lost power. Failed turbine. I had to quickly turn the engine off so as not to commit follies. It is very sad. It's a shame because in the rain we had the chances to make good starting positions. Very sorry that I start with the last starting number.Tomorrow I will try to show a good show and will try to break in points".

2017-07-09 18:04:03

Felipe Massa It was a great race, considering qualification

Felipe Massa It was a great race, considering qualification

After a disastrous qualifying both pilots Williams could earn points Felipe Massa finished 9th, lance Stroll - 10. Felipe Massa "After yesterday it was a great race. We spent an incredible start, worked a lot with tires. It was awesome. There were problems, but we coped with everything pretty well. Speed was, but I was not able to overtake Kevin. The race was good, the team is pleased with the result.A lot could happen, such as the departure of the safety car. But this did not happen, and therefore not able to implement my strategy. If not for the start of the Software, then I could achieve more due to the greater speed in the first part of the race distance, but who knew that today's race will be quite clear."Lance Stroll "I was back in glasses. That's good. We had a good race after a nasty training. We were able to achieve the maximum from the start, this was the key to this result. We are very pleased to be able to finish in glasses, but we could fight for fifth and sixth places, if not the problem on Saturday".

2017-07-09 16:34:03

Chronicle of the race Grand Prix Austria

Chronicle of the race Grand Prix Austria

144440 - In Spielberg's dry, but go around the clouds. Probability of rain is big enough.144514 - Today from pole position for the second time in his career, will start Valtteri Bottas.144524 - Next to him - the championship leader Sebastian Vettel.144545 - Second row Kimi Raikkonen and Daniel ricciardo.144651 - Before the start.

2017-07-09 10:54:03

In Spielberg waiting for the rain

Very high probability that the race Grand Prix Austria will be rain.The weather forecast says that from 12 to 15 hours local time in Spielberg will rain with thunderstorm, and the race start scheduled for 14 hours.

2017-07-09 10:54:02

Pascal Wehrlein will start from the pit lane

After qualifying the car for Pascal Wehrlein replaced the power unit, so the pilot Sauber will start from the pit lane.German lost nothing, because he qualified last. But Pascal got the advantage of choosing the settings of the machine in the event, if it will rain.

2017-07-08 22:04:04

Sergio Perez Today, I'm happy with our performance

Sergio Perez Today, I'm happy with our performance

The pilot Force India Sergio Perez at the end of qualifying of the Austrian Grand Prix was on the 8th position.Sergio Perez "Today I feel fine, we did well in qualifying. I think it was one of my best qualifying sessions, considering the fact that morning we suffered with the settings and balance. So to complete the qualification in eighth place, a decent result today, worked the whole team hard.I like to please the team a good result. I was a bit unlucky with the yellow flag at the end of the final session, but all were in the same situation. I look forward to the start of the race and I think we will be stronger and faster in racing conditions. Will rain or Shine - the race will still be good".

2017-07-08 22:04:03

Riccardo Daniel it Was difficult, but I coped

Riccardo Daniel it Was difficult, but I coped

Pilot Red Bull Daniel Riccardo in qualifying for the Austrian Grand Prix showed the 5th result.Daniel ricciardo "it Was a little difficult, but I coped with his work. This year, the track allows better to stay on the track, which made it much more difficult. You feel that you can attack stronger, but it can easily lead to off track. All due to the fact that cornering speeds were higher. We all obviously love speed, we all want a stronger attack, but all this greed concludes with retirements and departures.Of course, it would be nice to finish this last round, but in the end I am satisfied with fifth place. After the penalty of Hamilton this promoted me to fourth place. If it rains tomorrow, as promised forecasts, the race can be quite exciting".

2017-07-08 21:14:03

Fernando Alonso I am satisfied with the results and our speed

Fernando Alonso I am satisfied with the results and our speed

Both drivers McLaren were in the second part of the qualification for the Austrian Grand Prix, where Fernando Alonso and Stoffel Vandorn showed the 12-th and 13-th results.Fernando Alonso "the Day was positive, I'm happy with the results and our speed. I had to go back to the previous version of the engine, but I still managed to be competitive.Start with a 12-th position with good strategy allows you to calculate for points. The chances will grow if forecasts come true, regarding the rain."Stoffel Vandorn "Weekend for us is going well. In qualifying we achieved the results expected by the team. The results were very tight even a couple tenths of a second and we could go to the finals.We are moving in the right direction, any increase in speed gives the motivation".

2017-07-08 21:04:03

Max Verstappen With the slow pace of the podium can not see

Max Verstappen With the slow pace of the podium can not see

In qualifying for the Austrian Grand Prix the pilot of Red Bull Max Verstappen showed 6-th result. In the last attempt, the Dutchman went off the road.Max Verstappen "I was too aggressive and attacked the seventh turn and lost the back of the machine.As for the race, I don't think we so can claim the podium. Of course, a lot can happen. It would really help us rain. Otherwise, we are unlikely to fight with Mercedes and Ferrari".

2017-07-07 22:14:07

Fernando Alonso Today was looking for the limit

Fernando Alonso Today was looking for the limit

The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso with a new engine Honda in Friday's practice for the Austrian Grand Prix 8-th result.Fernando Alonso "Today, all looking for the ultimate capabilities of the car, so we saw a lot of mistakes, but tomorrow everything will calm down.Our day was not so bad. In the end, we have completed our programme, despite the lack of time in both sessions. Yes, today I've slightly damaged the bottom, so it had to be replaced. However, we were able to gather valuable information that will be considered in detail in the evening. Tomorrow we will try to evaluate the performance of the machine modifications.There are seven or eight pilots within a few tenths of a second from each other. Only tomorrow we will know whether we are in the top or bottom of this group.Finally, the weather looks unstable. Saturday or Sunday maybe. Personally, I welcome a little rain during the race. This is a normal desire for a team that can lose".

2017-07-06 11:34:04

Carlos Sainz Track in Austria for almost almost home

Carlos Sainz Track in Austria for almost almost home

The pilot Toro Rosso Carlos Sainz spoke about his thoughts before the start of the Austrian Grand Prix.Carlos Sainz "When racing course in Europe, I have nothing against this state of things, because you can always go home to rest. When a dual race held on the road, it is very difficult to be out of the house.The track red bull Ring is practically our home, so there will be more events with our team, more interviews, more communication with guests. But I don't mind to drive there is a lot of fun.Last year they put new asphalt. It is very smooth, but work in the simulator helped to prepare for these tests. Last year I was really hoping for rain, but it never started. Let's see what awaits us this time."Sainz twice started in Austria, best result - 8th place in last year.

2017-07-04 11:14:03

FIA did not penalize Sebastian Vettel

FIA did not penalize Sebastian Vettel

On 3 July in Paris, the FIA has reviewed the incident involving Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel during a race in Azerbaijan and decided not to apply additional sanctions against three-time champion. However, Vettel will have to work for the FIA.In a statement, the FIA said "After the incident during the Grand Prix of Azerbaijan, Sebastian Vettel was invited to a meeting of the FIA in Paris. He was accompanied by the head of Ferrari, Maurizio Arrivabene. Together with the Commission, which included Vice-President of the FIA, Graham Stoker, Secretary General of the FIA Peter Bayer, Director of the Formula 1 Charlie whiting and Deputy Director of the Formula 1 Laurent Mekis, Vettel watched the video of the incident.Previously, the stewards Grand Prix of Azerbaijan appointed Vettel a 10-second penalty stop-and-go is a punishment, which can be used during the race. More serious punishment is only suspended. In addition, Vettel has received three penalty points and he now has nine penalty points. In the FIA accepted the decision of the stewards, however, was concerned over the fact that such behaviour can affect the fans and young drivers around the world and hurt the image of the FIA and the sport.After studying the videos and detailed discussion Vettel admitted his guilt.Vettel apologized to the FIA, and the community. He promised within the next 12 months actively participate in various training programmes of the FIA for Formula-2, Formula 3 and Formula 4, as well as in seminars of the stewards FIA. At the same time, the President of the FIA Jean Todt has banned until the end of the year to attract Vettel to the stock for improving traffic safety.Vettel promised to publicly apologize. Given all the above, the President of the FIA Jean Todt has decided to close the issue. However, in the case of a repeat of the case of the pilot will be transferred to the international Tribunal of the FIA".

2017-06-28 11:44:08

The press service of the Sebastian Vettel has denied having an injury

Press Secretary Sebastian Vettel denied the rumors about the trauma of the leader of the world championship. In Baku some people noticed that the leg of the pilot of Ferrari was bandaged.Britta Roeske "there is No reason to worry. What people saw was the usual tape Kinesio. Vettel lot of training, and a minor problem with the ligaments happen to all athletes."Kinesio tape is commonly used by physical therapists to support muscles and joints during healing.

2017-06-24 20:44:03

Jolyon Palmer allowed to start the race

The pilot of Renault Jolyon Palmer allowed to start the race after the missed qualification.During Saturday's practice the car of Briton caught fire due to leaking fuel, and the beginning of training it simply does not have time to recover. Stewards Grand Prix of Azerbaijan has considered the results of Palmer's Friday practice and allowed him to participate in the race.Start Jolyon will be the last, behind the McLaren drivers.

2017-06-24 07:04:08

Fernando Alonso on Friday and the conditions were difficult

Fernando Alonso on Friday and the conditions were difficult

The first day of the Grand Prix of Azerbaijan Fernando Alonso with a new engine Honda finished in 12th position. At the end of the day, the Spaniard failed transmission.Fernando Alonso "In the first and second practice we worked with different downforce, collecting information for Saturday. Stoffel also studied the work of the tyres with full tanks, focusing on preparation for the race.On Friday the conditions were difficult. For long straight tyre cooling down, which during braking the wheels blocked. That is why the pilots are so often passed directly. Everyone was looking for the limit of technology - it is normal for a Friday. On Saturday and Sunday this will be.I had to miss the last half hour of practice, so Saturday will have to pass a series of tanks to finish the training. We always have to start last, so the results of qualification, we are not so important."On Friday both pilots McLaren got the new elements of the power plant, for which they will be fined in the loss of 15 positions.

2017-06-18 17:24:03

In Haas do not mind the 25 races in the calendar

Director Haas Gunther Steiner admitted that he was not against the increase of the racing calendar of Formula 1.Gunther Steiner "I don't mind a few extra races. I want to race was more complex and ordered. If races are held in Asia, it is necessary to hold all the races in this region, and not to hold one in Europe, then come back here.Another question is, how will the pilots be able to physically withstand the weekly race. Will they be able to hold the race in Abu Dhabi, and then another one in Bahraini. Heat and humidity adversely affect pilots.But a few races if they are well organized, will not have a negative impact on the work of the teams. In General, I have nothing against having to take part in 25 races".

2017-06-17 10:04:03

The head of McLaren there is No discord in the relationship with Alonso

The head of McLaren-Honda's Zach brown insists that between the British team and Fernando Alonso no strained relations.Zach brown "I think Fernando likes the atmosphere here, in McLaren, and I don't think there's another team that he will prefer us.But he wants to compete, wants to fight for a better position, and I understand that. Between Fernando and McLaren is no tension, the relationship has never been healthier than it is now. He's upset, but we're all upset.He wants to stay, we want him to stay, but the team needs a better car, and focused all our attention".

2017-06-15 10:14:05

Robert Kubica lost weight

Robert Kubica lost weight

The ex-pilot of Formula 1 Robert Kubica, it seems, is serious about the opportunity to return to the Royal race.So says the edition of La Gazzetta dello Sport after last week in Valencia, the Polish pilot suddenly ran tests in the part of Renault.Luigi Perna, a correspondent for La Gazzetta dello Sport "I Think Kubica was faster official test driver Sergey Sirotkin. The limitations associated with hand, Kubica managed to overcome. The only modification of the car Renault had a system shift to Kubica could change gear with one hand.Robert started training like crazy on the bike. He lost 10 kg. Next goal, hopefully, is another test or work on Friday in practice, one of the Grand Prix. The sensational return of Robert Kubica in Formula 1 - this is not a dream".

2017-06-13 11:14:03

Robert Kubica dreams of returning to Formula 1

Robert Kubica dreams of returning to Formula 1

The ex-pilot Sauber and Renault's Robert Kubica has admitted that he dreams of returning to Formula 1.Last week, the pole held a test driving a Formula 1 six years after the unfortunate accident during the rally of Italy.Robert Kubica "Renault's Approach was a pleasant surprise. They tried to keep it a secret, because the test for them was not to put me in the car and make a good story, even if it would have caused a lot of interest.Not for me to decide what the future holds for me. It is nice to know I can do what I did six years ago, despite my limitations.I feel ready, I worked so hard and can say I have never trained so hard and well even in those years when participated in the race. I look forward to the solution, hope everything will be fine, but I can't solve it.I just ran one test, but for me this is an important goal, and I feel like starting a new path, even if you do not know where it leads me.But do not hide that would like to come back because I feel very well in the cockpit. I can fight with all your strength".

2017-06-10 13:54:05

Daniel Quat I am happy and satisfied with the work

Daniel Quat I am happy and satisfied with the work

The pilot Toro Rosso Daniel Quat the first day of the canadian Grand Prix finished with a 9-m result.Daniil Kvyat "I'm happy because today we were able to collect a lot of useful information. Now we will try to achieve this even greater progress. I think that both today's session was useful for us, and hopefully we will be able to benefit from all this in training".

2017-06-09 11:24:05

Mark Surer It uses the Mercedes team orders

The ex-pilot of Formula 1 mark believes Surer that Mercedes, not Ferrari, still use team orders.Mark Surer "You can't catch Ferrari in the team orders. In China Vettel was stuck behind Kimi, but the team did not interfere in their fight. Mercedes, on the other hand, clearly used team orders in Bahrain, even openly, on the radio. I like that Ferrari doesn't play such games.I think Kimi realized what happened. At first he was just angry that he lost the race, but Vettel was clearly faster in Monaco, so it's the end of history.

2017-06-07 10:44:04

Chapter Mercedes Level of performance, Vettel helped Ferrari

Chapter Mercedes Level of performance, Vettel helped Ferrari

Head of Mercedes Toto Wolff believes that the work ethic of Sebastian Vettel, may have helped Ferrari to succeed in the season 2017.Toto Wolff "each pilot has their own way to training. Vettel wants to be perfect and he is a meticulous worker, while Hamilton relies more on his instinct.Sebastian has always been a workhorse, so perhaps he had understood sooner how to get the full benefit of the tires. We need to catch up with him.Our car is difficult to configure, especially when it comes to optimal operation of the tire, but we know what we're missing.Lewis is not a problem for the team. It has a positive effect on us. Much more than a year ago".