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2017-11-21 11:24:04

Pirelli is preparing a new rain tyre for the season-2018

Pirelli is preparing a new rain tyre for the season-2018

The head of Pirelli Mario Isola confirmed that his company is busy developing a new tire for rain races.Mario Isola "We are developing new rain tires. This year, we ran some tests, but before you change your current formulations, we still need to run some tests.So, we have some ideas we are testing. If we can develop more high-quality composition for rain, ask FIA and Charlie Whiting to homologate them for the next season outside".

2017-11-20 13:14:04

Alonso happy with first tests behind the wheel of a LMP1 car

Alonso happy with first tests behind the wheel of a LMP1 car

Fernando Alonso did behind the wheel of the Toyota TS050 Hybrid sport prototype on the track in Bahrain in the framework of the tests beginners WEC. The Spaniard drove 113 laps and showed a time of 143.013.Fernando Alonso "It was a great day The job behind the wheel of the car of the LMP1 class are always interesting for any pilot, because this incredible machine.I've always wanted to try a similar technique, and I succeeded. I am very happy".

2017-11-20 10:44:05

Matevos Isahakyan - silver medalist of the series Formula V8 3,5 2017

Matevos Isahakyan - silver medalist of the series Formula V8 3,5 2017

In Bahrain, completed the final stage of the youth series Formula is a 3.5 V8. As announced by the organizers, this season was the last for the season. The pilot program SMP Racing Matevos Isaakyan won the silver medal in the season-2017.Matevos Isahakyan managed to win the pole position in qualifying for the first race and had every chance to fight not only for the highest step of the podium of the race, but also for leadership in the championship. But before you start on the warm up lap, the car stalled Matevos. Already in the pits the team found that the reason was failure of the drive. Repair was only about 10 minutes when the peloton overcame the distance in 6 rounds. The remaining time of the Matevos was not enough to qualify at the end of the race.The second race of the Matevos started in the sixth position. But, as in the first race, at the start, the car again stalled, this time due to issues with the clutch and race the Russian finished only ninth.Despite the difficulties at the final stage, at the end of season 2017 Formula V8 3.5 Matevos became the Vice-champion of this series."Was a difficult season, - said the Director of the youth program SMP Racing Peter Aleshin. Especially difficult was for us the final stage. Our pilots, and Egor and Matevos were contenders for the title. But Orujev was forced to miss a stage due to health problems, and Isahakian failed equipment. In spite of that we finished the season with dignity - Matevos Isahakyan was awarded a silver award, and Egor Orudzhev, despite skipping the last stage, finished the season sixth, gleaning only six points to the three leaders of the championship".At the end of season 2017 formula series pilot youth program SMP Racing in five Championships and became the silver medalists, and one bronze, 76 times on the podium, winning in a season a total of 20 gold medals.The final results of the pilot program SMP Racing at the end of season 2017 Formula V8 3,5 Pietro Fittipaldi 259 occupation Isahakyan Surrounding info Salish 215 204 binder 201 Nissan 201 Orujov 198.

2017-11-19 11:54:04

Fernando Alonso will take part in the tests WEC

Fernando Alonso will take part in the tests WEC

Today in Bahrain, will start tests WEC. Part of the factory Toyota team will work Fernando Alonso. Two-time Formula 1 world champion, will sit behind the wheel of a sports prototype Toyota TS050 Hybrid 6 LMP1.Recall that Alonso is going to take part in the legendary marathon 24 hours of Le Mans. It is not excluded that Fernando will start and other WEC races.There, in Bahrain, is the first tests, the Russian car BR01.

2017-11-19 11:34:03

Daniel ricciardo I've always enjoyed the track Yas Marina

Daniel ricciardo I've always enjoyed the track Yas Marina

Pilot Red Bull Daniel Riccardo admitted that he is looking forward to the final race of the season-2017.Daniel ricciardo "Yas Marina circuit is a bit similar to Suzuka. This track, which I always enjoyed where I like everything, except that I never made the podium. At Suzuka this year I was able to achieve a long-awaited podium, I hope that there will correct the situation.This is a fun track for aerobatics, I like twilight, and I think it creates a special atmosphere of the season finale.We train in daylight, but the race at dusk, making our work quite difficult. The work day does not give us anything since the evening and night before the track cools down, and the machine requires completely different settings".On account of Riccardo six races in Abu Dhabi. Best result 4th place in 2014 after starting from 20th position.

2017-11-18 10:24:04

BR Engineering has introduced a new sportprototip BR1

BR Engineering has introduced a new sportprototip BR1

The Russian company BR Engineering has introduced a new sportprototip BR1. Track Bahrain International Circuit in the final stage of the FIA WEC season-2017 the global Motorsport community and journalists first saw the car, whose creation was announced a year ago. Car LMP1 was created by Russian company BR Engineering together with the famous Italian automaker Dallara to participate in the new superstone of the world championship FIA WEC.In the presentation BR1 participated Boris Rotenberg, founder and Director of the BR Engineering Pierre Fillon, President of the Association ASO Gerard Neveu, head of the FIA WEC Luca Pignata, chief designer Dallara Dmitry Samorukov, Director of SMP Racing pilots of the program of development of Russian Motorsport SMP Racing Mikhail Alyoshin, Vitaly Petrov and Matevos Isahakyan Ambassador extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation in the Kingdom of Bahrain Qarayev, Vagif DragonSpeed team principal Elton Julian and Russian engineers and students of technical Universities who took part in the development of the prototype. The music for the premiere of BR1 was written by Russian composer and producer Victor Drobysh.The presentation was opened by Boris Rotenberg. According to him, the engineers managed to create a completely new car, which used the most modern technologies and materials"it is Symbolic that on 17 November, during the final stage of the FIA WEC season in 2016, we announced the signing of an agreement between BR and Dallara Engineering to start work on a prototype BR1. Today, exactly a year later, we proudly present you the result. During the work on the car we used the best international experience, achievements one of the best companies Dallara. At various stages in the development of the car was actively attended by Russian specialists, and also worked on the simulator the current pilot program SMP Racing Vitaly Petrov, Sergey Sirotkin, Mikhail Aleshin, Viktor Shaitar and Kirill Ladygin. Their task was to from the point of view of experienced riders to make suggestions in key aspects of the prototype, from the ergonomics to the behavior of the car on the road".Prototype BR1 passed all the necessary tests and homologation of the FIA, a number of tests on race tracks under the control of SMP Racing pilots. Ahead of the Russian car the new season of the world championship on races on endurance 2018-2019, where SMP Racing intends to put the two Russian crew in the highest category of the championship, LMP1, to fight for the highest results in the overall classification.While the company BR Engineering, the first manufacturer of the chassis presenting to the public the car are ready to participate in the FIA WEC next season, already signed a contract for the production of a prototype BR1 for team DragonSpeed, also announced recently its intentions to move into the LMP1 category of the FIA WEC."I must say that the rate BR1 on the track is impressive, - said the pilot program SMP Racing Mikhail Alyoshin. - Impressive and how well made the prototype, and how sensitively it responds to changes in preferences that we do. To work with such a machine is a pleasure. Now our task is to spend as much time behind the wheel, to detect the different nuances, to work with the settings, because even in the ideal technique is always better. I am sure that next season prototype BR1 compete with rivals".One of the main innovations in superstone 2018-2019 world Championship on races on endurance will be the merging of hybrid and non-hybrid prototypes in one of the LMP1 class with defined capacity limitations. This will allow private teams, including the Russian team SMP Racing and DragonSpeed team, to compete for a championship titles FIA WEC.Facts ABOUT the prototype of BR1-CLASS LMP1 the process of creating aerodynamic elements of the new prototype was held 16 sessions in the wind tunnel, the total length of which was 600 hours, during which it has produced 1000 trials.In tests on the simulator and on the finished prototype was attended 5 professional pilots SMP Racing programme, including Vitaly Petrov, first Russian Formula 1 driver- Mikhail Aleshin, the pilot of the American series IndyCar- Sergey Sirotkin, the reserve pilot of the Formula 1 Renault- Kirill Ladygin, a multiple champion of Russia on go-karting and road racing, the bronze prize-winner of the race "24 hours of Le Mans- Victor Shaitar, world champion, winner of the race "24 hours of Le Mans", FIA WEC.On the simulator prototype BR1 pilots had a total of 64 hours, which amounted to 173 session or 870 laps.TECHNICAL characteristics of the PROTOTYPE BR1AER V6 twin turbo 720 HP Possible to install motorsGibson V8 LMP1 Spec 700 HP.Message other proizvodyaschuyu Le Mans Sprint body kit on the back 6-speed robotic transmission Xtrac lock differentialbaselsn TILTON Brembo brake system LMP1 UPRAVLENIE with power production Kayaba.Userrepository pilotado the foot pedal accelerator and timesmachine disciminate, production OZ specifically for Michelin Radial LMP1 18 dumontadriana 930 kg.

2017-11-12 08:44:03

Fernando Alonso Today I'm happy with the 7th position

Fernando Alonso Today I'm happy with the 7th position

The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso in qualifying for the Brazilian Grand Prix showed the seventh result, which after the fine Daniel Riccardo will become the sixth starting position.Fernando Alonso "Today, I'm happy with the 7th position, especially because the fight was difficult. The conditions were very difficult you see the rain drops on the helmet visor, and it's a little comforting. Even when wet asphalt, we need to trust what your machine is doing. Your mind is in this car can't help you.Yesterday we were not happy with its balance and performance, but today the machine is activated and we become more competitive. The sixth position is a fantastic starting position to fight for points. But we know that Hamilton and ricciardo will break up the tail of the peloton. I will try to defend as long as you can. It doesn't rain tomorrow, but if it was, something to fight for points it would be much easier".

2017-11-12 08:34:06

Felipe Massa I was not able to show a good lap because of one pilot

Felipe Massa I was not able to show a good lap because of one pilot

Pilot Williams Felipe Massa through to the final qualification of the Grand Prix of Brazil, which showed 10-th result. To achieve the best, according to the Brazilian, he was not allowed Carlos Sainz from Renault.Felipe Massa "I was pleased with the qualification, or rather, the first two rounds. I was not able to show a good lap because of one pilot that is specifically not allowed me to finish the job. It was really disappointing.I think that if you make a mistake, all right then, but it was not a mistake. I'm really disappointed on the last lap it was raining, and I'm not going to give up. And I believe that my result could be much better".

2017-11-12 08:34:05

Niko Hulkenberg the machine is good

Niko Hulkenberg the machine is good

The pilot of Renault Nico Hulkenberg at the end of qualifying for the Brazilian Grand Prix was on the 8th position.Nico Hulkenberg "Today our result and the car was equally good. I can be happy with yourself and your rate. We had great rounds in the final.Of course, I'd like a little more rain to the peloton mixed up, but that didn't happen. Well, the goal for tomorrow is to finish in the points. This is a reasonable goal, but we have to fight with the pilots Force India, McLaren and Williams. Let's see what happens in the race".

2017-11-12 08:34:04

Sergio Perez I'm happy with this result

Sergio Perez I'm happy with this result

The pilot Force India Sergio Perez in qualifying Grand Prix of Brazil was sixth.Sergio Perez "I am very satisfied with today's result, especially considering how hard it was to work in tandem with the latest qualifications. It was a good fight, because the final was very hard, but I managed in difficult conditions to be sixth. This is our high for today.I have to say "thank you" to the team for all the latest upgrades, because they help us to fight for the finals. The engineers worked so hard and today's result was their merit. I'm glad to be back in the fight in the third round, and I now look forward to the race. Let's see if the rain will go - it will help us to achieve our goals".

2017-11-11 09:34:03

Roman Grosjean We had a lot to experience

Roman Grosjean We had a lot to experience

Haas pilot Roman Grosjean on the results practices Grand Prix of Brazil was on the 15th position.Roman Grosjean "It was a decent Friday. I was able to drive many laps, testing different settings and some novelties. The morning went well but we had a lot of time to spend in the pits.In any case, the good news is that we had a dry Friday, although everyone thought that it will rain. Today we did our best to work with the settings".

2017-11-11 09:14:05

Sebastian Vettel We drove more laps than expected

Sebastian Vettel We drove more laps than expected

The Ferrari pilot Sebastian Vettel on the results practices Grand Prix of Brazil was in fourth position. The leaders of the German lost three tenths of a second.Sebastian Vettel "I think in the end we drove around more than initially expected, as we all expected it to rain that day. It was great today to go so many laps, but the team still need to work on balance, which will automatically increase our qualifying pace.I think the defeat of our main competitors will not be easy. Will see where we are tomorrow.

2017-11-11 09:14:04

Riccardo Daniel I'm happy Friday

Riccardo Daniel I'm happy Friday

Daniel ricciardo in the practice of the Brazilian Grand Prix showed the 3rd result. After qualifying Red Bull racing pilots will be fined in the form of loss of ten positions.Riccardo Daniel "I am very pleased with this Friday. We looked competitive. Long runs look promising, but Mercedes are the clear favorites. We can still improve tomorrow, but the opponents are not standing still.We don't need to change much settings and so good. I think we are going to compete with Ferrari than with the Germans. If it would rain, it could change the picture, and in the root. If I can get pole position, it is slightly easier on yourself, because of the penalty I will have to start from the depths of the peloton".

2017-11-11 08:44:04

Fernando Alonso Today was harder than we expected

Fernando Alonso Today was harder than we expected

The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso on the results practices Grand Prix of Brazil was in 10th position.Fernando Alonso "Today was more difficult than we expected. During the first session we ran into some problems, and then the second was again having trouble with the engine. We lost valuable time on the track and in the end we were not able to complete the entire program. We tried to move the priority items on the circles when the machine was on the track that allowed more or less remain satisfied with the result.Tomorrow some more will need to recalibrate the machine, so we'll see what we can do. The time between the rivals are very close, so the struggle for an exit in the final qualification will be very tight. But if it rains it will be our chance".

2017-11-10 12:04:03

Sergio Perez I like Interlagos

The pilot Force India Sergio Perez commented on their goals for the upcoming Grand Prix of Brazil.Sergio Perez "I like Interlagos. For me it's always a special race in the championship. The track is difficult, very difficult. Then feel how the kart track. There's a good mix of turns of varying difficulty. All this allows for an interesting race full of surprises.Rain may begin just suddenly changing the course of the battle for the victory. I remember a rain race last year when I almost made it to the podium. I still regret the missed opportunity. I would love to and this time it was raining - this will allow me to fight for a good result.I like to visit Brazil, because it reminds me of Mexico and I'm always here very relaxed. I feel great support from the fans, and the atmosphere in the stands gives me a lot more energy."Last year, Perez finished fourth. Three laps to go, Sergio was not able to keep behind max Verstappen and missed it forward.

2017-11-09 14:44:03

Bottas is not going to be a co-pilot at Hamilton

Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas has hinted that next season he is going to fight for the title, so not going to play the role of the second pilot when the Lewis Hamilton.Before this season, Bottas moved from Williams to Mercedes. In Bahrain, Valtteri won the first pole, then was a victory in Russia. But after the summer break, the Finn's results fell, while Hamilton's improved and ahead of schedule became the champion.Valtteri Bottas in an interview with Sky Sports "In some races, but not as often as I would like I was faster than Lewis. He's very, very fast, but I still believe in myself. I'm not going to be a co-pilot. Otherwise, I'd rather be home.This year I learned a lot, but next season will be different. I just need to take into account lessons learned".

2017-11-08 10:24:04

Fernando Alonso prepares for Le Manu

It is not excluded that next year Fernando Alonso will take part in the legendary marathon 24 hours of Le Mans. Edition of the Daily Sports Car reports that the Spaniard visited the base of Toyota in Cologne, where he passed the adjustment seats.It is expected that Alonso will take part in tests of the Toyota sports prototype, which will be held on 19 November in Bahrain.At the same time, as we already confirmed the participation of Alonso in the marathon 24 hours of Daytona, where his partner will become a reserve pilot of McLaren Lando Norris.

2017-11-07 14:44:03

Bernie Ecclestone Ferrari can indeed withdraw from the championship

The former head of Formula 1 Bernie Ecclestone believes that Ferrari could leave the championship if the terms of the work after 2020 will not be to her liking.Bernie Ecclestone "If they can't win in the next few years, it sure will make their new rules. If the rules are not accepted, then Ferrari can leave. Only if the conditions are economically and sports best this company, they will remain.They do not need the budget constraints and all that. They want to spend what you can afford, and I always say the same thing. If people can't spend, they need to leave or fight for their own goals. If there are only three or four teams capable of competing at the top, then it should be. All the teams who say they can't afford it, should not even participate in the championship or should just silently accept the rules".

2017-11-06 16:34:04

Riccardo Daniel I'm in awe of the Grand Prix of Brazil

Pilot Red Bull Daniel Riccardo admitted that it is always with great love belonged to the race at the Interlagos circuit.Daniel ricciardo "I really like South America in General, so I'm always excited about racing in Brazil. Last year on a wet track was fun, and I don't mind getting a little rain this year, because I know that I can fight for the victory. I am confident that I can achieve a good result, but so far I have not had a successful race in Brazil. Hopefully that will change this year.The track itself is not one I like. Then a few high speed turns, which I usually like. There's a lot of slow and short corners, which is not so exciting, but that doesn't mean I'll stop trying to achieve a strong result."On account of Riccardo six races in Brazil, but only two times Daniel was able to finish in the points zone tenth in 2013 and eighth in 2016.

2017-11-06 16:14:03

Carlos Sainz In the rain I get a chance

The pilot of Renault Carlos Sainz spoke about his thoughts before the Grand Prix of Brazil.Carlos Sainz "the Track is obviously good and you can still feel the atmosphere of Ayrton Senna. He still lives in the hearts of the people that makes this phase even more special. In fact, this track I don't really like, but it is a historical place for the championship. There's a lot of history, then they won a lot of titles. Brazilian culture is quite special, and from the point of view of food is probably my favorite place in the calendar.Last year I had a good race, and it was one of my best Grand Prix. I was fifteenth in qualifying - two seconds away from the best pilots, and during a rain race fought with them on equal terms We then did a great job with the tires, adjustments and strategy. Now I have a chance in the rain".Last year Sainz finished sixth, eight seconds behind the podium.

2017-11-05 11:04:03

Max Verstappen wants rain

Max Verstappen wants rain

The pilot of Red Bull Max Verstappen has confirmed that he would not mind the rain race in Interlagos. A year ago, the Dutchman finished third at the rain race Grand Prix of Brazil.Max Verstappen "We want to win in Brazil. Last year in the rain we managed a good race. The race was very exciting. There were many battles, overtaking, which led to a good result.I'm hoping for another rain race weekend, as I don't think we can be competitive on a dry track. It is not our corona track.The weather forecast predicts mixed conditions during the race weekend in Brazil.

2017-11-04 12:44:04

Red Bull is the best team for Verstappen

Red Bull is the best team for Verstappen

Jos Verstappen is confident that his 20-year-old son Max chose the best top team to participate in the race until 2020.Jos Verstappen "the Team works day and night to once again become more competitive. If you look at the car in the beginning of the season and now the difference is very striking is the answer to the question about what makes a top team. And all the changes perfectly fit into the style of driving max, which is evident in the results.In Brazil we hope for rain, and then Max will be able to show what he's capable of, like a year ago. I think that in the qualification of the other top teams will be a little stronger, but the race Red Bull will be able to fight for the victory".

2017-10-26 13:14:04

Pilot SMP Racing Robert Schwartzman - the first Russian in the Racing Academy Ferrari

Pilot SMP Racing Robert Schwartzman - the first Russian in the Racing Academy Ferrari

Boris Rotenberg, founder and Director of the program of development of Russian Motorsport SMP Racing, announced the inclusion of the pilot SMP Racing Robert Schwartzman part of the Racing Academy of Ferrari FDA, in which Robert will be trained and participate in competitions under the program of Ferrari.Schwartzman became the first Russian to be invited to the Academy. He will be trained under the special program of training of the pilots, will take part in trainings and events to the FDA. The ultimate goal of participation in the Racing Academy Ferrari the development of Robert, his preparation for the performance in Formula 1. The Russian driver will compete in the world racing Championships as part of a joint program of the FDA and SMP Racing.Robert Schwartzman is one of the most promising riders of the youth program SMP Racing. Since 2014 he serves in the youth formulas, on account of his a number of victories won in the fight with the strongest opponents from around the world. In the season-2017 Russia stands in the prestigious Junior series, Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0. In nine stages, Robert has won five pole positions and four times he rose to the highest step of the award podium.Racing Academy of Ferrari was founded in 2009 and is preparing pilots of the youth series for their subsequent performances in the Formula 1. Purpose the FDA is giving young riders opportunities for learning and improving their motor skills, developing their physical and mental preparation. Also, the FDA young drivers are introduced to economic aspects of Motorsport as well as teach working with the media. Graduates of the Academy of Ferrari in different times, were Jules Bianchi, Sergio Perez, Daniel Zampieri, Rafael, Marcello and others. To date, under the auspices of the FDA are 7 pilots from different countries not counting Robert Schwartzman Giuliano Alesi, Marcus Armstrong, Enzo Fittipaldi, Anthony Fuoco, Charles LeClair, Guan Yu Zhou, Callum Illot. The racers compete in Formula 2, GP3 and Formula 4.The program SMP Racing is a longtime partner of Ferrari. On these cars the Russians began performances in international racing series in 2012, the pilots SMP Racing Ferrari first won the famous race "24 hours Le Mana" in 2015 and racing series GT3 Le Mans Cup in 2016. In seasons 2015-2017, in partnership with the SMP Racing Ferrari factory team acts in the world Championship on races on endurance FIA WEC. On account of the racing team whose Ferrari are on the sides of the logo SMP Racing, 4 wins on the stages of the championship 2017, including at a recent race in Japan, and 4 conquered the podium. The pilots occupy the 1 and 3 positions of the GTE Pro standings.

2017-10-22 10:34:03

Roman Grosjean Hard home qualifications

Haas pilot Roman Grosjean in the home for his team in the qualification of Grand Prix of the USA showed 14-th result.Roman Grosjean "It was a tough weekend until qualifying. Before qualification I didn't use Ul. Yesterday, we worked with other teams, and on Saturday morning turned on the track before to try them out.The incident with Strolla was unexpected and quite close to the accident. I was lucky not to turn around on the grass, that could be a disaster. It would be the end of the training. We went to the second round, which is good, since it was the maximum that we can squeeze out of their car.We strongly tightened and narrowed the gap from seven tenths to two-tenths to the guys ahead, but we still don't really perform well on the home track. I think it has more to do with the tyres, and in this area there's a gap in speed. We need to deal with it. I hope we can give the fans something special tomorrow".

2017-10-14 12:24:03

Lewis Hamilton Rules rain tyres need to be changed

Lewis Hamilton Rules rain tyres need to be changed

Pilot Mercedes Lewis Hamilton believes Formula 1 needs to change the rules of the tyres fitted, which are issued to pilots much less than sometimes required.Lewis Hamilton "the Problem is that it's a stupid rule because how many times was this year, when fans came to see their idols, sitting during the second practice in the rain and on the road no one. We can't go out on the track because we have a few sets of this rubber This is stupid.The team decide that it is better not to go out because we need these tires can be used in the race. The League needs to reconsider this rule, as people are robbed, sitting in the rain and not seeing cars on the road. In those days, you have to return the money".

2017-10-06 16:04:07

Esteban Windows Car fast in the rain

Esteban Windows Car fast in the rain

In the first practice, the pilot Force India Esteban Windows showed the seventh result. But in the second session in the rain, a young Frenchman set the second time.Esteban Windows "the Morning practice went well, and we have worked a lot with our program, and after lunch went scheduled rain.During the second practice, we decided to go to the track to test the car. It proved to be very fast, so I'm not worried, if you re going to rain during qualifying. Will be dry or wet - our car will be fast because it is perfectly balanced. Even on a dry track we are not so far from their goals.We have not had much time to work on the settings, but I have confidence that tomorrow the team will take a big step forward".

2017-10-06 16:04:06

Nico Hulkenberg Balance is very good

Nico Hulkenberg Balance is very good

The pilot of Renault Nico hlkenberg first practice for the Japanese Grand Prix ended on the 7th position.Nico Hulkenberg "the Morning went well for our team. The threat of rain forced us to work with redoubled force. We worked a lot and was pleased with the balance of the car. It is a pity that we did not have time to check all the things that were.The day was too wet to go on the road, and I wanted to save tires for rain tomorrow, if it rains".

2017-10-06 16:04:04

Fernando Alonso We knew it would be only one session

Fernando Alonso We knew it would be only one session

The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso in first practice for the Grand Prix of Japan showed a 12-th result.Fernando Alonso "As predicted, we had a Friday with only one dry session, so we tried different options in the morning and not after lunch, as usual. We drove as many laps as I could.During the second practice went a little too heavy rain, so we couldn't even go to the track. We spent a few laps at the end of the session, when the rain stopped pouring, but we did not try to understand the behavior of the machine, since according to forecasts, tomorrow and Sunday will be dry.The car feels good track, especially in turns. I hope it's enough for the result".

2017-10-06 16:04:03

Felipe Massa It was a really uninteresting day

Pilot Williams Felipe Massa in the first practice of Grand Prix of Japan showed only the 16-th result. In the second session the Brazilian was cetainty of the seven pilots who dared to pass a quick circle on a wet track.Felipe Massa "It was not a very interesting day, to be honest. The first impression from the car is positive, but it's hard to say where we are in the balance of power, if you compare us with other teams. It was interesting to see how it will behave machine in the rain, but I did only one normal round. There was a lot of aquaplaning and standing water, so we decided not to risk the technology, it was mostly a day of waiting.I saw the forecast that the rain tonight will end, so tomorrow we will have dry practice - where we will show your speed".