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2017-05-23 13:24:03

Jenson button Feeling unreal

Jenson button Feeling unreal

The Monaco Grand Prix in the composition of McLaren will give Jenson button. For the 2009 champion is the only race this season.Jenson button "I Feel a bit unreal to the opportunity to sit in the cockpit of a Formula 1 car. When I called Eric bulge, I do not doubt your choice is quite a unique situation and a great opportunity. I look forward to the start of practices on Thursday, and race is just crazyThe track in Monaco is truly unique, so work with the settings takes a long time. You have to work with the fine settings, optimizing all the little things. To admit ahead of the Grand Prix has always been one of my favorites.Although I haven't worked behind the wheel MCL32, I feel well prepared. Of course, I know very well this track, and has done a great job in the simulator McLaren. I trained my body is incredibly hard, speaking in triathlons around the world. I look forward to working with the team and will do anything to look after the car, Fernando"Jenson won in Monaco in 2009.

2017-05-23 12:24:02

Max Verstappen I have drawn conclusions from last year

Max Verstappen I have drawn conclusions from last year

The pilot of Red Bull Max Verstappen said that after a mistake during last year's race in Monaco, it will never happen again.Max Verstappen "I live in Monaco for a year, and I enjoyed every minute spent here. I have a good team of friends, and this means that we always have a lot of fun. It's also nice to train in the sun of the Mediterranean sea. And what a nightlife experience during the off seasonA special risk in Monaco no, you just need to constantly be on the limit to be fast. Last year I failed the race, but it did not affect my confidence to succeed. I know how to learn from their mistakes.In practice it is necessary to gradually pick up speed, with new machines and even more. I think that a turn around the pool you will be the most difficult in this year."Verstappen started twice in Monaco and has twice finished the race in the protective barrier.2015.

2017-05-19 13:44:03

Helmut Marko confirmed the collaboration with Jos Verstappen

Helmut Marko confirmed the collaboration with Jos Verstappen

Sports consultant to Red Bull Helmut Marko confirmed that Jos Verstappen will occupy an important position in the structure of the team.Helmut Marko "This is a good collaboration and expansion to the Red Bull team. Jos will help you find new young talent. I don't have time in the Junior series, so Jos is perfect for this role.We asked if he had the time and inclination to visit a certain race for us. Verstappen has always been passionate about karting, and now he will be able not only to train pilots but also to select talents".

2017-05-19 13:34:03

The head of McLaren I totally understand Alonso

The head of McLaren I totally understand Alonso

The head of McLaren Zach brown confirmed that he understands the condition of Fernando Alonso.Zach brown "I fully understand his position, he is the double world champion who wants to become a triple world champion. We see that other opponents have moved forward. Alonso really wants to stay with us, but he requires us to move forward. If before the end of the summer break we will not be able to do anything, then most likely, we will lose Fernando".These days brown and Alonso are in Indianapolis, where the training before the race Indy-500.

2017-05-14 09:04:03

Pascal Wehrlein I am pleased with the second round

Pascal Wehrlein I am pleased with the second round

The pilot Sauber Pascal Wehrlein has once again managed to pass to the second round of qualifying, where he showed the 15-th result.Pascal Wehrlein "I'm happy with the exit in the second round. After the training sessions on Friday, we could not expect such a result. We had some car trouble yesterday and today, so qualifying was extremely important.The most important thing is to get the maximum from the car, which I did. The team also did a good job, given that we still have no complete update package".

2017-05-12 20:54:05

Sebastian Vettel the Conditions were very difficult

Sebastian Vettel the Conditions were very difficult

Pilot Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel on the results practices Grand Prix of Spain showed the 4th result.Sebastian Vettel "Today conditions were quite difficult, but we managed to overcome all difficulties. I'm not very happy with the work machine and the work on the track all the allotted time failed. I failed to find good settings, so I'm upset. At the same time, I feel that the car overall is running smoothly, I just need to make the right steps toward true balance.The team started to work in a good mood, all completely focused on what you are doing. I don't know which team brought the best improvement - we learn about this in training".

2017-05-10 06:54:18

Mark Webber button not counting on success in Monaco

Mark Webber button not counting on success in Monaco

In Monaco to replace Fernando Alonso, who set out to conquer Indianapolis, will be Jenson button. The ex-pilot of Formula 1 mark Webber believes that the British should not count on success.Mark Webber "It will not be loud story of Jenson in Monaco. He would have problems with the fuel pressure during practice, he gets the 17th place at the start and come down after 12 laps.Jenson is a world champion, he won in Monaco. It will be a history if he can win the race, but. just to achieve points, he must be very lucky.We met with Jenson, he has not made any effort to prepare. He wasn't taking this very seriously. He said that all this was unexpected and does not want to strain in this occasion".

2017-05-09 12:54:03

Sebastian Vettel Kimi this year so far no luck

Sebastian Vettel Kimi this year so far no luck

The Ferrari pilot Sebastian Vettel once again acted in defense of Kimi Raikkonen, the question of the continuation of a career that hangs in the air.Sebastian Vettel "it was not the result he truly deserves. In Bahrain, obviously, the first lap cost him a podium. I know exactly what's going on, and at the moment not everything moves forward at 100, but I don't think inside the paddock there is any doubt that he is one of the most talented pilots. I already talked about this, but I can repeat constantly.I don't think anyone else could go in the WRC and to perform at the level that he showed, and then just return to Formula-1 and immediately begin to fight for the podium".

2017-05-09 09:44:03

Mark Webber Alonso asked me about Indy 500

Mark Webber Alonso asked me about Indy 500

The ex-pilot of Formula 1 mark Webber said that Fernando Alonso was coming to him for advice, to act for him in IndyCar.Mark Webber "It's a very difficult decision, since every step in this direction leads to huge pressure. Alonso came to me for advice in Bahrain. And I definitely took his side.He admitted that the decision to try something based on a terrible situation at McLaren. He would not have done that if I'd won a race in Formula 1. We all know that. Never Alonso never played for a team with such low results.This season, McLaren just suffered a complete collapse. I wish Alonso a successful performance. But we'll see where he's coming".

2017-05-09 09:34:03

The head of Haas In Spain will be a small step forward

The head of Haas In Spain will be a small step forward

Director Haas Gunther Steiner is confident that Spain modernize its command will allow you to make a small step forward.Gunther Steiner "I think that many other teams the middle of the peloton brought their updates to Spain. We also deliver and I hope that they will work.Our updates are quite extensive. But how they will work - a question no less. We need to check all the new items for Friday, because we have not tested them in Bahrain, tested only in a wind tunnel. In any case, it will be a small progress.After the four stages of Haas ranked 7th in the constructors ' championship.

2017-05-06 08:34:03

Sochi Autodrom will host the first stage of the SMP Formula 4 Championship

May 19-20, Sochi Autodrom will host the races in two racing series. Just three weeks after the Grand Prix of Russia on the modern highway of Europe come out the other "formulas", class younger, the participants of the first stage of the SMP Formula 4 Championship. Also this weekend will be the first stage of the Russian Cup Mitjet 2 L. SMP F4 NEZ Championship will begin its third season. Two successful years of existence of the championship starting grid continued to grow, and at the start of the series at Sochi Autodrom on may 19-20, will be released twenty pilots, including seven Russian riders Mr gorges, Nikita Volegov, Alexander Smolar, Milen Ponomarenko, Ivan Berets, Gulhuseyn Abdullayev, Michael Belov. Mr gorges and Nikita Volegov in 2016 already played in the championship, for others it will be their first full season in formula series after karting. This season for the first time in the list of participants have a girlfriend Milen Ponomarenko.The race will be held in the format of a half-hour of qualifying and three races, one of which will take place on Saturday, two Sunday. All the drivers are on a unified chassis of the firm Tatuus, identical to that used in other Championships of category F4.The first stage of the Russian Cup Mitjet 2L will gather on the track, the Sochi Autodrom 20 participants, including the winners of the race supporting the Grand Prix - Mitjet 2L Arctic Cup, which was held on 29 and 30 April Ivan Lukashevich and Alexey Karachev, as well as the winner of the last Cup Mitjet Dmitry Gvazava.For series Mitjet Sochi Autodrom is the home track and training base, and this year performances sportprototipov viewers will see in different Russian regions. The series finale will be held in Sochi on September 15-16. Note that the first time will be held on six stages of the Cup, Mitjet - this is a record to date, the number of races in the season for the series.

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.

2017-05-01 19:24:03

The head of Red Bull We haven't used our favorite track

The head of Red Bull We haven't used our favorite track

Head Red Bull Christian Horner with regret commented on the results of the Grand Prix of Russia.Christian Horner "firstly, congratulations to Valtteri Bottas for his first victory in the Grand Prix, a great victory for him.For us was a real disappointment, the loss of Daniel at the beginning of the race because the right rear brake. And we have yet to understand what is the cause of this failure. It seems that this is reminiscent of the max problem in Bahrain, but we will study the data.Max spent a strong race. He started well and immediately found themselves in the neutral zone with no other opponents.On the track, which we know and love, we are unable to achieve maximum results. I hope that in Barcelona will be able to reverse the course of the struggle for victory".

2017-05-01 09:14:03

Pascal Wehrlein We immediately realized that we don't get any

Pascal Wehrlein We immediately realized that we don't get any

Pilot Sauber Pascal Wehrlein in race of the Grand Prix of Russia finished 16th, losing to the leaders of the two circles.Pascal Wehrlein "After the training sessions on Friday, we knew that the race on this track and brings us nothing. In the race I was not able to withdraw tyres in the optimum operating condition, with the result that I was losing speed.Now we need to study the data to understand the cause of this problem. I hope that we will be able to improve the results at the upcoming Grand Prix in Barcelona, where you will arrive our first update".

2017-04-29 21:44:03

Daniel Quat I hope to compete for points

Daniel Quat I hope to compete for points

In qualifying home Grand Prix Daniel Quat showed the 13-th result. But because of the fine teammate in a race he will go 12. Daniil Kvyat "After the results in the morning practice, I am pleased with the results of the qualification. In the course of the weekend I had problems with the control of the machine. However, I managed to drive a good circle, and I now hope to compete for points".Carlos Sainz qualified 11th, but in Bahrain he earned the penalty in the loss of three positions, so the race will start 14th.Carlos Sainz "on Friday we were in the tail of the peloton, but today we managed to make progress. In the end I qualified 11th, which can be called a good result. However, because of the fine I would have to lose three positions.On this track we need more speed, but I'm sure that the race will be interesting. We have the chance to earn points, and I'll do my best".

2017-04-29 21:04:03

Pascal Wehrlein I'm not happy with the result

Pascal Wehrlein I'm not happy with the result

Pilot Sauber Pascal Wehrlein in the qualification of Grand Prix of Russia showed the 18-th result. The Germans flew in the final attempt.Pascal Wehrlein "I can't be happy with the result. I made a mistake on his last lap, and that definitely cost me a couple positions.I'm having difficulties with the balance of the car. In addition, our maximum speed on the straight is not high enough. Tires behave differently, not like in Bahrain, but it's the same for everyone else. However, we will do everything possible to tomorrow to fight for points".

2017-04-28 20:34:03

Pascal Wehrlein's Great to be back in the car

Pascal Wehrlein's Great to be back in the car

Pilot Sauber Pascal Wehrlein on the results practices Grand Prix of Russia showed the 18-th result.Pascal Wehrlein "it's Great to be back in the car, although we had difficulties with the balance of the car, especially in relation to the rear wheels and tires. All due to the fact that in Sochi, temperatures are not similar to those with whom we worked on the tests in Bahrain.Now we need to analyze the data collected to move forward for tomorrow. While we are still not where they want to be".

2017-04-28 20:24:03

Valtteri Bottas It was an interesting day

Valtteri Bottas It was an interesting day

Valtteri Bottas on the results practices Grand Prix of Russia showed the 3rd result, becoming the best representative of the Mercedes team.Valtteri Bottas "It was an interesting day. Here is a great from Bahrain conditions, and the asphalt is completely different, so we learned a lot about the work of the rubber on long and short distances. It seems that on one lap we are not as fast as before, and the team clearly have much work to do in this direction. Today, we paid special attention to the tires Ul.In any case, it's a start. The car feels good and the balance is also quite good. This is clearly a good start, but to win, we just have to work".

2017-04-28 11:04:04

Lance Stroll We haven't spoken with Sainz

Lance Stroll We haven't spoken with Sainz

The Williams driver lance Stroll told that he did not communicate with Carlos Sainz after an accident in Bahrain, where where the Spaniard was punished with three penalty positions at the start of the race in Russia.Recall, the science is not agreed with such decision of the stewards.Lance Stroll "No, we didn't talk, it was two weeks ago, the stewards had made their decision. I think of Russia. Probably my car this year was strong and we will see what happens this weekend.Now is not the time to get ahead of it, we must remain focused and do your job. Now we have a confidence as never strong, and we are already waiting for the start of the race.I obviously hope for a good weekend, as always, but I don't think it's time to start to focus on the work otherwise. We just need to do what we do, to work and to get closer to the start of the race, as always, gradually".

2017-04-28 10:54:03

Felipe Nasr wants to return to Formula-1

Felipe Nasr wants to return to Formula-1

The ex-pilot Sauber Felipe Nasr said that he intends to return to Formula 1 next season.Felipe Nasr "I actively train, has already gained nearly three pounds of muscle, and if tomorrow I have to fly a Formula 1 car, I'll be ready for it.Of course, I still have the will and hope. I think that in 2018 will be an open door, and on this I work. It all depends on the current situation in our country.The chance to manage a Formula 1 car this year do exist, but they are small. Because if you look at most large and medium-sized teams, they already have third pilots with contracts.It had to organize last year, but with all the turmoil the timing of the reservation was unfavorable for me. Now none of this will prevent me to get a place in 2018".In 2015, Nasr got a place in the Sauber, thanks to the support of the Banco do Brazil. However, the Brazilian closed the Bank's sponsorship programme, and Felipe then lost his place in the team, despite the fact that he earned the only points of the season.

2017-04-27 11:34:03

Honda Our goal is to finish the race

The head of Honda Yusuke Hasegawa stated that the objective for the Grand Prix of Russia - a repeat of last year's result, when the pilots McLaren-Honda finished in 6th and 10th positions.Yusuke Hasegawa "the Race of the Grand Prix 2016 team McLaren-Honda finished two cars in the points zone, so of course we will do everything possible to repeat this result again. However, I expect that Sochi will be another difficult race weekend.The nature of the track with its long straight combined with 90-degree turns require vehicles of good balance. The key factor is proper management of fuel consumption.We will, of course, a lot of work with McLaren during training sessions in order to find the best settings. We hope to show a good speed".

2017-04-27 11:24:02

Paddy Lowe the Track in Sochi demanding settings of the machine

Paddy Lowe the Track in Sochi demanding settings of the machine

Williams technical Director Paddy Lowe said that the route of the Grand Prix of Russia is very picky about the settings of the machine.Paddy Lowe "This track is demanding for all areas of the machine because it has a wide range of different high-speed corners and a long straight where the important power.Long video also gives opportunity for the slipstream after the start of the race, so we are waiting for interesting fight from the first meters.We are encouraged by the speed of the car in Bahrain, so optimistic before the start of the race in Sochi.

2017-04-27 11:14:04

Niko I with optimism waiting for the race in Russia

Niko I with optimism waiting for the race in Russia

The pilot of Renault's Nico Hulkenberg admitted that he is looking forward to the opportunity to go to the start of the race in Sochi.Nico Hulkenberg "I with optimism waiting for this opportunity. I think that we have made significant progress with race pace in Bahrain. Now we want to test their development in Sochi. We have something interesting that will help the car go any faster.Of course, the Sochi autodrom is a completely different track, so we can't accurately predict the relative velocity until the start of Friday's practice, but I feel confident.I think we have made good progress, and all this makes me feel happy."During the first Friday practice of Hulkenberg will replace the Russian test-pilot Renault Sergey Sirotkin.

2017-04-26 16:14:03

Sergey Sirotkin will replace Friday Nico

Sergey Sirotkin will replace Friday Nico

The Renault team have confirmed that reserve driver Sergey Sirotkin will hold the first Friday practice of Grand Prix of Russia. Their place the Russians will be behind Nico Hulkenberg.Earlier Sirotkin behind the wheel of RS17 spent one day of testing in Bahrain.Cyril abiteboul, head of Renault Sport "Sergey spent one day of testing in Bahrain and impressed us with the fact that quite neatly in the car of new generation. This is despite the fact that he was not driving the car of Fomrula-1 from last year.Sergey will participate in the first practice, along with Jolyon. Russia is an important market for Renault, so it made sense to provide a machine local to the pilot".

2017-04-26 10:34:03

Chapter Toro Rosso We will see Sainz in the fight

Chapter Toro Rosso We will see Sainz in the fight

The head of Toro Rosso Franz Toast I am sure that after the race Grand Prix of Bahrain and penalty in Russia Carlos Sainz has to prove himself.Franz Toast "He fought for position in the top ten, he knew that the car is competitive he can to achieve points. He knew in that moment that can turn. But all ended with the accident, because Carlos just hoped to experience Strolla.I'm sure this season we will see a fantastic race with Carlos".Recall that in Bahrain Sainz faced with Strolla, which will lose three positions at the start of the race in Sochi.

2017-04-26 10:24:05

Sergio Perez I am proud of my team

Sergio Perez I am proud of my team

The pilot Force India Sergio Perez admitted that he was happy with his team.Sergio Perez "After Bahrain, I said he was very proud of my team. We never surrendered in the fight for a great result. Last time was special, because for us it is the 13th race in the points.When I qualified 18th, I thought that it would be a hard race, but we did everything right and deserved the result.I think the beginning of the season went very well, and we can be satisfied with the results already achieved".

2017-04-26 09:54:03

Roman Grosjean last year we had a challenging race

The pilot Haas Romain Grosjean is hoping that his team this year to try to hold a strong race in Russia.Roman Grosjean "it Was great to get the points in Bahrain. It is clear that we deserved it, we deserved points in the first race of the season. I think the most encouraging fact is that the car is very good on different types of tracks. So we went to Russia, self-confident, although last year this ring was difficult for us.Friday will see whether we have reached progress, and if the machine is working well, the chance to score points. I think we have a good base level, and we will continue to work on it, try to improve the car in Sochi".In the past year, the pilots Haas finished the race Grand Prix of Russia on the 8th and 17th positions.

2017-04-25 12:24:03

Fernando Alonso Le Manu I'll get used to it faster

Fernando Alonso Le Manu I'll get used to it faster

The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso has said that he sees no problems with the race 24 hours of Le Mans.Fernando Alonso "I always had the idea to make a 24-hour marathon in Le Mans. I think it's a series that won't require much time to adapt because the cars are very similar in behavior to the Formula-1.Some of the pilots of Formula-1, which was transplanted into a sports prototype, had not experienced difficulties from the point of view of adaptation. Therefore, the biggest challenge is certainly to get used to the Indy 500.This year it will be the first opportunity, the first attempt, and I know that for me it will be a great adventure. I think this is due to the personal ambitions and my own thoughts."May 3, Alonso will hold their first training session while driving IndyCar.

2017-04-25 12:14:03

Pirelli I Wonder what lessons the team learned after the tests

The head of Pirelli Mario Isola said his company will closely watch how Russia will handle commands after two days of tests in Bahrain.Mario Isola "the Race in Russia will take place after two days of tests in Bahrain, so interested to see what lessons the team learned from this experience as they work with the tyres in Sochi.At first glance, Sochi is the track with the low intensity of destruction of rubber, and more durable tyres this year should lead to the fact that the race will take place with one pit stop. However, the first time we are going there with tires Ul, so it is unknown how wide the new tires will manifest itself. We also believe that the difference in speed between the soft compounds will be negligible".