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2017-09-21 11:04:04

Gene Haas No favoritism there

Gene Haas No favoritism there

The owner of the eponymous team gene Haas stated that Singapore is no place for favoritism as it might seem.Kevin Magnussen "After the race I told the press that the decision to skip ahead of Grosjean cost us points, but the situation was actually somewhat different than I thought in that moment."Indeed, team principal Gunther Steiner has decided to release ahead of Roman Grosjean in order to get the most out of two different strategies for pilots.Gene Haas "it was said Steiner, our team has no place for favoritism. Roman and Kevin are equal, but during the race we take some decisions from the pit wall.We decided to clear the way for both pilots, because they were on different strategies. Maybe we hurt someone's feelings, but we explained why such decision was made".

2017-09-18 11:04:03

Roman Grosjean I am very happy for our result

Roman Grosjean I am very happy for our result

The pilot Haas Romain Grosjean in Singapore finished ninth after starting from 15th position.Roman Grosjean "I'm very happy for all of us, especially after a difficult weekend. We were sure that we just did not Shine. We decided to start with intermediate tyres, which was a very difficult choice. But it turned out that it was the right choice in those conditions.Then I had a lot of duels with teammate and Stroller. Lance even hit the wall, but his injuries were minor. He never made mistakes, so to overtake him was impossible.To be honest, the race was terrible. At the start I didn't see because of the spray. But I'm incredibly happy that we earned points".

2017-09-16 22:34:03

Qualification account after Singapore

Only in the team Toro Rosso is about an equal fight. Renault, by contrast, is the complete dominance of Nico.Mercedes, Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas 9-5Ferrari, Sebastian Vettel - Kimi Raikkonen 10-4Red Bull, Daniel Riccardo - Max Verstappen 4-10Force India, Sergio Perez - Esteban Windows 11-3Williams, Felipe Massa - lance Stroll 11-2McLaren, Fernando Alonso - Stoffel Vandorn 11-2Toro Rosso, Daniil Kvyat is Carlos Sainz 6-8Renault, Nico - Jolyon Palmer 13-0Haas, Roman Grosjean - Kevin Magnussen 9-5Sauber, Marcus Ericsson - Pascal Wehrlein 4-8.

2017-09-16 11:14:03

Roman Grosjean Just awful

Roman Grosjean Just awful

Haas pilot Roman Grosjean the following practice for the Singapore Grand Prix was on the 18-th position. Behind only the pilots Sauber.Roman Grosjean "After a broken front wing in the first corner our work was largely ruined. We tried a few things, we learned something new about the car. But I don't think it was a good session. It went horribly. I am unhappy".

2017-09-11 14:14:04

Roman Grosjean In Singapore, we are competitive

Haas pilot Roman Grosjean believes that his team in Singapore must perform better than in recent races.Roman Grosjean "I think it will. Every time we work with maximum downforce, the car seems to work better. This is a very good sign, and that's the key to our success in Singapore. If we can still work well with the tires, then a good result is assured. But to achieve this is not easy.I like the Singapore Grand Prix. I like to compete at night. It is very fun. This is great footage on TV, and obviously, Singapore is one of the most beautiful races that you can spend the night. That's pretty cool. The race is very different from other night races.I look forward to the start of the Singapore Grand Prix. I will try to do everything possible to achieve the result".

2017-09-06 11:54:04

The teams of the 2018 contracts and rumors after Monza

The teams of the 2018 contracts and rumors after Monza

In the course of the last two Grand Prix in Spa and Monza, some teams voiced signed with the pilots contracts. Permutations to the top teams is not expected, although technically jobs are still there.Mercedes the contract Lewis Hamilton with Mercedes ends at the end of 2018. Agreement with Valtteri Bottas was signed only for one season. However, Finn has proved himself as a team player, and leadership in the face of Toto Wolff and Niki Lauda spoke in favor of the contract extension.The final word for the Board of Directors. However, other candidates for this place not Sebastian Vettel extended his contract with Ferrari, Fernando Alonso was given to understand that he should not dream about Mercedes after the scandal of 2007, and young drivers Esteban Windows and Pascal Wehrlein lack experience.Ferrari before the start of the home Grand Prix of Italy, the team extended the contracts with current drivers. And if Sebastian Vettel the agreement signed before the end of 2020, with Kimi Raikkonen signed a one-year contract.Red Bull Red Bull satisfied with the work of Daniel ricciardo and max Verstappen. There has repeatedly stated that both pilots connected with the team multi-year contracts. The pilots themselves did not seem very satisfied with the situation in the Red Bull. But they should go nowhere, as vacancies in the Mercedes and Ferrari will only appear at the end of 2018.Force India Esteban a Window signed a multiyear contract, but the agreement with Sergio Perez ends this year. The team is ready to prolong the contract with the Mexican, behind which there are respectable sponsors, but the pilot admitted that he has other offers. If Perez leaves Force India, it is likely to replace Pascal Wehrlein.Williams no doubt, lance Stroll will retain a seat at Williams due to large financial injections from Stroll-Scarecrow. The team needs a second experienced pilot, and Felipe Massa copes with this role. Most likely, the Brazilian will keep his place.A couple of weeks ago there were rumors that the pilot Williams could become Fernando Alonso. But it is unlikely the Spaniard will agree to change sewed on soap in the near future, Williams will not fight for victory.Toro Rosso Carlos Sainz signed a multiyear contract, but there is a small chance that for good compensation, the Spaniard will move to Renault.Place Daniil Kvyat in the team Dolny shaky - his back literally breathes Pierre went Out. In addition, in the Wake of rumors about a possible collaboration with Toro Rosso, Honda has been assumed that one of the places is a Japanese pilot.Renault Nico Hulkenberg signed a one-year contract with the possibility of renewal for the season 2018. Obviously, the team would exercise its right and extend the agreement with the German pilot.But the likelihood of a contract renewal with Jolyon Palmer minimum. As a replacement candidacies of Carlos Sainz, Sergio Perez, Robert Kubica and Russian Sergey Sirotkin.Some time talked about returning to Renault's Fernando Alonso, but the French team gave to understand that is not going to give the Spaniard the championship the car in the next three years.Navlabel team gene Haas stated he was pleased with the results of Roman Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen and intends to leave the pilots for next season without changes. But official statements have not yet been. However, Magnussen has already said that he has a contract for season 2018.McLaren Vandorn has a long-term contract with McLaren. The agreement with Fernando Alonso expires at the end of the year, and the Spaniard said that he would remain only if the team will change the engine supplier.If Alonso will leave McLaren, to Jenson button. In addition, rumors circulated about a possible invitation of Carlos Sainz.Sauber is no doubt that his place will retain Marcus Ericsson, who is affiliated with the sponsors and team owners. Second place is likely to get one from a protg of the Ferrari. It will either be Antonio Giovinazzi or Charles LeClair. Instead, the Swiss team will receive discounts on Italian powerplants.

2017-09-02 19:54:03

Qualification account after Italy

Only the Toro Rosso team is about equal fight, but for Williams, McLaren and Renault dominated by one of the pilots.Mercedes, Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas 8-5Ferrari, Sebastian Vettel - Kimi Raikkonen 9-4Red Bull, Daniel Riccardo - Max Verstappen 4-9Force India, Sergio Perez - Esteban Windows 10-3Williams, Felipe Massa - lance Stroll 10-2McLaren, Fernando Alonso - Stoffel Vandorn 10-2Toro Rosso, Daniil Kvyat is Carlos Sainz 6-7Renault, Nico - Jolyon Palmer 12-0Haas, Roman Grosjean - Kevin Magnussen 8-5Sauber, Marcus Ericsson - Pascal Wehrlein 4-7.

2017-09-02 16:44:03

In the Red Bull dissatisfied with the stop skill

Qualification in Italy stopped in the fifth minute after the departure of Roman Grogan. Red Bull believe that you can do without red flags.Helmut Marko, a sports consultant to Red Bull "Not worth it because of the errors Grosjean to stop the qualification. Grosjean too often wrong".

2017-09-02 16:34:08

Roman Grosjean the Conditions were unsuitable for conducting qualification

Roman Grosjean the Conditions were unsuitable for conducting qualification

The first part of qualifying at Monza was interrupted in the fifth minute when he went off the track Romain Grosjean. The pilot Haas believes that it should not have to hold qualifications in such conditions.Roman Grosjean "the Conditions were unsuitable for conducting training. More on the circle of departure from boxes I on the radio announced that the track has too many puddles, and the visibility just no. On the one hand, on a direct you can't take your foot off the gas pedal, because behind that might be heading the other machine, and its pilot just does not see you. On the other hand, at maximum speed it is easy to lose the car. First time there, and then I suddenly lost control of the car at speeds of 300 km/h. the Shot was not very strong. I was lucky that the car crashed on a tangent and bounced to the other side of the road. The turn was a straight line - this should not be.The car damaged the front and rear spoiler. Everything else is not so critical".

2017-09-02 15:24:03

Qualification in Italy stopped due to rain

Qualification in Italy stopped due to rain

At Monza the rain. The first part of qualifying lasted only four minutes, until hydroplaning has not lost its Haas Roman Grosjean.Qualification stopped red flags. The car Grosjean was removed, but race Director Charlie whiting is in no hurry to give the green light. Periodically appears on the track the safety car.

2017-09-01 11:44:04

Roman Grosjean In Monza we will not be able to do better

Haas pilot Roman Grosjean said that in Italy his team will not be able to perform much better than in Belgium.Roman Grosjean "Monza could be one of those tracks where we will not be able to improve the lap times compared to last year. It will be fun, although the long straights and low downforce always been our problem. But turns Lesmo and the Ascari Chicane must succumb.One of the positive aspects Monza - the ability to overtake. Turns 1, 3, 8, and Parabolic - the best place for overtaking in the braking.I think that qualification is the key to success at this track. Let's see what we will be able to achieve. In Monza the atmosphere is crazy. Tifosi, the fans - they are just gorgeous. The track is surrounded by a Park. There is constantly a lot of people coming to watch the race".

2017-08-28 11:24:03

Roman Grosjean it was an Excellent race

Roman Grosjean it was an Excellent race

In the Belgian race pilot Haas Roman Grosjean finished seventh. This result allowed the French to overtake in the championship lance Stroll and closer to Felipe Massa.Roman Grosjean "it was a Great race. I was very tired after it. We knew that could be somewhere near the top ten, but I didn't think I could finish so high.After a few laps the car went into a rhythm and proved themselves on the course. I will not say that satisfied with the speed, so had to work hard to stay in the pace group. We had not the high degradation of the rubber on the Ul. After the departure of the safety car I had a short battle with Nico Hulkenberg, who managed to get ahead.I am very happy with the team, are very proud of our achievement. After Friday's practice I thought it would be a tough race, but we were able to make progress. We just need to be more consistent in working with the tires and settings in the beginning of the weekend, then safely finalize the details".

2017-08-27 18:04:03

Raikkonen and Perez have earned penalty points

After the finish of the race stewards of the Belgian Grand Prix wrote a penalty points Kimi Raikkonen and Sergio Perez.Raikkonen has received three penalty points for not slowing the evacuation zone machine max Verstappen. During the race, the Finn worked a 10-second penalty stop-and-go.Perez the only penalty was for the fact that cut the Chicane when overtaking Roman Grosjean.

2017-08-26 20:34:03

Roman Grosjean Today, I'm happy with the team

Roman Grosjean Today, I'm happy with the team

Haas pilot Roman Grosjean for the qualification of the Grand Prix of Belgium was on 12-th position.Roman Grosjean "Today I am very pleased with myself and the team. It was just a great qualification I could do more with the tow in partner, but I failed to get close enough to the car ahead. It's the best we could do. At higher count simply was not necessary.The car felt good, the settings we picked up a great. I had to give, but on these routes we always have problems. The race is long, and much will depend on tires. Our race pace is good so we hope for the right strategy and good points".

2017-08-26 18:14:02

Qualifying score after Belgium

Mercedes and Toro Rosso is about an equal fight, but for Williams, McLaren and Renault dominated by one of the pilots.Mercedes, Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas 7-5Ferrari, Sebastian Vettel - Kimi Raikkonen 9-3Red Bull, Daniel Riccardo - Max Verstappen 4-8Force India, Sergio Perez - Esteban Windows 10-2Williams, Felipe Massa - lance Stroll 10-1McLaren, Fernando Alonso - Stoffel Vandorn 10-1Toro Rosso, Daniil Kvyat is Carlos Sainz 5-7Renault, Nico - Jolyon Palmer 11-0Haas, Roman Grosjean - Kevin Magnussen 8-4Sauber, Marcus Ericsson - Pascal Wehrlein 3-7.

2017-08-25 21:34:03

Roman Grosjean We are once again fighting with downforce

Roman Grosjean We are once again fighting with downforce

Haas pilot Roman Grosjean on the results practices Grand Prix of Belgium was on the 13th position.Roman Grosjean "As a rule, we always struggle with downforce on this kind of tracks. We are trying to find a good balance between speed on the straights and downforce in the corners. We have tried our best, but we'll see where we'll be this weekend at the end of the race.Tomorrow we have an important decision to make, and it will depend on the result. I hope we get this right, and enough speed to fight for points".

2017-08-20 17:34:03

Roman Grosjean We are stronger than last year

Haas pilot Roman Grosjean believes that his team looks more competitive than a year ago.Roman Grosjean "We are stronger than last year. Our development is already focused on the season in 2018, but because the changes are not widespread, we can develop and machine of the current season.We can achieve more accurate settings, we are already doing the right choice of strategies, so the chances to get points in the remaining races is quite high."Haas is now ranked 7th in the constructors ' championship.

2017-08-16 10:14:03

The teams of the 2018 contracts and rumors

Summer break in Formula 1 pilots need not only to recharge the batteries before the second part of the season, but in order to determine plans for the future. Starts the time of the conclusion of contracts, and the change in the season of 2018 can be serious.Mercedes the contract Lewis Hamilton with Mercedes ends at the end of 2018. But the agreement with Valtteri Bottas was signed only for one season. However, Finn has proved himself as a team player, and the probability of renewal of the contract is estimated at 95.At the end of the year will be released by Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso, but it is unlikely that management of Mercedes wants to invite some of them in a couple of Hamilton. They will have to wait at least one year.Ferrari the end of the year end contracts with the two pilots. The Scuderia has already offered to Sebastian Vettel three-year contract, but the German, according to rumors, is ready to sign an agreement only for one season. Perhaps in 2019, the German plans to move to Mercedes.Rumor has it that Vettel insists that his partner in the next season was Kimi Raikkonen. Meanwhile, talked about the fact that a preliminary agreement with Ferrari have already signed Max Verstappen.Ferrari traditionally calls the pilots during the home Grand Prix of Italy in Monza, so the decision will be known in early September.Red Bull Red Bull satisfied with the work of Daniel ricciardo and max Verstappen. There has repeatedly stated that both pilots connected with the team multi-year contracts. But the pilots themselves do not seem very satisfied with the situation in the Red Bull. However, they should go nowhere.Force India Esteban a Window signed a multiyear contract, but the agreement with Sergio Perez ends this year. The team is ready to prolong the contract with the Mexican, behind which there are respectable sponsors, but the pilot admitted that he has other offers. If Perez leaves Force India, it is likely to replace Pascal Wehrlein.However, recently there were rumors that the owner of the team may be Lawrence Stroll. In this case, one of the places is his son lance Stroll.Williams rumors about the purchase of Strolla senior team Force India will remain rumors, and Stroll Jr. will stay in Williams. The team needs a second experienced pilot, and Felipe Massa copes with this role. Most likely, the Brazilian will keep his place.Toro Rosso Carlos Sainz signed a multiyear contract, but there is a small chance that for good compensation, the Spaniard will move to Renault.Place Daniil Kvyat in the team Dolny shaky - his back literally breathes Pierre went Out. In addition, in the Wake of rumors about a possible collaboration with Toro Rosso, Honda has been assumed that one of the places is a Japanese pilot.Renault Nico Hulkenberg signed a one-year contract with the possibility of renewal for the season 2018. Obviously, the team would exercise its right and extend the agreement with the German pilot.But the likelihood of a contract renewal with Jolyon Palmer minimum. As a replacement candidacies of Carlos Sainz, Sergio Perez and Robert Kubica.Some time talked about returning to Renault's Fernando Alonso, but the French team gave to understand that is not going to give the Spaniard the championship the car in the next three years.Navlabel team gene Haas stated he was pleased with the results of Roman Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen and intends to leave the pilots for next season without changes. But official statements have not yet been. However, Magnussen has already said that he has a contract for season 2018.McLaren Vandorn has a long-term contract with McLaren. The agreement with Fernando Alonso expires at the end of the year, and the Spaniard has said many times that there will be only in case if I get the car, capable to fight for victory. While this is not exactly, but the Honda mechanics recently made significant progress.Alonso promises to make a decision at the end of September. However, other variants it is not too much. If only to take a one year pause or again to try his hand in IndyCar.If Alonso will leave McLaren, to Jenson button. In addition, rumors circulated about a possible invitation of Carlos Sainz.Sauber is no doubt that his place will retain Marcus Ericsson, who is affiliated with the sponsors and team owners. Second place is likely to get one from a protg of the Ferrari. It will either be Antonio Giovinazzi or Charles LeClair. Instead, the Swiss team will receive discounts on Italian powerplants.

2017-08-15 23:24:03

Roman Grosjean I can't hide his disappointment

Haas pilot Roman Grosjean admitted that he could not hide his disappointment when something goes wrong during the race.Roman Grosjean "I'm upset because I want to win. When I'm upset, then talk about it on the radio. I just can't hide his disappointment.Another way of working in Formula 1 is to say "OK" and just skate in a fun, get paid and go home. If I reach this stage, when I turned 31, and I'm not a world champion, then, perhaps, will finish his career. Just to get ahead of teammate. I can't rejoice in this achievement.It would be nice to have my radio just cut out of the broadcast because I'm upset about the fact that you can't win".

2017-08-15 07:44:04

Roman Grosjean you can Always become better

Haas pilot Roman Grosjean believes that there is no limit to perfection.Roman Grosjean "there are Always things you can improve. You should always find a way, even when the situation gets out of control, like I have with the brakes. I just need to pay more attention to this aspect of the work.Usually my level of flying, my physical form talking about what a nice car I can become a world champion right now".

2017-08-08 17:54:03

Romain Grosjean dreams of title as part of Renault

Frenchman Roman Grosjean admitted that he would like to play for the French Renault team and win with it the title.In 2009, Grosjean made his debut in Formula 1 in the Renault lineup. After two years the novel has returned to the team from Enstone by the time it was renamed to Lotus, where he played until the end of 2015.Roman Grosjean "I don't negotiate with Renault, but it would be great to one day go back there. However, this can only happen when there is an opportunity to fight for the title. That would be fantastic But it is too early to talk about it".

2017-07-30 21:44:03

Roman Grosjean much and nothing to say

Roman Grosjean much and nothing to say

The pilot Haas Romain Grosjean out of the race in Hungary because of a loose during a pit stop wheels.Roman Grosjean "I can not so much to tell about the last race. Honestly, I messed up already on the first lap in the first corner when someone collided. Then I had the puncture, which had to come in the boxes. But there I was not secured properly to the wheel. Had to stop the car to avoid risk.Now I just want to relax. I need to go back and continue the fight for points. And the team should analyze past weekend that these mistakes are not repeated in the future".

2017-07-29 22:24:03

Qualification account after Hungary

Mercedes and Toro Rosso is an equal fight, and in the McLaren and Renault dominated by one of the pilots.Mercedes, Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas 6-5Ferrari, Sebastian Vettel - Kimi Raikkonen 8-3Red Bull, Daniel Riccardo - Max Verstappen 4-7Force India, Sergio Perez - Esteban Windows 9-2Williams, Paul di Resta - lance Stroll 0-1McLaren, Fernando Alonso - Stoffel Vandorn 9-1Toro Rosso, Daniil Kvyat is Carlos Sainz 5-6Renault, Nico - Jolyon Palmer 10-0Haas, Roman Grosjean - Kevin Magnussen 7-4Sauber, Marcus Ericsson - Pascal Wehrlein 2-7.

2017-07-27 11:44:03

Roman Grosjean I've always liked in Hungary

Roman Grosjean I've always liked in Hungary

Haas pilot Roman Grosjean told that in Hungary he had been a good race.Roman Grosjean "I always get a good race in Hungary. I always liked this track. Previously, he was a very bumpy, but last year, the coverage shifted and everything changed. This is a low speed track, where the importance is not the engine, and the level of aerobatics.In Budapest very hot. This is not an easy race, but, on the other hand, on the track not many high-speed corners, so it all depends on your focus and concentration. No matter what, we will fight for points".In his first Grand Prix in Hungary 20012 year Grosjean started second and finished third. But since then the Frenchman, above the sixth place did not rise.

2017-07-22 16:14:03

The reaction of the pilots on the introduction of Halo

The reaction of the pilots on the introduction of Halo

The reaction of the pilots of Formula 1 on the introduction of head protection Halo is very different there is negative and positive reviews.Lewis Hamilton "in Addition to the inconvenience of getting in the car, I noticed a big difference. I didn't notice the Halo, not counting the moments when I look in the mirror".Fernando Alonso "When I tried out Halo in Singapore, I discovered that to get out of the car was terribly uncomfortable. Need to put feet to jump out of the car through the frame".Kimi Raikkonen "the First impression when checking visibility positive. Structure does not hinder to look around".Roman Grosjean "It's a dangerous sport, but it is safe in General, because we can drive on the highway at speeds of 370 km/h and avoid deadly accidents. As pilots we certainly don't want the security has ceased to improve, but we also cannot close our eyes to the DNA of Formula 1".Sebastian Vettel "I did not like. In terms of visibility, there are many problems."Jolyon Palmer "Formula 1 is safe enough. I prefer Halo, because this system looks visually less offensive, but it is not needed. It is a half measure. The system will probably be able to stop some items, but not all. The car is ugly, I prefer classical forms."Daniil Kvyat "I would suggest to leave open cockpits".

2017-07-18 10:54:03

Roman Grosjean Why didn't punish Hamilton

Roman Grosjean Why didn't punish Hamilton

Haas pilot Roman Grosjean was unhappy with the fact that Lewis Hamilton was not fined for blocking during qualifying of the British Grand Prix.Roman Grosjean "I understand that being a champion duel. But the rules must be respected. Stewards are required to give a balanced and unbiased decisions. What happened to me is a violation. In this case, there should not be leniency to applicants for a title".

2017-07-15 17:14:08

Roman Grosjean If not for Lewis

The pilot Haas Romain Grosjean in qualifying for the British Grand Prix showed 10-th result.Roman Grosjean "We had a little mistake with tire strategy in qualifying, but the team still had a good session. It is a pity that Kevin doesn't was with me in the final. We were fast and I could fight with Force India.It's a shame that I was blocked by Hamilton. If not, I could show a better result".

2017-07-15 17:14:02

Qualifying score after ten stages

Stoffel vandorn for the first time in the season managed to beat a partner in McLaren's Fernando Alonso and Daniil Kvyat equalized with a partner in the Toro Rosso.Mercedes, Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas 6-4Ferrari, Sebastian Vettel - Kimi Raikkonen 7-3Red Bull, Daniel Riccardo - Max Verstappen 4-6Force India, Sergio Perez - Esteban Windows 9-1Williams, Felipe Massa - lance Stroll 9-1McLaren, Fernando Alonso - Stoffel Vandorn 8-1Toro Rosso, Daniil Kvyat is Carlos Sainz 5-5Renault, Nico - Jolyon Palmer 9-0Haas, Roman Grosjean - Kevin Magnussen 6-4Sauber, Marcus Ericsson - Pascal Wehrlein 2-6.

2017-07-14 22:54:03

Roman Grosjean It was a normal working day

Roman Grosjean It was a normal working day

Haas pilot Roman Grosjean on the results practices Grand Prix of great Britain was on the 14th position.Roman Grosjean "It was a normal working day. We are not as fast as it was in Austria. We are struggling with the tyres - did not manage to bring them to the working range. Perhaps in cooler temperatures, but I don't know exactly.I replaced the brakes after lunch with Brembo to Carbon Industrie, that has not made my life easier. I wouldn't say that you're 100 happy with the car, but at least we have an idea of what to do tomorrow".