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2017-11-17 11:34:03

Montoya, Kubica to Williams Is this a joke

Montoya, Kubica to Williams Is this a joke

Juan Pablo Montoya is skeptical of the idea put behind the wheel of a Williams Robert Kubica, who had not acted in Formula 1 since 2010. He was the Colombian raced for Williams in 2001-2004 Juan Pablo Montoya "to be honest, this sounds like a joke. I am sure that Robert will not be able to give 100 in a modern car of the Formula-1".Similar opinion is shared by Patrick head, co-founder and former technical Director of Williams "Robert was one of the best in the past. Only he knows whether he is ready to return. He had a serious injury, and Williams now want to know what he's capable of".According to rumors, Kubica has already found sponsors who are willing to bring Williams 8 million euros. It is expected that Robert will take part in tyre tests, which will be held in Abu Dhabi after the final race of the season.

2017-11-16 10:24:07

Kevin Magnussen I don't pay attention to rumors

The pilot Haas Kevin Magnussen has stated that he no longer reads the rumors in the press about his person.Kevin Magnussen "There is one thing that I have learned very well for himself - not to read rumors on social networks. I don't care what they say about me people. If someone says something negative, even if journalists, then I don't care I don't care. Of course, it's not my goal to be unpopular personality, but to achieve good results, sometimes you have to work elbows.I don't want to be the most popular among other pilots. For me important results and what the stewards. This year I have only one penalty because of my style of piloting, and that means I'm not that bad. In the paddock I have friends, but not among the pilots".

2017-11-16 10:24:06

Robert Kubica - a real contender for the role of test driver in Abu Dhabi

Williams technical Director Paddy Lowe has confirmed after many rumors that Robert Kubica could take part in the tests, which will be held in Abu Dhabi after the final race of the season.Paddy Lowe "We are still considering what options would be best for the team and Kubica is definitely a strong option.We are open to suggestions. This also applies to the combat pilots. It is important that next year we will have the best lineup in terms of speed".

2017-11-15 10:44:03

Alain Prost We don't play dirty

Renault Ambassador Alain Prost said that his company before the end of the season to fully work out the contract with Toro Rosso.Alain Prost "of Course, despite the rumors, Toro Rosso will be our engines in Abu Dhabi.Renault involved in Formula 1 for so many years, and we always provide everyone the same opportunities. We will never play dirty to win a few seats in the world Cup."Earlier, Toro Rosso has accused Renault that the French motorists deliberately put poor quality power plant.

2017-11-11 18:24:03

Carlos Sainz has denied rumors about the transition in the Red Bull 2019

The pilot of Renault, Carlos Sainz has denied rumours that his stay in Renault fleeting.Carlos Sainz "I am very good attitude to Renault. They helped me feel at home from the first day of work. The team helped to adapt very quickly to new conditions and car.All questions and rumors about the year 2019 does not interest me. The rumors about the return of Red Bull baseless".It is known that Red Bull gave Sainz the team Renault in rent for one year. Obviously, if Riccardo will leave Red Bull at the end of 2018, his place will be occupied by Carlos.

2017-11-08 10:04:04

Nico Rosberg exclude the return to Formula-1

Champion of the season in 2016 Nico Rosberg once again denied any rumors that he may return to Formula-1.Nico Rosberg "On the return can not be and speeches. I got what I wanted, and my new life going in the right direction.I haven't missed anything - I'm completely done with racing. Now I love to enjoy the races, watching them.I no longer compete with Lewis, so it makes me feel better. He deserves this success because he had a great year".

2017-11-04 15:44:03

Felipe Massa will announce retirement next week

Felipe Massa will announce retirement next week

Edition Motorsport reports that on 8 November, the eve of the home Grand Prix of Brazil, Felipe Massa will collect a press-conference where will announce the completion of a career in Formula 1.A year ago, Felipe has already said goodbye to Formula 1, but later Williams approached him with a request to return to replace Valtteri Bottas, who joined in the Mercedes. This time, it seems, Felipe finally say goodbye to the championship.According to rumors, Williams technical Director paddy Lowe doesn't want to work the dough. In its place expect Robert Kubica, Paul di Resta and Pascal Wehrlein.

2017-10-31 12:14:03

Toto Wolff Ecclestone says different nonsense

Head of Mercedes Toto Wolff said that Bernie Ecclestone is making up rumors about collusion Mercedes and Ferrari.Toto Wolff "Bernie is the only person who can throw a hand grenade on the other side of the world, which gets into the target and explodes. I like his funny storiesI miss him, but, of course, the story about the conspiracy - it is a perfect absurdity."Earlier, Ecclestone said that Mercedes helped Ferrari in the completion of the power plant.

2017-10-25 11:44:03

Vettel defends Arrivabene after hearing about the dismissal

The Ferrari pilot Sebastian Vettel has supported its leader Maurizio Arrivabene after rumors that it should be fired from the team.Sebastian Vettel "In the past Maurizio has often been criticized, but he's good at his job and he was a real leader."The head of Ferrari Sergio Marchionne also said that the rumors about the resignation Arrivabene is not true.Sergio Marchionne "Maurizio is not responsible for problems with the car. And Mattia, Maurizio involved in this process in equal shares. To look for the culprit pretty stupid right now. Technically, as CEO, I am also to blame.It is important that problems are solved and we move forward. Three Asian trails was the sum of failure events, and the likelihood of recurrence in the future is low. We solved this problem by inviting an expert from outside. We know how to continue to fight for victory".

2017-10-24 14:24:03

In Williams interested in Wehrlein

In Williams interested in Wehrlein

Williams technical Director Paddy Lowe has admitted that Pascal Wehrlein is among the candidates for a place in the team in the season of 2018. The main problem of the German pilot his age as the title sponsor of the team, the brand Martini, requires anyone over the age of 25.Paddy Lowe, technical Director, Williams "If we are talking about Pascal, we do not need to check on the tests, because we see how he performs in the race. Yes, we need to consider the wishes of the sponsors, but I am also sure that Martini understands how important for us pilots.We will choose the option that is best suited from the point of view of the results, not the one that is best for sponsors".According to rumors, Lowe does not want to work with Felipe Massa, so now the benchmarks are two other veteran Robert Kubica and Paul di Resta. As for Wehrlein, the Lowe is well acquainted with him in a Mercedes.

2017-10-19 10:04:05

Paddy Lowe has not commented on the tests Kubica

Paddy Lowe has not commented on the tests Kubica

Williams technical Director Paddy Lowe would not comment on rumors about the return of Robert Kubica in Formula 1 with the British team.Paddy Lowe "there's nothing I can comment on now. All I can say is that we have several options.We need pilots and experts is strong enough to bring the team back to the top. I already made some changes to the project car of the season in 2018, and at the moment I'm happy with what I see.I love my job. And now I have the opportunity to review the new draft - Williams going to win. For this we need strong engineers, effective team and excellent work. When this happens, you get more investors and a bigger budget".

2017-10-17 11:44:03

Willi Weber Schumacher Family must tell the truth

Willi Weber Schumacher Family must tell the truth

Former Manager of Michael Schumacher believes that the family legends of Formula 1 needs to be honest with millions of their fans.Almost four years after the accident the seven-time champion in the ski resort, almost nothing is known about the extent of his injuries. At the same time there are unconfirmed rumors that after the improve the health of Schumacher once again fell into a coma.Willi Weber "I'm sorry that fans of Michael do not know about his health. Why are they not telling the truthFormula 1 has now become as painful as my back. Now this show of Mickey mouse, and nothing more. Sport a thing of the past with performances by Schumacher".

2017-10-12 10:34:03

Fernando Alonso Formula 1 will always be a priority

Fernando Alonso Formula 1 will always be a priority

The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso has said that even if he stays, that would not change Formula 1 to race at Daytona in the beginning of next year. But the Spaniard does not deny that if there is a possibility he will start.Fernando Alonso "the Priority is Formula 1. Triple crown - the second plan. And Yes, now looms fantastic in 2018 for me. I know that now spread rumors about my possible performance in Daytona. This race has a long history, and it is held in January, when the season of Formula 1 has not started yet".The team is owned by the Executive Director of McLaren Zak brown, United Autosports, takes part in a race at Daytona.

2017-10-09 11:14:05

In the Toro Rosso is no room for Wehrlein

Sports consultant to Red Bull Helmut Marko has denied rumors that Pascal Wehrlein may 2018 to play for Toro Rosso.Helmut Marko "Wehrlein is definitely not on our list. He will not play for us next year. Who Perhaps it will be a surprise for everyone."It is believed that this surprise may be Lando Norris, but the racing Director of McLaren Eric boullier has denied these rumors.Eric boullier "we Need another year for Lando. Only then it will be ready for Formula 1".

2017-10-09 11:14:03

Helmut Marko I'm not worried about Verstappen

Sports consultant to Red Bull Helmut Marko said that it was relaxed and not worried about the rumors of a possible departure from the team max Verstappen.Helmut Marko "I'm not worried. Max started with us, and he wants to win with us its first world title. It is our desire.Yes, I know what Wolff was talking to Jos Verstappen. But I sleep good at night. It's just a common thing in Formula 1 - all and with all the talking".

2017-09-21 11:04:03

Future Auer has not changed after the Force India

Future Auer has not changed after the Force India

Lucas Auer stated that the team Force India decided to keep pilots in 2018, will not affect his future in racing.Earlier, the Austrian, whose uncle was a pilot of Formula 1 Gerhard Berger has been testing at Silverstone with its pink sponsor BWT.There were rumors that due to problems between the pilots Force India changes may occur in the composition, but this did not happen.Lucas Auer "For me, nothing has changed. The test was a measure of great confidence in me, and I still keep contact with the team, but focused on DTM".Gerhard Berger "Lucas still has a chance. Force India looks at it.You can already see the results of this monitoring, because he was invited to the tests, and even without my help. He really handled it myself.He has a very good chance to win the title in the DTM. And his tests showed that he is ready for Formula 1".

2017-09-19 11:44:04

Sauber and Williams are waiting for the decision by the pilots in the 2018 season

Robert Kubica still has a good chance to return to Formula 1 next year. Carlos Sainz took the place of the pole in the Renault, but he has all the chances to get a place in other teams, which has not yet decided on the composition of the pilots.Williams is considering replacing Felipe Massa, but they need the pilot, which will be more than 25 years, to meet the needs of the title sponsor Martini. The other team, where there is an opportunity to get a place - Sauber. There is a place can not only lose Pascal Wehrlein, but Marcus Ericsson. Ferrari wants to put in the Sauber cockpits of its pilots, or at least one of Charles LeClair. According to unofficial information, the factory Sauber visited Maurizio Arrivabene and Sergio Marchione.The representative of Ferrari "It is true that Marchionne and Arrivabene was in Hinwil. Marchionne never seen that factory. It is true that Ferrari wants to be reunited with their pilots LeClair and Giovinazzi in the race".Marcus Ericsson, whose career supported by influential money bags can go from Sauber to Williams.Marcus Ericsson "There are a lot of rumors. I know that my managers interact with Sauber and a few other teams, including Williams. We will see what happens in the coming weeks, has begun an exciting time".

2017-09-19 10:34:03

Future engines for the Red Bull looks unclear

Renault has already stated that it will not work with Red Bull after the season in 2018. It is not excluded that Red Bull will switch to Honda engines that will be tested on the machines of the Junior team Toro Rosso next year. At the same time, we know that Red Bull is negotiating with Porsche.Christian Horner, head of Red Bull "We had talks with Porsche, and at the moment those discussions are ongoing. In the Toro Rosso for Honda pressure will be lower than in the McLaren, so they will be able to deal with their problems."Honda President Masashi Yamamoto "If in the future you will have the chance to supply engines to a top team, why notI read in the news the rumors that we are buying Toro Rosso, but we've never discussed this in our company".

2017-09-14 17:54:03

Verstappen not worried about the future of divorce Red Bull with Renault

Max Verstappen commented on the rumors regarding the fact that at the end of 2018 would end the cooperation with Red Bull Renault.Max Verstappen "I'm not worried. It will only be in 2019. In any case, nothing depends on me.Who knows, maybe Honda next year seriously increased. And yet the fact that I'll stay in Red Bull after 2018".The Red Bull team gets Renault engines since 2007. In recent years, they are labeled as TAG Heuer.

2017-09-14 14:04:04

Renault refuses to work with Red Bull

Renault refuses to work with Red Bull

As informs edition Daily Mail, the Renault company was notified by the Red Bull team about the termination of supplies of engines after a season in 2018.In recent years, from Red Bull is a lot of criticism about the French engines. Perhaps this was the reason for this decision. Moreover, now the mechanics Renault has a new partner in the person of team McLaren.Next year's Junior team Toro Rosso will use Honda engines. Maybe in the future the senior Red Bull will work with the Japanese minders.Meanwhile, there were rumors that the purchase of Red Bull is interested the Porsche company. But it will not happen before 2021, when it will come into force new rules on engines.

2017-09-12 11:34:03

Carlos Sainz visited the base Renault

According to the publication Auto Bild, Carlos Sainz visited the team base Renault and went through the procedure of adjustment of the seat.Meaning this procedure is not only if the Spaniard is not going to start the race behind the wheel RS17 already this season. This indirectly confirms the rumors that Sainz will wear overalls Renault at the Malaysian Grand Prix.Already known and replace Sainz in the Toro Rosso is a reserve pilot of Red Bull Pierre went Out.

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.

2017-09-04 11:54:05

Father Verstappen talks with the leadership of Mercedes

Father Verstappen talks with the leadership of Mercedes

The summit at Monza may affect the future of max Verstappen in Formula 1.Bild newspaper reported that the father of Red Bull's driver Jos Verstappen, met with the head of Mercedes Toto Wolff.But as a non-Executive Director of Mercedes Niki Lauda denies "All these rumors are nonsense. The fact that Verstappen has a contract with Red Bull until the end of 2019. By 2020 it may not be any changes. It needs to be there for another two years.Until then a lot can happen, so it makes no sense to talk about this topic".

2017-09-04 11:54:03

McLaren and Renault discussed possible cooperation in Monza

It seems that the series of meetings of the management of McLaren and Renault are aimed at deciding the fate of the British team. In the paddock there were rumors that the transaction has been successfully concluded.Fernando Alonso "I just came from a meeting of engineers, and now tries to learn a little bit about what happened. While the details of the negotiations are unknown to me".The head of McLaren Zach brown "We have to make a decision in September - perhaps in the beginning of the month. I think many teams are under pressure this decision. To take even the situation of Toro Rosso. Next week we will gather together, review the plans Honda and then make the final decision".We also know that in Monza arrived and the entire leadership of the sports division of Honda. Obviously, a lot clearer this week.

2017-09-02 09:14:05

Williams already denied talks with Alonso in 2018

The Williams team not so long ago flirted with rumours that negotiations with Fernando Alonso, but now went back on their word.Claire Williams "I read all these articles with amazement. I don't know anything about it, I never talked, never sat at the same table with him.The rumors that the salary of Alonso is going to pay lance's father - fiction. Stroll - a successful businessman, and he's not going to overspend".

2017-08-31 12:14:04

Fernando Alonso I don't put pressure on the team

Fernando Alonso I don't put pressure on the team

The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso has denied rumors that he is pressuring the team deciding to switch to another engine supplier.Fernando Alonso "I'm just a pilot, so my goal is to go as fast as I can and not to make such decisions.I like this team. The last three seasons was difficult, but McLaren is one of the best teams in the world.I would be happy to continue to be here, but we'll see what happens in the next few weeks.Regarding the rumours about Williams I have nothing to say, nothing new. The demand for my services is very high and I will appreciate all the proposals received for the last time".

2017-08-29 12:34:03

Fernando Alonso it's Either me or Honda

Fernando Alonso it's Either me or Honda

The German edition Auto Motor und Sport says that Fernando Alonso is ready to stay at McLaren, only in the event if the team refuses further cooperation with Honda.The last time Honda mechanics fragmented progress, and at the Spa, they brought an updated version of the power plant, which, according to the initial statements, became more powerful by 30 HP But in the end it turned out that the gain was only 5 HP, and besides, during the weekend it had to be replaced by the old version. Alonso's patience has burst, and, according to rumors, Fernando left the race in Belgium is not due to a technical problem - just tired of fighting driving uncompetitive cars.

2017-08-28 12:04:05

Renault refuses to cooperate with McLaren

In the Spa there are rumors that if McLaren really gets going with Honda, the only option for the British team will remain Renault. But the French are not ready to work with McLaren.The head of Renault, Cyril Abiteboul "I can confirm that we have had a discussion with McLaren in this regard".However, it is necessary for McLaren to Renault refused from one of her clients. Now Renault has its own factory team and two customers Red Bull and Toro Rosso.Alain Prost "Because McLaren had problems with the Honda engine, they asked us about a possible collaboration. But we refused because we do not have availability for the client command".

2017-08-18 11:14:03

Toro Rosso and Honda have agreed

During the Hungarian Grand Prix rumors about the possible supply of Honda engines to the Toro Rosso team. Later the Italian stable confirmed interest in Japanese power plants.The talks were held, which, according to the publication F1i.com that was not successful. According to available information, the Toro Rosso did not accept the cost for Honda engines.Previously from the contract with Honda refused the Sauber team.