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2017-07-27 11:54:04

Fernando Alonso Theoretically, Hungary - our a good chance

Fernando Alonso Theoretically, Hungary - our a good chance

The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso believes that the race in Hungary is the best chance for his team to escape from last place on the penultimate.Fernando Alonso "On paper, the Hungaroring is one of the best opportunities for us this year. A short, winding track means that we are less dependent on power on the straights, and the pilots depend on the capabilities of its chassis.I always like to go back to Budapest is a great track with spectacular views. The temperature is high, and it is a challenge for teams and drivers, especially because the smell of home so close"In 2003 Alonso in Hungary he won his first victory in Formula 1. Since then, the Spaniard four times up on the Hungarian podium, but not higher than the second place.

2017-07-26 10:54:07

FIA gave the green light to the return of Robert Kubica

FIA gave the green light to the return of Robert Kubica

The governing body of Formula 1 said that there are no problems with the possible return of Robert Kubica in the championship.Amid intense speculation about the potential return of the pilot of Formula 1 Renault has confirmed that 32-year-old Kubica will pilot the car of the season-2017 on the tests after the Grand Prix of Hungary.Bild says that Kubica might replace Jolyon Palmer during the race in Spa after the summer break, but first head of Renault's Cyril abiteboul wants to make sure, can Robert fight for the best seats in the near future.Racing Director of Formula 1 Charlie whiting said that the way for the return of Robert Kubica free.Charlie whiting "just Like any other pilot, Robert has its license from the national Association. Licensing also includes a medical examination."The only thing to do, Robert, is to get out of the car for five seconds. In this plan, any concessions, including adaptive steering for left-hand.

2017-07-24 11:24:02

Lewis Hamilton Fans want the second race in the UK

British pilot Mercedes Lewis Hamilton is confident that his fans are ready to support the race in London.Lewis Hamilton "I feel that the UK is home to Motorsport. Here are the base of almost all teams. Every racing weekend here just crowds of people in the stands. It would be a real shame for Motorsport to lose the British Grand Prix. Moreover, a lot of people here spend a lot of money during the racing days.I don't believe we will lose the British Grand Prix, because the sports world will probably erupt. I will do everything in my power to convince Liberty that it is impossible to abandon the race.We have in the UK a lot of great trails, and we can use Silverstone and other tracks. We used to have two Grand Prix in Spain. It would be cool to have one, the race was held on the stationary track and the second street ring."It is known that currently the company has plans Liberty of the race in London.

2017-07-23 14:04:03

Antonio Giovinazzi Goal - a place in the military machine in the next year

Spare pilot Ferrari Antonio Giovinazzi told that very much wants to get a place of combat pilot in the season of 2018.Antonio Giovinazzi "the Goal is to be in a combat vehicle in the next year. To get into Formula 1 is really hard, because there are only 20 seats for pilots from all over the world, so it's not football.This is only my first season in Ferrari, they are a good team, and I trust them. They know what they can do for me.Now it's time to focus on what they've given me this year - seven free practices. You need to wait to understand what we will see next year. Anything can happen. Hopefully I'll find a place in one of the teams".

2017-07-22 16:44:03

Valtteri Bottas decision on the contract will not be accepted in the near future

Valtteri Bottas decision on the contract will not be accepted in the near future

Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas said that a decision on his contract will not be made before the end of this month.Valtteri Bottas "First we need to talk about it in the team before making any official announcement. We came to the point when everyone starts to talk with everyone. It's break time and the middle of the season. You will not hear anything in the next few weeks.As I said, the main goal - a long-term relationship with the team, that's what I want. We still need to wait a few weeks and see how it goes, but it's my goal.Bottas just 23 points behind championship leader Sebastian Vettel after 10 of the Grand Prix of the season-2017 and by 22 points from teammate Lewis Hamilton, despite the fact that he was the only driver of the trio, who have suffered because of leaving the race during the Spanish Grand Prix.

2017-07-20 10:44:04

Carlos Sainz I'll be with Toro Rosso in Hungary

Carlos Sainz I'll be with Toro Rosso in Hungary

Passion about the transfer of Carlos Sainz in the Renault is heating up, but the Spaniard strongly refutes these rumors.Carlos Sainz "I don't think about anything except the Hungarian Grand Prix with Toro Rosso. Yes, many people have been asking me to comment on rumors about the Renault. For me it's just a guess, and I do not comment on those conversations.After Austria we all made it clear that it was misunderstood. At Silverstone I was playing tennis with Christian Horner and Helmut was a judge. We had a great time, and everything between us is fine.I'm the pilot of Red Bull, participate in the youth program and I am sure that next year will remain in the Toro Rosso".

2017-07-19 12:54:03

Robert Kubica will replace Jolyon Palmer

Robert Kubica will replace Jolyon Palmer

A new candidate to replace Jolyon Palmer - the pole Robert Kubica. German newspaper Bild claims that it will happen after the summer break, during the Grand Prix of Belgium.Kubica has already conducted two series of tests behind the wheel of a car Renault 2012. Now Robert is actively practicing on the simulator team and preparing for tests in Hungary in early August, already on the machine 2017.Earlier there was speculation that Palmer will replace the pilot Toro Rosso Carlos Sainz, but the Spaniard and the Italian team said that it will not.

2017-07-19 10:14:03

Carlos Sainz comment on rumors about the Renault

Immediately after the race at Silverstone, there were rumors that Carlos Sainz is already in Hungary will replace Jolyon Palmer behind the wheel of a Renault, but the Spaniard commented otherwise.Carlos Sainz "It would be very strange if they hadn't told me about it, if it were true. The last thing I heard was that I am a pilot Toro Rosso".The head of Renault Cyril Abiteboul "Sainz will not replace Palmer in Hungary"Sports consultant to Red Bull Helmut Marko "In the media much is written, but Carlos will be with Toro Rosso in Hungary. And I'm currently assuming he will be flying for us until the end of the season."Head Red Bull Christian Horner "Carlos has a contract, which expires in two years. If some other team wants to get and wants to make us a serious offer, we are ready to consider. But I doubt that it will happen in Hungary".

2017-07-17 10:44:05

Pierre went Out will replace Carlos Sainz

Auto Bild reports that during the Grand Prix of Hungary Carlos Sainz will leave the mill and Toro Rosso will replace Jolyon Palmer in the Renault. The Spaniard in the Toro Rosso, will replace Pierre went Out, another pupil of the youth program of Red Bull.Auto Bild "Cyril Abiteboul from Renault and Helmut Marko of Red Bull is currently negotiating the amount of compensation, which will amount to about 8 million.If Renault will pay the money, then science will replace Palmer in Hungary, but the Frenchman Pierre went Out will take the vacant seat at Toro Rosso".The owner of Red Bull Dietrich Mateschitz commented with Sainz "If the pilot doesn't want to stay, even with a contract in hand, he must not force yourself to hold back".

2017-07-17 10:04:03

Carlos Sainz Another year in the Toro Rosso is great

Carlos Sainz said that he would be happy to stay another year in the Toro Rosso. Previously, the Spaniard expressed his dissatisfaction with the fact that so many years sitting in the Junior team.Carlos Sainz "If I have to stay in Togo Rosso, if that's what I have to do - then, Yes, all right.People tend to take this as bad news, but I see it quite positive in his career. It's good when your leaders trust you the car for the fourth year. For the first time in the history of the pilot Toro Rosso will serve four years in a row.If I'm asked to stay in July, it will mean that I'm good at my job. I should be happy with this. For the fourth year in Formula 1 means more experience, more opportunities for personal growth - I'll be better prepared".

2017-07-16 10:24:04

Antonio Giovinazzi hopes for a place in Formula-1 season in 2018

Spare pilot Ferrari Antonio Giovinazzi hopes that Haas will be key for its future in Formula 1.Antonio Giovinazzi "I don't think about the future and just concentrate on your work.My goal is to compete in Formula 1 on a permanent basis, but now I'm more focused on the upcoming seven practices. Then let's see what options will be next year. I hope I will be able to find a place, but I know how hard it is to get into Formula 1.I think that talking about the contract with Haas too early, maybe in late July".

2017-07-15 17:24:03

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

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

2017-07-15 13:34:03

Alonso will lose at the start of the 30 positions

Start in the Sunday race the pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso will be the last, whatever the result in qualifying.On the eve of Alonso earned a penalty in the form of loss of five positions for the replacement of the unit energy storage. However, before the start of Saturday's practice the car of the Spaniard replaced a number of elements of the power plant, and as a result he will get a penalty in the form of losses at the start of the 30 positions.Recall that the five positions for changing the gearbox will lose Valtteri Bottas and Daniel ricciardo.

2017-07-13 21:44:03

Alonso will lose five seats at the start

Racing weekend in the UK has not yet started, as Fernando Alonso has already received a penalty for replacement of elements of the power plant.During the Grand Prix of great Britain the pilot of McLaren will use Honda for the third specification, which was tested during Friday practice in Austria, at the same place the old version of the module MGU-H. in Addition, the Spaniard will put the fifth unit of energy, and that is what he will get fined in the form of loss of five positions.It is not excluded that in the course of the weekend, the penalty will increase.

2017-07-12 16:44:04

Niki Lauda In the Mercedes there is no place for Alonso

Non-Executive Director of Mercedes Niki Lauda has once again stated that in his team there is no place for Fernando Alonso. The Austrian also believes that the Spaniard will not return to Ferrari.Niki Lauda "I don't think Ferrari wants to work with him. He's gone from having a contract on hand. Also he left and McLaren-Mercedes.We have pilots that work well. If we win with Hamilton and Bottas, then why do we need to change the pilots".

2017-07-12 10:04:06

Red Bull is considering options for Carlos Sainz

Red Bull is considering options for Carlos Sainz

The development of dramatic events involving the pilot Toro Rosso Carlos Sainz, takes on more sinister tones.Recall that the Spaniard protested the need for the fourth consecutive year to play in Junior stable. What Red Bull replied quite rudely, saying the pilot, which paid the company does not have voting rights.Sports consultant to Red Bull Helmut Marko "We sent Carlos an official letter stating that we choose the options.As far as I know, the pilot does not solve anything, what happens to the contract.

2017-07-07 15:54:03

Christine Horner Carlos Sainz will remain in the Toro Rosso

In recent time there are rumors about a possible transfer of Carlos Sainz in the Renault. In addition, the services of a young Spaniard interested in McLaren. However, the head Red Bull Christian Horner has made clear that in the near future science will not leave the Junior team Toro Rosso.Christian Horner "he has a contract. We have the rights to it for the next year and then for another year. Next year Carlos will remain in the Toro Rosso.Don't know what he's going to do, but we have clear contracts. Do not forget that in Formula 1 he got thanks to the investment of Red Bull in his younger years.

2017-06-29 10:44:03

Renault is still interested in Science

Renault is still interested in Science

Renault has admitted that they are still very interested in the services of Carlos Sainz. Informed, despite the contract of the Spaniard with Red Bull, the intention to get talented the pilot is talking to McLaren.The head of Renault, Cyril Abiteboul "Frankly, we laid eyes on him. I understand that he has a long-term contract with Red Bull, but we are already in negotiations with him. Let's see what happens. He has a contract for next year, but if he is available, we will gladly take it."At the end of the season many of the leading pilots over the contracts. Obviously, if someone will be leaving Red Bull, then the vacant place will be Sainz. Otherwise, there's a good chance Carlos will be a free agent.

2017-06-27 10:34:04

Fernando Alonso anything can be

Fernando Alonso anything can be

It became known that during the Grand Prix of Azerbaijan, the management of Fernando Alonso held talks with Mercedes and Renault, so the Spaniard has nothing to exclude.Fernando Alonso "Maybe. Everything can be".The situation was commented the ex-pilot of Formula 1 mark Surer "this weekend Fernando often blame the team, but then said that in the season of 2018 will certainly fight for victory.For many years Fernando often said something with a hidden meaning. Sometimes it just provokes the situation or ironically.In principle, we can only speculate about his situation at the moment".

2017-06-24 18:04:04

Fernando Alonso anyway, tomorrow's fine

Fernando Alonso anyway, tomorrow's fine

The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso at the end of qualifying the Grand Prix of Azerbaijan showed the 16-th result. But the Spaniard will be fined for the replacement of elements of the power plant.Fernando Alonso "I'm sorry that I ruined the lap to Grosjean, but nothing much happened. I was just before a quick circle, and the novel ended up quick. In the end, we spoiled each other their circles. Very sorry that happened.On this track we have no chance of success, as an important engine power, the speed. That we have the time. I hope that the net work on the pit stops and good strategy will allow us to move above".

2017-06-24 16:14:03

Pilots McLaren will lose at the start of the 70 positions

McLaren drivers Fernando Alonso and Stoffel Vandorn due to the installation of new components of the power plant will lose at the start of a total of 70 positions.Before the start of the race weekend on the car Fernando Alonso has set a new internal combustion engine and the turbine module and the MGU-H. because Of this, the Spaniard got a penalty in the loss of 15 positions. After Friday's practice, it was decided to keep the new engine specifications for future races where you don't have to start from the last row, and install the new engine, but older spec. In the end, the penalty in the loss of 40 positions.The situation with Stoffel Vendorno the same with the only difference that the Belgian is in total penalized 30 positions.

2017-06-24 07:04:08

Fernando Alonso on Friday and the conditions were difficult

Fernando Alonso on Friday and the conditions were difficult

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

2017-06-22 10:24:03

Carlos Sainz - plan "B" for McLaren at the season-2018

Carlos Sainz - plan

McLaren sees Carlos Sainz as a backup plan in case of departure of Fernando Alonso at the end of season 2017.This statement of Josep Viaplana, a correspondent of the Spanish daily sports newspaper Diario Sport.Josep of Viaplana "science is now among the pilots that had achieved highest progress in recent times, despite his modest Toro Rosso car. Red Bull know that science can't stay for the fourth consecutive year in the Toro Rosso.Helmut Marko and Christian Horner have already decided that if ricciardo and Verstappen will remain in the Red Bull, they will open doors for Science to find the best option.

2017-06-21 09:44:03

Jenson button with Three races in a row is too much

Spare pilot of McLaren's Jenson button believes that the new racing calendar is made is not entirely true. The decision to end the season-2018 earlier than usual have led to the fact that there were a series of three races in a row.Jenson button "I personally believe that this is too hard".

2017-06-17 15:24:04

Felipe Massa I understand why Alonso complains

Pilot Williams Felipe Massa said that he knows what the basis of criticism of Fernando Alonso. We will remind that earlier the Brazilian was a teammate of the Spaniard at Ferrari.Felipe Massa "Fernando complains about the Formula 1, because he has no good cars.Formula 1 is now the same as it was in 1980-ies. Now with Liberty, we are moving in the right direction, attracting the viewer, but it is difficult to quickly change cars. The gaps between the teams is incredibly huge.Small teams should provide more opportunities. But until then, until 2020 will not be a new Treaty consent, nothing will change".

2017-06-14 11:54:03

Michael Douglas advises Alonso to leave Formula 1

Michael Douglas advises Alonso to leave Formula 1

Hollywood star Michael Douglas, who visited the Grand Prix of Canada, says Fernando Alonso to leave Formula 1 at the end of the season.The famous American actor, Douglas - a longtime fan of Formula 1 and a personal friend of McLaren co-owner Mansour Ayeha.He was a guest of McLaren at the weekend in Montreal and told the Spanish sports newspaper Marca "I like Fernando, he's a terrific pilot. But I think this is his last year. I don't know what will be his decision, don't know what he's going to do, but it is incredible and very good for McLaren.I feel sorry for McLaren and Honda, as I was expecting a lot from this Association. I can especially sympathize with Fernando, he's a great pilot, for me it is not only the best now, he's one of the greatest in the history".

2017-06-13 11:54:03

Fernando Alonso is ready to go to IndyCar

Fernando Alonso is ready to go to IndyCar

The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso no longer exclude his retirement from Formula 1 at the end of the year. Previously, the Spaniard said that despite the difficulties of the last three seasons with McLaren-Honda, he is fully committed to trying to win a third title after 2017.But that was before he clearly enjoyed the experience of participation in the race Indy-500. So, when asked if he could switch to the Indycar series in 2018, Fernando said, "Why not I'm totally open to anything. I'd be lying if I said that I know what will happen in the next year.Mark Surer, ex-Formula 1 driver and now a commentator for German television Sky, said that the transition to the IndyCar is Alonso the best option.Mark Surer "In principle, for Fernando, there are only three ways. He remains at McLaren-Honda, or returns to Renault or spends a full season in IndyCar.On normal roads, he wins all of his opponents, and on the ovals, he has already shown his potential. Alonso wants to win races, and he is likely to do so in IndyCar".

2017-06-13 11:44:03

Relationship since and Kvyat deteriorate

Relationship since and Kvyat deteriorate

The relationship between the pilot Toro Rosso Carlos Sainz and Daniil Kviat is abruptly deteriorated, when the Spaniard has not received updates before the race in Canada, unlike the Russians.Daniil Kvyat "We are changing the order of provision of new products from race to race, everyone in the team know that".

2017-06-13 09:24:03

Fernando Alonso and Ralf Schumacher got into it because of a dispute around the go-kart track

This weekend the European karting championship was held on the track Fernando Alonso in Spain. The ex-pilot of Formula 1 Ralf Schumacher was there with his team, KSM, and the German admitted that he doesn't like karting double champion.Ralf Schumacher "for the First time since then as went back to the karting, I have been on such a terrible track. The track endangers the lives of pilots and damages the cards."Recall that a few weeks ago on the track, Fernando Alonso crashed very young pilot.Fernando Alonso "I think Ralph for many years does not appear in the media headlines, he just wanted publicity. He also has a karting track, where he wants to hold the European championship and, probably, the decision of the FIA was not happy. I think only Ralph breaks all the rules, so he may have to ask their pilots to ride on the pavement - then nothing will break. Maybe he just ran out of money".