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2017-09-23 12:24:03

Jolyon Palmer refused compensation by Renault

Renault want in Malaysia is made by Carlos Sainz, however, it does not allow the current contract with Jolyon Palmer. According to Spanish newspaper Marca, the French team invited the British compensation, but he refused.Palmer can understand - he needs to show results to earn a place in next season, especially there was an option with Williams. At the same time, Renault wanted to be early to have Sainz, Palmer's team in arrears of points. At the same time, place Sainz in the Toro Rosso could take Pierre went Out, who needs to gain experience before the season 2018.

2017-09-20 16:44:03

Season 2018 seven vacancies

In the course of Grand Prix of Singapore became aware of the extension of the contracts of Valtteri Bottas, the pilots Force India, and also about the transfer of Carlos Sainz in the Renault. The teams are still seven vacancies, one of which may take Daniil Kvyat.Williams - 2 wakasiyaka no contracts with the pilots, but there is no doubt that lance Stroll will stay in the team, given the investment made by Strolla senior.In a couple of Canadians who will soon turn 19 years old, Williams is seeking an experienced pilot, over the age of 25 - this requirement is title sponsor Martini. Until recently, Felipe Massa remained the only candidate for this place, but first started talking about Paul di Resta, which now appears to be backup pilot of the team, and then about Robert Kubica. Kubica first tested in the part of Renault, but there chose Carlos Sainz, and now Robert is actively training in the simulator Williams.Another candidate - Marcus Ericsson, who may lose the place in the Sauber. The only advantage of the Swede is a solid set of sponsors.Toro Rosso - 2 vakansiyalar Sainz goes to Renault, and with high probability it will be replaced by Frenchman Pierre went Out - other suitable pilots in the Red Bull yet.Obviously, stay Sainz in the Toro Rosso, then went Out would take place Daniil Kvyat. Now, the Russian pilot has a chance to keep his job, it's important to make mistakes in the remaining races.Meanwhile, a new partner Honda want to see in the ranks of Toro Rosso its pilot Nobuharu Matsushita, which now appears in the Formula-2. It is not clear in what capacity - possibly as a test pilot. If the Japanese insist on the place of combat pilot, it is easy to guess that it will go with Cuatom.Few people know that now Matsushita listed as a pilot for the development of the McLaren-Honda. However, before the combat cars are not all limited to work in the simulator.McLaren - 1 vakantiecentrum with Stoffel Vendorno confirmed a month ago that negotiations with Fernando Alonso go. Earlier two-time champion reiterated that he would remain at McLaren, if the team change engine supplier. It happened, and now, as far as we know, Alonso and the McLaren management to discuss details of the new contract. Most likely, the agreement will be signed for one season to sign a contract for a longer period, the Spaniard just will not risk it.If Alonso refuses though it goes nowhere, then McLaren, in the words of Zac brown, have a plan "B". Obviously, this refers to Jenson button. Lando Norris, who will soon turn 18, they're unlikely to be put into a fighting machine.Sauber - 2 vacanciel contract extension with Ferrari Sauber head of Frederic Vasseur said he was willing to give one or even two seats for the wards of the Scuderia. Obviously, in return, the porters expect to receive discounts on the powerplant, gearbox and other components that will deliver Maranello.Ferrari has Antonio Giovinazzi and Charles Leclere, who in the course of this season, was repeatedly brought to the tests. And Giovinazzi even held two races, replacing the injured Pascal Wehrlein. If Ferrari is willing to pay for seats of both pilots, no place will be Marcus Ericsson. If the Scuderia will pull only one place, it is likely that Eriksson and his sponsors will remain in the Sauber.Without mestis the above it follows that in the season of 2018, we will not see on the grid protege Mercedes of Pascal Wehrlein. In the customer team Force India all the seats were occupied, and in Williams he victims. Perhaps he will remain in Formula 1 as a backup pilot factory team Mercedes.

2017-09-19 12:04:03

McLaren Alonso may be in Le Mans

Obviously, after the breakup with Honda McLaren, the way Fernando Alonso Indy-500 ordered. But the Spaniard can get the other bonus.Zac brown, the head of McLaren "McLaren is not going to put your team in the 24 hours of Le Mans, now we are focused on the Formula-1. But we talked to Fernando about this race. If he wants to participate in Le Mans, we are ready to discuss it. Naturally, this should not affect Formula-1".Recall that this year Alonso missed the Monaco Grand Prix for the sake of participation in the Indy 500. Previously, the Spaniard said that dreams about winning at Le Mans and Indianapolis.

2017-09-19 11:54:03

Fernando Alonso I Hope, we will agree with McLaren

Fernando Alonso I Hope, we will agree with McLaren

Fernando Alonso is in no hurry to take a decision on the season 2018. The Spaniard stated that he will examine the details of the new partnership, McLaren and Renault.Fernando Alonso "I always said I would take the decision only when a choice will make the team. Last week in the McLaren signed a contract with Renault, and now I have to learn the details of the new project.Despite the results, I spent three excellent seasons in McLaren. I hope we will agree".I must say that Alonso has no other options. Obviously, the delay in the renewal of the contract involved, specifying the duration and cost of the contract. There is no doubt that Fernando will remain one of the most paid pilots of Formula-1.Zak brown, head of the team McLaren "guys like Fernando, cost a lot of money. But we are ready for it".

2017-09-18 13:04:04

Carlos Sainz posted a picture of my gas pedal

Carlos Sainz posted a picture of my gas pedal

Singapore's Carlos Sainz finished fourth - the best result in the career of the Spaniard. After the finish of the race, he posted a photo of her pureed almost to the holes the gas pedal.In comments Sainz wrote "Yes, it is the gas pedal. Today it was all right, sometimes I pushed her struggling".

2017-09-17 19:04:04

Carlos Sainz I'm loyal to the team

The pilot Toro Rosso Carlos Sainz in Singapore finished fourth - the best result in the career of the Spaniard.Carlos Sainz "the start of the race was really difficult. I played a few positions, then lost something. In the end, I still remained on 9-th position. We understand that this is our chance, but the constant restarts gave us all a new chance to burst forth. We also worked with the strategy and tyres.I don't think this is my last race for the team. I'm loyal to Toro Rosso. Today we worked perfectly and I think everything will be fine. I'm motivated to succeed, and we all work hard, supporting each other".

2017-09-16 01:24:04

Fernando Alonso the Day has passed very positively

Fernando Alonso the Day has passed very positively

Fernando Alonso at the end of practice of the Singapore Grand Prix was on quite a high for McLaren seventh place.Fernando Alonso "Today, our work went well. Everything basically looks exactly as we expected. We knew that on this track we will be more competitive than at Spa and Monza.Today two of our cars were in the top ten, and I hope that we will be able to do the same tomorrow during qualifying and then Sunday race.We need these points we are in ninth place in the constructors 'championship, so for every opportunity that is before us, we need to grasp with both hands".

2017-09-15 14:44:03

Carlos Sainz - the pilot of Renault

Carlos Sainz - the pilot of Renault

Renault team officially announced that partner Nico Hulkenberg in 2018 will be Carlos Sainz. Technically, the Red Bull team surrendered the Spanish pilot to rent for one season.Cyril abiteboul, head of the team Renault "Carlos Sainz is a talented pilot, which we watched long enough, especially after his success in the youth series by Renault. We can now confirm that Carlos will play for us in the season of 2018.Sure, Nico Hulkenberg and Carlos Sainz will be nice to complement each other, both on track and abroad. I want to thank Helmut Marko for the fact that Red Bull has agreed to provide us with Carlos to rent.I want to thank Jolyon Palmer for his work in the team. We wish him success".Carlos Sainz "I am delighted to be part of team Renault. For the pilot of Formula 1 have the honour to speak for the factory team, and I hope to respond to the trust excellent results on the track.Look forward to the opportunity to work on the bases in Enstone and Viry. I've worked with Renault in Formula 1, and in the Junior series, and is well known to me their desire to succeed. Sure, it's the beginning of a very exciting Chapter in my career.I want to thank Red Bull for their support and for the opportunity. I want to thank everyone who worked in the Toro Rosso".Helmut Marko, a sports consultant to Red Bull "We are pleased that we were able to agree with Renault that Carlos will hold this team the season 2018. It will be useful to work in the factory team together with an experienced partner.We will closely monitor the results of Carlos because he is still a part of the family Red Bull".

2017-09-14 13:54:02

Fernando Alonso Starts the final phase of the season

The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso told about what to expect from the team in Singapore.Fernando Alonso "We knew that dual race in Spa and Monza will be for us a difficult test, but so many gatherings, how many of these two races is too much. However, we have shown a rate higher than expected, although I could convert it in points.We left the European part of the season is behind, and has now entered the final phase. Singapore is a great place to start, as this is one of the tracks on the calendar that is best suited for our car. This is a real chance to fight for points.In Singapore you need a car with good traction in slow corners and set at a high level of downforce, so we definitely have a chance. You only need to make sure that there are and reliability".

2017-09-13 10:04:03

Niki Lauda Ferrari are the favourites of Singapore

Non-Executive Director of Mercedes Niki Lauda Ferrari called the favorite of the upcoming Grand Prix of Singapore.Niki Lauda "We won in Monza, and it was a shame for Ferrari at their home track. But in Singapore, maybe Vettel will change the situation. Many times the Ferrari was faster than the Mercedes. At Spa Vettel was very close to us. Okay, in Monza, maybe a little less, but in my opinion, this was due to a mistake in the settings of the Ferrari.The Scuderia will be a favorite in Singapore, but on the other hand, it is difficult to say who will win. I hope it will be Hamilton.Vettel is the pilot number one. He's loyal to the Scuderia, and if the team is competitive, its hard to get ahead".Vettel has won four of the last six races in Singapore. On account of Hamilton's only two victories in 2009 and 2014.

2017-09-12 11:34:04

The statement about the break-up of McLaren and Honda are expected in the coming days

Spanish newspaper Marca believes that the official statement about the termination of cooperation of McLaren with Honda mechanics will be made on 13 or 14 September.On the same day will be announced the beginning of cooperation with Renault, McLaren and Honda with Toro Rosso. Then there should be a statement about the transition of Carlos Sainz in the Renault.

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.

2017-09-11 15:04:03

Pierre went Out in anticipation of the Grand Prix of Malaysia

Pierre went Out in anticipation of the Grand Prix of Malaysia

Spare pilot of Red Bull Pierre went Out confirmed that he can make his debut behind the wheel of a Toro Rosso at the Malaysian Grand Prix.Pierre went Out "currently studying various options. Formula 1 - my dream and I do everything I can to get a place. Perhaps the situation will become clearer in the next three days. I hope I sit behind the wheel already in Malaysia"Went out will have the opportunity to debut in Malaysia only in the case that Carlos Sainz will go to Renault.

2017-09-11 14:34:03

Carlos Sainz could make his debut in the Renault is already in Malaysia

As informs German edition Auto Motor und Sport, agreed the transfer of Carlos Sainz from Toro Rosso to Renault. And the debut of the Spaniard in the French team could take place at the Grand Prix of Malaysia at the end of September.It is easy to guess that the Renault Sainz will take place Jolyon Palmer. The early departure of Carlos will allow Toro Rosso to evaluate in the remaining races of Pierre went Out.

2017-09-09 12:54:02

Jochen Mass Verstappen is too confident

Ex-Formula 1 driver Jochen Mass believes that young Max Verstappen still do not understand in the championship.Jochen Mass "Verstappen too confident. I think this is due to the fact that the hype around it was too big he was extolled to the skies after winning in Spain last year. But this was pure luck, nothing more.Now he is constantly waiting for a miracle. Of course, Max is a talented boy, but we have to wait to see how good he is".

2017-09-07 11:54:03

Fernando Alonso wants to be loyal to McLaren

Fernando Alonso wants to be loyal to McLaren

The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso has said that he wants to be loyal to McLaren, considering his future in Formula 1.The head of McLaren Zac brown before leaving Monza said, it's likely that the Spaniard will sign a new contract in 2018 if McLaren will abandon Honda and will sign an agreement with Renault.Fernando Alonso "McLaren is in a difficult situation, because three years the team was very uncompetitive. I think that three years of non-competitiveness is the limit for a team like McLaren is one of the best in the history of Formula 1. Starting next year, I think all this will change.I don't know what will happen, but I'm optimistic. One option is to change the engine. I'll wait for their decision.I want to be loyal to the team, because we went through hard times together. When they solve the issue with the engine, I also will make my decision".

2017-09-06 16:24:03

The contract extension of Sergio Perez was delayed because of the sponsors

The contract extension of Sergio Perez was delayed because of the sponsors

The contract of Sergio Perez with Force India expires at the end of this year. Mexican is expected to announce the extension of the agreement in Belgium, however, have already passed the race in Spa and Monza, and signed papers there.Deputy head of the Force India Otmar, Szafnauer stated that the contract with Perez sure to be extended, and a hitch connected with his sponsors.Othmar, Szafnauer "it Remains only to clarify some details. We all know that Sergio's career from the beginning to support Mexican sponsors, so be sure to sign two contracts. The contract with Peres agreed, was left to negotiate with sponsors".

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.

2017-09-05 17:44:03

Valtteri Bottas I'm not panicking without a contract

Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas said that he is not worried because of the lack of a contract for the season 2018.Valtteri Bottas "We need to deal with the team. But my feelings haven't changed, I'm not panicking without a contract. I'm used to such things. I am calm, waiting for news.I have no clear answer as to why my temp was not high enough in Spa. Nothing wrong with my car is not found. Therefore, a high pace in Monza surprises".

2017-09-05 11:44:05

Robert Kubica there is a Chance

Robert Kubica there is a Chance

The ex-pilot of Formula 1 Robert Kubica believes that he has a pretty high chance to return to the championship.Robert Kubica "a Few months ago, I promised that I will return to the paddock, as a pilot or as a commentator. I prefer to be in the car, and this is a good step forward in terms of what happened. A few years ago I wouldn't have thought about it."However, Renault boss Cyril abiteboul a week ago in the Spa said that he wasn't sure if Kubica may return to Formula-1.Cyril abiteboul "We have not received answers to all questions concerning whether Robert to be competitive. What's next Unknown."It is known that Renault gives Kubica the next chance to prove themselves during practice for the Grand Prix of Malaysia.Robert Kubica "I want to get another chance to sit behind the wheel. Last months was fundamental, and I realized that I can compete in Formula 1.I don't know what will happen, but so far so good. I'm not a pilot, because I do not speak, but has a good chance.I am convinced that we can succeed, that can pilot these machines at a high level, despite my limitations. At the same time, I learned that you need to enjoy what life gives you every day.

2017-09-05 11:44:04

The contract with Bottas nearly signed

The contract with Bottas nearly signed

Head of Mercedes Toto Wolff told that the team is ready to extend the contract with Valtteri Bottas.Toto Wolff "We are very happy with it. He had very good races, like in Sochi, and more challenging races like in Spa, but the stability is very important for team. The contract is prepared, a lot of time to sign it will not take".Previously, Wolff said that the team intends to extend the contract with Benchmark for one year only, because at the end of 2018 will be released a few pilots.

2017-09-04 16:14:02

The deal of the season Alonso, Sainz, Renault, McLaren, Red Bull and Honda

During the Grand Prix of Italy clarified the details of a possible transaction season in which three teams, one manufacturer and two Spanish pilot.It seems that McLaren are determined to get rid of the Honda engines. The leadership of the British team was interested in collaborating with Renault, and in the course of stages in Belgium and Italy held talks with the French side.Renault is ready to work with McLaren, if only one client will be less. It is for this reason Toro Rosso offer to move to Honda engines. It is also interested in the leadership of the championship, from the person participates in the negotiations, the sports Director of a Formula 1 Ross Brawn.For the rupture of relations with the Toro Rosso Renault team requires at the Red Bull Carlos Sainz.If McLaren get rid of the Honda, Fernando Alonso, in his words, ready to prolong the contract with the team.This week may be followed by the first statement.

2017-09-03 09:24:05

Fernando Alonso will decide his future after talks with Honda

Rumor has it that the pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso may go to Japan for a personal meeting with the leadership of the Honda. This moment will be decisive in his career. But the Spaniard denied the speculation.Fernando Alonso "This is completely wrong - it's a lie. McLaren is a team with 1000 employees, and I am just one of them. We all want to change the situation. One I can't decide".

2017-09-03 09:14:05

Fernando Alonso We got closer to the competitors

The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso in qualifying for the Italian Grand Prix showed the 13-th result. But because of the engine swap Spaniard will go on the penultimate starting position.Fernando Alonso "Today in wet conditions, the car was just great, especially compared to dry asphalt. We were much more competitive, showing their speed, reached the final and the second round. Obviously, we didn't want too much to play in qualifying because it was not in any sense, but I'll just start from the last row due to a penalty. So we just preserved the tyres and used the engine in a mode with low power consumption. But even so we had a decent qualification.We missed the opportunity to use a tow today, because in wet conditions no one wants to see ahead of the car as visibility and so is zero. But we will use this technique in future races.Today we could be fifth and sixth, so we'll see what we can achieve tomorrow".

2017-09-02 09:24:02

Max Verstappen has urged Renault to reset the engines

The pilot of Red Bull Max Verstappen has asked Renault to remove the security restrictions from the engines his team.Max Verstappen "They knew that this could happen in a Spa. I understand that they want to protect their brand. But if the machine stops and machine stops, this has a negative impact on the French name. And stop happen due to security or problems with the turbine.I'm upset. My style of flying, as some believe, nothing to do with. If someone thinks so, he does not understand the Formula-1. I would not be able to break this engine no matter how hard. You need to remove the security restrictions, we need more freedom and power".

2017-09-01 23:24:03

Fernando Alonso the Day has been positive

Fernando Alonso the Day has been positive

The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso on the results practices Grand Prix of Italy was on the high eighth position.Fernando Alonso "Today was a very positive day, both sessions took place in a positive way. We really found some speed here that was a little unexpected, because we are on the wrong track for us. We are not very hopeful of success, but both of our car in the top ten, and it's very good.We tried some interesting things, and they worked I hope that tomorrow we will be able to show a better result or to repeat today, although it will be harder.Stoffel helped me in qualifying in Spa, but now I start last because of penalties. So now I will try to get a tow for his partner. Perhaps together we will achieve a good starting position".Alonso will be fined in the loss of 35 positions.

2017-09-01 11:54:05

Fernando Alonso will get a penalty for engine change

During Friday practice at the Italian Grand Prix Fernando Alonso will get a new engine. After practices, it will be removed and will leave before the Grand Prix of Singapore. The rest of the weekend in Monza, the Spaniard will hold with the engine that was used in Belgium.Because of the new engine, Alonso will get a penalty in the form of loss of positions on the starting grid. Obviously, it will start last.As for the second pilot of McLaren Stoffele of Vandorn, Cho it will use the engine installed in Belgium. So far, no fines.

2017-09-01 11:54:03

Niki Lauda Bottas should be number two

Non-Executive Director of Mercedes Niki Lauda believes that Valtteri Bottas will run on Lewis Hamilton.Niki Lauda "there are still eight races, there is still a lot of points. Lewis and Sebastian had no gatherings, and I don't want to, it's just a fact. But something can always happen."Valtteri Bottas "it is Clear that from a certain point of the season the team have clearly put everything on one pilot, but it seems to me that while it used to do."Toto Wolff "We want to keep ourselves open to all scenarios, but we know that there is no solution to the current problem, there is no single tool.Ferrari already have the division into rooms, and we were allowed to compete. Let's see what will happen after Monza. The situation is on our side, but in Spa we saw that Ferrari had made progress".Niki Lauda "it's Time to stop squandering points. I know how important every point, especially when you consider them at the end of the season.I know exactly what we need to do. The Bottom was not strong performances at Spa so Lewis is more likely to win the championship. If Lewis did not give the three points in Budapest, he would now lagged behind all on four points from Vettel".

2017-09-01 11:44:03

Fernando Alonso Like Spa, Monza is a legendary track

The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso has said that the track in Italy is one of the most legendary.Fernando Alonso "Like Spa, Monza is one of those legendary tracks that love everything. This year with new faster machines we will definitely see a new speed record and lap record. On the straights the car will look incredible.This is the fastest track on the calendar from the point of view of the maximum speed. For the pilot it is always a landmark moment - eminent race on the straight and turns. We always said that this track is not suited to our car, and we don't expect an easy solution of the question".