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2017-05-29 12:34:03

Yusuke Hasegawa the Race ended with disappointment

Yusuke Hasegawa the Race ended with disappointment

The head of Honda Yusuke Hasegawa was disappointed to comment on the race of the Monaco Grand Prix ended with a double-gathering.Yusuke Hasegawa "Today's race ended in disappointment, we miss out on potential points.Stoffel had to start from 12th place, but we knew that it will be competitive. He climbed to 10th place after his pit stop. I think that his performance today was very encouraging, and, unfortunately, he had to finish the race after an offensive chance.Race Jenson could also be potentially successful, but in Monaco it is very difficult to overtake. His accident was disappointing. However, he brought this weekend a lot of enthusiasm and cheerful personality, and I think all members of the team enjoyed the race with him.Ahead of us is Montreal, where we will try to get the first points."The ocean in the race Indy-500 Fernando Alonso also failed the power plant Honda, although the Spaniard really struggled for victory throughout the race.

2017-05-28 22:44:03

Indy 500 Fernando Alonso went down because of engine failure

The debut of Fernando Alonso in the Indy 500 was combat, however, he ended the gathering due to the failure of the Honda engine. Familiar in Formula 1 picture.The Spaniard started the 5th, but after thirty laps was able to get the lead. During the race he fought with Alexander Rossi, Takuma Sato and Ryan hunter-ray. After 130 laps of the 200 Fernando remained in the lead but then began to lose ground. And for 20 laps to the finish line went down because of engine failure.

2017-05-28 09:34:02

Module MGU-H from Honda - single node

The rules allow during the season to use only four modules MGU-H. However, Honda admitted that their MGU-H is only enough for two races.Yusuke Hasegawa, Honda "We have to change the MGU-H every two race - is simply unacceptable. We need to significantly increase the reliability of this item."Still in Spain on the car Stoffele of Vandorn put the fifth module MGU-H, for which the Belgian received the first fine. In Monaco a penalty for a replacement MGU-H earned Jenson button.Yusuke Hasegawa "Initially we did not want to change the MGU-H on the car of Jenson, not to deprive him of the opportunity to compete for points. But closer inspection showed that there are problems. The engine MGU-H spins at a rate of 100 thousand revolutions per minute, and if he fails, the turbine is completely blocked".

2017-05-27 12:44:03

Jenson button will lose 15 positions at the start

Jenson button, who returned to McLaren for one race in Monaco, will lose at the start of the 15 positions due to the replacement of elements of the power plant.Inherited Button went to the machine Fernando Alonso, where the number of used elements of the power plant approached the limit. After the second practice, it was decided to replace the module MGU-H and turbine. As a result, the loss of 15 positions.Given that it is unlikely that Jenson will play in the final qualification, to start he will have the last row.The second pilot of McLaren Stoffel Vandorn will also receive a penalty for the incident in Spain, he will lose three positions.

2017-05-26 12:34:03

Fernando Alonso and Indy 500

Fernando Alonso and Indy 500

The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso decided to go to Indianapolis, sacrificing the race in Monaco. Try to understand why he wants it and what he can expect.WhyObviously, McLaren is third year of cooperation with Honda expecting major progress, especially given the emergence of new technical regulations, removing restrictions on the modification of engines. But in fact, the opposite happened the Japanese had developed a completely new power unit, which proved uncompetitive and unreliable.The first tests are, frankly, disappointed Fernando Alonso, whose contract with McLaren expires at the end of this year. The first race also proved difficult - sometimes the car did not even reached the starting field. In order to raise the motivation of the Spanish champion and try to hold him back, new team leader Zac brown invited Fernando to take part in the legendary race Indy-500, sacrificing the race in Monaco, where the McLaren the best chance to earn at least some points.Alonso immediately found a new challenge - to become the second ever winner of the Triple crown.Is this project a second goal. Do not forget that Zach brown is a good marketer, in the past, he worked hard to attract sponsors in Formula 1. Voyage of Alonso for the ocean brought to McLaren this kind of media attention which one could hardly expect such results in the races of Formula 1. In the end, the photos of Fernando and cars with logos of sponsors occupied all types of media.

2017-05-26 10:44:03

Fernando Alonso was the best rookie in Indy 500

Fernando Alonso was the best rookie in Indy 500

In qualifying before the Indy 500 Fernando Alonso showed the fifth result, thus becoming the fastest newcomer.Later, the Spaniard was handed the trophy and check in the amount of 5,000. At least the tickets there and back Fernando paid for.It is noteworthy that the prize Alonso handed johnny Rutherford, who won the Indy 500 in 1974 and 1976 as part of McLaren.

2017-05-25 10:44:03

Valtteri Bottas I have learned the error

Valtteri Bottas I have learned the error

Mercedes driver Valteri Bottas admitted that in Spain he made a mistake at the start, which will not allow in the future.Valtteri Bottas "I could do better in the race, even at the start I worked better than Vettel, and the only bug threw me back. At the point of braking before the first turn I lost a reference point, located close to Sebastian Vettel.I misread the situation and initially braked too early, then by releasing the brakes, I created the opportunity for maneuver Kimi. I just didn't have more opportunities purely to enter a turn. Now I understand everything and do not allow such mistakes".

2017-05-24 11:34:04

The head of Renault We need time for reliability

The head of Renault's Cyril abiteboul said that his company has delayed the release of the new engine due to work on the reliability.Cyril abiteboul "We said that reliability is the main problem. That's why we are not prepared to supply their engines to customers.We had updates before Spain. We completed the program at the booth, and on Saturday afternoon all teams were updates. But major innovations must pass additional tests for reliability.We have not yet caught up with the Mercedes, but it's a small improvement. In Monaco will be more, and then even more when we think of its updated engine".

2017-05-24 11:34:02

Honda has high hopes for Monaco

The head of Honda Yusuke Hasegawa convinced that Monaco can become the most successful Grand Prix of the year for McLaren, as engine there is almost nothing depends.Yusuke Hasegawa "In Spain two weeks ago we made some positive steps forward, but in Monaco the engine power will no longer play a decisive role, so we hope that the race will be the best of the season. This is a very technical and difficult track, the error here should not be allowed, so the machine settings will be key.This is a particularly important week for all at McLaren-Honda. Not only that, we're going to Monaco, the jewel in Formula 1, so we still have a race with Jenson Button. In addition, we will work with Fernando Alonso in Indy 500".Last year the McLaren drivers finished in Monaco at 5th and 9th positions.

2017-05-24 11:04:03

Carlos Sainz I will monitor the progress of Alonso

Carlos Sainz I will monitor the progress of Alonso

The Spanish pilot Toro Rosso Carlos Sainz has said it will monitor the progress of his countryman Fernando Alonso at Indy-500.Carlos Sainz "I watched the qualification and was not surprised how well he spoke. I knew it would be.Race is another story, very long and with so many events that take your breath away. But Alonso can handle it.I'm sure all the pilots of Formula 1 will follow him and hope he will represent us well in the other racing world".

2017-05-22 17:44:03

In Monaco McLaren will bring a range of updates

In Monaco McLaren will bring a range of updates

During the Spanish Grand Prix the McLaren team used the first package of important updates, and he allowed Fernando Alonso qualify seventh. The second package is expected during the upcoming Monaco Grand Prix.Eric bulge, racing Director at McLaren "We rebuilt the team and now it gives its effect. In Spain we used a new front and rear spoilers, modified plate, and the results on the track coincided with the results in the wind tunnel at 95.In the updates prepared in the wind tunnel and in the stands, we see serious potential. In Spain we introduced the first pack and the second will appear in Monaco".Recall that in Monaco the place Fernando Alonso is the champion of 2009, Jenson button.

2017-05-22 16:34:04

Mercedes has determined the cause of the gathering Bottas

Mercedes has determined the cause of the gathering Bottas

For Valtteri Bottas race in Spain ended in a DNF because of a failure of the power plant. Finn lost the third position and 15 points.Toto Wolff, head of Mercedes "it's a Shame to lose 15 points because of the gathering. We found the reason for the refusal, and it is associated with the turbine. We've not been faced with such a defect. This is a technical sport, and sometimes it just happens".

2017-05-22 10:54:04

Pastor Maldonado I was able to return to racing

Pastor Maldonado I was able to return to racing

Ex-Formula 1 driver Pastor Maldonado, winner of the Grand Prix of Spain 2012, said that he could return to the Royal race.Pastor Maldonado "I Have experience, and I had to return this year. I was very close to returning, but decided not to. I didn't want to play for the team that couldn't guarantee the fight for points and podiums. It is better not to speak at all than to play at this level".Maldonado competed in Formula 1 in 2011-2015, the Pastor lost his place in the championship after losing sponsorship.

2017-05-20 10:34:04

Head of Mercedes We are not aiming to make the Bottom of the second pilot

Head of Mercedes We are not aiming to make the Bottom of the second pilot

Head of Mercedes Toto Wolff said that his team is not going to make Valtteri Bottas pilot number two.Toto Wolff "Yes, the gap is now quite large after the Grand Prix of Spain. But we only had five races and there is still fifteen, so we have no reason to separate the pilots by the numbers. Not at such an early stage of the season.No, we will continue to work as before. Then we'll see."After five races on account of Lewis Hamilton 98 points, while Bottas only 63. However, in the last race and Valtteri was down due to machine failure.

2017-05-20 10:14:04

In Haas changed the coloring of the machines

In Haas changed the coloring of the machines

The Haas team has demonstrated the design of its new racing livery, which will debut on the track during the Monaco Grand Prix.Now the red color in the livery will be replaced by gray. So it will be until the end of season 2017. During the last race in Spain Haas has already made slight changes to its livery to match the updated regulation on identification numbers and the names of the pilots on the machines. Now the design work will be completed.The head of Haas and Gunther Steiner "Gray replaced the red, except for the angular labels on the back of the car, which is a trademark of Haas F1 Team. This red lettering is and always will be just that. A new coloring book characterizes our way of life. This is a new image that fits within the requirements of the FIA".

2017-05-20 10:14:03

Helmut Marko No Le Mans for the Red Bull

Sports consultant to Red Bull Helmut Marko said that his team in the near future will not go in the marathon 24 hours of Le Mans.Helmut Marko "No. We are focused on the Formula-1. Expenses in the WEC are quite large, but only one race is of great importance. We're not even going to consider the Cup from the point of view of sponsorship.We will not abandon the fight for the title in Formula 1. Our problem in the power plant. If you have a good engine, it's in the bag. The first four races of the Ferrari seemed to be the favorite, but after Spain Mercedes clearly made a huge step forward.

2017-05-19 14:14:03

Tests in Indianapolis Alonso again 4th

Tests in Indianapolis Alonso again 4th

Behind the fourth day of testing at Indianapolis. Fernando Alonso once again showed the fourth time.Fernando progressing with each passing day. As yesterday, the Spaniard ended the day with a fourth, but this time work on the track 33 of the pilot, and the best time of the day he lost two tenths of a second.Fernando Alonso "We tried several options. During the day we managed to make progress, so I'm happy with the final result.Every day we are working on a possible racing situations. I worked in traffic and on the open road. On Friday we'll work on qualifying pace."On Friday pilots IndyCar will have one more test day, and on Saturday, after a two-hour practice will be the first qualification.

2017-05-19 12:54:03

Chapter Mercedes We begin to understand how the tires

Chapter Mercedes We begin to understand how the tires

Head of Mercedes Toto Wolff said that his team in Spain began to better understand the work of rubber.Toto Wolff "I Think this weekend we proved that we begin to understand how the tires interact with the car. This is a good sign.But, in my opinion, this arms race will last until the end of the season. We will fight with Ferrari for the understanding of how to overcome difficulties, how to use more downforce and to improve the engine. You can't miss any of these topics. To win the championship this year, we just have a lot of good work".

2017-05-19 11:34:02

SMP F4 NEZ 2017 Champonship kicks off in Sochi

The first phase of the SMP Formula 4 NEZ Championship season 2017 starts on 19 may at the autodrom in Sochi. In the championship participates 21 racer representing eight different countries, including 10 Russian pilots.Among the participants of the third season of the championship North European zone SMP F4 young year from the Netherlands, Spain, Finland, Estonia, Denmark, France, Austria and Russia. In the first stage will involve the Russians Vladimir Tjortjis and Nikita Volegov, already has experience of playing in this championship, debutants Alexander Smolar, Ivan Shvetsov, Mikhail Belov, Ivan Berets, Gulhuseyn Abdullayev, and the first in the history of the championship girl pilot Milen Ponomarenko.Every year our League is becoming more popular, occupying a niche in an environment similar to the competition of the FIA - said the founder and Director of the program of development of Russian Motorsport SMP Racing Boris Rotenberg. - High level of preparation of its graduates for that year is confirmed by the fact that the winners become participants in the Junior program of Red Bull, and many participants in the SMP F4 Championship successfully move into the senior international series. I note that the geography of racers becoming more wide - starting with pilots from four countries in 2015, today we can already see that representatives of eight different countries, not just Nordic area, appreciated our open. I am sure that the increasing level of competition will help including ours, the Russian pilots become more experienced, stronger, and more successful to perform on the international stage.""It is important to see how things are progressing SMP F4 Championship, as the year is growing the skill level of the pilots, the geography of its participants, - considers the sports Director of the SMP F4 NEZ Championship Mika Salo. Is what we seek, what we think is one of the main indicators of the correctness of the chosen direction of work. And today we can say that the SMP F4 has become a truly international competition, which has a serious impact on the entire youth racing".Qualification for first race of the SMP Formula 4 NEZ Championship season 2017 will be held may 19, Friday, at 1530 Moscow time. The race starts at 1815. The beginning of the second qualification, which will determine the starting grid for race 2 and 3, on Saturday at 1100. The second race will start on Saturday at 1350. Also on Saturday at 1650 it will be the third race of the stage.

2017-05-18 14:04:05

Bild It was the most brilliant victory of Hamilton

Bild It was the most brilliant victory of Hamilton

German newspaper Bild believes that the victory of Lewis Hamilton in Spain is the brightest in his career.Bild "It was the most incredible battle of Hamilton, he won Sebastian Vettel after the fight wheel to wheel.For three years he raced against Rosberg, but now he must give all of yourself to win".

2017-05-18 13:04:04

Head of Mercedes Red Bull will not let go Sainz

Head of Mercedes Toto Wolff sure that Carlos Sainz will not get a Renault. The French have tried to get a Spanish pilot this year, but was denied by Red Bull.Toto Wolff "Yes, Carlos is ready to take the next step. I like it very much, like his family. Carlos embodies the modern pilot, because he is handsome, clever, fast.He is the pilot of Red Bull, and they will always keep good pilots in their system or to control their destiny. And Carlos is now no one and will not let go. It seems that next year he will play for the Junior team.

2017-05-18 13:04:03

Pastor Maldonado I like the new championship

Pastor Maldonado I like the new championship

Ex-Formula 1 driver Pastor Maldonado after the Grand Prix of Spain admitted that the updated championship he loves.Recall that it was in Spain five years ago, the Venezuelan won his only career Formula 1 win for team Williams.Pastor Maldonado "I like it. The struggle in the championship is very tight. Ferrari became competitive. Hopefully we will see a tough season until the last race.And I'm not going back. I was just visiting our old friends and enjoy the races from the stands. I remember his win in Spain, so I am glad to come to this Grand Prix.I now devote 100 of their time with the family and enjoy this".

2017-05-17 13:34:03

Tests of Alonso at Indianapolis while only the 24th

Tests of Alonso at Indianapolis while only the 24th

On Tuesday Fernando Alonso spent the second day of testing at Indianapolis. The Spaniard drove 117 laps and showed 24th result.In the tests took part 33 of the pilot, and the best time on account of will Power, IndyCar Champ 2014. Alonso lost Power 0.6574 seconds gap by the standards of Indianapolis.Fernando Alonso "the Feeling I have a positive, everything as I expected. It is very important to go close behind rival, to gain an advantage in speed on the straight. Our team has six cars and we practiced in this component".In tests participated Mikhail Aleshin, representing the Schmidt Peterson Motorsports. The Russians showed the 7-th result, losing to the leader of the day 0.2123 seconds.

2017-05-17 13:14:04

Lewis Hamilton It was the most dramatic battle in my memory

Lewis Hamilton It was the most dramatic battle in my memory

Pilot Mercedes Lewis Hamilton said that the battle with Sebastian Vettel in Spain was memorable for its drama.Lewis Hamilton "Vettel was so quick in front of me. It was such a challenge to try to overtake him. I had to perform most strongly, to keep up with him. I think it was the most dramatic fight I remember. Such battles should be more in each race.That's why I race, and that this struggle led me in a race at the beginning of my journey. To fight with four-time champion is an incredible honour. We with Vettel like playing tennis, though frustrated at each other the ball. And the main thing is to hit it and not miss".

2017-05-17 12:34:03

The head of Red Bull We pulled their tails

The head of Red Bull We pulled their tails

Head Red Bull Christian Horner said that with the updated car RB13 his team was able to pull back 0.4 seconds on the circle.Christian Horner "the Updates are largely focused on increasing machine speed in slow and medium speed corners. So, this past weekend we were able to achieve greater speed, and it gave the students a very clear understanding of things, which need to focus attention in the future.We feel that this weekend we were able to accelerate by 0.4 seconds. We are satisfied with the information received. It is clear that a lot of work ahead, but we at least understand what to do to increase speed."In Spain, for the first time this season, the pilot of Red Bull made it to the podium. However, this became possible after the exit of Kimi Raikkonen and Valtteri Bottas.

2017-05-16 13:54:05

Jenson button I don't rule out a return in 2018

Jenson button I don't rule out a return in 2018

Spare pilot of McLaren's Jenson button admitted that while he configured one race in Monaco, where he will replace Fernando Alonso, but next year a lot can change.Jenson button "I think of Monaco as his only race this year. Obviously, if I was again asked this year to speak, I'll be ready to do it. But I'm not gonna ask the team the opportunity.I don't know what will happen next year, but I have a contract with the team until the end of 2018, so don't rule out anything. This year I have a lot of interesting activities. Even the other team asked me for one race, but I disagreed - that was on a tight schedule".

2017-05-16 13:54:04

Carlos Sainz Sauber faster than us

Carlos Sainz Sauber faster than us

The pilot Toro Rosso Carlos Sainz admitted that at the moment, the Sauber cars faster Italian.Carlos Sainz "In Spain, we fought for the first time directly with Sauber. A little sad to see that cars with Ferrari engines of the 2016 us faster in a straight line.I tried my best to get ahead of Wehrlein, but most of my attempts - we were walking side by side. Before the first turn every time Pascal took the best course and held the position. He always closed domestic trajectory. To fight with Pascal was very interesting."In the race Wehrlein finished seventh, but the penalty was forced to concede the position to Science.

2017-05-16 13:54:03

Fernando Alonso to Drive at the limit is still difficult

Fernando Alonso to Drive at the limit is still difficult

After the Grand Prix of Spain Fernando Alonso went to Indianapolis, where he will continue preparations for the Indy 500. The Spaniard admitted that to pilot the car IndyCar at maximum speeds still terrible.Fernando Alonso "I understand that qualifying lap and the race are different. I was allowed to drive without speed limits, but I'm still scared to go at 400 km/h Leg just releases the gas pedal.The speed is simply incredible. Any pilot loves the feeling of adrenaline, and I just revel in. I think that then I will be only easier.

2017-05-16 13:24:07

Lewis Hamilton It's Valtteri won me the race in Spain

Lewis Hamilton It's Valtteri won me the race in Spain

Pilot Mercedes Lewis Hamilton admitted that only thanks to Valtteri Bottas, he was able to win the race Grand Prix of Spain.Lewis Hamilton "it's Great to fight with the other team -it's much nicer than fighting with your partner, since there is no DC voltage. In Sochi, where he won Valtteri, I was very happy for him. I don't have any feelings of envy or disappointment. He did a great job and deserved the result.Valtteri played a huge role in the fight for victory in Spain. Without him I would not be able to achieve first place. He won me the race."After one of the pit stops Sebastian Vettel was behind Bottas. To overtake the Mercedes driver just does not work, and during that time managed to catch up with Hamilton.