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2017-12-22 17:14:04

Robert Schwartzman will be performing in the Castrol Toyota Racing Series

Robert Schwartzman will be performing in the Castrol Toyota Racing Series

The SMP Racing programme pilot, Robert Schwartzman will be performing in the Castrol Toyota Racing Series. The first stage of this new Zealand championship will start on 10 January at Ruapuna Park.Season Castrol Toyota Racing Series TRS lasts about a month, from January to February. Five stages will be held on different tracks in New Zealand. At the end of season TRS pilot SMP Racing Robert Schwartzman will start to work in the European Formula 3 championship.Speech of Robert Schwartzman in the season 2018 Castrol Toyota Racing Series and FIA Formula 3 are a part of his training program Ferrari Driver Academy. The agreement on the accession of Robert to the Academy was signed by the founding Director of the program SMP Racing Boris Rotenberg in October 2017.I'm glad that I can participate in this NZ series, noted Robert Schwartzman. - This will give me a chance to get used to the car class Formula 3, then in order to be successful on it in the European championship."Despite the fact that the season Castrol Toyota Racing Series short in comparison with analogues, the championship popular with racers from all over the world for the opportunity to train and play in the offseason, when the Northern hemisphere winter. In the Castrol Toyota Racing pilots perform on standardized cars of the Italian company Tatuus, homologirana by the standards of the FIA F3.Calendar Castrol Toyota Racing Series 201810 - 14 Jan Ruapuna Speedway18 - January 21 Teretonga25 - January 28 Hampton Downs1 - 4 Taupo8 Feb - 11 Feb track manfeild.

2017-12-21 10:44:02

Magnussen will join Alonso and Strollo

For the third pilot of Formula 1 bet for victory in the legendary race 24 hours of Daytona next month.Earlier it became known that Fernando Alonso and lance Stroll will perform in this marathon, and now the newspaper Ekstra Bladet reports that the pilot Haas Kevin Magnussen may also be a member of the race. The report States that the transaction involved the company Magnussen Dallara, the General partner of the team and Haas Daytona Action Express Racing.Jan Magnussen, Kevin's father, is also going to start at Daytona in sports cars class behind the wheel of a Chevrolet Corvette.

2017-12-20 10:44:03

Ross Brawn We are looking for solutions that will make the race interesting

Sports Director of the Formula 1 Ross Brawn said that Liberty already operates in the wind tunnel with two cars, in search of solutions that will make it easier to overtake rivals on the track.Ross Brawn "we already Have a model of two machines working together, and we have done all the initial work. The season is over, teams are ready to provide us with their cars in 2017. This will allow us to receive more information about more sophisticated models. By signing a confidentiality agreement, we will be ready to start a new phase of work in the CFD program.We have a large team of people working in this direction. Early next year we will be ready to present some interesting solutions".

2017-12-19 11:04:03

Haas I Hope we have enough space for the scope

Haas I Hope we have enough space for the scope

Director Haas Gunther Steiner said his team hopes the Department of aerodynamics, which have for the next year to prepare a good package.Gunther Steiner "In aerodynamic development, we should make a good leap forward. I hope we have the potential for growth in the next year, because we started working on the car, and the next generation pretty early. But we still do not know.I think that the development of the aerodynamics of this year was discontinued very early, but this is a big plus for the next batch. As I said earlier, if we can get to work on the aerodynamics, and tires will work best".

2017-12-18 20:44:05

Ferrari has named the date of the presentation

Ferrari has named the date of the presentation

Ferrari President Sergio Marchionne said that the presentation of the new machine is scheduled for February 22. Traditionally it will take place in Maranello.The first kilometer of a novelty will pass in Barcelona on 25 February, during the so-called shooting day. And 26 February, will start full tests.

2017-12-18 11:54:06

Toto Wolff Speed in the last race means nothing

Head of Mercedes Toto Wolff believes that it is impossible to estimate the speed of the team next year at the last race of last season.Toto Wolff "You have to be careful with interpretations of tempo. We can't talk about the speed of the cars next season, based on the speed of cars in the last race of last season. In addition, we saw a small part of the novelties during the tests, which will be at the start of the first race stone-2018.So far, I just don't feel that we can give ourselves a Pat on the shoulder, noting with pleasure their high speed in Abu Dhabi. I would prefer to remain a skeptic, not leaving stone upon stone in the subject of optimization of the machine".

2017-12-17 12:54:05

Daniel ricciardo Brendon Hartley helped his persistence

Daniel ricciardo Brendon Hartley helped his persistence

Pilot Red Bull Daniel Riccardo believes that Brendon Hartley was able to muscle his way into Formula 1.Daniel ricciardo "I think in the case of Brandon, the decisive factor was persistence. He was in the family of Red Bull and left, and after that, he acted in different series. He was always trying to fight your way back.He constantly called different people and asked to give him a second chance, to allow the pilot the best machines. And eventually it started working.He did everything himself - he doesn't have a rich family or something else. He created opportunities for himself and Red Bull praised it for giving him a second chance.I think now he is much more Mature pilot and is able to handle the pressure".

2017-12-17 12:24:03

Antonio Giovinazzi not giving up after failure Sauber

Antonio Giovinazzi not giving up after failure Sauber

Antonio Giovinazzi admitted that he did not lose hope for a better future, despite the lack of places in Formula 1 in 2018.Antonio Giovinazzi "Obviously, I was close to a contract with Sauber, and it was the best possibility, but there have made a different choice.However, I will not give up. Even last year I started working as a third pilot, and then made his debut, so I will try to work and maintain a Ferrari. Will see what happens.I had a surprise debut with Sauber, but I also worked a lot in the simulator at Maranello, helping the pilots Ferrari, and I tested the machine Sauber, Ferrari and Haas.Now I'm a pilot with lots of experience. Last season was exceptional for a Ferrari, we have reduced the backlog, and we work hard to make another step forward next year.I'd be lying if I said I didn't want to be in Formula 1, I don't want to win the title. It will be difficult, but I'm willing to give my all".

2017-12-17 10:44:05

Max Verstappen Girls should be part of the grid

Max Verstappen Girls should be part of the grid

The pilot of Red Bull Max Verstappen believes that the girls at the start of the race will remain part of the championship in the future. Previously the sports Director of a Formula 1 Ross Brawn said that the issue of denial of the presence of girls on the starting grid.Max Verstappen "Girls must stay"The pilot of Renault's Nico Hulkenberg added "It would be a shame if they stole this ornament of the grid. What will happen next year".

2017-12-17 10:34:03

20 new employees will join Sauber in 2018

After the recently signed sponsorship deal with Alfa Romeo, Sauber is already increasing the number of specialists.Auto Motor und Sport reports that the Swiss team, who finished the season 2017, up to 20 new technical staff before the start of the tests in February.Frederic Vasseur "the First contracts were signed in November. Others will begin later. Some even help us only in the second half of the season-2018".

2017-12-15 11:44:04

Formula 1 thinking about the girls on the grid

Formula 1 thinking about the girls on the grid

Sports Director of the championship Ross brown said that considering the question of whether the presence of girls on the starting grid of Formula 1.Ross Brawn "We are studying this topic. We want to take into account the views of all parties, because there are people who like this tradition, and there are those who oppose".Formula 1 has already conducted the experiment on replacement of girls to guys during the Monaco Grand Prix 2015. The Formula 1 drivers didn't like it.Then Sebastian Vettel commented "Where are the girls It's just disgusting I'm going to start looking for a girl to my room and here are the boys Before everything was fine. I don't understand why it was necessary to break such a fine tradition of Formula 1".

2017-12-15 10:14:04

Lewis Hamilton I don't want to be friends with Niko

Lewis Hamilton I don't want to be friends with Niko

Pilot Mercedes Lewis Hamilton said that he is not going to re-start a friendship with Nico Rosberg.In the days of the performances in karting, Lewis and Nico were friends, but after the fight for the title as a part of Mercedes in 2014-2016 they turned into stiff rivals.Niki Lauda "Their relationship was so bad that in the morning they didn't even say Hello".Rosberg after winning the championship and retiring from Formula 1 has admitted that he is ready to regain the friendship.Nico Rosberg "We were very good friends in the past but this could be repeated in the future. We are no longer rivals, I completely crossed this point, so I don't understand why we can't again good".However, Hamilton is configured differently.Lewis Hamilton "I last spoke with Nico in Japan, but I don't put any energy to change in our relationship. I don't want to be friends with him".

2017-12-14 10:44:03

Mercedes is not considering the candidacy of Windows for 2019

Head of Mercedes Toto Wolff denied the rumors that season-2019 his team is considering Esteban's Windows.Toto Wolff "Esteban is one of our pilots, and therefore in the picture it looks like we can take him. But a team of all power forwards on Valtteri.If we start to think about other pilots, the emotional side of Bottas will fail. He could then work at 100.I can assure you that we all want to Valtteri succeeded. Along with Lewis, he's our pilot, and we don't think about others.Of Valtteri has everything he needs. The guy should just pull myself together".Meanwhile, Bottas contract extended only until the end of 2018, and at the end of next season, free will be not only Windows, but Daniel ricciardo.

2017-12-12 12:04:04

Chapter Toro Rosso the First 100 metres of a soft spot for Kvyat

Chapter Toro Rosso the First 100 metres of a soft spot for Kvyat

Franz Toast, head of the team Toro Rosso, where Daniel spent almost three years, noted that the Russian pilot has a lot of potential, which, unfortunately, failed to disclose.Franz Toast "I still believe that Daniel is a natural talent. Sometimes he was faster than Daniel ricciardo, but for the last two years he was not able to use their full potential. He had a lot of incidents, there were many problems with reliability - all this affected his confidence, it killed its speed. Perhaps after the break we will be able to see the old Daniel.His weak spot is the first 100 meters and take the first turn. He too much wanted to achieve from the start of the race.I hope he will get another chance. In my opinion, he deserves a place in Formula-1".

2017-12-12 11:04:04

Statistics season 2017 starts with the first row

Statistics season 2017 starts with the first row

In the course of the last season, only six pilots had a chance to start the race from the first row. The record for the number of hits on the first row of steel Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton.Starts with the first row, the pilots1. Sebastian Vettel, The Ferrari - 142. Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes 133. Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari - 5 Driver Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes - 55. Max Verstappen, Red Bull - 16. Lance Stroll, Williams - 1V last year the pilots Ferrari never not started first, Rada, and this year Daniel Riccardo from Red Bull failed to make this rating. But it came debutant lance Stroll from Williams. However, in his case helped numerous penalties received by opponents for the replacement of elements of the power plant.In Sochi Mercedes pilots started only from the second row, thereby ending a run of 30 hits on the first row. According to this indicator, the German team takes third place in the history of Formula 1. The record lacked five races.The series starts from the first row, the command1. Williams - 35 1992-19942. McLaren - 33 1988-19903. Mercedes - 30 2015-20174. Williams - 26 1995-19975. Red Bull - 24 2010-20116. Mercedes - 23 2014-20157. Williams - 17 1986-1987 Red Bull - 17 2009-20109. Ferrari - 16 1970-1971 Lotus - 16 1973-1974.

2017-12-12 10:24:06

Chapter Mercedes We need to support the new owners

Chapter Mercedes We need to support the new owners

Head of Mercedes Toto Wolff believes that all team leaders should now be at the same time with the new leadership of the championship.Toto Wolff "12 months ago Bernie was still in Formula 1. But we have to accept the new time, should support the new owners and the management for growth of Formula-1. But I wouldn't want to predict what will happen in 12 months.There are many things that were started from scratch, and some of them are quite interesting. But most importantly, we are all interested in the development of this fantastic sport. I would like to wish that this sport attracts a large audience of fans".

2017-12-10 11:04:03

Lewis Hamilton this year for Vettel was too much pressure

Lewis Hamilton this year for Vettel was too much pressure

Pilot Mercedes Lewis Hamilton said that this year Sebastian Vettel came under severe pressure.Lewis Hamilton "SEB has spent more this season than ever before. None of us is superhuman, and everything can fail, especially under extreme pressure. Some reach that point sooner, others later.It's like tennis. If Federer plays against Nadal, everyone is waiting for a little weakness in each other, that is, half a percent to win.I was lucky that the pressure eased. You saw it at the end of the season. Suddenly for me the pressure was over, although the results were sleeping. I compare this season with a 100-meter sprint Usain Bolt. Frequently gets a bad start, but then he goes back into the lead.I guess Vettel will restore their strength before the next season, but I'm not afraid".

2017-12-08 10:34:03

/Daniel ricciardo People quickly get used to Halo

/Daniel ricciardo People quickly get used to Halo

Next year in Formula 1 will appear to the system Halo, which was criticized by many drivers. But Daniel Riccardo from Red Bull believes that it will get used to a new kind of car.Riccardo Daniel "I'm Sure people will quickly get used to Halo. When in 2009 the machine has seriously changed, many didn't like it either, but they're used to.Halo introduced for the sake of security. This system protects the pilot from debris that can cause serious injury. When a few years racing without tragedies, many start to forget about safety. But the first serious incident causes to think about it.Because of the Halo race will not lose the adrenaline. Everything will be as before".

2017-12-08 10:14:06

Nico Rosberg I was not surprised by the loss of Ferrari

Nico Rosberg I was not surprised by the loss of Ferrari

Champion of the season in 2016 Nico Rosberg admitted that he was not surprised by the loss of Ferrari last season.Nico Rosberg "Today I'm a family man, advertising agent, Manager. And I'm looking for investments, especially for start-up companies in the field of mobility.I think it was a great season. Ferrari showed a good fight, but I'm not surprised that they failed because Mercedes has again raised the bar.I expect that next year Ferrari will be quick, Mercedes will be even stronger. I know very well what they can do".

2017-12-07 16:54:03

Fines for the replacement of the engine not more than 15 positions

In the past some pilots, in particular, of McLaren-Honda, had a penalty of 30-50 positions for the replacement of elements of the power plant. Now any pilot can not lose more than 15 positions - a new rule has been approved by the world Motorsport Council of the FIA.In the new season every driver can use three sets of elements of the power plant. As before, for each subsequent item will be charged penalty 10 penalty position for the first element of the new set and 5 positions for the rest of the same set of elements. If the pilot during the race weekend will receive more than 15 penalty position, it will start last. If such pilots will be a few, the order will be determined by a time penalty.

2017-12-06 11:04:03

Alain Prost Vandorn better than Alonso

Alain Prost Vandorn better than Alonso

Four-time world champion Alain Prost believes that the debutant of the season, Stoffel Vandorn almost as good as the experienced Fernando Alonso.Alain Prost "All watched Vandoren before he came into Formula 1 because everyone thought he was the most outstanding young pilot. He started his career at McLaren, where there were problems with reliability. He never got the same equipment as Alonso. But I think Vandorn is now on par or even better than Alonso. He is developing well.Next year with a good engine we will see is it effective. To be in a team with Alonso is not easy, so Vandorn you need to remain calm, not to rush, and I think that it will not be problems in the coming years".

2017-12-05 16:04:04

Statistics season 2017 pole position

Statistics season 2017 pole position

If last season the Mercedes team has won 20 of qualifications, this time its the pilots only earned 15 pole positions. A large part of the victories on account of Lewis Hamilton.The pole position of the season-2017 pilots1. Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes - 112. Sebastian Vettel, The Ferrari - 43. Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes - 44. Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari 1 in his career earned the pole position, Bottas. And his compatriot, who plays for Ferrari, started from pole position for the first time since 2008The pole position in the season 2017, commands1. Mercedes - 152. Ferrari 5 comparison with last year, the Red Bull team was left without poles. But in the Ferrari after last year's lull won five qualifications. And in Monaco both drivers of the Scuderia started with the first line, for the first time since the Grand Prix of France 2008.Quick pole in the truest sense of the word came from Hamilton in Spa. The Briton drove a lap with an average speed of 245.867 km/h. a Year ago, the highest average speed was shown in Monza -257.038 km/h, but this time qualification in Italy took place on a wet track.The slowest lap traditionally happened in Monaco Kimi Raikkonen won the pole with an average speed of 166.438 km/h. the Biggest gap of the owner of the pole from the nearest rival recorded during a rainfall qualification in Italy, where Lewis Hamilton beat max Verstappen 1,148 seconds. Minimum separation happened in Japan, where Lewis Hamilton lost Valtteri bottas the only 23 thousandths of a second.

2017-12-05 11:24:04

Charles LeClair has chosen starting number

Charles LeClair has chosen starting number

Next year the team Sauber Ferrari will debut a protg of Charles LeClair. For his first season in monagas chose the race number "16".Since then, as in 2014, the pilots were given the right to choose starting numbers, no one has ever used the number "16".Machine with the number "16" was the presentation of a new title sponsor Alfa Romeo.

2017-12-04 11:44:03

Chapter Haas Expect that we will offer Liberty

Director Haas Gunther Steiner admitted that he awaits information from Liberty on what will be Formula 1 in the future.Gunther Steiner "We started the development process of the team and machines in the middle of the season. But now we have to wait for clarification from the Liberty. At the moment we want to stay in the development team because I want to see what offers Liberty to cost constraints and budgets. Why do we need to develop the team for two years, then to disbandWe agree to work with fewer people than you need, rather then to experience the pain and see the pain of people who need to be fired. We must better manage the people you have at the moment. Next year we learn a little more about the new championship 2021".

2017-12-03 21:14:03

Daniil Kvyat Ferrari

Edition of La Gazzetta dello Sport, citing a source inside Ferrari, said that the Scuderia may sign a contract backup pilot with Daniel Cuatom.Last season a reserve pilot Ferrari was Antonio Giovinazzi, but in 2018 he will become the third pilot of the Sauber, where he will occasionally hold Friday practice. As a replacement, consider the candidature Kvyat. According to Italian journalists, will benefit both sides the Ferrari will get an experienced pilot, and Daniel will be able to restart his career.It is known that Kvyat is regarded as a contender for a place in Williams, but there are greatest chances of Robert Kubica and Sergey Sirotkin.

2017-12-03 12:04:03

Helmut Marko Red Bull Technology will help Honda

Red Bull is already working with Honda, and everything goes to the fact that this team will go to Japanese engines in 2019. The Honda engineers have provided the opportunity to work in the Red Bull Technology centre, equipped with state of the art simulators.In the next year, given the collapse of the Union McLaren-Honda, the Japanese company will supply engines exclusively to Junior team Toro Rosso.Sports consultant to Red Bull "we're working with Honda to make the engine updated for more competitive Toro Rosso.We are very pleased with what Honda has done and will continue to do until the start of the season.Red Bull technology must also help to make progress. We'll see what happens. Only in the middle of next year we will know what to do in 2019".

2017-12-02 10:44:03

Alejandro Agag Ferrari not ready for Formula E

The head of Formula E Alejandro Agag not think that Ferrari is seriously the start of performances in electricamente.Alejandro Agag "It would be great if Ferrari quit Formula 1 and joined us. It would be fantastic.But I think for now it's just impossible. It would be too abrupt a transition to a different culture of racing.Marchionne said that will come in the Formula-E, but not as a Ferrari, and the Maserati.But I never talked to him about what a Ferrari should come in the near future. They are not ready for such technology. Have you seen the Tesla Roadster accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 1.9 seconds Ferrari do not show".

2017-12-01 12:34:05

Nico Rosberg Hamilton may soon go

Nico Rosberg Hamilton may soon go

Champion of the season in 2016 Nico Rosberg believes that there are signs that his former teammate Mercedes Lewis Hamilton will soon leave the championship.Nico Rosberg "He has hinted this year that he didn't want to spend so much time on travel. He would not have done this if I didn't think about it at least a little bit."However, it is expected that negotiations about prolongation of the contract with Hamilton in the Mercedes has already started.Toto Wolff "He is an important part of the team. He was a very strong pilot, and it helps him and the team. So I hope that he will be with us in the future.The current contract of Hamilton with Mercedes valid till the end of 2018.

2017-12-01 12:34:04

Charles LeClair Tragedy has made me stronger

Charles LeClair Tragedy has made me stronger

The young pilot Charles LeClair, who next year is likely to be a pilot Sauber, said the recent tragedies in life made him stronger.Charles Leclerc "it Was a very difficult time. I lost my best friend, Jules Bianchi, then his father. But I think it made me stronger, and now I see life differently.I don't think I would be hard in Formula 1. I remember that Alonso started with Minardi. I, too, can rise to the top teams".