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2017-11-19 11:54:04

Fernando Alonso will take part in the tests WEC

Fernando Alonso will take part in the tests WEC

Today in Bahrain, will start tests WEC. Part of the factory Toyota team will work Fernando Alonso. Two-time Formula 1 world champion, will sit behind the wheel of a sports prototype Toyota TS050 Hybrid 6 LMP1.Recall that Alonso is going to take part in the legendary marathon 24 hours of Le Mans. It is not excluded that Fernando will start and other WEC races.There, in Bahrain, is the first tests, the Russian car BR01.

2017-11-19 11:44:04

Lewis Hamilton I feel so good

Pilot Mercedes Lewis Hamilton admitted that he now feels very comfortable in the Mercedes team.Lewis Hamilton "When I remember that there was a number of years ago, I don't feel right. I was attached to the team, I could not move and develop.Yes, I had the best job in the world - pilot of Formula 1, but outside of the cars and tracks I wasn't happy. I couldn't do what I like. I used then 10 of its potential. Now to Mercedes, everything has changed. I feel so good".

2017-11-19 11:44:03

Paddy Lowe next year we will be faster

Williams technical Director Paddy Lowe is confident that his team next year will take a step forward.Paddy Lowe "It was a good year with some interesting challenges for the future. Meet the team faced some difficulties, typical for medium sized teams is a new experience for me.Williams is a good team, often setting standards for the work, for example, pit stops, and our style of work often is adopted by other teams.On the other hand, we need a faster car. We have the desire to move forward and to win again. That's why we're here. Next year, a lot can change. You'll see".This year, Williams will likely end the year in fifth position.

2017-11-18 10:24:04

BR Engineering has introduced a new sportprototip BR1

BR Engineering has introduced a new sportprototip BR1

The Russian company BR Engineering has introduced a new sportprototip BR1. Track Bahrain International Circuit in the final stage of the FIA WEC season-2017 the global Motorsport community and journalists first saw the car, whose creation was announced a year ago. Car LMP1 was created by Russian company BR Engineering together with the famous Italian automaker Dallara to participate in the new superstone of the world championship FIA WEC.In the presentation BR1 participated Boris Rotenberg, founder and Director of the BR Engineering Pierre Fillon, President of the Association ASO Gerard Neveu, head of the FIA WEC Luca Pignata, chief designer Dallara Dmitry Samorukov, Director of SMP Racing pilots of the program of development of Russian Motorsport SMP Racing Mikhail Alyoshin, Vitaly Petrov and Matevos Isahakyan Ambassador extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation in the Kingdom of Bahrain Qarayev, Vagif DragonSpeed team principal Elton Julian and Russian engineers and students of technical Universities who took part in the development of the prototype. The music for the premiere of BR1 was written by Russian composer and producer Victor Drobysh.The presentation was opened by Boris Rotenberg. According to him, the engineers managed to create a completely new car, which used the most modern technologies and materials"it is Symbolic that on 17 November, during the final stage of the FIA WEC season in 2016, we announced the signing of an agreement between BR and Dallara Engineering to start work on a prototype BR1. Today, exactly a year later, we proudly present you the result. During the work on the car we used the best international experience, achievements one of the best companies Dallara. At various stages in the development of the car was actively attended by Russian specialists, and also worked on the simulator the current pilot program SMP Racing Vitaly Petrov, Sergey Sirotkin, Mikhail Aleshin, Viktor Shaitar and Kirill Ladygin. Their task was to from the point of view of experienced riders to make suggestions in key aspects of the prototype, from the ergonomics to the behavior of the car on the road".Prototype BR1 passed all the necessary tests and homologation of the FIA, a number of tests on race tracks under the control of SMP Racing pilots. Ahead of the Russian car the new season of the world championship on races on endurance 2018-2019, where SMP Racing intends to put the two Russian crew in the highest category of the championship, LMP1, to fight for the highest results in the overall classification.While the company BR Engineering, the first manufacturer of the chassis presenting to the public the car are ready to participate in the FIA WEC next season, already signed a contract for the production of a prototype BR1 for team DragonSpeed, also announced recently its intentions to move into the LMP1 category of the FIA WEC."I must say that the rate BR1 on the track is impressive, - said the pilot program SMP Racing Mikhail Alyoshin. - Impressive and how well made the prototype, and how sensitively it responds to changes in preferences that we do. To work with such a machine is a pleasure. Now our task is to spend as much time behind the wheel, to detect the different nuances, to work with the settings, because even in the ideal technique is always better. I am sure that next season prototype BR1 compete with rivals".One of the main innovations in superstone 2018-2019 world Championship on races on endurance will be the merging of hybrid and non-hybrid prototypes in one of the LMP1 class with defined capacity limitations. This will allow private teams, including the Russian team SMP Racing and DragonSpeed team, to compete for a championship titles FIA WEC.Facts ABOUT the prototype of BR1-CLASS LMP1 the process of creating aerodynamic elements of the new prototype was held 16 sessions in the wind tunnel, the total length of which was 600 hours, during which it has produced 1000 trials.In tests on the simulator and on the finished prototype was attended 5 professional pilots SMP Racing programme, including Vitaly Petrov, first Russian Formula 1 driver- Mikhail Aleshin, the pilot of the American series IndyCar- Sergey Sirotkin, the reserve pilot of the Formula 1 Renault- Kirill Ladygin, a multiple champion of Russia on go-karting and road racing, the bronze prize-winner of the race "24 hours of Le Mans- Victor Shaitar, world champion, winner of the race "24 hours of Le Mans", FIA WEC.On the simulator prototype BR1 pilots had a total of 64 hours, which amounted to 173 session or 870 laps.TECHNICAL characteristics of the PROTOTYPE BR1AER V6 twin turbo 720 HP Possible to install motorsGibson V8 LMP1 Spec 700 HP.Message other proizvodyaschuyu Le Mans Sprint body kit on the back 6-speed robotic transmission Xtrac lock differentialbaselsn TILTON Brembo brake system LMP1 UPRAVLENIE with power production Kayaba.Userrepository pilotado the foot pedal accelerator and timesmachine disciminate, production OZ specifically for Michelin Radial LMP1 18 dumontadriana 930 kg.

2017-11-18 10:14:03

Jacques Villeneuve does not believe in the return of Kubica

Champion 1997 Jacques Villeneuve has questioned the ability of Robert Kubica successfully return to Formula 1 next year.Jacques Villeneuve "we are Talking not only about the upcoming tests, when he will have to get out of the car with a set of Halo that is already difficult enough for a guy.How about the start of the race, when he will have to sharply deviate from other machines I doubt he can do it with one hand. From my own experience I know that it is almost impossible.I think the FIA need to think carefully about whether to allow the race pilot with an injury or not. He can initiate accidents. Kubica himself also need to think carefully about whether he wants this.It is not about playing cards, he is responsible to his colleagues. The same applies to Williams. If there is a serious accident, the responsibility will be very great."Informed negatively about the idea of the return of Kubica spoke ex-pilot Williams Juan Pablo Montoya and former technical Director of the British team Patrick head.

2017-11-17 10:44:03

Luca di Montezemolo I like to see Ferrari win

Luca di Montezemolo I like to see Ferrari win

Former Ferrari President Luca di Montezemolo admitted that happy with the way playing his former team.Luca di Montezemolo "I am delighted with the victories of Ferrari. Unlike Finance and Economics of sport is an inexact science. Easy to say but much harder to win.Ferrari had a good season, but unfortunately she did not win the title. And I think that in Brazil, Hamilton would have won if he'd started from sixth place".

2017-11-17 10:34:03

Niki Lauda Hamilton and Bottas - not friends

Niki Lauda Hamilton and Bottas - not friends

Non-Executive Director of Mercedes Niki Lauda said that Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas are not friends.Niki Lauda "Hamilton and Bottas - not friends. But not hate, what was between Lewis and Nico. Poor relations between pilots is bad for the team, but not for them because it forces them to become faster".

2017-11-17 10:24:04

Riccardo Daniel I Have the time

Riccardo Daniel I Have the time

Red Bull ready to extend the contract with Daniel Riccardo until the end of 2020, but the Australian is in no hurry to put his signature.Daniel ricciardo "It's very nice that the team wants to keep me in the team. I have great respect for Red Bull, but I still have time to perform all the options.About Ferrari, I heard that, but I can't say anything about this, because to me, no one spoke. My dream is to win the world championship in the best car, so I don't know what else to say. I'm not sure Vettel would want to see me with his partner.Recall that Vettel and ricciardo were team-mates at Red Bull in 2014, and then Daniel won three races, while Sebastian, with the rank of the current champion has never stood on the top step of the podium.

2017-11-16 22:14:03

Toro Rosso-2018 Pierre went Out and Brendon Hartley

Team Toro Rosso has announced that next year it will be Frenchman Pierre went Out and the new Zealander Brendon Hartley, who made his debut in the last race of the current season.Franz Toast, head of the team "We are delighted that the Red Bull so early decided on our pilots for the next season. Pierre and Brandon showed that they are ready for Formula 1. They quickly adapted to the car and showed consistent results.We are impressed with how quickly they learn, and are willing to hold them for the full season. I hope we will be able to provide them with a competitive car. However, I am sure they will go all out to show good results."Pierre went Out "I'm glad I'll have a good season 2018 in the Toro Rosso. For me this will be the first full season in Formula 1.I want to thank everyone who helped and supported me on the way to Formula 1. Now I'm determined to achieve the maximum possible result in the final race in Abu Dhabi and next season"Brendon Hartley "it's Great that Toro Rosso has signed a contract with me for the season 2018. I'm glad I was able to take advantage of the unexpected opportunity to become a Formula 1 driver.I want to thank Red Bull and Toro Rosso for giving me a second chance. Now I will do everything possible to use a high note to finish this season".

2017-11-16 21:34:04

Liberty Media security Issues in Brazil - not our problem

The owners of Formula 1 have washed your hands after going to the security challenges in the state of so Paulo, where during racing of the weekend occurred of assault on the participants of the championship.Press Secretary Liberty "It is not our responsibility. We are the owner of the commercial rights. We sell these rights to the local promoter, and security in the framework of this network is their duty.We have our own security team that travels with us, we actively participate in the work of the promoters, but we can't be experts in every city.We have a year between now and the next race to sort out what happened and we will be disappointed if the problem is not solved".

2017-11-16 10:24:06

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

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

2017-11-16 10:24:05

Liberty nullified the threat of Ferrari

The head of the Formula 1 championship chase Carey was able to reduce the degree of tension between his company and Ferrari, threatening to leave the championship at the end of 2020, unless their condition on engines.Chase Carey "there are No real differences between the views of Ferrari and ours. Formula 1 is unique and the team should be able to build the original machines, engines and chassis.We want all teams fought for the victory, and success depended on how they spend money, and no matter how much money they spend.The uncertainty as to the outcome of the race is fundamental to the attractiveness of any category of Motorsport for spectators.

2017-11-15 12:44:03

Red Bull we Will collect the car from debris

The head of the team Red Bull's Christian Horner admitted that there are indeed problems with spare parts for power units of Renault.Christian Horner "Obviously, the Grand Prix in Abu Dhabi will become for us a TV show where a car is assembled from garbage. Let's hope that our power plant has not been damaged in Brazil.To be honest, Renault mechanics should be praised - they work wonders in conditions of restricted stock of parts able to assemble a working engine."Problems with spare parts have a Junior team Toro Rosso. In the course of the weekend in Brazil there's even a set of turbines which formerly stood on the factory Renault cars.

2017-11-15 12:24:04

Antonio Giovinazzi refuses dreams to be in Formula-1

Antonio Giovinazzi refuses dreams to be in Formula-1

Antonio Giovinazzi admitted that he still hopes to return to Formula 1 with Ferrari. We will remind that this year the Italian has helped Sauber, replacing an injured Pascal Wehrlein.Antonio Giovinazzi "This year has given me more than I expected. I do not deny that after a great year in GP2, I feel ready to participate in a full season in Formula 1. But now I feel even more prepared than last winter.In Australia, I had a great time, but China was the worst Grand Prix for me in the career of a pilot. Error happened to me on the stage when I was under pressure from the press. After this criticism was rife. Maybe in China I set goals that were unattainable. But that disappointment helped me grow.I understand that Formula 1 is not football, where you can play for different teams. Here only 20 seats for all pilots in the world, but I always thought that there may be at the level of Vettel and Hamilton".

2017-11-15 11:54:04

Stoffel Vandorn Alonso is not my mentor

Stoffel Vandorn Alonso is not my mentor

The pilot of McLaren Stoffel Vandorn stated that it did not need the help of Fernando Alonso as a guide to the championship.After a slow start, the Belgian newcomer is now regularly competes with his teammate Fernando Alonso, which is probably one of the best pilots of Formula-1.Stoffel Vandorn "he's Probably the best pilot in Formula 1. I have a good relationship with him, even if we did compete on the track, but that's okay.This year we have a strong car, but it was positive for me because I had the chance to get closer to Alonso.But he is not my mentor, as Mass to Stroll. Of course, we work together as one team and moving in the same direction, but he's not standing right next to me, supervising my work.We are very open and talk a lot outside of the track, but he is not my mentor. Perhaps Strolla need it, but not me".

2017-11-15 11:44:03

The mayor of Sao Paulo, defends his Grand Prix

The mayor of so Paulo joo Doria justified to the fans of Formula 1 for the high level of crime in the city.Joo Doria "what happened cannot be justified, but I've seen worse cases on other race tracks. It was the first time when we had such a serious attack on the workers of the teams of Formula 1.I have heard Felipe. I really like this pilot, but such situations happen not only at our track. And no one ever said that he was ashamed to be a native of this country. It is unfortunate circumstances, but they can happen in any country.We have a contract until 2020, and whoever buys our route, must respect this contract. After that we hope to be able to extend the contract for another ten years. And the situation with the attacks we intend to make the best".

2017-11-15 11:14:03

Valtteri Bottas wants to fight to the last

Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas does not exclude that he can still achieve second place in the standings. Before the final race between him and Sebastian Vettel, 22 points difference.Valtteri Bottas "Yes, this is possible. The difference is 22 points, and 25 points still available, but I will need one good race.Of course, this is not the same as to fight for the championship, but second place is always better than third. Especially for the team.Will I help Lewis or not - it depends on the situation. Lewis has his ambitions. Like any other pilot, he wants to win.I don't expect someone to completely ruin your entire race for me, all depends on the situation".

2017-11-14 13:24:03

In the Red Bull want to keep ricciardo

In the Red Bull want to keep ricciardo

As you know, the Red Bull team has extended the contract with max Verstappen until the end of 2020. Now the Austrians want the same term to extend the agreement with Daniel Riccardo.Christian Horner, head of the team Red Bull "We really wanted and we extended the contract with Verstappen until 2020. Now we want to do the same with ricciardo. His contract ends at the end of next year, but after the upcoming Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi we are ready to discuss with him the details of the new agreement. We want to keep our pair of pilots for the next three years.

2017-11-14 13:04:03

In Pirelli has cancelled tests in Brazil for attempted robbery

This week in Brazil had to go through the tyre tests Pirelli with the participation of the team McLaren and its backup pilot Lando Norris. But the event was canceled after the attempted robbery Pirelli engineers.In a statement, Pirelli said "After the attempted robbery and a series of similar incidents that took place during the Brazilian Grand Prix, it was decided to cancel the joint with McLaren tests, scheduled for 14 and 15 November.This decision agreed with McLaren and the FIA, it is made in the interests of safety of employees of McLaren and Pirelli".

2017-11-14 12:54:05

Red Bull tries to calm the Toro Rosso

A big scandal broke out in the paddock after Toro Rosso and Renault exchanged mutual accusations. According to the Italian team, Renault specifically sabotaging the work of the stables, as from next year, Toro Rosso goes into the mill Honda.The Toro Rosso statement "do Not forget that the team is fighting with Renault for the constructors' championship. As he said himself Cyril abiteboul, our problems may not be just coincidence."In defense of the Renault acted as a sports consultant to senior team Red Bull Helmut Marko "As usual, at the end of a long season seething emotions in full force. But it is important for us to work with Renault without conflict is a valuable relationship and they will remain. We believe that the engine supplier is fair in its work in relation to all its partners".

2017-11-14 12:54:03

Robert Kubica preparing for tests in Abu Dhabi

Robert Kubica preparing for tests in Abu Dhabi

Robert Kubica looks set to get another chance to prove themselves behind the wheel of a Formula 1 car. Tyre tests in Abu Dhabi after the final race of the season-2017, and the Polish pilot they will represent Williams.Paddy Lowe, technical Director, Williams "We choose among different pilots. We considered Wehrlein, who also has a chance for a place in the team. Kubica almost certainly you will give another chance to be in the car during the tests in Abu Dhabi.This topic is too interesting for the press and fans, but we want to check it out and decide for yourself without external pressure".

2017-11-14 12:44:02

Esteban Windows With a bigger budget we would have fought for the title

The pilot Force India Esteban Windows believes that if his team had more money then she could fight for the title.Esteban Windows "Frankly, if all teams had an equal budget or if we had a budget of top teams, many would be surprised that would show the Force India".Force India is now in an interesting situation the team secured fourth place in the Cup of designers, and each new point will cost extra money, since the amount of the entry fee for next season depends on the gains made this year points.Esteban Windows "to Fight for points has become unprofitable for us, because every point you earn is worth 5,500 euros. Now it only robs us of money from the budget".

2017-11-13 14:24:03

Max Verstappen I don't want to be the first pilot

Max Verstappen I don't want to be the first pilot

Not so long ago in the Red Bull said that they are ready to build the team around max Verstappen. But the Dutch opposed the separation of the first and second pilots.Max Verstappen "we Have both sides of the boxes receive the same equipment and it works the same way. I don't want to be the first pilot, I want to beat his teammate on the same machine - the only thing that will bring me satisfaction."This year, Verstappen has won two races, Daniel ricciardo - the only one. However, on points, the Australian is ahead of his young partner Red Bull.

2017-11-13 11:04:03

Pierre went Out This is the best my race

Pierre went Out This is the best my race

In Brazil, the pilot Toro Rosso Pierre went Out finished 12th. For a Frenchman, this is the best result in his career.Pierre went Out "It was definitely my best race for the team. We had good speed, the best since Malaysia. We knew that the race would be difficult because of the fine, but the result can be considered positive, given the start of the tail of the peloton. We knew that the start will be the key point, so the first turn I was in a good position. I overtook maybe three cars in the first turn, then on the second turn, after all talkany, I tried to stay in his position an even pace.From the point of view of speed we have learned all that I could. I was able to up the pace, but we were limited by the degradation of the rubber. We would not be able to race better than it is.

2017-11-12 21:44:03

Felipe Massa I am very excited

Pilot Williams Felipe Massa in the home race, finished seventh, then made it to the podium and thanked the fans for their support. As you know, the Brazilian will leave Formula 1 at the end of the season.Felipe Massa "Thank you team, thank you stands. This support was very important to me, she gave me strength. I had a great start, I overtook Alonso, which is very important to me, since its speed in this race was higher than mine. I had to fight for their positions, it was necessary to control the temp, tires, speed.I managed to finish on a good position. I'm very excited. It's the last race here behind the wheel of a Formula 1. Thank you all for your support. It was the best race I could show today. I fought as best I could. Thank you all I love you all".

2017-11-12 21:34:08

Lewis Hamilton My fans enjoyed it

Pilot Mercedes Lewis Hamilton after starting from the pit lane broke through to fourth place. The winner of the race he lost a little more than five seconds.Lewis Hamilton "it's okay. I feel great. My car was great, very fast. I started from the pit lane and thus avoided the problems the first turn. I must admit that I was helped by the safety car. I did everything I could. It was very difficult, but my break turned out rapid.The team worked hard for this breakthrough. Bus at the end of the race is worn down, so I couldn't achieve the podium. Otherwise, everything went well.Mistakes happen, I repeat it again. It is impossible to go your entire career without error. Yesterday I crashed the car, but today very happy with my race. I am sure that my fans also enjoyed the show".

2017-11-12 21:34:05

Valtteri Bottas I'm upset lost leadership

Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas, started on the pole, lost the first position during start and finished second.Valtteri Bottas "I started from pole position, but after the first turn was sandwiched between the two Ferrari pilots. I attacked and put pressure on SEB as he could, but he defended very well. I am very upset about the lost leadership.I'm very happy for Lewis, he did an amazing leap forward from the last place. This is a good result for the team".

2017-11-12 21:34:04

Sebastian Vettel I controlled the race

The Ferrari pilot Sebastian Vettel won the race Grand Prix of Brazil, ahead of nearest rival by two seconds.Sebastian Vettel "It was a good start. I knew that I had nothing to lose at the start. I attacked the first corner on the inside. The fight against Bottas was very dense, but short. I was able to overtake him, and then simply maintained his lead. After the safety car I attacked in full force, and controlled the race.I'm happy for the team, happy for myself. This was an important race for us, because we all worked hard during this race to fight for victory. We have a break until the Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi, but we definitely will not. During the race I had a lot of work with rubber, to control its flow, to keep pace, but we did it".

2017-11-12 08:34:04

Sergio Perez I'm happy with this result

Sergio Perez I'm happy with this result

The pilot Force India Sergio Perez in qualifying Grand Prix of Brazil was sixth.Sergio Perez "I am very satisfied with today's result, especially considering how hard it was to work in tandem with the latest qualifications. It was a good fight, because the final was very hard, but I managed in difficult conditions to be sixth. This is our high for today.I have to say "thank you" to the team for all the latest upgrades, because they help us to fight for the finals. The engineers worked so hard and today's result was their merit. I'm glad to be back in the fight in the third round, and I now look forward to the race. Let's see if the rain will go - it will help us to achieve our goals".