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2018-01-19 15:54:04

January nomeromania 19 - Alessandro Nannini, 1989

January nomeromania 19 - Alessandro Nannini, 1989

In the second half of the 1980s gathered momentum, the new Benetton team. In 1989, the pilot of Alessandro Nannini won one race driving a car under the number "19".In 1986, Luciano Benetton, the owner of a famous company manufacturing bought out the Toleman team. In the first season Gerhard Berger won the race in Mexico, but the first win had to wait three years.In 1988, pilot began Benetton Alessandro Nannini. The Italian finished third twice and finished the championship in tenth position. The season of 1989 was formed in a similar way - 2 of the podium, but suddenly Nannini was declared the winner of the penultimate Grand Prix of Japan.

2018-01-19 15:04:05

The head of SMP Racing Sirotkin came to Williams not because of money

The head of SMP Racing Sirotkin came to Williams not because of money

The head of SMP Racing Boris Rotenberg, in press-konferentsiyu Moscow said that Sergei Sirotkin came to Williams only because of its results.Boris Rotenberg "Money is an important component. But Sirotkin was in a Williams not for money, but sporty. I think that's why the team chose the Russian rider. We are investing money in technology.It is great and it is a measure for the young pilots of our program that you can achieve success. Throughout Russia, more than 1,500 young for karting, and they see that I can get into Formula 1.It is important that we signed a contract with Williams. The team which has made to the development of motor sport very much and can compete with the leaders with McLaren and Accfx".According to available information, sponsors Sirotkin will pay Williams approximately 15 million euros per year.

2018-01-19 15:04:03

Williams Sergei signed a multiyear contract

At a press conference in Moscow Executive Director of Williams, Mike O'driscoll said that the contract with Sergey Sirotkin for several years.Mike O'driscoll "We are delighted that Sergey became a part of our team, we are delighted with its results shown on the tests. SMP Racing have a lot of young pilots, and the achievements of Sergei certainly motivate them.We want to win the championship and I want Sergey became a part of that success. The multi-year contract, but we will not disclose its details - it is normal for Formula 1".

2018-01-19 11:44:06

Ford was again interested in Formula 1

Ford was again interested in Formula 1

The American company Ford is ready to return to Formula 1 if I'm taken measures to control expenditures.Mark Rushbrook, head of the sports division of Ford "Hybrid engines are the future, including the future of Ford motor company, so it is difficult to refuse to participate in Formula 1. But we are interested in the restriction of budgets. The question is, how will the expenditure control".Ford has achieved considerable success in Formula 1 as an engine supplier. So, the pilots on machines with Ford engines 12 time Champions between 1968 and 1982. Also his first title, driving a Benetton Ford in 1994, was won by Michael Schumacher. In 2000-2004, the Formula 1 team Jaguar, owned by Ford.

2018-01-19 10:54:03

Toro Rosso conducts classes in Japanese culture for employees

In Toro Rosso expect to avoid some of the mistakes made during the ill-fated partnership of McLaren-Honda. The head of the Italian team Franz Toast said that his staff acquainted with the Japanese culture of communication.Franz Toast "For a better understanding of Japanese culture our staff attend interesting seminars.We all know that Japan has its own culture, and it's one of the really challenging task is to synchronize it with our own culture. If we were not sure that this can be achieved, we would never have gone to this agreement.The number of employees is a sound basis for a successful future. Therefore, the additional jobs will help us to move forward. A realistic goal for us for the season is a place in the centre of the peloton.Actually, I don't expect big changes. I still think that Mercedes will be unbeatable, but of course I hope that Red Bull and Ferrari will interpose in this fight for the title. And to be honest, I hope more on Red Bull than a Ferrari".

2018-01-19 10:44:04

Sergey Zlobin quata good job

A former test pilot of the Minardi Sergey Zlobin told that Daniil Kvyat was able to arrange his career after a disappointing season in the Toro Rosso.Sergey Zlobin "In fact, Kvyat got a good paying job. Yes, it will be less to show on TV, but he will become a member of this elite team, and if one of the pilots Ferrari have a problem, he will get the chance to race.I would say that half of the paddock dreaming of this kind of work".

2018-01-18 17:04:05

Sergio Marchionne Haas-Maserati - it would be good

Ferrari President Sergio Marchionne said that it would be great if the Haas team will be able to negotiate with the Maserati.Sergio Marchionne "I'm not sure whether this company is to work with Formula E. as for possible cooperation, you should try to organize a joint project with Haas in Formula 1. It will be a good project.We also have much experience in the American races, but we think about Indyar. Why not"Previously, the team Sauber announced the beginning of cooperation with the brand Alfa Romeo, which, like Maserati, owned concern Fiat. And Sauber, and Haas will use Ferrari engines.

2018-01-18 17:04:03

Toto Wolff continues to advertise Bottas

Head of Mercedes Toto Wolff continues to advertise to the press of Valtteri Bottas, which has already dubbed the second room of the German team.Toto Wolff "Valtteri is a very strong pilot, and we saw it last year. But Lewis was able to gain a good shape after the summer holidays. The only reason he looked stronger. No team tactics was not.Valtteri managed at the end of the season to regain the advantage. Moreover, he continues to progress and after the end of the season. I think he wants to be first and best. He's got what it takes".

2018-01-18 16:44:04

January nomeromania 18 - Tiago Monteiro, 2006

January nomeromania 18 - Tiago Monteiro, 2006

In 2006, for the first time in the history of Formula 1 was in the team under a Russian license. One of its pilots was the Portuguese Tiago Monteiro, who under the number "18".At the end of 2004, the Midland company, founded by the canadian businessman of Soviet origin Alex Schneider, interested in participating in Formula 1, and in early 2005 she bought Eddie Jordan's team Jordan. In 2006, the team was renamed Midland F1 Racing and claimed under the Russian license, its pilots began to Tiago Monteiro and Narain Karthikeyan, a test pilot with the Russian Roman Rusinov.The car, the Midland M16 is in fact Jordan EJ15 2005. And if in the season of 2005 the results were not very good apart from the catwalk to the USA where it was launched just six cars, in 2006 they were just a failure. Monteiro finished in 11 races out of 18 and the best result was 9th place in Hungary, but then gave points only for getting into the top eight. So the season of the Portuguese finished with a zero point balance, at the 21st position and is. the other team.

2018-01-18 15:34:03

Mercedes have named the date of the presentation

Mercedes have named the date of the presentation

Late January - team one after another called the launch date. And that's and Mercedes hastened to report.New car W09 will be presented on 22 February during an online presentation.Earlier the launch date was announced at Ferrari February 22, McLaren 23 February and Toro Rosso 25 February.

2018-01-18 10:54:04

Toro Rosso loses specialists

Toro Rosso loses specialists

Two key specialist left the team Toro Rosso before the start of the new season.The biggest loss is the chief aerodynamicist Brendan Gillham. He worked for Toro Rosso since 2013, and before that couple of years spent in the Mercedes. The reason the engineer is not called, and it is unknown who will replace him.In addition, the team leaves Marco Matassa, who worked as a race engineer Carlos Sainz and Pierre went Out. The Italian goes to Ferrari, where they will conduct training young pilots.

2018-01-18 10:34:05

Toro Rosso has named the date of the presentation

The team Toro Rosso will present a new car on February 25 in Barcelona, the day before the start of pre-season testing.The novelty will receive index STR13. For the first time in the history of Toro Rosso will work with the exclusive engine supplier - Honda.Earlier, Toro Rosso announced that the new machine has successfully passed all crash tests of the FIA.

2018-01-18 10:34:03

Karun Chandhok it's a Shame that Kubica was left without a place

Karun Chandhok it's a Shame that Kubica was left without a place

The ex-pilot of Formula 1 Karun Chandhok admitted that he was sad that Robert Kubica was left without a place in the championship.Karun Chandhok "it's a Shame that he has not found a place, but I think the team gave him a lot of opportunities to really prove he deserves to stay in the world of Formula 1.I don't know of other pilots who would be able in two teams to test their quality and to prove its speed. I don't think someone will be able to say that he had no real chance to compete this year."He Chandhok competed for HRT in 2010 and spent one race for Lotus in 2011.

2018-01-17 19:04:03

Vitaly Petrov Sergey, show them all there

Vitaly Petrov Sergey, show them all there

The first Russian Formula 1 driver Vitaly Petrov congratulated Sergey Sirotkin with the signing of a contract with the Williams team.Vitaly Petrov tweeted "Congratulations to Sergey Sirotkin with the signing of a military pilot with Williams. Show them all there"Petrov competed in F1 from 2010 to 2012 for Renault and Caterham. At the Grand Prix of Australia, 2011 Vitaly climbed to the third step of the podium.

2018-01-17 18:54:03

The head of Renault Sirotkin is a talented pilot

The head of Renault Sirotkin is a talented pilot

Last year on the tests at the wheel Renault has worked both Robert Kubica and Sergey Sirotkin. Now both pilots will run in the Williams.Cyril abiteboul, head of Renault Sport "last year we worked with Robert, and with Sergei, and I'm glad they found a place in another team.As for Sergei, I am very happy that he got to Formula 1. He amazed us with his ability to understand the machine and give feedback that is needed during tests. He's a very talented pilot".

2018-01-17 18:44:03

The former head of McLaren became a consultant to the FIA

The former head of McLaren became a consultant to the FIA

Martin Whitmarsh, head of McLaren, became a consultant to the FIA and Liberty Media in the preparation of rules relating to the limitation of budgets and the distribution of income in Formula 1.Whitmarsh led McLaren in 2009-2013 2010-2013 he chaired the Association of Formula 1 teams FOTA.

2018-01-17 15:44:04

January nomeromania 17 - johnny Herbert, 1999

January nomeromania 17 - johnny Herbert, 1999

In 1997, in Formula 1, the team came Stewart, created by three-time champion Jackie Stewart. In 1999, johnny Herbert earned her first win behind the wheel of a car with the number "17".The team was created with financial and technical support of Ford motor company. Initially, Stewart was represented by Rubens Barrichello and Jan Magnussen, but in the season of 1999 the latter was replaced by johnny Herbert.Major points during the season earned Barrichello. The Brazilian led his native Brazil, but has gone. In San Marino he finished third, and then this result was repeated in France, where even won the pole position. Herbert for 13 races, only one came in the glasses, finishing fifth in Canada. But then there was the European Grand Prix at the Nurburgring.

2018-01-17 14:54:03

Oleg Sirotkin Sergey was stronger than Kubica

Oleg Sirotkin Sergey was stronger than Kubica

Oleg Sirotin commented on the signing of a contract with the Williams team with his son.Oleg Sirotkin in an interview with TASS "Sergey was stronger than Kubica on the tests, both in qualifying and in the race. Plus, Sergei tested on the simulator, where it also showed very good knowledge. He gives such feedback, which the young pilots of his age was never given.Williams is one of the founder of a new stage of development of Formula 1 is a team with great history and strong fundamental base. The problem is that the team keep the fifth position. I think she has good potential for growth Yes, it is now the young pilots, but after a year or two they will dominate".

2018-01-17 10:24:03

The President of Ferrari the New car will be either a real monster or.

The President of Ferrari the New car will be either a real monster or.

The President of Ferrari Sergio Marchionne hopes that his team will prepare for the new season a real monster.Sergio Marchionne in an interview with Autosprint "a Few days ago I was in Maranello, and our engineers were quite relaxed. From what I conclude that the new machine will be either a real monster or garbage.We do our best to prepare the car. But will have to wait until February 22 to see it".

2018-01-17 10:04:04

Sauber can become a full team of Alfa Romeo

Sauber can become a full team of Alfa Romeo

Head Sauber Frederic Vasseur said that in the end the Swiss team may become a full stable of Alfa Romeo.Frederic Vasseur "the company Executives want to see a full team of Alfa Romeo. We now use Ferrari engines, but our goal is not to become a subsidiary, and the main Alfa Romeo team.However, between these two brands there will be a bridge in the form of pilots, and database testing.Personally, I do not see the options, how private the team can survive in Formula 1. Private teams can have a couple of great seasons. For example, as Force India at the moment. But the slightest hint of the crisis will destroy all the illusions.Thanks to the collaboration with Alfa Romeo, our team is on a steady course".

2018-01-17 10:04:03

Sergio Marchionne Ferrari is no place for Niki Lauda

Sergio Marchionne Ferrari is no place for Niki Lauda

Ferrari President Sergio Marchionne said that the Scuderia was no longer a place for the former champion.Sergio Marchionne "Niki Lauda is fundamental for Mercedes. He always understood what was going on in the mind of the pilot, which is very valuable, and he is rarely wrong in assessing what makes the pilot.However in our team there is no place for such a prophet as he. Maurizio Arrivabene does an excellent job with the pilots Ferrari".Lauda played for Ferrari in 1974-1977 and won two titles. In the early 1990s, the Austrian worked in a consultant.

2018-01-16 15:54:04

Robert Kubica - reserve pilot Williams

Robert Kubica - reserve pilot Williams

This year Robert Kubica will work for Williams as a reserve pilot and pilot development.Paddy Lowe, technical Director, Williams "First of all, we admire what made Robert to this point. To recover from serious injuries and to be back behind the wheel of a Formula 1 is a fantastic achievement, especially considering that many thought it was impossible.We expect that Robert will make a valuable contribution to the development of our team in their work on tests and on the simulator. Robert is a pilot, which I always admired, and I am glad that we work together in the season of 2018".Robert Kubica "I am delighted to be a part of Williams as a backup pilot and pilot development. I want to thank the team for the opportunity, for the trust".

2018-01-16 15:04:05

Official Sergey Sirotkin - pilot Williams

Official Sergey Sirotkin - pilot Williams

The Williams team has officially announced the pilots on the season-2018 canadian lance Stroll and Russian Sergey Sirotkin. A reserve pilot will be Robert Kubica.Claire Williams, Deputy team principal "the evaluation Process of the pilots behind us, and I'm glad we made the decision on the composition of the pilots for 2018. Now I wonder what the results will bring a new season.I'm sure lance and Sergey will be able to achieve good results. Williams always worked with young talents, he fits this definition. For lance's debut season was very successful, and now he has experience. We have talented pilots, thanks to which we can make progress".

2018-01-16 15:04:04

January nomeromania 16 - Nick Heidfeld, 2001

January nomeromania 16 - Nick Heidfeld, 2001

In 2001, the Sauber team for the first time was in the top four. Her best pilot was Nick Heidfeld, who performed on the car under the number "16".Career of nick, received in the Junior series the nickname "quick Nick" "Nick the Quick", supported by Mercedes, while tightly collaborated with McLaren. Thanks to Heidfeld in 1999 he became a test pilot "silver arrows". In 2000, the German with the support of Mercedes debuted as a prize pilot in the composition of Prost. A year later he found a place in the Sauber.In the late 1990s and early 2000s, the Sauber team actively cooperated with Ferrari, the Swiss used transmissions and many other sites from Maranello, and badged Petronas hiding customer Ferrari engines. The chief designer Sergio Rinland in 2001 built a decent chassis C20, using a number of unusual solutions in aerodynamics and mechanics, including dvuhkilevoe mount front suspension.

2018-01-16 12:44:05

Giancarlo Minardi Ferrari can replace Raikkonen during the season

Giancarlo Minardi Ferrari can replace Raikkonen during the season

The former head of the eponymous Formula 1 team Giancarlo Minardi believes that Kimi Raikkonen is the weak link in Ferrari, and it can change during the season-2018.Giancarlo Minardi "We expect an interesting season. Many pilots at the end of the year over the contracts, and they need to go all out to prove yourself to potential employers.The extension of the contract with Kimi Raikkonen, I think, was due to the wishes of Sebastian Vettel. But in the second half of the season, Raikkonen has shown inconsistent results.To win the Mercedes, Ferrari should have two strong pilots, and I think that during the season changes may occur".Raikkonen came to Ferrari in 2007 and immediately became a champion. After two not very successful seasons Finn was asked to leave the team. In 2014 Kimi back, but since then has never won the race.

2018-01-15 16:14:07

Red Bull is the engine for the season-2019

Head Red Bull Christian Horner said that his team has several options with respect to the engine supplier in 2019.Christian Horner "we Have options with the engine for the season 2019. Before we never had a choice. We have time to evaluate the options and make a decision.If we talk about the Toro Rosso collaboration with Honda, this is a great option. We will monitor the progress of the team and the Japanese minders".Obviously, the options mentioned by Horner, is Renault and Honda.

2018-01-15 13:54:04

January nomeromania 15 - Jean-Pierre Gaboy, 1979

January nomeromania 15 - Jean-Pierre Gaboy, 1979

In 1979 the factory Renault team achieved the first victory in Formula 1. Brought it to Jean-Pierre Jaboi on the car with start number "15".Renault came into Formula 1 in 1977, with unusual for its time with a turbo engine. Two years machine, Renault was the subject of ridicule -they are nicknamed "the yellow teapot" for the unusual shape and constant engine failures. But in 1979 the turbo showed its potential.Initially, Renault was only the Frenchman Jean-Pierre ABUY. In 1979, his partner was compatriot Rene Arnoux. ABUY as the first pilot got the number "15".Already in the third stage in South Africa ABUY driving RS01 won the qualification. Then came the car RS10, where Jean-Pierre earned the pole position in France, Germany and Italy. But the results of races, or rather, reliability of equipment left much to be desired 12 retirements in 14 races due to various breakdowns. To the finish managed to get only in Brazil and in France, but it is the home Grand Prix for the first time ABUY climbed to the top step of the podium, and it was the first victory in Formula 1 with turbo engine. At the end of the season the Frenchman with 9 points ranked 13th.

2018-01-15 11:54:06

Riccardo Daniel this year we will be able to get closer to the leaders

Pilot Red Bull Daniel Riccardo believes that this year his team will be able to stop the Mercedes to hold in their hands the title.Daniel ricciardo "I think this year we will reduce the backlog. Is it enough to fight for the title I think we can get closer, but we'll see.Max got better in recent times. I will not say that he has come a long way, because he's in the race so long, but he's definitely improved, and I think next year Verstappen is an even more dangerous enemy.

2018-01-15 11:54:04

Fernando Alonso I don't think many will follow my example

Fernando Alonso I don't think many will follow my example

The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso believes that not many pilots will be able to follow in his footsteps, to act in other Championships.Fernando Alonso "I don't think so. Just the pilots has a different culture. Stroll from Canada, he likes different kind of race, so, too, tries to catch everything and everywhere.The rest of the guys aren't going to do anything, because in Europe we usually focusareas one champion. In teams, they became more professional pilots. There are many training camps, many levels, a lot of time is spent on work in the simulator during the winter break, and pilots are hard to get out of this concept. I can afford to take this step because the team changed its attitude towards marketing and development."In late January, Alonso will take part in the marathon 24 hours of Daytona. And in June, the Spaniard may start on the 24 hours of Le Mans.