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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 17:24:03

Sebastian Vettel I don't know what happened to Mercedes

The Ferrari pilot Sebastian Vettel showed the best time on the first day of the Monaco Grand Prix. However, his main rival Lewis Hamilton of the Mercedes team ended up only eighth.Sebastian Vettel "In the second practice, our work started with a slight delay, but the day still turned out to be productive. Don't know what happened with Mercedes. I'm sure Saturday they will seriously add. We are waiting for a close contest, participants of which will become the pilots of Red Bull".

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".

2017-05-21 15:04:03

Rules of qualification of the Indy 500

Rules of qualification of the Indy 500

Qualifications Indy 500 takes place a week before the race and consists of two parts.On Saturday in qualifying for the participation of all interested persons. Each pilot must pass a series of four fastest laps in a row. If the pilot decides to make a second or third attempt, the previous attempts will be forfeited. The second qualification is open to the top 33 of the pilot.On Sunday all the Saturday results are set to zero. Nine best pilots on the results of the first session get the right to compete for the spots from 1st to 9th. All the other play places from 10 to 33. and Saturday, every pilot must pass a series of four rounds.

2017-05-21 13:14:03

Claire Williams Strollo just need time

The head of the Williams Claire Williams believes that lance Stroll just unlucky that he got into Formula 1 at the turn of epochs.Claire Williams "a Couple of years ago, such a transition would work. And it is very difficult to make this step. People can really underestimate modern Formula 1 and the pressure effect on the young pilots.I'm sure Strolla just need a little time. Once we get the results, the pressure will be less.During winter testing he had little time to develop the machine, now his level of involvement is much greater. The guy just needs time".

2017-05-20 10:34:05

Fifth day of testing at Indianapolis Alonso again 4th

Fifth day of testing at Indianapolis Alonso again 4th

Fernando Alonso has achieved stability on the track in Indianapolis for the third day in a row it shows the fourth result.In the fifth day of testing at Indianapolis opponents significantly increased. The best time showed the ex-pilot Toro Rosso's Sebastian Bourdais. The result of the French - 38.6074. Alonso lost to him 0.2146 seconds.Russian Mikhail Alyoshin finished the day in seventh position behind 0.2784 seconds.

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.

2017-05-18 14:14:03

Alonso showed the 4th time on tests in Indianapolis

Alonso showed the 4th time on tests in Indianapolis

In Indianapolis, the ongoing tests in preparation for the race Indy-500. For Fernando Alonso the third day ended with a fourth.However, many of the leading pilots of this day of rest, and the gap Alonso from the leader of the day remained at the same level - in the area of 0.6 seconds.Fernando Alonso "it was difficult conditions, because of that, leading the pilots almost did not work. But for me it was a rewarding experience. I learned to fly the machine in a strong wind and change settings during the round.Everything went according to plan. The team has tested several technological innovations".

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".

2017-05-17 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.

2017-05-15 15:44:04

Mechanics of Mercedes was the fastest in Spain

Mechanics of Mercedes was the fastest in Spain

In Spain the fastest pit stop held Mercedes mechanics who serviced the car of Lewis Hamilton for 2,39 seconds. Only six hundredths of a second they lost colleagues from Red Bull.Mechanics in Williams did not get this time the top three.

2017-05-14 17:24:05

Sebastian Vettel it is a Pity that we missed victory

Sebastian Vettel it is a Pity that we missed victory

The Ferrari pilot Sebastian Vettel had a great first part of the race, but then he missed Lewis Hamilton and eventually finished second with a lag of three seconds.Sebastian Vettel "I had a good start, I attacked the track. Almost immediately I was able to overtake Hamilton, which was very pleased. But for a long time to hold the leaders could not. Today, strategic choices affected the outcome of the race. I was very surprised at how fast was Hamilton on softs. I braked very late, we even collided in the first corner, but both continued the race.It's a shame to miss this race and a possible victory. It could be a great win on a great track. Plan "C" didn't make sense because to move to the latest Software it was very late. Circles was short, I did not have time to win back the lost time".

2017-05-12 20:44:03

Kimi Raikkonen Results nothing to say

Kimi Raikkonen Results nothing to say

Pilot Ferrari Kimi Raikkonen at the end of Friday's practice was in third position with a gap of three-tenths of a second.Kimi Raikkonen "Today was a strong wind, which the machine was constantly slipping. But the conditions were the same for everyone. The first day was spent getting used to the track and test the product, so the results mean nothing.The conditions in Barcelona compared to the winter tests has significantly changed it became warmer, the track surface became cleaner. Now let's analyze the data and see what happens on Saturday.

2017-05-12 14:04:03

Technical innovations Double T-wing Ferrari SF70H

Technical innovations Double T-wing Ferrari SF70H

While in the Toro Rosso master the usual for this season, T-wing, the rivals of Ferrari are already testing a more complex design.During the first practice in Spain on the car Kimi Raikkonen has double T-wing. Something similar is already used in McLaren.

2017-05-12 12:24:02

The first practice for Alonso ended ahead of schedule

The first practice for Alonso ended ahead of schedule

The first practice home Spanish Grand Prix for Fernando Alonso ended on the first lap. According to McLaren, again the engine failed.Fernando Alonso "What happened Ask the Honda. The engine just blew up after the first turn. I miss the first practice, and I feel sorry for the fans.The team brought in Barcelona a few novelties, but I have no possibilities to test them. I hope to be able to work in the second practice".

2017-05-11 16:54:03

Pirelli Degradation may be higher than during the tests

The head of Pirelli Mario Isola believes that the degradation of rubber during the race Grand Prix of Spain may be higher than during the winter tests.Mario Isola "It's the last race, where a fixed selection of types of rubber. Since Monaco, the pilots will be able to pick and choose the amount of each of the compositions of the tyres.Barcelona - a famous meeting place of the aerodynamic evolution of the car, a new package of upgrades and tires. We understand that with the increased performance of the cars the tires are obviously going to experience a higher level of degradation compared to the winter tests. In addition, it can be expected that the weather is now much warmer than in February,".

2017-05-11 13:24:03

A crossword puzzle with Daniel Cuatom Spain

A crossword puzzle with Daniel Cuatom Spain

Caredevelopment in the home for the partner country means less attention to your person, sometimes very well, because it is possible to concentrate more on the flying. In his home race your partner involved in most of the events. It becomes his responsibility, and we change places - just as it happened to me a couple of weeks ago in Russia Now it is the TURN of Carlos.ISPANSKIE know a lot of words in SPANISH and in General even a good command of this language. Carlos for many years are partners, so for me it was easy to practice and expand your vocabulary. I already had a good base, because I have studied Spanish as a second language when I was in school in Italy during the childhood. I like this language, and to master them was easy. In addition, I also love Spanish cuisine.DESYATYY finished TENTH in Spain in the last two years, but this season, I hope, will be able to take a higher positionTESTYW Barcelona we spend a lot of TESTS, so we all know this track very well. It combines different types of corners fast and slow, and each sector has its own special character, which is interesting. I would say that surprises for us wouldn't be here My favorite turns are the third and ninth. They are cool I can say that I like the track in Spain. Having gathered a lot of information on the tests, we will need to do is to be in good shape this weekend.Tapasvi race of the weekend, of course we can't go crazy in terms of food, as we follow a strict diet. But I must say that being a fan of Spanish cuisine, I always try to find time to catch a couple of TAPAS, particularly jamon. If the coach allowed.

2017-05-11 11:54:04

Felipe Massa it's very good to know the track in Barcelona

Felipe Massa it's very good to know the track in Barcelona

Pilot Williams Felipe Massa said that all pilots are perfectly familiar with the track in Barcelona, which will host the Grand Prix of Spain, at the winter tests.Felipe Massa "Barcelona is a track that most drivers know very well. It's a bit like a home Grand Prix, because in the winter we are always testing their machines.It's the downforce on the high speed sections, also requires a very good grip on the last sector.This year we had a good preseason tests, but now the championship starts from scratch. I very much hope that we will be able to spend a nice weekend without any unfortunate incidents, like what happened in Sochi".

2017-05-10 14:24:03

Sergio Perez Barcelona - the best test track

Sergio Perez Barcelona - the best test track

The pilot Force India Sergio Perez believes that the race in Spain is the most suitable to check the competitiveness of the machine.Sergio prez "Barcelona is a track that really tests the capabilities of a Formula 1 car.There are several fast corners, which seem to be unique - I'm talking about the third and ninth turns, where you can rate the aerodynamics of the car. It's always been difficult to overtake, therefore additional emphasis needs to be done on aerodynamics.When you get to Europe, I feel that the season is in full swing. This is the fifth race, quarter way of the season. The year just flies fast I am very proud of the team and what we achieved in the first quarter of the season. We fourth, it shows that our team is really doing a good job".Perez six times, was launched in Spain, the best result - 7th place last year.

2017-05-10 11:34:03

Fernando Alonso I am happy to be back in Barcelona

Fernando Alonso I am happy to be back in Barcelona

The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso admitted that he was glad to be back in Barcelona, which will host its home race.Fernando Alonso "I am very happy to be back in Barcelona at the Grand Prix of Spain. This is my home race. I have a lot of great memories about this race and the atmosphere here is always crazy. We spend a lot of time on this track during pre-season tests, but there is nothing better than the emotions before the start of the home race. It's a special feeling.After a series of difficult races I'm not sure we can expect this weekend a positive result. We expect to see new parts, but we bring updates to each Grand Prix. The problem is that we cannot develop other areas don't solve problems with the reliability of the engine".For Alonso it will be the 16th home race. Fernando won in Barcelona, however in the last two Grand Prix of Spain failed to reach the finish line.

2017-05-09 12:54:04

The head of IndyCar I understand chase Carey

The head of the IndyCar mark miles said he understood the criticism of chase Carey's address Fernando Alonso.Mark miles "I would think the same if a month ago our champion Simon Pagenaud asked me if he could spend one race in Formula 1.But now I see the situation differently - it helps to expand the sphere of influence of both sports. This will have a positive impact on the viewer, as the financial background here is minimal. But many viewers will be interested in this race. Only tests for Alonso in the network watched by over two million people.We didn't expect that translation will have such an impact. Some even thought that no one will watch it, but it was an impressive result, and we haven't even started the race".

2017-05-09 09:34:03

The head of Haas In Spain will be a small step forward

The head of Haas In Spain will be a small step forward

Director Haas Gunther Steiner is confident that Spain modernize its command will allow you to make a small step forward.Gunther Steiner "I think that many other teams the middle of the peloton brought their updates to Spain. We also deliver and I hope that they will work.Our updates are quite extensive. But how they will work - a question no less. We need to check all the new items for Friday, because we have not tested them in Bahrain, tested only in a wind tunnel. In any case, it will be a small progress.After the four stages of Haas ranked 7th in the constructors ' championship.

2017-05-08 13:04:04

Stoffel Vandorn Penalty for the power plant was only a matter of time

Stoffel Vandorn Penalty for the power plant was only a matter of time

The pilot of McLaren Stoffel Vandorn said that the penalty for a replacement motor was for him only a matter of time.Stoffel Vandorn "I think it was only a matter of time after the problems we experienced at the winter tests and first races. We've had so many problems and issues with the engines that we are now forced to penalties for replacement of certain nodes. Only the fourth race, and we have already received fines.But the situation is what it is. We need to accept it and go forward.Recall that in Sochi Vandorn received a penalty in the loss of 15 positions for the replacement of elements of the power plant.

2017-05-07 11:54:04

Fernando Alonso will All be happy to obtain extra protection

Fernando Alonso will All be happy to obtain extra protection

The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso has supported the initiative of the FIA to introduce next season additional head protection in Formula 1.Fernando Alonso "For all drivers it is very important to obtain additional protection. I am sure that everyone will welcome the innovation. Thus, it all depends on the FIA and teams.We have little information about the new security system. We've only seen pictures of the protective screen, and we need to be sure that this version is no less effective than Halo.Not for us to choose the protection option, but we must be sure that the head will really be protected.Recall that in 2018, the FIA wants to make the obligatory "Shield", tests which will be held in Monza.

2017-05-06 09:24:03

Robert Kubica can race in Formula E in new York

Robert Kubica can race in Formula E in new York

Robert Kubica could soon be back on the starting grid racing series. At this time, the return associated with Formula E and race in new York.Spanish newspaper Marca reports that the cockpit of one of the teams can be released during the July race of the Formula E in new York, because some pilots of the series should be in the WEC at the nrburgring. These pilots are Jose-Maria Lopez, Sam bird and Sebastien Buemi.As reported, Kubica tested the car Formula E last week in Donington Park, UK.

2017-05-05 11:04:07

Eric bulge We are preparing to test a "shield" in Monza

Race Director McLaren Eric bulge confirmed that his team is preparing for the test head protection in Monza. Tests of a device called "shield" will be held under the auspices of the FIA.Eric boullier "We have just received the drawings from the FIA. We insist on the fact that in Monza really got the opportunity to test the machine with the new system head protection. We will be ready".

2017-05-05 11:04:03

Sirotkin will take part in the tests of Renault in France and in Friday practice in Spain

Sirotkin will take part in the tests of Renault in France and in Friday practice in Spain

The pilot program SMP Racing, reserve driver of the Renault F1 Team Sergey Sirotkin will take part in team quizzes and free practice of Formula 1 in France and Spain.A two-day team test will start on 9 may on the French circuit Paul Ricard. Russians will spend behind the wheel of a car 2012 Renault first test day. The following speech of Sergey Sirotkin will participate in free practice Grand Prix on 12 may."I will be very happy to be back behind the wheel of the car of Renault, - said Sergey Sirotkin. - We have a lot of work during the tests in France, and, of course, you will need to prepare well for the upcoming performance in Spain. Despite the fact that in Sochi failed to pass a full session, my team and I are optimistic and continue with renewed vigor to work on. I want to say thank you to Renault, the program SMP Racing and its founder and Director Boris Romanovich Rotenberg, for the opportunity to work and play in a great team, a great car on the best tracks in the world, in the best Motorsport event in the world".In the season-2017 Sergey Sirotkin conducts a full season in the Renault F1 Team and has twice been driving RS17 on the tracks in Bahrain and Sochi. In parallel, the Russians involved in the work of the Russian prototype BR1 BR Engineering company, involved in work with young pilots SMP Racing, as well as in the Russian educational programs.

2017-05-04 13:54:04

Honda we Have a lot of information

The head of Honda Yusuke Hasegawa said that his company has enough materials to work on the progress of the engine.Yusuke Hasegawa "of Course, we all try, we've tried lots of different programs, and many go at the same time. We will see some updates in the next few races. We expect that they will help to raise the level of performance.To be honest, we didn't have much of a problem. It is clear that we are unable to cope well with our program, but we did not actually participate in the winter tests, so couldn't find all the problems on the track.It is obvious that in all this time we were able to go a greater distance on the track and in the simulator, but the problem is that even the data of bench tests differ from the operation of the engine on the track. Because of this difference we have problems".