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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.

2017-05-24 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".

2017-05-18 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".

2017-05-17 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.

2017-05-12 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.

2017-05-11 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".

2017-05-08 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.

2017-05-05 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".

2017-05-03 16:24:06

Are the car of Fernando Alonso for the Indy-500

Are the car of Fernando Alonso for the Indy-500

Team Andretti Motorsport introduced the car, driven by Fernando Alonso to win Indianapolis.The car is painted in the colors in which the McLaren team took part in the Indy 500 in the mid-1970s. Alonso received a starting number "29". He wanted to speak in a room "14" but he was busy with another team.The first tests will be held today.

2017-05-03 11:34:05

Today is the first test Alonso in Indianapolis

Today Fernando Alonso will conduct the first tests behind the wheel of a race car IndyCar Indianapolis.Fernando Alonso "the Weather is constantly changing, even in a single day. Let's see what will wait for us during the tests today and next week.I think it's great to participate in these tests, to try out a completely different car. While I work here, my thoughts will still be with the team. Perhaps what I would think sensible thoughts on how to improve the Formula 1 race car".

2017-04-28 20:34:03

Pascal Wehrlein's Great to be back in the car

Pascal Wehrlein's Great to be back in the car

Pilot Sauber Pascal Wehrlein on the results practices Grand Prix of Russia showed the 18-th result.Pascal Wehrlein "it's Great to be back in the car, although we had difficulties with the balance of the car, especially in relation to the rear wheels and tires. All due to the fact that in Sochi, temperatures are not similar to those with whom we worked on the tests in Bahrain.Now we need to analyze the data collected to move forward for tomorrow. While we are still not where they want to be".

2017-04-26 10:54:04

The FIA will test the shield to his introduction in the season-2018

The FIA will test the shield to his introduction in the season-2018

Presented as the best compromise between security and aesthetics, as an alternative of Halo or offer Red Bull aerocrine, shield still received mixed reviews from pilots.Daniil Kvyat, Kevin Magnussen and Romain Grosjean were among the skeptical shield, while Felipe Massa has urged critics to prioritize security over aesthetics.FAI "Federation with the aim of conducting tests of this system during the current season to make it mandatory in 2018".

2017-04-26 10:54:02

Fernando Alonso passed fit seat IndyCar

Fernando Alonso passed fit seat IndyCar

Fernando Alonso visited the base team, Andretti Motorsport, where he passed the fit seat car Dallara DW12, at the wheel which he will perform at the Indy 500.After the race in Sochi, Alonso will be going back to America, where, on 3 may will hold the first tests of the machine IndyCar.

2017-04-26 10:44:03

The McLaren Simulator is the best option for the Button

The McLaren Simulator is the best option for the Button

Jenson button will replace Fernando Alonso at the Monaco Grand Prix. For his return behind the wheel of the Briton is preparing in the simulator.Eric bulge, racing Director at McLaren "Given the technology of the car, we decided that the tests would not be useful for Jenson.The simulator is very realistic, so it makes sense to test their strength there. After 10 laps he'll be fine. Jenson missed only a few Grand Prix, and it will be ready at 100. He always played well in Monaco, so we will do a good job, I'm sure.Jenson button "because of its shape I'm not worried. Recently I've been practicing a lot, preparing for a triathlon, so everything is under control".

2017-04-25 12:14:03

Pirelli I Wonder what lessons the team learned after the tests

The head of Pirelli Mario Isola said his company will closely watch how Russia will handle commands after two days of tests in Bahrain.Mario Isola "the Race in Russia will take place after two days of tests in Bahrain, so interested to see what lessons the team learned from this experience as they work with the tyres in Sochi.At first glance, Sochi is the track with the low intensity of destruction of rubber, and more durable tyres this year should lead to the fact that the race will take place with one pit stop. However, the first time we are going there with tires Ul, so it is unknown how wide the new tires will manifest itself. We also believe that the difference in speed between the soft compounds will be negligible".

2017-04-24 10:04:04

Gerhard Berger I Know that Vettel would like to try yourself in the DTM

Gerhard Berger I Know that Vettel would like to try yourself in the DTM

The new head of the racing series DTM Gerhard Berger, himself a former pilot of Formula 1, said that it would be nice if the other pilots followed the example of Fernando Alonso.Gerhard Berger "I am confident that Vettel would like to do the DTM races. Today's pilots have much more free time than we used to, because it is unlikely that they conducted secret tests on closed tracks. It would be great if the pilots of Formula 1 have followed the example of Fernando Alonso".

2017-04-22 11:54:06

Fernando Alonso preparing for tests

Fernando Alonso preparing for tests

The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso preparing for the test, which will be held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway next month.Two-time Formula 1 world champion for the first time to conduct tests behind the wheel of a new technology may 3, after using the famous 2.5-kilometer oval between races of Formula 1 in Russia and Spain.Tests will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and the first official practice before Indy 500 is scheduled for may 15.

2017-04-22 11:44:03

Stoffel Vandorn Team need to learn from past tests

Stoffel Vandorn Team need to learn from past tests

The pilot of McLaren Stoffel Vandorn said that the team is simply obliged to draw the appropriate conclusions from previous tests.Stoffel Vandorn "Yes, the last day went very well, but there is no guarantee that the next time we will again be able to show themselves on the track.So I think we need to look at what we have achieved on the tests. I hope this will help to improve the car for the Grand Prix of Russia".During the tests in Bahrain team McLaren tested an updated version of the Honda powerplant.

2017-04-22 11:04:03

Bob Fearnley We do not expect a breakthrough from Renault

Deputy head of the Force India Bob Fearnley admitted that he did not expect Renault to high competition early in the season.Bob Fearnley "Yes, Renault have done a fantastic job over the winter. Now we see them as major competitors.From the tests, I felt that we will fight three teams Williams, Toro Rosso and McLaren. It is clear that McLaren are unable to make progress, but Renault has leaped forward and took the place of McLaren, and I think it will be all season.The situation in the championship looks very interesting.

2017-04-21 10:04:03

Robert Kubica I'm back in my element

Robert Kubica I'm back in my element

The ex-pilot of Formula 1 Robert Kubica has been testing behind the wheel of a GP3 car.Robert Kubica "I was back in his element, where he spent quite a few years. I liked it very much. I was very happy that after such a long break quickly able to adapt.It is clear that physically I could be better to approach his training, but I am already at a high level for flying these machines. GP3 no power steering, so I passed quite difficult tests. I am grateful to the championship for the shot".

2017-04-20 09:44:06

Kevin Magnussen the Day was productive

Kevin Magnussen the Day was productive

The pilot Haas Kevin Magnussen in the second test day in Bahrain showed the 5th result.Kevin Magnussen "Today, the tests were successful. And we've already found in his research in balance. We continued the work of Grosjean and also tried something new, which brought its positive results. The day was extremely productive and successful".

2017-04-20 09:44:03

Pirelli Tests passed

The head of Pirelli Mario Isola was pleased with how the tested new compounds of tires during the tests in Bahrain. Tests conducted by Sebastian Vettel.Mario Isola "Our company is satisfied with the tests in Bahrain. We, along with Ferrari have fulfilled the planned program. Let with the machine was not all right in the morning, we still met all the points. And all thanks to the mercy of the managers of the track, which allowed us to work an extra three hours.Vettel was able to pass 130 laps, checking different options of rubber compounds for next year. We are satisfied with the cooperation with the Sakhir circuit, since local weather conditions are ideal for our work. We collected a lot of useful information that will be analyzed on the basis of in Milan".