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2017-09-21 11:04:03

Future Auer has not changed after the Force India

Future Auer has not changed after the Force India

Lucas Auer stated that the team Force India decided to keep pilots in 2018, will not affect his future in racing.Earlier, the Austrian, whose uncle was a pilot of Formula 1 Gerhard Berger has been testing at Silverstone with its pink sponsor BWT.There were rumors that due to problems between the pilots Force India changes may occur in the composition, but this did not happen.Lucas Auer "For me, nothing has changed. The test was a measure of great confidence in me, and I still keep contact with the team, but focused on DTM".Gerhard Berger "Lucas still has a chance. Force India looks at it.You can already see the results of this monitoring, because he was invited to the tests, and even without my help. He really handled it myself.He has a very good chance to win the title in the DTM. And his tests showed that he is ready for Formula 1".

2017-09-20 16:44:03

Season 2018 seven vacancies

In the course of Grand Prix of Singapore became aware of the extension of the contracts of Valtteri Bottas, the pilots Force India, and also about the transfer of Carlos Sainz in the Renault. The teams are still seven vacancies, one of which may take Daniil Kvyat.Williams - 2 wakasiyaka no contracts with the pilots, but there is no doubt that lance Stroll will stay in the team, given the investment made by Strolla senior.In a couple of Canadians who will soon turn 19 years old, Williams is seeking an experienced pilot, over the age of 25 - this requirement is title sponsor Martini. Until recently, Felipe Massa remained the only candidate for this place, but first started talking about Paul di Resta, which now appears to be backup pilot of the team, and then about Robert Kubica. Kubica first tested in the part of Renault, but there chose Carlos Sainz, and now Robert is actively training in the simulator Williams.Another candidate - Marcus Ericsson, who may lose the place in the Sauber. The only advantage of the Swede is a solid set of sponsors.Toro Rosso - 2 vakansiyalar Sainz goes to Renault, and with high probability it will be replaced by Frenchman Pierre went Out - other suitable pilots in the Red Bull yet.Obviously, stay Sainz in the Toro Rosso, then went Out would take place Daniil Kvyat. Now, the Russian pilot has a chance to keep his job, it's important to make mistakes in the remaining races.Meanwhile, a new partner Honda want to see in the ranks of Toro Rosso its pilot Nobuharu Matsushita, which now appears in the Formula-2. It is not clear in what capacity - possibly as a test pilot. If the Japanese insist on the place of combat pilot, it is easy to guess that it will go with Cuatom.Few people know that now Matsushita listed as a pilot for the development of the McLaren-Honda. However, before the combat cars are not all limited to work in the simulator.McLaren - 1 vakantiecentrum with Stoffel Vendorno confirmed a month ago that negotiations with Fernando Alonso go. Earlier two-time champion reiterated that he would remain at McLaren, if the team change engine supplier. It happened, and now, as far as we know, Alonso and the McLaren management to discuss details of the new contract. Most likely, the agreement will be signed for one season to sign a contract for a longer period, the Spaniard just will not risk it.If Alonso refuses though it goes nowhere, then McLaren, in the words of Zac brown, have a plan "B". Obviously, this refers to Jenson button. Lando Norris, who will soon turn 18, they're unlikely to be put into a fighting machine.Sauber - 2 vacanciel contract extension with Ferrari Sauber head of Frederic Vasseur said he was willing to give one or even two seats for the wards of the Scuderia. Obviously, in return, the porters expect to receive discounts on the powerplant, gearbox and other components that will deliver Maranello.Ferrari has Antonio Giovinazzi and Charles Leclere, who in the course of this season, was repeatedly brought to the tests. And Giovinazzi even held two races, replacing the injured Pascal Wehrlein. If Ferrari is willing to pay for seats of both pilots, no place will be Marcus Ericsson. If the Scuderia will pull only one place, it is likely that Eriksson and his sponsors will remain in the Sauber.Without mestis the above it follows that in the season of 2018, we will not see on the grid protege Mercedes of Pascal Wehrlein. In the customer team Force India all the seats were occupied, and in Williams he victims. Perhaps he will remain in Formula 1 as a backup pilot factory team Mercedes.

2017-09-19 11:44:05

Pirelli to make softer tyres for next year

Pirelli has agreed to supply softer tyres to the teams and pilots of Formula 1 in 2018.Despite the fact that this year's tyres have become wider from the pilots is criticism of the most solid compositions.Technical Director of the Force India Andy green "Hard compound so misplaced for this generation of racing cars that I don't know a single pilot who wants to see them on the car."The head of Pirelli Mario Isola responded to the criticism by promising to opt out of hard compounds of tyres, scheduled for the upcoming races, including Sepang, Suzuka and Brazil. And he also promised that the tires of 2018 will be more soft.Mario Isola "All change to some degree. What was the Ul next year will be the Supersoft, Supersoft will become Soft, and Soft will become Psychic. All it means is that we, of course, developing all new tires Ul.We will have a bus ready for commands that can be checked during the tests in Abu Dhabi".

2017-09-13 10:24:03

McLaren will not give Norris another team

McLaren will not give Norris another team

The head of McLaren, Zac brown stated that McLaren will not give Lando Norris to another team.17-year-old pilot Lando Norris, succeeded in Formula 3, ready for a bright future in Formula 1 and already has a contract with McLaren. But brown said that McLaren is likely to send Norris to Formula 2 the following year, instead of be seriously considered as a potential replacement for Fernando Alonso.Zach brown "no team made a request for the Norris so far, and our current plan is to let him compete in Formula 2.He's definitely a star of the future, so I don't think we give it to another team. I'm convinced he's fast enough to compete in Formula 1 right now, but we also need to make sure that this transition is not too hasty, and he has enough experience."Norris has a chance to work on the tests McLaren in Hungary, where beat Fernando Alonso.

2017-09-12 11:24:04

Sean Gelael sit behind the wheel of a Toro Rosso

Sean Gelael sit behind the wheel of a Toro Rosso

Formula 2 Sean Gelael will work in the Toro Rosso during Friday practice in the four remaining races of this season.The Indonesian pilot, who has twice tested the car team will participate in practices the Grand Prix of Singapore, Malaysia, USA and Mexico. Toro Rosso has not yet determined which of the pilots will release a cockpit for Gelele.The head of the team Franz Toast "During the tests in Bahrain and Budapest Shawn did a great job, very professional, he helped the team. Gelael Mature approach to all issues by communicating with engineers.Everyone in the team was impressed by his speech, his technical understanding and his commitment. Therefore, we are happy that he will work with us until the end of the year. I'm sure Sean will do great and useful work for the team".

2017-09-10 21:14:04

Mika Hakkinen I was ready to return, but did not

Mika Hakkinen I was ready to return, but did not

Two-time Formula 1 world champion Mika Hakkinen said that in late 2001 he took a leave of absence but never returned to the sport.Finn tested the McLaren at the end of 2006, but in a recent interview with Unibet said that he was ready to return, but decided not to.Mika Hakkinen "It was close. I retired in 2001, and everything was fine. But after a few years I had a certain feeling. I felt mentally and physically ready to return to Formula 1.I practiced a lot. I flew to England to work in the simulator McLaren. I've spent a lot of days. It was probably 2004 or 2005. I was fully prepared to return to Formula-1. And as two-time champion I knew how to be ready for it, I would have been better than ever. I was negotiating with Williams, but it didn't work. This was largely because the negotiations were up and down. I didn't like it.Finns are very black and white. If you do something, you will do it. You go straight to the point. And while I understand that this is a complex case, but they couldn't get a better pilot than the double world champion.There were other problems. And it was not about a crazy amount of money, which could not be considered. There were other problems that influenced the decision.I tested the McLaren, drove the car all day, dashed in many circles after all these years, and all went well. We all analyzed. I knew about the problem with a computer that constantly blocked the wheels. We couldn't do anything about it. We are unable to fix it because we didn't have new items.This Is Formula 1. This is a permanent solution to the problems, it's constant suffering. I wanted to get back to thisI had a reason. If I return, I will again work with the same issues. Fortunately, the tests went smoothly.I got into Formula 1 in 1991. It took me seven years to win the race. The same thing could happen on the return. I'm not going to waste seven years. After winning two Championships I can be satisfied with their achievements".

2017-09-10 16:44:02

Nico urged Pirelli to improve the tires for rain

The pilot of Renault Nico Hulkenberg said that the situation in Monza last Saturday, was extremely annoying. After constant delays of 15 minutes were taken out of equilibrium not only the viewer, but pilots.Nico Hulkenberg "We put on and take off our helmets so often Had to start the car, everything is set up and again to turn off.When it became clear that the delay will take a long time, I thought I should do something better than just waiting. For example, to go to sleep.The rain was not so strong, standing water was not at all on the track. The problem was that the tires made only in order to displace a certain number of liters of water. Otherwise, aquaplaning, and, of course, the pilots don't want to.Charlie Whiting was limited. In the future, I think we should continue to work with Pirelli to improve the situation. Because in the past with other tire manufacturers, we would easily have been able to fly in such conditions.Only, this year very few tests for the tyres, so Pirelli is indeed very difficult to improve our products.

2017-09-07 11:34:03

Lewis Hamilton agree to participate in the tests on Thursday

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton agreed to help Pirelli with tyre testing this week. The British have always been famous for his dislike of tests, and continually refusing them, citing injury or illness.But this time Hamilton did not refuse to test the capabilities of the car and tyres on the French Paul Ricard track.Lewis Hamilton "I Have tests this week, which is a rare opportunity for me, because I'm not a test pilot.I announced my candidacy, so looking forward to this event.

2017-09-05 11:24:05

Felipe Massa I will switch to Formula E

Felipe Massa I will switch to Formula E

Pilot Williams Felipe Massa has confirmed that he will leave Formula 1, will join Formula E. Felipe Massa "I have conducted tests with the Jaguar. It's an incredible car, and the race itself in the Formula-E I really like. They are alive, natural, and much depends on the pilot. When I leave Formula 1, will be transferred to Formula E. I think it's a fantastic series, and I see a great future for her".

2017-09-04 11:54:04

Zach brown Lando Norris will not be in Formula 1 next year

Zach brown Lando Norris will not be in Formula 1 next year

The head of McLaren brown assured that the talented Lando Norris is not a contender for the role of combat pilot at the season-2018.Zach brown "No, our plan is to allow him to compete in Formula 2 next year. A combat pilot in Formula 1 until he will be."Earlier, 17-year-old Norris has successfully conducted the tests in Hungary.

2017-08-29 12:24:04

Sainz would be glad to see Extinguished as a teammate

Sainz would be glad to see Extinguished as a teammate

The pilot Toro Rosso Carlos Sainz said that he would be happy if Pierre went Out will be his teammate next year.Carlos Sainz "of Course, I sympathize with his career and I don't mind if he becomes my teammate. But it is the responsibility of Helmut Marko, not mine, so I have no idea he will choose stability or you get a new talented pilots.Unfortunately, Formula 1 is not enough to show excellent results - a number of circumstances must come together to chose you.Pierre went Out last year won the GP2, and this season is the Japanese SuperFormula series. The Frenchman regularly involved in the tests, Red Bull and Toro Rosso.

2017-08-28 12:14:04

Robert Kubica may be in Malaysia

Robert Kubica may be in Malaysia

The ex-pilot of Formula 1 Robert Kubica may re-enter the track behind the wheel of a Formula 1 season-2017, this time during Friday practice in Malaysia.The head of Renault's Cyril Abiteboul enough brilliant results of the pole during the Hungarian tests, so he wants to check again Kubica.Cyril abiteboul "we don't Have all the answers we would like to have after the tests in Hungary.In a perfect world we would like to hold more of these tests to see whether he will be able to participate again in the race at the same level. We want to understand is it possible or not".

2017-08-25 12:44:04

Three pilots tested Halo

Three pilots tested Halo

For the first time this season as part of Friday's practice tests, system Halo, which will become mandatory next season.Halo appeared on three cars the Mercedes of Lewis Hamilton, the McLaren Stoffele of Vandorn and the Sauber of Marcus Ericsson.Obviously, during the remaining stages of the season, all drivers will have time to work with Halo.

2017-08-25 11:14:03

Halo rules introduced too late

Engineers of Formula 1 is concerned that the official rules for Halo announced too late, as the machine of the season-2018 are in full swing.Auto Motor und Sport reports that the device protecting the driver's head not only looks unsightly, but will have a big impact on the design of the cars next year from the point of view of aerodynamics and weight.Michael Schmidt "the Exact rules for the Halo will only be available from September".Technical Director of the Force India Andy green "it's Too late. From the point of view of the monocoque the time ends".Technical Director Toro Rosso James Ki "the Center of gravity will rise now, and the weight distribution will move forward.We also need to strengthen the sides of the monocoque test load, and this means that in the appropriate places will be used another structure of carbon".However, FIA, fearing protests from the teams made it possible to form the upper part of the Halo at its discretion.James Key "It will help to minimize the disadvantages of aerodynamics".

2017-08-20 18:34:04

Chapter Prema Charles LeClair deserves a place in Formula 1

Chapter Prema Charles LeClair deserves a place in Formula 1

Team leader of Formula 2 Prema Rene rosin believes that Charles LeClair fully deserves a place in the Royal races already in the season of 2018.Rene rosin "pilots like Antonio Giovinazzi and Charles LeClair should be in Formula 1 because they fully deserve it.Charles this year looks impressive, it works on a level that a place in Formula 1 must be guaranteed. It should provide the opportunity.I think they should put him in the car, otherwise what's the point of Junior formulae What's the point of Formula 1 if we fail to promote the best pilots"LeClair has already conducted tests within a Ferrari and Haas.

2017-08-20 17:54:03

Force India Halo can inhibit development for the next year

Deputy head of the Force India Otmar, Szafnauer said that Halo puts a spoke in the wheels of his team.Othmar, Szafnauer "Halo can delay the development machine for next year. There is limited time for the development and creation of the monocoque.There is a limited amount of time it takes to design and build the chassis, and if we don't have clear rules in Halo, it can lead to serious delays in the development of the machine.Now it looks like we don't have time to prepare the car for tests".Earlier, the head of Renault said that because Halo had to stop the development of the current machine.

2017-08-17 14:24:02

Christian Horner the New engine has allowed to win back two-tenths of a second

Head Red Bull Christian Horner said that the updated Renault engine compared to the winter tests allow you to become faster by two tenths of a second per lap.Christian Horner "I would say, two-tenths. By his own estimates Renault are lagging behind their goals, but are trying hard to catch up. Talking about the oil in the fuel has not affected us. We just solve our own problems.As for the suspension, we tested the system, but it does not promise a major progress. Her extra weight didn't meet our expectations, so I don't think that her refusal hurt us".

2017-08-16 09:14:05

Kimi Raikkonen Charles LeClair - future star of Formula 1

Pilot Ferrari Kimi Raikkonen believes that Charles LeClair is the future star of Formula 1, judging on his performances in Formula 2 and tests after the Grand Prix of Hungary.Kimi Raikkonen "Well, if he is satisfied with the help of Ferrari. It's always difficult to come and just fly by another car. Works here a matter of habit.But Charles has time, he showed good progress and in future it will surely be a star".

2017-08-16 08:14:06

Charles LeClair I need to impress

Pilot GP2 Charles LeClair admitted that he had a lot of work ahead to attract the attention of the right people.LeClair has a chance to work on the tests of Formula 1 driving for Haas and Ferrari.Charles Leclerc "Obviously, like I said, I need to impress the greatest possible number of people. And I will do this plan every effort.If I have the opportunity at the end of the year, I would jump at this chance with two hands, but at the moment I just focus on the Formula-2".

2017-08-15 08:14:04

Mikhail Aleshin IndyCar leaves

The Russian pilot program SMP Racing Mikhail Aleshin will miss performances in the final stages of the North American racing series IndyCar, focusing on the work of the Russian sport prototype BR1. The decision was taken by the team Schmidt Peterson Motorsport and the Russian program SMP Racing.Mikhail Aleshin will continue to work on a new prototype BR1, which will be released on its first tests in the near future. The car is a Russian company BR Engineering will be created together with the Italian company Dallara and preparing for their debut performance in the world championship on races on endurance in 2018. Mikhail Aleshin is a key pilot SMP Racing, working on this car.

2017-08-13 01:14:06

Legal issues forced to introduce a Halo

Legal issues forced to introduce a Halo

For a long time the debate raging about whether Halo is good or bad for Formula 1, but the head of the Red Bull's Christian Horner believes that Mercedes has supported FIA in this decision.Christian Horner "Mercedes has come out with this concept, and they put the FIA in a difficult position. If we have an accident, and the car will not be a Halo, and the system would have saved lives, then from a legal point of view it would be difficult to argue why this system was not, since it was available for implementation. That's why we developed Aeroscreen - tried to solve the problem more aesthetically pleasing.FIA was now backed into a corner with this Halo. No other options have passed all the tests, no.I am concerned that each formula series, up to the go-kart will have to have this system. When will it end I think at some point, as a pilot, you have to take certain risks".

2017-08-13 01:04:05

Engineers Renault Kubica had no problems with the machine 2017

Renault engineers have raised the bar of expectations that Robert Kubica could indeed return to Formula 1.Ricardo Pintado, lead engineer at Renault, said that any doubts about the ability of Kubica to run a modern car disappeared during the Hungarian tests.Ricardo Pintado "You can forget this question - it has no problems with aerobatics hybrid cars.Robert was fast, but the most important thing that Kubica did not have fuel on one lap. His tank was covered in a series of circles, so the speed could be higher.More, what is striking is the number of laps he spent on the track - the equivalent of two races. And it was in 40 degree heat and Robert got out of the car, complaining of fatigue.He didn't have any problems with the wheel. We wanted to give him a lot of changes to steering, but he refused almost everything. Robert did everything as in normal times".

2017-08-12 10:24:03

Jolyon Palmer can keep the place in the Renault

The head of Renault, Cyril Abiteboul announced that Jolyon Palmer still has a chance to save a place in the team for the season 2018. Meantime, on account of the British no points.Cyril, Abiteboul "If Jolyon will be able to change the situation as it was last season, we are ready to continue cooperation. Everything is in his hands. The team is interested in stable results.Jolyon knows that his contract expires this year, know that we are exploring other options. He is able to squeeze the maximum from the car and give feedback. At the same time, he made a lot of mistakes. I think it happened because of his insecurities. I try to support him to regain confidence, but this is unlikely to change for one day."Meanwhile, on the tests in Hungary tested the Renault of Robert Kubica, which can replace Palmer next season.

2017-08-07 15:14:03

Honda we Have data for improvement

Chief engineer of Honda Satoshi Nakamura confirmed that his company has all the necessary information for further work on the modernization of engines.Satoshi Nakamura "For two days of tests we were able to collect valuable data to further improve the performance and reliability of their engines. We'll be ready for the second half of the season.Now the team goes on summer break - a chance to take a breath and rejuvenate after a hard first half of the year. We need to rest before the rest of the championship.To be honest, we are already looking forward to the race at Spa. We're excited to show off his new speed".

2017-08-06 23:24:06

Eric bulge Lando Norris is a future star

Race Director McLaren Eric bulge said that Lando Norris after the incredible tests in Hungary exactly can be considered a rising star of Formula 1.Recall that during the recent tests, 17-year-old Norris has surpassed the time, Fernando Alonso, shown in the final qualification. However, in a barouche was a softer rubber Ultrasoft. At the same time, the young Briton first drove the McLaren MCL32.Eric bulge "Lando amazed all of us with his maturity, professionalism and speed, and he quickly coped with the modern machines of Formula 1.His feedback to the engineers was valuable and useful, and he, of course, is our rising star. He will show a lot in the future".

2017-08-05 23:54:04

Gerhard Berger does Not judge the test results

The ex-pilot of Formula 1 Gerhard Berger said that it is not necessary to seriously consider the results of the tests, especially to look at the final times.Gerhard Berger "the Teams use different strategies. For example, in the McLaren every time I sent Lando Norris with empty tanks on the track. This explains its excellent time.I think my nephew Lucas was able to show that he is capable of good results. However, his career is complicated by the fact that Mercedes decided left DTM. Don't think that Lucas should go to Formula. Personally I don't like that there is need to change from machine to machine. And I personally will do everything to DTM left and after 2019".

2017-08-04 13:14:03

Robert Kubica not sure of the return of Formula-1

Robert Kubica not sure of the return of Formula-1

The past and the future of Formula 1 have teamed up in Hungary on Wednesday, when Robert Kubica took to the track for the test car Renault of season 2017.The start of the tests was a bit awkward, since the pole right at the exit of the pit lane struck the wall boxes.Robert Kubica "It was one of the most stupid mistakes you can make in Formula 1. It made me realize how much more these machines.Yes, my time is only slightly slower time of Palmer's qualifications. As for my future, I don't know anything. I will cling to the slightest chance, but what will happen in reality, I don't know.Three months ago I would not have thought that I will be able to participate in official tests.I'm a little tired after eight hours of work, but no pain. I will step by step to get ahead, but if not, I will look for other options for a career".

2017-08-04 12:54:03

Max Verstappen Only Robert can decide for himself

The pilot of Red Bull Max Verstappen believes that only Robert Kubica after test can conclude whether he's ready or not to return.Max Verstappen "I've heard a lot about Robert, he proved himself a fighter. But above all, it is very fast.I think that all of us, all pilots, I wish him luck. 70 laps is good, but only Robert can judge the situation. He will decide everything for himself after the tests".

2017-08-03 11:44:03

Daniil Kvyat it is Always useful to work on tests after the race weekend

Daniil Kvyat it is Always useful to work on tests after the race weekend

Part of the second day of testing in Hungary the team Toro Rosso entrusted Daniil Kvyat. At the end of the day the Russians were on the 6th position.Daniil Kvyat "the Day was useful, we tried a lot and learned a lot. Now you need to analyze information and draw conclusions.It is always useful to work on tests after the race weekend. This allows you to find the answers to many questions that arose during practice and qualifying.Ahead of the summer break, and now need to recharge my batteries before the start of the second half of the season.