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2017-11-21 20:54:03

Sergey Sirotkin claims a place in Williams

Sergey Sirotkin is called in as a contender for a place in the team Williams. It is expected that Russians will take part in the tests, which will be held in Abu Dhabi after the final race of the season, driving a Williams.This season, Sirotkin worked as a reserve pilot of the team Renault, and in this capacity, he spent several Friday practice and test sessions.There, in Abu Dhabi, the one day tests will fulfill Robert Kubica, another contender for a place in Williams.

2017-11-21 12:04:03

Kubica has already signed a contract with Williams

NBC journalists believe that Robert Kubica has already signed a contract with the Williams team. The announcement of a two-year agreement is expected during the final stage in Abu Dhabi.Let's remind, that Kubica has not played in Formula 1 in 2010 due to a serious hand injury received during a rally race. This season he conducted a series of tests at the wheel of old cars Renault and Williams.The Williams contract with Kubica means that Daniil Kvyat next year will remain without a seat in Formula 1.

2017-11-21 11:24:05

George Russell ready for Formula 1

George Russell ready for Formula 1

A graduate of the Mercedes George Russell said he was ready for a career in Formula 1. There is an assumption that young Brit next season will be the reserve pilot Force India.George Russell "I'm ready for the season in Formula 1. I have done a lot for Mercedes, I worked a lot in the simulator. Feel well prepared, and this year I won the GP3 championship.If you look at the facts, the only options are Williams or Sauber, but we will see.One of the reasons I really want to take part in the tests at the end of the year with Force India is a possibility that may open after this work. For example, in January, if something happens, I will jump for joy. I will definitely take my chance".

2017-11-21 11:24:04

Pirelli is preparing a new rain tyre for the season-2018

Pirelli is preparing a new rain tyre for the season-2018

The head of Pirelli Mario Isola confirmed that his company is busy developing a new tire for rain races.Mario Isola "We are developing new rain tires. This year, we ran some tests, but before you change your current formulations, we still need to run some tests.So, we have some ideas we are testing. If we can develop more high-quality composition for rain, ask FIA and Charlie Whiting to homologate them for the next season outside".

2017-11-20 13:14:04

Alonso happy with first tests behind the wheel of a LMP1 car

Alonso happy with first tests behind the wheel of a LMP1 car

Fernando Alonso did behind the wheel of the Toyota TS050 Hybrid sport prototype on the track in Bahrain in the framework of the tests beginners WEC. The Spaniard drove 113 laps and showed a time of 143.013.Fernando Alonso "It was a great day The job behind the wheel of the car of the LMP1 class are always interesting for any pilot, because this incredible machine.I've always wanted to try a similar technique, and I succeeded. I am very happy".

2017-11-19 11:54:04

Fernando Alonso will take part in the tests WEC

Fernando Alonso will take part in the tests WEC

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

2017-11-18 10:24:04

BR Engineering has introduced a new sportprototip BR1

BR Engineering has introduced a new sportprototip BR1

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

2017-11-18 10:14:03

Jacques Villeneuve does not believe in the return of Kubica

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

2017-11-17 11:34:03

Montoya, Kubica to Williams Is this a joke

Montoya, Kubica to Williams Is this a joke

Juan Pablo Montoya is skeptical of the idea put behind the wheel of a Williams Robert Kubica, who had not acted in Formula 1 since 2010. He was the Colombian raced for Williams in 2001-2004 Juan Pablo Montoya "to be honest, this sounds like a joke. I am sure that Robert will not be able to give 100 in a modern car of the Formula-1".Similar opinion is shared by Patrick head, co-founder and former technical Director of Williams "Robert was one of the best in the past. Only he knows whether he is ready to return. He had a serious injury, and Williams now want to know what he's capable of".According to rumors, Kubica has already found sponsors who are willing to bring Williams 8 million euros. It is expected that Robert will take part in tyre tests, which will be held in Abu Dhabi after the final race of the season.

2017-11-16 10:24:06

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

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

2017-11-14 13:04:03

In Pirelli has cancelled tests in Brazil for attempted robbery

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

2017-11-14 12:54:03

Robert Kubica preparing for tests in Abu Dhabi

Robert Kubica preparing for tests in Abu Dhabi

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

2017-11-08 10:24:04

Fernando Alonso prepares for Le Manu

It is not excluded that next year Fernando Alonso will take part in the legendary marathon 24 hours of Le Mans. Edition of the Daily Sports Car reports that the Spaniard visited the base of Toyota in Cologne, where he passed the adjustment seats.It is expected that Alonso will take part in tests of the Toyota sports prototype, which will be held on 19 November in Bahrain.At the same time, as we already confirmed the participation of Alonso in the marathon 24 hours of Daytona, where his partner will become a reserve pilot of McLaren Lando Norris.

2017-11-06 17:24:03

Lando Norris - reserve the pilot of McLaren

Lando Norris - reserve the pilot of McLaren

Team McLaren has confirmed that next season it will be a reserve pilot Lando Norris, who in a week will be 18 years of age. Last season the Briton on the first attempt won Evrostroy Formula 3.Next year, Norris will be present at all Grand Prix, to communicate with pilots, engineers and sponsors. Also Lando will work on the tests and in the simulator. Perhaps occasionally a young Briton will compete in some series. While scheduled to participate only in the 24 hours of Daytona, where his partner will be Fernando Alonso.Zac brown, the head of McLaren "Lando is an incredibly talented young pilot who deserved this role. Last season he won the Formula Renault and was awarded the McLaren Autosport BRDC as the best young British pilot, and this year he won Evrostroy Formula 3. This is one of the most promising pilots in the world. The tests in Hungary, behind the wheel of a McLaren he showed incredible results, proving that he is ready for the next step."Eric bulge, racing Director, McLaren "the team should be a backup pilot. Lando will become a full member of the team, together with us, he will visit all the Grand Prix. We will help him in further development, we will show how our team is what a modern racing car. In the season of 2018 Lando will be involved in all business processes. We will prepare it so that in any moment he could replace Fernando or Stoffel".Lando Norris "I am delighted to be part of the McLaren in 2018 as a test pilot and a backup pilot. Next week I have to conduct tire tests in Interlagos. I have two great teachers Fernando Alonso and Stoffel Vandorn, and I will do my best to help the team back into the lead.At the moment we decide where I will play next season. There are several options, but the decision is still pending".

2017-11-05 11:04:07

Force India We're going to take the risk

COO Force India Otmar, Szafnauer believes that his team has a reason to risk the rest of the season.Othmar, Szafnauer "We're going the remaining two races to hold a few different. On Fridays we will test some serious decisions for next year. It's a big risk, but tests of these components will help next year. If we lose some time on Friday in preparation for the race - we are ready to go at it."Team Force India has already secured fourth place in the constructors ' championship.

2017-11-01 10:34:03

Fernando Alonso waiting for the cooperation with Renault

Fernando Alonso waiting for the cooperation with Renault

The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso has admitted that he is already looking forward to the opportunity again to work with Renault after a disastrous three years with Honda.Fernando Alonso "I would like to continue to fight with Renault and earn them with wins and titles. Can I fit four titles of Hamilton and Vettel I'll try it. I hope to be able to fight on equal terms.It is true that I haven't won even once since 2006, but I think I could have four or five titles, and the latter could be recently.I'm already looking forward to the tests with Renault. The last three years were very unpleasant, and it took a lot of patience. But I think next year we will be very competitive.We have seen in Mexico that Verstappen was able to do a great race with this engine. Can we do the same I don't know. It is difficult to understand because we have no data for comparison. The engine looks very good. In the last few races we have introduced aerodynamic upgrades, and they worked well, so next year we have a chance of success.I hope we will be able to compete with Hamilton for the title next year".Recall that Alonso played for the factory team of Renault in 2003-2006, 2008 and 2009, In 2005 and 2006, Fernando became the champion.

2017-10-28 12:24:03

Sebastian Vettel We have not performed work at 100

Sebastian Vettel We have not performed work at 100

The Ferrari pilot Sebastian Vettel in practice for the Mexican Grand Prix showed the 4th result.Sebastian Vettel "It was the day when we didn't do all their work 100. After problems in the beginning of the session we lost a lot of time, which failed to catch up.This is a short track with lots of traffic, so it is not suitable for tests. In addition, it is difficult to cool the engine, brakes, all the components, so if you are stuck for someone else, anything can fail gathering. Here I would like to be ahead of the traffic, maintaining his pace. I think to keep the temperature as low as possible here will be difficult, but those who will succeed will have the highest rate.The car is already fast, I just think it is important to find the right balance".

2017-10-24 17:14:03

Fernando Alonso and Lando Norris will be teammates

Veteran Formula 1 Fernando Alonso and 17-year-old champion of Euroseries Formula 3 Lando Norris will be teammates during the marathon 24 hours of Daytona, which is scheduled for the end of January.Alonzo and Norris go on the same crew on the sport prototype team United Autosports, owned by Zach brown. In November, both pilots will spend the first tests.Recall that the career of Norris supports McLaren. It is expected that next season he will be the reserve pilot British team in Formula 1.

2017-10-24 14:24:03

In Williams interested in Wehrlein

In Williams interested in Wehrlein

Williams technical Director Paddy Lowe has admitted that Pascal Wehrlein is among the candidates for a place in the team in the season of 2018. The main problem of the German pilot his age as the title sponsor of the team, the brand Martini, requires anyone over the age of 25.Paddy Lowe, technical Director, Williams "If we are talking about Pascal, we do not need to check on the tests, because we see how he performs in the race. Yes, we need to consider the wishes of the sponsors, but I am also sure that Martini understands how important for us pilots.We will choose the option that is best suited from the point of view of the results, not the one that is best for sponsors".According to rumors, Lowe does not want to work with Felipe Massa, so now the benchmarks are two other veteran Robert Kubica and Paul di Resta. As for Wehrlein, the Lowe is well acquainted with him in a Mercedes.

2017-10-19 10:24:04

Paul di Resta finished the test in Hungary

Paul di Resta finished the test in Hungary

Another contender for a place in Williams - Paul di Resta - ended test program driving the car 2014. As was the case with Robert Kubica, testing took place in Hungary.Press service of Williams "These tests are part of our program evaluation of applicants for a place in the team in the season of 2018. Now we will evaluate both candidates. Haste in the selection of pilots".In addition to Paul di Resta and Robert Kubica for a place in the Williams claim, and Felipe Massa, who plays in the British team in 2014.

2017-10-16 16:24:03

Hartley senior I Hope Brandon will stay in Formula 1 for five years

Hartley senior I Hope Brandon will stay in Formula 1 for five years

Brian Hartley hopes his son Brendon Hartley, which debuts at the Grand Prix of the USA in the Toro Rosso, will stay in Formula 1.Brian Hartley "I'm proud son A father passionate about racing, would like to be in my place. The talks went on behind closed doors, and everything was solved within a couple days.I hope that Brandon will stay in Formula 1 for five years. While he needs just to finish in the USA. Any result except the last, will be good, considering the absence of any tests.In 2009 and 2010 Hartley worked reserve pilot Toro Rosso and Red Bull. The last time behind the wheel of a Formula 1 new Zealander sat in 2012, then during youth tests, he represented Mercedes. Since then Brandon speaks mostly in endurance races, and this year he became the winner of the marathon 24 hours of Le Mans.

2017-10-14 13:34:03

Brendon Hartley will partner Daniil Kvyat

Brendon Hartley will partner Daniil Kvyat

Toro Rosso have confirmed that one race in the United States as a partner Daniil Kvyat will conduct a 27-year-old new Zealander Brendon Hartley, winner of the 24 hours of Le Mans in 2017.Franz Toast, head of the Toro Rosso "We are pleased to announce that Brendon Hartley, a former member of the youth program of Red Bull, as well as test-pilot of Red Bull and Toro Rosso, will play for our team.This year, Brandon won the 24 hours of Le Mans. In addition, he is the leader of the championship WEC, which has already won in 2015. We are glad that he returns to our team. Since that time, he became an experienced pilot, and we are confident that he will cope with this task".Brendon Hartley "it is Difficult to convey the feelings that I have. For me it was a surprise, although I never abandoned a childhood dream of becoming a Formula 1 driver. Since then, as I was a reserve pilot Red Bull and Toro Rosso, I managed to achieve serious progress. I want to thank Red Bull for the opportunity and the Porsche that allowed me to combine participation in Fomrula-1 and WEC.I like the track in Austin, especially since I not so long ago it was made. I'm ready to debut in Formula 1".At the time Hartley was a participant of the program of support of young pilots of Red Bull, conducted tests in the Red Bull and Toro Rosso. In 2009 and 2010, Brandon was officially listed as a spare pilot of Red Bull. Then the way Hartley and Red Bull parted, and in 2012 he conducted tests as a part of Mercedes.2012 Hartley takes part in the various races of sport prototypes in Europe and overseas, regularly goes to the start of the 24 hours of Le Mans, and this year became the winner of this marathon behind the wheel of a Porsche.

2017-10-13 13:44:04

Brendon Hartley is a contender for a place in the Toro Rosso

Brendon Hartley is a contender for a place in the Toro Rosso

27-year-old new Zealander Brendon Hartley called as a temporary replacement Pierre went Out on the one race in the United States.At the time Hartley was a participant of the program of support of young pilots of Red Bull, conducted tests in the Red Bull and Toro Rosso. In 2009 and 2010, Brandon was officially listed as a spare pilot of Red Bull. Then the way Hartley and Red Bull parted, and in 2012 he conducted tests as a part of Mercedes.2012 Hartley takes part in the various races of sport prototypes in Europe and overseas, regularly goes to the start of the 24 hours of Le Mans, and this year became the winner of this marathon behind the wheel of a Porsche.

2017-10-12 14:14:03

Williams Kubica successfully conducted tests

On Wednesday, Robert Kubica conducted tests in Silverstone behind the wheel of a Williams 2014. The British team evaluates the test results as successful.Representative Williams "Robert held a successful test day at Silverstone behind the wheel of the FW36. More we can not comment".Another test day Kubica will hold in Hungary. In parallel, the tests Williams will conduct another contender for a place in the team - Paul di Resta.

2017-10-11 17:34:03

Robert Kubica's training at Silverstone

Robert Kubica claims a place in Williams, the British team staged a Polish private pilot tests today, he sat behind the wheel of the car of 2014 at Silverstone.Next week Kubica will hold a second series of tests at Budapest's Hungaroring. With him behind the wheel of a Williams 2014 will run a test-pilot Paul di Resta, also claiming the role of the partner lance Stroll next season.Previously Kubica ran some tests in-part of Renault.

2017-10-11 10:34:03

Nico Rosberg Robert Kubica will not race in Austin

Nico Rosberg Robert Kubica will not race in Austin

The Manager of Robert Kubica, Nico Rosberg has confirmed that the pole will not be released at the start of the race Grand Prix of the United States, replacing Carlos Sainz, who joined in the Renault.Nico Rosberg "If you throw in the water, but you can't swim, it could destroy you. And here. Without proper tests on an unfamiliar machine you can play. Better to just work on the job to Williams".

2017-10-10 11:24:03

Norris can replace the Button as a reserve pilot McLaren

Norris can replace the Button as a reserve pilot McLaren

McLaren racing Director Eric boullier admitted that Jenson button may leave the role of official reserve pilot team next year.Jenson button "I miss racing. It is like love. I'm too long without racing. And I really want to have fun."Eric bulge "In my opinion, he wants to spend next season in any racing series, and obviously we can't offer.But he is also an Ambassador for the McLaren brand, and we will be happy to continue this cooperation.Lando Norris is a Prime candidate for replacement. Let's just wait because if he becomes the champion of the Formula 3, it is well possible that he will have enough points to get a Superlicense FIA".Now Norris is acting Euroseries Formula 3 and leads the championship. In the remaining three races held at the German Hockenheim at the end of this week, it is enough at least once to finish eighth to become the champion. Previously, Landau had successfully conducted the tests as part of McLaren.

2017-10-09 15:34:04

Sirotkin can replace Extinguished in the United States Grand Prix

Sirotkin can replace Extinguished in the United States Grand Prix

Carlos Sainz goes to Renault, and its place in the Grand Prix of the USA will take Daniil Kvyat. Pierre went Out, likely to miss the American stage, remained in Japan to fight for the title of champion of the SuperFormula, and now Toro Rosso is looking for a replacement. Among the candidates - Sergey Sirotkin, test driver of Renault.It is known that Malaysia was a discussion regarding the performance of Sirotkin in the Toro Rosso. Russian this year ran some tests and Friday practice behind the wheel of a Renault RS17.In support Sirotkin made the leader of the team Renault Nico Hulkenberg "Sergei has earned a place in Formula 1. He showed excellent speed and good feedback".Meanwhile, the place in the Toro Rosso also claimed the reserve pilot Red Bull's Sebastian Buemi and IndyCar champion Josef newgarden's.

2017-10-09 14:04:03

Felipe Massa Williams Professionals support my candidacy

Felipe Massa Williams Professionals support my candidacy

In Japan, Williams technical Director Paddy Lowe said that Felipe Massa must play in next season, but he was confirmed by the tests of Robert Kubica and Paul di Resta.Felipe Massa "I am concerned that the team may choose a path that will result in stable to serious difficulties. I think that lance has made great progress during the year, so perhaps the team is to maintain the current composition of the pilots.In any case, the team knows best what she needs. I think that if Williams will listen to the professionals, it will leave it as is.In the last three years the car did not fit my style of piloting. It was not a high level of grip, tires did not work so well - it was all sad, and I couldn't compensate for all of these problems with his style.Now, when I feel that I could pass high, motivation increases. I still believe that can do a lot to give the team".