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2017-09-23 11:34:04

The earthquake will not stop the Grand Prix of Mexico

The earthquake will not stop the Grand Prix of Mexico

The Mexican Grand Prix to be held in next month in Mexico city, and it looks like it will pass, despite the devastating earthquake, which killed about 300 people.Currently this route is used as a staging area for humanitarian and rescue operations, but as it turned out, the surface of the asphalt and the track has not received significant damage.Representative track "a Track is already double-checked for damage to the asphalt and buildings. Everything is in order.We will carry out checks, but now everything looks great. The race will pass".However, in Mexico city have canceled sporting events, including Championships in weightlifting and Paralympic swimming.But a spokesman for the Grand Prix of Mexico said that Formula 1 has given the green light.Press Secretary "Now we need to support the population by any means. We need to continue to move forward. And the race will be a great opportunity to rally together to support each other".

2017-09-22 11:24:08

The track in Mexico has suffered because of the earthquake

The track in Mexico has suffered because of the earthquake

According to media reports, the famous football stadium Estadio Azteca was damaged during the earthquake as the main video track in Mehikoorma there are sources that claim the opposite, calming that the asphalt is in good condition.Press Secretary of the alignment of a name of brothers Rodriguez confirmed this "the Track is in good condition, although there were reports of injuries.Together with the official authorities, we will conduct a thorough inspection of the track to make sure that everything is in order and complies with the regulations".The Mexican Grand Prix is scheduled for the end of October.

2017-09-18 11:24:03

Pascal Wehrlein I spent a chaotic race

Pascal Wehrlein I spent a chaotic race

Pilot Sauber Pascal Wehrlein's race in Singapore ended on the 12th position. The Germans lost to the leaders of the two circles.Pascal Wehrlein "it was quite a chaotic race. As soon as the track slowly dried out, we decided to stay on rain tires and wait to go directly to Ul. However, the track did not dry up as quickly as we expected and the replacement of intermediate tyres was too late. Later during the race I was losing more and more time due to the multitude of blue flags. So was my race.

2017-09-18 10:54:03

Felipe Massa I am completely disappointed with my race

Felipe Massa I am completely disappointed with my race

Pilot Williams Felipe Massa in the race Grand Prix of Singapore finished 11th, two seconds away from the points zone.Felipe Massa "I am disappointed with my race. I started on the wrong tyres that was solely my decision, but I think that when it rains, you never know what will happen. Many pilots decided to go on my way, but I really made a mistake with the choice. Then I was very slow on the track.When left the safety car, I immediately asked him to stop, but the team ordered to stay on track. They hoped that I will break better and will be able to hold there. In the end, I stayed. I was driving so slowly that my race ended there.I'm disappointed with his race. However, the team can be happy with the points and lance. In the end, it could have been much worse, especially if you look at the places from which we started the race".

2017-09-17 18:44:03

Valtteri Bottas is the Next target Vettel

Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas finished 3rd in the race Grand Prix of Singapore. Now he's losing Sebastian Vettel 22 points.Valtteri Bottas "it's a good race. We are very fortunate that the leaders came down, and we automatically were the fastest on the track. We have prepared the machine that gave the opportunity to attack. I struggled with Riccardo, but I don't have enough speed to catch up and overtake him. This was our chance, and we were able to do everything right.My next goal is to beat Vettel in the individual competition. We wanted to make a victorious double, but a double podium is good.

2017-09-17 17:24:03

Chronicle of the race Grand Prix of Singapore

Chronicle of the race Grand Prix of Singapore

145141 - Today from pole position will start Sebastian Vettel. For the German's fourth pole position in Singapore, and in the three previous cases, the first German crossed the finish line.145434 - Actually, in the last nine races in Singapore seven times he won the pilot, which started from pole position. In two other cases the owner of the pole and led the race, but technical problems prevented a win.145524 - Next to Vettel is confirmed as Max Verstappen.145542 - Second row Daniel ricciardo and Kimi Raikkonen.145653 - Only the third row will start Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas - this track is clearly not suitable Mercedes.145817 - the Fourth row Nico Hulkenberg and Fernando Alonso. On the contrary, this track suited the McLaren more.145830 - Completing the top ten Stoffel Vandorn and Carlos Sainz.145844 - Next Palmer, Perez, Kvyat, Windows, Grosjean, Magnussen, Massa, Stroll, Wehrlein and 145922 - In Singapore, the day was rain, and now the track is quite wet.145952 - during the race the track will be dry.150009 - Most pilots to start chose rain tires.150052 - intermediate will start the first six and Sainz, Kvyat, Grosjean and Stroll.150252 - Pilots go on warm-up 150318 - Machines occupy space on 150341 - All ready to 150353 - START150403 - Vettel Raikkonen knocked out150417 - Even a few broken cars in the first corner150434 - A Turn Of Vettel He has no nose cone150447 - the safety Car on the track150514 - so started the first ever Formula 1 night race the rain150626 - Start.

2017-09-16 20:54:03

Daniil Kvyat the Beginning of the qualification was good

Daniil Kvyat the Beginning of the qualification was good

In the first part of qualifying for the Singapore Grand Prix Daniel Quat showed the 8th result. In the second part of the pilot Toro Rosso dropped to the 13th position.Daniil Kvyat "the Start of qualifying was good. I drove a great lap in the first session. But in the second session the track changed and the car became nervous. I slid everywhere, constantly arose understeer, and I didn't get how to warm up the tires. Very disappointing.Now we have to figure out what happened, because we got very disappointing results. As for tomorrow, it is difficult to say what we can expect, as this weekend we have no speed. Try to conduct your race and see what happens".

2017-09-16 18:24:05

Sebastian Vettel I'm very happy Now

Sebastian Vettel I'm very happy Now

The Ferrari pilot Sebastian Vettel managed to win the important qualification of Grand Prix of Singapore. For the Germans it is the 49th pole position of his career.Sebastian Vettel "this morning was difficult, we had to work hard to achieve a good balance for qualifying. I screamed after his final round, he was incredibleI like this track. We were able to make progress and win. I even struck a wall, so strong attacked the track. I was tense, but now relaxed and happy. This is a very good track, and I'm very happy to achieve such a result.And look at the cars of Red Bull They copied our ideas Look on the side of the pontoons".

2017-09-16 16:04:03

Marcus Ericsson will lose five positions at the start

During Saturday's practice, the pilot Sauber Marcus Ericsson went off the track and crashed the car. The mechanics had to replace the gearbox, as a result, the Swedes will lose five positions at the start.Obviously, this penalty won't have much impact on the launch pad of Eriksson, as he is unlikely to qualify above 19th place.

2017-09-16 10:54:04

Valtteri Bottas It was a difficult day for us

Valtteri Bottas It was a difficult day for us

Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas on the results practices Grand Prix of Singapore was on 4th position.Valtteri Bottas "it was a tough day. I think we need more speed. We made a lot of changes in settings between sessions, but have not yet found the perfect balance.From what we learned today, I see that a lot of work ahead. Personally, I struggled with balance and lack of stability of the car on the track. The car behaves very nervously, it was hard for me to trust the car in time attack track. This is important, something we need to work, so I can do more".

2017-09-15 14:44:03

Carlos Sainz - the pilot of Renault

Carlos Sainz - the pilot of Renault

Renault team officially announced that partner Nico Hulkenberg in 2018 will be Carlos Sainz. Technically, the Red Bull team surrendered the Spanish pilot to rent for one season.Cyril abiteboul, head of the team Renault "Carlos Sainz is a talented pilot, which we watched long enough, especially after his success in the youth series by Renault. We can now confirm that Carlos will play for us in the season of 2018.Sure, Nico Hulkenberg and Carlos Sainz will be nice to complement each other, both on track and abroad. I want to thank Helmut Marko for the fact that Red Bull has agreed to provide us with Carlos to rent.I want to thank Jolyon Palmer for his work in the team. We wish him success".Carlos Sainz "I am delighted to be part of team Renault. For the pilot of Formula 1 have the honour to speak for the factory team, and I hope to respond to the trust excellent results on the track.Look forward to the opportunity to work on the bases in Enstone and Viry. I've worked with Renault in Formula 1, and in the Junior series, and is well known to me their desire to succeed. Sure, it's the beginning of a very exciting Chapter in my career.I want to thank Red Bull for their support and for the opportunity. I want to thank everyone who worked in the Toro Rosso".Helmut Marko, a sports consultant to Red Bull "We are pleased that we were able to agree with Renault that Carlos will hold this team the season 2018. It will be useful to work in the factory team together with an experienced partner.We will closely monitor the results of Carlos because he is still a part of the family Red Bull".

2017-09-14 13:54:02

Fernando Alonso Starts the final phase of the season

The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso told about what to expect from the team in Singapore.Fernando Alonso "We knew that dual race in Spa and Monza will be for us a difficult test, but so many gatherings, how many of these two races is too much. However, we have shown a rate higher than expected, although I could convert it in points.We left the European part of the season is behind, and has now entered the final phase. Singapore is a great place to start, as this is one of the tracks on the calendar that is best suited for our car. This is a real chance to fight for points.In Singapore you need a car with good traction in slow corners and set at a high level of downforce, so we definitely have a chance. You only need to make sure that there are and reliability".

2017-09-14 13:44:02

Niko the Route of Marina Bay is very demanding

The pilot of Renault Niko Hulkenberg told about the track in Singapore.Nico Hulkenberg "It's a very difficult track, one of the most difficult in the season, the real test for the pilot. The circle is long with many a turn, many of which are very slow.High temperature and humidity do aerobatics on the highway unbearable ordeal. It is very important to be on top form because of these rigid requirements".

2017-09-11 14:04:03

Max Verstappen would Rather start the race in Singapore

The pilot of Red Bull Max Verstappen admitted that looking forward to the Singapore Grand Prix, where his team has a chance for a good result.Max Verstappen "I look forward to the opportunity to contest a race in Singapore because it is always a special weekend. The race was strong for us last year, and I think this time we can fight for the podium.Night race and high temperatures really test you to the limit of physical capacity, because it is physically the most difficult race of the season. I have a few weeks in the sauna preparing for this race. Now I'm ready for the heat and stuffiness of Singapore and Malaysia.I like that the track is replete with twists and turns, I like that there are a lot of bumps, because it's a street track."On account of Verstappen two races in Singapore. In 2015, he finished 8th last year to 6th.

2017-09-10 17:04:04

Force India wants to keep Windows and Perez

Force India wants to keep Windows and Perez

Force India said that they want to keep both of the current drivers for the season 2018.Recently Sergio Perez and Esteban Windows treated each other not very friendly on the track and beyond, but the Deputy leader Bob Fearnley said that the team from Silverstone still needs in these pilots.Bob Fearnley "We will do everything in our power to keep both pilots. We are in an enviable position, as our Duo of pilots are as good as the top three teams. We need them if we want to keep fourth place in the championship in 2018.Yes, our pilots are clearly in demand, and with good reason - they are not average pilots. Fortunately, Esteban with us for three years. And I didn't get the impression that he also wants to go to another place. He forgets that we gave him a chance.For Perez there's always the alternative, but I think Sergio is very happy with us. He knows we can offer him a very competitive car in the centre of the peloton".

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.

2017-09-04 10:14:03

Kimi Raikkonen I always struggled with the balance

Kimi Raikkonen I always struggled with the balance

Kimi Raikkonen in the Ferrari home race the Grand Prix of Italy finished fifth.Kimi Raikkonen "throughout the race I struggled with the balance of the car. I have a round not spent in the normal mode. In some circles, the situation is slightly improved, but most of the time I missed the clutch.It was a tough weekend, we struggled in all conditions on dry land or in the rain. I'm disappointed, because the result is not the one we had hoped for at their home track. It is very difficult to accept this result in Monza. I'll be very surprised if this story will repeat itself in Singapore as the track should fit our cars perfectly. Now we have to go there and do your best".

2017-09-03 20:54:03

Magnussen dissatisfied with the actions Verstappen

Magnussen dissatisfied with the actions Verstappen

Kevin Magnussen unhappy that the stewards didn't punish max Verstappen. When overtaking the young Dutchman literally pushed out of the pilot Haas off the track.Kevin Magnussen "I'm unhappy because he has not been punished. He just squeezed me off the track. A lot happens in the race, but the punishment should be the same for everyone.Under braking he just left me. I had to leave the road and cut the Chicane. If I hadn't swerved, we would have been in the wall. I don't think I could pass him in that corner so I don't understand why he didn't leave me places.

2017-09-02 16:34:08

Roman Grosjean the Conditions were unsuitable for conducting qualification

Roman Grosjean the Conditions were unsuitable for conducting qualification

The first part of qualifying at Monza was interrupted in the fifth minute when he went off the track Romain Grosjean. The pilot Haas believes that it should not have to hold qualifications in such conditions.Roman Grosjean "the Conditions were unsuitable for conducting training. More on the circle of departure from boxes I on the radio announced that the track has too many puddles, and the visibility just no. On the one hand, on a direct you can't take your foot off the gas pedal, because behind that might be heading the other machine, and its pilot just does not see you. On the other hand, at maximum speed it is easy to lose the car. First time there, and then I suddenly lost control of the car at speeds of 300 km/h. the Shot was not very strong. I was lucky that the car crashed on a tangent and bounced to the other side of the road. The turn was a straight line - this should not be.The car damaged the front and rear spoiler. Everything else is not so critical".

2017-09-02 15:24:03

Qualification in Italy stopped due to rain

Qualification in Italy stopped due to rain

At Monza the rain. The first part of qualifying lasted only four minutes, until hydroplaning has not lost its Haas Roman Grosjean.Qualification stopped red flags. The car Grosjean was removed, but race Director Charlie whiting is in no hurry to give the green light. Periodically appears on the track the safety car.

2017-09-01 21:54:03

Max Verstappen We where expecting to be

Max Verstappen We where expecting to be

The pilot of Red Bull Max Verstappen on the results practices Grand Prix of Italy was in fifth position. Just ahead of Mercedes and Ferrari.Max Verstappen "We're more or less where expected to be. Our machine is such that it should be on this track. It is difficult for us at this track with long straight, which we must combine with very low downforce. So we'll just do our best in the remaining two days. We start the race a little further because of penalties, but hopefully I can enjoy plenty of overtaking on Sunday.And then I'll wait for the race in Singapore, where the track is much better suited to us."Verstappen is waiting for a penalty in the loss of 15 positions for the replacement of elements of the power plant.

2017-09-01 20:34:05

Valtteri Bottas I Think it was a good day

Valtteri Bottas I Think it was a good day

Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas showed the best result in qualifying Grand Prix of Italy.Valtteri Bottas "First of all, it's nice that today, the track remained dry, because the forecasts promised us rain. This could affect the preparation, but everything went well. We normally prepare for qualifying and the race.During the first practice we started in the wrong direction, but after lunch we changed the situation, and the car went much faster. Overall it was a positive day, the car looks strong, but it is obvious that in the standings will go to the next two days, but not this one.

2017-09-01 11:44:05

Carlos Sainz I'm sorry to come to Italy

The pilot Toro Rosso Carlos Sainz said that he did not like to come to Italy during race weekend.Carlos Sainz "Weekend in Italy is always disappointing. I want to hang out here at full speed, tried pasta, pizza, and not only to take part in the race I still really like the passion with which the local audience suitable for viewing the races. This support is surprisingly strong.Monza is a track which I really like. I would not say that this is my absolute favorite among all the tracks, but she's in the top five of my favorites. This is the temple of speed I have not been able here to achieve a good result in Formula 1, but one day I'll win here.Grand Prix of Italy has always coincides with my birthday - this time it will be on Friday. Together with the family we have a good time here".

2017-09-01 11:44:03

Fernando Alonso Like Spa, Monza is a legendary track

The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso has said that the track in Italy is one of the most legendary.Fernando Alonso "Like Spa, Monza is one of those legendary tracks that love everything. This year with new faster machines we will definitely see a new speed record and lap record. On the straights the car will look incredible.This is the fastest track on the calendar from the point of view of the maximum speed. For the pilot it is always a landmark moment - eminent race on the straight and turns. We always said that this track is not suited to our car, and we don't expect an easy solution of the question".

2017-09-01 11:34:03

Riccardo Daniel Monza is a fun track

Pilot Red Bull Daniel Riccardo believes the track in Monza is very funny.Daniel ricciardo "the Atmosphere in Italy is quite amazing. I usually like the more technical tracks, but Monza's a funny one. This is the track that I always liked, and it is completely unique.The parade of pilots at Monza is always special. All shout "Ferrari", and it's impressive every year".

2017-08-31 15:34:03

Daniil Kvyat dissatisfied with the progress Toro Rosso

The pilot Toro Rosso Daniel Quat believes that his team's rate of development is inferior to the rivals.Daniil Kvyat "the team are not progressing as we had hoped. If at the beginning of the season we quite easily reached the final of qualification, now it is a difficult question. Qualification this season is significant, and we really need to improve in this area.The team knows what to do. Besides, ahead the tracks that suit our car".

2017-08-31 12:24:04

Toto Wolff plays against Ferrari

Toto Wolff plays against Ferrari

Head of Mercedes Toto Wolff has promised to keep behind closed doors any quarrel with Ferrari concerning the rules on new engines.Over the weekend it was reported that Ferrari is mad at Mercedes for violating the gentleman's agreement. It concerned the ban on the launch of a new spec engine until the FIA will not publish new rules on oil in the fuel. It was expected that the new engines will appear only at Monza, but the German team presented its engine is already in Spa.Toto Wolff "On the track we compete very hard. But if there are problems, we discuss them behind closed doors. It is important to be careful and not to publish anything that can be misconstrued".

2017-08-30 13:04:03

Head of Mercedes No conspiracy in the Spa was not

Head of Mercedes No conspiracy in the Spa was not

Head of Mercedes Toto Wolff said that the words of Lewis Hamilton on the conspiracy in his address in Belgium is not worth a damn.Lewis Hamilton "I thought it was like NASCAR where the safety car out for no reason on the track.They could start the virtual machine security, but I think they wanted to make a show, to turn the tide race against me."Toto Wolff "Maybe the track was really debris and was unsafe to continue the race.Speed at Spa is very high and no one wants an accident due to pieces of carbon fibre on the track.I can understand the reaction of Lewis because he tried to keep the gap with Vettel. But I think if he will take into account all the circumstances, will have nothing against the use of the safety car in that case".

2017-08-30 10:54:04

Force India has not excluded the replacement of the pilot

Force India has not excluded the replacement of the pilot

Force India does not preclude changes in the composition of the pilots for 2018. And all because the couple can't find common ground on the track, constantly creating an emergency situation.After the incident in Spa the team said the rest of the season will enforce a strict team orders from the boxes in relation to the pilots.Sports Director of the Force India Otmar, Szafnauer "with regard to contracts, we will have to wait. I hope the change of pilots will not happen.Either we need better pilots, or we have to make sure that existing pilots will not interfere with each other until the end of the season.