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2017-07-29 09:14:05

Kimi Raikkonen I'm not worried because I have the speed

Pilot Ferrari Kimi Raikkonen said that it was not worried about their results.Kimi Raikkonen "If you look at the end results, it looks pretty bad. But put it to the side, rate each race separately. There were races when I was shown the result, there were failures, but overall we've always achieved competitive atmosphere on the track. The causes of failures lie not in me, for there are other aspects.I hope that our understanding of the machine will evolve. If we get the maximum return on their updates, then the results will come. We will make every effort, as always.Personally I am unhappy with the results - that's for sure. I want to win races, I want to be first all the time. But this year, it is not so. I'm not worried about it because I have the speed".

2017-07-28 23:14:04

Kimi Raikkonen I am satisfied with my work

Kimi Raikkonen I am satisfied with my work

Pilot Ferrari Kimi Raikkonen on the results practices Grand Prix of Hungary was in fourth position.Kimi Raikkonen "It was a normal job. In the morning we started very well and the day was a little harder, the work was limited to some difficulties.Today I stopped on the track because he lost control of the throttle for a minute. But all of them have recovered, so I was able to continue working. Such problems sometimes happen, but the red flags clearly not brought us pleasure.Today time fast lap was very close to the leaders, the density is quite high. Now the team needs to work hard to get the machine to work more efficiently. This will help us to fight for the podium".

2017-07-28 20:34:03

Esteban I got rhythm

Esteban I got rhythm

According to the results practices Grand Prix of Hungary pilot Force India Esteban Windows was on the 11-th position.Esteban Windows "I very quickly became aware of the work this afternoon. I also immediately found a good rhythm and finish the job, feeling comfortable in the car. It is clear that we still have some work that needs to be done to improve the performance of the machine. After the track reconstruction has changed, I liked the old curbs, but still the pilot here is a very interesting".

2017-07-28 12:04:04

Max Verstappen On track you have to be the bad guy

The pilot of Red Bull Max Verstappen said that he sees no reasons why he must fight on the track is cleaner than grapple now.Max Verstappen "Opponents may call me as you want Mad Max or something. I say that on the track you have to be the bad guy Look at Michael Schumacher At the end of the day, the Formula 1 driver should know how to win races and titles, not how to be a good guy.As for Vettel and our confrontation, I don't expect he'll send me a Christmas card or invite me to a birthday. Besides, I'm not worried about Myself, but about Riccardo - he's a big problem for me. When Daniel and Sebastian were in the same team, that ricciardo was stronger".

2017-07-27 11:44:03

Roman Grosjean I've always liked in Hungary

Roman Grosjean I've always liked in Hungary

Haas pilot Roman Grosjean told that in Hungary he had been a good race.Roman Grosjean "I always get a good race in Hungary. I always liked this track. Previously, he was a very bumpy, but last year, the coverage shifted and everything changed. This is a low speed track, where the importance is not the engine, and the level of aerobatics.In Budapest very hot. This is not an easy race, but, on the other hand, on the track not many high-speed corners, so it all depends on your focus and concentration. No matter what, we will fight for points".In his first Grand Prix in Hungary 20012 year Grosjean started second and finished third. But since then the Frenchman, above the sixth place did not rise.

2017-07-26 16:54:03

Honda is counting on big points in Hungary

The head of the sports division of Honda Yusuke Hasegawa admitted that counting on the success of the partner team McLaren on the track of the Grand Prix of Hungary, where it is not so important the engine power.Yusuke Hasegawa "We're pleased with the progress and we're going to Hungary in a good mood. In Hungary, the engine power does not play an important role, it is difficult to overtake, so we have a good opportunity to earn points.Our goal is to reach the final of qualification and fight for good points. Fernando Alonso won here his first victory in Formula 1, and Stoffel Vandorn won at this track in the GP2 race, so our cars are in good hands.Last year, Alonso in Hungary, finished seventh.

2017-07-26 10:54:06

Niko Hungary is perfect for the return of Kubica

The pilot of Renault Nico Hulkenberg believes that Hungary is an ideal place to Robert Kubica could return to the championship.Nico Hulkenberg "the Hungaroring is one of the most intense tracks, because there is only one straight where you can gently relax.After a racing weekend on the track is a lot of waste rubber, which will allow the tests to develop a high speed. Possibly, on tests of speed will be even higher than during the race.Recall that after the Hungarian Grand Prix of Formula 1 team will remain in Budapest and will spend two days of tests. One day driving to work the Renault Robert Kubica.

2017-07-25 14:04:03

Daniel Audetto Halo makes the Formula-1 is too safe

Daniel Audetto Halo makes the Formula-1 is too safe

Daniel Audetto, who had to work as a Manager of many teams of Formula 1, considers the controversial question of the introduction next year of the system Halo.Daniel Audetto "Safety in Motorsport is a major challenge for the FIA, and, despite great strides in many areas, head protection in a single open cars was a concern for many years.But these dangers have always been part of this race. I lost friends, but the reality is that Formula 1 needs to take that risk. So many races now held on tracks with wide security zones, where it is almost impossible to get into an accident. It's like flying in the simulator, when the machine is safely controlled from a specially equipped room.There is now too much technology and security. And with that exaggerated safety and zero risk Formula 1, in my opinion, has lost part of its essence. It is less attractive for the audience. I think sometimes people want to see accidents as they want to see battles on the track".

2017-07-24 11:04:03

Claire Williams Stroll did a great job over the past year

Claire Williams Stroll did a great job over the past year

Deputy head Williams Claire Williams again defended lance Stroll, who still pay attention to critics.Claire Williams "Maybe it can only see the results on the track, but really few people know what a great job he has done over the past six months. It was really impressive. This is a big step forward from the Junior formulas. I think people just underestimate him.Lance got rid of his mistakes, he is progressing exactly as we expected. It's nice that now both cars score points in the race".

2017-07-19 15:24:03

Williams will not be allowed to imagine Jacques Villeneuve

Williams has forbidden his champion Jacques Villeneuve to appear in their pits during the Grand Prix because of the constant criticism of lance Stroll.Claire Williams, Deputy team principal "Jacques talks too much in the press. Don't want to comment on that. Let's just say that lance will answer his criticism is not words, but results on the track".Recall that Villeneuve played for Williams in 1996-1998, and in the season 1997 he became the champion. At the moment Jacques is the last champion Williams.

2017-07-15 23:14:04

Pascal Wehrlein Weather played a role

Pascal Wehrlein Weather played a role

Pilot Sauber Pascal Wehrlein in the qualification of Grand Prix of great Britain showed the 18-th result.Pascal Wehrlein "the Weather conditions definitely played a big role in how this day passed. The morning was mostly dry, and then passed a light rain. Flying on intermediate tyres was helpful in the first few laps, but when the track began to dry, it was very hard to work on this kit. Looking back, it is a pity that we do not have enough time to go on the tires Supersoft. We may have even had a chance to get to the second round.The race will be very interesting, I look forward to tomorrow".

2017-07-15 12:44:03

Sebastian Vettel Ferrari can make progress in the qualification

The Ferrari pilot Sebastian Vettel admitted that his team can and must make progress in the qualification.Sebastian Vettel "the track in the qualifying plan must be suitable us more than Mercedes. Silverstone is full of fast turns.I think we can continue to achieve more in the qualifications. Let Mercedes and more power, but we can take some other things".

2017-07-15 00:04:04

Daniil Kvyat We know what to do

Daniil Kvyat We know what to do

In the first session Daniel Quat showed the 7th result in the second - the 12th. In between sessions, the pilot Toro Rosso replaced the module MGU-H. Daniil Kvyat "Today we have fulfilled the planned program. The first session was the best the second, so there is work to do. The wind has complicated the work on the track, but the car is generally well behaved, although I would like more.We know what we need to do to improve in qualifying. Will try to implement it".

2017-07-14 23:24:03

Kimi Raikkonen It was a decent day

Kimi Raikkonen It was a decent day

Pilot Ferrari Kimi Raikkonen in the practice of the Grand Prix of great Britain showed a 3-th result, losing only to representatives of Mercedes.Kimi Raikkonen "It was a pretty decent day. Surprisingly, we haven't had any problems like this usually happen on Fridays. The morning I was happy with the car. Yes, it was necessary to work with the settings to adjust them to the conditions on the track, but everyone was doing similar things.It could be a little better, but the overall picture looks promising. Tomorrow is another day, we can only try to do my best, but I am confident that the team will change the situation for the better.

2017-07-14 10:14:03

Carlos Sainz Silverstone is my favorite track

Carlos Sainz Silverstone is my favorite track

The pilot Toro Rosso Carlos Sainz called the Silverstone track, one of his favourite in the racing calendar.Carlos Sainz "Silverstone is one of my favorite tracks, because I think this track is very fast, perfect for Formula 1. The part that I like most is number 2, because this is the fastest part of the track. Go through it clean and fast, very difficult, but if you can, get the most incredible feeling. I assure you, I always have a smile on my face when I pass these legendary curves.I think I always started the race eighth and finished her eighth This is a good position, and every year we team worked to achieve a finish in the top ten. I hope this year luck will again accompany us. Or even better. Why not"Sainz spent the two races at Silverstone, best result - 8th place in last year.

2017-07-14 10:04:03

Kevin Magnussen Silverstone - very fast track

Kevin Magnussen Silverstone - very fast track

The pilot Haas Kevin Magnussen believes that the struggle for position in the race Grand Prix of great Britain will turn out bland because of the difficulties with overtaking.Kevin Magnussen "Silverstone is definitely one of the best tracks of the year. This is a very fast track, where many high-speed turns with the constant change of direction.I just look forward to the opportunity to go to the track to fight for points. The cars will be through these corners very fast, feeling like that.But overtake here is quite difficult, perhaps more difficult than in previous years. Probably in the area of the DRS will be the only opportunity for overtaking, so that the qualification will be extremely important to fight for the result."Magnussen started twice in Silverstone in 2014, he finished 7th, and last year went.

2017-07-11 15:14:06

Stoffel Vandorn not fazed in the season-2017

Stoffel Vandorn not fazed in the season-2017

The pilot of McLaren Stoffel Vandorn admitted that he did not hand down during the current season, constantly losing Fernando Alonso.Stoffel Vandorn "I don't think we can compare. These two cars almost never go to the track at the same time and under the same conditions. When one is having problems, the other pilot does not.If you look at the results - it's true that Alonso is ahead, but we will also see that the crucial variables, not so much.I have no doubt that when my hands will be a fast car, I will be able to fight for victory. Our project requires time to overcome the difficulties, so it is a priority for the team.The team knows my abilities, I've shown in the past year. I do everything I can to help the team get out of difficult situations. I work in a factory, and everyone knows that I work at 100".

2017-07-11 10:44:06

Williams is fighting off attacks by Jacques Villeneuve

The season champion-1997 Jacques Villeneuve believes that lance Stroll undeservedly received the privilege to participate in private tests.Jacques Villeneuve "It's not fair to the other pilots, because he's the only one who received this privilege due to their money."We will remind, 18-summer Stroll held private tests in Austin shortly before his first podium in Baku.Deputy head Williams Claire Williams "we Have no information on whether this practice of private tests continue in the future. I do not think that these tests we have to be open. We are not obliged to invite fans to such tests and read about them in the press.The purpose is to simply familiarize yourself with the track and the nuances of flying. So the pilot without anyone or anything".

2017-07-10 16:04:03

Niki Lauda the Relationship between Vettel and Hamilton will get worse

Niki Lauda the Relationship between Vettel and Hamilton will get worse

Non-Executive Director of Mercedes Niki Lauda believes that relations between the two rivals for the title will worsen.Niki Lauda "Yes, Sebastian is very serious warned. If he will repeat something like that, then the consequences will be very bad for him.I do believe that FIA was gentle with Vettel only because he wanted to, the pilots threw out their aggression on each other on the track. The situation is ideal for egocentric pilots who wish to claim their territory. I'm sure that the FIA will not intervene in their fight on the road. And all because this fight will attract a lot of spectators".

2017-07-10 09:44:03

Kimi Raikkonen it is a Pity that only the second set of tyres were good

Kimi Raikkonen it is a Pity that only the second set of tyres were good

Pilot Ferrari Kimi Raikkonen after starting from third position in the Austrian race finished only fifth.Kimi Raikkonen "In the first part of the race we had some difficulties with the balance of the car. At first I struggled with the first set of tyres, but then the situation became better and better. The second set was perfect at the beginning of the last segment, the car felt very good, and we had high speed, but at that point we were already too far to try to win back the position. As soon as the tires became increasingly worn out, we obviously started less than to attack the track, but I was still able to show a good lap time. Overall, it was not a very easy weekend for me".

2017-07-08 22:04:03

Riccardo Daniel it Was difficult, but I coped

Riccardo Daniel it Was difficult, but I coped

Pilot Red Bull Daniel Riccardo in qualifying for the Austrian Grand Prix showed the 5th result.Daniel ricciardo "it Was a little difficult, but I coped with his work. This year, the track allows better to stay on the track, which made it much more difficult. You feel that you can attack stronger, but it can easily lead to off track. All due to the fact that cornering speeds were higher. We all obviously love speed, we all want a stronger attack, but all this greed concludes with retirements and departures.Of course, it would be nice to finish this last round, but in the end I am satisfied with fifth place. After the penalty of Hamilton this promoted me to fourth place. If it rains tomorrow, as promised forecasts, the race can be quite exciting".

2017-07-08 16:54:03

Kevin Magnussen I could fight for the finals

Kevin Magnussen I could fight for the finals

The pilot Haas Kevin Magnussen at the end of qualifying of the Austrian Grand Prix was the 15th. because of the broken suspension, the Dane was unable to participate in the second session.Kevin Magnussen "it's a shame that qualification for me ended this way. I could fight for the finals, because the car was fast, setting - excellent, and I felt the track. Failed these high curbs. The suspension could not stand the load and broke.Very disappointing for myself and the team. Let's see if tomorrow will be the same rate as today, then we will fight for points".

2017-07-07 21:54:03

Max Verstappen Positive day for us

Max Verstappen Positive day for us

According to the results of Friday practice in Austria, the pilot of Red Bull Max Verstappen was in the fourth position.Max Verstappen "In General, I think it was a positive day. We had a small problem with the brakes early in the second practice, which I had to disassemble half of the machine. Time was lost, but we still managed to complete most part of the planned program.Today, many were wrong, flying off the track. And this is considering that the track is not the fastest this year. Yellow curbs have proved challenging for the pilots and for our machines. I can say with confidence that the Formula 1 cars are just not designed for these curbs.Today I'm not entirely happy with the balance, but we are not so far from the ideal shape as it seems. We know that in qualifying the Mercedes still show their engines, but if the weather changes, many things can play into our hands".

2017-07-07 21:34:03

Sebastian Vettel We learned a lot about my car

Sebastian Vettel We learned a lot about my car

The Ferrari pilot Sebastian Vettel in practice for the Austrian Grand Prix showed the 2nd result. The leader of the day, the German has lost slightly more than one tenth of a second.Sebastian Vettel "Today we spent a lot of time on the track and learned a lot about the car. We are satisfied with the work done - this is exactly what we need. Now let's see what we can do until tomorrow.We discussed the problems that took place in Baku, but here we had to deal with completely different issues. The weather and temperature of the asphalt is not what it was in Azerbaijan. Today, it is still difficult to judge the potential, but the machine is very good, and we have worked well with some improvements. We continue to move forward step by step. Tomorrow we will have another free practice, and then see what's what".

2017-07-07 21:04:03

Daniel ricciardo Another good Friday

Daniel ricciardo Another good Friday

On the first day of the Grand Prix of Austria, Red Bull's driver Daniel ricciardo was on 5th position.Daniel ricciardo "Today was another good Friday, and it looks like we were relatively competitive. In the end, I'm not very well worked, because we had a few problems, but otherwise the day went smoothly. New cars give the opportunity to experience the track fully, especially when rushing in high speed turns, breathtaking.When you lose grip, the car instantly flies out of the asphalt. Many guys today was off the road - just everyone wanted to find the limit of your machine. Sure the Mercedes drivers will fight for the victory in qualification, but I hope that we will be able to join them in this opposition".

2017-07-06 11:24:05

Paul Ricard could host winter tests Formula 1

Paul Ricard could host winter tests Formula 1

The French circuit Paul Ricard may become a new stage of the official tests of Formula 1 before the season 2018.The track in Le Castellet returns to the calendar next year to revive the historic Grand Prix of France.The Paul Ricard Director Stephane Clair "We will take the test with great pleasure. This makes sense, because we were preparing for this. Teams know the quality of our services and know that with the Magneti Marelli telemetry data tests are the most accurate. Discussions are continuing".Yet it is worth noting that the track at Paul Ricard is equipped with irrigation system that is useful for testing dozhdevaya rubber.This year all pre-season tests held in Barcelona.

2017-07-05 11:14:02

Chapter Mercedes All knew that the problems will start soon

Head of Mercedes Toto Wolff was sympathetic to the fact that between Vettel and Hamilton began rubbing.Toto Wolff "Every year in Formula 1 mzhno to identify the main rivalry. Last year it was our internal struggle between Lewis and Nico. This year the fight is between Ferrari and Mercedes, with Lewis and Sebastian.It all started quietly, but it was only a matter of time when the rivalry escalates into a brutal and controversial struggle. This moment occurred in Baku, and we saw the results of this tension on the track.Now the head of this confrontation is closed after a hearing of the FIA. We adopt this solution, we analyzed their weaknesses and are ready for a new fight".

2017-07-05 10:44:03

Fernando Alonso this year, debut is very difficult

Fernando Alonso this year, debut is very difficult

The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso has admitted that the debut of his teammate Stoffel Vandorn has been difficult.Fernando Alonso "the Situation is difficult and unpleasant for Vandorn. Most of the tracks he has to learn from scratch. In addition, given our reliability issues, he has to work in qualifying with zero preparation due to missed practices.This is a difficult season for him and for the team as a whole, and for me, too. We hope that next year will be able to work with a more competitive car.

2017-07-03 12:34:13

Lewis Hamilton commented on maneuvers in Baku

Lewis Hamilton commented on maneuvers in Baku

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton for a long time remained silent about the incident with Sebastian Vettel during the race Grand Prix of Azerbaijan, but now have decided to comment on his actions on the track.Lewis Hamilton "My tactics behind the safety car does not change. I slow down in the 16-th or 15-th turns, to enable the car to drive to the boxes. If you start to attack early and don't slow down, it just won't be able to break away from the peloton.The safety car means that no one could outrace you to a specific line. I had no reason to fight with Vettel, because he so I would not have passed. Separation from the safety car can not reach more than ten buildings of the car, so I just allowed myself to slow down, what is allowed by the rules.So I did everything correctly, just not accelerating up to a certain point. I was doing so each time you restart. But at the second time Vettel hit me".