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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".

2017-05-12 20:44:03

Kimi Raikkonen Results nothing to say

Kimi Raikkonen Results nothing to say

Pilot Ferrari Kimi Raikkonen at the end of Friday's practice was in third position with a gap of three-tenths of a second.Kimi Raikkonen "Today was a strong wind, which the machine was constantly slipping. But the conditions were the same for everyone. The first day was spent getting used to the track and test the product, so the results mean nothing.The conditions in Barcelona compared to the winter tests has significantly changed it became warmer, the track surface became cleaner. Now let's analyze the data and see what happens on Saturday.

2017-05-11 16:54:03

Pirelli Degradation may be higher than during the tests

The head of Pirelli Mario Isola believes that the degradation of rubber during the race Grand Prix of Spain may be higher than during the winter tests.Mario Isola "It's the last race, where a fixed selection of types of rubber. Since Monaco, the pilots will be able to pick and choose the amount of each of the compositions of the tyres.Barcelona - a famous meeting place of the aerodynamic evolution of the car, a new package of upgrades and tires. We understand that with the increased performance of the cars the tires are obviously going to experience a higher level of degradation compared to the winter tests. In addition, it can be expected that the weather is now much warmer than in February,".

2017-05-11 11:54:04

Felipe Massa it's very good to know the track in Barcelona

Felipe Massa it's very good to know the track in Barcelona

Pilot Williams Felipe Massa said that all pilots are perfectly familiar with the track in Barcelona, which will host the Grand Prix of Spain, at the winter tests.Felipe Massa "Barcelona is a track that most drivers know very well. It's a bit like a home Grand Prix, because in the winter we are always testing their machines.It's the downforce on the high speed sections, also requires a very good grip on the last sector.This year we had a good preseason tests, but now the championship starts from scratch. I very much hope that we will be able to spend a nice weekend without any unfortunate incidents, like what happened in Sochi".

2017-05-08 13:04:04

Stoffel Vandorn Penalty for the power plant was only a matter of time

Stoffel Vandorn Penalty for the power plant was only a matter of time

The pilot of McLaren Stoffel Vandorn said that the penalty for a replacement motor was for him only a matter of time.Stoffel Vandorn "I think it was only a matter of time after the problems we experienced at the winter tests and first races. We've had so many problems and issues with the engines that we are now forced to penalties for replacement of certain nodes. Only the fourth race, and we have already received fines.But the situation is what it is. We need to accept it and go forward.Recall that in Sochi Vandorn received a penalty in the loss of 15 positions for the replacement of elements of the power plant.

2017-05-04 13:54:04

Honda we Have a lot of information

The head of Honda Yusuke Hasegawa said that his company has enough materials to work on the progress of the engine.Yusuke Hasegawa "of Course, we all try, we've tried lots of different programs, and many go at the same time. We will see some updates in the next few races. We expect that they will help to raise the level of performance.To be honest, we didn't have much of a problem. It is clear that we are unable to cope well with our program, but we did not actually participate in the winter tests, so couldn't find all the problems on the track.It is obvious that in all this time we were able to go a greater distance on the track and in the simulator, but the problem is that even the data of bench tests differ from the operation of the engine on the track. Because of this difference we have problems".

2017-04-07 13:34:04

Max Verstappen satisfied with intermediate tires

Max Verstappen satisfied with intermediate tires

The pilot of Red Bull Max Verstappen topped the Protocol of the first Friday practice, which, however, lasted just over twenty minutes.Max Verstappen "I had to work only with intermediate tyres. All right, they showed themselves better than during the winter tests. Don't know whether they have changed since then. Maybe I just know very well this track".

2017-03-24 15:44:07

Fernando Alonso's Problems became considerably less

Fernando Alonso's Problems became considerably less

The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso on the results practices Grand Prix of Australia showed a 12-th result.Fernando Alonso "Today we had less of a problem than during the winter tests in Barcelona. We could increase the engine power, but while working in the former regime. However, despite improvements, we still have a lot of work, because the leaders are far ahead.Every time out to the track, we learned something new. We were also able to test some new components, and they seem to work fine, what is already positive. We still have a lot to do, but the potential for development is".

2017-03-24 12:04:04

Roman Grosjean it worked for me

Roman Grosjean it worked for me

Haas pilot Roman Grosjean on the results practices Grand Prix of Australia showed the 8th result. However, the Frenchman again had problems with the brakes.Roman Grosjean "my side boxes the day went well. The car behaved much better than during the winter tests, and it's great.It was nice to immediately get into the settings and get from car to a good speed. We more or less completed the program, so the race must undergo a productive".

2017-03-22 15:14:08

Ferrari spent 100 million to catch up

Ferrari spent 100 million to catch up

There is no doubt that Ferrari is on the threshold of a much better season in Formula 1 than a year ago. The winter tests showed that Ferrari could be ready to fight with Mercedes. However, the former technical Director of Scuderia Tony Cucarella thinks the real picture begins to emerge only after the Grand Prix of Australia.Tony Cucarella "it is Clear that they have made a significant step in the field of reliability and performance. Is it enough to compete with Mercedes or not, I still don't know. But I know that they are not as far as last year.This breakthrough was made possible thanks to the investment of hundreds of millions of euros. The money was spent on tests of separate parts of machine, like they do in Mercedes.The results of the winter tests was quite strong. But I don't know what is the real speed of Ferrari. They equally can be as four-tenths seconds behind the Mercedes and two tenths ahead".

2017-03-18 11:14:03

Daniel ricciardo feels Great to be back home

Daniel ricciardo feels Great to be back home

Pilot Red Bull Daniel Riccardo said that he was pleased to start the season with a home Grand Prix.Daniel ricciardo "it's Always nice to return to the native land and to enjoy the sun after the winter tests. My home race is a terrific show, but for me it's primarily hard work, which will begin on Monday.I'm going to talk to the press, a lot of work with sponsors. I have to attend a lot of events and at the same time to prepare for the race. It's hard work, but pleasant.See you in Melbourne"The best result of ricciardo in Australia 4th place in 2016.

2017-03-01 10:24:05

Kevin Magnussen a Great day

Kevin Magnussen a Great day

The pilot Haas Kevin Magnussen showed the 4th result for the second test day in Barcelona.Kevin Magnussen "a Good day. I drove a lot of laps, more than anyone today. And this is a great end of the day. This is exactly what we wanted from the winter tests. We need to pass as many rounds to detect all the problems on the car and get the full picture, assembled from fragments of useful information.I am very pleased with how the car behaves. I'm glad to be back in the car, it was a great job.

2017-02-15 11:24:04

McLaren will change the livery of the cars

McLaren will change the livery of the cars

After the resignation of Ron Dennis, a new management team of McLaren has changed the system of numbering machines. So, the novelty will receive index MCL32. Changes and coloring machines.Eric bulge, racing Director at McLaren "Coloring change significantly. It remains to wait a few days."The presentation of McLaren-Honda MCL32 scheduled for February 24. The first tests will be held in Barcelona on 27 February.It is expected that the car of 2017 will get the orange coloring in the style of the times of Bruce McLaren. The last time these colors were used during the winter tests 2006 pictured.

2017-01-21 10:34:03

Negotiations with potential buyers are continuing Manor

January 20 was the deadline set by the external administration of the Manor. However, the negotiations with interested parties are continuing.The representative of the company FRP Advisory, which granted the right of external control, said "Yes, negotiations with interested investors continue. We do everything we can to make the team out at the start of the season-2017".It is known that the team asked the FIA for permission to use last year's car. Besides, earlier there was information that the FIA has allowed the British command to skip the first three stages.The new machine developed by engineers of the Manor, but the funds for its production, since FRP Advisory has blocked account for the benefit of creditors. Meanwhile, at the winter tests, even with last year's car, the team needs about 500 thousand euros.

2017-01-19 11:54:08

Zac brown hinted at orange McLaren

Zac brown hinted at orange McLaren

The new Executive Director of McLaren Zac brown hinted that his team in the new season can return to their heritage. After the era of Ron Dennis and grey McLaren cars can be painted in orange.Zach brown "We showed a variant of boys and girls at McLaren, and all are very happy possible changes. Just recently we approved a few racing liveries of the car, and I think fans will be pleased to find a new car in the new colours".Let's see how it will look like a new car. Whether it's all the same gray wolf, grey with splashes of orange or entirely orange. Just remember that a truly successful team McLaren was when cars were painted in red and white colors.The last time the machine was painted in McLaren orange during the winter tests 2006 pictured. Presentation of a new machine on 24 February.

2017-01-04 15:34:07

Mercedes have named the date of the presentation of the new machine

The Mercedes team will introduce new car February 23, four days before the start of the winter tests. It is expected that the novelty will receive index W08 Hybrid.While only two commands called date presentations of cars in 2017. Ferrari will present their new product on February 24, factory Fiorano circuit.

2016-12-20 15:54:02

Ferrari will present a new car at the end of February

As reported by Sky Italia, the Ferrari team will present its new car on February 24, three days before the start of the winter tests in Barcelona.The presentation will be held in Fiorano, in the factory the circuit of the Scuderia. On the same day, the novelty will be tested in the framework of the shooting day.

2016-08-07 20:24:02

McLaren have started to save money

Strange, but one of the richest stables of the championship was to save money, said race Director McLaren Eric Buje.Eric Buje "you Always have to take a cautious approach to the issue of waste of resources. Us in Pirelli made an offer to take part in tests of new rubber, but we chose not to divert their funds for this event. Anyway, all the results will get all the commands. Of course, the use of such tests is, but it's better we focus their efforts on working with the new machine.The same applies to the winter tests. It's great that many want to spend them in warm countries, but more profitable for us to stay in Europe and not to waste resources on patrols in the world.

2016-06-30 10:44:03

Ferrari will test the second version of Halo

Ferrari will test the second version of Halo

During Friday practice for the Austrian Grand Prix the Ferrari team will test the second version of the system head protection Halo.The first version of Halo was made of steel. The second version of the more durable titanium. In addition, her mount shifted forward to avoid hitting the driver's head during a tail collision.The first version of Halo was tested during the winter tests. Everything goes to the fact that the system will become mandatory in season 2017.

2016-05-13 21:24:03

Roman Grosjean While I am unhappy with the car

Roman Grosjean While I am unhappy with the car

Haas pilot Roman Grosjean showed the 13th result practices Grand Prix of Spain.Roman Grosjean "Not too easy day. I was struggling with the tire temperature to achieve a working range. We helped the data obtained from the winter tests, they were given the opportunity to compare the results, take a look at work from another angle. But while I'm not very happy with the machine's behavior, even despite our best analytical efforts.I hope we will be able to tomorrow to solve their problems, to get a more competitive car".

2016-05-10 12:04:03

Fernando Alonso We will help tests

Fernando Alonso We will help tests

The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso believes that his team in Barcelona should help the information gathered during the winter tests.Fernando Alonso "At every track we receive new information about the operation of your car, and in Spain we will have the information gathered during the winter tests. It can be used for the preparation of the car for the race. However, all the teams in this respect on an equal footing.Goal for the next race - to reach the final qualification. The team continuously works on improving the speed of the machine, but we realize that in Barcelona to achieve their goals will be difficult.Last year Alonso started in a home Grand Prix 13-m and the finish line is not reached due to the failure of the braking system. In General, on account of the Spaniard's seven podiums in Barcelona, including two victories.

2016-04-05 17:24:05

Roman Grosjean I was expecting 14 points for the entire season

Roman Grosjean I was expecting 14 points for the entire season

Haas pilot Roman Grosjean still can't move away from the happiness that gives him the speech on the American team, because in two races he has already earned 18 points.Roman Grosjean "In Australia I have made points on a happy occasion, and in Bahrain could become the fifth in open combat. Still on winter tests I was talking about how they expect to 10-14 points for the entire season. But I already beat overcame this strap We did something that they didn't expect. If we work in the same way, then one day go up to the podium".

2016-03-24 17:14:04

Pat Symonds Toro Rosso faster than us

Technical Director Williams Pat Symonds believes that Toro Rosso is faster than his team, although during the winter tests it was not visible.Pat Symonds "During the winter tests it was unclear how fast the team Toro Rosso. We were sure that this team slower than us, but it turned out that our projections were wrong. We are surprised by the possibilities of this stables, she's very quick.If to speak about alignment of forces in the peloton, the first is Toro Rosso, and then we, and our Force India. But it was only one race, and we hope for more in the near future".

2016-02-22 22:40:37

Newcomers from the United States showed its first car

Newcomers from the United States showed its first car

The American team of Formula 1 Haas , debuting in the world championship in 2016, has officially unveiled its first car.The car has received the name Haas VF16 image the machine the team has published in its official "Twitter". The livery of the car is made in combination of dominant silver and black with elements of red.On Monday, the first Roman Grosjean will be driving in the winter tests, and on Tuesday new test Esteban Gutierrez.

2016-02-22 22:40:29

Rosberg brought a new car Mercedes W07 to the track at Silverstone

Rosberg brought a new car Mercedes W07 to the track at Silverstone

New car Mercedes W07 debuted on the track in the framework of the shooting day, which is organized by the team today at Silverstone.Behind the wheel of the car in the morning sat Nico Rosberg.It is expected that Lewis Hamilton will test the car in the afternoon.The official presentation of the Mercedes W07 will be held on 22 February in Barcelona, before the first day of the winter tests.

2016-01-08 18:14:03

Ferrari will hold an online presentation of the car

As a rule, Ferrari held a Grand presentation of the new machines before the start of the winter tests, but now it's been reported that the team is going to make a presentation of the new car online on 19 or 20 February. All of which will only publish a couple of photos and interviews with the pilots.As have informed in a press-service of the Scuderia, this information is not yet reliable, since the guide team has not yet decided.

2015-12-07 16:34:04

Sebastian Vettel For Schumacher I, climbed through fences

Sebastian Vettel For Schumacher I, climbed through fences

The Ferrari pilot Sebastian Vettel said that as a child, climbed through a fence to see his idol Michael Schumacher in action.Sebastian Vettel "I Remember in 1997, when we started the winter tests, my parents came on the kart racing competition in Italy. We turned in Maranello which have passed the tests of Schumacher. I heard the roar of the engine of his car and hurried to climb over the fence. The tests were closed, but like me, was very much".

2015-06-03 15:24:03

Honda spent two tokens on the turbine

Honda spent two tokens on the turbine

On the eve of the Grand Prix of Canada, it became known that the minders Honda spent two available in stock nine tokens on completion of the turbine. A new version of the engine will be at the disposal of the McLaren team during the Grand Prix of Austria.Yasuhisa Arai, Honda "During the winter tests we experience any unexpected problems, because of which we lost a lot of time. Now we have significantly modified the engine. You can even talk about is actually a new power plant. We're sure that will regularly fight for points and even try to climb the podium.Obviously, many people are expecting McLaren-Honda season results-1988, when the team won fifteen of the sixteen races. In some MENA this expectation exerts pressure on us. While we aim to take the fight to Ferrari and Williams teams. The next target will be fighting with Mercedes".

2015-05-14 11:44:02

Honda is confident in the catwalks this season

The head of Honda's Yasuhisa Arai says that this year the team McLaren will be able to achieve podiums in Formula 1.Yasuhisa Arai "undoubtedly, our Union McLaren-Honda has all the makings for success during the current season. We feel responsible for the result and responsibility for their words. In the months separating the race in Spain from the winter tests, it took not so much time but the progress is obvious. We have a clear plan for the modernization of the car, which will allow you to fight for podiums this year.In Monaco and Canada, we will fight for points, and then focused on the podiums".