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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 10:04:03

Toto Wolff, Bottas should be a "killer"

Head of Mercedes Toto Wolff believes that a full-fledged fight for the title of Valtteri bottas to not have enough aggression.Toto Wolff "It was the year of Lewis Hamilton, although our car wasn't the best. Over the past three years, as Lauda said, our advantage would make him a four-time world champion. But this year, Lewis gave us the title, and we helped him do it. The Ferrari was a strong contender.Valtteri began the year uncertainly, but in the end was able to recover. However, it should be "killer" if he wants to fight for the title".

2017-11-17 10:24:04

Riccardo Daniel I Have the time

Riccardo Daniel I Have the time

Red Bull ready to extend the contract with Daniel Riccardo until the end of 2020, but the Australian is in no hurry to put his signature.Daniel ricciardo "It's very nice that the team wants to keep me in the team. I have great respect for Red Bull, but I still have time to perform all the options.About Ferrari, I heard that, but I can't say anything about this, because to me, no one spoke. My dream is to win the world championship in the best car, so I don't know what else to say. I'm not sure Vettel would want to see me with his partner.Recall that Vettel and ricciardo were team-mates at Red Bull in 2014, and then Daniel won three races, while Sebastian, with the rank of the current champion has never stood on the top step of the podium.

2017-11-07 12:34:04

Lewis Hamilton Max - exclusive pilot

Pilot Mercedes Lewis Hamilton believes max Verstappen as one of its main competitors.Lewis Hamilton "I think that Max is an exceptional pilot. He immediately began to perform at a high level, his race look amazing.I was looking forward to the battle with him, and it was great to see Red Bull on top of the podium. I am happy that soon will start a direct fight with this team.I hope next year they will have a better engine, and they will be in the fight - it would be great for the sport. They have a potential world champion - Max. Even now it is still damp, as a pilot, but soon he will gain experience".

2017-11-04 15:24:03

Jackie Stewart Lewis could break the record of Fangio and Schumacher

Jackie Stewart Lewis could break the record of Fangio and Schumacher

Three-time champion of Formula 1 Jackie Stewart believes that Lewis Hamilton can try to wipe the records of Michael Schumacher.Jackie Stewart "there is No reason to believe that Lewis will not go a step further to challenge the records of Schumacher and Fangio, and I wish him the best of luck in this. He earned all his victories, he deserves all the recognition for winning four world Championships.There is no doubt that he was better as a pilot, since then, when he won his first world championship. He is becoming more Mature, continues to learn, he never stops learning. If it will be for many more years, it will be even better. I don't think he's reached his true potential.I decided to retire at a very early age - I was only 34 years old. There comes a time when retirement is a good thing. Undoubtedly, it will correctly choose the time. But at the age of 32 years you are just starting to ripen".

2017-11-04 14:24:03

Vettel not afraid of Hamilton

Vettel not afraid of Hamilton

The Ferrari pilot Sebastian Vettel already aims to stop Lewis Hamilton winning another title in 2018.Sebastian Vettel "Only a very few athletes on the planet have four titles of world champion, so they need to be respected.If you look at this season, Lewis was the best pilot, and that's why he earned his title. You never know what will happen in the future. But next season I will do my best to Lewis not got the fifth title.2017 was his year, but 2018 is another story. Then everything will start from scratch. Like Ferrari, we are on the right path of development, and I firmly believe that we will be able to be on top in 2018.I'm not afraid of Lewis. On the contrary, I like to race against him. If you beat Lewis Hamilton, you are proud of what he did, because his level is extremely high.We have to be even better and we will. In the end, we know that we are not fighting with Mickey mouse and Donald duck".

2017-11-01 10:34:05

Hamilton expects a serious fight in the future

Hamilton expects a serious fight in the future

Pilot Mercedes Lewis Hamilton may get a knighthood soon. But the Brit is not going to rest on our laurels.Lewis Hamilton "I'm trying to represent the country in the best way, and if it recognizes the Queen, I'll be incredibly happy.But Formula 1 is not asleep, it is not in place. Red Bull have a potential world champion Max Verstappen, and he will only get stronger with each passing year. I think we're in for an interesting fight next year for the title".

2017-10-31 13:34:03

Flavio Briatore Liberty is doing everything right

The former head of Renault Flavio Briatore believes that the new owners of Formula 1 was doing the right thing for the modernization of the sport.Flavio Briatore "I'm still watching this race. I especially like to observe what appears new in this sport. It was going to happen.Ross brown called me in the spring, and we agreed that the pilot should return to the center of attention and that Formula 1 no longer needs to be a technical world championship.Everything goes in the right direction. Fans don't need budgets. I was with Fernando Alonso at Indy 500 this year where the best car is worth 10 million dollars for the entire season. This is the twentieth part of the value in Formula 1, but the show better".A year has passed since then, as the championship left, Bernie Ecclestone. Briatore told what he is doing now.Flavio Briatore "I can Assure you that Bernie's all right. Better than many people think. He loves life, works hard on his coffee plantation in Brazil and is enjoying life with his wonderful wife Fabiana".

2017-10-16 11:24:04

Bernie Ecclestone Williams needs to take Robert Kubica

Bernie Ecclestone Williams needs to take Robert Kubica

The former head of Formula 1 Bernie Ecclestone believes that Williams needs to take the next year Robert Kubica.Bernie Ecclestone "If Robert wasn't in that accident, then I think now he would already be world champion. I think he can come back even stronger than before.It will probably be more aggressive than then, I can only foresee a good future for him in Formula 1.As for his physical form, many years ago I raced with a guy named Archie Scott-brown. Archie was damn fast, and he was in a worse position than Robert, much worse, but he managed to be very successful. I don't think the injury will keep him".

2017-10-15 14:44:07

Roman Grosjean I really can become a world champion

Roman Grosjean I really can become a world champion

Haas pilot Roman Grosjean believes that he is able to become a champion in Formula 1.Roman Grosjean "I understand that there are always things you can improve. This work with brakes, and other aspects. The ability to cope with difficulties - also a good feature of the pilot.But now with my physical form and experience I could become world champion in a good car".The best result of Grosjean in the championship - 7th place in 2013.

2017-10-13 11:54:03

Nico Rosberg is ready to work constantly in the paddock

Nico Rosberg is ready to work constantly in the paddock

This year's defending champion Nico Rosberg a few times turned into a commentator. The Germans liked this role, and he is ready to consider proposals of the broadcasters.Martin Brandl, former drinking Formula 1, and now TV commentator "Nico is a treasure for any broadcaster. He knows these hybrid cars just thoroughly, he knows all the drivers, all the tracks, he is also a world champion, defending champion".Nico Rosberg "I think that can give the role of TV expert new level. If I like it, I'll be back. Maybe this year. But I'm not affiliated with any broadcaster in the contract".

2017-10-12 10:24:08

In the McLaren satisfied with the work Vandorn

In the McLaren satisfied with the work Vandorn

In the McLaren assure, that now is satisfied with the performance of Stoffele of Vandorn. Earlier, the British team was concerned about how the Belgian rookie has struggled trying to adapt to life in Formula 1.Eric bulge "It was unfortunate for Stoffel, he was always the center of attention the press and the audience, when McLaren became a partner of the world champion.But who debuted in recent years, including Max Verstappen, went through a rough couple of months before began to reveal its potential.During this time, Stoffel learned a lot, and now he's doing great, he fully believes in himself and continues to gain experience.It is worth noting that this season Vandorn earned more points than teammate Fernando Alonso.

2017-09-23 11:24:03

Kimi Raikkonen I will help mate

Kimi Raikkonen I will help mate

Pilot Ferrari Kimi Raikkonen promised that he would help his teammate in the fight for the title.Kimi Raikkonen "As pilots, we know exactly what we are waiting for Ferrari. Of course I'll help Vettel when it comes to the key struggle for the title of world champion, just as I expect him to help, if needed in the future.Sepang Many people think that it will be difficult for us to track. We don't think so. It's another race, another weekend, and we'll go in, ready to do battle, and we will do our best".

2017-09-19 17:04:05

Niki Lauda While the championship is not won

Non-Executive Director of Mercedes Niki Lauda cautious in their comments about the benefits of Lewis Hamilton in the world championship.Niki Lauda "I am not fond of such statements, which now can be heard. They say, we are already Champions. I can only smile inside.Of course, this is a big step forward. But do not forget that the world Cup is won only when he wins. Sepang is an excellent choice of our machine. And if Ferrari do not think there we have to win".

2017-09-16 12:04:03

Pirelli advises Ferrari to win in Singapore

Sebastian Vettel can regain the lead in the world championship this weekend in Singapore. This is the opinion of Marco provera, who is the Director General of the official tire supplier Pirelli.The Italian admits that he is happy that Ferrari this year has caught up with Mercedes, although Pirelli stays on the neutral side.Marco provera "the Scuderia has not only closed the gap, but were able to defeat Mercedes. Ferrari faster on urban roads where the maximum speed is lower and the Mercedes has a slight advantage when speed is higher.So I think Ferrari will be able to show a good race in Singapore".

2017-09-10 21:14:04

Mika Hakkinen I was ready to return, but did not

Mika Hakkinen I was ready to return, but did not

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

2017-09-02 09:14:03

Alain Prost apologized to max Verstappen

Alain Prost apologized to max Verstappen

Four-time Formula 1 world champion Alain Prost, now working as a sports consultant to Renault, officially apologized to max Verstappen for the problems with the engine.Alain Prost "I personally apologized to max. I also apologized to Red Bull Racing. Not all of the six failures were our fault, but four for sure. And it is too much.The reason is not the style of driving max, we often see that within the same team one of the pilots pursuing a greater number of failures than the other.We are very unhappy with the incident and should finally solve the problem.

2017-08-27 12:04:04

Lewis Hamilton is aiming for a new three-year contract

Lewis Hamilton is aiming for a new three-year contract

The current contract is a three-time world champion ends at the end of next year, and this suggests that the retirement or transition in a Ferrari is possible.But now Sport Bild reports that 32-year-old Hamilton said the leadership of the Mercedes team that he is open to discuss new three-year contract.Lewis Hamilton "I'm here to win, and I'm here to stay, and my incredible commitment to the team amazes even me. It's weird.When you've been chasing for so long - this is my 200th race and you think, maybe, your passion or your desire to win will disappear, but it is stronger than ever.

2017-08-15 23:24:03

Roman Grosjean I can't hide his disappointment

Haas pilot Roman Grosjean admitted that he could not hide his disappointment when something goes wrong during the race.Roman Grosjean "I'm upset because I want to win. When I'm upset, then talk about it on the radio. I just can't hide his disappointment.Another way of working in Formula 1 is to say "OK" and just skate in a fun, get paid and go home. If I reach this stage, when I turned 31, and I'm not a world champion, then, perhaps, will finish his career. Just to get ahead of teammate. I can't rejoice in this achievement.It would be nice to have my radio just cut out of the broadcast because I'm upset about the fact that you can't win".

2017-08-15 08:14:04

Mikhail Aleshin IndyCar leaves

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

2017-08-15 07:44:04

Roman Grosjean you can Always become better

Haas pilot Roman Grosjean believes that there is no limit to perfection.Roman Grosjean "there are Always things you can improve. You should always find a way, even when the situation gets out of control, like I have with the brakes. I just need to pay more attention to this aspect of the work.Usually my level of flying, my physical form talking about what a nice car I can become a world champion right now".

2017-08-12 10:14:03

Lewis Hamilton wants to race with Valentino Rossi

Three-time Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton admitted that he likes to watch the MotoGP race and would like to try their hand. However, as an opponent, he sees not someone from the helots of the new generation, and 38-year veteran Valentino Rossi.It is known that Russia has its own dirt track Ranch, and it was there that Hamilton would like to race against seven-time MotoGP champion.Lewis Hamilton "I love motorcycles and would like to race with Valentino Rossi at his "Ranch". To be honest, I would like to try your hand at MotoGP, that's just unlikely I'll be able to compete with pilots who are 17-18 years old.

2017-08-09 15:14:03

Form of the Ferrari increases the level of ticket sales for the race in Monza

The race in Monza tickets are redeemed at an unprecedented speed, which was a direct result of the high level performance of the team Ferrari this year.The ex-pilot of Formula 1 and the organizer of the Grand Prix of Italy Ivan Capelli "We have already sold 35 percent more tickets than last year at this time. We expect a full house.You never hear in Italy, as people talk only about football. Formula 1 is the main discussion during the breaks.I really believe that Vettel can become world champion".

2017-08-04 13:24:03

Valtteri Bottas I'd be angry if Lewis didn't miss me.

Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas has admitted he would be angry with Lewis Hamilton if he didn't missed it in Hungary.Valtteri Botts "Not every teammate would have done it when it comes on the podium, but, on the other hand, I'd be angry if Lewis agreed to the deal.The team from the outset made it clear that both of us respected equally. We get the same equipment, we do not divide by numbers, and I've always trusted this policy. I'm fighting for the world championship, the situation applies to my own career.I don't want to be in the shadow of Lewis. And Yes, I can become a world champion this year. There are still nine races, and I think you can stay ahead of Lewis and Sebastian - I've done it this year.I am getting better and better. For me there is no limit. I would never say that one of my opponents better than me. I believe in myself".

2017-08-03 22:24:03

Mercedes deny the discontent Toto after Hungary

The team denies that their leader was furious when Lewis Hamilton refused a place on the podium, giving third to team-mate Valtteri bottas to.Appeared a video, in which Wolff clapped on the table, a chair and angrily yelled at Niki Lauda in a time when Bottas passed his Hamilton.Wolff acknowledged that the shuffling of teammates, while Hamilton is fighting for the world championship, was one of the most difficult decisions.Toto Wolff "Sometimes to do the right thing and fight for the values that you stand for. It's very hard, believe me. Feel very bad".As for the video, and here Wolff found the answer "No. It was just a relief when they crossed the finish line. The guys were very happy with the swap".

2017-07-29 09:14:04

Porsche decides your future

Porsche decides your future

At the time, how is Porsche going to go out of the world championship of endurance, there are rumors that the company may debut in the Formula-that is, out of the WEC, obviously, will free important resources, some of which will focus on the development of electric technologies.But can the Formula 1 are also of interest to Porsche, when the championship will adopt the new regulation on the engines in the season 2020I would like to think that they can take part in the championship as an engine supplier, Red Bull is the most likely candidate for the role of the client.Designer Sean bull is already painted, will look like the car of Red Bull-Porsche.

2017-07-28 12:04:03

Nico Rosberg will be the team principal of Formula E

Nico Rosberg will be the team principal of Formula E

It seems that the champion of the season-2016 Nico Rosberg is preparing to become the head of the factory Mercedes team in Formula E, which will appear in 2019.This week the German automaker shocked the racing world by announcing that after 2018 he will be leaving DTM for electric series.Now Auto Bild reports that Rosberg, the recently retired reigning world champion, is first in line to head the new team.Auto Bild "the President has already met with the head of Formula E, Alejandro Agawam in Monaco. If that happens, Rosberg will become the second world champion of Formula 1, was appointed to lead the team in Formula E. the First is a four-time world champion and head of the factory Renault team Alain Prost".

2017-07-25 14:14:03

Ralf Schumacher Raikkonen can still win the race

The ex-pilot of Formula 1 Ralf Schumacher has defended Kimi Raikkonen.While the Italian team is not ready to leave Finn in 2018, there are reports that Sebastian Vettel will agree to a new contract, but only if Kimi Raikkonen will receive a renewal of his contract.42-year-old Schumacher has defended Kimi Raikkonen "as for talent, I think that Kimi is a brilliant pilot. He is already a world champion, but can certainly do better.Given his age, he perfectly copes with his work. For Ferrari it would be wise to keep it to yourself.This year he has a good car, but Sebastian Vettel was stronger. I think it's perfect for Sebastian, but Kimi could still win the race. Let's see what happens next season.I must say that the Formula 1 became very interesting when Ferrari and Mercedes began to fight each other".It should be noted that Raikkonen, who in October will celebrate 38 years, is now the oldest pilot of the championship.