Putin is the champion Former Manager of Michael Schumacher is concerned that Liberty Media runs the risk to transform the Formula-1 in a series about Mickey mouse.Earlier this week, the Internet has spread the rumor that Willie Weber, who was the Manager of Schumacher, died at the age of 75 years. Newspaper'ner-Express found that the rumor was false.Willi Weber "fortunately, I'm healthy, even though I'm still recovering from surgery.As for Michael, I didn't hear anything about him from Corinna. Drop Michael was four years ago, and we all know that it was not a broken leg.Weber said he hopes to attend the opening of the collection cars Schumacher in Cologne in April, and "Maybe then we'll know if he felt better."As for the future of the formula, Weber admits that he is worried.Willi Weber "This ugly system of Halo is just disgusting. Safety is important, but it was a mistake, Jean Todt.The fact that there are no more grid girls, also does not add pluses to the championship. They provide the necessary glamour races.New owners should be careful not to turn Formula 1 in series Mickey mouse club".
Putin is the champion Head Sauber Frederic Vasseur believes that their new Alliance with the Alfa Romeo will make the team more attractive.Frederic Vasseur "Alfa Romeo is not just a question of sponsorship, it's more than a partnership. This means that we will be much more attractive for media, for sponsors. But it's a huge motivation for the team to get such an iconic brand".
British Formula 1 world champion 1992 Nigel Mansell believes that his compatriot Lewis Hamilton this year is sure to be a fight for the title.
Team Red Bull has confirmed that Daniel ricciardo during the first test at Silverstone smashed new car RB14.
Brazilian oil company Petrobras has become a new partner of the team McLaren. Together they will start working on the fuel which will be used in 2019.
The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso has presented a helmet, which he'll spend the season in 2018. It is worth noting that the design has changed dramatically.
Today, two leading Formula 1 team will present the machine in 2018.
New Toro Rosso STR13 engine Honda will be officially presented only on February 26. However, the Italian team decided to conduct a running-in of new items in Misano with Pierre went Out, and spy photos immediately appeared on the network.Noteworthy, is completely redesigned compared STR12 aerodynamics. But the coloring is reminiscent of last year.
February 23, team McLaren will present a new car MCL33 that will be used during the tests. And in the first Grand Prix of Australia will appear completely different version of the car.
First day on the tests in Barcelona team Force India was entrusted with the Russian test-pilot Nikita Mazepin.
The cars Ferrari 2018 will be painted in a deeper shade of red than usual. This statement Giorgio Terruzzi, which is well connected with Scuderia and writes for Corriere della Sera.
Renault team continues to increase the resources of people and money, are increasingly expanding their base in Enstone.Technical Director Bob bell "There are many areas where we have increased its capabilities. We have a new modern supercomputer CFD, and last year our wind tunnel has received a significant update. The new dynamometer will be in operation before the start of the season.These three elements give us a huge opportunity. The whole organization is growing, we have a new staff, which significantly increased the pace of development team. Since joining the team under the wing of Renault's base in Enstone has come a long way, and now the trajectory of the development looks very impressive".
Head Red Bull Christian Horner said that he is determined to complete the fight with McLaren, a team that will use the same Renault engines.
The pilot of Renault Carlos Sainz said that getting used to the new system head protection Halo need no more than 20 laps.Carlos Sainz "I think it can be an effective device. Pilots will need 20 rounds to get used to the system, no more.
Toyota said that they have no problem with the fact that Fernando Alonso passes the tests WEC, which will be held concurrently with the tests of Formula 1.The Spaniard will miss the opportunity to try out the Toyota TS050 Hybrid on the track before the season opening of the WEC in Spa, but the head of Toyota Motorsport Pascal Vasselon said that Alonso will be able to catch up.
Sessionals carbon fiber and composite materials produced by Renault Sport, designed for maximum load with minimum weight, the engine performs the function of the power element.
Renault technical Director Nick Chester and chief engineer Renault Remy Taffin told about the preparations for the new season.Nick Chester "RS18 we have significantly modified the suspension, so the machine is more stable and predictable. During the season we plan to seriously work on the aerodynamics, and this applies not only increase downforce. We need to make the machine more easy to control, so the pilots could fully use all its potential."Remy "this season each competitor will receive three power plants, and the number of modules MGU-K and is reduced to two, so the main attention was paid to reliability. A new version of the power plant we began to develop more in 2016, when already knew about tightening the limit the use of motors, so that the amount of work being done on the stands was much higher than before".
At the presentation of the Renault team leader Cyril abiteboul said that the main goal is to constantly progress in all areas.Cyril abiteboul "last year, we made progress in all areas. We restructured the team and made another step towards our goal.We have two talented pilot. Niko with his experience and took on the role of team leader. At the end of the season we came up with Carlos Sainz. We have been preparing for his arrival, and it all worked perfectly - his presence has allowed us to earn important points in the constructors ' championship. I'm sure without his help we would have lost the position in the championship.Our goal is to achieve significant progress in the results. We intend to improve in all areas engine, machine, work on the road, drivers - everything should be better".
At the presentation of Renault RS18, it was announced that a test pilot of the French team will be Russian Artem Markelov, Vice-champion of Formula 2.Artem Markelov "I am delighted to be part of this team, and as a test pilot is a great honor for me. I'll work on the simulator and will do everything I can to help in the development of RS18.Formula 1 is my goal, and this year I'll try to make another step forward. I know that Renault have helped many pilots to get to the Formula-1" .The examples are not far to seek last year's test-pilot Renault Sergey Sirotkin in this year, will debut in the Williams. As for Markelov, in this season he will once again compete in Formula 2 for the Russian team Russian Time.