Mailander this year I saw a lot of interesting races
Bernd Maylander - virtually unchallenged driver car security FIA, it works in the Formula 1 is already fifteen years. In an interview with nonf1.ru Bernd has shared his opinion about the changes that happen in the world championship in 2014.
Question Do you have a unique opportunity for many years to observe the development of Formula 1, constantly being in the heart of the action what can you say about the season 2014, because many have criticized the new technical regulations Whether this criticism is fair
Bernd Maylander of Course, I'm not going to criticize the modern Formula 1. If to compare the new power plant with the engines that were used earlier this year made a huge step forward. And when I flew to Australia for the first race of the season, I expected to see these changes, and I saw them both in terms of aerodynamics, and aspects related to safety, because the nose cones are much lower. Of course, the sound has changed too.
Now I can say - it was very important changes, which allowed to create a Formula 1 car of new generation. In my opinion, everything is very cool
Question Indeed, the impression is that the Grand Prix going better and more interesting.
Bernd Maylander Absolutely I am absolutely sure the development of Formula 1 is in the right direction, and now this championship has become the absolute leader in the field of modern racing technology. As it should be. I am pleased that this year saw a lot of very interesting race. Yes, in the championship dominates Mercedes, but the tense struggle goes all over the peloton, let's say, for positions, starting with the third. That's what it takes Motorsport.
In previous years was dominated by Red Bull Racing, until this one year - Brawn GP, which then became the Mercedes AMG, before season two consecutive victory in the championship got Renault, and before that was won by Ferrari. Formula 1 is constantly changing, but what we saw this year is a step in the right direction.
Bernd Maylander you Know, not for me to criticize other brands, but changes occur in any sport, for example, in football will be a new champion of the world - who will win, Germany or Argentina, look, but change is clearly needed. When they occur, it is good for any sport.
Question on the one hand, you are FIA, on the other cooperating to Mercedes, and perhaps you have some opinion about what is happening in this team now, because after the victory Lewis Hamilton at Silverstone advantage Nico Rosberg was reduced to 4 points
Bernd Maylander to be honest, during race weekends I work on the FIA, because I am the driver of the car security, and have nothing to Mercedes AMG. I collaborate with our factory team serving DTM - at the stages of the championship roll guests on the track on the DTM-taxi. So what I'm happy when on Sundays we find truly interesting race. The main thing that won the best and fastest racer, and to avoid accidents. And for me not so important who will get the victory, the pilot Mercedes or someone else. It is important that in sporting terms it was all good, because I love race.
Question And yet, deep down, who do you support more Nico or Lewis Or are you trying to remain neutral
Bernd Maylander I know Lewis, since those times, when it only took in a McLaren. Niko I know even longer, because in the DTM at the time I competed with drivers who competed in the team, which belonged to his father. Can't say that I support one or the other. Ready to repeat once again I just want to see a great show.
Of course, if the title win Niko, it will be good for the German team. But if Lewis won his second championship is too great. 'll see. Still, we have not even got to the second half of the season.
Bernd Maylander For me, nothing will change. See if such a rule is introduced, but I think this will improve the entertainment races. In any case, I make no decisions. But the procedure governing the appearance on the track car security, will remain until restart.
Question Can you say that Russian driver Vitaly Petrov this year was your colleague, as he is in the DTM with Mercedes. And some drivers engaged in this championship, for example, Timo Glock, immediately warned that he would have hard. Why is it so difficult to ex-racers of Formula 1 success in the DTM
Bernd Maylander I've never been driving a Formula 1, so it's hard for me to judge what's the difference, but, for example, technical regulations in the DTM so that machines from different teams are very close in their high-speed capabilities. Therefore, the fight here is more dense than in Formula 1, and young riders quite difficult to learn to use 100 of the capacity of the machine. The matter is that unlike F1, in the DTM at the starting field visits 21 machine, and each has the potential to win the race.
In addition, the machine DTM harder, and in the qualification of the holder of the pole from the driver showed last result, just one second. To overtake in the DTM is also more difficult than in F1, where virtually no contact fight. In the DTM between machines possible contacts, whereas in Formula 1 after you do this often you are out of the race.
Of course, all this is not easy, and Vitaly this year should learn and gain more experience to the next season to go on the attack. That is what he is doing now and progressing quite rapidly.
text Andrew Elk