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In 2009 Formula 1 has a new team Brawn and the pilot Jenson button, who under the number "22", became the champion.Formally Brawn was a new team, but really for that sign disappeared the team BAR-Honda, which appeared in 1999 on the basis of Tyrrell. In 2008, Honda because of the crisis decided to leave Formula 1, literally for pennies sold its team to Ross brown and left on account has sufficient funds, that is, for the first time. That's just about the engines the Japanese have forgotten. But then came to the aid of Mercedes, which at that time was the exclusive partner of McLaren, and provided client version engines.I must say that the Japanese have invested heavily in the creation of machine 2009. According to eyewitnesses, the design of the Honda RA109, which then became Brawn BGP001 at a cost of 500 million. The work was carried out under the guidance of technical Director of Honda F1 Ross Brawn, who eventually became the owner of the new team.Due to the change of engine supplier of Brawn first tests conducted later than the other teams. But the first results are promising. The high potential of the BGP001 has confirmed the first stage in Australia where Jenson button and Rubens Barrichello brought the team a double victory after starting from first position. High speed was due to the sophisticated aerodynamics, including the so-called dual cone, the controversy surrounding which was conducted at the beginning of the season.
Three-time Formula 1 world champion Nelson Piquet said that Fernando Alonso is a good pilot, but a poor politician.Nelson Piquet "Fernando Alonso had a chance to win up to five world Championships, but the reality is that he was always making a mess in any team, no matter where he was.He is a fantastic pilot, but he creates a lot of problems, and, in the end, it all ends the fact that he left the team.He's a bad politician. When you come to a new team, you must first be patient and work together and then win. But he always wants the best at once but it's not the best way".In 2008 and 2009 partner Alonso at Renault was the son of triple champion Nelson Piquet, Jr.
In 2008 Sauber owned by BMW, and thanks to the cooperation with the Bavarian minders were able to challenge Ferrari and McLaren. As part of the Swiss team under the number "4" was made by Robert Kubica.Early in the season the pilots Ferrari and McLaren often made errors, allowing Kubica several times on the podium. And on the seventh stage in Canada Robert does win, then suddenly became the leader of the championship. But then problems and mistakes of rivals became less, and the results Sauber has fallen markedly in the remaining races pole only three times finished in the top three. In the end, Kubica finished the season in fourth position, behind Lewis Hamilton, Felipe Massa and Kimi Raikkonen.
The ex-pilot of Formula 1 Felipe Massa said that he is very proud of its achievements in 2008, when a few seconds he was world champion.Felipe Massa "In 2008, I was very disappointed with the season finale. I won the last race, I couldn't make anything bigger and better. From me already nothing depended. Everything depended on Lewis and the pilot, who was in front of him.I was natural in his emotions on the podium and after the race. I am proud to have fought for the title. I'm happy for being able to share their emotions with the fans".
Champion of the 2009 season Jenson button talked about the relationship with Lewis Hamilton during joint work in the McLaren.Jenson button "Our relationship was interesting, because I have moved from Brawn, where he won the world championship in 2009, and he won the previous world championship in 2008 with McLaren. I moved to another team to accept the challenge and fight with Lewis Hamilton.We're both British, played for the British team, both world Champions, fresh world Champions, so the pressure on us was incredible. But I like this challenge very much.He is extremely fast on one lap, he is the fastest guy, I think, ever seen in Formula 1. We do have our moments during the fight, but otherwise I got very good experience working with Lewis".Button and Hamilton were team-mates at McLaren in 2010-2012.
In 2018, the Grand Prix of France will return to the Formula 1 calendar with the track at Paul Ricard. But the pilot Mercedes Lewis Hamilton admitted that he would race in Magny-Cours, where the French stage was conducted in 1991-2008 Lewis Hamilton "to be Honest, I really liked the Magny-Cours circuit. It is to be honest with yourself.Paul Ricard is in a great location, but the track I personally do not like. It's not as good and exciting as in Magny-Cours.I think the most important thing that we have now the Grand Prix of France, because it is an important part of Europe, is an important part of the European tour.In France so many beautiful trails, for example, Le Mans, and for some reason we are still there. It would also be great."Hamilton has participated twice in the Grand Prix of France in 2007 he finished third in 2007- the tenth.
The final race of the season-2017 received second place in the ranking of the most boring races since the first Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi in 2008.The Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi earned an average score of 3,743 10. At the same time, the stage in Baku, which last year was given the lowest rating is the highest rating for an incredibly chaotic and martial race, which was won by Daniel ricciardo. This is the only race last season, which was included in the top ten of the Grand Prix over the last ten years.
Lewis Hamilton has admitted that Mercedes W08 machine, driving of which he became the champion last season, was very difficult to manage.Lewis Hamilton "This machine is one of the most difficult. For several years we had problems, and a new wider chassis only aggravated the situation. Added problems and new tires.In 2008 I had a complex machine, in 2009 is just horrible. Machine 2017 is good, but controlling it was not easy".
In the history of Formula 1 only thirty-two pilots managed at least once to win the title. Sixteen of them won the championship more than once, ten more than two times. This year Lewis Hamilton became the fifth pilot, who managed to win the championship four times.The first championship title in Formula 1 was played in 1950. In 1953 appeared the first two-time champion Alberto Ascari. Two years later, the championship became the first three-time champion - Juan Manuel Fangio. He in 1956 became the first four-time.Nine years it took Hamilton to after the first title was obtained in 2008 to earn the next three. This is the longest period for four-time Champions. In this regard, the record belongs to Sebastian Vettel, who became a four-time champion just three years after the first victory in the championship.The youngest four-time champion is Sebastian Vettel. In 2013, when he won the third title, the German was 26 years 3 months 24 days. The age four-time champion Juan-Manuel Fangio. The Argentine has turned 45 years 1 month 12 days ahead of schedule when he won the championship in 1956. For comparison, the Hamilton is in a good race in Mexico turned 32 years 9 months 22 days.Only one pilot managed to win all four League titles in a team - Sebastian Vettel Red Bull. Three won four titles, speaking in two teams Alain Prost McLaren and Williams, Michael Schumacher Benetton and Ferrari and Lewis Hamilton McLaren and Mercedes. Juan-Manuel Fangio four Championships won in three different teams Alfa Romeo, Mercedes and Ferrari.Only two of them managed to win more than four titles. Will add to this list is Lewis Hamilton Maybe Sebastian VettelA list of the pilots who won four or more titles1. Michael Schumacher - 7 titles 1994, 1995, 2000-20042. Juan Manuel Fangio - 5 1951, 1954-19573. Alain Prost - 4 1985, 1986, 1989 and 1993 Sebastian Vettel - 4 2010-2013 Lewis Hamilton - 4 2008, 2014, 2015 and 2017.
During the past season by the leaders of the race had time to visit only six pilots. Most of all the leader of the race passed champion Lewis Hamilton 2871 km 47.4 per cent of the total distance of 20 races. Last year, the achievement became champion Nico Rosberg was a little worse 42.8 percent.Of the six pilots in the lead in the race, only Kimi Raikkonen has never won.Leading in the race in the season 2017, the pilots, km1. Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes - 28712. Sebastian Vettel, The Ferrari - 13123. Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes - 9624. Max Verstappen, Red Bull - 6395. Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari - 1436. Daniel ricciardo, Red Bull - 137 already mentioned, six pilots have been at the head of the race this year. For comparison in 2016, the leader managed to visit also 6 pilots, in 2015 - 7 pilots, in 2014-m - 10 pilots in 2012 and 2013 - 13 pilots. And the record maximum of 15 pilots belongs to season 2008. Record-minimum of 4 of the pilot - behind the season 1988.Passed distance record remains Vettel, who in the 2011 season stayed on the first position 3794 km 65.5 of the race of all races.Leading in the race in the season 2017, teams, km1. Mercedes - 3833 63.2 per cent2. Ferrari - 14553. Red Bull - 775 consecutive year in this ranking no McLaren. Meanwhile, this team holds the record for leading in the race. In 1988 Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost drove in the first position 4622 km, but then the season consisted of 16 races, so in percentage terms 97,4 achievement of the British team remains out of reach.Maximum number of teams, pilots who managed to get in the head of the race, remains the leader of season-1975 - 10 teams. Only three teams could boast of leadership in 1953, 1988, 1992, 2000 and 2002 gg.
During the past season on the podium managed to visit seven of the pilots. And the record for most finishes in the top three steel Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel and Valtteri Bottas for 13 podiums in 20 races.Podiums in the season-2017 pilots1. Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes - 13 Sebastian Vettel, The Ferrari - 13 Driver Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes - 134. Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull - 95. Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari - 76. Max Verstappen, Red Bull - 47. Lance Stroll, Williams - 1 career on the catwalk has been Stroll. For the third consecutive year in the top three never came Fernando Alonso.As already mentioned, seven pilots during the season were able to reach the podium. And the record over the past decade was 2008, when the top three were able to get 14 pilots.The number of pilots who were on the podium in recent years2017 - 7 2016 - 92015 - 102014 - 102013 - 82012 - 132011 - 72010 - 82009 - 132008 - 14 Mercedes in total have been on the podium 26 times. All the others put together 34.Podiums in the season 2017, commands1. Mercedes - 262. Ferrari - 203. Red Bull - 134. Williams - 1 in 2013 without a podium left the team Force India. As for McLaren this is the third consecutive season with no finishes in the top three.
If last season the Mercedes team has won 20 of qualifications, this time its the pilots only earned 15 pole positions. A large part of the victories on account of Lewis Hamilton.The pole position of the season-2017 pilots1. Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes - 112. Sebastian Vettel, The Ferrari - 43. Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes - 44. Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari 1 in his career earned the pole position, Bottas. And his compatriot, who plays for Ferrari, started from pole position for the first time since 2008The pole position in the season 2017, commands1. Mercedes - 152. Ferrari 5 comparison with last year, the Red Bull team was left without poles. But in the Ferrari after last year's lull won five qualifications. And in Monaco both drivers of the Scuderia started with the first line, for the first time since the Grand Prix of France 2008.Quick pole in the truest sense of the word came from Hamilton in Spa. The Briton drove a lap with an average speed of 245.867 km/h. a Year ago, the highest average speed was shown in Monza -257.038 km/h, but this time qualification in Italy took place on a wet track.The slowest lap traditionally happened in Monaco Kimi Raikkonen won the pole with an average speed of 166.438 km/h. the Biggest gap of the owner of the pole from the nearest rival recorded during a rainfall qualification in Italy, where Lewis Hamilton beat max Verstappen 1,148 seconds. Minimum separation happened in Japan, where Lewis Hamilton lost Valtteri bottas the only 23 thousandths of a second.
Star of Formula 1 of the 1970s, the double champion Emerson, Fittipaldi believes that next year Fernando Alonso and McLaren be able to compete for the title.Emerson Fittipaldi "I'm Sure next season for McLaren will be much more successful. Fernando is the best pilot, and the machine McLaren was very effective.If next season they can build a machine with the same efficient aerodynamics, the Renault engine they will be a force to fight for podiums, victories and even the championship.Exactly Fittipaldi 1974 McLaren brought the first championship title. Since then, the pilots of the team from Woking have won 11 times. The latest title in 2008 brought Lewis Hamilton.
The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso has admitted that he is already looking forward to the opportunity again to work with Renault after a disastrous three years with Honda.Fernando Alonso "I would like to continue to fight with Renault and earn them with wins and titles. Can I fit four titles of Hamilton and Vettel I'll try it. I hope to be able to fight on equal terms.It is true that I haven't won even once since 2006, but I think I could have four or five titles, and the latter could be recently.I'm already looking forward to the tests with Renault. The last three years were very unpleasant, and it took a lot of patience. But I think next year we will be very competitive.We have seen in Mexico that Verstappen was able to do a great race with this engine. Can we do the same I don't know. It is difficult to understand because we have no data for comparison. The engine looks very good. In the last few races we have introduced aerodynamic upgrades, and they worked well, so next year we have a chance of success.I hope we will be able to compete with Hamilton for the title next year".Recall that Alonso played for the factory team of Renault in 2003-2006, 2008 and 2009, In 2005 and 2006, Fernando became the champion.
The head of Toro Rosso Franz Toast was pleased with fourth, Carlos Sainz.Franz Toast "What a fantastic result We showed our best performance in recent years, probably the best since the victory at Monza in 2008. Carlos did a fantastic job, keeping everything under control in a difficult situation early in the race. He has traveled a long and demanding race, bringing the car to the 4th position to the finish.As for the decision to switch to the Supersoft, we did it because I thought it would give us an advantage before the end of the race. However, the safety car slightly shuffled the cards, but it worked. Now we are in a positive mood are you going to prepare for the Grand Prix of Malaysia".
Williams technical Director Paddy Lowe has admitted that he likes to work with Felipe Massa.Paddy Lowe "Felipe made out of the title of the test. We all remember that thirty seconds later he was champion in 2008. He is clearly very talented, and I am pleased to work with him.He's a fantastic guy to work with enthusiasm. He is friendly and always helps Strollo who is just learning to work in Formula 1. With more Weight and fun to work with, it is very stable and reliable, makes few mistakes and does not.I think if we could give Felipe the right car, he again fought for a title".
Pilot Williams Felipe Massa said that he loves being in Hungary in front of the stands, jam-Packed with his fans.Felipe Massa "Hungary is always a pleasure to speak. This is a place that is very important to me, because of fans and because of what happened here after my accident. I have here just a huge support of all fans. I love this place and always enjoy going back to Budapest. The race here is very interesting."On account of the mass of the 13 races in Hungary. Best result - 4th place in 2010. In 2008 Felipe was in the lead, but went down because of engine failure, three laps from the finish. In qualifying 2009 spring hit the helmet of the Brazilian, why he missed the rest of the season.
The new leadership of the Formula 1 are proud that next year the championship will return to the two traditional European race.After a meeting of the world Council of Motorsport in Geneva, the FIA has announced that France and Germany will return to the racing calendar of Formula 1 in the season of 2018.Chase Carey "We are proud to confirm the return of the German and French Grand Prix in the championship. Waiting for them next season."The last time the Grand Prix of Germany was held in the year 2016, France in 2008.
Pilot Williams Felipe Massa said Ferrari is a great result in the race Grand Prix Monaco.Felipe Massa "Looking back over the past weekend, I notice that Ferrari took first place in qualifying for the Monaco Grand Prix for the first time after my start from first place in 2008.Kimi showed a good circle, and I'm glad he came back to fight for the victory. I think the Ferrari was the best this weekend. Scuderia car sticks to the road and it looks incredible.With each race the Ferrari team is getting stronger. It seems that the struggle with Mercedes will continue until the end of the season.
144654 - Today from pole position for the first time since 2008 will start Kimi Raikkonen.144722 - Beside him - his partner in the Ferrari and the championship leader Sebastian Vettel.144748 - the Main rival of Vettel in the fight for the title - Lewis Hamilton - will take at the start only 13-th position.144836 - But the other Mercedes, running Valtteri Bottas will start 3rd 144900 - Over the last 20 years in Monaco won only pilots, which started with the first three positions.144916 - In 11 cases were won by the pilot, starting from pole position.145155 - Fourth starting position from max Verstappen. The Dutchman twice started in Monaco and twice went off the track.145212 - the Fifth position from last year's winner of the pole position Daniel Riccardo.145259 - Before the start.
Pilot Ferrari Kimi Raikkonen won the qualification in Monaco. For Finn's first pole after the Grand Prix of France 2008.Kimi Raikkonen "It's a cool, pleasant feeling. The team was able to work well with the settings, so today I managed to show good speed. I did everything I could, attacked the track was neat. It was difficult, but the results make me happy. Tomorrow I will try to start as best as possible".
The ex-pilot of Formula 1 Timo Glock stunned the Internet with his photo in the cockpit of the car racing series. This photo German as if hinting at its return to the Royal race. However, it turned out that it was a picture from the simulator.Timo Glock "It was a joke, which is picked up by the media. I did and never replaced. The news spread across the world like a rocket I wasn't expecting it Be calm. I will remain in the DTM, where will fly over the BMW with such a great partner like Deutsche Post, so don't worry.Glock competed in Formula 1 in 2004, 2008-2012, On account of the German three podium in the team Toyota.
Pilot Mercedes Lewis Hamilton again noted with regret the problems McLaren, the team where he started his career in Formula 1.Lewis Hamilton "this team always has a place in my heart, I was with them for so long, and I'm definitely sad to see such a great team is not able to fight at the top.Often things happen that are beyond our control and often things happen that are under our control, which are determined by the decisions, ultimately, groups of people or individuals to make responsible decisions for the team. Now I think they are trying to take steps forward, trying to make decisions and develop the team in the right direction.I see that they have made big changes in the management structure. The important thing is that they do not lose myself, my soul, they're still the guys with whom I raced and achieved the title.I very much hope that they will return to fight for the victory, because that would be great. They have not won any races since I left, but I think that they will be able to do it as soon as I solve the problem with the power plant".Hamilton drove for McLaren in 2007-2012 In 2008 Lewis won the first title.
Williams technical Director Paddy Lowe believes that the best mentor for lance Stroll than Felipe Massa, it is difficult to find.Paddy Lowe "I admired Felipe as a competitor for many years, especially in 2008, when I was at McLaren with Lewis Hamilton, and it was a really hard battle between two teams. In that year he did a fantastic job, and as you know, he was for a short time the world champion. Felipe - pilot world-class, so working with him very well.It is always a good starting point for pilots when they obviously love what they do. I am very pleased to work with the Ground and Strolla. His experience is just huge, and he's the guy for whom you did not worry when he's in the car on the track. You know he'll do his best.It's fantastic, especially at the moment when the lance is in the process of learning. At the same time, Felipe really, really helps him in the coaching plan".
Pilot Williams Felipe Massa admitted that Ferrari was struck by his level of performances this year.Felipe Massa "Ferrari is doing what no one expected from her this year. Nobody expected to see what Ferrari will fight not only for victory but also for the title. It's really nice. This shows that the presence of Adrian Newey in the team is not a guarantee for success. Ferrari has proved that the specialists without such big names can work better in different areas. Few people expected this.If I were asked in November of last year, who will be able to deal with Mercedes this year, I would no doubt respond that Red Bull. But now we see that the correct car was built in the Ferrari, not Red Bull".He served Mass for Ferrari in 2006-2013 In 2008 he became the Vice-champion, losing to Lewis Hamilton by just one point.
144556 - Today from pole position for the first time since the Singapore Grand Prix, will start Sebastian Vettel.144613 - with him is a partner in Ferrari of Kimi Raikkonen.144632 - for the First time since 2008, two pilots of the Scuderia on the front row of the grid144757 - Starting grid.
The current contract Fernando Alonso with McLaren expires at the end of this year. Recently there were rumors that the Spaniard could return to Renault, where in the mid-2000s, he won two League titles. However, the French team does not promise the fight for the title in the next couple of years.Cyril abiteboul, head of Renault Sport "I started working at Renault just at the moment when the team was Alonso. However, now the situation is different, and we need a pilot with the future.I do not think that in the next two years we will be able to fight for the title, so we need an experienced pilot, ready to wait for some time. We are not going to lure Alonso crazy promises".Alonso played for Renault in 2003-2006 and in 2008 and 2009.
Pilot Mercedes Lewis Hamilton admitted that he was very sorry that the fight for the title is currently only a couple of teams as Williams and McLaren are forced to watch from stornelli Hamilton "What is sad for me, watching F1 is to see two championship teams Williams and McLaren battling for points at the end of the first ten. After a sharp decline in the results of Williams ceased to fight for titles, and now we see this in McLaren.Ferrari is passion, there is passion at Mercedes, McLaren have a passion, especially now that there are great pilots. I hope that Formula 1 will come a period when Williams and McLaren along with Mercedes and Ferrari will fight for the title. It will be a magical time".Recall that his first title, Hamilton won in a McLaren. It was in 2008, and since then, the British team never won the championship.
The Ferrari pilot Sebastian Vettel was pleased with the positive momentum that gave his team two victories at the start of the season.Sebastian Vettel "We did a great job in the winter. The past year has been very good for us. Yes, the year was bad, in terms of results, but I think for a team that underwent restructuring, it worked.I really like this success, I like the new car. Everything starts to work as we had hoped. The success of the first two races helps us to create some positive momentum, pushing the team to new victories.Ferrari have won two of their opening three races. The last time the Scuderia has achieved such a result in 2008.