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Pilot Williams Felipe Massa told about his attitude to the upcoming race in Bahrain.Felipe Massa "As the track is a little different, the car must have the following qualities good braking, reliability, speed and capacity.I really like Bahrain, I won two races, and this is the track that is pleasant to pass to the limit. I really hope this year we get a good race there".Massa won in Bahrain in 2007 and 2008 in the composition of Ferrari. Over the past three years that Felipe held in Williams, he did not rise above the seventh place.
The Ferrari pilot Sebastian Vettel won the first Grand Prix of season 2017, said he respected his adversary, in the struggle for the title of champion - Lewis Hamilton.Sebastian Vettel "I respect Lewis and think he did a stunning debut ten years ago. I still remember him flying on the outer trajectories, when the other pilots had to feel really stupid. I think since then, since day one, he proved that he is very, very fast, very talented and works hard on ourselves.His first title was only a matter of time and trust, then in Brazil in his Toro Rosso, I did everything not to give him the victory"Recall that in the decisive race of the season-2008 Hamilton needed to finish fourth to be champion, and for a long time he was in fourth position until a few laps before the finish line on a wet track was not ahead of Vettel. And only in the last corner of the last lap Hamilton managed to regain the fourth position.
Sebastian Vettel traditionally give names to their cars. This year he will spend a year with Ferrari SF70H named "Gina".Two previous Ferrari were the names of Margaret and eve.Previous cars of Sebastian Vettel 2008, the Toro Rosso STR3 - 2009, Red Bull RB5 - 2010, Red Bull RB6 - Sweet Liz, Violent 2011, Red Bull RB7 - Seductive 2012, Red Bull RB8 - 2013, Red Bull RB9 - Hungry 2014, Red Bull RB10 - 2015, Ferrari SF15-T - 2016, Ferrari SF16-H - Margarita.
Pilot Mercedes Lewis Hamilton said about what he saw in the team when creating the new car.Lewis Hamilton "I Originally saw it in a wind tunnel, I watched his progress, and he grew up as a child.I remember that when I saw in the wind tunnel the car is 2009, I thought he was terrible after the machine season 2008. So often it happens that the car sounds terrible when you change the rules. We are just not used to his new sight. Now the same thing happens.I mean that it looks like a boat. It's so big, much more than before wider, longer.From the cockpit to the rear axle a lot of space, but before the distance between the fuel tank and the rear axle was pretty small. But now there is wide tires that brighten up the appearance of the car".
The head of Formula 3 and Formula 4 Timo Ramphele believes that in the championship there's no one more hungry for the championship title than Valtteri Bottas.Timo Ramphele "I remember Valtteri competed in a small team in the NEC Formula Renault in 2007. In his first race at Zandvoort, he took second place in the overall ranking in very difficult conditions, just 0.2 seconds behind our pilot Frank Kechele. Since then, we watched him. After successful tests in late 2007 we signed a contract for season 2008.In 2008, we won the NEC Formula Renault and the Eurocup Formula Renault. 17 wins, 20 pole positions, 22 podiums and 16 fastest laps tell a lot. In the same year, Valtteri ahead of Daniel ricciardo and Roberto merhi.Indeed, he's a good guy from an ordinary family, who came to Formula 1 for one reason he is an exceptional talent and hard worker I believe that nobody deserves the title more than Bottas, because none of this worked to achieve this dream.He has natural talent, he has nerves of steel, and he understands all of the intricacies of modern mechanics. Today he is as hungry for a title, as in 2008".
Finnish ex-Formula 1 driver Heikki Kovalainen, which account for one win in the composition of McLaren, admitted that he offered his services to the Williams team, when it became clear that his compatriot Valtteri Bottas will move to Mercedes.Heikki Kovalainen "Yes, I sent a letter to Claire Williams by e-mail. But they had other plans. I think they had a lot of suggestions from other pilots."Kovalainen sure that Bottas will be able to compete with Lewis Hamilton, with whom he spent two years at McLaren.Heikki Kovalainen "Valtteri is a great driver, able to fight for victory. I think he'd work well with Lewis.I often remember the time when Hamilton were teammates. Lewis - strong pilot. However, we worked great together, no problems. I think there will be problems and Valtteri".Kovalainen competed in Formula 1 in 2007-2013, He managed to drive for Renault, McLaren, Lotus and Caterham. On account of Heikki's victory in the Grand Prix of Hungary of 2008.
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 Nico Rosberg 2737 km 42.8 of the total distance of the race 21. Last year, the achievement became champion Lewis Hamilton was noticeably better 53.6 per cent.Third place in the ranking took Sebastian Vettel, who is the leader drove half of the race, but never won.Leading in the race in 2016, the pilots, km1. Nico Rosberg, Mercedes - 27372. Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes - 26533. Sebastian Vettel, The Ferrari - 4424. Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull - 3305. Max Verstappen, Red Bull - 2006. Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari 35 already mentioned, six pilots have been at the head of the race this year. For comparison in 2015 the leader managed to visit 7 pilots in 2014 -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 2016, teams, km1. Mercedes - 5390 84,32. Ferrari - 5313. Red Bull - 477 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 nine of the pilots. And the record for most finishes in the top three was Lewis Hamilton 17 podiums in 21 races.Podiums in 2016, the pilots1. Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes - 172. Nico Rosberg, Mercedes - 163. Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull - 84. Max Verstappen, Red Bull - 7 Sebastian Vettel, The Ferrari - 76. Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari - 47. Sergio Perez, Force India - 28. Daniil Kvyat, Red Bull - 1 Valtteri Bottas, Williams - 1 career on the catwalk has been Verstappen. For the second consecutive year in the top three never came Fernando Alonso.As already mentioned, nine 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 years2016 - 9 2015 - 102014 - 102013 - 82012 - 132011 - 72010 - 82009 - 132008 - 142007 - 8 17 times finished on the podium, and thus Lewis is the second time repeated the record, which in 2002 put Michael Schumacher and nine years later he repeated Sebastian Vettel.The number of podiums in one season, the pilots1. Michael Schumacher, Ferrari, 2002 - 17 Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull 2011 - 17 Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, 2015 - 17 Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, 2016 - 175. Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, 2014 - 16 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull 2013 - 167. Michael Schumacher, Ferrari, 2004 - 15 Fernando Alonso, Renault, 2005 - 15 Nico Rosberg, Mercedes, 2014 - 1510. Alain Prost, McLaren, 1988 - 14 Michael Schumacher, Ferrari, 2001 - 14 Mercedes in total have been on the podium 33 times. All the others put together - 30 times.Podiums in 2016, the team1. Mercedes - 332. Red Bull - 163. Ferrari - 114. Force India - 25. Williams - 1 five teams this year have been on the podium. Pilots Force India for the third year in a row on the podium. And the team McLaren, by contrast, spent the second season with no podiums.The team Mercedes has set a new record, besting its last year's achievement.The number of podiums in one season, team1. Mercedes, 2016 - 332. Mercedes, 2015 - 323. Mercedes, 2014 - 314. Ferrari 2004 - 295. Ferrari, 2002 - 27 Red Bull, 2011 277. McLaren, 1988 - 258. Ferrari, 2001 - 24 McLaren, 2007 - 24 Red Bull, 2013 24.
In 2018 in the Formula 1 calendar will return Grand Prix of France. The race will be held on the track Paul Ricard.On this occasion, the Automobile club of France held in Paris a press-conference. Announced that the contract with Bernie Ecclestone is for five years. According to the calculations of economists, the holding of the Formula 1 race will bring the region about 65 million euros.Christian Estrosi, President of the regional Council of Provence-Alpes-Cote d'azur "I Can confirm that the Grand Prix of France will return to Formula 1 in 2018 on the track Paul Ricard. All those involved in this project can be proud of this victory".Estrosi thanked for their participation in the project race Director McLaren Eric bulge, and managing Director of Renault F1 Cyril Abiteboul.The last time the Grand Prix of France was held in 2008. In different years the French stage has taken seven runs. In 1991-2008 the race was held on the track Magny-Cours. With regard to the circuit Paul Ricard, where the Formula 1 visited 1971, 1973, 1975, 1976, 1978, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1985-1990 gg.
Head Red Bull Christian Horner believes that the season-2017 may be surprising for many teams.Christian Horner "While we can't say anything with confidence, because changes in the regulations will be the most serious after a season-2008. A lot can change, so many teams can get ahead.We don't know the data of other stables. I can only say for myself, that Red Bull is a lot of work, and we use every second time for fine-tuning their technique. It is important that the car was ready for tests".
The Ferrari team on its official website thanked Felipe Massa, one of the most successful pilots.In a statement, Ferrari said "our Whole team, all the employees turn to the Scuderia Felipe Massa of congratulations. We congratulate a Lot with the last in the career race weekend in Abu Dhabi. Felipe worked with us for 11 years, eight of which he was our military pilot. Massa has won 11 races, won 15 pole positions, 36 times finished on the podium. In addition, he almost became world champion in 2008. Felipe has repeatedly shown his best qualities, which helped him become one of the best pilots of modern Formula 1.Our team, each of us, says thank you, Felipe, for all the times over the years that we spent together. You showed generosity, you have shown yourself a team player, professional. Thanks to the humanity and warmth of the team was United and tied one knot. Ferrari wishes you good luck in all future projects, as well as peace in family life.
Bernie Ecclestone believes not the right solution to the Singapore to abandon the Grand Prix of Formula 1.Bernie Ecclestone "Singapore owes many of us, our League has done a lot for this state. Yes, Formula 1 has always been expensive, but now the whole world knows about Singapore not only as a transit airport.Local authorities believe that already have achieved all their goals, which created his image, and therefore refuse to hold a new Grand Prix in the future."Race in Singapore is held since 2008. The current contract runs until 2017.
Pilot Williams Felipe Massa is preparing for the last in the career of pilot Formula-1 race.Felipe Massa "Interlagos is my home. This is the place where I grew up. This will be an emotional race weekend, because the last time I'm going to work on this track as a Formula 1 driver.I look forward to the start of the race, because going to enjoy every round, and I hope that I will manage to finish the race with a good result. I've won twice at Interlagos and finished on the podium many times over the years. I hope that this time it will work. It will not be easy, but I will do everything I can for my people and for Brazil in my last race at home."On account of the mass of the twelve races in his native Brazil. Five times he stood on the podium. In 2006-m and 2008-m Felipe won the race, and in 2007 he gave the victory to Kimi Raikkonen, so that he could become a champion.
Formula-1 is markedly increased in length in 2010 when I changed the technical regulations. Next season they can be even longer.Thus, the length of the championship cars in 2008 McLaren MP4-23 was only 4775 mm. In 2010 when they banned refueling, engineers had to fit into the design of the cars gas tanks with increased volume, and many took the path of increasing the wheelbase. Then came the modern power plant c energy storage and electric motors. In the end, of the machine of Formula 1 over the last few years stretched out to 20-30 centimeters. For example, the length of the best cars of the current championship Mercedes W07 is 5005 m. the German edition Auto Motor und Sport reports that next year the cars will be added to the length even of 20 cm At least, Red Bull and Mercedes are going to increase the wheelbase, to optimize aerodynamics and weight machines.Meanwhile, the new regulation provides for the increase in the width of machine from 1800mm to 2000 mm, i.e. a return to the dimensions that were in effect until 1998.
For 14 laps to finish the race in Malaysia Lewis Hamilton retired because of engine failure. Pilot Williams Felipe Massa said that he does understand the feelings of the British, because once he lost the victory three laps from the finish.Felipe Massa "We have seen the frustration of Hamilton. It reminded me of something that happened to me in the race Grand Prix of Hungary of 2008. I was well ahead, but three laps before the finish the engine refused.In such cases, the pilot suffers a serious blow, and it must be experienced. It's not just a disappointment from a missed win - you realize you've missed a lot of points in the fight for the title. I remember how I felt at that moment. I did everything right, but failed equipment. But it's part of our sport".
145101 - Today from pole position, will start Nico Rosberg, who won the qualification with a solid advantage.145129 - it is Worth noting that in six of the eight races in Singapore was won by the pilot, starting from pole position.145200 - Only in 2008, won by Fernando Alonso, starting 15th. And in 2012, win launched the third Sebastian Vettel.145309 -.
To overtake on the street circuit in Singapore difficult. It's not Monaco, but the starting position is crucial, which confirms the stats six of the eight races were won from pole position.It would seem that statistics on the side of Nico Rosberg, who with a solid advantage won the right to start from pole position. However, there is one "but". In two other cases the owner of the pole scored no points, and it was in the leap years in 2008-m Felipe Massa lost a lap after a pit stop left with a severed refueling hose, and in 2012, Lewis Hamilton came down due to the failure of the transmission.In the court of leap year 2016.
Before the racing weekend in Italy, the Williams team have held a press conference where Felipe Massa announced that he will be leaving Formula 1 at the end of this season.The mass plays in the championship since 2002. The first was the Sauber, then a few years, the Brazilian had a Ferrari, where in 2008 nearly became a champion. In 2014, Felipe is Williams.On account of the Weight 242 of the Grand Prix. The final race in Abu Dhabi will be his 250th.
Pilot Williams Felipe Massa have expressed their desire next season to undertake part of the British team.Felipe Massa "I really want to stay, to work with this team - a real pleasure. For me Williams is a great team, which forever took his place in my heart. I think that the contracts had not yet come. We need a little more time to negotiate on the season of 2017.Look, I negotiate not only with Williams but also with each other. It is important to understand, if I want to continue or not."Weight acts in Formula 1 since 2002. On account of his more than 240 races. In 2008 he almost won the championship at Ferrari.
The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso has said that the British Grand Prix is an important step for any pilot of any team.Fernando Alonso "This Grand Prix is the cradle of Formula-1, its source, the upcoming race is so important for each of us. This track is very demanding on the pilots, and the local fans spared no effort in supporting us, and one and all they know about racing.This route allows pilots to feel how the aerodynamics of the car adds grip. Aerobatics there is always at a high level. This is a home race for McLaren, the track comes a large number of our employees, so it is important to speak as much".Alonso won Silverstone in 2006 in the part of Renault in 2011 for the Ferrari. As for McLaren, the British team last won his home Grand Prix in 2008. Then on the top step of the podium, Lewis Hamilton.
Pilot Mercedes Lewis Hamilton won the race Grand Prix Monaco. The British pound is the second win in the Principality after the success in 2008 in the composition of McLaren.Lewis Hamilton "Today my dream has come true, because I really wanted this victory It was a great race, which was put under severe strain. The race was a real crazy, especially in a time when we decided not to switch to intermediate tyres, but to wait until the track is not dry for slicks. I didn't know how long I can hold on rain on a dry path, but it all came out.Attack Riccardo accompanied me almost the whole distance, so I didn't know how my soft tire will manifest itself in the last laps. I thank the team for a phenomenal weekend, it was a great job today and throughout the weekend. We will celebrate this victory properly.I don't think about my backlog from Niko. We work together on a team and the team worked so today when Nico missed me".
In 1996 Olivier Panis managed to win the race in Monaco after starting from 14th position. Since to repeat the feat of the Frenchman no one has succeeded - the winners for the pilots, launched exclusively from the first three.To overtake in the narrow streets of Monaco is very difficult. Therefore, this route is a very important result in qualifying. Judge for yourself over the last 20 years in 11 cases, the winner was the owner of the pole, in five cases, the race winner is the one who started the second, and three times became the best pilot, who was at the start of the third position.The starting position of the winners1996 - 14-1997 - 2-1998 - 1-1999 - 2-2000 - 3-2001 - 2-2002 - 2-2003 - 3-2004 - 1-2005 - 1-2006 - 1-2007 - 1-2008 - 3-2009 - 1-2010 - 1-2011 - 1-2012 - 1-2013 - 1-2014 - 1-2015 - 2-I.
French club ACO Automobile Club de lOuest refused the proposal of FIA to adopt the French Grand Prix on his legendary track in Le Mans.ACO President Pierre Philo "I was approached by Jean Todt, but we refused, because that will give us that cooperation We need to invest about 18 million euros each year, and receive income only from the sale of tickets. Ideally we would be able only to compensate for their expenses, no more."The last time the French Grand Prix was held in 2008. As for Le Mans, it's this legendary track has hosted Formula 1 in 1967.
Some interesting figures relating to the track in Barcelona.- Track length 4655 mm. - In the course of one lap pilots have 44 times to change gears.- 63 of the route is traversed with the gas pedal to the floor.- In the first turn, the pilots have the maximum overload 5.6 G. - Track consists of 16 turns 7 left and 9 right.- 119.995 best time for pole position, shown in 2010 mark Webber driving the Red Bull Renault.- 121.670 - best lap shown Kimi Raikkonen driving the Ferrari during the race of 2008.- 124.681 - time pole position, shown Nico Rosberg from Mercedes last year.- 128.270 - best lap set by Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes during last year's race.
Pilot Williams Felipe Massa believes that in China some of the most loyal fans of Formula 1, is able to compete even with Japanese.Felipe Massa "Shanghai is always interesting to go back, it is a unique country, interesting culture, and the track is just incomparable. I also really like local fans that day to be on duty under the door of the hotel, to ply you with gifts and do everything that you were living these days as comfortable as possible.Typically, our team in China is quite competitive, and a year ago I was fifth at the finish of the race. I hope this time to be on the podium".On account of the Weight of twelve races in China. The Brazilian has twice been on the podium in 2007 - in the third step, in 2008-m - on second.
Pilot Williams Felipe Massa admitted that he really liked the race in Bahrain, which the Brazilian won twice.Felipe Massa "I just love this track, love and miss the start of the race. I won twice here, so I can say that I know the ring and its features. On the tests here, too, it was great to work with.I hope that we will have a successful race. I like to please local fans with good results. It would be great to speak on much favourite track".Massa won in Bahrain in 2007 and 2008, as the pilot of Ferrari.
Ex-Formula 1 driver Takuma Sato believes that the Royal race are not the same as they were before.Takuma Sato "In my opinion, this championship is not as interesting as before. The economic situation is such that all rolling downhill, and hybrid technology has made things. Everything has become expensive, and teams consider every Euro.Fans don't like the current rules, the sound of engines, a minimum of struggle. But otherwise, this is the championship, where competing technologies, and it always attracts attention."Himself Sato competed in Formula 1 from 2002 to 2008 for teams such as Jordan, BAR and Super Aguri - all with the support of Honda. In 2004, he rose to the podium Grand Prix of the USA.
This year on the starting grid of Formula 1 will be three freshman. Perhaps the most experienced of them is Jolyon Palmer, representing Renault.Palmer is a hereditary pilot. His father, Jonathan Palmer, acted in Formula 1 in 1983-1989, for the Williams, RAM, Zakspeed and Tyrrell.His career Palmer Jr. started with karting. In 2007 he moved to more adult technique series Palmer Audi, was founded by father for nine years prior to that. Two of the season Jolyon won three races and in 2008 became the bronze medalist.The next step - Formula-2. In 2009 the best result was a sixth place at Imola. But in 2010 the Briton has won five races and was awarded the title of Vice-champion.
Pilot Williams Felipe Massa said that he still aims for the top, so in 2016 I will try to realize its full potential.Felipe Massa "It's true, I still want to win, so I should deal with the challenges to achieve this. I need to figure out what went wrong, what prevented you to achieve more.If you are from year to year achieve the same results, so you stand in one place. So you quickly come out of their game. I want to win, I want another for a long time be fast and competitive.On account of the Mass 11 wins. But the last dates back to November 2008.