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The former head of the eponymous team Eddie Jordan believes that Mercedes could leave the championship next season.Eddie Jordan "No, Vettel goes to Mercedes. He has everything he needs in a Ferrari. In addition, Mercedes will probably leave the championship at the end of 2018.I think they will fight for the title this year and next. And then the Board of Directors in Stuttgart decides to sell the team and stay only as engine manufacturer.I would have done the same. Because Mercedes won everything, and now the situation may play against them. Therefore it is better to return to its old core business in Formula 1 - development and supply of high-tech engines."Recall that from 1993 to 2009, Mercedes were limited to the supply of engines, but in 2010, it bought out Brawn and turned it into their factory team.
The Monaco Grand Prix in the composition of McLaren will give Jenson button. For the 2009 champion is the only race this season.Jenson button "I Feel a bit unreal to the opportunity to sit in the cockpit of a Formula 1 car. When I called Eric bulge, I do not doubt your choice is quite a unique situation and a great opportunity. I look forward to the start of practices on Thursday, and race is just crazyThe track in Monaco is truly unique, so work with the settings takes a long time. You have to work with the fine settings, optimizing all the little things. To admit ahead of the Grand Prix has always been one of my favorites.Although I haven't worked behind the wheel MCL32, I feel well prepared. Of course, I know very well this track, and has done a great job in the simulator McLaren. I trained my body is incredibly hard, speaking in triathlons around the world. I look forward to working with the team and will do anything to look after the car, Fernando"Jenson won in Monaco in 2009.
During the Spanish Grand Prix the McLaren team used the first package of important updates, and he allowed Fernando Alonso qualify seventh. The second package is expected during the upcoming Monaco Grand Prix.Eric bulge, racing Director at McLaren "We rebuilt the team and now it gives its effect. In Spain we used a new front and rear spoilers, modified plate, and the results on the track coincided with the results in the wind tunnel at 95.In the updates prepared in the wind tunnel and in the stands, we see serious potential. In Spain we introduced the first pack and the second will appear in Monaco".Recall that in Monaco the place Fernando Alonso is the champion of 2009, Jenson button.
Haas pilot Roman Grosjean became the Director of the Association of pilots Grand Prix GPDA. Earlier this post was occupied by the champion of 2009, Jenson button.Since button this season is not acting in Formula 1, it was decided to choose a new Director. After the vote, held during the Grand Prix of Russia, was elected to Grosjean.
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.
Team McLaren didn't have to think about who will replace Fernando Alonso during the Monaco Grand Prix. Behind the wheel MCL32 sit Jenson button, race winner in Monaco in 2009.Jenson button "I am delighted to return to Formula-1, even for one race. I'm glad it will actually be a home for me, the Monaco Grand Prix, where I won in 2009.Monaco is a difficult track where it is very important to the skill of the pilot. Yes, the McLaren is not very good start this season, but her car is more suited for tracks like Monaco, than Speedway. I understand that will be unlikely to claim victory, but they will have a real opportunity to earn some points.As for Fernando, I hope he'll do a great job in Indy 500 and receive the pleasure. Sure, it's easy to get comfortable with the new equipment."Eric bulge, racing Director at McLaren "I am delighted that Jenson has agreed to replace Fernando in Monaco. Sure, that's good news for Jenson and for Formula 1.Jenson is a great driver. He missed only a few races after the Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi, so he's in good physical shape. In addition, it is performed in Monaco".
Fernando Alonso will miss the Monaco Grand Prix, because it will take part in the race Indy-500. McLaren has not yet decided who will replace the Spanish pilot.Zac brown, the head of the team "the Decision about who will replace Alonso in Monaco, is still pending. We have a few options. When you make a decision, be sure about it will tell".It is possible that the candidate Alonso will take part in the tests, which will be held after the Grand Prix of Bahrain. Between the officially the third listed pilot of McLaren's Jenson button, winner in Monaco in 2009.
084807 - the Weather in Shanghai has changed again. Friday was rain and fog, yesterday was Sunny, today overcast again.084816 - the Track is wet.084834 - From pole position for the sixth time in China, will start Lewis Hamilton.084915 - Lewis has Won here only four times, including once not from pole position.084930 - And in 2007 he was stuck in the gravel at the entrance to the pits.084951 - Near Hamilton will start Sebastian Vettel from Ferrari.085032 - Sebastian won here only once, in 2009-m. 085050 - Second row Valtteri Bottas and Kimi Raikkonen.085110 - In qualifying, Bottas Vettel lost only one one-thousandth of a second - about 5.9 cm085131 - Third row Daniel ricciardo and Felipe Massa.085202 - Completing the top ten Nico Hulkenberg, Sergio Perez, Daniil Kvyat and lance Stroll.085221 - Next Sainz, Magnussen, Alonso, Ericsson, Vandorn, Verstappen, Windows, Giovinazzi, Grosjean and Palmer.085305 - the Last three were the starting penalty Giovinazzi for changing the gearbox after the crash, Grosjean and Palmer for not slowing down at the scene of the accident, Giovinazzi.085334 -.
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.
Head of Mercedes Toto Wolff said that his team was waiting for the introduction of new rules to look great.Toto Wolff "We gladly accepted the challenge of the new rules. Over the past three years we have achieved great success thanks to the stable rules, but no team has never been successful in working with the new rules of this magnitude. We took up the challenge, it's good for our team. We will try to keep the lead after the change of the rules, becoming the first, who succeeded after three years of victories.We have a lot to keep under control, much to start from scratch. Each team is risking, and you need only look at 2009 to understand how high the risks. Formula 1 can be unpredictable. And it proved to us Brawn GP for their incredible victory".
Technical Director of Red Bull Adrian Newey admitted that he was not really impressed with the changes in the rules.Adrian Newey "it is fair to say that the rules change much less than we saw in 2009. Aerodynamics are still similar to the previous model. Changed front wings and some trivia, but everything else remained at the same level.How aerodynamics interacts with the car - it's quite a difficult question. Also weight gain is a big factor in this work. Gradually we come to-weight sporty road machine.Of course, now I have more freedom for action. The body became wider, longer, and it gives me the opportunity to realize some tempting ideas. But everyone will see during the season. Let's see how it will be implemented".
Spare pilot Ferrari Antonio Giovinazzi said he will do everything possible to one day take the place of combat pilot in one of the teams of Formula 1.Antonio Giovinazzi "Now I'm the third pilot, I worked on the official tests of Formula 1, and this is a really important moment for me. Now I just need to work a lot. And all in order to secure a place in Formula 1.I know that the situation in Italy is really difficult, but I'll do that as soon as possible to achieve their goal".The last time the pilot from Italy sat behind the wheel of the Ferrari in 2009 - then Luke, Badoer and Giancarlo Fisichella spent a few races, replacing the injured Felipe Massa. As for a full season, you have to rewind a few years of history in 1992 the Scuderia was represented by Ivan Capelli. And the last victory of an Italian in a Ferrari as far back as 1985, when the scarlet car was made by Michele.
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".
Unit for the production of McLaren road cars has started cooperation with BMW. In this regard, there were rumors that the German company intends to return to Formula 1 with its hybrid technology. However, the Bavarians were quick to assure that to return to the championship they are not going.The press service of BMW, said "When we decided to withdraw from Formula 1 in 2009, it adopted a long-term solution. Resources from Formula 1 we've seen the development of a hybrid power-plant, and soon became leading manufacturers of electric cars of premium class.We follow the development of the Formula 1, but in the near future do not plan to return to this championship".
Champion of the 2009 season, Jenson button believes that to win over Mercedes some changes in the rules is not enough.Jenson button "For those who want to get ahead of the Mercedes, the race began in early winter. The Germans were so strong in the last three years that no one knows how they will be affected by the new rules.Mercedes is still a huge amount of power, and other teams need to overcome this gap if they want to win.I think that if someone wants to challenge them, then it needs to be done this winter".
Renault technical Director Nick Chester said that the work on the car for the season-2017 is the biggest challenge of his engineering talent.Nick Chester "I Think that is the biggest challenge I can remember in my career. This task is even more complicated than getting rid of the blown diffuser and modification of the front wing in the 2009 season.We will have a heavier car with lots of downforce, that's why we have so much work to do with this vast set of new rules. We will have a completely new aerodynamic package, so will change all of the loads and the work of many key components.Be sure no part of the car last year will not be used in a new car".
Technical Director of Red Bull Adrian Newey believes that in the season of 2017 because of the new rules of aerodynamics starting grid can be quite confusing and the fight for the title - dramatic.According to Newey, the "reset" of the rules will lead to a new era of aerodynamics, gradually coming after the long domination era engines. Many are looking forward now that Adrian will unfold with your own ideas in the field of aerodynamics.But modest Newey has warned that no one can not guarantee anything because the new rules of aerodynamics always bring surprise effect, and any team can gain an advantage.Recall that in 2009 this benefit was received by the team Brawn GP, after developing a blown diffuser and winning his first and only world title.
Technical Director Toro Rosso James Ki said that waiting for Formula 1 season in 2017.James Ki "Yes, this is a significant change in the rules. Honestly, if you look at the chassis, suspension and tires, these are the most significant changes in the rules that I have personally seen in the last 19 years in Formula 1.The chassis will undergo changes much larger than in 2009, and even more than in 2014. It's an exciting timeNow at the same time are two processes. First, the study, because you need to understand how the new car will behave on track with new tires, new rules. All of this will happen in the virtual world. The second process, the production - and there is a subtlety to virtual calculations affected with the least error for real samples. All this we will run and check the tests, and will make the necessary adjustments".
In the course of the last season, Nico Rosberg 20 times started from the first row and set a new record. Only in Austria due to the replacement of the gearbox, the Germans had to take on the starting grid in sixth position.Starts with the first row, the pilots1. Nico Rosberg, Mercedes - 202. Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes - 153. Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull 44. Valtteri Bottas, Williams - 1 Nico Hulkenberg Force India - 1 Max Verstappen, Red Bull - 1 with Brazil 2010 on the first row got Nico. For the first time in his career managed to max Verstappen.The fine in Austria ended a run of 14 Rosberg starts from the first row. After Austria, Nico 12 times in a row started from the first row. Record this indicator belongs to Ayrton Senna, who in the period from 1988 to 1989, 24 times started from the first row. In the second place Lewis Hamilton with 20 starts in the period from 2014 to 2015 Starts with the first row in a single season1. Nico Rosberg, Mercedes - 20 20162. Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull - 18 2011 Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes - 18 20154. Ayrton Senna, McLaren - 16 1989 Alain Prost, Williams - 16 1993 Damon Hill, Williams - 16 19967. Ayrton Senna, McLaren - 15 1988 Nigel Mansell, Williams - 15 1992 Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull - 15 2013 Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes 15 2014 Nico Rosberg, Mercedes 15 2014 Nico Rosberg, Mercedes 15 2015 Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes - 15 2016the percentage of the result Rosberg is 95.2. While Senna 1989, Prost 1993 and hill 1996 showed 100 results, that is started from the first row in every race of the season.In the last 27 races one Mercedes driver has started from the first row. If the series will be continued in the next season, the German team can beat the record of Williams.The series starts from the first row, the command1. Williams - 35 1992-19942. McLaren - 33 1988-19903. Mercedes - 27 2015-20164. Williams - 26 1995-19975. Red Bull - 24 2010-20116. Mercedes - 23 2014-20157. Williams - 17 1986-1987 Red Bull - 17 2009-20109. Ferrari - 16 1970-1971 Lotus - 16 1973-1974.
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.
Kimi Raikkonen left Formula 1 at the end of 2009, but in 2012 has returned, signing a contract with Lotus. Two years later, the Finn moved to Ferrari.In the two years that Raikkonen held outside of Formula 1, he managed to try his hand at various races, including WRC and NASCAR. The American series has forced him to think about coming back.Kimi Raikkonen "Yeah, NASCAR and Formula 1 are two totally different series. When I went to America, I had no idea what is waiting for me there. However, I liked it - it was a fun race.Great when on the same track is forty and you are constantly fighting for position. Honestly, it made me think about returning to Formula 1. In the end, after a series of events, I was back in a Ferrari".
For his last race in Formula 1 Jenson button changed the color scheme of the helmet. The new color resembles that used by the Briton in the championship the 2009 season, when he played for Brawn Mercedes.
Champion 2009, Jenson button has said that next season will be chasing. However, it is possible that the British will be back behind the wheel in 2018.Jenson button "I'm not leaving. I have a two-year contract with McLaren. I will deal with the development of the machine. I'll even test the new machine at some stage".The head of McLaren, Ron Dennis confirmed that the button can return to the track in 2018. Ron Dennis "a Contract with Jenson for the season 2018 - it is not insurance in case if Fernando Alonso decides to leave. It's a great pilot, and there is no reason that might prevent him to return to racing next year.Jenson wanted to take a break. We just found a way to let him rest and kept in the team. Now he can enjoy what he lacked time, while his experience will be ours".
After qualifying in Italy, the McLaren team said that partner Fernando Alonso in the new season will become Stoffel Vandorn. While Jenson button will remain in the team in a new role.Champion 2009, McLaren signed a two-year contract and will develop the team and new car. Thus, the current season will be the last Button as a Formula 1 driver.
The Finnish champion of Formula 1 Mika Hakkinen am sure that in Belgium, his compatriot Kimi Raikkonen will be able to compete with the leaders.Mika Hakkinen "it All depends on how fast the car will be able to provide the team Kimi. If the car in Belgium is fast, then Raikkonen will impose the struggle pilots Mercedes and Red Bull. Now it is clear that leaders successfully cope with upgrades to their cars, so that only a vacation can help Scuderia.I am glad that Kimi will be in Ferrari for one more season, and this could be his chance to succeed. Kimi had not won, and the partner he is strong, but a lot can change in his favor".Raikkonen won in Belgium four times. However, the last time was in 2009.
The ex-pilot of Formula 1 Alain Prost believes that the best option for the Scuderia for the season in 2017, than Kimi Raikkonen, it was hard to find.Alain Prost "Raikkonen is a legendary pilot, this unusual man with an attractive character. Formula 1 need more such individuals, therefore, even from a marketing point of view it was the right step to invite Kimi to perform in the next year. In addition, Ferrari is still in the process of restructuring, next year will change the rules, so change the pilot, the team fell back a little bit ago. Now a very important stability."Raikkonen is in the Ferrari from 2014. Last week, the team has announced about prolongation of the contract until the end of 2017. In addition, Kimi played for Ferrari in 2007-2009 In 2007, he won the title, which is the last for the team from Maranello.
The Italian press writes that Ferrari can return Ross brown, with which the Scuderia won the Championships in 2000-2004, After three wins last year and a strong beginning of the season Ferrari has significantly passed in the results. If the first race of the pilots could fight with Mercedes, after Spain, they began to give not only the "silver arrows", but Red Bull. According to unconfirmed information, the President of Ferrari Sergio Marchionne has already contacted Ross brown.In the mid-1990s, Ross Brawn as technical Director, Benetton has won two Championships, and then together with Michael Schumacher moved to Ferrari. Finest hour began five seasons in the period from 2000 to 2004, In 2007 brown accepted the offer and Honda has built an incredible machine 2009. However, the Japanese did not wait for success and gone, and the team's only season, held under the name Brawn GP. In 2010 it bought the company Mercedes. A new team, brown worked until the end of 2013, and then decided to leave motorsports.
Kimi Raikkonen will be behind Ferrari in 2017. This was the team announced on its website. No high - profile announcements- just a short note.The current contract expires Kimi at the end of this year. It can be assumed that the agreement has been extended for just one season.Raikkonen for the upcoming season will be the seventh in the composition of the Scuderia. For the first time Kimi came to Ferrari in 2007 and became the champion. In late 2009 he left the team, but in 2014 came back.
Winning the race in Austria, Lewis Hamilton scored 25 points and the first in the history of Formula 1, overcame the barrier of 2000 points.Sebastian Vettel could pass the bar, but failed rear tire.The number of points earned in career1. Lewis Hamilton - 20092. Sebastian Vettel - 19923. Fernando Alonso - 17964. Michael Schumacher - 15665. Nico Rosberg - 1362,56. Kimi Raikkonen - 12707. Jenson Button - 12278. Felipe Massa - 11099. Mark Webber - 1047,510. Alain Prost - 798,511. Rubens Barrichello - 65812. Ayrton Senna - 61413. David Coulthard - 53514. Nelson Piquet - 485,515. Nigel Mansell - 48216. Daniel Ricciardo - 44817. Niki Lauda - 420,518. Mika Hakkinen - 42019. Gerhard Berger - 38520. Valtteri Bottas - 380 - active pilotincommand that since 2010, winning equals 25 points. Prior to this victory were valued much less until 1961 the winner was given only 8 points, to 1991 9 points to 2010 - 10 points. That is why the Champions of previous years are much lower than pilots of our time.