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In 2012, the British team Virgin has become Marussia in Russian, and her first pilot was German Timo Glock, who under the number "24".Before the 2010 season, the FIA has announced a tender for participation in Formula 1, the results of which were selected three new teams, including Manor. Before the start of the first season she turned into a Virgin, and under this name lasted only two years. At the end of 2011 the team was bought by Russian company Marussia, which was ruled by Andrey Cheglakov and Nikolai Fomenko. Marussia was going to sell supercars and the team of Formula 1 was very well suited for commercial high-speed machines.Inherited inherited Marussia motors and Cosworth Timo Glock, who has had two full seasons in the Toyota and two of the season in the Virgin. Alas, weak engines and unexamined chassis design allowed to fight only with HRT. In qualifying Glock never rose above 18th place. In the race Timo experienced consistently getting to the finish, leaving the race only once, but the best result was a 12th place in Singapore, nearly in the points zone.
Graham Loudon, one of the leaders of the company Manor previously presented in Formula 1, said that the possibility of returning to the championship will be considered only if it is a limit of budgets.Graham Loudon "If there is no change, if there is no limit on budgets, we will not be back, because you can not deal with the rich teams.Recently, however, the FIA and the new leadership of the Formula 1 says a lot about reducing costs. If this happens, we will consider the possibility of returning to the championship - we are in Formula 1 remains unfinished business".Company Manor came into Formula 1 in 2010 under the guise of Virgin Racing. In 2012, the team played under the name of Marussia, as his last season in 2016, has held under its name to the Manor. Now in Manor are actively engaged in the project LMP1.
The ex-pilot of Formula 1 Karun Chandhok admitted that he was sad that Robert Kubica was left without a place in the championship.Karun Chandhok "it's a Shame that he has not found a place, but I think the team gave him a lot of opportunities to really prove he deserves to stay in the world of Formula 1.I don't know of other pilots who would be able in two teams to test their quality and to prove its speed. I don't think someone will be able to say that he had no real chance to compete this year."He Chandhok competed for HRT in 2010 and spent one race for Lotus in 2011.
The first Russian Formula 1 driver Vitaly Petrov congratulated Sergey Sirotkin with the signing of a contract with the Williams team.Vitaly Petrov tweeted "Congratulations to Sergey Sirotkin with the signing of a military pilot with Williams. Show them all there"Petrov competed in F1 from 2010 to 2012 for Renault and Caterham. At the Grand Prix of Australia, 2011 Vitaly climbed to the third step of the podium.
Martin Whitmarsh, head of McLaren, became a consultant to the FIA and Liberty Media in the preparation of rules relating to the limitation of budgets and the distribution of income in Formula 1.Whitmarsh led McLaren in 2009-2013 2010-2013 he chaired the Association of Formula 1 teams FOTA.
In 2010 in the Formula-1 there was a Russian pilot - in-part of Renault debuted Vitaly Petrov. In 2011, the Russian has maintained a place in the French team, having the number "10".In 2010 Petrov scored 27 points and took the 13th place - the results are, admittedly, not very good on the background of Robert Kubica, who finished the season in 8th position with 136 points. However, with Vitali renew the contract for one year. Of course, not without the help of Russian sponsors.To the 2011 season, the Renault engineering headquarters, headed by James Allison has prepared a unique car R31 with forward exhaust. Suddenly, after the first tests, which showed serious potential innovations in a serious accident Kubica, and most of the work in preparation for the new season fell on the shoulders of Petrov. This has borne fruit already in the first Grand Prix of Australia Vitaly climbed to the third step of the podium.
Champion of the 2009 season Jenson button said that gladly fought for the victory against Lewis Hamilton.Jenson button "In the race I could challenge him, and we often raced for the victory. During these three years we have won many Grand Prix, and some of the races that I won, were the best races in my career, because I had to beat Lewis. It really helped me grow as a pilot."Button and Hamilton drove for McLaren in 2010-2012 During this time Jenson won 8 races, Lewis - 10.
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 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.
The owner of the team DS Virgin, Richard Branson and its leader Alex tai believe that Formula 1 will no longer be the Queen of sports in ten years.Richard Branson "one day Alex came to me and said that we really should no longer participate in Formula 1, Formula E will become a pioneer in the technology of pure energy, and I agreed with him.It was incredibly exciting. The League is growing very fast, each season they bring new initiatives. I'm willing to predict that in 10 years if Formula 1 will continue on its own, the Formula-E will catch up with her.And so it should be, because the world needs to use clean machines. We all need to wean ourselves from dirty petrol cars, and Formula E should lead the process".In 2010 and 2011 Branson owned Virgin team, speaking in Formula-1. Later it evolved into Marussia.
In the course of the last season, only six pilots had a chance to start the race from the first row. The record for the number of hits on the first row of steel Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton.Starts with the first row, the pilots1. Sebastian Vettel, The Ferrari - 142. Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes 133. Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari - 5 Driver Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes - 55. Max Verstappen, Red Bull - 16. Lance Stroll, Williams - 1V last year the pilots Ferrari never not started first, Rada, and this year Daniel Riccardo from Red Bull failed to make this rating. But it came debutant lance Stroll from Williams. However, in his case helped numerous penalties received by opponents for the replacement of elements of the power plant.In Sochi Mercedes pilots started only from the second row, thereby ending a run of 30 hits on the first row. According to this indicator, the German team takes third place in the history of Formula 1. The record lacked five races.The series starts from the first row, the command1. Williams - 35 1992-19942. McLaren - 33 1988-19903. Mercedes - 30 2015-20174. 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 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.
Spanish Bank Santander, which has been sponsoring Ferrari since 2010, announced the termination of cooperation with the Italian team. Next year he will work with football Champions League.Santander appeared in Formula 1 in 2007 becoming a sponsor of the McLaren, where at that time moved the Spaniard Fernando Alonso. In 2010 started parallel work with Ferrari. Much later came the two-time champion. In addition, Santander was the title sponsor of some of the Grand Prix.
Test pilot Williams Robert Kubica on the first day of testing in Abu Dhabi showed 9-th result.Robert Kubica "Today I am proud of myself, but I'm happy in Melbourne when will once again sit behind the wheel. If they let me. Today, I had to give the speed just helped the team a lot with the tyres and got the rhythm.My arm still has some limitations, but I'm not piloting a car with one hand, as some say. It is unreal I'm used to the limitations and calmly cope with it. Now I'm even faster than in 2010.Today I re-used for Formula 1 because it has changed a lot. Its previous tests I spent driving other machines. So I was just used to it and enjoyed the speed".
NBC journalists believe that Robert Kubica has already signed a contract with the Williams team. The announcement of a two-year agreement is expected during the final stage in Abu Dhabi.Let's remind, that Kubica has not played in Formula 1 in 2010 due to a serious hand injury received during a rally race. This season he conducted a series of tests at the wheel of old cars Renault and Williams.The Williams contract with Kubica means that Daniil Kvyat next year will remain without a seat in Formula 1.
Juan Pablo Montoya is skeptical of the idea put behind the wheel of a Williams Robert Kubica, who had not acted in Formula 1 since 2010. He was the Colombian raced for Williams in 2001-2004 Juan Pablo Montoya "to be honest, this sounds like a joke. I am sure that Robert will not be able to give 100 in a modern car of the Formula-1".Similar opinion is shared by Patrick head, co-founder and former technical Director of Williams "Robert was one of the best in the past. Only he knows whether he is ready to return. He had a serious injury, and Williams now want to know what he's capable of".According to rumors, Kubica has already found sponsors who are willing to bring Williams 8 million euros. It is expected that Robert will take part in tyre tests, which will be held in Abu Dhabi after the final race of the season.
The pilot of Renault Niko Hulkenberg told about his attitude to the Grand Prix of Brazil, who should go this weekend.Nico Hulkenberg "It's a special place for me, one of my favorite tracks on the calendar.So Paulo is a crazy city and I love it. The food, the people - everyone is really attractive, and familiarity with the world is a unique experience.The road is just a huge story, we often put the fate of Championships. You can feel the history and emotions that rage here during each race. The track is very short, difficult and bumpy, so a good result here is incredibly difficult."In 2010, Hulkenberg, then the debutant of the Formula 1, won the pole in Brazil, driving a Williams. Two years later, Nico, then the pilot Force India, and led the race, but lost his chances for the podium after a collision with Lewis Hamilton.
Brian Hartley hopes his son Brendon Hartley, which debuts at the Grand Prix of the USA in the Toro Rosso, will stay in Formula 1.Brian Hartley "I'm proud son A father passionate about racing, would like to be in my place. The talks went on behind closed doors, and everything was solved within a couple days.I hope that Brandon will stay in Formula 1 for five years. While he needs just to finish in the USA. Any result except the last, will be good, considering the absence of any tests.In 2009 and 2010 Hartley worked reserve pilot Toro Rosso and Red Bull. The last time behind the wheel of a Formula 1 new Zealander sat in 2012, then during youth tests, he represented Mercedes. Since then Brandon speaks mostly in endurance races, and this year he became the winner of the marathon 24 hours of Le Mans.
Toro Rosso have confirmed that one race in the United States as a partner Daniil Kvyat will conduct a 27-year-old new Zealander Brendon Hartley, winner of the 24 hours of Le Mans in 2017.Franz Toast, head of the Toro Rosso "We are pleased to announce that Brendon Hartley, a former member of the youth program of Red Bull, as well as test-pilot of Red Bull and Toro Rosso, will play for our team.This year, Brandon won the 24 hours of Le Mans. In addition, he is the leader of the championship WEC, which has already won in 2015. We are glad that he returns to our team. Since that time, he became an experienced pilot, and we are confident that he will cope with this task".Brendon Hartley "it is Difficult to convey the feelings that I have. For me it was a surprise, although I never abandoned a childhood dream of becoming a Formula 1 driver. Since then, as I was a reserve pilot Red Bull and Toro Rosso, I managed to achieve serious progress. I want to thank Red Bull for the opportunity and the Porsche that allowed me to combine participation in Fomrula-1 and WEC.I like the track in Austin, especially since I not so long ago it was made. I'm ready to debut in Formula 1".At the time Hartley was a participant of the program of support of young pilots of Red Bull, conducted tests in the Red Bull and Toro Rosso. In 2009 and 2010, Brandon was officially listed as a spare pilot of Red Bull. Then the way Hartley and Red Bull parted, and in 2012 he conducted tests as a part of Mercedes.2012 Hartley takes part in the various races of sport prototypes in Europe and overseas, regularly goes to the start of the 24 hours of Le Mans, and this year became the winner of this marathon behind the wheel of a Porsche.
27-year-old new Zealander Brendon Hartley called as a temporary replacement Pierre went Out on the one race in the United States.At the time Hartley was a participant of the program of support of young pilots of Red Bull, conducted tests in the Red Bull and Toro Rosso. In 2009 and 2010, Brandon was officially listed as a spare pilot of Red Bull. Then the way Hartley and Red Bull parted, and in 2012 he conducted tests as a part of Mercedes.2012 Hartley takes part in the various races of sport prototypes in Europe and overseas, regularly goes to the start of the 24 hours of Le Mans, and this year became the winner of this marathon behind the wheel of a Porsche.
The Williams team is considering two candidates for a possible replacement for Felipe Massa. It's Robert Kubica and Paul di Resta.Both candidates for a place in Williams in October will carry out a comparative test driving cars 2014. The first tests will be held at the British Silverstone, and then both pilots will go on the Hungarian Hungaroring.Kubica competed in Formula 1 in 2006-2010 for BMW-Sauber and Renault. His career in the championship was interrupted after a serious accident in a rally in early 2011. Di Resta played for Force India in 2011-2013 this year, he spent one race, replacing Williams Executive Felipe Massa.
At the Grand Prix of Malaysia will debut a 21-year-old Pierre went Out, which is to temporarily replace in the Toro Rosso of Daniil Kvyat. We traced the career of the French pilot.His career Pierre began with karting. Much success in the French series is not achieved, but in 2010 became the Vice-champion of the European championship of karting.In 2011, Faded debuted in formulas, starting with the French Formula 4. He won four of 14 races, three more podiums and eventually became the bronze medalist.The next step - evrostroy Formula Renault 2.0. In the 2012 season, Pierre has only twice been on the podium and eventually finished 10th. In 2013 with three victories, he became the champion thanks to what became a participant of the youth program of Red Bull.In 2014, went Out with the support of Red Bull got a place in the team Arden, acting in the Formula Renault 3.5. Never managed to win, but eight podiums allowed to take second place in the series. At the end of the season, Pierre has played in six races for the GP2 team Caterham, but above the 11-th place was never finished.In 2015, went Out spent a full season in the GP2 for the DAMS. 3 pole positions, 4 podiums and 8 place. In may, Pierre first sat behind the wheel of a Formula 1 test with Toro Rosso. Then spent two test days in the Red Bull.In 2016, the second attempt went Out all the same became the champion of the GP2, winning four races. At the final stage, he managed to get ahead of Antonio Giovinazzi, which in the season of 2017 made its debut in Formula 1 in the Sauber. In parallel, Pierre was listed as a reserve pilot of Red Bull and took part in the tests, Red Bull and Toro Rosso.Before the beginning of season 2017, the leadership of Toro Rosso chose between the Quatum and died Out, but in the end I relied on more experienced Daniel. But Pierre was sent to the Japanese Superformula, because the rules GP2 champion can't stay in the series. In Japan, Faded settled, won two races and now two stages to the end of the championship, inferior to the leader just a half point.Went out spend in the Toro Rosso race in Malaysia and Japan, and then miss the United States Grand Prix, as the stage in Austin is superimposed on the final race in Superformula. Obviously, after that, he will be back behind the wheel of a Toro Rosso.In the Toro Rosso want to check went Out in combat conditions before you sign a contract with him for the season 2018. It is very likely that the contract with Pierre would be signed, but his partner will be either Daniel, or protege, Honda Nobuharu Matsushita.
The Sauber team will continue to use Ferrari power plant. The contract is signed for a few years.Frederick Wasser, the head of the team "I am Happy to report that we continue to cooperate with Ferrari. We signed a multiyear contract to supply engines.Cooperation with Ferrari will help to achieve serious progress in the work on the car in 2018. I am confident that together we will achieve significant results".Frederic Vasseur became the head of the Sauber a couple of weeks ago, and the first thing he terminated the contract with Honda has signed former team principal, Kaltenborn Monisha.Sauber uses Ferrari engines since 1997. Only in 2006-2010, the team enjoyed the support of BMW.
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.
Robert Kubica, who, apparently, back in the championship Royal races, said that he is able to pilot a modern car.Earlier, the pole has already conducted tests with Renault, piloting the car of the 2013 season. Now he is preparing to take part in the tests of modern cars after the Grand Prix of Hungary.Robert Kubica "the Differences are mostly associated with turns, but it is only a question of habit and work. If others can do it, why I can't repeat or do even betterSo if Renault have the courage and confidence to let me drive, I'll be able to test all on personal experience.I already know that I can get back to the level that was shown previously. I'm quite able to show the speed that was shown in 2010. When I saw that I can fly on the verge of the car of the Formula 1 in Valencia, I thought, "This is a passion I have always felt, it's my life".I knew I didn't need to worry about missed about six years. All that is happening now, like magic".
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 ex-pilot of Formula 1 Robert Kubica thanked Renault for the opportunity to participate in the testing of the car Royal races, which were held recently in Valencia.Robert Kubica "I would like to thank all that made this possible, I hope it was a good day for everyone, and maybe people saw something out of my performances of the 2010 season. For me it was an important day from an emotional point of view.Much time has passed since then, as I was forced to leave the championship. I went through some rough times. I worked hard on myself, and a couple of years ago it would have been simply impossible. I have mixed feelings I'm proud of what we have achieved during the tests, but these races also showed my shortcomings."Recall that in early 2011, Kubica was involved in a serious accident during a rally race and has seriously damaged his hand.
Codemasters confirmed that the new video game F1 2017 will be released on August 25 of this year and will include a number of classic cars, including the McLaren MP4/4 and Ferrari's F2002.Codemasters releases the official video games about the world of Formula 1 to consoles and PC in 2010, offering gamers the opportunity to race against their heroes on the virtual track.
The German press reports that the Sauber team next season, will be replaced by the engine supplier. In the coming days it is expected the statement about signing a contract with Honda.Team McLaren is likely to remain the main partner Honda. But Sauber plays the role of the client team. Until may 6, all engine manufacturers are obliged to inform the FIA about the signed contracts, so an official statement about the beginning of cooperation between Sauber and Honda should follow in the next week.In 2010 Sauber uses customer Ferrari engines. And this season, the Swiss team is working with engines of last year's modifications.