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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.
The pilot Force India Sergio Perez said that he wants to achieve in his career more than it has now.Sergio Perez "I showed what I can do in Formula 1, but I want more and I feel I can give a lot more than was shown so far. In 2019 there will be many changes in the teams, it will be important to be fast from the beginning of this season.Team McLaren appeared in my career too early, I wasn't ready for it. I believe in the Formula 1, where everyone sees what you are doing on the track. Over the years in this championship I was able to earn a good reputation the fastest pilot. It should work on me."Perez made his debut in Formula 1 in 2011 in the composition Sauber and after two good results won a seat in a top team McLaren, where he spent only one season. 2014 Sergio stands for Force India.
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.
The head of Pirelli Mario Isola said that his company wants to remain in Formula 1 in the future.Mario Isola "I think this year we will have a tender because usually the FIA has announced a tender procedure for the year before the transaction. We are interested in continuing cooperation, and we will talk about this with the FIA and with the Commission of Formula-1.I believe that the intention of the FIA and the leadership of the Formula 1 consists in the continuation of the cooperation. We are interested in Formula 1 because it is a good platform for marketing, and it is constantly evolving. We are happy to be a part of this family, we are happy to be a good technical partner for the Formula-1".Recall that Pirelli is the exclusive tyre supplier for Formula 1 from 2011. This year's lineup of rubber is supplemented by two types Gipersoft and Superhard.
Last season, the 31-year-old Paul di Resta worked as a reserve pilot Williams and even spent one race in Hungary. The Scot claimed a place prize pilot, but seem to have lost the fight to Sergey Sirotkin.Paul di Resta "Soon Williams will take a decision on the part of pilots and will make the official announcement. I wanted to go back on the starting grid of Formula 1, but, unfortunately, nothing ever came of it.Maybe my age was the reason for the refusal. In any case, I liked it in Hungary. Given that I was seated in the car at the last moment, the result I showed is quite good".Di Resta played for Force India in 2011-2013 Best result in the championship - 12th place in 2013.
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.
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.
Robert Kubica's life was divided into two parts before and after the unfortunate accident in early 2011. But now he claims a place in Williams, and we decided to recall the development of career Polish pilot.2006 2005 Kubica with a huge advantage won the World series by Renault, for which he received a reward in the form of test driving the French Formula 1 race car. Many of the teams drew attention to Robert, but the first contract test pilot for 21-year-old pole has signed with BMW-Sauber. He trusted the tests and Friday practice, during which he showed good results. All went to the fact that in the season of 2007, Kubica will become a combat pilot of this team.However, the debut took place in 2006 when leader of the BMW-Sauber Jacques Villeneuve fell out with the leadership and left the team. In the first race in Hungary Robert ahead in qualifying experienced partner nick Heidfeld finished seventh, but from-for underweight and was disqualified. But a month later, at the Grand Prix of Italy in Monza, Kubica climbed to the third step of the podium.
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 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.
Aldo Costa said that he has no desire to return to the Scuderia. The Italian joined Ferrari in 1995, later becoming lead engineer of the team, until he was asked to leave in 2011.Now Costa is now a key person in the Mercedes. And, despite constant rumors that he could be back at Maranello, the Italian engineer says he's not interested in that.Aldo Costa "I owe my choice of Mercedes, Ross brown and Michael Schumacher. Moving to England was my luck. I really like my current job, I'm home, and I'm not going to leave.Last season, our team and the Ferrari was just toe to toe, but, having achieved progress, we were able to pull ahead and win. But in the early summer we did not expect. We hypothesized that struggle, in all probability, will continue until the end.We expect that this is not only a psychological struggle, but the struggle from the point of view of development because he thought that the need to win is not someone, but a Ferrari".
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.
The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso believes Lewis Hamilton fully deserved the respect of their colleagues.Fernando Alonso "He can win titles in Junior categories before moving on to Formula 1. He already had the trophies and titles before he came into the League. From the very first season, he performed very strongly. Only a couple of times he was the weaker of the Button.Lewis - one of the Champions who was able to win with a dominant car and was able to fight for victory, and the weaker equipment, as it was in 2009 and in 2011. Not all Champions can boast of it".
Sports consultant to Red Bull Helmut Marko said that the ex-pilot Toro Rosso Sebastian Buemi will not be able to return to the team next season, replacing there Carlos Sainz, because it stands in the championship of the sport prototypes WEC for Toyota.Helmut Marko "Buemi raced for the team Toyota. Don't think the Honda will be too happy about this".Meanwhile, Buemi may hold one race this season, substituting for the United States Grand Prix Pierre went Out.The last time Buemi took part in the Formula 1 race in 2011. Since then, he's listed as a spare pilot of Red Bull. In 2014, Sebastian became the champion of WEC in 2015- Formula E.
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.
Reserve pilot Williams Paul di Resta has admitted that talks with the team regarding the place of combat pilot in the season of 2018.Paul di Resta "the Negotiations drag on, but I do my best to get a place in Williams. The longer I'm out of Formula 1, the more I want to return to the championship. I haven't lost my motivation, and the race in Hungary showed that I was still able to pilot the car of Formula-1".Paul di Resta played for Force India in 2011-2013 and this year he had one race in Hungary, replacing 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.
Williams confirmed that Robert Kubica is competing for a spot in the team next season.An unnamed representative Williams in an interview with GPupdate "we are Now considering several candidates for a place in the team in the season of 2018. Robert Kubica is included in this group of pilots".Previously Kubica, who never played in Formula 1 in 2011, conducted tests in the part of Renault. But in the end the French chose Carlos Sainz.
Reserve pilot Williams Paul di Resta will take the place of Felipe Massa during qualifying and the race in Hungary.Even after Friday practice Weight complained of feeling unwell. On Saturday morning doctors examined him and allowed to participate in Saturday's practice. Felipe had 12 laps, after which he stated that he would not be able to compete in qualifying. The team urgently reconfigures the machine under high Paul di Resta.On account of di Resta 58 Grand Prix. In 2011-2013, he played for Force India. The best result in the race - 4th place.
The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso has said that to work in the UK he really likes.Fernando Alonso "Silverstone is a track that I love coming back year after year. Everyone knows that this is a real track with an incredible history and tremendous support of fans, so each pilot is a special weekend. For McLaren it's even more special event because it is home for the team race.I really like the challenge of this track, and a good result here for us to feel like honored. The race here is always very complicated. I hope we will have chances to show good result in his home event. We persistently struggle to gatherings became smaller".Alonso won at Silverstone in 2006, in the part of Renault in 2011 at Ferrari.
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.
The ex-pilot of Formula 1 Rubens Barrichello said that he is ready for action at the 24 hours of Le Mans.Rubens Barrichello "When I finished competing in Formula 1 after 19 years of career, people have told me that I should stop, because I had so much to do in the race. But I will stop only when you will think that I no longer love to travel.I'm doing more races now than when I was in Formula 1. Now I have a StockCar and go-karting, so I'm still very competitive pilot. My race in Le Mans will be a nice achievement, as I really like to do what I do".Barrichello competed in Formula 1 in the years 1993-2011, the Brazilian holds the record for the number of starts 322.
The Ferrari pilot Sebastian Vettel said that his machine is quite capable to compete for the victory in qualification Monaco Grand Prix.Sebastian Vettel "Yeah, I think it's possible. We need to get into a rhythm, because Monte Carlo requires attention and credibility. Also, you need to trust your car.I am sure that we have the tools necessary for proper setup of the machine. I have confidence in myself and in the Technicals - this means that everything should work out".Only once Vettel started in Monaco from pole position. It was in 2011, and then Sebastian won the race.
Ex-Formula 1 driver Pastor Maldonado, winner of the Grand Prix of Spain 2012, said that he could return to the Royal race.Pastor Maldonado "I Have experience, and I had to return this year. I was very close to returning, but decided not to. I didn't want to play for the team that couldn't guarantee the fight for points and podiums. It is better not to speak at all than to play at this level".Maldonado competed in Formula 1 in 2011-2015, the Pastor lost his place in the championship after losing sponsorship.
The head of Formula-1 chase Carey said that while negotiations with Turkey on the return of the race in Istanbul is completed.Chase Carey "We discussed with President Recep Tayyip erdoan and Director of the racetrack all the nuances of the race in Istanbul. It was decided that the race will be held under the auspices of the President of the Turkish Republic.We have much work to do before signing the agreement. We hope that the necessary procedures will be completed as soon as possible, and eagerly awaited return."The last time the Grand Prix of Turkey was held in 2011. Stage left the Formula 1 calendar after Bernie Ecclestone asked for too much money for hosting the race.
Earlier, the Turkish route, beloved by fans for his successful configuration, left the championship, but now with the new owners of Formula 1, the user circuit is considering the possibility to return to the Royal race.On the official website of the President of Turkey came the news that the meeting of Liberty Media took place in the presence of sports Minister Akif Kilic of Kagata and Director of the Ali Vural route.Hurriyet quotes the route guide "We hope that with the help of the President of the Istanbul Park again will host the Formula-1. We had a very intense meeting. We have not yet signed a contract, but all that's left to do is to sign the papers. Looks like our country will take Formula 1 in Istanbul."The race in Istanbul was carried out from 2005 to 2011, Three of the seven races was won by Felipe Massa. Once won Kimi Raikkonen, Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton.
The pilot WEC Robert Kubica admitted that he is not thinking about his return to Formula 1.Robert Kubica "I don't think about the return. But for me it is not a closed Chapter.Now the return is much more likely than two years ago. Maybe one day my patience will be rewarded.I won't say anything until I'm absolutely sure."Kubica competed in Formula 1 between 2006 and 2010, In early 2011, the pole was involved in a serious accident and injured her hand, after which the Royal races had forgotten. In recent time, Robert raced in various rally Championships, and this year will compete in endurance races.
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.