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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.
Robert Kubica claims a place in Williams, the British team staged a Polish private pilot tests today, he sat behind the wheel of the car of 2014 at Silverstone.Next week Kubica will hold a second series of tests at Budapest's Hungaroring. With him behind the wheel of a Williams 2014 will run a test-pilot Paul di Resta, also claiming the role of the partner lance Stroll next season.Previously Kubica ran some tests in-part of Renault.
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.
Esteban Windows debuted in Formula 1 in the middle of last season, and since he finished all 24 races in which he participated. Another finish - and the Frenchman will repeat the record of max Chilton.Chilton competed for Marussia in 2013 and 2014 Let results he did not Shine, but showed an incredible for beginner stability. Only 26-second account of the race he came down, faced at the start with team-mate Jules Bianchi.
The pilot of Renault Niko Hulkenberg told about his impressions of the track Sepang in Malaysia.Nico Hulkenberg "the First corner in Malaysia are just endless. It is very difficult to pass, and to go right even harder. It is important to find a good racing line and keep a good rhythm. The last sector is a bit slower than the first, and a bit more technical, with long wide turns.Modern machines are very fast at this track. Here it is always difficult to find the right balance, and the degradation of the tires are usually quite high. Work with your engine requires skill and accuracy."On account of Hulkenberg six races in Malaysia. In five cases, Niko finished with glasses, but the best result was 5th place in 2014.
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 Malaysian Grand Prix is held for the last time. Pilot Mercedes Lewis Hamilton believes that championship next year will be without the best tracks on the calendar.Lewis Hamilton "I'm definitely sad to think that this is our last race in Malaysia.They take away one of the toughest, if not the most difficult race of the season, and it would be difficult to replace".Hamilton four times was launched in Malaysia from pole position, but won only once in 2014.
The owner of Formula 1, the company, Liberty Media, supports the initiative to make the cars louder championship.Since then, in 2014 began a new era of turbo engines, participants and fans complained that Formula 1 has lost the most important thing - sound. FIA last year announced that it is working on systems that will allow you to make the sound louder.Representative Liberty "We must amplify the sound. Our market research suggests that this is extremely important for the fans.The latest idea is to create a ceramic microphone that can be attached to the exhaust pipe. It needs to enhance the exhaust sound".
At the Grand Prix of Malaysia in the Toro Rosso debuts Pierre went Out. For his debut 21-year-old Frenchman has chosen starting number "10".Four years ago, Faded under that bib number was Euroseries Formula Renault 2.0 and won the championship.Previously, the number "10" in the Formula-1 used Kamui Kobayashi, who played for Caterham in the 2014 season. This is the first reuse since, as in 2014, the pilots were given the right to choose starting numbers.
Last week Robert Kubica were to hold a private test in Japan driving a Williams 2014. However, according to Motorsport Magazine, interposed the family of lance Stroll.Obviously, Stroll senior has no influence on the choice of the pilots, but he can specify who can participate in private tests, which he partially paid. The Williams team had planned to assess the shape of Kubica, but in the end driving, Stroll younger.I must say that in the course of this season, lance has spent a lot of private tests. Trained young canadian and to the Singapore Grand Prix, and after. Perhaps Williams private tests cost even more than the race itself. But part of the cost covers Lawrence Stroll.Now Williams plans to have tests for Kubica somewhere in Europe. It is possible that this Robert will have to find sponsors.
Race Director McLaren Eric bulge said that his team is going next year to fight for position on the podium.Eric boullier "We want to be competitive and fighting for places on the podium. Next year we should appear there regularly.This year should be adopted final amendments to the rules next year, especially Halo. We will be working on my car hard, but only tests and the race in Australia will show the real speed of future cars".The last time McLaren was on the podium at the beginning of 2014, when debutant Kevin Magnussen finished second.
6 and 7 October, the Sochi Autodrom will host the Champions Cup RDS-2017. The legend of drift best Russian racers will compete under the spotlights - the season finale will be held in the format of a night race.Friday from 19.00 to 22.00 there will be training on Saturday with start 19.00 pair runs.In the composition of the judging panel will include the famous Japanese Hiroki Furuse nicknamed Sleepy, CEO of RDS Dmitry Dobrovolsky and pilot from Moscow Alexander Sivertsev.Two more members of judicial team of RDS at this time will be the participants. To fight for the Champions Cup will have the Creator of the European school of drifting, the Italian champion Federico Serifo known for his unsurpassed skills and math calculation. Competition the legendary Italian will be Timothy Kosharny is one of the founding fathers of the Russian Drift Series champion 2009 master of uncompromising drift and dangerous maneuvers.The participants also declared the champion of season 2017 Gocha Chivchan of the team, "Striker Auto", the silver medalist RDS 2017 Pavel Busygin, representing the team, "Toyo Tires x Gorilla Energy", the winners of the 2017 in the team standings, the drifters team "Tuning Factory / AIMOL" Alexey Bobrovsky champion RDS 2014 Andrew pesegov and four-time champion RDS in the far East, Ilya Fedorov.The competition will be attended by the winner of the RDS 2016 and winner of the Japanese drift championship 2014-2015 driving a Silvia S15 bright "Tiger" Fedor Zeitz, Amateur extreme uridashi of the VAZ-2105 Fedor Vorobiev, Arkadiy Puchinin from St. Petersburg, acting on a BMW E30 in police livery with flashing lights, and other famous drifters.
In 2014, after a series of unsuccessful seasons, the Williams team took 3rd place in the Cup of designers. Since then, the results gradually fell, and now the team from grove is fighting with Toro Rosso for the 5th place. Paddy Lowe, who took the post of technical Director of Williams in the beginning of this year, I am sure that next season Williams will be a formidable force.Paddy Lowe "the New machine will be materially different from current. During the development, we use a completely different philosophy. We expect to improve in all areas and has achieved notable successes.The last time Williams came strong engineers from other teams, so ideas we have plenty. We will select the best of these ideas, and next year Williams will be a quick car."Recall that before the transition in Williams, Lowe worked as a technical Director of the Mercedes.
Renault has confirmed that late in the season stops the supply of the power plant team Toro Rosso.In a statement, Renault said "Renault confirms the completion of technical cooperation with the team Toro Rosso at the end of the season 2017.Renault was a partner of Toro Rosso in 2014, 2015 and 2017, During this time, the team earned 137 points, and the best results were two fourth place max Verstappen in the 2015 season".Waiting for a statement about the beginning of cooperation with Toro Rosso Honda c.
Non-Executive Director of Mercedes Niki Lauda Ferrari called the favorite of the upcoming Grand Prix of Singapore.Niki Lauda "We won in Monza, and it was a shame for Ferrari at their home track. But in Singapore, maybe Vettel will change the situation. Many times the Ferrari was faster than the Mercedes. At Spa Vettel was very close to us. Okay, in Monza, maybe a little less, but in my opinion, this was due to a mistake in the settings of the Ferrari.The Scuderia will be a favorite in Singapore, but on the other hand, it is difficult to say who will win. I hope it will be Hamilton.Vettel is the pilot number one. He's loyal to the Scuderia, and if the team is competitive, its hard to get ahead".Vettel has won four of the last six races in Singapore. On account of Hamilton's only two victories in 2009 and 2014.
Pilot Red Bull Daniel Riccardo said that he always remembers his victory on the Belgian track in the 2014 season.Daniel ricciardo "When I think of Spa, I always remember my victory in 2014. Of course, it's nice when you win, but now I feel the pressure for their past services. It's not as easy as it seems.I really like Pouhon. It's a fast, downhill left turn. This is probably my favorite twist. At the turn of Les Combes you should keep to the right, as this is very important. The last turn is boring, but it is crucial to pass a good circle".
Oliver Rowland believes that he is candidate number two for a place in immediately after the Renault of Robert Kubica.Oliver Rowland "Robert has a huge financial support, and that's all I really want to see him in Formula 1. I find it very difficult to fight him for a place in the team.As for the other contenders, Nicolas my teammate in Formula 2, therefore, all evident from the results of this series. If he gets ahead of me in the championship, will take my place on the way to Formula-1. Everything is simple.Sirotkin has performed in GP2 last year and finished third, but I'd like to think I make their job a little better. We were also teammates in the 2014 World series by Renault, and then I was ahead of him.I do not consider myself the best, and the second candidate after Robert. I respect him for the accomplishments he has achieved previously. I would like to see him again in Formula 1. If not me, then Robert is the best option".
Four-time champion Formula 1 Alain Prost defended the young lance Stroll.Alain Prost "It was criticized before it began. I said before the season that it would be difficult to perform with existing experience. It is true that he worked on the tests with the machine of the 2014 season, but this is not enough, especially now when you need to drive faster cars.In Formula 1 is always difficult to debut. Look at Vandorn. He was considered one of the greatest hopes, but from the beginning he had difficulties. But it will get better and better, and for lance, things are exactly the same.We need to give him time. Can we sue the results in the end of the year, and better next season. He is still progressing. Today's too early to judge. While in Baku, he was one of the strongest drivers on the road".
The pilot Haas Kevin Magnussen believes that the struggle for position in the race Grand Prix of great Britain will turn out bland because of the difficulties with overtaking.Kevin Magnussen "Silverstone is definitely one of the best tracks of the year. This is a very fast track, where many high-speed turns with the constant change of direction.I just look forward to the opportunity to go to the track to fight for points. The cars will be through these corners very fast, feeling like that.But overtake here is quite difficult, perhaps more difficult than in previous years. Probably in the area of the DRS will be the only opportunity for overtaking, so that the qualification will be extremely important to fight for the result."Magnussen started twice in Silverstone in 2014, he finished 7th, and last year went.
Deputy head Williams Claire Williams acknowledged that the team is ready to sign a contract with Felipe Massa, which before the canadian Grand Prix single-handedly earned points for the stables.Claire Williams "I see no reasons that can stop it. We were lucky that Felipe decided to return to the us this year. It works very well, earning points and helping lance to progress.His experience came in very handy since joining the team Paddy Lowe. Two of them are actively discussing the development of the machine. Therefore, if we are talking about the next season it will be his decision. If he feels motivated enough to continue, we will be happy to sign a new contract."Weight acts in Formula 1 since 2002. Williams Brazilian came in 2014.
The former head of Formula 1 Bernie Ecclestone has advised Ferrari to sign Fernando Alonso for the season 2018.Bernie Ecclestone "If the Scuderia will be a vacancy for next season, then sign a contract, they need, of course, only with Alonso.He is one of the best pilots of Formula 1 for all time of existence of the championship".Recall that Alonso at the end of 2014 prematurely terminate the contract with Ferrari and switched to McLaren.
The Williams driver lance Stroll between the races in Canada and Baku held a secret test driving a car Williams of the 2014 season. The tests were held in Austin.Lance's father Strolla "Honestly, I don't think these tests helped. I think that the lance coped with their problems. Every race, every lap he rides is a step forward. In Formula 1 there are no real tests, so each Grand Prix is a test for him.For the beginner there never has been such a difficult season to debut this year. New machine, tires and downforce - all of it new to him".
In addition to the factory team Mercedes, the German engines get Williams and Force India. In the leadership of the Indian team said that it was not worried about what a new client can be a Mercedes McLaren.Othmar, Szafnauer, Force India "the Contract with McLaren Mercedes will not affect Force India. That doesn't bother us. At least, nothing depends on us.We should not fear this, we just should do my job. The last time McLaren used the same engine as us, they beat us by only a few points".Team McLaren used Mercedes engines from 1995 to 2014.
The pilot of Renault Niko Hulkenberg told about the peculiarities of the track in Montreal.Nico Hulkenberg "Canada is very demanding on the brakes, because after high-speed sections are areas of heavy braking. This is one of the most difficult routes for brakes. You need confidence in them, especially when you are trying to enter a turn. The last Chicane has always been a difficult turn because there you can lose a lot of time.In Canada the cars are configured on the minimum downforce, so we acutely feel its lack of slow corners. You should also be able to attack the curbs to get a good lap time".In the last three canadian races, Hulkenberg consistently finished in the points zone. The best result was 5th place in 2014.
The pilot of Renault Nico Hulkenberg believes the track in Monaco, a bright flash racing season.Nico Hulkenberg "This track, like in Monaco, not anywhere else. It is the highlight of the year. It is unique and special in every aspect of the event, and I very much look forward to the start of the race. This is probably the most glamorous Grand Prix on the calendar, and there is no place where the pilot experienced the beauty of speed.Physically it's not the most complex track, but you need to act carefully and very accurately. To be focused on every action that's important in Monaco. To overtake here difficult, but it's an exciting race and a huge challenge. I really love racing in Monaco."Six times Hulkenberg took part in the Monaco Grand Prix, his best result was 5th place in 2014.
The pilot Haas Kevin Magnussen called the race in Monaco is the most important of the year.Kevin Magnussen "Monaco is the most iconic race of the season. It is also one of the most fun tracks of the year. To work there is really difficult, especially on these faster and wider machines. The turns near the pool and casino are very fast, I'm sure it will be fun in every sense.It is difficult to chase and almost impossible to overtake. You can only catch the pilot. Only if someone is seriously mistaken, and then you can overtake. The qualification is very important as never before".On account of Magnussen two races in Monaco and in 2014 he finished 10th.
The President of the FIA Jean Todt said that he was impressed by the points Jules Bianchi, speaking in the slowest team of the peloton Marussia.Jean Todt "I knew that the guy has a chance to succeed in Monaco. I was confident in him, in his talent. On paper the chances of the Bianchi were, but because it's Monaco, then you can never be sure something is 100.Obviously, it was surprising that he succeeded. His courage and confidence energized the entire team for success. It was his weekend.I remember how he overtook Kobayashi. It was risky with the touch pass. But he did it. He brought the team points, which in the future saved it from bankruptcy".In Monaco 2014 Bianchi finished 9th and earned only in the history of Marussia glasses. In the same year at the Japanese Grand Prix the Frenchman was involved in a serious accident.
The pilot of Renault Nico Hulkenberg expects from the race Grand Prix of Monaco positive result.Nico Hulkenberg "the circuit will suit us, especially with tires Supersoft and Ul. I'm looking forward to the race and hope for a good result.Last year I made it very well, but on new machines the maneuvers will become more aggressive. Now you will need to find a new rhythm and harmony with yourself and with the machine. There is definitely need to feel comfortable.Over the years of performances in Formula 1, I figured out how to place circles on this track. Therefore, I am confident in the upcoming fight for points".On account of Hulkenberg six races in Monaco, the best result was 5th place in 2014. Last season he started fifth and finished sixth.
On Tuesday Fernando Alonso spent the second day of testing at Indianapolis. The Spaniard drove 117 laps and showed 24th result.In the tests took part 33 of the pilot, and the best time on account of will Power, IndyCar Champ 2014. Alonso lost Power 0.6574 seconds gap by the standards of Indianapolis.Fernando Alonso "the Feeling I have a positive, everything as I expected. It is very important to go close behind rival, to gain an advantage in speed on the straight. Our team has six cars and we practiced in this component".In tests participated Mikhail Aleshin, representing the Schmidt Peterson Motorsports. The Russians showed the 7-th result, losing to the leader of the day 0.2123 seconds.