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Pilot Red Bull Daniel Riccardo believes that the track in Barcelona is one of the best in the season.Daniel ricciardo "Barcelona is one of the best tracks on the calendar, and it has everything you need to pilot. Turns 1, 2 and 3 are really good and smooth, and the last sector is very technical. The end of the circle traversed at low speeds, the tires start to cool down - this is why to complete the circle is so difficult.I hope the updates will give us the chance to fight with Mercedes and Ferrari, or at least bring us closer together".On account of Riccardo five races in Spain. Best result - 3 place in 2014.
Head Red Bull Christian Horner admitted that hopes for early progress of his team.Christian Horner "I Think it was our best score in Sochi since then, as we first came to this track in 2014. This is a very demanding track, and I hope that we will have the next Grand Prix, we will be able to move forward, to get into the struggle of leaders.Obviously we created a lot of work, but the whole team concentrated on this. Hopefully the next race we can start to make progress.For an upcoming Spanish Grand Prix Red Bull is preparing a very serious upgrade of the machine. Perhaps the index of the machine even receive the prefix "B".
Pilot Red Bull Daniel Riccardo hopes that the asphalt in Sochi, laid three years ago, ceased to be slippery.Daniel ricciardo "Now, when we ran on the track a few races, I think that asphalt would be better. It's a bit like Austin, where it took time to get traction and left resin. But this year, I expect that the track will be grippy, but the new machine will fit perfectly in its configuration.It's a very intense track, there is no place to stay. Yes, there is a long video, but in addition there are quite a few challenging twists. Rest is simply no time.Some parts of the track remind me a little of the track in India. Here you can boldly attack the curbs, and there are a lot of twists and turns that the pilots are at the third and fourth gear".On account of Riccardo three races in Russia, best result - 7th place in 2014.
The pilot Toro Rosso Daniel Quat believes that in the racing calendar of Formula 1 night racing should be much more than a day.Daniil Kvyat "I like racing in hot countries, especially those that pass in the night. At this time of day and there is a magical atmosphere that adds what is happening on the track of the Eastern culture. I think the calendar should be more night stagesI like that because of the night race can sleep in the morning, then to eat, and after a holiday to go to the track.On account quata three races in Bahrain, and every year he consistently added 11th in 2014 and 9 in 2015 and 7 in 2016.
Pilot Red Bull Daniel Riccardo admitted that he likes Bahrain in close proximity to the sea.Daniel ricciardo "Bahrain is very different from Shanghai, but it has one huge plus a local hotel is really nice and it is located close to the beach and the sea. It's kind of a holiday atmosphere, and most of the time I can relax and walk around the hotel in my shorts for swimming.Since Bahrain became a night race, I think it had a positive effect on stage. Me before the race in Bahrain didn't really like him, but now everything has changed, and I fell in love with this stage.On account of Riccardo five races in Bahrain. Best result - 4th place in 2014 and 2016.
The pilot Force India Sergio Perez believes that the night race Grand Prix of Bahrain is one of the most successful and beautiful in the championship.Sergio Perez "I really like race in Bahrain, which takes place at night. A special charm and areolas Eastern night brings its own flavor to the fight for points and victory. I was lucky to spend a good race here in 2014, I made the podium, and remember 2013 incredible combat Button.On this route there are places where you can overtake, so this shouldn't be a problem. The only difficulty was increased wear rear rubber because of the large number of areas of dispersal. Maybe now it will be not so important".
Before the start of the Grand Prix of Australia there were rumors that the leadership of McLaren, unhappy with the partnership with Honda is considering returning to the power plant of Mercedes. Non-Executive Director of Mercedes Niki Lauda said that he knew nothing about it.Niki Lauda "I don't know anything about the negotiations between McLaren and Mercedes. Accordingly, I have nothing to say."Earlier it was reported that the head of the German team Toto Wolff is ready to support the supply of Mercedes engines for McLaren and Niki Lauda, by contrast, opposes.Team McLaren collaborated with Mercedes 1995-2014. in 2015 the British are obsessed with Japanese minders.
Mercedes technical Director James Allison believes that the season will take place in a very close contest between his team and Ferrari.James Allison "If after qualifying, it wasn't that obvious, it is now clear that the season will be held in a tight fight with Ferrari. We were able to achieve a good time on one lap, we have prepared the car for the race, but today the Ferrari was just faster, and we were not good enough to catch them.But we won't panic. Race - one moment in a series of similar events over a long season. Today we scored good points in two cars, so China will try to regain the lead themselves."For the first time since Australia's 2014 team Mercedes leads in the constructors ' championship.
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.
The pilot Haas Kevin Magnussen believes that all the engines in the championship are about the same.Kevin Magnussen "none of the engines are not different from others. They are all similar. They sound a bit different with the engineers, but otherwise they are all very similar. As for the Ferrari engines, to work with their settings very easily.This year the handling of the cars changed as the work with the engine. But I still like everything about it.It is always important to start well the year, it gives you the incentive to continue the struggle. We will do our best and see what happens in Australia".Since then, as Magnussen made his debut in Formula 1 in 2014, he has worked with Mercedes engines, Honda, Renault and Ferrari.
According to the BBC, the management of McLaren disappointed with the outcome of the three-year partnership with Honda and is considering returning to the customer Mercedes engines.Cooperation with McLaren Honda started in 2015. In two seasons, the Japanese engineers have made considerable progress, but this year they have created a completely new powerplant, which lacks neither power nor reliability. This situation is not satisfied with the management of the British team, and, according to the BBC, it has already held initial talks with Mercedes about the supply of engines in 2018.The BBC even considered how much it will cost McLaren a breach of contract with Honda and the return to the Mercedes. It is about 100 million euros, but the shareholders of McLaren are ready to go for it.Recall that McLaren and Mercedes have collaborated in 1995-2014. the Original team had the status of a factory team, but after 2010, moved into the category of the client.
Frenchman Jean-Eric Vergne has confirmed that this year will not be a reserve pilot Ferrari.Jean-Eric Vergne "I have long known that this season won't work backup pilot Ferrari. I communicate with the team but won't travel to race with her.Now I'm focused on Formula E. I want to take part in the 24 hours of Le Mans and other endurance races. In more detail later".Verne played for Toro Rosso in 2012-2014 Last two seasons, Jean-Eric held as a reserve pilot Ferrari. Now this place is Antonio Giovinazzi.
The first car Ferrari for the season-ready 2017, according to Italian publication Gazzetta dello Sport.Presentation of the new machine will be held on February 24 at the factory site in Fiorano. There will also be up and running within the so-called shooting day. Full tests will begin in Barcelona on February 27.According to available information, the novelty will receive index F17-JB, in honor of the deceased in 2014 Jules Bianchi.
Former Ferrari Chairman Luca di Montezemolo said that Mercedes was working on a new power plant even before the rule changes.Luca di Montezemolo "Lauda recently told me that Mercedes was working on its hybrid engine since 2007 and that's why they were so adamant during negotiations to introduce V6 engines from 2014.Yes, I made the mistake of taking the new rules. That's why I left, because he could not accept the fact that Ferrari had become such in my hands. I am ashamed and hurt to see this decline.
SMP Racing announces the signing of a pilot programme for the development of Russian Motorsport Michael Aleshin on the third season of the North American IndyCar series. The Russians once again be the team Schmidt Peterson Motorsport car under the traditional number 7.Aleshin became the first Russian pilots of this popular American racing series. Debuting in 2014, the year the team Schmidt Peterson Motorsport, the Russians successfully performed on the complex, including the oval tracks this season and won his first podium in 2016 the first ever pole position, and then the silver podium on the track at Pocono.Partner of the Russian pilot, as in 2016, will become the canadian James Hinchcliff. The first tests of the team slated for Sonoma Raceway on 7 February 2017"Michael is one of the most experienced riders in our program - said founder and Director of the program SMP Racing Boris Rotenberg. And we believe that Michael is worthy of our country, and the Russian flag in the American IndyCar series. He repeatedly demonstrated their talents in various world Championships, and that's Mikhail Aleshin the strength to fight in America for the highest results.""I am very glad to speak in this, in my opinion the most interesting formula championship, said Mikhail Aleshin. And doubly glad to be back in the team you know well, Schmidt Peterson Motorsport, where the partner again will be my friend James Hinchcliff. My experience in this series allows us to compete with all opponents and, believe me, I will do everything possible and impossible to replenish the Treasury of SMP Racing new victories and podiums".The pilot program SMP Racing Mikhail Aleshin is one of the most decorated athletes in the Russian Motorsport. Throughout his career, Michael has won various Russian and international competitions - from karting to formula Championships, including becoming the first Russian driver to win the World series Formula Renault 3.5. In the asset Aleshin performances including in endurance racing in 2015, the Russian pilot took part in the European series of Le Mans and the world Championship on races on endurance, which made the crew team SMP Racing for the first Russian prototype BR01 LMP2 class of the Russian company BR Engineering. Mikhail Aleshin is also involved in the development of a new company car LMP1 - BR1.Season 2017 IndyCar series opens March 12 race at St Petersburg Florida.
The pilot Force India Esteban Windows believes that the new cars will attract the attention of new fans.Esteban Windows "the New car will be attractive in appearance. Think people lost interest in Formula 1, when cars began to openly ugly in 2014. The appearance of the cars plays people important role. I would also like to have the Cup returned to naturally aspirated engines, which is more like the viewer.The new car will be very beautiful, will be a quick, albeit not very loud. Speed now becomes a part of racing, and we used to be fast only in qualifying. However the struggle will certainly be less, because to overtake will be much more difficult".
Pilot Jules Bianchi, who was killed in the accident during the race, the Japanese Grand Prix of 2014 season will be honored in his hometown of nice. 23 Jan in nice will host the opening ceremony of the street was renamed in his honor.The street is located between Rue du Sapin and Avenue Pierre de Coubertin.
Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas said that the first step for him will be winning the race. While the best results are second place in the UK and Germany in 2014.Valtteri Bottas "My goals are quite simple, and from the very first race I will try to achieve them. I know what he is capable of that capable machine, and that my results will be very close to the results of Lewis.The team in the new season will be another chance to compete for the title, and the title of champion is my only goal in life.The team won many titles, and I'm still not won. I think that this season my goals will coincide with the command. It's time to turn the page in my career. To begin, I want to win the race, and then fight for the title".
The team of the Manor at the end of 2015 brought a profit of 51 million euros. As the Executive Director of the Manor Vincent Casey, the moment saved the team from collapse and gave the opportunity to pay all the bills. It is clear that an important, if not the main role, played ninth place teams at the end of the 2014 season, which earned the stable victim Jules Bianchi.In addition, the report command of your financial situation shows that a huge investment in March last year, was made by the businessman from the UK, Steve Fitzpatrick. Bringing in a team of almost 42 million euros, he became its owner. Now, the code team started to generate income, the Fitzpatrick leads the talk about the sale of Manor. Now the most real candidates for this role are Indonesian group of investors and Ron Dennis, removed from the leadership at McLaren at the end of 2016.
In the past championship it was possible to observe a unique situation four seats in the cockpits took the children of former pilots of Formula-1. We tried to compare the achievements of the fathers and children.Jonathan and Palmarydates Jolyon Palmer became the champion of Formula 2 in 1983 and in September of the same year got the opportunity to debut in Formula 1 driving the car of champion team Williams. The first and only race in that season, he finished in 13th position. Then for three years, Palmer is a senior spent in the notebook the outsiders RAM and Zakspeed. In 1987, he received a place in the Tyrrell, where and earned their first points. In three years the team of Ken Tyrrell's Jonathan earned 14 points but has never finished above fourth place. Failing to get places in a good team, Palmer has left the championship.In 2014 Jolyon Palmer became GP2 champion - in principle, this championship can be considered the analogue of Formula 2 in the early 1980's. Then the British spent a year test-pilot of the Lotus and finally this season got a place of combat pilot for Renault the same team Lotus after the reorganization. However, driving uncompetitive cars it is difficult to show their abilities. After the debut season on account of Palmer, Jr. by just one point for tenth place in Malaysia. However, this result allowed to gain a foothold in the Renault.Meanwhile, road to Formula 1 punches a younger brother Jolyon autumn test driving McLaren spent will Palmer is a reward for winning the competition, held annually by the British team in conjunction with the Autosport.
Logos of the brand Johnnie Walker, owned by Diageo, next season will appear on the machines Force India.Johnnie Walker since 2005 collaborates with McLaren. The contract with the British team expires at the end of 2017, so in the next season of famous brand of tape will be advertised on the cars of two teams.Interestingly, the side Force India for three season decorate logos Smirnoff, another brand owned by Diageo.With regard to relations Diageo and McLaren, according to reports, in 2014, the owners of liquor brands offered the British team's title sponsor contract in the amount of 40 million euros per year, but the deal has not endorsed Ron Dennis.
The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso has called its most successful seasons in his career.Fernando Alonso "If you appreciate his work throughout his career, the best season I call 2012. It was a wonderful year when I really struggled for a title in a Ferrari. Then I really liked the 2014 season, and in third place last season in 2016.What is so good last season I was confident in the car, I could fly her to the limit of their capabilities. If you close your eyes at the results, in terms of driving it was a year.
The pilot Force India Sergio Perez admitted that he could leave the team at the end of this year. According to the Mexican, there were offers from other teams, but he ultimately decided to stay at Force India, where he performs in 2014.Sergio Perez "there was a time when I thought about leaving Force India. Negotiations on a new contract was hard, and I wasn't sure until then, until it is announced officially.There has been interest by others, including Renault. I am pleased that three or four teams wanted me. However, my future is Force India".
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 by the leaders of the race had time to visit only six pilots. Most of all the leader of the race passed champion Nico Rosberg 2737 km 42.8 of the total distance of the race 21. Last year, the achievement became champion Lewis Hamilton was noticeably better 53.6 per cent.Third place in the ranking took Sebastian Vettel, who is the leader drove half of the race, but never won.Leading in the race in 2016, the pilots, km1. Nico Rosberg, Mercedes - 27372. Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes - 26533. Sebastian Vettel, The Ferrari - 4424. Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull - 3305. Max Verstappen, Red Bull - 2006. Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari 35 already mentioned, six pilots have been at the head of the race this year. For comparison in 2015 the leader managed to visit 7 pilots in 2014 -10 pilots in 2012 and 2013 - 13 pilots. And the record maximum of 15 pilots belongs to season 2008. Record-minimum of 4 of the pilot - behind the season 1988.Passed distance record remains Vettel, who in the 2011 season stayed on the first position 3794 km 65.5 of the race of all races.Leading in the race in 2016, teams, km1. Mercedes - 5390 84,32. Ferrari - 5313. Red Bull - 477 consecutive year in this ranking no McLaren. Meanwhile, this team holds the record for leading in the race. In 1988 Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost drove in the first position 4622 km, but then the season consisted of 16 races, so in percentage terms 97,4 achievement of the British team remains out of reach.Maximum number of teams, pilots who managed to get in the head of the race, remains the leader of season-1975 - 10 teams. Only three teams could boast of leadership in 1953, 1988, 1992, 2000 and 2002 gg.
Flavio Briatore, a former Manager of Fernando Alonso, admitted that he is not surprised by the rumors regarding the transition of the Spaniard in the Mercedes.Flavio Briatore "When top teams occurs a vacancy, I immediately called the name of Fernando. But he has a contract with McLaren, which he is going to respect.The situation is different from what it was two years ago. Then Fernando left Ferrari, even though he had a contract. The President of Ferrari Luca di Montezemolo said that Alonso can leave if you don't win the title in 2014, and he went, although he was offered a three-year contract".
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.
The Mercedes team last season, was again invincible, especially in the qualifications. German car misfired only in Monaco, where pole position was won by Daniel Riccardo from Red Bull.Most of the season the partners in the Mercedes Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg held on to equal. Only in the end of the championship, the British issued a series of four pole positions and took the lead.The pole position in 2016, the pilots1. Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes - 122. Nico Rosberg, Mercedes - 83. Daniel ricciardo, Red Bull - 1by the number of pole positions in one season Hamilton has surpassed its last year's result and came in fifth place.The number of pole positions in one season, the pilots1. Sebastian Vettel - 15 20112. Nigel Mansell - 14 19923. Ayrton Senna - 13 1988 Alain Prost - 13 19935. Lewis Hamilton - 12 20166. Mika Hakkinen - 11 1999 Nico Rosberg - 11 2014 Lewis Hamilton - 11 2015As already mentioned, the Mercedes team last season, lost only one qualification.The pole position in 2016, commands1. Mercedes - 202. Ferrari - 1by the number of pole positions in a season, the German team set a new record, ahead of Red Bull. However, for the first time in the history of Formula 1 has conducted more than twenty races.The number of pole positions in one season, team1. Mercedes, 2016 - 202. Red Bull 2011 - 18 Mercedes, 2014 - 18 Mercedes, 2015 - 185. McLaren, 1988 - 15 McLaren, 1989 - 15 Williams, 1992 - 15 Williams 1993 - 15 Red Bull, 2010 - 15 a quick pole in the truest sense of the word came from Hamilton in Monza. The Briton drove a lap with an average speed of 257.038 km/h the slowest lap traditionally happened in Monaco, Daniel ricciardo won the pole with an average speed of 163.174 km/h. the Biggest gap of the owner of the pole from the nearest rival recorded in Baku, where Rosberg won from Ricardo 1,208 seconds. However, Hamilton had technical problems, and he actually missed the final. Minimum separation happened in Japan, where Lewis lost to Nico in just 13 thousandths of a second.