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Former McLaren head of aerodynamics Doug MacKinnon joined Williams as chief engineer of the team and will work directly with technical Director Paddy Lowe.Lo and mckernan previously worked together at McLaren, and the latter left the team in 2015, at the beginning of an unsuccessful three-year partnership with Honda.
His best season in Formula 1 Daniil Kvyat held in 2015. Then the Russians were on the car of Red Bull with the number "26".Kvyat made his debut in the championship in 2014 in the Toro Rosso. His progress during the season so impressed the leadership of the Red Bull that Sebastian Vettel went to Ferrari, in his place was invited Daniel.The start of the 2015 season turned out to be difficult for Red Bull because of the constant failures of the engine Renault. For example, in Australia, Daniel never even made it to the starting grid. Reliability gradually came to normal, and began to appear the results. In Monaco Kvyat started fifth and finished fourth. Then there was sixth place in the UK. Finally, in Hungary, Quat climbed to the second step of the podium - the best result for the citizens of Russia.
Mercedes has refused to support Pascal Wehrlein. This year, the German left without a seat at Sauber, will become a test pilot with Mercedes.Toto Wolff, head of Mercedes team "We are working with Pascal since 2013. He got the opportunity to prove himself in Formula 1 after 2015 became the champion of the DTM. He spent two difficult seasons in Manor and Sauber, but, nevertheless, will stay in the Mercedes family - in the season of 2018 he'll be our test pilot. In 2019 we will try to return it in the race."Wehrlein had taken part in the tests Mercedes. Obviously, this season he will not only be a test pilot, but the reserve pilot of the German team.
Former Formula 1 driver Juan Pablo Montoya said that he would like to take part in the legendary marathon 24 hours of Le Mans, to compete with Fernando Alonso for the title of winner of the "Triple crown" which implies a victory at Le Mans, the Monaco Grand Prix and Indy 500.Juan Pablo Montoya "Alonso is able to win the "Triple crown". Yes, it will be difficult. Besides, I'm closer to this achievement than it.As for Le Mans, let's see how will continue to change the rules, and whether the team Penske to participate in it. Until I was invited to participate in Le Mans. But I would have competed for the Triple crown with Alonso".Montoya competed in Formula 1 for Williams and McLaren in 2001-2006 In 2003 he won the Monaco Grand Prix. Twice, in 2000 and 2015, Juan Pablo won the Indy 500. Three times the Colombian won the marathon 24 hours of Daytona, but Le Mans has never been a part of.The sole owner of the "Triple crown" is Graham hill, who five times won the Grand Prix of Monaco, in 1966 he won the Indy 500, and in 1972 in Le Mans.
NASCAR legend Jeff Gordon believes that American pilots should be trained in Europe before coming to the start of the Grand Prix.Jeff Gordon "Teams of Formula 1 will never have an American pilot, if he is not trained in Europe at an early age.In America a lot of talent that with proper opportunities and high-quality equipment can be successful, but I'm not sure that in the near future they will appear in the Formula-1".The last time the U.S. went to the start of races Formula-1 in late 2015 - in the Marussia Manor was lit Alexander Rossi.
David Greenwood race engineer of Kimi Raikkonen, before the start of the season of 2018 will leave Ferrari and return to his native Kingdom.Until 2015 Greenwood worked as a chief engineer at Marussia-Manor. The last three seasons, the Briton held in as race engineer of Kimi. Now he decided to return to the Manor, where you will get project cars for endurance racing.
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.
Sports Director of the championship Ross brown said that considering the question of whether the presence of girls on the starting grid of Formula 1.Ross Brawn "We are studying this topic. We want to take into account the views of all parties, because there are people who like this tradition, and there are those who oppose".Formula 1 has already conducted the experiment on replacement of girls to guys during the Monaco Grand Prix 2015. The Formula 1 drivers didn't like it.Then Sebastian Vettel commented "Where are the girls It's just disgusting I'm going to start looking for a girl to my room and here are the boys Before everything was fine. I don't understand why it was necessary to break such a fine tradition of Formula 1".
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.
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 Sauber team has announced the pilots on the season-2018. In cockpits with logos Alfa Romeo will sit the Swede Marcus Ericsson and Monegasque Charles Leclerc.Eriksson stands for Sauber in 2015, steadily losing teammates, but has a sponsor and to communicate with the owners of the Sauber. LeClair, in contrast, performed well in the youth series and is supported by Ferrari.The Sauber team will continue to use Ferrari engines, but now the last modifications, not last year's model, like last season. In addition, the title sponsor of the Swiss team will be the brand Alfa Romeo, like Ferrari, part of Fiat-Chrysler.At presentation in Henville Sauber presented the pilots and new coloring.
Pilot Mercedes Lewis Hamilton said that he is not going to use the number "one", which is traditionally used by all the Champions of Formula 1. Moreover, Lewis is obliged to use this number in the next season.Lewis Hamilton "My engineers want it, other people want it. Still trying to get me to use the number "one" on the car, but I don't plan to change the number "44" is a personal. Everyone has a lucky number.Maybe I will enter "1" to "44" or something like that. Maybe we can play and make something similar. But I really don't like the number "1". "44" is my number".In 2015 and 2016 Lewis also refused to champion unity.
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton, ahead of schedule has become this year's champion, refused to change his number "44" on the champion's unity.Lewis Hamilton "I don't plan to change his number 44 is my family. This is really weird, and I think every pilot knows your lucky number. Even my dad in his youth had chosen this room, and now he's mine.I have a picture with "43" on my car when I was still a young pilot. But this room was not mine because some kid just stole my. I remember when mark Blundell was on the track and handed out the trophies to the winners. It was the first time I saw the pilot of Formula 1.I think I will only use the number "44". You know, as the defending champion, have the right to use the number "1" instead of "44," but I don't really like this room. This room was different people, but most of all I remember Michael Schumacher. This is his number. I can't take someone else's number."In 2015 and 2016. Hamilton had number "44" that although he had the right to "1".
The Ferrari pilot Sebastian Vettel said that he will not take part in the traditional Race of Champions, which this time will take place in Saudi Arabia.According to the German, he wants to focus on preparing for the season-2018. In particular, he plans to spend a lot of time in the Ferrari simulator.Over the past few years Vettel has consistently participated in the Race of Champions. Paired with Michael Schumacher, he has won several Nations Cups. In the individual competition Sebastian won in 2015.
Head Red Bull Christian Horner confirmed that a collaboration with Daniel Cuatom came to an end, and advised the Russians to fight for a place in Williams.Christian Horner "unfortunately, the collaboration of Daniel with Red Bull came to an end. I hope his results will help to place in another team. I think he is a good candidate for a place in Williams.You should always use any chance. In 2015, it has had a great season, and in 2016 he had a very difficult".
Boris Rotenberg, founder and Director of the program of development of Russian Motorsport SMP Racing, announced the inclusion of the pilot SMP Racing Robert Schwartzman part of the Racing Academy of Ferrari FDA, in which Robert will be trained and participate in competitions under the program of Ferrari.Schwartzman became the first Russian to be invited to the Academy. He will be trained under the special program of training of the pilots, will take part in trainings and events to the FDA. The ultimate goal of participation in the Racing Academy Ferrari the development of Robert, his preparation for the performance in Formula 1. The Russian driver will compete in the world racing Championships as part of a joint program of the FDA and SMP Racing.Robert Schwartzman is one of the most promising riders of the youth program SMP Racing. Since 2014 he serves in the youth formulas, on account of his a number of victories won in the fight with the strongest opponents from around the world. In the season-2017 Russia stands in the prestigious Junior series, Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0. In nine stages, Robert has won five pole positions and four times he rose to the highest step of the award podium.Racing Academy of Ferrari was founded in 2009 and is preparing pilots of the youth series for their subsequent performances in the Formula 1. Purpose the FDA is giving young riders opportunities for learning and improving their motor skills, developing their physical and mental preparation. Also, the FDA young drivers are introduced to economic aspects of Motorsport as well as teach working with the media. Graduates of the Academy of Ferrari in different times, were Jules Bianchi, Sergio Perez, Daniel Zampieri, Rafael, Marcello and others. To date, under the auspices of the FDA are 7 pilots from different countries not counting Robert Schwartzman Giuliano Alesi, Marcus Armstrong, Enzo Fittipaldi, Anthony Fuoco, Charles LeClair, Guan Yu Zhou, Callum Illot. The racers compete in Formula 2, GP3 and Formula 4.The program SMP Racing is a longtime partner of Ferrari. On these cars the Russians began performances in international racing series in 2012, the pilots SMP Racing Ferrari first won the famous race "24 hours Le Mana" in 2015 and racing series GT3 Le Mans Cup in 2016. In seasons 2015-2017, in partnership with the SMP Racing Ferrari factory team acts in the world Championship on races on endurance FIA WEC. On account of the racing team whose Ferrari are on the sides of the logo SMP Racing, 4 wins on the stages of the championship 2017, including at a recent race in Japan, and 4 conquered the podium. The pilots occupy the 1 and 3 positions of the GTE Pro standings.
The pilot Force India Sergio Perez said that during his home Grand Prix of Mexico will show good result.Sergio Perez "the Home race is very important to me. It's always a busy week for me and for the team, but it is very important for fans and business partners.It's definitely the nicest weekend this year for me. This is a great race for everyone involved in Formula 1. The whole week goes by as one big holiday. All in Mexico city looking forward to the race.I was lucky that I will participate in the home race in his native country, the family stands. Their support means so much to me, and it inspires me a good result. I will try to surprise them with something special."In two home races Perez consistently earned points 8th in 2015 and 10 in 2016.
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.
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.
In Malaysia Fernando Alonso finished 11th, while his partner in McLaren Stoffel Vandorn earned points for seventh place.Fernando Alonso "Just Stoffel was better. He squeezed the maximum from the car. The difference between us was only one and a half tenths of a second, but during this period had few rivals.Everything was decided in the first turn, where he won a couple of items and I got stuck behind a train of slower pilots. Not my best race. Stoffel, on the contrary, was very strong in practice and qualifying".After Malaysia Vandorn ahead of Alonso in the drivers ' championship. His career in Formula 1 Fernando scores for the season points only once lost to a teammate - it was in 2015.
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.
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.
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.
Head of Mercedes Toto Wolff believes that the Singapore his team will face a serious fight for the victory.Toto Wolff "This track, which we are very ill-suited. There's a lot of slow corners, lots of bumps and a little straight. This year we hope to win, we are preparing for the heat of the struggle.A clear definition of our strengths and weaknesses were the driving force of our team in recent seasons. We will strive to become better and stronger in all areas, we did analyses to identify all their strengths and weaknesses.In 2015, we lost the race in Singapore, so a lot of work to win. This time we will also fight for the best result".
The pilot of Red Bull Max Verstappen admitted that looking forward to the Singapore Grand Prix, where his team has a chance for a good result.Max Verstappen "I look forward to the opportunity to contest a race in Singapore because it is always a special weekend. The race was strong for us last year, and I think this time we can fight for the podium.Night race and high temperatures really test you to the limit of physical capacity, because it is physically the most difficult race of the season. I have a few weeks in the sauna preparing for this race. Now I'm ready for the heat and stuffiness of Singapore and Malaysia.I like that the track is replete with twists and turns, I like that there are a lot of bumps, because it's a street track."On account of Verstappen two races in Singapore. In 2015, he finished 8th last year to 6th.
Pilot Mercedes Lewis Hamilton is confident that in Singapore, his team will be ready to fight for victory.Lewis Hamilton "I currently don't think about it, but I'll do everything to properly prepare with the team for the race.We have no idea who and what the speed will show on this track. Until we get there, nothing will be clear. Ferrari were often better than us on this ring.I think we can give them a good race."Last year Hamilton finished in Singapore in the third position, and in 2015 came down due to the failure of the power plant.
The Ferrari pilot Sebastian Vettel said that he was pleased to see a half years of work his team achieved success.Sebastian Vettel "I Think we had a great 2015, which contributed to the development in 2016. It was hard for us, but we were able to change a great deal in the beginning. While other teams and the public talked about what will be a new car, what are the new rules, we just continued to work and quietly do their job.I was very happy that our work paid off. Today's results speak for themselves".
Frenchman Roman Grosjean admitted that he would like to play for the French Renault team and win with it the title.In 2009, Grosjean made his debut in Formula 1 in the Renault lineup. After two years the novel has returned to the team from Enstone by the time it was renamed to Lotus, where he played until the end of 2015.Roman Grosjean "I don't negotiate with Renault, but it would be great to one day go back there. However, this can only happen when there is an opportunity to fight for the title. That would be fantastic But it is too early to talk about it".