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The Formula 1 world champion Nigel Mansell believes that working with the strongest pilots is the best option for progress.Nigel Mansell "the Competition at a high level is one thing, but win at a high level - is quite another.I have always been interested to work in a team with the best pilots, world Champions, because guys like you will quickly learn and become better. I was always interested in the experience of others. This is the best teacher for the pilot." F1-world.Giza his career, Mansell had to work with four Champions Mario Andretti in the Lotus, Keke Rosberg and Nelson Piquet at Williams, Alain Prost at Ferrari.
Three of their four League titles, the Frenchman Alain Prost won the start number "2", including in 1993.After a failed 1991 Ferrari Simple chose to skip one season to earn a place in the cockpit Williams in the car, which at that time had no equal on the slopes of Formula 1. Learn about the contract with Allen, left the team Nigel Mansell won the championship in 1992. As the defending champion moved into the IndyCar season-1993 passed without a car with a champion "unity". Instead, the Williams team won the constructors ' championship, got a couple of numbers "0" and "2". Of course, three-time champion chose to come to the car with "two" and "zero" went to newcomer Damon hill.
In the history of Formula 1 only thirty-two pilots managed at least once to win the title. Sixteen of them won the championship more than once, ten more than two times. This year Lewis Hamilton became the fifth pilot, who managed to win the championship four times.The first championship title in Formula 1 was played in 1950. In 1953 appeared the first two-time champion Alberto Ascari. Two years later, the championship became the first three-time champion - Juan Manuel Fangio. He in 1956 became the first four-time.Nine years it took Hamilton to after the first title was obtained in 2008 to earn the next three. This is the longest period for four-time Champions. In this regard, the record belongs to Sebastian Vettel, who became a four-time champion just three years after the first victory in the championship.The youngest four-time champion is Sebastian Vettel. In 2013, when he won the third title, the German was 26 years 3 months 24 days. The age four-time champion Juan-Manuel Fangio. The Argentine has turned 45 years 1 month 12 days ahead of schedule when he won the championship in 1956. For comparison, the Hamilton is in a good race in Mexico turned 32 years 9 months 22 days.Only one pilot managed to win all four League titles in a team - Sebastian Vettel Red Bull. Three won four titles, speaking in two teams Alain Prost McLaren and Williams, Michael Schumacher Benetton and Ferrari and Lewis Hamilton McLaren and Mercedes. Juan-Manuel Fangio four Championships won in three different teams Alfa Romeo, Mercedes and Ferrari.Only two of them managed to win more than four titles. Will add to this list is Lewis Hamilton Maybe Sebastian VettelA list of the pilots who won four or more titles1. Michael Schumacher - 7 titles 1994, 1995, 2000-20042. Juan Manuel Fangio - 5 1951, 1954-19573. Alain Prost - 4 1985, 1986, 1989 and 1993 Sebastian Vettel - 4 2010-2013 Lewis Hamilton - 4 2008, 2014, 2015 and 2017.
The more channels translate the broadcasts of Formula 1 on a paid basis, the less people want to watch these channels. In Italy and France you can see the Formula-1 only on a paid basis.Alain Prost "In France, we had 8 million fans watching TF1, but now on a digital TV channel Canal Plus is not even 750 thousand. But it's a natural process where the stream gradually transferred on a paid basis".
The Renault brand Ambassador Alain Prost said that the French team next season will be a great progress in the work with the aerodynamics.Alain Prost "When in the course of the season leaves too many upgrades, reliability problems occur too often. But this only applies to the chassis. As for the aerodynamics, then we are very lucky. We have many excellent professionals in this field, but a big step forward will be made not only next year but in two years. We prepare serious novelties.Next year we need to step forward not only in terms of a rating. You can still finish fourth and be two seconds slower than Mercedes and Ferrari. It is important for us to catch up with the leaders for speed".
The French pilot of the Toro Rosso Pierre went Out hoping the Honda engine in 2018 will help him to fight for points in every race.Pierre went Out "I Hope we will have the potential to fight for points almost every weekend. But with the arrival of Honda is changing a lot, so today it is difficult to understand the potential that we will have during the season. We have to wait for the February tests.I was able to talk to Alain Prost and Jean Alesi, and they told me that the home Grand Prix will be a special moment that will need to savor, because this race is held only once a year.With the Renault engine went Out and has not earned any points.
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.
The Renault brand Ambassador Alain Prost said that his team is in theory not able to beat Red Bull and McLaren next year.Alain Prost "Any pressure on the team, as for me, this is a positive process, even if it is difficult.Factory stables will compete against the two well-established teams, where the whole organization that Renault still adjusts, already exists.And both of these teams also have the best pilots, maybe even the best. On paper we won't be able to beat Red Bull and McLaren".And Red Bull and McLaren next season will use the Renault engines.
The Renault brand Ambassador Alain Prost said that the objectives of the French team of Formula 1 are quite modest.Alain Prost "I think we should be realistic and careful with our goals.Why Because the team competitors grow in their results. We should develop step by step, but we will show that it is progressing.We need to recognize that there is still much to be done to reduce the backlog from Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull. Next year we must not lose 1.5 seconds on the circle, and only 0.8.Here's how we do it we need to build not only the car but also team spirit, pay attention to detail.
Four-time world champion Alain Prost believes that the debutant of the season, Stoffel Vandorn almost as good as the experienced Fernando Alonso.Alain Prost "All watched Vandoren before he came into Formula 1 because everyone thought he was the most outstanding young pilot. He started his career at McLaren, where there were problems with reliability. He never got the same equipment as Alonso. But I think Vandorn is now on par or even better than Alonso. He is developing well.Next year with a good engine we will see is it effective. To be in a team with Alonso is not easy, so Vandorn you need to remain calm, not to rush, and I think that it will not be problems in the coming years".
Renault Ambassador Alain Prost said that his company before the end of the season to fully work out the contract with Toro Rosso.Alain Prost "of Course, despite the rumors, Toro Rosso will be our engines in Abu Dhabi.Renault involved in Formula 1 for so many years, and we always provide everyone the same opportunities. We will never play dirty to win a few seats in the world Cup."Earlier, Toro Rosso has accused Renault that the French motorists deliberately put poor quality power plant.
The Ambassador of the brand Renault and four-time champion Formula 1 Alain Prost believes the team made the right decision by inviting Carlos Sainz is Jolyon Palmer.Alain Prost "there is Always the risk when you have to change pilots in the middle of the season, but in fact this is exactly what we wanted.We needed the points, but only Nico and Sainz can fix this, close the hole. We never got rough with Jolyon. Our team is committed to the ideal, so we made the decision that is best for the team.I hope we will not have reliability issues, and if possible, we should finish in the glasses in the remaining races".
Renault Ambassador Alain Prost believes that the new Union McLaren-Renault in 2018 and will help the French company, and britanskoi team.Alain Prost "to be Honest, even Renault is a pioneer in the creation of turbo engines - were not able to create the best engine under the new rules. And even after four seasons we'll be on the level of Mercedes.McLaren for five years without a win, and, of course, they believed that the renewed partnership with Honda will quickly revive your best moments of the joint past. Especially after the team took the best pilot Fernando Alonso.The Renault engine is probably not the best, but he sure next year will be to compete with Mercedes. McLaren knows what UPS. This experience will help Renault".
Consultant Renault Alain Prost said that his company is ready to change Toro Rosso for McLaren.Alain Prost "We are ready. But first, Toro Rosso, McLaren and Honda have to agree. We also only beneficial if such a large team like McLaren, will become our partner. This all will only win".Recall that the problem in this situation lies in the fact that the manufacturers in Formula 1 can supply their engines with only the three teams. Therefore, in order for Renault to be able to cooperate with McLaren, it is necessary to release a place. And Toro Rosso ended up in this situation of extreme player.
Four-time Formula 1 world champion Alain Prost, now working as a sports consultant to Renault, officially apologized to max Verstappen for the problems with the engine.Alain Prost "I personally apologized to max. I also apologized to Red Bull Racing. Not all of the six failures were our fault, but four for sure. And it is too much.The reason is not the style of driving max, we often see that within the same team one of the pilots pursuing a greater number of failures than the other.We are very unhappy with the incident and should finally solve the problem.
In the McLaren do not lose hope to find a replacement for the Honda engines. In Monza, the leadership of the British team held talks with the representatives of Renault.As reported by Sky Sports, the negotiations were held in the McLaren motorhome. Renault was represented by the President of the sports division, Jerome Stoll, head of French team, Cyril abiteboul and sports consultant Alain Prost. Also present at the meeting were Ross brown, sports Director of the Formula 1.Earlier, Renault said it was willing to supply engines to McLaren, if cooperation with the French minders will refuse a customer, for example, the team Toro Rosso. It is known that in the Toro Rosso considered the possibility of switching to Honda engines, but the negotiations with the Japanese have stalled.The situation is commented by Zac brown, the head of the team McLaren "the Situation is difficult. In this puzzle of many parts, which are beyond the control of McLaren. We may have to make one of the most difficult in the history of the team decisions.Time was running short to mid-September, we need to determine the supplier of engines".
In the Spa there are rumors that if McLaren really gets going with Honda, the only option for the British team will remain Renault. But the French are not ready to work with McLaren.The head of Renault, Cyril Abiteboul "I can confirm that we have had a discussion with McLaren in this regard".However, it is necessary for McLaren to Renault refused from one of her clients. Now Renault has its own factory team and two customers Red Bull and Toro Rosso.Alain Prost "Because McLaren had problems with the Honda engine, they asked us about a possible collaboration. But we refused because we do not have availability for the client command".
It seems that the champion of the season-2016 Nico Rosberg is preparing to become the head of the factory Mercedes team in Formula E, which will appear in 2019.This week the German automaker shocked the racing world by announcing that after 2018 he will be leaving DTM for electric series.Now Auto Bild reports that Rosberg, the recently retired reigning world champion, is first in line to head the new team.Auto Bild "the President has already met with the head of Formula E, Alejandro Agawam in Monaco. If that happens, Rosberg will become the second world champion of Formula 1, was appointed to lead the team in Formula E. the First is a four-time world champion and head of the factory Renault team Alain Prost".
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 Ambassador of the brand Renault and four-time world champion Alain Prost believes that Nico is very important for his team.Alain Prost "Nico is very important for us, as it is exactly what you need Renault. He is very charismatic and strong character. This guy can make our team much stronger in the future."Hulkenberg this season earned 14 points. Thanks to him, the team ranked 7th in the constructors ' championship.
In the framework of the Monaco Grand Prix, the Renault team is celebrating the 40th anniversary of his debut in Formula 1. On Friday behind the wheel of their cars returned 74-year-old Jean-Pierre ABUY and 62-year-old Alain Prost.Gaboy got behind the wheel of the car RS01, which the French team debuted in the championship in 1977. Simple returned to the cockpit RE40, driving of which he became Vice-champion in 1983.
Four-time world champion Alain Prost believes Fernando Alonso would not agree to return to Renault, where in the mid-2000s, he won two titles.Alain Prost "Fernando wants to win races and Championships. I don't think we can offer him a car capable of fighting for the title next year, and two years later too.We have to be very realistic. I've been doing this for almost forty years and know how difficult it will be.We have to be very careful. We want progress, but we should not be foolish purposes only so that Fernando will be with us.Your last title Alain Prost won in 1993 with a Renault engine.
Four-time champion Formula 1 Alain Prost believes that it would be nice to change the tire rules.Alain Prost "Let the pilots choose their own tyres from the five different formulations and will gather 13 sets in accordance with their wishes.I would even allow them to use different types of tires in one set, for example, a Soft wheel on the left, Medium to right or Vice versa.I also would have removed the rule that you have to use two different composition of tires for the race. If you want to use a Medium without making a pit stop, please do so.Or perhaps another pilot would be faster with two stops and only using the Ul".
Renault Ambassador Alain Prost said that he would be interested to see behind the wheel of the car of the French team of Carlos Sainz.Alain Prost "I would like to see how it will look in a large team. I would put him in a Ferrari or Renault.A few months ago I recommended it to Scuderia. I say this in order that you understand how large I'm a fan of his talent.Now we don't think about the pilots for next year, but for me, Carlos is one of the best pilots, and many teams are interested in him.
Four-time world champion Alain Prost believes that the Ferrari this year has no chance to cope with the leaders.Alain Prost "I truly believe that Ferrari will not stand a chance. No. History has constantly shown that in the years of changes in the rules they always fell to the bottom of the top group.I think the title this year will compete for the Mercedes and Red Bull".
The ex-pilot of Formula 1, four-time world champion and Ambassador of the brand Renault Alain Prost believes that the real goal for the French team to fifth place in the season.Alain Prost "the Engine this year will be completely new, it gives us a great promise, but have yet to see what he can do on the track.It is important for us to get back to normal performance, it is important to compete with the top teams. However, while our ambitious goal is to fight for fifth place in the constructors ' championship. This goal is realistic and we will try to achieve it".
The famous Explorer, Formula 1 Peter Windsor believes that the battle between max Verstappen and Stoffel Vendorno will be similar to the opposition of Crotona Senna and Alain Prost.Peter Windsor "I'm a big fan of Vandorn, he is very quick and smart. I also like Verstappen. And I predict that in a couple of years between them breaks out the real battle, as in the time between hay and Simple. It will be interesting to watch."Last year Vandorn had only one race in the composition of McLaren. In 2017 he will spend a full season to partner Fernando Alonso.
Four-time champion Formula 1 Alain Prost believes that the Ferrari is difficult to fight for the title on a permanent basis because of his mentality.Alain Prost "I spent two years in Italy with Ferrari. One year was beautiful, and the other was terrible. This is because the nature of Italians is their mentality.I say that in order to win the championship, this stable needs to work on a more linear and stable manner, with fewer mood swings. And every word must be chosen wisely.One thing is clear if the manual said one goal, and things go wrong, it becomes very difficult to remain calm. Marchionne didn't cost so much to put pressure on his own team and was not yet ready for high results."In 1990 just became Vice-champion at Ferrari, and in the 1991 season Alena was kicked out after he called the car "slow truck".
Four-time champion Formula 1 Alain Prost believes Formula 1 needs to think about how to reduce the cost of tickets on the podium.Alain Prost "we Need to make more low prices, more available so that people could get on this show. At the moment the prices are so large that it makes no sense. Because empty stands any sport is dying.I agree with Ross brown, we need a project for 4-5 years, with a targeted structural reforms in several areas technical, normative acts of communication.