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In 2006, for the first time in the history of Formula 1 was in the team under a Russian license. One of its pilots was the Portuguese Tiago Monteiro, who under the number "18".At the end of 2004, the Midland company, founded by the canadian businessman of Soviet origin Alex Schneider, interested in participating in Formula 1, and in early 2005 she bought Eddie Jordan's team Jordan. In 2006, the team was renamed Midland F1 Racing and claimed under the Russian license, its pilots began to Tiago Monteiro and Narain Karthikeyan, a test pilot with the Russian Roman Rusinov.The car, the Midland M16 is in fact Jordan EJ15 2005. And if in the season of 2005 the results were not very good apart from the catwalk to the USA where it was launched just six cars, in 2006 they were just a failure. Monteiro finished in 11 races out of 18 and the best result was 9th place in Hungary, but then gave points only for getting into the top eight. So the season of the Portuguese finished with a zero point balance, at the 21st position and is. the other team.
The owner of the team DS Virgin, Richard Branson and its leader Alex tai believe that Formula 1 will no longer be the Queen of sports in ten years.Richard Branson "one day Alex came to me and said that we really should no longer participate in Formula 1, Formula E will become a pioneer in the technology of pure energy, and I agreed with him.It was incredibly exciting. The League is growing very fast, each season they bring new initiatives. I'm willing to predict that in 10 years if Formula 1 will continue on its own, the Formula-E will catch up with her.And so it should be, because the world needs to use clean machines. We all need to wean ourselves from dirty petrol cars, and Formula E should lead the process".In 2010 and 2011 Branson owned Virgin team, speaking in Formula-1. Later it evolved into Marussia.
At the Italian track of Franciacorta passed the tests of the European NASCAR series, which was attended by Daniil Kvyat.The timing during the tests was not conducted, so the lap time is unknown. We only know that Daniel behind the wheel of a Chevrolet with the engine power of 400 HP and I drove about 20 laps. Machine Kvyat gave Alex Caffi, a former Formula 1 driver, and now owner of one of the teams EuroNASCAR.Daniil Kvyat "Alex Caffi suggested that I try a new technique and at the same time to have fun. I got the pleasure of flying this machine, I'm happy with the results.According to the head of the series Jerome Alpena, part Kvyat in EuroNASCAR limited only to data tests.Jerome Galpin "Kvyat is friends with Alex Caffi, owner of one of the teams, and it was on his invitation, he took part in the tests. Daniel remains true to the Formula-1. He just got a new experience. We are delighted that he has agreed to take part in the tests".
President of the Association of pilots of Formula 1 Alex Wurz believes that the decision to implement a system for head protection Halo carries both negative and positive aspects.Alex Wurz "This is definitely not the most aesthetically pleasing thing. She will decorate the cars. But there is positive aspects. Please consider that safer cars will help to make racing faster and faster".
The Italian former Formula 1 driver Alex Zanardi believes that the champion this year will be Sebastian Vettel.Alex Zanardi "I don't need a crystal ball to say that Vettel will be champion this year. Sebastian leads the championship by 25 points and pulled away from Hamilton, so it is logical that the forecast this time is on his side.I think it was a wonderful comeback for Ferrari. No one could have predicted such. But the guys from Maranello won't be satisfied until all the way, and so they will continue to attack for a whole year.All this Italian organization is hungry for victories. All the Italians hope for the title. We all hope".
The ex-pilot of Formula 1 Alex Wurz is confident that Ferrari intends played the victory of Sebastian Vettel in Monaco.Alex Wurz "of Course, I don't understand why they had to do to take away from Kimi's victory.But, as you can see, the titles for the Scuderia is much more important than common sense. For them there is nothing more valuable".
The ex-pilot of Formula 1 and the head Association of pilots of Formula 1 Alex Wurz believes that the work of this organization is still very important for the championship.Alex Wurz "For many years, the Association has been a driving force in the FIA, were forced to work on enhancing the security of racing. We, without compromising the speed of vehicles, continue to make them all more secure. This should be emphasized as our strength.This means that pilots can attack the track at high speed, even on such tracks as Monaco. And I can tell you that in Formula 1 a far safer car than the extreme of airbags in road cars".
The ex-pilot of Formula 1 Alex Zanardi is confident that Mercedes should go with 37-year-old MotoGP champion Valentino Rossi for the vacant place in the team.Alex Zanardi "it is Certainly not the most logical choice in terms of sports, but it would be a great opportunity to give Formula 1 a new burst of popularity, improve its image, especially on television."We will remind that the head of Formula 1 Toto Wolff is planning to conduct tests of Formula 1 car not only with Russia, but with four-time WRC champion Sebastian Ogier.
Alex Wurz, a former pilot of the Benetton, McLaren and Williams, now the head of the Association of pilots of Formula 1, said that cars should be made safer and much faster, and rules should be simplified.Alex Wurz "I would have made cars safer, but much faster. It is a very high speed of 450 km/h. this should be a very big downforce. In this case we can act on extreme and urban roads.Yes, you will need a security zone of a width of a mile, but then there will be violations in which no one understands. Most importantly, the fans watched the race and knew that it can only be talented and bold pilots".
On Sunday 23 November in Portugal in a resounding victory for G-Drive Racing ended the season of the ELMS championship, the European series of Le Mans. The crew of car 38, who competes in endurance racing with the support of premium fuel G-Drive "Gazprom Neft", won the last race of ELMS and won the title.After a brilliant victory in the Japanese race of the FIA WEC "6 hours of Fuji", where Roman Rusinov, Alex Brundle and will Stevens has rose to the top step of the podium, the race weekend brought the Russian team second victory, this time in the European series, as well as the title in the championship.Portuguese stage ELMS was decisive for the riders, conceding to competitors a few points even before the race, when it seemed that the championship is already a foregone conclusion. Demonstrating high rate, the crew 38 - Guido van der garde, Simon Dolan, Harry Tincknell - runner in the free practices. However, to win the pole position athletes failed. However, Guido, started Sunday's race from the third position in the race, regained the lead in the first seconds. This time fortune favored the orange prototype, and the Dutchman managed to avoid damage to the car even after contact with another car.However, the surprises did not end there. Eternal rival G-Drive Racing in the ELMS this season, the crew of TDS, has faced technical problems and was forced to spend a lot of time in the pits trying to fix them. So, leadership, captured Guido van der garde at the start, withheld Simon Dolan during his double shifts and fixed Harry Tincknell, led the team not just to win the race "4 hours of Estoril", but also brought gold at the end of the season."G-Drive Racing won the championship. It was not easy. We climbed to the top step of the podium in the first race, but after things went not so well. Before the last stage of winning chances almost was not, but we were all out in force and won the first place. We believe in the success, professionalism of the staff and our character. And won. This victory confirms that we have the fastest drivers, the most professional management and the most powerful fuel. G-Drive is the fuel of Champions", - said Alexander Krylov, Director of regional sales "Gazprom oil", project Manager G-Drive Racing.
Pilot GP2, Alex Lynn to spend more time on interviews in which asks to the camp Williams next year.Alex Lynn "I don't want to stay in GP2 for another season. I've outgrown this League, it's time to make the next step, and it is inextricably linked with Formula 1. It is further my career, which dreamed of since childhood.I always think of Williams as the team with which you want to start your racing journey. I will do everything to show their best side. Yes, I do agree on the spare pilot, but with the line in the contract that in the season of 2018 I'm guaranteed to get a place of combat pilot.
Deputy head Williams Claire Williams said that the list of candidates for a place in the team for next year is not as wide as a couple of months ago.Claire Williams "Our team is considering different options, we assess a variety of factors experience, speed, sponsors. We started the work on selection of candidates with an extensive list of names, but now it narrowed to a couple of names. We don't want to stretch the process of selection of candidates. We are now extremely concerned about security, and before the next season, it is important to know who of the pilots we will work".It is expected that the part of Williams will fully change. It's likely that one will take the place of test driver Alex Lynn. Second place should get an experienced pilot, and one of the candidates Jenson button.
Test driver at Williams Alex Lynn showed the results of the tests in Silverstone 3rd result.Alex Lynn "Only in the morning turned out to work, but even during this time, before the rain, the team was able with my help to gather a lot of useful information. I was lucky enough to drive many laps on the Medium, but not in time to skate on the Software. It would be interesting to test the soft rubber on such a flight track.Rain is common on this route, so I'm not surprised. Tomorrow everything can change dramatically".
President of the Association of pilots of Formula 1 Alex Wurz said, why do you really need asphalt security zone on the slopes.Alex Wurz "As a former pilot of Formula 1, as a fan and enthusiast, I, like everyone, I hate asphalt security zone. But they are essential to owners of tracks. Private clients on their earlier cars were often stuck in gravel traps and complained about it. For them were made and new security zone. Private clients bring most of the revenue tracks, so the interests of Formula 1 are in last place.Yes, these security zones are deprived of the race of intrigue and emotion from the stands. But that is the reality".
The ex-pilot of Formula 1 Alex Wurz believes that a return to Toro Rosso should temper the character of Daniel quata.Alex Wurz "In his life came a difficult period, but it should make the guy stronger. He clearly will not be easy, but the only way to become stronger, this will temper his character. I want to believe that he will cope and will begin to show results, but the incident is a sign of inhumanity and cruelty, Red Bull.Kvyat is a great guy, and a quick thinking pilot. Red Bull gave him a second chance, and dream about it, thousands of other pilots. So he can still be rehabilitated.
Test driver Alex Lynn Williams showed in the first days of tests in Spain 9-th result.Alex Lynn "It was just a wonderful day Our team was able to do more than planned to get started. All goals related to preparing for the upcoming Grand Prix, especially to Monaco. We gathered a lot of useful information that will help the team to prepare the car for a long and winding road of the Principality.We also did a lot of work with tyres of Medium. Tomorrow is a new day and new goals".
The Williams team on the tests in Barcelona decided to test the unusual rear wing. The car sat reserve pilot Alex Lynn.Of course, this design does not meet the technical regulations, but, as stated by the engineers Williams, will help in the search for optimal balance.
All teams except Sauber, remained in Barcelona after the Spanish Grand Prix, to hold a two-day test session. Today on the track will have six military pilots and four reserve.The pilot work schedule may 17- Mercedes - Nico Rosberg Ferrari - Sebastian Vettel- Williams - Alex Lynn- Red Bull - Daniel ricciardo- Force India - Alfonso surrounding info Salish- Renault - Esteban Windows- Toro Rosso - Pierre went Out- McLaren - Jenson button- Manor - Pascal Wehrlein- Haas - Romain Grosjean.
The ex-pilot of Formula 1 and the head of the Association of Pilots of Formula 1 Alex Wurz believes that the collision on the highway, committed by Daniil Kviat, nothing more than a racing incident.Alex Wurz "On the highway was 22 pilot, and the first and second turns are tight It is natural that such things happen. From it nobody is insured. Nobody wanted to arrange a special a blockage. Therefore, I believe that the incident was nothing more than a racing incident. Everyone has suffered, and Kvyat also ruined his race".
German publication Auto Bild reports that in the near future Niki Lauda can take the place of the head of Formula 1, surpassing Bernie Ecclestone. However, for this he will have to leave the office a non-Executive Director of Mercedes.As other candidates for the post Auto Bild calls the ex-pilot of Formula 1 Alex Burca and David Coulthard.
Ex-pilot of Formula 1 Alex Wurz has provided a new piece of information about the hard and ill-treatment McLaren with their drivers.Alex Wurz "I remember at the end of the season 2001 it became clear that Mika Hakkinen is retiring. And I could replace it, even had. I was on the tests in Monza, worked on the road on long series of circles, but the work was interrupted. I called myself Martin witmarsh, which on the phone said that I will become a pilot next year instead kkinen. I was excited he was excited for the meeting at which it was decided, had just been completed.I was happy, but did not know that at the same time there are negotiations with Raikkonen, who eventually lured into the team in place kkinen. Next, I wanted to leave in the Jaguar, but would not let me. It was very cruel and wrong to me as the pilot and the person".
Russian driver Konstantin Tereshchenko took part in the first pre-season tests GP3 Series, which took place at the Portuguese autdromo do Estoril on March 22-24. Constantine successfully completed a program outlined by Campos Racing team tried a new car, after 174 laps with different settings.Konstantin Tereshchenko in 2016 will continue playing for the Spanish team Campos Racing in the international "youth" series GP3 Series. Partners Konstantin at Campos Racing were the Spaniard Alex Palou takes and Dutchman Stijn is Schothorst. The previous year, the Russians spent three final stage of the season GP3 Series driving a car of the same team. Campos Racing earlier in his racing career began Vitaly Petrov.On the eve of the first test day of the GP3 Series, March 22, at the circuit of Estoril was raining, and by morning the track had dried. This was the reason for the departure of the car of Konstantin Tereshchenko in the gravel. However, the Russians showed 10-th result in the morning session 131.202, 001.410 from the leader. After lunch, with different settings, Constantine has become the 15th among the twenty-three pilots 129.763, 001.118.Weather on the second day was cooler, compared to the first, but the dry asphalt temperature was optimal to pilots improved their results. Konstantin Tereshchenko for the day was 61 the circle and worked a lot with the suspension settings. In two test sessions he showed 18-th and 20-th results, respectively, close to the time of his teammates who tested the same elements of the vehicle.On the final day of testing engineers Campos Racing continued to try different settings and only at the end back to the already found options. Konstantin Tereshchenko showed 18-th and 15-th time among the twenty-four pilots in the morning and afternoon sessions, again ahead of one of the teammates Stein of Schothorst.Just the first tests Series GP3 in Estoril was attended by twenty-four pilots from seven teams Campos Racing, Arden International, ART Grand Prix, DAMS, Jenzer Motorsport, Koiranen GP Trident.Konstantin Tereshchenko "the First tests went well for us we worked with the car settings, tried different options and have not sought to show the high times. We worked on the selected settings of aerodynamics, suspension and many other items that will allow us to be competitive on the other tracks. Besides a new car at the autdromo do Estoril't run the race the GP3 Series, and it was important for us not to take the lead, and focus on solving certain tasks. During these three days we were able to get a lot of information, including the work of tyres Pirelli, find their strengths and at the same time understood what moments it is necessary to pull on the following tests in Valencia. I think all will be well, and in two weeks we will achieve new results."The second session of pre-season tests GP3 Series will be held April 7-8 at the circuit Barcelona-Catalunya.Konstantin Tereshchenko born. 17.06.1994 - Russian pilot, acting in the international GP3 Series Vice-champion of the Euroformula Open 2015, champion of the Spanish Formula 3 2015.
GPDA President Alex Wurz has urged that since a season-2017 is necessary to close the cockpits of formula one cars to improve safety.Alex Wurz "Racing has always of the strongest feelings and emotions. Accident look impressive and exciting, but they should not threaten the health of people. We must work to increase the level of security, this is the essence of our work. I don't want to see again killed the pilot.There is always a risk, but there's always ways to reduce this risk. Working correctly with modern technology, we can achieve smaller number of dangerous accidents on the roads. So I am in favour of closed cockpits".
A graduate of Williams Alex Lynn believes that 2016 could be the most important in his career of the pilot.Alex Lynn "Now I am filled with confidence that this year may be the key for me. I don't know what the future holds for me, I don't know whether it's Formula 1 or other series. However, I clearly know one thing - this year I have to achieve maximum results.I quickly settled into Williams, I have a good relationship with engineers, management, and after successful work in 2015, I intend to work fruitfully in this. In addition, I will try to achieve the title of champion in GP2".
The former head of McLaren Martin Whitmarsh said that refused from the steering post at the Manor.Martin Whitmarsh "I really did Mr Fitzpatrick this request, but I refused. I don't want to become the head of the Manor, that's for sure".Earlier refusal said Alex Wurz, former Formula 1 driver and former consultant Williams.
It is known that at the end of the season John Booth and Graham Loudon in leadership positions at the Manor-Marussia, will leave the team. The role of the leader was offered Alex Burcu, former Formula 1 driver, but the Austrian refused.Alex Wurz in an interview with the BBC "Yes, I got the offer. But, after some thought, I told Stephen Fitzpatrick that don't work at the Manor".According to rumors, the role of the head of the Manor also suggested Whitmarsh Martin, head of McLaren in 2009-2014.
GP3 champion Alex Lynn, working under the auspices of Williams in GP2, says that soon his time will come in the Formula-1.Alex Lynn "For me and my career is important next season. Expect me good results, I am under great pressure, but the best drivers should be able to use them given the chance, not paying attention to difficulties.If my ideas work, I'll be very happy. Very much will depend on whether I'll choose the time and place to realize their ambitions. I am very happy that Williams have me such support, now it's time to repay the team good results next year and to try to debut in their composition in the Formula-1".
Reserve driver Alex Lynn claimed that he should be the one who will lead Williams to new titles.Alex Lynn "That's my goal from the very beginning of a career is to become a combat pilot Williams and bring this team a title. For me, this is the solution to all life's questions, this is my dream. I remember in my childhood watching videos of races with the participation of Nigella Mansell and Damon hill. I always wanted to be like them. I really want to become world champion, but on this team.I want to believe that signing a contract will succeed. In GP2 I have to show what they are capable, must win to assert themselves even louder. What's next, I don't know, but will do everything to make your dreams come true".
Williams reserve driver, acting in parallel to GP2, Alex Lynn believes that he must go into Formula 1 as a combat pilot.Alex Lynn "For me, winning is a trip to Formula 1. Now I won in Hungary, and is a great way to go on vacation. I hope to win, and who will lead me into the world of Formula 1 as a combat pilot.I won at the right time, because in August, the start of rotation between the racing series and within them. I was not easy to win the race in the first season of performances in GP2, but it should attract the attention of employers.