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The pilot of Renault's Nico Hulkenberg admitted that he is looking forward to the opportunity to go to the start of the race in Sochi.Nico Hulkenberg "I with optimism waiting for this opportunity. I think that we have made significant progress with race pace in Bahrain. Now we want to test their development in Sochi. We have something interesting that will help the car go any faster.Of course, the Sochi autodrom is a completely different track, so we can't accurately predict the relative velocity until the start of Friday's practice, but I feel confident.I think we have made good progress, and all this makes me feel happy."During the first Friday practice of Hulkenberg will replace the Russian test-pilot Renault Sergey Sirotkin.
Head of Mercedes Toto Wolff admitted that after the departure of Nico Rosberg, his team turned to Fernando Alonso.Toto Wolff "Yes, we spoke with Fernando last winter. We were in negotiations with him, but we had a contract with McLaren. We are forced to respect the signed contracts.We do not have enough of fighting with McLaren. I don't know what their problems are. I only know that McLaren is a great team, but Honda is a large automobile manufacturer. Obviously, Alonso's hard to accept the fact that he can't fight for victory".
The President of the FIA Jean Todt said that the new type of engine that you want to see the fans, impossible to implement in the championship. So expect a sonorous V8, V10 or V12 we should not.Jean Todt "At the moment we have an engine that, apparently, you need to manufacturers, and Formula 1, as can be seen, agree that we need to work with technology, which is developing the automotive industry.I think that in the future it can come back I don't think the producers will want to develop a powerful voracious loud engines.Formula 1 will not go to the latest motors, or power-plant on hydrogen fuel. For this we will create a new racing series. But it also does not mean that we are going to revisit what we worked ten years ago. This will never happen".
The Williams team published the technical specifications of the new machine FW40.Sessionals ferrocarbon and porous composite materials, the level of security appropriate to the requirements Yeperenye suspension triangular upper and lower wishbones, torsion bars and dampers, actuated by pushrods, stabilizer bar USTOIChIVOSTI suspension triangular upper and lower wishbones, torsion bars and dampers, actuated rods, stabilizer transverse stoichiometries 8-speed transmission Williams, semi-automatic, sequential, with stepless switching, longitudinally, electro-hydraulic privokzalnye multi-disc, from carbonemitting Williams discs Aptech, wrought iron, magnesium splaviny Pirelli, 305/670-13 front and 405/670-13 speditorska system AP 6-piston front calipers, 4-piston rear calipers, discs and pads from carbonaria management Williams, rack and pinion, with pricelessly tank ATL, rubber capacity, reinforced kalaraphulia electronics standard block Viasystems cooling aluminum Radiotracker 6-point safety harness, HANS system, removable anatomic seat of the pilot from carbonatesilicate Mercedes-AMG F1 M08 EQ Power, V6, turbonagrevatelejj volume 1.6 cislo of cylinders 6 the collapse of cylinders 90 graduacao valves 24 rpm 15000 rpm/enmaxonline fuel consumption 100 kg/HR 10500 rpmFuel system direct injection under pressure of 500 berterbangan single-stage compressor and turbine operating on the exhaust gasexpansie the turbine speed about 125000/minsystem ERS Mercedes AMG Nrgenerating 5000 mvista 950 mm 2000 weight 728 kg the limit set by FIA.
After the presentation of the new machine team Mercedes has issued specifications for W08 EQ Power.Sessionals from fibrocaseous ferrocarbon consists of engine cover, side pontoons, the bottom, the nose fairing, front and rear antikaliuretic anatomical seat for the pilot carbon fiber, 6-point belts OMP, the system HANS security capsule security structure to absorb a frontal, rear and side impacts, elements to protect the pilot from overturning machinimatoday suspension upper and lower carbon wishbones, torsion bars and dampers, actuated collateralized suspension upper and lower carbon wishbones, torsion bars and dampers, actuated tahamtani drives forged OZ magnesium splaviny Pirelli carbon discs and pads Carbone Industries, the system of the "brake-by-wire" brake calipers Brembo steering rack and pinion, power, steering wheel carboeuroflux electronics standard control unit McLaren Electronic Systems instruments McLaren Electronic Systems tank ATL production, reinforced kevlarobeton, lubricants and technical fluids Petronas Tutela transmission the case of carbon, longitudinally mounted, 8 gear + rear chouprene sequential, semi-automatic, hydraulic privokzalnye drive from carboalumination more than 5000 mm 2000 mvista 950 weight 728 mgdigital Mercedes-AMG F1 M08 EQ Power+, consists of an internal combustion engine ICE, kinetic motor-generator MGU-K, thermal motor-generator MGU-H turbocharger TC, battery ES and control electronics CEMinimum weight 145 mgdigital Sharnirnogo INTERNAL volume 1.6 cislo of cylinders 6 the collapse of cylinders 90 graduacao valves 24 rpm 15000 rpm/enmaxonline fuel consumption 100 kg/HR 10500 rpmFuel system direct injection under pressure of 500 berterbangan single-stage compressor and turbine operating on the exhaust gasexpansie the turbine speed about 125000/minsystem ENERGY RECOVERY ERSType hybrid energy recovery system based on motor-generationality energy lithium-ion battery, minimum weight - 20 khmarskiy energy range 4 Mglowest MGU-K 120 cutmanmike engine rpm MGU-K about 50000/memaksimalkan energy regenerated MGU-K on the same lap 2 Mjpaximly energy issued by the MGU-K on the same lap 4 MJ 33.3 per seconds at full loadMaximum engine rpm MGU-H 125000/enmaxonline rpm thermal motor generator MGU-H about 125000/inmodest MGU-H not ogranichennaya energy regenerated MGU-H on the same lap not ogranichennaya energy issued by the MGU-H on the same lap not ogranichivatsya Petronas Rgbaimage materials Petronas Syntium.
Canadian international AutoShow exhibition started in Toronto celebrating the 50th anniversary of Formula 1 in Canada. At the exhibition you can see the historic cars that were piloted by real legends.The exhibition was attended by Jacques Villeneuve, his sister Melanie and his mother, the widow of Gilles Villeneuve, Jeanne.An exciting exhibition entitled "50 years of Grand Prix in Canada" will work for the entire duration of the canadian International auto show, from 17 to 26 Feb.
Managing Director of Renault Sport's Cyril abiteboul told why Frederick Wasser stepped down as head of the French team.Cyril abiteboul "the Main issue for Frederick was the management structure. He needs more autonomy, as it was in his teams. And then he came to the team, the founder and owner of which he is not - naturally, this imposes certain obligations to follow the established rules.This team is Renault. This is not the team of Frederic Vasseur and not the team of Cyril Abiteboul - so we have a disagreement".Obviously, now part of the duties Vasser will be transferred to Abiteboul. At least Renault do not plan to hire a new team leader.Cyril abiteboul "We are not going to look for a replacement Frederick. If we feel that we need a team leader, then think about it".
The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso believes that the fans should get more access to drivers and behind the scenes of Formula 1.Fernando Alonso "right Now, access to the paddock is incredibly limited, the rules of the pass too hard. If held the autograph session, it's just a nightmare I am sure that with the right approach everything can be improve and fix. We must not forget that fans are a part of our sport, everything is done for them, so it is foolish to continue to hide from the people that started all this.When people are around too much, then work hard. But what is happening now, not in any frame does not pass. Even I, for example, sometimes can not spend in the paddock of their parents - such strict rules".
The pilot of McLaren's Jenson button under the curtain of his career in Formula 1 decided to get a degree, which, in fact, received at the University of British city of bath. Now the button is a doctor of technical Sciences.Diploma Jenson received from the hands of a senior lecturer in engineering design and automotive engineering Geraint Owen.
154755 - One of the title contenders, Lewis Hamilton will start from pole position.154814 - the Second contender, Nico Rosberg, will go into the race from second position.154919 - Lewis has only three options to become a champion.154933 - 1 to win the race, while Rosberg should not get on the podium.154942 - 2 to finish second, while Rosberg should not get into the top six.154951 - 3 to finish third, with Rosberg needs to be outside the first eight.155004 - If Hamilton failed to finish on the podium, Nico automatically become a champion.155028 - Nico will be champion if155041 - - will get on the podium the result of Hamilton is not important155046 - - finish 4th, 5th or 6th, and Hamilton does not win the race155050 - - finish 7th or 8th, and Hamilton will finish the race 3rd or below155056 - - finishes 9th or lower but Hamilton will not be on the podium.155159 - before the start.
The gap Lewis Hamilton from Nico Rosberg before the final stage in Abu Dhabi is 12 points. However, the chances of a fourth championship title at the British quite high.Hamilton needs to get on the podium and preferably win the race, it needs to rely on that partner Mercedes will have problems or struggle for places on the podium interfering with the pilots of Red Bull.So, Lewis has all three options to become a champion1 win the race, while Rosberg should not get on the podium2 to finish second, while Rosberg should not get into the top six3 to finish third, with Rosberg needs to be outside the first eight.If Hamilton failed to finish on the podium, Nico automatically become a champion.By the way, this season four times arose the situation, when Hamilton won and Rosberg not fall on the podium, including on domashnem for Niko Grand Prix of Germany.Now look at the situation from the point of view of Rosberg.Nico will be champion if- will get on the podium the result of Hamilton is not important- finish 4th, 5th or 6th, and Hamilton does not win the race- finish 7th or 8th, and Hamilton will finish the race 3rd or below- finishes 9th or lower, and Hamilton will not be on the podium.In three days find out whether Formula 1 new champion, or the fifth time in the history of the championship one pilot will be able to win a fourth title.
The shareholders of McLaren was dismissed from the post of Chairman, Ron Dennis. While Dennis, who is a holder of 25 of the shares, will retain a seat on the Board of Directors.Ron Dennis "I'm disappointed Representatives from TAG and Mumtalakat - major shareholders of the McLaren Group, has forced me to leave the post of head, although the other Board members warned about the negative consequences of such a decision. The arguments which they brought, not true. My leadership style has remained the same as in the days when McLaren became the group of technology companies, automobile manufacturer, won twenty titles in Formula 1 and began to bring in 850 million pounds per year.Lately I've realized that TAG and Mumtalakat does not share my ideas about the future of McLaren. But I'm primarily worried about businesses that employ more than 3500 employees. I will try to use his stake and membership on the Board of Directors to protect the interests of McLaren".It is known that Dennis found Chinese investors willing to buy the 75 shares from Mumtalakat and TAG for the sum almost 2 billion euros. However, the shareholders rejected the proposal and decided to change the head of McLaren. At this place expect Martin Whitmarsh, head of McLaren, Ross brown, former technical Director of Ferrari and Mercedes, and Zach brown, the former Director of group of companies CSM Sport Entertainment.
Pilot Mercedes Nico Rosberg said that it had not made a point of trying to finish second, and worked for victory in the race Grand Prix of Mexico.Nico Rosberg "I wasn't trying to lose as little as possible, and fought for the victory. I failed, because Lewis was a bit faster the whole weekend.It's great that I can become a champion in Brazil, but his approach will not change".Recall that if Rosberg wins in Brazil, you will automatically become a champion, regardless of the outcome of Lewis Hamilton.
Before the start of the race weekend in Mexico, the FIA has warned pilots about the need to respect the boundaries of the track.Carefully stewards will monitor the pilots during training. If the pilot all four wheels will be outside the track in the 8-th or 11-th turns, then its time will be automatically cancelled.
28 October is the birthday of Bernie Ecclestone, the head of Administration of the Formula 1, the actual owner of a large circus. This year it celebrates its 85th anniversary.Once he competed in British Formula 3, and in 1958 he wrote his name in the history of Formula 1 as a member of two races. Then in Monaco and Silverstone he tried his hand behind the wheel of a Connaught Alta, but further training is not gone. He then engaged in the automobile business, Patagonia spare parts and used cars. Simultaneously performed the duties of Manager of some pilots.In the early 1970s, he bought the Brabham team, which showed the world famous designer Gordon Murray and the equally famous pilot Nelson Piquet. It is with the Peak Ecclestone has won two Championships in 1981 and 1983 the results are Then Brabham went down, just because Bernie is interested in a higher purpose. In the 80s he was able to make the head of the FIA his man max Mosley, and he for many years got the reins of the Formula 1.
Ex-Formula 1 driver Allan McNish, who won three titles in the championship WEC, believes that Nico Rosberg is right that he tries not to think about the title.Alan McNish "Nico is doing everything right, and his spirit only on one particular race is the best of its kind. He is trying to protect itself from the pressure of the championship, the fight for the title, trying to work on one specific race. This work is bearing fruit, because you are fighting for winning races, which will automatically bring in the end of the season title.If to think constantly about what you're fighting for the title, the nerves can not stand. Of course, Nico is also tense nerves, but we need to somehow remove the levels of pressure, to use psychology, otherwise nerves can all play.Rosberg is a very intelligent pilot and the man, he realizes that this year he may be the last chance to win the championship, so the pressure on his shoulders is huge. While he's doing the right thing, and main thing is not to break psychologically before the last race".
Pilot Ferrari Kimi Raikkonen said that the fight with Sebastian Vettel to help him different things.Kimi Raikkonen "working on the little things helps me to stay ahead of Vettel. To show a good lap time, you need to work hard with the car and the team. All this gives the result.In fact, in our work, a lot of small aspects that should ideally be put together. If something works not so, and the result is automatically lower than expected. Our team was lucky that the difficulties of past years has taught her to work together.
Pilot SMP Racing Mikhail Aleshin had a great race 13th stage of the North American IndyCar series on the track Pocono Raceway in Pennsylvania. Earning pole position in qualifying, the Russians successfully fought with the strongest contenders, having won in a difficult struggle "silver step of the podium.After a series of setbacks and outright bad luck in the previous stages, fortune finally turned to face the Russian pilot. In Saturday free practice on the so-called "tricky triangle" - Pocono road - Aleshin was fastest among 22 drivers. The subsequent qualification is confirmed - Michael once again wrote his name in Motorsport history, becoming the first Russian pilot to win the pole position of the IndyCar.Unlike many other formula Championships, starting with the first places of the peloton in IndyCar does not mean that the pilot automatically becomes the favorite of the race. It happened this time the same Sebastian Bourdais, launched the "tail" to the end of the 500-mile check-in was already a contender for the podium.As for Mikhail Aleshin, for all 200 laps Russians and then fought off the attack and counterattacked, continually becoming a target for television cameras. On the first lap Aleshin skipped forward Joseph Newgarden, but just as quickly managed to regain the position. Closer to the middle of the race, Michael successfully attacked the winner of the Indy 500 2014 Ryan hunter-Reay, but after a good pit stop Michael was again returned to the leadership. The struggle with hunter-Ray lasted until the next replacement rubber, when the decision was made to change the settings of the car. As it turned out, it was not a good idea, and the Russian rider at the first opportunity returned to the pitlane for adjustments of the aerodynamic elements. Returning to the track fifth, the pilot of SMP Racing began to catch up. Having won two positions and entering the top three for 17 laps before the chequered flag, Mikhail Aleshin was able to make another leap and win back another line. Unfortunately, against headed at that time the race will Power's time was gone, and the Russian pilot met the chequered flag in second."First of all, I want to thank the team, - said Mikhail Aleshin. - I'm really proud of my team The guys progressed, very much tried and done everything possible for today's result. I know I've done a huge work out the route, taking into account the previous errors. As for today's race, then we had to go to the limit every time on the margin at a speed of about 350 kilometers per hour, I was losing and again caught the car, almost soprikasalis with the wall. It was a great race Yes, on the final pit stop we had a little setback, I still managed to neutralize in the course of arrival. In the second part of the race we decided to try other settings on aerodynamics, a little lost, but quickly realized it and was able to solve the problem. Progress is evident we now have a cohesive team, a great car, good speed and a huge desire to win. And even if today we were in the verge of victory, but sooner or later and this step will be done. I thank the program SMP Racing, and of course all the fans - your optimistic attitude, your support I feel, and it is very important to me."The result at Pocono Raceway Mikhail Aleshin't just duplicated his best result in IndyCar in 2014, where he climbed to the second step of the podium on the road in Toronto, but also demonstrated that he is ready to conquer the most difficult oval tracks in the series.The next stage of the IndyCar series will be delayed race in Texas. Its launch is scheduled for August 27.
Race Director FIA's Charlie whiting said that the active head protection in Formula 1 will not. We will remind that recently in the FIA proposed a variant of the protection system, activated as necessary by pressing the button.Charlie whiting "I saw the thumbnails - this is serious As a pilot that crashed at speed in 200 km/h should be able to see the shard flying into his head and push the button Or just see him rushing the wheel and think, to click or not to click Such development is not good for us. To create an automated system also will not work".
The pilot Toro Rosso Daniel Quat believes that the championship is not worth chasing such advanced safety systems as the Halo.Daniil Kvyat "the FIA has provided us with the argument about the need for a Halo. We need security is good, but the championship went all the faces. The system will help us break away from the wheels of the overturned car, but we can't do Formula 1 sterile and overly safe.Every time I come to the track, I understand that this day may be the last, it is understood by the audience, this is exactly what they want to see and know. If the race will be super -, the audience will automatically cease to look at us".
Johnny Herbert is not a world champion, but it does not matter to him, and to his management and the teams for which the pilot spoke.Herbert at the time was considered one of the best pilots in the world, and during his long career he has seen a lot. To begin with, after a terrible accident in Formula 3, he could not make his debut in Formula 1, but, having collected will in a fist, the Briton was able to show the incredible.About these events and many others can be read in his autobiographical book, "what doesn't kill you", which was published on 3 November this year. Look forward to the opportunity to read this work.
According to the publication Motorsport, the head of the championship Bernie Ecclestone signed an agreement with the leadership of the circuit at Imola for the conduct of the Grand Prix of Italy. Now the agreement must be approved by the Italian automobile Federation.Uberto, Selvatico Estense, clerk of the course "Bernie Ecclestone knew we were ready to take the stage of Formula 1, therefore, sent a proposal, which we accepted. We are glad that we had the opportunity to return the Grand Prix on our route, and we will do everything possible to make it become real.Local authorities have already expressed their support. Now it all depends on the Italian automobile Federation, which must approve the agreement."Since 1950, the Italian Grand Prix is held in Monza. The only exception was in 1980, when the Italian stage has taken just Imola. In 1981, the Italian Grand Prix returned to Monza, and Imola for many years was the venue of the Grand Prix of San Marino. The last time Formula 1 came to Imola in 2006.
NASCAR champion Kurt Busch believes that one of the problems of Formula 1 is the limited communication of fans with the pilots.Kurt Busch "no One will argue if you say that NASCAR is the most open racing series to fans and sponsors. In Formula 1 there is no such a paddock is closed, and the pilots have to think about racing, not about communicating with the fans.Formula 1 need to abandon this hidebound image. People need to see pilots from a different angle. It is clear that pilots should not give people all the information, but even just to see more freedom for the autograph session would be fine.
The pilot of McLaren's Jenson button is confident that the pilots will quickly get used to the new rule, with effect from the Monaco Grand Prix and forbidding to throw away the film from the visor of the helmet to the track.Jenson button "the New rule begins to act this weekend and the pilots have to quickly get used to it. Until fines are determined, but they will. The team has already developed a number of ideas you can put in the cockpit of a waste of film, but the main thing is to rebuild the consciousness. I'm 20 years old threw the film on track, and now it is perfected to automatism.But I agree that we need this rule, because Alonso twice in earlier years was out of the race due to overheating of the brakes, in which got somebody's film".
Pilot SMP Racing Mikhail Aleshin will participate in the race "24 hours of Le Mans in the composition of the crew of the 27 SMP Racing along with Nicolas Minasian, and Maurizio Mediani. Another crew of the Russian team at number 37 will be Vitaly Petrov, Viktor Shaitar and Kirill Ladygin.In the championship of FIA WEC, which is a legendary marathon, SMP Racing pilots act on Russian cars - the prototypes BR01 LMP2 class. Day race kicks off on 18 June at 1600 Moscow time. Qualifying will be held 15 and 16 June."I am very pleased to participate once again in this legendary race, - said Mikhail Aleshin. And doubly glad to make it for the Russian team SMP Racing, the Russian prototype of the BR01. We will fight only for the victory is a very realistic goal for us. Just a week before that, I will take part in the "500 miles of Indianapolis", where also is set to fight for the highest positions".We will remind, the main championship Mikhail Aleshin in this season is the North American IndyCar series. Today Michael is in it, 14-th line of the final standings. Ahead of the Russians still 11 races, including the "Indianapolis 500", which, along with "24 hours of Le Mans is one of the most prestigious automotive events on the planet.
Pilot Williams, Valtteri Bottas showed the results of the qualification Grand Prix of Russia for the third result, which is fine after Sebastian Vettel became the second automatically.Valtteri Bottas "I am very happy with the qualification. This was the maximum result, my final attempt was very good. I'm happy with my car and the starting position - it is very good for the upcoming race.This track I really like, and I usually perform well here, especially, it is suitable our car. The new parts brought here, played a role, which has significantly improved the behavior of the car on the track and its handling performance. Tomorrow we will fight for the podium".The last time Bottas started from the front lines on the German Grand Prix 2014. In that race he finished second.
Managing Director of Renault Sport F1 Cyril Abiteboul said that all the engine problems Red Bull are related to their allocation of funds.Cyril Abiteboul "Red Bull really upset because of problems with the engine, but they have set themselves to frame a complete dependence from the manufacturer. If the engine is bad, then the results of the command automatically lower than expected. But again, engine problems are only related to problems within the team. I'm talking about the fact that Red Bull deliberately went to waste all of their funds for the development of the chassis and pilot training. In this respect, they are the best, but the engine is the weak point. If part of the funds went to the completion of the engine, results in the races would have been higher".
Four-time champion Formula 1 Alain Prost believes Formula 1 needs to change the rules is not artificial, and technically.Alain Prost "I think Formula 1 should not change ourselves artificially. It is not necessary to learn from the experience of other racing series, which, for example, satisfied with the weight handicap, increasing the weight the fastest cars. Only technical changes in the rules adds to the intrigue.I propose to negate the advantage of aerodynamics. If it is lower, then the pilots will be able to fight on the track without any problems. The team will automatically waive the expensive wind tunnels. But here only how to be with those who have already invested in these technologies".
Ex-pilot of Formula 1 Gerhard Berger believes that more entertainment is necessary to significantly increase the capacity of engines of cars of the Royal race, and not to develop downforce.Gerhard Berger "what I hear now is not the right way. Absolutely. You need to improve the capacity, specific capacity. For example, during the classic era of turbo races were more interesting and more exciting. All because the cars had less downforce. To modern Formula 1 cars with their aerodynamics to be aligned to the cars of that era on controllability, we need to raise the engine power up to 2,000 L.If to speak directly, then I would have reduced the aerodynamic efficiency of the underbody of the car, would increase the amount of spoilers to increase drag. This will automatically give you the opportunity to chase the car in front just close. But using the slipstream effect, it will be possible to overtake without DRS".