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Mika Hakkinen - a vivid example of how the young pilot joined the team was in crisis, survived her difficult times and succeeded.Hakkinen came to McLaren in 1993, even as a test pilot, and at the end of that season, replaced the fired Michael Andretti. After the departure of Ayrton Senna Finn became the de facto leader of the team, experienced two shifts of mechanics, and three failed season. Victory to the McLaren back in 1997, with the advent of the Mercedes engines, new title sponsor and Adrian Newey.In the season of 1998 radically changed the technical regulations, and best of all coped with the task Newey, prepared McLaren MP4/13. Machine was efficient aerodynamics, a powerful Mercedes engine and the Bridgestone tires, which in most of the races had an advantage over Goodyear. In accordance with the position in the constructors ' championship, McLaren has received a start number "7" and "8". As in the previous season best was David Coulthard, he formally received the status of a first pilot and a "seven" on the nose. The Hakkinen went to the "eight".
In 1993, the head of McLaren, Ron Dennis has called in your team of Michael Andretti, champion overseas IndyCar series and son of 1978 champion Mario Andretti. Formally, the American became the first pilot and got the number "7".At the end of 1992, the minders Honda decided to leave Formula 1. Dennis hoped to get the champion motors Renault, but the deal fell through, so the season-1993 McLaren had to spend with customer Ford engines that lost to the French engines, stood on the machines Williams, about 60 HP On this background, the team leader Ayrton Senna was in no hurry to sign a new McLaren contract and even considered the possibility of transition in the IndyCar, and Gerhard Berger took up the invitation and Ferrari. Not to be left without experienced pilots, Dennis was invited Andretti, who won IndyCar in 1991.Debut Andretti proved to be difficult. In the first phase in South Africa, Michael came down due to a collision with an opponent already on the fifth circle, the two following races ended with crashes on the first lap in the fourth race of the American deployed in the middle distance. Only at the fifth stage in Spain he was able to finish fifth and earn their first points. In that time Senna, who has signed a contract with McLaren at every race, managed to win two victories and polytyrosine in the championship.
In 1990 Ayrton Senna won the second title in the 1991 season as defending champion earned the right to play with a champion "single".The 1991 season was the fourth for the Union McLaren-Honda. Japanese motorists for the first time to prepare itself aspirated engine configuration V12. However, during the winter tests have problems, and the second team pilot Gerhard Berger even advised to go back to last year's V10 engine. However, the new season, McLaren started with a new engine. But the debut of the semi-automatic gearbox, which is already used by rivals Ferrari and Williams, had to be postponed.Senna won the first four races, earned 40 out of 40 points and brought their lead to 29 points. But then the McLaren started, and in five races Ayrton only twice climbed to the third step of the podium. In Williams, by contrast, dealt with the reliability of the Renault engines, and Nigel Mansell have won three of five races, reducing the gap from the leader of the championship to 8 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.
Former Formula 1 driver Michael Andretti has admitted that he would like to be back in the championship, but as a team owner.And now, amid talks about a budget limit, Andretti confirmed his interest in the pinnacle of Motorsport.Michael Andretti "Obviously, it boils down to what will be the budget. In the meantime, I can't afford it.We are considering options Formula E, Rally cross, Formula 1. But we must carefully examine".Andretti drove for McLaren in 1993, as a partner of Ayrton Senna. And if Senna won five races and became the Vice-champion, Andretti only once on the podium and ahead of schedule left the team, losing his place Mika.Now the team Andretti Autosport is represented in many American series, including IndyCar.
The pilot of Renault Carlos Sainz spoke about his thoughts before the Grand Prix of Brazil.Carlos Sainz "the Track is obviously good and you can still feel the atmosphere of Ayrton Senna. He still lives in the hearts of the people that makes this phase even more special. In fact, this track I don't really like, but it is a historical place for the championship. There's a lot of history, then they won a lot of titles. Brazilian culture is quite special, and from the point of view of food is probably my favorite place in the calendar.Last year I had a good race, and it was one of my best Grand Prix. I was fifteenth in qualifying - two seconds away from the best pilots, and during a rain race fought with them on equal terms We then did a great job with the tires, adjustments and strategy. Now I have a chance in the rain".Last year Sainz finished sixth, eight seconds behind the podium.
Pilot Williams Felipe Massa believes that Lewis Hamilton stands on the same level with Michael Schumacher and Ayrton Senna.Felipe Massa "Lewis is definitely one of the best pilots in the history of Formula 1. He is on the same level with Michael Schumacher and Ayrton Senna. He fully deserves the title this year. Ferrari had problems and were admitted some mistakes, so it's a shame for Vettel, but Lewis is a great job for many seasons".
204820 - Today from pole position for the sixth time in Canada, will start Lewis Hamilton.204910 - number of pole positions, Hamilton has caught up with his idol, Ayrton Senna.204943 - we Can say that it is the route of Lewis. It is five times started from pole position and have won five. It was here that he won his first race.205001 - Next to him will start the championship leader Sebastian Vettel.205105 - Before the start.
Pilot Mercedes Lewis Hamilton won the qualification Grand Prix of Canada, equalling the record of Ayrton Senna's number of starts in the first place. The Senna family in honor of this event gave the British a real helmet three-time champion.Lewis Hamilton "Thank you for the support of the crowd. Thank you all for this, every year you give good emotions. This year, Montreal succumbed to me. I was getting faster every year, and now I've climbed this route. I drove the perfect lap is just incredible. I passed the first sector, which helped me to achieve this result .The team worked hard to prepare the car for this session, the result makes us very happy.Thank the Senna family for this incredible gift. It means a lot to me. I can't find the words".
Pilot Mercedes Lewis Hamilton in Monaco can equal Ayrton Senna earned pole positions.Recall that Senna over ten years of career has made 65 starts in the first place.Lewis Hamilton "I grew up at the races Senna, I carefully watched him, watched the video. Every time I came home and watched the race Ayrton, I saw how he fights with the pilots, especially in Monaco. Every year I before the start of the Monaco Grand Prix watching him race in the Principality.I'm close to his record for pole positions. I used to think this is an unattainable number, but now I'm close to it. But if I don't get the pole position, don't be upset because I'm among the best.I don't feel pressure. If not now, then later this year I will achieve first place in qualifying".
Before the start of the new season, Lewis Hamilton has decided to hold a competition to design his helmet. This week, the pilot Mercedes summed up the results of the competition.Lewis Hamilton "can you Imagine the winner of the contest. They became the Paradise Caldato from Brazil.In a sign of respect to Ayrton Senna on the helmet there are the Brazilian colors green, yellow and blue. Three stars are three of my title. Left a lot of yellow, which reminds me of my old helmets. With all that red goes well".
Pilot Mercedes Lewis Hamilton admitted that he would like to become a partner Ayrton Senna.Lewis Hamilton "I would like to be a teammate of Ayrton Senna. We may not get along in one team, because I never got along with my partners, but I would be pleased to work with Ayrton, because he was the best.I think for the viewer it would be interesting to see our internal opposition. It is a pity that it is impossible that this is only my dreams".
The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso believes that the Formula 1 races of the era of Alain Prost and Ayrton Senna were very boring.Fernando Alonso "Formula 1 at that time was very precise. If you now view race of the season-1985, 1988, or 1992, then you will sleep in a few minutes, because then there were two McLaren fighting among themselves, and the rest went behind in 25 seconds. And went as only 10 cars because of reliability issues and the rest was out of the race.Now the ratings and the number of fans of Formula 1 falls, as in the 80s, as fuel economy, rubber and the like repel the viewer.
In the course of the last season, Nico Rosberg 20 times started from the first row and set a new record. Only in Austria due to the replacement of the gearbox, the Germans had to take on the starting grid in sixth position.Starts with the first row, the pilots1. Nico Rosberg, Mercedes - 202. Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes - 153. Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull 44. Valtteri Bottas, Williams - 1 Nico Hulkenberg Force India - 1 Max Verstappen, Red Bull - 1 with Brazil 2010 on the first row got Nico. For the first time in his career managed to max Verstappen.The fine in Austria ended a run of 14 Rosberg starts from the first row. After Austria, Nico 12 times in a row started from the first row. Record this indicator belongs to Ayrton Senna, who in the period from 1988 to 1989, 24 times started from the first row. In the second place Lewis Hamilton with 20 starts in the period from 2014 to 2015 Starts with the first row in a single season1. Nico Rosberg, Mercedes - 20 20162. Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull - 18 2011 Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes - 18 20154. Ayrton Senna, McLaren - 16 1989 Alain Prost, Williams - 16 1993 Damon Hill, Williams - 16 19967. Ayrton Senna, McLaren - 15 1988 Nigel Mansell, Williams - 15 1992 Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull - 15 2013 Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes 15 2014 Nico Rosberg, Mercedes 15 2014 Nico Rosberg, Mercedes 15 2015 Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes - 15 2016the percentage of the result Rosberg is 95.2. While Senna 1989, Prost 1993 and hill 1996 showed 100 results, that is started from the first row in every race of the season.In the last 27 races one Mercedes driver has started from the first row. If the series will be continued in the next season, the German team can beat the record of Williams.The series starts from the first row, the command1. Williams - 35 1992-19942. McLaren - 33 1988-19903. Mercedes - 27 2015-20164. Williams - 26 1995-19975. Red Bull - 24 2010-20116. Mercedes - 23 2014-20157. Williams - 17 1986-1987 Red Bull - 17 2009-20109. Ferrari - 16 1970-1971 Lotus - 16 1973-1974.
During the past season by the leaders of the race had time to visit only six pilots. Most of all the leader of the race passed champion Nico Rosberg 2737 km 42.8 of the total distance of the race 21. Last year, the achievement became champion Lewis Hamilton was noticeably better 53.6 per cent.Third place in the ranking took Sebastian Vettel, who is the leader drove half of the race, but never won.Leading in the race in 2016, the pilots, km1. Nico Rosberg, Mercedes - 27372. Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes - 26533. Sebastian Vettel, The Ferrari - 4424. Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull - 3305. Max Verstappen, Red Bull - 2006. Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari 35 already mentioned, six pilots have been at the head of the race this year. For comparison in 2015 the leader managed to visit 7 pilots in 2014 -10 pilots in 2012 and 2013 - 13 pilots. And the record maximum of 15 pilots belongs to season 2008. Record-minimum of 4 of the pilot - behind the season 1988.Passed distance record remains Vettel, who in the 2011 season stayed on the first position 3794 km 65.5 of the race of all races.Leading in the race in 2016, teams, km1. Mercedes - 5390 84,32. Ferrari - 5313. Red Bull - 477 consecutive year in this ranking no McLaren. Meanwhile, this team holds the record for leading in the race. In 1988 Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost drove in the first position 4622 km, but then the season consisted of 16 races, so in percentage terms 97,4 achievement of the British team remains out of reach.Maximum number of teams, pilots who managed to get in the head of the race, remains the leader of season-1975 - 10 teams. Only three teams could boast of leadership in 1953, 1988, 1992, 2000 and 2002 gg.
The Mercedes team last season, was again invincible, especially in the qualifications. German car misfired only in Monaco, where pole position was won by Daniel Riccardo from Red Bull.Most of the season the partners in the Mercedes Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg held on to equal. Only in the end of the championship, the British issued a series of four pole positions and took the lead.The pole position in 2016, the pilots1. Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes - 122. Nico Rosberg, Mercedes - 83. Daniel ricciardo, Red Bull - 1by the number of pole positions in one season Hamilton has surpassed its last year's result and came in fifth place.The number of pole positions in one season, the pilots1. Sebastian Vettel - 15 20112. Nigel Mansell - 14 19923. Ayrton Senna - 13 1988 Alain Prost - 13 19935. Lewis Hamilton - 12 20166. Mika Hakkinen - 11 1999 Nico Rosberg - 11 2014 Lewis Hamilton - 11 2015As already mentioned, the Mercedes team last season, lost only one qualification.The pole position in 2016, commands1. Mercedes - 202. Ferrari - 1by the number of pole positions in a season, the German team set a new record, ahead of Red Bull. However, for the first time in the history of Formula 1 has conducted more than twenty races.The number of pole positions in one season, team1. Mercedes, 2016 - 202. Red Bull 2011 - 18 Mercedes, 2014 - 18 Mercedes, 2015 - 185. McLaren, 1988 - 15 McLaren, 1989 - 15 Williams, 1992 - 15 Williams 1993 - 15 Red Bull, 2010 - 15 a quick pole in the truest sense of the word came from Hamilton in Monza. The Briton drove a lap with an average speed of 257.038 km/h the slowest lap traditionally happened in Monaco, Daniel ricciardo won the pole with an average speed of 163.174 km/h. the Biggest gap of the owner of the pole from the nearest rival recorded in Baku, where Rosberg won from Ricardo 1,208 seconds. However, Hamilton had technical problems, and he actually missed the final. Minimum separation happened in Japan, where Lewis lost to Nico in just 13 thousandths of a second.
Honda was closed for the season, bringing together all of their drivers from various racing series.In the event, Jenson button swept behind the wheel of a McLaren Honda MP4/6, where Ayrton Senna became champion in 1991, and Fernando Alonso tested the machine Honda RA301, which in 1968 was made by John of Certis.
Pilot Mercedes Lewis Hamilton said that Abu Dhabi will certainly try to win the race.Lewis Hamilton "All I can do and what I do is hunt for victory. The team gave me a great car, the reliability is finally on top. And the results reflect this.In Abu Dhabi I am going to show all that capable. As a rule, this route was the best for me. But now I just want to enjoy the victory in Brazil. It's been my dream since I first watched the race Ayrton Senna when I was five or six years.
Pilot Manor Esteban Windows admitted that his idol is Ayrton Senna.Esteban Windows "For me Senna is the legendary pilot. He always would be the best on the track and better when I got out of the car.I watched all of his race who was able to find on YouTube, watched all the movies about him. Also, when I got to the big race, reviewed all the materials that it was possible to get".Windows was born in September 1996, after two and a half years after the death of Senna.
30 years ago, September 21, 1986, during the Grand Prix of Portugal was made known photograph "11 Champions". Ayrton Senna, Alain Prost, Nigel Mansell and Nelson Piquet - in the period from 1981 to 1993, this Quartet has won eleven Championships.The photo was taken before the race start in Portugal. For three stages before the end of the season, all four have chances for the title. The champion eventually became the stage before the Portuguese occupied the third position.
Pilot Mercedes Lewis Hamilton won the qualification of Grand Prix of Italy. The Briton is already the fifth time will start from pole position in Monza. The same number of pole positions in Italy at the time, won and Ayrton Senna.Lewis Hamilton "I'm very happy. I got what I wanted. I caught up with Senna on the pole positions, which is very important for me. I showed excellent flying skills, and special thanks to the team for the work done with the car. All weekend I was confident the whole weekend I was able to attack the track. Each circle on this track and I got better. Flying for Mercedes is a pleasure, and today I felt an incredible emotionYes, I hurt your Soft tyres at the first corner, but the speed on them was good, so there is no problem. The race never hesitate to fight for the victory".
Fourth place in Hungary allowed Sebastian Vettel to overcome the barrier of 2000 points. Earlier, after winning in Austria, did Lewis Hamilton.In the next couple of years is unlikely anyone else will enter the "Club-2000". If only McLaren-Honda next season will go very well, and Fernando Alonso will start to win races.The number of points earned in career1. Lewis Hamilton - 20592. Sebastian Vettel - 20063. Fernando Alonso - 18024. Michael Schumacher - 15665. Nico Rosberg - 1395,56. Kimi Raikkonen - 12887. Jenson Button - 12278. Felipe Massa - 11099. Mark Webber - 1047,510. Alain Prost - 798,511. Rubens Barrichello - 65812. Ayrton Senna - 61413. David Coulthard - 53514. Nelson Piquet - 485,515. Nigel Mansell - 48216. Daniel Ricciardo - 47517. Niki Lauda - 420,518. Mika Hakkinen - 42019. Gerhard Berger - 38520. Valtteri Bottas - 382 - active pilotincommand that since 2010, winning equals 25 points. Prior to this victory were valued much less until 1961 the winner was given only 8 points, to 1991 9 points to 2010 - 10 points. That is why the Champions of previous years are much lower than pilots of our time.
Grand Prix of Hungary made his debut in the championship in 1986. Before the race, Ayrton Senna, then the pilot of the Lotus, decided to get acquainted with the track and borrowed from the technical staff of the machine - Soviet "penny".The team Lada Sport shared Contributed Mitrovic, who in 1986-1992 worked as a Marshal on the Hungarian track.In the picture, or VAZ-21011 Lada 1300, or VAZ-21013 Lada 1200s, which was produced from the mid-1970's to late 1980s.
Four-time champion Formula 1 Alain Prost, partner at one time was Ayrton Senna, believes that Mercedes is not worth it to resort to the command tactics.Alain Prost "If in two or three stages before the end of the season Toto Wolff to decide to use team tactics it will be a big disappointment. Although I in his place would have done so.In the team there is always one pilot who wants all the power. This problem should be resolved between the pilots. At the time, something similar happened between me and Senna, and our relationship after that turned very bad.Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton are now far away from rivals, and in such a situation, in my opinion, you should not use the command tactics".
Winning the race in Austria, Lewis Hamilton scored 25 points and the first in the history of Formula 1, overcame the barrier of 2000 points.Sebastian Vettel could pass the bar, but failed rear tire.The number of points earned in career1. Lewis Hamilton - 20092. Sebastian Vettel - 19923. Fernando Alonso - 17964. Michael Schumacher - 15665. Nico Rosberg - 1362,56. Kimi Raikkonen - 12707. Jenson Button - 12278. Felipe Massa - 11099. Mark Webber - 1047,510. Alain Prost - 798,511. Rubens Barrichello - 65812. Ayrton Senna - 61413. David Coulthard - 53514. Nelson Piquet - 485,515. Nigel Mansell - 48216. Daniel Ricciardo - 44817. Niki Lauda - 420,518. Mika Hakkinen - 42019. Gerhard Berger - 38520. Valtteri Bottas - 380 - active pilotincommand that since 2010, winning equals 25 points. Prior to this victory were valued much less until 1961 the winner was given only 8 points, to 1991 9 points to 2010 - 10 points. That is why the Champions of previous years are much lower than pilots of our time.
The upcoming race in Montreal will be the 37th in a row. The first race was held in 1978, and the layout of the circuit, which is used now, appeared in 2002.Lap length 4361 kolichestvo of turns 14 6 left and 8 rightNumber of laps race 70 305,270 cdrecord lap 112.275 Rubens Barrichello, Ferrari, pole 2004Best lap in race 113.622 Rubens Barrichello, Ferrari, 2004Pole 2015 114.393 Lewis Hamilton, Mercedesfastest lap in the race in 2015 1'16.987 Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrarithe speed Limit in the pit lane 80 km/maksimalnaya speed 347,1 km/h Felipe Massa, Williams, 2014the Pedal "gas" in gender 56 krovoprolitiya gear 91 times for one brugnatella overload 3,4 g in the fifth panoramashot fuel 1.43 kg in one brugairolles the number of wins in Canada, pilots1. Michael Schumacher - 72. Lewis Hamilton - 43. Nelson Piquet - 3 the number of wins in Canada, commands1. McLaren - 132. Ferrari - 113. Williams - 7Highest number of pole positions in Canada, the pilots1. Michael Schumacher - 62. Lewis Hamilton - 43. Nelson Piquet - 3 Ayrton Senna - 3 Sebastian Vettel - 3the Greatest number of pole positions in Canada, the team1. McLaren - 112. Williams - 83. Ferrari - 6the Highest number of podiums in Canada, pilots1. Michael Schumacher - 122. Nelson Piquet - 5 Alain Prost - 5 Jean Alesi - 5 Rubens Barrichello - 5 Lewis Hamilton - 5the Highest number of podiums in Canada, commands1. Ferrari - 322. McLaren - 293. Williams - 19.
The ex-pilot of Formula 1 Gerhard Berger believes that max Verstappen is too early to compare with seven-time champion Michael Schumacher and the legendary Ayrton Senna.Gerhard Berger "I can't say what the Max is already at the level of Schumacher and Senna. While he's still haven't achieved anything that would have characterized it as a great pilot. He is still young. It is clear that the guy has talent, but while he needs time to get on their level".
The race ended in another success of Nico Rosberg. The Germans have been truly a championship start of the season - victories in the first four races.After the victory in China we already wrote that to win three races in a row at the start of the season was achieved only in nine cases. Now a successful series Nico was increased to four victories, and this in the history of Formula 1 was only four times. And every time the pilot after such a start to the season champion. And in two cases it was the representative of Germany.A series of victories at the start of the season1. 1991, Ayrton Senna, McLaren-Honda - 4 2. 1992, Nigel Mansell, Williams Renault - 5 3. 1994, Michael Schumacher, Benetton Ford - 4 4. 2004, Michael Schumacher, Ferrari - 5 wins.
UK shot a new documentary film about the confrontation of two strong drivers Ayrton Senna and Martin Brundle, who fought for the crown of champion British Formula 3 in 1983. This battle was so smooth and bitter that left an indelible mark in the annals of history.In that year, the title went to Senna, but the struggle lasted till the last stage. The beginning of the season was Senna, but then the horses won seven races and last race came the leader of the personal offset.the Film will be released on April 26, the anniversary of the death of Ayrton Senna in Imola.