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It seems that the company Aston Martin has taken another step to Formula 1. A month ago, the British automaker announced the expansion of its deal with Red Bull becoming the sponsor of the team for 2018.Christian Horner "to Become the providers now they can't. Only in 2021".Now, Italian magazine Autosprint reports that the famous figure of Formula 1 Luca Marmorini, former Ferrari mechanic and Toyota, joined Aston Martin. While it is known only that Marmorini is a consultant. But this is a great contribution to the promotion of the brand in the world of Formula 1.
McLaren racing Director Eric boullier admitted that Jenson button may leave the role of official reserve pilot team next year.Jenson button "I miss racing. It is like love. I'm too long without racing. And I really want to have fun."Eric bulge "In my opinion, he wants to spend next season in any racing series, and obviously we can't offer.But he is also an Ambassador for the McLaren brand, and we will be happy to continue this cooperation.Lando Norris is a Prime candidate for replacement. Let's just wait because if he becomes the champion of the Formula 3, it is well possible that he will have enough points to get a Superlicense FIA".Now Norris is acting Euroseries Formula 3 and leads the championship. In the remaining three races held at the German Hockenheim at the end of this week, it is enough at least once to finish eighth to become the champion. Previously, Landau had successfully conducted the tests as part of McLaren.
Mercedes, savelia that Lewis Hamilton can Express their personality and their opinions in a free manner.In recent days, three-time champion shocked the fans with his statements about the United States fashion, your status, and talk about veganism.Toto Wolff "If he drives a Ferrari outside of the track, so he drives a Ferrari. You can't lock him in a cage. Sometimes it gives us gray hair, but tough day he is the man we want to see in your car."Marketing boss Jens timer agree that the Mercedes suits often contradictory views of Lewis, his behavior and personality.Jens timer "We don't want puppets or robots were ambassadors of our brand. Pilots should be loyal to the brand they represent, but you have to let them be themselves".
The President of Mercedes Dieter Zetsche said that his company will not leave the Championships until 2021. Hearing about leaving the championship came after a statement of the company on retiring from the DTM in order to appear in Formula E. Dieter Zetsche "Formula 1 is connected with our history and our brand. Is a component that has helped us to develop the brand and make it younger, so far I see no change in strategy until 2021. The agreement will last until this date, and I don't even think about it.We decided to leave the DTM and starting a project in Formula E. At the moment, this series is a social PR platform, we want to help to increase competition between the teams in this championship.
The pilot of McLaren Stoffel Vandorn claimed the points, but fizzled out of the race Grand Prix of Italy due to engine problems.Stoffel Vandorn "I know only that the engine lost power, so I had to go the distance. It's like yesterday, and it's a shame because my car was brand new engine. This is not the first time we have encountered such problems. It's a shame, because we could fight for points. I hope, in Singapore the situation is more favorable. I put a lot of work this weekend, had the car a good speed, so it's a shame that we have lost two machines.Perhaps in Singapore, I will have another penalty for a replacement motor, although we do not know exactly what was our problem today, despite the fact that it looks like the same problem yesterday. We'll have to wait and see the results of the work with the power plant".
The pilot of Red Bull Max Verstappen believes that the rules regarding the penalties for changing engines you want to modify.Max Verstappen "I believe that to punish the drivers is unfair. The punishment should be borne by the producers and the team, if this is a factory brand. Several million euros to spur the manufacturer to work more efficiently on your product. Pilot nothing to do with it".In Italy, Verstappen was fined the loss of 20 positions for the replacement of engine components.
The pilot of Red Bull Max Verstappen has asked Renault to remove the security restrictions from the engines his team.Max Verstappen "They knew that this could happen in a Spa. I understand that they want to protect their brand. But if the machine stops and machine stops, this has a negative impact on the French name. And stop happen due to security or problems with the turbine.I'm upset. My style of flying, as some believe, nothing to do with. If someone thinks so, he does not understand the Formula-1. I would not be able to break this engine no matter how hard. You need to remove the security restrictions, we need more freedom and power".
Pilot Red Bull Daniel ricciardo insists that he is not concerned about the light level in the press of his young teammate.Daniel ricciardo "I read that Dietrich Mateschitz has said that his dream is that his team was the youngest champion in the history of Formula 1. The next day after that I called Joe on the phone and said, "I read your comments, and if you don't pay me 10 million dollars, I quit".Honestly, I don't care what happens in the media, I do not listen, while the management personally, I do not say. I know that I have a good relationship with Red Bull, and I was always faithful to them.They never treated me unfairly, and I understand why they are so obsessed with max. It's their brand, their history. In the end, I know it's a business.I prove I'm a good pilot and I don't feel that Verstappen overshadows me, even if it has much more coverage in the press".
The head of Pirelli Paul hembery believes that in Formula 1 the main character must be the pilot, not the machine.Paul hembery "Boxing needs exciting races, duels and overtakes, which basically should be available to the pilot. The pilot is supposed to be our superstar, not a machine.We must decide whether there is a Formula-1 for manufacturers or teams If we want manufacturers involved in the championship, they need to be competitive or to pretend that they are such. They should not be afraid of ridicule and damage to their brand.Something similar is now visible with engine manufacturers, Honda and Renault. However, for sports in General is not very good".
The head of Lamborghini Stefano Domenicali commented on the information about in what direction will the curve of his Motorsport company.Stefano Domenicali "Our company is not ready for Formula E. We are focused on the development of the technology that we have now. It is a priority. Go to hybrids or electric motors we are not ready.I don't see this step in the short term for any Supersports brand, and, above all, for us. Formula-E of interest to many manufacturers, but I think that this championship does not fit our traditional view of motor racing".
Head Red Bull Christian Horner believes that Formula 1 is facing a serious choice in which the championship should help the Formula. Christian Horner "a Whole galaxy of brands rushed into Formula E, and this gives us a chance to return to the classics of the engines of Formula 1 in the future.Formula-E - platform for the development of future technologies. Porsche, Mercedes, Renault, Audi, Jaguar is much more manufacturers than Formula 1.The cost of the work in the Formula-E is now 5 percent of the budget in Formula 1, so I can imagine that manufacturers of machines for the masses are in the Formula, such as Ferrari, Aston Martin and Lamborghini, pay attention to the Formula-1. This is their place.So I see that the championship is at a crossroads. If you believe a policy, we'll all be driving EVS in 2030, so the Formula-1 should be pure racing, a competition of the best pilots in the world with internal combustion engines.I conducted a survey on one of the forums fans of Red Bull, and all welcomed my opinion when I said we want to go back to V10. I doubt we'll do it. We have to settle for bi-turbo V6, but the sound is the key. Of all critics of the current engines the most important thing for fans is the sound.
Ferrari President Sergio Marchionne said that he does not know under what name the team will speak of the concern FCA in the championship of Formula E. Sergio Marchionne "I talked about the Formula-E with Toto Wolff, but I can tell you right now that Ferrari will be there.But we are considering the possibility of entering the championship brand of FCA Fiat Chrysler. Though under what name, we don't know yet".
British sports car manufacturer Aston Martin may receive in the Formula-1 after 2020, unless the power plant will become easier and cheaper.Now the brand Aston Martin is present in the championship as a sponsor of Red Bull. In addition, the group of designers Red Bull, led by Adrian Newey took part in the creation of a sports car Aston Martin Valkyrie.Andy Palmer, CEO of Aston Martin "We have already in some measure present in Formula 1, because in cooperation with Red Bull and Adrian Newey have developed a sports car. But do we need our own team Given that Ferrari is our direct competitor, then the answer is obvious.At the same time, we don't want to spend 350-400 million dollars a year to develop engines. If this amount is significantly lower, then we will think about participation in the championship. We participate in negotiations, and while everything is moving in the right direction".
In the next two weeks, Porsche will decide to come her to Formula-1 or not.The German brand is currently the leader in Le Mans, but Auto Motor und Sport said that Porsche management Board intends to reconsider the strategy of development for the Motorsport direction for the coming years in July.Auto Motor und Sport "There are several options participation in WEC, Formula E and Formula 1. In Formula 1 the Porsche is going to act as engine suppliers. There are other possible combinations".Recall that Porsche has participated in recent talks with the leadership of Formula 1 of the future shape of the rules for the engines in 2020.
The President of the FIA Jean Todt believes that formula will never give up gasoline, so reunification with the Formula-E will not.Jean Todt "It's impossible. Formula 1 is a completely different discipline. And I'm glad that Formula 1 has chosen the path of hybrid technology. This is a huge step forward compared to what we had before.As for Formula E, we have a dozen producers who want to participate in the championship and appealed to them some of the largest cities in the world.Today, there are brands like Renault, which are present in Formula 1 and Formula E. I am Sure that one day Ferrari will follow suit".
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.
The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso has said that to compare the former head of the British team of Ron Dennis and this Zac brown is very difficult.Fernando Alonso "I think they are very different, and I think the new management is not able to magically lead the team to success.Ron had a wonderful time in the past McLaren. He has achieved great success. Now at the helm Zach, striving for more open work. Now fans can learn more about the team and about what's going on inside. Zach is notable for the fact that he is a very demanding approach to the issue of the brand McLaren, wanting to cover everything in the world.
There were rumors that the owners of the brand Brabham can buy Force India, and then a great racing name will return to Formula 1.The representative of the family of Babamov "Brabham - brand with more than 69-year-old racing heritage, and we intend to return to it. Since the launch of Project Brabham, we have received many requests from various parties that have expressed interest in licensing the name, and we are evaluating several options. But while we have no comments on this matter".Team Brabham, one of the founders of which is a three-time champion Jack Brabham, acted in Formula 1 in 1963-1992. Its pilots became Champions in 1966, 1967, 1981 and 1983.
The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso in Melbourne are not wearing sunglasses his former sponsor Oakly. Instead, he used glasses brand Kimoa.Spanish edition of Moda reports that Kimoa is actually a fashion brand created by Alonso and his Manager Luis Garcia Abad.Luis Garcia Abad "the First step in brand promotion is a pure online job, since this platform has a global reach.In 2018, we may consider placing their logos on Formula 1 cars".
Team McLaren will use Mercedes engines this season, however, under the Honda brand. A contract with the Japanese mechanics not broken.This year Honda has prepared a new version of the power plant, which proved to be uncompetitive and in terms of power and reliability. Japanese motorists have decided to take a break to prepare for the next season, and while the team McLaren will use Mercedes customer engines under the brand Honda. The cost of the new engines is estimated at 25 million euros, but the Japanese this expenditure was undertaken.Formally, the engine supplier for team McLaren does not change, so the approval of other participants is not required. First appearance of Mercedes engines-Honda in cars McLaren is expected during the Grand Prix of Spain. Pre-team will test the new powerplant during the tests in Bahrain at the end of April.
2 APR Speedway will host the traditional annual half-marathon "Sochi Circuit", which this year will be held under the motto of the company-partner Puma - IGNITE SOCHI. The event series races Top Liga Cup will be held on the track of Formula 1 for the fourth time and will bring together about 4,000 people.The half marathon is considered one of the largest in the South of Russia and Sochi Autodrom is perfect for such a massive cross-country competitions.Runners can choose either a distance of 5.5 km on the highway Formula-1 or 21.1 km - on the highway Formula-1 and the streets of the Olympic Park. At the five-kilometer race allowed runners from 10 years, at a distance of 21,1 km - from the age of 14. The winners will be determined by "pure time", according to personal timing each participant will receive the number of the chip. Very young participants as well as children up to 14 years can try their hand in the children's race on the 1.6 km, which will be held on Saturday 1 April at the Olympic Park.All participants of the half marathon "Sochi Circuit" will be given a branded PUMA t-shirt, finisher medal and other bonuses from partners of the event.Schedule 02 APR, Sunday1000 - General 1100 - Awarding of winners 5 1130 - Awarding ceremony in the nomination "Ms. of Sochi half Marathon"1130 - awarding the winners in nomination "track Record"1140 - Rewarding of winners 13 2100 - Closing of the track.
The season champion-1997 Jacques Villeneuve defended the deal Williams-Bombardier, which has received the course thanks to the sponsor relations lance Stroll.Jacques Villeneuve "a Canadian sponsor that supports canadian pilot - what could be better We cannot criticize the company for the use of the site of Formula 1. This is an outstanding platform for self-promotion.What's the problem They need to promote themselves anyway, and there's nothing better than Formula 1 for advertising companies, especially for companies specializing in aviation.If branding is only on the helmet, it is not so expensive, especially for companies such as Bombardier".
The head of Honda Yusuke Hasegawa said that his company expected difficulties with the power plant during the tests.Yusuke Hasegawa "In developing the new car and powerplant always there are mistakes, which are expressed later in problems. We expected something like this. But it's good that we have time for tests to detect all your problematic issues".Recall that for season 2017 Honda engineers have prepared a brand new powerplant.
Head of aerodynamics, Toro Rosso Brendan Gillham talked about the updates that can be seen looking at the new creation of the Italian team.Brendan Gilham, head of aerodynamics "the Front part of the car is brand new, with a new front wing. You can also see a lot more free space around the front of the bottoms, allowing the car to generate more downforce. There is also more freedom in the back we have a wider floor, the higher the diffuser, which starts earlier, and the rear wing, wider and lower situated.The philosophy of some of the teams remained unchanged relative to their cars compared to last year, but we decided to review many areas of your car. As you can see, our nose cone was completely changed, which gives a good Foundation for technical creativity during the season".
Before the presentation of the new machine, the Red Bull team published specifications RB13.Sessionals composite, engine TAG Heuer performs the function of power elementariness 8-speed gearbox is positioned longitudinally, hydraulic gear shift and off stephanieklein rims OZ, 13,7"x13" front and 16.9"x13" staderini Pirelli suspension wheel hub made of aluminum, carbon wishbones, torsion bars and dampers, actuated by pushrods, stabilizer bar USTOIChIVOSTI suspension wheel hub made of aluminum, carbon wishbones, torsion bars and dampers, actuated rods, stabilizer bar stoichiometries Brembo calipers, carbon wheels and cologneopera electronics standard control unit McLaren Electronic Systems Exxon Mobil Renault RE17 under the brand name TAG Heuer, turbocharged, V6, the camber angle of cylinders 90 degrees, 4 valves per cylindracea volume 1600 cubicfindings and stroke 80 x 53 maksimalnye rpm 15000 rpm/enmaxonline fuel consumption 100 kg/maximalny fuel capacity 105 khavlina fuel injection 500 barcoleta engines pilot 4 weight 145 gsmzone materials Exxon Mobil.
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".
Pirelli racing Manager Mario Isola said that the new tyre Formula 1, developed for of season 2017, are new vision technologies in the production of racing tires.Mario Isola "We decided to start the season with compositions that are brand new is the new philosophy that was born of the demands of the championship, new rules and wishes of the teams. We started with their simulations, working on the tires, wanting the machine has reached a high level of performance.If, for any reason, we will not achieve a high level of performance, will receive less energy going into the tire, we must go back to the tires with a more classical philosophy. We have a number of spare trains homologirana FIA. If anything, we use them for replacement. We do not intend to use them".
According to officially unconfirmed information, the Toro Rosso in the season-2017 is going to move away from the traditional purple and red tones.Despite the clear policy of the Junior Red Bull team, which was reflected in the colors of the brand with the use of symbols in the form of red bulls in this year's racing livery is the Toro Rosso can change dramatically, and it is connected with the new binding engine supplier Renault.After working with Ferrari in the new season, Toro Rosso have decided to give preference to Renault as senior team Red Bull. The latest rumors informed that the new cars can get the coloring in blue and silver tones.
For season 2017 Honda mechanics have prepared a brand new version of the power plant. The head of the Honda F1 Yusuke Hasegawa in an interview with Motorsport said that his company strongly ventured, changing the architecture of the engine.Yusuke Hasegawa "once again, We decided to take a chance by changing the architecture of the engine dramatically. The new engine will be a little similar to last year's powerplant. We understand that this is a huge risk, but also know that the new powerplant will be more powerful.We will try to achieve a full return from the engine, which would entail changes in the exhaust system, ERS and turbines.I will not deny that mistakes are possible, but the tests we will try to identify all your weaknesses and find the right direction".