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Reserve pilot Force India Nicholas Latifi preparing for the fact that his first Friday practice he will hold during his home Grand Prix of Canada.Nicholas Latifi "I have never played and don't even raced on this track, so this will be my first opportunity to experience the amazing track.I'm very worried that I will be able to pilot the car in front of canadian fans, but I'm sure it will be a highlight of the season. I will try to enjoy the moment, although it is well know that the priority is simply to work on a given program, giving the team the necessary information.
In 1988 on the slopes of Formula 1 for the first time started to Shine technique, developed with the participation of Adrian Newey. Behind the wheel March 881 with a starting number "16" sat Ivan Capelli.At the end of the 1980s, March was the third time he decided to conquer the Formula 1. In 1987, a team sponsored by a Japanese company Leyton House earned just one point. But that season came reinforcements in the form of a talented engineer Adrian Newey, who worked on the project in March IndyCar. The season 1988 he prepared the car March 881, which was effective aerodynamics and, despite the naturally aspirated engines Judd, sometimes challenged the leaders with a turbo. The pilots began the Italian Ivan Capelli and Brazilian Mauricio Gugelmin.The first two races for Capelli ended with a gathering. At the fifth stage in Canada, he earned the first points for fifth place. The ninth stage in Germany Ivan again finished fifth, and eleventh Belgium - third On the home track in Italy he came in fifth, and then in Portugal climbed to the second step of the podium after starting from third position.
In the season 1995 the only victory Ferrari brought the Frenchman Jean Alesi, who under the number "27".Alesi debuted in Formula 1 in 1989 and proved himself a fighter, despite the fact that in his possession had weak car Tyrrell. Before the 1991 season, Jean has received offers from Williams and Ferrari, and the Frenchman chose the Scuderia. However, the team from Maranello in that period was not in the best shape. The situation began to change for the better when at the helm of Ferrari in 1993 got up by Jean Todt. But until 1995, Alesi never managed to win the race. Several times he was close to success, but every time there were technical problems.Season 1995 was the best for Alesi at Ferrari. In the beginning of the year he finished second in Argentina and San Marino, and then finally won in Canada, thanks to which came in third place in the championship. In the remaining races was consistently denied equipment, and to the finish managed to get only five times. Eventually Jean fell to fifth place in the championship.
In 1997, in Formula 1, the team came Stewart, created by three-time champion Jackie Stewart. In 1999, johnny Herbert earned her first win behind the wheel of a car with the number "17".The team was created with financial and technical support of Ford motor company. Initially, Stewart was represented by Rubens Barrichello and Jan Magnussen, but in the season of 1999 the latter was replaced by johnny Herbert.Major points during the season earned Barrichello. The Brazilian led his native Brazil, but has gone. In San Marino he finished third, and then this result was repeated in France, where even won the pole position. Herbert for 13 races, only one came in the glasses, finishing fifth in Canada. But then there was the European Grand Prix at the Nurburgring.
The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso believes that not many pilots will be able to follow in his footsteps, to act in other Championships.Fernando Alonso "I don't think so. Just the pilots has a different culture. Stroll from Canada, he likes different kind of race, so, too, tries to catch everything and everywhere.The rest of the guys aren't going to do anything, because in Europe we usually focusareas one champion. In teams, they became more professional pilots. There are many training camps, many levels, a lot of time is spent on work in the simulator during the winter break, and pilots are hard to get out of this concept. I can afford to take this step because the team changed its attitude towards marketing and development."In late January, Alonso will take part in the marathon 24 hours of Daytona. And in June, the Spaniard may start on the 24 hours of Le Mans.
Team Force India announced the signing of the contract backup pilot with 22-year-old canadian Nicholas Latifi.Under the contract, Latifi will take part in several Friday practice, including in Canada, and spend a couple of days on the tests.Vijay Malia, head of the team "Nicolas became a member of our youth program after a successful season in Formula 2. In the new season he will work on our simulator, as well as conduct a few Friday's practice. We have extensive experience of work with young pilots - Nicholas will learn a lot and prepare for the debut in Formula 1".In 2017 Latifi played in Formula 2, won one race at Silverstone and took the 5th final place.
In 2008 Sauber owned by BMW, and thanks to the cooperation with the Bavarian minders were able to challenge Ferrari and McLaren. As part of the Swiss team under the number "4" was made by Robert Kubica.Early in the season the pilots Ferrari and McLaren often made errors, allowing Kubica several times on the podium. And on the seventh stage in Canada Robert does win, then suddenly became the leader of the championship. But then problems and mistakes of rivals became less, and the results Sauber has fallen markedly in the remaining races pole only three times finished in the top three. In the end, Kubica finished the season in fourth position, behind Lewis Hamilton, Felipe Massa and Kimi Raikkonen.
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton was declared the winner in the category "driver of the year" by fans of the championship.Hamilton won his fourth world title and broke the record of Michael Schumacher for number of pole positions. He won nine of 20 races, including earning a "Grand slam" in China, Canada and the UK.This year Lewis was named the best pilot with 39 of the votes.
Last season in Formula 1 was represented by 16 countries. The largest representation from the United Kingdom, but the pilots of this country have scored a total of 371 points and took only the second place in the standings of the Nations. As leaders of the standings are the Finns.Last year in the standings of the Nations the Germans won, thanks largely to Nico Rosberg. This season was not representative of Indonesia, but there were pilots from Canada, Italy and New Zealand. Russia has fallen from the 10th position to 13th.1. Finland - 510Valtteri Bottas, Kimi Raikkonen2. UK - 371Lewis Hamilton, Jolyon Palmer, Jenson button, Paul di Resta3. Germany - 365Sebastian Vettel, Nico Hulkenberg, Pascal Wehrlein4. Australia - 200Daniel Ricciardo5. Netherlands - 168Max Verstappen6. France - 115Esteban Windows, Roman Grosjean, Pierre Went Out7. Mexico - 100Sergio Perez8. Spain - 71Carlos Sainz, Fernando Alonso9. 43 In BrazilFelipe Massa10. Canada - 40Lance Stroll11. Denmark - 19Kevin Magnussen12. Belgium - 13Stoffel Vandorn13. Russia - 5Daniil Kvyat14. Sweden - 0Marcus Ericsson15. Italy - 0Antonio Giovinazzi16. New Zealand - 0Brandon Hartley.
During the British Grand Prix, Renault celebrated the 40th anniversary of his debut in Formula 1. We decided to recall the history of the French team.1977 its debut in Formula 1, the French built a machine with unusual for that period of a turbo. Originally it was planned to hold the first race at the home Grand Prix of France in early July, but by that time the car still wasn't ready. Made debut only on the next Grand Prix of great Britain on 16 July.Behind the wheel of a single machine, sat the Frenchman Jean-Pierre ABUY, on account of which already had one start in the composition of Tyrrell.Neither in Britain nor in the subsequent three races Jabou to the finish to get failed. While in Canada he did not qualify. Evil tongues nicknamed the Renault RS01 "yellow kettle" - too often, the French machine was steaming.Season results 0 points.
The management of the Grand Prix of Canada does not intervene in the dispute Silverstone and Liberty
The head of the Grand Prix of Canada Francois Dumonte said he did not want to intervene in the dispute between the owner of Formula-1 Liberty Media and the management of Silverstone.Francois Dumontier "I can understand their problem. In Formula 1, of course, the wind of change. The new leadership wants each individual Grand Prix was like a championship. We are ready to accept all these conditions."The head of Formula-1 chase Carey "I know we do not belong to the Silverstone unfair. We treat them the same as others.Our preference is now given to Silverstone and the British Grand Prix should be held not only there. We had offers from other places across the UK".Meanwhile, the owners of Silverstone have announced the termination of the contract, calculated up to 2025, after the season in 2019.
The season champion-1997 Jacques Villeneuve said that he is not going to apologize for their criticism before lance Strolla who achieved podium places in Azerbaijan.Jacques Villeneuve "I criticized him early in the season because of its results. It's very simple.Why should I praise him My role is to report facts, not to protect the pilot. When you are constantly behind his teammate, then brilliant you can't. Why are people offended about this It's true.In Canada he was not very fast, but he managed to show up in Baku. With his shoulders now fell a huge stone pressure. But that does not erase his bad results to Montreal, so I don't regret what I said. Yes, it was a pitiful performance in its execution".Recall that Jacques Villeneuve in his debut season fought for the title until the last race.
This year Ferrari were on top form to race in Canada and Baku. One of the assumptions about the loss of form is based on the fact that the FIA has tightened the rules about adding oil to the fuel.Head Red Bull Christian Horner "it Seems that the silver arrows have someone who came from the scarlet team. This someone pointed out where to look for the catch.But despite the fact that Ferrari seem to have lost power because of the history of oil, Vettel is still very fast during the race".
The ex-pilot of Formula 1 Christian Wedge believes that Mercedes was able to accelerate, thanks to better work with rubber.Christian klien "in Canada, Ferrari was the clear favorite, with a huge advantage ahead of the Mercedes, especially in the work with rubber. But since then, time passed, and now Mercedes has better tires, Pirelli, making them faster to enter the working temperature window.If we talk about the title, the world champion will be the team that will be able to develop most effectively the rest of the season".
Pilots Force India continue to insist that the atmosphere in the team is great, despite the tough opposition in Canada and Azerbaijan.Sergio Perez "it's All right. The team is in a good position in the championship, even though we lost quite a lot of points. We are happy IP is looking forward once again to fight for the ideas of the team."Esteban Windows "Everything's good between us. All is quiet, we are not the pilots of karting, we are professionals and our job is to fight on the track, not outside it".
The Williams driver lance Stroll between the races in Canada and Baku held a secret test driving a car Williams of the 2014 season. The tests were held in Austin.Lance's father Strolla "Honestly, I don't think these tests helped. I think that the lance coped with their problems. Every race, every lap he rides is a step forward. In Formula 1 there are no real tests, so each Grand Prix is a test for him.For the beginner there never has been such a difficult season to debut this year. New machine, tires and downforce - all of it new to him".
The Williams driver lance Stroll in the qualification of the Grand Prix of Azerbaijan showed the 8th result.Lance Stroll "Our team was able to take a step forward. He was already seen in Canada. I have managed to overcome their problems and to achieve the best results in the career of pilot Formula-1.Today we once again proved that he is able to fight. The results are far from leaders, but two cars in the top ten. In Canada I achieved their first points, and today for the first time in the finals of qualification. Now I'm ready to fight for new glasses".
Honda brought in Baku updated the power plant, which was expected during the Grand Prix of Canada.As reported by Japanese motorists, serious modifications have been internal combustion engines, turbine and module MGU-H. According to estimates by Honda, power plant capacity increased by 12 HP According to experts, the Japanese a few belittle their achievements, and the real increase will be around 30 HP. However, before Fernando Alonso was assessed a deficiency of power to 100 HP New engines will appear on the machines McLaren during Friday practice. However, in this case pilots have to pay start from the last row, because the limit on the installation of new components has been exhausted.
After the Italian team dominated Monaco, its main rival Mercedes responsively hit in Canada. Now, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport, unique for Azerbaijan of the track, including extra-long two-kilometer straight, the Ferrari made the updates to its engine.The paper argues that the development is part of an aggressive plan for the development of the Scuderia under the supervision of the Director of the technical Department Mattia Binotto. Reportedly, the decision on delivery of the updated engines in Baku was based solely on positive data on the stand.
Dutch ex-pilot of Formula 1 Guido van der garde has urged his compatriot max Verstappen to calm down and not to pay attention to the rumors that he may go to another stable.Recall that the rumors about the transition of the young Dutchman in the camp of Ferrari in the season of 2018.Guido van der garde "For max it is too early to worry. Of course, as a pilot you always want to get the best car, but I think that of all the teams, Red Bull has made the most progress this year.And Renault is also not standing still. I understand the frustration of max after the race in Canada, but I still expect Red Bull will be able to build a good car next year.Max needs to remember that Red Bull gave him a chance in Formula 1. His time will come. Red Bull also knows that Max - supertalent, and in their interest to ensure that it is the best car in the shortest time possible".
Pilot Williams Felipe Massa has shared his memories of last year's race in Baku, which had the status of European Grand Prix.Felipe Massa "I am really looking forward to returning to this beautiful country, such a unique race track, which is located in the heart of the city. There are a lot of 90 corners, as well as a huge high-speed direct start-finish. Last year we had a double finish in the points zone, so after my meeting in Canada I very much hope that we will be able to add".A year ago Massa finished in Baku on 10-m.
This weekend Honda expects to deliver the much-anticipated McLaren engine updated.In Canada just over a week ago, the McLaren admitted that their frustration at the limit, so if soon there will be updates, a contract with a Japanese company will be terminated.The head of Honda Yusuke Hasegawa "In Baku we will install an updated internal combustion engines. I don't know whether to call it a specification of the engine number "3", but we'll present something, even if it interim solution".The report States that Honda is hard at work specification "3" to solve the problems of the power plant, including excessive vibration and lack of power of 90 HP Yusuke Hasegawa added "the Situation is more complicated than people can imagine. Changing some of the details we have to work on other that automatically require replacement".
The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso has described his experience before the start of the Grand Prix of Azerbaijan.Fernando Alonso "Baku is a great city, and after the success of last year's Grand Prix I was really looking forward to the opportunity again to race in Azerbaijan. As Ambassador to Baku, I spent more time there than many of my colleagues. It's a really cool place to hold a Formula 1 race. We literally drive through the historic town center and the old city walls to create the ideal atmosphere for the viewer.Once we were close to that to earn their first points in Canada, we are going to Baku even more determined to succeed, but it is no secret that we are not waiting for light output.Baku is the fastest street track in the racing calendar, so with the perspective of the pilot it is very interesting to fly. Speed huge, and the walls are so close As usual, the start is one of the most important moments in the race, so the correct settings and a good qualifying will be important components in the fight for points".
The pilot of McLaren Stoffel Vandorn said that his team in Azerbaijan will face the same difficulties as in Canada.Stoffel Vandorn "the Next Grand Prix will be in Baku, and I think we will face there, as in Canada. There is a very long video, and last year we saw that there were shown the highest speeds of the season.Let's wait and see what awaits us. The team is going hard to progress. In this race we will try to achieve the maximum result."Recall that after seven races on account of the McLaren-no points - such in the history of the British team was not.
The pilot of Red Bull Max Verstappen has admitted that she is worried about the competitiveness of his team next year.The young Dutchman already has a contract for next year, but after gathering in Montreal, he called the whole season 2017 failed.Head Red Bull Christian Horner "He knows how hard the team is working to make the car better. He needs to see the whole picture. We struggled with Mercedes in Canada, we are ahead of Ferrari. Max couldn't make the show, but the season is long, it's coming."Max Verstappen "We wanted to fight for the title this year, but we are far from that. I'm worried about the development of the engine this year and next. I want to win and I am absolutely confident that this team can fight for victory. This year updates will be almost no. If they do, then a little".
Lance's father Strolla believes that his son deserves its place in the Royal races.Lawrence Stroll, "the Son spent in Formula 1, only seven races. We have to be patient in relation to him. I think my son deserves a place in the Royal races. In Canada he performed at a decent level.He spent an extraordinary race. Most importantly, he did it all himself. It was not the result of the default, and thanks to a series of overtaking".Recall that in Canada, Stroll finished ninth and became one of the youngest in the history of Formula 1 pilot, earning points.
Hollywood star Michael Douglas, who visited the Grand Prix of Canada, says Fernando Alonso to leave Formula 1 at the end of the season.The famous American actor, Douglas - a longtime fan of Formula 1 and a personal friend of McLaren co-owner Mansour Ayeha.He was a guest of McLaren at the weekend in Montreal and told the Spanish sports newspaper Marca "I like Fernando, he's a terrific pilot. But I think this is his last year. I don't know what will be his decision, don't know what he's going to do, but it is incredible and very good for McLaren.I feel sorry for McLaren and Honda, as I was expecting a lot from this Association. I can especially sympathize with Fernando, he's a great pilot, for me it is not only the best now, he's one of the greatest in the history".
The Ferrari pilot Sebastian Vettel said that his team is preparing to strike back at Mercedes in Baku.Sebastian Vettel "Mercedes is Now resting on its laurels, but in Baku, a lot can change. I am quite calm, and we definitely can achieve a better result in the upcoming race".Recall that the separation of Sebastian Vettel from Lewis Hamilton after the race in Canada is 12 points.
The relationship between the pilot Toro Rosso Carlos Sainz and Daniil Kviat is abruptly deteriorated, when the Spaniard has not received updates before the race in Canada, unlike the Russians.Daniil Kvyat "We are changing the order of provision of new products from race to race, everyone in the team know that".