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2014-08-27 23:14:02

MIAS 2014 the eyes of an Amateur motorsports

MIAS 2014 the eyes of an Amateur motorsports

From August 29 to everyone in the IEC "Crocus Expo" will open the door leading automotive events of the year - the Moscow international automobile salon. About the total exposure we have already told you, it's time to focus on what MIAS 2014 can please160 motor racing fans.

If you love racing, you will definitely be something to look at MIAS 2014 - this time the exposition of the auto show motor racing fans hardly more interesting than160 motorists. On the territory of international exhibition center "Crocus Expo" presents a sportscar almost all key racing, rally and DTM to WEC and Formula 1. In addition, in the next three days, visitors will have a rare opportunity to get an autograph from Vitaly Petrov and take a picture with him near racing Mercedes DTM at the booth AVITO.

Cars of Formula 1 motor show two last year's version of the Toro Rosso STR8, which can be found on the stand of Renault and Mercedes W05 2014, with a short nose fairing and a hybrid engine - this machine is, of course, presented in the exposition of the Mercedes. Infiniti company at this time the car Red Bull Racing is not brought, but on its stand, you can buy branded stuff with attributes commands similar to those that are themselves riders. It is symbolic that the Infiniti stand is located next to the Jaguar, because the team this particular manufacturer was bought by Red Bull in 2005, creating Red Bull Racing.

Very interesting for fans of Motorsport exposure Audi and Mazda. Audi came to Moscow with his famous Audi R18 e-tron quattro, protruding in the LMP1 category of the world championship on races on endurance FIA WEC. On account of this machine three wins in the race "24 hours of Le Mans for the last three years. In turn, Mazda has also shown sportpalace for endurance racing, SkyActiv Diesel LMP2 category, which can be seen at competitions only in the United States, as the European rules in this class do not allow the use of diesel engines.

Honda demonstrated racing Civic WTCC at the wheel in thuringowa the world Championships are Thiago Monteiro and Gabriele Tarquini. You should pay attention to the concept car Acura NSX. This machine should be the heir of one of the most famous sports cars of the 90's, Honda NSX, a development which did Ayrton Senna. The new NSX in different markets it will be sold under the brand Honda or Acura will get a hybrid powerplant and should appear on the market in 2016, but now it is one of the most anticipated products that are fans of sports cars.


If we talk about the WTCC, MIAS 2014, of course, well represented and the other team in this series - Lada Sport Lukoil. She demonstrated her car and riders team champion 2012 Rob Huff, two time winner of the British championship BTCC James Thompson, and Russian Mikhail Kozlovsky, took part in the presentation of the new AVTOVAZ Lada Vesta. In addition, the exhibition presents and Citro235n-Total C-Elys233e WTCC, similar to the one on which to perform sbastien Loeb and John Mueller.

At the stand of Volkswagen racing fans will be able to see the Polo R WRC rally car current championship leader sbastien Ogier and exposure Subaru - Impreza WRX STI. You can find in the vastness of the IEC "Crocus Expo" and several cars participating in the rally-RAID "Dakar" - in particular, Opel Mokka, Great Wall Haval Dakar, as well as promising Peugeot 2008 DKR.

In hall 12 visitors will be able to find three cars international series Formula Student. According to the regulations of the championship, the machines in this series are created by University students on their own, without the assistance of professional engineers and teachers, and the scope of the regulations is wide enough, and then the students themselves participate in them in races. On MIAS their cars 2014 presented students MAMI Moscow, MGTU im. Bauman and Nizhny Novgorod NSTU. The projects are quite different from each other, and in all three cases, these are machines that participate in races. The stand MADI uses the experimental car with low fuel consumption, participated in the Shell eco-marathon. There, in the 12th hall, you can visit the stand of the Moscow Raceway circuit.

Nissan has brought to Moscow sports Nissan GT-R series Blancpain. Here you can meet and one of the most promising young pilots, Mark Selickogo, the Russian winner of the Nissan Nismo GT Academy, which allow gamers to take the first steps in Motorsport. By the way, try your hand at this program right there on the Nissan stand, where there are just four of the simulator, and two exhibited on the street, in the tent of the company.

In General, the number of racing games MIAS 2014 broke all national records. They can be found not only in the exposition of Nissan but also stands Citroen, Lada, and many others. The most advanced simulator, of course, is on the stand "Sochi Circuit".

Here you can drive a Formula 1 on a new track in Sochi - the software created by the famous company for RFactor. This simulator simulates not only the process of piloting on the track Grand Prix Russia, but the resulting overload. However, you need to be prepared for the fact that the management virtual machine is very simple, and gross errors it does not forgive. However, to pass on Sochi's track160 and otherwise using the application for the tablet.

Of course, it's not all machines and exhibits Moscow international motor show, is directly related to motorsports. The theme of the race is traced there at every step, and all manufacturers are trying to use their success in the competition for attracting attention and demonstrate the level of their technology. Many participants came to Moscow with their riders besides the already mentioned Petrova, Selickogo, Thompson, Hoff, and Kozlovsky, this four-time world Formula 1 champion Alain Prost, and three-time European champion in rally cross Timur Timerzyanov. In General, there are lots of places, be sure to come

text Elmir Valeev


2014-08-23 19:24:03

Moscow international automobile salon 2014

Moscow international automobile salon 2014

From August 29 to everyone in the IEC "Crocus Expo" will open the door leading automotive events of the year - the Moscow international automobile salon.

The organizers of MIAS 2014 traditionally NP "Association of Russian automakers" and "Crocus Expo" with the support of the Association of European businesses in Russia AEB.

Long before the Moscow motor show, many leading brands have announced an increase in its exhibition space, therefore, the organizers have added exposure to another room. For the first time for the event, held under the auspices of the International organization of motor vehicle manufacturers OICA, will be allocated 8 rooms two exhibition halls. And the open space in front of "Crocus Expo" will be the area of large-scale test drives a Land Rover, Jeep, HAVAL and AVTOVAZ.

The total area of MIAS 2014 will exceed 120 000 square meters, and the number of brands almost all existing in the world at the moment - the mark of fifty. At the exhibition you will see the following brands Acura, Alfa Romeo, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Brabus, Brilliance, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chery, Chrysler, Citroen, Ducati, FAW, Fiat, Ford, Geely, Great Wall, Haima, Honda, Hyundai, Infiniti, Jaguar, Jeep, Kia, LADA, Land Rover, Lexus, Lifan, Maserati, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, MINI, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Opel, Peugeot, Porsche, Renault, SEAT, Skoda, smart, Subaru, Suzuki, Toyota, Volkswagen. First time participants will receive PGO Automobiles, HAVAL, DFM, Changan, Datsun and HTM Hawtai Motor. Also in the same room with brands, on the rights of the sponsor, will be the stand of the world's leading tire manufacturer Bridgestone Corporation.

Moscow international automobile salon will once again become the country's main platform for showcasing the latest innovations of domestic and global automotive industry. According to preliminary estimates, the project will be over 1 000 000 people.

Future motor show will be a record number of Premier. To save the intrigue many exhibitors will announce his "debut" not before the first day of the exhibition, but today the company manufacturers speak openly about 9 world Audi, Datsun, Land Rover, Mercedes-Benz, Peugeot, Renault, Toyota, 9 European Acura, Chevrolet, Lexus, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Volkswagen, 43 Russian premieres Audi, Bentley, Cadillac, Citroen, Fiat, Ford, HAVAL, Infiniti, Jeep, Kia, Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Opel, Peugeot, Porsche, Renault, SEAT, Skoda, Volkswagen and 16 concept cars Acura, Chevrolet, Citroen, Hyundai, Jaguar, Land Rover, Mitsubishi, Opel, Peugeot, Subaru, Suzuki, Toyota.

In the 12th hall of the third pavilion Crocus Expo visitors expect a specially organized by the radio station Kommersant FM" track for electric vehicles, as well as the stands of the companies original design and tuning of cars, motorbikes, motorcycles, tires and wheels, automotive electronics, and much more. In the same hall will present their new products such well-known market players, as ABIX Technology, Avtohimiya-Invest, Pandora Trade, BOOM-TRIKES ENG, Eberspcher Climate Control Systems, Federal Corporation, Hankook Tire Rus, LARTE Design, LUKOIL, Mega-F, Firma MMS, NPP ITELMA, SPA StarLine, This Oy/Apollo Vredestein B.V., Vossen Wheels, YOKOHAMA RUS and others.

on 28 August a Business day waiting for rich business program, which will be the international automotive Assembly MAA-2014, combining the II international forum of local automotive suppliers and forum Autosphere sales, service, innovation".

Moscow motor show will not get much attention and such an important part of the automotive world, as security on the roads. on August 28, the center of expertise "drive safely" will gather to participate in thematic round table of representatives of brands, government departments and agencies, experts and public figures to draw attention to the issues of road safety in Russia, to build a dialogue between business and government and to call for social responsibility of manufacturers.

The exhibition will be held the ceremony of awarding the winners of the 10th anniversary of the national award "Car of the year 2014"organized by the magazine "auto". As the jury will perform professional experts from around the world.

August 27, in the framework of the show will be a competition in which the famous Dexter will appreciate exhibitors in five categories, including "For the originality of presentation", "Best speaker", "For the design of exhibition stand and others. Their participation in the jury already confirmed such respected media representatives Alexander Mikulenka, Alexander Dobin, Alexey Grammatikov, Alexey slashes, Eugene Shipilov, Igor Margaretta, Nicholas Whistler, Pavel Fedorov, Sergey Aslanian and Yuri Geiko.

The real sensation of the exhibition promises to be an exposition of the unique examples of civil and military equipment of the last century from the Museum, "Engines of war" and "Motomeru Vyacheslav Sayanova", dedicated to the upcoming celebration of the 70th anniversary of the victory in the great Patriotic war. The organizers say that "against the background of the brilliant perfection of machines of modernity visitors to the motor show will most clearly enjoy the aesthetics and spirit of the great twentieth century, each selected for the MIAS 2014 rarities reflected the technical genius of mankind in the most vivid manifestations".

September 5, with the support of the Association of Russian automakers and leading universities of the country will be the "Day of education", in which the manufacturers will tell the students about the activities of the companies, products, internship and employment opportunities, working conditions and prospects for professional growth. This socially-significant idea is already supported by "BMW Russland trading", "Hyundai Motor CIS", "Reno Russia", "Ford Sollers holding", "Mercedes-Benz RUS", "KAMAZ", "Avtotor holding", "Volvo Vostok"SSC RF FGUP "NAMI", "Nissan Motor RUS", "VOLKSWAGEN group Rus" and others. The importance of this event emphasized in his address to the organizers of the exhibition, the Chairman of Russian Government Dmitry Medvedev.

The official ceremony opening ceremony is scheduled for August 28 1400. This event will be combined with the start of the 10-th anniversary international exhibition of automotive industry Interauto, which is part of MIAS 2014.

One of the novelties of the Moscow motor show this year will be recruiting volunteers to coordinate the separate parts of the workflow, ensure compliance with established rules and provide comprehensive assistance to visitors.

Moscow international automobile salon will be another landmark event for the development of the automotive industry in our country and will serve as an additional incentive for filling up of the Russian market of modern and high quality cars.

Moscow, IEC "Crocus Expo"

II hall halls 5, 6, 7, 8, pavilion halls 12, 13, 14, 15, outdoor area

27 August - 7 September 2014

27-28 August 0700 to 2000 Press day only for press.

28 August 1200 to 2000 Business day only for the press and for tickets on the Business day.

August 28 1400 opening ceremony Showroom

and exhibition "Interauto 2014".

The open days visit 29 August - 6 September from 1000 to 2000,

7 September from 1000 to 1800.


2014-07-12 18:54:02

Has ended the Moscow City Racing show

Has ended the Moscow City Racing show

In Moscow ended races Motorsport Moscow City Racing show, held at the walls of the Kremlin. Throughout the day many spectators were pleased with the good weather, allowing riders on the various techniques to demonstrate their skills.

At this time there were no serious accidents. On the road again appeared historical Surtees TS14 and Surtees TS16, cars, Formula 1 Ferrari and Caterham under Mark Wife and Robin Freins. The winner of the rally-RAID "Dakar-2013" Eduard Nikolaev brought onto the multi-ton truck team "KAMAZ-Master".

Sebastien Chardonnay demonstrated skills in a rally car Citroen WRC, and although Chardonnay - racer, and no expert on the stunts, he looked okay, even against the background of aerobatics professional drifters and stuntmen, speaking before and after it.

Brilliantly acted and Russian metacommand Lazzari-Motorsport team, headed the sixfold champion of Russia Sergei Krapukhina. And Jean Alesi drove several audiences at Ferrari.

The show featured all three German manufacturer of body DTM championship. At the wheel of a BMW M4 villages Jens Klingman, Mercedes AMG C-Coupe ruled Bernd Maylander and Audi RS 5 DTM - Roman Rusinov.

Roman Rusinov "Great atmosphere, nice to be in Moscow, to watch that show, to be photographed, to podymal tyres Audi RS5 DTM. Yesterday was cold and seemed, might rain, but today the weather was great."

text Elmir Valeev


2014-07-04 15:44:02

Historical machine Surtees on Moscow City Racing

Historical machine Surtees on Moscow City Racing

Just one week at the Kremlin wall in Moscow will host the Moscow City Racing show. Today it became known the detailed program of the event. The main novelty of this time will show races historical cars of Formula 1.

"Next Saturday, July 12, the audience Moscow City Racing will have the unique opportunity to see a demonstration race masterpieces of automotive, historical cars of Formula 1 70-ies of the last century All the fans of the "Royal races" will get a chance to touch the history of Formula 1 in anticipation of the first Russian Grand Prix in Sochi

In a show at the walls of the Kremlin will be attended by two historical machine - Surtees TS14 and Surtees TS16. Both were designed and constructed by a team of John Certeza, the only one in the history of world champion in Formula 1 racing. On account of the "Big John", as it was called fans, seven League titles in the world championship racing, won in the team MV Augusta, as well as the title of world champion in 1964 in Formula 1, which he won, speaking for Ferrari

Machine Surtees TS14 was constructed in 1972, and John Sertis personally acted on it in the Formula 1. For 1970-ies she had advanced design - TS14 for the first time in the world championship appeared fully passive safety system, providing a high protection from side impacts. Surtees TS16 was a reworked version TS14, and arrived at the start in 1974.

Five years ago a pilot of civil aviation enthusiast and collector Chris Perkins bought Surtees TS14 John Certeza. Now the machine regularly takes part in the historical series Masters F1, where, on account of its already two victories. TS16 also belongs to Perkins and successfully participates in the historic races, including race on the track in Monaco, North loop of the Nurburgring and brands hatch".

In accordance with the revised program weekend, Moscow City Racing show will begin on Thursday, July 10. This day will be a presentation of the race track in Sochi and the first session of the racers.

The program of Moscow City Racing show-2014

Thursday, July 10. Vasilevsky descent. 14.00 - 20.00 free Entrance

Presentation race track in Sochi ahead of the Russian stage Gran

Formula 1 everyone will be able to learn the details about the upcoming Grand Prix,

to get acquainted with the layout of the track, to ask questions to representatives of

autodrome, ticket service.

16.00 - 17.00 Autograph session with participants of the Moscow City Racing, the team's pilots

"KAMAZ-Master" the winner of "Dakar Rally 2013" Eduard Nikolayev and winner of "Dakar Rally 2014" Andrei Kalinovik.

The exhibition area with armoured fighting vehicles of the "KAMAZ-Master".

The exposition of the car.

Drift-garage from Russian Drift Series.

Friday, July 11. Vasilevsky descent. 14.00 - 20.00 free Entrance

16.00 - 20.00 signing session c participants of Moscow City Racing.

16.00 - 16.30 Pilots "KAMAZ-master" the winner of "Dakar Rally 2013" Eduard

Nikolaev and the winner of "Dakar Rally 2014" Andrey karginov.

16.30 - 17.00 Terry Grant, 15-times record-holder of the Guinness Book of records.

17.30 - 18.00 Test pilot Scuderia Ferrari mark Wife.

18.00 - 18.30 Legendary Formula 1 driver, special guest MCR Jean Alesi.

19.00 - 19.30 Test pilot Caterham F1 Team Robin Trains.

19.30 - 20.00 Pilot Citroen Total Abu Dhabi World Rally Team, the champion of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge 2009 Chris Mick.

Friday, July 11. Bolotnaya square. 16.00 - 20.00 free Entrance

Area paddocks open for free access by visitors.

17.00 - 20.00 signing session c participants of Moscow City Racing

17.00 - 18.00 6-fold champion of Russia in road racing, the prize-winner of the Championships of Europe Sergei Karpukhin from the team Lazzari-motorsport.

18.00 - 19.00 Pilot Citroen Total Abu Dhabi World Rally Team, the champion of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge 2009 Chris Mick.

18.00 - 18.30 Test pilot Caterham F1 Team Robin Trains.

18.00 - 19.00 Terry Grant of 15 times the record Book of records


Saturday, July 12. Vasilevsky descent. 12.00 - 18.00 free Entrance

All guests of Vasilievsky Spusk will be able to see a demonstration race of Formula 1 and other participants in the show and visit the exhibition area of Ferrari cars and zone of Sochi Circuit".

12.00-14.00 warm-up races

14.00-17.00 Main program


2014-07-03 17:44:02

The organizers of the Moscow City Racing told about the program of the show

The organizers of the Moscow City Racing told about the program of the show

Less than two weeks left until the next Moscow City Racing show, which will take place at the walls of the Kremlin. It is already known that in races will take part test pilot Caterham Robin Trains and test driver Marc Ferrari Wife and racer Citroen rally team Chris Mick. In another press release from the organizers unveiled a few secrets of the program of the event.

"10-12 July in the center of Moscow will take place the annual auto show Moscow City Racing. This year the event kicks off on July 10 and will be held in the format of this autofestival. July 12 in a traditional demonstration near the Kremlin walls will involve teams of Formula 1 and rally and body racing series. Viewers also will find an incredible extreme show performed by the best stunts in the world.

On the eve of the first in the history of the Russian stage of the Formula 1 in Sochi organizers Moscow City Racing prepared a surprise for all the fans. The audience will be able to immerse yourself in the history of Formula 1, to see how it looked and sounded Formula 1 in 60-s, 70-s and 80-s - route will sweep rare machine.

on 11 July, on the eve of the show, the most impatient of the motor sport fans will be able to approach the Holy of holies racing world - to the area paddocks teams Formula-1, located on Bolotnaya square, and to observe the work racing engineers and preparation of cars for the race.

It should be noted that not only October, but in July this year's rich racing events. On the next day after the show in the center of Moscow, July 13 on Sunday, at Moscow Moscow Raceway will host the Russian stage of body championship DTM Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters.

This year for the first time in the history of the DTM championship participates Russian driver Vitaly Petrov, the first Russian driver in Formula 1, the Ambassador of the Grand Prix of Russia in Sochi. To learn more about the DTM championship, where this season Vitaly is the factory team Mercedes AMG, at the presentation of the DTM, which will take place on Vasilyevsky Spusk on Thursday, July 10.

The organizers of the Moscow City Racing not forget about the social responsibility activities. Every second risk and very high speeds acceptable in sports, but not on the public roads. To improve the security of Russian roads can only instilling a culture of driving from childhood. It is the objective of helping to carry the all-Russian program "safety wheel" - the instruction of children in visual game form the rules of the road.

The next stage of the competition "Safe wheel" will take place on July 11 at the Friday within the framework of Moscow City Racing 2014 and will run for three days on Vasilevsky Descent.

As always, visitors of Moscow City Racing will be organized in the fan zone, admission free. Those who wish to comfortably sleep in the stands along the route will be able

to purchase tickets on the official site The event is held with the support of the Government of Moscow".

text Elmir Valeev


2014-06-30 13:04:03

Moscow City Racing the Program will be interesting

Moscow City Racing the Program will be interesting

12 July racing Moscow City Racing show, and it has become a tradition participation of famous Citroen rally team, which account for 93 victory at the stages of the world rally championship and 8 titles. This year to present Citroen Total Abu Dhabi World Rally Team in Moscow is 34-year-old Irishman Chris Mick.

He first joined the team Citroen another Junior stages of the WRC in 2005 and in 2006, in 2009 won the title in the series of Intercontinental Rally Challenge, and in 2013 returned to the world rally championship.

Chris Mick "I was incredibly pleased with the invitation to "Citroen Russia" to take part in Moscow City Racing, which in 7-th time will be held at the legendary walls of the Kremlin. For me will be a real pleasure to meet with the Russian audience and give them an unforgettable show at the wheel DS3 WRC"

For the team Citroen this is not the first performance at Moscow City Racing in 2013 and 2012 at an auto show in Moscow rally DS3 piloted by Dani Sordo and Mika Hirvonen.

Extreme lovers will certainly enjoy the show performed stuntman Terry Grant, the owner of fifteen Guinness world records. Briton first got behind the wheel at the age of 6, and in 1995 in a live broadcast on the BBC have done the trick, went down in history jumped out of a flying car and went back inside. The audience Moscow City Racing 2014 has a unique opportunity to witness one of the unique tricks in the performance of the Grant. The show will be a surprise. By the way, only he can, standing on the roof of the car, to make it circles the rear wheels, while the domestic front remains in place

text Andrew Elk


2014-05-01 18:04:02

Coulthard and Riccardo appeared on the show in Budapest

Coulthard and Riccardo appeared on the show in Budapest

In the centre of Budapest today passes air and auto show with the participation of well-known pilots and drivers, in particular, Riccardo Daniel and David Coulthard driving demonstration machines Red Bull Racing. For the first time such a show was held in Hungary a year ago, and has now become traditional.

In the morning, the program opened a big Airshow. Residents of the capital could see performances of world champion aerobatic sport Peter Besheniy, the winner of a series of Avignon Red Bull Air Race. Demonstrated their skills and five-time winner of records of Guinness world Zoltan Veres. The viewers saw the flight of a number of aircraft, including heavy bomber B-52, the fighter of world war II scheme of F4U Corsair, helicopters Bell Cobra and Mi-2 and others.

In the second half of the day on padded along the embankments of the river Danube in the centre of Budapest route went racers. Daniel Riccardo and David Coulthard driving demo version of a Formula 1 car Red Bull RB7. Another former F1 driver Timo Glock, held a demonstration race car BMW DTM.

Besides, the audience will perform pilots WTCC Thiago Monteiro Honda, Sebastien Loeb Citroen, Gianni Morbidelli Chevrolet, Mikhail Kozlovsky Lada Granta and the other pilots, as well as Hungarian team series Auto GP Talmacsi Racing. Will finish the program of record for jumping from the stratosphere Felix Baumgartner, who will manage the helicopter Bo 105, and another series of speeches Riccardo and Coulthard.


2014-03-22 18:54:02

Olivier Panis will comment WTCC on Eurosport

Olivier Panis will comment WTCC on Eurosport

A former pilot of the Formula 1 Olivier Panis, speaking in Formula 1 since 1994 and 2004, will try themselves in the role of commentator this season he'll be talking about races of the world touring WTCC on French television channel Eurosport.

Interest in WTCC in France is growing not by accident in 2014 in this championship debuts famous Sebastien Loeb, nine-time champion of the world rally championship. Loeb went in the ring races, probably permanently changing roles, and now we'll see him behind the wheel of a racing saloon Citroen C-Elys233e WTCC. At yesterday's tests in Valencia circuit name of Ricardo Tormo he showed the best time, by the way, ahead of the two former pilots of Formula 1 Gabriele Tarquini and Thiago Monteiro, has been successfully performing in the WTCC.

The first race of the season will run through the month of April 21 on urban routes in Marrakech.


2014-03-20 15:54:02

Sebastien Loeb wants to break a record nick Heidfeld

Sebastien Loeb wants to break a record nick Heidfeld

Nick Heidfeld owns several statistical records, however, mostly ambiguous. Among racers of Formula 1, not won a single victory, German veteran earned the most points, most of it to the podium and finished second. He also holds the record for the number of times in a row Heidfeld was classified 41 Grand Prix.

But, possibly, not all know that there is another achievement set by Jadefalcon even in his youth, which is still not blocked in 1999 on the traditional Festival of speed in Goodwood driving the McLaren MP4-13, taking part in competitions in speed climb the hill, he went the distance for 41.6 seconds.

This year, however, Sebastien Loeb, nine-time champion of the world rally championship, is going to attempt to beat the record for Peugeot 207 T16 Pikes Peak. In 2013, the famous Frenchman, thanks to this unique 875-strong car, went up on the mountain pikes Peak in Colorado for 8 minutes 13,878 seconds, 48 with extra seconds improved the previous record.

Also spectators and guests of the festival will see Loeb, and driving the other car, a Citroen C-Elys233e WTCC, which Sebastien this year will debut in a new discipline, the world Championships on highway-ring races.

The organizers of the festival have confirmed that in addition Loeb in the program of festival which will be held from 26 to 29 June, will also be attended by other famous racers in particular, John Curtiss, Emerson, Fittipaldi, Derek bell, mark Webber, Tom Kristensen, Emanuele Pirro and others.


2014-02-22 16:04:01

BBC Olivier becomes the head of the Lotus

BBC Olivier  becomes the head of the Lotus

In the first half of February, there were rumors that the new head of the Lotus F1 Team will be the former boss of the sports programs of Peugeot and Citroen Olivier . A week and a half ago, a British expert Joe Savar, wrote about this, as the accomplished fact.

However, for the last time this information was never confirmed, and talks about the appearance died down. The presentation of new machines on Thursday, 20 February, it was team was represented by Executive Director Matthew Carter.

As journalists of the BBC, the Lotus F1 divided between Carter and owner of the team Gerard Lopez, and although this scheme is considered temporary, specific candidacy to replace the dismissed Eric has not yet been found. But even if it eventually will be chosen, as writes British newspaper, «this man will not ».


2014-02-13 18:14:10

Grosjean Well, that running E22 went without any problems

Grosjean Well, that running E22 went without any problems

Lotus missed the first tests in Jerez and conducted a test run of the new machine only at the end of last week. However, Roman Grozhan believes that the team has lost not so much in Bahrain will be able to make it up, this is what he told the French press.

Roman Grozhan «We were not able to participate in the first tests in Jerez - instead we spent two days to film. In the first day runs only towards evening, and the second day was normal we have passed 100 km and finished to 1600.

We have no serious problems with the machine. Although the conditions were imperfect, in General, the car accelerates, brakes and turns to the right or to the left. It is not broke, and this is good news. The Renault Sport have made progress in solving problems. We are waiting for novelties already to the tests in Bahrain, where I for the first time this year I will sit down for a wheel in real terms I'm talking about the temperature, the peculiarities of the track and tires».

Lately all sorts of rumours about the appearance of Lotus former head of Citroen Racing and Peugeot Sport Olivier . It is assumed that the Frenchman will lead a team and to address sport-related issues.

«I once met him in 2010, when I tried to sign a contract with any of the teams continued Grosjean. I then asked the Peugeot Sport, but our talk was over. This person can be useful Lotus, but it is too early to make any conclusions, and you can't judge until we saw of him - I don't know him well. I know that he did outside the Formula 1, but look at things from the opinion of insider always differ in many ways. Let's give him a chance, if he is in the Lotus».

French racer added that he hoped for a speedy recovery Michael Schumacher, who is continuing treatment at the hospital Grenoble after the incident in the French Alps December 29 last year.

«Like everyone else, I learned the news about Michael from the Internet, said Grosjean. - Everything happened in the feasts, and was a shock for everyone. At first they did not understand the gravity of injuries, but in the end it turned out that this horrible news. We then learned that the Schumacher family asked everyone to leave him alone, so I can only hope that he will cope with that.

Michael is not just a Formula 1 racer, he's a great champion, a legendary person. I do not think that someone will be able to compete with him. I'm not familiar with his family. Because we are not doctors, we can only wish Michael all the best and hope he successfully out of this situation.

I started to watch Formula 1 in 1993-1994 - it is this period linked my first memories of . He is a real fighter and always go forward. After switching to Ferrari he helped create a great car, then this team dominated the Formula 1. Michael lives for the sake of sports and thrills. Having finished a career in Ferrari, he tried a motorcycle races - he truly all this love.

Each of us understands that the danger is part of our life. We know that in any given weekend something can happen, but stop to think about it, as soon as we find ourselves behind the wheel. Also, I don't think neither the family nor the son, because I have other things - all my thoughts are busy working with the engineer, dishwasher, and the desire to maximize your potential.

I'm a big fan of mountain skiing, because my grandfather was a champion in this sport in the 1950 m I dealt with them three years - this prohibition specified in my contract. If I'll get up on skis and break my leg, I will not be able to take part in the tests, which begin next week.»


2014-02-12 14:14:02

accepted the proposal of the Lotus

accepted the proposal of the Lotus

We talked about the possibility of appearance of a Formula 1-the former head of the sports programs of the concern Peugeot Citroen Olivier - Frenchman can lead the Lotus F1. Moreover, co-owner of the team Gerard Lopez confirmed that he had met with to discuss a contract.

In turn Olivier said that age 64 can prevent him to lead the team, but did not deny his interest in Formula 1. British journalist and expert Joe Savar, argues that accepted the offer Lopez.

«My sources reported that Olivier will be named the new head of the Lotus F1 team,» wrote Joe Savar in his blog.


2014-02-11 14:24:03

Peugeot will return to Formula 1

Peugeot will return to Formula 1

Lately a lot of talk about that after the amendments of regulations several major car manufacturers are interested in returning to Formula 1. British journalist and expert Joe Savar believes that among them may be the company Peugeot.

In March, the French company will be headed by Carlos Tavares, who previously served as chief operating officer of Renault and was responsible for a sports program of the company, including its participation in Formula 1. It is expected that after the March visit to France, President of China XI Jinping, will be announced major restructuring of the PSA Peugeot Citroen, relating to the purchase of the Chinese Dongfeng Motors and the French government on 14 shares of the concern, amounting to 2.5 billion pounds sterling. The money will be spent on the expansion of international presence Peugeot Citroen, first of all on the markets of Asia, South America and Eastern Europe.

Savar, believes that one of the ways of product promotion the company may be increased presence in Motorsport. After the departure of the Peugeot factory team of endurance racing, the company has concentrated on participation in national Championships and rally cross event. This season Citroen factory team will perform in the series WTCC and the world rally championship.

«It is unlikely that Carlos satisfy this state of Affairs. He is one of those who believe that participation in motor racing, helps to promote your brand on the international level. It is not excluded, that in connection with this, he decides to support a program to develop its own engine Peugeot for participation in the Formula 1», - concludes Joe Savar.

Previously Peugeot participated in Formula 1 from 1994 to 2000, supplying engines to teams McLaren, Jordan and Prost.

text Mikhail Smirnov


2014-02-10 17:14:03

Olivier Lopez offered me a job 4 years ago

Olivier  Lopez offered me a job 4 years ago

We are told that the co-owner of the Lotus F1 Gerard Lopez confirmed the fact of meeting with the former head of the sports programs of the concern Peugeot Citroen Olivier , during which suggested that he lead a team of Formula 1. Answering the question of the British magazine Autosport of a possible transition of Lotus, a French specialist made it clear that age can prevent him taking such a proposal.

Olivier «to be Honest, I'm 64 years. Many, including some of my friends say to me "You must do this, got to do it", but actually it not so. But it's true I really know Gerard Lopez.

Whether Formula 1 Good question. Now I work in OAK Racing team playing in the world championship endurance. Four years ago Lopez offered me a job, but then I decided to stay in Peugeot Citroen.

In the last few weeks in the European press rumours that lead Lotus F1 can the former head of McLaren Martin Whitmarsh.


2014-02-10 13:34:03

Gerard Lopez met with Olivier

Gerard Lopez met with Olivier

We wrote about the appearance of Formula 1-the former head of sports programs Citroen and Peugeot Olivier . Close to the FIA President Jean Frenchman can lead a team Lotus.

Co-owner of the team Gerard Lopez confirmed in an interview with radio station RMC Sport, met with Olivier to discuss a contract. The former head of Citroen Racing will not replace Eric , and will sport issues. Now the Luxembourg businessman will discuss his candidacy with the shareholders of the team, however, will not be easy to convince them - they are dissatisfied with the lack of a Frenchman experience in Formula 1 and a skeptical view of his age - this year he reaches the age of 64 years.



2014-02-07 19:54:02

Olivier can sign a contract with Lotus F1

Olivier  can sign a contract with Lotus F1

In terms of performance Lotus F1 Team very cool spent last season, but because of serious financial problems lost many key persons.

Co-owner of the team Gerard Lopez was forced to take the post of the head after the departure of Eric , but according to the German press, is preparing a large-scale strengthen the team.

According to rumors, the command can strengthen a former boss of sports programs Peugeot and Citroen Olivier , which has achieved considerable success with factory teams.

Rumors about a possible transfer in Formula 1 appeared in 2009 - it was just that he could lead the Renault F1 Team.


2013-07-25 11:04:05

Citroen has presented the new car Sebastien Loeb

Citroen has presented the new car Sebastien Loeb

In the next season Citroen together with the nine-time major champion rally Sebastian debut in the ring championship WTCC. The other day the French company introduced a machine that, in 2014, will be released on racing . machine C-Elysee WTCC created taking into account the changes in the regulations coming into force in 2014. This front-wheel machine with engine from the Citroen DS3 WRC displacement of 1.6 liters and capacity of 380 PS Behind the wheel of one of the plant's machines sit Sebastian Loeb. Among the contenders for second place are Yvan Muller, Rob Huff, Alan and Robert Kubica, a former pilot of Formula 1.Honda and Lada continues the development of its own machines to meet the new regulations. With regard to the new car SEAT, its appearance is expected in the second half of 2014.

2013-07-21 14:34:02

MCR In the center of Moscow started demonstration races

MCR In the center of Moscow started demonstration races

At an impromptu road in the center of Moscow started the main program of the Moscow City Racing show. Despite the weather - it rained all night on the highway there is a small pools of water but a day through dense clouds became peep the sun in the stands of Moscow City Racing practically no vacant.

The first track will go pilots of Formula 1 - Jenson button Kamui Kobayashi David Max Chilton and Heikki Kovalainen after160a short pause, they will replicate the program.

Fans will be able to see and pilots DTM Andy and Mike . The car the German auto body series will sit down and Vitaly Petrov. Will demonstrate their skills Dani Sordo in a rally Citroen and Eduard Nikolayev of the KAMAZ-Master team.


2013-07-20 17:04:02

MCR the first day of the show

MCR the first day of the show

The first day of the Moscow City Racing show the program was intense and interesting. First, at the Moskva bridge was held the presentation of the DTM series Ralf Schumacher Andy and Mike Rockenfeller left on the improvised urban highway. After a brief photo session pilots talked with the fans and gave autographs.

Then came in the centre of Moscow Motorsport fans had to make a difficult choice to go on Bolotnaya square or stay on Vasilyevsky Spusk. Those who chose the Marsh take autographs and with the pilots of Formula 1 max Heikki Kovalainen and David . However, most fans gathered on Vasilyevsky Spusk, where an hour autographs Vitaly Petrov, which formed a huge crowd of fans.

In parallel, at the Moskva bridge their skills by driving Citroen rally WRC demonstrated Dani Sordo. On completion of the program on the city route again went pilots of the DTM series. They played donutsburned tires and made the streets of the city roaring engines.

First day of Moscow City Racing show is finished, but the main events of the fans are waiting for Sunday, when the streets of Moscow will pass machines five teams Formula 1 McLaren Ferrari Lotuss Caterham and Marussia. Come, it will be interesting


2013-07-20 12:24:03

MCR Held the first press-conference participants

MCR Held the first press-conference participants

On Saturday morning, the first day of the two-day Moscow City Racing show held a press-conference participants. In addition to the organizers, officials and sponsors of the questions were answered by pilots David Vitaly Petrov Dani Sordo Eduard Nikolaev. It was expected that at the press-conference will come and the racer of the basic structure of Lotus F1 Roman Grozhan. However, on the way to the airport Novel reported that his wife while on the ninth month of pregnancy was delivered to the hospital. However at the press conference gathered many representatives of the press.

Nicholas Buturlakin Vice-Governor of Krasnodar region Russia is only beginning its journey to the great victories in races it is important for us that are regularly held in Moscow such events. This wonderfully well-organized show. Taking this opportunity I invite all the debut Grand Prix of Russia in Sochi in October 2014.

Dani Sordo Citroen WRCC I am delighted to arrival to Moscow. Earlier I was not in your city I really liked it. Looking forward to the opportunity to demonstrate to the fans the possibility of a rally car.

David Lotus F11 thank you very Much for the invitation to this event. I am very pleased to arrival to Moscow - I for the first time in Russia, and I had an incredible experience. I have already examined the track - it is magnificent. I think I can accelerate to 300 km/H. I am Sure everyone will love our show.»

Eduard Nikolaev, KAMAZ Master «Our team is not the first time participate in this show. I wish the next year organizers have come up with something special, because I would like to show the capabilities of our machines.

Vitaly Petrov I very much like to participate in the Moscow City Racing. I will be coming on the show until I was invited by the organizers. I believe it is very important that the fans have the opportunity to see and hear a Formula 1 car. Us racers, it is interesting to not only participate in races, but also to please the audience. I hope everyone will enjoy it. Tomorrow I'll sit behind the wheel of the machine DTM. Besides, I want to open a small secret in the framework of the Moscow City Racing I have to sit behind the wheel of E-Mobility».


2013-07-16 19:14:03

MCR Instead of in Moscow will come Grosjean and

MCR Instead of  in Moscow will come Grosjean and

The organizers of the racing Moscow City Racing show announced changes in the composition of the participants.

Team Lotus F1 will represent no Kimi Raikkonen and Roman Grozhan and reserve pilot team David . Roman will participate in the Saturday program parts and Sunday behind the wheel of a Lotus sit .

command Citroen Racing will present an experienced Spaniard Dani Sordo, debuted in the WRC championship ten years ago.

The organizers have also reported that on Saturday, 20 July, will be opened free access to the paddock at Bolotnaya square, where you will be photographed against the background of racing cars and get an autograph from Moscow City Racing. There will be an autograph session Dani Sordo, max Marussia F1, the current champion series GP2 David Lotus F1 and Heikki Caterham, which in 2009 the Moscow City Racing represented McLaren.

At Vasilievsky Spusk will be held the autograph session Novel Lotus F1, Eduard Nikolaev «KAMAZ-Master», Vitaly Petrov, as well as pilots popular body DTM championship - Mike , Andy and Ralf Schumacher. Autograph session will take place immediately after the presentation of the DTM, which will take place on Vasilyevsky Spusk.

20 July spectators on Vasilyevsky Spusk waiting for the speech of Dani Sordo driving a Citroen rally and races racing cars DTM standard, for the first time included in the program of Moscow City Racing.

A special atmosphere of the Vasilievsky Spusk will be created thanks to the extreme freestyle show from Nitro Circus. Crazy tricks from riders most famous freestyle team can be seen from morning till afternoon, then there will be an autograph session Nitro Circus for all the fans of extreme sports.

Main element of the programme Sunday tradition will race cars of Formula 1 for the first time in the history of show in Moscow your art show representatives of 5 teams. This year in Moscow City Racing will take part Kamui Kobayashi Ferrari, Jenson button McLaren, David Lotus F1, Heikki Kovalainen Caterham F1 and Max Chilton Marussia F1.

Also Sunday participate stated by rally driver Dani Sordo Citroen Racing, DTM racers Mike Rockenfeller Audi, Andy BMW and Ralf Schumacher Mercedes. In addition, a steering wheel DTM Mercedes AMG C-Coup233 first sits down Vitaly Petrov The command «KAMAZ-Master» will be the winner of the Dakar-2013 Eduard Nikolaev.

Extreme part of the program of Sunday discount car show Terry Grant drift shows Sex swift and freestyle show from Nitro Circus.

A pleasant conclusion of the race week-end will be the concert of group of Eddie amp The Robbers, which will be held on the stage, situated on Vasilevsky descent. In its structure is Eddie Jordan, former owner of the team of Jordan, and now a popular commentator on the BBC. The band will perform famous rock hits in the original arrangement, with whom she performed all over the world, taking part in the cultural program of the different racing competitions.

Innovation of this year the Moscow City Racing will be organized on Friday, 19 July, the school of «Safe wheel» is a huge Playground on Vasilyevsky Spusk with a variety of entertainment and educational areas for children and adolescents. The school program is subordinated to one common purpose - to inform about the rules of the road.

text Andrey Elk


2013-06-07 16:04:04

Robert lack of Formula 1

Robert  lack of Formula 1

Robert Kubica has admitted that he lacks Formula 1 about this pole told in an interview with BBC Sport.

In February 2011 pole was involved in a severe accident at a rally track, and has so far failed to restore the form, you need to participate in the Grand Prix.

«Yes, I miss Formula 1, " said Robert on the eve of the canadian stage of the championship. - When you do everything in your power to become a racer of the Formula 1, but career is suddenly interrupted, - certainly, this is not what you wanted».

This season for the first time after the injury Kubica acts in the European rally championship as a factory racer Citroen Racing, but also collaborates with a team of Mercedes AMG, working on the simulator.

«I received a serious injury in the accident on the highway rally, and yet I was lucky, because I can act races high level, but not in F1, " admits Robert. - She's riding in a car with Formula 1 has not delivered any special problems, but to overcome the distance of the race and act on all types of tracks - it is unfortunately not yet possible.

The problem is lack of place in the cockpit of a Formula 1. Maybe if someday FIA says that machines should be 10-15 centimeters, then I can ride. But this does not mean that I belong to rally as to the spare variant. It is important, that I can see my progress. Even in normal life I have difficulty with his right hand, but when I'm a car or work on the simulator, I feel the progress.

The question is, what I could achieve, and how long the recovery process. But, frankly, I don't care, it will be a month, a year, or 10 years - maybe someday I will re-appear a chance to sit behind the wheel of a Formula 1. I think now I love racing even more. I always thought that I was very lucky when I hit F1.

After the accident, I lived a difficult period that lasted for months - perhaps almost two years. The matter is not in surgeries, restoration and pain, but when you lay in the hospital, you start to miss the rush. Then you know how big your attachment to motorsports.

I paid dearly for that mistake, but the price could be higher, for sure. Unfortunately injuries also part of our sport, and this has to be considered. When you go on the highway, you do not think about it. If you do not accept such rules - you do not participate in the races».


2013-06-05 19:24:03

Korshunova "All Formula 1 team want us to come"


July 21 at the walls of the Kremlin will be the sixth Moscow City Racing show, in which for the first time will take part directly five Formula 1 teams. Organizer MCR Svetlana Korshunova in an exclusive interview described the preparations for the show and about what awaits the audience this year.

Question Svetlana, Moscow City Racing show'2013 will be held for the sixth time. What this year will be the course

Svetlana Korshunova basically The same as a year ago. Paddock will be situated on Bolotnaya square, and they heats will be held mainly on the Big Moskvoretsky bridge and the Kremlin embankment. Little has changed just the starting area. Of course, in terms of configuration, the track was much better when the start was located on Vasilyevsky Spusk, but now as impossible as for building houses location there is limited, and paddock we have a very large, including five Formula 1 teams.

Question Three years ago, the MCR there were two Formula 1 team in the last year three, five. The increase in their number is your deliberate policy

Svetlana Korshunova No, actually the goals we have. We have always tried to limit the three commands, because in my opinion, this is the optimal number for the organization of such event. But this year happened that all the Formula 1 team want us to come.

In fact up until yesterday we wanted to leave in the program only four teams, as five of the organization is too complicated. But you understand, denying them very difficult. Say, Caterham invited Dell, one of our partners. Our other partner, Rexona, Lotus F1 team's sponsor, will bring Kimi . And how can you refuse Marussia F1 It is even more impossible to say "no" teams McLaren and Ferrari.

And as a result, we are not even able to release the track each of them twice - two teams will have to be satisfied with only one exit. How exactly - I still can't talk, but the only way we can squeeze races all five teams in our schedule. Otherwise, we had to increase the duration of the main program, and it's also not so simple. Because the maximum that can withstand a spectator in the stands is two and a half hours. Our event is aimed at three, this is already too much.

Question in addition to representatives of Formula 1 will come also Citroen rally team. Who will be flying their car is still unknown

Svetlana Korshunova While we can't call the name of the pilot. Soon the team will arrange a contest in which fans have to guess the driver who will perform at the Moscow City Racing driving the car Citroen. I think many can do it.

Question Who else will be able to see the audience

Svetlana Korshunova primarily, representatives of the German automotive DTM championship. Soon will take place the first Russian leg of the series, and the promoters are trying to promote one of our series, so that they will bring all three manufacturers, BMW, Audi and Mercedes, and the best pilots. Called their names, we can not yet, but, say, Mercedes has such a racer, as Ralf Schumacher.

Presentation of teams DTM will be held on Saturday, but on Sunday they will appear in the main program. In addition, the newly participate in the program of "KAMAZ-Master". It traditionally we are releasing in the end, because if KAMAZ will damage the bumper repairs could drag.

Question And will this year demonstration races cars, drifters, and so forth

Svetlana Korshunova of Course, the show we will show. But given the amount of the Formula 1 teams, we decided that in the main program will involve professionals only. We cannot risk to disrupt the schedule of arrivals. Drift races will pass away, but this is a professional English group of Top Gear led by Paul swift. It is also planned road show, but puts it Terry Grant, Guinness world records in this area. And after the end of races viewers will be a rock concert of the former owner of Formula 1 team Eddie Jordan.

Question in terms of The organization of the show differs from last year's

Svetlana Korshunova Yes, this time we started much earlier, and already in March, all planned. So, I think, with the organization't have any problems. On Vasilyevsky Spusk we will post a variety of recreational facilities, including a simulator of pit-stops, as well as a special area dedicated to the issues of traffic safety, it will be very interesting. As important for us as best you can provide visitors to the food and soft drinks to guarantee the maximum level of comfort.

Question this year you expect a greater number of visitors than in the past

Svetlana Korshunova I Hope they will be as much as a year ago. This number is optimal. For us too large number of visitors - that is not good, so as to ensure security in this case is more complicated. So, even though everyone know about the event, and one of five teams of Formula 1, of course, attract fans, but I hope we will stay in the same framework. In fact, almost all tickets are already sold out.

text Elmir Valeev


2013-06-05 12:24:03

MCR'2013 In the Moscow visit of five teams Formula 1

MCR'2013 In the Moscow visit of five teams Formula 1

On Wednesday at the press-conference of the organizers of Moscow City Racing announced that in the traditional July Motorsport show will bring together five racers Formula 1 teams.

Lotus F1 will represent Kimi Raikkonen, McLaren - Jenson button, Ferrari - Kamui Kobayashi from Marussia serving the world championship under the Russian license, will arrive Max Chilton, and from Caterham - Heikki Kovalainen.

Also their skills to Muscovites and guests of the capital to demonstrate racers Citroen rally team Racing, but it's not known exactly who will come, but two candidates - we will see either Mikko Hirvonen, or ninefold world champion Sebastien Loeb.

Comment on show will Alexey Popov paired with Vitaly Petrov, last year played for the team Caterham. The first Russian Formula 1 racer, too, will pass on a makeshift track, which goes along the Central streets of the capital, but it remains on the car of a class.

More information will follow.


2013-06-04 17:34:05

News Pirelli a Preliminary review of the Grand Prix of Canada

Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal are an interesting combination of long and high-speed direct districts with low speed turns. In Montreal will be used tyres P Zero White medium hardness marked with white colour and ultra-soft tyres P Zero Red marked red bus both types of work in low temperatures, making them the best choice for the weather conditions prevailing trails in . is very low, and in the past a large number of rainy races, that is, the probability of appearance on the track intermediate tyres Cinturato Green green marks and rain tires Cinturato Blue blue markings is saved. In addition, Pirelli will bring two sets of prototype tyres of medium hardness on bolide for use only during the Friday free-race. These tires differ refined design, which probably will be used in the remainder of . "the Race in Canada is one of the most unpredictable races during the year, partly due to the heavy load on the tire, but mostly due to the heavy braking and sharp acceleration. Coupled with a significant improvement of the performance of the route through the weekend, these features give crucial to the effective management of tire wear. So it was always, since the official opening of the route at the end of the 1970s, We expect 2-3 pit stop on bolide, but a more accurate forecast can do after Friday, getting some results of races on the track. Local weather often plays a key role due to the heavy rain and the subsequent stop our first race of the Grand Prix of Canada in 2011 for the longest race in Formula 1 history. Last year's race took place during the dry season, but its peculiarity was the seventh winner of the first seven races of the season. A high extent of wear and performance tires we can see the implementation of the different strategies that were typical for the Grand Prix last year, when some commands are solved on "sprint" strategy, while others choose option with fewer pit stops, betting on the durability of the tyre. Last year was victorious "sprint" strategy, but in the conditions of a great number of different factors teams must carefully analyze the collected data, not to mention the weather forecast, and only after that to give preference to one or another tactical scheme. Often in Canada works best flexible approach, so you can expect that most commands will leave yourself room to maneuver, allowing the pilots to make a choice at the right time".-Blanc "Canada will remain forever for me, a special place, as in 1995, I won the race here on the car Ferrari number of Gilles Villeneuve - 27. Very hard to describe the feeling, but I was filled with joy, and there was a sense of incredible atmosphere, when after the finish of the fans ran onto the track. Canadian fans absolutely fantastic-it is very pleasant to come into the country, where the Formula 1 love so passionately. But the pilot route presents a serious challenge many stands and fences are so close to the road, that in some cases sensations arise in Monaco. But at the same time, there is developing faster than in Monaco, which exposes the load and tyres. The main features of the route are the acceleration and braking the speed varies from a maximum to direct to the minimum in slow corners. It is important to properly manage and tire wear to develop a good strategy to overcome these difficulties. I think it will be a thrilling race. I always look forward to this Grand Prix". from the point of view of tyres Along with Singapore, Korea and Monaco, in Canada, a high probability to go on the track vehicle safety. This is one reason why this is important to stick to a flexible strategy. Car safety can completely change the course of the race, but in Canada, unlike the Monaco track, there is much more overtaking opportunities.Lewis Hamilton, winner of the Grand Prix last year, double-called in the boxes, and the riders, took second and third places, stayed in the boxes only once. On the chosen race strategies, the top ten was divided in the ratio 5050, that is, the five pilots visited the boxes twice and five more once. It is worth noting that the last year's race have been declared to the other bus soft and . this highway, which is not very actively exploited in the course of the year, the probability of granulation. Reason for that is slipping insufficiently heated tires on asphalt, resulting in wear acquires unusual form. Most often this occurs at the beginning of the weekend, when the surface is slippery, and it still was deposited layer . information about tyresOne of the difficulties of the canadian route is that cars are configured on the low downforce to increase the maximum speed on the straights. Therefore, all the work on maintaining the trajectory in turns falls on the bus, that is, the grip is ensured mostly by mechanical, not aerodynamic . load in Montreal are the rear tyres that due to a sharp acceleration at the outlet of the low-speed turns and "studs". Rough handling with the gas pedal is very easy to rip the wheels in thrashing, which increases wear on the rear tyres. The track is enough , which also leads to burn, as the rear tires to lose traction with . complexity of the tyre act curbs - known feature of the canadian highway. The curb in Canada differ a great height and aggressive form, and in the last corner, next to the famous "wall of Champions, race cars run on them at a speed of about 130 km/. with a team of Pirelli F1 Anna , engineer tires for Formula 1anna , born in Chichester UK, is a group of 15 engineers who come on all the Grand Prix. This year, it secured for Williams. During the race weekend it performs the role of a liaison between the team and Pirelli. main responsibilities on the route contained in the monitoring of the work of Pirelli tires within the stipulated parameters. In addition to tracking the performance and characteristics of tires in real time mode and to analyze additional data on the tyre for example, pressure, temperature and degree of wear and tear. Collected data is wrote in the daily report, which is available for review team during the evening meeting. This report helps the team make decisions about race strategy and settings on the following . the rest of the working time Anna is in the technical centre of Pirelli in the United Kingdom. This centre is also known under the abbreviation DTC Technical center in . In the center she continues to analyze the data collected during the race weekend, reports to the headquarters of Pirelli in Milan and is preparing for the next Grand Prix. Anna takes part in certain research and development projects, as well as in the development of tools that allow Pirelli to continuously improve the quality of services provided to the teams.Anna is currently caught in a Formula 1 under the influence of the father, is the only female engineer in this group. In College, she studied design in the field of motor racing and the company Pirelli began working in 2011 year free time Anna loves spending time with family and friends, and never misses a chance to walk around . news Pirellithe Second stage of the Championship of Blancpain Endurance Series, cars which are exclusively equipped with racing versions of Pirelli tires for road cars, was held at Silverstone for a week before the Grand Prix of Canada. Darren Turner, Frederick and Stefan Flour on a racing car, the Aston Martin V12 Vantage dominated in this race and have won the deserved . last race weekend also passed the second stage of the Championship of great Britain rally. This step was the Scottish Rally behalf of Jim Clark, named in honor of legendary champion of Formula 1. The victory went to last year's star pilot Pirelli UK Jukka and his co-driver Marco acting on the Citroen DS3 with tires Pirelli. company Pirelli celebrated the 20th anniversary of close collaboration with the Politecnico di Milano is the largest technical University in Italy. On this occasion, a large number of University students were invited to take part in races on the track Vizzola in Northern Italy. In addition to the employment of some graduates, annually the company Pirelli holds several joint University research projects.

2013-05-01 19:44:03

Nigel Roebuck about Robert Kubica

Nigel Roebuck about Robert Kubica

Veteran British racing journalism Nigel Roebuck on the pages of the publication MotorSport talks about why the Formula 1 is still lacking Robert , one of the most talented drivers of his generation.

Nigel Roebuck «The other day I learned that Robert Kubica recently worked on a simulator team Mercedes, and I was pleased to hear it. This is just one small step towards his dream of ever returning to Formula 1, but I assure, such a step is very nice raises morale. Robert even willing to admit that already in a position to sit up again behind the wheel of cars of Formula 1, but only on certain routes. For example, he believes that it is quite have coped with a task in Barcelona, but on the street ring in Monaco it'd be more difficult. However, his physical condition continues to improve, and, no doubt, he retains faith in the fact that once again will return to the ranks of the racers of Formula 1.

It has been just over two years since the day when Kubica was critically injured at the rally route in Italy. If to be exact, it happened on February 6, 2011. For three days prior to this at the wheel of the Renault he showed the best time in the final session of the pre-season tests in Valencia, ahead of his friend Fernando Alonso, Ferrari racer. He was itching to get out on the start of the first Grand Prix of the new season.

In the end, his team, in the same year has received the name of the Lotus Renault GP, had to go to Melbourne, inviting nick as a partner Vitaly Petrov. Russian driver surprise, showed the 6-th time in qualifying, and then went up to the podium together with Sebastian and Lewis Hamilton. Inevitably, many were wondering what could achieve Kubica behind the wheel of the machine The question still remains unanswered. The last 43 Grand Prix were held without the participation of Robert.

His departure from the scene coincided with the serious changes in the Formula 1, aimed at improving the spectacular racing. It is in 2011 in the system DRS and Pirelli tires, exposed to the intensive degradation, and I doubt that Kubica, this rider, would have liked to attack only at 80 of their opportunities, as do not like the majority of his colleagues.

But no matter how changed the rules, of course, he would be in the group of leaders. In 2010, in Monza, shortly before the tragic accident at the rally route, Alonso said that Kubica the most talented of all of us. Hamilton in a private conversation, too, admitted that he fears Robert more than any other rival they knew each other since the time of carting. Such is the scale of the personality of this rider, who had two of the season is not enough Formula 1.

I wonder, if Kubica would not have gone out at the start of the minor rally that he did just for the fun of it - why would he have achieved to date In 2010 three times he went up to the podium, although in that year the team of was going through a period of transition, and still noticeably progressed, even without a large budget. Interestingly, spoke to Robert for Lotus now And if Yes, then where would Kimi Raikkonen

If Robert remained in the team, it was not necessary to another high-class racer, the more, the two stars of such caliber she had no funds. Perhaps, then Kimi, who wanted to return to Formula 1 after two barren seasons in the world rally, has signed a contract with Williams, the first to have made him an offer.

But all could go on and on another scenario Kimi still has signed a contract with the Lotus, but at the beginning of 2011 there were rumors that Kubica seriously interested in the Ferrari, to invite him as a partner Alonso instead of Felipe Massa. Fernando didn't mind - on the contrary, enthusiastically supported this plan. It is highly unlikely that Robert rejected a similar proposal.

Alonso and Kubica similar in many ways they say, obsessed with work, is constantly thinking of how to improve the car, how to improve your own skills, constantly urging engineers and works tirelessly. The same applies to the Kubica.

Yes, Robert great spurred the team, because I really wanted to win, " said Eric bouillet. "When the driver is fully devoted to the cause everybody feels it. It is in such a situation you can get from the people maximum impact.

Kubica - a real fighter, and this quality was necessary to break through in a serious motor racing. I remember, when I asked what kind of support he received in Poland, at home, when sought to become a racer, Robert replied No.

I understand, to admit it is not easy, but that was all it was, " he said. "On the other hand, I am sure, that the tough times that I once had to survive, only made me stronger, and as a racing driver, and as a person. The one thing I believe in 100, even in a bad situation there is always a positive side. This philosophy may again serve him in good stead.

Now Kubica is in the European championship on rally for the plant's team Citroen, and again shows the amazing speed. But he recently said all of a Sudden that it was a matter of my whole life, it stopped, and now I would have paid any price for it, to get back behind the wheel of cars of Formula 1. I still do not lose hope, that it will happen I think, all this will be only too happy to.

He's right. After the fatal accident in the major League of the riders, participating in The Grand Prix, was formed gap, and if we never see Robert in Formula 1, it will be a tragedy. May be, a day which he spent working on the simulator Mercedes, was a precursor of something good.»


2013-04-28 13:34:04

Kubica confirmed that he worked at a simulator Mercedes

Kubica confirmed that he worked at a simulator Mercedes have already told about the assumptions that have appeared in the European press, that Robert Kubica has appeared the opportunity to sit behind the wheel of a virtual machine Formula 1 German tabloid Bild reported that a team of Mercedes AMG invited a pole to work on the simulator.

According to the information of the British Autosport, some time ago Kubica really tried his hand at a simulator Mercedes in .

«I can confirm that I was there. But I can't tell you how many times or how many circles I drove, " the Autosport words of a Polish rider, this weekend speaking to the rally, which took place on the roads of the Azores, this is the fourth stage of the championship of Europe.

Comment further Robert refused. As regards the prospects of further cooperation with Mercedes, the Kubica has not confirmed and has not denied this opportunity.

You can add that in the last Rally Azores Robert took a good sixth place, in spite of the fact that on Friday, on one of the high-speed sites he has not kept on the track of his Citroen, and the car rolled over twice. Nevertheless, Kubica was able to continue the race and even regained some of its lost time.


2013-04-23 13:24:04

Robert Kubica testing simulator Mercedes

Robert Kubica testing simulator Mercedes

It is not excluded, that Robert Kubica, who were forced to who broke a career in the "Big prizes" after the accident at the rally Rondo di Andora in 2011, will be back behind the wheel of a virtual machine of Formula 1. According to the German newspaper Bild, the pole should conduct a series of tests at a simulator Mercedes. However, the team refused to confirm this information.

Polish racer has already worked with Mercedes at the DTM tests, but then switched to the rally and had already spent two races in the European and world rally championship in the plant's team Citroen. Kubica was in the lead for a long time on the stage of the ERC, held in the Canary Islands, but eventually fizzled out. The first experience in WRC proved to be more successful - despite the numerous problems, in the Portuguese rally, he earned first points in its category.


2013-04-11 12:44:02

Kubica "Return to Formula 1 can and not take place"


Robert Kubica is acknowledged that it may not return to Formula 1. In March pole, still recovering after a serious accident, 2011, announced that it will hold a season in Citroen, combining speech in a rally championship WRC and ERC. At the same time Kubica stressed that he still hopes to return to the main motor sport world Championships.

Robert Kubica «When you spend your life working hard to get in Formula 1, come up there and striving for success, and then in one day everything changes - it is not easy. Of course, I would like to return to Formula 1, but I know that this might not happen.

There are things that I can't control, and that is the problem. I think the rally will help me return to the sport, and this, of course, raises my mood.»