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The crew of Fernando Alonso claimed a podium in the 24 hours of Daytona, but had problems with the brakes, and shortly before the finish the Spaniard was gone. The second crew of team United Autosports finished fourth.Fernando Alonso "Everything happened in the first turn. I got to him at the speed of 300 km/h and realized that the brakes just yet. Honestly, I was scared. There was plenty of space, I was able to roll to the side, but almost no visible barriers.Last year this car finished fourth at Le Mans, it is quite reliable, but today there were a few problems. At some point we were ahead of the second crew of the team for the whole round, so that could fight for the podium.There are positive aspects. First of all, I enjoyed it seven hours of wrestling is great. In addition, I learned a lot. Now I know what to expect from a car with a closed cockpit, as to overtake the circular, as to pilot the car at night. I'm sure I can achieve success behind the wheel of a car.About Le Mans I don't think, because it focuses on Formula 1. Let's see what will happen next.".
Three of their four League titles, the Frenchman Alain Prost won the start number "2", including in 1993.After a failed 1991 Ferrari Simple chose to skip one season to earn a place in the cockpit Williams in the car, which at that time had no equal on the slopes of Formula 1. Learn about the contract with Allen, left the team Nigel Mansell won the championship in 1992. As the defending champion moved into the IndyCar season-1993 passed without a car with a champion "unity". Instead, the Williams team won the constructors ' championship, got a couple of numbers "0" and "2". Of course, three-time champion chose to come to the car with "two" and "zero" went to newcomer Damon hill.
The situation around the free space in Williams changed every day. Autosport said partner lance Stroll will be a Russian driver. But whoIt is reported that after the tests in Abu Dhabi guide Williams decided to refuse the services of Robert Kubica. And now the main candidate to free the cockpit is Sergey Sirotkin, who also took part in comparative tests. If for some reason you sign a contract with Sergei will fail, this place will be experienced Daniil Kvyat.The decision can be made before the end of this week.
Marcus Ericsson has admitted that worried about his place in the Sauber. And just last week it became known that the Swede will remain in the Swiss team.Marcus Ericsson "Behind a few nervous weeks expectations. But now everything is solved and I am very happy, especially after learning about the appearance of Alfa Romeo as the title sponsor of the team.My career in Formula 1 were difficult. It is very difficult to show results in machines that are constantly in the trailing end of the peloton, but now Sauber thanks to the help of Alfa Romeo will be able to make progress.It should be noted that Eriksson over the last two years never got into the end zone, while his teammates Felipe Nasr and Pascal Wehrlein could bring Sauber some points. But they have no sponsors, and Marcus have sponsors and communication in the manual - in the end he will take the place in the cockpit of a Sauber.
The Sauber team has announced the pilots on the season-2018. In cockpits with logos Alfa Romeo will sit the Swede Marcus Ericsson and Monegasque Charles Leclerc.Eriksson stands for Sauber in 2015, steadily losing teammates, but has a sponsor and to communicate with the owners of the Sauber. LeClair, in contrast, performed well in the youth series and is supported by Ferrari.The Sauber team will continue to use Ferrari engines, but now the last modifications, not last year's model, like last season. In addition, the title sponsor of the Swiss team will be the brand Alfa Romeo, like Ferrari, part of Fiat-Chrysler.At presentation in Henville Sauber presented the pilots and new coloring.
The President of the FIA Jean Todt said that he forgives Sebastian Vettel for his actions in Baku.In the midst of his battle for the title of 2017, the pilot Ferrari crashed into the car of Lewis Hamilton during the safety car in Azerbaijan.Jean Todt "you Know, I'm very tolerant. I don't like people who judges the behavior, not taking into account the emotions swirling in the cockpit during the race.I'm cool with that because like I happened with Michael Schumacher. Remember that it was in Jerez in 1997 or Monaco 2006, when he made the stupid mistake in qualifyingPeople have weaknesses, but they all understand and say, "I'm not supposed to do that," then you must forgive this pilot. So it was with Sebastian".
On tests in Abu Dhabi behind the wheel of a Williams FW40 sat down Robert Kubica. Especially for this occasion, the British team made changes to the control system of the machine.Long after the accident Robert has slightly limited mobility of his right hand. Because of this I had to make an additional notch on the right side of the cockpit indicated by the green arrow. In addition, shifting up and down is done with a single left-hand stalk switch petal. Usually pilots use one, left or right petal to increase gear, and the other to decrease.Below, for comparison, a photograph of the cockpit of lance Stroll.
The Williams team on the second day of tests in Abu Dhabi gave the cockpit your machine to Sergey Sirotkin. The Russians drove the first laps.Sirotkin previously conducted tests and Friday practice in the composition Sauber and Renault.
In Abu Dhabi launched the second and final day of testing with the participation of all ten Formula 1 teams.Eight teams will sit behind the wheel combat pilots. Sauber will try their hand bidder to be the combat pilot Charles LeClair and Williams will hold a regular comparative tests Sersea Sirotkin and Robert Kubica. The cockpit of the second car McLaren is a reserve pilot team 18-year-old Lando Norris.The composition of the teams, November 29- Mercedes Valtteri Bottas - Red Bull Max Verstappen - Ferrari Sebastian Vettel, Force India Sergio Perez and Esteban Okon - Williams Sergey Sirotkin and Robert Kubica McLaren two cars Stoffel Vandorn and Lando Norris - Toro Rosso Pierre went Out and Brendon Hartley - Haas Kevin Magnussen - Renault Carlos Sainz Sauber Charles LeClair.
The President of the FIA Jean Todt has dismissed rumors that the controversial concept of Halo will be canceled in anticipation of the 2018 season.During the tests in the pits in Abu Dhabi, Valtteri Bottas couldn't get out of the cockpit of the Mercedes with Halo for 7 seconds.Against the background of existing concerns about aesthetics and the fact that the extra weight will make the car next year, slower to move on the highway, there was a rumors that Halo can be canceled.Jean Todt "there is No turning back. Halo will, he remains. Why Because it will give us more security.Disappoints me what was written about it. Halo is just part of the natural continuity of Formula 1. Of course, this will not be the final solution. If we find a better solution, we will present it".
Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas on the results practices Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi were in fifth position.Valtteri Bottas "We spent the first training session of the testing of new products for next year. We ran some aerodynamic tests. We have a little time dedicated to preparing cars to race, but for next season we're ready.The second session was more simple. However, I always lose time in the last sector, so the team needs to work on that.In the cockpit quite hot, but this year we were in dire circumstances. Overall, it was a pretty good day, we just need to find some more speed".
The Russian Nikita Mazepin will participate in the tests, which will be held in Abu Dhabi at the end of November, in the composition of the Force India.Mazepin will work completely the first day of testing. On the second day of tests will be shared cockpit combat pilots Force India Sergio Perez and Esteban Windows.Recall that part of the second day of testing in Abu Dhabi in the Williams will hold Sergey Sirotkin.
On Thursday debutant Pierre went Out of the successfully passed final test FIA - leaving the cockpit for a while. Now 21-year-old Frenchman can prepare for the race.
Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas admitted that during the race in Singapore began to experience serious difficulties with vision due to dehydration.Valtteri Bottas "I Have denied the flow of fluid in the cockpit. Even with the night start, the temperature was just below 30 degrees Celsius, and the temperature in the cockpit was about 60 degrees I had a very hard time.Now, I feel good. Only at the end of the race I felt my vision began to fall due to dehydration.But you know what people can do amazing things until they give up.In Singapore, Bottas finished third after starting from sixth position.
Robert Kubica still has a good chance to return to Formula 1 next year. Carlos Sainz took the place of the pole in the Renault, but he has all the chances to get a place in other teams, which has not yet decided on the composition of the pilots.Williams is considering replacing Felipe Massa, but they need the pilot, which will be more than 25 years, to meet the needs of the title sponsor Martini. The other team, where there is an opportunity to get a place - Sauber. There is a place can not only lose Pascal Wehrlein, but Marcus Ericsson. Ferrari wants to put in the Sauber cockpits of its pilots, or at least one of Charles LeClair. According to unofficial information, the factory Sauber visited Maurizio Arrivabene and Sergio Marchione.The representative of Ferrari "It is true that Marchionne and Arrivabene was in Hinwil. Marchionne never seen that factory. It is true that Ferrari wants to be reunited with their pilots LeClair and Giovinazzi in the race".Marcus Ericsson, whose career supported by influential money bags can go from Sauber to Williams.Marcus Ericsson "There are a lot of rumors. I know that my managers interact with Sauber and a few other teams, including Williams. We will see what happens in the coming weeks, has begun an exciting time".
The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso has admitted that he is satisfied with his performance in Singapore, although he had to retire due to injuries suffered in the first turn.Fernando Alonso "My start was brilliant. The machine made a leap forward, and I managed to get into third position. However, I was in the wrong place at the wrong time.All I know is that in the first corner some cars crashed and hit me. In this situation, you're just a passenger, nothing you can do. Unfortunately, the blow was too strong for my car. From the cockpit you don't understand how strong the damage, but the car abruptly lost his speed, I developed a severe oversteer, so I asked the team about what damage. But they had nothing to say, because they have lost all communication with the machine.At the end of my race car appeared serious problems with electronics, and we had to stop. These things sometimes happen in racing, and, unfortunately, it happened today with us. We had such high hopes for this race, and in wet conditions we are very strong, so the disappointment is so great.Despite my disappointment in fact it was a positive and fun weekend - the team did a great job, and I'll hope for the best result in Sepang in two weeks".
Formula 2 Sean Gelael will work in the Toro Rosso during Friday practice in the four remaining races of this season.The Indonesian pilot, who has twice tested the car team will participate in practices the Grand Prix of Singapore, Malaysia, USA and Mexico. Toro Rosso has not yet determined which of the pilots will release a cockpit for Gelele.The head of the team Franz Toast "During the tests in Bahrain and Budapest Shawn did a great job, very professional, he helped the team. Gelael Mature approach to all issues by communicating with engineers.Everyone in the team was impressed by his speech, his technical understanding and his commitment. Therefore, we are happy that he will work with us until the end of the year. I'm sure Sean will do great and useful work for the team".
Tomorrow on the tests in Hungary in the cockpit of the Renault RS17 sit Robert Kubica. The French team does not hide that wants to evaluate the possibility of the return of the Polish pilot in the championship.The last obstacle to a return to Formula 1 was a test of the FIA for leaving the cockpit. Robert has limited mobility right arm, but he successfully coped with the task, leaving the car in five seconds.
After the Hungarian Grand Prix of Formula 1 team remained in Budapest, what to hold a two-day series of tests. Today started the first day, behind the wheel of cars sit mostly young pilots.One additional machine was allocated by the Mercedes team for the tests rubber Pirelli. In her cockpit sits Valtteri Bottas.The teams, August 1Mercedes George Ferrari Charles Williams - lance Red Bull - Max Force India - Nikita Mazepin and Lucas Renault Nicholas Latifiah Rosso - Sean McLaren - Stoffel Sauber - Gustav Malaya - Santino Pirelli - Valtteri Bottas Mercedes.
Deputy head Williams Claire Williams said that in Hungary, Felipe Massa got the virus labyrinthitis.Claire Williams "he felt dizzy, he had problems with his ears, but I don't know medical terminology. The Mass will be more tests after the holidays".Of course Massa was forced to give your cockpit a spare pilot Semi di Resta.
Sports consultant to Red Bull Helmut Marko believes that the FIA directly opposed the Formula 1, introducing Halo.Helmut Marko "This decision is against the DNA of Formula 1. Technically this solution is still not ready. If the victim is a pilot needs to be rescued or the machine is off, there is still no clear indication whether a cockpit in this case even more dangerous".
The reaction of the pilots of Formula 1 on the introduction of head protection Halo is very different there is negative and positive reviews.Lewis Hamilton "in Addition to the inconvenience of getting in the car, I noticed a big difference. I didn't notice the Halo, not counting the moments when I look in the mirror".Fernando Alonso "When I tried out Halo in Singapore, I discovered that to get out of the car was terribly uncomfortable. Need to put feet to jump out of the car through the frame".Kimi Raikkonen "the First impression when checking visibility positive. Structure does not hinder to look around".Roman Grosjean "It's a dangerous sport, but it is safe in General, because we can drive on the highway at speeds of 370 km/h and avoid deadly accidents. As pilots we certainly don't want the security has ceased to improve, but we also cannot close our eyes to the DNA of Formula 1".Sebastian Vettel "I did not like. In terms of visibility, there are many problems."Jolyon Palmer "Formula 1 is safe enough. I prefer Halo, because this system looks visually less offensive, but it is not needed. It is a half measure. The system will probably be able to stop some items, but not all. The car is ugly, I prefer classical forms."Daniil Kvyat "I would suggest to leave open cockpits".
Championship leader Sebastian Vettel became the first driver to track new protection Shield. Novelty German did not like.Sebastian Vettel "I'm Not going to talk about the pros, because everyone knows why we need this system. Tell only the cons.The visibility is not very good. Because of the curvature of the glass distortion is very large, I even felt dizzy. In addition, the side air streams propel the helmet.We want to go with this system a series of circles, but had to remove it after the first round - I didn't like it. In addition, to get into the cockpit and leave it very difficult, although you get used to it".
The ex-pilot Sauber and Renault's Robert Kubica has admitted that he dreams of returning to Formula 1.Last week, the pole held a test driving a Formula 1 six years after the unfortunate accident during the rally of Italy.Robert Kubica "Renault's Approach was a pleasant surprise. They tried to keep it a secret, because the test for them was not to put me in the car and make a good story, even if it would have caused a lot of interest.Not for me to decide what the future holds for me. It is nice to know I can do what I did six years ago, despite my limitations.I feel ready, I worked so hard and can say I have never trained so hard and well even in those years when participated in the race. I look forward to the solution, hope everything will be fine, but I can't solve it.I just ran one test, but for me this is an important goal, and I feel like starting a new path, even if you do not know where it leads me.But do not hide that would like to come back because I feel very well in the cockpit. I can fight with all your strength".
Test-pilot Ferrari, Antonio Giovinazzi will return to the cockpit of Formula 1 car during the British Grand Prix after Friday's first test. However, driving a Haas.Antonio Giovinazzi "the Whole year I have just filled with opportunities and work on the track. I am very glad to can cooperate with Haas. Being the third pilot of the Ferrari, I was lucky to get that job in the cockpit of a combat pilot. It helps to keep fit.Now I can compare the work in the simulator with the real work on the track. I am proud of the trust that I have a Ferrari and Haas. I'll try not to let the team".Recall that Giovenali spent the first two races of the season behind the wheel of the Sauber, replacing Pascal Wehrlein.
In the framework of the Monaco Grand Prix, the Renault team is celebrating the 40th anniversary of his debut in Formula 1. On Friday behind the wheel of their cars returned 74-year-old Jean-Pierre ABUY and 62-year-old Alain Prost.Gaboy got behind the wheel of the car RS01, which the French team debuted in the championship in 1977. Simple returned to the cockpit RE40, driving of which he became Vice-champion in 1983.
The Monaco Grand Prix in the composition of McLaren will give Jenson button. For the 2009 champion is the only race this season.Jenson button "I Feel a bit unreal to the opportunity to sit in the cockpit of a Formula 1 car. When I called Eric bulge, I do not doubt your choice is quite a unique situation and a great opportunity. I look forward to the start of practices on Thursday, and race is just crazyThe track in Monaco is truly unique, so work with the settings takes a long time. You have to work with the fine settings, optimizing all the little things. To admit ahead of the Grand Prix has always been one of my favorites.Although I haven't worked behind the wheel MCL32, I feel well prepared. Of course, I know very well this track, and has done a great job in the simulator McLaren. I trained my body is incredibly hard, speaking in triathlons around the world. I look forward to working with the team and will do anything to look after the car, Fernando"Jenson won in Monaco in 2009.
Head of Mercedes Toto Wolff said that his team is not going to look for where to remove the extra five pounds of weight to the car.Toto Wolff "We tried to improve aerodynamic efficiency and reduce weight, but we're not talking about five pounds.In Formula 1 it is difficult to make such big steps - they are all small. We work with more grams than kilograms. This is our problem, because the pilots were forced to take to the cockpit with water to the race".
The ex-pilot of Formula 1 Timo Glock stunned the Internet with his photo in the cockpit of the car racing series. This photo German as if hinting at its return to the Royal race. However, it turned out that it was a picture from the simulator.Timo Glock "It was a joke, which is picked up by the media. I did and never replaced. The news spread across the world like a rocket I wasn't expecting it Be calm. I will remain in the DTM, where will fly over the BMW with such a great partner like Deutsche Post, so don't worry.Glock competed in Formula 1 in 2004, 2008-2012, On account of the German three podium in the team Toyota.