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Robert Kubica could soon be back on the starting grid racing series. At this time, the return associated with Formula E and race in new York.Spanish newspaper Marca reports that the cockpit of one of the teams can be released during the July race of the Formula E in new York, because some pilots of the series should be in the WEC at the nrburgring. These pilots are Jose-Maria Lopez, Sam bird and Sebastien Buemi.As reported, Kubica tested the car Formula E last week in Donington Park, UK.
The pilot program SMP Racing's Sergey Sirotkin will hold a test session behind the wheel of the Renault F1 Team in Bahrain. In the team test on 18-19 April, the Russian will spend on the road the second test day."Looking forward to the moment when again, you can get behind the wheel of the car, - said Sergey Sirotkin. The first day of tests I will be working in the pits, and on Wednesday, spend all day in the cockpit on the track.This season I spent in the Renault F1 Team for three stages. And I want to say that being in the pits during race weekends, you get a huge amount of important information, which I'm sure will be very useful to me next year".The pilot program of development of Russian Motorsport SMP Racing's Sergey Sirotkin became a reserve pilot of the team Renault F1 in the season 2017. Under the terms of the contract, the Russian is involved in all the racing week-ends of the team, and a few of them will be in the free practices.
The son of Rubens Barrichello began his career as a pilot in Junior formulas, as reported by the publication Auto Bild.There were photos of 15-year-old Eduardo Barrichello, sitting in the cockpit of a Formula 4, but it is not very clear in what series he will speak. Most likely, it will work in the Mexican League.There are many other famous sons, rising in the ranks of the formula series Giuliano Alesi, Pietro Fittipaldi, Sebastian Montoya, Enzo Trulli, Brando, Badoer, three sons Vorta and, of course, Mick Schumacher, who has already shown his talent in Formula 4.
Stoffel Vandorn the only one of the McLaren drivers got to the finish of the race in Australia. However, the Belgian ended up 13th, with a lag of two circles.Stoffel Vandorn "a Very difficult race. During the pit stop I had to restart control system of the power plant, due to which we lost a lot of time and positions. Some time the display in the cockpit did not work. Honestly, after the tests in Barcelona we actually did not expect to reach the finish line, so today's result can be considered successful.We still do not have enough speed to fight with rivals. To the stage in China a little time, but we have to work to make another step forward.During the race weekend, we traveled quite a large distance. Fernando performed well in qualifying, and I got to the finish - still, this stage has left a positive impression. I suppose my birthday, I deserve a piece of birthday cake".
The Sauber team has confirmed that Pascal Wehrlein. Injured back in the Race of Champions. miss the first series of tests. Instead, the cockpit will sit reserve pilot Ferrari, Antonio Giovinazzi.Pascal Wehrlein "unfortunately, I can't get behind the wheel during the first test C36, but I'll be in Barcelona and to observe the work of the team."Antonio Giovinazzi "do I have to replace Pascal during the tests in Barcelona. I want to thank Sauber and Ferrari for the opportunity".
Pilot Mercedes Lewis Hamilton said about what he saw in the team when creating the new car.Lewis Hamilton "I Originally saw it in a wind tunnel, I watched his progress, and he grew up as a child.I remember that when I saw in the wind tunnel the car is 2009, I thought he was terrible after the machine season 2008. So often it happens that the car sounds terrible when you change the rules. We are just not used to his new sight. Now the same thing happens.I mean that it looks like a boat. It's so big, much more than before wider, longer.From the cockpit to the rear axle a lot of space, but before the distance between the fuel tank and the rear axle was pretty small. But now there is wide tires that brighten up the appearance of the car".
Deputy race Director of the FIA Laurent Mekis said that the idea of closed cockpits is still being verified and tested.Lauren Mekis "No, this idea has not been forgotten. From a technical point of view, it is possible, all you can create in just six months.We are just waiting for the final decision from our bosses to know what they want and in what form. Everything can be done very aesthetically pleasing, it is only necessary for it to pay extra.All data and development ready, in this matter nothing is impossible".
In the past championship it was possible to observe a unique situation four seats in the cockpits took the children of former pilots of Formula-1. We tried to compare the achievements of the fathers and children.Jonathan and Palmarydates Jolyon Palmer became the champion of Formula 2 in 1983 and in September of the same year got the opportunity to debut in Formula 1 driving the car of champion team Williams. The first and only race in that season, he finished in 13th position. Then for three years, Palmer is a senior spent in the notebook the outsiders RAM and Zakspeed. In 1987, he received a place in the Tyrrell, where and earned their first points. In three years the team of Ken Tyrrell's Jonathan earned 14 points but has never finished above fourth place. Failing to get places in a good team, Palmer has left the championship.In 2014 Jolyon Palmer became GP2 champion - in principle, this championship can be considered the analogue of Formula 2 in the early 1980's. Then the British spent a year test-pilot of the Lotus and finally this season got a place of combat pilot for Renault the same team Lotus after the reorganization. However, driving uncompetitive cars it is difficult to show their abilities. After the debut season on account of Palmer, Jr. by just one point for tenth place in Malaysia. However, this result allowed to gain a foothold in the Renault.Meanwhile, road to Formula 1 punches a younger brother Jolyon autumn test driving McLaren spent will Palmer is a reward for winning the competition, held annually by the British team in conjunction with the Autosport.
Technical Director of Mercedes Paddy Lowe believes that Nico Rosberg fully deserves his title of champion.Paddy Lowe "I am delighted that we have already three seasons that we were able to finalize the winners. Both our riders were Champions, and it is unprecedented in Formula 1. I am very glad that Niko became a champion, he fully deserved the title.As regards the conduct of Lewis at the end of the race, I do not want to discuss, not because we were sitting in the cockpits".
Over the last couple of weeks several teams have announced the signing or renewal of contracts for the season 2017. In the end, on the eve of the final stage in Abu Dhabi there are only three jobs.Sauber of the pilots of the Swiss team will be Marcus Ericsson, and it is still unknown who will be his partner. Sauber, where there are some problems with finances, traditionally rely on intermediate pilots with good sponsorship. Under these settings work Felipe Nasr and Esteban Gutierrez. About the talks with Sauber said Pascal Wehrlein, but the company Mercedes, which supports his career, willing to spend no more than 3-4 million Euro.Napoletana team where free both of the cockpit. The probability that the place in Manor will keep Pascal Wehrlein - in this case a small team to get a discount on Mercedes engines. The second place could take Justin king, the son of one of the owners of the Manor. Perhaps the return of Rio Haryanto - if the Indonesian will be able to collect the necessary 10-15 million euros.Other candidates for a place in a Manor not seen. However, before the first tests of almost three months, and during that time to declare a new candidate with good sponsorship.
Reserve pilot Manor Jordan king will spend the first Friday practice of Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi. Rather, it temporarily replaces Esteban aukon.Dave Ryan, the sporting Director of Manor "We are delighted that Jordan will be back in the cockpit to hold the second in his career Friday practice. We have prepared an interesting program."Earlier, king took part in Friday practice of Grand Prix of the USA. It is possible that in the next season, the Briton will become a combat pilot Manor.
Pilot Mercedes Lewis Hamilton showed the following practice for the Brazilian Grand Prix the best result.Lewis Hamilton "It was a beautiful day, all set for today objectives were met. I am very happy with the machine and its behavior on the track. The heat dominated on the track unbearable, so the cockpit was especially hard. Find a good balance and the correct settings in such conditions is challenging, but so far we are happy with the results and speed on the long series of circles".
Pilot Red Bull Daniel Riccardo shared their first impressions of the cars next season.Daniel ricciardo "I was working in the cockpit of the new car in the simulator, bright features in Barcelona. I can say that right now the third turn is passed with fully pressed the gas pedal. That's impressive.The new car is much faster than that we manned today. Overload will be higher, so it is necessary to train more. Now frail neck some pilots simply do not survive such overloads. Here you need a neck like a bull".
Carlos Sainz next season could be in the Renault cockpit, but the Red Bull has blocked the signing of the contract. This was stated by the father of the Spanish pilot.Carlos Sainz-senior "Carlos was going to leave Toro Rosso, because it was a interesting proposal, is for three years. But Red Bull has blocked the passage. They want him to spend another season at Toro Rosso.Next season promises to be interesting for Red Bull, and they wanted the stock was Carlos. There are pros and cons.In any case, we hope that in the future he can become a pilot of a competitive team. This should happen in 2018, as no one spoke for Toro Rosso for more than three years. Besides, Red Bull are preparing a new generation of pilots".
During the first practice Kevin Magnussen had to hurry to leave the cockpit of the burning car. The Dane believes that the head-protection system Halo could to stop him.Kevin Magnussen "I have not experienced a car with Halo. But if you take five seconds to leave the cockpit to a burning car, it's too much.The problem arose unexpectedly. I drove into the pits, saw the smoke and jumped out of the car. Of the car was leaking fuel, she fired up it was hot enough.In principle, I suppose, from-for what there was a problem since we had the updates to the fuel system.
Next season, the veteran Jenson button will give place to the newcomer Stoffel Vandorn. The experienced Briton believes that the 24-year-old Belgian is ready to take the place of combat pilot in the McLaren.Jenson button "Vandorn completely ready. He works with McLaren in 2013, he attended almost every Grand Prix and was engaged in everything, except in the cockpit did not sit down.Yes, next season he will have to cope with the pressure, but in this situation is any debutant. In any case, I'm always willing to help him by the Council".
It is expected that in the next season in the Williams debuts lance Stroll, son of a canadian billionaire. According to the expert Joe saver, in preparation for the debut of the family of Strallow will spend about 20 million.Lance, who in late October was 18 years old, now leads the European series of Formula 3 and has already gained the required number of points to get the FIA Superlicense granting the right to sit in the cockpit of Formula 1. There will be a tour on the tracks of Formula 1.The Williams team has prepared for the young canadian's car 2014 and was given a tutor - Gary Paffett, ten years spent test-pilot of McLaren. Ahead of the tests on tracks in Hungary, Austria, Brazil, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, USA, Malaysia and Japan. In total, the lance has to drive more than 13 thousand test kilometers. Given the existing restrictions on the tests, not every young driver can afford.
Race engineer Williams Rob Smedley said that the team is seriously concerned about the problems with the seat belts that came to Valtteri Bottas during the race in Singapore.Rob Smedley "It was completely unexpected. Valtteri reported rasstegnula belts and immediately turned into boxes. This is a serious problem of safety of the pilot, because the cars are moving at tremendous speeds and without seat belts, tightly holding the pilots in the cockpits, any accident can turn into tragedy.A couple years back, Bottas has had a similar problem. And now we have to perform and achieve its solution. A similar problem in the future may cost us points or victory".
Pilot Williams, Valtteri Bottas out of the race the race Grand Prix of Singapore, becoming a member of the incident at the start.Valtteri Bottas "Bad race. At the start I got a puncture the rubber. Yet reached boxes, has damaged the bottom, resulting in loss of clamping force. The machine was too slow to continue racing. The sense of struggle was gone.We are still investigating what happened to my belts, but the pilot was hard - I was thrown across the cockpit. In the next race we will try to take away from the Force India to fourth place. It is time to act more actively".
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton tested the new system head protection Halo during the first practice for the Singapore Grand Prix.Lewis Hamilton "Yes, I agree that climb in the cockpit has become much more difficult, but in terms of visibility no difference I noticed. The protection does not bother me at all, I could drive with it all day though.Do not argue now that the mirrors are not visible rear wing. Visibility dropped slightly, but otherwise no problems. As for me, it is possible to run the entire race, I'm not against this innovation. If you believe the FIA, the Halo increases safety by 17 , and this is a decent result.
The pilot Force India Sergio Perez, tested head-protection system, Halo, said that visibility didn't bother him. However, the question arises regarding the possibility to quickly leave the cockpit.Sergio Perez "I visibility do not interfere, everything was in order. But I am concerned how long it takes to get out of the cockpit.Now need to get out in five seconds longer because of Halo. This has me concerned and scared, because in a critical situation, those five seconds can cost lives. The system needs to be refined, while its too early to implement".
The pilot Force India Niko Hulkenberg showed the following practice for the Italian Grand Prix 12-th result. In the morning the German was given his place in the cockpit Alfonso Selisa.Nico Hulkenberg "It was a relatively short Friday for me, since I worked until after lunch. But it was an interesting job because we were working on a simulation racing distance. We managed to spend a few good races lately, so we will try to achieve in Monza scoring finish.At this stage I'm not so pleased with the behavior of the machine as would like. The team still has work to go to the start in good shape".
The head of Renault Frederic Vasseur said that Kevin Magnussen has fared better than with a broken car.Frederic Vasseur "He's in the hospital, and his damaged left ankle. We are waiting for the final verdict of the doctors and the return of the pilot in command. Don't know if he could go to the cockpit in Italy is unlikely.In addition, the team has yet to recover the chassis after the crash Kevin. The car is in a terrible state."Recall that the next race in Italy next week, more precisely, the first practice will be held five days, and his backup pilot, Renault loaned Manor.
144636 - After almost a month break, Formula 1 drivers returned to their cockpits.144716 - Today from pole position, will start Nico Rosberg, before the break to lose the lead in the championship.144829 - with him from the first series will start half local pilot Max Verstappen.144855 - Second row completely for Ferrari Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel.144957 - Before the start.
Manor pilot Pascal Wehrlein showed a truly amazing 11-th result on results practices Grand Prix of Belgium.Pascal Wehrlein "it's Great to sit behind the wheel of the car and to get back on track. Four weeks we have not seen the cockpit Spa is a great track, the best to become the beginning of the second half of the season, and I'm really happy with his work on this track.We brought some novelties, which today, everyone worked hard. Also we are still trying to achieve greater efficiency from rubber, although the Supersoft and the Soft balance looks good. While everything looks positive, but let's see what will bring tomorrow's qualification".
Esteban Windows will replace Rio Haryanto behind the wheel of one of the combat machines Manor. However, the Indonesian will stay with the team.Haryanto was offered a backup pilot, and Rio agreed. He will accompany the team on all the remaining Grand Prix and, if necessary, will replace one of the combat pilots.As told himself Haryanto, for the remainder of the season the team has requested EUR 7 million, but the sponsors are unable to collect such amount. In the end had to give up the cockpit Window.
The team of the Manor broke the contract with Rio Haryanto. It will be replaced by a protg of Mercedes and Renault reserve pilot Esteban Windows.Esteban so happy to announce that I will be in the Manor the rest of the season. Childhood dream comes trueI'm ready for this thanks to the experience gained in the work of the reserve pilot. I want to thank Renault and Mercedes for working together. Place Manor is an opportunity, which I seized with both hands".The debut of Windows will take place at the Grand Prix of Belgium on August 24. For 19-year-old Frenchman's first acquaintance with the machine of the Manor. However, previously, Esteban has worked on the Friday practice and tests like driving a Mercedes and the Renault cockpit.Interestingly, in the Manor already is another protg of Mercedes Pascal Wehrlein. Thus, a small team becomes a youth branch of the team championship.As for Haryanto, he offered a place backup pilot Manor.
Head of Mercedes Toto Wolff said that there are races in which to get around Lewis Hamilton on the track is simply impossible.Toto Wolff "on a good day Hamilton is unbeatable. But it was a good day. Very much in our sport depends on luck and technique. In the cockpit sits a living person, and everyone can make mistakes.I like how there is a struggle between Niko and Lewis. Now the scales on the side of Hamilton, but before the end of the season will award more than 200 points and everything can change. Remember just as Nico started the season and finished as last. He will regain leadership.
Pilot Red Bull Daniel Riccardo believes that he is still in the learning process, so I see new achievements.Daniel ricciardo "I'm still in the learning process. Every year in Formula 1 I see new horizons, new opportunities. I want each time to achieve top results. When problems arise, they only make me harder to reach the top. Yes, I can be upset, but in the cockpit of the car forget about everything. At such moments, I just try to do more than usual.