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In 2009 Formula 1 has a new team Brawn and the pilot Jenson button, who under the number "22", became the champion.Formally Brawn was a new team, but really for that sign disappeared the team BAR-Honda, which appeared in 1999 on the basis of Tyrrell. In 2008, Honda because of the crisis decided to leave Formula 1, literally for pennies sold its team to Ross brown and left on account has sufficient funds, that is, for the first time. That's just about the engines the Japanese have forgotten. But then came to the aid of Mercedes, which at that time was the exclusive partner of McLaren, and provided client version engines.I must say that the Japanese have invested heavily in the creation of machine 2009. According to eyewitnesses, the design of the Honda RA109, which then became Brawn BGP001 at a cost of 500 million. The work was carried out under the guidance of technical Director of Honda F1 Ross Brawn, who eventually became the owner of the new team.Due to the change of engine supplier of Brawn first tests conducted later than the other teams. But the first results are promising. The high potential of the BGP001 has confirmed the first stage in Australia where Jenson button and Rubens Barrichello brought the team a double victory after starting from first position. High speed was due to the sophisticated aerodynamics, including the so-called dual cone, the controversy surrounding which was conducted at the beginning of the season.
In 2009, seven years after his debut in Formula 1, Australian mark Webber has finally won the first race. He did it on the car of Red Bull under the number "14".In 2009 Formula 1 has moved to the new technical regulations, which meant a substantial limitation in aerodynamics and the use of KERS. Some teams like Brawn and Toyota, in their own way interpreted the rules and introduced the so-called double diffuser. Adrian Newey, who moved from McLaren to Red Bull at the end of 2006, also found certain loopholes in the regulations when preparing the RB5.The Red Bull team appeared in the championship in 2005 on the basis of the team Jaguar. For four years, the pilots of Red Bull only three times on the podium, but that all changed in 2009.
COO Force India Otmar, Szafnauer admitted that his team still remembers the events of the race in Baku, which was missed double podium due to a collision of the pilots.Othmar, Szafnauer "Probably, the race in Baku will forever remain in our memory as the strongest and weakest race at the same time. Our car was very strong that weekend, and we missed the opportunity of a double podium. It's hard to accept still. However, I'm proud of how we stepped through difficult times, showing the team spirit. It was a real event of the season."Force India took the season's 4th place, equalling the best result in its history, but for the first time since 2013, the pilots of the team never made it to the podium.
Star of Formula 1 of the 1970s, the double champion Emerson, Fittipaldi believes that next year Fernando Alonso and McLaren be able to compete for the title.Emerson Fittipaldi "I'm Sure next season for McLaren will be much more successful. Fernando is the best pilot, and the machine McLaren was very effective.If next season they can build a machine with the same efficient aerodynamics, the Renault engine they will be a force to fight for podiums, victories and even the championship.Exactly Fittipaldi 1974 McLaren brought the first championship title. Since then, the pilots of the team from Woking have won 11 times. The latest title in 2008 brought Lewis Hamilton.
The pilot Haas Kevin Magnussen in Japan finished eighth.Kevin Magnussen "I liked my race. We used its potential, having achieved a double finish in the points zone on the 8th and 9th positions. I don't think we can hope for the best, so I'm happy for the team.The last time I had a good race, but I every time something did not earn points. We did it today. I hope I can keep this momentum going and earn some more points in the last races of the season.Results such as today, definitely not easy to get. We have a lot to fix, so the team was able to consistently earn points".
Team Force India consistently earns points two machines. This time Esteban Windows finished sixth, with Sergio Perez seventh.Esteban "It was a great start, I could even get to third place Then I was waiting for an interesting fight with Ricardo round and round trying to take his place. I didn't have the speed to fight with him, but I did my best. It was an interesting struggle that has become for me a good experience. We gave the maximum today, finishing two cars in the points. A good result for the team.Sergio Perez "We are satisfied with the result of this race. Yesterday we knew exactly that this will be possible, and today we proved that the double finish in glasses is a reality. Great result. I could overtake Windows, fought with him, but I was not able to spend a good overtaking. In any case, all went well".
The Williams driver lance Stroll to race Grand Prix of Malaysia finished eighth. After the checkered flag he was faced with Sebastian Vettel.Lance Stroll "it was hot Today, and now I understand what everyone said before the start of this Grand Prix. Now I understand what heat is. I am very happy with the result, which was fantastic. I finished 8th, starting from 13-th place. I struggled a lot throughout the race, worked with tires, fought with a partner. Our double finish in glasses - a good result for the team.Already on the circle return to the boxes I was calmly driving along its trajectory, turned off various switches on the steering wheel, suddenly came down on me Vettel if the race was still going on".
Suspended from the Formula 1 Daniil Kvyat was called in Russian a series Mitjet.The statement of the management of the series reads "Daniel, in a difficult moment Mitjet encourages you not to despair We offer the following season to conduct in series Mitjet"Mitjet - series small body that uses a double prototypes weighing just over 500 kg with a two-liter Renault engine.
The pilot of Red Bull Max Verstappen said that his team is ready to a good result in Malaysia.Max Verstappen "last year we had a double victory in Malaysia. We have with Daniel was a great battle wheel to wheel. We left each other enough space, everything was within the rules. This fight is like to the audience, and the result of the command.In Singapore, the race in Malaysia is difficult due to heat and moisture. Pilots are tough, but the hardest mechanics in the pits. They certainly lose weight on a few pounds over the last couple of days.
Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas finished 3rd in the race Grand Prix of Singapore. Now he's losing Sebastian Vettel 22 points.Valtteri Bottas "it's a good race. We are very fortunate that the leaders came down, and we automatically were the fastest on the track. We have prepared the machine that gave the opportunity to attack. I struggled with Riccardo, but I don't have enough speed to catch up and overtake him. This was our chance, and we were able to do everything right.My next goal is to beat Vettel in the individual competition. We wanted to make a victorious double, but a double podium is good.
Two-time Formula 1 world champion Mika Hakkinen said that in late 2001 he took a leave of absence but never returned to the sport.Finn tested the McLaren at the end of 2006, but in a recent interview with Unibet said that he was ready to return, but decided not to.Mika Hakkinen "It was close. I retired in 2001, and everything was fine. But after a few years I had a certain feeling. I felt mentally and physically ready to return to Formula 1.I practiced a lot. I flew to England to work in the simulator McLaren. I've spent a lot of days. It was probably 2004 or 2005. I was fully prepared to return to Formula-1. And as two-time champion I knew how to be ready for it, I would have been better than ever. I was negotiating with Williams, but it didn't work. This was largely because the negotiations were up and down. I didn't like it.Finns are very black and white. If you do something, you will do it. You go straight to the point. And while I understand that this is a complex case, but they couldn't get a better pilot than the double world champion.There were other problems. And it was not about a crazy amount of money, which could not be considered. There were other problems that influenced the decision.I tested the McLaren, drove the car all day, dashed in many circles after all these years, and all went well. We all analyzed. I knew about the problem with a computer that constantly blocked the wheels. We couldn't do anything about it. We are unable to fix it because we didn't have new items.This Is Formula 1. This is a permanent solution to the problems, it's constant suffering. I wanted to get back to thisI had a reason. If I return, I will again work with the same issues. Fortunately, the tests went smoothly.I got into Formula 1 in 1991. It took me seven years to win the race. The same thing could happen on the return. I'm not going to waste seven years. After winning two Championships I can be satisfied with their achievements".
Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas in the race Grand Prix of Italy finished second after starting from fourth position.Valtteri Bottas "I really appreciate the support of the local audience, especially after such a difficult race. I blew my start, so I had to break forward. Already on the first lap I managed to make good progress.The team did a great job, so can be happy winning the double in Italy. I did everything to minimize the loss, so you can be satisfied with the second result".
The third steward Grand Prix of Belgium, Mika Salo has defended the decision on punishment Kimi Raikkonen during the race in Spa.The pilot received a 10-second "stop go" for failure to comply with speed limits under yellow flags at the stop of the machine max Verstappen.Mika Salo "It is the rule. There was a double yellow flag. We have received information showing that all raised the foot off the gas, with the exception of Kimi.There were people pushing a car. Anything could happen, and Kimi can't condemn our decision. A rule is a rule. It's very simple".
Pilot Williams Felipe Massa out of the race for his promising race in Baku.Felipe Massa "I'm so disappointed The race was just great. I overtook the car, and I had a really good pace.After the restart the car was shaking on the line, I lost speed and the other cars easily swept past. I couldn't take the turns as something vibrated violently. We were able today to achieve a double podium in this race, we can fight for the victory.I Strolla congratulations with the first podium I'm so happy for him and his success".
Pilot Williams Felipe Massa has shared his memories of last year's race in Baku, which had the status of European Grand Prix.Felipe Massa "I am really looking forward to returning to this beautiful country, such a unique race track, which is located in the heart of the city. There are a lot of 90 corners, as well as a huge high-speed direct start-finish. Last year we had a double finish in the points zone, so after my meeting in Canada I very much hope that we will be able to add".A year ago Massa finished in Baku on 10-m.
This weekend the European karting championship was held on the track Fernando Alonso in Spain. The ex-pilot of Formula 1 Ralf Schumacher was there with his team, KSM, and the German admitted that he doesn't like karting double champion.Ralf Schumacher "for the First time since then as went back to the karting, I have been on such a terrible track. The track endangers the lives of pilots and damages the cards."Recall that a few weeks ago on the track, Fernando Alonso crashed very young pilot.Fernando Alonso "I think Ralph for many years does not appear in the media headlines, he just wanted publicity. He also has a karting track, where he wants to hold the European championship and, probably, the decision of the FIA was not happy. I think only Ralph breaks all the rules, so he may have to ask their pilots to ride on the pavement - then nothing will break. Maybe he just ran out of money".
The head of Ferrari, Maurizio Arrivabene said that he was pleased for all the team who contributed to winning the double in Monaco.Maurizio Arrivabene "the Most important aspect of the victory in Monaco is that all the hard work done by the guys at the track and outside it, were rewarded. Our car has been designed and made in Maranello. Honor and praise by the employee baseNow it's time to think about the upcoming Grand Prix in Canada".
The head of Pirelli Mario Isola congratulated the Scuderia to victory in Monaco, the first since 2001.Mario Isola "Though it was always clear that the strategy with one stop would be optimal, today we saw a wide range of options and possibilities. Pilots choose when to pit stop, which led to unexpected results.As expected, the tire wear was low. Long stretches even at the Ul on the hot asphalt does not become a hindrance to teams.Congratulations to Ferrari since winning the double at the historic track".
The head of McLaren Zach brown confirmed that he understands the condition of Fernando Alonso.Zach brown "I fully understand his position, he is the double world champion who wants to become a triple world champion. We see that other opponents have moved forward. Alonso really wants to stay with us, but he requires us to move forward. If before the end of the summer break we will not be able to do anything, then most likely, we will lose Fernando".These days brown and Alonso are in Indianapolis, where the training before the race Indy-500.
While in the Toro Rosso master the usual for this season, T-wing, the rivals of Ferrari are already testing a more complex design.During the first practice in Spain on the car Kimi Raikkonen has double T-wing. Something similar is already used in McLaren.
The fourth race in a row the team Force India will earn points two machines. Deputy chief Robert Fearnley congratulated his team with this result.Robert Fearnley "I Congratulate the whole team on to a double result 14 points strengthen us in fourth place in the team standings is a great reward for the hard work during the past weekend.We have leveraged our capabilities, thereby continuing our successful series. Perez has 14 races in a row finishing in the glasses, and it is a remarkable achievement. We did everything right in the last race, especially everything associated with the strategy. Overall, it was a very encouraging weekend the machine did a good job, we have made significant progress with our qualifying speed, and again earned points two machines".
The pilot Force India Sergio Perez failed to qualify for the Grand Prix of Bahrain. In the race the Mexican will start the 18th. Sergio Perez "I just couldn't finish his fast lap, which is more than enough to pass the second round. In the third sector were double yellow flags, they forced me to slow down.Tomorrow we have a lot of work, but a chance to get into the glasses. Let's see how the rest of the race".
For the first time since 1979 at the start of the legendary race, "Indy 500" will be the car of McLaren. Will sit behind the wheel of Fernando Alonso, the double champion of Formula-1.Partner of the McLaren team Andretti Motorsport, which will provide one of their cars Dallara DW12 with the engine Honda.Fernando Alonso "I am excited about the opportunity to take part in the race "500 miles of Indianapolis" with the support of McLaren, Honda and Andretti. This is one of the most famous races in the world alongside the 24 hours of Le Mans and the Monaco Grand Prix".The time of the Indy 500 is overlaid with the Monaco Grand Prix, so the Spaniard will miss the race in the Principality. Most likely, it will replace Jenson button.Fernando Alonso "I wish that this year will not be able to take part in the Monaco Grand Prix. But after "Indy 500" I will definitely be back behind the wheel of a McLaren-Honda.I've never been on the cars IndyCar, never raced on the ovals, but I'm sure that will be able to quickly adapt to new technology. After the Grand Prix of Spain, I will travel to Indianapolis, where the preparation will try to drive maximum distance".As already said Alonso, "Indy 500" stands in one row with the Monaco Grand Prix and 24 hours of Le Mans. Only Graham hill managed to earn the "Triple crown" by winning all three races.Fernando Alonso "I won in Monaco and is now dreaming of the Triple crown, winning at Le Mans and Indianapolis. The task is difficult, but doable. Don't know when I will be able to speak in Le Mans, but I am only 35 years old - I have a lot of time".
Haas pilot Roman Grosjean said that he sees positive changes in the team, which again began with strong performances in Australia, although he completed his double descent from the race.Roman Grosjean "I think the team really looks better in his second season in Formula 1, because we now have valuable experience.Appearing in 2016, the team began preparing for the season 2017. All the work was done in advance, and we are pleased that he oversees all gene Haas. He understands racing and he loves his job. Second year for us is a big challenge and we are ready to it".
Director Haas Gunther Steiner said that he was devastated after double gathering in the first race of the season.Gunther Steiner "It was not the race we wanted to see early in the season. Roman is on the car has leaked water. We still don't understand how this could happen. Obviously, Kevin's race ended already in the third turn after contact with Eriksson. The Magnussen was structural damage to the suspension, and we have yet to understand why it happened. The only positive is that the car seems quick. We might be back in the fight in two weeks in Shanghai".
Sessionals ferrocarbon.Front suspension double upper and lower wishbones, torsion bars and shock absorbers Sachs, driven by tappets.Rear suspension double upper and lower wishbones, torsion bars and shock absorbers Sachs, driven rods.Brakes Brembo calipers, pads Brembo carbon fiber rims Carbon Industries carbon fiber.Transmission 8-speed gearbox Ferrari carbon fiber with stepless switching, longitudinal location, the adhesion of carbon fiber.Control electronics McLaren Electronic Systems.ERS Ferrari.Steering wheel Sauber F1 Team.Tyres Pirelli.Wheels OZ.Dimensions length 5143 mm width - 2000 mm, height without camera - 950 mm front track - 1615 mm rear track - 1530 mm. Weight 728 kg with driver with tank empty.Dvigateli Ferrari 059, turbo V6, the camber angle of cylinders 90 degrees, 4 valve per cylinder.Displacement 1600 CC bore and stroke 80 x 53 mm. Maximum speed 15000 rpm Maximum fuel consumption 100 kg/h Maximum fuel capacity 105 lbs. Pressure fuel injection 500 bar.The number of engines per driver 4.
Personal trainer and physiotherapist of double world champion Fernando Alonso Fabrizio Borra believes that his client will not leave the championship at the end of the season 2017.Fabrizio Borra "I do not see any prerequisites that Fernando spends his last season in Formula 1. He works very hard, and I can see he is motivated and calm. In the past year, the pilots don't look like that.Alonso is training six hours a day, not to mention psychological studies. Fernando certainly has a plan, and this plan should work already this year. The new season will be very demanding on the physical condition of the pilot, and Alonso storing strength for one year".
Three-time Formula 1 world champion Jackie Stewart admitted that it is just funny to listen complaints of modern pilots for a long season.Jackie Stewart "I just can't stop laughing I remember that back in 1971 when I became the double champion of the world, I flew across the Atlantic 86 times.In America, I was 43 times as he spoke in a series of Can-Am, worked at ABC television and have been on all sorts of promotions as a representative of Ford. Plus I also competed in Formula 2, touring and racing sports cars. So complaints about the long season and lack of personal time is ridiculous.
Enzo Fittipaldi, grandson of double world champion of Formula 1 Emerson Fittipaldi and mark Armstrong are new listeners racing Academy of Ferrari.The pair was chosen after tests at Fiorano, held in November, and joined Charles LeClair, Antonio Fuoco, Giuliano Alesi and Guan Yu Zhou. 15-year-old Fittipaldi entered the Academy, spending most of the race in 2016 in the youth championship Ginetta in the UK. Armstrong has spent the last two years in European karting in the classes KF and KZ. 16-year-old pilot made his debut in single-seaters in Formula Renault, after a race for the Cup of Northern Europe. Also, Armstrong had to play in the British Formula 3.