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McLaren announced that in the season of 2018 can return to the colors of the papaya, which was used by the team in the late 1960s and early 1970s. the car with the same paint Fernando Alonso took part in the Indy 500.Zach brown "we are Now beginning to consider the coloring options for the next year. I think the fans want us to chose the color of papaya.When we were in such colors in IndyCar, we had a huge number of requests from fans who asked the same colour in Formula 1. Therefore, we expect the decisions of sponsors, which also define the appearance of the car. But I do not exclude such variant".Designer Sean bull has already suggested coloring McLaren for example MCL32.
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton in practice for the Mexican Grand Prix the second result, losing only to Daniel Riccardo.Lewis Hamilton "Today was a good day. In fact, he was not very good, especially in the second session on the first lap. It is actually suspended our work with tires Supersoft. I had another to build, so the time is not the best. But one quick circle, and then a long stretch on the Ul was probably one of the best for our team at this track.We have collected a lot of information, the track looked better with each round. Also I was pleased to see so many local fans. The podium was just buzzing So all in all it was a good day".
The pilot Force India Sergio Perez said that during his home Grand Prix of Mexico will show good result.Sergio Perez "the Home race is very important to me. It's always a busy week for me and for the team, but it is very important for fans and business partners.It's definitely the nicest weekend this year for me. This is a great race for everyone involved in Formula 1. The whole week goes by as one big holiday. All in Mexico city looking forward to the race.I was lucky that I will participate in the home race in his native country, the family stands. Their support means so much to me, and it inspires me a good result. I will try to surprise them with something special."In two home races Perez consistently earned points 8th in 2015 and 10 in 2016.
It is believed that one of the reasons why Red Bull was so keen to extend the contract with max Verstappen until 2020, is that Daniel ricciardo, in the words of Helmut Marko, looking for a new team for the season 2019.28-year-old Ricardo not deny this, stating that would like to go to Ferrari.Daniel ricciardo "I always ask about Ferrari, but I have the impression that interest not from the Ferrari and from the fans or media.If I negotiate with another team, then one of the first questions I would like to touch on equal terms with a partner.If someone will say "We sign the contract, but you will need to support your teammate" - I sign this contract I will not.Obviously, I had a chance against SEB, and I had this chance with max. Although Lewis in his Prime, I would like to challenge him".
Haas pilot Roman Grosjean in the USA finished 14th and was the best representative of the American team.Roman Grosjean "the Car was not too fast, I have been struggling with a strong degradation of the left tires, especially the front. I tried to take the car to the finish, but the last few laps felt it quite dangerous.I was pleased to see how many fans were in the stands. Very sorry that we could not show the best show of your team. We will be a lot of work, I promise. We know that Mexico last year was a tough race, but hopefully we will find some solutions. We worked hard, but now we are full of frustration".
The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso at the end of qualifying the Grand Prix of the United States was on 9th position.Fernando Alonso "we had some problems, so we did not know how we can be fast. But the team managed to achieve incredible results. We immediately began to fight for places in the top ten, which was a pleasant surprise. We also brought some updates here and they work fine.Today, the car worked great. For us there were difficult conditions in qualifying it was very hot and windy and the grip level was lower than we expected. In these conditions, our car is working very well, so our lap in the second round was good and we were able to get to the finals, there is a fight for ninth place.Tomorrow we'll be eighth because of a penalty Verstappen, so I think it's a great chance to score points.We know that we still have a deficit on the straights compared to the other teams, and we're probably a little lose in the first round, but after that we will work on holding the position. We are definitely excited to race under the American flag and in front of the local fans, and I think they will see a great race".
Haas pilot Roman Grosjean in the home for his team in the qualification of Grand Prix of the USA showed 14-th result.Roman Grosjean "It was a tough weekend until qualifying. Before qualification I didn't use Ul. Yesterday, we worked with other teams, and on Saturday morning turned on the track before to try them out.The incident with Strolla was unexpected and quite close to the accident. I was lucky not to turn around on the grass, that could be a disaster. It would be the end of the training. We went to the second round, which is good, since it was the maximum that we can squeeze out of their car.We strongly tightened and narrowed the gap from seven tenths to two-tenths to the guys ahead, but we still don't really perform well on the home track. I think it has more to do with the tyres, and in this area there's a gap in speed. We need to deal with it. I hope we can give the fans something special tomorrow".
Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas on the results practices Grand Prix of the United States was in fourth position.Valtteri Bottas "the First practice was spoiled by weather conditions. We struggled trying to get as much as possible, but in the morning this was not possible. But after lunch I was able to work a lot, both short and long distances. So, in the end, we were able to fully perform all of our work.Setup is not very optimal, and in this direction we have yet to progress. Overall, it was a pretty usual Friday. I enjoyed the work and by how many fans in the stands".
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton in practice two for the United States Grand Prix showed the best result.Lewis Hamilton "It was an interesting day with many UPS and downs from the point of view of how the track was covered with layers of waste rubber and in this regard worked car. But overall the car feels good. We can improve on, but it is clear that we have a good platform for further productive work.It is surprising that today so many support from the fans, I didn't know that I so love in this country.
McLaren may already be in a matter of hours from the announcement of a new contract with Fernando Alonso at the season-2018.Zach brown "We were close to agreement for some time. We wanted to decided the issue with the power plant. I expect that very soon we shall settle the issue with Alonso.Today Alonso will be at a press conference FIA. Perhaps he will have news for fans. But first we need to make a deal.Yes, the new option contract will include the resolution to act in other series, but not in Le Mans - there is no our machines. Le Mans is something that we still look. As the manufacturer, we just participate in meetings.Le Mans is very interesting to us, we also like the rules of this championship".
Former Manager of Michael Schumacher believes that the family legends of Formula 1 needs to be honest with millions of their fans.Almost four years after the accident the seven-time champion in the ski resort, almost nothing is known about the extent of his injuries. At the same time there are unconfirmed rumors that after the improve the health of Schumacher once again fell into a coma.Willi Weber "I'm sorry that fans of Michael do not know about his health. Why are they not telling the truthFormula 1 has now become as painful as my back. Now this show of Mickey mouse, and nothing more. Sport a thing of the past with performances by Schumacher".
Pilot Mercedes Lewis Hamilton believes Formula 1 needs to change the rules of the tyres fitted, which are issued to pilots much less than sometimes required.Lewis Hamilton "the Problem is that it's a stupid rule because how many times was this year, when fans came to see their idols, sitting during the second practice in the rain and on the road no one. We can't go out on the track because we have a few sets of this rubber This is stupid.The team decide that it is better not to go out because we need these tires can be used in the race. The League needs to reconsider this rule, as people are robbed, sitting in the rain and not seeing cars on the road. In those days, you have to return the money".
The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso continues to feed his fans with Breakfast about the future of his career.Fernando Alonso "next week, I think everything will become clearer".Earlier, the Spaniard had promised to announce his decision during the Grand Prix of Malaysia, then in the course of the Grand Prix of Japan.
Pilot Red Bull Daniel Riccardo finished third for the Australian's first podium in Japan.Riccardo Daniel "This is my first podium in Suzuka. I wanted it yesterday, and today I was able to achieve his goal. A huge thank you to the team and the fans.This track, which I enjoy. Each circle here is a pleasure. In the stands there is always a lot of fans. It was a great race. I was under pressure the entire race, but I managed to survive. It's great that I made the podium".
The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso in qualifying Grand Prix of Japan took place in the final, which showed 10-th result. However, it will start last - the Spaniard will be fined in the loss of 35 positions for the replacement of the power plant.Fernando Alonso "you Know, today I could have done more, but we decided not to force technique, which is only installed on my car. In the car changed a lot of key nodes, so the penalty would have destroyed all my attempts. Attack made no sense. Today I worked for the team and fans, and tomorrow will hold a strong race for Honda this is their home track.
Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas decided not to travel during the rainy second practice for the Japanese Grand Prix, but first he showed only the fifth result.Valtteri Bottas "I didn't work after lunch on the track. I'm sorry for the fans who came out tonight to see our work. They all waited for the departure of their idols.In the morning, the car proved to be much better than in Malaysia, but we still need to work hard to make the car faster. As a starting point this is enough it is definitely better than a week ago. My work with the Soft tyres was successful, but the Supersoft is still not enough clutch. So for me now it is important to understand how to work with this rubber. I hope tomorrow the weather will be without rain".
Lewis Hamilton was pleased with the results of the first day of the Grand Prix of Japan. In the first practice Mercedes driver showed the second result, the second - first.Lewis Hamilton "Good day. The machine here works better than in Malaysia. I am glad that in the first practice, got to work on a dry track. The day was raining, but we checked the operation of the machine, as in Malaysia, on a wet track it was not effective enough.Here patient fans. They waited the whole session when we get out on the track. Even and for that reason I left the boxes - we had to give them a show.
Pilots Ferrari Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen urged his fans to remain calm after disappointing results the last two Grand Prix.Sebastian Vettel "It neoidealist situation. Yes, it's a shame that we got the machines two of the same defect for several days in a row, but we have the right to complain about the low reliability during the whole year.This happens when you are at the limit, as we are now. The truth is that we have a car that can win anywhere. I think we are faster than Mercedes. Malaysia was a difficult weekend, but our speed is promising.Kimi Raikkonen "there's No reason to blame anyone. We had a very difficult weekend in Malaysia, but I am sure that we all take control".
Lewis Hamilton in the race Grand Prix of Malaysia finished second and increased its lead over Sebastian Vettel to 34 points.Lewis Hamilton "congratulations to max, he did a great job today. A huge thank you to the fans for that support. Sorry this last race. There are always fantastic Prix, every year they give us a lot of emotions.Today, I got an important second place. It's a difficult race for us, but I was able to do everything to achieve maximum results. You can say that I minimized the losses. The team feels good, but we see that a lot of work ahead. Need to upgrade the car and to attack".
The head of Formula 1, Ross brown supported the view of Sebastian Vettel that the holder of the title has not yet been identified.Ross Brawn "the Mercedes Team works and wins, but the world Cup is not over. In Singapore it was a typical incident at the start of the race. Vettel - a fighter who never gives up. If he can handle it, it will be more than deserved his moment.As for the future of the championship, we definitely need more cars capable of winning several new tracks. The engine creates too much difference between the teams. But in the short term there is little we can change.In the long term, we simplify the engines, and fiscal policy will also change.Three teams fighting for the victory, and it's great. Of course, I remember his time with Schumacher and you know that dominance is always bad for the sport. Now we have a real competition, Lewis vs Sebastian that attracts fans. It's great".
Mercedes, savelia that Lewis Hamilton can Express their personality and their opinions in a free manner.In recent days, three-time champion shocked the fans with his statements about the United States fashion, your status, and talk about veganism.Toto Wolff "If he drives a Ferrari outside of the track, so he drives a Ferrari. You can't lock him in a cage. Sometimes it gives us gray hair, but tough day he is the man we want to see in your car."Marketing boss Jens timer agree that the Mercedes suits often contradictory views of Lewis, his behavior and personality.Jens timer "We don't want puppets or robots were ambassadors of our brand. Pilots should be loyal to the brand they represent, but you have to let them be themselves".
The owner of Formula 1, the company, Liberty Media, supports the initiative to make the cars louder championship.Since then, in 2014 began a new era of turbo engines, participants and fans complained that Formula 1 has lost the most important thing - sound. FIA last year announced that it is working on systems that will allow you to make the sound louder.Representative Liberty "We must amplify the sound. Our market research suggests that this is extremely important for the fans.The latest idea is to create a ceramic microphone that can be attached to the exhaust pipe. It needs to enhance the exhaust sound".
Race Director McLaren Eric bulge believes that his team will be able to quickly return to the top step of the podium.Eric bulge "I rather vaguely talked about our goals, but now I do declare that in 2018 our goal is to fight for third place in the constructors' championship.But I hope we can do more than just fight for the podium. We need to win after so many years of inactivity.I'm not going to create false expectations or to play on the feelings of our fans, which we can't fail, but I believe that we, at least, will be able to win one race next year.We were always in the top three, but in the last three years were far from this position. We entered into an agreement with Renault to get a good engine and return to the top position".
Commercial Director of Formula 1 Sean Bratch confirmed that efforts are being made to change the timing of the Grand Prix of China and Bahrain next year to avoid overlapping with national holidays.Use Bratch "We are trying to take into account global events, local events, religious holidays and everything that can provide maximum opportunity for fans to attend the Grand Prix.We are in talks with the organizers about this. We try to reach a mutually agreed solution, which seems to be soon taken.
Non-Executive Director of Mercedes Niki Lauda has joined the dozens of fans and insiders who accuse Sebastian Vettel that he has destroyed all hope of his title by accident at the start of the race Grand Prix of Singapore.Niki Lauda "Obviously it was the fault of Sebastian. I don't know why he is so at risk during this important stage of the world Cup. If this happened in my day, we would have returned to Maranello".
Head Ferrrari Maurizio Arrivabene admitted that the result of the race Grand Prix of Singapore looks for his team complete disappointment.Maurizio Arrivabene "It was very disappointing, and it was definitely not the result we expected, but that doesn't mean the battle is over, we just become more difficult.We are very disappointed and apologize to our fans. We will definitely return. We have proved that we have a great race car and two of the best pilot. In our hearts galloping stallion of Ferrari, so we will fight until the last race.
Non-Executive Director of Mercedes was supported by Red Bull, insisting on changing the rules on engines for 2018.Modern penalties for changing parts of the power plant contribute to confusion for the viewer, as previously said the head of the Red Bull principal Christian Horner. Thus in 2018, the pilots will have to get by with just three engines for the season, then as it is now is not enough and four.Niki Lauda "everybody was saying that the engines may be cheaper for customers if we build them in smaller amounts. But we know that the situation would not be saved with the help of three engines. Because the development of test stands do will cost more".The Executive Director of the Formula 1 chase Carey admits that confusion about the rules is really not an ideal situation "the Structure is fine, obviously incomprehensible to the majority of race fans. In Monza, half of the peloton were fined, and for that - few could understand.Technology is an important part of this championship. But the viewer an important component of the sport of racing, not technical. Everyone needs struggle and competition".
The representative of the Liberty said the new Formula 1 wants new stars.Liberty "We think it's right. That's what we want. It would be great if we could have a new star, young boys, who first shone in Formula 3, then Formula 2, and then began to act at the level of Verstappen in Formula 1.That's what we want to see in the future. Plus we want the viewers and fans were able to chat with their heroes. It has many advantages, from a commercial point of crap, and with sports. We need to make it all work.
The President of the FIA Jean Todt believes that his new idea will help revive the popularity of the innovation in security - Halo.Many drivers and fans are unhappy that the head-protection system will affect the aesthetic and DNA of Formula 1 from next year.The President of the FIA said in Monza that Halo introduced to the pilots were safe.Jean Todt "That's why we need responsible decision makers for the sport.When I announced that we will present Halo for Formula E in 2018, the critics were not. Also with the introduction of Halo for Formula 2 the following year, I did not hear any negative comments. This shows that people have become accustomed to it.I voiced another idea that I like the special colour for the leader of the championship. In addition, I heard that some teams have sold space on Halo sponsors for advertising".