Felipe MassaFelipe Massa - the famous Brazilian racing driver, pilot team Ferrari. His career began avtogoschika weight in eight years. His first victory in the fall speeches in karting. His first season in this type of racing, he finished in fourth place high enough. During this period the Brazilian decided to link their fate with the racing. During the next seven years served Mass karting championships. In 1998, Masa participated in Formula Chevrolet. The first season was not particularly effective. And next season, he won. In 2000, Masa have had the opportunity to speak in Formula 3, but he preferred EvroFormulu 3000. This decision was his lucky star. He won the championship. After the resounding victory of the mass was invited to the team Sauber in Formula 1 as a test pilot, and soon became the main pilot. Weight immediately established itself as a racer with the character. He could act simply brilliant, then make obvious mistakes. By the mass has a rather short temper. During his debut season he scored 4 points, but managed to be noted by a major scandal at the Grand Prix of Italy in the incident with Pedro de la Rossa. Because of its uneven for the next season the Brazilian left without a place in the team. Felipe spent a year as test driver at Ferrari, where the gained experience. After working on my mistakes, Massa returned to Sauber in 2004 and remained in that command until 2006 when, when he was invited to the main driver in a Ferrari as a team-mate Michael Schumacher. Massa started the season well in Bahrain, even ahead of Michael Schumacher. However, experience has shown that from his mistakes, he does not get rid of turns. Throughout the season he had a huge number of flights, turns and bolides even broken. But the fans realized that the masses already formed a driving style and began to accept these mistakes is normal. Felipe Massa has a large number of fans, both in Brazil and other countries. Become a world champion at the Mass was a chance in 2008. He struggled with Lewis Hamilton of McLaren team. By the end of the season they went on an equal footing. Still, Massa made more errors than Hamilton that did not give him the opportunity to get the title. Weight lost only one point. Tragic for the pilot began in 2009. During the Grand Prix of Hungary, an unpleasant incident. In the driver's head hit the spring on the car and broke his skull. After a complicated surgery, weight regained consciousness and is in rehabilitation. However, the season he was unable to continue. In the 2010 season Felipe Massa will also serve as part of Ferrari.
Pilot Williams Felipe Massa in Friday practice for the Malaysian Grand Prix showed a 12-th result.Felipe Massa "this morning a lot has gone wrong due to rain and problems with the hydraulics. The day I was able to get out only twice on the road, but to no avail, as the work was interrupted by red flags.I'm glad that Grosjean was not injured in the incident. I was right behind him, saw the accident.It's hard to say where we are now and what to expect, because today we lost a lot of time. The density of the results will be high in qualifying, will see how it goes for us.
Reserve pilot Williams Paul di Resta has admitted that talks with the team regarding the place of combat pilot in the season of 2018.Paul di Resta "the Negotiations drag on, but I do my best to get a place in Williams. The longer I'm out of Formula 1, the more I want to return to the championship. I haven't lost my motivation, and the race in Hungary showed that I was still able to pilot the car of Formula-1".Paul di Resta played for Force India in 2011-2013 and this year he had one race in Hungary, replacing Executive Felipe Massa.
Veteran Felipe Massa has admitted that he hopes the next season to be a pilot Williams. Other options, according to him, is not there.Felipe Massa "In Formula 1 I have only one option - Williams. Of course, something can happen like last year when Nico Rosberg unexpectedly announced his retirement. But it should not count.I do not communicate with other teams. Either I will stay in Williams, or will go out of Formula 1. At the moment I'm trying to understand, I need a team. When they will decide, I will decide".
In the course of Grand Prix of Singapore became aware of the extension of the contracts of Valtteri Bottas, the pilots Force India, and also about the transfer of Carlos Sainz in the Renault. The teams are still seven vacancies, one of which may take Daniil Kvyat.Williams - 2 wakasiyaka no contracts with the pilots, but there is no doubt that lance Stroll will stay in the team, given the investment made by Strolla senior.In a couple of Canadians who will soon turn 19 years old, Williams is seeking an experienced pilot, over the age of 25 - this requirement is title sponsor Martini. Until recently, Felipe Massa remained the only candidate for this place, but first started talking about Paul di Resta, which now appears to be backup pilot of the team, and then about Robert Kubica. Kubica first tested in the part of Renault, but there chose Carlos Sainz, and now Robert is actively training in the simulator Williams.Another candidate - Marcus Ericsson, who may lose the place in the Sauber. The only advantage of the Swede is a solid set of sponsors.Toro Rosso - 2 vakansiyalar Sainz goes to Renault, and with high probability it will be replaced by Frenchman Pierre went Out - other suitable pilots in the Red Bull yet.Obviously, stay Sainz in the Toro Rosso, then went Out would take place Daniil Kvyat. Now, the Russian pilot has a chance to keep his job, it's important to make mistakes in the remaining races.Meanwhile, a new partner Honda want to see in the ranks of Toro Rosso its pilot Nobuharu Matsushita, which now appears in the Formula-2. It is not clear in what capacity - possibly as a test pilot. If the Japanese insist on the place of combat pilot, it is easy to guess that it will go with Cuatom.Few people know that now Matsushita listed as a pilot for the development of the McLaren-Honda. However, before the combat cars are not all limited to work in the simulator.McLaren - 1 vakantiecentrum with Stoffel Vendorno confirmed a month ago that negotiations with Fernando Alonso go. Earlier two-time champion reiterated that he would remain at McLaren, if the team change engine supplier. It happened, and now, as far as we know, Alonso and the McLaren management to discuss details of the new contract. Most likely, the agreement will be signed for one season to sign a contract for a longer period, the Spaniard just will not risk it.If Alonso refuses though it goes nowhere, then McLaren, in the words of Zac brown, have a plan "B". Obviously, this refers to Jenson button. Lando Norris, who will soon turn 18, they're unlikely to be put into a fighting machine.Sauber - 2 vacanciel contract extension with Ferrari Sauber head of Frederic Vasseur said he was willing to give one or even two seats for the wards of the Scuderia. Obviously, in return, the porters expect to receive discounts on the powerplant, gearbox and other components that will deliver Maranello.Ferrari has Antonio Giovinazzi and Charles Leclere, who in the course of this season, was repeatedly brought to the tests. And Giovinazzi even held two races, replacing the injured Pascal Wehrlein. If Ferrari is willing to pay for seats of both pilots, no place will be Marcus Ericsson. If the Scuderia will pull only one place, it is likely that Eriksson and his sponsors will remain in the Sauber.Without mestis the above it follows that in the season of 2018, we will not see on the grid protege Mercedes of Pascal Wehrlein. In the customer team Force India all the seats were occupied, and in Williams he victims. Perhaps he will remain in Formula 1 as a backup pilot factory team Mercedes.
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".
Pilot Williams Felipe Massa in the race Grand Prix of Singapore finished 11th, two seconds away from the points zone.Felipe Massa "I am disappointed with my race. I started on the wrong tyres that was solely my decision, but I think that when it rains, you never know what will happen. Many pilots decided to go on my way, but I really made a mistake with the choice. Then I was very slow on the track.When left the safety car, I immediately asked him to stop, but the team ordered to stay on track. They hoped that I will break better and will be able to hold there. In the end, I stayed. I was driving so slowly that my race ended there.I'm disappointed with his race. However, the team can be happy with the points and lance. In the end, it could have been much worse, especially if you look at the places from which we started the race".
Only in the team Toro Rosso is about an equal fight. Renault, by contrast, is the complete dominance of Nico.Mercedes, Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas 9-5Ferrari, Sebastian Vettel - Kimi Raikkonen 10-4Red Bull, Daniel Riccardo - Max Verstappen 4-10Force India, Sergio Perez - Esteban Windows 11-3Williams, Felipe Massa - lance Stroll 11-2McLaren, Fernando Alonso - Stoffel Vandorn 11-2Toro Rosso, Daniil Kvyat is Carlos Sainz 6-8Renault, Nico - Jolyon Palmer 13-0Haas, Roman Grosjean - Kevin Magnussen 9-5Sauber, Marcus Ericsson - Pascal Wehrlein 4-8.
Pilot Williams Felipe Massa was unable to advance beyond the first round of qualifying for the Singapore Grand Prix because of his mistakes.Felipe Massa "Today was nothing to do, just our team is not able to achieve more at this track. I also struck out twice.The first time I seriously hit the wall, breaking the rear right wheel. Then I again made a mistake, striking the wall in the last attempt. It cost me exit in the second round. I lost second on the error. Very sorry that failed to achieve more".
Pilot Williams Felipe Massa in practice for the Singapore Grand Prix showed the 15-th result.Felipe Massa "Today was very difficult. We know it's not the best track for our car, so it was a very difficult Friday.Balance is not the biggest problem. The problem is that we don't have enough for all time. We're a little slower than the others. Of course, this is a problem that I and everyone in the team was expecting. Frankly, I am confident that the qualification is the main problem, because we don't have the right pace to fight for starting places, but I hope that maybe in the race can happen anything special that will help us break into points.We will try everything we can. If we will be able to earn points on Sunday, it will be very good job".
Sports Director of the Formula 1, Ross brown believes that the invite to the championship of young pilots without experience is a big mistake.Ross Brawn "to Invite the pilot in Formula 1 with no experience is a big risk. Pilots now need to prepare as best you can, perhaps they should be given the opportunity to participate during morning practices on Fridays.It's very important for the championship for the pilots and their future. If they have problems, to speak in Formula 1 is impossible, otherwise their careers would be ruined.I don't think replacing Felipe Massa during the Grand Prix of Hungary pilot from Formula 2 would have been the right decision. There was too little time to prepare for this machine.Friday practice during the year would be able to prepare a new generation of pilots to the Formula-1".
In the course of the last two Grand Prix in Spa and Monza, some teams voiced signed with the pilots contracts. Permutations to the top teams is not expected, although technically jobs are still there.Mercedes the contract Lewis Hamilton with Mercedes ends at the end of 2018. Agreement with Valtteri Bottas was signed only for one season. However, Finn has proved himself as a team player, and leadership in the face of Toto Wolff and Niki Lauda spoke in favor of the contract extension.The final word for the Board of Directors. However, other candidates for this place not Sebastian Vettel extended his contract with Ferrari, Fernando Alonso was given to understand that he should not dream about Mercedes after the scandal of 2007, and young drivers Esteban Windows and Pascal Wehrlein lack experience.Ferrari before the start of the home Grand Prix of Italy, the team extended the contracts with current drivers. And if Sebastian Vettel the agreement signed before the end of 2020, with Kimi Raikkonen signed a one-year contract.Red Bull Red Bull satisfied with the work of Daniel ricciardo and max Verstappen. There has repeatedly stated that both pilots connected with the team multi-year contracts. The pilots themselves did not seem very satisfied with the situation in the Red Bull. But they should go nowhere, as vacancies in the Mercedes and Ferrari will only appear at the end of 2018.Force India Esteban a Window signed a multiyear contract, but the agreement with Sergio Perez ends this year. The team is ready to prolong the contract with the Mexican, behind which there are respectable sponsors, but the pilot admitted that he has other offers. If Perez leaves Force India, it is likely to replace Pascal Wehrlein.Williams no doubt, lance Stroll will retain a seat at Williams due to large financial injections from Stroll-Scarecrow. The team needs a second experienced pilot, and Felipe Massa copes with this role. Most likely, the Brazilian will keep his place.A couple of weeks ago there were rumors that the pilot Williams could become Fernando Alonso. But it is unlikely the Spaniard will agree to change sewed on soap in the near future, Williams will not fight for victory.Toro Rosso Carlos Sainz signed a multiyear contract, but there is a small chance that for good compensation, the Spaniard will move to Renault.Place Daniil Kvyat in the team Dolny shaky - his back literally breathes Pierre went Out. In addition, in the Wake of rumors about a possible collaboration with Toro Rosso, Honda has been assumed that one of the places is a Japanese pilot.Renault Nico Hulkenberg signed a one-year contract with the possibility of renewal for the season 2018. Obviously, the team would exercise its right and extend the agreement with the German pilot.But the likelihood of a contract renewal with Jolyon Palmer minimum. As a replacement candidacies of Carlos Sainz, Sergio Perez, Robert Kubica and Russian Sergey Sirotkin.Some time talked about returning to Renault's Fernando Alonso, but the French team gave to understand that is not going to give the Spaniard the championship the car in the next three years.Navlabel team gene Haas stated he was pleased with the results of Roman Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen and intends to leave the pilots for next season without changes. But official statements have not yet been. However, Magnussen has already said that he has a contract for season 2018.McLaren Vandorn has a long-term contract with McLaren. The agreement with Fernando Alonso expires at the end of the year, and the Spaniard said that he would remain only if the team will change the engine supplier.If Alonso will leave McLaren, to Jenson button. In addition, rumors circulated about a possible invitation of Carlos Sainz.Sauber is no doubt that his place will retain Marcus Ericsson, who is affiliated with the sponsors and team owners. Second place is likely to get one from a protg of the Ferrari. It will either be Antonio Giovinazzi or Charles LeClair. Instead, the Swiss team will receive discounts on Italian powerplants.
Pilot Williams Felipe Massa has confirmed that he will leave Formula 1, will join Formula E. Felipe Massa "I have conducted tests with the Jaguar. It's an incredible car, and the race itself in the Formula-E I really like. They are alive, natural, and much depends on the pilot. When I leave Formula 1, will be transferred to Formula E. I think it's a fantastic series, and I see a great future for her".
Pilot Williams Felipe Massa in the race Grand Prix of Italy finished eighth.Felipe Massa "Yeah, I had a contact at the second corner. But I just left the place. I couldn't do anything in that situation. Max wouldn't let me, and he damaged the car about my car.I struggled today with my team, attacked as they could, wheel to wheel. It was interesting to compete with Strolla.We got good points for the team. We can be satisfied with this race and the result".
145049 - Today from pole position, in the 69 th time in his career, will start Lewis Hamilton.145101 - By this measure, he overtook Michael Schumacher.145132 - Next to it will start. 18-year-old lance Stroll145227 - in General, canadian qualified 4th, but eight pilots received various penalties, including representatives from Red Bull, which in the qualification showed the 2nd and 3rd results.145428 - Second row Esteban and Valtteri Bottas.145500 - Only the third row will start pilots Ferrari Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel. 145525 - these days, by the way, Ferrari is celebrating its 70th anniversary.145645 - Fourth row Felipe Massa and Daniil Kvyat. Anyway, Daniel showed in qualifying, 14-th result, but because of the fines he played many positions.145716 - Completing the top ten Kevin Magnussen and Sergio Perez.145738 - Next Eriksson, Wehrlein, Verstappen, Hulkenberg, Sainz, ricciardo, Palmer, Vandorn, Alonso and Grosjean.145827 - The Machine Of Quata.
Pilot Williams Felipe Massa in the qualification of Grand Prix of Italy was on the ninth position. And to start the Brazilian veteran will be the seventh.Felipe Massa "It was definitely a great qualification for the team. For many years, our machine are very poorly shown itself during the rain sessions, but today the car was just gorgeous.I was glad to reach the final, but was disappointed with his final result. Frankly, I'd be happy to start from the position Stroll. He did a fantastic job, showed a stunning lap in qualifying. I am very happy for himWe will start the race from second and seventh positions, so it promises us good dividends following the results of Grand Prix. We need to do a clean race two cars".
Only the Toro Rosso team is about equal fight, but for Williams, McLaren and Renault dominated by one of the pilots.Mercedes, Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas 8-5Ferrari, Sebastian Vettel - Kimi Raikkonen 9-4Red Bull, Daniel Riccardo - Max Verstappen 4-9Force India, Sergio Perez - Esteban Windows 10-3Williams, Felipe Massa - lance Stroll 10-2McLaren, Fernando Alonso - Stoffel Vandorn 10-2Toro Rosso, Daniil Kvyat is Carlos Sainz 6-7Renault, Nico - Jolyon Palmer 12-0Haas, Roman Grosjean - Kevin Magnussen 8-5Sauber, Marcus Ericsson - Pascal Wehrlein 4-7.
Pilot Williams Felipe Massa was pleased with the results practices Grand Prix of Italy, which was in the top ten.Felipe Massa "It was a good Friday, it went much better than Friday the last races, so I'm optimistic. I see that our machine can be more competitive here at Monza, compared to how it manifested itself in the last race.We tried several options for the aerodynamics, the front spoiler, plus we managed to get a lot of laps on different tires, so I really hope that, gathering all together we will be able to show a good result".
If, prior to the Belgian Grand Prix, all the drivers kept a mathematical chance for the title, after the finish of the race the number of applicants was reduced to twelve.Until the end of the season there were eight races, and this means that any pilot can theoretically earn 200 points. As the leader of the championship Sebastian Vettel is already 220 points, to compete with him for the title only those who managed to earn 20 points or more. This group includes the second pilot of Ferrari Kimi Raikkonen, the Mercedes, Red Bull and Force India, as well as Carlos Sainz of Toro Rosso, Nico Hulkenberg of Renault, Felipe Massa of Williams and Romain Grosjean from Haas.In the constructors ' championship round contenders already noticeable. The chance to take the title from Mercedes there is only Ferrari, Red Bull and Force India. But this is only theoretically.
In the Belgian race pilot Haas Roman Grosjean finished seventh. This result allowed the French to overtake in the championship lance Stroll and closer to Felipe Massa.Roman Grosjean "it was a Great race. I was very tired after it. We knew that could be somewhere near the top ten, but I didn't think I could finish so high.After a few laps the car went into a rhythm and proved themselves on the course. I will not say that satisfied with the speed, so had to work hard to stay in the pace group. We had not the high degradation of the rubber on the Ul. After the departure of the safety car I had a short battle with Nico Hulkenberg, who managed to get ahead.I am very happy with the team, are very proud of our achievement. After Friday's practice I thought it would be a tough race, but we were able to make progress. We just need to be more consistent in working with the tires and settings in the beginning of the weekend, then safely finalize the details".
Pilot Williams Felipe Massa started 16th and finished 8th. This result brazila happy as a victory.Felipe Massa "I am very glad today's race, I feel like I won. Great start, great overtaking, a good pace for a car that entire weekend barely worked - so I'm really happy.I think today was a very tense race, but each circle brought me pleasure. I know eighth place is a good position, especially considering how we started this Grand Prix. My experience tells me that today on the faster machine I could fight for the victory. Of course, there are many things that still need to disassemble, but today's race was just perfect for us".
For the first time in a long time pilot of Renault Jolyon Palmer went into the final qualification, but on the circle of departure refused gearbox.The damage to the host was serious, and the team decided to replace the transmission. As a result, the Palmer will lose five positions and will start 15th. Earlier, the penalties for changing the gearbox got Marcus Ericsson and Pascal Wehrlein. Five positions for ignoring the yellow flags will lose Felipe Massa. Daniil Kvyat and Stoffel Vandorn will lose 20 and 65 positions, respectively, for the replacement of components of the power plant.
Williams admits that relies on signing Fernando Alonso for 2018, which is evidenced by numerous messages in the media.After three years of fighting with McLaren-Honda Spanish pilot openly evaluates its limited capacity next season.Managing Director of McLaren Jonathan Neale "We will do everything possible to keep Fernando".In fact, the options seem limited Alonso Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull seem to have no vacancies.Renault is one of the options for 36-year-old Spaniard, but can appear now and the other Williams.Auto Bild "Auto Motor und Sport called it a rumor, but we do know that Williams and Alonso is on the verge of signing a new contract. Both sides have some time negotiating".Presumably, he will take the place of Felipe Massa, as Williams needs an experienced pilot who would be able another year to cover the failures of the rich lance Stroll.
Pilot Williams Felipe Massa in the qualification of the Belgian Grand Prix was on the 16th position.Felipe Massa "I am very disappointed with the result. We are not competitive. I thought maybe the accident was the cause of problems, but no, I immediately understood the balance and settings. Just our machine is not able to be fast on this track.I'm very upset. Plus, I got a penalty in the form of loss of five places on the starting grid. But I'm going to drive forward. Will try all possibilities to get points".
Mercedes and Toro Rosso is about an equal fight, but for Williams, McLaren and Renault dominated by one of the pilots.Mercedes, Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas 7-5Ferrari, Sebastian Vettel - Kimi Raikkonen 9-3Red Bull, Daniel Riccardo - Max Verstappen 4-8Force India, Sergio Perez - Esteban Windows 10-2Williams, Felipe Massa - lance Stroll 10-1McLaren, Fernando Alonso - Stoffel Vandorn 10-1Toro Rosso, Daniil Kvyat is Carlos Sainz 5-7Renault, Nico - Jolyon Palmer 11-0Haas, Roman Grosjean - Kevin Magnussen 8-4Sauber, Marcus Ericsson - Pascal Wehrlein 3-7.
During Saturday's practice on the machine Daniel quata had problems with the power plant, which had to replace some of its elements. As a result, the pilot Toro Rosso will lose at the start of the 20 positions.In qualifying, the Russians showed 17-th result, but to start with, given the penultimate penalty will be because of McLaren Stoffele of Vandorn has accumulated 65 penalty positions.Also penalties for changing the gearbox will get Felipe Massa, Pascal Wehrlein and Marcus Ericsson.
Pilot Williams Felipe Massa will lose at the start of Sunday's race five places.During Saturday's practice on the track stood the machine Daniel quata. The marshals waved yellow flags, warning of the dangers, but the masses did not notice them and did not reduce speed. As a result, the stewards have awarded the Brazilian veteran penalty positions.
Pilot Williams Felipe Massa missed all of Friday practice after crashed the car at the beginning of the first session.Felipe Massa "This day you want to forget. On the first lap of the first practice, I had big oversteer, especially evident in the seventh turn when I touched the inner curb. It was my mistake and I feel very disappointed. At the end of the day I didn't even show the test timeThis negative start to the weekend, because I did not know about the car. Tomorrow will have to start from scratch.I think that the session didn't go well for Strolla, the results are not encouraging. Tomorrow will have to work with so many aspects. I hope things work out".
At the beginning of the first practice Felipe Massa crashed the car. The engineers and the engineers at Williams will have to assemble a new chassis around the spare monocoque, and the Brazilian is likely to miss the second practice.Paddy Lowe, technical Director, Williams "Corrupted cell security. The hole is small, but we will have to replace the entire monocoque. Obviously, it will take almost the whole day.First we had a spare car, ready to go on the track, but now, in order to save, the spare machine can be collected to a certain level. Ahead of serious work, because many things have to move with a broken machine to the new one".
At the beginning of the first practice of the Belgian Grand Prix, Felipe Massa flew off the track and crashed into a protective barrier. The pilot was taken to a medical center, but the survey did not reveal any problems.Felipe Massa "I'm all right. It has nothing to do with my poor health in Hungary.The car has received serious damages. Don't know, will the team fix it before the second practice".