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The cars Ferrari 2018 will be painted in a deeper shade of red than usual. This statement Giorgio Terruzzi, which is well connected with Scuderia and writes for Corriere della Sera.
In 2014, team Williams have switched to Mercedes engines and gained a title sponsor in the face of the Martini. Behind the wheel of the car under the number "19" villages Felipe Massa.Massa debuted in Formula 1 in 2002 as part Sauber. Since 2006, the Brazilian played for Ferrari, but in recent years, his results began to fall, and politely asked to leave Maranello. Williams gave Felipe a new chance, and he literally got a second wind.
Head of Mercedes Toto Wolff believes that McLaren and Renault could pose a serious threat to his team in 2018.Toto Wolff "This is the pinnacle of Motorsport in which you have to respect every team and the best pilots.We take Ferrari, we take Red Bull, McLaren we accept, we are serious about Renault. These guys can fight for the championship. And some of the other teams can surprise us".
One of the heroes of the 2014 season was Jules Bianchi, who played for Russian team Marussia under the number "17".Career Bianchi supported Ferrari, and with the participation of the Scuderia, the Frenchman got a seat at Marussia in 2013. In his debut season earn points failed. In 2014, the Russian stable switched to a turbo Ferrari, but the speed is rarely enough to fight for getting into the top ten. Finally, on the sixth stage in Monaco Jules finished ninth, earning for himself first and team points.
The Sauber team decided on the date of the presentation of the new machine C37. The event will be held on February 20 at a base in Henville.Previously, the Swiss team presented a title sponsor. They became Italian brand Alfa Romeo.In the new season, Sauber will be Marcus Ericsson and Charles Leclere, a protege of Ferrari. Spare pilot presumed Antonio Giovinazzi.
In the season 1995 the only victory Ferrari brought the Frenchman Jean Alesi, who under the number "27".Alesi debuted in Formula 1 in 1989 and proved himself a fighter, despite the fact that in his possession had weak car Tyrrell. Before the 1991 season, Jean has received offers from Williams and Ferrari, and the Frenchman chose the Scuderia. However, the team from Maranello in that period was not in the best shape. The situation began to change for the better when at the helm of Ferrari in 1993 got up by Jean Todt. But until 1995, Alesi never managed to win the race. Several times he was close to success, but every time there were technical problems.Season 1995 was the best for Alesi at Ferrari. In the beginning of the year he finished second in Argentina and San Marino, and then finally won in Canada, thanks to which came in third place in the championship. In the remaining races was consistently denied equipment, and to the finish managed to get only five times. Eventually Jean fell to fifth place in the championship.
His best season in Formula 1 Daniil Kvyat held in 2015. Then the Russians were on the car of Red Bull with the number "26".Kvyat made his debut in the championship in 2014 in the Toro Rosso. His progress during the season so impressed the leadership of the Red Bull that Sebastian Vettel went to Ferrari, in his place was invited Daniel.The start of the 2015 season turned out to be difficult for Red Bull because of the constant failures of the engine Renault. For example, in Australia, Daniel never even made it to the starting grid. Reliability gradually came to normal, and began to appear the results. In Monaco Kvyat started fifth and finished fourth. Then there was sixth place in the UK. Finally, in Hungary, Quat climbed to the second step of the podium - the best result for the citizens of Russia.
It is reported that the top three teams of Formula 1 did not want to keep up with the plans of Liberty Media for the championship.Still the team to sell their products separately, but Liberty Media now want to apply the approach, first introduced in NASCAR, when all the goods are sold under one roof.Commercial Director of Liberty "We have done extensive research, and all the promoters of the Grand Prix support plan".However, in the Finnish edition they say that Mercedes and Red Bull and Ferrari do not agree with this plan.An anonymous tipster "throughout the history of Ferrari sold more goods than any other team, and they will not be difficult to find buyers due to their red tents.If fans are impatient, they will not go to the great hall where they have a long way to go to find what they want. I believe that we will lose income with this new structure".
Head Sauber Frederic Vasseur said that he deliberately refused to cooperate with Honda.Frederic Vasseur "I joined the team on July 17 at 9 a.m., and the meeting with Honda was at 10 am. It was important to me. It is difficult to change the supplier of engines, but Honda at the time was not in very good shape.Plus, and probably the most important thing for me was that we were linked with McLaren contract for the supply of gearboxes. I was convinced because I had some contacts in McLaren that they will do everything possible to leave. Therefore, I could not risk the contract with Honda. Imagine if I had to request the gearbox from McLaren Honda. It would be an absolute nightmare."As you know, after the meeting with Honda Vasser decided to terminate the contract with the Japanese minders. This year Sauber will use Ferrari power plant.
Italian journalist Leo Turrini reported that the Ferrari mechanics managed to increase the power capacity up to 1000 HP before this turn was overcome by the Mercedes engineers.Leo Turrini "Ferrari have worked very hard to reduce the weight of the power plant, and they succeeded. But on the stand the engine produces 1000 HP Is great, although Mercedes has already done this".
Russian driver Daniil Kvyat can add another important option in the list of completed achievements in 2018.After the departure of Kvyat from the program of Red Bull, Ferrari signed him to a contract test pilot. And now the Russian team SMP Racing offers Kvyat to take part in the race 24 hours of Le Mans. Moreover, SMP Racing is building a prototype in the LMP2 category.The head of SMP Racing Boris Rotenberg "I don't know how he will do at Ferrari, but I would be glad to see him in our team". The news of Kvyat on www.f1-world.ru.
The head of Renault's Cyril abiteboul said that his team and Ferrari with Mercedes, will offer the client the stables of its pilots.Cyril abiteboul "It works in the Mercedes with Esteban Windows, it works in Ferrari with Charles LeClair. We know that it works once and with us.We already have the pilots, but until we've established strong relationships with its customers in Formula 1. The next cycle of our development strategy will include pilots in the client teams. Already in 2020, we would like to see in Formula 1 his pupil". F1-world.ru.
The Formula 1 world champion Nigel Mansell believes that working with the strongest pilots is the best option for progress.Nigel Mansell "the Competition at a high level is one thing, but win at a high level - is quite another.I have always been interested to work in a team with the best pilots, world Champions, because guys like you will quickly learn and become better. I was always interested in the experience of others. This is the best teacher for the pilot." F1-world.Giza his career, Mansell had to work with four Champions Mario Andretti in the Lotus, Keke Rosberg and Nelson Piquet at Williams, Alain Prost at Ferrari.
As informs German edition Auto Motor und Sport, Renault team will present its new car on February 20.Previously, only four teams have announced the dates of presentation 22 February - Mercedes and Ferrari, 23 Feb., 25 Feb - Toro Rosso.Pre-season test starts in Barcelona on February 25.
The President of the FIA Jean Todt said that he will not interfere with the decision of the top teams to leave the League.Jean Todt "for Decades, Ferrari has a veto. When we're going to discuss renewal of the agreement between the teams, the matter would again be discussed. Am I afraid that Mercedes and Ferrari will go It's their choice.Exactly what we don't want anyone to leave. But, of course, Ferrari is one of the iconic brands. Is a company, a team that since its inception, taking part in every Formula 1 championship.So I don't want to see Ferrari out, but I'm not sure that Ferrari will leave Formula 1, because it is a unique brand because it combines between racing and road cars.I think Ferrari will be hard to refuse the Formula-1, but it is not my responsibility".
The President of Mercedes Dieter Zetsche said that his team and Ferrari should remain in the Formula 1 championship.Dieter Zetsche "We are as good and bad cops. We fight each other like crazy on the highway, and try to get every tenth of benefits, but at the same time, we are 100 percent unified together in their thoughts about Formula 1. We have a common vision of the strategic development of the championship.We are good friends with Ferrari. We must stay in Formula 1, but, of course, the platform itself must remain relevant and develop positively for all teams.
Antonio Giovinazzi, who worked as a reserve pilot Ferrari last year, admitted that he did not know, what will his successor Daniil Kvyat.Antonio Giovinazzi "I raced with Cuatom in karting, and now he is in Ferrari. But I don't know what he will do. Maybe we'll work together."Giovinazzi, remains part of the family Ferrari, but this year he will be a reserve pilot Sauber.
In Toro Rosso expect to avoid some of the mistakes made during the ill-fated partnership of McLaren-Honda. The head of the Italian team Franz Toast said that his staff acquainted with the Japanese culture of communication.Franz Toast "For a better understanding of Japanese culture our staff attend interesting seminars.We all know that Japan has its own culture, and it's one of the really challenging task is to synchronize it with our own culture. If we were not sure that this can be achieved, we would never have gone to this agreement.The number of employees is a sound basis for a successful future. Therefore, the additional jobs will help us to move forward. A realistic goal for us for the season is a place in the centre of the peloton.Actually, I don't expect big changes. I still think that Mercedes will be unbeatable, but of course I hope that Red Bull and Ferrari will interpose in this fight for the title. And to be honest, I hope more on Red Bull than a Ferrari".
A former test pilot of the Minardi Sergey Zlobin told that Daniil Kvyat was able to arrange his career after a disappointing season in the Toro Rosso.Sergey Zlobin "In fact, Kvyat got a good paying job. Yes, it will be less to show on TV, but he will become a member of this elite team, and if one of the pilots Ferrari have a problem, he will get the chance to race.I would say that half of the paddock dreaming of this kind of work".
Ferrari President Sergio Marchionne said that it would be great if the Haas team will be able to negotiate with the Maserati.Sergio Marchionne "I'm not sure whether this company is to work with Formula E. as for possible cooperation, you should try to organize a joint project with Haas in Formula 1. It will be a good project.We also have much experience in the American races, but we think about Indyar. Why not"Previously, the team Sauber announced the beginning of cooperation with the brand Alfa Romeo, which, like Maserati, owned concern Fiat. And Sauber, and Haas will use Ferrari engines.
Late January - team one after another called the launch date. And that's and Mercedes hastened to report.New car W09 will be presented on 22 February during an online presentation.Earlier the launch date was announced at Ferrari February 22, McLaren 23 February and Toro Rosso 25 February.
Two key specialist left the team Toro Rosso before the start of the new season.The biggest loss is the chief aerodynamicist Brendan Gillham. He worked for Toro Rosso since 2013, and before that couple of years spent in the Mercedes. The reason the engineer is not called, and it is unknown who will replace him.In addition, the team leaves Marco Matassa, who worked as a race engineer Carlos Sainz and Pierre went Out. The Italian goes to Ferrari, where they will conduct training young pilots.
The President of Ferrari Sergio Marchionne hopes that his team will prepare for the new season a real monster.Sergio Marchionne in an interview with Autosprint "a Few days ago I was in Maranello, and our engineers were quite relaxed. From what I conclude that the new machine will be either a real monster or garbage.We do our best to prepare the car. But will have to wait until February 22 to see it".
Head Sauber Frederic Vasseur said that in the end the Swiss team may become a full stable of Alfa Romeo.Frederic Vasseur "the company Executives want to see a full team of Alfa Romeo. We now use Ferrari engines, but our goal is not to become a subsidiary, and the main Alfa Romeo team.However, between these two brands there will be a bridge in the form of pilots, and database testing.Personally, I do not see the options, how private the team can survive in Formula 1. Private teams can have a couple of great seasons. For example, as Force India at the moment. But the slightest hint of the crisis will destroy all the illusions.Thanks to the collaboration with Alfa Romeo, our team is on a steady course".
Ferrari President Sergio Marchionne said that the Scuderia was no longer a place for the former champion.Sergio Marchionne "Niki Lauda is fundamental for Mercedes. He always understood what was going on in the mind of the pilot, which is very valuable, and he is rarely wrong in assessing what makes the pilot.However in our team there is no place for such a prophet as he. Maurizio Arrivabene does an excellent job with the pilots Ferrari".Lauda played for Ferrari in 1974-1977 and won two titles. In the early 1990s, the Austrian worked in a consultant.
In 2001, the Sauber team for the first time was in the top four. Her best pilot was Nick Heidfeld, who performed on the car under the number "16".Career of nick, received in the Junior series the nickname "quick Nick" "Nick the Quick", supported by Mercedes, while tightly collaborated with McLaren. Thanks to Heidfeld in 1999 he became a test pilot "silver arrows". In 2000, the German with the support of Mercedes debuted as a prize pilot in the composition of Prost. A year later he found a place in the Sauber.In the late 1990s and early 2000s, the Sauber team actively cooperated with Ferrari, the Swiss used transmissions and many other sites from Maranello, and badged Petronas hiding customer Ferrari engines. The chief designer Sergio Rinland in 2001 built a decent chassis C20, using a number of unusual solutions in aerodynamics and mechanics, including dvuhkilevoe mount front suspension.
The former head of the eponymous Formula 1 team Giancarlo Minardi believes that Kimi Raikkonen is the weak link in Ferrari, and it can change during the season-2018.Giancarlo Minardi "We expect an interesting season. Many pilots at the end of the year over the contracts, and they need to go all out to prove yourself to potential employers.The extension of the contract with Kimi Raikkonen, I think, was due to the wishes of Sebastian Vettel. But in the second half of the season, Raikkonen has shown inconsistent results.To win the Mercedes, Ferrari should have two strong pilots, and I think that during the season changes may occur".Raikkonen came to Ferrari in 2007 and immediately became a champion. After two not very successful seasons Finn was asked to leave the team. In 2014 Kimi back, but since then has never won the race.
Head Sauber Frederic Vasseur said that his team has made big bets on the young Charles LeClair, replaced by Pascal Wehrlein.Frederic Vasseur "Yes, we can expect great things from Charles, since he is the current champion of Formula-2. I think we made the right choice with this guy.With the Ferrari engine in 2018, we'll be able to assemble the machine, which will enable our pilot to fight for points. It will be a big step forward."Recall that a career LeClair supports Ferrari. Also the reserve pilot Sauber will be Antonio Giovinazzi, another protg of the Scuderia.
Ferrari told what to do Daniil Kvyat, who signed a contract with the team from Maranello.The representative of Ferrari "the Role of the pilot development is usually associated with the work in the simulator. The main activities covered in our other pilots. Kvyat was a good pilot, his experience will definitely come in handy for our team.In any case, we understand that the tests for the pilot will not be able to go on forever. The most important thing for any pilot - race".