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The company Aston Martin has stated that it is open for cooperation with Cosworth to supply engines for Formula 1.The British automaker is now the title sponsor of the Red Bull, but his interest is more simple and more affordable versions of the engines after 2020.And CEO of Aston Martin Andy Palmer is interested in the relationship with Cosworth, a former independent supplier of engines for Formula 1.Andy Palmer "Cosworth is one of our key partners in the project road cars Valkyrie, and we work closely with them to create a new V12 engine.The extension of this cooperation to the project in Formula 1 will make sense, and this proposal, which we would like to explore."The last time the Cosworth engines were presented in 2013 on the machines Marussia. With the advent of turbo engines in 2014 the company left the Formula-1.
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".
It is expected that in 2019 in Formula 1 will work a minimum limit for the weight of the pilot 80 kg. the Idea was supported by Paddy Lowe, technical Director of Williams.Paddy Lowe "It's a good idea. For many years pilots are asked to introduce such a limit. This is useful for young pilots, as the struggle with weight can lead to health problems".Mass weight loss of the pilots began in 2009, when in the Formula 1 appeared KERS system. Later I added the turbine modules MGU-H and other hybrid components, causing the weight of the car increased significantly. In 2017, increased the minimum weight of the car, but the pilots still sit on a diet, because the lack of weight of the pilot kompensiruet ballast, which for the sake of the best settings can be placed where it is needed.And in 2019, enter the minimum pilot weight 80 kg. If the pilot proves easier then under the seat install the ballast.
The crew Fernando Alonso will start 13th in the marathon 24 hours of Daytona. Time pole position the Spaniard, representing the team of Zak brown's United Autosports, lost a little less than a second.Fernando Alonso "the race of Formula 1 is 60-70 laps to win, and here we are waiting for the 24 hour race. I hope the qualification will not affect the final result."Another pilot, lance Stroll, who plays for the team Jackie Chan, will start sixth.
Mika Salo, former Formula 1 driver and now a consultant to SMP Racing, believes that Russian rookie Sergey Sirotkin and his partner Williams lance Stroll, who has one full season are about on the same level.Mika Salo "Sergey is a talented guy, he is well versed in the technique, he has the experience obtained on the tests in the Renault.I think Sirotkin and Stroll are on the same level of competition, but only the race will show, like it or not. Of course, they will fight among themselves that will positively affect the development of the team.
Mercedes has refused to support Pascal Wehrlein. This year, the German left without a seat at Sauber, will become a test pilot with Mercedes.Toto Wolff, head of Mercedes team "We are working with Pascal since 2013. He got the opportunity to prove himself in Formula 1 after 2015 became the champion of the DTM. He spent two difficult seasons in Manor and Sauber, but, nevertheless, will stay in the Mercedes family - in the season of 2018 he'll be our test pilot. In 2019 we will try to return it in the race."Wehrlein had taken part in the tests Mercedes. Obviously, this season he will not only be a test pilot, but the reserve pilot of the German team.
In 1980, the pilot of the French team Ligier, one of the leaders of the Formula 1 at that time, was Didier pironi. The Frenchman played under the number "25".Pironi made his debut in Formula 1 in 1978 in the composition of Tyrrell. After two seasons Didier called to him, guy Ligier the French required the pilot to replace Patrick Depailler who broke his leg after falling glider.In the first race of the season-1980 pironi went down because of engine failure, the following three he scored points. Finally, at the fifth stage in Belgium, the Frenchman scored his first victory, providerweb from start to finish. At the sixth stage in Monaco Didier for the first time started from pole position, was leading for most of the race, but lost several laps before the finish, when, due to failure of the gearbox, the car caught the fence. The victory in Monaco would have made the pilot Ligier leader of the championship, but.
This weekend Fernando Alonso will start on the 24-hour marathon at Daytona. The Spaniard will play on the same crew with Lando Norris team United Autosports, owned by Zach brown, the head of McLaren.Fernando Alonso "I do it because I love racing and I love to compete. If these races are held in iconic locations such as Daytona Speedway, it is even more attractive for me.I'm 10 minutes agreed with Zach about the race in Daytona. It is completely on my side. For me this will be good practice before the season of Formula 1.Winning at Daytona is something I would like to achieve. I would like to compete in the best races in the world, and Le Mans is one of the best races. One day I would like to win there. Don't know will be it this year or not".
Former Formula 1 driver Juan Pablo Montoya said that he would like to take part in the legendary marathon 24 hours of Le Mans, to compete with Fernando Alonso for the title of winner of the "Triple crown" which implies a victory at Le Mans, the Monaco Grand Prix and Indy 500.Juan Pablo Montoya "Alonso is able to win the "Triple crown". Yes, it will be difficult. Besides, I'm closer to this achievement than it.As for Le Mans, let's see how will continue to change the rules, and whether the team Penske to participate in it. Until I was invited to participate in Le Mans. But I would have competed for the Triple crown with Alonso".Montoya competed in Formula 1 for Williams and McLaren in 2001-2006 In 2003 he won the Monaco Grand Prix. Twice, in 2000 and 2015, Juan Pablo won the Indy 500. Three times the Colombian won the marathon 24 hours of Daytona, but Le Mans has never been a part of.The sole owner of the "Triple crown" is Graham hill, who five times won the Grand Prix of Monaco, in 1966 he won the Indy 500, and in 1972 in Le Mans.
In 2012, the British team Virgin has become Marussia in Russian, and her first pilot was German Timo Glock, who under the number "24".Before the 2010 season, the FIA has announced a tender for participation in Formula 1, the results of which were selected three new teams, including Manor. Before the start of the first season she turned into a Virgin, and under this name lasted only two years. At the end of 2011 the team was bought by Russian company Marussia, which was ruled by Andrey Cheglakov and Nikolai Fomenko. Marussia was going to sell supercars and the team of Formula 1 was very well suited for commercial high-speed machines.Inherited inherited Marussia motors and Cosworth Timo Glock, who has had two full seasons in the Toyota and two of the season in the Virgin. Alas, weak engines and unexamined chassis design allowed to fight only with HRT. In qualifying Glock never rose above 18th place. In the race Timo experienced consistently getting to the finish, leaving the race only once, but the best result was a 12th place in Singapore, nearly in the points zone.
Daniil Kvyat temporarily suspended from participation in Formula 1, but now we have Sergey Sirotkin, who signed a contract with Williams. It's time to remember who the Russians managed to at least touch the Formula 1.Sergei Zlobin the middle of 2002, the company Gazprom has suddenly become the sponsor of the weak Minardi team now Toro Rosso. The load in the role of test driver has appeared 32-the summer Sergey Zlobin, frankly, did not Shine in other racing series. In the autumn of the same year, Zlobin spent four of the test session in Fiorano, Mugello and Valencia, squeezer on last year's Minardi PS01 car a total of 400 kilometers.In mid-2003, Gazprom also suddenly refused to cooperate with Minardi, but he remained in the team, although behind the wheel never sat down.
In recent times criticized the system for Halo, because it will seriously ruin the look of Formula 1 cars. Technical Director Toro Rosso James Key believes that everyone will quickly get used to the new product.James Key "we'll See what will happen with Halo. If you put the aerodynamic elements, the car will look good.I'm sure everyone will quickly get used to Halo and focus directly on race".
February 25 team Force India will unveil a new car and a new name. COO Force India Otmar, Szafnauer that the new sign of surprise.Meanwhile, the British press found that at the British Silverstone circuit, where the prescribed Force India registered a new company with the name "Force". Earlier, the management team talked about the necessity of avoiding Association with India for the sake of attracting sponsors. The idea was to rename the team to Force One, but this was opposed by the leadership of the Formula 1.
His first season the Dane Jan Magnussen, father of the pilot Haas Kevin Magnussen, conducted in 1997 for Stewart under the number "23".At the time, Jan Magnussen was considered a very promising pilot. In 1994 he won the British Formula 3, putting a few records and got a contract test-pilot of McLaren. In 1995 he made his debut in Formula 1, replacing the Grand Prix of the Pacific ocean about Mika h kkinen. In 1996, he remained in reserve McLaren, and a year later received an invitation from Jackie Stewart, who gathered to exhibit their own team.In the season 1997 23-year-old Magnussen was the partner of the experienced Rubens Barrichello. The first season for Stewart was very challenging because of the constant technical problems. Ian only managed four times to get to the finish, and the best result - 7th place in Monaco. The Dane flashed in Austria, which showed the 6-th qualifying result, but in the race his engine failed.
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.
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.
Graham Loudon, one of the leaders of the company Manor previously presented in Formula 1, said that the possibility of returning to the championship will be considered only if it is a limit of budgets.Graham Loudon "If there is no change, if there is no limit on budgets, we will not be back, because you can not deal with the rich teams.Recently, however, the FIA and the new leadership of the Formula 1 says a lot about reducing costs. If this happens, we will consider the possibility of returning to the championship - we are in Formula 1 remains unfinished business".Company Manor came into Formula 1 in 2010 under the guise of Virgin Racing. In 2012, the team played under the name of Marussia, as his last season in 2016, has held under its name to the Manor. Now in Manor are actively engaged in the project LMP1.
A graduate of the McLaren Lando Norris hopes that one day he will become a pilot of Formula 1 as Lewis Hamilton, with whom he is constantly compared.Lando Norris "the Comparison with Lewis gives me motivation but I don't pay attention to those comments. It is good to think about what you're going by the footsteps of world champion. Once he got to Formula 1, so I can.At the same time I'm not just going to think about what he was able. I will try to make progress in his career. I know that fast and can win. I like doing what I'm doing, so just get on with my work.This year Norris will run a reserve pilot McLaren and parallel to compete in Formula 2. In addition, in late January, Lando will partner Fernando Alonso in the race 24 hours of Daytona.
The President of the FIA Jean Todt has previously covered the topic of creating a universal engine for different leagues, and now he returned to this issue.Jean Todt "This is an interesting question. Can we use the engine of Formula 1 in other racing series At the moment every category of Motorsport has its own rules, so perhaps we should try to figure out whether we can get them to merge.For example, we have the championship WEC with LMP1 category. We have an idea to give this championship the same engine as in Formula 1. According to the results of races these engines to overcome the same distance".
Season 2001 is notable, then, that Formula 1 made its debut a few talented drivers, including Fernando Alonso. The first car of the Spaniard was a Minardi starting number "21".In 1999, Alonso won the World series by Renault. The next step, Formula 3000, where a Spaniard, with one win in fourth place. Results Fernando has attracted the attention of Flavio Briatore, the team principal of Benetton and in the end of 2000, the young pilot had conducted the first tests behind the wheel of a Formula 1.In 2001 19-year-old Alonso was the official test pilot with Benetton. In parallel, Briatore was able to negotiate with a small team Minardi regarding internships Fernando. The debut of Spanish took place at the Grand Prix of Australia, where he started 19th and finished 12th.
Four-time Vice-champion Formula-1, star of the 1950s and 1960s, with Stirling moss has decided to retire from public life after a long struggle with the disease.88-year-old ex-pilot of Formula 1 spent 134 days in the hospital in Singapore at the end of 2016, battling with a chest infection. Back home, moss went on a course of recovery, but now his son Elliot said that he will leave public life.The statement reads "For all his many friends and fans around the world that use his site, my father would like to announce that the site will be closed.After severe infection in the end of 2016 and the subsequent slow and painful recovery, it was decided that at the age of 88 years of tireless people finally retire, so he and my mother Susie now begins a well-deserved rest. They will now be able to spend more time with his family.Our entire family thanks everyone for love and support for many years, and we wish you a happy and prosperous 2018".
The head of Renault's Cyril abiteboul said that Formula 1 is not required another change in the rules on the engines after 2021.Cyril abiteboul "No, nothing new. Discussions are ongoing and opinions are still divided. We need to improve the current engine, which has several problematic issues. We need more noise and more performance.Let's not limit its potential fuel consumption, mileage components and penalties for changing engine. But first of all, let's leave the current engine as the basis for the future. No need for a revolution of 2021, and nobody wants".
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".
In 1977 in Formula 1 there was a command Wolf, and the debut race ended in victory for her only pilot Jody, who under the number "20".In the mid-1970s, a canadian oilman Walter wolf decided to do Formula 1, and in 1976 he became a sponsor of the team Frank Williams. However, one season, the relationship between the partners deteriorated, and Williams left the band, which was created a few years ago. On the basis of Frank Williams Racing Cars, Walter founded the Walter Wolf Racing team, was lured from Lotus designer Harvey Postlethwaite, and Tyrrell driver Jody, who was twice bronze medalist of the championship.In the opening race in the hot Argentine Schecter driving the WR1 was launched only 11-m, but crossed the finish line first. To win the race - it managed a few teams, and after the Wolf - only to Brawn in 2009.
In 2019 in Formula 1 will act a restriction on the minimum weight of the pilot. The FIA proposed to introduce a ban this year, but the team voted against it.Mass weight loss of the pilots began in 2009, when in the Formula 1 appeared KERS system. Later I added the turbine modules MGU-H and other hybrid components, causing the weight of the car increased significantly. In 2017, increased the minimum weight of the car, but the pilots still sit on a diet, because the lack of weight of the pilot kompensiruet ballast, which for the sake of the best settings can be placed where it is needed.And in 2019, enter the minimum pilot weight 80 kg. If the pilot proves easier then under the seat will be installed, the ballast.
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.
The pilot Force India Sergio Perez said that he wants to achieve in his career more than it has now.Sergio Perez "I showed what I can do in Formula 1, but I want more and I feel I can give a lot more than was shown so far. In 2019 there will be many changes in the teams, it will be important to be fast from the beginning of this season.Team McLaren appeared in my career too early, I wasn't ready for it. I believe in the Formula 1, where everyone sees what you are doing on the track. Over the years in this championship I was able to earn a good reputation the fastest pilot. It should work on me."Perez made his debut in Formula 1 in 2011 in the composition Sauber and after two good results won a seat in a top team McLaren, where he spent only one season. 2014 Sergio stands for Force India.
The Formula 1 world champion 1992 Nigel Mansell believes that it is too much for the pilot makes the car.Nigel Mansell "In past years the car had so many auxiliary computer means. The pilots had to stay alone with the car on the track.Now it is not so. Too many engineers and information presented to the pilot during the race.I hope that the formation of new rules this nuance is taken into account, and the pilots little will be left to themselves. It will then be a really interesting race.