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At the presentation of Renault RS18, it was announced that a test pilot of the French team will be Russian Artem Markelov, Vice-champion of Formula 2.Artem Markelov "I am delighted to be part of this team, and as a test pilot is a great honor for me. I'll work on the simulator and will do everything I can to help in the development of RS18.Formula 1 is my goal, and this year I'll try to make another step forward. I know that Renault have helped many pilots to get to the Formula-1" .The examples are not far to seek last year's test-pilot Renault Sergey Sirotkin in this year, will debut in the Williams. As for Markelov, in this season he will once again compete in Formula 2 for the Russian team Russian Time.
In 1976 the Formula 1 calendar appeared Grand Prix of Japan, and landed the whole landing of the Japanese pilots, the most successful of which was a 25-year-old Noritake Takahara on the car under the number "18".Takahara has played in the Japanese leagues, he won the Japanese Formula 2000 the prototype of the current Superformula. In 1976 he was one of four Japanese pilots who decided to try his hand at the first home Grand Prix.One of their cars that Takahara gave the team Surtees, which according to the results of the championship took place, usually at the end of the first ten. In qualifying Noritake showed 24th result, becoming the third among the Japanese. But in the race he was the best among compatriots, finished ninth with a lag of three circles.
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.
In FIA have decided on a provider, head protection Halo, which became mandatory this year in Formula 1 and Formula 2. They became a German company CP Tech.CP Tech is ready to offer their own versions of Halo for the price of 12,700 euros. System weight - about ten pounds.
Managers Artem Markelov are in talks with Renault team regarding the contract backup pilot.Last season, Marcus played in Formula 2, won 5 races and became the Vice-champion, losing only to Charles LeClair, which this year makes its debut in Formula 1 in the Sauber. If Artem is going to get a contract with Renault, it is not excluded that the Russian will take part in several Friday practice.By the way, the canadian champion 1997 Jacques Villeneuve, who loves to criticize as his compatriot lance Stroll, Daniil Kvyat, saying that Russia has a good pilot Artem Markelov.Last year Renault reserve driver Sergey Sirotkin, who is expected to become a combat pilot Williams.
Indonesian pilot Sean Gelael confirmed that in the season of 2018 he will continue to work in the Toro Rosso.Career 21-year-old pilot supports the Indonesian unit of KFC. Last season Sean occasionally took part in Friday practice, while showed quite average results.Sean Hell "Working with Toro Rosso has completely changed my life. This year, I'll be back to work with them. Our goal is to continue what we started during the tests in Abu Dhabi.I also hope that the season in Formula 2 will be successful for me, and I will be able to earn points for obtaining Superlicense. I also have the chance to take part in several Friday practice".
Team Force India announced the signing of the contract backup pilot with 22-year-old canadian Nicholas Latifi.Under the contract, Latifi will take part in several Friday practice, including in Canada, and spend a couple of days on the tests.Vijay Malia, head of the team "Nicolas became a member of our youth program after a successful season in Formula 2. In the new season he will work on our simulator, as well as conduct a few Friday's practice. We have extensive experience of work with young pilots - Nicholas will learn a lot and prepare for the debut in Formula 1".In 2017 Latifi played in Formula 2, won one race at Silverstone and took the 5th final place.
Nobuharu Matsushita, supported by Honda, last season played in Formula 2 and in parallel worked at least were a test pilot with McLaren. Japanese hopes with Honda to move to Toro Rosso.Nobuharu Matsushita "I'm going to go back to Japan, where Honda will compete in Superformula. It's a great championship, and if I can succeed, I will have the opportunity to return to Europe.Maybe Honda will make me work with the team Toro Rosso. Maybe I will become a pilot for the development.I really want to become a Formula 1 driver. If I succeed next year, my dream can become a reality".
Reserve the pilot of McLaren's Lando Norris, who last season at the first attempt won Evrostroy Formula 3, now intends to achieve the championship title in Formula 2, where the defending champion is Charles LeClair.Lando Norris "I really want to win, but it is too early to make predictions. I want to prove that the good as well as LeClair. However, I will advocate for the Carlin team, not Prema. If I was in Prema, I had the best car in the championship, and in my case second or third place would be akin to victory.Formula-2 - complex series, it is all the more difficult Championships in which I competed. But I want the title".
2018 more stringent requirements for pilots who intend to take part in the Friday practice the Grand Prix of Formula 1.To participate in the practices now be allowed to pilots, who for the last three years have spent at least six races in Formula 2, or scored 25 points in other racing series. In addition, the candidate must drive at least 300 km on the tests over the last six months.
In the season of 2018 reserve the pilot of McLaren will be Lando Norris, the champion of Euroseries Formula 3. In parallel, 18-year-old Briton will compete in Formula 2.Eric bulge, racing Director at McLaren "I Hope that someday Lando will be fighting with McLaren - that is why we took him in. But his main task next year is to win the Formula 2.Next year he will spend a lot of time in our simulator, it is another opportunity to work on the tests. He wanted to take part in Friday practice, but I am against this approach. In any case, it will be a very busy schedule".
The Formula 2 Oliver Rowland said that his managers are in talks with Williams. The British team was quick to refute this assertion.Press service of Williams "Rowland is not among applicants for a place in our team, we are not conducting negotiations with him".The main candidates for a place in Williams considered the Polish Robert Kubica and Russian Sergey Sirotkin.
There is another contender for a place in the team Williams - the Brit Oliver Rowland, last season competing in the Formula 2 for team DAMS.Oliver Rowland "My managers are in talks with Williams. British driver in a British team - is a good option. Let's see what happens, because candidates at this place quite a lot".Indeed, for a place in Williams expect Robert Kubica, Paul di Resta, as well as the Russians Sergei Sirotkin and Daniil Kvyat.As for Rowland, this year he won two races in Formula 2 and took third place, significantly behind Charles LeClair and Artem Markelov.
A graduate of the McLaren Lando Norris in the coming weekend will debut in Formula 2 at the final stage in Abu Dhabi.Recently McLaren announced that the 18-year-old pilot will replace Jenson Button as the official reserve pilot team in the season of 2018. And Norris, it seems, is going to share this role with a full season in Formula 2 or in Japanese Superformula.And while the Briton to make his debut in Formula 2 in Abu Dhabi with a team of ex-Formula 1 driver Adrian Campos.Adrian Campos "McLaren called us when they learned that we don't have a contract with one of our pilots on the last race.They think about how to give Norris a place in Formula 2 and in Superformula in Japan.I don't know if we can leave the guy on 2018. We currently work with Tony Cockerelli as a counselor, and he will be with us for the last race of the season. He analyzes all of our methods, and we are ready for serious change.We want to be strong and have the best pilots for next year".
Lando Norris, the champion of Euroseries Formula 3 and the new reserve pilot McLaren, at the end of November to debut in Formula 2 at the final stage in Abu Dhabi.Lando Norris "I won the Formula 3 on the first attempt and next season will be either Formula 2 or in Japanese Superformula. Of course, my goal is to one day become a Formula 1 driver.Two races in Formula 2 - a nice bonus for me which I chose. The first time I will participate in the race, which will be a mandatory pit-stop".Recall that in late January, Norris will participate in the marathon 24 hours of Daytona, where his partner will be Fernando Alonso.
The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso believes that Formula 1 should return to gravel traps in places where they laid the asphalt.Fernando Alonso "we Need to put grass or gravel, so the pilots could no longer cut corners.Take, for example, Suzuka. I do not think there we have even thought about Cresco, isn't it I think the solution is very simple. And similar problems as with max in USA, do not.I think races like the Porsche Cup or Formula 2, would have left behind a lot of garbage on the track. It will be incredibly difficult to go on these sites.We also have to consider that Formula 1 is not the only series that runs on these tracks. There's also MotoGP, and they need completely different security zone. I think that is incredibly difficult to reconcile all".
Boris Rotenberg, founder and Director of the program of development of Russian Motorsport SMP Racing, announced the inclusion of the pilot SMP Racing Robert Schwartzman part of the Racing Academy of Ferrari FDA, in which Robert will be trained and participate in competitions under the program of Ferrari.Schwartzman became the first Russian to be invited to the Academy. He will be trained under the special program of training of the pilots, will take part in trainings and events to the FDA. The ultimate goal of participation in the Racing Academy Ferrari the development of Robert, his preparation for the performance in Formula 1. The Russian driver will compete in the world racing Championships as part of a joint program of the FDA and SMP Racing.Robert Schwartzman is one of the most promising riders of the youth program SMP Racing. Since 2014 he serves in the youth formulas, on account of his a number of victories won in the fight with the strongest opponents from around the world. In the season-2017 Russia stands in the prestigious Junior series, Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0. In nine stages, Robert has won five pole positions and four times he rose to the highest step of the award podium.Racing Academy of Ferrari was founded in 2009 and is preparing pilots of the youth series for their subsequent performances in the Formula 1. Purpose the FDA is giving young riders opportunities for learning and improving their motor skills, developing their physical and mental preparation. Also, the FDA young drivers are introduced to economic aspects of Motorsport as well as teach working with the media. Graduates of the Academy of Ferrari in different times, were Jules Bianchi, Sergio Perez, Daniel Zampieri, Rafael, Marcello and others. To date, under the auspices of the FDA are 7 pilots from different countries not counting Robert Schwartzman Giuliano Alesi, Marcus Armstrong, Enzo Fittipaldi, Anthony Fuoco, Charles LeClair, Guan Yu Zhou, Callum Illot. The racers compete in Formula 2, GP3 and Formula 4.The program SMP Racing is a longtime partner of Ferrari. On these cars the Russians began performances in international racing series in 2012, the pilots SMP Racing Ferrari first won the famous race "24 hours Le Mana" in 2015 and racing series GT3 Le Mans Cup in 2016. In seasons 2015-2017, in partnership with the SMP Racing Ferrari factory team acts in the world Championship on races on endurance FIA WEC. On account of the racing team whose Ferrari are on the sides of the logo SMP Racing, 4 wins on the stages of the championship 2017, including at a recent race in Japan, and 4 conquered the podium. The pilots occupy the 1 and 3 positions of the GTE Pro standings.
Teams surprised by the high cost of security system Halo, which will become mandatory in the season of 2018.According to Auto Motor und Sport, currently three companies appealed to the FIA with a proposal to sell their version of Halo teams.Auto Motor und Sport "Those companies that meet the requirements, will be able to put Halo the teams of Formula 1, Formula 2 and Formula E. But the big problem is the price. There is information that one system Halo will cost somewhere between 13000 and 24000 Euro."Technical Director of the Force India Andy green commented "It is very expensive. We need to order five Halo for each machine, as well as several pieces for tests of the FIA".
Indonesian Sean Gelael ready for the big step forward in the context of its application, the main pilot in Formula-1 in 2019.Sean Gelael "I understand that I need a really good result in Formula 2 to obtain a Superlicense FIA. Only points in the race not enough for me.I hope we can do it right next year. It will be a big step forward and we hope that next year we will be able to continue the program of tests with Toro Rosso. Then we'll see what will bring me 2019".Gelael currently ranked 15th in the ranking Formula 2 with the fifth best result this season, made in Monza, and he hopes that this could mark the beginning of a series of strong results before the end of the season.
The head of McLaren, Zac brown stated that McLaren will not give Lando Norris to another team.17-year-old pilot Lando Norris, succeeded in Formula 3, ready for a bright future in Formula 1 and already has a contract with McLaren. But brown said that McLaren is likely to send Norris to Formula 2 the following year, instead of be seriously considered as a potential replacement for Fernando Alonso.Zach brown "no team made a request for the Norris so far, and our current plan is to let him compete in Formula 2.He's definitely a star of the future, so I don't think we give it to another team. I'm convinced he's fast enough to compete in Formula 1 right now, but we also need to make sure that this transition is not too hasty, and he has enough experience."Norris has a chance to work on the tests McLaren in Hungary, where beat Fernando Alonso.
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".
Formula 2 Sean Gelael will work in the Toro Rosso during Friday practice in the four remaining races of this season.The Indonesian pilot, who has twice tested the car team will participate in practices the Grand Prix of Singapore, Malaysia, USA and Mexico. Toro Rosso has not yet determined which of the pilots will release a cockpit for Gelele.The head of the team Franz Toast "During the tests in Bahrain and Budapest Shawn did a great job, very professional, he helped the team. Gelael Mature approach to all issues by communicating with engineers.Everyone in the team was impressed by his speech, his technical understanding and his commitment. Therefore, we are happy that he will work with us until the end of the year. I'm sure Sean will do great and useful work for the team".
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.
According to the publication Motorsport-Total, the team Toro Rosso and Honda mechanics all agreed. However, under the deal, one of the places that should be occupied by Japanese Nobuharu Matsushita, which this season is in Formula 2 and in parallel works as a pilot for the development of the McLaren-Honda.If Carlos Sainz will remain in the Toro Rosso, Matsushita will take the place Daniel quata. If Sainz will go to Renault, then it is likely that it will replace Pierre went Out.Kvyat's chances to keep a place in the Toro Rosso is minimal. Looks like it's time to look for sponsors to compete for a place in, say, Sauber. Or issue a series of incredible results to convince the team management that he went Out.
19-year-old Charles LeClair is preparing to win the title in Formula 2, and after last year he became the champion GP3.The pilot, a career which supports a Ferrari, closely linked to the rumor about a switch to Formula 1 in the Sauber, but the head of the Swiss team is not yet jump to conclusions on this.Frederic Vasseur "Our deal with Ferrari based on the supply of the power plant, transmission, meaning that only the engine and gearbox will be supplied to the team. We are ready to sit down at the negotiating table and discuss the extension of our cooperation.As for LeClair, he should be focused on the championship of Formula 2. He still has a couple races that he needs to complete. On his candidacy likely will start the discussion. But personally, I think that Charles is too early to think about the Formula-1. He needed to finish his championship of Formula-2".
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".
Manager Charles LeClair, Nicolas Todt believes that 19-year-old pilot can get into Formula 1 next year. Currently, the driver from Monaco dominated in the championship of Formula 2, and his career supports Ferrari.Nicolas Todt "Charles is a unique pilot. Obviously. This year its priority is to win the title of Formula 2, which very few pilots were able to get in its debut year.My goal is to get to Formula 1 next season. I can't say that it will happen, but given the achievements of Charles in the Formula 2, I think that nothing will prevent his debut in Formula 1 in 2018".Earlier in the Sauber team, which collaborates with Ferrari, has expressed willingness to invite young pilots, a career which supports the Scuderia. Among the contenders include Antonio Giovinazzi and Charles Leclere.
The head of McLaren brown assured that the talented Lando Norris is not a contender for the role of combat pilot at the season-2018.Zach brown "No, our plan is to allow him to compete in Formula 2 next year. A combat pilot in Formula 1 until he will be."Earlier, 17-year-old Norris has successfully conducted the tests in Hungary.
Team leader of Formula 2 Prema Rene rosin believes that Charles LeClair fully deserves a place in the Royal races already in the season of 2018.Rene rosin "pilots like Antonio Giovinazzi and Charles LeClair should be in Formula 1 because they fully deserve it.Charles this year looks impressive, it works on a level that a place in Formula 1 must be guaranteed. It should provide the opportunity.I think they should put him in the car, otherwise what's the point of Junior formulae What's the point of Formula 1 if we fail to promote the best pilots"LeClair has already conducted tests within a Ferrari and Haas.