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In the second half of the 1980s gathered momentum, the new Benetton team. In 1989, the pilot of Alessandro Nannini won one race driving a car under the number "19".In 1986, Luciano Benetton, the owner of a famous company manufacturing bought out the Toleman team. In the first season Gerhard Berger won the race in Mexico, but the first win had to wait three years.In 1988, pilot began Benetton Alessandro Nannini. The Italian finished third twice and finished the championship in tenth position. The season of 1989 was formed in a similar way - 2 of the podium, but suddenly Nannini was declared the winner of the penultimate Grand Prix of Japan.
In 1993, the head of McLaren, Ron Dennis has called in your team of Michael Andretti, champion overseas IndyCar series and son of 1978 champion Mario Andretti. Formally, the American became the first pilot and got the number "7".At the end of 1992, the minders Honda decided to leave Formula 1. Dennis hoped to get the champion motors Renault, but the deal fell through, so the season-1993 McLaren had to spend with customer Ford engines that lost to the French engines, stood on the machines Williams, about 60 HP On this background, the team leader Ayrton Senna was in no hurry to sign a new McLaren contract and even considered the possibility of transition in the IndyCar, and Gerhard Berger took up the invitation and Ferrari. Not to be left without experienced pilots, Dennis was invited Andretti, who won IndyCar in 1991.Debut Andretti proved to be difficult. In the first phase in South Africa, Michael came down due to a collision with an opponent already on the fifth circle, the two following races ended with crashes on the first lap in the fourth race of the American deployed in the middle distance. Only at the fifth stage in Spain he was able to finish fifth and earn their first points. In that time Senna, who has signed a contract with McLaren at every race, managed to win two victories and polytyrosine in the championship.
In 1990 Ayrton Senna won the second title in the 1991 season as defending champion earned the right to play with a champion "single".The 1991 season was the fourth for the Union McLaren-Honda. Japanese motorists for the first time to prepare itself aspirated engine configuration V12. However, during the winter tests have problems, and the second team pilot Gerhard Berger even advised to go back to last year's V10 engine. However, the new season, McLaren started with a new engine. But the debut of the semi-automatic gearbox, which is already used by rivals Ferrari and Williams, had to be postponed.Senna won the first four races, earned 40 out of 40 points and brought their lead to 29 points. But then the McLaren started, and in five races Ayrton only twice climbed to the third step of the podium. In Williams, by contrast, dealt with the reliability of the Renault engines, and Nigel Mansell have won three of five races, reducing the gap from the leader of the championship to 8 points.
Project leader of the Honda F1 Yusuke Hasegawa will leave his post at the end of the year, and his position will generally be liquidated. Work in Formula 1 will be Toyoharu Tanabe as technical Director of Honda F1.Tanabe is an experienced engineer in the world of Formula 1. In the early 1990s, he worked in the McLaren-Honda as a race engineer for Gerhard Berger. In the mid-2000s he was the chief engineer of Jenson Button in BAR-Honda.
To continue my career in Formula 1 Brendon Hartley chose the number "28".The first race in the U.S. the new Zealander held under the number "39," which was highlighted at the beginning of the season the Toro Rosso team for test pilots.Previously under this number in the composition of the already existent teams Manor and Caterham were will Stevens. And many years ago this room was associated exclusively with Ferrari, and under it was made by Didier pironi, ren Arnoux, Gerhard Berger.
The ex-pilot of Formula 1 Gerhard Berger predicts a big battle between Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel in 2018.Gerhard Berger "Vettel should not feel like a loser in 2017. Ferrari have made a giant leap forward this season and put Mercedes under much more pressure than expected. They are on the right track.In 2018 we are waiting for a big battle between Lewis and Vettel, and by the time they both will have four title.Now the problem with Ferrari is that they develop faster than planned, so there are unexpected defects in the technique".
The ex-pilot of Formula 1 Gerhard Berger has denied rumours that Red Bull and its owner Dietrich Mateschitz are tired of Formula 1.Gerhard Berger "It's wrong that he got tired of Formula 1. Of course, he is dissatisfied with the current situation in his team.But Red Bull is still a very strong team, and even in these difficult times it is unlikely that someone will leave her, especially as Adrian Newey is at the peak of his creative activity. There is no engine that can bring the chances for the title, so of course the situation is frustrating in the long run.Red Bull always had a lot of patience, and now when needed, they suffer. It's a tough time, but you can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Honda, running in the Toro Rosso, is the beginning.I believe in Honda, which has a sports culture in the company, the resources and now the team with the mentality of Red Bull.I can imagine that Honda will return to its original shape and build a top-end engines.We must wait the new regulations on the engines. This Aston Martin has the resources and capabilities to do this I don't know, but I doubt it. Red Bull do not get hung up on this company".
Lucas Auer stated that the team Force India decided to keep pilots in 2018, will not affect his future in racing.Earlier, the Austrian, whose uncle was a pilot of Formula 1 Gerhard Berger has been testing at Silverstone with its pink sponsor BWT.There were rumors that due to problems between the pilots Force India changes may occur in the composition, but this did not happen.Lucas Auer "For me, nothing has changed. The test was a measure of great confidence in me, and I still keep contact with the team, but focused on DTM".Gerhard Berger "Lucas still has a chance. Force India looks at it.You can already see the results of this monitoring, because he was invited to the tests, and even without my help. He really handled it myself.He has a very good chance to win the title in the DTM. And his tests showed that he is ready for Formula 1".
The ex-pilot of Formula 1 Gerhard Berger said that it is not necessary to seriously consider the results of the tests, especially to look at the final times.Gerhard Berger "the Teams use different strategies. For example, in the McLaren every time I sent Lando Norris with empty tanks on the track. This explains its excellent time.I think my nephew Lucas was able to show that he is capable of good results. However, his career is complicated by the fact that Mercedes decided left DTM. Don't think that Lucas should go to Formula. Personally I don't like that there is need to change from machine to machine. And I personally will do everything to DTM left and after 2019".
The legend of Formula 1 Gerhard Berger instructed to save the German DTM series after a not very encouraging news about the closing of this championship.Mercedes said coming out of DTM to debut at the electric series Formula E in 2019.Gerhard Berger "it is Clear that the solution to Mercedes directly affects the other members of this series. However, Mercedes has made their announcement long before the end of 2018. This leaves time to maneuver, to develop a viable concept of the future.DTM is one of the most important racing series in the world. We are to keep".
Lucas Auer, the nephew of the legend of Formula 1 Gerhard Berger will make his test debut in the car of the Royal race in Budapest next month thanks to the support of the BWT and its relations with Mercedes. But the pilot DTM does not think about the transition.Lucas Auer "At the moment I don't think Formula 1 is my goal because fully focused on DTM.In the DTM you need to spend three years in preparation for the fight for the title, so I am happy to stay with Mercedes next season. Let's see, what are my options".
Force India is still not confirmed officially part of the pilot of the DTM Lucas Auer in the tests in August of this year.Head of Mercedes Toto Wolff, whose team is supplying engines to Force India, partly involved in the tests, the nephew of Gerhard Berger in Formula 1.Toto Wolff "If it will work in Hungary, behind the wheel of a Force India car, it is not for us to tell."Sports Director of Force India "When we're ready something to announce, I'm sure we will immediately inform you.We are impressed by the work and the results of Lucas - he did a great job in the DTM".While Force India denied that the tests Auer just associated with BWT, the main sponsor of the team.
Nearer the time, when Formula 1 will be determined with the new rules regarding engines. The rules should come into force after 2020. Surprisingly, at the meeting of the working group comes to a lot of manufacturers.Head of Mercedes Toto Wolff "it Was surprisingly a lot of participants, including Porsche, Lamborghini, Aston Martin, Cosworth, Ilmor and AVL".Other sources report that the meeting was attended by representatives of Audi, Alfa Romeo and Zytek. The reason why so many manufacturers interested in the supply of engines - the rejection of the additional electrical power supply.The ex-pilot of Formula 1 Gerhard Berger "Many companies can cope with the technology of the current version of engine but when it comes to all the complexities of a hybrid component, few are able to do the job perfectly.CEO Formula-1 chase Carey "the Engines need to be louder, but less complex. At the same time need to preserve low costs".
The ex-pilot of Formula 1 Gerhard Berger believes that Fernando Alonso will just lose your time in vain.Gerhard Berger "For every expert and fan of sad to see Fernando fighting for the victory blunt weapon.But if you look closely, behind him scorched earth. He left lines of retreat in a Ferrari, and Mercedes due to Hamilton and his path also ordered".
According to the official newsletter, the pilot of the DTM Lucas, Auer will pilot the Force India during a test after the Hungarian Grand Prix.Gerhard Berger "As it turns out, he will be entitled to participate in the tests of young pilots in Hungary. Force India has kindly agreed to accept it.I think that two years ago he would have been destroyed a championship, but now deserves his chance. Whether he uses it is another matter."This season, Auer acts in the DTM. After eight races he has two wins and is in second place.
Nephew of ex-Formula 1 driver Gerhard Berger is not ready to confirm that he actually debuts during the tests in Hungary.This week, we reported that Lucas, Auer, whose mother is the sister Berger, you may receive behind the wheel of a Formula 1 during practices the Grand Prix of Hungary.Lucas, Auer "Formula-3 and DTM - it's series, which recently released the best pilots of Formula-1. I won't hide that I want to get a chance in the same direction.Rumors about Force India go, but nothing is confirmed 100. We just do hope".
Nephew of the ex-pilot of Formula 1 Gerhard Berger intends to make a big step forward in its ambitions to serve in the Royal races.22-year-old Lucas, Auer, the son of Berger's sister, is a contender for the title in the German DTM championship. This year he was in favour of Mercedes.Mercedes boss Toto Wolff said that Auer has all the qualities necessary for a Formula 1 driver. And now the German edition of Auto Bild reported that Auer will conduct tests in Formula 1 at the wheel of the car of Mercedes or Force India.
The new head of the racing series DTM Gerhard Berger, himself a former pilot of Formula 1, said that it would be nice if the other pilots followed the example of Fernando Alonso.Gerhard Berger "I am confident that Vettel would like to do the DTM races. Today's pilots have much more free time than we used to, because it is unlikely that they conducted secret tests on closed tracks. It would be great if the pilots of Formula 1 have followed the example of Fernando Alonso".
The ex-pilot of Formula 1 Gerhard Berger believes that the decision of Fernando Alonso to perform in the Indy 500 is correct.Gerhard Berger "just Like old times. Before the pilots could also combine their performances with other racing series.We must finally break the formalities. In 1985 I drove for Arrows in Adelaide, and the day before played in the national championship for Bob Jane. In those days it was possible and everyone was having fun".
The ex-pilot of Formula 1 Gerhard Berger admitted that he never would have put the success of Ferrari this season.Gerhard Berger "Factor Vettel may decide the fate of the championship this year. Now I would have lost all my betting money because doubted before the season that Ferrari can beat Mercedes".
The ex-pilot of Formula 1 Gerhard Berger sure that to understand the pattern of the balance of forces in the championship either have to wait three Grand Prix.Gerhard Berger "After one race on urban routes, for example, in Melbourne, it is always difficult to correctly assess the strength of all teams. I say we need to wait three races to get a clearer picture.But it is clear to me that Ferrari has made a big leap forward, and it surprised me. I see that Mercedes are ahead in qualifying or in the races. I believe that Mercedes has maintained the lead.But, of course, as a fan, I hope that the three best teams will fight together, and then we get a great world Cup".
The ex-pilot of Formula 1 Gerhard Berger said that Sebastian Vettel did in his transition from Red Bull to Ferrari.Gerhard Berger "Michael took Benetton from his people, what did Sebastian. Sebastian was supposed to take from Red Bull key figures that took their seats in a Ferrari.I don't think in season 2017 Ferrari will be able to show something more attractive than last year. I think that Vettel had to make another decision when he agreed to transfer. He must now regret.
The ex-pilot of Formula 1 Gerhard Berger told about his attitude to the solution of Nico Rosberg to leave the championship.Gerhard Berger "at First I thought he was still drunk after the holidays. Now I'm starting to realize even more acutely, but I understand that would not be able to do the same in his situation. He had the best car, he had the best contract in the peloton, he is in excellent health and age to continue. I in such conditions simply could not stopWell we will see, you will regret whether it is about their care or not.
The ex-pilot of Formula 1 Gerhard Berger believes that Mercedes could be wrong, preferring Pascal Wehrlein Valtteri Bottas.Gerhard Berger "compared to Bottas, Wehrlein is a big risk. But sometimes it happens that the correct solution is not something that comes to mind first.I think Bottas great pilot, deserves respect. He is fast, good team player, a good man, and he deserved the chance to prove himself. On the other hand, he showed himself faster Mass. He couldn't seriously pull the speed and performance of the Brazilian.I would take a team of Wehrlein to emphasize the validity of their own youth racing program. Wehrlein has always shown convincing results in the course of their work in the program of Mercedes. You will see how he is really only good when you give him a better car".
The ex-pilot of Formula 1 Gerhard Berger was one step away from signing with the DTM championship, where he was to take a leading role, but refused the offer due to their current business obligations.Gerhard Berger "I was close to a contract, but could not do anything because it is bound to his commitments with other sponsors and partners. At the moment my job in the DTM impossible.But that doesn't mean it's over. I'll have a chance to catch up in the future. The opportunity to revisit this issue".
Looks like Mercedes has not abandoned the idea to entice one of the top drivers to join the team to replace Nico Rosberg. The Germans may plan to take in the command of the pilot the average level for one season in order to season the 2018 finally decide on a real candidate.Toto Wolff, team principal "to Lose sight of such pilots like Vettel, stupid."In the same vein, expressed the ex-pilot of Formula 1 Gerhard Berger.Gerhard Berger "I believe now that Vettel will not rush to sign a contract with Ferrari. He definitely will now closely monitor the progress of the Scuderia, and then to make a decision on the season 2018. Also now we will see how Ferrari will start to run after Sebastian, because to lose it, they just don't want to. Situation next year will be interesting, because the Vettel just wants to move to Mercedes".
The ex-pilot of Formula 1 Gerhard Berger believes that Nico Rosberg could return to the championship.Gerhard Berger "it is possible that in two or three years he can say "I don't want to sit more at home." Believe me, he'll get bored - I know that.The chance to return is always there, especially when the pilot goes so young and in peak form. No matter what kind of business he gets, nothing can compare to the feeling of driving a Formula 1, with victory and emotions, when you stand on the podium.Even if Nico says today that it is to him, I can imagine how he gets bored after two years.It will be especially hard for Nico because of his age. If you go into the age when you really can't act, then everything is perceived differently".
The ex-pilot of Formula 1 Gerhard Berger has analyzed the options available for the Mercedes, and came to the conclusion that Nico Rosberg could only replace Pascal Wehrlein.Gerhard Berger "Vettel can't leave Ferrari, because he has a contract. Perez was already in a top team, and he failed. For termination of the contract Bottas of Williams will have to pay a considerable amount. Yes, his career does Toto Wolff, but I doubt he will go to Mercedes. The Circle has a contract with Renault - already checked.Any team willing to sign a contract with Riccardo, but he linked multi-year agreement with Red Bull. Verstappen Mercedes will have to pay compensation in the hundreds of millionsIt remains only Pascal Wehrlein. In my opinion, this is perfect, there are no other candidates".
The ex-pilot of Formula 1 Gerhard Berger advises Nico to solve the issue with the title in Brazil. It's enough to win the race.Gerhard Berger "it Was obvious that Nico gently held a race in Mexico, especially not at the risk. Now he can solve the issue with the title already in Brazil, winning the race.In his place I would not be delayed and would have tried to win the title in Brazil. For this you need to act more aggressively against Hamilton, who have something to lose".To become a champion in Brazil, Rosberg enough to beat Hamilton by 7 points. If he would be behind partner Mercedes, the fate of the title will be decided in Abu Dhabi. Interestingly, Hamilton has never won in Brazil. Rosberg, by contrast, won the last two races.