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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.
In 2006, for the first time in the history of Formula 1 was in the team under a Russian license. One of its pilots was the Portuguese Tiago Monteiro, who under the number "18".At the end of 2004, the Midland company, founded by the canadian businessman of Soviet origin Alex Schneider, interested in participating in Formula 1, and in early 2005 she bought Eddie Jordan's team Jordan. In 2006, the team was renamed Midland F1 Racing and claimed under the Russian license, its pilots began to Tiago Monteiro and Narain Karthikeyan, a test pilot with the Russian Roman Rusinov.The car, the Midland M16 is in fact Jordan EJ15 2005. And if in the season of 2005 the results were not very good apart from the catwalk to the USA where it was launched just six cars, in 2006 they were just a failure. Monteiro finished in 11 races out of 18 and the best result was 9th place in Hungary, but then gave points only for getting into the top eight. So the season of the Portuguese finished with a zero point balance, at the 21st position and is. the other team.
Last season, the 31-year-old Paul di Resta worked as a reserve pilot Williams and even spent one race in Hungary. The Scot claimed a place prize pilot, but seem to have lost the fight to Sergey Sirotkin.Paul di Resta "Soon Williams will take a decision on the part of pilots and will make the official announcement. I wanted to go back on the starting grid of Formula 1, but, unfortunately, nothing ever came of it.Maybe my age was the reason for the refusal. In any case, I liked it in Hungary. Given that I was seated in the car at the last moment, the result I showed is quite good".Di Resta played for Force India in 2011-2013 Best result in the championship - 12th place in 2013.
The Italian press reports that the new machine Ferrari will differ from its predecessor, an increased wheelbase.Chief designer Simone Resta took this decision after consultations with the famous engineer Rory Byrne who built a champion Ferrari Michael Schumacher. Increased wheelbase will create a more efficient aerodynamics, which will allow you to gain an advantage on highways, where strong was the car Mercedes.The car Mercedes has the largest wheelbase in the last season 3760 mm 3594 mm vs Ferrari. However, because of the "silver arrows" proved to be less competitive on a narrow and slow circuits in Monaco, Hungary and Singapore. The Germans, on the contrary, want to make a more compact car.
Robert Kubica's life was divided into two parts before and after the unfortunate accident in early 2011. But now he claims a place in Williams, and we decided to recall the development of career Polish pilot.2006 2005 Kubica with a huge advantage won the World series by Renault, for which he received a reward in the form of test driving the French Formula 1 race car. Many of the teams drew attention to Robert, but the first contract test pilot for 21-year-old pole has signed with BMW-Sauber. He trusted the tests and Friday practice, during which he showed good results. All went to the fact that in the season of 2007, Kubica will become a combat pilot of this team.However, the debut took place in 2006 when leader of the BMW-Sauber Jacques Villeneuve fell out with the leadership and left the team. In the first race in Hungary Robert ahead in qualifying experienced partner nick Heidfeld finished seventh, but from-for underweight and was disqualified. But a month later, at the Grand Prix of Italy in Monza, Kubica climbed to the third step of the podium.
Daniel ricciardo, remembering the past season, admitted that after leaving Hungary due to clashes with partner Red Bull wanted to throw your helmet in max Verstappen.Daniel Riccardo in an interview with ESPN "the Most embarrassing moment of the season is Hungary. I was very angry, because he was not to blame for the collision. The marshals wanted to divert me from the road, but I told him not to touch me. I was wondering when Max will come along to show him an obscene gesture and throw his helmet.But, obviously, I would never do that because I am a good athlete".
Last season, eight of the pilots were able to show the best lap time during the race. The most distinguished champion Lewis Hamilton, for which he received the honorary prize of the DHL Fastest Lap. Last season the trophy went to Nico Rosberg.Best circles in the season 2017, the pilots1. Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes - 72. Sebastian Vettel, The Ferrari - 53. Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari - 2 Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes - 25. Sergio Perez, Force India - 1 Fernando Alonso, McLaren - 1 Daniel ricciardo, Red Bull - 1 Max Verstappen, Red Bull - 1U Raikkonen is now 45 best circles, and for this indicator, the Finn ranks second in the entire history of the championship. First with a large margin is Michael Schumacher with an incredible result in 77 laps. The Hamilton 38 laps, and he takes the 4th place.Best circles in the season of 2017, commands1. Mercedes - 92. Ferrari - 73. Red Bull - 24. Force India - 1 McLaren - McLaren 1V while dreaming of podiums, but every year Alonso celebrated one of the best around. This time it was at the Grand Prix of Hungary.
Team McLaren has confirmed that next season it will be a reserve pilot Lando Norris, who in a week will be 18 years of age. Last season the Briton on the first attempt won Evrostroy Formula 3.Next year, Norris will be present at all Grand Prix, to communicate with pilots, engineers and sponsors. Also Lando will work on the tests and in the simulator. Perhaps occasionally a young Briton will compete in some series. While scheduled to participate only in the 24 hours of Daytona, where his partner will be Fernando Alonso.Zac brown, the head of McLaren "Lando is an incredibly talented young pilot who deserved this role. Last season he won the Formula Renault and was awarded the McLaren Autosport BRDC as the best young British pilot, and this year he won Evrostroy Formula 3. This is one of the most promising pilots in the world. The tests in Hungary, behind the wheel of a McLaren he showed incredible results, proving that he is ready for the next step."Eric bulge, racing Director, McLaren "the team should be a backup pilot. Lando will become a full member of the team, together with us, he will visit all the Grand Prix. We will help him in further development, we will show how our team is what a modern racing car. In the season of 2018 Lando will be involved in all business processes. We will prepare it so that in any moment he could replace Fernando or Stoffel".Lando Norris "I am delighted to be part of the McLaren in 2018 as a test pilot and a backup pilot. Next week I have to conduct tire tests in Interlagos. I have two great teachers Fernando Alonso and Stoffel Vandorn, and I will do my best to help the team back into the lead.At the moment we decide where I will play next season. There are several options, but the decision is still pending".
Next year the FIA intends to make the mandatory use of pilots biometric gloves. Regular testing of these gloves will be held during Friday practice in the United States.Biometric glove equipped with sensors that monitor heart rate and oxygen levels in the blood of the pilot. They will allow doctors to remotely determine the status of the pilots after the accident.Previously, some pilots tested biometric gloves during practice in Hungary.
Another contender for a place in Williams - Paul di Resta - ended test program driving the car 2014. As was the case with Robert Kubica, testing took place in Hungary.Press service of Williams "These tests are part of our program evaluation of applicants for a place in the team in the season of 2018. Now we will evaluate both candidates. Haste in the selection of pilots".In addition to Paul di Resta and Robert Kubica for a place in the Williams claim, and Felipe Massa, who plays in the British team in 2014.
On Wednesday, Robert Kubica conducted tests in Silverstone behind the wheel of a Williams 2014. The British team evaluates the test results as successful.Representative Williams "Robert held a successful test day at Silverstone behind the wheel of the FW36. More we can not comment".Another test day Kubica will hold in Hungary. In parallel, the tests Williams will conduct another contender for a place in the team - Paul di Resta.
Director Haas Gunther Steiner defended the Danish driver Kevin Magnussen, whom the press have dubbed the "bad boy".In Hungary Magnussen live rude Nico Hulkenberg after he called Kevin the most unsporting driver in Formula 1. And Fernando Alonso agreed with this statement after the Grand Prix in Malaysia. The Spaniard called Magnussen's an idiot after a collision at Sepang.Fernando Alonso "More or less pilots agree that Kevin behaves on the road like an idiot. Against him 19 pilots."Gunther Steiner "Alonso is a very charismatic and skilled pilot. And if someone will face with him, so he responds. I think they both went to the limit of the possible, and what the people want.Every pilot must go through a hard time and deserve respect. If you ever get out of the way, people think through you can just pass through. Thus, you'll be protected until you overdo it.So, even if he will get a bit of a bad reputation, he can turn around later".
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.
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".
Race Director McLaren Eric bulge said that his team are not sure whether or Stoffel Vandorn new penalty for changing elements of the power plant is already in Singapore.Eric boullier "We're not sure yet, but we will need to replace the unit MGU-K. He doesn't, just wasn't enough time before the race because of the closed Park."Considering the chances of McLaren in Singapore, boullier expects the team well, as in Hungary, where she finished two cars in the top ten.Eric bulge "In Singapore we have to finish two cars in the top ten. Also, both cars should reach the final qualification. I think this is second favorite us route after Budapest".
The head of Ferrari, Maurizio Arrivabene told why the Scuderia has extended the contract with Kimi Raikkonen and admitted that he dreams of winning the Finnish pilot.Maurizio Arrivabene "Raikkonen with Vettel spent the last three seasons, and they worked so well together. So no reason not to renew Kimi's contract.This year he ran a great race in Monaco and Hungary. I wish he won this year. His victory is my dream".
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.
The pilot Haas Kevin Magnussen refused to apologize for being rude, said in a live address to Nico hlkenberg after the Grand Prix of Hungary.Nico "No. He didn't apologize. And never will be. We just don't love each other."Kevin Magnussen "I reviewed the incident after the race and saw that I just didn't have room for maneuver. I try my best, I am most laid out, although sometimes you really have to move beyond.But I'm not here to make friends, I'm here to achieve results. My guide laughed at the comment, Niko. They want I was a real struggle - so they got itI didn't apologize, and won't do it".
The ex-pilot of Formula 1 Robert Kubica may re-enter the track behind the wheel of a Formula 1 season-2017, this time during Friday practice in Malaysia.The head of Renault's Cyril Abiteboul enough brilliant results of the pole during the Hungarian tests, so he wants to check again Kubica.Cyril abiteboul "we don't Have all the answers we would like to have after the tests in Hungary.In a perfect world we would like to hold more of these tests to see whether he will be able to participate again in the race at the same level. We want to understand is it possible or not".
The pilot Force India Sergio Perez on Friday joined Nico Hulkenberg, condemning the style of piloting of Kevin Magnussen.Hulkenberg and Magnussen is known for his incident in Hungary, after which Kevin still grossly insulted Niko in front of the cameras.Mexican pilot said he believes Magnussen's dirty pilot and raised the question at the briefing pilots of the FIA.Sergio Perez "He just said that nothing did, but we all saw how Kevin is not the first time committing grave acts.At the speeds at which we drive, it all may cause a serious accident. That is why I brought it to Charlie Whiting. I hope he will remember it, because if there is an accident, it will be too late".
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".
On account of Daniil Kvyat's 10 penalty points. Two more points - and the Russian pilot Toro Rosso will miss one race. However, this situation does not in any way affect the approach Kvyat to prepare for the Grand Prix.Daniil Kvyat "It does not affect my approach. My team know this and will try to earn penalty points.Sorry, we can't do anything. It is a pity that we got penalty points in Hungary."The near burning points will occur at the end of October, so two months, Daniel will be on the verge of disqualification.
A graduate of the McLaren Lando Norris successfully completed a weekend in the sand dunes of Zandvoort, scoring his seventh victory in the European championship Formula 3.The young pilot, who recently tested a Formula 1 car in Hungary, have won two of three rounds contested this weekend at the Dutch tournament.17-year-old Norris now leads the championship by 11 points in comparison with Maximilian Gunther from Prema Powerteam.
Sports consultant to Red Bull Helmut Marko said that this season nor the senior team or the Junior Toro Rosso will not be able to achieve your goals.Helmut Marko "Third place is not a goal for the Red Bull. Unfortunately, with this engine we will not be able to achieve more.As for Toro Rosso, their goal was fifth place. I think it will be hard to achieve this result. They missed too many opportunities.In Hungary a lot of it happens in our favor, but starting the race in Spa, the team with the Mercedes engine will show us the rear wing".
Pilot Ferrari Kimi Raikkonen believes that Charles LeClair is the future star of Formula 1, judging on his performances in Formula 2 and tests after the Grand Prix of Hungary.Kimi Raikkonen "Well, if he is satisfied with the help of Ferrari. It's always difficult to come and just fly by another car. Works here a matter of habit.But Charles has time, he showed good progress and in future it will surely be a star".
The head of Toro Rosso Franz Toast said that in Formula 1 there are plenty of bored people who have nothing to do, so they come up with rumors.Franz Toast "I don't know where the rumor that in Hungary Sainz will go for Renault. This is Formula 1, there are plenty of people who are bored, so they invent some stories or invent some rumors or something.Then these bored people start talking to each other, then spread with amazing speed.The fact that Carlos works for us, he has a contract with Red Bull, and in the future - it all depends on Red Bull, because the contract of Carlos in their hands".
Pilot Ferrari Kimi Raikkonen said that the struggle with Mercedes consists of many small factors.Kimi Raikkonen "It depends on what tires from us what weather conditions we will encounter. Any detail to change the situation.Let's see what happens in the Spa, but if you look at the situation now, it becomes clear that we will not be so easy as in Hungary. But we are trying to progress. I hope we find ourselves there quite competitive".
Champion of the season in 2016 Nico Rosberg is not confident that Ferrari can beat Mercedes in 2017.Nico Rosberg "Ferrari did a great job in the winter. But now it is a race of development, and I find it hard to believe that Ferrari will be able to keep up with the Germans. After Silverstone I thought "this is it", but was surprised to see how Ferrari again fighting in Hungary. But Spa will again be a real track for Mercedes, and Ferrari are unlikely to get the chance.We know that Vettel is sometimes not in control of his emotions. In the past year, we've seen it in Mexico. But this emotion is the force of Sebastian. In the short term it may seem like a weakness, but throughout the season, this feature can actually change the situation.He is always ready to win, and it can't hurt the fight for the title of champion".