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Pilot Williams Felipe Massa is ready to return to action after the August recess.The Brazilian veteran during the Grand Prix of Hungary became ill and was unable to race due to dizziness. But in the last weekend of 36-year-old pilot sent to Instagram a photo of yourself running with a coach. Lots of visits to the karting center to be in racing form.Felipe Massa "there's No better feeling than understanding that you're back on track I feel good".
Daniel Schlosser was a former physical therapist Nico Rosberg, but now, after the departure of the German in Formula 1, it works with a test pilot with Force India Nikita Mazepin. Daniel believes that the injured hand Robert Kubica should not be an obstacle to return to Formula 1.Daniel Schlosser "he's still very good muscles in his right arm, only the mobility is not much. But everything is in the style of aerobatics. For example, Nico Rosberg always felt a strong tension in their wrists, so he had to train his hands, but the other pilots behave differently with the wheel due to the different techniques of flying.Nick Heidfeld was one of these pilots, as does Kubica. They've never had to train in the same way as others. Instead of pushing to the right, you can pull the lever on the left side. And, depending on the technique, it can be even more effective in the turns.In Hungary he worked a very difficult program at high temperatures that it was difficult for some young drivers. Anyone who can handle it, can spend a whole Grand Prix without any problems".
The head of Renault, Cyril Abiteboul announced that Jolyon Palmer still has a chance to save a place in the team for the season 2018. Meantime, on account of the British no points.Cyril, Abiteboul "If Jolyon will be able to change the situation as it was last season, we are ready to continue cooperation. Everything is in his hands. The team is interested in stable results.Jolyon knows that his contract expires this year, know that we are exploring other options. He is able to squeeze the maximum from the car and give feedback. At the same time, he made a lot of mistakes. I think it happened because of his insecurities. I try to support him to regain confidence, but this is unlikely to change for one day."Meanwhile, on the tests in Hungary tested the Renault of Robert Kubica, which can replace Palmer next season.
The pilot of Renault and Nico hlkenberg were left impressed by the level of work of Robert Kubica during a test in Hungary.Nico Hulkenberg "I had all the telemetry, I saw the lap times.I think for him personally it was a great return. After a severe accident and injury he had a long walk to this moment. Now Robert has passed 140 laps, which is impressive. Especially on a track like Budapest, where physical endurance and strength.Robert proved his talent, I respect him for that".
The head of McLaren Zach brown said that now the team is satisfied with the work of Stoffel Vandorn. Not long ago, a young pilot was criticized for low results.Zach brown "Yes, we are happy with the way Stoffel the team. He is in a difficult situation next to Fernando, and reliability issues that we had not helped the guy. But now all is well, we are satisfied with the Stoffel develop and achieve results."At the last Grand Prix of Hungary Vandorn earned the first point in this season.
Lando Norris who perform successfully during a test in Hungary, says that it has nothing to do with the immediate future of the British team.Lando Norris "I'm Sure next year I will no longer compete in Formula 3.But I'm also sure that Laren will try to keep the current composition of the pilots for next season, so I think that for me there is only Formula-2 or Superformula in Japan".
Kevin Magnussen has admitted that it is not surprised by the statements of his team Haas, who wished to leave the pilots on the season-2018 no change.Kevin Magnussen "I knew when I signed the contract that it is designed for two years, so for me this is not news. To solve faster this issue is important not only for me but for the team. So we will not have unnecessary problems.I like that now I dont have to specify their future in every race, as it was in McLaren. I don't think the failure in Hungary will affect the decision of the team. We have this year is constantly one of UPS and downs".
The head of the sports division of Honda Yusuke Hasegawa reiterated that his company hopes to continue cooperation with the team after McLaren's relative success in Hungary, where Fernando Alonso finished sixth and showed the best lap time.Yusuke Hasegawa "I am delighted that finally we were able to show good results. I think it will have a positive impact on our relationship with McLaren. No doubt, we are interested in continuing cooperation with this team. I'm sure if the results will increase, we will work together.In the race we had no problems. For the first time, we are not worried about the fact that the car gets to the finish line".
Head Red Bull Christian Horner is confident that his team is getting better and better, only lacks a bit in engine power.Christian Horner "the Car is becoming stronger and stronger in race conditions, we showed its progress in Hungary.Therefore, if we can just find a bit more of engine power, our pilots will be able to fight for victory. Max was very quick in the first and second rounds of qualifying in Hungary, and if he had the reserve power, the victory would be guaranteed.
Head Red Bull Christian Horner believes that Mercedes will have to make a bet on the game with one pilot if they want to win the championship.Christian Horner "the Problem that was created in the Mercedes, is that Hamilton is a leading pilot. They decided to play a fair game in Hungary, but the problem is that they have to bet on one horse.Ultimately, the fight for the title will probably be back to two driversHamilton and Vettel. Position in Ferrari between Kimi and SEB in this respect clear.
Williams technical Director Paddy Lowe said that Hungary showed all the mistakes of the team.Paddy Lowe "I told the guys that Hungary is a good weekend, which showed all of our weaknesses. Based on these results, we should try to build a faster car. I think it was the best way to summarize. We have a lot of work, and we need to be better. And we can be better, so that's what we will do in the time allowed by the regulations of the time in August.We will not give up the fourth position. I think this year we can be very strong on some other tracks, hope some of them will suit us more than opponents. We will be back in the second half of the season prepared."Machine Williams traditionally fast on highways, and after the summer break will be stages in Spa and Monza.
Race Director McLaren Eric bulge said that Lando Norris after the incredible tests in Hungary exactly can be considered a rising star of Formula 1.Recall that during the recent tests, 17-year-old Norris has surpassed the time, Fernando Alonso, shown in the final qualification. However, in a barouche was a softer rubber Ultrasoft. At the same time, the young Briton first drove the McLaren MCL32.Eric bulge "Lando amazed all of us with his maturity, professionalism and speed, and he quickly coped with the modern machines of Formula 1.His feedback to the engineers was valuable and useful, and he, of course, is our rising star. He will show a lot in the future".
Head of Mercedes Toto Wolff said that his team is already considering options contracts with Valtteri Bottas.Toto Wolff "Summer is a good time to talk and think. We already had negotiations with Valtteri to Hungary. I'd love to go to Asia for the final race already signed the contract".
Williams technical Director Paddy Lowe said that the team is considering taking Paul di Resta for the season 2018.Recall that in Hungary di Resta replaced diseased Felipe Massa.Paddy Lowe "We are considering every possible option. I think that di Resta got a good reputation after this weekend, and I heard him call from Mercedes. They need to hurry with the proposals".
It is not excluded that Toro Rosso will change racing livery for the season-2018, which is associated with the conclusion of the transaction with the Indonesian branch of the global fast food giant KFC. And one of the places is Sean Gelael, whose career is sponsoring KFC.It Shawn worked in the first day of testing in Hungary driving for the Italian team.The head of Toro Rosso Franz Toast "His speech was very good, strong, he did not stop there. He showed improvement in time on each circle.If you compare it with Quatum and Science, Sean is better at braking, curbs attacks and during the passage of slow corners. If he continues in the same spirit, we will be able to get in Formula-1.Will Toro Rosso to paint their cars in colors of KFC Halaal good, but his chances to get into the team next year are pretty low."If, however, Gelael will get a place in the Toro Rosso, it is easy to guess that it will replace Daniil Kvyat.
Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas has admitted he would be angry with Lewis Hamilton if he didn't missed it in Hungary.Valtteri Botts "Not every teammate would have done it when it comes on the podium, but, on the other hand, I'd be angry if Lewis agreed to the deal.The team from the outset made it clear that both of us respected equally. We get the same equipment, we do not divide by numbers, and I've always trusted this policy. I'm fighting for the world championship, the situation applies to my own career.I don't want to be in the shadow of Lewis. And Yes, I can become a world champion this year. There are still nine races, and I think you can stay ahead of Lewis and Sebastian - I've done it this year.I am getting better and better. For me there is no limit. I would never say that one of my opponents better than me. I believe in myself".
The past and the future of Formula 1 have teamed up in Hungary on Wednesday, when Robert Kubica took to the track for the test car Renault of season 2017.The start of the tests was a bit awkward, since the pole right at the exit of the pit lane struck the wall boxes.Robert Kubica "It was one of the most stupid mistakes you can make in Formula 1. It made me realize how much more these machines.Yes, my time is only slightly slower time of Palmer's qualifications. As for my future, I don't know anything. I will cling to the slightest chance, but what will happen in reality, I don't know.Three months ago I would not have thought that I will be able to participate in official tests.I'm a little tired after eight hours of work, but no pain. I will step by step to get ahead, but if not, I will look for other options for a career".
While it looks uncertain fate of Valtteri Bottas in a Mercedes, and time, meanwhile, to conclude the contract less.Valtteri Bottas "of Course, we need to talk about what will happen in the near future. I don't have the slightest idea about my future, but the problem is that I dropped in the sauna to the water your mobile phone Will have to wait for a meeting with the team in the Spa."Toto Wolff, head of Mercedes "the Summer break is a good time for negotiation and reflection. We had good talks with Valtteri to Hungary. I think we will finish before the last race in Europe."The last step in Europe is the Italian Grand Prix in early September.
Head Red Bull Christian Horner believes that Robert Kubica will return to Formula 1.Christian Horner "Hungary is one of the most difficult tracks in the world. If you can fly here, you will be able to go anywhere.He seems absolutely confident and convinced to return. The results are impressive".Will be glad to return Kubica and three-time champion.Lewis Hamilton "I am delighted that Robert has received this opportunity, I followed his progress from the beginning of the story.It would be great if he came back. He's one of the best pilots, has incredible natural talent. His speed has always surprised me. If he then continued to speak, it just could be a champion".
The Italian press Ferrari has supported the rumors that Maranello is going to keep Kimi in the team for 2018.It is expected that the legendary Italian team will announce new contracts of Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen at Monza. Therefore, after the Duo finished first and second in Hungary, the Italian press announced that the current pilots Ferrari will definitely work together in the future.La Gazzetta dello Sport "Vettel won with Raikkonen. The truth is, Raikkonen is a real winner, made the servant Vettel, because he could easily overtake him and win the race. He will be with Vettel in the next year".Corriere dello Sport "Ferrari was unbeatable in Budapest thanks to the power of the strategy. Ferrari understand that the winner gets the title only if all team members are moving in the same direction."Tuttosport "Nobody has the right to share that a couple of pilots".
The Ferrari pilot Sebastian Vettel said he did not understand why all so long discussing the news of the change of positions between pilots Mercedes in Hungary.Sebastian Vettel "As I understand it, the team just decided to change the pilots seats and then return them to their former positions. Everything looks pretty ordinary. I don't think this is the first case when one of teams have done similar".
Part of the second day of testing in Hungary the team Toro Rosso entrusted Daniil Kvyat. At the end of the day the Russians were on the 6th position.Daniil Kvyat "the Day was useful, we tried a lot and learned a lot. Now you need to analyze information and draw conclusions.It is always useful to work on tests after the race weekend. This allows you to find the answers to many questions that arose during practice and qualifying.Ahead of the summer break, and now need to recharge my batteries before the start of the second half of the season.
The second day of testing in Hungary the Ferrari team was divided between the pilots. After the break, worked Kimi Raikkonen showed in the end of the 3rd result.Kimi Raikkonen "Our team brings to every race some modernization. On tests we also brought new products. Our task was to try and pick up some speed. Looks like we have made some progress in this regard. Today we spent a lot of time not only novelties, but also to the tyres, since in the days racing weekend time for tires. It seems that today we moved forward a little. New items are working exactly as it should be".
The pilot Toro Rosso Carlos Sainz in the second day of testing in Hungary showed the 5th result.Carlos Sainz "My half day of work went quite well, no problems. The team and I did absolutely everything that was planned. I worked with the news that we're going to work in the second half of the season. We tirelessly work hard to ensure the car was ready for new races and fight for points.My work here is done and I'm ready to rest. I'll rest and train to in good shape to approach a new struggle.
The Ferrari pilot Sebastian Vettel on the second day of testing in Hungary showed the best result.Sebastian Vettel "In the course of the season tests are almost there, so this opportunity to work was necessary to us as air. We experimented plenty. Yes, these tests are unlikely to seriously affect the balance of power in the peloton, but just the fact that all collected information will be useful to us during the next Grand Prix.This year we are very strong, but from race to race, the situation in the leading group is constantly changing. I hope we were able to get something that will help us tip the scales in their favor in the second half of the season".
Santino Ferrucci held in Hungary two days of tests as part of Haas. On the second day the American showed a 12-th result.Santino Ferrucci "the morning it all went wrong. But it was especially nice just to Wake up and immediately get behind the wheel. I managed to pass a few successful series on the tires Soft. In addition, we worked with the settings, choosing a good balance.After lunch, I worked with tires Supersoft, but a travel with some things aimed at the development of the car. The team has made progress, and I'm glad to have helped her in this, especially in terms of chassis and tyres".
Test-pilot of Red Bull Pierre went Out on the second day of testing in Hungary showed 10-th result.Pierre went Out "I am very happy, because was able to return behind the wheel of a Formula 1 car. This is a rare chance, which drops a few in life. Tests are now rare, so few people can boast of working for these machines. It's great that the day went without problems, given yesterday's problems with max.The program was boring, but I helped the team to deal with many problems in aerodynamics. The lap time was not as important as the ability to deal with the tires. All turned out very well".
Test pilot Mercedes George Russell in the second day of testing in Hungary showed the 8th result.George Russell "I'm happy with these tests. We had a lot to do for the last couple of days. I have covered a lot of laps and quite tired, could easily pass still the same distance.To be honest, aerobatics bolide of Formula 1 is given with great difficulty. This is not a simple machine. And the track is the Hungaroring makes it impossible to relax. It is very hard to fly.I didn't want to risk it, because I realized that it is important to execute a program command. I really wanted to push, but the team demanded of me just gathering useful information".
Test driver at Williams Luca Giotto on the results of the tests in Hungary was on the 11-th position.Luca Giotto "I am sincerely grateful to the Williams team for this wonderful day. I was dreaming about Formula 1 since the day he first arrived at the start of the race. I had no idea that the reality would be many times better than my dreams.I saw that the team was happy with my results, and it means that my work was not in vain. Everything we now have experienced, worked. When performing the direct task, I tried to get used to this technique".