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The former head of Benetton and Renault, Flavio Briatore, under whom Fernando Alonso made his two titles, said that the Spaniard is not concerned about the problems on the tests in Jerez.Flavio Briatore "I had a conversation with Alonso, and he is completely calm. He is not worried for the problems on the tests in Jerez, because it tests, and they need to ensure that the car broke down, and the team has identified the causes of breakdowns. Fernando said that it is better to see and fix the damage now than in Melbourne.
Sports Red Bull consultant Helmut Marko said that Sebastian Vettel, at the end of last year transformed into a Ferrari, is already in a good mood.Helmut Marko "Vettel is already in a good mood, it is not the same dejected SEB, who had left us at the end of last year. He always writes me a funny message. Still Vettel is back"Recall, according to the results of the tests in Jerez Vettel showed the second time, losing to teammate Kimi Raikkonen just over one tenth of a second.
Pilot Williams, Valtteri Bottas sure that no one in Jerez didn't work on speed.Valtteri Bottas "nothing is yet clear, because all the teams worked on different programs, and tests in Jerez were to work exclusively on the reliability of the machine. Ferrari was fastest But that was a year ago, and where was the stable thenLet's talk about speed in Barcelona, and in the last day, when teams would not make sense to hide his potential. Now I am satisfied with the behavior of the car. He has become more stable in cornering and braking. At this stage of the refinement machine I all satisfied".
The head of Red Bull's Christian Horner praised the results of the tests in Jerez for his team.Christian Horner "a Year ago we were not the best of tests, paired with a huge number of problems on the road. This year the problems were, but not on such a global scale. Our car this time, not burned, and that's a plus. This time the rejection was fine, everything was resolved quickly.Tests are currently limited, unable to dash off a large number of circles, as in the glorious past years, so every minute is precious to us. We used every opportunity that car was fast and reliable. Our team can be proud of yourself".
The head of sports programmes Honda Yasuhisa Arai promised that all the problems associated with the power plant, and manifested on the tests in Jerez, will be removed before the tests in Barcelona.Yasuhisa Arai "Our company recognizes that faced many challenges in the past tests. But I give you my word that all problems will be resolved before the start of the tests in Barcelona. It is clear that we are feeling came to the tests in Jerez, was moving slowly, but now we have the necessary data that will assist in the finalization of the engine.While the version of the powerplant used on the tests, is intermediate. In Barcelona we will put some racing sites, but not all. This is only a test, so far everything is going according to plan. It is important that installed in such a dense arrangement of the engine is not overheated.
An unnamed source inside the team McLaren reports that Fernando Alonso upset by the results of the first test in Jerez.Employee McLaren "Alonso really wanted to get back behind the wheel after leaving Ferrari. It was necessary in a moral sense. But as soon as he came on the track, the depression again swept the Spaniard. He was frankly disappointed with the capabilities of his car.Now he was heartened works in the simulator and constantly communicating with engineers".
Pilot Lotus Roman Grosjean told about their plans for the season 2015.Roman Grosjean "first, I'm going to do our best and even more. Secondly, I want to help the team in the development of the new race car and go to the group leaders. Thirdly, I want to fight for podiums and victories in every race of the season.After a disastrous last year, I was longing for the catwalk, it's time to return to the leaders."In 2013 Grosjean six times poddala on the podium. Last year, the Frenchman has never finished higher than eighth place. According to the results of the tests in Jerez novel Sanl 13th place.
Chief engineer at McLaren Matt Morris said that if his team are able to solve their problems with the power plant, it will be able to return to the level of the end of last year.Matt Morris "I Admit, we do not use your car in full force. I am not sure that even in a relaxed way. According to the simulator, we have a decent speed, but problems constantly stir it to develop. If we deal with the problem, this will allow the team to reach the end of last season. This will be the first step to the cherished podiums and victories.According to the results of the tests in Jerez pilots McLaren Jenson button and Fernando Alonso showed the worst results.
Pilot Lotus Roman Grosjean said his team is now ready to start preparing for the tests in Barcelona.Roman Grosjean "the Team was satisfied with the work, which ended with the final day in Jerez. The car went on the whole balanced, fast and stable. All this is a good basis for further work on the machine. We can say that the team is ready to begin preparations to Barcelona.We have a lot of useful data about the engine, settings, aerodynamics, mechanics. It will be interesting to see what progress we will achieve to Barcelona".
Pilot Sauber Makes Eriksson admitted he was pleased with the results of the tests in Jerez, where he was in the group of leaders.Marcus Erickson "I don't know how the team worked on last year's tests, but I can compare with the results of the tests in Abu Dhabi. Then the team was ten steps behind compared to what it is now.The team dashed off a huge number of circles, and even in the course of the race I felt the progress in the operation of the machine. The car has become more stable, faster and more stable on braking. I like everything".
Technical Director of Ferrari James Ellison told about the tests in Jerez, which ended his team surprisingly strong results.James Ellison "Every time, how much would this do not happen again in your life, the debut of the new car on the road is always an exciting time. Every time you connect this point with serious expectations and hopes. Every time spent'll be rewarded with the corresponding results.Our team finished the tests in Jerez unsatisfied. We did a lot of the planning, but the distance you would travel and more. However, given our position on the results of all test days, the team can prepare for work in Barcelona.
The pilot of the Red Bull Daniel Quat were unhappy with their results on the tests in Jerez.Daniel Kvyat "Problems are part of our work, but I can't solve them all myself I need help with my team, and I trust the actions of Red Bull and Renault. All problems will be solved soon.Whatever it was, the final day was beneficial for the team. We need each lap on the track, and today I drove quite a distance. I even think, despite all my frustration that this is the most productive and successful day for all tests. But we're not where we want to be".
Race engineer Williams Rod Nelson admitted that pleased, as was the first part of the tests in Jerez.Rod Nelson "It was the final day of testing in Jerez, which proceeded without any apparent problems. Moreover, we have fully performed all of its program.On the last day we were completely consumed by work with manual settings and aerodynamics. In addition, the team decided to double-check the reliability of all key systems. We have done everything possible to Barcelona to start preparing for the Australian Grand Prix".On the last day of Felipe Massa drove 73 circle and showed the fifth result.Felipe Massa "Our car once again proved its competitiveness and reliability. All day passed off without any hitches, and all this to the limit Moreover, all these four days our machine worked perfectly, allowing the team to progress and develop opportunities. We are going the right way, by selecting the main directions of development of the car.We have achieved excellent Foundation for work in Barcelona. There we will do all that at the start of the Australian Grand Prix to go into full combat readiness".
Pilot Mercedes Lewis Hamilton was left satisfied with what you have achieved with the team for a week of testing in Jerez.Lewis Hamilton "After the tests came up to me Paddy Lowe and said that during these four days we went through a huge amount of circles - it helped to gather a lot of useful information. Everyone was shocked, and surprised to find, when Niko was able to present more than 150 laps each day of their work on the track. I drove less, but still close to this indicator. All these tunes in the most positive way, and our problems are easily solved.The leaders of the tests used a different amount of fuel, as indicated by a short series of circles. I don't care prior to their time on the wheel. It now doesn't matter".
Chief engineer at McLaren Matt Morris believes that week his team was very complex.Matt Morris "We are forced to admit that all week we have been persecuted difficulties. They were all trivial and for the most part natural, but unfortunately, they all demanded to spend a lot of time in the garage.But to be honest, the purpose of these tests for us was to understand, has a car or not. We managed to make the car go along the road, and this is a big plus".Head of Motorsport direction Honda Yasuhisa Arai admitted that his company is pleased with the early tests of the season 2015.Yasuhisa Arai "If we make a detailed analysis of all the first four days of testing in Jerez, we are very satisfied. We were able to prepare the car to work, and he drove out to the highway. It was a huge and serious project, which cost us and McLaren huge effort. But now we are proud that all works.Not without difficulties, but they were all predictable. It is a pity that time there were so few".In total, Fernando Alonso and Jenson button for four days traveled distance in 79 laps. For comparison on account of Mercedes 515 circles.
The head of the Toro Rosso French Toast said that his team was satisfied with the tests in Jerez, the last Italian team without any problems.Franz Toast "the First four days of tests passed for us quite well. Our pilots have proven to be the best side, making a large number of circles. We got a lot of information and now have huge amounts of knowledge about your car.We are fortunate to collect reliable car, quick, and this is not the final version of the vehicle. I am grateful to all the team members for their excellent work. See you in Barcelona".In total, the drivers drove in Jerez 352 circle. Max Verstappen showed 9th result, Carlos Sainz - 11th.
Pilot Lotus Roman Grosjean first sat behind the wheel E23. The Frenchman was pleased with the new car and the engine of Mercedes, despite the problems that have arisen in the last day of testing in Jerez.Roman Grosjean "I really enjoyed working on the tests in Jerez. The car is clearly faster compared to the previous year. It seems that we are close to its revival. I liked how the car reacts to change settings, and most of all - the power plant operation is Mercedes.Last year we were just suffering from a Renault engine, but now I see that Mercedes has done with the engine of a new type of fantastic The car has power and is able to fight for good results. We have a decent base for further work with the machine".
After the successful launch tests in Jerez, the pilot Ferrari Kimi Raikkonen with pleasure began to answer questions about his plans for the next year.Kimi Raikkonen "I have the right to extend the contract and for the season 2016. There is a paragraph in my present contract. While I'm not opposed to exercise the option, but it will work well this year. Understand, if things will emerge during the season no matter, I'm not going to sign the contract. To worry about not going and you do not advise.We have the chance to spend a good season, so I am going to strive for success.
Jerez started the final day of the test. In six of the eight teams are expected replacement of the pilot. For the first time this year on the track will appear Roman Grosjean.Schedule 4 February- Mercedes - Lewis Hamilton- Red Bull - Daniel Quat- Williams - Felipe Massa- Ferrari - Kimi Raikkonen- McLaren - Jenson button- Toro Rosso - Max Verstappen- Lotus - Roman Grosjean- Sauber - Markus Eriksson.
Force India missed tests in Jerez. Edition of the magazine Autosport, citing sources inside the team, reports that threatened part and the second test session, which begins on 19 February in Barcelona.The reason for this decision lies in the unwillingness of the new machine VJM08. It is known that at the end of last year, Force India began to use more modern aerodynamic ground in Cologne, making the schedule work on a new machine noticeably shifted. It is expected that VJM08 appears only in the final test in Barcelona, which will be held from 26 February to 1 March.It is not excluded that Force India will still appear on the second test session with last year's machine VJM07. Just to test the new Pirelli tyres. You may also receive behind the wheel of the Indian machine Sergey Sirotkin, a former test pilot Sauber.Bob Fearnley, Deputy head of the Force India "it is Unlikely that the new machine will appear on the next test in Barcelona. We do everything we can to prepare VJM08 to the exit on the highway, but most likely, this will only happen on the final tests. In this case, we will arrive at the second test session with last year's machine VJM07, which will allow us to work with the new Pirelli compounds.We will be in Melbourne for the first race. Of course, we will have little time to test the new machine, but we will try to approach the start of the season in good shape".
The third day of testing in Jerez was the most successful for McLaren-Honda. In the first half of the day Fernando Alonso drove 32 of the circle. Then I had some problems in the cooling system, for which I had to remove the power unit. On the track the Spaniard never returned.Eric Buje, race Director, McLaren "the Circle that passed Jenson button at the end of the second day, allowed us to breathe a sigh of relief. Tuesday morning Fernando Alonso has worked on the track for a few hours. His comments were very positive, the machine is expected to respond to changes in settings and consistently behaves on the road. We managed to pass a few long series of circles, from which it follows that the machine has no serious drawbacks".On the final day of test driving the MP4-30 will work Jenson button.
Pilot Williams Felipe Massa said that very pleased with how this worked for the new car in the first three days of testing in Jerez.Felipe Massa "I am pleased with how the team showed itself in these days. The start of our work on the running of the car is quite good. I really liked the behavior of the car on the track. This suggests that, compared with last year we have achieved some success. I especially liked how consistently behaves the rear of the machine on the track.The results have nothing to say. This is only the first few days of tests. Already in Barcelona, all will be changed".
Pilot Mercedes Nico Rosberg said that the goal and after the third day of testing in Jerez has not changed for his team.Nico Rosberg "As I mentioned earlier, our goals are to work on the reliability of the car. We need to advance on these tests in order to identify our weaknesses. If all problems will occur here in Jerez, further work will be easier.Today, for example, we have problems with pump fuel. The motor just went out, but the engineers in the boxes quickly fixed it. We have already found a weak place in his new car, so to Melbourne they will become less and less".
Pilot Ferrari Kimi Raikkonen was satisfied, as was his first day of testing in Jerez, it may not have shown the best result.Kimi Raikkonen "it Seems that our team has worked this winter just fine. Already the first day of the tests passed for us in the most positive way. In many areas the team has made progress. For me personally, I'm happy with how much we dashed circles. Last year's problems have sunk into oblivion, and the available database allows you to successfully work on subsequent variations of this chassis.In short, the difference between last year's tests and these heavens and earth".
The pilot of the Red Bull Daniel Riccardo believes that the third day of testing in Jerez was for his team quite positive, despite the fact that I had to spend a few hours on the replacement engine.Daniel Riccardo "Today, our team is not very lucky, because again had to work on an abbreviated program, but in the rest of the day was quite positive. I was able to gather a lot of useful information, making a series of 10-15 laps. Until all the data received with the car, hope for success, and power plant Renault is also capable of performing miracles.The main thing now is stability. What the results show other teams, not so important, because at this stage is important, not the speed and stability.
Pilot Lotus Pastor Maldonado said that the third day of testing in Jerez gave him a lot of useful information regarding the work of the new car.Pastor Maldonado "Great day, very useful for me and the team. The team was able to get a lot of information about in which direction to modify the car, and I was able to understand as to her conduct. We inspect all of the systems in this field have achieved good results.We have also worked with different rubber, because today was the rain. Now I'm waiting for the tests in Barcelona".Tomorrow at the wheel E23 first sit Roman Grosjean.
The head of the Force India Vijay Mallia said that the rumors that he and his team due to the large debts will not arrive in Australia, do not correspond to reality.Vijay Malia "We will take part in the first race of the season in Australia. We also fly to Barcelona with his new car. Everything else is hearsay. No more".Force India passes the tests in Jerez, as the preparation of a new machine VJM08 was delayed. Previously, the team presented the war paint of 2015.
In the first half of the third day of testing in Jerez Fernando Alonso managed to ride 32 circle behind the wheel of the MP4-30. But the work on the track for McLaren ended.The team reports in his blog "a problem has been Detected in the cooling system. We will have to remove the power unit and to check everything carefully. It will take a lot of time, so the tests are finished.We will try to replace defective parts until tomorrow".Best lap Alonso today 135.553.
Jerez started the third day of the test. In six of the eight teams are expected replacement of the pilot. For the first time this year on the track will appear Felipe Massa and Kimi Raikkonen.Schedule February 3, - Mercedes - Nico Rosberg- Red Bull - Daniel Riccardo- Williams - Felipe Massa- Ferrari - Kimi Raikkonen- McLaren - Fernando Alonso- Toro Rosso - Carlos Sainz- Lotus - Pastor Maldonado- Sauber - Felipe Nasr.