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Edition of La Gazzetta dello Sport, citing a source inside Ferrari, said that the Scuderia may sign a contract backup pilot with Daniel Cuatom.Last season a reserve pilot Ferrari was Antonio Giovinazzi, but in 2018 he will become the third pilot of the Sauber, where he will occasionally hold Friday practice. As a replacement, consider the candidature Kvyat. According to Italian journalists, will benefit both sides the Ferrari will get an experienced pilot, and Daniel will be able to restart his career.It is known that Kvyat is regarded as a contender for a place in Williams, but there are greatest chances of Robert Kubica and Sergey Sirotkin.
NBC journalists believe that Robert Kubica has already signed a contract with the Williams team. The announcement of a two-year agreement is expected during the final stage in Abu Dhabi.Let's remind, that Kubica has not played in Formula 1 in 2010 due to a serious hand injury received during a rally race. This season he conducted a series of tests at the wheel of old cars Renault and Williams.The Williams contract with Kubica means that Daniil Kvyat next year will remain without a seat in Formula 1.
The Russian company BR Engineering has introduced a new sportprototip BR1. Track Bahrain International Circuit in the final stage of the FIA WEC season-2017 the global Motorsport community and journalists first saw the car, whose creation was announced a year ago. Car LMP1 was created by Russian company BR Engineering together with the famous Italian automaker Dallara to participate in the new superstone of the world championship FIA WEC.In the presentation BR1 participated Boris Rotenberg, founder and Director of the BR Engineering Pierre Fillon, President of the Association ASO Gerard Neveu, head of the FIA WEC Luca Pignata, chief designer Dallara Dmitry Samorukov, Director of SMP Racing pilots of the program of development of Russian Motorsport SMP Racing Mikhail Alyoshin, Vitaly Petrov and Matevos Isahakyan Ambassador extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation in the Kingdom of Bahrain Qarayev, Vagif DragonSpeed team principal Elton Julian and Russian engineers and students of technical Universities who took part in the development of the prototype. The music for the premiere of BR1 was written by Russian composer and producer Victor Drobysh.The presentation was opened by Boris Rotenberg. According to him, the engineers managed to create a completely new car, which used the most modern technologies and materials"it is Symbolic that on 17 November, during the final stage of the FIA WEC season in 2016, we announced the signing of an agreement between BR and Dallara Engineering to start work on a prototype BR1. Today, exactly a year later, we proudly present you the result. During the work on the car we used the best international experience, achievements one of the best companies Dallara. At various stages in the development of the car was actively attended by Russian specialists, and also worked on the simulator the current pilot program SMP Racing Vitaly Petrov, Sergey Sirotkin, Mikhail Aleshin, Viktor Shaitar and Kirill Ladygin. Their task was to from the point of view of experienced riders to make suggestions in key aspects of the prototype, from the ergonomics to the behavior of the car on the road".Prototype BR1 passed all the necessary tests and homologation of the FIA, a number of tests on race tracks under the control of SMP Racing pilots. Ahead of the Russian car the new season of the world championship on races on endurance 2018-2019, where SMP Racing intends to put the two Russian crew in the highest category of the championship, LMP1, to fight for the highest results in the overall classification.While the company BR Engineering, the first manufacturer of the chassis presenting to the public the car are ready to participate in the FIA WEC next season, already signed a contract for the production of a prototype BR1 for team DragonSpeed, also announced recently its intentions to move into the LMP1 category of the FIA WEC."I must say that the rate BR1 on the track is impressive, - said the pilot program SMP Racing Mikhail Alyoshin. - Impressive and how well made the prototype, and how sensitively it responds to changes in preferences that we do. To work with such a machine is a pleasure. Now our task is to spend as much time behind the wheel, to detect the different nuances, to work with the settings, because even in the ideal technique is always better. I am sure that next season prototype BR1 compete with rivals".One of the main innovations in superstone 2018-2019 world Championship on races on endurance will be the merging of hybrid and non-hybrid prototypes in one of the LMP1 class with defined capacity limitations. This will allow private teams, including the Russian team SMP Racing and DragonSpeed team, to compete for a championship titles FIA WEC.Facts ABOUT the prototype of BR1-CLASS LMP1 the process of creating aerodynamic elements of the new prototype was held 16 sessions in the wind tunnel, the total length of which was 600 hours, during which it has produced 1000 trials.In tests on the simulator and on the finished prototype was attended 5 professional pilots SMP Racing programme, including Vitaly Petrov, first Russian Formula 1 driver- Mikhail Aleshin, the pilot of the American series IndyCar- Sergey Sirotkin, the reserve pilot of the Formula 1 Renault- Kirill Ladygin, a multiple champion of Russia on go-karting and road racing, the bronze prize-winner of the race "24 hours of Le Mans- Victor Shaitar, world champion, winner of the race "24 hours of Le Mans", FIA WEC.On the simulator prototype BR1 pilots had a total of 64 hours, which amounted to 173 session or 870 laps.TECHNICAL characteristics of the PROTOTYPE BR1AER V6 twin turbo 720 HP Possible to install motorsGibson V8 LMP1 Spec 700 HP.Message other proizvodyaschuyu Le Mans Sprint body kit on the back 6-speed robotic transmission Xtrac lock differentialbaselsn TILTON Brembo brake system LMP1 UPRAVLENIE with power production Kayaba.Userrepository pilotado the foot pedal accelerator and timesmachine disciminate, production OZ specifically for Michelin Radial LMP1 18 dumontadriana 930 kg.
The pilot Haas Kevin Magnussen has stated that he no longer reads the rumors in the press about his person.Kevin Magnussen "There is one thing that I have learned very well for himself - not to read rumors on social networks. I don't care what they say about me people. If someone says something negative, even if journalists, then I don't care I don't care. Of course, it's not my goal to be unpopular personality, but to achieve good results, sometimes you have to work elbows.I don't want to be the most popular among other pilots. For me important results and what the stewards. This year I have only one penalty because of my style of piloting, and that means I'm not that bad. In the paddock I have friends, but not among the pilots".
The pilot Toro Rosso Carlos Sainz expressed the hope that conversations about it are already stopped.Carlos Sainz "If I had known that journalists will perceive my words that way, I'd say it's different.Situation I did not like, because Horner and Marko were against me. But this happens in the career of pilots of Formula-1. I hope it is all over, I would not like to return to this issue. We turn the page.My only goal is to become a pilot of Red Bull in the future. This is what I want, and that's what I always say.
Head Red Bull Christian Horner admitted that the team must give max Verstappen the best car in 2018.Christian Horner "When Verstappen finished the race in Silverstone, I breathed a sigh of relief. Of course, he showed some emotions, especially when journalists have set up the microphone under his chin after the retirements of the race, but the guy is under control.This stage in his career still involved with training and development. I am sure that Max will be faster and stronger.We need to give max a machine which he can win. Only then we will talk about the future. If we do, I'm sure that there will be no other team for which Max wants to play".
Head of Mercedes Toto Wolff said that journalists paraphrased his words concerning relations with Nico Rosberg.Toto Wolff "I said only that he would be surprised if I saw him in the peloton next year. I'm not saying that I will not be surprised if he returns to the championship in the Ferrari camp.It all shows how out of the blue created history at the Formula-1".
The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso was sympathetic to criticism in his address after the announcement of the decision to play in the Indie 500.Fernando Alonso "We already talked about this reaction prior to the announcement of my decision, and we knew all the pilots say that they never would have missed a Grand Prix for the sake of one race in another series, even if it's Indy-500. We knew what the team leaders that they would never let one of his pilots to do it.This is a normal reaction, because these days everyone will be focused on this story about the Indianapolis. Now the sponsors of other teams, journalists and other important people want to go to this race. So it's not very happy that the focus has shifted to another".
The pilot of Red Bull Max Verstappen apologized to Felipe Massa and the whole of Brazil for their harsh words against them.Max Verstappen "Being an avid pilot, I was very disappointed with his last qualifying place in Bahrain and gave vent to emotions. Many of the words were taken out of context by journalists.I in any case did not want to offend the Brazilians, who are very respected. The Brazilians were always very kind to me when I visited this wonderful country.I would like to apologize to all Brazilians who feel offended, and look forward to the race in your country".
GP2 champion and reserve driver of Red Bull Pierre went Out said that it is the media that is to blame for his problems with the Formula-1.Pierre went Out "After the situation with Red Bull, I realized that with the press it is necessary to behave very carefully. I had a big problem, because around have already started to say that I will replace Daniil Kvyat. But it's not my fault that journalists have inflated my words the whole story. I was just hoping to replace Kvyat, I'm not saying that they will replace it. Only Helmut Marko can make such direct statements and to take appropriate decisions. I didn't mean anything bad, just expressed, like any other pilot that would like to get into the world of Formula 1".
The famous Lego company specializing in children's designers, in honor of the third victory of the Mercedes in Formula 1 championship decided to release a matching set.The kit has everything your heart desires the cars of Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton, the pilots, crew, boxes, part of the pit wall, the press center with the journalists, stands, screens depicting what is happening on the track events, idle onlookers and fans.
The pilot of Red Bull Max Verstappen to the questions of the journalists Motorsport explicitly stated that in the season of 2017 will fight for the title.Max Verstappen "Our team is going to fight for the title. Hope everyone in the team, including me. For this fight you need a car that is able to fight for victory, and special thinking, psychology. Produced internal strategy, and it does not have every race to race in a frantic struggle for the first place, sometimes you can come second".
Sports consultant to Red Bull Helmut Marko with regret commented on the behavior of four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel, achieved all of its significant heights in the camp of the Austrian team.Helmut Marko "what we see lately is simply unworthy behaviour four-time world champion. He pays no attention to journalists on the starting grid, he is constantly rudely expressed about their opponents in the air, thus exposing themselves quite silly.Cebu to start is to stop blaming everyone else for their problems and also to start to choose the expression".
On Thursday Lewis Hamilton during a press conference played with his phone, laying in his blog, funny pictures, what caused the frustration of many journalists. On Saturday after qualifying, the Briton refused to answer questions from the press.Lewis Hamilton "I'm not here to answer questions. I respect many of you, but there are those who are trying to benefit from some points.Yeah, last time I probably did not behave very well. At least, I did this intentionally - just to have fun. However, what was written in the world, was disrespectful to me".
Mick Schumacher, son of seven-time champion Formula 1 Michael Schumacher next season, intends to get behind the wheel of cars of Formula 3.Mick Schumacher "this year I'm relaxed and not paying attention to journalists. As soon as wear a helmet, I fully concentrate on the race.Now I want to get into Formula 3. The main thing - to gain experience. If it works, I will focus on the Formula-3".This year Schumacher Jr. acts in two Championships of Formula 4 in German and Italian. The German championship is over, and Mick at the end of the season became the Vice-champion. The final of the Italian championship is scheduled for October 30, and there the young German also is in the second position, but still retains chances for the title.
Last year one of the sponsors of the Ferrari was a Mexican telecommunications company Claro, owned by businessman Carlos slim. As informs German edition Auto Bild, slim is ready to increase its financial contribution to the budget, if next season there will be a Mexican pilot.It is, of course, Sergio Perez. On the eve of the canadian Grand Prix Mexicans began to call a possible replacement for Kimi Raikkonen, whose contract expires at the end of this year. As stated by German journalists, in case of signing of the contract with Peres, the size of the sponsorship from the Sliema may increase to eight sum.
Race Director McLaren Eric bulge again was forced to answer the journalists ' questions concerning the future of the pilots.Eric bulge "I can't answer this question. We have all contracts two Champions and a promising rookie. Negotiations, we're not yet, this is not necessary. Perhaps within the team and something happens, but you about it yet impossible to know.This is a purely internal issue, which we decide without the help of journalists, providing only the final result".
Finnish newspaper Ilta Sanomat reports that Sergio Perez could replace Kimi Raikkonen in a Ferrari. And it can happen already this season.Finnish journalists refer to the father of the pilot, who said that before Grand Prix of Canada would made a loud statement.At the same time the statement may be associated with the arrival in Formula 1 Heineken beer company. It is possible that it will become the title sponsor of the team Force India, where he performs Sergio Perez.
The pilot Toro Rosso Daniel Quat admitted that he would remember all that he had done for him at Red Bull.Daniil Kvyat "Everything you see on television is only part of the Formula 1 world. This world encompasses more than just racing on tracks. Behind the scenes there are many things that better not to talk at people. I don't want to discuss it with journalists. I learned more than before. I have a good memory and I remember all that did for me in Red Bull.Currently working with Toro Rosso. Really like this team, and I think the feeling is mutual. I think we have great potential, and the situation can be a good step in his career".
Fernando Alonso is set to return behind the wheel during the Chinese Grand Prix. However, Spanish newspaper AS soobshaet that the two-time Champions a broken rib, and this may prevent to pass a medical examination.How journalists write AS Alonso is fully recovered from pneumothorax, because of which it is not allowed to participate in the Grand Prix of Bahrain. However, the ninth rib was still broken.Together with Fernando in the China flew two physical therapists, who prepared a special program of recovery. On Thursday, the pilot of McLaren once again appear before the FIA doctors.Spare pilot of McLaren Stoffel Vandorn already arrived in China.
Pilot Toro Rosso Max Verstappen was unexpectedly admitted to journalists that after the race in Australia didn't talk to Carlos Sainz.Recall that during the race between team-mates had created serious tensions, but after finale through the press team reported that between the drivers no problem. As it turns out, all is not so simple.Max Verstappen "to be honest, we didn't talk after the race in Australia. We returned to base and all. And time for conversation, especially not. I don't see what the problem is All right, you don't talk - don't talk".
Pilot Toro Rosso Max Verstappen was forced to answer the journalists ' questions, concerning relations with the partner. The reason for this aggressive behavior of both drivers in relation to each other during the race Grand Prix of Australia.Max Verstappen "I Have no problem with Carlos. I don't feel tension in our relationship. We think about racing, about the work. And our relationship is a pure formality.It is clear that we want to fight each other on the track, and each of us wants to be the best on the team. But we don't pass borders, all within the framework of good relations".
Manor pilot Pascal Wehrlein, answering journalists ' questions whether he is ready for Formula 1, said that he was ready and in 2015.Pascal Wehrlein "you bet I was ready last year. I was able to start in any race if something happened to one of the combat pilots Mercedes. I easily could compete in the Grand Prix.I'm ready, team is ready, now the only question for the progress and work on new products for cars. Let's see what we will achieve in the coming weekend".
Ex-pilot of Formula 1 mark Surer told that the commentator to be very difficult.Mark Surer "Being a commentator is quite difficult, because there are times when you need a comment immediately, as the accident of Carlos Sainz in Sochi. Then my heart beat faster, but I had to calm down and continue to correctly assess the situation and not create panic.I am sometimes criticized for the fact that I appreciate the work of the world Champions, even though he had never been defeated in the races. But you should understand that I'm thirty years in the world of Formula 1, I know more than other journalists inside information. So I have information about the pilots and about how everything is arranged here".
The head of Toro Rosso Franz Toast once again praised his young driver Carlos Sainz and max Verstappen.Franz tost "the Guys impressed me. Especially when it came to piloting, understanding the car and working with the team. Their work with the press is also worthy of respect. They like to work with journalists, and journalists in response speak positively about them in their articles.These guys I would put on a par with Vettel. They are hardworking, responsible and I love Formula 1. Now they rest, and train hard in the gym".
Pilot SMP Racing Mikhail Alyoshin will hold a full season in North American racing series IndyCar. This was announced by the founder of the program SMP Racing Boris Rotenberg at a specially convened press conference.The event was attended by about 50 journalists from various Russian media. Their questions were answered by the founder of the program of development of Russian motor racing Boris Rotenberg, Executive Director of the Russian automobile Federation Sergey Ivanov, General Director of SMP Racing's Dmitry Samorukov and, of course, Mikhail Aleshin.We are gathered here for a very good reason, opened the press conference Boris Rotenberg. - For the 2016 season we signed a contract for the performance of our racer Mikhail Aleshin in IndyCar series team Schmidt Peterson Motorsports. As you know, in 2014, Michael became the first Russian driver in IndyCar. He spent the season in the same team and made a real success - everyone was very impressed by his performances. In his debut season Michael showed really impressive results, but was unable to lower them because of an accident in the final race. 2015 Aleshin spent driving our new sport prototype BR01, where he spent a great job on the settings of this machine.Also want to remind you that Misha participated in the final race in IndyCar this year. For the first time sat behind the wheel of the updated car, where significantly changed aerodynamic characteristics, our pilot not just was able to lead the race, but was faster than many famous rivals and finished the race in the top ten. This further impressed us and the Schmidt Peterson Motorsports team. We are confident that in the new season, Misha will give the Russian fans a lot of reasons to be proud"."We are very pleased that the programme of support for Russian SMP Racing is developing, supporting not only Russian Championships but also talented Russian this year at the international level, - said Sergey Ivanov. - Of course, we are very happy that Mikhail Aleshin will race in the IndyCar series. He has repeatedly shown to be a "pioneer" in various competitions. And his further participation in this series will pave the way for our young pilots.In addition, we note with satisfaction that the Russian participation in such prestigious competition has a positive effect on the popularization of motor sport in our country. There are more trails, more and more young talented drivers participate in international competitions, climb the podium and win. We welcome this and are pleased that this work continues.""I'm going back to a great team Schmidt Peterson Motorsports, said Mikhail Aleshin. The team helped me to achieve good progress during the 2014 season. But of course all this was possible thanks to the support of SMP Racing programme, and personally Boris Romanovich Rotenberg, who actually gave the world all motorsports a huge boost, which we never did. And now we have a growing new, young generation of pilots who will be even faster. We, including myself, share their knowledge and experience. I want to thank you and the Russian automobile Federation, which provides us with invaluable support and helps in resolving the many difficult issues"."Of course, we are all together, the whole country will follow our compatriot Mikhail Aleshin, - said Dmitry Samorukov. I would also like to inform You that now we have signed an agreement with the company "victory lane", which will be our communications partner. This company is going to cover all the performances of Michael and together we will promote the brand SMP Racing".
Pilot Red Bull Daniel ricciardo never had very good results at the Grand Prix of Brazil, therefore, rather poorly answered questions of journalists about the forthcoming stage.Daniel ricciardo "I don't know the secret of this track I better not ask about it. Somehow I don't have any good laps on the ring, so to tell you how to pilot here, I can't. Not only need to foresee the result. I'm trying to just take a turn around the corner and not to think about more".On account of Riccardo four races in Brazil, but only once Daniel managed to earn points. It was in 2014, when he finished tenth.
Edition Auto Motor und Sport has reported that Renault is preparing the latest update of the power plant to the Grand Prix of Brazil. Interestingly, the company during the season was available for 12 conventional points for refinement of the engine, but they have not been spent.According to the information available to the journalists edition, in the Renault just don't know what to do with the engine to become more efficient. It was planned that the updated engine will debut in Austin, but due to the low reliability of some sites debut was postponed until the race in Brazil.Moreover, on completion of the drive was spent just two points, and to win back they will allow no more than 0.15 seconds per lap.
British newspaper the Telegraph reports that Jenson button has decided to finish his career in Formula 1 at the end of the current season. An official statement is expected during the Grand Prix of Japan, which will be held next weekend.According to British journalists, the Button could not agree with the leadership of the McLaren, and the stumbling block was the fee. Now Jenson receives about 8 million euros per year, and McLaren would like to translate a veteran of the Formula 1 on a small salary, but with a good prize. Small salary and the chance to make another season of driving uncompetitive cars forced the British to make a difficult decision.Obviously, the Button in the McLaren will replace Stoffel Vandorn, the leader of the GP2 series. The other day he said that he is not afraid to work in a team with Fernando Alonso.