Kamui KobayashiJapanese Formula 1 driver Kamui Kobayashi (Kobayashi) was born September 13, 1986 in Japan, in Amagasaki. His racing career began, as many well-known riders, as a child, aged nine years. In 1996, this age Kamui took third place in the Carting SL Takarazuka Tournament Cadet Class. During the period from 1997 to 2003, he won four league titles in karting competitions and won twice in the series of Toyota SL All Japan Tournament Cadet Class. Since 2004, Career KK moved to race open-wheel cars - he signed a contract with the Academy of Toyota drivers. Then, in the Formula Renault, Kamui took part in the Asian, niderlandskom and German championships. Italian Serie A Kamui brought two victories. Since 2006, Kobayashi was a member of their team riders ASM Formule 3, where he began performing in the competition class Formula 3 Euroseries, where in 2007 in support of the Formula 1 Grand Prix of France, the pilot claimed his first victory in the Euroseries Formula -3. In this same 2007 year, Kamui was cast as a test pilot in command of the Formula 1 Panasonic Toyota Racing. In the autumn of that year confirmed that Kamui Kobayashi will become a permanent part of Toyota's third driver team. Kamui's debut in the Formula 1 races held in 2009, at the penultimate Grand Prix of the season in Brazil - he replaced the injured Timo Glock, who at the Japanese Grand Prix during qualifying injured his spine. In his debut race, Kamui Kobayashi finished in a single round with the winner in ninth place. In the same season, the Formula 1 Grand Prix in Abu Dhabi, Kobayashi earned his first points. Kamui took sixth place in the Grand Prix, starting with the twelfth place, he used the tactics of pit stops. After the riders with the Toyota team withdrew from Formula 1, Kobayashi began to look for a place in the other teams, and soon found it, signing the December 2009 contract with the team Sauber, which included Kamui Kobayashi will play in the season 2010 as the first pilot of the command.
Russian driver Daniil Kvyat sees Formula E as a continuation of his career.Many ex-pilots of Formula 1, including Jean-Eric Vergne, Sebastian Buemi, Kamui Kobayashi, Nelson Piquet Jr., Andre Lotterer, Lucas di Grassi, jrme d'ambrosio and nick Heidfeld, already participate in this championship.It is expected that soon they will be joined by Felipe Massa. The Russian news Agency TASS reported that Kvyat is another potential pilot of Formula E. TASS said that Kvyat had talks with at least two teams and can take part in the January tests.
At the Grand Prix of Malaysia in the Toro Rosso debuts Pierre went Out. For his debut 21-year-old Frenchman has chosen starting number "10".Four years ago, Faded under that bib number was Euroseries Formula Renault 2.0 and won the championship.Previously, the number "10" in the Formula-1 used Kamui Kobayashi, who played for Caterham in the 2014 season. This is the first reuse since, as in 2014, the pilots were given the right to choose starting numbers.
Jenson button and winner of Le Mans by Kamui Kobayashi will take part in the 46th race "1000 km Suzuki", which will take place next week.The event will be the final race of the famous series of endurance where the button will become a team partner Mugen NSX-GT Hideki Motorama and the Daisuke Nakajima.Kobayashi, a former pilot Sauber and Caterham, will participate for the Lexus LC500 Team along with yuhi Sekiguchi and Yuji Kunimoto.Popular in Japan Jenson button always attracts attention in the land of the rising sun, where the British even have their own fan store that has everything from dolls-gloves to cover the iPhone, dedicated to the racing career of 37-year-old pilot.
The pilot Force India Sergio Perez admitted that he considered Nico his best teammate for his entire career.Sergio Perez "I think the relationship between me and Nico has always been good. I think our level of flying has always been very close, so the fight between us is so sharp. This means a lot for the team because we are forcing her to move forward. For any team is a huge plus when the pilots adjust to each other and stimulate progress.I always knew that if I didn't drive the perfect lap in qualifying, Nico ahead of me, and Vice versa. In the race, everything is exactly the same. We Niko will have to squeeze out of machines every drop, no matter how they were good or bad."In addition to Hulkenberg, Perez partners were Kamui Kobayashi Sauber, 2011 and 2012 and Jenson button 2013.
For many months we have not seen pilots Sauber on the podium. The last time it was at the 2012 Grand Prix of Japan, where Kamui Kobayashi took third place. But team principal monisha Kaltenborn believes Sauber will one day return to the podium.Moniz, Kaltenborn "I always believed in this possibility, but after signing the contract with the sponsors do not doubt it. Sauber will one day return to the podium. This day will come".
Manager Chikara Funada leading case of ex-pilot Caterham, Sauber and Toyota Kamui Kobayashi was present in the paddock during the Grand Prix of Australia, sparking rumors of a possible return of the Japanese pilot in Formula 1.Chikara Fund "the talk about the return Kamui in Formula 1 is just a rumor. He is not the pilot of the Manor, and I do not deal with issues of his return at the Royal race".
Kamui Kobayashi, last year played for Caterham, enlisted the support of sponsors and now claims a place in the Manor. The Manager Japanese pilot visited the Grand Prix of Australia and held talks with the reborn team.Obviously, Kobayashi can take the place of Roberto merhi. The Spaniard, whose debut took place in Australia, said earlier that to continue the season in the Manor he needs to find funds. It is possible that the team will turn to exhibit Kobayashi and Mary. Unless, of course, the horizon does not appear richer pilots.
According to Italian publication Gazzetta dello Sport, the team Mercedes offered the newly minted two-time champion Lewis Hamilton new modest contract for three years. It Briton will receive a total of 20 million euros per year.However, there is bonuses. So, for each win Lewis will receive one million euros, and if you win another title, then I will in my pocket five million. With such bonuses Hamilton last season would have earned 36 million euros.In fact, the salary of the British champion is not increased. It is known that Lewis was calculated from the increase of salary up to 30 million. But Mercedes has a trump card, which was announced by the head of the team Toto Wolff in 2016 place of Hamilton may take Fernando Alonso.Wages pilots Formula 1 season in 2014 according to Business Book GP, Euro1. Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull - 22 million Fernando Alonso, Ferrari - 22 million Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari - 22 million. Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes - 20 millionov. Jenson button, McLaren - 16 millionov. Nico Rosberg, Mercedes - 12 millionov. Felipe Massa, Williams - 4 million Niko Hulkenberg, Force India - 4 million. Roman Grosjean, Lotus - 3 million Pastor Maldonado, Lotus 3 million Sergio Perez, Force India - 3 million. Adrian Sutil, Sauber - 2 million. Kevin Magnussen, McLaren - 1 million Valtteri Bottas, Williams - 1 million. Daniel Riccardo, Red Bull - 750 thousand Jean-Eric Verne, Toro Rosso - 750 tysyach. Jules Bianchi, Marussia - 500 thousand Esteban Gutierrez, Sauber - 500 tysyach. Daniel Kwiat, Toro Rosso - 250 tysyach. Max Chilton, Marussia - 200 tysyach. Kamui Kobayashi, Caterham - 150 thousand Markus Eriksson, Caterham - 150 thousand.
Pilot Caterham will Stevens in his debut race finished 17 His partner Kamui Kobayashi came down due to equipment failure.Will Stevens "We have achieved all the goals and I'm happy just to finish in this race. This is good not only for me but for the team. We can be happy, because it was my debut, let the race and is the last in the season.I worked fine with tires, coping with degradation of rubber and other negative factors. I was able to find my rhythm, and at the end of the race already felt quite comfortable in the cockpit. I want to thank all the fans again for the fact that this team got a chance to race Thank you so much for this".Kamui Kobayashi "it's a shame that I was never able to finish the race last season, as well as in my career as a pilot of Formula 1. I don't know what happened. Just felt a strange vibration in the car, and a couple of laps later it became unbearable, so the team decided to remove the car from the race. Up to this point I had a great pace, and I was generally pleased with himself and the speed of the machine. The team gave herself entirely to this Grand Prix, and the challenge we faced is not easy. We received a charge of vivacity and good mood of the work done.I also want to congratulate the team and thank you all for your work throughout the season.
The press service of the network sent out a press release stating that the interim management of the stables grateful to the staff for their excellent work in this weekend.The statement says "Our team has received many proposals to participate in the race from pilots of different levels, but we needed the most experienced. Kamui Kobayashi is our pilot, so he arrived at the start. A contract with him for this race was not even discussed.We are pleased and happy with how we went this step for our team. We all worked as a single organism that has developed to implement the General idea. What will happen, we don't know, but we did everything we could, and we are grateful for the help of the fans".
The starting field GP Abu Dhabi differs from the results of the qualification Roman Grosjean penalised by the loss of 20 spots, but lose only 4 and depart 2nd penalty in the form of travel on the pit lane.Pilots Red Bull Racing are excluded from the Protocol qualification for violating team of technical regulations, but they are allowed to start from the end of the starting grid.Starting field1. Nico Rosberg Mercedes2. Lewis Hamilton Mercedes3. Valtteri Bottas Williams4. Felipe Massa Williams5. Daniel Quat Toro Rosso6. Jenson Button McLaren7. Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari8. Fernando Alonso Ferrari9. Kevin Magnussen McLaren10. Jean-Eric Vertigo Rosso11. Sergio Perez Force India12. Niko Hulkenberg Force India13. Adrian Sutil Sauber14. Esteban Gutierrez Sauber15. Pastor Maldonado Lotus16. Kamui Kobayashi Caterham17. Will Stevens Caterham18. Roman Grosjean Lotus19. Daniel Riccardo Red Bull20. Sebastian Vettel Of Red Bull.
Pilot Caterham Kamui Kobayashi has returned behind the wheel of a Formula 1 after a month and a half. Following practice for the Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi, the Japanese showed the 18-th result.Kamui Kobayashi "It was great, I thank the team for another opportunity to go out on the track at the wheel of a Formula-1. I am very glad to be here and would like to thank all the fans who made this possible. It was trouble-free Friday, where we managed to pass a lot of circles.There will be more work, but I'm already looking forward to the rest of the weekend in Abu Dhabi. I enjoy team work and all that's going on here, because this might be my last Grand Prix in Formula 1.
Pilot Caterham Kamui Kobayashi admitted that he did not believe that it will be possible to collect the required amount of money on a trip to Abu Dhabi.Kamui Kobayashi "I did not believe that things could have worked. I learned about the website to collect money, but did not believe in the possibility of implementing this project. However, everything turned out And I am grateful to everyone who has supported us Now we have to spend a good race for the fans. And what will happen, will look later. This may be our last Grand Prix. We're all waiting for the outcome".
23-year-old British rider Formula Renault 3.5 will Stevens will become a partner Kamui Kobayashi on the team Caterham in the final Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi.Will Stevens "I am very glad to have had the opportunity to sit behind the wheel, and want to thank the team Caterham. I feel that I am ready to debut in Formula 1. Looking forward to being able to work with the team at the final stage. We hope that the cooperation will continue in 2015".In 2009-2011, Stevens appeared in various Championships in the class Formula Renault 2.0 and won four races. The last three seasons will held in the senior class Formula Renault 3.5 and won two races. The best result in the championship - 4th place in 2013.Last season, Stevens worked for one day on the tests Caterham and drove 577 km this year, the British once again had the opportunity to spend a day behind the wheel of a Caterham and skated 560 km Sailed distance was enough to get the FIA Superlicense.
The publication Business Book GP published wages pilots Formula 1 season in 2014. The ranking is led by three time fee of 22 million euros. Interestingly, none of them this year did not win a single race. On the contrary, Daniel Riccardo with a salary of only 750 thousand managed three times to climb to the top of the podium.Pilots ' salaries in the season of 2014, the Euro1. Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull - 22 million Fernando Alonso, Ferrari - 22 million Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari - 22 million. Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes - 20 millionov. Jenson button, McLaren - 16 millionov. Nico Rosberg, Mercedes - 12 millionov. Felipe Massa, Williams - 4 million Niko Hulkenberg, Force India - 4 million. Roman Grosjean, Lotus - 3 million Pastor Maldonado, Lotus 3 million Sergio Perez, Force India - 3 million. Adrian Sutil, Sauber - 2 million. Kevin Magnussen, McLaren - 1 million Valtteri Bottas, Williams - 1 million. Daniel Riccardo, Red Bull - 750 thousand Jean-Eric Verne, Toro Rosso - 750 tysyach. Jules Bianchi, Marussia - 500 thousand Esteban Gutierrez, Sauber - 500 tysyach. Daniel Kwiat, Toro Rosso - 250 tysyach. Max Chilton, Marussia - 200 tysyach. Kamui Kobayashi, Caterham - 150 thousand Markus Eriksson, Caterham - 150 disassociate commands on the salaries of pilots, Euro1. Ferrari - 44 million. Mercedes - 32 million. Red Bull - 22,8 million. McLaren - 17 millionov. Force India - 7 millionov. Lotus - 6 millionov. Williams - 5 millionov. Sauber - 2,5 million. Toro Rosso - 1 million. Marussia - 0,7 million. Caterham - 0.3 million.
Marussia and Caterham missed two races. A few days ago crisis managing Caterham announced that his team will perform at the final Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi. It is possible that the season finale will appear and Marussia.According to rumors, at the last moment the team, playing under a Russian license, sent equipment and machines in Abu Dhabi. At the same time, the Ferrari engineers servicing the engines on the cars Marussia, have already appeared on the circuit.It is not excluded that Marussia and Caterham are traveling to Abu Dhabi simply to leave the room to save the license for the next season and, consequently, increase its value to potential buyers. Performance in the final of the Grand Prix may be limited to a couple of laps in qualifying and the formal start of the race.It is yet unknown who will sit behind the wheel of three cars. In Caterham until confirmed only Kamui Kobayashi.
Brazilian driver Rubens Barrichello can take the place of the second pilot Caterham at the final stage F1 - GP Abu Dhabi.Previously, the team officially confirmed participation in the race Kamui Kobayashi, but the co-pilot is still vacant.According to the German publication Bild, Barrichello found sponsorship, which would be enough for his participation in the SE USA, Brazil and Abu Dhabi, and was going to race, but since SE USA Caterham wouldn't take their cars to the track.Fortunately, we will be able to see the team in Abu Dhabi on the last race of the season-are considering possible participation in the race on the track Yas Marina circuit as its big farewell speech.
According to information published in Gazzetta dello Sport, with Kamui Kobayashi team Caterham in Abu Dhabi will be the ex-pilot Marussia Max Chilton.The Briton has an impressive sponsorship, which will help him find work, at least for one race. But there's no official confirmation of this information.
Conceding two stages, the team Caterham will participate in the final Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi. Behind the wheel of one of the cars will sit Kamui Kobayashi. The name of the second pilot will be named later.Kamui Kobayashi "I'm glad I got the opportunity to hold the Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi. The last few weeks have been very hard, but I'm glad to join the team Caterham. I want to thank the fans for their support, thanks to their help we were able to go in Abu Dhabi. We will try to spend a race weekend on a high note in order to thank the fans high results".Finbarr O Connell, crisis managing Caterham "We are glad to see him in our team. In Caterham he is considered a talented pilot, and he deserved a place in one of the machines."On the second place claims Spaniard Roberto Mary, which announced the presence of his contract reserve pilot Caterham.
After eighteen qualifications equal status is observed only in the Sauber and McLaren. On the contrary, Ferrari and Lotus appears solid advantage of one of the pilots.Mercedes, Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg 7-11Red Bull, Sebastian Vettel - Daniel Riccardo 7-11Williams, Felipe Massa - Valtteri Bottas 6-12Ferrari, Fernando Alonso - Kimi Raikkonen 16-2McLaren, Jenson button - Kevin Magnussen 9-9Force India, Niko Hulkenberg - Sergio Perez 12-6Toro Rosso, Jean-Eric Verne - Daniel Quat 7-11Lotus, Roman Grosjean - Pastor Maldonado 14-4Sauber, Adrian Sutil - Esteban Gutierrez 9-9Marussia, Jules Bianchi Max Chilton 12-3Caterham, Kamui Kobayashi - Markus Eriksson 11-4Caterham, Andre Lotterer - Markus Eriksson 1-0.
After seventeen qualifications is approximately equal to the situation observed only in the Sauber and McLaren. On the contrary, Ferrari and Lotus appears solid advantage of one of the .Mercedes, Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg 7-10Red Bull, Sebastian Vettel - Daniel Riccardo 6-11Ferrari, Fernando Alonso - Kimi Raikkonen 15-2Force India, Niko Hulkenberg - Sergio Perez 11-6Williams, Felipe Massa - Valtteri Bottas 5-12McLaren, Jenson button - Kevin Magnussen 8-9Toro Rosso, Jean-Eric Verne - Daniel Quat 7-10Lotus, Roman Grosjean - Pastor Maldonado 13-4Sauber, Adrian Sutil - Esteban Gutierrez 9-8Marussia, Jules Bianchi, Max Chilton 12-3Caterham, Kamui Kobayashi - Markus Eriksson 11-4Caterham, Andre Lotterer - Markus Eriksson 1-0.
Pilot Caterham Kamui Kobayashi apologized to fans for not being able to start the Grand Prix of the USA and Brazilika Kobayashi "Forgive me, my fans, for not being able to start the Grand Prix of the United States and Brazil. The problem is not in me and the team. But I'm going to watch what may happen in the future, and to work hard to stay in the championship next year".
nonf1.ru spoke in detail about the problems Caterham, which the team will miss the next two stages in America. On his official page in Facebook Kamui Kobayashi apologized to the fans.
Kamui Kobayashi "unfortunately, because of the situation, which was the team I would not be able to participate in the Grand Prix of the USA and Brazil. I feel sorry for the fans who were looking forward to these races. Now I carefully analyze the situation and all available opportunities to make the best decision associated with my future".
Today Caterham F1 Team officially handed over leadership of the team to the bankruptcy Trustee Finbarr O Conello assigned law firm Smith Williamson on behalf of the creditors Caterham Sports Ltd.
Commenting on the difficult situation for journalists, O Connell said - it makes everything so the team continued existence, but confidence in it.
Finbarr O Connell "this command Has no money. We were approached by people interested in the return of their funds, and my immediate goal is to make someone with serious financial support, bought the team.
In fact, now I am its leader. On Thursday I went to the previous leadership with a proposal to transfer my powers, so I can conduct an audit to find a new financial backer, and they responded to my request.
I don't know whether the command to be in Austin, but don't rule out anything. I know about the technical problems with the machine, that Kamui Kobayashi was worried for their safety. We study this question, it is obvious that the machine must be safe before they can fly. Now this is the main problem.
When the database is opened again I will discuss with lenders, sponsors, shareholders, and then will inform all employees of the team.
Our goal is to make this team could play again, having adequate financial support. We hope that if such funds exist, the team will be able to speak. There is hope that this will happen."
In 2014 the team started quite early to confirm riders for next season is already in the summer Lotus announced the contract with Pastor Maldonado and Mercedes for several years extended the agreement with Nico Rosberg. But autumn was not without surprises Sebastian Vettel has announced the departure of Red Bull Racing, and its place taken by a young Russian rider Daniel Quat.
Upon confirmation of contracts this material will be updated, the current version - October 21, 2014.
In the champion team will retain the composition. The contract of Lewis Hamilton will expire at the end of 2015, with Nico Rosberg signed a new agreement for several years.
160Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg - contracts confirmed
Red Bull Racing
Sebastian Vettel ahead of schedule completed cooperation with the team, which has won four League titles, using a clause in the contract allowing the possibility of separation in case of insufficient good results. Next year, Vettel will replace Daniel Quat, which will become a companion of Daniel Riccardo.
160Daniel Riccardo and Daniel Quat - contracts confirmed
Williams Martini Racing
The British team was one of the first confirmed squad for the next season. Williams satisfied with the work of Valtteri of Bottas and Felipe Mass, these racers and will continue to play for the team from grove in the new season. The contract Valtteri up to the end of 2015, the contract Felipe - until the end of 2016.
160Valtteri Bottas and Felipe Massa contracts confirmed
The leader of Ferrari in recent years, Fernando Alonso, is likely to leave the team, despite the contract. According to rumors, it will be replaced by Sebastian Vettel.
The Kimi Raikkonen has a contract for next season. Ferrari has not yet made a statement about the composition of 2015, but there is little doubt that Finn will continue his career in Scuderia.
160Candidates Kimi Raikkonen, Sebastian Vettel
Sahara Force India
In Force India have extended the contract with Nico Hulkenberg, and his companion, most likely, will remain Sergio Perez, who brought the team's only podium this season. Mexican sponsors are important for Force India.
160Niko Hulkenberg contract confirmed
160Candidates Sergio Perez, Daniel Juncadella
In 2015, McLaren goes for a power plant Honda, and, according to rumors, the Japanese companies want one of the racers of the team was Fernando Alonso. The Jenson Button, as Kevin Magnussen, has no contract for next season, but Jenson has repeatedly talked about the desire to continue cooperation.
Kevin joined McLaren in place of Sergio Perez with the personal support of Ron Dennis, but McLaren have another fast rider from youth programs - Stoffel Vandorn, which might also be driving in 2015
160Candidates Fernando Alonso, Jenson Button, Kevin Magnussen, Stoffel Vandorn
Scuderia Toro Rosso
In the Toro Rosso in August announced that Jean-Eric will leave the team after the end of the season, next year it will be replaced by Max Verstappen. However, this announcement was made before he became aware of the care team Daniel quata, so Verne may still remain.
However, do not rule out the possibility that Toro Rosso will completely change the composition of the seated behind the wheel of two young riders.
160Max Verstappen - contract confirmed
160Candidates Jean-Eric Verne, Carlos Sainz Jr, Pierre went out, Alex Lynn
Lotus F1 Team
Solid sponsorship from oil company PDVSA has helped Pastor Maldonado to get a contract for next season. Who will be his companion is still unknown. Roman Grosjean considered various options, but will likely remain in the Lotus.
160Pastor Maldonado - contract confirmed
160 Candidates Roman Grosjean, Jolyon Palmer
Marussia F1 Team
The team were pleased with the pair of pilots Jules Bianchi, Max Chilton, but a severe accident, the French racer Suzuka has canceled all plans. In addition, the difficult financial situation puts into question the existence of the team. However, in addition to Chilton, other applicants for a place in the Marussia can be considered a current backup drivers Alexander Rossi and will Stevens.
160Candidates Max Chilton, Alexander Rossi, Will Stevens
Sauber F1 Team
Last winter, Adrian Sutil and Esteban Gutierrez received a one-year contract extension which depends on the financial component. The team needs a budget for next season, especially if it will not achieve more than tenth place in the Cup of designers. The Gutierrez on the negotiations helps support the Mexican billionaire Carlos slim.
160Adrian Sutil, Esteban Gutierrez, Guido van der garde, Sergey Sirotkin
Caterham F1 Team
Possible extension of contracts with Kamui Kobayashi and Marcus Erickson discussed before Tony Fernandes sold the team to a consortium of Swiss and middle Eastern investors. Kobayashi dominated in the internal team fight, but Erickson brings more money.
Next year in Caterham any options if the team will start.
160Kamui Kobayashi, Marcus Erickson, Roberto Mary
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After retiring Grand Prix Russia Kamui Kobayashi stated that he did not know why the team ordered him to go back in the boxes, although later the head of Caterham F1 Manfredi Ravetto admitted that he was surprised by such comments Japanese. According to the BBC, Kobayashi really knew about the problem in the car, but didn't want to attract attention.
"Scary wrote the Japanese personal page Facebook before the third session in Sochi. - The night before we found a flaw in the suspension. We had no spare parts, so breakage eliminated by covering part of the Carboniferous. Her work is constantly monitored, but even in this situation to pilot such a machine is very scary I already want to go home.
There is still training and the race. I have serious problems. As a racer, do I have to sit behind the wheel Or should refuse I got back in the car in 15 minutes."
The Manager Japanese pilot Chikara Funada confirmed that this record is true and written by him on his personal page, which is accessible only to his family and friends.
"That morning the team informed him about some problem, " said Funda. He immediately gave all these words to me, and we expressed the team their concerns. Ultimately, the team decided the issue.
Comment Kamui was the first reaction to the problem, and because it was a personal page about the problem knew only his close friends and family. He was not going to give occasion for such headers, so surprised that this information became public. Now together with the team he is preparing for the next race in Austin".
In Caterham confirmed that they would have refused to participate in the race, if the machine did not meet safety requirements, and gathering Kamui Kobayashi is associated with problems with the brakes that failed to eliminate.
"After Friday's training in Sochi, the team conducted a standard test machines and we noticed a small malfunction rear left suspension on the chassis Kamui Kobayashi, " reads the statement Caterham. Her carefully analyzed in Sochi and based in Lipide. To further strengthen the item, we wrapped it in carbon fiber. This is the usual procedure. The component has been deemed safe, and it was checked after each session, make absolutely sure there are no problems.
Kamui has deleted the account on my page and spent the remainder of the weekend behind the wheel of such a machine, however, nothing pointed to other problems with the suspension. Be informed, and he has no seconds no reason to doubt the safety of CT05.
Gathering Kamui in the race is not associated with this failure. We found a problem with the brakes, which Kamui reported in the course of the third exercise. The team replaced the brakes, but it didn't solve the problem, so we rented a car from a distance".
The head of Caterham F1 Manfredi Ravetto in an interview to the press service announced the results of the stage in Sochi, told about the situation in the team and made a forecast for the remainder of the race.
Question What do you think about the last Grand Prix of Russia
Manfredi Ravetto Sochi is a place definitely worth a visit. We enjoyed the race and what brought Formula 1 in Russia. The weekend turned out to be fantastic, the atmosphere was breathtaking, and the circuit is of the highest standards.
Question What is the situation in the team Caterham
Manfredi Ravetto Knowing that the team under the previous owners, almost ceased to exist before the British Grand Prix, we, the new managers are not only proud of the fact that completed the European half of the season, but Asian This gives us confidence that our approach in the last three races of the season, in America and the middle East, will give the team an extra incentive. The speed of the machine is steadily growing, and the results of qualification in Sochi brought us to a level that in the past the team has hardly been reached.
We on the rise and continue the daily struggle, even despite some negative comments and skepticism of individuals who would be glad to failure. We can live with it, we have no problems - we respond facts technical progress of the machine and the stabilization of the financial situation of the team. We want to remind everyone that you have the courage not to escape from problems, and will not leave the team in a critical situation I can relate to all statements except those that we give up. By the way, historically, that contrary to the rumors we achieve some success.
Question it Seems necessary to clarify the cause retiring in Sochi Kamui Kobayashi.
Manfredi Ravetto actually, I was surprised when I heard statements Kamui on the subject of what he had to go to save the resource of the machine. We saw on telemetry data, that there is a risk of problems with the brakes. Then Kamui confirmed that it was the right decision. I want to add that before qualification he asked the team to change brake set, because I felt vibration.
I want to clarify the situation we decided to remove him from a distance, because the safety of the pilots is our main priority As for the comments Kamui, all I can say, and I again rely on the facts, since the British Grand Prix team is constantly progressing. In the two previous races we are very well qualified, as he neared the exit of the second part. In Suzuka command already for the next session restored the badly damaged car Kamui, so I don't understand his criticism.
Question What is the position of the team on "freezing" engines
Manfredi Ravetto We will answer this question when you receive a request from the FIA.
Question What do you expect from the final three races of the season
Manfredi Ravetto we know that We have to overcome difficulties, but will solve problems as they arise. In order to avoid misunderstandings, I want to add that our base will remain in Lipide, although it is no secret that we are looking for a more suitable alternative. We look forward to the final three races of the season the team will continue to struggle, progress, and prepares a pleasant surprise - so stay tuned
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This year in category "Interview with readers you can ask questions to the racers. In Melbourne they replied Daniel Quat, in Barcelona, Niko Hulkenberg, Monaco - Kamui Kobayashi, Silverstone - Valtteri Bottas in Germany, Jenson button, in Hungary - Daniel Riccardo, in Milwaukee - Mikhail Aleshin, Spa - Jean-Eric Verne, in Monza - Felipe Massa in Singapore - Pastor Maldonado.
In Sochi on the readers ' questions nonf1.ru replied Sergio Perez.
Question Zail Sadoyan, Novosibirsk Sergio, on behalf of all of your fan club in Russia I send greetings What would you like to say to your Russian fans
Sergio Perez First of all, thank you very much for such an organization, it's nice to know that I've got a fan club. I am very glad that we came here, in Russia. I like country people. Very friendly, which, frankly, I didn't expect. I came here for the first time and have already noticed that I recognized on the streets. This was a very pleasant surprise.
Question Ivan, Togliatti What Russian words do you know
Sergio Perez Yes. I know one thing. But I forgot. after a long pause I knew how to say in Russian, "good", but forgot.
Question DimaF, Kotelniki Sergio, what are your first impressions of Russia How do you like our girls and if you enjoy the food
Sergio Perez About food, to be honest, I almost have nothing to say. I had not much chance to try local dishes. During race weekends we must adhere to a strict diet, but on Wednesday we were in the mountains and I tried one traditional dish of beef in the restaurant.
Girls. I Have no words. The most beautiful in the world Maybe even better than in Mexico. Although there. At least very close laughs.
The question Alex Ignatiev, Samara You were in the same team with Vitaly Petrov in GP2. What you did he learn
Sergio Perez Yes. When I moved in GP2, he was already very experienced, and I was able to learn from him. We spent time together, became friends. He is an excellent pilot. It is a pity that he is not already in the Formula 1. I think it's a loss for the championship.
Question Evgeny, Moscow is it True that you are now working physical therapist that worked before and with Petrov
Sergio Perez Yes Cave. Here he addresses the physiotherapist cave Let's get a picture with you for the article.
Question Arthur Adler Sochi hosted a football match with the participation of Formula 1 drivers. You, unlike other racers, played two halves. So much love football
Sergio Perez I love football. It's my second passion. I like to play, to watch. Me in Sochi, have given the prize as the best player of the match. I always try to arrive when the pilots play football. But sometimes sponsored event is not allowed to take part in such matches.
Question Nikita, Saratov last summer hosted the world Cup in Brazil. Among the participating countries was Mexico. Watched you for the performance of his team
Sergio Perez Yes, of course. I think the Dutch are very lucky with that penalty in the 1/8 finals There was no penalty
Question Eugene, Chernogolovka What is your favorite football team
Sergio Perez In Mexico - America. In Europe I support real Madrid. I am a big fan Chicharito Mexican footballer - Approx. as amended. Honestly, I did not like "real". Moreover, in Spain I always was rooting for Barcelona, but when Chicharito moved to Madrid, I became sick and this team too. We know he was born in the same city as me.
Question Anton, Nizhny Novgorod In the past, the pilots of Formula 1 had to work with a manual transmission, with three pedals. Now this is no longer there, but you have to deal with numerous switches on the steering wheel. How in your opinion, who are harder - to your predecessors or you
Sergio Perez I think it's equally difficult. Now the machine is very high-tech, they are a vast number of different systems. Formula 1 has always been a very complex and unique in all areas, and control of the machines has never been easy.
Question Ludmila, Tula You said that Nico Hulkenberg is your strongest partner in F1. What is he so good
Sergio Perez Niko very fast in qualifications. He constantly brings the result to the finish. It is very difficult to win. I would have made him one of the best pilots in modern Formula 1.
Question Sergey, St. Petersburg How hard are you a Mexican, had in Berlin after moving
Sergio Perez Very hard. Personally for me it was especially difficult because I was only 15 years old. I had to leave everything. Family, friends, school. I have lived in Berlin for only a year, and then moved to a small village near Munich and lived there for another year.
Question Stepan, Moscow Sergio, You were born in Guadalajara, one of the largest cities in Mexico. What advice would you give me as a tourist to see in your hometown
Sergio Perez First of all in the neighborhood ought to go to see our girls. They are very beautiful. Also try the dish "cake of ahogada". You can go to the best shopping center of Mexico - it is in Guadalajara, the largest in the country. Many places. Come.
Question Andrew, Chelyabinsk In one of your interviews for readers nonf1.ru when you have just started to compete in the Formula 1, you said that after graduating from career planning to return to live in Mexico. You been living in Europe, have not changed your plans
Sergio Perez Yes, nothing has changed. I will go back to the neighborhood, and I live an ordinary life, when you finish his career. Mexico is my home, my friends, my family. When I get married, I'm going to live with his wife in Guadalajara.
Question Svetlana, Kursk do you See yourself in the paddock after the end of your career And if Yes, in what capacity
Sergio Perez No, I don't think so. Now I'm pretty sure that as soon as you end my career, immediately move back to Mexico. But you never know what might happen in the future. I'm only 24, I hope, I have yet to come at least ten years in Formula 1. During this time you a lot to think about. But now I think I will return home.
Question Reznik, Volgograd how Often do you remember the Grand Prix of Malaysia 2012, when nearly won
Sergio Perez Honestly, Yes. I often return in thought to this race. This was probably my best chance to win. Maybe in Canada this season I also had a chance to win, but there were problems with the brakes. But what happened happened.
Question Igor, Yerevan Tell us about your charity.
Sergio Perez We started it in 2012. He's already big enough, I'm glad we have the chance to help many children. We're at the end of each year, hold an auction, raising funds. Everything develops. I love to work on this project.
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First race ended for Caterham failed Marcus Erickson had to spend the second pit stop casting a Swede in the tail of the peloton, and Kamui Kobayashi was out of the race due to overheating of the brakes.
Marcus Eriksson 19th "the Start was successful, I confidently passed the first cut and was able without any difficulty to break away from Sauber and Lotus. The car drove great. However, the second cut on the harder tyre was not so good, I couldn't warm up the tires, clutch was not enough, and eventually the team decided to call me on the second pit stop, after which the race for us, in fact, was lost - we were too far away from Lotus. A shame, because for the first stint was doing well, and we could achieve a better result".
Kamui Kobayashi retired "Not the best day. When I heard that you need to turn in the boxes, I thought we are talking about the pit stop, but had to quit. I was caught off guard and at first I did not understand the reasons. The team analyzed telemetry data - as it turned out, the brakes are much too hot. Shame that's the way to finish the weekend, but I couldn't do better".