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Season 2018 Kimi Raikkonen will have a new race engineer. They became Carlo Santi, who previously worked with telemetry Raikkonen.The past four years, race engineer of the Finnish pilot operated Briton David Greenwood. However, he decided to return to his native England, where he will be engaged in the LMP1 project for Manor.
The former head of the eponymous Formula 1 team Giancarlo Minardi believes that Kimi Raikkonen is the weak link in Ferrari, and it can change during the season-2018.Giancarlo Minardi "We expect an interesting season. Many pilots at the end of the year over the contracts, and they need to go all out to prove yourself to potential employers.The extension of the contract with Kimi Raikkonen, I think, was due to the wishes of Sebastian Vettel. But in the second half of the season, Raikkonen has shown inconsistent results.To win the Mercedes, Ferrari should have two strong pilots, and I think that during the season changes may occur".Raikkonen came to Ferrari in 2007 and immediately became a champion. After two not very successful seasons Finn was asked to leave the team. In 2014 Kimi back, but since then has never won the race.
Pilot Ferrari Kimi Raikkonen said that he really wants to improve their results this year.Kimi Raikkonen "Obviously, I want to fight for the title this year. I think we started the year 2017 is quite bad - we were not very happy with the setup and work on these problems took a lot of time. Gradually things were getting better, but then we had too many retirements due to different problems.But I think we have all the tools to fight for victory. We just need to make fewer mistakes, and consistently work within the team. Obviously, we're starting from scratch, so I hope we will fight at the highest level".
David Greenwood race engineer of Kimi Raikkonen, before the start of the season of 2018 will leave Ferrari and return to his native Kingdom.Until 2015 Greenwood worked as a chief engineer at Marussia-Manor. The last three seasons, the Briton held in as race engineer of Kimi. Now he decided to return to the Manor, where you will get project cars for endurance racing.
The season champion-1997 Jacques Villeneuve believes Valtteri Bottas second in the Mercedes.Jacques Villeneuve "the Mercedes Team won, because they still have the best engine, but only Hamilton was able to take advantage of it. The performance Bottas was just awkward.He's a solid number two, not more. I would rather chose the Wehrlein.Ferrari Kimi Raikkonen, too, is the "number two". But this is much better than Finn Bottas".
In 2008 Sauber owned by BMW, and thanks to the cooperation with the Bavarian minders were able to challenge Ferrari and McLaren. As part of the Swiss team under the number "4" was made by Robert Kubica.Early in the season the pilots Ferrari and McLaren often made errors, allowing Kubica several times on the podium. And on the seventh stage in Canada Robert does win, then suddenly became the leader of the championship. But then problems and mistakes of rivals became less, and the results Sauber has fallen markedly in the remaining races pole only three times finished in the top three. In the end, Kubica finished the season in fourth position, behind Lewis Hamilton, Felipe Massa and Kimi Raikkonen.
The former head of the championship Bernie Ecclestone each year ordered sarcastic Christmas cards. This tradition was supported by the new leadership of Formula 1.The new card is a play on some of the events of the last season Fernando Alonso in a lounge chair, Kimi Raikkonen driving, "cute" dialogue hlkenberg and Kevin Magnussen, the intransigence of the partners in the Force India and, of course, the main characters - Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton.
Pilot Red Bull Riccardo Daniel commented on the words of his teammate max Verstappen, who recently returned to the subject of overtaking Kimi Raikkonen during the last lap of the race Grand Prix of the United States.Daniel ricciardo "If there is a part of the track or the ability to obtain a small advantage, you will take advantage of this loophole. So we are organized.Especially on the last lap when the podium is so close. Each pilot will make every effort to get the coveted podium. It is the instinct of the pilot. So we are made.But I think Max got an unfair advantage, for which he received the penalty".
Champion 1997 Jacques Villeneuve criticized Valtteri Bottas. According to the canadian, the Finn does not correspond to the level of Mercedes.Jacques Villeneuve "the Results of Bottas disappointed me. He was a regular pilot number two.Ferrari work better with the pilots, and Kimi Raikkonen can always cover up for Sebastian Vettel. The bottom should take his example".
Ferrari Chairman Sergio Marchionne has warned Kimi Raikkonen that if he will not improve your results, the next year can become the last in the Scuderia.Sergio Marchionne "Sometimes it's nice to see how it goes, and come the race, when we don't know.It would be a shame if he ended his career the following year, not showing their potential. But on the way we have such great talents like Leclerc, Verstappen and Giovinazzi".The last four of the season, Raikkonen spent in Ferrari, not winning any race.
Sports consultant to Red Bull Helmut Marko said that Daniil Kvyat has great potential, but because of the problems the Russians just burned out mentally.Helmut Marko "Daniel is a talented pilot. Unfortunately, in Formula 1 he showed his capabilities in the first years in the Toro Rosso and Red Bull, and then he began to take. He had problems with tires and brakes that was not Riccardo.He has lost his speed, he's just burned out mentally. We much change to return it to its former form, but he would often get into a crash and began to react negatively to criticism. Daniel closed in himself, he wanted nothing to discuss.I remember how Daniel performed in GP3, his incredible race in Spa and Monza. In 2014, Toro Rosso with failing brakes he was fighting with Kimi Raikkonen in a Ferrari. But not enough to spend a few good races".
Last season in Formula 1 was represented by 16 countries. The largest representation from the United Kingdom, but the pilots of this country have scored a total of 371 points and took only the second place in the standings of the Nations. As leaders of the standings are the Finns.Last year in the standings of the Nations the Germans won, thanks largely to Nico Rosberg. This season was not representative of Indonesia, but there were pilots from Canada, Italy and New Zealand. Russia has fallen from the 10th position to 13th.1. Finland - 510Valtteri Bottas, Kimi Raikkonen2. UK - 371Lewis Hamilton, Jolyon Palmer, Jenson button, Paul di Resta3. Germany - 365Sebastian Vettel, Nico Hulkenberg, Pascal Wehrlein4. Australia - 200Daniel Ricciardo5. Netherlands - 168Max Verstappen6. France - 115Esteban Windows, Roman Grosjean, Pierre Went Out7. Mexico - 100Sergio Perez8. Spain - 71Carlos Sainz, Fernando Alonso9. 43 In BrazilFelipe Massa10. Canada - 40Lance Stroll11. Denmark - 19Kevin Magnussen12. Belgium - 13Stoffel Vandorn13. Russia - 5Daniil Kvyat14. Sweden - 0Marcus Ericsson15. Italy - 0Antonio Giovinazzi16. New Zealand - 0Brandon Hartley.
Pilot Ferrari Kimi Raikkonen said he will not judge Liberty Media, until a few years does not appear the next generation of cars of Formula 1.Kimi Raikkonen "They are trying to make the League better, they want to attract more attention from the public for racing. But this will only happen in a few years when new rules come into force. Only then will we really see their impact on the championship.I think they put a lot of effort, listening to everyone and asking the right questions. I think we will see what they will draw conclusions from this. We have to wait for new machines".
In the course of the last season, only six pilots had a chance to start the race from the first row. The record for the number of hits on the first row of steel Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton.Starts with the first row, the pilots1. Sebastian Vettel, The Ferrari - 142. Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes 133. Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari - 5 Driver Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes - 55. Max Verstappen, Red Bull - 16. Lance Stroll, Williams - 1V last year the pilots Ferrari never not started first, Rada, and this year Daniel Riccardo from Red Bull failed to make this rating. But it came debutant lance Stroll from Williams. However, in his case helped numerous penalties received by opponents for the replacement of elements of the power plant.In Sochi Mercedes pilots started only from the second row, thereby ending a run of 30 hits on the first row. According to this indicator, the German team takes third place in the history of Formula 1. The record lacked five races.The series starts from the first row, the command1. Williams - 35 1992-19942. McLaren - 33 1988-19903. Mercedes - 30 2015-20174. Williams - 26 1995-19975. Red Bull - 24 2010-20116. Mercedes - 23 2014-20157. Williams - 17 1986-1987 Red Bull - 17 2009-20109. Ferrari - 16 1970-1971 Lotus - 16 1973-1974.
During the past season by the leaders of the race had time to visit only six pilots. Most of all the leader of the race passed champion Lewis Hamilton 2871 km 47.4 per cent of the total distance of 20 races. Last year, the achievement became champion Nico Rosberg was a little worse 42.8 percent.Of the six pilots in the lead in the race, only Kimi Raikkonen has never won.Leading in the race in the season 2017, the pilots, km1. Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes - 28712. Sebastian Vettel, The Ferrari - 13123. Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes - 9624. Max Verstappen, Red Bull - 6395. Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari - 1436. Daniel ricciardo, Red Bull - 137 already mentioned, six pilots have been at the head of the race this year. For comparison in 2016, the leader managed to visit also 6 pilots, in 2015 - 7 pilots, in 2014-m - 10 pilots in 2012 and 2013 - 13 pilots. And the record maximum of 15 pilots belongs to season 2008. Record-minimum of 4 of the pilot - behind the season 1988.Passed distance record remains Vettel, who in the 2011 season stayed on the first position 3794 km 65.5 of the race of all races.Leading in the race in the season 2017, teams, km1. Mercedes - 3833 63.2 per cent2. Ferrari - 14553. Red Bull - 775 consecutive year in this ranking no McLaren. Meanwhile, this team holds the record for leading in the race. In 1988 Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost drove in the first position 4622 km, but then the season consisted of 16 races, so in percentage terms 97,4 achievement of the British team remains out of reach.Maximum number of teams, pilots who managed to get in the head of the race, remains the leader of season-1975 - 10 teams. Only three teams could boast of leadership in 1953, 1988, 1992, 2000 and 2002 gg.
During the past season on the podium managed to visit seven of the pilots. And the record for most finishes in the top three steel Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel and Valtteri Bottas for 13 podiums in 20 races.Podiums in the season-2017 pilots1. Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes - 13 Sebastian Vettel, The Ferrari - 13 Driver Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes - 134. Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull - 95. Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari - 76. Max Verstappen, Red Bull - 47. Lance Stroll, Williams - 1 career on the catwalk has been Stroll. For the third consecutive year in the top three never came Fernando Alonso.As already mentioned, seven pilots during the season were able to reach the podium. And the record over the past decade was 2008, when the top three were able to get 14 pilots.The number of pilots who were on the podium in recent years2017 - 7 2016 - 92015 - 102014 - 102013 - 82012 - 132011 - 72010 - 82009 - 132008 - 14 Mercedes in total have been on the podium 26 times. All the others put together 34.Podiums in the season 2017, commands1. Mercedes - 262. Ferrari - 203. Red Bull - 134. Williams - 1 in 2013 without a podium left the team Force India. As for McLaren this is the third consecutive season with no finishes in the top three.
Last season, eight of the pilots were able to show the best lap time during the race. The most distinguished champion Lewis Hamilton, for which he received the honorary prize of the DHL Fastest Lap. Last season the trophy went to Nico Rosberg.Best circles in the season 2017, the pilots1. Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes - 72. Sebastian Vettel, The Ferrari - 53. Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari - 2 Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes - 25. Sergio Perez, Force India - 1 Fernando Alonso, McLaren - 1 Daniel ricciardo, Red Bull - 1 Max Verstappen, Red Bull - 1U Raikkonen is now 45 best circles, and for this indicator, the Finn ranks second in the entire history of the championship. First with a large margin is Michael Schumacher with an incredible result in 77 laps. The Hamilton 38 laps, and he takes the 4th place.Best circles in the season of 2017, commands1. Mercedes - 92. Ferrari - 73. Red Bull - 24. Force India - 1 McLaren - McLaren 1V while dreaming of podiums, but every year Alonso celebrated one of the best around. This time it was at the Grand Prix of Hungary.
If last season the Mercedes team has won 20 of qualifications, this time its the pilots only earned 15 pole positions. A large part of the victories on account of Lewis Hamilton.The pole position of the season-2017 pilots1. Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes - 112. Sebastian Vettel, The Ferrari - 43. Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes - 44. Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari 1 in his career earned the pole position, Bottas. And his compatriot, who plays for Ferrari, started from pole position for the first time since 2008The pole position in the season 2017, commands1. Mercedes - 152. Ferrari 5 comparison with last year, the Red Bull team was left without poles. But in the Ferrari after last year's lull won five qualifications. And in Monaco both drivers of the Scuderia started with the first line, for the first time since the Grand Prix of France 2008.Quick pole in the truest sense of the word came from Hamilton in Spa. The Briton drove a lap with an average speed of 245.867 km/h. a Year ago, the highest average speed was shown in Monza -257.038 km/h, but this time qualification in Italy took place on a wet track.The slowest lap traditionally happened in Monaco Kimi Raikkonen won the pole with an average speed of 166.438 km/h. the Biggest gap of the owner of the pole from the nearest rival recorded during a rainfall qualification in Italy, where Lewis Hamilton beat max Verstappen 1,148 seconds. Minimum separation happened in Japan, where Lewis Hamilton lost Valtteri bottas the only 23 thousandths of a second.
Pilot Ferrari Kimi Raikkonen said that he is not experienced, working with Robert Kubica on the same track in Abu Dhabi.Kimi Raikkonen "Why should I worry I'm sure Robert wouldn't have gone if I was not confident in my abilities. I'm happy for him. Great if he will find a place in one of the teams."On the photo Kubica and Raikkonen, 2009.
Pilot Ferrari Kimi Raikkonen on the first day of testing in Abu Dhabi was on the first line of the Protocol.Kimi Raikkonen "Our team tested the new composition of the rubber. But to talk about it now because the cars next year will be different. Not much difference between rubber this and the next seasons no, well, maybe that was a bit faster. The full picture will only see at the winter tests.Work with the machine was difficult, since Pirelli is constantly made changes that affect the progress of work. We just had to do what they say.
After the final race of the Formula 1 team remained in Abu Dhabi to hold a two-day test session and to get acquainted with new rubber.Today, the first day of testing behind the wheel of a Force India will sit Russian Nikita Mazepin and the Williams will work Robert Kubica. McLaren were allowed to use two cars because the tire tests in Brazil with the participation of the British team had to be cancelled due to security reasons.The composition of the teams, November 28- Mercedes Lewis Hamilton - Red Bull Daniel ricciardo - Ferrari Kimi Raikkonen Force India Nikita Mazepin - Williams Robert Kubica and lance Stroll - McLaren two cars Fernando Alonso and Oliver terve - Toro Rosso Sean Gelael - Haas Romain Grosjean - Renault Nico Hulkenberg - Sauber Marcus Ericsson.
Roman Grosjean said that he is cooperating with his teammate Haas Kevin Magnussen.Roman Grosjean "I think the team did a great job this year with their work. I also want to mention that I have a great relationship with Kevin.To be honest, this is the best teammate that I ever had in my career. It's worth it when the team is trying to reach the top".Informed partners of Grogan was Fernando Alonso, Kimi Raikkonen, Pastor Maldonado and Esteban Gutierrez.
The pilot of Red Bull Max Verstappen to race the Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi finished fifth, right behind Kimi Raikkonen.Max Verstappen "I just couldn't overtake, I have not had any opportunity to do so. Very sorry, but my race was virtually alone without a single action. Even the pit stops did not help to overtake Kimi, I could only get closer to him.I will be in the winter to work a lot, I will help the team to achieve more, but we need more horsepower".
Pilot Ferrari Kimi Raikkonen in Abu Dhabi finished fourth. Almost the whole race he was trying to break away from max Verstappen.Kimi Raikkonen "On the first lap I tried to overtake Vettel or Hamilton, but I couldn't. Then I tried the whole race to keep behind Verstappen. I'm not very lucky with the tyres, I had to work with them throughout the race. The first round made my whole race.Next season I will have a new machine, it will be a new challenge - let's see what happens. Now to talk about something specific before.
154448 - Today from pole position for the fourth time in his career, will start Valtteri Bottas.154612 - From eight races in Abu Dhabi, only three were won by the owners of the pole, so that the statistics here against the Finnish pilot.154652 - the Second will start Lewis Hamilton. The Briton won here three times.154729 - the Third starting position from Sebastian Vettel, who has won at this track three times.154755 - Another winner of the race in Abu Dhabi- Kimi Raikkonen. Start Finn will be the fifth.154810 And between the two Ferrari penetrated Daniel Riccardo from Red Bull.154824 - the Second Red Bull max Verstappen at the start is a 6-th position.154853 - Completing the top ten Nico Hulkenberg, Sergio Perez, Esteban and Felipe Massa.154902 - the mass of it's last race in Formula 1.154917 - Next Alonso, Sainz, Vandorn, Magnussen, Stroll, Grosjean, Faded, Wehrlein, Ericsson and Hartley.155058 Photo before the start.
Mercedes, Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas 13-7Ferrari, Sebastian Vettel - Kimi Raikkonen 15-5Red Bull, Daniel Riccardo - Max Verstappen 7-13Force India, Sergio Perez - Esteban Windows 13-7Williams, Felipe Massa - lance Stroll 17-2McLaren, Fernando Alonso - Stoffel Vandorn 16-3Toro Rosso, Pierre went Out - Brendon Hartley 1-2Renault, Nico - Carlos Sainz 3-1Haas, Roman Grosjean, Kevin Magnussen 12-8Sauber, Marcus Ericsson - Pascal Wehrlein 7-11.
Pilot Ferrari Kimi Raikkonen in qualifying for the Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi showed the fifth result, losing to the winner of the pole position by almost eight tenths of a second.Kimi Raikkonen "I liked how you configured your machine, but qualifying was difficult because of the rubber. Each circle had to go through in new ways, as changing the track temperature and rubber. Every time I had to change your approach to work. It was very difficult.Yes, I would like to display the time higher, but now will have to fight for a greater tomorrow in the race.
Pilot Ferrari Kimi Raikkonen showed in the practice of the Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi the fourth result.Kimi Raikkonen "on Friday we always try to make progress in the setup of the car. Of course, there are things we must improve. There is still work that needs to be done, but it's the usual story.Today was difficult to show a good lap time, because in some turns the car was not very stable. The machine can be better. Too early to talk about a clear understanding of what we can do. Let's talk about it tomorrow. And tonight we still have a job".
Pilot Ferrari Kimi Raikkonen after the podium in Brazil, is the seventh this year, set a new record. He became a pilot, which is 21 times stood on the podium, but did not win.The last time Finn was standing up on top in Abu Dhabi 2013. Since then, he has climbed 21 times on the second or third step, not higher.