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In Brazil, the pilot Toro Rosso Pierre went Out finished 12th. For a Frenchman, this is the best result in his career.Pierre went Out "It was definitely my best race for the team. We had good speed, the best since Malaysia. We knew that the race would be difficult because of the fine, but the result can be considered positive, given the start of the tail of the peloton. We knew that the start will be the key point, so the first turn I was in a good position. I overtook maybe three cars in the first turn, then on the second turn, after all talkany, I tried to stay in his position an even pace.From the point of view of speed we have learned all that I could. I was able to up the pace, but we were limited by the degradation of the rubber. We would not be able to race better than it is.
The Motorsport edition, citing sources inside the Toro Rosso, said that the Italian team extended the contract with Pierre went Out before the end of 2018.Most of the season, Faded held in the Japanese Superformula, where he became the Vice-champion. At the Malaysian Grand Prix, the Frenchman made his debut in the Toro Rosso. Behind the three races, best result - 13th place.As for the second place, it claims to Brendon Hartley. On account of the new Zealander so far, only two races, but the best result is the same - 13.
Red Bull was given to understand that Max Verstappen is the future of the team. During the United States Grand Prix, it was announced about prolongation of the contract with the young Dutchman before the end of 2020.Christian Horner, head of the team "We are very pleased that Max has agreed to stay at Red Bull for such period. Our collaboration began with an improbable victory in last year's Grand Prix of Spain. After that, he added.This year Max after a series of setbacks has won a fantastic victory in Malaysia. This is a very talented pilot, able to progress. He wants to succeed in Formula 1, and that our desires coincide.We have a few years, and Red Bull is a great place for max to build the team around him."Max Verstappen "In the Red Bull no time demonstrated that they believe in me. At the age of 16 they invited me to their youth program, and in 17 years has allowed me to debut in Formula 1. Then he moved to Red Bull, where I immediately found success, which could only dream of. They have always supported me and we have always had the same goal.I'm glad to stay in the Red Bull. I look forward to continuing our cooperation and hope to achieve even greater success".
Daniil Kvyat get back behind the wheel of a Toro Rosso during the United States Grand Prix. However, the return will take place only in the second practice.First practice the Russian to miss, giving way to Sean Gelael. Earlier, the Indonesian worked Friday practice in Singapore and Malaysia. In stock at it still practice in Mexico.
The fuel supplier of Red Bull, ExxonMobil, brought to Singapore a new product, and the team believes that this gave significant leap forward.Chief engineer Red Bull Paul Morgan "the Contribution of ExxonMobil in oil and lubricants for the team has significantly increased our speed. We have moved forward more tangible than in the same period a year ago.We had the benefit of regular updates throughout the season, the last of which was the latest gasoline Esso Synergy - it helped us to become faster in Singapore.This update had additional effects in Malaysia, which brought us a win with max Verstappen.In race conditions the new fuel always has and will continue to be important for performance from the point of view of General pace".
The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso continues to feed his fans with Breakfast about the future of his career.Fernando Alonso "next week, I think everything will become clearer".Earlier, the Spaniard had promised to announce his decision during the Grand Prix of Malaysia, then in the course of the Grand Prix of Japan.
Carlos Sainz goes to Renault, and its place in the Grand Prix of the USA will take Daniil Kvyat. Pierre went Out, likely to miss the American stage, remained in Japan to fight for the title of champion of the SuperFormula, and now Toro Rosso is looking for a replacement. Among the candidates - Sergey Sirotkin, test driver of Renault.It is known that Malaysia was a discussion regarding the performance of Sirotkin in the Toro Rosso. Russian this year ran some tests and Friday practice behind the wheel of a Renault RS17.In support Sirotkin made the leader of the team Renault Nico Hulkenberg "Sergei has earned a place in Formula 1. He showed excellent speed and good feedback".Meanwhile, the place in the Toro Rosso also claimed the reserve pilot Red Bull's Sebastian Buemi and IndyCar champion Josef newgarden's.
Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas decided not to travel during the rainy second practice for the Japanese Grand Prix, but first he showed only the fifth result.Valtteri Bottas "I didn't work after lunch on the track. I'm sorry for the fans who came out tonight to see our work. They all waited for the departure of their idols.In the morning, the car proved to be much better than in Malaysia, but we still need to work hard to make the car faster. As a starting point this is enough it is definitely better than a week ago. My work with the Soft tyres was successful, but the Supersoft is still not enough clutch. So for me now it is important to understand how to work with this rubber. I hope tomorrow the weather will be without rain".
In a dry first practice Sebastian Vettel showed the best result, ahead of championship leader Lewis Hamilton by two tenths of a second. In the second practice when it was raining, the pilot Ferrari was limited to one installation circle.Sebastian Vettel "this Morning we did a great job checking many solutions. In the afternoon, as expected, the rain came. Of course, I would like to work on a wet track, but we decided to save the rain tires.In the last two races we showed disappointing results, but here we are once again convinced that the car is fast. We are confident in their abilities and on Sunday will show all that capable.The last time rain qualifying was held in Monza, and there we did not look very convincing. In Malaysia has improved, so hopefully we made the right conclusions. If the rain qualification, we will be able to show its strength".
Lewis Hamilton was pleased with the results of the first day of the Grand Prix of Japan. In the first practice Mercedes driver showed the second result, the second - first.Lewis Hamilton "Good day. The machine here works better than in Malaysia. I am glad that in the first practice, got to work on a dry track. The day was raining, but we checked the operation of the machine, as in Malaysia, on a wet track it was not effective enough.Here patient fans. They waited the whole session when we get out on the track. Even and for that reason I left the boxes - we had to give them a show.
In Malaysia Fernando Alonso finished 11th, while his partner in McLaren Stoffel Vandorn earned points for seventh place.Fernando Alonso "Just Stoffel was better. He squeezed the maximum from the car. The difference between us was only one and a half tenths of a second, but during this period had few rivals.Everything was decided in the first turn, where he won a couple of items and I got stuck behind a train of slower pilots. Not my best race. Stoffel, on the contrary, was very strong in practice and qualifying".After Malaysia Vandorn ahead of Alonso in the drivers ' championship. His career in Formula 1 Fernando scores for the season points only once lost to a teammate - it was in 2015.
For the Malaysian Grand Prix the Mercedes team has prepared an updated aerodynamics. However Lewis Hamilton after Friday's practice, declined updates, and then won the pole and finished second in the race. At the same time, Valtteri Bottas with a new aerodynamics qualified fifth, and later finished fifth.Already in Japan Hamilton confessed that he doubted the latest Mercedes.Lewis Hamilton "the Decision to use new products in Japan is not accepted, we are discussing the situation. Engineers want to go in one direction, and I feel that we should go the other way.I trust the team. She wants to win so much as I do. Sure, we will take the right decision".
During practice in Malaysia novel Grosjean off the track and crashed the car after he hit a loose manhole of drainage system. So it does not happen in Japan, representatives of the FIA, together with the organizers of the Japanese stage, inspected the track at Suzuka.Meanwhile, Haas said about the damage to 750 thousand dollars incurred by the team due to an accident in Malaysia. There are considering the possibility of obtaining compensation from FIA.
Former Ferrari President Luca di Montezemolo has supported Ferrari for the background of criticism of the reliability of the Italian team in Malaysia.Luca di Montezemolo "I think that everybody now understands that the Scuderia is close to Mercedes. The world Cup is a difficult struggle, but there are still five races, and with this machine you can win.It is very important to have fast car. The Scuderia may be first and second in the last race. Better to have a fast car that can break than a reliable car that's always right behind you".
The Ferrari pilot Sebastian Vettel accused of Valtteri Bottas in the deliberate blocking during the race Grand Prix of Malaysia last weekend.Sebastian Vettel "I fully understood how to work in a Mercedes. They use the Bottom as a road block. I think it's not very sporting. It looks ugly and spoils the fight for the title".
During Friday practice in Malaysia novel Grosjean got into a serious accident after hitting loose on the bars of the drainage system. The car received serious damage, and now at Haas want to get from FIA compensation.Gunther Steiner, head of Haas "We intend to appeal to the FIA. It was not our fault. We lost three quarters of a million dollars that someone forgot to weld the bars.Together with the FIA we will look for a solution. They have insurance for such cases. Let's see what happens".
Pilots Ferrari Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen urged his fans to remain calm after disappointing results the last two Grand Prix.Sebastian Vettel "It neoidealist situation. Yes, it's a shame that we got the machines two of the same defect for several days in a row, but we have the right to complain about the low reliability during the whole year.This happens when you are at the limit, as we are now. The truth is that we have a car that can win anywhere. I think we are faster than Mercedes. Malaysia was a difficult weekend, but our speed is promising.Kimi Raikkonen "there's No reason to blame anyone. We had a very difficult weekend in Malaysia, but I am sure that we all take control".
After the finish of the race in Malaysia Sebastian Vettel was hit in the rear wheel from lance Stroll. Four-time champion suggested that this could hurt the transmission.As told the TV channel Sky Italia, to check the transmission it was dismantled from the car and Vettel was sent to the base in Maranello. The engineers checked the site, but no damage found.Transmission checked will be installed on Vettel's car before Saturday practice. If it is then it will have to be replaced, then Sebastian will get a penalty in the form of loss of five positions.
The expert in the world of Formula-1 Joe saver reported that the head of the team Toro Rosso Franz Toast wants to change Daniil Kvyat on Pascal Wehrlein, now speaking for the Sauber.Obviously, one of the pilots Toro Rosso in the next season will be Pierre went Out, which debuted at the Grand Prix of Malaysia. Carlos Sainz goes to Renault, and this place claims suspended Daniil Kvyat and, according savard, Pascal Wehrlein.We only know that a sports consultant to Red Bull Helmut Marko, who oversees the Junior team is not yet agree to replace Kvyat.
Head of Mercedes Toto Wolff said that his team is looking for the reasons why in Malaysia, Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas was unable to fight for victory.Toto Wolff "we Have not been able to challenge Red Bull or Ferrari. We need to understand why we can not cope with specific goals.In General, the past weekend for us was more favorable than for the Scuderia, and that's very comforting to know".
Director Haas Gunther Steiner defended the Danish driver Kevin Magnussen, whom the press have dubbed the "bad boy".In Hungary Magnussen live rude Nico Hulkenberg after he called Kevin the most unsporting driver in Formula 1. And Fernando Alonso agreed with this statement after the Grand Prix in Malaysia. The Spaniard called Magnussen's an idiot after a collision at Sepang.Fernando Alonso "More or less pilots agree that Kevin behaves on the road like an idiot. Against him 19 pilots."Gunther Steiner "Alonso is a very charismatic and skilled pilot. And if someone will face with him, so he responds. I think they both went to the limit of the possible, and what the people want.Every pilot must go through a hard time and deserve respect. If you ever get out of the way, people think through you can just pass through. Thus, you'll be protected until you overdo it.So, even if he will get a bit of a bad reputation, he can turn around later".
Grand Prix of Malaysia in the future, I might go back to the Formula 1 calendar. It is the opinion of the Prime Minister of Malaysia Najib Razak, who said that the championship is very much a fan of his country, so sad to part with the race, which for nearly twenty years took place at Sepang.For reasons of economy, the Malaysian government withdrew from the Formula 1 calendar your track, so next year Sepang will host the Royal race.Najib Razak "the Race has become unprofitable for us. Therefore, the economic feasibility of the Grand Prix has become less attractive. We decided to break the contract, but this does not mean that we will not review the situation in the future, provided that the economic benefits will be more favorable for us.I think that 19 years of Formula 1 - it's a good story, but now we turned the page and are ready to focus on other races in Sepang".
Not coming at the start of the race in Malaysia, Kimi Raikkonen lost a mathematical chance to win the championship. Now, five races before the end of the season, to the title claimed by only four.In the five remaining races, you can earn no more than 125 points. Thus, to get ahead of the leader Lewis Hamilton, who scored 281 points, only those pilots, on account of which already have 156 points. This small group includes Sebastian Vettel, Valtteri Bottas and Daniel ricciardo. The pilot of Red Bull at the Japanese Grand Prix you must win with Hamilton at least 4 points to keep the title of contender for the title.In the constructors ' championship, any team could theoretically still earn 215 points. But the odds ahead of Mercedes was only Ferrari.
After the finish of the race in Malaysia debutant Pierre went Out complained that his aching back due to a loose seat.Pierre went Out "the Seat was loose, which I felt very comfortable. It is constantly moving, especially at high speeds. I had to strain my back and now it hurts. For the next race we will prepare a new seat".
Ridiculous collision after the finish of the race over the weekend in Malaysia for Sebastian Vettel. It is not excluded that in the next stage, in Japan this incident to remind yourself of the penalty for changing the gearbox.Blow lance Stroll hit the rear wheel. As a rule, in such cases, the damage gets and the gearbox. If it must be replaced, then Sebastian will automatically receive a penalty in the form of loss of five positions.Sebastian Vettel "We will check the gearbox damage is possible. There will be another surprise this weekend".
After the race in Malaysia Lewis Hamilton said that his team has serious problems that need to be addressed as soon as possible.Lewis Hamilton "we Have problems with the car. Many believe that we have the best car, but it is not so. In the last race we make the best use of what we have, but there are serious problems about which I can't tell you in more detail. And this situation is unacceptable for a championship team. But we continue to work to achieve progress in all areas.In the last two races of the pilots Mercedes in speed seriously inferior not only Ferrari but also Red Bull. And only luck allowed us to break away from the Scuderia.
Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas in the race Grand Prix of Malaysia started fifth and finished fifth.Valtteri Bottas "Today was difficult. I've tried my best, I gave everything, gave everything I had, but I lacked pace, and I couldn't get ahead. The start was definitely the best part of the race. He was really good, I could attack and fight for position. But soon after I just started to fall back. I have not had the opportunity to go at the same pace with the leaders. I acquired understeer, I constantly struggled with the balance. Then I tried to fight the tire to get them in the right operating range.Now we need to understand what went wrong, we need to see and understand the reasons for the lack of speed. This race should be a lesson for us before the Grand Prix of Japan. We only have a week".
The Williams driver lance Stroll to race Grand Prix of Malaysia finished eighth. After the checkered flag he was faced with Sebastian Vettel.Lance Stroll "it was hot Today, and now I understand what everyone said before the start of this Grand Prix. Now I understand what heat is. I am very happy with the result, which was fantastic. I finished 8th, starting from 13-th place. I struggled a lot throughout the race, worked with tires, fought with a partner. Our double finish in glasses - a good result for the team.Already on the circle return to the boxes I was calmly driving along its trajectory, turned off various switches on the steering wheel, suddenly came down on me Vettel if the race was still going on".
The pilot of McLaren Stoffel Vandorn in the race Grand Prix of Malaysia finished seventh, thus equalling his best career result shown two weeks ago in Singapore.Stoffel Vandorn "I can say that it was my best race in Formula 1. All weekend I was very strong and felt very confident in the car. After qualifying in seventh position and we doubted that we could finish in the same position. But the seventh result is amazing.I had a great start, we knew that would probably be difficult to keep Force India and Williams behind, but it failed. I had an amazing pace, each lap I attacked, working with tires and holding Stroll behind him. I did it, I'm happy".