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Despite the disappointment felt by Robert Kubica, losing the ability to speak during the season 2018 Formula 1, it will be very busy this year.This week, the pole will test a prototype LMP1 Manor in Spain.Robert Kubica "I will regularly get behind the wheel of racing cars throughout the year. It may not be what everyone was hoping for, but it returns me to the battle, providing good opportunities to work on the track.I won't have much time to pilot the car of Formula 1, but still have a good chance at this. I think that this opportunity will open other paths to return to the Royal race in the future.I would prefer to participate in the race, but 12 months ago nobody could not have imagined that I will fight for this opportunity. I know better than anyone where to find what I need, what I need to work."It is also known that Kubica will hold in the Williams three Friday practice.
Sports Director of the Formula 1 Ross Brawn believes that now is the championship most in need of the system of reduction of head resistance to the air flow DRS.Liberty Media recently bought the latest model of the aerodynamic tunnel of the Manor and began to work on how you can improve the number of leads in the future.Ross Brawn "In the short term we will continue to work with DRS. I hope that the cars will be developed so efficiently that the system is no longer needed, but so far are we without DRS can't.First of all, we must improve the race, we need to understand what is happening. We can follow our instinct, but that's not good enough when you start to think about how everything is complicated in this championship.Speed plays an important role, and the fans want to see the fastest cars. But if we see ways to improve the quality of the race, then I'm willing to sacrifice some speed".
Mercedes has refused to support Pascal Wehrlein. This year, the German left without a seat at Sauber, will become a test pilot with Mercedes.Toto Wolff, head of Mercedes team "We are working with Pascal since 2013. He got the opportunity to prove himself in Formula 1 after 2015 became the champion of the DTM. He spent two difficult seasons in Manor and Sauber, but, nevertheless, will stay in the Mercedes family - in the season of 2018 he'll be our test pilot. In 2019 we will try to return it in the race."Wehrlein had taken part in the tests Mercedes. Obviously, this season he will not only be a test pilot, but the reserve pilot of the German team.
In 2012, the British team Virgin has become Marussia in Russian, and her first pilot was German Timo Glock, who under the number "24".Before the 2010 season, the FIA has announced a tender for participation in Formula 1, the results of which were selected three new teams, including Manor. Before the start of the first season she turned into a Virgin, and under this name lasted only two years. At the end of 2011 the team was bought by Russian company Marussia, which was ruled by Andrey Cheglakov and Nikolai Fomenko. Marussia was going to sell supercars and the team of Formula 1 was very well suited for commercial high-speed machines.Inherited inherited Marussia motors and Cosworth Timo Glock, who has had two full seasons in the Toyota and two of the season in the Virgin. Alas, weak engines and unexamined chassis design allowed to fight only with HRT. In qualifying Glock never rose above 18th place. In the race Timo experienced consistently getting to the finish, leaving the race only once, but the best result was a 12th place in Singapore, nearly in the points zone.
Graham Loudon, one of the leaders of the company Manor previously presented in Formula 1, said that the possibility of returning to the championship will be considered only if it is a limit of budgets.Graham Loudon "If there is no change, if there is no limit on budgets, we will not be back, because you can not deal with the rich teams.Recently, however, the FIA and the new leadership of the Formula 1 says a lot about reducing costs. If this happens, we will consider the possibility of returning to the championship - we are in Formula 1 remains unfinished business".Company Manor came into Formula 1 in 2010 under the guise of Virgin Racing. In 2012, the team played under the name of Marussia, as his last season in 2016, has held under its name to the Manor. Now in Manor are actively engaged in the project LMP1.
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.
NASCAR legend Jeff Gordon believes that American pilots should be trained in Europe before coming to the start of the Grand Prix.Jeff Gordon "Teams of Formula 1 will never have an American pilot, if he is not trained in Europe at an early age.In America a lot of talent that with proper opportunities and high-quality equipment can be successful, but I'm not sure that in the near future they will appear in the Formula-1".The last time the U.S. went to the start of races Formula-1 in late 2015 - in the Marussia Manor was lit Alexander Rossi.
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.
Since then, as Esteban Windows debuted in Formula 1 in the Manor in the summer of 2016, the young Frenchman was consistently reached the finish line in each race. However, the error of Roman Grosjean on the first lap of the race in Brazil interrupted a record series of national.Windows was able to finish in a series of 27 races - none of the debutants of Formula 1 before this was not possible. The previous record belonged to max Chilton, who made his live debut with Marussia in 2013 and issued a series of 25 finishes.
To continue my career in Formula 1 Brendon Hartley chose the number "28".The first race in the U.S. the new Zealander held under the number "39," which was highlighted at the beginning of the season the Toro Rosso team for test pilots.Previously under this number in the composition of the already existent teams Manor and Caterham were will Stevens. And many years ago this room was associated exclusively with Ferrari, and under it was made by Didier pironi, ren Arnoux, Gerhard Berger.
Next season in Formula 1 can appear the Chinese team, and it will be based on former employees of the Manor.As informs German edition Auto Motor und Sport, a group of Chinese investors interested in the appearance in F1 as an independent team. The base will be located in the UK and have already recruited the first staff members laid-off workers Manor.Sports Director of the Formula 1, Ross brown said that last month he was addressed about a dozen people on a team, but he doubts that in such a short period of time someone will have time to prepare for the season-2018.
Pilot Sauber Pascal Wehrlein was pleased with the fact that the European part of the season traditionally begins with the Grand Prix of Spain.Pascal Wehrlein "it's Always nice to start the European season of Formula 1 Grand Prix of Spain. I like this track. It's a demanding track for all drivers, but the cars here have a hard time. The configuration of the route is quite varied, it is rich in all kinds of turns slow, medium and fast.Given the characteristics of a race weekend, it is important to introduce the work of some new aerodynamic parts. I am sure that we will be able to further develop the car, achieving progress and thereby improving the performance on the track".Last year Wehrlein behind the wheel of a Manor in the Spanish finished the race 16-m.
Pilot Sauber Pascal Wehrlein admitted that the care of the Manor, where he spent his debut season in Formula 1, he was severely disappointed.Pascal Wehrlein "I'm very disappointed care Manor. The work we did last year was really impressive. We started to work with a team of just 120 people, and finished the season with 200. But when compared to Sauber, with whom we fought throughout the season, there employees twice.Manor were really nice people, and very sorry for all those guys who lost work.
After the official recognition of the Manor bankrupt the property of the stables of Formula 1 will be put under the hammer. In total the auction will put more than 4,000 lots, among which special value is show cars based on race cars of the year 2015/2016. Will be sold even wind tunnel.Preliminary inspection of lots will be held may 9-10 at the former Manor in Banbury, and the auction will be held online on may 16.
The pilot Force India Esteban Windows told about his attitude to the first race of the season 2017.Esteban Windows "I feel great after a long winter and very glad to come to Melbourne. I will first come to the track in albert Park. I don't know her very well, but last year was able to meet her, as a spare pilot Manor.It's a good track and all the turns, the whole track I really like. Of course, it is always difficult when you need to work on the new track, you quickly have a lot to learn. but I will do my best to achieve the correct feedback and to help engineers tune the car for the race".
Before the start of season 2017 pilot Sauber Pascal Wehrlein remembered how he acted in the Manor.Pascal Wehrlein "I'm incredibly happy with my performance at the Manor last year. If you look at the results, I five times took place in the second round of qualifying. I was the only pilot of the team, who all managed to get to the second round of qualifying. To me this was made only Jules Bianchi.I am very happy with my season. I exceeded all his teammates in the qualifying fight. Of course, during the first season, you always make mistakes, but overall I am very pleased with the results".
Presented Manor has officially announced that breaking the contract with the FIA and leave Formula 1.The statement put an end to all hopes that the team can return, because there was talk about British investors who are ready to breathe new life into the team. Now, any investor who bought the Manor and wished to take part in the championship, have to start from scratch.As reported by Autosport, the owner of Manor Stephen Fitzpatrick wrote to FIA official letter of resignation from the championship.
Deputy head of the Force India Rob Fearnley believes that the championship is only ten teams, among which, it is fair to allocate the income.Rob Fearnley "I think that the Liberty need to work closely with the FIA, because the current provision of 12 teams does not work. We need well-developed team, good beginners. Like Haas, who did everything to achieve recognition and their prize.If you look at the peloton, there must be teams with contracts for a minimum of three to five years, with a team of 400 people and a budget of 300 million. 12 teams will never be able to afford it, so you should focus only on the ten.I would love in future to see Force India in the championship. Our staff has grown, we are making progress. Today we have ten teams who are able to show a good show, ten well-funded, high-quality Formula 1 teams. We should not look for two more.With all due respect to Manor, if someone comes to buy them, it is too late. The opportunity was only in the last year".
The pilot Force India Esteban Windows said that they would try to score points in every race of the new season.Esteban Windows "I must strive to score points in every race. This is the level of Force India, and I'd be disappointed if we don't start the season with good results. I know it won't be easy, and all the teams around us are going to fight for points, but we have to set high goals.The first objective is to test and guide the development of the machine in the right direction. Two weeks later in Barcelona we hope to get an idea of how things will fare in Melbourne".Until the account Windows no points. However, last season he played for a weak team Manor, which no longer exists.
Head Sauber Moniz, Kaltenborn stated that a new contract with the Longbow, will help its team to achieve a return in the fight for points.Moniz, Kaltenborn "Together with Longbow we have a great opportunity to get back in the fight for points and podiums.We want to ensure that in the near future to lay the Foundation for the struggle for spectacle position. But for this we need to improve in all areas. We have the resources for further development. For us it is very important."Last season the team earned only two points for 9th place in Brazil. However, this result let to beat in the Cup of designers Manor and earn extra 20-25 million euros in prize money.
Pilot GP2 Jordan king is forced to play another season in the Junior championship, because it was not able to negotiate about participation in Formula 1.Jordan king "I Originally planned to become a pilot of the Manor, but then something happened, what happened. Funding problems and lost the prize has got me thinking about alternatives for the season 2017. I just had to stay in GP2 for another year.I was sure that I will be in Formula-1, but when the Manor announced its closure, I had to abandon the idea of transition in the Royal race. As negotiations drew to the signing of the contract".
After official complaints by teams Force India and Sauber in 2015, the European Parliament decided to address the issue of resource allocation in the championship.The representative of the European Parliament for labour Anneliese Dodds "I am happy that today the European Parliament has supported my call for full and immediate investigation into anticompetitive practices in Formula 1.A few weeks ago, Manor was the last team in the South East of England, curtailed their activities due to the unequal distribution of income.Smaller teams also suffer from this injustice, non-competitive distribution of prize money. The funds always go the already the richest and most big teams, even if these teams finish the last in each race.Problems in the Formula-1 go far beyond the distribution of prize money. Even in the customs policy where the agreement with HM Revenue allows you to pay only two percent effective tax rate".
A parting gift for millions of fans was the last photo of the employees of the Manor from the base team against 50 of the machine model 2017 prepared for a purge in a wind tunnel.Manor administrators were hoping Friday it will find buyers, but failed to do so officially, the team ceased to exist.
On Friday, January 27, came the deadline set by the company FRP Advisory, which provides external control of the team of the Manor, to search for potential buyers. Negotiations with interested parties have failed and the staff team dismissed to their homes.Geoff Rowley, FRP Advisory representative "Sorry, but the team stops its activity. Manor - famous name in Motorsport, and over the last two years the situation has improved markedly, however, the speech in Formula 1 requires a permanent serious investments".There is still a small chance for a rescue team, but by the start of the new season to prepare it in no time.
January 20 was the deadline set by the external administration of the Manor. However, the negotiations with interested parties are continuing.The representative of the company FRP Advisory, which granted the right of external control, said "Yes, negotiations with interested investors continue. We do everything we can to make the team out at the start of the season-2017".It is known that the team asked the FIA for permission to use last year's car. Besides, earlier there was information that the FIA has allowed the British command to skip the first three stages.The new machine developed by engineers of the Manor, but the funds for its production, since FRP Advisory has blocked account for the benefit of creditors. Meanwhile, at the winter tests, even with last year's car, the team needs about 500 thousand euros.
Pilot Sauber Pascal Wehrlein said that every time during training, and during work he laid out as possible.Pascal Wehrlein "It is this approach to any business. I've always worked the same way.I am very ambitious, so always try to achieve more than seems possible. I'm just trying to make the most of. I just don't want to take from someone's words that he could have done a better job, because it was possible to attack stronger or to do more there. I can't agree with itself, if this happens.Want to do everything as clearly as possible, and even if then the goal will not be achieved as it was with the 10th place in the Manor, everyone saw that I tried my best. More to do was simply impossible. So to some extent I'm satisfied".
The external administration of the Manor reported the appearance of an interested investor, ready to redeem the British team.The unnamed buyer is waiting for a response by 20 January. Otherwise, the team risks not to have time to prepare for the new season.Earlier there was information that the FIA has allowed Manor to use last year's car, modified with the new rules, and skip the first three stages.
After one season at the Manor Pascal Wehrlein will continue his career in the Sauber. A one-year contract was signed with the participation of Mercedes, which supports the career of the German pilot.Moniz, Kaltenborn the head of Sauber "We are pleased to announce that the second pilot of our team was Pascal Wehrlein. He showed his talent in different series, including the DTM. In his debut season he earned a point in Austria. I'm sure he can do better and we are willing to give him the opportunity to grow. Marcus and Pascal will be a great pair of pilots in the season-2017".Pascal Wehrlein "I am delighted to be part of the team Sauber. I will face a new challenge, but I'm ready for this. Our goal is regularly earn points to gain a foothold in the middle of the peloton. I will do everything to help Sauber to succeed".
Part of the Manor in the season 2017 in question. FIA has already made certain concessions to save the British team.Manor entered external administration. The new car developed, but the funds for its production, since the external administration of blocked accounts in the creditors ' interests. The FIA has met and has allowed the team to use last year's car, modified with the new rules. In addition, she is allowed to skip the first three stages.Meanwhile, there appeared information about a concerned group of Asian investors. The issue of funding needs to be resolved before the end of January, otherwise in Manor will not have time to prepare for the new season.