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In 2014, team Williams have switched to Mercedes engines and gained a title sponsor in the face of the Martini. Behind the wheel of the car under the number "19" villages Felipe Massa.Massa debuted in Formula 1 in 2002 as part Sauber. Since 2006, the Brazilian played for Ferrari, but in recent years, his results began to fall, and politely asked to leave Maranello. Williams gave Felipe a new chance, and he literally got a second wind.
Champion of the season in 2016 Nico Rosberg believes that this year will once again win for Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton. And this in spite of the promising rumors that came from Maranello.Nico Rosberg "My prediction matches what happened in the past year. Thus, at this time wins again Lewis Hamilton, one step ahead of Sebastian Vettel. Behind them, Valtteri Bottas and both pilots of Red Bull, and this time Verstappen will be faster Riccardo".
In the season 1995 the only victory Ferrari brought the Frenchman Jean Alesi, who under the number "27".Alesi debuted in Formula 1 in 1989 and proved himself a fighter, despite the fact that in his possession had weak car Tyrrell. Before the 1991 season, Jean has received offers from Williams and Ferrari, and the Frenchman chose the Scuderia. However, the team from Maranello in that period was not in the best shape. The situation began to change for the better when at the helm of Ferrari in 1993 got up by Jean Todt. But until 1995, Alesi never managed to win the race. Several times he was close to success, but every time there were technical problems.Season 1995 was the best for Alesi at Ferrari. In the beginning of the year he finished second in Argentina and San Marino, and then finally won in Canada, thanks to which came in third place in the championship. In the remaining races was consistently denied equipment, and to the finish managed to get only five times. Eventually Jean fell to fifth place in the championship.
The President of Ferrari Sergio Marchionne hopes that his team will prepare for the new season a real monster.Sergio Marchionne in an interview with Autosprint "a Few days ago I was in Maranello, and our engineers were quite relaxed. From what I conclude that the new machine will be either a real monster or garbage.We do our best to prepare the car. But will have to wait until February 22 to see it".
In 2001, the Sauber team for the first time was in the top four. Her best pilot was Nick Heidfeld, who performed on the car under the number "16".Career of nick, received in the Junior series the nickname "quick Nick" "Nick the Quick", supported by Mercedes, while tightly collaborated with McLaren. Thanks to Heidfeld in 1999 he became a test pilot "silver arrows". In 2000, the German with the support of Mercedes debuted as a prize pilot in the composition of Prost. A year later he found a place in the Sauber.In the late 1990s and early 2000s, the Sauber team actively cooperated with Ferrari, the Swiss used transmissions and many other sites from Maranello, and badged Petronas hiding customer Ferrari engines. The chief designer Sergio Rinland in 2001 built a decent chassis C20, using a number of unusual solutions in aerodynamics and mechanics, including dvuhkilevoe mount front suspension.
Ferrari told what to do Daniil Kvyat, who signed a contract with the team from Maranello.The representative of Ferrari "the Role of the pilot development is usually associated with the work in the simulator. The main activities covered in our other pilots. Kvyat was a good pilot, his experience will definitely come in handy for our team.In any case, we understand that the tests for the pilot will not be able to go on forever. The most important thing for any pilot - race".
In 1974 Emerson Fittipaldi McLaren brought the first championship title. A year later, the Brazilian lost to Niki Lauda from Ferrari and left the British team. Champion unity went in Maranello and in return McLaren, the new leader of which was James hunt, received the starting number "11".The season of 1976 turned out to be one of the most dramatic in the history of Formula 1. Lauda won four of the first seven races, twice finished second and once came third - an amazing stability and reliability for the time. During this time, the Austrian scored 52 points, while the nearest rival was only 29. On account of the hunt was only 17 points.The reputation of the hunt in the Junior series, and in the first years in Formula 1, was not flawless one race he won, in the other smashed cars. When Fittipaldi left McLaren, experts are not advised to invite the hunt. However, in his first race driving McLaren, James won the pole. Generally, during the season he has rarely been outside the top three on the results of qualifications. But in races regularly had problems two of the accident, engine failure, transmission failure.
The Ferrari pilot Sebastian Vettel told about what is happening in Maranello these days.Sebastian Vettel "There work just boils for the last two months. We are trying to make the car faster, more powerful and reliable. Let's see where we are.It is obvious that the rules remain roughly unchanged. I think we have a good platform that will be developed in the beginning of the year, so we hope that we can continue to fight for the title.In the end, like a pilot who wants to win, I don't know yet whether we have enough speed to fight for victory.
Ferrari President Sergio Marchionne said that the presentation of the new machine is scheduled for February 22. Traditionally it will take place in Maranello.The first kilometer of a novelty will pass in Barcelona on 25 February, during the so-called shooting day. And 26 February, will start full tests.
Antonio Giovinazzi admitted that he did not lose hope for a better future, despite the lack of places in Formula 1 in 2018.Antonio Giovinazzi "Obviously, I was close to a contract with Sauber, and it was the best possibility, but there have made a different choice.However, I will not give up. Even last year I started working as a third pilot, and then made his debut, so I will try to work and maintain a Ferrari. Will see what happens.I had a surprise debut with Sauber, but I also worked a lot in the simulator at Maranello, helping the pilots Ferrari, and I tested the machine Sauber, Ferrari and Haas.Now I'm a pilot with lots of experience. Last season was exceptional for a Ferrari, we have reduced the backlog, and we work hard to make another step forward next year.I'd be lying if I said I didn't want to be in Formula 1, I don't want to win the title. It will be difficult, but I'm willing to give my all".
Aldo Costa said that he has no desire to return to the Scuderia. The Italian joined Ferrari in 1995, later becoming lead engineer of the team, until he was asked to leave in 2011.Now Costa is now a key person in the Mercedes. And, despite constant rumors that he could be back at Maranello, the Italian engineer says he's not interested in that.Aldo Costa "I owe my choice of Mercedes, Ross brown and Michael Schumacher. Moving to England was my luck. I really like my current job, I'm home, and I'm not going to leave.Last season, our team and the Ferrari was just toe to toe, but, having achieved progress, we were able to pull ahead and win. But in the early summer we did not expect. We hypothesized that struggle, in all probability, will continue until the end.We expect that this is not only a psychological struggle, but the struggle from the point of view of development because he thought that the need to win is not someone, but a Ferrari".
As reported by the Swiss publication Blick, citing a source inside the team, the leadership of the Sauber refused to renew the contract with Pascal Wehrlein.It is expected that one will receive a protg of the Ferrari. It will be either Charles, LeClair, or Antonio Giovinazzi. In return, Sauber expects to get a discount on the power plant of Maranello.Second place is likely to retain Marcus Ericsson, which has a good sponsors and communications with team owners.The only chance of Wehrlein is Williams. It is known that Mercedes is negotiating with a team that uses German engines.
To Singapore Sebastian Vettel was on a par with Lewis Hamilton, but the last three of the race was a disaster for Ferrari. Italy disappointed by the outcome of the Scuderia.Mood in Italy, reports La Gazzetta dello Sport "In the last three races Maranello destroyed everything good that was done to her over the past 13 years. How could you lose the championship with such a fast car".
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.
In Singapore, the machine Sebastian Vettel was seriously damaged after hitting Kimi Raikkonen. There were fears that hurt the engine because some time it worked without cooling.According to Auto Bild, after the Singapore Grand Prix engine from the car of four-time champion brought to the base in Maranello. During a thorough check of the Ferrari engineers came to the conclusion that the engine is not damaged. It was his Vettel will use during the Malaysian Grand Prix.
In the course of Grand Prix of Singapore became aware of the extension of the contracts of Valtteri Bottas, the pilots Force India, and also about the transfer of Carlos Sainz in the Renault. The teams are still seven vacancies, one of which may take Daniil Kvyat.Williams - 2 wakasiyaka no contracts with the pilots, but there is no doubt that lance Stroll will stay in the team, given the investment made by Strolla senior.In a couple of Canadians who will soon turn 19 years old, Williams is seeking an experienced pilot, over the age of 25 - this requirement is title sponsor Martini. Until recently, Felipe Massa remained the only candidate for this place, but first started talking about Paul di Resta, which now appears to be backup pilot of the team, and then about Robert Kubica. Kubica first tested in the part of Renault, but there chose Carlos Sainz, and now Robert is actively training in the simulator Williams.Another candidate - Marcus Ericsson, who may lose the place in the Sauber. The only advantage of the Swede is a solid set of sponsors.Toro Rosso - 2 vakansiyalar Sainz goes to Renault, and with high probability it will be replaced by Frenchman Pierre went Out - other suitable pilots in the Red Bull yet.Obviously, stay Sainz in the Toro Rosso, then went Out would take place Daniil Kvyat. Now, the Russian pilot has a chance to keep his job, it's important to make mistakes in the remaining races.Meanwhile, a new partner Honda want to see in the ranks of Toro Rosso its pilot Nobuharu Matsushita, which now appears in the Formula-2. It is not clear in what capacity - possibly as a test pilot. If the Japanese insist on the place of combat pilot, it is easy to guess that it will go with Cuatom.Few people know that now Matsushita listed as a pilot for the development of the McLaren-Honda. However, before the combat cars are not all limited to work in the simulator.McLaren - 1 vakantiecentrum with Stoffel Vendorno confirmed a month ago that negotiations with Fernando Alonso go. Earlier two-time champion reiterated that he would remain at McLaren, if the team change engine supplier. It happened, and now, as far as we know, Alonso and the McLaren management to discuss details of the new contract. Most likely, the agreement will be signed for one season to sign a contract for a longer period, the Spaniard just will not risk it.If Alonso refuses though it goes nowhere, then McLaren, in the words of Zac brown, have a plan "B". Obviously, this refers to Jenson button. Lando Norris, who will soon turn 18, they're unlikely to be put into a fighting machine.Sauber - 2 vacanciel contract extension with Ferrari Sauber head of Frederic Vasseur said he was willing to give one or even two seats for the wards of the Scuderia. Obviously, in return, the porters expect to receive discounts on the powerplant, gearbox and other components that will deliver Maranello.Ferrari has Antonio Giovinazzi and Charles Leclere, who in the course of this season, was repeatedly brought to the tests. And Giovinazzi even held two races, replacing the injured Pascal Wehrlein. If Ferrari is willing to pay for seats of both pilots, no place will be Marcus Ericsson. If the Scuderia will pull only one place, it is likely that Eriksson and his sponsors will remain in the Sauber.Without mestis the above it follows that in the season of 2018, we will not see on the grid protege Mercedes of Pascal Wehrlein. In the customer team Force India all the seats were occupied, and in Williams he victims. Perhaps he will remain in Formula 1 as a backup pilot factory team Mercedes.
Non-Executive Director of Mercedes Niki Lauda has joined the dozens of fans and insiders who accuse Sebastian Vettel that he has destroyed all hope of his title by accident at the start of the race Grand Prix of Singapore.Niki Lauda "Obviously it was the fault of Sebastian. I don't know why he is so at risk during this important stage of the world Cup. If this happened in my day, we would have returned to Maranello".
Former Ferrari Chairman Luca di Montezemolo said that Ferrari didn't invite him to Monza for the Italian Grand Prix. The whole point is that this is not the usual Grand Prix is the 70th anniversary for the team from Maranello.Luca di Montezemolo "I was not invited to Monza. But it's not a big deal. The important thing is that Ferrari wins again.I really miss Ferrari, and racing, but even more at the factory and the guys from Maranello".
The Italian press Ferrari has supported the rumors that Maranello is going to keep Kimi in the team for 2018.It is expected that the legendary Italian team will announce new contracts of Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen at Monza. Therefore, after the Duo finished first and second in Hungary, the Italian press announced that the current pilots Ferrari will definitely work together in the future.La Gazzetta dello Sport "Vettel won with Raikkonen. The truth is, Raikkonen is a real winner, made the servant Vettel, because he could easily overtake him and win the race. He will be with Vettel in the next year".Corriere dello Sport "Ferrari was unbeatable in Budapest thanks to the power of the strategy. Ferrari understand that the winner gets the title only if all team members are moving in the same direction."Tuttosport "Nobody has the right to share that a couple of pilots".
Ferrari President Sergio Marchionne has confirmed speculation that the Italian team will probably retain the composition of its pilots in 2018.Sergio Marchionne "Kimi was brilliant in Hungary, we are one team from Maranello, it all worked together.The situation with the contracts Raikkonen and Vettel decided in their favor by more than 50 percent. They are gorgeous together, so to change the game impossible. View, are we to keep them for 2018. I think they want to stay.We are ready to announce the pilots in Monza. Nothing is yet signed, but we are negotiating with the pilots, and signing of papers very close.As for the rumors about the transition Vettel in the Mercedes, I don't know what to tell you. If he doesn't want to stay, then we will find another solution, and life will go on, because it's a Ferrari. But when I look at Sebastian, then in many ways it is already more Italian than many of usReplacing Vettel for Hamilton The Ferrari is a dream of everyone, and finish my career here is a privilege.But so far we haven't met him, and I don't want to talk about the future, because we already have two excellent pilot".
Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport believes that a fight for the title Ferrari need to start from scratch.Corriere dello Sport "Mercedes have managed to cope with their problems. At the same time, the speed of the Ferrari gradually weakened. Maranello needs to start from scratch.Form of the Ferrari is so weak that the fight for victory looks all the more pale. Over the summer the team need to change a lot".In the drivers ' championship gap to Sebastian Vettel Lewis Hamilton was reduced to a single point. In the constructors ' championship Mercedes broke away from Ferrari on 55 points.
Ferrari officially confirms the rumors that her camp left the chief engineer of the power plant. However, Il Giornale, the Milan daily newspaper, reports that the engineer-designer Lorenzo Sassi had already left the Maranello.There are conflicting rumors as to why the Sassi was summoned by the President of Ferrari Sergio Marchionne. Ferrari did not comment.And when asked about the rumors of championship leader Sebastian Vettel, he did not find the answer.Sebastian Vettel "I don't know what you're talking about. I think it's better to ask the superiors".
The Italian former Formula 1 driver Alex Zanardi believes that the champion this year will be Sebastian Vettel.Alex Zanardi "I don't need a crystal ball to say that Vettel will be champion this year. Sebastian leads the championship by 25 points and pulled away from Hamilton, so it is logical that the forecast this time is on his side.I think it was a wonderful comeback for Ferrari. No one could have predicted such. But the guys from Maranello won't be satisfied until all the way, and so they will continue to attack for a whole year.All this Italian organization is hungry for victories. All the Italians hope for the title. We all hope".
The head of Ferrari, Maurizio Arrivabene said that he was pleased for all the team who contributed to winning the double in Monaco.Maurizio Arrivabene "the Most important aspect of the victory in Monaco is that all the hard work done by the guys at the track and outside it, were rewarded. Our car has been designed and made in Maranello. Honor and praise by the employee baseNow it's time to think about the upcoming Grand Prix in Canada".
The head of Ferrari, Maurizio Arrivabene said that his team in Bahrain were able to prove their speed and ability to fight for the victory.Maurizio Arrivabene "it's Great to be back at the top of the podium with SEB. More importantly, we are now fully confident that our victory in Melbourne was not just a one-time chance that we will be at the vanguard of this world Cup to the last.We finally have a competitive car, you can count on, and it is important to recognize - we have the speed, as well as upgrades to almost every race. All is the fruit of excellent work on the track and in Maranello, so I not only praised SEB for his achievements in Bahrain, but the whole team".
The head of Ferrari, Maurizio Arrivabene congratulated the team with a victory in Bahrain.Maurizio Arrivabene"This victory is important for us. It has been achieved thanks to the huge efforts of all the guys on the track and at the base in Maranello. Throughout the weekend the team showed courage, determination and a bit of madness. Courage and determination was needed to work this weekend at the limit. We expected to encounter some difficulties in qualifying, so, based on a good race pace, made Friday, was preparing to shock the race.Sebastian drove an excellent race, demonstrating once again his entire class. Kimi was involved in the struggle at the start, and then he, of course, wasn't helped by the safety car. Machine SF70H proved to be very fast starter that will help us this year. The tires worked very well and allowed us full use of their potential.And now it's time to focus on the next stage of the world championship - the Grand Prix of Russia in Sochi".
The President of the FIA Jean Todt, who oversaw the Golden years Michael Schumacher in Maranello, agreed that Sebastian Vettel is beginning to resemble the seven-time champion.Jean Todt "Vettel reminds me of Schumacher. Both have the same thirst for victory that is so great that it can use the whole team to succeed.The victory of Vettel in Australia, it was important for Formula 1. Mercedes finally has a worthy rival".
The tire from Pirelli had to cancel the second day of rain tests in Fiorano after Sebastian Vettel crashed the car the first day.Especially for tests rain rubber Ferrari engineers modified the car 2015 SF15-T according to the new regulation. On the first day, Vettel drove a little more than 40 laps, but then went off the road and crashed into a protective barrier. Parts for a quick recovery based in Maranello was not.
February 9 at the factory site Ferrari Fiorano tyres Pirelli has conducted tests of rain tyres. However, they ended prematurely because of an accident of Sebastian Vettel.In the morning the German behind the wheel of Ferrari SF15-T 2015 managed to go 40 laps. After the break, Sebastian departed on the formation lap. The car received serious injuries and were sent to the base in Maranello.The Pirelli report States "a Normal race incident, which occurred on artificially wetted the track. Before the accident, failed to pass 40 rounds on various compositions of rain tyres".Today behind the wheel of the SF15-T have to sit reserve pilot Ferrari, Antonio Giovinazzi. Unless, of course, will have time to rebuild the car.