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The American company Ford is ready to return to Formula 1 if I'm taken measures to control expenditures.Mark Rushbrook, head of the sports division of Ford "Hybrid engines are the future, including the future of Ford motor company, so it is difficult to refuse to participate in Formula 1. But we are interested in the restriction of budgets. The question is, how will the expenditure control".Ford has achieved considerable success in Formula 1 as an engine supplier. So, the pilots on machines with Ford engines 12 time Champions between 1968 and 1982. Also his first title, driving a Benetton Ford in 1994, was won by Michael Schumacher. In 2000-2004, the Formula 1 team Jaguar, owned by Ford.
The ex-pilot of Formula 1 mark Webber believes Fernando Alonso is making a mistake by agreeing to speak at the same time in different series.Mark Webber "No, this is a mistake. These are two completely different series that is clearly going to absorb a lot of energy. I think that if you act in Formula 1, you can't afford to be distracted. Formula 1 is so specific that it does not allow to do something else."However, a couple of years ago Nico Hulkenberg proved that it can win Le Mans during a full season of Formula 1.But Webber said "It was in the middle of the team of Formula 1. The pressure is different. In addition, he came in already prepared for the Le Mans team that simplified the task.If he wins at Daytona, that would be awesome. He is a talented pilot, seriously surpassing many in this world. It will be fantastic, but it will give him nothing".
The ex-pilot of Formula 1 mark Surer believes that Lewis Hamilton will leave the championship, when his private life become more important for him.Mark Surer "I think he was often distracted by his personal life. One day he might say, "Oh, man, I need to get away or to chase" I think it can happen to them at any time.Bottas stands in a different category. We clearly saw during the season. Valtteri didn't have enough speed to fight with Lewis. So the British just don't have motivation to fight for a new title.
The head of Formula-1 chase Carey and the President of the FIA Jean Todt work with Ferrari, to not lose it.Recall that Ferrari has threatened to leave the championship because of the decision of Liberty Media to enter the year 2021 a new simpler and cheaper engines.Chase Carey "there's no such thing as a free lunch, especially if you are trying to develop and grow. Mark Ferrari - an incredibly important and valuable partner, and we intend to keep it in the Formula-1".Jean Todt soglashatsya "I think it would be too painful, if Ferrari left Formula-1".
Spanish ex-pilot of Formula 1 mark's Wife believes that his compatriot Fernando Alonso can win in Le Mans next year.Although the deal is not yet completed, the tests Alonso for Toyota indicate that the place in 2018, likely will be for a two-time champion of Fomrula-1.Mark Wife, "of Course he will. Especially if next year the manufacturers will be only Toyota, because it is very difficult to win Le Mans as a private team.I think that now Fernando could easily win this race. Alonso is very good, and he really enjoys racing in all forms.No, I don't think Alonso wants to leave the championship. Good thing he can act anywhere without compromising the Formula-1".
Press service Williams announced that Deputy team principal Claire Williams gave birth to a boy.In a statement the team posted on Twitter, said "Congratulations to Claire and Mark This morning at 1030 they had Nate Lucie Harris. Mom and baby are doing well".
Michael Schumacher is undergoing rehabilitation therapy in Switzerland, where cared for by a medical team. However, soon the family sevenfold champion of Formula-1 can smuggle it into the United States.According to the publication Bravo, the family of Schumacher intends to continue treatment in Dallas, the clinic Mark wicks, specialist brain injuries.Mark wicks "we Have extensive experience with brain injury. Obviously, in Europe, there are clinics that can work at this level".
This year the pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso took part in the race Indy 500 from IndyCar series. The head of the American racing series mark miles said that the leadership of the British team is considering the possibility of full participation in IndyCar.Mark miles "I Can definitely say that McLaren are again considering the possibility of participation in the Indy 500 next year in partnership with Andretti. Also there are interested in the opportunity to fully participate in IndyCar. This is unlikely to happen in 2018, but it is likely in 2019. At least Zac brown constantly interested in the calendar series.In the 1970s in IndyCar were the factory team, McLaren, which account for two wins in the Indy 500.
After five meetings in the last race the pilot of Red Bull Max Verstappen just felt terrible, but after gathering in Austria, his mood appeared to be extremely upbeat. Experts believe that this is due to the contract with Ferrari.Max Verstappen "I no longer think about the world Cup 2017. I'm just going to hold the race as it occurs.I try to stay positive and will earn points in the race, but at the moment I don't really know what to think."Mark Surer "the Interest of Ferrari is undeniable. From Verstappen still has a contract. But we all know that Ferrari can outbid it".
The ex-pilot of Formula 1 mark Surer believes that the FIA are too mildly treated with Sebastian Vettel after a collision with Lewis Hamilton, but now the Germans just can't repeat their mistakes.Mark Surer "Vettel apologized, but too late. It's obvious that this was done by calculation. I think SEB has no doubt that Lewis deliberately slowed down in front of him. Vettel just escaped serious consequences, time apologizing.But now he can no longer get into this situation, because the FIA won't be able next time to dispense with it so lightly. Now Federation has refused to intervene in the fight for the title, because the disqualification to the race could lead to the victory of Lewes, and in this case, the fight for the title would be dishonest".
The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso no longer exclude his retirement from Formula 1 at the end of the year. Previously, the Spaniard said that despite the difficulties of the last three seasons with McLaren-Honda, he is fully committed to trying to win a third title after 2017.But that was before he clearly enjoyed the experience of participation in the race Indy-500. So, when asked if he could switch to the Indycar series in 2018, Fernando said, "Why not I'm totally open to anything. I'd be lying if I said that I know what will happen in the next year.Mark Surer, ex-Formula 1 driver and now a commentator for German television Sky, said that the transition to the IndyCar is Alonso the best option.Mark Surer "In principle, for Fernando, there are only three ways. He remains at McLaren-Honda, or returns to Renault or spends a full season in IndyCar.On normal roads, he wins all of his opponents, and on the ovals, he has already shown his potential. Alonso wants to win races, and he is likely to do so in IndyCar".
The ex-pilot of Formula 1 mark believes Surer that Mercedes, not Ferrari, still use team orders.Mark Surer "You can't catch Ferrari in the team orders. In China Vettel was stuck behind Kimi, but the team did not interfere in their fight. Mercedes, on the other hand, clearly used team orders in Bahrain, even openly, on the radio. I like that Ferrari doesn't play such games.I think Kimi realized what happened. At first he was just angry that he lost the race, but Vettel was clearly faster in Monaco, so it's the end of history.
The ex-pilot of Formula 1 mark Surer believes that Mercedes is the best candidate for the role of the pilot, than Sebastian Vettel.Mark Surer "If I were the head of Mercedes, you definitely would take command of the German pilot. Now the ideal is Vettel.I heard comments Lauda on this. But he is a cunning man, so many of his statements are intended to destabilize the situation in Scuderia".
The ex-pilot of Formula 1 mark Webber believes that rookie McLaren Stoffele of Vandorn has a great future ahead.Mark Webber "I predict a good career. He got lucky with Fernando Alonso. Fernando is in charge here, and he's a great role model.The only problem is that this team is not built to be the 14th. They must find a solution very fast because McLaren, as a company, may withdraw from Formula 1, realizing that such results adversely affect their image".
In Monaco to replace Fernando Alonso, who set out to conquer Indianapolis, will be Jenson button. The ex-pilot of Formula 1 mark Webber believes that the British should not count on success.Mark Webber "It will not be loud story of Jenson in Monaco. He would have problems with the fuel pressure during practice, he gets the 17th place at the start and come down after 12 laps.Jenson is a world champion, he won in Monaco. It will be a history if he can win the race, but. just to achieve points, he must be very lucky.We met with Jenson, he has not made any effort to prepare. He wasn't taking this very seriously. He said that all this was unexpected and does not want to strain in this occasion".
The head of the IndyCar mark miles said he understood the criticism of chase Carey's address Fernando Alonso.Mark miles "I would think the same if a month ago our champion Simon Pagenaud asked me if he could spend one race in Formula 1.But now I see the situation differently - it helps to expand the sphere of influence of both sports. This will have a positive impact on the viewer, as the financial background here is minimal. But many viewers will be interested in this race. Only tests for Alonso in the network watched by over two million people.We didn't expect that translation will have such an impact. Some even thought that no one will watch it, but it was an impressive result, and we haven't even started the race".
The ex-pilot of Formula 1 mark Webber said that Fernando Alonso was coming to him for advice, to act for him in IndyCar.Mark Webber "It's a very difficult decision, since every step in this direction leads to huge pressure. Alonso came to me for advice in Bahrain. And I definitely took his side.He admitted that the decision to try something based on a terrible situation at McLaren. He would not have done that if I'd won a race in Formula 1. We all know that. Never Alonso never played for a team with such low results.This season, McLaren just suffered a complete collapse. I wish Alonso a successful performance. But we'll see where he's coming".
The ex-pilot of Formula 1 mark Surer believes that the criticism of Ferrari in the address of Kimi Raikkonen unfair.Mark Surer "I don't think it's fair, they shouldn't be doing with it. We heard about his problems, we know that its engine is not powerful enough. He complained about the lack of grip of the front wheels, and this is the problem that should be solved by the team.If you criticize a pilot, first you should check if everything is working technically".
The ex-pilot of Formula 1 and Explorer of the Royal race mark Surer admitted that he was struck by the flying Sebastian Vettel in China.Mark Surer "I have not seen Vettel. On this track it's hard to catch up, but Vettel did everything to win the fight for the victory.I am pleased that now overtaking became more difficult. It was a shame to observe how the pilot simply pushed the button and was ahead of the opponent. It should not be. Now the race was fun, but the struggle is difficult".
The ex-pilot of Formula 1 mark Webber believes that Valtteri Bottas is very hungry to win, and showed that last race in Australia.Mark Webber "the Race in Australia showed that Valtteri is very hungry to win. He has on Lewis pressure as should. Bottas not very happy with the result, and it was good.Bottas knows that his team partner is really hard now to fight for victory. To further complicate his life".
The ex-pilot of Formula 1 mark Webber believes that his friend Fernando Alonso could leave McLaren in the middle of the season.Mark Webber "Maybe Fernando will not be in the team the whole year. He may not agree to endure this all season. He's frustrated as hell, he just doesn't want to finish seventh or even sixth.It's not like Stoffele, which struggle for hit in the glasses quite a nice achievement. Fernando is not interested in points, he wants to fight for podiums, so mentally he is far, far from what he wants to be.
The ex-pilot of Formula 1 mark Webber said that his former team foolish to write off after inconclusive tests.Mark Webber "When the platform is empty, the Red Bull never fully laid out on the track. They love this opportunity to work in the pits. This is typical Red Bull, and I can't criticize their work in the winter.Unfortunately, they traveled a very large distance, and it's the only thing we can see over the past two weeks of tests. But we won't know anything until the team gets out on the track in Australia.It is clear that they need to do a phenomenal job at the aerodynamics performance to beat the performance of the engines of Ferrari and Mercedes. But I think Red Bull will be able to compete for pole position and monitor the progress of the race. It is quite possible".
Observers of Formula 1 David Croft and mark Hughes has speculated about the cause of this Honda.David Croft "Powerplant Honda creates so much vibration that it affects all electronics. Many of the details just fall away inside the car from shaking".Mark Hughes "as far As I know, the problems of the team associated with over-temperature valve. Overheating is very strong, so the team is forced to use the engine in a sparing mode".The start of the season is not far off, there are only two weeks.
The ex-pilot of Formula 1 mark Webber believes that this year the powerful engine will still make a big difference.Mark Webber "the Car this year will get a lot of downforce and it will be very sensitive to the increase over the past decade.What does it mean What you will need a powerful engine, because of the heavy wide tires and a high level of downforce will have to deal with the increased resistance. If the engine is weak, then all the innovations only slow down the car.The sports side will be developed as the cars finally will become faster, much faster than before. Pilots now will get their money, because on the podium they will stand up wet from hard work, as it was in classical times. This show will be interesting to see".
The ex-pilot of Formula 1 mark Webber believes that this year you can expect a serious fight between max Verstappen and Daniel Riccardo.Mark Webber "It will be a tough fight, as in the end of last year. I think Daniel is still rich in composure, and his experience will be very useful at the start of the championship.It will be a good fight for them and win the one with more composure, and this is, again, a trait Daniel. Max is still learning though and is an incredible talent".
Australian ex-pilot of Formula 1 mark Webber, finally hung up the helmet on a hook in the end of last year, on the Day Australia was awarded one of the highest national awards.Mark Webber received the title of officer of the Order of Australia for outstanding service to motor sport as an athlete and Ambassador. In addition, he actively assisted in fundraising and patronized a number of medical and youth organizations.
Australian ex-pilot of Formula 1 mark Webber believes that his compatriot Daniel ricciardo has received a Golden ticket to the chocolate factory after the retirement of Nico Rosberg.Mark Webber "Riccardo is now on the favorite, as this year, if Red Bull will be able to collect fast car, he will fight for the title. Replace Rosberg would be impossible, so in the short term, Mercedes is in big trouble.Nico and Lewis were constantly adjusted to each other, piloted at the limit, constantly spurred one another to greater results. Now it will not. And let Lewis is a brilliant pilot, leaving Rosberg shook the market of pilots".
Pilot Red Bull Daniel ricciardo is confident that gradually the popularity of Formula 1 in the United States will grow to European level.Daniel ricciardo "the Level is still lower than in Australia and England, but the popularity of the Formula 1 world is growing, it is definitely good growth. After a couple years on the market people really begin to understand these races.You can approach people and they will not call names yet, except for Michael Schumacher, but it was in Australia some time ago, before Mark Webber. Need people always raise the popularity in one country or another".
The ex-pilot of Formula 1 mark Webber, now playing in the championship WEC, admitted that he really wants to retire from the sport.Mark Webber "I'm already looking forward to the moment when the race for life. It would be great to come away with a win in Bahrain, but even if that happens, I will remain proud of his achievements. After this race, I take off my helmet and never wear it ever. It would be unusual, but I want to.I understand that this will be the last race for me. So emotions begin to overcome it, and even to see the race will come a great number of my friends. But I've been waiting for this moment".