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The post of technical Director of the team Sauber, which had remained vacant after the departure of Mark Smith in March of this year, next season is Jorg Zander.Currently, Zander is the technical Director of the Audi team represented in the championship WEC. However, the German company decided to leave endurance racing, and 52-year-old engineer got the opportunity to return to Formula 1, which has already worked with Toyota, BAR, Williams, Honda and Brawn. Had Zander to work in Sauber in 2006 and 2007 he was the chief designer of the team, which at that time belonged to BMW.Moniz, Kaltenborn, head of the team "We are delighted that Jorg Zander will become technical Director at Sauber. We are proud that we have managed to convince so an experienced engineer to become a part of our team. This is a very important step in the history of Sauber, and he will succeed.Zander knows the world of Motorsport and Formula 1. He will oversee all technical processes and be responsible for all technical departments. Sure, together we will succeed".Jorg Zander "I'm glad to be back in the Sauber and in Switzerland, a country that became for me almost native. After many years of experience in endurance racing, I am pleased to return to Formula 1. Enters into force the new regulation which provides an excellent opportunity to demonstrate technical capability.My goal is to create efficient technical organization that will be able to design a competitive machine of Fomrula-1. But first we need to gain a foothold in the middle of the peloton. This is a very interesting challenge and I look forward to the new season".
According to the publication Speed Week, partner Valtteri Bottas at Williams next season will be the canadian lance Stroll, who in late October was 18 years old.This season, Stroll participates in the European Formula-3, which is a significant difference. In parallel, the number of pilot lance Williams on the development machine. No Superlicense FIA and age is preventing young Canadians to get behind the wheel of a Formula 1, but at the end of October things will change.Mark Surer, a former pilot of Formula 1, and now the expert in the world of Motorsport, is also confident that the Stroll will be a combat pilot Williams "everything is clear the Williams team needed the money, and they have family Stroll. Besides, this is a young and talented pilot.Lawrence Stroll, lance's father, is a canadian businessman. His fortune Forbes estimates at 2.6 billion.
The ex-pilot of Formula 1 mark Webber believes that Max Verstappen deliberately squeezed the cars of rivals over the track and blocked their path.Mark Webber "I analyzed the replays and say that Max was constantly looking in the rear view mirror. He followed Kimi and waited until he makes his move. He first moved to the middle, and when Kimi went to the right, Max went straight in front of him.This daring and dangerous maneuver. It reminded me of what Michael Schumacher did with Mika Hakkinen in 2000 in Spa.
The ex-pilot of Formula 1 mark Webber admitted that only out of respect for Daniel ricciardo did a champagne ritual on the podium.Mark Webber "to be honest, in normal circumstances I would never have done that. One realization that you need to drink champagne out of someone else's Shoe. When I saw Daniel on the podium, I realized that I have.Sweaty champagne I had to taste. It's disgusting. But I respect Riccardo. He was filled with adrenaline, so he played along. Everyone enjoyed it, everyone had fun, but again like I don't want to.
Australian pilot of Red Bull Daniel Ricardo showed the second result in the race Grand Prix of Belgium on the podium and drink the champagne of his compatriot Mark Webber, who celebrated yesterday his birthday.Daniel ricciardo "Thanks to the team for such a quick car, it's just incredible The whole race I could walk at the pace of the Mercedes At the start I damaged my front wing, so the safety car was. The team quickly fixed all my problems with the machine and after the restart, he continued in a normal race. I attacked in full force, and it was fun".
The ex-pilot of Formula 1 mark Webber admitted that he was this season greatly upset the results of the Scuderia, where he played his former teammate Sebastian Vettel.Mark Webber "If you evaluate the first half of the season, I was most upset with the results the Ferrari. I see SEB and Kimi are tripping over themselves to help the team make progress. They protect the team from the attacks of the press, are pulling all the last strength. Yes, and I understand what the pilots, because the team could really be much better now".After the twelve stages of the Ferrari in third place. Ahead of Mercedes and Red Bull.
Fourth place in Hungary allowed Sebastian Vettel to overcome the barrier of 2000 points. Earlier, after winning in Austria, did Lewis Hamilton.In the next couple of years is unlikely anyone else will enter the "Club-2000". If only McLaren-Honda next season will go very well, and Fernando Alonso will start to win races.The number of points earned in career1. Lewis Hamilton - 20592. Sebastian Vettel - 20063. Fernando Alonso - 18024. Michael Schumacher - 15665. Nico Rosberg - 1395,56. Kimi Raikkonen - 12887. Jenson Button - 12278. Felipe Massa - 11099. Mark Webber - 1047,510. Alain Prost - 798,511. Rubens Barrichello - 65812. Ayrton Senna - 61413. David Coulthard - 53514. Nelson Piquet - 485,515. Nigel Mansell - 48216. Daniel Ricciardo - 47517. Niki Lauda - 420,518. Mika Hakkinen - 42019. Gerhard Berger - 38520. Valtteri Bottas - 382 - active pilotincommand that since 2010, winning equals 25 points. Prior to this victory were valued much less until 1961 the winner was given only 8 points, to 1991 9 points to 2010 - 10 points. That is why the Champions of previous years are much lower than pilots of our time.
Former race engineer of the Red Bull mark Hutchison is also very well informed in the psychology of pilots, so sort of knows what is going on in the soul of Nico Rosberg.Mark Hutchison "Yes, he tells the audience that he is well, but I am sure that in psychological terms it is incredibly difficult. The problem is not the speed of Nico - he's very fast, the problem is Lewis, and his behavior. Lewis always, appearing next to Nico, pushing him down to the contact, and it falls to Hmailton with it. This negatively affects the mental state of Rosberg, as the team does not take any sanctions against Lewis. That's why Niko now feels insecure and depressed".
Winning the race in Austria, Lewis Hamilton scored 25 points and the first in the history of Formula 1, overcame the barrier of 2000 points.Sebastian Vettel could pass the bar, but failed rear tire.The number of points earned in career1. Lewis Hamilton - 20092. Sebastian Vettel - 19923. Fernando Alonso - 17964. Michael Schumacher - 15665. Nico Rosberg - 1362,56. Kimi Raikkonen - 12707. Jenson Button - 12278. Felipe Massa - 11099. Mark Webber - 1047,510. Alain Prost - 798,511. Rubens Barrichello - 65812. Ayrton Senna - 61413. David Coulthard - 53514. Nelson Piquet - 485,515. Nigel Mansell - 48216. Daniel Ricciardo - 44817. Niki Lauda - 420,518. Mika Hakkinen - 42019. Gerhard Berger - 38520. Valtteri Bottas - 380 - active pilotincommand that since 2010, winning equals 25 points. Prior to this victory were valued much less until 1961 the winner was given only 8 points, to 1991 9 points to 2010 - 10 points. That is why the Champions of previous years are much lower than pilots of our time.
The ex-pilot of Formula 1 mark Webber said that he does not know who will be the champion this year.Mark Webber "I think Lewis has a chance to take another title, but Rosberg also wants to win, perhaps even more than a partner. Nico knows that to win the championship, he is obliged to carry out every race clean and without problems.Lewis is the pilot of the mood. He had little learning, piloting purely on talent. If he's in a good mood, then everything works, if not - then the race goes wrong. The video can play in your favor".
Australian ex-pilot of Formula 1 mark Webber believes that his countryman Daniel ricciardo is the best driver of the past Monaco Grand Prix.Mark Webber "I call Riccardo the best pilot of the last Grand Prix. He shone throughout the weekend. It is a pity that this is the track where you can't lose ground. Because of the mistakes of the team he was behind Lewis and was not able to overtake him. There's even DRS doesn't help. On any other track he would be able to overtake him without problems.I think that the team had to focus on Daniele, and do not spray it on and Verstappen. It was not worth spending double pit-stop on the same lap. This also was a team error.
The ex-pilot of Formula 1 mark Webber believes that Daniil Kvyat decided to move away from Red Bull long before the Russian Grand Prix.Mark Webber "Probably, the decision was prepared long before the Russian Grand Prix. The user suspected that might happen what happened. Now the decision they used. Now Max just has to show the class. He doesn't have much of a choice as to break the records of Red Bull.Kvyat has had over a year of time to prove their worth. Apparently, his actions are not satisfied with the leadership of Red Bull. As a rule, horses in the middle of the crossing do not change, but the Red Bull in its sole against the pilots, so the end of the season then never wait".
The accident Fernando Alonso in Australia was one of the most serious in the career of the Spaniard. However, not the first. We remembered six episodes.Brazil-2003 was held under heavy rain. Three times due to various incidents on the track appeared machine security. For 18 circles to finish before going to the starting line has deployed the Jaguar of Mark Webber and the track was strewn with wreckage. A few pilots have safely traveled to the accident site, but Fernando at full speed crashed into the machine flying away from the Aussie wheel. Renault the Spaniard as the ball dropped first to one side, because in another.The race was stopped, and Alonso even count the third place. But on the podium he was able to ascend not in a state of shock pilot was taken to a local hospital.
Ex-pilot of Formula 1 mark Webber believes Jenson Button early to leave the championship.Mark Webber "Jenson can spend at least one full season in Formula 1, but his performances were bright, McLaren and Honda have a lot to do to improve the reliability of his car. Meetings still play against this team. Pilots a lot of effort last year into his work, but not seen often even the checkered flag. If the British team wants to retain two future Champions, then she should deal with their problems.The button can already boast of a unique career, and when asked about retirement, my heart aches. This is a fast pilot, still young, he's just very early began to speak. Jenson knows how things work in racing, so to leave him sooner".Jenson button - the oldest pilot in modern Formula 1 in January he was 36 years old. And the most experienced his score is 284 start.
Ex-pilot of Formula 1 mark Surer I am sure that in this season the dominance of the German team will not be as total as in past years.Mark Surer "Believe my experience, because I in this world of Formula 1 are boiled for many years. Much suggests that the total domination of Mercedes over. This year they will not be able so easily to achieve their victories.Why For example, Ferrari has seriously reduced the gap from Mercedes at engine power, but the main thing is tires. Earlier, the Ferrari couldn't heat the tires up to normal temperatures, especially in qualifying. But now that the teams can choose the bus, everything will change. The line UltraSoft Ferrari gets more space to fight".
Ex-Formula 1 driver and former team-mate Sebastian Vettel mark Webber believes that four-time world champion still spoil the life of Mercedes.Mark Webber "I would not close its eyes to the possibility of Vettel who is very fast and able to race consistently. If the car will suit him, if SEB will be able to get competitive equipment in their hands, Mercedes fight for victory will be more difficult".
Ex-pilot of Formula 1 mark Surer told that the commentator to be very difficult.Mark Surer "Being a commentator is quite difficult, because there are times when you need a comment immediately, as the accident of Carlos Sainz in Sochi. Then my heart beat faster, but I had to calm down and continue to correctly assess the situation and not create panic.I am sometimes criticized for the fact that I appreciate the work of the world Champions, even though he had never been defeated in the races. But you should understand that I'm thirty years in the world of Formula 1, I know more than other journalists inside information. So I have information about the pilots and about how everything is arranged here".
Ex-pilot of Formula 1 mark Surer admitted that he does not consider modern cars easier to pilot than the model of past eras.Mark Surer "I do not agree with the opinion that a modern Formula 1 car is easy to control. Now on the wheel so many buttons, levers and switches that need to follow. At the same time to pilot the car at the limit and adjust settings is a complex task.I think modern Formula 1 became more difficult, because too much depends on timely actions of the pilot".Zurer acted in Formula 1 1979-1986 for team Ensign, ATS, Theodore, Arrows and Brabham. The best result in the race - 4th place. The best result of the season - 13th place in 1985.
Ex-pilot of Formula 1 mark Surer believes that Nico Rosberg is better than Lewis Hamilton understands the technology settings of the car Mercedes.Mark Surer "When it comes to working with settings and finding the right balance, Nico always comes to the fore in the Mercedes. Rosberg has always made more than Lewis. Last year it played a key role in the fight for the title.Hamilton is piloting just on talent, but when the machine is not like him, he concedes. Nico has won six pole positions in a row and won three. This says it all".
Ex-pilot of Formula 1 mark Webber, recently became the champion of the WEC, told, what's the difference between four-time champion Sebastian Vettel from triple champion Lewis Hamilton.Mark Webber "It's a completely different pilots. Lewis is just a fast lap. Vettel, like Schumacher, he's well versed in tactics, knows how to work with the machine, is able to find her face.Hamilton just a very quick lap in any conditions. This is its only advantage, while Vettel can use your head to fight for the win not the fastest car".While Webber believes that Hamilton ably sells his name as an established brand.Mark Webber "We're all different pilots, but Lewis was able from his achievements to make the brand. He achieves popularity in the U.S., and rightly so. Such has passed by David Beckham.Hamilton chose his path, he reconsidered much during the years of his career. He acts as if race is only a part of his life. This is unacceptable for many pilots, but not for him".
Pilot Mercedes Lewis Hamilton believes that to estimate the speed of Sebastian Vettel now very crudelis Hamilton "to Estimate the speed and the talent of Vettel it is difficult, because it never acted as strong partners. Mark Webber was never particularly fast, and Kimi Raikkonen can't show the speed, which was capable of in his best years.SEB lost to Daniel ricciardo outright, but it may be associated with the transition to new hardware. To appreciate his talent it's hard for me, I don't know how good Vettel".
Ex-pilot of Formula 1 mark Surer believes that Nico Rosberg to win you need to hold every race at the limits.Mark Surer "I don't think Nico has the opportunity to play for a team where he will be given a fast car, and my partner will be weaker. He should stay at Mercedes and continue the fight against Lewis. He can overtake, but it needs to hold all the races perfectly. The Hamilton also has the advantage, because he is able to win even with minor errors".
Sauber technical Director mark Smith believes that his team, like other small stables, not able to fight for a place in the top three by the end of the season.Mark Smith "in the past teams could spend more money on tests and be better prepared for races, now have such opportunities. We work mainly in simulations, rely on these computer simulations. In addition, we have a very limited budget, so every Euro must be used as efficiently as possible.Frankly, we have no real opportunity to fight for places in the top three of the constructors ' championship. Our objective is every year to reduce the backlog of leaders".
Ex-Formula 1 driver mark Webber, now playing in the WEC, admitted that very much wants to see his partner Jenson Button.Mark Webber "Jenson has been a great career, and I hope that he will succeed next year. And I am also sure that no one can say about Jenson something bad. He is a very good pilot, world champion.And personally, as a selfish man, I wish he was racing me. I'd like to believe that once the WEC will accept him into their family".
The former head of Cosworth mark Gallagher believes that Lewis Hamilton is not so great pilot.Mark Gallagher "I can't compare Lewis and Stewart, as in the time of Stuart's cars broke down more often than reach the finish, and in these circumstances to seek the title was very difficult.Hamilton just enjoys racing, and is not fond of the Formula 1, its history and essence. He doesn't even care what titles. He's not a great pilot, he enjoys his position".
Ex-Formula 1 driver mark Webber is confident that Red Bull and Toro Rosso will remain in the championship and will continue their performances in the season-2016.Mark Webber "Red Bull has one foot already stepped into the abyss, but it seems to me that the fall will not. Next year both teams will continue their performances in Formula 1, but will not be able to fight for victory. However, the coming year will be a change in the season 2017.The problem is not in the engine supplier, but in time, which is constantly moving away from Red Bull".
Ex-pilot of Formula 1 mark Webber admitted that he doesn't miss the Royal race, who he left over a year ago.Mark Webber "I do not miss. I was lucky to play in the best League times, I was lucky to work with Adrian Newey, who helped me to reach its maximum.I watch the race on TV, do not miss the latest news. I like to watch race, but now I don't spend my life on it. Even I watch only the race, not practice, and skills".
Ex-Formula 1 driver mark Webber told about the pilots, whom he considers best.Mark Webber "In the years of my youth for me, the best drivers were Nelson Piquet, Alain Prost, Ayrton Senna, Nigel Mansell. These pilots were on top in every race.I like how Jean Alesi constantly attacked the track at the limit, even, at times, too risky. They were pilots, which were being monitored by the whole world. These are my favorite pilots.But among all the pilots, especially among my peers, was allocated only one - Michael Schumacher. He doesn't look like anyone else, this is a special driver and man.
In the final part of the race pilot Sauber Felipe Nasr managed to break into tenth place and earn one point.Felipe Nasr "It was a very difficult race. We planned two pit stops per race, and we knew it would be hard to do. I was lucky to be in the top ten after the first safety car. Unfortunately, after the second I lost the temperature of the tires, so my speed after the restart was very low.I had to wait until the temperature rises and the pressure in the tires, but after that I was able to continue his breakthrough and fight for points. Well, the finish line was productive, it's important for the team."The second pilot team Mark Eriksson finished 11-m. Marcus Ericsson "I was pleased with my start and first lap. I managed to pass Jenson, after which I pressed Felipe Nasr, but around it was unreal on this ring. However, after the first pit stop I forgot to turn off the mode button pit stop and lost a lot of time. No luck. Then I returned your pace and even glad that Felipe scored a point. As for me, I'm disappointed".