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2016-07-23 21:34:04

Marcus Ericsson will start from the pit lane

Marcus Ericsson will start from the pit lane

Markus Eriksson crashed the car in the first part of the qualification of the Hungarian Grand Prix, having to show the 20-th result. However, to start pilot Sauber will be from the pit lane.Machine Swede suffered serious damage, and the team decided to build a new chassis around the spare. According to the rules, in this case, the pilot must start from the pit lane.

2016-07-23 18:04:36

Marcus Ericsson I just lost control

Marcus Ericsson I just lost control

Pilot Sauber Marcus Ericsson completed the qualification of the Grand Prix of Hungary ahead of schedule, taking off the wet track.Markus Eriksson "the Conditions were very difficult. Water on the track was enough to aquaplaning. I flew very carefully, but a small error led to a reversal and departure. Then I was just a passenger.I am very sad that qualifications ended that way. I was hoping for an exit in the second round, what was the real purpose".

2015-03-15 14:14:06

Sauber Dual finish with glasses

Sauber Dual finish with glasses

The last time the Sauber team earned points for the Brazilian Grand Prix 2013. This time the pilots of the Swiss team brought to the Treasury of 14 points Felipe Nasr finished fifth, Markus Eriksson - eighth.Felipe Nasr "I'm happy to finish fifth in his debut race in Formula 1. The race was difficult. At the start, someone hit my car, and I even thought that it was damaged. But all went well. Then everything went according to plan. This race was very emotional."Marcus Eriksson "the Team did a great job during the winter tests, and this result was a great reward. Today I earned my first points in Formula 1 is a great achievement. I hope to achieve similar success in the next Grand Prix.

2015-03-13 11:14:06

Van der garde tried jumpsuit Eriksson

Van der garde tried jumpsuit Eriksson

During the first practice in the paddock appeared Guido van der garde in overalls Sauber. Judging by the starting room, this suit belongs to Markus Eriksson.

2015-03-05 16:14:04

Guido van der garde sued for Sauber

Guido van der garde sued for Sauber

Former test pilot Sauber Guido van der garde has filed a lawsuit against his former team with the requirement to provide him a place prize of pilot season in 2015.In early 2014 the Dutchman signed a contract with Sauber, according to which he had a season to work out a test pilot, and in 2015 to become a combat pilot. However, this year the team entered Markus Eriksson and Felipe Nasr.It is expected that the first hearing of the case will take place on 9 March, a few day before the start of the new season.

2015-02-28 11:14:02

Started the third day of testing in Barcelona

The tests in Barcelona continue. In all commands, except for Force India, is expected to replace the pilot. In the composition of the McLaren day will fulfill the reserve pilot Kevin Magnussen, who will replace Fernando Alonso.Schedule February 28- Mercedes - Lewis Hamilton- Red Bull - Daniel Riccardo- Williams - Felipe Massa- Ferrari - Kimi Raikkonen- McLaren - Kevin Magnussen- Force India - Niko Hulkenberg- Toro Rosso - Carlos Sainz- Lotus - Roman Grosjean- Sauber - Markus Eriksson.

2015-02-26 10:34:02

Begins the final test session

Today in Barcelona begins the final four-day test session. Team Force India for the first time will test the new car, however, this will not happen until Friday. Fernando Alonso will miss the test, and instead will be released Kevin Magnussen.Schedule February 26- Mercedes - Lewis Hamilton- Red Bull - Daniel Quat- Williams - Felipe Massa- Ferrari - Kimi Raikkonen- McLaren - Jenson button- Toro Rosso - Carlos Sainz- Lotus - Roman Grosjean- Sauber - Markus Eriksson.

2015-02-21 12:34:03

Started the third day of the test

The tests in Barcelona continue. Almost all commands will be replaced. With Red Bull will work Daniel Kwiat, Force India behind the wheel will re-sit the test pilot Mercedes Pascal Werlein, Williams will divide the day between the two combat pilots.Schedule February 21- Mercedes - Lewis Hamilton- Red Bull - Daniel Quat- Williams - Felipe Massa/Valtteri Bottas- Ferrari - Sebastian Vettel- McLaren - Jenson button- Force India - Pascal Werlein- Toro Rosso - Max Verstappen- Lotus - Pastor Maldonado- Sauber - Markus Eriksson.

2015-02-20 12:04:03

Kicked off the second day of testing in Barcelona

The tests in Barcelona continue. In six teams are expected to be replaced. For example, at the wheel of a Lotus will sit the test driver Jolyon Palmer. In McLaren will work Fernando Alonso, but yesterday the Honda mechanics warned that because of the limited availability of spare parts the program will be reduced.Schedule February 20, - Mercedes - Nico Rosberg- Red Bull - Daniel Riccardo- Williams - Felipe Massa- Ferrari - Kimi Raikkonen- McLaren - Fernando Alonso- Force India - Sergio Perez- Toro Rosso - Carlos Sainz- Lotus - Jolyon Palmer- Sauber - Markus Eriksson.

2015-02-10 10:54:06

Machine Williams - the fastest on tests

Edition of the magazine Autosport has analyzed the telemetry command Formula 1 tests in Jerez. Ahead of the rest in terms of maximum speed turned out to be cars with engines from Mercedes.1 Felipe Massa Williams Mercedes - 307,6 km/B2 Nico Rosberg Mercedes - 307,6 km/CH3 Pastor Maldonado Lotus Mercedes - 306,8 km/CH Max Verstappen Toro Rosso-Renault - 303,3 km/CH Markus Eriksson Sauber Ferrari - 303,3 km/CH Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari- 300,8 km/CH7 Daniel Quat Red Bull Renault - 294,2 km/CH Jenson button McLaren-Honda - 277,6 km/CHK word, representatives of McLaren did not hide, what worked on the tests with the Rev limiter.

2015-02-04 11:14:03

Started the final day of testing in Jerez

Jerez started the final day of the test. In six of the eight teams are expected replacement of the pilot. For the first time this year on the track will appear Roman Grosjean.Schedule 4 February- Mercedes - Lewis Hamilton- Red Bull - Daniel Quat- Williams - Felipe Massa- Ferrari - Kimi Raikkonen- McLaren - Jenson button- Toro Rosso - Max Verstappen- Lotus - Roman Grosjean- Sauber - Markus Eriksson.

2015-02-01 10:24:04

In Jerez starts the first test session of the Formula 1

In Jerez starts the first test session of the Formula 1

Today in Jerez starts a four-day test session with the participation of eight teams. The races will be held from 11 to 19 hours Moscow time. On the first day, four teams will officially present its new machines. This Mercedes, Red Bull, Williams and Lotus.Schedule February 1, - Mercedes - Nico Rosberg- Red Bull - Daniel Riccardo- Williams - Valtteri Bottas- Ferrari - Sebastian Vettel- McLaren - Fernando Alonso- Toro Rosso - Carlos Sainz- Lotus - Pastor Maldonado- Sauber - Markus Eriksson.

2015-01-26 11:14:03

Marcus Eriksson - pilot of the year in Sweden

Marcus Eriksson - pilot of the year in Sweden

Despite the very modest results in Formula 1, Markus Eriksson became the pilot of the year in his native Sweden. However, the Swedish pilots in the Royal race was not a very long time since 1991, when it was made by Stefan Johansson.Eriksson in his blog wrote on this occasion "I am Very glad to receive this award"In the new season the Swede will advocate for a stronger team Sauber. His partner will be the newcomer Felipe Nasr.

2015-01-13 17:14:03

Season-2015 pilots from 12 countries, teams from 6 countries

In the new season the pilots of Formula 1 will be represented by 12 countries, including Russia. The largest representation in Germany - 3 pilot.Pilots1. Germany - 3 Nico Rosberg, Sebastian Vettel, Nico Hulkenberg2. Finland - 2 Valtteri Bottas, Kimi Raikkonen UK - 2 Lewis Hamilton, Jenson Button Spain - 2 Fernando Alonso, Carlos Sainz Brazil - 2 Felipe Massa, Felipe Nasr6. Australia - 1 Daniel Riccardo us - 1 Daniel Quat Mexico - 1 Sergio Perez Netherlands - 1 Max Verstappen France - 1 Roman Grosjean Venezuela - 1 Pastor Maldonado Sweden - 1 Markus ErikssonNine teams of Formula 1 will be under the licenses of six countries, and the largest representation in the UK - three. Given the location of the database, only three teams are located outside of Albion.The team, under license1. UK - 3 Williams, McLaren, Lotus2. Italy - 2 Ferrari, Toro Rosso3. Germany - 1 Mercedes Austria - 1 Red Bull India - 1 Force India Switzerland - 1 SauberCommand, the location database1. UK - 6 Mercedes, Red Bull, Williams, McLaren, Force India, Lotus2. Italy - 2 Ferrari, Toro Rosso3. Switzerland - 1 Sauber.

2015-01-12 16:04:02

Mercedes offered Hamilton a modest three-year contract

According to Italian publication Gazzetta dello Sport, the team Mercedes offered the newly minted two-time champion Lewis Hamilton new modest contract for three years. It Briton will receive a total of 20 million euros per year.However, there is bonuses. So, for each win Lewis will receive one million euros, and if you win another title, then I will in my pocket five million. With such bonuses Hamilton last season would have earned 36 million euros.In fact, the salary of the British champion is not increased. It is known that Lewis was calculated from the increase of salary up to 30 million. But Mercedes has a trump card, which was announced by the head of the team Toto Wolff in 2016 place of Hamilton may take Fernando Alonso.Wages pilots Formula 1 season in 2014 according to Business Book GP, Euro1. Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull - 22 million Fernando Alonso, Ferrari - 22 million Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari - 22 million. Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes - 20 millionov. Jenson button, McLaren - 16 millionov. Nico Rosberg, Mercedes - 12 millionov. Felipe Massa, Williams - 4 million Niko Hulkenberg, Force India - 4 million. Roman Grosjean, Lotus - 3 million Pastor Maldonado, Lotus 3 million Sergio Perez, Force India - 3 million. Adrian Sutil, Sauber - 2 million. Kevin Magnussen, McLaren - 1 million Valtteri Bottas, Williams - 1 million. Daniel Riccardo, Red Bull - 750 thousand Jean-Eric Verne, Toro Rosso - 750 tysyach. Jules Bianchi, Marussia - 500 thousand Esteban Gutierrez, Sauber - 500 tysyach. Daniel Kwiat, Toro Rosso - 250 tysyach. Max Chilton, Marussia - 200 tysyach. Kamui Kobayashi, Caterham - 150 thousand Markus Eriksson, Caterham - 150 thousand.

2014-12-23 15:44:04

Adrian Sutil the Problem of rent-drivers went beyond decent

The ex-pilot of Formula 1 Adrian Sutil believes that the situation with pilots who buy a place in the teams went all possible frames.Adrian Sutil "In Formula 1 was at all times, because always there was a small team, where you could buy your own place. But now everything is so compounded that sell everywhere and for such huge sums that hiring is just a quick and talented pilot became unprofitable. It seems to me that the situation was out just beyond the bounds of decency".Sutila was a contract with Sauber for the season 2015, but all the seats in the Swiss team took the pilots with solid sponsorship Markus Eriksson and Felipe Nasr.

2014-11-24 15:44:04

Teams for the season 2015 there were five vacancies

Teams for the season 2015 there were five vacancies

A month before the end of calendar 2014 almost all the teams in Formula 1 equipped pilots. There are only five vacancies, considering the team Caterham, which is in a very difficult position. While most attention is now on the McLaren.Mercedes Lewis Hamilton and Nico Roselily any sense to change something in a champion team The contract with Nico Rosberg was extended until the end of 2016, even in the summer. The current contract of Lewis Hamilton expires at the end of next season, but with him the leadership of Mercedes expected to discuss continued cooperation after the final race in Abu Dhabi.Red Bull Renault Daniel Riccardo and Daniel Kvardanyan Riccardo only this season came in the Red Bull and immediately won three races. Of course, the contract with the pilot immediately extended. Sebastian Vettel decided to leave the team, and his place of Junior Toro Rosso invited Daniel quata.Williams Mercedes Valtteri Bottas and Felipe Massau both pilots have a contract for next season. The team is pleased with the results and Weight, and, especially, Bottas. While the contract with Felipe valid until the end of 2016, the contract with Valtteri expire at the end of the year.Ferrari Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Recontribution Vettel has signed a three-year contract with Ferrari, where he replaced Fernando Alonso. Partner of four-time champion will be Kimi Raikkonen agreement which is valid until the end of 2015.McLaren Honda no signed contracts applicants Fernando Alonso, Jenson button, Kevin Magnussen and Stoffel Vandornit is Expected that the lead pilot of the team next season will be Fernando Alonso. And then the leadership McLaren will have to make difficult choices copilot between veteran Jenson Button and promising rookie Kevin Magnussen. However, the head of the team of Ron Dennis said that there are four contender. Maybe he was referring to the pilot of GP2 Stoffele Vandorn The team promised to call after 1 December.Force India Mercedes Nico Hulkenberg and Sergio Perezville over the years the composition of the Indian team will not change. Back in October, the leadership has extended the contract with Nico Hulkenberg, and in the days of the Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi announced the signing of a multi-year contract with Sergio Perez. New car Force India will be presented in the native Sergio Mexico.Toro Rosso, Renault only Max Verstappen other contenders Jean-Eric Verne, Carlos Sainz Jr, Alex LynnTeam Toro Rosso takes sometimes unexpected solutions. This time the sensation was the signing of 17-year-old max Verstappen. The Dutchman had to replace Jean-Eric Verne. But suddenly the vacancy occurred due to the increase of quata, so the Frenchman still has a chance to stay in Formula 1. Bidder number "two" - Carlos Sainz Jr., recently became the champion of the Formula Renault 3.5.Lotus Mercedes Roman Grosjean and Pastor Maldonadosergio solid sponsorship has allowed Pastor Maldonado to sign a multiyear contract with Lotus. On the eve of the Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi, the team announced the extension of the contract with Roman Grahanam, so that the composition of Lotus next season will not change. The main change is the switch to Mercedes engines.Sauber Ferrari Markus Eriksson and Felipe Narcomania underfunded, so the deciding factor in the selection of pilots was the availability of sponsorship. In the end, the place was taken by the Swede Markus Eriksson, debuted at this year's Caterham, and Brazilian Felipe Nasr, spent the season as a Friday test driver for Williams.Caterham Renault Financial well-being of this team is disgusting. Staff dismissed, crisis managers are looking for new customers. If the team can survive to the start of the new season, it is likely that the place will get a typical rent-drivers.

2014-11-19 18:54:04

The rating of the salaries of the pilots of Formula 1 in the season 2014

The publication Business Book GP published wages pilots Formula 1 season in 2014. The ranking is led by three time fee of 22 million euros. Interestingly, none of them this year did not win a single race. On the contrary, Daniel Riccardo with a salary of only 750 thousand managed three times to climb to the top of the podium.Pilots ' salaries in the season of 2014, the Euro1. Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull - 22 million Fernando Alonso, Ferrari - 22 million Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari - 22 million. Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes - 20 millionov. Jenson button, McLaren - 16 millionov. Nico Rosberg, Mercedes - 12 millionov. Felipe Massa, Williams - 4 million Niko Hulkenberg, Force India - 4 million. Roman Grosjean, Lotus - 3 million Pastor Maldonado, Lotus 3 million Sergio Perez, Force India - 3 million. Adrian Sutil, Sauber - 2 million. Kevin Magnussen, McLaren - 1 million Valtteri Bottas, Williams - 1 million. Daniel Riccardo, Red Bull - 750 thousand Jean-Eric Verne, Toro Rosso - 750 tysyach. Jules Bianchi, Marussia - 500 thousand Esteban Gutierrez, Sauber - 500 tysyach. Daniel Kwiat, Toro Rosso - 250 tysyach. Max Chilton, Marussia - 200 tysyach. Kamui Kobayashi, Caterham - 150 thousand Markus Eriksson, Caterham - 150 disassociate commands on the salaries of pilots, Euro1. Ferrari - 44 million. Mercedes - 32 million. Red Bull - 22,8 million. McLaren - 17 millionov. Force India - 7 millionov. Lotus - 6 millionov. Williams - 5 millionov. Sauber - 2,5 million. Toro Rosso - 1 million. Marussia - 0,7 million. Caterham - 0.3 million.

2014-11-16 18:54:08

Roberto Mary'm convinced that we should start in the Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi

Roberto Mary'm convinced that we should start in the Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi

Caterham goes in Abu Dhabi. The pilot team Markus Eriksson has already refused further cooperation with this team, and the reserve pilot Roberto Mary is sure that he should occupy the vacant seat.Roberto Mary senior, the father of Mary the younger, commented a British magazine Autosport "I heard that Finbarr O'connell crisis Manager - approx.ed. someone contacted, or someone in contact with him. But they should know that we have a contract in which Roberto has to sit behind the wheel, if someone of the main pilots can't do it.I know that the team placed into administration, but it doesn't undo the previous agreements. If there is a contract, then it must be obeyed"This season, the 23-year-old Mary three times, participated in Friday's practice in the composition of Caterham.Roberto Mary-senior "His potential he showed in Monza, when in an unfamiliar car and on unknown tire easily ahead of Eriksson. In Sochi all repeated."Meanwhile, Andre Lotterer, who spent part of Caterham Grand Prix of Belgium, said that they received from the team invited to the final stage.

2014-11-14 20:34:02

Caterham goes in Abu Dhabi

Due to financial problems the team Caterham missed two stages. On the eve of the Grand Prix of Brazil, she announced the fundraising for a trip to Abu Dhabi. And now the team reports that the funds collected through crowdfunding enough to participate in the final stage.Finbarr O Connell, crisis managing Caterham "in one week our fans made it impossible. Just needed to arrive at the final Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi, to show potential buyers that the team alive. It's hard for me to find words to Express my gratitude to the fans who have supported us.In recent days, the interest in the team from potential buyers has increased, and participation in the Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi will return the command status of the current. In addition, this network will not lose the right to participate in the season of 2015. Our team consists of experienced and hardworking staff, we only lack of financial resources. Hopefully now we eliminate this defect.We will participate in the Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi thanks to fans - this achievement will go down in the history of Formula 1"It is yet unknown who will sit behind the wheel of cars. Previously one of the pilots Markus Eriksson stated that it no longer cooperates with the Caterham.

2014-11-08 21:04:06

Qualifying score after eighteen stages

After eighteen qualifications equal status is observed only in the Sauber and McLaren. On the contrary, Ferrari and Lotus appears solid advantage of one of the pilots.Mercedes, Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg 7-11Red Bull, Sebastian Vettel - Daniel Riccardo 7-11Williams, Felipe Massa - Valtteri Bottas 6-12Ferrari, Fernando Alonso - Kimi Raikkonen 16-2McLaren, Jenson button - Kevin Magnussen 9-9Force India, Niko Hulkenberg - Sergio Perez 12-6Toro Rosso, Jean-Eric Verne - Daniel Quat 7-11Lotus, Roman Grosjean - Pastor Maldonado 14-4Sauber, Adrian Sutil - Esteban Gutierrez 9-9Marussia, Jules Bianchi Max Chilton 12-3Caterham, Kamui Kobayashi - Markus Eriksson 11-4Caterham, Andre Lotterer - Markus Eriksson 1-0.

2014-11-01 22:54:03

Qualifying score after seventeen stages

After seventeen qualifications is approximately equal to the situation observed only in the Sauber and McLaren. On the contrary, Ferrari and Lotus appears solid advantage of one of the .Mercedes, Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg 7-10Red Bull, Sebastian Vettel - Daniel Riccardo 6-11Ferrari, Fernando Alonso - Kimi Raikkonen 15-2Force India, Niko Hulkenberg - Sergio Perez 11-6Williams, Felipe Massa - Valtteri Bottas 5-12McLaren, Jenson button - Kevin Magnussen 8-9Toro Rosso, Jean-Eric Verne - Daniel Quat 7-10Lotus, Roman Grosjean - Pastor Maldonado 13-4Sauber, Adrian Sutil - Esteban Gutierrez 9-8Marussia, Jules Bianchi, Max Chilton 12-3Caterham, Kamui Kobayashi - Markus Eriksson 11-4Caterham, Andre Lotterer - Markus Eriksson 1-0.

2014-09-20 15:54:02

Eight machines were replaced by components of the power plant

Eight machines were replaced by components of the power plant

The Friday training many racers used power plant, has already passed a short distance races and dorabatyvalsya its resources. On Saturday morning the FIA announced that eight machines were replaced elements of the power plant.

N - Racer - Elements of the power plant

01 - Sebastian Vettel - TC 5, MGU-H 5

03 - Daniel Riccardo - MGU-H 4

09 - Markus Eriksson - MGU-H 4, MGU-K 4

10 - Kamui Kobayashi - MGU-K 5

14 - Fernando Alonso - TC 5, MGU-H 5

17 Jules Bianchi - ES 4

21 - Esteban Gutierrez - TC 5, MGU-H 5

26 - Daniel Quat - MGU-H 5

In six cases out of eight have the latest from resolved, the fifth elements of the power plant. The following change will be punished with a fine.

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2014-09-17 13:04:02

Singapore Grand Prix the Schedule of press conferences

Singapore Grand Prix the Schedule of press conferences

The FIA has announced the official schedule of press conferences in the days of the Singapore Grand Prix.

On Thursday, the press center will visit Markus Eriksson Caterham, Pastor Maldonado Lotus, Sergio Perez Force India, Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari, Adrian Sutil Sauber, Jean-Eric Verne Toro Rosso.

On Friday invited officials Eric Bulle McLaren, Moniz, Kaltenborn Sauber, Vijay Malia Force India, Manfredi Ravetto Caterham, French Toast Toro Rosso, Claire Williams Williams.

Saturday and Sunday's press conference dedicated to the three leaders on the day. The translations we traditionally publish on nonf1.ru.

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2014-09-06 22:34:06

Marcus Eriksson earned three penalty points

Showed in qualifying last result Markus Eriksson earned a double punishment. First, the pilot Caterham received three penalty points. Secondly, the young Swede will start from the pit-Lanta for such punishment was an incident during Saturday's practice. On the road, a car stopped Sergio Perez appeared yellow flags, and Eriksson is not slowed to a dangerous site. Because starting a penalty not much would have affected the position of Marcus, the stewards of the Grand Prix of Italy has chosen a different punishment.At the moment the penalty points have seven pilots. After training in Italy Eriksson came forward with 5 points.

2014-09-06 17:44:02

Qualifying score after thirteen stages

After thirteen qualifications is approximately equal to the situation observed in four teams Red Bull, McLaren, Toro Rosso and Sauber. On the contrary, Ferrari, Lotus and Caterham appears solid advantage of one of the .Mercedes, Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg 5-8Red Bull, Sebastian Vettel - Daniel Riccardo 6-7Ferrari, Fernando Alonso - Kimi Raikkonen 11-2Force India, Niko Hulkenberg - Sergio Perez 9-4Williams, Felipe Massa - Valtteri Bottas 4-9McLaren, Jenson button - Kevin Magnussen 6-7Toro Rosso, Jean-Eric Verne - Daniel Quat 6-7Lotus, Roman Grosjean - Pastor Maldonado 11-2Sauber, Adrian Sutil - Esteban Gutierrez 7-6Marussia, Jules Bianchi, Max Chilton 10-3Caterham, Kamui Kobayashi - Markus Eriksson 10-2Caterham, Andre Lotterer - Markus Eriksson 1-0.

2014-08-26 10:44:03

Qualifying score after twelve stages

After twelve equal qualifications the position is observed in three teams McLaren, Toro Rosso and Sauber. On the contrary, Lotus and Ferrari appears solid advantage of one of the .Mercedes, Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg 4-8Red Bull, Sebastian Vettel - Daniel Riccardo 5-7Ferrari, Fernando Alonso - Kimi Raikkonen 10-2Force India, Niko Hulkenberg - Sergio Perez 9-3Williams, Felipe Massa - Valtteri Bottas 4-8McLaren, Jenson button - Kevin Magnussen 6-6Toro Rosso, Jean-Eric Verne - Daniel Quat 6-6Lotus, Roman Grosjean - Pastor Maldonado 11-1Sauber, Adrian Sutil - Esteban Gutierrez 6-6Marussia, Jules Bianchi, Max Chilton 9-3Caterham, Kamui Kobayashi - Markus Eriksson 9-2Caterham, Andre Lotterer - Markus Eriksson 1-0.

2014-08-23 22:04:04

Andre Lotterer It's the fastest way to learn to drive a race car

Debutant Andre Lotterer representing Caterham showed in the qualification of the Grand Prix of Belgium 21-th result. His slightly more experienced partner Markus Eriksson to start would be the last."This, of course, the quickest way to learn to drive a race car, Formula 1, " said Lotterer. - Yesterday the track was dry, but today was wet, so in just two days I learned how to behave in different conditions. I think it was a very hard skill for me, because I had to understand all the nuances of driving on a wet road and show the result. I tried not to make many mistakes and I am glad that drove a couple of big circles."I think we can be quite competitive in the rain, but unfortunately, they were on the track at the wrong time, " said Eriksson. I was unable to get a single clean fast lap. I'm disappointed because we could have done much better work. It really doesn't matter, because the race is tomorrow, and I think that we have everything in order to spend it well and with dignity".

2014-08-05 20:24:02

Christian Albers COLLES believes that suits me this work

Christian Albers COLLES believes that suits me this work

In early July Christian Albers became the new head of the Caterham F1, after the team was bought by a consortium of middle Eastern investors. Before the summer break, a former pilot Minardi, Midland and Spyker said that you have already done, and shared plans for the future.

Question How was your first month as head of the team

Christian Albers it Was interesting. In the first days you get a lot of impressions. I was strongly impressed by what is happening on the basis of Lipide how everything was arranged, and the people who work there. I noticed that many were a bit depressed because we have not been able to reach anything during the four years. People had a problem with motivation, so we are now trying to inspire the team to a new life.

Question it should be noted that the team had been a reduction in staff. How can you comment on that

Christian Albers I don't want to say much about it, it's a delicate question. I would like to note that we have created a new command structure, in which I am sure John Aili - technical Director, kit Barkley - chief designer, Miodrag Kotur - team Manager, and I, her head. I am confident that the team can be successful, and this, in my opinion, the most important of all.

Question What did you participate in the sales team

Christian Albers For family reasons I have not worked for the last two years. Now at home the situation is that I again can do things. Since April I was looking for different ways, and now I had this opportunity. Colin Kolles, consultant of the project and the person with whom I worked before, contacted me. He considered that the position is perfect to me for two reasons. First, I had the experience because I was involved in several business projects, and secondly, I am well versed in the technical part and know how to work the machine Formula 1.

Question So you're not going to compete in the races of endurance or in the Formula E

Christian Albers That's Right. I believe in life always have to be realistic. I was quite successful pilot, long lived races, but it's time to stop. In addition, in business, I managed to achieve great success, than on the highway. In addition, after 18 years in the races I wanted to try myself in something else. I will face a new challenge, a completely different life, and it inspires.

Question can You tell us about your success in business

Christian Albers I would prefer not to talk about it. I don't think this is all very interesting, but I was working with small companies around the world, but was not involved in the daily work - every company has their heads, and they manage the Affairs.

Question What can you say about the purposes for the remainder of the season

Christian Albers of Course, our goal is to move forward, to take a higher position in the League. It would be great if we can achieve it. We must be successful - it is not easy to achieve, but the team intends to make every effort to do everything necessary.

Question What are the team's long-term prospects under the new owners

Christian Albers We are already working with the machine for 2015 and will soon start its blowing in the wind tunnel. In addition, the team is preparing new to the Grand Prix of Belgium. We are in a race against time, so a two-week summer break makes us life. However, we want to make the time to make the car better.

Question is It true that the machine will get a new nose cone

Christian Albers We will see it in the Spa.

Question How is the search for new sponsors

Christian Albers We are working hard on this issue. The team, first of all, is interested in business partners, that we contributed to the formation of new business relations. I believe we can achieve a lot.

Question do You expect to support Dutch companies

Christian Albers I hope it will be, and the Dutch company will see that the Formula 1 - a perfect platform for establishing new business relations and attraction of partners.

Question Your arrival in the team can be considered good news for Robin Freins

Christian Albers of Course, I would like to work with the Dutch racing driver. 'll just say that Robin can add in many areas. I think he should focus on that. I'm not seen him driving to add something to what has been said. Let's see what the future will bring.

Question You have followed the career of max Verstappen

Christian Albers At the moment it perfectly stands. Look how he will be good in the next racing series in which to hunt. According to rumors, he signed a contract with Red Bull. Don't know whether this is so, but Max has been doing great work. Of course, I will follow him. I was always interested in fast young pilots. Definitely, Max is one of them.

Question can You guarantee that Kamui Kobayashi and Markus Eriksson will finish the season in Caterham

Christian Albers simple while the racers show the results, they remain in the team.

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