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One of the heroes of the 2014 season was Jules Bianchi, who played for Russian team Marussia under the number "17".Career Bianchi supported Ferrari, and with the participation of the Scuderia, the Frenchman got a seat at Marussia in 2013. In his debut season earn points failed. In 2014, the Russian stable switched to a turbo Ferrari, but the speed is rarely enough to fight for getting into the top ten. Finally, on the sixth stage in Monaco Jules finished ninth, earning for himself first and team points.
The company Aston Martin has stated that it is open for cooperation with Cosworth to supply engines for Formula 1.The British automaker is now the title sponsor of the Red Bull, but his interest is more simple and more affordable versions of the engines after 2020.And CEO of Aston Martin Andy Palmer is interested in the relationship with Cosworth, a former independent supplier of engines for Formula 1.Andy Palmer "Cosworth is one of our key partners in the project road cars Valkyrie, and we work closely with them to create a new V12 engine.The extension of this cooperation to the project in Formula 1 will make sense, and this proposal, which we would like to explore."The last time the Cosworth engines were presented in 2013 on the machines Marussia. With the advent of turbo engines in 2014 the company left the Formula-1.
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.
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.
The owner of the team DS Virgin, Richard Branson and its leader Alex tai believe that Formula 1 will no longer be the Queen of sports in ten years.Richard Branson "one day Alex came to me and said that we really should no longer participate in Formula 1, Formula E will become a pioneer in the technology of pure energy, and I agreed with him.It was incredibly exciting. The League is growing very fast, each season they bring new initiatives. I'm willing to predict that in 10 years if Formula 1 will continue on its own, the Formula-E will catch up with her.And so it should be, because the world needs to use clean machines. We all need to wean ourselves from dirty petrol cars, and Formula E should lead the process".In 2010 and 2011 Branson owned Virgin team, speaking in Formula-1. Later it evolved into Marussia.
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.
FIA and the owners of Formula 1 have announced what will be the power plant after 2020. The new regulations on engines like the Cosworth company.Bruce wood, managing Director, Cosworth "the Existing rules do not give chances to the new members, when you consider what the necessary investments, both technical and material. The new rules will allow the independent companies to try their hand at Formula 1".The last time Cosworth was introduced in Formula 1 in 2013 as an engine supplier of the team Marussia. The emergence of complex hybrid power systems, a British company, has left the championship.
Esteban Windows debuted in Formula 1 in the middle of last season, and since he finished all 24 races in which he participated. Another finish - and the Frenchman will repeat the record of max Chilton.Chilton competed for Marussia in 2013 and 2014 Let results he did not Shine, but showed an incredible for beginner stability. Only 26-second account of the race he came down, faced at the start with team-mate Jules Bianchi.
The President of the FIA Jean Todt said that he was impressed by the points Jules Bianchi, speaking in the slowest team of the peloton Marussia.Jean Todt "I knew that the guy has a chance to succeed in Monaco. I was confident in him, in his talent. On paper the chances of the Bianchi were, but because it's Monaco, then you can never be sure something is 100.Obviously, it was surprising that he succeeded. His courage and confidence energized the entire team for success. It was his weekend.I remember how he overtook Kobayashi. It was risky with the touch pass. But he did it. He brought the team points, which in the future saved it from bankruptcy".In Monaco 2014 Bianchi finished 9th and earned only in the history of Marussia glasses. In the same year at the Japanese Grand Prix the Frenchman was involved in a serious accident.
Jordan king last season ranked seventh in GP2, winning two races. However, the Briton hopes to get a place in Formula 1.Jordan king "I want to get into Formula 1 and will do everything to achieve this goal. I have a good chance, although there was still about six or seven candidates for the remaining a couple places. I will fight as long as free space.I think I still have a lot to show. I've won races and have good potential. The GP2 season ended not very good, but it makes no sense to stay there. Don't know what I'll do next season."As you know, father king had a hand in the salvation of the Manor formerly Marussia. Perhaps this fact will help to place. Besides, the king already has experience at the Manor during Friday's practice.
The head of the Honda F1 Yusuke Hasegawa believes that the quality of the mechanics is a key factor in the fight for victory and points in the race Grand Prix of Mexico.Yusuke Hasegawa "the Track is located at an altitude of 2200 m, and this means that the oxygen in the air is already in a discharged state, so the turbocharger has to work very hard, forcing air into the combustion chamber. So the quality and efficiency of the turbine are the key factors in the upcoming race.At the same time, this track has a very long straight, so we must consider other factors energy recovery, use it on the straights, aerodynamics and chassis tuning.We had a very difficult race here last year, but we would like to maintain the forward momentum in recent races. We hope to be able to achieve points."Last year Fernando Alonso has gone on the second circle from-for refusal of the power plant. Jenson button finished 14th, ahead of only a couple pilots Marussia.
Champion of 1978, Mario Andretti believes that it is necessary to invite in Formula 1 American pilot, after the championship came the American team and the new leadership of the United States.Mario Andretti "Now the Formula-1 is decorated with the American team, but the picture is incomplete due to lack of a national pilot. I really hope that one day a contract with an American pilot to be signed. This will lead to an increase in the number of fans from the USA.I'm sure there are already pilots worthy of this role, to take even Alexander Rossi. But, for unknown reasons, pushed into the background. It's unfair to him and all of America".Last year Rossi held a few races in the composition of Marussia Manor. This season, Alexander is listed as the backup pilot of the Manor and simultaneously acts in IndyCar, where the first attempt has won the Indy 500.
In the framework of the United States Grand Prix reserve pilot Manor Jordan king will work Friday's practice. The Briton hopes that it will help him get a place in Formula 1 for the season 2017.Jordan king "this weekend will make everything I can. As for 2017, the decision has been made. I'll try to get into the team of the Formula 1, but still a lot of time, and things can change several times. Of course, I can wait until 2018, but maybe something happens in the next".King became the champion of the British Formula 3 in 2011. The last two years he performs in GP2, where he won two races. Father Jordan in 2015 was the interim Executive Director of the Marussia/Manor.
Last year Alexander Rossi spent a few races for Marussia now Manor. This season's American, not finding a place in Formula 1, speaking in his native IndyCar championship and has already managed to win the legendary race Indy-500. However, Rossi is considering a return to Formula 1.Alexander Rossi "I Have options next year in Formula 1 and IndyCar. We communicated with the Manor and we were contacted by another team.In IndyCar there is a proposal from several teams, Andretti and offers me a multi-year contract. This is a very interesting championship with a high level of competition.Rossi admitted that the Manor team offered him to spend the second half of the season is Rio Haryanto.Alexander Rossi "Yes, the Manor has invited me to spend the second half of the season, but that's not what I want. My managers are looking for more attractive option. Besides Formula-1 will overlap with the IndyCar calendar".
The last few years, the team of the Manor ex-Marussia used a wind tunnel McLaren. But this year the collaboration ended.Dave Ryan, the sporting Director of Manor "an agreement to use the wind tunnel McLaren ended. We came to the conclusion that it makes sense to work with Mercedes.First, wind tunnel Mercedes is a 20-minute drive from our base. Second, we are already working with Mercedes, because we use their engines.But we will not second Haas team. We are an independent team, we pay for engines and technical support. We pay for wind tunnel".
Alexander Rossi last year was in the team of the Manor-Marussia. American had hoped to continue working in the Manor, but could not enlist the support of sponsors. In the end, Rossi went to his home, where he signed a contract with the team Andretti Herta Autosport.The first five races Alexander did not Shine, and the best result was 10th place. However, in the sixth race Rossi won unexpectedly. And this, incidentally, the most prestigious race of America - Indy-500. Obviously, he was not sorry that he left Formula 1.
For the race in Monaco, the French pilot Romain Grosjean Haas has prepared a new painting the helmet, dedicated to his compatriot Jules Bianchi.In 2014, Bianchi finished in ninth place in the Monaco Grand Prix, earning the first points for the team Marussia. Four months later, Jules died during a race in Japan.
At the end of last season John Booth has left the Manor, headed since 2010 when it was called Virgin/Marussia. But 61-year-old Briton returned to Formula 1 as a race Director of Toro Rosso.John Booth "it is a great honour for me to be part of such a competitive team like Toro Rosso. Over a short period, she was able to achieve a lot in Formula 1. Looking forward to the start of work at the Grand Prix of Russia".
The former head of the Manor John Booth admitted that he did not doubt the successful debut of Haas in the championship of Formula-1.John Booth "Hass a big budget, and this is one of the main reasons for their success. They also helped work with Ferrari, close collaboration which began two years before debut.Technical support for the Scuderia has secured the young team a good start. They knew in advance that the results will be high."Team Manor formerly Marussia is also a couple of years got Ferrari engines, but the collaboration with Ferrari and was limited.
Alexander Rossi remains in the team Manor, however, the role of the reserve pilot. The American will combine this work with performances in overseas IndyCar series.Alexander Rossi "I tried to get into Formula 1. It is a pity that this year failed to become a combat pilot Manor, but I did everything I could.I will reserve the pilot of the Manor, and I will be a very busy season. In parallel, I shall speak of the popular American IndyCar series in a part of Andretti Autosport. I'm sure this experience will help me in the future."It is known that Rossi will be present on 11 stages, and the first of them - the Grand Prix of Russia.Recall that last season, Alexander played 5 races in the composition of the Manor-Marussia. Best result - 12th place.
For auction four car team at Virgin/Marussia, owned by a private collector.We are talking about cars and MVR02 VR01 Virgin, MR01 and MR02 Marussia, used in 2010-2013 None of them never were able to finish in the points zone.
Pilot Alexander Rossi still warm hope that will become a combat pilot Manor next year.Alexander Rossi "Negotiations are underway, everything is moving in the right direction, but the situation is still complicated. You have to understand that if contracts are not signed, then the chances are. Wanting to get in this world a lot, but vacancies are very few. But I've already piloted this machine, the team knows my abilities and potential.So far everything is going very well and I hope that next year will give you a string of good races".This year Rossi held five races in the composition of Marussia-Manor. Best result - 12th place.
Team Manor-Marussia next season will be performing under a different name. It is known that the request submitted to the leadership of the Formula 1. According to the regulations, the name change must approve all participants.For team this is the third name change. In 2010, she debuted in Formula 1 under the name of Virgin, but two years later turned into Marussia. At the end of last year the team was bought by Stephen Fitzpatrick, and turned into Marussia Manor, although in the Cup of designers, and the results of the races the entire year appeared the old name.It is known that the Fitzpatrick owned energy company Ovo. But there is no doubt that this brand will be used in Formula 1.
The pilot Manor-Marussia will Stevens will lose five positions at the start of the race in Abu Dhabi. Reason replacement of electronic engine control unit on the fifth.It is the only penalty box Grand Prix Abu Dhabi.
It is known that at the end of the season John Booth and Graham Loudon in leadership positions at the Manor-Marussia, will leave the team. The role of the leader was offered Alex Burcu, former Formula 1 driver, but the Austrian refused.Alex Wurz in an interview with the BBC "Yes, I got the offer. But, after some thought, I told Stephen Fitzpatrick that don't work at the Manor".According to rumors, the role of the head of the Manor also suggested Whitmarsh Martin, head of McLaren in 2009-2014.
John Booth at the end of the year will leave the post of head of the team Marussia-Manor. However, he believes that his career in Formula-1 will not necessarily end, as he has a number of offers from other stables.John Booth "Not the fact that this year will end my career in Formula 1, while I have no reasons to make such statements, I will probably be very soon.I wanted to retire as early as possible, but last year I rested for three months, and it was not very fun. I became the housewife, and the first week I loved it, especially the lack of thoughts about Formula 1. But now I understand that I will be greatly missed".
According to the results of Friday practice McLaren drivers were at the end of the second ten. The worst situation is only in Manor-Marussia. Jenson button showed the 16-th result, Fernando Alonso - 18th. The last engine failure.Jenson button "on Friday, the lap time is not so important, the main thing is the feel of the flying machine. We have achieved good traction with the track, but so far are unable to use it. There were difficulties with balance. But all in equal situation, especially considering the high pressure in the tires, with which we have to work here. I think tonight we will find a solution.Saturday and Sunday it might rain, and we hope it is our chance to succeed."Fernando Alonso "for me the Second practice was quite short due to the failure of the power plant. So Saturday is waiting for me hard work in preparation for qualifying and the race. We'll have to replace the power plant, and I'll work with that engine, which was used in Mexico.But I'm not upset. I think the problems will still be here and in Abu Dhabi and next season they will not. We are still learning".