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Finnish edition of Ilta-Sanomat reports that in the near future the Haas team will announce the signing of Esteban Gutierrez.Ex-pilot Sauber this season works reserve pilot Ferrari. Gutierrez is familiar with Italian powerplant, which will be used by team Haas. In addition, his Mexican sponsors willing to provide support in the amount of 15 million euros.Earlier, the management Haas was told that there is a list of ten candidates, among which is one test driver for Ferrari, Jean-Eric Vergne, as well as the pilot Force India Nico Hulkenberg. It is also known that negotiations with Haas leads Max Chilton and Alexander Rossi.
Ex-pilot of Formula 1, speaking in Marussia, admitted that he was surprised the rebirth of the team.Max Chilton "When announced the closure of the stables, I was unfazed, as all this was going. It was natural. I was even surprised how much time we handed in the championshipBut what was my surprise when the team returned to the championship I didn't believe it, because just two weeks before the start of the race in Australia, the team started the preparatory work. With me no one contacted regarding my work, but I would not have agreed. Now just wondering how long the new team".
Trevor Carlin, head of commands, where in the youth series was made by Max Chilton believes that the ex-pilot of Formula 1 is very fast and speed are not inferior to the one of the leaders of the championship Daniel Riccardo.Trevor Carlin "When Chilton competed in Formula 3, he speed are not inferior to Daniel. Account the qualifications they were equal. The problem with max is that he got the wrong team, and performances at the tail of the peloton ruined his image. I know what you are capable of this guy, so I want him to help us to regain his name in the American IndyCar races. If all goes well, he will show his potential."Chilton plans to debut in the IndyCar together with the Carlin team in 2016. However, the British still hoped to find a place in Formula 1.
The ex-pilot of Formula 1 Max Chilton is going to debut in the IndyCar together with the Carlin team. However, this will happen only next year.Max Chilton "I was very lucky that I was working with Carlin in the United States. I haven't signed a contract to participate in the race, considering different options for next season, but IndyCar is a very tempting offer. It may be that in the season of 2016 will combat pilot commands.Recall that for two seasons in Formula 1 Chilton never been able to finish higher than 13th place.
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.
The pilot is already non-existent team Marussia Max Chilton admitted that she really wants to return to Formula 1.Max Chilton "I would very much like to understand how the situation would develop in Formula 1 next year, but the fact remains I consider myself to be a pilot of a Royal race and want to go back. I can still show good results, can make progress. So I consider myself a useful contribution in this championship."If you survive team Caterham that Chilton with their sponsors may compete for space.Two seasons Max spent in Formula 1. The best result in the race - 13th place. The best position for the season - 21 place.
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.
According to information published in Gazzetta dello Sport, with Kamui Kobayashi team Caterham in Abu Dhabi will be the ex-pilot Marussia Max Chilton.The Briton has an impressive sponsorship, which will help him find work, at least for one race. But there's no official confirmation of this information.
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.
After the Grand Prix of Russia's bankruptcy was announced by the team Caterham, one of the pilots was Marcus Eriksson. But without the work of the Swede remained a short time, the benefit he has a solid sponsorship. Next season, Eriksson will be a pilot Sauber. Eriksson "At the end of a busy week I received a gift from Sauber in the form of a contract for the next season. I am proud, because this team is one of the best in terms of working with young pilots. I will do my best to make progress and to help the team return to the top".Moniz, Kaltenborn, head of the team Sauber "We are pleased to announce a new contract. We have closely followed by Marcus. His first season in Formula 1 is very difficult, but in such circumstances, he was able to make progress. We are confident that the contract will give motivation to our team"You say with certainty that Adrian Sutil who do not have good sponsorship, would have no place in the Sauber. Will he keep his place Esteban Gutierrez, the same question. It may displace Max Chilton, who also was left without a team for next year. Obviously, the second place in the Sauber will get the cash pilot, and in such conditions the chances of Sergey Sirotkin almost none.
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.
In 2014 the team started quite early to confirm riders for next season is already in the summer Lotus announced the contract with Pastor Maldonado and Mercedes for several years extended the agreement with Nico Rosberg. But autumn was not without surprises Sebastian Vettel has announced the departure of Red Bull Racing, and its place taken by a young Russian rider Daniel Quat.
Upon confirmation of contracts this material will be updated, the current version - October 21, 2014.
In the champion team will retain the composition. The contract of Lewis Hamilton will expire at the end of 2015, with Nico Rosberg signed a new agreement for several years.
160Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg - contracts confirmed
Red Bull Racing
Sebastian Vettel ahead of schedule completed cooperation with the team, which has won four League titles, using a clause in the contract allowing the possibility of separation in case of insufficient good results. Next year, Vettel will replace Daniel Quat, which will become a companion of Daniel Riccardo.
160Daniel Riccardo and Daniel Quat - contracts confirmed
Williams Martini Racing
The British team was one of the first confirmed squad for the next season. Williams satisfied with the work of Valtteri of Bottas and Felipe Mass, these racers and will continue to play for the team from grove in the new season. The contract Valtteri up to the end of 2015, the contract Felipe - until the end of 2016.
160Valtteri Bottas and Felipe Massa contracts confirmed
The leader of Ferrari in recent years, Fernando Alonso, is likely to leave the team, despite the contract. According to rumors, it will be replaced by Sebastian Vettel.
The Kimi Raikkonen has a contract for next season. Ferrari has not yet made a statement about the composition of 2015, but there is little doubt that Finn will continue his career in Scuderia.
160Candidates Kimi Raikkonen, Sebastian Vettel
Sahara Force India
In Force India have extended the contract with Nico Hulkenberg, and his companion, most likely, will remain Sergio Perez, who brought the team's only podium this season. Mexican sponsors are important for Force India.
160Niko Hulkenberg contract confirmed
160Candidates Sergio Perez, Daniel Juncadella
In 2015, McLaren goes for a power plant Honda, and, according to rumors, the Japanese companies want one of the racers of the team was Fernando Alonso. The Jenson Button, as Kevin Magnussen, has no contract for next season, but Jenson has repeatedly talked about the desire to continue cooperation.
Kevin joined McLaren in place of Sergio Perez with the personal support of Ron Dennis, but McLaren have another fast rider from youth programs - Stoffel Vandorn, which might also be driving in 2015
160Candidates Fernando Alonso, Jenson Button, Kevin Magnussen, Stoffel Vandorn
Scuderia Toro Rosso
In the Toro Rosso in August announced that Jean-Eric will leave the team after the end of the season, next year it will be replaced by Max Verstappen. However, this announcement was made before he became aware of the care team Daniel quata, so Verne may still remain.
However, do not rule out the possibility that Toro Rosso will completely change the composition of the seated behind the wheel of two young riders.
160Max Verstappen - contract confirmed
160Candidates Jean-Eric Verne, Carlos Sainz Jr, Pierre went out, Alex Lynn
Lotus F1 Team
Solid sponsorship from oil company PDVSA has helped Pastor Maldonado to get a contract for next season. Who will be his companion is still unknown. Roman Grosjean considered various options, but will likely remain in the Lotus.
160Pastor Maldonado - contract confirmed
160 Candidates Roman Grosjean, Jolyon Palmer
Marussia F1 Team
The team were pleased with the pair of pilots Jules Bianchi, Max Chilton, but a severe accident, the French racer Suzuka has canceled all plans. In addition, the difficult financial situation puts into question the existence of the team. However, in addition to Chilton, other applicants for a place in the Marussia can be considered a current backup drivers Alexander Rossi and will Stevens.
160Candidates Max Chilton, Alexander Rossi, Will Stevens
Sauber F1 Team
Last winter, Adrian Sutil and Esteban Gutierrez received a one-year contract extension which depends on the financial component. The team needs a budget for next season, especially if it will not achieve more than tenth place in the Cup of designers. The Gutierrez on the negotiations helps support the Mexican billionaire Carlos slim.
160Adrian Sutil, Esteban Gutierrez, Guido van der garde, Sergey Sirotkin
Caterham F1 Team
Possible extension of contracts with Kamui Kobayashi and Marcus Erickson discussed before Tony Fernandes sold the team to a consortium of Swiss and middle Eastern investors. Kobayashi dominated in the internal team fight, but Erickson brings more money.
Next year in Caterham any options if the team will start.
160Kamui Kobayashi, Marcus Erickson, Roberto Mary
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In Marussia few years waited impatiently for the first Russian Grand Prix Formula 1, but after the accident Jules Bianchi in Suzuka this topic has gone by the wayside. In the race Chilton was piloted by a single car team and already descended to the ninth circle of technical problems.
Max Chilton retired "After an incredibly difficult for all staff team of the week in the race today, we deserved more. It was a difficult weekend, our guys had to work hard to start. Action with the support of Jules was very emotional. I think that team sport and all fans have really done what they can be proud of.
In the race I managed a good start, then we went early enough with Medium to Soft, as I understand that is unlikely to be able to be quick on the more rigid structure. On the ninth lap, I felt a problem with the front left wheel, which did not disappear, so returned to the pit lane for the team figured out. Ultimately it turned out that quickly deal is impossible, so we decided to complete this difficult weekend ahead of time.
Most now the team needs to return home to support their families and colleagues at the base. Somehow, we must find the strength to regroup and move forward, although right now it's hard to imagine".
Dave Greenwood, chief engineer "since we started with the end of the lattice, and given the characteristics of the tyres this weekend, our strategy was designed to minimize cut on the Medium compound tyres. We took the opportunity to spend a pit stop at the first round, but ultimately chose to stay in fourth.
On Soft Max could add, but in the first turn felt the problem, and the only option for us was again to stop the car to check it out. By doing this, we discovered that in fact the problem has arisen in the area of the right rear wheel, so I decided to go the distance.
This is not the outcome of a race, which we had hoped, but I think we can rightly be proud of how rallied this weekend. We are very impressed by the huge support to Jules on the part of the entire Formula 1, and we are very grateful for it. We hope that this has helped the family Jules in a difficult time for them. At some point we will need to think about the remaining races of the season, but now we are ready to go home.
Because of problems with the drive Max Chilton, in fact, missed the morning practice and qualifying locked Protocol.
Max Chilton 21 "a Difficult weekend and as it approaches the race tomorrow becomes easier. I support the whole team, that helps a lot. Today, we have not achieved what they had hoped for, but there are reasons.
In the morning due to problems with the drive I missed the third session of the free races and not been able to work with a softer rubber. Since we are on a new track, it's great has made me qualified.
In training I was happy with the balance, we did a good job and hope for more in the race. We will make every effort tomorrow ahead of Caterham, but without my teammate I would be much more difficult".
Dave Greenwood, chief engineer "Today we once again had to try to concentrate on their work. Yesterday we talked about the strength of the team, and now the whole responsibility was entrusted to the max. When you are on the new highway, the main landmark for the racing teammate, but this weekend Max is one.
His task was complicated because of arising in the morning, problems with the drive when he lost the third part of the training, and there is no doubt that the lost time and the inability to work fully with softer rubber, affected the results of the qualification.
We do not believe that backlog from Caterham in the first session reflects the true picture, and have to prove it in tomorrow's race. Tomorrow all of us, including max, will participate in the race for Jules - this should bring us strength".
After a severe accident Jules Bianchi in Suzuka in Marussia F1 decided to put on a Grand Prix Russia, only one car. After the first day of weekend Max Chilton satisfied with.
Max Chilton 20th "the Day was difficult for all members of the team, all we had left was to work hard, focusing on the race weekend. From the point of view of technical settings and study tracks everything went efficiently. The circuit is impressive. I like the combination of high-speed sections and slow technical turns. In the evening we will explore the situation, I hope tomorrow will be even stronger."
Dave Greenwood, chief engineer "tough day, during which Jules remained the main object of our thoughts, but we can be proud, as we did with them. Max had a hard time, but he stayed strong and kept focused, having done all that was required to perform the intended program.
The main task of the morning was to give max the maximum time on the track so he could study the configuration. Max well progressed during both sessions. In the course of the day the track condition was improved, which work with the Soft tyres we started later, but due to the large amount of time on the road, during the day we had to evaluate several options settings. In the evening we will analyze the information gathered and decide which of the tested solutions are going to use on Saturday."
On Friday morning Marussia has announced that it will spend this weekend with one machine - behind the wheel in Sochi will sit Max Chilton. Alexander Rossi, announced on Thursday, will not take part in the events of the racing weekend.
"In the upcoming race weekend in Sochi, we will speak with one machine out of respect for our driver to Jules Bianchi, who remains in hospital, Yokkaichi in stable but critical condition, the statement says Marussia F1. The team informed the stewards that withdraws from the competition a second car. Despite the presence in Sochi Alexander Rossi, our backup driver, the command will only work with one machine in Grand Prix in such difficult circumstances will participate Max Chilton.
Mechanics Jules gathered a second car that is ready to race and will remain in boxes throughout the weekend. In support of Jules and his family on the machine and the form of the command will appear JB17. Although Jules and not with us this weekend, it certainly remains a part of the Marussia F1 Team".
Max Chilton "I don't know how to put into words how I am devastated by what has happened with Jules. The support of the entire Formula 1 incredible, and all we can do is to support the family Jules in these difficult times. This will be a very emotional weekend for the whole team, but we will try to go through this, and we will continue to pray for Jules".
Team Marussia F1 is still not confirmed that the composition of the Grand Prix of Russia. The main two options either Max Chilton will start only Marussia car, or behind the wheel of the second MR03 instead of Jules Bianchi will sit one of the backup pilots commands.
Most likely, it will be Alexander Rossi as he has a superlicense and has repeatedly participated in Friday's free practice. New test pilot Marussia will Stevens had in Sochi for the first time to get behind the wheel MR03 during the first workout, but now his debut under question.
The final decision for the management of the team, but neither athletic Director Marussia F1 Graham Loudon, neither team principal John Booth on the track has not yet arrived. Moreover according to the Motorsport-Total, the Bout will remain in Japan, in the hospital, where Jules Bianchi, a weekend, so will not be able to participate in a press conference organised by the FIA, as it was planned.
After a terrible accident Jules Bianchi in Suzuka, future Marussia F1 raises questions. The main concern is related to the fact whether the team's participation in the Grand Prix of Russia, and if so, in which the composition.
British The Checkered Flag offers three options for Marussia in the coming weekend not to participate in the race, set to start only one car, behind the wheel which will sit Max Chilton, or participate in race two machines, giving the chance to spend a Grand Prix Alexander Rossi or will Stevens.
Given the problems that befell Marussia in Japan, the failure of the team from the race in Sochi will not be a big surprise. However, you must obtain permission from the FIA, as well as to guarantee participation in the Grand Prix of the United States.
The second option provides that Russia will start only Max Chilton.
The third option seems the most likely - Marussia will not miss Grand Prix of Russia, and the mate max Chilton will be someone from the reserve pilots - Alexander Rossi or will Stevens. Chances Rossi look better because the American had already driven the car at Spa in the first session of free races, and familiar with the work of the team. The Briton will Stevens has signed a contract with Marussia only in Suzuka, so the probability that he will start very small. However, the presence of more solid than Rossi, sponsorship can help will take part in the Grand Prix of Russia.
For Marussia best result in qualifying Grand Prix of Japan became the 20th place of Jules Bianchi. Max Chilton qualified last, allowing for the final round of the error in the 13th turn.
Jules Bianchi 20th "a Disappointing result. I'm happy with my laps, but we were not able to fulfill the plan, which included three attempts. As a result, I didn't have enough time to get ahead of Marcus Ericsson from Caterham.
We were not in the position they wanted to take, but on the machine for some time no news, but opponents took a step forward, as seen by the results. Sorry, but as always, we are focused on the race, it promises to be interesting."
Max Chilton 22nd "I am very angry at myself. I was at 0.4 seconds faster, had to pass the last sector. Since the results are very dense, and who knows what place I could take. Unfortunately, I lost control of the rear part of the machine in the 13th turn.
I would like to think that tomorrow I will be able to recoup, but it is difficult to make predictions because we don't know how in the course of the race will be affected by the weather. However, I think we have a chance to play the position. Today's result is disappointing, but tomorrow we will do the maximum possible".
John Booth, team principal "this morning on the machines have different settings to max, the situation was slightly better than Jules, who complained of severe oversteer. A large part of the session and pause before qualification we tried to improve the balance of the car Jules and optimize machine settings max.
Given the potential problems with the weather in qualifying we decided to make three attempts, after a pit stop after the first. Unfortunately, Jules called to the weigh-in, so I had to change the plan and do a pit stop between the second and third attempts. Due to lost time at the weigh-in, he didn't start the fastest lap - the best result was shown on the machine in the tanks which was the excess fuel. Sure, the third round Jules would've went much faster and ranked higher.
As for max, then in the final attempt, he was fastest on the first two sectors, but in one of the turns lost time. In General, with both machines we have failed to fully realize the potential.
Tomorrow the weather will be the determining factor. We are waiting for an interesting race in which the strategy will be almost as important as the speed of the machine. In the field of decision making, we were especially strong in most of the year, so, despite today's disappointing, confidently waiting for Sunday".
In Marussia not without its problems worked the first day of the weekend in Suzuka, focusing on the preparation of the cars for qualifying and the race, which can go with changeable weather because of the approaching Japan Typhoon Phanfone.
John Booth, team principal "unfortunately, in the morning there were some reliability issues, which had little to hold the machine in boxes, but we have gathered enough information to assess the impact of changes in the settings that we had planned to do this weekend.
In the second session we have corrected the settings and both drivers were satisfied with the behaviour of machines. The forecast promises dry weather on Saturday and rain on Sunday, so we paid more than usual attention to the search for a compromise between the long series of circles and adjustments that may be needed on Sunday.
The pace on the softer rubber was not as high as we expected, but with a large amount of fuel the car was more competitive in the evening we will analyze these data in order to make progress."
Jules Bianchi 20th "in the Morning we lost some time because of problems with reliability, but in the beginning of the rest of the weekend can be considered positive. We have made some progress in working with the machine, I hope, will be able to add before the race.
This weekend there are some unknown, in particular the weather, but cross your fingers - we hope to have a good race. To return to Suzuka is always nice - excellent course"
Max Chilton 21 "In General, a good day. With each trip to the track machine was added, at the end of the day I was happy with the balance that inspires confidence. It is not yet clear what will be the weather, but we will continue the implementation of planned programs and hope for the best".
We wrote about what will Stevens can take part in the first session of the free races of the Grand Prix of Japan in the part of the Marussia F1. The team has not commented on this information, but Max Chilton indirectly confirmed participation Stevens in training, stating that he was ready to give him a place in the machine.
Max Chilton "I know very well will, he is my friend, I'm happy for him. When I was nine years old, we have already fought each other in karting and became friends. Now once a month together, we play Golf. I will be glad if he will go on the track. Great if in the Formula 1 will appear another British driver.
Suzuka is one of those tracks where it is important the whole weekend to be driving, because it is quite complicated, but I learned it last year - qualified ahead of Jules and both cars Caterham.
We must give pilots the opportunity to gain experience, because it is not so easy to get a superlicense. Participation in free practice one of these opportunities. It's easier for me, as will my friend, but I think all teams should provide the opportunity for young pilots to participate in the Friday free practice".
After a difficult weekend in Singapore, the Marussia team hoped for a better performance in Japan, since Suzuka should be more suitable car MR03.
John Booth, team principal "we had a tough weekend in Singapore, where we could not hold our usual position ahead of Caterham, although at different points during the race were faster. I hope Suzuka will suit us more and our goal is to both cars reached the finish line, proving our reliability and speed advantage compared to its closest rivals.
This is really one of the best tracks, so I and most want it to go. Suzuka places high demands on the machine and the rider, its distinguished and magnificent twists, and unique configuration, resembling a figure eight. Ahead of a difficult weekend, but as butt for the Japanese stage we are waiting for the race in Sochi, two weeks ahead promise to be very tense".
Max Chilton "it is Great that we are again in Japan. I like in this country literally everything, but this year many show will fail, because the butt for this Grand Prix should race in Sochi. Suzuka is a fantastic track, one of the best on the calendar. It has a rich history, and in different years I have seen great race on this circuit.
I enthusiastically await the Japanese race and hope to be able to compete with Caterham. Until the end of the championship only five stages, so it is important to perform well on each of them to hold the 9th place in the Cup of designers."
Jules Bianchi "last year I liked the first experience of playing in Suzuka, but the weekend was not the best, so I hope that this time everything will be better. The race then ended for me very quickly, because the first round in me someone crashed, so I always want to start in Japan.
Suzuka is a great track where the car and the pilot pass the test. I think we all remember the incredible race held here in the era of Simple and Senna, so this is a special place. Even more it is felt thanks to the Japanese fans who are always full of enthusiasm and love our sport".
The British journalists SkySport summarized rumors and official information about the contract of the current drivers.
Red Bull Racing
Sebastian Vettel contract until the end of 2015
Last summer at Red Bull Racing announced the extension of the contract with Sebastian for one season until the end of 2015. It does not prevent to circulate rumors about his possible move to Ferrari, if the Scuderia will leave Fernando Alonso, but leaving Vettel to 2016 is unlikely.
Last year with Riccardo has signed a one-year contract, but doubt that he will retain a place in the team, given the strong performance in this season, no.
Lewis Hamilton contract until the end of 2015
Time flies quickly. Lewis already in the middle of a three-year contract, signed before the start of the 2013 season. There are rumors that McLaren are trying to return the British racer, but Hamilton and Mercedes have repeatedly made it clear that he would like to continue the relationship, and the negotiations about the contract pending completion of the battle for the title.
Nico Rosberg contract to 2016/2017-th
Before a home stage in Mercedes announced the extension of the contract with Nico for a few years, not marking time. We can only say that the contract provides for the performance, at least in the next two season - until the end of 2016, although the German journalists argue that the three-year contract and up to the end of 2017.
Fernando Alonso contract until the end of 2016
Officially, the Spaniard remains in Maranello for another two years, but due to the fact that the title behind the wheel of the red car until he won, and Ferrari is a large-scale restructuring, there are rumors that he may not finalize the contract to end. Rumor has it that next season he can go to McLaren.
Kimi Raikkonen contract until the end of 2015
Finn two-year contract, he is 34 years, and he has repeatedly said that will finish his career in Formula 1 in the Ferrari. Recently Kimi said that the last will be the season of 2015, although Ferrari were not prominent in this statement.
Roman Grosjean contract until the end of 2014
The Frenchman is considering different options for the next season to get behind the wheel of a competitive machine, starting a new stage of his career. Given its long Association with Eric Bulle, discussed his move to McLaren, but most likely he will remain in the Lotus.
Pastor Maldonado contract until the end of 2015
The contract Maldonado for next season has already been confirmed, decent sponsorship revenues from company PDVSA became the reason why last year it chose Niko to Hulkenberg.
Jenson button contract until the end of 2014
The British don't have a contract for next season, but both rider and team - not just talking about the desire to continue cooperation, so that the contract extension is very likely.
Kevin Magnussen contract until the end of 2014
As his partner, Kevin still has a contract. His invitation to McLaren in place of Sergio Perez in the past year supported personally by Ron Dennis, but there is another fast rider from youth programs - Stoffel Vandorn, so Kevin has something to prove to the team.
Niko Hulkenberg long contract
Before Niko Hulkenberg not spent in one team for more than one season in the status of the primary pilot, but most likely, this strange tradition will be broken. If one of the top teams will not offer Niko contract, it will remain in Force India.
Sergio Perez contract until the end of 2014
In the case of Perez, the team also announced a multi-year contract, but with the next season there is no clarity, although Sergio said recently that close to contract extension. Perez earned for Force India podium, and Mexican sponsors are important to the team.
Adrian Sutil and Esteban Gutierrez contract until the end of 2014
Last winter, both drivers received a one-year contract, the extension of which depends on the financial component. The team needs a budget for next season, especially if it will not achieve more than tenth place in the Cup of designers.
The Gutierrez helps support the Mexican billionaire Carlos slim. The backup pilot Guido van der garde in the next year has a chance to become the main pilot, if the team will spend the winter.
Jean-Eric Verne contract until the end of 2014
In August it was announced that Jean-Eric will leave the team after the end of the season, next year it will be replaced by Max Verstappen. There are rumors about negotiations Verna with Sauber, but it is possible his retirement from Formula 1 and appearances in other series.
Daniel Quat contract until the end of 2015
Incredibly, but next year Daniel in twenty years will be the "senior" racer Toro Rosso. Many believe that the Russian future star, given his compelling performances in his debut season.
Felipe Massa contract until the end of 2016
Valtteri Bottas contract until the end of 2015
By signing the contract, the team announced a multi-year agreement, and more recently Mass said in an interview SkySport, he had a three-year contract. In any case, the team has confirmed the lineup for next season - Mass, Bottas will stay in Williams.
Jules Bianchi and Max Chilton contract until the end of 2014
Bianchi and Chilton from the very beginning proved to be a good pair for Marussia, and this year has made progress. Jules party youth Academy Ferrari, a supplier of engines for the team, while in Maranello not ready to call him in their ranks.
Kamui Kobayashi and Marcus Erickson contract until the end of 2014
A possible extension of the contract was discussed before Tony Fernandes sold the team to a consortium of Swiss and middle Eastern investors. Kobayashi dominated in the internal team fight, but Erickson brings more money. Next year in Caterham any options if the team will start.
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After a relatively successful qualification Marussia failed to stay ahead of Caterham in the race. Both pilots were faced with technical problems and took the last two lines in the final minutes.
Jules Bianchi 16th "it is Not the easiest day, but there are a few positive aspects. We approached Lotus Pastor Maldonado and Sauber Adrian Sutil, so, at least, the gap between these teams did not exceed the usual indicators.
It is a pity that because of problems with the brake wear was unable to stay ahead of Marcus Ericsson. Singapore Grand Prix is a very difficult race, here you have to control many factors, particularly the brakes. The appearance of the safety car after the accident Sergio Perez leveled off, so that any advantage was lost, especially because we had a problem with tires Soft".
Max Chilton 17th "a Difficult race. I stalled on the pit lane on lap out, had to go back in the boxes. Then I had a good start and almost caught Erickson, but later behind him, because for the first stint I was overtaken by Nico Rosberg and long remained between us.
After the first pit stop I had to come back to the boxes fell the pressure in the right front tire due to a problem with the valve. It ruined our strategy had to switch to Soft earlier than planned. The situation worsened because of the appearance on the track the safety car at the moment, when I wasn't able to use it and ruin my final cut on SuperSoft".
John Booth, team principal "the Race was challenging, but we have been waiting for it, so, first of all, I want to thank the riders and the team for their incredible efforts that dealt with the control of all aspects.
In General, the result fell short of expectations. In most cases, we were stronger Caterham, but the efficiency loss of the Soft tyres at the moment when the peloton kept the car security has become a limiting factor.160 as a result had to spend three pit-stop, and rivals were stopped twice in the boxes. Both machines have problems Jules - with brakes, and the max - pressure drop in the tire because of problems with valve".
On qualification in Singapore Jules Bianchi ahead pilots Caterham and companion, finishing in 19th position in the Protocol. Max Chilton showed only the 21st time because of the problems in the first series of circles. However, the team realize that tomorrow may be surprises, and ready to take any chance.
Jules Bianchi 19th "I am quite happy with the second fastest around and I think that most revealed the potential of the machine. In the first series of circles I made a few mistakes, but in the end the best I could.
As for Sunday, I think the balance is quite suitable for the race. First of all, you need to keep behind three opponents, but we'll see how things develop".
Max Chilton 21 "I'm a little upset qualifications. Throughout the weekend there were problems with the machine due to the constantly changing conditions on the track, but in this session I managed to cope with them. In the first series of circles having difficulty with the operation modes of the power plant, had to drive another preparatory circle.
In the second series, I went for a few fast laps. I thought that the circle was not bad, but the result was modest, so in the evening we should analyze everything. As for race, I think I can start to get ahead of Kobayashi, and then everything will depend on the strategy.
John Booth, team principal "In General, good qualifications, in particular for Jules and his team - they achieved an excellent result compared to our main rivals. Not without problems, at the beginning of qualifying for car max had some problems - they influenced his rhythm, unfortunately, he was in the Protocol between the pilots Caterham.
In the third training session, and during the whole weekend in General, the car was more competitive than in Monza and, of course, we would like to both machines stood on the starting grid.
As usual, it is likely that the race will be chaotic. We want both cars finished ahead of our rivals in the Cup of designers, and took advantage of any chance."
Jules Bianchi, who showed the 19th time in the second session of free races of the Grand Prix of Singapore, satisfied with the results of the first day of the weekend, but his mate Max Chilton has early terminated due to problems with the power plant.
Jules Bianchi 19th "overall, a good day. The first session was not the best, but in the break, the team adjusted the settings and balance have improved. I think we have demonstrated that progress, when left on the softer tyres.
Nice to go back to Singapore. Here we have to solve a difficult task, which became even more interesting after changes to the rules relating to communication. We were in a new situation - negotiations were not so many as usual."
Max Chilton 20th "In the first session I was not happy with the settings - it seemed that we have a lot to do, but I am delighted with the progress that has been achieved during the break between workouts. To the end of the second session, I was much more satisfied with the behavior of the car, but then suddenly there were problems with the power plant, so we had to stop in order not to damage the machine. I hope this is an isolated problem, we will be able to solve it, and it will not interfere in the remaining days of the weekend".
John Booth, team principal "a Difficult day for the team and riders because of the intense heat and high humidity, but hard work bears fruit. In the morning we did the standard program and was looking for settings, which, of course, very different from those that we used in Monza.
In General, the basic setup was good, then engineers have checked those options that we have selected more on the basis of last week in preparation for the stage. The results have been positive - we are moving in the right direction.
Jules was happy with the balance, felt confident in the car and drove a good lap on the SuperSoft tyres. Throughout the day, max had problems on this route are very much needed confidence to demonstrate good speed. Let's see what we can do to fix the situation.
Unfortunately, at the end of the session, max had to stop because of problems with the power plant, so he was unable to work on a long series of circles. The team is waiting for another tense night, but hopefully tomorrow our work will pay off".
Six Grand Prix until the end of the season Marussia F1 Team occupies the ninth Place in the Cup of designers and would like to save it in a difficult race on city route, which is suitable machines.
John Booth, team principal "Singapore is a great place to start the final phase of the season. The intensity of the struggle is growing with every race, it is quite logical that the series field phases will begin in such a beautiful city, where for several years copes with the reception of the Grand Prix. Over the past four years we have learned to cope with this challenge is to hunt with artificial light and to live according to the European schedule, the team is looking forward to the next Grand Prix Singapore.
Street track Marina Bay reminds Monaco, namely race on the streets of the Principality brought our team their first points. Nothing can be taken for granted, but, as in Monaco, it's a very demanding track that does not tolerate even small errors. We know that our riders like to compete in such conditions, they will try to use the fact that the configuration of the route - with short lines and numerous twists and turns - a perfect match with our car."
Max Chilton "it's Nice to be back in Singapore is a fantastic city, and the evening Grand Prix accompanies an incredible atmosphere. I remember about winning at this track in GP2 in 2012, and welcome the opportunity to fight again in Singapore.
The configuration of the track is reminiscent of Monaco, and we know that it is particularly suited to our car. Last year I performed well in this race until the end of the season there were six Grand Prix - need to give their all in each of them."
Jules Bianchi "last year I enjoyed the first race in Singapore - it was an unusual and very interesting weekend with a great atmosphere. It is interesting to live an unusual schedule is a special challenge, requiring internal discipline.
The configuration of the track is reminiscent of Monaco, and race in the Principality became very special for our team, not least because there I could earn points. Two of these trails a lot in common, so I have positive expectations.
In last year's race in Singapore was for me, not too well, but I learned a lot and hope to use this experience to achieve a good result. In numerous turns our machine must be efficient, the race in Singapore is always eventful - we will try to use every opportunity in their own interests".
Pilots Marussia unsuccessfully spent the weekend andmax Chilton came - only the second time in his career in Formula 1, and Jules Bianchi finished only 18th.
Jules Bianchi 18th "a tough race for us, but I did everything I was asked by the team to achieve more was impossible. The car lacked speed on the straights, so we could not fight for position. The whole team knows what we should add, and all are working hard to achieve more. Now we need to leave disappointment behind and wait for the race in Singapore, where the track is much better suited to our car.
Max Chilton retired "I am disappointed that the race was over for me ahead of time. Unfortunately, it was my mistake I braked too late and could not fit into the rotation. As a result, I ran into a high curb, thrown me into the air, landed hard and finished the race in the gravel. It's a shame, because right before that I was able to counterattack Grogan.
Our expectations before this race were not too high, we knew that the Italian route will face a difficult task, and in the end it all really ended not too great. I have nothing to add to this, except that we left this difficult race behind and now look forward to the Singapore Grand Prix, where the situation should be better.
John Booth, team principal "a tough day for the team, and given the result of yesterday's qualification, in General, for us it was not the best weekend. For max's race ended early enough after a rare error in the fourth turn. Jules used the same strategy, like most other teams, and we are not so much could be done to help him to rise above.
Coming to Monza, we were not too sure that we will manage a strong weekend, until the qualification of our pace was encouraging, but in the race he was more in line with our original expectations.
The car was not unbalanced, and no stability issues we have in this weekend too, so, going to Singapore, we at least can be sure that we have the basis, and on urban routes, we hope to spend the weekend much better."
Grand Prix of Italy ended for max Chilton at the sixth circle. Pilot Marussia has locked wheel braking before the second shikanai, the car jumped the curb, flew off the track and crashed into the guard rail.
Q Max, what happened in the second Chicane
Max Chilton I blocked the wheels. It was my error. In the beginning of the race I'm most were laid, attacked in the zone of inhibition to stay ahead of Grogan, which I was able to get ahead. The car behaved perfectly, and I caught up with Jules Bianchi, but made a mistake and lost control of the situation. Apologize to the team.
Question it's Unusual to see you in the paddock at such an early phase of the race.
Max Chilton Yes, I don't like it. I prefer to finish and will try to do it next time.
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