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The Russian company BR Engineering has introduced a new sportprototip BR1. Track Bahrain International Circuit in the final stage of the FIA WEC season-2017 the global Motorsport community and journalists first saw the car, whose creation was announced a year ago. Car LMP1 was created by Russian company BR Engineering together with the famous Italian automaker Dallara to participate in the new superstone of the world championship FIA WEC.In the presentation BR1 participated Boris Rotenberg, founder and Director of the BR Engineering Pierre Fillon, President of the Association ASO Gerard Neveu, head of the FIA WEC Luca Pignata, chief designer Dallara Dmitry Samorukov, Director of SMP Racing pilots of the program of development of Russian Motorsport SMP Racing Mikhail Alyoshin, Vitaly Petrov and Matevos Isahakyan Ambassador extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation in the Kingdom of Bahrain Qarayev, Vagif DragonSpeed team principal Elton Julian and Russian engineers and students of technical Universities who took part in the development of the prototype. The music for the premiere of BR1 was written by Russian composer and producer Victor Drobysh.The presentation was opened by Boris Rotenberg. According to him, the engineers managed to create a completely new car, which used the most modern technologies and materials"it is Symbolic that on 17 November, during the final stage of the FIA WEC season in 2016, we announced the signing of an agreement between BR and Dallara Engineering to start work on a prototype BR1. Today, exactly a year later, we proudly present you the result. During the work on the car we used the best international experience, achievements one of the best companies Dallara. At various stages in the development of the car was actively attended by Russian specialists, and also worked on the simulator the current pilot program SMP Racing Vitaly Petrov, Sergey Sirotkin, Mikhail Aleshin, Viktor Shaitar and Kirill Ladygin. Their task was to from the point of view of experienced riders to make suggestions in key aspects of the prototype, from the ergonomics to the behavior of the car on the road".Prototype BR1 passed all the necessary tests and homologation of the FIA, a number of tests on race tracks under the control of SMP Racing pilots. Ahead of the Russian car the new season of the world championship on races on endurance 2018-2019, where SMP Racing intends to put the two Russian crew in the highest category of the championship, LMP1, to fight for the highest results in the overall classification.While the company BR Engineering, the first manufacturer of the chassis presenting to the public the car are ready to participate in the FIA WEC next season, already signed a contract for the production of a prototype BR1 for team DragonSpeed, also announced recently its intentions to move into the LMP1 category of the FIA WEC."I must say that the rate BR1 on the track is impressive, - said the pilot program SMP Racing Mikhail Alyoshin. - Impressive and how well made the prototype, and how sensitively it responds to changes in preferences that we do. To work with such a machine is a pleasure. Now our task is to spend as much time behind the wheel, to detect the different nuances, to work with the settings, because even in the ideal technique is always better. I am sure that next season prototype BR1 compete with rivals".One of the main innovations in superstone 2018-2019 world Championship on races on endurance will be the merging of hybrid and non-hybrid prototypes in one of the LMP1 class with defined capacity limitations. This will allow private teams, including the Russian team SMP Racing and DragonSpeed team, to compete for a championship titles FIA WEC.Facts ABOUT the prototype of BR1-CLASS LMP1 the process of creating aerodynamic elements of the new prototype was held 16 sessions in the wind tunnel, the total length of which was 600 hours, during which it has produced 1000 trials.In tests on the simulator and on the finished prototype was attended 5 professional pilots SMP Racing programme, including Vitaly Petrov, first Russian Formula 1 driver- Mikhail Aleshin, the pilot of the American series IndyCar- Sergey Sirotkin, the reserve pilot of the Formula 1 Renault- Kirill Ladygin, a multiple champion of Russia on go-karting and road racing, the bronze prize-winner of the race "24 hours of Le Mans- Victor Shaitar, world champion, winner of the race "24 hours of Le Mans", FIA WEC.On the simulator prototype BR1 pilots had a total of 64 hours, which amounted to 173 session or 870 laps.TECHNICAL characteristics of the PROTOTYPE BR1AER V6 twin turbo 720 HP Possible to install motorsGibson V8 LMP1 Spec 700 HP.Message other proizvodyaschuyu Le Mans Sprint body kit on the back 6-speed robotic transmission Xtrac lock differentialbaselsn TILTON Brembo brake system LMP1 UPRAVLENIE with power production Kayaba.Userrepository pilotado the foot pedal accelerator and timesmachine disciminate, production OZ specifically for Michelin Radial LMP1 18 dumontadriana 930 kg.
Fernando Alonso has achieved stability on the track in Indianapolis for the third day in a row it shows the fourth result.In the fifth day of testing at Indianapolis opponents significantly increased. The best time showed the ex-pilot Toro Rosso's Sebastian Bourdais. The result of the French - 38.6074. Alonso lost to him 0.2146 seconds.Russian Mikhail Alyoshin finished the day in seventh position behind 0.2784 seconds.
Pilot SMP Racing Mikhail Alyoshin won the pole position in the North American IndyCar Series race at Pocono Raceway.Showed the best time in Saturday's free practice, the Russian pilot was able to demonstrate the same great speed and skill. After going rounds with a time of 121.6530, Aleshin was faster than his nearest competitor - Joseph Newgarden - 0,0926 seconds, allowing the Russians to start first in Sunday's race. Starting the race at 2200 Moscow time. In Russia live race broadcast channels "Match Arena and Viasat Sport.
In Toronto, Canada held the 10th stage of North American racing series IndyCar. Starting with 10-th place, the SMP Racing pilot Mikhail Aleshin spent an excellent race, having played its follow-up four positions, finishing sixth. To improve the result the Russians have not allowed the technical problems."Quite good race, " noted Mikhail Alyoshin. - To rise from 10th to 6th place was good. We could show the best result, but some problems at the pit stop and problems with the brakes towards the end-in is not allowed to fight at full strength. However, we all" from the current situation and have done everything we can. Thank you all who supports me, supports me, and just all the Russian fans, not indifferent to the Motorsport Preparing for Mid-Ohaio".The next stage of the IndyCar series kicks off in the North American state of Ohio on July 30.
Pilot SMP Racing Mikhail Alyoshin has completed the stage of IndyCar in the us Iowa in the top five. Starting from 9th position, Aleshin had a good race, being the only winner of Honda motor, who could sostavivshie compete with rivals Chevrolet.During check-Michael has not made a single mistake on the toughest oval track, not just maintaining position, but also having won the finish line at the famous rivals."It really is a very good result, - said Mikhail Aleshin. - Despite the fact that we're going to the motors "Honda", which on many routes are much inferior "Chevrolet", we were able to impose a decent fight. We were the best in Honda and showed that our motors are quite competitive. Moreover, even a dozen laps - and we would be in the top three, speed allowed. Hope the streak of bad luck ended, and now the luck will come back to us Thank you to all the fans who believed and believe"The next stage of the IndyCar series kicks off next week in Toronto.
Pilot SMP Racing Mikhail Alyoshin has completed the fourth race of the IndyCar season on 17th position. The next stage of the North American series was held on the stationary circuit Barber Motorsports Park in Alabama.Showing in qualifying 13th, the Russians had to start the race from that perspective and had all the opportunities to have a great finish. But the chance to fight for the best results are disappeared even before the arrival on the warm-up lap, a few seconds before the green flag, the car suddenly the Russian was literally made from the track "efforts" of Colombian Carlos Muniesa. And although Michael was able to return to the track, and even then to rise to 19th position on the 17th, it was the best possible result, which the Russian pilot "benched" from the damaged vehicle."I can't believe how Munez was able to make such a stupid mistake, - said Mikhail Aleshin. - You can't call it a racing incident, because the race hasn't even started yet. And, of course, after that, from bent suspension, no chance of a decent result we have no choice".There is still 12 races of the IndyCar series, the next one starts on may 14 on the road-going version of the track in Indianapolis.
Pilot SMP Racing Mikhail Alyoshin has completed the next stage of North American racing series IndyCar in long beach at the 16th line of the final table.Technical street circuit in Long Beach California is usually full of spectacular overtaking and colourful fight, which often causes the appearance of yellow flags on it. This time the race was quite "exactly" 80 laps behind the pace car does not appear even once, and the change of position occurred only due to the pit stop. It played havoc with the teams, whose strategy was based on the appearance of the safety car at one point or another.Mikhail Aleshin, who started the race in 18th, also did not expect such a positional struggle, which in the end messed things up. Having played a few lines with a more successful pit-stops, to the end of the race the Russian had only to defend, to keep conquering. To finish the Russian driver came at the 16th position."We were a bit unlucky with the chosen strategy, - said Mikhail Aleshin. We were building her in based on yellow flags that never came. In the last 20 laps I was driving in the mode fuel economy, to not to drive to the pit stop and maintain position. But I am glad that we had a great machine and we were quick in the race, which ultimately is more important".The next stage of the IndyCar series will be held next week, on April 24 in Alabama.
Pilot SMP Racing Mikhail Alyoshin has completed the next stage of the IndyCar series at the 17th position. The second race of the season this North American racing series was held on the oval track at Phoenix International Raceway in Arizona.By results of qualification the Russian driver showed the 13th time, which can be considered a good result, as Aleshin was the only rider of the entire peloton who have not been on this track any day.From the start of the race Michael had lost one position, but then methodically, round and round, began to play, eventually climbing to seventh place. To the equator rider SMP Racing had all the chances to win, but the case has disposed differently at first the Russian was forced to make an unscheduled visit to mechanic due to faulty tires on one of the wheels, and later at the wrong time appeared a yellow flag, confused all the cards and otkatilsya Michael to 15-th line. To catch up, it was almost impossible as due to the nature of the route, unsuitable for overtaking, and due to the many yellow flags, and then appearing in the course of arrival."Start of the race was good, - said Mikhail Aleshin. But because of double bad luck, first with the wheel, and then with the wrong time appeared yellow flags, we were out its strategy. But this is a racing game in which you play the role of a variety of factors, including such as "luck-luck". There was another moment when I made a mistake at the entrance to the pitlane, but at that time it already had no effect.But of course there are some positive things. The main thing is that despite all the features of the engine of Honda, we had good speed and fought on equal terms. It can not inspire optimism. We will fight on"It should be noted that for Mikhail Aleshin it was the first race on an oval track after the accident in Fontana in 2014.The next stage of the IndyCar series will be held on April 17 at the city track of Long Beach in California.
At Phoenix International Raceway in Arizona USA held the qualifications before the second race of the season severoamerikanskih racing series IndyCar. The representative of the Russian pilot SMP Racing Mikhail Alyoshin will start the race 13th in tomorrow's race.In 2014 Mikhail Aleshin became the first Russian who took part in the most prestigious North American IndyCar series. After spending a full season in the championship, the SMP Racing pilot was forced to abort it because of the accident in training on an oval track in the Fountain. However, the Russian finished his first season at the 16th position and was recognized as one of the best newcomers of the championship-2014.In 2015, Mikhail Aleshin made up for lost time by taking part in the final race of the IndyCar season at SONOMA, where he finished in the top ten.In 2016 the Russians returned in this prestigious championship, where on the first stage earned 30 points, entering the top five, and the results of the qualifying heats secured the 13th starting position before the second stage of the series in Arizona."It was a good qualification, - noted Mikhail Alyoshin. - Yes, we expected some better results, but given the fact that I was the only one not held at this track pre-season tests, it was quite good. In the end, being the third among the owners of Honda motors - it already means a lot. We have earned a good position and tomorrow will do everything to "outdo" and realize its full potential, and even more."Race the second stage of the IndyCar Series starts in the night from Saturday to Sunday, at 0415 Moscow time.
Pilot SMP Racing Mikhail Alyoshin will hold a full season in North American racing series IndyCar. This was announced by the founder of the program SMP Racing Boris Rotenberg at a specially convened press conference.The event was attended by about 50 journalists from various Russian media. Their questions were answered by the founder of the program of development of Russian motor racing Boris Rotenberg, Executive Director of the Russian automobile Federation Sergey Ivanov, General Director of SMP Racing's Dmitry Samorukov and, of course, Mikhail Aleshin.We are gathered here for a very good reason, opened the press conference Boris Rotenberg. - For the 2016 season we signed a contract for the performance of our racer Mikhail Aleshin in IndyCar series team Schmidt Peterson Motorsports. As you know, in 2014, Michael became the first Russian driver in IndyCar. He spent the season in the same team and made a real success - everyone was very impressed by his performances. In his debut season Michael showed really impressive results, but was unable to lower them because of an accident in the final race. 2015 Aleshin spent driving our new sport prototype BR01, where he spent a great job on the settings of this machine.Also want to remind you that Misha participated in the final race in IndyCar this year. For the first time sat behind the wheel of the updated car, where significantly changed aerodynamic characteristics, our pilot not just was able to lead the race, but was faster than many famous rivals and finished the race in the top ten. This further impressed us and the Schmidt Peterson Motorsports team. We are confident that in the new season, Misha will give the Russian fans a lot of reasons to be proud"."We are very pleased that the programme of support for Russian SMP Racing is developing, supporting not only Russian Championships but also talented Russian this year at the international level, - said Sergey Ivanov. - Of course, we are very happy that Mikhail Aleshin will race in the IndyCar series. He has repeatedly shown to be a "pioneer" in various competitions. And his further participation in this series will pave the way for our young pilots.In addition, we note with satisfaction that the Russian participation in such prestigious competition has a positive effect on the popularization of motor sport in our country. There are more trails, more and more young talented drivers participate in international competitions, climb the podium and win. We welcome this and are pleased that this work continues.""I'm going back to a great team Schmidt Peterson Motorsports, said Mikhail Aleshin. The team helped me to achieve good progress during the 2014 season. But of course all this was possible thanks to the support of SMP Racing programme, and personally Boris Romanovich Rotenberg, who actually gave the world all motorsports a huge boost, which we never did. And now we have a growing new, young generation of pilots who will be even faster. We, including myself, share their knowledge and experience. I want to thank you and the Russian automobile Federation, which provides us with invaluable support and helps in resolving the many difficult issues"."Of course, we are all together, the whole country will follow our compatriot Mikhail Aleshin, - said Dmitry Samorukov. I would also like to inform You that now we have signed an agreement with the company "victory lane", which will be our communications partner. This company is going to cover all the performances of Michael and together we will promote the brand SMP Racing".
The crew of the Russian team SMP Racing has won the World championship endurance racing FIA WEC. Viktor Shaitar, Andrea Bertolini and Aleksey Basov, leaning on the Ferrari F458 Italia 72, won the titles of world Champions in the LMGTE Am class at the final race in Bahrain.Throughout the season the crew the Russians were the leaders in their category. Three wins in America, Germany and, for the first time in history "24 hours of Le Mans", demonstrated the attitude of the Russian crew. Of the eight stages of the machine is 72 seven times came to the podium.However, until the last race of the season in the championship the intrigue was there the title of best in class LMGTE Am also challenged the team AF Corse at number 83. But with the advantage of 19 points in Bahrain Russians was just enough to finish successfully, which they did, finishing the race in fifth position."In this category we have the fastest platinum, silver and bronze drivers, - said the sport Director of SMP Racing's Sergey Zlobin. - Today the guys didn't win the race only because it was setting just to finish, no risk. Let us forgive, but the title of Champions today was more important than the podium in the race. Although if you look at the time, and Bass and Shaitar were the fastest on the circle, when it was possible. Thank you all for our entire team, Boris Romanovich Rotenberg, we met the expectations".Note, the Russian team SMP Racing for the second year in a row won the title of champion in the FIA WEC. In 2014, the car team with 27 became the world champion in the LMP2 class, and the pilot and sport Director of SMP Racing's Sergey Zlobin won the world championship in personal offset. And now in 2015 another win for SMP Racing, now in LMGTE Am.In another class, LMGTE Pro, the silver medal went to the crew of 51 Ferrari, acting in partnership with SMP Racing. The factory team car was piloted by Gianmaria Bruni and Toni the following sports clubs are located. When he came to the finish second in the race, the drivers also earned second place in the final table championship in its category.Also in the final race of the FIA WEC in Bahrain took part prototype BR01 running pilots SMP Racing Mikhail Alyoshin, Nicolas Minassian and David Markozov. On these cars the LMP2 class of the Russian company "BR Engineering" team SMP Racing will perform in the FIA WEC in 2016. This season the car has held four races in the European series of Le Mans, where three times he finished in the top three, also participated in the marathon "24 hours of Le Mans", showing excellent speed, handling and reliability.Our prototypes in many respects not inferior to anyone - continued Sergey Zlobin. But the fact that teams have had preseason tests with the same tyres on which they were driving and then all season. We have pre-season tests, and we came out on the Dunlop tires only the second race so that the settings were not the optimum. But the potential of the prototype BR01 huge. Note that the car was not a technical assemblies not once in the entire season. And this is the first of what we have achieved reliability. The second is the speed. And now we need to achieve stability and to start winning.Season calendar 2016 World championship endurance races16.04.2016 - 6 Hours of Silverstone06.05.2016 - 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps18.06.2015 - 24 Hours Le Mans23.07.2016 - 6 Hours of Nurburgring03.09.2015 - 6 Hours of Mexico City15.10.2016 - 6 Hours of Fuji05.11.2016 - 6 Hours of Shanghai18.11.2016 - 6 Hours of Bahrain.
Pilot SMP Racing Mikhail Aleshin and Kirill Ladygin and Viktor Shaitar won the third step of the podium on the final stage of the European Series of Le Mans.The crew at number 21 in the structure of the pilot SMP Racing Mikhail Alyoshin, Cyril Ladygina and Viktor Shaitar, won the third step of the podium in the final, fifth stage of the European series of Le Mans, which took place at the Portuguese track of Estoril. Another Russian crew, who were playing under 20, finished fourth.By results of qualification the Russian BR01 sports teams "BR Engineering" 21 and 20 started the race from the fourth and ninth positions, respectively, in the LMP2 category. Given the changeable weather, which, during the four-hour race changed five times, the Russians a few times then went out in leaders, the newly lost position. However, the crew managed to avoid serious errors, and reliability and flawless work of the team allowed us to show good results the pilots of the prototype under number 21 Mikhail Aleshin and Kirill Ladygin and Viktor Shaitar climbed to the third step of the podium, and the crew 20 composed of Nicolas Minassian, David Markozov and Maurizio Mediani completed the check-in step of the podium, in fourth place.We came in third place, and I am not satisfied, - said Mikhail Aleshin. - I know our potential, the potential of this car and the whole team. But in such long races there are many nuances, including the weather. It was the "main newsmaker" a really dry, then rain then again dry track However, it is worth noting that of the five races, where we participated in the BR01 prototypes, in three we made it to the podium. And this, mind you, only the first season of this car. I am sure that this Russian machine has a great future. And I'm glad to be a part of this ambitious project, SMP Racing, which this year I have been putting our strength and experience. Hope this has helped and will help further".
Ended one of the most prestigious races in the world of Motorsport - the 24 hours of Le Mans, which took place on the French Sarthe track in the championship of the FIA WEC. For the first time in the history of the crew of the Russian team SMP Racing has won the prestigious daily marathon in the GTEAm class. Two new prototype BR01 competing in the LMP2 category, finished in sixth and thirteenth positions.The crew Ferrari 458 Italia at number 72 in the composition of the European Champions series Le Mans Viktor Shaitar and Andrea Bertolini and Alexey Basov started from the third position. From the very first laps SMP Racing pilots have indicated that they intend to fight only for victory and throughout the day remained in the top three, occasionally changing places with the leader. 40 minutes before the end of the racing SMP Racing crew moved in the first place. Thus, for the first time in the history of the Russian SMP Racing team has won the most prestigious race of the planet is in the category of GTEAm.Also for the first time in the history of world motorsports in the 24 hours of Le Mans has attended two prototypes BR01 LMP2 category, created by a Russian team BR Engineering. The crew 27 amounted Maurizio Mediani, David Markosov and Nicolas Minassian. The second machine is at number 37 was ruled by Mikhail Alyoshin, Cyril Ladygin and Anton Ladygin.After starting with 12 and 14 positions in class for race 27 and 37 crews showed great speed, but they regularly had problems with the tyres."I congratulate the 72nd crew, congratulations to all of our team for yet another historic victory", - said the President of SMP Racing Boris Rotenberg. - I am proud that for the first time in history in the most prestigious race of the planet anthem was played in honor of our victory, the victory of the Russian team SMP Racing. Our entire team did a great job and this success is the success of our team.As for our prototypes, the sheer speed they were one of the best. But we had a problem with tires. However, both machines successfully finished and drove the entire distance without any major technical problems.At each of our racing cars have the logo of the football club "Dynamo". And we and our fans are proud of the victories of each other, and together experiencing failures. What unites us is what we always strive to be the best. Working with full dedication, will to win, in different sports disciplines, we are always ready to defend the colors of the Russian flag, their club and their team. And we know that our aspirations, our efforts and experience of rivalry and struggle invariably lead to a well-deserved and honest victory."The next stage of the FIA WEC, where the crew will perform SMP Racing 72, will be held August 29-30 at the German Nurburgring track. Prototypes BR01 will continue to serve in the main championship ELMS, next phase which will be held on July 11-12 at the Austrian Red Bull Ring.
In traditional newspaper column on nonf1.ru racer program SMP Racing Mikhail Alyoshin told about the stage Indycar series in SONOMA.
Speedway Sonoma Raceway was built in 1968 - in some places you can still see the old asphalt, witness the history of this unique place. The first thing that catches your eye while walking is an incredible elevation changes at 50 meters and three blind rotation, and speed at the entrance to two of them for 250 km/H.
On the track, by and large, only two types of asphalt - old and relatively new, plus a small amount of classical tracks in the U.S. inserts at the inner radius of some turns. Old asphalt is a 7-m - very slow rotation, it is very abrasive, which is not the best way affects the rear tires. The track is technical and very difficult to search for optimal settings of the machine is almost impossible to adjust so that her behavior was arranged in all the variety of treacherous turns.
Already after the first workout, we realized that it will not be easy. Although in February we all worked on the tests, the training could not cope with the machine and find the right settings to control her was very difficult. The first truly correct step we did in qualifying, which immediately affected the result - 12th place was very positive after being in the late twenties in training. On the hand we played that in the resurrection in this format of the weekend is warm-up, long-forgotten, but in our case it is a pleasant concept.
In the night from Saturday to Sunday unplanned - the earthquake as much as 6 points About three o'clock in the morning I woke up from that wardrobe in the room is hopping, and the television and dropped from the tables. Feeling very strange and even funny - in the morning it was difficult to understand what is going on - maybe this is a bad dream. But when I heard the siren, I realized that was not a dream. The truth of the bed still not got up - it did not matter if the building will collapse, escape still will not work up stairs long corridor and fifth floor. but literally thirty seconds, all was quiet and I happily went back to sleep - the next day the race, you need to be in shape
Race, as it turns out, the thing unsafe even indirectly. Remember our team Carlin flight from Bahrain in 2011, when there was supposed to be held GP2 race, and I woke up in the morning from a tank shot right under the window - started the "Arab spring". Now even visited during the earthquake.in General, not be bored
On Sunday we set out from the beginning. The organizers said that the track was not damaged during the earthquake, because he was not at the epicenter, on the warm-up I showed the third time, so to race a doubt almost gone - we will fight on equal terms.
The start was not bad, but in the second turn of leaders that is not shared is a bunch of smoke, dust, and your humble servant decides to ride off-piste to avoid this batch. So we played our first position. Then I successfully attacked Conway and began a wave of pit-stops. I must say that the team is very good working with pit-stops-we are one of the best in this business. But this time a little pumped up strategy may cost to play a little more aggressive.
Strategy is such a thing - only in the end of the race, some things become apparent. Eventually, I was able to finish seventh. Unfortunately, to overtake on this track too difficult - a lot of quick turns and accordingly it is almost impossible to catch the opponent on the tail aerodynamics completely stops working, the machine becomes unmanageable.
In General pleased once again to gain a good score in the Treasury SMP Racing, and the main thing is to finish. We will continue to work ahead insidious, as it is called, oval Fountains.
Pilot SMP Racing Mikhail Alyoshin has completed the next phase of the American racing series IndyCar, which took place on road highway Mid-Ohio, on the 14th position.
By the qualification Russia started the race from the 13th place. Successfully having passed the accident, which occurred at the start, and beating several opponents, the pilot SMP Racing climbed to ninth position. Good speed allowed Michael to fight for a good result.
But the problems started when the team told him about the need to call in boxes for routine pit stop. At that moment, when the machine of the Russian racer was already a few metres from the entrance to pitlayn, above the road appeared yellow flags. In this situation, to stay in boxes Smoking, and Michael had no choice, as just drive through the pit lane, losing precious seconds.
Waiting for the resumption of the race, the Russians again attempted to enter the pit stop. And again, as it turned out, not very successfully - judges recorded speeding and appointed a Russian pilot of a fine as supplementary travel on the pit lane. Thus, the two unscheduled visit to the zone of boxes was worth Michael and lost time, and positions.
Back on track 17th, for the remainder of the race Aleshin, however, has managed to win back and finished 14-m
"Today we were a little unlucky, said Mikhail. - But there are also positive aspects. Most importantly, and this is obvious, we have excellent speed. Yes, today we failed to late to realize their potential, but despite everything, we are well finished and earn points, which is very important".
Victory in Ohio160 suddenly went team pilot Ganassi Scott Dixon. After the failure in qualifying, he started the latter, however, thanks to an aggressive strategy and skillful maneuvers could get to the first place. Second finished holder pole Sebastien Bourdais, the third place was taken by James Hinchcliffe Aleshina Simon Pagano was the ninth.
Next race of the IndyCar series will be held on the oval track Milwaukee Mile August 17. Live broadcast of the championship conduct channels "Sport 1" and Viasat Sport.
In Toronto ended the dual phase American IndyCar series, held on a temporary urban routes. In the first race, which was postponed from Saturday to Sunday because of the rain, a confident victory, Sebastien Bourdais.
The Frenchman started from pole position and dominated the whole distance. Second place was taken by the leader of the championship Helio Castroneves, the third - Tony Kanaan, faced with Ryan hunter-ray, but managed to continue the fight. Hunter-ray when it was forced to retire.
However, the first racing accident happened much earlier, already in the first round. In a tough struggle with rivals turned the car around Takuma Sato, causing the blockage, which featured Simon Pagano, Luca Filippi, Joseph Newgarden and Mike Conway. The race was stopped red flags, but most of the drivers, except Sato, continue to fight on.
The racer program SMP Racing Mikhail Aleshin started the race from the 19th place, but gradually win back the position and finished the 11-m
In the second race pilots started in accordance with positions in the championship. Not without blockages this time. Already in the 12th round was wrong Juan Pablo Montoya, crashing into a security barrier. His car hit James Hinchcliff, also stuck in waste tires.
In the same place flew several pilots, but they managed to avoid a collision. But then failed to brake in time and Mikhail Alyoshin, and his car dived under machine montage - Russian narrowly escaped serious injury. On the track appeared the pace car. For Aleshina race on this was completed, but Montoya and Hinchcliff fought is true, with a lag of several quarters.
Soon it began to rain, seriously changed the balance of forces. On the first place went strategy, and best of all bearings in difficult weather conditions Mike Conway. When at the end of the race track again started to dry out, the British first turned up in the pit lane for slicks and began to play the position.
After the next restart 10 minutes before the end of the time limit for the race Conway was in group leaders and one behind another ahead of all rivals, who remained wet tyres. However, at this point, the race was stopped red flags - from another dam, which featured five cars. However, after restart Conway managed to keep the advantage, with the second win of the season.
The results of the first race
1. Sbord - KV/Chevy - 11544.3232
2. Kastanies - Penske/Chevy - +3.3408
3. Canaan - Ganassi/Chevy - +4.8655
4. Sparano - Schmidt/Honda - +5.4271
5. Stigson - Ganassi/Chevy - +12.5472
6. Graal - Rahal/Honda - +15.5804
7. Climball - Ganassi/Chevy - +28.6978
8. Dhinchcliffe Andretti/Honda - +31.1677
9. Upower - Penske/Chevy - +33.1220
10. Dwilson - Coyne/Honda - +33.7258
11. Maleshin - Schmidt/Honda - +39.0741
12. Rbrace - Ganassi/Chevy - +43.3621
13. Droxford - Herta/Honda - +58.3644
14. Cuartas - Coyne/Honda - +58.4969
15. Convey - Carpenter/Chevy - +58.9383
16. Andretti Andretti/Honda - +101.4298
17. Kanios Andretti/Honda - +101.7675
18. Hontoria - Penske/Chevy - range -1
19. Saavedra - KV/Chevy - range -1
20. Newgarden - Fisher/Honda - range -2
Not classified - 160 - 160
Rkhunter-ray Andretti/Honda - 39 laps
Philippe - Rahal/Honda - 17 laps
SoSato - Foyt/Honda - 10 laps
The results of the second race
1. Convey - Carpenter/Chevy - 12035.5420
2. Canaan - Ganassi/Chevy - +3.5418
3. Upower - Penske/Chevy - +5.1545
4. Climball - Ganassi/Chevy - +5.4857
5. Tito - Foyt/Honda - +6.6210
6. Droxford - Herta/Honda - +7.8701
7. Stigson - Ganassi/Chevy - +7.9350
8. Andretti Andretti/Honda - +10.1765
9. Sbord - KV/Chevy - +12.0212
10. Dwilson - Coyne/Honda - +15.7853
11. Rbrace - Ganassi/Chevy - +15.8671
12. Kastanies - Penske/Chevy - +16.2205
13. Newgarden - Fisher/Honda - +20.9127
14. Rkhunter-ray Andretti/Honda - +22.6140
15. Cuartas - Coyne/Honda - +29.2715
16. Philippe - Rahal/Honda - +46.4382
17. Kanios Andretti/Honda - -4 circle
18. Dhinchcliffe Andretti/Honda - -4 circle
19. Hontoria - Penske/Chevy - -4 circle
Not classified - 160 - 160
Graal - Rahal/Honda - 50 circles
Saavedra - KV/Chevy - 49 circles
C.Pagina - Schmidt/Honda - 47 laps
Maleshin - Schmidt/Honda - 11 laps
- is not finished, but classified.
- finished but not classified.
text Elmir Valeev
Racer Andretti magazine Autosport Ryan hunter-ray won the evening stage IndyCar series, held at the oval in Iowa. The race was several times interrupted by the appearance on the track car security due to accidents, as well as once - red flags because of the rain.
Shortly before finishing it seemed that the victory of two pilots of the team Ganassi Tony Kanaan was a leader should 247 circles of 300, ahead of his teammate Scott Dixon. But hunter-ray used a bold strategy, replacing tires during a recent appearance on the track pace-Kara.
Restart the race was given only 10 laps to go, but this time Ryan was enough to beat a number of enemies and get off at the first place. Leader of Canaan, he was overtaken on the penultimate lap of the race. A similar breakthrough after a pit stop committed and Joseph Newgarden from Sara Fisher Hartman, finished in the end of the second.
For the pilot program SMP Racing Mikhail Aleshin race is unsuccessful. Aleshin was launched 12th, at the start lost several positions, but gradually pulled back. But at the restart after stopping races held unsuccessful attack, resulting faced with the machine Takuma Sato and got a hand injury.
"I made a mistake, due to which machine is deployed, - said Mikhail Alyoshin. - Back of the machine was on a path which went Takuma, and he had nowhere to go. As for the injured hand, and I am sure it will be all right and it's just a bruise. We will fight on".
1. Rkhunter-ray Andretti/Honda - 20158.8160
2. Newgarden - Fisher/Honda - +0.5814
3. Canaan - Ganassi/Chevy - +1.0676
4. Stigson - Ganassi/Chevy - +2.7606
5. Acarpentier - Carpenter/Chevy - +4.9819
6. Dhinchcliffe Andretti/Honda - +5.0135
7. Graal - Rahal/Honda - +6.7976
8. Kastanies - Penske/Chevy - +7.1408
9. Rbrace - Ganassi/Chevy - +7.1896
10. Climball - Ganassi/Chevy - +7.6098
11. Sparano - Schmidt/Honda - +7.7794
12. Kanios Andretti/Honda - +7.8190
13. Dwilson - Coyne/Honda - +11.2612
14. Upower - Penske/Chevy - +11.7947
15. Droxford - Herta/Honda - -4 circle
Not classified - 160 - 160
Hontoria - Penske/Chevy - 280 circles
C.Saavedra - KV/Chevy - 258 circles
Andretti Andretti/Honda - 229 circles
Sbord - KV/Chevy - 130 laps
Cuartas - Coyne/Honda - 78 laps
Maleshin - Schmidt/Honda - 47 circles
Tito - Foyt/Honda - 47 circles
In traditional newspaper column on nonf1.ru the racer program SMP Racing Mikhail Alyoshin told about the stage of the Indycar series in Pocono.
There is some magic in any way place, whether the abundance of forests, whether rare and sometimes unusual structure. the Track in Pocono is the most that neither is American heartland of Pennsylvania. From the main, wide highway, you have to drive about half an hour, according to local country roads, and appears rather strange picture is actually in the middle of the forest paved the triangle. This is the famous route Pocono.
I must say that I was immediately struck by two things in all three turns completely different banking - in the first turn the tilt of the coolest, in the second - less, and in the third it is almost no This greatly affects the behavior of the car on each round you have to actively use the tools adjustment of the machine from the cockpit to adjust it under every turn. The second feature of the route is its impressive width.
Training passed successfully, I quickly found our rhythm and just as quickly we started to work with the settings. But in qualifying success fully develop failed - there was some problems with balance, and most importantly - with the operation of a transmission. Despite this, I qualified 12-m In principle, on the oval qualification is not significant - the race is very long, so the losses, with the right strategy and a good car, you always.
The start was good, managed to play a couple of positions. It is very difficult in the beginning of the race to better Orient themselves in an unfamiliar oval - you just don't know how the car will behave in a particular rotation, being in a wind bag behind ten other machines.
Our main problem of the whole race was almost complete lack of communication with the team. The radio in the car stopped working after the first two laps because of this was lost a lot of time - I just didn't know when to save fuel, and when to attack. From the point of view of the strategy, such things are crucial.
But most importantly, the machine was very competitive, and the team stamped great, fast pit stops. So, given all the difficulties, 7-th place I think a great result and a cause for a positive future.
There is something to work on, including me. Race ovals is, first of all, clear the calculation of how, through how many circles and where to carry out attacks on opponents. By and large, the attack can be prepared for three to five laps before its holding. Experience is not enough to study has directly during the race. But we together with the team progress in each race, which is very good.
So we will work even harder, that would more likely make you happy, dear friends
P.S. My hotel was located about twenty minutes away from the road. It's not even a hotel, but rather a holiday home with a large territory. Once there, I could not understand where is the reception. Decided to ask walking along a deserted road elderly man. Stopped. Asked. Friends, you do not believe it - he was a Russian How he was there, in the middle of nowhere
In General, we are each other was surprised, spoke in their native language, and headed in opposite directions on the Affairs.
By the way, races I see more and more of our compatriots This is so cool
Mikhail Alyoshin, especially for nonf1.ru
Juan Pablo Montoya won track Pocono Raceway in Pennsylvania. The Colombian started from pole position, but already in the first laps missed Tony Kanaan. However, in the future, thanks to successful strategy, Montoya has returned to the first position, ahead at the finish Helio Castroneves 2.3 seconds.
The racer program SMP Racing Mikhail Alyoshin, who plays for the team Schmidt Peterson Motosport, started the race 12th, at the start dropped to 13th place, but then was able to recoup, demonstrating a very good speed. Using an effective strategy, by the middle of the distance Alyoshin was able to climb to the fifth position.
Russia has retained the fifth place after the appearance on the track pace-car-for-accident Graham Rahala. Just 15 laps to go from 200 Aleshin still held in the top five, but the final pit stop threw it on the tenth place. However, by the end of the race, he managed to climb to seventh place finish behind his partner Simon Pageno.
The results are preparing.
In traditional newspaper column on nonf1.ru the racer program SMP Racing Mikhail Alyoshin told about the stage of the Indycar series in Houston, where he rose to the podium.
The track in Houston, lined with concrete blocks at the Parking in front of the stadium NRJ, has a simple configuration and the relatively short length, but it seems simple only at first glance.
The main feature of all of the city's stages - unreal number of irregularities Houston has a bad reputation "king" rough trails. Despite the fact that the track had tried to improve by Friday evening, many cars have cracked transmission from the constant blows about concrete is the main route coverage82328232
Half pilots walked how skewed the elderly, after each session - a load on your back is very serious. The condition of the road reminded our Moscow in early spring, only without hollows and one to one Add heat and lots of humidity and get a very cool picture. Actually, that's what I like in a race across the ocean - it's real race for the real men
However, in General, I managed quite rapidly to examine the track and Friday to switch to working with the machine settings. Certainly, it has played a positive role during the weekend - both machines teams were very quick
In Saturday's qualification everything went according to plan, although I was unhappy - it was possible to remove a couple of tenths. But tenth place at the start, frankly, could not fail to please - not bad for a first on this route.
Before the race the rain started, I thought that the start will be delayed, as it often happens in America in case of bad weather, but did not carry steel - we started on the road with puddles and streams that could not fail to please.
The first part of the race was difficult when the track began to dry up, started to have problems with balance, and rivals started me to drive. As a result, when could not overtake honestly, Conway decided me to take that and performed brilliantly. So I first appeared in the wall.82328232
After the collision had to change rear wing, and at the same time to "change shoes" on slicks. At the moment we have already lost a lot, but then we turned on slicks I was mistaken caught in the stream235to exit the 8th turning the machine instantly ripped off and thrown into a wall.82328232
After another pit stop I was just behind the leaders, but in the circle behind. Accordingly, in order to get into one circle with them, it was necessary to overtake them. Takuma Sato was wrong in the 4th turning after the restart, and I was able to attack it on the back straight. Japanese defended the inner radius, so I chose the external, and then something happened that Takuma then I couldn't explain why he sharply turned directly on me, leaving me no place, no time for stopping A day that so bad began, finally went down the drain.
On the double stages, when the two races are held in one weekend, it is very important to abstract from Saturday. Were you successful in this day, or bad luck, it is important to understand that on Sunday everything will start again. It is very important to do a full Reset between these days. And believe me, friends, is a great art - to "release" the situation in such times.
After the terrible of the Saturday race, we gathered with the entire team in the evening around the car, smiled at each other, shook hands and said that tomorrow we will surely let's kick everyone's ass What has happened
I was in the first qualifying group, the condition of the road was just any after yesterday's rain. The clutch was absent. But even in difficult conditions I was finally able to realize the potential of the machine, and won in their group Since the second group were treated as more or less rolled us highway they drove faster, but I still started from the first row For the first time at the Airport
Of course before the start there were fears - it was the start of the move that unusual for me, and all around, everywhere, were gurus such competitions. However, the moment of start has been very good. I only lost one position in the first turn - Pagina beat me on braking on external radius.
After that I tried to hold him and Castroneves, but on the "red" tires very quickly started to have problems with degradation. If I had not slowed down, it would have killed rubber for a couple of laps Unpleasant situation you understand that fast, but not go fast, because soon "ll get the" rubber, and pit-stop another 25 laps. While behind a bunch of people willing to take your position. We had to hold out.82328232
At the pit stop, I changed the settings of the front wing, and the car went quite differently, I was able to attack. But here in front of me after a pit stop left Rahal on cold tyres and, as it turned out, faulty transmission. In the end, he pressed the brake meters for up to 50 conventional braking points. Hard to describe the emotions I felt, coming back with a broken front wing, especially after Saturday failure.
After a pit stop we had to take himself in hand. Once again on the road, I was driving as last time - no exaggeration The car was well-balanced, I could attack We chose the risky strategy pit-stops and won on this - an abundance of yellow flags allowed me to save fuel.82328232
I went the second, and everything went fine until circles in 15 I had not felt with the machine's something wrong. Almost at the same moment the engineer came back on the radio and a trembling voice "we puncture."82328232On the next round I was thinking what to do. Decided to risk - puncture was slow, theoretically, I had a chance to make it to the finish. And then, after the Detroit experience flying with rabotavshie steering column in the qualification me a little, that would scare.8232
It's incredible, but the wheel is pulled to the extent that I was able to reach the finish line And I finished second Luck turned his face towards us I must say that the team was excellent throughout the entire weekend is the first time in their history
This point of my career I will never forget Like thousands of Americans who watched the guy from Moscow with the Russian flag in hand, standing on a podium on their land
Success must be developed. At the moment, all thoughts about the oval in the Pocono, stage which will take place next weekend.160
P.S it's interesting that I don't have any full satisfaction second place. Understand their emotions, it became clear to me I just want to win
Mikhail Alyoshin, especially for F1News.ru
The pilot program SMP Racing Mikhail Alyoshin has successfully completed a number of test days on American oval tracks in Milwaukee and Iowa, a road track in Sebring.
Despite the break in the calendar IndyCar series, the last week was for the Russian racer very rich.
"The first two tracks are oval, told about the tests Mikhail Alyoshin. Is their main difference from those of ovals with which I was familiar previously - length Milwaukee is exactly one mile, the trail in Iowa and shorter. And if now we performed tests relatively calm, in the race density of cars on such a small area will be very high. The ski resorts differ among themselves mainly to the fact that at the Milwaukee Mile practically zero banking, i.e. there is no incline, and circuit similar to conventional flat oval football field. At Iowa Speedway all exactly the opposite - the slope is very strong and a large number of irregularities. Driving techniques on such unusual tracks for me are going to study during the race weekend.
As for the track in Sebring, performances on it are not held. We can say that this is a test track for andikalovsky pilots. He used to prepare for the race on city routes. One of its features is a lot of bumps. In General, everything is as usual urban roads".
The race at Iowa Speedway and Milwaukee Mile will be held on 12 July and August 17, respectively. In the next weekend Russians will participate in the Grand Prix of Houston on highway road Reliant Park, where it will be two races in a row. Watched the performances of Mikhail Aleshin in the IndyCar series on TV channels "Sport 1" and Viasat Sport.
In traditional newspaper column on nonf1.ru the racer program SMP Racing Mikhail Alyoshin told about the stage of the Indycar series in Texas.
Texas a special place on the map of the USA. Here, like cowboy hats and boots, weapons, whiskey, heat and Rodeo. The combination of beautiful, isn't it The winner of the race is awarded two revolver, drums, which he must empty, standing on the podium and shooting in the air Absurd Bust Perhaps, but this is America, and here love the show, and most importantly, know how to arrange.
My acquaintance with Texas and local oval racetrack took place in April. It was started with this fun I was warned that Texans - people are tough, and as it turned out, was warned not without reason. It all started with this in the evening together with the engineers wanted to walk on the highway - the day of the test, track and I haven't even seen.
She closed at five in the evening, and it was ten minutes to five. To go a mile and a half, slowly, considering all the bumps which are many ten minutes difficult. The fence that separates the track and its interior, where the team, height, around waist deep. At the exit stood an elderly guard seventy years, classical Texan, just like in the movies hat, boots, jeans, denim shirt, dark glasses, cigarette and of course a brilliant colt belt - all, like in the movies
I decided to ask him if we can get over this fence when we come back from the road, to get to his team after a walk Texan with absolutely impassive face and characteristic Texas accent calmly said, "Son, if you want to feel unimaginable pain in the ass, when I would have blown, you can try". Such is the wild West - I liked it
Then, in April, there had to pass my second test at the oval. Why had Because then I could pass only about fifteen laps, and then burned down the motor, and that the test was over for me. Despite this trouble, after Indy-500 we knew that the speed of the oval we have, so last weekend all started very positively.
Racing weekend here very strange painted - on Friday, you have only one training session, then the qualification, followed by the so-called night training. The very same race starts on Saturday evening.
At the first session we had been working, not paying attention to the speed - it was very important to understand the wear and tear and how this wear is better to decrease. Besides worked on qualifications. On ovals the main part of the preparation for the week-end is really racing settings the distance is very high, and to overtake a lot easier than all the other tracks, so qualification on ovals is not so essential. However, I qualified exactly in the middle, at the 11th place, and this was surprised, because unlike others I have full tests on this route was not
On race day temperatures exceeded 30 degrees, and in Texas this, my friends, not as in Moscow Humidity is very high, and transferred so hot hard. Pleasing one the race was evening, and when before the start of the sun almost hidden behind the podium, the temperature began to fall sharply.
The launch itself was good, but then it was hard to hold rivals, riding in front, because of understeer, so a couple of items I lost. I knew that if we have the speed, I these positions quickly will play, and to risk in the beginning of such a long race at least silly. In fact, the speed was really, and I began to play one position after another - to break into the top ten failed after the first pit stop. At the pit stop I increased the angle of attack of the front wing, and the car turned into a fairy-tale - speed increased
In the race it was important to protect the rubber, and those who are not the Bank, already circles of fifteen after a pit stop felt uncomfortable, but between stop strategy about fifty laps I have everything went fine until the penultimate pit-stop, which, as it turned out, I put defective tires. Already circles ten started this oversteer that words, it does not pass I can say one thing when I saw that your humble servant almost both turn passes in a controlled, but on the verge of falling drifting at a speed of 350km/h, then immediately began again to show me the pit stop. But I replied that will last a while I knew that if at the end of the race "break" strategy, you will not be able to catch up the lost time. somehow I stayed for about forty circles, then calmly pulled into the pit stop.
The final section was difficult - all went well until hung out last yellow flags. At this point all who lagged behind the leaders, judges were asked to pass on the pit lane to the leaders remained together and was able after restart to fight. I turned on the pit lane, and my persecutors not. And after that, I was already not in seventh place, as was to yellow flags. Then I had some difficulty the rear wheels were so worn out that I simply could not normally be dispersed, and at the time of restart the thrashing was before the fourth of transmission, approximately 320 km/h Had I finished ninth, but then, after the race, my seventh "dorastamova" place me true returned. What a wonderful and very interesting for us is over.
And for a dessert.
On the way to the airport I caught the amazing taxi driver, an Ethiopian by birth, who, having learned where I come from, wildly revived and the rest of the way by heart and in pure Russian was read out to me quote from Lenin and Marx Imagine the situation Texas, driver s, citing the night taxi Russian Lenin had the feeling that I was in some strange film in the genre of art house
Thus ended my Texas adventure - again a lot of points dropped in a coin box of the machine SMP Racing at number 7 But they ended up a little while already 27-29 June dual stage in Houston, who is also in the state of Texas. And while our team is waiting for a series of tests during the break between the races. The work is just beginning
Ed carpenter, who plays for his team Ed Carpenter Racing, won an unexpected victory in the evening race Firestone 600 IndyCar series, held at the oval Texas Motor Speedway. Carpenter takes part only in those stages which pass on ovals, and this is his second success this year, after the pole in an Indy 500.
For the most part, the distance of the race was the leader will Power, but carpenter constantly progressed and 60 laps to the finish managed to come out on top. Then, thanks to the successful actions when overtaking lagging by a circle, carpenter was able to break away from the Power. On the final pit stop Power was able to regain most of this gap, however, was speeding on pit lane and was fined a penalty passing through.
Due to the fact that by this point in the same range with the leader remained only five cars, after serving fine Power was sixth. It seemed likely to break in the top three at it was not, however, at this point, the race was stopped due to the car ablaze, Takuma Sato.
Occupied the fifth and sixth position Simon Pagano and will Power decided to use the situation and went to extra pit stop for fresh tires - as they were the last among those who lost the leader of the smaller circle, then it hasn't lost positions. This decision pinelo them success after restart Pageno confident ahead of Tony Kanaan and Scott Dixon. Power broke in the third position, and in the last turn was ahead of Juan-Pablo a Montoya and finished second.
Before you restart Mikhail Alyoshin was in seventh position, but race Directorate decided to send lagging on the circle pilots at the pit lane, so they do not interfere with the leaders. It, however, has practically fulfilled only Aleshin, which has lost two positions. After the finish ignored the decision of the stewards pilots were fined, and Alyoshin returned to seventh place in the protocols.
The results are preparing.
In traditional newspaper column on nonf1.ru the racer program SMP Racing Mikhail Alyoshin told about the stage of the Indycar series in Detroit.
From Indianapolis to Detroit to fly forty minutes or you can go about four hours by car. As a good citizen of the Russian Federation and a big fan of Autotravel, I chose the second option. However on the way I managed to get lost -160Navigator, as expected, has paved the route for non-existent road. But I quickly got on the right track and soon was approaching Detroit.8232
I must say that the natives of Indianapolis long frightened me this ruined and recognized last year bankrupt,160city in Michigan. But, as it usually happens, that's okay I did not see. Yes, there is oblachnosti, have abandoned areas - the road to the island of Belle island, where the route lies through the former elite districts, where now live is not the most elite residents. But again, nothing dreadful and terrible, I'm on your mind, who "has seen" saw there.82328232
The team lived in the centre,160while there, not to say that the city has some problems.160most certainly struck imagination house prices in when the elite areas - chetyrehmetrovy pool house, made of Spanish stone and are in excellent condition, you can take times160two cheaper than for example a one-room apartment160in a residential area of Moscow. And of course, for obvious reasons, it's all empty and useless.
Leaving aside the socio-economic aspects, I can say that not less than my imagination struck the track itself, which we considered to be walked on foot the day before the training with all engineering team. 82328232On the area and the floor is a cross between our former160slopes with160Nevsky Ring, the Sparrow hills and in Tver.
The proximity of the Gulf from the track reminds Petersburg track and uneven concrete-asphalt covering is what kind of crazy mix of hills fifteen-year-old and broken-down runway slopes in Tver.82328232
Moreover, in some corners of the floor and all can be composed of160five different new concrete slippery, old concrete better, but with bumps, new asphalt slippery, but better than a new concrete, old asphalt if no bumps, the most tenacious and bitumen, which consists of most of the patches on this wonderful160"highway".82328232
Driving technique on such tracks very similar to the rally - turn to jump. In some corners first comes a slick new concrete and the output tenacious old asphalt, so stopping in these turns at full speed you feel as the machine starts to fall in drift160all chetyrech wheels, but the output directly off interstate concrete wall
And all your hopes at the time of this slide is to think, "well, where's that old asphalt with a stick", and when you drift call on the asphalt, machine again shuffles, and only then it occurs relieved when you receive the normal cohesion. And so two races on seventy circles each, on a wild heat.
Training in General went according to plan, without serious technical problems. Only in the second session failed to properly pass the second part - zaklyuchila the engine management system and was very long, standing in boxes.82328232
In the first qualifying we greatly missed settings and in addition one of the pilots were seriously hampered by the rapid circle. But no one desperate race is long and strategy it plays a crucial role.
And so it happened - at the expense of risky strategies, excellent machine160and the pace cars, this strategy has justified itself in full by the early thirties circles I was led.82328232After all pit stops it so happened that160I rode160in second place behind the Power160in his strategy. But all hope podium crossed ridiculous incident I tried to overtake lagging four circle Sato, which I of course to let understandably did not want. As a result, I slapped a fine on the passage through the pit lane.82328232Honest, friends, what I experienced when I'm on the radio reported the fine words.
This hope podium evaporated, but the good points all the same, you could earn. But this was not to be - James160Hinchcliff, which I didn't even see at this moment, parathormone in the seventh rotation, hoping to beat me flew through the inner curb hit in the rear right wheel and me launched.82328232After that I took so long that I missed the circle, and for dessert when the marshals had to turn in my car, they broke my peradenia wing.
By the way, after the race Hinchcliff came and honestly apologized, saying that "overdone".160So this day we decided to quickly forget and started preparing for Sunday afternoon, knowing that the chances are good the second race we have.
Sunday began for us certainly better Sabbath - sixteenth place in qualifying, with160one important technical problem. The problem was a faulty steering column, which was over - she just came loose during qualifying. As it turned out, because of the marriage of new parts that everybody often occurs.82328232it Was very unpleasant to go, with each turn of a steering play increases - you just don't know, turn it the next time. Nevertheless I passed two rounds in understandable fears and as it turned out, we did not do very slowly, taking into account the problem.
The race we had the same strategy that before, and it worked again - most of the positions I played at pit stop, but to overtake, of course, had not a little. The second race was very difficult first was even hotter than Saturday, secondly, steering column was absolutely new, not developed,160so the wheel turned out to be very "tight". At the end of the race the hands just off palms were erased in the blood, and elbows too - they had to rest against a monocoque during a turn, that would at least keep the car on the road - this is not the Formula 1, the power here160no.
82328232However give up no one was going, because it was clear that we were driving in good points and despite all the problems on Saturday, problems in qualifying,160the blood-drenched gloves and elbows of kombinizony,160I finished seventh82328232Command both days during the race was working just perfect - no hitches at the pit stop,excellent strategy and160the behavior of the machine in both races were wonderful, even despite the difficulties with undeveloped steering Sunday However I managed to polimeravto in both races
The next race will pass through the oval160in Texas in the nearest weekend. The track is actually new for me on the tests I went only ten laps, while not have any problems with the engine. However, the mood is very positive. Working like crazy160All hungry to win. And I especially
Mikhail Alyoshin, especially for nonf1.ru
The second race on urban routes in Detroit resulted in a confident victory of Elihu Castroneves, 39-year-old veteran Indycar. Russian pilot Mikhail Alyoshin also drove 70 laps on hummock asphalt Detroit rings just great and finished on 7-th position, becoming the best newcomer.
The race was full of events that is characteristic for the American series. The leaders changed several times, and it all started almost immediately after the finish. It is very important that Alyoshin has again attracted attention to the 26-th circle of qualifying for the 1st position, although launched only 17-m Maintained the lead it long, only one round, but it according to the rules IndyCar brought Mikhail additional point. After a pit stop Russian racer back on track 11 and continued fighting.
However, after the pit-stop, it seems that it's not immediately picked up the pace, and after a few laps ahead of Charlie Kimball, and, in a very harsh manner. When Takuma Sato went in the boxes Michael back in the top ten and gradually moved ahead. When the race crossed the equator, he drove the 9th, whereas became the top-of Castroneves. To the 46-th circle racer Russian program SMP Racing moved already in 5-th position, but after the next pit stop again at the end of the first ten.
15 laps to finish Castroneves continued to lead, but Alyoshin was going 7th, gradually picked up speed and started to catch up with James Hinchcliffe.
But when before the finish was only 11 laps, Sebastien Bourdais in his time speaking at Toro Rosso, one of the turns failed to keep the car on the track and crashed into a barrier. Left the car security, the peloton gathered, and break again reduced to a minimum. After restart Alyoshin has kept the 7-th position, but with the track after contact with the machine Mike Andretti flew Takuma Sato, and almost immediately the pace car went again.
After the next restart, which took place just three laps before the finish, Michael took a sharp attack on Simon Pagano, his teammate Schmidt Peterson Motorsports, and was close to success, but the French retained a position. Eventually Aleshin finished 7th, which, of course, can be considered a good result, and for Saturday failure it to some extent played.
In traditional newspaper column on nonf1.ru the racer program SMP Racing Mikhail Alyoshin told about the legendary race "500 miles of Indianapolis".
When during the presentation of the pilots at the start line called my name, I went on a small podium and waved his hand towards the stands, there was a moment of silence. And then a huge stadium, nearly 400 thousand people, was raised applauded all This time I will remember till the end of my days.
But until then, there was a lot of interest.
The so-called weekend Indie 500 begins long before the race - in two weeks. The first week we have tests and qualification, and the second is working with the press and fans, and on Friday, two days before the race, held hours of training on the name Carb Day Carburetor day. Carburetors in Indicare long gone, but here is a very revered tradition, so the day is called.
I managed to drive on the road even for a few days before phase, held in Indianapolis road track. The feeling was tremendous power At first it simply refuses to interpret the command and tries to take our foot off the gas pedal. To this speed is really fast not get used. But in the course of the tests I quickly got used that made it possible to proceed to the settings of the machine.
After, to put it mildly, not very good race for road route command, it took two days to collect a second car for oval, since most of the parts were turned into dust my accident at the start. About this incident can only say that we were lucky to get away without injuries, as shown by telemetry, during a strike in a standing machine Saavedra, transshipment amounted 96G. to Avoid the incident was impossible, I saw the car in front of a160in the last moment, and so-called "spotter" team watching the situation from the stands and warning racer to react just don't have time.8232
It is interesting that after the accident boxes crowd had gathered under a thousand supporters, or simply local residents who absolutely sincerely suffered for me, and when I showed up after the examination in the hospital, began to applaud It was unexpected. I even turned around to see who they clap. It was nice
For real, official test at the oval160we started on Monday, may 11, and already then gradually began to gain confidence.82328232Safe oval, friends, a very tricky thing - if there comes a time when you feel comfortable behind the wheel - mischief. Indianapolis not forgive confidence, than during the tests could see the Hawksworth and Bush who verified the wall on the strength of their machines.82328232
Our main task was to dash off as more miles to better understand and feel the car. Before the first departure of the team was very worried that I get scared that I don't like it. Usually, beginners need from half to full day test to drive all round, not releasing the gas is very difficult to refuse, when they enter a turn on speed 380-390 km/H.
If to speak about the fear, on the second lap I passed the whole route "to the floor"what in the team I was nicknamed "mad Russian" -160according to them, before they had ever seen.
Ahead was long test days and a lot of work on finishing machine. On the oval increments settings need to be very careful at this speed, the minimum change is felt as great. Unfortunately, raspberries us heavily tarnished the weather is much we failed because of this a try as soon as it starts raining, for security reasons, on ovals cease any races. By the way, I personally would not mind to try rain oval - that it would be a sensation
However qualifications we came with good Luggage settings under any conditions, and in General were confident that we will be able to get in the top 9. But again intervened weather.
Qualification is thus that every pilot passing four laps around the track absolutely one, then there is no one else out. But when we went to our last attempt, the wind picked up, and the wind - the worst enemy of ovals, he radically changes the behavior of the machine and prevents her evenly dispersed on a straight line. In the end, the top 9 to get failed.82328232
The next day the first nine pilots Saturday qualified separately, but the rest was also one try, and I managed to play one position and to qualify the 15th, and that was my starting point.
The following days were for all drivers living hell, because those were the days of work with the press and fans160- I never in my life for four days was not given so many autographs and interviews. To say that it was hard to tell nothing. To gasoline day most of the pilots appeared circles under his eyes from lack of sleep.
Himself carburetor day is a simple one-hour training session, in which we tried something very unusual and interesting settings that were applied in the race.
Saturday was a long-awaited day of relative rest. After a long press all week, that day I woke up as much as eight hours instead of six as usual.
On race day for all pilots was organized by a police convoy, and only at the entrance to the road, I understood why people were standing in a traffic jam with three hours of the night, just to get to this legendary race This is insane, I've never seen so many people in one place - any stage of the Formula 1 just resting
After the official kick-off ceremony, listening traditionally performed live American anthem - here it is a tradition for every race, I sat in the car, which was already standing on the starting grid, and saw the first turn. Because of the huge number of people he no longer seemed so wide as before, the people in the stands occupied all of optical space. Oddly enough, I was nervous not much, rather, was fooled normal pre-launch preparation the main thing - do not forget that all was ready for the long and the world's most famous race
The start was calm, and as my position was on the outside, I had to miss two pilots that started inside. During the first stint I lost a few positions, but I am not worried - I remembered the words that I said Mario Andretti "Russian, you are very fast, but this race is won from any position and at last160fifty circles, but to play it on the first one hundred fifty stayed in one of the walls.160And you know, after writing more than ten races past160years on this route, I can't disagree. This, despite a couple of lost positions, I calmly drove her race, the shore of fuel and tires, what, by the way, managed to succeed - because of that I was able to lead think about it in most Indie-50082328232
The second pit stop is also managed to delay, we already encountered the strategy fewer pit-stops, which could lead us.Oh, don't even want to think about it.
All the plans collapsed when after the third pit stop generates vibration in the rear left wheel. At first she was not very strong, but with each circle has increased - it happens, when it begins to wear out the tires, so on the radio I was asked to hold out. The rear of the machine became more and more often tear - when there is vibration, wheel loses traction with it.160At some point, the vibration is so strong that in some areas I have not seen the track because of the shaking, but the back was close rivals, and I had to hold on
And now I travel with the speed of 380 km/h, barely seeing the track because of vibration, struggling with extremely dangerous for ovals160drifts, as well as on the upcoming opponents, but understand that we must fight, the last bit of strength, will power, in anger And here I feel that the rear left part of the machine to direct how would lie on the belly "arrived", I think.82328232somehow reached the boxes where they found a very unpleasant fact - hub left rear wheels almost was not tightened Marriage nuts - they just stretched160Spent four laps to replace wheel nuts, this fact160in fact in all Napoleon's plans of the cross and made.82328232After that I have, of course, didn't pull no punches - overtook several people narugaa radius, and, in General, for nothing had hoped. But then due to good machine, quick pit-stops, safety cars, managed to play two laps and finished in 21st place.
On the one hand, of course, sorry - I prepared so much and only because of this nonsense with wheel hub could not compete for the highest positions. On the other, I got is precious, just Golden experience my first race160the oval That's the main thing82328232by the Way, speaking of speed, as it turned out, my training was the best lap the whole month, including other pilot160- the average speed 231.917 miles per hour, and this suggests that ovals, we have mastered and will soon begin to teach "lessons" local. Because there is only one goal - to win
Mikhail Alyoshin, especially for nonf1.ru
On Sunday at the American Indianapolis took place the famous race Indy-500, victory which won a pilot Andretti magazine Autosport Ryan hunter-ray. Came to start and the first Russian racer series IndyCar Mikhail Alyoshin, but for the pilot program SMP Racing race was not too well.160
Michael had a good start and fought for space in the middle of the peloton, but on one of pit-stops lost almost four laps because of problems with the rear left wheel. The Russian was able to finish, but only on the 21st place. Commenting on the results of the race, Mikhail noted that, despite technical problems, he was able to show a competitive rate.
Mikhail Alyoshin "there was a problem - unscrewed a wheel nut, and the car lost in the course. Because of this I had to go on a forced pit stop. Until the problem is solved, the rivals managed to drive four circles. Two of them managed to win and successfully complete the race.
Annoying, because the speed was good. But most importantly, we were able to show that we are competitive in very difficult and unusual circumstances ultrafast ovals".
The program SMP Racing and TV channel "Sport 1" announced the beginning of the show racing series IndyCar, which is a Russian Mikhail Alyoshin. The first broadcast will take place on Sunday, may 25 1930 Moscow time the TV station live. will show the famous race Indy-500" in Indianapolis
"This is a huge breakthrough for lighting our difficult job, " said Mikhail Alyoshin. - I am glad that millions of Russian fans will be able to see one of the most difficult for the pilot and exciting for the audience racing series IndyCar, live largest sports channel. Thanks to colleagues from SMP Racing, the team of the TV channel "Sport 1" to all the fans who support me. Watch and cheer for Russia"
Pilot SMP Racing Mikhail Alyoshin has completed a qualifying races before the famous race "500 miles of Indianapolis, which will be held on may 25, a Russian qualified with 15-m
The starting grid Indy 500 is formed according to the results of the qualifying heats on the basis of the average rate in a series of four circles in turn, determined by drawing lots, and with the time of departure on the route to Russia with no luck.
"We really did not have much luck with the draw, " noted Mikhail Alyoshin. - By that time, as it was my turn to go, the wind picked up and the track is well heated, and these factors are very much affected by such speeds. In the end, failed to realize the whole potential. But, considering all the difficulties, the 15th time of 33 is an excellent result".
1. Acarpentier - Carpenter/Chevy - 231.067
2. Dhinchcliffe Andretti/Honda - 230.839
3. Upower - Penske/Chevy - 230.697
4. Kastanies - Penske/Chevy - 230.649
5. Sparano - Schmidt/Honda - 230.614
6. Andretti Andretti/Honda - 230.544
7. Kanios Andretti/Honda - 230.146
8. Newgarden - Fisher/Honda - 229.893
9. Hildenbrand - Carpenter/Chevy - 228.726
10. Hontoria - Penske/Chevy - 231.007
11. Stigson - Ganassi/Chevy - 230.928
12. CBOs Andretti/Honda - 230.782
13. Droxford - Herta/Honda - 230.506
14. Dwilson - Coyne/Honda - 230.256
15. Maleshin - Schmidt/Honda - 230.049
16. Canaan - Ganassi/Chevy - 229.922
17. Sbord - KV/Chevy - 229.847
18. Oserve - Rahal/Honda - 229.752
19. Rkhunter-ray Andretti/Honda - 229.719
20. Graal - Rahal/Honda - 229.628
21. Cuartas - Coyne/Honda - 229.251
22. Plan - Coyne/Honda - 229.223
23. Tito - Foyt/Honda - 229.201
24. Atlani - Fisher/Honda - 229.148
25. Tball - KV/Chevy - 229.009
26. Climball - Ganassi/Chevy - 228.953
27. Vilnev - Schmidt/Honda - 228.949
28. Gdavison - KV/Chevy - 228.865
29. Pflaumen - Foyt/Honda - 228.814
30. Rbrace - Ganassi/Chevy - 228.713
31. Scarem - Ganassi/Chevy - 228.436
32. Saavedra - KV/Chevy - 228.088
33. Blazer - Lazier/Chevy - 227.920