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One of the heroes of the 2014 season was Jules Bianchi, who played for Russian team Marussia under the number "17".Career Bianchi supported Ferrari, and with the participation of the Scuderia, the Frenchman got a seat at Marussia in 2013. In his debut season earn points failed. In 2014, the Russian stable switched to a turbo Ferrari, but the speed is rarely enough to fight for getting into the top ten. Finally, on the sixth stage in Monaco Jules finished ninth, earning for himself first and team points.
First win for the Williams team in 1979 brought Clay Regazzoni. Were the Swiss in the season by car with the number "28".At the end of 1976, Frank Williams after a dispute with partner Walter wolf sold to his old team and together with Patrick head founded new under the name of Williams Grand Prix Engineering, which still exists today. In 1977, the team used a customer March 761 chassis, and a year later appeared a head designed FW06 chassis. The only pilot team was then Alan Jones, but in 1979 his partner was a 39-year veteran of Formula 1 Clay Regazzoni, Vice-champion in 1974.The beginning of the season-1979 team played with FW06. Only at the fifth stage there is a new machine with newfangled FW07 ground effect. A couple of races left for the development of new technology. At the seventh stage in Monaco Regazzoni finished second. And then it was home to the Williams Grand Prix of great Britain. Pole position on the British track was won by Jones. He was leading most of the race, but lost due to the failure of the water pump. Second in that time it was Regazzoni, who eventually won.
His best season in Formula 1 Daniil Kvyat held in 2015. Then the Russians were on the car of Red Bull with the number "26".Kvyat made his debut in the championship in 2014 in the Toro Rosso. His progress during the season so impressed the leadership of the Red Bull that Sebastian Vettel went to Ferrari, in his place was invited Daniel.The start of the 2015 season turned out to be difficult for Red Bull because of the constant failures of the engine Renault. For example, in Australia, Daniel never even made it to the starting grid. Reliability gradually came to normal, and began to appear the results. In Monaco Kvyat started fifth and finished fourth. Then there was sixth place in the UK. Finally, in Hungary, Quat climbed to the second step of the podium - the best result for the citizens of Russia.
In 1980, the pilot of the French team Ligier, one of the leaders of the Formula 1 at that time, was Didier pironi. The Frenchman played under the number "25".Pironi made his debut in Formula 1 in 1978 in the composition of Tyrrell. After two seasons Didier called to him, guy Ligier the French required the pilot to replace Patrick Depailler who broke his leg after falling glider.In the first race of the season-1980 pironi went down because of engine failure, the following three he scored points. Finally, at the fifth stage in Belgium, the Frenchman scored his first victory, providerweb from start to finish. At the sixth stage in Monaco Didier for the first time started from pole position, was leading for most of the race, but lost several laps before the finish, when, due to failure of the gearbox, the car caught the fence. The victory in Monaco would have made the pilot Ligier leader of the championship, but.
Former Formula 1 driver Juan Pablo Montoya said that he would like to take part in the legendary marathon 24 hours of Le Mans, to compete with Fernando Alonso for the title of winner of the "Triple crown" which implies a victory at Le Mans, the Monaco Grand Prix and Indy 500.Juan Pablo Montoya "Alonso is able to win the "Triple crown". Yes, it will be difficult. Besides, I'm closer to this achievement than it.As for Le Mans, let's see how will continue to change the rules, and whether the team Penske to participate in it. Until I was invited to participate in Le Mans. But I would have competed for the Triple crown with Alonso".Montoya competed in Formula 1 for Williams and McLaren in 2001-2006 In 2003 he won the Monaco Grand Prix. Twice, in 2000 and 2015, Juan Pablo won the Indy 500. Three times the Colombian won the marathon 24 hours of Daytona, but Le Mans has never been a part of.The sole owner of the "Triple crown" is Graham hill, who five times won the Grand Prix of Monaco, in 1966 he won the Indy 500, and in 1972 in Le Mans.
His first season the Dane Jan Magnussen, father of the pilot Haas Kevin Magnussen, conducted in 1997 for Stewart under the number "23".At the time, Jan Magnussen was considered a very promising pilot. In 1994 he won the British Formula 3, putting a few records and got a contract test-pilot of McLaren. In 1995 he made his debut in Formula 1, replacing the Grand Prix of the Pacific ocean about Mika h kkinen. In 1996, he remained in reserve McLaren, and a year later received an invitation from Jackie Stewart, who gathered to exhibit their own team.In the season 1997 23-year-old Magnussen was the partner of the experienced Rubens Barrichello. The first season for Stewart was very challenging because of the constant technical problems. Ian only managed four times to get to the finish, and the best result - 7th place in Monaco. The Dane flashed in Austria, which showed the 6-th qualifying result, but in the race his engine failed.
Gilles Villeneuve - the idol of the fans of Ferrari, one of the few pilots who endeared himself Enzo Ferrari. In 1979 he became Vice-champion in the car under the number "12".Villeneuve debuted in Formula 1 in 1977, after the McLaren the Grand Prix of great Britain. However, the head of the British team decided not to sign a contract with crazy canadian. But it drew the attention of Enzo Ferrari. In 1978, Gilles broke a lot of cars, but nonetheless, remained in Ferrari. At the start of the 1979 season, his partner was an experienced South African jodie.The first two were racing for Ferrari is not very good, but then there is a new 312T4 car with ground effect, and Gilles won in South Africa and long beach, becoming the leader of the championship. Then better things went the Schecter, who won in Belgium and Monaco. In the second half of the season seriously added the Williams team, the pilots who won four races. Against this backdrop Ferrari has decided to bet on one pilot and the "first number" chose the Schecter. Villeneuve dutifully accepted the rules of the game, and in the final Grand Prix of Italy did not attack the partner of Ferrari, though, winning there, Gil could still compete for the title. The canadian won the final race in the United States and became the Vice-champion, losing to South African only 4 points.
Since its appearance in Formula 1 in the mid-1970s, Ligier used the numbers "25" and "26". But in 1996, under the new rules, the French team got "9" and "10". "Nine," was happy for Olivier Panis.In late 1994, Flavio Briatore, then head of Benetton, for a nominal sum bought Ligier, find themselves in a difficult financial situation. However, the Italian was most interested in the contract for the supply of motors Renault, which he immediately copied by Benetton. Instead Ligier got the engine Mugen-Honda and the access to the development of a championship team. Naturally, the new Ligier cars was like two peas similar to Benetton.If in the season 1995 the case Ligier bit went up the hill, the 1996 results has dropped significantly. For the season, the team earned only 15 points, and 10 of them Olivier received an unexpected victory in the prestigious Monaco Grand Prix.
The Italian press reports that the new machine Ferrari will differ from its predecessor, an increased wheelbase.Chief designer Simone Resta took this decision after consultations with the famous engineer Rory Byrne who built a champion Ferrari Michael Schumacher. Increased wheelbase will create a more efficient aerodynamics, which will allow you to gain an advantage on highways, where strong was the car Mercedes.The car Mercedes has the largest wheelbase in the last season 3760 mm 3594 mm vs Ferrari. However, because of the "silver arrows" proved to be less competitive on a narrow and slow circuits in Monaco, Hungary and Singapore. The Germans, on the contrary, want to make a more compact car.
Sports Director of the championship Ross brown said that considering the question of whether the presence of girls on the starting grid of Formula 1.Ross Brawn "We are studying this topic. We want to take into account the views of all parties, because there are people who like this tradition, and there are those who oppose".Formula 1 has already conducted the experiment on replacement of girls to guys during the Monaco Grand Prix 2015. The Formula 1 drivers didn't like it.Then Sebastian Vettel commented "Where are the girls It's just disgusting I'm going to start looking for a girl to my room and here are the boys Before everything was fine. I don't understand why it was necessary to break such a fine tradition of Formula 1".
Lewis Hamilton admitted that he wants to emulate Fernando Alonso in the fight for the triple crown of Motorsport. The Spaniard already has a victory in the Monaco Grand Prix, and now he wants to earn a victory in the Indy 500 and the 24 hours of Le Mans. The only winner of the triple crown is compatriot Hamilton and Graham hill.Lewis Hamilton "Today is very difficult to do something unique in Motorsport. In the past, there were pilots who were in several different categories, but I have no desire to do it.I admire what Alonso wants to do, but for me Formula 1 is the maximum experience which can get the pilot.I have other qualities and projects in which I am interested and which I am satisfied. In the coming years you will see what it is, but it's more than race. Once I hang the helmet on a nail. But my contribution will definitely be appreciated by the audience".
The Ferrari pilot Sebastian Vettel admitted he was not sure that Robert Kubica will return to Formula 1.Sebastian Vettel "I think that accident was very tragic. He was considered a future champion, but I don't understand why he now seeks to return.Why didn't he do this sooner For him it would be a good story, but, on the other hand, his return would have blocked the way for other young pilots, more decent work in the Formula-1".The pilot of Renault's Nico Hulkenberg agrees that the return of Kubica will be a great story for Formula 1.Nico Hulkenberg "During tests we saw that the speed Robert has. But, we don't know how it will manifest itself on the first lap in Monaco or Singapore.I hope that he will be able to race at the highest level. But we will see only next year. I estimate the chances of him returning as 50 to 50".
If last season the Mercedes team has won 20 of qualifications, this time its the pilots only earned 15 pole positions. A large part of the victories on account of Lewis Hamilton.The pole position of the season-2017 pilots1. Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes - 112. Sebastian Vettel, The Ferrari - 43. Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes - 44. Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari 1 in his career earned the pole position, Bottas. And his compatriot, who plays for Ferrari, started from pole position for the first time since 2008The pole position in the season 2017, commands1. Mercedes - 152. Ferrari 5 comparison with last year, the Red Bull team was left without poles. But in the Ferrari after last year's lull won five qualifications. And in Monaco both drivers of the Scuderia started with the first line, for the first time since the Grand Prix of France 2008.Quick pole in the truest sense of the word came from Hamilton in Spa. The Briton drove a lap with an average speed of 245.867 km/h. a Year ago, the highest average speed was shown in Monza -257.038 km/h, but this time qualification in Italy took place on a wet track.The slowest lap traditionally happened in Monaco Kimi Raikkonen won the pole with an average speed of 166.438 km/h. the Biggest gap of the owner of the pole from the nearest rival recorded during a rainfall qualification in Italy, where Lewis Hamilton beat max Verstappen 1,148 seconds. Minimum separation happened in Japan, where Lewis Hamilton lost Valtteri bottas the only 23 thousandths of a second.
Next season, the Formula 1 world champion 2009 Jenson button will compete in the Japanese Super GT series for one of the teams Honda.Jenson button "I Have a contract with Honda for performances in the Super GT season in 2018. The last two years I've dreamed of this. I like this series, and this year I even had one race, and I liked it very much. Looking forward to the first tests."Last season button was a reserve pilot McLaren, and spent one race in Monaco, replacing Fernando Alonso. But now his place is 18-year-old Lando Norris, the newly made champion of Euroseries Formula 3.
The President of the FIA Jean Todt said that he forgives Sebastian Vettel for his actions in Baku.In the midst of his battle for the title of 2017, the pilot Ferrari crashed into the car of Lewis Hamilton during the safety car in Azerbaijan.Jean Todt "you Know, I'm very tolerant. I don't like people who judges the behavior, not taking into account the emotions swirling in the cockpit during the race.I'm cool with that because like I happened with Michael Schumacher. Remember that it was in Jerez in 1997 or Monaco 2006, when he made the stupid mistake in qualifyingPeople have weaknesses, but they all understand and say, "I'm not supposed to do that," then you must forgive this pilot. So it was with Sebastian".
Car Ferrari F2001 which Michael Schumacher was in early 2001 and won the Monaco Grand Prix, was sold at auction Sotheby'ss for 7.5 million.The organizers of the auction expected in the amount of 5.5 million, but in the end the amount was two million more. Before this most expensive car was Schumacher's Ferrrari F2004, which in 2005 was sold for 3.2 million.
In Brazil the staff of Mercedes, Williams and FIA was subjected to an armed assault during movement between the track and the hotel. Felipe Massa believes that this is a big problem for the future of his homeland.Lewis Hamilton "I was terrified when I found out about the incident. The saddest thing is that I'm already in the League for about ten years, and every year at least someone from the paddock becomes the victim of local bandits. The organizers are also responsible, because they must guarantee us security."Head of Mercedes Toto Wolff "Brazil is a great country, but we don't need armored vehicles to safely travel from the hotel to the highway".Felipe Massa "It's very sad not only for those who are experiencing such problems, but also for Brazilians. All of this suggests that the time has come for the country to develop further and not to stand still.We race in Mexico, we were in India, and I don't know, is it dangerous there as it is here.But for the responsible people it is a problem, because they have to ensure safety for everyone who comes onto the stage.I love Brazil, but at the moment I'm not coming back here to live. My son is studying in Monaco, he speaks three languages, which is important for its future. Perhaps in the future I would like to come back here when there are safer and better".
Fernando Alonso admitted that next year can not act in the Indy-500. At the same time, the Spaniard is determined to take part in this legendary race in the future.Fernando Alonso "I Have a new contract with McLaren, and I have to admit that next year will not act in the Indy-500, because this race overlaps with the Grand Prix of Monaco. But I have to return to Indianapolis Don't know when it will be maybe in 2019, maybe 2020 but I definitely will come back at the start of the Indy 500".
The head of McLaren Zac brown admits that the team management will look foolish if Honda will make a huge step forward in 2018.After three years of unsuccessful work with a Japanese company McLaren refused to cooperate with Honda by signing a new contract with Renault.Zach brown "Obviously, if Honda start winning in 2018, but we don't, then we'll look stupid. But I think the one who makes the big decisions, should be able to take the results of these decisions.I think that in the moment when you take any decision, always there is an element of "what if I'm wrong". But I think that everyone has contributed to this decision, it was a group. Have given it difficult.It's like Indianapolis. Some of them said, "What if the race in Monaco will be our good opportunity" But, fortunately, Alonso drove well in the United States, and Jenson button started the race from the pit lane. We must look forward, not backward".
Obviously, after the breakup with Honda McLaren, the way Fernando Alonso Indy-500 ordered. But the Spaniard can get the other bonus.Zac brown, the head of McLaren "McLaren is not going to put your team in the 24 hours of Le Mans, now we are focused on the Formula-1. But we talked to Fernando about this race. If he wants to participate in Le Mans, we are ready to discuss it. Naturally, this should not affect Formula-1".Recall that this year Alonso missed the Monaco Grand Prix for the sake of participation in the Indy 500. Previously, the Spaniard said that dreams about winning at Le Mans and Indianapolis.
The head of Ferrari, Maurizio Arrivabene told why the Scuderia has extended the contract with Kimi Raikkonen and admitted that he dreams of winning the Finnish pilot.Maurizio Arrivabene "Raikkonen with Vettel spent the last three seasons, and they worked so well together. So no reason not to renew Kimi's contract.This year he ran a great race in Monaco and Hungary. I wish he won this year. His victory is my dream".
Manager Charles LeClair, Nicolas Todt believes that 19-year-old pilot can get into Formula 1 next year. Currently, the driver from Monaco dominated in the championship of Formula 2, and his career supports Ferrari.Nicolas Todt "Charles is a unique pilot. Obviously. This year its priority is to win the title of Formula 2, which very few pilots were able to get in its debut year.My goal is to get to Formula 1 next season. I can't say that it will happen, but given the achievements of Charles in the Formula 2, I think that nothing will prevent his debut in Formula 1 in 2018".Earlier in the Sauber team, which collaborates with Ferrari, has expressed willingness to invite young pilots, a career which supports the Scuderia. Among the contenders include Antonio Giovinazzi and Charles Leclere.
Head Red Bull Christian Horner said that he does not understand Mercedes approach to racing, when at stake is the title.Christian Horner "We did the same in Monaco two years ago. We asked one pilot to miss the faster partner. But then we were not fighting for the title - only for winning the race.Now Mercedes leader Hamilton. And the team that is fighting for the title, is obliged at one point to choose which of the two is the first number. The stakes are too high to play in the nobility".
It seems that the champion of the season-2016 Nico Rosberg is preparing to become the head of the factory Mercedes team in Formula E, which will appear in 2019.This week the German automaker shocked the racing world by announcing that after 2018 he will be leaving DTM for electric series.Now Auto Bild reports that Rosberg, the recently retired reigning world champion, is first in line to head the new team.Auto Bild "the President has already met with the head of Formula E, Alejandro Agawam in Monaco. If that happens, Rosberg will become the second world champion of Formula 1, was appointed to lead the team in Formula E. the First is a four-time world champion and head of the factory Renault team Alain Prost".
PODIUMS, Hungary I earned a first in his career in Formula 1 podium. With the race tied very cool memories and it's always great to come back.Malacotic very interesting and really challenges the pilot. It is very narrow, I describe it as "Monaco without walls". Then all you need to do right, and I hope that we will have a clean race. In Hungary it is very difficult to overtake, so it's important to have a good qualification.Autographies very passionate race fans, which is great to see autograph sessions always attract a lot of people who root for us. This is definitely one of the most memorable moments of the weekend.Petabyte it is very hot here, so we need to drink plenty of water throughout the weekend, as I constantly reminded my coach at these stages.Otpuskai is a very pleasant town. I have been here many times, there is something to see. It's fun, and I can safely recommend to family and friends to come here on vacation.
The pilot of McLaren Stoffel Vandorn believes that the race in Budapest can be successful for his team in terms of fighting for points.Stoffel Vandorn "Budapest should be another good chance for us to earn points. Can you describe this track is like Monaco without the walls. There are so many twists, just a bunch of turns. You need a good chassis and good downforce on the ring, and I hope we can be more competitive than earlier this year.Getting into the top ten on the starting grid there were, maybe, a surprise for Silverstone. But then again, it must mean that our chassis is working well at high speeds, once we were able to achieve this result. We were able to work close to Force India and Williams on this track is a positive. After Silverstone we were disappointed that you did not miss points, but simply are unable to fight for them".
The owner of Force India Vijay Malia admitted that he is very bored in other countries, and the Grand Prix. We will remind that from-for problems with the law, the Indian confined to the UK.Vijay Mallya "of course I miss racing, especially in Monaco and Singapore. But I had it all with eight and a half years. Now I'm back in the office, but it is also an important part of the job".Soon the British government will consider the issue of extradition of Malia in India.
After the Italian team dominated Monaco, its main rival Mercedes responsively hit in Canada. Now, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport, unique for Azerbaijan of the track, including extra-long two-kilometer straight, the Ferrari made the updates to its engine.The paper argues that the development is part of an aggressive plan for the development of the Scuderia under the supervision of the Director of the technical Department Mattia Binotto. Reportedly, the decision on delivery of the updated engines in Baku was based solely on positive data on the stand.
Pilot Red Bull Daniel Riccardo believes that the Baku track one of the most unique in the racing calendar of Formula 1.Riccardo Daniel "In Baku, in my opinion, very special, unique street circuit. There is a very wide section, and there are the narrow sections in the racing calendar.The second sector is most severe, there is heavier than in Monaco, although the Principality is one of the most narrow and difficult roads. When you drive up to the old town, sped by the castle, is a fun and difficult at the same time, and here you can see the audience in the stands This part of the track is my favorite. Long video is just huge, and it allows you to really relax".