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Race Director McLaren Eric bulge said that a specific date for the extension of the contract with Honda not exist.Eric boullier "the term does not exist, but there are decisions that need to be taken, procedures that must be followed, and deadlines for negotiations, so an exact date cannot be determined.I can't say that we'll break up with Honda. The situation suggests that we need to make a decision to contract with a defined specific objectives".
Williams refused to comment, which could be the basis for talks on the transition team for Honda engines next year.Deputy head Williams Claire Williams "the Rumors about negotiations with Honda is just a fiction.We are more than satisfied with our work with Mercedes. There is no more reason to inflate this topic".
Pilot Williams Felipe Massa said that he is ready to continue to serve next year.Felipe Massa "When there comes the middle of the championship, inevitably begin negotiations on next season, and I started to face questions from the media about my plans for the future, especially about what I will do next year.I feel good, I feel happy and satisfied what you do. I have a great relationship with the entire organization Williams Martini Racing. Plus, first of all, I know that it is still competitive, and that's the main thing.
The Ferrari pilot Sebastian Vettel began negotiations on a new contract with Ferrari. Team President Sergio Marchionne wants German signed a contract with a salary increase to September's Italian Grand Prix.Sebastian Vettel "the Extension of the contract is not a problem at the moment. It may sound a bit strange, but we are fully focused on the season, and so far we did not have time to talk about the future. We are all trying to maintain the current momentum.As for Pirelli, I was just asked if I wanted to test the new samples, and I immediately said Yes.I don't know if it was an advantage because the test car was completely different. We also had problems with the heating of the rubber, but that's not a problem".
The head of McLaren Zac brown in an interview with Spanish sports newspaper Marca said that now the team knows the last date when Honda still has something to fix in order to remain a partner of the British stables.Marca "the deadline is the circuit de Spa-Francorchamps. If Honda can't get the team back in the fight for reaching the final of qualification and fight with the leaders during the race, McLaren will begin negotiations with Mercedes".
These are additional negotiations on the future contract pilot Haas Kevin Magnussen and the present, according to which in the second half of the season six times he is obliged to give up his place backup pilot Ferrari, Antonio Giovinazzi.Director Haas Gunther Steiner "the Reason Kevin gives his place more often Grogan, - contractual obligations. The contract with the Affair was concluded in the summer of 2015, and with Kevin - in the fall of 2016.Kevin understood this from the outset and showed a willingness to give up his place in case of need. They knew what was coming".
Head Sauber Moniz, Kaltenborn admitted that Sauber next season, take in a pilot, a career which is supported by Honda.While Sauber do not have a deal with Honda, the injured Pascal Wehrlein replaced Antonio Giovinazzi of Ferrari, but he now works with Haas, the team, working closely with Scuderia. So, in the season of 2018, it seems that Sauber will be the pilot associated with Honda.Moniz, Kaltenborn "In the end, it is the decision of the team. We are responsible for the team and its pilots.We always take pilots from the engine supplier. In our case it was the right decision. Now, nothing has changed. We are open for negotiations. Let's see what will happen in the future. As for sponsorship deals, it is too early to speculate about it. Still need to wait for the results of the current season".
Ferrari Chairman Sergio Marchionne has said that Sebastian Vettel will remain German or no team in 2018.Sergio Marchionne "If he is satisfied with the car, he can stay as long as he likes it.The negotiations that we had last year, was very nervous because we had no decent machine. So we're trying to give him what he wants - the only choice for him.We wanted to be at the head of the championship, and we're there".
There were rumors that the McLaren after an unsuccessful three-year partnership with Honda will return to the customer Mercedes engines, but in Monaco the leadership of the British team gave to understand that working with Japanese minders will continue.Zach brown "We need to be consistent. We will work with Honda, no changes to this plan will not be".It is known that negotiations with Mercedes have occurred. However, the deadline for the announcement of the suppliers of engines has passed, so it is unlikely that McLaren will replace the partner. Besides, active work is underway on a car of 2018.
The new head of Formula 1 chase Carey believes that to sign a new Contract agreement will be very difficult.Chase Carey "My honeymoon lasted at the head of not more than 24 hours. I am sure the negotiations will be very challenging. First of all we must agree on our global vision of this sport. If we all work on the same project, dialogue would be easier.But life is not a long quiet river. I expect that sometimes there will be rapids and waterfalls. To sign contracts with all the teams, taking into account their interests, it will be very difficult.
Pilot Mercedes Lewis Hamilton said that the negotiations in Formula 1 resemble in character the chess.Lewis Hamilton "Formula 1 is an unusual sport. You can be the most prepared, most capable, most talented, but not have nothing. It's terrible, that's what turns me off from this sport.You should do your first steps with incredible diligence and care, taking the right decisions at the right time to be in the right place at the right time.So now comes Alonso. We see that he is one of the best, but his energy and motivation are idle. He is on the last stage of his career, but that doesn't mean he can't win races and titles in the next two to three years".
At the end of this year expiring contract Fernando Alonso with McLaren. The Spaniard admitted that he is ready to leave the British team.Fernando Alonso "I Hope the situation will improve considerably. In September and October I will be open to negotiations with McLaren and any other team. I want to play for a team that can fight for the title.McLaren is best to change the situation. In June and July will be a series of races, after which I will analyze the situation, see what kind of progress the team will achieve. After that I will decide. In any case, I will remain in Formula-1".In the composition of McLaren, after his return in 2015, Alonso had 42 race, but never made it to the podium.
One of the shareholders of McLaren Mansur Oleh said that after three unsuccessful seasons with the British team willing to part with the Japanese minders. He confirmed that there are several options for further work in Formula 1.Mansur Oleh "When we started working with Honda, it is expected other results. The situation now, not like any of us, no Honda. Our team is accustomed to victories and not to fight for an exit in the top ten".Even in Australia there were rumors that the leadership of the McLaren held talks with Mercedes in terms of delivery German power plants in the season of 2018. Later it became known that in these negotiations he participated Mansur Oleh.Mansur Oleh "At the moment we are working on several scenarios, but I can't say anything specific".
The head of Formula-1 chase Carey said that while negotiations with Turkey on the return of the race in Istanbul is completed.Chase Carey "We discussed with President Recep Tayyip erdoan and Director of the racetrack all the nuances of the race in Istanbul. It was decided that the race will be held under the auspices of the President of the Turkish Republic.We have much work to do before signing the agreement. We hope that the necessary procedures will be completed as soon as possible, and eagerly awaited return."The last time the Grand Prix of Turkey was held in 2011. Stage left the Formula 1 calendar after Bernie Ecclestone asked for too much money for hosting the race.
Williams technical Director Paddy Lowe believes that Felipe Massa is not at all a bad option for the team as a replacement for Valtteri bottas to.Paddy Lowe "I think Felipe is not a bad option. I was not interested in negotiations with Valtteri. Nobody wants to do the work he wants to do, and if he felt it was an opportunity to move forward, it would be wrong if Williams stood in his way. Care Bottas is the right step.As for the Masses, it is a very professional pilot with extensive experience flying car with a high level of clamping force. His race in Australia he showed that he is able to achieve good results. If in his hands will be a quick car, Felipe can fight for the title".
Head of Mercedes Toto Wolff admitted that after the departure of Nico Rosberg, his team turned to Fernando Alonso.Toto Wolff "Yes, we spoke with Fernando last winter. We were in negotiations with him, but we had a contract with McLaren. We are forced to respect the signed contracts.We do not have enough of fighting with McLaren. I don't know what their problems are. I only know that McLaren is a great team, but Honda is a large automobile manufacturer. Obviously, Alonso's hard to accept the fact that he can't fight for victory".
Before the start of the Grand Prix of Australia there were rumors that the leadership of McLaren, unhappy with the partnership with Honda is considering returning to the power plant of Mercedes. Non-Executive Director of Mercedes Niki Lauda said that he knew nothing about it.Niki Lauda "I don't know anything about the negotiations between McLaren and Mercedes. Accordingly, I have nothing to say."Earlier it was reported that the head of the German team Toto Wolff is ready to support the supply of Mercedes engines for McLaren and Niki Lauda, by contrast, opposes.Team McLaren collaborated with Mercedes 1995-2014. in 2015 the British are obsessed with Japanese minders.
Pilot GP2 Jordan king is forced to play another season in the Junior championship, because it was not able to negotiate about participation in Formula 1.Jordan king "I Originally planned to become a pilot of the Manor, but then something happened, what happened. Funding problems and lost the prize has got me thinking about alternatives for the season 2017. I just had to stay in GP2 for another year.I was sure that I will be in Formula-1, but when the Manor announced its closure, I had to abandon the idea of transition in the Royal race. As negotiations drew to the signing of the contract".
The Sauber team has announced that it is still negotiating with Ferrari against Antonio Giovinazzi. The essence of the negotiations is the spare pilot in the Swiss team.The Swiss team is determined to negotiate a contract for a third pilot, especially after Pascal Wehrlein was under the supervision of doctors after the accident during the Race of Champions.In the case that Wehrlein will not be able to start tests or even at the start of the Grand Prix, Sauber eager to get a worthy replacement.Earlier, the Ferrari team announced Antonio Giovinazzi, Vice-champion of the GP2, his backup pilot.
Head of Mercedes Toto Wolff admitted that he doesn't understand the idea of selling shares of the Formula 1 teams.Toto Wolff "It is an idea that should not be discounted. But, in any case, you need to know more about the business plan and our role in General. The negotiations have just begun and will probably continue in the next months. Need more clarification from Cary on this issue".Previously, for most informative and spoke Ferrari Chairman Sergio Marchionne.
Former Ferrari Chairman Luca di Montezemolo said that Mercedes was working on a new power plant even before the rule changes.Luca di Montezemolo "Lauda recently told me that Mercedes was working on its hybrid engine since 2007 and that's why they were so adamant during negotiations to introduce V6 engines from 2014.Yes, I made the mistake of taking the new rules. That's why I left, because he could not accept the fact that Ferrari had become such in my hands. I am ashamed and hurt to see this decline.
The ex-pilot of Formula 1, Pastor Maldonado admitted that seriously the possibility of his return to the Royal race.Pastor Maldonado "I appreciated the options and is still considering all the possibilities to return to Formula-1. This category still interests me. I had the opportunity to go back, but I wanted to do it in the right conditions. I don't want to repeat its previous path.After Rosberg decided to leave, I went to a chain reaction that could guarantee me a good chance to come back, but it turned out differently. On the other hand, there is still the option of switching to Sauber. This is a good team, with great experience, but her difficult times.While the negotiations have reached a small impasse, as the team took Pascal Wehrlein, but if you press economically, it is possible to achieve the termination of the contract with the second pilot".
January 20 was the deadline set by the external administration of the Manor. However, the negotiations with interested parties are continuing.The representative of the company FRP Advisory, which granted the right of external control, said "Yes, negotiations with interested investors continue. We do everything we can to make the team out at the start of the season-2017".It is known that the team asked the FIA for permission to use last year's car. Besides, earlier there was information that the FIA has allowed the British command to skip the first three stages.The new machine developed by engineers of the Manor, but the funds for its production, since FRP Advisory has blocked account for the benefit of creditors. Meanwhile, at the winter tests, even with last year's car, the team needs about 500 thousand euros.
The press service of Mercedes has declared that the statement on the co-pilot will be done not earlier than 3 January. Non-Executive team Director Niki Lauda said that the choice of the partner for Lewis Hamilton may be delayed until the end of January.Niki Lauda "the Choice of the pilot may be delayed until the end of January, because we still have not decided what to go by. We wanted to make a decision earlier, but the negotiations are hard.In principle, we have two choices a young pilot like experienced like Wehrlein and Bottas. I haven't decided yet what to put.It is known that Mercedes has offered a compensation for the Williams of Valtteri Bottas in the form of discounts on engines in the amount of 10 million euros. In Grou want a more substantial discount, and the return of Felipe Massa.
According to BBC, the Mercedes team is set up to entice to itself of Valtteri Bottas. True, Williams didn't really want to let go of the Finnish pilot, otherwise they will remain with the debutant lance Stroller, and this season, when will come into force the new technical regulations.Mercedes has made a generous offer Williams a 50 percent discount on their power plant which is about 10 million euros and Pascal Wehrlein in the bargain. The negotiations are going.Interestingly, the career of Bottas, the company which co-owner is Toto Wolff, head of Mercedes team.
Head of Mercedes Toto Wolff said that now does negotiations for the transfer of Pascal Wehrlein in the Sauber.Toto Wolff "the Negotiations between us and Sauber are at an advanced stage. In the last couple of weeks I had good talks with them. But because of the new situation, our relationship slightly slowed his pace.Pascal is an ambitious young man. He has big goals, and we share those goals. That is why it is part of our development program".
It is possible that in the near future, the Manor team will change owners. At the moment negotiations are underway with a potential buyer.Thomas Mayer, Executive Director of the Manor "Yes, we are in talks with an interested party regarding the sale of a controlling stake in the team. The negotiations are going, but I can not say more. We hope that in the near future there will be good news."At the present time control packet of shares belongs to the Manor Stefan Fitzpatrick.
Kevin Magnussen has admitted that the Renault team has indeed offered him a one-year contract. But the Dane decided to leave. Obviously, there is another more attractive option.Kevin Magnussen "I took this decision. Yes, the deal was but it seemed good enough. If they offered a longer contract, I would have thought.Actually, I was under the impression that they are not really trust me. They were very long negotiations, they were offered a contract to many pilots. I think they offered him a contract even the PopeI decided it was better to leave."As reported by the German press, Magnussen has signed a multiyear contract with Haas.
Manor pilot Pascal Wehrlein does not hide its disappointment at the decision to transfer to Mercedes, Force India, Esteban Windows, not him.It is recognized that Wehrlein is more experienced and fastest driver, prove it with a finish in tenth place in Austria and repeated breakthroughs in the second round of qualifying during the season. But money from sponsors Windows did their job better than the results of rapid German.Pascal Wehrlein "What to do, we'll just have to live with it, I will try somehow to cope with the mental confusion. I don't have much to say, everything was decided in the last couple of weeks. Just yesterday, I learned the end result of these negotiations. I got a call myself Toto Wolff said about the result. It is important for me to know the reason for not choosing me, and aukon.Very difficult now to pull myself together and move on. The decision has been made, and I'm still really nervous".