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Putin is the champion Former Manager of Michael Schumacher is concerned that Liberty Media runs the risk to transform the Formula-1 in a series about Mickey mouse.Earlier this week, the Internet has spread the rumor that Willie Weber, who was the Manager of Schumacher, died at the age of 75 years. Newspaper'ner-Express found that the rumor was false.Willi Weber "fortunately, I'm healthy, even though I'm still recovering from surgery.As for Michael, I didn't hear anything about him from Corinna. Drop Michael was four years ago, and we all know that it was not a broken leg.Weber said he hopes to attend the opening of the collection cars Schumacher in Cologne in April, and "Maybe then we'll know if he felt better."As for the future of the formula, Weber admits that he is worried.Willi Weber "This ugly system of Halo is just disgusting. Safety is important, but it was a mistake, Jean Todt.The fact that there are no more grid girls, also does not add pluses to the championship. They provide the necessary glamour races.New owners should be careful not to turn Formula 1 in series Mickey mouse club".
Newspaper Ekstra Bladet reports that the Executive Director of the Formula 1 chase Carey is planning next week to go to the capital of Denmark, to meet with mayor Frank Jensen and other key figures.The promoter of the race in Denmark, Helge sander "We are not ready to accept all the conditions".Meanwhile, German broadcaster SWR reported that Cary also wants to race in Germany took place to a safer route after 2018.Reportedly, negotiations with Nurburgring will be held in 2019.
The former head of Department of development of engines Ferrari Lorenzo Sassi goes to Mercedes.In July, the President of Ferrari Sergio Marchionne has confirmed rumors that Mr engineer has been sent to the Department responsible for road cars. And now Spanish Newspapers AS and Marca report that the Sassi goes to Mercedes, in the Department of development of engines of Formula 1.Today in the Mercedes already are former heads of different divisions of Ferrari Aldo Costa and James Ellison.
Dutch sports Minister Bruno Bruins said that the government would wait and watch the situation before you decide to participate in the tender at the Grand Prix.Last week in the feasibility study it was concluded that there is no reason why Guests should not take Fomrula-1 in the future.But the source of Dutch News reports that the Bruins stated in Parliament that the study was only an initial phase. Therefore, he will not ask the Ministry of sport of the Netherlands about the decision.Bruins said the next step would be negotiations between Zandvoort, Liberty and the FIA. Only then we can talk about next steps.
The Williams driver lance Stroll evaluates their performances this season at 8.5 points on a 10-point system.Actually, the 19-year-old rookie was heavily criticised this year, including from the mouth of his countryman, the season champion-1997 Jacques Villeneuve, who believes that lance is worthy of a place in the championship.Lance Stroll "in Evaluating the season, I must say that was a very difficult time. Especially in the beginning. You had some great times. I was on the podium, I was on the starting lineup.There is always the opportunity for improvement. So it's not 10 points. I would say that are on 8.5. We had a really good season, I earned a lot of points. But 9 points themselves will not put.I often had no luck in qualifying, but in other areas I can certainly improve and progress. I'm sure a better pilot, but it takes time and experience. This was only my first season.I do not focus on what is said or written about me. I don't read Newspapers and don't listen to criticism. It is important to keep your head cool.I'm young, this is my first season. I have won every Formula 1. I proved to myself and the world that can win races and Championships. It's just the new job and the new series. I need to adapt and grow".
The owners of the track of Zandvoort believe that they are ready for the Grand Prix of Holland. This statement emerged from the Dutch News, which says that there are no insurmountable organizational, technical or logistical reasons why the League could not again hold races at this track.In the report of the company Decisio says Zandvoort only need to modify a little bit the track.The representative Decisio "This is a must do if you come more than 100,000 people, but it's doable.The adaptation of the infrastructure can be completed within a year, but we still have to form a consortium and get into the calendar.We are not going to make any assessments".
Pilot Mercedes Lewis Hamilton believes that the negotiations on a new contract with Mercedes will not be too difficult. The current contract expires at the end of 2018.Lewis Hamilton "a couple of weeks ago we were sitting at the table in the database. I'm sure it will be easy to sign a new contract. It's a matter of time."Newspaper Bild believes that Hamilton currently earns 35 million euros per year, and expects that this amount will increase from 2019.Lewis Hamilton Talks about the contract will be easy decompiled Mercedes Lewis Hamilton believes that the negotiations on a new contract with Mercedes will not be too difficult. The current contract expires at the end of 2018.Lewis Hamilton "a couple of weeks ago we were sitting at the table in the database. I'm sure it will be easy to sign a new contract. It's a matter of time."Newspaper Bild believes that Hamilton currently earns 35 million euros per year, and expects that this amount will increase beginning in 2019.
The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso has said that before Singapore, he is unlikely to decide his future.Fernando Alonso "We will see what happens. There are several options and I need to look at them and make a decision.But I don't think it will happen to Singapore. And the decision of the team will not be the most important. I mean the contract for the engines for next year.News is always important news about rules LMP1 important new aerodynamic package important IndyCar, Andretti remains with Honda - important news, what engine McLaren will choose for the season-2018 - is also important. There will be many important news".
Newspaper Bild says that the Formula 1 team cannot agree on the new engines already in the season 2020.Bild "the FIA, the teams and manufacturers can agree on the debut of the new engines with the season 2020."It is believed that the new engine will still be a 1.6-liter V6, but with two turbines instead of one and without the MGU-H.
After Bernie Ecclestone from the Formula 1 championship has left Herbie Blash and Pascal Lattuada. Now rumor has it that the Royal race might leave the racing Director of the FIA Charlie whiting.Newspaper Marca "Our sources indicate that the successor to Charlie Whiting will be the French engineer Laurent Makes. Makes can take on a new role next year. This will be the last key position, which will be replaced after the era of the Ecclestone".Before Makis worked as an engineer in various teams. Last year he resigned from Toro Rosso, and became Deputy Charlie Whiting.
The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso has admitted that he may not be a new more powerful Honda engine in Montreal.Some media reported that the new specification engine will simply not yet ready.Fernando Alonso "I don't know if we have something new for engine in Canada, but I hope so. I get my news from the Newspapers. Some publish one, others - absolutely another.Until we arrive in Canada, we do not know the truth, but every time we introduce a new motor, we will start last, because all the limits and limits of rules is exhausted.So I think we need to carefully choose races in which we can be strong, and in which - not".
The owner of Red Bull Dietrich Mateschitz recently met with the new owner of Formula 1 by John Malone.Malone-the billionaire from the USA, the owner of Liberty Media, which is considering the future of controversial rules on engines.In recent days, Helmut Marko of Red Bull warned that if the current situation about the engine will be used after 2020, a company producing energy drinks will leave Formula 1.Newspaper Bild reports that Malone met with Dietrich Materiam, founder and owner of Red Bull. It is believed that they agreed that in future the engines will become cheaper, easier and louder. However, non-Executive Director of Mercedes Niki Lauda disagree with this approach.Niki Lauda "We need to agree on a new future of Formula 1. But the solution should be more efficient than what is offered to us".
The former head of Renault Flavio Briatore said that Michael Schumacher is not getting any better.Flavio Briatore "I know from Jean Todt and Felipe Massa, the good news about the health of Michael Schumacher is not. News there is absolutely no. And I believe that no news is very bad sign".
The President of the FIA Jean Todt has asked the press to be left in peace Mick Schumacher, son of seven-time champion.Jean Todt "Mick is a wonderful boy. And I urge Newspapers around the world not blessingwhite Schumacher, leave him alone, give him a chance to develop peacefully".Last season Schumacher Jr. spoke in German and Italian series Formula 4, and in both cases he was the second. This year Mick will act Euroseries Formula 3.
In early 2017, the American company Liberty Media will have full control over the championship. According to the publication iNewspaper, there already was thinking about changing the format of the race weekend.There is a proposal to hold two races a sprint on Saturday and main on Sunday. The distance of Sunday's race will be considerably reduced. It is not excluded that the Friday workout completely canceled.It is believed that this format will appeal to an American audience.
The current contract Ron Dennis with the McLaren Group, which owns the eponymous team expires in January 2017. However, the shareholders now want to shift it from the steering post.According to the publication Sky News, Dennis was going to sell the company to Chinese investors for a sum of almost two billion euros. The majority shareholding of the McLaren Group didn't like it, and they decided to remove Dennis from management and the company, and a team of Formula 1. The Board of Directors meeting was to be held on Friday.Dennis, in turn, tried to challenge the expected decision of the Board of Directors in the High court of London, however, the court did not support the head of McLaren.Recall that Dennis is not only the head of the McLaren Group, but the co-owner owns 25 of the shares. Another 25 Mansur Ayeha. The remaining 50 owned by Bahrain Mumtalakat company.
Luca di Montezemolo, the former CEO of Ferrari said that Michael Schumacher for several years recovering from a head injury responds to treatment.Luca di Montezemolo in an interview with Ecumenical News "He is responding to treatment. I know he's strong. I'm sure he'll get out of this situation".
According to information posted on the pages of Thanh Nien News Hanoi is interested in the construction of the highway Formula-1.Now local authorities are busy with analysis of calculations, trying to display the total amount of the project. Moreover, in Vietnam are not prohibited from gambling, therefore, attract more investors and construction near the road entertainment.Earlier similar project was closed, since the institution of gambling is allowed to build only on the territory of the circuit. Now the same area entertainment buildings has grown considerably.
Pilot Lotus Pastor Maldonado dropped out of the race Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi in the first turn.Pastor Maldonado "it's a Shame to finish the race in the first corner, because for the points I had. Today we had a good strategy to complete the race at a fast pace, but we are unable to see its implementation. I didn't see the moment of collision, I just felt Alonso flew into my car from behind. Of course, if I flew into Alonso, now the Newspapers were full of headlines".
Newspaper the Sunday Times reports that the two telcos Sky and Liberty Global are considering the purchase of controlling block of shares of Formula 1. It comes to the amount of about six billion euros.It is known that these two companies have already held talks with investment Fund CVC Group, which is currently the main shareholder of the championship.Previously there was information that in buying the Formula 1 American company is interested RSE Ventures, which has enlisted the support of the authorities of Qatar.
Newspaper Bild reports that the Ferrari team intends to refuse further cooperation with Finn Kimi Raikkonen and invite his compatriot Valtteri Bottas, who now plays for Williams.Instead, Ferrari is ready to pay Williams compensation in the amount of four million euros. The British team is ready to release Valtteri, but it requires 15 million euros.If Bottas departs Williams, his place may be taken by Nico hlkenberg, who played for this team in his debut season 2010. At the same time, Nico himself also claims a place in Ferrari. Two years ago, he has already held talks with Ferrari, but then chose to take a more experienced Raikkonen, which are now trying to get rid of.
Newspaper Marca has put forward a new version of what happened with Fernando Alonso on the tests in Barcelona. According to Spanish journalists, the cause of the accident was jammed wheel.They analyzed the photos of the car in the turn before and after the accident. Before collision the steering wheel was turned to the right, and in this position he remained after the impact.In addition, Alonso himself said recently that before departure routes the steering wheel became very stiff.
nonf1.ru wrote that Caterham F1 received permission from Bernie Ecclestone to drop two Grand Prix. Crisis managing team of Finbarr O'connell confirmed that machinery and equipment is really remain based in Lipide.
"Racing equipment has been prepared for shipment to Austin, but still remains in the UK, " said O'connell, in an interview to Sky Sports News. It will remain here, and hope that if Cateraham will be able to participate in the last race of the season, we will ship machinery and equipment from here.
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Between Pinbarren O Connellan, the bankruptcy Trustee opechataly base Caterham F1 in Lipide and not allow there employees, and Bernie Ecclestone had a conversation about how to get out of this situation.
"Yesterday I was in talks with the team, it was in the evening. I phoned and to Bernie Ecclestone, to see if he could help in finding solutions, " said O'connell on the TV channel Sky Sports News. - Time is running out and I needed to talk. Understand that the team now many other problems, but I need to get her representatives walked out with me over the intercom and made an acceptable offer.
In the press quoting Bernie, who says he wants to try to find out. I also need to get everything sorted. The value of assets, which I control, will be much higher if Caterham will be able to compete in the race, so we are all interested in this. I think it's all about money.
I am very interested in the fact that the cars were at the start of the race, I really want it. But I can't afford to pay the creditors of the company Caterham Sports Ltd. I think I should pay those people, who want to be in the race".
Vijay Malia - Indian businessman, billionaire although the former, as in recent years his condition has declined, co-owner of the whole Empire for the production of alcoholic beverages, co-owner of the team Force India, serving in the Formula 1, as well as several Indian teams in different leagues national championship cricket. List of business interests that person can continue, but until recently it was not known that he had some connection to Indian cinema.
Newspaper Mumbai Mirror writes that Malia became the prototype of one of the characters of the new film and will play the role of popular Indian actor Suhel Seth. Director of the film, called Calendar Girls "Girls calendar", will be Madhur Bhandarkar, the famous master, winner of the Indian national film awards.
The fact that in India Vijay Malia is well-known that he is from year to year funding the publication of a very popular calendar with photos of models, and it is this aspect of life and business activity of the entrepreneur dedicated to the future film, the shooting of which will begin in November.
The news was confirmed Suhel Seth "Yes, I start shooting on November 8, and Malia, my good friend. I also hope that on the set will see pretty girls".
This year a lot will be decided in the final race of the season in the Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi, where racers will receive double points at the finish. In an interview GulfNews four-time world champion Alain Prost has stated that they never supported this idea.
Alain Prost "I've always said that I don't like this rule - it seems to me artificial. Now nothing to do, the decision was made a long time ago, his goal is to keep the intrigue until the end of the championship, but questions remain. Is it good for sports, if one race has a greater impact on the results than the other
I like the circuit in Abu Dhabi, like the approach of the organizers - I was there at all Grand Prix, except the first. Race starts in the evening when the natural lighting, and finishes with faux - night track I like even more. The final Grand Prix, fantastic atmosphere, concerts - it's a real event."
Lewis Hamilton twice during the season played serious behind Nico Rosberg. Now Lewis nine victories, Niko only four, but the points difference is small, all probably will be decided at the final Grand Prix in Abu Dhabi, where racers will receive double points. In live Sky Sport News, Rosberg was talking about the fight for the title.
Nico Rosberg "I know that I must start again to win, and I like the idea of double points in Abu Dhabi
In Sochi, I was able to minimize losses after a mistake on the first lap, although I was not sure that I can go the distance, in fact, on one set of tyres. Before the start we only theoretically discussed this possibility. I knew that risk, so very glad that everything turned out, and after the finish was happy that the team early won the Cup of designers.
I don't feel like catching up. I feel like a hunter and talked about it all year. I hunt for the title. Until the end of season three races, a lot of points still to play, and I should receive them".
For a half hour before the start of the Grand Prix of Russia Bernie Ecclestone gave a short comment F1News.ru.
Bernie Ecclestone "I like that Lewis and Nico are fighting among themselves, this is a real race. Hopefully one day they will again face. It would be great.
The chances of Bottas impose them fight I don't know."
The state of Jules Bianchi last night has not changed, the doctors in the hospital, mie still consider it critical, but stable.
On Monday evening in the hospital profit parents racer, and Tuesday morning came Professor Gerard Saan, a close friend of FIA President Jean Todt who was supervising the family of Michael Schumacher, when he passed the initial stage of treatment after injuries on the ski slopes in December last year. Professor Sayan called for advice on the method further action.
Craig Slater, Sky sports News "the Head of the press service of the FIA today gave a short review, saying that the state Bianchi - critical, but stable - this phrase was uttered last night. Parents Bianchi thanked the hospital staff for their excellent work, stated that they believe in them, but said nothing about the results of the operations conducted at night on Sunday."
Japanese police examined the wrecked car, the investigation into this matter will not be held, but it will hold the FIA and the Marussia F1 Team.