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The only penalty box during the race in Abu Dhabi was Nico Hulkenberg, who on the first lap ahead of Sergio Perez, cut the 12-th turn.Still in the race hlkenberg has fulfilled a 5-second penalty. After the finish the pilot Renault got a penalty score.
The pilot of Renault and Nico Hulkenberg finished in the Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi in sixth position, despite a 5-second penalty received in the beginning of the race.Nico Hulkenberg "the Start was very dense. I immediately joined in the fight with Perez. I don't know how to comment on this situation by leaving the track, since we have different point of view on this issue. But I agree with the penalty. When I went in for a pit stop, I thought it very long, but then remembered that I was waiting for a five second penalty.At the end of the race we have met all our goals. We are satisfied with the result, so in General, all ended well. The sixth result was our maximum."Sixth place in the race allowed the team to bypass the Renault and Toro Rosso to take sixth place in the constructors ' championship.
154448 - Today from pole position for the fourth time in his career, will start Valtteri Bottas.154612 - From eight races in Abu Dhabi, only three were won by the owners of the pole, so that the statistics here against the Finnish pilot.154652 - the Second will start Lewis Hamilton. The Briton won here three times.154729 - the Third starting position from Sebastian Vettel, who has won at this track three times.154755 - Another winner of the race in Abu Dhabi- Kimi Raikkonen. Start Finn will be the fifth.154810 And between the two Ferrari penetrated Daniel Riccardo from Red Bull.154824 - the Second Red Bull max Verstappen at the start is a 6-th position.154853 - Completing the top ten Nico Hulkenberg, Sergio Perez, Esteban and Felipe Massa.154902 - the mass of it's last race in Formula 1.154917 - Next Alonso, Sainz, Vandorn, Magnussen, Stroll, Grosjean, Faded, Wehrlein, Ericsson and Hartley.155058 Photo before the start.
Niko Hulkenberg showed in the qualification of Grand Prix of Abu-Dhabi 7-th result and became the best representative of Renault.Nico Hulkenberg "We know that this is only the qualification, and that anything can happen in the race, but we are in a good position. I showed one of their best rounds of the year, so very pleased with the result. In the third round I struggled with the track and the car, as the temperatures started to drop. But something like we see every year.The rate on long distance looks promising, I'm happy with the car, so the race is supposed to be good. We can fight for the seventh place".
Mercedes, Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas 13-7Ferrari, Sebastian Vettel - Kimi Raikkonen 15-5Red Bull, Daniel Riccardo - Max Verstappen 7-13Force India, Sergio Perez - Esteban Windows 13-7Williams, Felipe Massa - lance Stroll 17-2McLaren, Fernando Alonso - Stoffel Vandorn 16-3Toro Rosso, Pierre went Out - Brendon Hartley 1-2Renault, Nico - Carlos Sainz 3-1Haas, Roman Grosjean, Kevin Magnussen 12-8Sauber, Marcus Ericsson - Pascal Wehrlein 7-11.
The pilot of Renault, Nico Hulkenberg's first day in the Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi finished the ninth.Nico Hulkenberg "Quite a standard Friday, to be honest. This morning we made sure that the engine is stretched more than we had planned, and then returned to the normal program.To be honest, between us, Force India and McLaren is not such a big gap. I think it will be a tight fight in qualifying. We need to squeeze a little more speed to the race start in more favourable conditions".
Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas has admitted that he needs to again prove that he deserves a place in the team which is.Finn had a strong start in 2017 after replacing Nico Rosberg, but in the second half of the season, his pace dropped.Valtteri Bottas "the Season was difficult. I was definitely hoping for more, but I'm glad I proved to myself and the team that we deserve a place for next year. I could not beat Hamilton this year, but I'm working on my weaknesses.Next year everything will start from scratch. I will need to re-prove whether I am worthy of a new contract. I have not had a lot of problems with the pressure because I felt that the whole team was on my side".The contract with Botas was extended through 2018. At the end of next year, Mercedes will have a choice between him, Daniel ricciardo and Esteban the Window.
The head of Renault's Cyril abiteboul believes that the race in Yas Marina is a small Cup in the championship.Cyril abiteboul "This race is a small domestic championship. We are in a tight fight with Toro Rosso and Haas, and we still need to fight to win. One of us will take the sixth position, and someone seventh and eighth. Therefore we all prepare for the last race hard.We have five points more than now have with Toro Rosso, so we will have to attack, to become the sixth. At the same time we have to be careful because we are just two points ahead of Haas.We are confident in our pilots. Nico and Carlos are great together and pushing each other forward. This cooperation helps us to develop the car".
Champion of the season in 2016 Nico Rosberg believes that Sebastian Vettel can win next year.Nico Rosberg "this year they had a great opportunity to win the championship, but Mercedes was stronger. So I think the gap between Mercedes and Ferrari may be even more in the new season.But let's face the truth, even Mercedes makes mistakes. Sebastian needs to work and believe that he will be able to take advantage of luck at the right time. He can win the title".
The pilot of Renault Nico Hulkenberg race in Brazil finished in tenth position, thus earning one point.Nico Hulkenberg "it's Good that I got the first point after the stage in Spa, although it was a pretty long and difficult race. We lost starting places early in the race. And to defend against Hamilton and ricciardo was impossible.On the one hand, it's good to finish the race, on the other hand, we have lacked pace for more. I fought hard, but in vain. Now I'm focused on the final race in Abu Dhabi".
184951 - Today from pole position for the third time in his career, will start Valtteri Bottas.185046 - Next to him is Sebastian Vettel.185102 - Second row Kimi Raikkonen and Max Verstappen.185154 - Third row Sergio Perez and Fernando Alonso.185252 - the Spaniard sixth, and so high it didn't start in 2014, when he played for Ferrari.185319 - the Fourth row completely for Renault Nico Hulkenberg and Carlos Sainz.185341 - Completing the top ten Felipe Massa and Esteban Windows.185405 - we Already know that Massa ends his career in Formula 1, so it's his last start on home track.185432 - Next Grosjean, Vandorn, Magnussen, Riccardo, Wehrlein, Stroll, Ericsson, Hartley and 185511 - Riccardo and the last four were different penalties one for replacement of transmission, some elements of the power plant.185525 from the pit lane will start Lewis Hamilton.185603 - British guy failed the first qualified in the status of four-time champion, breaking the car on the first lap. 185629 - Mercedes took advantage of the situation and replaced Lewis powerplant, so it will start from the pit lane.185724 - the Temperature is +28C and the track warmed up to +60C185818 - Round here short 4309 M185826 - race Distance - 71 185840 - There are two independent zones DRS185852 - Rain during the race is not 185926 - Raikkonen on the starting grid had problems with the electrics. But I guess everything was solved.190013 - Pilots go on warm-up 190027 - Most pilots chose the tires 190107 - On the harder Soft will start Riccardo he spent the second part of the qualification on these tires, Eriksson, went Out and 190130 - a Lot of live were greeted by the local 190202 - Machine return to the starting 190218 - All ready to 190230 - Lewis stands at the exit of the pit 190259 - START190327 - Vettel, Bottas, Raikkonen.190334 - Behind the reversal 190406 - Grosjean and Windows simultaneously 190412 - On the road machine 190439 - Grosjean knocked out Windows, and Esteban is the first gathering in your career190502 - McLaren Vandorn 190515 Windows tried to get to the boxes, but still stood on 190527 - the Entire peloton rides through pit 190650 - 1 lap Vettel, Bottas, Raikkonen, Verstappen, Alonso, Massa, Perez, Hulkenberg, Sainz, Faded, Ericsson, Hartley, Stroll, Hamilton, Wehrlein, Grosjean, 190706 - Magnussen also 190724 - by car Riccardo changed the bow 190840 - During the launch.
The pilot of Renault Nico Hulkenberg at the end of qualifying for the Brazilian Grand Prix was on the 8th position.Nico Hulkenberg "Today our result and the car was equally good. I can be happy with yourself and your rate. We had great rounds in the final.Of course, I'd like a little more rain to the peloton mixed up, but that didn't happen. Well, the goal for tomorrow is to finish in the points. This is a reasonable goal, but we have to fight with the pilots Force India, McLaren and Williams. Let's see what happens in the race".
In the team Williams Felipe Massa drove a qualifying score with their partner and 172. The most equal fight to Sauber, where Pascal Wehrlein is leading with a score 107.Mercedes, Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas 13-6Ferrari, Sebastian Vettel - Kimi Raikkonen 14-5Red Bull, Daniel Riccardo - Max Verstappen 6-13Force India, Sergio Perez - Esteban Windows 12-7Williams, Felipe Massa - lance Stroll 17-2McLaren, Fernando Alonso - Stoffel Vandorn 15-3Toro Rosso, Pierre went Out - Brendon Hartley 0-2Renault, Nico - Carlos Sainz 2-1Haas, Roman Grosjean, Kevin Magnussen 12-7Sauber, Marcus Ericsson - Pascal Wehrlein 7-10.
As it turned out, the Cup champion who last year was awarded to Nico Rosberg, was damaged. It has a decent dent. Now the FIA will have to restore the Cup before handing it to Lewis Hamilton.Nico Rosberg "I received an official letter from the FIA, asking me what Cup. Yes, there was a dent, I apologize for that. But now it's all care of FIA. Apparently, they somehow solve this problem".
Champion of the season in 2016 Nico Rosberg once again denied any rumors that he may return to Formula-1.Nico Rosberg "On the return can not be and speeches. I got what I wanted, and my new life going in the right direction.I haven't missed anything - I'm completely done with racing. Now I love to enjoy the races, watching them.I no longer compete with Lewis, so it makes me feel better. He deserves this success because he had a great year".
The pilot of Renault Niko Hulkenberg told about his attitude to the Grand Prix of Brazil, who should go this weekend.Nico Hulkenberg "It's a special place for me, one of my favorite tracks on the calendar.So Paulo is a crazy city and I love it. The food, the people - everyone is really attractive, and familiarity with the world is a unique experience.The road is just a huge story, we often put the fate of Championships. You can feel the history and emotions that rage here during each race. The track is very short, difficult and bumpy, so a good result here is incredibly difficult."In 2010, Hulkenberg, then the debutant of the Formula 1, won the pole in Brazil, driving a Williams. Two years later, Nico, then the pilot Force India, and led the race, but lost his chances for the podium after a collision with Lewis Hamilton.
Champion of the season in 2016 Nico Rosberg congratulated his former teammate Lewis Hamilton.Nico Rosberg "Lewis, I congratulate you. A truly amazing performance this year and really deserved fourth title - very, very impressive result.I hope everyone enjoyed this season. The battle between Mercedes and Ferrari was fun, but next year they will join Red Bull.I also congratulate Mercedes, because they did a great job. They pretty much started from scratch, but continued to dominate. By the end of the season, their strength has only grown. It's very impressive".
The pilot of Renault's Nico Hulkenberg admitted that the low reliability of the Renault was an unpleasant surprise for him. Even the winner of the race in Mexico, Max Verstappen, was nervous going to win.Max Verstappen "I saw all the problems the other pilots, and it made me nervous. I saw that Daniel went down as the pilot Toro Rosso, and thought, "my God, don't let this happen to me".Daniel ricciardo said "For some of us it was a terrible weekend".Nico Hulkenberg "It has become for me an unpleasant surprise. This should not happen with this manufacturer. This is unacceptable. We're not good enough.We are very angry, we are all very disappointed. Somehow we have to get things under control for next year. Reliability - our first home goal for 2018. Otherwise, even the fastest car will not help us".
Pilot Mercedes Lewis Hamilton said that he was not going to leave the championship, as he did last year Nico Rosberg, becoming the champion.Lewis Hamilton "Obviously, I could do just as well, as did Nico, who just stopped and retired with his title. I could also make four.But I think that I still have passion, I want more challenges, and I like it, I love it".
The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso believes that Lewis Hamilton too easily won the title this year.Fernando Alonso "I think Lewis now knows how good the McLaren in the corners. I hope I will be able to participate in the struggle next year, much more often than that.Lewis received his title too easy. Last year he had to fight with Nico until the last race, but now the picture has changed dramatically. It's too easy, but hopefully we will be able to change the situation in the next year, becoming the McLaren-Renault".
214846 - Today from pole position, for the 50th time in his career, will start Sebastian Vettel.214908 - I Have to say that in the previous two Grand Prix of Mexico was won by the holder of pole position.214927 - the Second starting position from max Verstappen, who lost to Vettel just 86 thousandths of a second.214951 - On this occasion, Lewis Hamilton joked "Look, I'll give Max this time".215004 - the championship leader will start third.215030 - Today, Hamilton can become champion, if you will finish no lower than fifth place, regardless of the outcome Vettel.215104 - the Next on the starting grid there are two of Finn Valtteri Bottas and Kimi Raikkonen.215139 - Sixth position from Esteban Windows, then two Renault Nico Hulkenberg and Carlos Sainz.215239 - Completing the top ten, Sergio Perez and Felipe Massa.215259 - Next Stroll, Eriksson, Wehrlein, Magnussen, Grosjean, ricciardo, Hartley, Alonso, Vandorn and 215418 - Before the start.
Both pilots Renault were in the finals of qualifying, where Nico Hulkenberg showed the 8th result, and Carlos Sainz 9th.Nico Hulkenberg "It was a good qualifying, and I showed a really good lap at the end of the third round, so I'm very pleased with myself and the result. Tomorrow will be a tough fight, but we'll attack at the limit, we will do our best."Carlos Sainz "It was a good day for me and the team, we are continuing our progress after Austin and that made me very happy. Qualification was difficult, but we managed okay to move forward since yesterday, and today I feel much more confident in the car. We want tomorrow to fight for points - this is a realistic goal".
Mercedes, Ferrari and Williams continues dominance of one of the pilots, and Haas and Sauber fight between teammates almost equal.Mercedes, Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas 13-5Ferrari, Sebastian Vettel, Kimi Raikkonen 13-5Red Bull, Daniel Riccardo - Max Verstappen 6-12Force India, Sergio Perez - Esteban Windows 11-7Williams, Felipe Massa - lance Stroll 15-2McLaren, Fernando Alonso - Stoffel Vandorn 14-3Toro Rosso, Pierre went Out - Brendon Hartley 0-1Renault, Nico - Carlos Sainz 1-1Haas, Roman Grosjean - Kevin Magnussen 11-7Sauber, Marcus Ericsson - Pascal Wehrlein 7-9.
The pilot of Renault Nico Hulkenberg in the practice of the Grand Prix of Mexico showed 9-th result, losing to the leader of the day with the same engine in almost seconds.Nico Hulkenberg "overall it was a fairly standard Friday, we lost a little time but got it all. The car seems competitive in terms of balance, but we still have opportunities for improvement. You can also try to optimize the package tomorrow morning, but, overall, a good start".
Pilot Mercedes Lewis Hamilton admitted that if this year Nico Rosberg continued to speak, he could not spread their wings.Lewis Hamilton "absolutely not. I would not be able to achieve such dynamics in the work on the track and beyond. Care Nico helped me a lot.Last year we sat down at the negotiating table with Toto Wolff. We laid everything out on the table. Saw that it is better for the team and decided that now works".
The Ambassador of the brand Renault and four-time champion Formula 1 Alain Prost believes the team made the right decision by inviting Carlos Sainz is Jolyon Palmer.Alain Prost "there is Always the risk when you have to change pilots in the middle of the season, but in fact this is exactly what we wanted.We needed the points, but only Nico and Sainz can fix this, close the hole. We never got rough with Jolyon. Our team is committed to the ideal, so we made the decision that is best for the team.I hope we will not have reliability issues, and if possible, we should finish in the glasses in the remaining races".
The dominance of one pilot is most evident in Williams and McLaren. Approximately equal to the fight is only Sauber.Mercedes, Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas 12-5Ferrari, Sebastian Vettel - Kimi Raikkonen 12-5Red Bull, Daniel Riccardo - Max Verstappen 6-11Force India, Sergio Perez - Esteban Windows 11-6Williams, Felipe Massa - lance Stroll 14-2McLaren, Fernando Alonso - Stoffel Vandorn 13-3Toro Rosso, Daniil Kvyat is Brendon Hartley 1-0Renault, Nico - Carlos Sainz 0-1Haas, Roman Grosjean - Kevin Magnussen 11-6Sauber, Marcus Ericsson - Pascal Wehrlein 6-9.
The Red Bull team still decided to replace the elements of the power plant on the car to max Verstappen.The Dutchman put the sixth this season the internal combustion engine and the sixth module MGU-H. the result, Verstappen will lose at the start of the 15 positions.Previously, the fines got Brendon Hartley 25 items, Nico Hulkenberg 20 positions and Stoffel Vandorn 5 positions.
At least three pilots will lose positions at the start of the race in Austin. Questionable penalty for max Verstappen.Already confirmed three fine. Debutant Brendon Hartley will lose 35 positions for the replacement of the power plant. 20 positions for the replacement of elements of the power plant will lose the pilot of the Renault Nico Hulkenberg. Only five positions will lose the representative of the McLaren Stoffel Vandorn for the replacement of the internal combustion engine.It is expected that the new power plant will receive and Max Verstappen. In this case Dutch lose at least 20 positions.