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The pilot Toro Rosso Pierre went Out hopes that the pre-season tests for his team will be successful, despite the fact that the new supplier of the power plant was Honda.Pierre went Out "Since the beginning of February I will be working on the base in Faenza. We already had fit a car seat in 2018, but before the tests in Barcelona we are waiting for a lot of work.The tests will be very intense, because we have a new engine supplier. It will be important to drive as more kilometres to understand the car and the engine. Before the race in Australia we only have eight days, and it's not so much.To be honest, since December, I think about the tests. Looking forward to when the real work starts".In the past the team McLaren, who previously worked with Honda, regularly had problems with the engine during the tests.
On the track of Barcelona, which traditionally takes pre-season tests and the Grand Prix of Spain, began reconstruction.Soon to be replaced with asphalt on the entire route. In addition, a 13-m turn will change the position of the stands, and this will increase the safety zone.This year Barcelona will take two four-day test session from 26th February to 1st March and from the 6th to the 9th of March.
The race in Abu Dhabi was the last for the Union McLaren-Honda. Fernando Alonso finished 9-m, Stoffel Vandorn - 12. After the finish of Japanese motorists wished the British team success.Yusuke Hasegawa, Honda "the Last race was very emotional. At the same time, we have achieved relative success both cars got to the finish, and Fernando earned points. In the last races we have not had reliability issues that, given the difficult start to the season, can be considered a success.The last three years have been challenging, but I have to Express my admiration for the pilots and team members of McLaren-Honda. I also want to thank all the fans who have supported us.Honda is now concentrating on the season of 2018. We will do our best to have pre-season tests to solve all the problems. And we wish the team of McLaren's success with a new partner".
The French circuit Paul Ricard may become a new stage of the official tests of Formula 1 before the season 2018.The track in Le Castellet returns to the calendar next year to revive the historic Grand Prix of France.The Paul Ricard Director Stephane Clair "We will take the test with great pleasure. This makes sense, because we were preparing for this. Teams know the quality of our services and know that with the Magneti Marelli telemetry data tests are the most accurate. Discussions are continuing".Yet it is worth noting that the track at Paul Ricard is equipped with irrigation system that is useful for testing dozhdevaya rubber.This year all pre-season tests held in Barcelona.
The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso admitted that he was glad to be back in Barcelona, which will host its home race.Fernando Alonso "I am very happy to be back in Barcelona at the Grand Prix of Spain. This is my home race. I have a lot of great memories about this race and the atmosphere here is always crazy. We spend a lot of time on this track during pre-season tests, but there is nothing better than the emotions before the start of the home race. It's a special feeling.After a series of difficult races I'm not sure we can expect this weekend a positive result. We expect to see new parts, but we bring updates to each Grand Prix. The problem is that we cannot develop other areas don't solve problems with the reliability of the engine".For Alonso it will be the 16th home race. Fernando won in Barcelona, however in the last two Grand Prix of Spain failed to reach the finish line.
Pilot Sauber Pascal Wehrlein said that not experiencing health problems before the start of the Grand Prix of Australia.Recall that the German missed the first week of pre-season tests in Barcelona because of the consequences of the accident during the Race of Champions in Miami.Pascal Wehrlein "the Tests showed that I was in good shape. The doctors managed to restore my back in no time. The consequences could be much more horrible, I really was lucky.After intensive physical training in the last few weeks I am very glad I came to Melbourne. I feel well prepared for the start of the first race. No pains don't bother me. I am motivated to fight for points".
Pilot Sauber Pascal Wehrlein admitted that he very much expects from the race in Melbourne.Pascal Wehrlein "Australia Grand Prix will be special for me and for the team Sauber. This is the beginning of my new career in the Swiss team. I am sure that when the five lights go out, I can get a unique race.During the second week of pre-season tests I was able to achieve high productivity, examining the work of the car and giving the team feedback. After hard physical training in the last few days I am very glad that I went to Melbourne, thanks to what was able to breathe a bit.I feel well prepared for the difficult start of the season. Now everything looks promising for me, but we'll never know the final result until you finish this race".
The head of Toro Rosso Franz Toast believes that his team can fight for points in the season-2017 on a permanent basis.Franz Tost "after the two pre-season tests here in Barcelona, I can confirm that STR12 is a fast and competitive car.One of the weaknesses is still the reliability because during these two weeks we have had too many problems.The good news is that we know what causes these problems. Nothing serious, so I am sure that we will be able to solve them before the start of the race in Australia. And all thanks to the valuable data that we collected in Barcelona.As for our pilots, then I have to say that Carlos and Daniel did a fantastic job during this time, their feedback was very complete".
The head of Pirelli Mario Isola said that his company fulfilled all the tasks of the pre-season tests in Barcelona.Mario Isola "During the eight-day pre-season tests we have performed most of the tasks that were targeted.Last week only confirmed the results of the tests of the first week, especially against a quick recovery of the tires, if they are overheated, that was the fulfillment of the wishes of the pilots.Compared with the total work, which we saw last week, the last four days were focused more on performance and the simulation in preparation for the upcoming season. Everything went well, and I'm sure all the teams will be happy".
The pilot Toro Rosso Carlos Sainz showed in the final day of testing in Barcelona the 3rd result.Carlos Sainz "What a wonderful feeling it is to finish the pre-season tests so a good day. I am very happy with the lap times and number of completed laps. Pleased with the race simulation.We're going to start the game in Melbourne, and now we are more positive than a year ago. The season is about to begin and we are ready for the first race. Let's wait and let's do it".
The pilot of Red Bull Max Verstappen at the end of the final day of pre-season tests in Barcelona showed the 2nd result.Max Verstappen "I'm not too worried about speed. I am sure that we did everything right, checked all of our systems. Also I am sure Renault.All the problems of the power plant can be solved to Melbourne. I'm sure there was nothing serious, just small issues.During testing, you never show all its power, all that can actually. All this is done in order to have in Melbourne show all his speed. That is why we showed its qualifying pace.The most important thing is to check the balance, and we have definitely made progress in this direction, I want there is the potential for development.It was a positive day, our speed definitely increased. We want some more to add, but now it looks positively".
Team McLaren held a presentation of the machine MCL32. New car, new paint, new leadership, renewed pilots.In the McLaren decided to return to the historical orange blossoms. The last time cars from Woking was painted in orange in 1974, if, in fact, apart from a few episodes during the pre-season tests.All in the fashion of 2017 protruding nose, a fin on the engine cover, side vents. It is worth noting the original pylons of the front wing.
Team Force India published the timetable for the pre-season tests in Barcelona, which start next Monday.First the track will be released veteran Sergio Pepers. On Tuesday it will be replaced by rookie Esteban Windows. Wednesday on the track will work off a spare pilot Alfonso surrounding info Salish, and on the last day of work will be shared between Sergio Perez and Esteban Windows.The second part of the test begins Esteban, and then the track will be released Sergio Perez. In the remaining two days, the pilots will alternate.
On February 27 in Barcelona will start pre-season tests. The first four-day session will be without Pascal Wehrlein.During the Race of Champions, at the end of January, German had an accident and hurt my back. Doctors advised the pilot Sauber miss the first test to fully recover.It is expected that place of temporarily Wehrlein will take the reserve pilot Ferrari, Antonio Giovinazzi.
Haas pilot Roman Grosjean for three weeks before the start of pre-season tests posted photos of his new helmet.
The Red Bull team published a schedule of the pilots on the pre-season tests, which will be held in Barcelona from 27 February to 2 March and from 7 to 10 March. The first behind the wheel of the new RB13 sit Daniel Riccardo.Timetable pilotsFebruary 27 - Daniel 28 Feb - Mar Max 1 - Daniel 2 Mar - 7 Max March - Max 8 March - Daniel 9 March Max Verstappen.
The pilot of McLaren Stoffel Vandorn said that already trains hard in the gym, preparing for season 2017.Stoffel Vandorn "I think the cars next year will be more difficult in terms of flying than this. Thanks to the body kit and new tyres the speed will increase for a couple of seconds with the circle.Aerobatics will be difficult physically, so I'm working hard with my personal trainer at the gym. We will be a lot of work, enhancing the physical capabilities of my body, so that it is ready to overload the pre-season tests.Until we know how really hard can it be to operate these cars, because no one has seen them in person, only in the virtual world, but experts already warn us about the high overloads.The biggest problem is training the neck is the hardest muscle to train. It is very difficult to simulate overload for neck, so, how many do not practice, anyway, after the first test body and the neck will crack from the pain".
Konstantin Tereschenko Campos Racing took part in the third pre-season tests GP3 Series, which took place on 20-21 April in Spain at the circuit near Barcelona. On Thursday morning, in the rain, Konstantin has shown the third result among the twenty-four participants.In addition to weather conditions, additional complexity in control of the car contributed to the wellbeing of Constantine. The day before he sprained the muscles of the neck and on Wednesday was forced to miss most of the allotted test time. However, Tereshchenko managed to drive 35 laps in the afternoon session of the tenth to show the result.Under the test program planned by the team, Campos Racing pilots practiced the start procedure, and the organizers of the GP3 series ordered all riders to drive a few laps in a virtual machine security.The second training day was partly spoiled by the weather because of the high probability of aquaplaning cars under the heavy rain the team did not release the pilots on the track. Only towards the end of the morning session, the rain weakened, and the cars left the pits. In such circumstances, Tereshchenko became the third among the twenty-four pilots. In the second test session of the seventeenth Constantine showed the result.Konstantin Tereshchenko "the Third pre-season tests developed for me is ambiguous, but we managed to work through the planned programme and to find some solutions that should help us in the race. On the first day of testing, I spent very little time on the track, because sprained muscles in the neck, and had to miss a few hours. The physical therapist tried to help me as possible, because we can't take painkillers, they dull the reaction. In the afternoon I returned to the track and was even able to show a tenth result, although physically it was tough. On Thursday I felt a little better, but the weather turned bad. In the morning it was raining heavily, and about one and a half hours we spent in the pits. At the end of the session, when the weather began to improve, we went to the track, and I managed to become the third - the machine goes well in rain conditions. Overall, we did not try to be the first on the tests, we tried to adjust the machine so as to be first in the race. And I'm quite happy with the final result, positive about the past two days, in season we can fight for high places. In the remaining three weeks we have to determine the settings for the first stage, fully prepared, and I'll train and recover the muscles of the neck. There is little time left, and I can't wait to start season".Pre-season GP3 test program is completed. The first stage of the series will be held 13-15 may at the circuit Barcelona-Catalunya in Spain will be held together with Formula 1.
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.
Russian driver Konstantin Tereshchenko took part in the first pre-season tests GP3 Series, which took place at the Portuguese autdromo do Estoril on March 22-24. Constantine successfully completed a program outlined by Campos Racing team tried a new car, after 174 laps with different settings.Konstantin Tereshchenko in 2016 will continue playing for the Spanish team Campos Racing in the international "youth" series GP3 Series. Partners Konstantin at Campos Racing were the Spaniard Alex Palou takes and Dutchman Stijn is Schothorst. The previous year, the Russians spent three final stage of the season GP3 Series driving a car of the same team. Campos Racing earlier in his racing career began Vitaly Petrov.On the eve of the first test day of the GP3 Series, March 22, at the circuit of Estoril was raining, and by morning the track had dried. This was the reason for the departure of the car of Konstantin Tereshchenko in the gravel. However, the Russians showed 10-th result in the morning session 131.202, 001.410 from the leader. After lunch, with different settings, Constantine has become the 15th among the twenty-three pilots 129.763, 001.118.Weather on the second day was cooler, compared to the first, but the dry asphalt temperature was optimal to pilots improved their results. Konstantin Tereshchenko for the day was 61 the circle and worked a lot with the suspension settings. In two test sessions he showed 18-th and 20-th results, respectively, close to the time of his teammates who tested the same elements of the vehicle.On the final day of testing engineers Campos Racing continued to try different settings and only at the end back to the already found options. Konstantin Tereshchenko showed 18-th and 15-th time among the twenty-four pilots in the morning and afternoon sessions, again ahead of one of the teammates Stein of Schothorst.Just the first tests Series GP3 in Estoril was attended by twenty-four pilots from seven teams Campos Racing, Arden International, ART Grand Prix, DAMS, Jenzer Motorsport, Koiranen GP Trident.Konstantin Tereshchenko "the First tests went well for us we worked with the car settings, tried different options and have not sought to show the high times. We worked on the selected settings of aerodynamics, suspension and many other items that will allow us to be competitive on the other tracks. Besides a new car at the autdromo do Estoril't run the race the GP3 Series, and it was important for us not to take the lead, and focus on solving certain tasks. During these three days we were able to get a lot of information, including the work of tyres Pirelli, find their strengths and at the same time understood what moments it is necessary to pull on the following tests in Valencia. I think all will be well, and in two weeks we will achieve new results."The second session of pre-season tests GP3 Series will be held April 7-8 at the circuit Barcelona-Catalunya.Konstantin Tereshchenko born. 17.06.1994 - Russian pilot, acting in the international GP3 Series Vice-champion of the Euroformula Open 2015, champion of the Spanish Formula 3 2015.
During the pre-season tests in Barcelona, the Ferrari team has tested a prototype of the Halo system offered by Mercedes. And now the Red Bull team presented drawings of its system, reminiscent of a light aircraft.
Defending champion Lewis Hamilton is confident that Ferrari have not shown their true speed during the pre-season tests.Lewis Hamilton "I'm Sure they have an ACE in the hole. I think this weekend they will be closer to us than many people think".
The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso has admitted that he is not ready to talk about team goals for the season 2016, as no one knows the true alignment of forces in the championship.Fernando Alonso "it is difficult to answer this question, we have just completed pre-season tests. Yes, all programme objectives are fulfilled, and we want to put on results, to improve last year's figures. But while we need to be patient and wait for the results of the first three or four stages. Only then can you build goals on the season.Even Alonso said that would like to partner Michael Schumacher.Fernando Alonso "If I had a choice, I would prefer to play in one team with Michael Schumacher. I fought with him on the track, but was never a partner. When I started in karting, Schumacher has already achieved some victories. So I was proud to be his rival on the track. But would be happy to be his partner".
In Barcelona ended the first day of the second session of pre-season tests Formula 1, which resulted in the best lap time showed Nico Rosberg.The second result was shown by Valtteri Bottas,rounded out the top three Fernando Alonso .Russian Daniel Kvyat showed the fifth time.Haas pilot Esteban Gutierrez due to technical problems in the first half of the day, the second stayed in the pits, managing to get just 23 per day range.The results 1. Nico Rosberg Mercedes AMG F1 123.022 82 range2. Valtteri Bottas Williams +0.207 1173. Fernando Alonso McLaren +1.713 854. Kimi Raikkonen Scuderia Ferrari +1.814 665. Daniil Kvyat Red Bull Racing +2.027 636. Lewis Hamilton Mercedes AMG F1 +2.029 847. Max Verstappen Scuderia Toro Rosso +2.334 1348. Kevin Magnussen Renault F1 +2.738 1109. Nico Hulkenberg Force India +2.932 11310. Esteban Gutierrez Haas +3.639 2311. Felipe Nasr Sauber +2.471 10012. Rio Haryanto Manor +6.571 34.
Became known schedule of work of pilots of all teams of Formula 1, in addition to Manor, the second pre-season tests in Barcelona.The tests will be held from 1 to 4 March.Mercedes Rosberg/Hamilton Hamilton/Rosberg Rosberg/Hamilton Hamilton/Ferrari Raikkonen Vettel Raikkonen Williams Bottas Bottas Massa Red Bull Kvyat ricciardo Kvyat Force India Hulkenberg Perez Hulkenberg Renault Magnussen Magnussen Palmer Palmerthe Rosso Verstappen Sainz Jr Verstappen Sainz-Sauber Nasr Ericsson Nasr McLaren Alonso button Alonso Buttonmap Harianto not announced not declared not obyavleniya Gutierrez Gutierrez Grosjean Grosjean.
Daniel Riccardo said that not counting on the fight pilots Mercedes in the first 4 races of the upcoming season of Formula 1."It is obvious that Mercedes are all well.We were looking for it.I am 100 not be surprised if they take first and second places, and not only in Melbourne, but in the first four races.Now they are not our goal. Don't expect to be on their level in the first few races. I don't even look,"says Dan.He was echoed by Felipe Massa, who believes that the distance traveled by the two Mercedes drivers on the first pre-season Formula 1 testing shows that this team will once again be extremely strong.This situation warns that what they do on the track, shows that they will again be very strong," says Felipe.Recall that according to German publication Auto Motor und Sport, the championship team of Formula 1 Mercedes conducted a four day test of the first official pre-season tests in Barcelona with only one power unit.Four days on the new car W07 Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton drove for two laps or 675 kilometers 3142,125 the course this is a run of Formula-1 during the 4 Grand Prix, given every session of the weekend three free practices, qualifying and the race.
Pirelli race Director Mario Isola commented on the results of the first official pre-season tests, formula 1 in Barcelona, where she debuted new tires Ultrasoft."Good weather in Barcelona was the most appropriate time for testing of new structure tires. Ultrasoft tires after five or six laps were very good, although the wear was already noticeable.However, we have good feedback from the teams they are quite positively evaluated Supersoft rubber.It seems to us that the difference between the SuperSoft and Ultrasoft on the tests was more than usual we expect 0.5 to 0.8 seconds with the circle", quotes the Autosport Isola.
Kimi Raikkonen showed the best time on the final day of the first pre-season tests Formula 1 in Barcelona.The second was the Russian Daniil Kvyat. The third time Alfonso Selisa Force India on the fourth day 1. Kimi Raikkonen Scuderia Ferrari 123.477 77 laps2. Daniil Kvyat Red Bull Racing +0.816 933. Alfonso Celis Force India +1.363 754. Kevin Magnussen Renault F1 +1.786 1535. Max Verstappen Scuderia Toro Rosso +1.916 1106. Felipe Nasr Sauber +2.576 1217. Nico Rosberg Mercedes AMG F1 +2.710 868. Lewis Hamilton Mercedes AMG F1 +2.818 999. Felipe Massa Williams +3.465 5310. Esteban Gutierrez Haas +4.325 8911. Rio Haryanto Manor +4.789 51Fernando Alonso McLaren no time 3.
Today at 1100 Moscow time in Barcelona started the third day of the first pre-season tests. Today Daniil Kvyat.The participants of the third day of tests in BarcelonaMercedes Lewis Hamilton,McLaren Jenson button,Ferrari Kimi Raikkonen,Toro Rosso Carlos Sainz Jr.,Red Bull Daniil Kvyat,Williams Felipe Massa,Force India Nico Hulkenberg,Sauber Felipe Nasr,Manor Rio Haryanto,Haas Romain Grosjean,Renault, Kevin Magnussen.