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At the presentation of the Renault team leader Cyril abiteboul said that the main goal is to constantly progress in all areas.Cyril abiteboul "last year, we made progress in all areas. We restructured the team and made another step towards our goal.We have two talented pilot. Niko with his experience and took on the role of team leader. At the end of the season we came up with Carlos Sainz. We have been preparing for his arrival, and it all worked perfectly - his presence has allowed us to earn important points in the constructors ' championship. I'm sure without his help we would have lost the position in the championship.Our goal is to achieve significant progress in the results. We intend to improve in all areas engine, machine, work on the road, drivers - everything should be better".
At the presentation of Renault RS18, it was announced that a test pilot of the French team will be Russian Artem Markelov, Vice-champion of Formula 2.Artem Markelov "I am delighted to be part of this team, and as a test pilot is a great honor for me. I'll work on the simulator and will do everything I can to help in the development of RS18.Formula 1 is my goal, and this year I'll try to make another step forward. I know that Renault have helped many pilots to get to the Formula-1" .The examples are not far to seek last year's test-pilot Renault Sergey Sirotkin in this year, will debut in the Williams. As for Markelov, in this season he will once again compete in Formula 2 for the Russian team Russian Time.
Team Renault will present a new car on 20 February. The event will be held online broadcast.At the moment, eight of the ten teams called the dates of your presentations. Keep silence only in the Red Bull and Haas.
The Sauber team decided on the date of the presentation of the new machine C37. The event will be held on February 20 at a base in Henville.Previously, the Swiss team presented a title sponsor. They became Italian brand Alfa Romeo.In the new season, Sauber will be Marcus Ericsson and Charles Leclere, a protege of Ferrari. Spare pilot presumed Antonio Giovinazzi.
The Williams team was one of the first will hold a presentation of the new machine FW41. The event will take place on 15 February in London.Earlier there was information that FW41 not passed all crash tests of the FIA, which the team from grove to hold the first tests in Barcelona with last year's car.
The leadership of the Force India intends to change the team name already this season.Othmar, Szafnauer, COO Force India "We have already said that I want to change the name. We are serious, and during a presentation to announce the new name. But first, it must be approved by the Board of Fomrula-1.What would be the title You will be surprised"Earlier the same Szafnauer said that the team wants to get away from the Association with India to get new sponsors.Last season the full team name sounded like a Sahara Force India F1 Team.
As informs German edition Auto Motor und Sport, Renault team will present its new car on February 20.Previously, only four teams have announced the dates of presentation 22 February - Mercedes and Ferrari, 23 Feb., 25 Feb - Toro Rosso.Pre-season test starts in Barcelona on February 25.
Late January - team one after another called the launch date. And that's and Mercedes hastened to report.New car W09 will be presented on 22 February during an online presentation.Earlier the launch date was announced at Ferrari February 22, McLaren 23 February and Toro Rosso 25 February.
Ferrari President Sergio Marchionne said that the presentation of the new machine is scheduled for February 22. Traditionally it will take place in Maranello.The first kilometer of a novelty will pass in Barcelona on 25 February, during the so-called shooting day. And 26 February, will start full tests.
Last season in Formula 1 was represented by 16 countries. The largest representation from the United Kingdom, but the pilots of this country have scored a total of 371 points and took only the second place in the standings of the Nations. As leaders of the standings are the Finns.Last year in the standings of the Nations the Germans won, thanks largely to Nico Rosberg. This season was not representative of Indonesia, but there were pilots from Canada, Italy and New Zealand. Russia has fallen from the 10th position to 13th.1. Finland - 510Valtteri Bottas, Kimi Raikkonen2. UK - 371Lewis Hamilton, Jolyon Palmer, Jenson button, Paul di Resta3. Germany - 365Sebastian Vettel, Nico Hulkenberg, Pascal Wehrlein4. Australia - 200Daniel Ricciardo5. Netherlands - 168Max Verstappen6. France - 115Esteban Windows, Roman Grosjean, Pierre Went Out7. Mexico - 100Sergio Perez8. Spain - 71Carlos Sainz, Fernando Alonso9. 43 In BrazilFelipe Massa10. Canada - 40Lance Stroll11. Denmark - 19Kevin Magnussen12. Belgium - 13Stoffel Vandorn13. Russia - 5Daniil Kvyat14. Sweden - 0Marcus Ericsson15. Italy - 0Antonio Giovinazzi16. New Zealand - 0Brandon Hartley.
Next year the team Sauber Ferrari will debut a protg of Charles LeClair. For his first season in monagas chose the race number "16".Since then, as in 2014, the pilots were given the right to choose starting numbers, no one has ever used the number "16".Machine with the number "16" was the presentation of a new title sponsor Alfa Romeo.
The Sauber team has announced the pilots on the season-2018. In cockpits with logos Alfa Romeo will sit the Swede Marcus Ericsson and Monegasque Charles Leclerc.Eriksson stands for Sauber in 2015, steadily losing teammates, but has a sponsor and to communicate with the owners of the Sauber. LeClair, in contrast, performed well in the youth series and is supported by Ferrari.The Sauber team will continue to use Ferrari engines, but now the last modifications, not last year's model, like last season. In addition, the title sponsor of the Swiss team will be the brand Alfa Romeo, like Ferrari, part of Fiat-Chrysler.At presentation in Henville Sauber presented the pilots and new coloring.
The Russian company BR Engineering has introduced a new sportprototip BR1. Track Bahrain International Circuit in the final stage of the FIA WEC season-2017 the global Motorsport community and journalists first saw the car, whose creation was announced a year ago. Car LMP1 was created by Russian company BR Engineering together with the famous Italian automaker Dallara to participate in the new superstone of the world championship FIA WEC.In the presentation BR1 participated Boris Rotenberg, founder and Director of the BR Engineering Pierre Fillon, President of the Association ASO Gerard Neveu, head of the FIA WEC Luca Pignata, chief designer Dallara Dmitry Samorukov, Director of SMP Racing pilots of the program of development of Russian Motorsport SMP Racing Mikhail Alyoshin, Vitaly Petrov and Matevos Isahakyan Ambassador extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation in the Kingdom of Bahrain Qarayev, Vagif DragonSpeed team principal Elton Julian and Russian engineers and students of technical Universities who took part in the development of the prototype. The music for the premiere of BR1 was written by Russian composer and producer Victor Drobysh.The presentation was opened by Boris Rotenberg. According to him, the engineers managed to create a completely new car, which used the most modern technologies and materials"it is Symbolic that on 17 November, during the final stage of the FIA WEC season in 2016, we announced the signing of an agreement between BR and Dallara Engineering to start work on a prototype BR1. Today, exactly a year later, we proudly present you the result. During the work on the car we used the best international experience, achievements one of the best companies Dallara. At various stages in the development of the car was actively attended by Russian specialists, and also worked on the simulator the current pilot program SMP Racing Vitaly Petrov, Sergey Sirotkin, Mikhail Aleshin, Viktor Shaitar and Kirill Ladygin. Their task was to from the point of view of experienced riders to make suggestions in key aspects of the prototype, from the ergonomics to the behavior of the car on the road".Prototype BR1 passed all the necessary tests and homologation of the FIA, a number of tests on race tracks under the control of SMP Racing pilots. Ahead of the Russian car the new season of the world championship on races on endurance 2018-2019, where SMP Racing intends to put the two Russian crew in the highest category of the championship, LMP1, to fight for the highest results in the overall classification.While the company BR Engineering, the first manufacturer of the chassis presenting to the public the car are ready to participate in the FIA WEC next season, already signed a contract for the production of a prototype BR1 for team DragonSpeed, also announced recently its intentions to move into the LMP1 category of the FIA WEC."I must say that the rate BR1 on the track is impressive, - said the pilot program SMP Racing Mikhail Alyoshin. - Impressive and how well made the prototype, and how sensitively it responds to changes in preferences that we do. To work with such a machine is a pleasure. Now our task is to spend as much time behind the wheel, to detect the different nuances, to work with the settings, because even in the ideal technique is always better. I am sure that next season prototype BR1 compete with rivals".One of the main innovations in superstone 2018-2019 world Championship on races on endurance will be the merging of hybrid and non-hybrid prototypes in one of the LMP1 class with defined capacity limitations. This will allow private teams, including the Russian team SMP Racing and DragonSpeed team, to compete for a championship titles FIA WEC.Facts ABOUT the prototype of BR1-CLASS LMP1 the process of creating aerodynamic elements of the new prototype was held 16 sessions in the wind tunnel, the total length of which was 600 hours, during which it has produced 1000 trials.In tests on the simulator and on the finished prototype was attended 5 professional pilots SMP Racing programme, including Vitaly Petrov, first Russian Formula 1 driver- Mikhail Aleshin, the pilot of the American series IndyCar- Sergey Sirotkin, the reserve pilot of the Formula 1 Renault- Kirill Ladygin, a multiple champion of Russia on go-karting and road racing, the bronze prize-winner of the race "24 hours of Le Mans- Victor Shaitar, world champion, winner of the race "24 hours of Le Mans", FIA WEC.On the simulator prototype BR1 pilots had a total of 64 hours, which amounted to 173 session or 870 laps.TECHNICAL characteristics of the PROTOTYPE BR1AER V6 twin turbo 720 HP Possible to install motorsGibson V8 LMP1 Spec 700 HP.Message other proizvodyaschuyu Le Mans Sprint body kit on the back 6-speed robotic transmission Xtrac lock differentialbaselsn TILTON Brembo brake system LMP1 UPRAVLENIE with power production Kayaba.Userrepository pilotado the foot pedal accelerator and timesmachine disciminate, production OZ specifically for Michelin Radial LMP1 18 dumontadriana 930 kg.
The head of Formula-1 chase Carey said that the championship is not going to abandon Germany.Chase Carey "last year the German driver won in a German car, so this is a very important market for us. Of course, one of our goals is to have representation on the German market. We're going to analyze how to best handle it.We do not yet have answers. I have already met with some representatives of Germany, and, of course, we're talking about two tracks which in the past has received the Grand Prix of Germany. But we are also considering other options. It is too early to make a precise statement.Our priority is USA. We have a great partnership with the track in Austin, but we believe that we can add race and in urban environments. I'm talking about new York, Miami, Los Angeles or Las Vegas. It's the city that are best suited to conduct a week of events and attract people from all over the world. The race will remain the center event, but in General it will be more than just a weekend of Formula 1".
Behind-the-week presentations, and today the Formula 1 team will hold the first full tests of the new technology.The teams test 27 FebMercedes in the morning Valtteri Bottas, after the break, Lewis Red Bull Daniel Ferrari Sebastian Force India Sergio Williams Felipe McLaren Fernando Alonsotegi Rosso Carlos Sinna Kevin Renault Nico Sauber Marcus Ericsson.
A series of presentations of new cars dropped in the Toro Rosso, which will be Daniil Kvyat. The Italian team presented STR12, coloring which is markedly different from the previous.
Before the presentation of the new machine, the Red Bull team published specifications RB13.Sessionals composite, engine TAG Heuer performs the function of power elementariness 8-speed gearbox is positioned longitudinally, hydraulic gear shift and off stephanieklein rims OZ, 13,7"x13" front and 16.9"x13" staderini Pirelli suspension wheel hub made of aluminum, carbon wishbones, torsion bars and dampers, actuated by pushrods, stabilizer bar USTOIChIVOSTI suspension wheel hub made of aluminum, carbon wishbones, torsion bars and dampers, actuated rods, stabilizer bar stoichiometries Brembo calipers, carbon wheels and cologneopera electronics standard control unit McLaren Electronic Systems Exxon Mobil Renault RE17 under the brand name TAG Heuer, turbocharged, V6, the camber angle of cylinders 90 degrees, 4 valves per cylindracea volume 1600 cubicfindings and stroke 80 x 53 maksimalnye rpm 15000 rpm/enmaxonline fuel consumption 100 kg/maximalny fuel capacity 105 khavlina fuel injection 500 barcoleta engines pilot 4 weight 145 gsmzone materials Exxon Mobil.
The Haas team held in Barcelona a run-in of the new machine VF-17 in the framework of the shooting day, during which you can drive more than 100 km took the wheel Roman Grozhan.The official presentation of the VF-17 will be held the evening of 26 Feb.
The head of Ferrari, Maurizio Arrivabene admitted that he was very pleased to see the birth of a new race car presented during the presentation.Maurizio Arrivabene "It's always very emotional to see on the route new Ferrari. Looking for a new car, I feel the effort, dedication, professionalism and passion of all the people at Ferrari, who together have created this miracle.The car is the result of a team effort and I'm very, very proud of it. The next two weeks we will be in Barcelona, where he will work on our test program. And then in Melbourne we'll see where we are relative to rivals".
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.
Of the machines just for the Mercedes didn't have the fin on the engine cover. However, it can appear during tests.Toto Wolff "We have seen a lot of pictures and presentations of other cars with shark fins, but we do not deny the fact that our machine might appear something like this. The evolution of the car from the first day of testing before the first races will be conducted continuously.As you have already seen the launch of the first specification, without fin. We will test it in Barcelona, and in different configurations.We will have an even longer tail than other teams, but its effectiveness should be checked in tandem with the rear wing and other elements of aerodynamics. These new items may appear in the Melbourne".
After the presentation of the new machine team Mercedes has issued specifications for W08 EQ Power.Sessionals from fibrocaseous ferrocarbon consists of engine cover, side pontoons, the bottom, the nose fairing, front and rear antikaliuretic anatomical seat for the pilot carbon fiber, 6-point belts OMP, the system HANS security capsule security structure to absorb a frontal, rear and side impacts, elements to protect the pilot from overturning machinimatoday suspension upper and lower carbon wishbones, torsion bars and dampers, actuated collateralized suspension upper and lower carbon wishbones, torsion bars and dampers, actuated tahamtani drives forged OZ magnesium splaviny Pirelli carbon discs and pads Carbone Industries, the system of the "brake-by-wire" brake calipers Brembo steering rack and pinion, power, steering wheel carboeuroflux electronics standard control unit McLaren Electronic Systems instruments McLaren Electronic Systems tank ATL production, reinforced kevlarobeton, lubricants and technical fluids Petronas Tutela transmission the case of carbon, longitudinally mounted, 8 gear + rear chouprene sequential, semi-automatic, hydraulic privokzalnye drive from carboalumination more than 5000 mm 2000 mvista 950 weight 728 mgdigital Mercedes-AMG F1 M08 EQ Power+, consists of an internal combustion engine ICE, kinetic motor-generator MGU-K, thermal motor-generator MGU-H turbocharger TC, battery ES and control electronics CEMinimum weight 145 mgdigital Sharnirnogo INTERNAL volume 1.6 cislo of cylinders 6 the collapse of cylinders 90 graduacao valves 24 rpm 15000 rpm/enmaxonline fuel consumption 100 kg/HR 10500 rpmFuel system direct injection under pressure of 500 berterbangan single-stage compressor and turbine operating on the exhaust gasexpansie the turbine speed about 125000/minsystem ENERGY RECOVERY ERSType hybrid energy recovery system based on motor-generationality energy lithium-ion battery, minimum weight - 20 khmarskiy energy range 4 Mglowest MGU-K 120 cutmanmike engine rpm MGU-K about 50000/memaksimalkan energy regenerated MGU-K on the same lap 2 Mjpaximly energy issued by the MGU-K on the same lap 4 MJ 33.3 per seconds at full loadMaximum engine rpm MGU-H 125000/enmaxonline rpm thermal motor generator MGU-H about 125000/inmodest MGU-H not ogranichennaya energy regenerated MGU-H on the same lap not ogranichennaya energy issued by the MGU-H on the same lap not ogranichivatsya Petronas Rgbaimage materials Petronas Syntium.
Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas said a few words on the occasion of the presentation of the new car W08.Valtteri Bottas "This is an important day for me and for the team, it's a new era in Formula 1. Today, everyone who worked on the new car, were able to see firsthand that everything works, everything is run the first time, everything works fine. This is the first day when the car came out on track - amazing".The Mercedes team reported that only 17 of the components in W08 was taken from last year's car W07.
The Mercedes team, winner of the last three Championships, presented a machine W08, created by the new regulations.In the morning Lewis Hamilton held run-in W08. Due to bad weather had to use rain tires. After this, the team conducted a small 3D presentation.Compared to a new car W07 W08 was more wide and more long. Hamilton has managed to compare it with the big boat. there are many new aerodynamic elements, while preserving the traditional Mercedes nose. In addition, the Mercedes refused to unattractive fin on the engine cover, which can be seen on new machines Sauber, Renault and Force India.
Before the presentation of the Mercedes team held a trial run of the new machine W08 at Silverstone. Driving Lewis Hamilton.
The day before the presentation, team McLaren posted specifications of the new machine MCL32.Sessionals ferrocarbon, with compartment for fuel tank includes a structure to absorb a frontal, rear and side darovcet ferrocarbon consists of engine cover, side pontoons, the bottom, nose cone, front wing and rear wing system DRS suspension upper and lower carbon wishbones, torsion bars and amortizatoriai suspension upper and lower carbon wishbones, torsion bars and amortizatoriu 728 kg with driver with tank emptythe control electronics McLaren Electronic Systems including the standard control unit, sensors, telemetryControl panel McLaren Applied Technologies materials and hydraulics Castrol the Akebono calipers, pads and disks of carbon fiber, the system of the "brake-by-wire" Akebono Pirelli P Zero discs Achiev Kenwood system of AkzoNobel, paint Cam cooling Calsonic Capetownhotels Honda RA617H, turbo V6, the camber angle of cylinders 90 degrees, 4 valves per cylindrically weight 145 grabaci volume 1600 cubicmaksimalnye rpm 15000 rpm/enmaxonline fuel consumption 100 kg/HR 10500 rpmMax fuel capacity 105 khavlina fuel injection 500 bartolino BP Castrol ENERGY RECOVERY ERSManufacturer Honda battery 20-25 khmarskiy energy range 4 Mglowest MGU-K 120 cutmanmike engine rpm MGU-K about 50000/enmaxonline engine rpm MGU-H 125000/intransmissible transmission the case of carbon fiber, installed prodolliet transmission 8 gears + rear gear godparentage stepless switching, electro-hydraulic sistematizarea carbon fiber drive electro-gidravlicheskiy materials Castrol.
Pilot Williams Felipe Massa will be the first to test the new car FW40 during the tests in Barcelona.The Brazilian will drive in the first day of testing, February 27 Monday, while the champion of the European Formula 3 lance Stroll will replace veteran on Tuesday. Previously Canadians had to work only on earlier versions of the Williams cars.Then Felipe will be back behind the wheel on Wednesday and give way to the rookie team on Thursday.The second series of tests will begin with a two-day Stroll March 7 and 8, and the Weight will complete tests of its 8 and 9 March.Recall that Williams will give a presentation of his car on Sunday, the day before the start of the tests. But we can already see in the Internet a couple of photos of the new car.
The Mercedes team have posted pictures of some of the details of the new machine W08.In the eye catches an unusual nose cone, no characteristic of the ledge, previously seen on machines 2017 from Williams, Sauber and Renault.Mercedes presentation will be held tomorrow, February 23.
Director Haas Gunther Steiner said that the first days of the tests do not show the real speed of the teams.Gunther Steiner "This will be our first tests, so the main thing is not to drive at full speed, but just to make sure everything works as it should. It is now important to prove that everything you did works. Only the second part of the tests will work on the speed. More precisely, you will be chasing a speed faster than the other team.We need to make sure that everything works. On the car is a lot of new systems and components. The first test is very important just because of the reliability factor. You need to know more about the car. You get a basic version of the car, and working on the rest of the season.We have to drive more laps than last year. It is important to make the machine more reliability. A year ago we had a lot of problems, but we hope that, having reached Melbourne, settle all the issues".Tests will start on February 27. The presentation of the Haas will be held on 26 February.