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The crew Fernando Alonso will start 13th in the marathon 24 hours of Daytona. Time pole position the Spaniard, representing the team of Zak brown's United Autosports, lost a little less than a second.Fernando Alonso "the race of Formula 1 is 60-70 laps to win, and here we are waiting for the 24 hour race. I hope the qualification will not affect the final result."Another pilot, lance Stroll, who plays for the team Jackie Chan, will start sixth.
In 1979 the factory Renault team achieved the first victory in Formula 1. Brought it to Jean-Pierre Jaboi on the car with start number "15".Renault came into Formula 1 in 1977, with unusual for its time with a turbo engine. Two years machine, Renault was the subject of ridicule -they are nicknamed "the yellow teapot" for the unusual shape and constant engine failures. But in 1979 the turbo showed its potential.Initially, Renault was only the Frenchman Jean-Pierre ABUY. In 1979, his partner was compatriot Rene Arnoux. ABUY as the first pilot got the number "15".Already in the third stage in South Africa ABUY driving RS01 won the qualification. Then came the car RS10, where Jean-Pierre earned the pole position in France, Germany and Italy. But the results of races, or rather, reliability of equipment left much to be desired 12 retirements in 14 races due to various breakdowns. To the finish managed to get only in Brazil and in France, but it is the home Grand Prix for the first time ABUY climbed to the top step of the podium, and it was the first victory in Formula 1 with turbo engine. At the end of the season the Frenchman with 9 points ranked 13th.
In 1974 Emerson Fittipaldi McLaren brought the first championship title. A year later, the Brazilian lost to Niki Lauda from Ferrari and left the British team. Champion unity went in Maranello and in return McLaren, the new leader of which was James hunt, received the starting number "11".The season of 1976 turned out to be one of the most dramatic in the history of Formula 1. Lauda won four of the first seven races, twice finished second and once came third - an amazing stability and reliability for the time. During this time, the Austrian scored 52 points, while the nearest rival was only 29. On account of the hunt was only 17 points.The reputation of the hunt in the Junior series, and in the first years in Formula 1, was not flawless one race he won, in the other smashed cars. When Fittipaldi left McLaren, experts are not advised to invite the hunt. However, in his first race driving McLaren, James won the pole. Generally, during the season he has rarely been outside the top three on the results of qualifications. But in races regularly had problems two of the accident, engine failure, transmission failure.
Race engineer Williams Rob Smedley believes that Felipe Massa ended his career at the peak of the sports form.Rob Smedley "Look at how he ended his career - he completed it at the highest level.He's 16 years spent in Formula 1, and all these years he was at the level of the fight for the title. In a fast car he always fought for victory in a slow - achieved its maximum.To be on top, to give the team information for development to achieve points constantly to reach the final of qualification on average is a measure of the level of the Mass. He is a very good pilot".
Head of Mercedes Toto Wolff said that Valtteri Bottas is confident before the season started-2018.Toto Wolff "His confidence is back after the last race in Abu Dhabi, and we saw a really good qualification in Brazil and in Abu Dhabi in his performance. We never doubted the speed of Valtteri.In the past year, difficulties in interaction with the tires and chassis gave problems Valtteri. Lewis coped with them much better. Maybe next year everything will be easier".
Pilot Red Bull Daniel Riccardo said that he wants to become a faster pilot next year, especially in qualifying, where he lost to teammate max Verstappen with the score 713.Daniel ricciardo "I don't often attacked in the race, but perfectly acted in the qualification. But this season things have changed, and Saturday was for me not the best.Feel that on Sundays I'm still progressing, but this year I have achieved stagnation in the results. I wouldn't call it a step backwards, but I will work to become faster next year. In the end, you can always improve something".
If last season the Mercedes team has won 20 of qualifications, this time its the pilots only earned 15 pole positions. A large part of the victories on account of Lewis Hamilton.The pole position of the season-2017 pilots1. Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes - 112. Sebastian Vettel, The Ferrari - 43. Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes - 44. Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari 1 in his career earned the pole position, Bottas. And his compatriot, who plays for Ferrari, started from pole position for the first time since 2008The pole position in the season 2017, commands1. Mercedes - 152. Ferrari 5 comparison with last year, the Red Bull team was left without poles. But in the Ferrari after last year's lull won five qualifications. And in Monaco both drivers of the Scuderia started with the first line, for the first time since the Grand Prix of France 2008.Quick pole in the truest sense of the word came from Hamilton in Spa. The Briton drove a lap with an average speed of 245.867 km/h. a Year ago, the highest average speed was shown in Monza -257.038 km/h, but this time qualification in Italy took place on a wet track.The slowest lap traditionally happened in Monaco Kimi Raikkonen won the pole with an average speed of 166.438 km/h. the Biggest gap of the owner of the pole from the nearest rival recorded during a rainfall qualification in Italy, where Lewis Hamilton beat max Verstappen 1,148 seconds. Minimum separation happened in Japan, where Lewis Hamilton lost Valtteri bottas the only 23 thousandths of a second.
His latest qualification in Formula 1 pilot Williams Felipe Massa finished tenth result.Felipe Massa "I am fully satisfied with his qualifications and his circles. I managed to reach the final of qualification, I all squeezed out of the car.I finished the qualification with his head held high, I proved once again that are still at the top of the competitiveness. I'm happy with what I have achieved and now look forward to the start of the race.Today, some moments were just wonderful, and I'll never forget".
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".
Pilot Sauber Pascal Wehrlein in the qualification of Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi showed the 18-th result.Pascal Wehrlein "Qualification was OK, but I was not satisfied with the final result. We knew that we have problems with the tires. It is difficult for us to work in a narrow window, temperatures on this track.The race will be difficult, but I will give everything to achieve the best position at the finish".The race in Abu Dhabi for Wehrlein will be the last in the composition Sauber, and perhaps in Formula 1.
Pilot Red Bull Daniel Riccardo in the qualification of Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi finished with the fourth result.Daniel ricciardo "the Settings were OK but I had to constantly communicate with the team on the subject of why the machine is so slow on the highway. According to our data, we had to be much faster.I was able to overtake one of the pilot Ferrari, and it can already be considered a great achievement as the start from the second row. This is a good chance to show good results, if only our race pace will be high enough".
Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas is not very happy with the fact that won the qualification in Abu Dhabi.Valtteri Bottas "I am thankful for my family who came with me on this Grand Prix. This support means a lot to me. I was able to add to that last fast circle, completely controlling what is happening on the track. I showed a good time, but not the maximum. But it was enough for victory.However, in Brazil, I was also able to win in qualifying, but lost on Sunday. So I'm not too happy about this result. So tomorrow after the race and will look at the results of the Grand Prix. In the meantime, I'm going to focus on the race".
The pilot of Red Bull Max Verstappen in qualifying for the Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi showed only the sixth result, losing to the leader more than a second.Max Verstappen "It is a failed qualification. I suffered all weekend with finding the best balance of settings. I am unhappy with my car, and this fact should be taken. Today was just such a day. I had to constantly fight with the car and not with your opponents and the track. I tried to make the most, but they were only the sixth result.The team constantly changed something within the limits established by regulations. But the car still didn't listen. I don't know why, but the car lacked grip, especially the rear wheels. Hopefully we'll be able to look more competitive".
The pilot Force India Sergio Perez was pleased with the eighth result shown in the qualification of Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi.Sergio Perez "my Window has shown good results. Yes, we had a real struggle on the track, but it was worth it. I definitely could have done better, but traffic and temperature kept me on a fast lap. I am sure that tomorrow we will show a good race.Tomorrow it will be a tight battle with Renault as our results are very tight".
According to the results of Friday practice in Abu Dhabi the best representative of Toro Rosso became Pierre went Out, showed the 15-th result.Pierre went Out "overall, it was a positive and productive day. We were able to hold two practices without any problems and to drive many circles, and it means that we were able to complete the program exactly as wanted. It's great.In the second half of the day I felt good on the Supersoft, but then on the Ul we are unable to improve their time and that means that we need to work on the settings for these types of tires. Otherwise it was a good start of the weekend. Let's see what the end for us, qualification".
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.
Pilot Williams Felipe Massa through to the final qualification of the Grand Prix of Brazil, which showed 10-th result. To achieve the best, according to the Brazilian, he was not allowed Carlos Sainz from Renault.Felipe Massa "I was pleased with the qualification, or rather, the first two rounds. I was not able to show a good lap because of one pilot that is specifically not allowed me to finish the job. It was really disappointing.I think that if you make a mistake, all right then, but it was not a mistake. I'm really disappointed on the last lap it was raining, and I'm not going to give up. And I believe that my result could be much better".
The pilot Force India Sergio Perez in qualifying Grand Prix of Brazil was sixth.Sergio Perez "I am very satisfied with today's result, especially considering how hard it was to work in tandem with the latest qualifications. It was a good fight, because the final was very hard, but I managed in difficult conditions to be sixth. This is our high for today.I have to say "thank you" to the team for all the latest upgrades, because they help us to fight for the finals. The engineers worked so hard and today's result was their merit. I'm glad to be back in the fight in the third round, and I now look forward to the race. Let's see if the rain will go - it will help us to achieve our goals".
In the absence of Lewis Hamilton defended the honour Mercedes Valtteri Bottas, who won the pole in Brazil.Valtteri Bottas in an interview with Sky Sports "In the course of the qualification Sebastian was very close, but in the end I managed a very good lap. Of course, it is a pity that Hamilton took off at the start of qualifying, but I'm glad I was able to defend the honor of the team.We have a great machine, but the fight against Ferrari will be very tight. Looking forward to the start of the race".
For Lewis Hamilton qualification in Brazil ended in the second minute. Four-time champion went off the road and crashed his Mercedes.Lewis Hamilton "I'm fine. It all happened very quickly, but I have nothing to say. Very unfortunate departure, but challenges make life more interesting. Unusual for me, but I'm human, I make mistakes, too.In the race I will try to have fun. I was able to get on this track forward, I will try to do it again".
The first qualification for Lewis Hamilton in the status of four-time champion ended with a broken car.Hamilton one of the first to leave the pits during the first part of qualifying in Brazil. However, on the second sector of the first fast lap Lewis made a mistake, went off the road and crashed into a protective barrier. The car received serious damage and the evacuation had to post the red flags.Lewis himself was not injured.
In Saturday practice of the Brazilian Grand Prix Williams lance Stroll refused already in the first lap. It is possible that the canadian will miss the qualification.At the moment Williams mechanics are changing the powerplant and the transmission on the car Stroll.Press service of Williams "because of problems encountered by car lance during practice, you need to replace the engine and transmission. The team is making every effort to prepare the car for qualifying".
The pilot Force India Esteban Windows in the practice of the Brazilian Grand Prix showed the 7th result.Esteban Windows "I'm happy today. This morning the car was not in the best condition, but we made a big step forward during the second practice. Now the car feels much better, so that is another good work from the team that made the right decisions throughout the day. We need to continue to improve tomorrow and hopefully we will be able to fight for the finals of qualification.To work on the track was very hard physically because it was so hot and humid, a bit like Singapore. I wasn't expecting it, and it was one of the worst days this year".
The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso on the results practices Grand Prix of Brazil was in 10th position.Fernando Alonso "Today was more difficult than we expected. During the first session we ran into some problems, and then the second was again having trouble with the engine. We lost valuable time on the track and in the end we were not able to complete the entire program. We tried to move the priority items on the circles when the machine was on the track that allowed more or less remain satisfied with the result.Tomorrow some more will need to recalibrate the machine, so we'll see what we can do. The time between the rivals are very close, so the struggle for an exit in the final qualification will be very tight. But if it rains it will be our chance".
The head of Renault, Cyril Abiteboul does not lose hope to finish the season in fifth place in the constructors ' championship, ahead of Williams.Cyril abiteboul "this season we set a goal to finish in fifth place in the team standings, and this achievement is still mathematically possible.Mexico emphasized our potential. Both cars out of the race, but both drivers were in the finals of qualification and jockeyed for position before the technical failure. There are only two races. We will make every effort to be fifth or sixth at the end of the struggle.At the moment Renault with 48 points and is in seventh place in the constructors ' championship. Ahead of Williams 76 points in fifth position and Toro Rosso 53 points on the sixth.
Jos Verstappen is confident that his 20-year-old son Max chose the best top team to participate in the race until 2020.Jos Verstappen "the Team works day and night to once again become more competitive. If you look at the car in the beginning of the season and now the difference is very striking is the answer to the question about what makes a top team. And all the changes perfectly fit into the style of driving max, which is evident in the results.In Brazil we hope for rain, and then Max will be able to show what he's capable of, like a year ago. I think that in the qualification of the other top teams will be a little stronger, but the race Red Bull will be able to fight for the victory".
Head Red Bull Christian Horner said that Max Verstappen was bored, being the leader of the race in Mexico.Christian Horner "a Big issue in this race was to slow and not high speed, which was very unusual. I think he was just bored most of the circles.He loves the fight wheel to wheel. That's exactly what he did in the first two turns. He lost the qualification, but won the race. He wanted to win this race more than any other pilot.You know, we have award, in the event that if the pilot shows the fastest lap. Now I think to cancel this rule. I instructed his engineer, so he under no circumstances told him that Vettel has deprived him of a few euros. It was important to bring the car home, which he did".
Pilot Williams Felipe Massa in the qualification of Grand Prix of Mexico was on the 11-th position.Felipe Massa "I showed the best lap, which was capable of this machine it was almost a perfect circle. Unfortunately, this was not enough to reach the finals. I was happy with my attempts. Maybe the 11-th result is even better the 10th, because I will start from the clean side of the track on fresh tires.Let's focus on the race and see what we can get. We are definitely in the fight, and most importantly".
The pilot Force India Esteban Windows on the qualification of the Grand Prix of Mexico was in 6-th position.Esteban "It was a terrific qualifying session. I'm really happy.Everyone on the track and at the factory have worked hard to prepare some upgrading, and I could really feel the difference this morning and in qualifying. They gave me a really strong car, and during a real fight speed is much higher.I actually made a small mistake on his last lap in the third round, so perhaps I could be even faster and ahead of Raikkonen. Despite this, I am very pleased with this result and excited about the upcoming race. We have a strong race pace, good top speed, and there is potential for a very strong result".