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Former President of the British club racers BRDC Derek Warwick said that the birthplace of Formula 1 may lose its Royal status.Derek Warwick "the Grand Prix is too expensive, we are losing money, so we are considering the adjournment.United Kingdom - the birthplace of Motorsport. Does this mean that there will always be a Grand Prix of great Britain Absolutely not.Of course, we want the Grand Prix of great Britain remained in the championship, but we wish he was available so we could earn enough money to invest in the track. We can't do that within the existing contract".
The SMP Racing programme pilot, Robert Schwartzman will be performing in the Castrol Toyota Racing Series. The first stage of this new Zealand championship will start on 10 January at Ruapuna Park.Season Castrol Toyota Racing Series TRS lasts about a month, from January to February. Five stages will be held on different tracks in New Zealand. At the end of season TRS pilot SMP Racing Robert Schwartzman will start to work in the European Formula 3 championship.Speech of Robert Schwartzman in the season 2018 Castrol Toyota Racing Series and FIA Formula 3 are a part of his training program Ferrari Driver Academy. The agreement on the accession of Robert to the Academy was signed by the founding Director of the program SMP Racing Boris Rotenberg in October 2017.I'm glad that I can participate in this NZ series, noted Robert Schwartzman. - This will give me a chance to get used to the car class Formula 3, then in order to be successful on it in the European championship."Despite the fact that the season Castrol Toyota Racing Series short in comparison with analogues, the championship popular with racers from all over the world for the opportunity to train and play in the offseason, when the Northern hemisphere winter. In the Castrol Toyota Racing pilots perform on standardized cars of the Italian company Tatuus, homologirana by the standards of the FIA F3.Calendar Castrol Toyota Racing Series 201810 - 14 Jan Ruapuna Speedway18 - January 21 Teretonga25 - January 28 Hampton Downs1 - 4 Taupo8 Feb - 11 Feb track manfeild.
In the Toro Rosso refused the services of Daniil Kvyat. According to Igor Ermilina, former adviser to the President of the Russian automobile Federation, is it still possible to get a seat in the Williams team. However, there is a title sponsor takes a pilot over the age of 25.Igor Ermilin in an interview with Sport-Express "the Formula-1 world is very hard. There quite willingly allow themselves to terminate contracts in the interests of business. If they are well written, with relevant otstupny. It is important that Daniel now had a free hand. He now has time to try to negotiate with Williams, other jobs anymore. However, he's not the only candidate for this place.For sponsor age Kvyat will not be a serious limitation, and they can negotiate. He's old enough. The timing is good that it happened now when there is still a chance. Quite in the manner of Marco would make such a statement at the end of the season, then it would be too late.Sure Kvyat will race in next year, he is a fast driver and proved it. And your ability to handle stress he checked in the hassle, which he last year and a half satisfied with Dr. Marco. And continues to consistently perform, and proved at the Grand Prix of the United States. He's a valuable frame, I'm sure that Daniel is able to verify, for example, in endurance races. Perhaps he will be interested in the program SMP Racing, was created to support Russian racers. And Kvyat is now definitely need support".
Boris Rotenberg, founder and Director of the program of development of Russian Motorsport SMP Racing, announced the inclusion of the pilot SMP Racing Robert Schwartzman part of the Racing Academy of Ferrari FDA, in which Robert will be trained and participate in competitions under the program of Ferrari.Schwartzman became the first Russian to be invited to the Academy. He will be trained under the special program of training of the pilots, will take part in trainings and events to the FDA. The ultimate goal of participation in the Racing Academy Ferrari the development of Robert, his preparation for the performance in Formula 1. The Russian driver will compete in the world racing Championships as part of a joint program of the FDA and SMP Racing.Robert Schwartzman is one of the most promising riders of the youth program SMP Racing. Since 2014 he serves in the youth formulas, on account of his a number of victories won in the fight with the strongest opponents from around the world. In the season-2017 Russia stands in the prestigious Junior series, Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0. In nine stages, Robert has won five pole positions and four times he rose to the highest step of the award podium.Racing Academy of Ferrari was founded in 2009 and is preparing pilots of the youth series for their subsequent performances in the Formula 1. Purpose the FDA is giving young riders opportunities for learning and improving their motor skills, developing their physical and mental preparation. Also, the FDA young drivers are introduced to economic aspects of Motorsport as well as teach working with the media. Graduates of the Academy of Ferrari in different times, were Jules Bianchi, Sergio Perez, Daniel Zampieri, Rafael, Marcello and others. To date, under the auspices of the FDA are 7 pilots from different countries not counting Robert Schwartzman Giuliano Alesi, Marcus Armstrong, Enzo Fittipaldi, Anthony Fuoco, Charles LeClair, Guan Yu Zhou, Callum Illot. The racers compete in Formula 2, GP3 and Formula 4.The program SMP Racing is a longtime partner of Ferrari. On these cars the Russians began performances in international racing series in 2012, the pilots SMP Racing Ferrari first won the famous race "24 hours Le Mana" in 2015 and racing series GT3 Le Mans Cup in 2016. In seasons 2015-2017, in partnership with the SMP Racing Ferrari factory team acts in the world Championship on races on endurance FIA WEC. On account of the racing team whose Ferrari are on the sides of the logo SMP Racing, 4 wins on the stages of the championship 2017, including at a recent race in Japan, and 4 conquered the podium. The pilots occupy the 1 and 3 positions of the GTE Pro standings.
6 and 7 October, the Sochi Autodrom will host the Champions Cup RDS-2017. The legend of drift best Russian racers will compete under the spotlights - the season finale will be held in the format of a night race.Friday from 19.00 to 22.00 there will be training on Saturday with start 19.00 pair runs.In the composition of the judging panel will include the famous Japanese Hiroki Furuse nicknamed Sleepy, CEO of RDS Dmitry Dobrovolsky and pilot from Moscow Alexander Sivertsev.Two more members of judicial team of RDS at this time will be the participants. To fight for the Champions Cup will have the Creator of the European school of drifting, the Italian champion Federico Serifo known for his unsurpassed skills and math calculation. Competition the legendary Italian will be Timothy Kosharny is one of the founding fathers of the Russian Drift Series champion 2009 master of uncompromising drift and dangerous maneuvers.The participants also declared the champion of season 2017 Gocha Chivchan of the team, "Striker Auto", the silver medalist RDS 2017 Pavel Busygin, representing the team, "Toyo Tires x Gorilla Energy", the winners of the 2017 in the team standings, the drifters team "Tuning Factory / AIMOL" Alexey Bobrovsky champion RDS 2014 Andrew pesegov and four-time champion RDS in the far East, Ilya Fedorov.The competition will be attended by the winner of the RDS 2016 and winner of the Japanese drift championship 2014-2015 driving a Silvia S15 bright "Tiger" Fedor Zeitz, Amateur extreme uridashi of the VAZ-2105 Fedor Vorobiev, Arkadiy Puchinin from St. Petersburg, acting on a BMW E30 in police livery with flashing lights, and other famous drifters.
Force India announced the contract extension of Sergio Perez until the end of 2018. Thus, the pilots of the Indian team in the next season will not change the Mexican partner will remain a Frenchman Esteban Windows.Vijay Malia, head and co-owner of the team "Sergio played an important role in the progress made by our team in recent years. He came to us in 201 year and since then has become one of the fastest racers of the championship. In the composition of the Force India he was four times on the podium is the most successful pilot of the team.Sergio is a partner of Esteban - it guarantees us a certain stability in the next season."Sergio Perez "the Contract with Force India was a priority for me. In this team I was able to show his talent, together we have achieved major successes.This season Force India did a great job - we're the fourth strongest team Formof-1. For this reason, I easily made the decision on prolongation of the contract".
The first phase of the SMP Formula 4 NEZ Championship season 2017 starts on 19 may at the autodrom in Sochi. In the championship participates 21 racer representing eight different countries, including 10 Russian pilots.Among the participants of the third season of the championship North European zone SMP F4 young year from the Netherlands, Spain, Finland, Estonia, Denmark, France, Austria and Russia. In the first stage will involve the Russians Vladimir Tjortjis and Nikita Volegov, already has experience of playing in this championship, debutants Alexander Smolar, Ivan Shvetsov, Mikhail Belov, Ivan Berets, Gulhuseyn Abdullayev, and the first in the history of the championship girl pilot Milen Ponomarenko.Every year our League is becoming more popular, occupying a niche in an environment similar to the competition of the FIA - said the founder and Director of the program of development of Russian Motorsport SMP Racing Boris Rotenberg. - High level of preparation of its graduates for that year is confirmed by the fact that the winners become participants in the Junior program of Red Bull, and many participants in the SMP F4 Championship successfully move into the senior international series. I note that the geography of racers becoming more wide - starting with pilots from four countries in 2015, today we can already see that representatives of eight different countries, not just Nordic area, appreciated our open. I am sure that the increasing level of competition will help including ours, the Russian pilots become more experienced, stronger, and more successful to perform on the international stage.""It is important to see how things are progressing SMP F4 Championship, as the year is growing the skill level of the pilots, the geography of its participants, - considers the sports Director of the SMP F4 NEZ Championship Mika Salo. Is what we seek, what we think is one of the main indicators of the correctness of the chosen direction of work. And today we can say that the SMP F4 has become a truly international competition, which has a serious impact on the entire youth racing".Qualification for first race of the SMP Formula 4 NEZ Championship season 2017 will be held may 19, Friday, at 1530 Moscow time. The race starts at 1815. The beginning of the second qualification, which will determine the starting grid for race 2 and 3, on Saturday at 1100. The second race will start on Saturday at 1350. Also on Saturday at 1650 it will be the third race of the stage.
Head of Mercedes Toto Wolff said that young pilots, pupils of the racing program of Mercedes, was impressed with it in different ways.Toto Wolff "Our young drivers have impressed me in different ways. Seeing that Esteban grapple not only with the best racers like Alonso and Hulkenberg, I inadvertently became proud of him and his first point in the career of pilot Formula-1.I sympathize with Pascal, because he was haunted by failure. I am impressed by the maturity he showed, saying Sauber that you will not be able to perform at the level necessary for 100 of the fight. This courage and dedication that brought him a lot of credit to the team.Now he needs to gain strength and return. I have no doubt when he gets back in the car, he will prove that it is all the same Pascal".
Increasingly talking about the fact that the organizers of the British Grand Prix after the race this year will take a break. But, as stated by the head of the Club of British racers Michael Grant, decision pending.Michael Grant "We want the British Grand Prix has existed for years. However, it makes sense, if there is economic benefit. Our contract provides for a pause before 2019, and in the next six months we will think what to do next. The decision is still pending, till July, will study the situation".
Russian driver Sergey Sirotkin, acting in the GP2 series, has a test pilot of Formula 1 team Renault.In this capacity, the Russian will have the opportunity to practice driving in the RS16 series of Friday training starting from the GP of Russia, which will replace Kevin Magnussen."I still can't believe it. I intend to learn as quickly as possible to best perform the work for the team during Friday practice.Renault Sport has shown many times that is the best place for a racer to start a career in f-1, and I intend to make the most of this opportunity.My focus on the fight for the title in GP2 will be even stronger thanks to this chance", quotes the words Sirotkin press service of Renault.
The consequences of the accident at the Australian GP still can prevent Fernando Alonso to take part in the 3rd stage race in China.According to press reports, the state of Alonso was better, but he has still broken the ninth rib.Medical checks by the FIA will announce its decision about the participation of the Spanish GP in China on 14 April.Race Director McLaren Eric Bulle expressed confidence that Fernando will be able to perform in China, but the Belgian reserve racer team Stoffel Vandorn will also arrive in Shanghai.Jenson button believes that "the upcoming GP will be tough for McLaren, because the conditions will be significantly different from those in Australia and Bahrain.Will be interesting to test the MP4-31, and to understand how it works on the tracks at a lower temperature"."The track in Shanghai combines different periods a lot of braking and high speed turns with two long straights, one of which is the longest in the entire calendar.The track is demanding on the tires and the power plant," says Jenson.I should add that the button will use the second Honda engine as in Bahrain, the pilot came down because of breakage of the motor the team is continuing to examine the failed unit.
Belgian racer McLaren Stoffel Vandorn earned one point for his team, and this is a great result for a debutant and for McLaren, which looks like is starting to get in shape."From the beginning of the weekend I felt comfortable in the cockpit and glad I did a good job, without making any mistakes I was focused on autostart was a little hard, the incidents were on the left and right of me, I was worried I would not be their party.This weekend was a great chance for me I was able to show what they are capable, now I just need to wait and see what happens.are the words of Vandora in a press release the team.Jenson button, unfortunately, fell due to the loss of power, the car just stopped, the team will understand what the problem is.Overall, Jenson happy with the pace and progress of the car.
Head Red Bull Christian Horner has summed up the results of the Bahrain GP, where Daniel ricciardo became the 4th and Daniil Kvyat 7-M."a Great performance from both of our riders.They both earned damage the same parts of the machine on the first lap, losing the end plate of the front wing it was not perfect.But thanks to the strategy team and the pace cars, we were able to finish in decent places.Daniel bounced back well after a difficult qualification, earning a good score.Daniel squeezed out of the car is absolutely everything I could, showing another great race.In turn, the racers are satisfied with the results Dan played one position compared to qualifying results, as He as many as 8The chance to fight for the highest position the team has, you only need to improve in qualifying, and said in an interview Kvyat.
On the track twilight, artificial light included, air +22 C, asphalt 29 C.On the tires Soft - Sainz, Kvyat, Wehrlein, Erickson, Haryanto, Nasr and Magnussen, the rest started the race on SuperSoft.Warm up lap was knocked out of the race Vettel combustion motor, and Palmer, who left in boxes and never showed up.Hitch was Rosberg, but Nico was able to go.And at the start of the race took the lead, Lewis was dropped in the middle of the pack after colliding with Bottas Valteri punished travel on the pit lane, ham problem with the rear part of the machine, but the pilot began the breakthrough to the topThe science clash with Perez puncture , switched to Medium and got back on track last.Kvyat ahead of Wehrlein at the 13th place, and then there was Perez, who has a broken fairing.A lot of fighting and position changes.The button came down for technical reasons.And gutirrez - technical descent.To 13-th circle most of the riders changed tyres, and the first three Rosberg, Hamilton, Kvyat into the pits not yet visited.On the 14th lap both drivers of Mercedes went into the pits,Nico on the Soft back of the leader, the ham on Medium returned 6th and Kvyat went around Kimi.He began to lose ground it's time in the pits, our racer Soft longest remained on the track without changing rubber, were wasting time back 14-MC 17-th circle Raikkonen Rosberg Hamilton ricciardo Grosjean Weight down Vandorn Bottas Nasr Erickson Wehrlein Magnussen Kvyat 13th Haryanto Hulkenberg Perez Sainz very far behind, already on the circle, and trouble on pit stop car fell off the front Jackham in 8 seconds from Kimi, which is behind the Leader by 12 secondsMeanwhile, Kvyat is already the 10th Good and Verstappen 6th.Danya same attack, Bottas and passesAnd Haas Grosjean passes ricciardo Red Bull And novel for the 4thDan went off to the 2nd pit stop Soft, sorry, slip of the tongue, but quickly began to make up positions and walked Kvyat 6th.Different tactics the pilots of Red Bull, it seems, Dani is not entirely successful.But the race is very dynamic, with the 27th circle began the second wave of pit stops.Hamilton in the pits , when that Medium was on - passed on SuperSoft, and yet there is still 25 lapsLater Rosberg switched to SuperSoft - was a small hitch, but returned leader Behind Kimi on the SuperSoft, and the 3rd ham.Kvyat lost the position, but left the 2nd replaced the tires again last, and Sainz .came down On the 36th lap Kvyat finally in the pits, got SuperSoft, left 10th and went on the attack.A lot of fighting in the middle of the peloton, and attacked ManorOn the 38th lap Kimi started the 3rd wave of pit stops, goes on Soft and returns 3-m 2-mTo 39-th circle Rosberg Hamilton Raikkonen Grosjean ricciardo Verstappen Mass Vandorn Kvyat 9th Erickson Magnussen Bottas Wehrlein Nasr Hulkenberg Perez Garantirovan in the pits on Soft tyres. returned to the track second, the leader of the race - Lewis Hamilton Kvyat meanwhile attacks Vandorn in the fight for 8th place and comes forward.Hamilton into the pits goes on Soft and returns to route 3. ricciardo in the pits moved to Medium Circle 43 interesting strategy.returned 5-squat at this time the 7th, but his pressure Grosjean on fresh tyres.At the 45th lap He went for a pit stop - SuperSoft , back 9th, behind Bottas, ahead of attacks. and Finn Bottas tried to counterattack, but Kvyat defended position 8th next target - down on SuperSoft late 3rd pit stop, fresh tyresbut Max attack is Mass for 6th place.for Now Kvyat Felipe.Grosjean on Haas by that time the 5th54th lap Raikkonen Rosberg Hamilton ricciardo Grosjean Verstappen Weight Kvyat 8th Vandorn Bottas Magnussen Erickson Wehrlein Perez Nasr haryanto of Hulkenberg last lap Kvyat caught up with a Lot attacking him before the 4th turn and comes forward 7-thBut Nico Rosberg wins the GP of BahrainKimi Raikkonen finishes storyblue Hamilton 3rd.In points ricciardo 4th with a 5th starting place, Grosjean 5th, the 9th launch, Verstappen, Kvyat 7th 15th start, Massa 7, Bottas 6th and Vandorn the 12thVery fast and technical was the race, except at the beginning virtually no errors and rough fight.
Haas Mexican racer Esteban Gutierrez at Bahrain GP will receive a new chassis to replace the damaged on SE Australia."Gutierrez in Bahrain, will receive a new chassis that was damaged in Australia, will be sent to our base in Europe to assess the damage and repair, because in Bahrain we will not be able to perform all necessary operations.We have enough parts to build a new chassis that will repair, by air will be transported to the second stage, and it will play the role of reserve.Guys have to work day and night, but no problem the details should be enough, despite the fact that Esteban was in an accident and Romain Grosjean rammed Rio Haryanto", said Haas.
Qualification at the second stage of the 2016 Formula 1 in Bahrain will be held in the same format as in SE Australia.Contrary to previous intentions, the Commission of Formula 1 at its today's session voted in favour of a return to the format that existed in previous years.As in Melbourne, the racers will drop out of combat during each of the three qualifying segments.This was announced by the promoter of the championship Bernie Ecclestone."They intend to leave at this stage.After the race we carefully examine and decide, what is right to do next. Do I need to change the system said Ecclestone in an interview with Autosport.One of the options for changing the qualification can be one in which the first two segments, pilots are eliminated directly in the course, and the remaining eight riders fighting throughout the entire 3rd segment.This solution can be studied, if in Bahrain Q3 again get stale and boring because of the low turnout of racers on the track.
Dry. Air +23.22C, route +37.30 Pirelli brought on the stage three teams Medium, Soft and SuperSoft first two are mandatory for use.According to the rules of the first eight racers started on a worn set of SuperSoft,Perez, Hulkenberg, button, Bottas, Kvyat, Grosjean and Gutierrez started the race on Soft, remaining at SuperSoft.Unfortunately, before the start of the car of Daniil Kvyat stopped in the beginning of the starting line the race for our pilot has been completed.At the start, the racers Mercedes is too slow moving, and leadership was taken by Vettel, second Raikkonen, while Hamilton dropped to 6th position.The Magnussen - puncture.The first ten on 2nd lap Vettel - Raikkonen - Rosberg - Verstappen - Massa - Hamilton - Sainz - Hulkenberg - Riccardo - Alonso.On the 3rd lap Hamilton overtook Massa for 5th place, ricciardo overtook Hulkenberg in the struggle for the 8-E. 9-lap ricciardo overtook Massa in the fight for 6th place.But ahead of Bottas and Ericsson Wehrlein.To create a serious gap to Vettel failed by the tenth lap he was 2.5 seconds ahead of teammate and 3.4 Rosberg.On the 12th lap, Rosberg, ricciardo, Alonso and Palmer changed my tires.13-m Vettel and Verstappen.Sebastian went in front of Rosberg, Nico attacked him, but unsuccessfully.Vettel got another set of SuperSoft on the second segment and on the 15th lap ahead of Hamilton, still have not replaced the tires.On 15-th circle button, Raikkonen, Hamilton and Hulkenberg changed his tyres.At the 17th lap when overtaking Gutierrez Alonso hooked his right front wheel, the car McLaren flew into the air, crashed into a barrier, flying over the security zone, flipped twice in the air again and crashed into a barrier.With Fernando all right, what can be said about the car.Red flags.the Majority of drivers changed tires.And debutant Manor Haryanto finished the race because of problems with the drive.The first ten after the pace car Vettel - Rosberg - Raikkonen - Riccardo - Verstappen - Sainz - Hamilton - Massa - Grosjean - Bottas.Button ahead of Perez in the battle for 13th position.Puffed machine Raikkonen, the intake came the flames, but the mechanics in the pits put out the car, Kimi, of course, lost ground.Vettel on SuperSoft and was unable to resist Rosberg on Medium, Nico closed the gap.35-lap Ferrari mechanics with a small hitch has changed his tyres Vettel, and Sebastian were back on track 4. On the 35th lap Rosberg - Riccardo - Hamilton - Vettel - Massa - Grosjean - Hulkenberg - Bottas - Palmer - Sainz.At the 40th lap Marcus Ericsson stopped the car in the garage, gathering.Toro Rosso's confrontation between team-mates - Verstappen invited the team to ask him to miss Carlos, but Carlos is not lost.closer to the end of the race Sainz blocked the tyre touches the Verstappen not without consequences.On the 42nd lap, Hamilton was ahead of ricciardo in the fight for the 2nd position, and Daniel rolled into the pits - SuperSoft, came back 5 m later overtook Massa in the fight for 4th place.The first ten on the 46th lap Rosberg - Hamilton - Vettel - Riccardo - Massa - Grosjean - Hulkenberg - Bottas - Sainz - Verstappen.On the last laps of Hamilton's tires lost efficiency, Vettel attacked him at the 2nd position, but SEB made a mistake, went off the road, was able to return, but the chances of 2nd place lost.Vettel believes that the team strategy in his case was erroneous, it was timely to switch to Medium.And the race won the race Nico Rosberg won the first race of the season, winning 15-th victory in his career.Lewis Hamilton 2nd, finished third Vettel.Mercedes and Ferrari in the fight.The new American team Haas F1 managed to earn points in his first race 6th place GrosjeanThe RESULTS Genepilot Team Time Speed 1. N. Rosberg Mercedes 14815.565 167.525 22. L. Hamilton Mercedes +8.060 167.318 23. S. Vettel Ferrari +9.643 167.277 34. D. Ricciardo Red Bull +24.330 166.900 35. F. Massa Williams +58.979 166.018 26. R. Grosjean Haas +112.081 165.687 17. N. Hulkenberg Force India +114.199 165.633 28. V. Bottas Williams +115.153 165.609 29. C. Sainz Toro Rosso +115.680 165.596 310. M. Verstappen Toro Rosso +116.833 165.567 311. D. Palmer Renault +123.399 165.402 212. K. Magnussen Renault +125.606 165.346 313. S. Perez Force India +131.699 165.193 214. J. button McLaren + 1 lap 164.545 315. F. Nasr Sauber + 1 lap 164.330 216. P. Wehrlein Manor + 1 lap 162.347 3after completing the qualification many have criticized the new format. Sunday morning was the meeting of the teams by Charlie Whiting, which was decided to revert to the old format of the qualification in the next stage of the season in Bahrain.
Air +18.17C, track +16.18 serious it was raining in the first half of the session, the track remained wet until the end of the race slicks to try out and failed, which means that the settings will be challenges, tomorrow's just a one-hour training session before the qualification, which, however, it is possible, as will rainfall.In Toro Rosso have solved the problem with the fuel system on the car of science that emerged in the morning session.Night pilot showed the 5th result, the gap to the leader is not very big, partner Carlos were out in the evening session.The same does not appear on the tress racers Sauber.From error - Rosberg could not hold the car in a turn, hooking after the reversal of the protective barrier, damaged front wing. Car was being towed, was declared mode virtual machine security.Daniil Kvyat 10th, his partner of more stable 4-th.And the best time again Lewis Hamilton.The results of the SECOND Cassiopia Command Time Difference 1. L. Hamilton Mercedes 138.841 - 72. N. Hulkenberg Force India 139.308 0.467 83. K. Raikkonen Ferrari 139.486 0.645 74. D. Ricciardo Red Bull 139.535 0.694 95. C. Sainz Toro Rosso 139.694 0.853 166. F. Alonso McLaren 139.895 1.054 167. J. Button McLaren 140.008 1.167 138. S. Vettel Ferrari 140.761 Of 1,920 79. S. Perez Force India 141.256 2.415 810. D. Kvyat Red Bull 142.411 3.570 1011. E. Gutierrez Haas 142.891 4.050 1012. Manor P. Wehrlein 143.401 4.560 2513. Haas R. Grosjean 143.731 4.890 814. R. Haryanto Manor 144.304 5.463 2215. N. Rosberg Mercedes 147.356 8.515 4K.Magnussen Renault no time - 2D.Palmer Renault no time - 5F.Massa Williams no time - 2B.Bottas Williams no time - 2M.Verstappen Toro Rosso no time.
The Renault team showed the final version of the livery of his car RS16 for the season-2016.Unlike intermediate coloring used on the test is completely black, in a combat livery is dominated by yellow color.In the offseason, the French company has regained control of the team from Enstone, in recent years, carrying the name Lotus.Battle racers Renault in 2016 will be Kevin Magnussen and Jolyon Palmer.
Kimi Raikkonen showed the tests yesterday on the 4th time of the day.Ferrari are having difficulty with the gearbox.Kimi is not worried about this, there is still time, and while, in his opinion, all good."I have no idea what other teams, the time difference range depends on the type of tires and amount of fuel in the tanks we are working according to the program and pleased with the results. I think we have a good car, but time will tell how much," says racer Daniil Kvyat.also in General satisfied with the first day of the tests, but I had to waste time until solved problems with the brakes, or rather, their ducts.fortunately, all managed to fix it.Haas Mexican racer Esteban Gutierrez showed the 11th time.Unfortunately, to run the program failed because of reliability problems that are not solved yet, but the work goes on.
Chapter Toro Rosso Franz Toast believes that Russian driver Daniil Kvyat, who in 2014 played under his leadership, in 2017 will be to win races and will be able to fight for the championship.The experience of the Toast, for the talented racer requires at least three years of performances in the Royal races, to learn how to win consistently."If Kvyat has everything to succeed. It is quite selfish, focused and cruel. He has already passed the so-called "emergency period" in F1.This is something that must happen, because otherwise the driver simply will not know where the limit is.We must not forget that he was 21 years old and that he moved to F1 straight from GP3.He has not much experience, but it does demonstrate a fantastic performance.If I was the leader of the top teams, I would have tried to get Daniel to the start of the season-2017", said the Austrian.
New changes in the sports regulations of Formula 1 were introduced and approved at the meeting of the strategic group of Formula 1 a new format for qualifications will come into force in 2016.The innovations are as follows at the start in the first segment, pilots will be given 16 minutes after the first seven of the struggle falls the slowest pilot and then after every one and a half minutes out another racer until you drop out seven pilots.In the second 15-minute segment after the first six minutes eliminated the slowest pilot and then every 1.5 minutes eliminated one the slowest seven are eliminated.In the fight for pole position involved eight riders during 14 minutes, according to the results of the first five eliminated the slowest, every minute and a half are eliminated one by one, and the last 1.5 minutes of the fight are two.The opportunity to complete a fast lap after the time of the session there will be no more.
Pilot SMP Racing's Sergey Sirotkin will hold the 2016 season in the GP2 Series at the French team ART Grand Prix. Sirotkin will partner Japanese driver Nobuharu of Matsushita."We closely followed the career of Sergey and were very impressed with his debut season in the GP2 Series, said team Manager Sebastien Philippe. - At 20, he has a Mature approach to their work. Now the team has a difficult task of retaining the leadership, and it requires particular qualities from our pilots. Sergey as one meets these requirements and we are pleased that in the upcoming season he will be with us.I'm very happy to be joining ART Grand Prix, - said Sergey Sirotkin. Is a large family of true professionals. The team has shown that it is best for any young racer, and I in turn will also make every effort to make their job at the highest level."Recall that in the 2015 season, Sergey Sirotkin finished the season GP2 Series at the third line of the final table, winning the race in the UK, as well as standing on podiums in Austria, Hungary and Monaco.
According to information published in the newspaper The Sun, the main presenter of Top Gear, Chris Evans will return to the channel in the spring of 2016. To help him in entertaining the viewers will be ex-Formula 1 driver David Coulthard and German racer Sabine Schmitz.However, as is evident by the negative reviews in the press and the Internet, a huge number of fans of the popular TV program against this composition.
Oksana Kosachenko previously said that next season will have another Formula 1 driver from Russia, he admitted that he did not expect such interest in this topic.Oksana Kosachenko in an interview Sportbox.ru "Soon you will know the name of the pilot and the team that he will represent.You know, if there is any one route that some racer reached the top of the, say, Formula 1, this does not mean that all other pilots have to go the same way. Therefore, there are different options was the route that passed Vitaly Petrov, was the route traversed Tributes Kviat, and will be the routes other pilots. Now in Motorsport there are many talented young people. And if you take a look at guys down from 17 to 21 years, we will see that these pilots show decent results and can establish itself in Formula 1.I honestly didn't expect the topic to a new pilot from Russia will be such an interest. Ask me about it not only in our country the calls are coming even from New Zealand. This suggests that our racing is gaining popularity".
Pilot SMP Racing Mikhail Alyoshin will hold a full season in North American racing series IndyCar. This was announced by the founder of the program SMP Racing Boris Rotenberg at a specially convened press conference.The event was attended by about 50 journalists from various Russian media. Their questions were answered by the founder of the program of development of Russian motor racing Boris Rotenberg, Executive Director of the Russian automobile Federation Sergey Ivanov, General Director of SMP Racing's Dmitry Samorukov and, of course, Mikhail Aleshin.We are gathered here for a very good reason, opened the press conference Boris Rotenberg. - For the 2016 season we signed a contract for the performance of our racer Mikhail Aleshin in IndyCar series team Schmidt Peterson Motorsports. As you know, in 2014, Michael became the first Russian driver in IndyCar. He spent the season in the same team and made a real success - everyone was very impressed by his performances. In his debut season Michael showed really impressive results, but was unable to lower them because of an accident in the final race. 2015 Aleshin spent driving our new sport prototype BR01, where he spent a great job on the settings of this machine.Also want to remind you that Misha participated in the final race in IndyCar this year. For the first time sat behind the wheel of the updated car, where significantly changed aerodynamic characteristics, our pilot not just was able to lead the race, but was faster than many famous rivals and finished the race in the top ten. This further impressed us and the Schmidt Peterson Motorsports team. We are confident that in the new season, Misha will give the Russian fans a lot of reasons to be proud"."We are very pleased that the programme of support for Russian SMP Racing is developing, supporting not only Russian Championships but also talented Russian this year at the international level, - said Sergey Ivanov. - Of course, we are very happy that Mikhail Aleshin will race in the IndyCar series. He has repeatedly shown to be a "pioneer" in various competitions. And his further participation in this series will pave the way for our young pilots.In addition, we note with satisfaction that the Russian participation in such prestigious competition has a positive effect on the popularization of motor sport in our country. There are more trails, more and more young talented drivers participate in international competitions, climb the podium and win. We welcome this and are pleased that this work continues.""I'm going back to a great team Schmidt Peterson Motorsports, said Mikhail Aleshin. The team helped me to achieve good progress during the 2014 season. But of course all this was possible thanks to the support of SMP Racing programme, and personally Boris Romanovich Rotenberg, who actually gave the world all motorsports a huge boost, which we never did. And now we have a growing new, young generation of pilots who will be even faster. We, including myself, share their knowledge and experience. I want to thank you and the Russian automobile Federation, which provides us with invaluable support and helps in resolving the many difficult issues"."Of course, we are all together, the whole country will follow our compatriot Mikhail Aleshin, - said Dmitry Samorukov. I would also like to inform You that now we have signed an agreement with the company "victory lane", which will be our communications partner. This company is going to cover all the performances of Michael and together we will promote the brand SMP Racing".
SMP Racing's Sergey Sirotkin finished the season racing series GP2 in the third line of the final table. The Russian pilot was named the best newcomer of the season, earned the award for "Breakthrough of the year" and also has to its credit a record of a route in this Silverstone series.By the beginning of the final phase, which ended last weekend in the UAE, on account of Sergei was only 7 points more than his nearest rival, racer from Indonesia Rio Haryanto. This advantage has virtually disappeared after Saturday's race, when the Indonesian finished seventh and earned six points, and Sergei finished fixing allegations. Sunday's race became the decider.On Sunday, right at the start, just a big "blockage", which was eliminated from the race immediately eight cars, one of which was that Sirotkin and machine. At this point everyone thought that the third stage of the championship "floated" from Sergey. But intervened His Majesty the Case. The resulting collision damaged the safety barriers at the track. Their recovery took so much time that it was decided not to restart the race in time to prepare the track for the upcoming races, "Formula 1".Thus, Sergey Sirotkin by a margin of one point managed to retain the third final stage in the prestigious youth Series GP2."A lot of nevezenie was in this season, - said Sergey Sirotkin. But, as they say, all's well that ends well. Three of the best - that's what we aimed for and this is a worthy reward for all our team. I want to thank everyone who helped and supported me throughout this difficult season".
Nico Rosberg won the first Grand Prix of Mexico for 23 years, after starting from the pole position and two pit stops. By implementing a strategy of using soft, moderately hard and moderately hard tyres again, he was ahead of his teammate Lewis Hamilton, making regained second place in personal offset. It is worth Recalling that it was the 10th double team Mercedes this season.A significant impact on the development of racing strategies provided check out 20 laps from the safety car. Those pilots who made a pit stop while staying on the track the safety car is not lost time.The exception was the Mexican racer Sergio Perez, the Force India team, which visited boxes only once and finished in eighth place. Thus, it has strengthened my reputation as a pilot, able to perfectly control the tire wear. Once in the pits we stopped only Perez and most of the drivers visited the pits twice, and some made three pit stops. However, none of the pilots who stayed in the pits three times, failed to score points.An additional factor in today's race was the highest for the whole weekend the temperature, although previously predicted precipitation. In the race the asphalt warmed up to 46 degrees, it is deposited more rubber, so the wear and reduce the characteristics of the tires compared to practice and qualifying session has changed. Additional traction and improved high speed characteristic of the discharged air trails in Mexico direct Sebastian Vettel was able to accelerate up to 366 km/h. And the pilot Williams Felipe Massa has a top speed of 352 km/h without the aid of DRS.During the race, and has better characteristics track moderately hard tyres began to show great performance. On 67th lap Rosberg showed the best time round race on the tires of this type, and this time was about a second better time pole position on the soft tyres.All the drivers started on the soft tyres. The only exception were two pilots of the team McLaren and the Ferrari team driver Kimi Raikkonen they started the race on the tyres of medium hardness.Paul Hembery, Director of the division of Pirelli Motorsport "As expected, we saw a two pit stop for the majority of pilots in difficult from a strategic point of view the race. This complexity was due to constant increase of the characteristics of the route, the high temperature was 12 degrees higher compared to yesterday afternoon and the departure of the safety car towards the end of the race. The return of Formula 1 in Mexico has been extremely successful from start to finish on the track was astounding and disturbing atmosphere. As told by Nigel Mansell during the interviewing of the pilots on the podium "Viva Mexico" Nice to know that not everything changes during the previous Grand Prix of Mexico in 1986, the victory was celebrated by Gerhard Berger in the Benetton car equipped with Pirelli tires. Since then, the fans have stayed the same devotees".The best results of types of tyresMaggie Kvyat - 121,5492 Riccardo - 121,6253 Sainz - 122,and Rosberg - 120,5212 Hamilton - 120,7233 Bottas - 121,585 The longest race in the raceSoft tires Lewis Hamilton 28 lapsTyre average hardness Sergio Perez 53 lapsEvaluation of prognosisthis 71-lap race, we predicted a strategy with two pit stops start on the soft tyres, the transition to the next set of soft tyres on the 23rd lap and the tyres of medium hardness on the 46th lap. Rosberg opted for two pit-stops and carried them out almost as we had predicted, but on the soft tyres he drove only the first segment. The winner of the race was crossing on moderately hard tyres on the 26th and 46th circles. On the development of strategies was strongly influenced by the most high for the whole weekend temperatures and a continuous improvement of characteristics of asphalt trails.
Sebastian Buemi sensationally started the second season of the FIA Formula E, earning maximum points - in the Bank of a pilot of the team Renault e.dams 30 reward points. After winning the pole position in the new procedure the super-pole position the Swiss did not leave opponents no chance in the race SWUSP Beijing ePrix, setting also the best time for a circle. Thus, Buemi gained a unique hat-trick during the weekend."It was a good race, nice to win with such a margin - I'm happy The team did a great job and Renault have a good powerplant. We are looking forward to the next races. We also managed to set the fastest lap, what had problems in the past year",- says the winner of today's race.Buemi admitted that started not the best way, but he managed to repel the attacks of the Mahindra Racing rider nick Heidfeld in the first turn, thus preserving the lead. From the moment the race was led by the Swiss. However, his efforts to break away from the peloton twice failed because of the appearance on the track Full Course Yellow. This system was first used in Formula E and has earned high recognition from riders.Di Grassi said "It is very good from the point of view of a sports component, as it allows you to quickly clean the track. In addition, we follow the same procedure in the other categories, where are the racers of Formula E".However, Buemi was in the lead not the entire race. He was the first pilot who changed the car during the race, which enabled Loic Duval, driver of the team Dragon Racing, a circle to be the leader before the visit to the pits.Pit stop was a little unsettled by Heidfeld his team did not immediately coped with the fastening of seat belts in the car the driver, from-for what the German fell back two places ago, leaving the track behind di Grassi and Nico Simple. Bold maneuver allowed Heidfeld Simple to get around, and two pilots are remembered in the first season of spectacular duels and a spectacular collision, again pleased the audience with a dense struggle on the track in the Olympic Park of Beijing.Just got out in the first place, but this time the Frenchman did not get to the podium. For unknown reasons, until a broken element in the protection of the right rear wheel of the car of the Frenchman damaged the prop and rear wing. Despite the fact that Simple can continue to go to race pace, the car acknowledged dangerous for other drivers. Simply the command came to return to the pits, which meant the completion of the race for the racer.The incident returned to Heidfeld third place, where he eventually finished, having won thereby the first ever podium for team Mahindra Racing"I am delighted for the whole team. We really worked hard in the summer, and it was a very tense race. The guys who followed me, ran a circle more on the first interval, they had more charge, and so I had to defend. It was very interesting, especially on the last lap. At least this time I managed not to break the car for a circle to finish"On the last laps the spectators were able to enjoy a fantastic battle between Heidfeld and racers team Dragon Racing - Duval and D'ambrosio. At the finish line they were separated for more than two secondsSixth place went to Oliver tervi team NEXTEV TCR. The Briton, along with Sam Byrd and Nelson Piquet Jr., received a bonus from the fans FanBoost, which allowed him to break from 15th place on the starting grid to the best finish of his career in Formula E. For the Peak, everything went worse last season champion finished outside the points zone due to mechanical problems with the car that has set him from ninth to fifteenth place.The race was intense and Sam Byrd who managed to break through to the seventh line. Nathaniel Burton, driver of team Aguri, in his debut in the championship was able to take eighth place. Stefan Sarrazin of Venturi took the ninth position after the penalty of Daniel ABT for unsafe leaving after a pit stop. New to the championship Robin frijns was able to earn one point, despite the fact that by the finish of the race he spent all the energy to the motor.The new era of Formula E is already here. The race was exciting and was the first in a new season of Formula E. Buemi, the Opponents hope to reverse the outcome of the struggle at the next stage of the championship, which will take place on 7 November in Putrajaya, Malaysia. The ninth stage of FIA Formula E will again be held in Moscow on 4 June 2016 at the Kremlin walls.Team standings1. Renault e.dams - 302. Dragon Racing - 223. Schaeffler Audi Sport ABT - 184. Mahindra Racing - 155. NEXTEV TCR - 86. Virgin Racing DS - 67. Team Aguri - 48. Venturi - 29. Amlin Andretti - 110. Trulli - lichnyy standings1. Sebastian Buemi, 302. Lucas di Grassi, 183. Nick Heidfeld, 154. Loic Duval, 125. Jerome d'ambrosio, 106. Oliver Tervi, 87. Sam Bird, 68. Nathaniel Burton, 49. Stefan Sarrazin, 210. Robin Frijns, 1.