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The race is one of the most technologically advanced sports and when every thousandth of a second, but the exact timing can determine the winner.In previous years the judges during the competition had to stand along the pit lane and to detect the lap time by using stopwatches. Thus, all the timing literally was in the hands of the marshals. Over time the racing took a big step forward and the cars become much more technologically advanced, the route is now safer, and the system of measuring time is more advanced.Every modern circuit has a complex systems to provide judges with accurate information about lap time, speed of pilots and the position of the cars. Without these data to monitor the progress of the race would be impossible.Own timing system installed at Sochi Autodrom. It includes six loops-serif, recording the exact crossing time of each individual machine. One notch is located on the start/finish, it marks the start and end of the circle. Three more loops are integrated into the fabric of racing during the circle. Two additional measuring points of time are at the entrance and the exit from the pit lane.On each machine, facing the Sochi Autodrom, a sensor, having a unique signal. This allows the server to accurately identify each pilot and take time for his car.The sensor, receiving the signal after passing through the data decoder sends information to the server, where the numbers are structured and help form protocols-in any form, be it race results, classification best lap or full decoding of the lap times on any interval.Own system of timekeeping used during any of the races at the Sochi Autodrom, in addition to the Grand Prix of Russia Formula 1. For the "Royal races" the international automobile Federation FIA and Formula One Management FOM bring their own set of equipment, sensors for cars, loop-serifs and decoders for data transmission to the server.Before the Grand Prix, the FIA engineers are placed in the pavement sensors every hundred meters. In addition, additional transponders are installed on the main straight, in order to automatically track the position of cars during the launch and in case of a false start to identify the offending rider.Subsequently, the information from the sensors is used not only to summarize events but to analyze past competitions engineers. GPS data along with indications of the time system help to identify weaknesses of the car and to understand what route to add, and where the rider has the advantage.Motorsports, as a high-tech sport, makes high demands not only to the machines, engineers, and racers, but also to the pistes, which now represent a modern complex computing hardware, combined into one large network.
Famous Russian Formula 1 commentator Alexey Popov in an exclusive interview with the official site of the Sochi Autodrom told about his vision of the struggle in the race and the battle for the title.What do You expect from the Russian Grand Prix this yearFirst of all, I would like to note that this time the teams have real experience. Simulation is one thing, but now teams have actual data from last year's Grand Prix. Sometimes these data do not converge with a calculation, for example, tire manufacturers last year that it safe and brought the tire too hard. Probably, they thought that the consumption of rubber is very large, but once we got here, learned here how smooth the pavement that he almost never uses a rubber and almost the entire distance of the race you can go without a pit stop. So, of course, needed softer tires, and now Pirelli has brought "soft" and "Supersoft".Plus, given that the pavement for a year, he gives the oil some, and it is hoped that the surface is less slippery, less smooth, clutch - or as said by the pilots, "the hook" - will become even stronger. From this point of view in the race there will be larger room for tactics, there are conditions in which the tires will wear out faster, the battle will become more diverse.Anyway, all the riders are big guys. Every weekend they go out at the start, and every time there are new conditions. Good racer and a good engineer know how to respond and adapt to these conditions. That's what makes great drivers and great teams.The favorites of Grand Prix of Russia, as in other races this season, remain the two Mercedes drivers, it's their track. However, the intrigue is always there, and if you look, Mercedes won, not all the stages this year.How would You rate the prospects for Ferrari to intervene in the battle by tactics and can Williams take the fight to our leadersWilliams this year has made some inexplicable mistakes on the pit stops, but the human factor can never be ruled out. However, last year Williams was here very strong - Valtteri Bottas earned the podium, and fastest lap in the end. I think that the struggle Ferrari and Williams will be very good, and we, the fans of Daniil Kvyat, of course, would like to see Red Bull Racing intervened in this battle.How do You assess the chances of Red Bull Racing at this trackThere are a lot of long straights, and speed on such stretches is not the strongest side of the Renault this year. On the other hand, Red Bull Racing has now a very good chassis, with mid-season in Silverstone, when he debuted the updated machine, the team churns out good results. Not always with Red Bull Racing things are going, but the trend is there. So the vision is this Mercedes is ahead, and then, the struggle between Ferrari, Williams and hopefully Red Bull Racing for second place.What in Your opinion should Nico Rosberg to give Lewis Hamilton fighting for the titleThe first turn has not been canceled - last year Nico Rosberg is already missed in this place. I think what happened at the start of the Grand Prix of Japan, he also did not like. Someone said that he was already psychologically broken and unable to respond to Hamilton, but can meet - why notHow would You rate the prospects of Sebastian Vettel Will he be able to interfere in the duel of the two Mercedes driversI don't think. This requires that Hamilton, with Rosberg collided with each other - and not just once. Even if they come in all remaining races, I don't think Vettel will win them all. I don't think Sebastian is fighting for the title, but in some of the Grand Prix - he's always among the contenders, and this year he's already achieved it.Please rate the performances of Daniil Kvyat this year. First season at Red Bull Racing, and in the podium in Hungary.I think he played well in the first half of the season. It seems to me that to compete with the man who for several years in Formula 1 and last year defeated four-time world champion, forcing him to leave the team, which is quite an achievement.Now actively discussing changes to the format of the race weekend of the Formula 1, and one of the ideas is to conduct several races in one Grand Prix. What do You think about it and what in Your opinion should be the format of the weekendThis idea I support. I have for many years advocated the position that Friday is an extra day. Friday should be a day for the press, for carrying out commercial activities, and races for two days. A small session of the free races, qualification one short, one short race on Saturday and then Sunday day. Personally, I think that two races in one weekend do not stop the Formula 1.Also often voiced the idea of third cars.I for third cars, fourth. If the team wants to put five cars, let puts. I would also allow small teams to set and one car used in Formula 1 and was.The material provided by the press service of the Sochi Autodrom.
In Finnish Alastaro track ended the fourth stage of the youth championship SMP Formula 4 Championship. Russian Vladimir Atoev three times on the podium, becoming the first winner of all three races of the stage.According to the results of qualifying, the Russians secured the pole position in two races. Taking advantage of this, Atoev each time the lead accurately conducted check-in and arrived first to the finish line, twice during this stenolepsis the author of the best lap. In all three races his closest pursuer was a Finnish pilot Nico brown, and he also finished second in all races.The owner of the third place in the Saturday race was the Russian racer Nerses Isaakyan, actively attacking brown. In the first Sunday race, he was replaced by Alexey Korneev, also failed to displace Finn. And in the final race in third to finish was a British pilot Enaam Ahmed, ahead of the applicant to the podium Ivan Matveev."I am very happy with the weekend, said Vladimir Atoev. - We have a very well developed qualification - I earned the pole position for both races. In all three races, I started the first, and confidently leading the way, won them."According to the results of the weekend has changed the balance of power in the final table of the championship. Vladimir Atoev has moved to second place with 193 points, ahead of the Finnish pilot of the Aleksanteri Huovinen 162 points. Leading the championship is still Niko Kari, on account of his 219 points.The fifth stage of the SMP Formula 4 Championship will be held August 29-30 at the Estonian track Parnu.
Having started from pole position in race one stage at the British Silverstone track, the Russian pilot managed to do a great race. Having lost one position, Sirotkin managed to win her back and then to the finish line kept the leadership.On the basis of race Sirotkin "brought" at the finish of the nearest pursuer, American driver Alexander Rossi, almost 5 seconds. Closed the top three of the championship leader, the Belgian Stoffel Vandorn, behind 13,566 seconds. In addition, the pilot SMP Racing has set the course record in the championship and became the youngest racer, who won the pole position.I speak for the first time at this track, - said Sergey Sirotkin. And for this reason, during practice we had no particular illusions about the upcoming race. But we have successfully worked on the settings, I was able to understand the track, qualifying was more than adequately, it is better to do it was simply impossible. In the race the pace was great, car was great, the wear of the rubber we also had under control. Of course, the launch wasn't perfect, I lost one position, but almost immediately regained it. The second part of the race was completely under my control and there were no problems at all, which brought us victory.The British victory at the track led the pilot SMP Racing in the top three of the final table of the championship. At the moment Sergey Sirotkin 77 points, he's 20 points from second spot and 93 points behind the championship leader.Sunday's GP2 Series race starts at 1135 Moscow time.
Nelson Piquet Jr. celebrates his victory at the Kremlin walls and strengthens their chances for the championship in Formula E. the Pilot team NEXTEV TCR scored 25 points this means that in the final season race in London, he will arrive with a margin of 17 points from nearest rival, who was also a native of Brazil, Lucas di Grassi 128 and 111 respectively. Audi Sport ABT to finish second, ahead of Buemi, who was demoted to ninth position as a result of a penalty for unsafe exit from the pit stop. Swiss currently ranks third in the standings and has 105 points. The prize for third place in the race, so the team got the Venturi and its pilot nick Heidfeld, which first appeared in the top three.The decisive turning point in the race occurred a few seconds after launch. Jean-Eric Vergne started from pole position, but take advantage of it failed Piquet Jr., who started the race from second place, made every effort to beat the Frenchman and enter into the first turn leader. Gradually, the Brazilian was able to secure an advantage in a few seconds ahead of closest pursuers, namely Return, di Grassi and Buemi, and got the ability to comfortably complete the first segment.The next di Grassi showed more speed than Vergne, but have not been able to get around last. Buemi was holding back, ready to attack at any opportunity. Had to wait for a series of pit stops to see will change if the balance of the main contenders for victory. Leading the pilot went to the pit stop first, the next round did Vergne and di Grassi, while Buemi, who planned a shorter second length, chose to pit the 19th lap. Unfortunately for the Swiss rider, as his team-mate's Simple, command error in part a minimum time for pit stop cost him precious seconds, although the pilot and managed to stay in fourth place. However, another mistake, as it is unsafe to depart from the pit stop, caused even more unfortunate consequences - penalty after the race.At the beginning of the second segment, Piquet Jr. was still in the lead, while Vergne and di Grassi are reversed. The Brazilian is understood that you may count on a greater amount of energy than his compatriot, and tried to minimize the gap in the hope to circumvent the latest on the last laps. He managed to reduce the difference to 1.5 seconds, but the pilot of the Audi Sport ABT was not able to get into the slipstream of the leading car, including the fact that he had overheated the battery is meant to finish with a high speed will not work. As a result Piquet Jr. crossed the finish line first with a margin of 2 seconds, with the second win after the stage in long beach, bringing the number of prizes in the season to five."To arrive at the race to London as the leader - it's worth it, " said the pilot NEXTEV TCR after the stage. - We know that you have no rights to silly mistakes that in preparation for the double race in Battersea we have to work just as well as we have worked so far. We always show great results in qualifying, and I had shown decent speed. The exception was Berlin, but here again our performance was no less strong than in the previous stages".Although the gap from the leader grew to 17 points, di Grassi is confident that the fight is not over yet. "There's still 60 points, so that can happen anything. Today we were able to show that we have extremely high-speed machine".In the fight for third place Buemi won over will Refund most impressive way. In the last round of the Swiss pilot has made a determined attack, and also used for a maximum of FanBoost. Two cars collided several times with Buemi when passing through the Chicane, allowing Heidfeld to catch up with both. Stiletto German slipped between the two of them, leaving Vergne in fifth position. The Frenchman received a consolation prize in the form of the fastest lap times, but after the race lost him, because it was recognized that on this lap he cut the Chicane, and in the end, 2 points for fastest lap went to Buemi.The touchdown also came Daniel ABT, Salvador Duran, Antonio Felix da Costa, Nicolas Simple and fined after Buemi, rookie Justin Wilson. Undoubtedly, the race was a disappointment to the team Dragon Racing after the triumph in Berlin according to the results of the Moscow stage DAmbrosio dropped in the standings due to problems at the pit stop, and Duval finished only eleventh.After touring the world, " Formula E is preparing to return to his native England last summer where it all began test runs with the Donington Park. Closing the season the weekend will take place on the London circuit Battersea Park. During the last weekend in June there will be two races on Saturday 27 June and Sunday 28 June. For the title are six racers Piquet Jr., Buemi, di Grassi, Simple, EtcAmbrosio and bird. As for the team event, e.dams-Renault will arrive in the English capital, with 187 points - 44 more than the Audi Sport ABT. In third place NEXTEV TCR with 132 points.The results of the 9th round of the championship of Formula E in Moscow1. Nelson Piquet,Jr., NEXTEV TCR, 43.18.867 sec.2. Lucas di Grassi, Audi Sport ABT, +2.012 sec.3. Nick Heidfeld, Venturi, +11.548 sec.4. Jean-Eric Vergne, Andretti, +12.416 sec.5. Daniel ABT, Audi Sport ABT, +25.626 sec.6. Salvador Duran, Amlin Aguri, +28.960 sec.7. Antonio Felix da Costa, Amlin Aguri, +30.529 sec.8. Nicolas Simple, e.dams-Renault, +31.556 sec.9. Sebastien Buemi, e.dams-Renault, +40.058 sec.10. Justin Wilson, Andretti, +46.320 sec.11. Loic Duval, Dragon Racing, +49.763 sec.12. Jerome d'ambrosio, Dragon Racing, +51.474 sec.13. Karun Chandhok, Mahindra Racing, +52.493 sec.14. Jaime Alguersuari, Virgin Racing, +55.810 sec.15. Stefan Sarrazin, Venturi, +56.715 sec.16. Bruno Senna, Mahindra Racing, +1 sec.17. Vitantonio Liuzzi, Trulli, +1 sec.18. Jarno Trulli, Trulli, +1 sec.19. Antonio Garcia, NEXTEV TCR +3 NC. Sam bird, Virgin Racing, not kvalifitsirovannyi standings1. e.dams-Renault Formula E - 1872. Audi Sport ABT Formula E - 1433. NEXTEV TCR Formula E - 1324. Dragon Racing Formula E - 1165. Andretti Formula E - 1066. Virgin Racing Formula E - 987. Amlin Aguri Formula E - 628. Venturi Formula E - 499. Mahindra Racing - 4610. Trulli Formula E - any standings1. Nelson Piquet, Jr., 1282. Lucas di Grassi, 1113. Sebastien Buemi, 1054. Nicolas Simple, 825. Jerome d'ambrosio, 776. Sam Bird , 687. Jean-Eric Vergne , 578. Antonio Felix da Costa, 519. Daniel ABT, 3210. Jaime Alguersuari, 30.
Finnish racer Aleksanteri huovinen won the Saturday race stage of the SMP F4 Championship, taking place these days at the Moscow Raceway. Second to finish was Niko Kari, Russian Vladimir Atoev - third.During the greater part of the distance the race was headed by Nico brown, but three laps before the finish the Aleksanteri Huovinen managed to overtake compatriot on the starting line. Along with this Huovinen was the author of the fastest lap of the race 136,141 min."a really difficult race. I was not a very good start, but by the end of the lap I was able to reach the second place and catch up with Nico Cary. I tried to force him to make a mistake, and I did it. I went ahead and am very happy to win this victory, commented on the arrival Huovinen. We have good chances to fight for the title, but the championship is very competitive peloton. I expect a fight from Nico and hazel, and from Vladimir Atoev. In the SMP F4 Championship has a lot of good racers, and I have to give all the best completely.Third place was taken by Russian pilot Vladimir Atoev. Closer to the finish of Rostov ahead of Niklas Nylund, but Finn held the maneuver in the area of the yellow flags. As a result, Nylund was fined an additional twenty seconds to the finishing result and in the final minutes fell back to ninth place.After a successful start, when I moved up from the fourth position to the first, I hoped for a better result. However, overall I'm pleased with said Vladimir Atoev. We still have to analyze the telemetry, but in the next race I will start in the third and hope to do more".Fourth classified Nikita Sitnikov and Nerses Isaakyan rounded out the top five.After four races of the championship lead in the overall standings holds Aleksanteri huovinen, which account for three wins and 85 points. The second position is Vladimir Atoev, who scored 61 points and in third place with 55 points located Nico Cary.
For the Grand Prix of Canada selected tires of the same types as for the race in Monaco - soft and Supersoft, but they have to face other difficulties.The canadian route is more demanding from the point of view of the tires than the track in Monaco, which leads to a higher degree of wear and reduction characteristics of the tires. The most significant load is applied in the longitudinal i.e., during acceleration and braking and not in the transverse direction rotation. These factors influence the degree of wear and reduction characteristics of tires in Canada. The nature of the track gives more possibilities to use tyre strategy to win back the positions on the track. Last year, for example, racers implemented various strategic decisions. In principle, the load on the tires is not prohibitive, due to the asphalt with a low coefficient of adhesion. But there are enough high-curbs, requiring the use of tires with durable frame. In addition, the route is known, the load exerted on the brakes. Weather is also an important factor in this semi-permanent track that brings into the equation is another element of unpredictability.Paul Hembery, Director of the division of Pirelli Motorsport "the Race in Canada is often one of the best races of the season. For local trails distinctive set of qualities that are not found anywhere else. The result often surprises happen. You can win after starting from the end of the grid, especially if you use a thought-out strategy if it starts raining or if it leaves the car security all of the above is possible in Montreal. And again we have selected the soft and Supersoft tyres Supersoft rubber compound type radically revised for the current season to give it greater resistance to granulation and bubbling. In cool weather conditions, which is often the case in Montreal, the teams have to commend this improved resistance to granulation. In Canada can happen with anything, so the best strategy is one that involves a certain degree of flexibility, the team was able to react to changing circumstances. As we saw in Monaco, strategy can play a decisive role."Difficulties from the point of view of tyresFor canadian tracks is characterized by a low degree of cohesion, and this is especially evident in the beginning of the race weekend when the track in the former Olympic village is not rolled, as it is not very actively used during the year. Low degree of coupling remains in the race, and this is one of the main reasons why so many pilots get acquainted with the infamous "wall of Champions", after which often leaves the safety car.An equally important factor Grand Prix of Canada act curbs the cars driving on them at a speed of about 130 kmh, which can test the strength of the tire carcass. It is worth noting that during laboratory tests in Milan formulary tires spin up to a speed of 450 km/h to test their abilities beyond normal operating conditions. The result The tire carcass remains intact.Unlike Monaco, Montreal race cars are set up for low downforce to increase the speed more than 300 km/h on the straights. In Canada there is no real gradual turns in fact, the course consists of acceleration and braking, but the main burden falls on the brakes, which in the past have caused difficulties to some teams. Pilots need to be extremely careful to avoid slipping, which accelerates tire wear.Strategy and the winner of the Grand Prix last year In the race last year used a variety of strategies with one or two pit stops. There were two periods of staying on track of the safety car. The race was won by Daniel ricciardo from Red Bull team. He implemented a strategy with two races in the pits, and a leader on fresher tyres for two laps before the finish. The pilots that finished in the final minutes of the first four lines, visited the pits twice, and above all of the drivers, that made one pit stop, was the pilot of the Force India Nico Hulkenberg, who took fifth place he started on the soft tires and drove on them 41 the circle before he moved on Supersoft tyres.Expect the time difference to overcome racing laps on the tires of different types from 1.0 to 1.2 seconds.Team Pirelli chooses race numbers 84, Stella Narciso press officer on Formula 1"Being a book lover, I would chose number "84" in 1984 saw the light and one of my favorite books George Orwell. Like a real neapolitana, I believe in lucky numbers tell me a number, and I'll tell you what it means.".
At the capital hotel Mariott Royal Aurora held a press conference where the organizers of the SMP F4 Championship Championship told about championship, its future prospects and ambitions, and also presented the racing cars and presented to the pilots.The event was attended by Director of the SMP Racing Dmitry Samorukov, sports Director of the SMP F4 Championship Mika Salo, Director of Koiranen GP AFA Heikkinen, sports Director of the youth program SMP Racing Petr Aleshin and the pilot SMP Racing Mikhail Aleshin. As a guest of honour at the press conference was attended by the Chairman of the Committee of high-speed competition of the Russian automobile Federation Mikhail Bonch-Osmolovsky.For the program SMP Racing SMP F4 championship Championship held under the auspices of the FIA, is the key. We worked on this championship for two years, and today we got what we expected. The first stage of the championship was successfully held in Finland, and now the SMP F4 Championship Championship comes to Russia said the Director of the SMP Racing Dmitry Samorukov. I want to thank everyone who helped work on this project in the first place is the Russian automobile Federation and Finnish automobile Federation, and especially to celebrate our partners from Koiranen GP. We hope that over time, thanks to this championship, we will see more of Russian pilots in the older formula.Formula 4 this is a very effective concept developed by the International automobile Federation. Due to open telemetry this approach allows us to identify the real best racers said sports Director of superiority, ex-pilot of Formula 1 Mika Salo. In the SMP F4 Championship pilots are given every opportunity for further development, the most important thing in racing it's an experience. And for young drivers it is very important to gain that experience on the big tracks"."The idea of this championship is long overdue. We considered different formats, but then the FIA introduced the concept of Formula 4, and she came to us with all parameters said AFA Heikkinen, organizer of the SMP F4 Championship and Director of the company Koiranen GP. I want to say a big thank you to SMP Racing, in particular, Boris Rotenberg and Dmitry Samorukov. Nice to see such an ambitious project continues to develop.""We waited a long time to appear in Russia formula" series that our kart was able to make a logical next step in the world of big races said sports Director of the youth program SMP Racing, honored coach of Russia Petr Aleshin. In my opinion what we have now, even exceeds our expectations, because the SMP F4 Championship is testimony to how organically Russia integrated into the international motorsports".Recalling his first year in cars with open wheels I think of how much things have changed since then. This season we see a machine that meets all modern international standards. It really is a very important step for the development of the SMP Racing programme and our pilots, said the pilot SMP Racing Mikhail Aleshin.The SMP F4 championship championship started in mid-may on the track Ahvenisto Race Circuit in Finland. The second stage of the championship will race on the Moscow Raceway track, which will be held under phase FIA World Touring Car Championship on 6 and 7 June. In total, the SMP F4 Championship calendar consists of seven stages, four of which will be held at the Russian Moscow Raceway tracks and "Sochi Circuit".
Sebastien Buemi became the first driver Championship Formula E, who managed to win two wins this season the Swiss was the fastest on the race in Punta del este and has now repeated his triumph at the first ever Formula E European stage in Monaco.This victory was the third for team e.dams-Renault in Miami, the first place went to teammate Buemi, Nicolas Prost, which further strengthened its leading position in the overall team standings. The race in Monaco has collected an incredible number of spectators - more than 23,000 fans of motorsports is located at the stadium and the fan zone, thus confirming the popularity of Formula E and in this part of the world.In an exciting qualifying Buemi took pole position in the fight with championship leader Lucas di Grassi, Jerome dAmbrosio and Nelson Piquet Jr. took their seats in the second row on the starting grid. At the beginning of the race the leaders were able to get ahead, but just a few seconds after the start of Daniel ABT provoked the collision, which damaged cars of several drivers Bruno Senna, Jean-Eric Vergne, Loc Duval, El Salvador Duran and Vitantonio Liuzzi. Jaime Alguersuari was eliminated in the first turn.After the departure of the safety car the race resumed, however, as a result of the accident of fighting has left Senna, Alguersuari, as well as Duval and Daniel ABT. After the restart the leaders headed Buemi, followed immediately by di Grassi, followed by dAmbrosio, Peak, Stephan Sarrazin, Nicolas Prost and Sam bird.In the sixth lap of the Brazilian team pilot NEXTEV TCR Piquet Jr. seized the acceleration FanBoost and effectively ahead of the Belgian dAmbrosio from team Dragon Racing, finishing in third position. Intense fight took place between the leaders of the race - Buemi and followed right behind di Grassi. Di Grassi went to pit stop earlier on the 25th lap, trying to beat the opponent. But it was not to be after a pit stop two laps later, Buemi was able to hold the lead in the race.On the second stinte" di Grassi again joined the fight for the lead with Buemi, although I knew that the second one will have more energy. The Audi Sport ABT also had to defend second place until the end of the race in the fight caught up with his Peak. Despite the incredible efforts of the pilot-the winner ePrix in long beach, di Grassi managed to hold on to second place, finishing two seconds after the leader Buemi. But his countryman Piquet Jr. still had to fight for the podium with Sam bird. As a result, the Brazilian has won this confrontation, leaving the fourth Briton.After Sam Byrd racers crossed the finish line in the following sequence dAmbrosio, Simple, Sarrazin, Charles Pic, Antonio Felix da Costa and Nick Heidfeld.Fastest lap in this race 55.157 C showed not reached the finish Jean-Eric Vergne, largely due to the acceleration of FanBoost. French pilot got two points and the award from VISA for the fastest lap " Visa Fastest Lap Award". This award was first awarded at the Monaco ePrix, marking the beginning of cooperation between Formula E and one of the world leaders in the field of electronic payment systems VISA.After seven races in the drivers ' championship remains the leader Lucas di Grassi with 93 points. Four points from him behind Nelson Piquet Jr. to win Today Buemi will allow to compete for the title of champion is now the Swiss pilot in third place 83 points, which is six points more than his teammate Nicolas Simple.In the team event e.dams-Renault has strengthened its leadership ahead of nearest rival Audi Sport ABT 45 points. NEXTEV TCR behind just one point which was in the third position of the Virgin Racing team 93 and 94 points respectively. Also worth mentioning is the fact that in this race to earn points managed by both the team drivers Venturi - Sarrazin finished seventh, and his partner Nick Heidfeld - tenth.Monaco ePrix gave a great start of the European part of the Championship FIA Formula E next race will be held in Berlin in two weeks, on may 23, in the territory of the closed airport Tempelhof, June 6th race electroblade will be held in the Russian capital, in the historical center of Moscow near the Kremlin walls.The results of the 7th round of the championship of Formula E Monaco1. Sebastien Buemi, e.dams-Renault, 4805.2252. Lucas di Grassi, Audi Sport ABT, +2.154 sec.3. Nelson Piquet, Jr., NEXTEV TCR, +4.634 sec.4. Sam bird, Virgin Racing, +4.801 seconds.5. Jerome d'ambrosio, Dragon Racing, +5.881 sec.6. Nicolas Simple, e.dams-Renault, +11.032 sec.7. Stefan Sarrazin, Venturi, +26.472 sec.8. Charles Pic, NEXTEV TCR, +49.538 sec.9. Antonio Felix da Costa, Amlin Aguri, +52.658 sec.10. Nick Heidfeld, Venturi, +52.936 sec.11. Jarno Trulli, Trulli, +58.984 sec.12. Scott Speed, Andretti, +114.13813. Karun Chandhok , Mahindra Racing, +1 NC Vitantonio Liuzzi, Trulli, not NC Jean-Eric Vergne, Andretti, not NC Salvador Duran, Amlin Aguri, not NC Loic Duval Dragon Racing, not NC Daniel ABT, Audi Sport ABT, not NC Jaime Alguersuari, Virgin Racing, not NC Bruno Senna, Mahindra Racing, not fynyshyrovaly standings1. Lucas di Grassi, 932. Nelson Piquet, Jr., 893. Sebastian Buemi, 834.Nicolas Simple, 775. Sam Bird, 646. Jerome d'ambrosio, 527. Antonio Felix da Costa, 458. Jean-Eric Vergne, 349. Jaime Alguersuari, 3010. Bruno Senna, nomandy offsete.dams-Renault - 160Audi Sport ABT - 115Virgin Racing - 94NEXTEV TCR - 93Andretti Autosport - 82Dragon Racing - 76Amlin Aguri - 48Mahindra Racing - 46Venturi - 16Trulli - 12.
The pilot SMP Racing Nerses Isahakyan finished first in nesecito race, held in the framework of the pre-season test at the Spanish track Circuito Monteblanco.The test program was divided into several sessions, including the simulation of the two free practice sessions, qualifying and the race.Free practice best results were shown by Ivan Matveev 1to 59.13 min in the first session and Matevos isaakian 157,91 min in the second session on fresh tyres.In qualifying has become the fastest Finnish racer Nico brown 159,48, behind which took Nerses Isahakyan and Ivan Matveev.At the start of the race Nico Cary couldn't keep his benefits, stepped forward Nerses Isaakyan, remaining the leader to the finish. Third, finished the race Alexey Korneev.The next series of pre-season tests will be held on the track Aragon motorland racetrack on April 14-15. This will be the final shakedown before the start of the championship, which will take place in mid-may.The SMP F4 Championship calendar for 2015may 15-17 Ahvenisto Race Circuit, Finlandia-June 7 Moscow Raceway, Russia June 21 "Sochi", Russia-August 16 Alastaro Circuit, Finlandia-August 30 Audru Ring, Estonia-6 September Moscow Raceway, Russia-September 20 "Sochi, Russia.
In Sepang initially cloudy, air +32S, track +tidle the rain and he went immediately, once started runs, then turned the shower.Q1 car will Stevens had problems with the fuel system.The riders were in a hurry to pass at the time of the 1st segment to the strong rain that was steadily approaching, lightning flashed.on Most Hard, weak team including McLaren to Medium, and Mercedes also.Daniil Kvyat at the end of the segment change in Medium, Hard on weak results, and with a good result to go through.Pirelli said that only Vettel, Bottas and Raikkonen have not used Medium tyres in the first session.Got worried pilots Lotus, but at the end of the 1st sector both broke into the top 10, Toro Rosso, unfortunately Nasru failed to pass in Q2, and Sainz with the 4th the results further.In Q2 racers were in this order Hamilton, Rosberg, Vettel Sainz Bottas Grosjean Eriksson Maldonado, Raikkonen, ricciardo Kvyat Verstappen Hulkenberg Weight of Perenne passed in the second session - Nasr Alonso button Mary Stevensweert Mary did not meet the 107 of the best time of the first session. The decision on his participation in the race will be made by the stewards.Q2 no, all in a hurry to leave the track. All Medium overrunning prevent acute attacks between pilotsAnd 8 minutes before the end of the 2nd segment, the rain began to fall, and very strong Results on dry land were decisive for the passage to the finals.Passed Rosberg Vettel Ricardo Bottas Grosjean Weight Verstappen Hamilton Kvyat Erikson the final didn't pass Raikkonen, Maldonado, Hulkenberg, Perez Syncpro that Raikkonen was prevented on Erickson, who was also on.Daniil Kvyat in the finalsThe final session was delayed for 30 minutes due to heavy rain.Finalise pilots on transapical, ricciardo, Rosberg out on intermediate tyres. Kvyat also went to intermediate.the Mass and Bottas, Grosjean Erickson Nasr and Verstappen - djdevastate many switched to a faster intermediate.After 1 attempts Hamilton, Rosberg, Vettel Verstappen Riccardo Kvyat, Erikmongrain Weight Bottas - without remanipulate put new sets of intermediate tyres and returned to the track on the final attempt.Lewis Hamilton won the pole positionThe remaining results are somewhat unexpected, Rosberg only the 3rd and 2nd place Sebastian VettelFurther, the pilots of Red Bull, Daniil Kvyat - 5thNext, Max VerstappenWilliams pilots is low - only 7 and 9 seats, between them Grosjean, is quite difficult to novel Qualification, and closes the top 10 Erickson.looks Like tomorrow will be an interesting race to take part in the competition Ferrari, Red Bull will do everything possible, and, of course, Williams wants to regain its position.the Results of the qualification Name Time +1 Hamilton 149.834 -2 Vettel 149.908 0.0743 Rosberg 150.299 0.4654 Riccardo 151.541 1.7075 Kvyat 151.951 2.1176 Verstappen 151.981 2.1477 Weight Of 152.473 2.6398 Grosjean 152.981 3.1479 Bottas 153.179 3.34510 Erickson 153.261 3.42711 Raikkonen -12 Maldonado -13 Hulkenberg -14 Perez -15 Sainz -16 Nasr -17 Button -18 Alonso-Mary Stevens.
At Sepang dry, Sunny, hot.Morning session active.Manor works today, will Stevens drove 8 laps, his partner Roberto merhi was the same distance, but had problems with the motor.But well, that's a start.with engine Problems arose and the Sebastian Vettel.Moreover, Lewis Hamilton was forced to stop the car on the track - there is a problem threatening the engine.The best time of the session showed Nico Rosberg in the second half of the race seriously added racers Ferrari, especially Kimi, pilots Toro Rosso and Red Bull Racing, good-looking in the first half hour, bootssale.Roman Grosjean at Lotus is the 4th result.Daniil Kvyat - 9th, a lot of circles, Riccardo - 6th, Sainz from Toro Rosso , but Dan had technical problems, and he prematurely ended the session.The results of the first session.The Pilot Team Time Difference Krugi. N. Rosberg Mercedes 140.124 - 202. K. rikknen Ferrari 140.497 0quot373 173. S. Vettel Ferrari 140.985 0quot861 134. R. Grosjean Lotus 141.543 1quot419 145. C. Sainz Toro Rosso 141.596 1quot472 266. D. ricciardo Red Bull 141.787 1quot663 157. M. Verstappen Toro Rosso 141.803 1quot679 238. V. Bottas Williams 141.882 1quot758 239. D. Kvyat Red Bull 142.055 1quot931 1810. M. Erickson Sauber 142.064 1quot940 1611. F. Massa Williams 142.103 1quot979 2312. P. Maldonado Lotus 142.567 2quot443 1913. R. Marcello Sauber 142.621 2quot497 1314. F. Alonso McLaren 142.885 2quot761 2015. N. Hulkenberg Force India 142.893 2quot769 1316. S. Perez Force India 143.054 2quot930 1517. D. button McLaren 143.100 2quot976 1918. W. Stevens Marussia 146.686 6quot562 819. R. Mary Marussia 147.683 7quot559 820. L. Hamilton Of Mercedes - A - 4.
The third steward of the Grand Prix of Malaysia was chosen as an experienced racer Mick Duane. Five-time world champion for the first time to perform such a role.During his career, Duane participated in 117 Grand Prix and achieved 54 wins, 95 podiums and 58 pole positions.
Russian racer Red Bull Daniel Quat free runs showed the 11-th and 6-th results and are quite happy with the work done, what the car will be in the race to speak, in his opinion, too early, on Saturday, there is still much to do.Daniel Riccardo not lucky - he missed the second practice because of the need to replace the engine after the failure.On this occasion, the Advisor to Red Bull racing Helmut Marko and team principal Christian Horner has expressed extreme displeasure."Our findings sad. If the machine stops due to engine failure after 50 kilometers, this is fatal, because the season is only 4 engine.The controllability of the motor is significantly worse than on the tests. We wanted to step up, and took a step back. We need to understand why we fell back," said Marco."The engine remained at last year's GP Abu Dhabi," he added with his hand Horner.And still not quite good news - short nose fairing Red Bull twice failed the crash test of the FIA, which was conducted during the last two days.it is Expected that the short nose of the car Red Bull will help you to play half a second on the circle. And together with the accompanying updates aerodynamics to 0.8 seconds.
In Melbourne the weather is good, air +19, asphalt +39C.The Pirelli brought the tires Soft and Medium, pilots compared the compositions, and at the end of races worked long series.Command Manor and missed the second exercise, in the best case, the cars will leave the pits only on Saturday.Sauber worked Eriksson and Nasr.Mass and Riccardo missed the session due to problems with the power plant.the Best time showed Nico Rosberg, followed by Lewis, next racers FerrariDanya, Quat-6th.The second session was a lot of mistakes, and experiencing technical problems in some commands.Pilots Lotus was wrong - Maldonado nearly lost the car, out of tressillian twice flew off the track, quite dangerous, but all Obolonskiy the Magnussen flew in the 6th turn and crashed the car, hit a wall turned out to be strong, but the pilot, fortunately, was not injured, the police evacuated.Kevin stated that the reason for the departure was his own error McLaren after the accident Alonso try to avert all suspicion of danger car.by the Way, POS curtain session machine Button lost power.Launched Sainz in the 15th turnProblems with battery on car max Verstappen early end of the session.Puncture the rear left wheel on the machine Erickson, it is possible that broke the rear left podvisanija, Rosberg complained of broken DRS.I Hulkenberg strong vibration brakes and severe steering wheel vibration.The results satdav Nico Rosberg Mercedes AMG F1 127.697 +0.000 28 KRUGOV Lewis Hamilton Mercedes AMG F1 127.797 +0.100 243 Sebastian Vettel Scuderia Ferrari 128.412 +0.715 334 Kimi Raikkonen Scuderia Ferrari 128.842 +1.145 335 Valtteri Bottas Williams 129.265 +1.568 316 Daniel Quat Red Bull Racing 130.016 +2.319 277 Carlos Sainz Jr Scuderia Toro Rosso 130.071 +2.374 408 Pastor Maldonado Lotus 130.104 +2.407 119 Romain Grosjean Lotus 130.205 +2.508 3510 Nico Hulkenberg Force India 130.473 +2.776 3011 Felipe Nasr Sauber 130.755 +3.058 2912 Sergio Perez Force India 130.980 +3.283 3213 Jenson button McLaren 131.387 +3.690 2114 Max Verstappen Scuderia Toro Rosso 131.395 +3.698 615 Marcus Eriksson Sauber 132.303 +4.606 1416 Kevin Magnussen McLaren 133.289 +5.592 417 Daniel Riccardo Red Bull Racing Without time 018 Felipe Massa Williams Without time 019 will Stevens Manor Without time 020 Roberto Mary Manor Without time.
The Manor team has officially confirmed that they will perform at the first stage of the starting of the Formula 1 season SE Australia.Confirmed that the investor team will become the head of the British company Ovo Energy Steven Fitzpatrick.Also Manor was appointed temporary Chairman, it was Justin king. Sports Director was Graham Loudon.The names of the pilots of the team promises to announce in the near future.It is assumed that one of the racers of the team will be will Stevens, and in the second place claimed by Guido van der garde and Roberto Mary.
Test driver at Williams Suzie wolf and Sauber racer Felipe Nasr faced today during testing in Barcelona.The pilot conducted an installation lap, while Nasr was by speed segment and tried to drive around her.The collision of both car flew off the track. Sauber lost his rear wing.According to SkySports, wolf believes that the collision blame the Brazilian, as she left him enough space on the track.None of the pilots were not injured.
According to the results of a traditional survey, which was conducted by a reputable car magazine "Behind the wheel" among Russian journalists Mikhail Aleshin was recognized as a "Racer 2014". Pilot SMP Racing for the first time won the title, gaining the highest number of votes of the Russian media community.The award for "Racer of the year 2014" Mikhail Aleshin will be awarded on February 23 at the Central Moscow Hippodrome in the framework of "the Race of stars "za rulem", where Michael will take part in the team Ruso Motorsport. Companion Michael is a famous racer Paul Sorochinskiy, acting rally-cross competitions.I am honored that the journalistic community has recognized me Racer of the year, - said Mikhail Aleshin. Special thanks I want to Express my program SMP Racing, part of which I represent. This major award our common success. And of course I want to thank the magazine "Behind the wheel", the team and the organizers of the same "Race stars for the opportunity to participate in this exciting competition.In 2014 Mikhail Aleshin the first of Russians took part in the North American IndyCar series. During the season Michael made it to the podium in Houston, and was recognized as one of the best newcomers to the series in 2014.In the season-2015 Aleshin will take part in the prestigious European championship European Le Mans Series in part one of the two teams SMP Racing in the LMP2 category. Russian will be flying the prototype BR01 developed by the Russian company Engineering BR. Also both prototype SMP Racing will take part in the daily marathon "24 hours of Le Mans".
Pilots SMP Racing Alexey Korneev, Nerses Isahakyan, Vladimir Atoev, Nikita and Artem Troitsky Kabakov has completed a four-day test at the Spanish track Alcarras, held in the framework of the championship SMP Formula 4.The first two days of training were conducted only four Russians. Wednesday and Thursday were joined by Vladimir Atoev and two Finnish racer Aleksanteri Huovinen and Niko Kari.If in the first test days, the times of the Russian pilots go beyond 132 minutes, by the end of the tests, this rate was significantly improved. According to the results of training the best lap time showed riders from Finland Brown 129,8, Huovinen 130,2. Atoev yielded nearest rival only 0.1 seconds. Other Russians drove the circle for a time slightly greater than 131 minutes."Our pilots showed good results considering the fact that almost all this is the first serious experience flying car including in the simulation mode of the qualifying heats, - said the Director of the youth program SMP Racing, honored coach of Russia Peter Aleshin. - These tests were very important. During the sessions we were able to catch the error and, as a result, constantly progressed".
In Abu Dhabi the setting sun, air +26C, asphalt +33C.Q1 pilots on SuperSoft, including both pilots Mercedes and Riccardo long remained in boxes and left on the 10th minute, both on SuperSoft, without problems flashed in the 2nd sector.Particularly acute struggle at the end of the segment, did not pass on Grosjean gutirrez Maldonado, Kobayashi Stevenso second sector pilots in the following sequence Hamilton, Rosberg Weight Magnussen button Riccardo Quat 7th Bottas Verne Raikkonen, Hulkenberg, Alonso, Vettel, Perez Q2 pilots on the SuperSoft.There have been many mistakes pilots, probably due to the excitement, including mistaken and Nico Rosberg - Challenger - cut Chicane in 8-9 turns, but the rest of the attempts were successful.Deciding circles left all but self-confident pilots Mercedes and Riccardo.And a pair of Williams wedged between racers Mercedes, which adds to the intrigue.Danja, Quat with 8-m result took place in the final, his companion to do so failed.For quata this is important because there is a chance for the year ahead mate, if you can make tomorrow, a good glasses that double in the final race.In the final Hamilton Weight of Bottas, Rosberg Riccardo button Alonso Quat Vettel Reichartshausen Vern Perez, Hulkenberg still is not passed on.Finalise on Soft mistake in the last corner and he is the second.After the 1st of populacional Hamilton Weight of Bottas Riccardo Vettel button Alonso Quadrantone not wiessala final attempt all went to new SuperSoft claimed the championship, but only the 3rd,Rosberg - 1st time tried to stay ahead of the ham, but. failed - 2nd there was a small errorDanya was able to improve the result - 7th, ahead of Button and Ferrari.Tomorrow's race should be very interesting.Niko has a chance to win, the trail is not too freewheeling, and pilots Williams may surprise.Lewis should ideally hold a race.The results kvalifikacija Time Otst. T1. The Rosberg 140.480 -2. Hamilton 140.866 +0.3863. Bottas 141.025 +0.5454. Mass 141.119 +0.6395. Riccardo 141.267 +0.7876. Vettel 141.893 +1.4137. Quat 141.908 +1.4288. Button 141.964 +1.4849. Raikkonen 142.236 +1.75610. Alonso 142.866 +2.38611. The Magnussen 142.198 -12. Verne 142.207 -13. Perez 142.239 -14. Hulkenberg 142.384 -15. Sutil 143.074 -16. Day 142.768 -17. Gutierrez 142.819 -18. Maldonado 142.860 -19. Kobayashi 144.540 -20. Stevens 145.095 -.
The final stage of the season-2014 promises to be an unforgettable, double points make the championship outcome is unpredictable, although it is already known that the champion will be one of the pilots Mercdes.it is Important to prepare psychologically and, of course, technically.Unexpected technical problems can negate all the efforts of the season, one or the other racer.Before the race situation in the individual competition and the chance to win the championship Hamlton more preferable.The head of Mercedes Toto Wolff believes that the retirement of Lewis in the race in Abu Dhabi will be a disaster, especially given twice the amount of points that will allow Niko to Rosberg's easy to bypass it in the individual competition.It is obvious, that the gathering Lewis will become a nightmare. We wish the title was won in a fair fight on the track, and not due to a descent of one of our pilots.I'm worried about both of them equally. They are both perfectly suited to our brand because they are very different, and as pilots and as individuals. So no matter who will win the title, " wolf says.
In Sao Paulo cloudy, air temperature +25 C, asphalt +36C.Q1 in addition to the Mass of Bottas, Button and Magnussen went on the Soft tyres.Pilots McLaren showed not too good, so switched to Soft before the second attempt and seriously improved position.Control of the machines, as in free practice was not easy.Verne that failed in Q2, even apologized to the team, but said that the car was uncontrollable.Alonso also expressed dissatisfaction with the team regarding uncharged battery.Errors, however, were few.Note the success of Esteban Gutierrez.In the 2nd sector pilots in the following sequenceRosberg, Hamilton Weight of Bottas the button the Magnussen Raikkonen, Quat Gutierrez Alonso Ricardo Hulkenberg Vettel Stillborn in qualifying is over for Grogan, Verna, Perez and Maldonado.Q2 tense 2nd sector.Pilots Williams pushed the Hamilton in the forefront, Alonso 10th,unfortunately, we have not seen the 2nd attempt Danny quata - Toro Rosso decided to abandon it - probably because of the fine Daniela the final racers were Rosberg, Massa, Bottes Hamilton button Vettel Raikkonen Riccardo the Magnussen Alonzoharris Hulkenberg still Quat - overboard.Finallyi Hamilton first went to the track, followed by - Nico Rosberg - solved a lot.in the first attempt Niko ahead, the time difference is minimal.Then started to drive other competitors, only pilots Ferrari lingered in boxable several times blocks the rubber on the brake for quick circle and yet a 3rd time, but a Lot faster.The button 5, the Magnussen 6th, then Vettel and Riccardo.Raikkonen Alonso left only one pomidorowa attempt Rosberg is the first And this is his 10th pole position in the seasonAfter The Ham And Weight is a good result for Felipe, Walter behind.The only attempt proved pilots Ferrari great success - 8-10-th results.The results kvalifikacija Time Otst. T1. The Rosberg 110.023 -2. Hamilton 110.056 +0.0333. Mass 110.247 +0.2244. Bottas 110.305 +0.2825. Button 110.930 +0.9076. Vettel 110.938 +0.9157. The Magnussen 110.969 +0.9468. Alonso 110.977 +0.9549. Riccardo 111.075 +1.05210. Raikkonen 111.099 +1.07611. Gutierrez 111.591 -12. Hulkenberg 111.976 -13. Sutil 112.099 -14. Quat - -15. Grosjean - -16. Verne 112.040 -17. Perez 112.076 -18. Maldonado 112.233 -.
Austin still Sunny, the air +16C, asphalt +32.Q1 weight pilots went on the Medium, and later passed onto Soft. Red Bull lingered in the boxes, and went to soft resines "rush" nowhere, he starts in any case, with the pit lane and 1st segment ended on the penultimate masten 18th - Roman Grosjean, failed qualification, errors, nearly collided with Gutierrez.But his companion showed excellent aerobatics and 8th result was dalshena 13th, Vern - 15 th - and failed in Q2,Q2 racers were in this order Hamilton Weight of Bottas Rosberg, Alonso Magnussen button Maldonado Raikkonen Riccardo still Hulkenberg Quat Q2 all tyres are Soft.The Rosberg complained team on understeer, Hamilton - vibration.On the 2nd attempt I decided not to go to Hamilton, Alonso, button and Magnussen.occupied after 1 attempts respectively 2-3-4 places.AND for hitting the 10 developed this barbares struggled desperately, but a small mistake cost him the final, but broke on the 9-th position Adrian SutilThis is his first season, reaching the final qualificationDanya, unfortunately, only the 14th, plus fine - the starting position will be very nisgav finale Rosberg, Hamilton Weight of Bottas Ricardo Alonso button the Magnussen Raikkonen Stalinallee pilots, except Sutila, left on 1st attempt.After the 1st attempt Rosberg, Hamilton, Bottes Mass of the button the Magnussen Alonso Ricardo Raikkonen Catilina final attempt left everything, including Stillen tense standoff, of course, primarily between pilots Mercedes and Nico was faster, remember how in practice was leading ham.so the pole was won by Nico Rosberg 13th time in his career and 9th in stonehealth 2nd, Williams also compete among themselves, Bottes once again bilinear it should be an interesting raceThe Results Kvalifikacija Time Otst. T1. The Rosberg 136.067-2. Hamilton 136.443 +0.3763. Bottas 136.906 +0.8394. Mass 137.205 +1.1385. Riccardo 137.244 +1.1776. Alonso 137.610 +1.5437. Button 137.655 +1.5888. The Magnussen 137.706 +1.6399. Raikkonen 137.804 +1.73710. Sutil 138.810 +2.74311. Maldonado 138.467-12. Perez 138.554-13. Hulkenberg 138.598-14. Quat 138.699-15. Verne - -16. Gutierrez 139.555-17. Vettel 139.621-18. Day 139.679-Starting field of SE USA, as it is known, will be different from today resultatet places will lose the button for the replacement transmission Quat lose 10 seats for use on 7-th of the engine, Vettel will start from the pit lane, as for the replacement of the engine.
In the second session, the team worked with the settings, compared the efficacy of two formulations of the rubber in qualificazione m racing regiment Vettel appeared on the track only 40 minutes after the beginning of the session due to technical problems, Riccardo after a morning of problems well worked part 2 free races and showed the 4th rezultatele time again the racers Mercedes, leads between the companions minimalnye Hamilton prematurely terminated because of problems with the hydraulics, but hopes that the data collected Niko in the second session will help him.Danya, Quat - 7th, sees the potential to improve the car on the American TRASECA track was not so slippery as in the morning, but the errors were - Massa, Grosjean and Maldonado has not escaped separately without consequences for machine of Grogan refused ERS,the results of the second cassiopia Team Time Difference Krugi. Hamilton Mercedes 139.085 - 182. Nasberg Mercedes 139.088 + 0quot003 343. Falonso Ferrari 140.189 + 1quot104 294. Drycargo Red Bull 140.390 + 1quot305 305. FMCSA Williams 140.457 + 1quot372 366. Cricket Ferrari 140.543 + 1quot458 327. Dquot Toro Rosso 140.631 + 1quot546 348. Cygnused McLaren 140.641 + 1quot556 389. Dbutton McLaren 140.698 + 1quot613 3610. Nhulunbuy Force India 140.800 + 1quot715 2511. Vbatts Williams 140.828 + 1quot743 3712. Rgraham Lotus 141.054 + 1quot969 3113. Gwern Toro Rosso 141.110 + 2quot025 3614. Spares Force India 141.123 + 2quot038 3515. Palgunadi Lotus 141.158 + 2quot073 3716. Astil Sauber 141.332 + 2quot247 3317. Agutierrez Sauber 141.420 + 2quot335 3418. Spettel Red Bull 144.437 + 5quot352 19.
Former Setanta sports commentator and RTE F1 Declan Quigley on the pages of the blog of James Allen told an interesting story about how after a change of owner Caterham F1 Team former footballer Romanian club Steaua headed the company Caterham Sports Limited is a British legal person team.
Declan Quigley "In Formula 1 there are no obvious standards or specific qualifications that must be met for people taking up the post of team leader. Many of today's bosses before they were racers, and Ron Dennis, for example, began his career as a mechanic. All of them were very long and difficult path, but Constantine Cojocar became the first person in less than two months retrained from the cleaner to the team leader.
Last week when, during an exchange of emotional statements with Colin Collesum, Executive Director of Caterham Group chief Graham MacDonald mentioned Cojocaru in connection with Caterham Sports Ltd, the news went unnoticed against the background of mutual financial and legal claims.
Cooker - 52-year-old former footballer Romanian club Steaua, where he spent two seasons, scored a few goals and reached its Zenith career, replacing Gheorghe Popescu at the end of the Champions League match against Benfica. They were friends, but after Cojocaru their relationship ruined an interview with the Romanian website ProSport, noted Racecar Engineering.
"I left Romania because of financial problems and in August arrived in the UK to find a job as a cleaner or a storekeeper, said Cooker. - I had to pay the bills, but after football career, everything went bad. I had no money, no one wanted to help start a career coach.
My former roommate in training camp, Gheorghe Popescu, promised to assist, but did not do it, but helped George bekal former head of "Steaua", sentenced to three years imprisonment. I told him Gigi, I want to eat, and he gave me the money. Ask for more I was ashamed".
Soon Cojocar found a job and got 1000 pounds per month as head of the Department of cleaning in Caterham F1 Team. "Italian apparently, Cooker has a view of Manfredi Ravetto found out in me former footballer. He said "It's absurd that a famous football player cleans floors. Now here you are the Director. And I was appointed head of Caterham Sports Ltd.
I represent the interests of Colin Kolles, which gave me the chance. There was a very serious problem, but should I stay - I simply have no other choice. If you started the game, we must play it to the end. Now I am in Germany, in Munich, the company that bought the base commands.
It should be noted that the company Colin Kolles is based in Munich.
That tells us this story about the modern Formula 1 Very little, indeed, serious problems at Caterham arose long before Cojocar started to collect suitcases for a trip to Oxfordshire. But it shows a terrible lack of respect for the many talented professionals who worked on the base in Lipide".
Champion series WTCC 2014 Jose Maria Lopez will take part in the Race of Champions, which will be held on December 13-14, on the island of Barbados. For the Argentine racer this is the first experience of participation in such competition.
Jose Maria Lopez "I spend a tremendous year, and an invitation to participate in the Race of Champions is a great way to end it. In the beginning of the season I never thought I could win the title in the WTCC, but seriously thinking about this term after winning the home stage in Argentina. Had to be under more pressure, but I have won titles earlier in his career. It's great to be world champion.
Now I look forward to meeting with my fellow Champions in Barbados. I have no doubt that the fight will be intense, but I spent the season in battles with sbastien-Lebon and Ivan Muller, so make the most of it. Who knows what results will be achieved".
Earlier, the organizers of the Race of Champions have confirmed the participation of Roman Grogan, Tom Christensen, Ryan hunter ray, Jamie Wincup, Petter Solberg, Susie Wolff and Kurt Bush.
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Last week Niko Hulkenberg extended his contract with Force India for 2015. In an interview with Peter Windsor German rider spoke about his decision and tasks for the next season.
Q Nico, in 2015 you will continue to advocate for Force India. How difficult was this decision
Niko Hulkenberg to be honest, not very complicated. I don't have many options and I'm glad I don't have to change the team and start from the beginning. From this point of view, the decision was easy.
Question Many people are surprised that you are not in one of the leading teams. How do you estimate this stage in your career That gives motivation
Niko Hulkenberg I often ask similar questions, but I've always said how important it is for me stability and understanding of how things will develop career. Of course, everyone wants to win, but we need a better machine. Speaking about the results, I don't think I've reached the maximum for themselves level, and yet the time will come when I will play in leading the team. Now I try to do my job and get pleasure from racing.
Question you need to actively engage in self-promotion that leaders pay attention to you
Niko Hulkenberg I agree that in some moments need can speak out, but primarily for the racer must say his results on the track. We are always learning and moving forward. Look, but to be honest, I don't think this year for me, something could be otherwise.
Q Force India consistently earns points, but the second half of the championship is for the team is not as successful as the first. You can you comment
Niko Hulkenberg We strongly started the season, we have a very fast machine. Of course, in many ways helped the power plant of Mercedes, but then, as happens every season, much was to depend on the speed of modernization of the machine. Opponents have done better and faster modernized their equipment. Unfortunately, some teams managed to be ahead of us. However, in view of the above, if on the day of the race we are able to put together all the components, we can fight for a good result and earn points that can be considered a positive result.
Question what are the results of the Force India can claim in Austin and Brazil
Niko Hulkenberg the Team will put a few new parts - we'll see how effective they will be. Of course, we want them to be allowed to make progress. Overall, Austin is a great track, I like there to fly. Race in Brazil - special. I think no need to explain much that binds me to this track. If the fight will take place in conditions of changeable weather, it can give us an extra chance.
Question How do you assess the prospects of the team next season
Niko Hulkenberg I'm positive about our chances. While we retreated slightly backward from the beginning of the season, in a team of different specialists, we have a fantastic team spirit, so I'm pretty sure we will be able to recoup. I'm not saying that we will start to win, but, I think, will be able to return to the positions that he held at the beginning of the year, will vie with leading teams and will attract attention to themselves.
Question Double points at the season finale can make significant adjustments in your fight with McLaren for fifth place in the Cup of designers. Force India is preparing a special version of the machine to the Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi
Niko Hulkenberg No, I think not. smiles Not so easy to create a machine for one particular race. Now we are lagging behind, so double points rather play into the hands of Force India than McLaren, because when you are playing catch-up, in any case, you almost have nothing to lose. To the stage in Abu Dhabi will spend two races that can have a big impact on this fight, but double points will only add interest.
Question Some believe that the head of Mercedes Motorsport Toto Wolff is a huge fan of your talent.
Niko Hulkenberg I don't know, you better ask him laughs
Q Nico, tell us about your plans for the next few days
Niko Hulkenberg in the Morning I will fly to Austin. We have planned an extensive media activity, meetings with sponsors and partners, so I will have something to do. For Sergio upcoming Grand Prix can be considered domesticated, so it will be a lot of Mexican sponsors. A lot of work, but, as I said, I love Austin, and look forward to this weekend.
Question changing the time zone does not cause problems
Niko Hulkenberg Usually I have no problem with this when we head West. I can sleep on the plane and arriving feel relatively normal. In the evening you feel more tired than usual, but it helps to fall asleep.
Question you Have to understand, you fly first class
Niko Hulkenberg Seriously I don't think laughs
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On Monday, the 20-year-old British racer Matt Perry, last year's champion of the Formula Renault 2.0 NEC, drove three series of five laps behind the wheel of a McLaren MP4-26 2011 at Silverstone. Past tests have become a traditional prize for the best young rider version of McLaren magazine Autosport BRDC Award.
Matt Perry "Phenomenal is the only word that comes to my mind to describe what happened. It's hard to describe how fast this machine - I have never flown technique, similar in performance to the Formula 1. Switching to the next transfer led to an explosive growth in power.
I was not afraid, but in the beginning was a little nervous, but then started to have fun. I drove all the planned distance - I think I have coped well with the task and returned the car in one piece.
I want to thank McLaren and all involved for giving me this opportunity. I'm a little upset that I could not repeat this experience next year".
Force India at the last moment managed to pay for Mercedes new sets of engines in the hope that in the last three races of the season it will be able to earn 20 points, ahead of McLaren in the fight for 5th place in the Cup of designers.
According to German publication Auto Motor und Sport, the team has a vested interested in this, because for the 5th place due to 62 million in prize money. For the sixth FOM will pay three million less, and for Force India this is a significant amount - about so much during the season is the development of two technical updates. And in 2015, the team wants to spend all aerodynamic research center only Toyota Motorsport in Cologne. Rent this wind tunnel will cost four million euros.
After a summer break machine McLaren was clearly a lot faster, but Force India began to take positions. Including, because of the tense situation with engines, because it remained the only team that used only four sets of modules of the power plant, while the rest is transferred to the fifth, or even sixth.
This saver has specific explanation the command was delayed payments for the engines, although the contract had to transfer money to October 27. At the last moment in the Mercedes had claimed, and now until the end of the season Niko Hulkenberg and Sergio Perez will use the new engines.
If the command is not found money to go to Austin just it would not make sense. All modules fourth sets of power plants, internal combustion engines, turbines, motor-generators, batteries and control electronics is already worn out. You can only use them on the Friday training sessions.
In recent races, Force India was forced to protect motors, possibly due to power loss. This was evident in the work of the team on the Friday training if McLaren racers on Fridays at Suzuka and Sochi drove 227 circles, Perez, Hulkenberg - only 146. It is logical to assume that Jenson Button and Kevin Magnussen was able to better prepare for the qualifications and races.
The desire Force India to fight with McLaren in the final phase of the championship by the fact that the Department of aerodynamics team prepared for the race in Austin a few technical innovations. By themselves they are not so significant, but must complete the complex updates presented in Singapore. The idea is that they will improve the stability behavior of the machine when cornering and acceleration.