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The former head of the Sauber Moniz, Kaltenborn creates a new team to race in Formula 4 in Italy and Germany.The team will be called the KDC Racing after her business partner Emily di Comberti. The team will start with a Swiss licence and will be based near Barcelona.Monisha Kaltenborn "motor racing was and still is my big passion. I occupy a responsible position for nearly 20 years, so for me it is logical to continue to work as a leader.I see Formula-4 as an exciting new racing series in which there is a great potential and future.There were all the organizational, personnel and financial prerequisites. We have already enlisted a well-known sponsors, and soon we will be able to inform you about our pilots.My main responsibility will be to prepare talented young drivers for a future career in Formula 1. My experience in the Royal races here will be useful".
Mika Salo, former Formula 1 driver and now a consultant to SMP Racing, believes that Russian rookie Sergey Sirotkin and his partner Williams lance Stroll, who has one full season are about on the same level.Mika Salo "Sergey is a talented guy, he is well versed in the technique, he has the experience obtained on the tests in the Renault.I think Sirotkin and Stroll are on the same level of competition, but only the race will show, like it or not. Of course, they will fight among themselves that will positively affect the development of the team.
Russian driver Daniil Kvyat can add another important option in the list of completed achievements in 2018.After the departure of Kvyat from the program of Red Bull, Ferrari signed him to a contract test pilot. And now the Russian team SMP Racing offers Kvyat to take part in the race 24 hours of Le Mans. Moreover, SMP Racing is building a prototype in the LMP2 category.The head of SMP Racing Boris Rotenberg "I don't know how he will do at Ferrari, but I would be glad to see him in our team". The news of Kvyat on www.f1-world.ru.
Graham Loudon, one of the leaders of the company Manor previously presented in Formula 1, said that the possibility of returning to the championship will be considered only if it is a limit of budgets.Graham Loudon "If there is no change, if there is no limit on budgets, we will not be back, because you can not deal with the rich teams.Recently, however, the FIA and the new leadership of the Formula 1 says a lot about reducing costs. If this happens, we will consider the possibility of returning to the championship - we are in Formula 1 remains unfinished business".Company Manor came into Formula 1 in 2010 under the guise of Virgin Racing. In 2012, the team played under the name of Marussia, as his last season in 2016, has held under its name to the Manor. Now in Manor are actively engaged in the project LMP1.
In 1977 in Formula 1 there was a command Wolf, and the debut race ended in victory for her only pilot Jody, who under the number "20".In the mid-1970s, a canadian oilman Walter wolf decided to do Formula 1, and in 1976 he became a sponsor of the team Frank Williams. However, one season, the relationship between the partners deteriorated, and Williams left the band, which was created a few years ago. On the basis of Frank Williams Racing Cars, Walter founded the Walter Wolf Racing team, was lured from Lotus designer Harvey Postlethwaite, and Tyrrell driver Jody, who was twice bronze medalist of the championship.In the opening race in the hot Argentine Schecter driving the WR1 was launched only 11-m, but crossed the finish line first. To win the race - it managed a few teams, and after the Wolf - only to Brawn in 2009.
The head of SMP Racing Boris Rotenberg, in press-konferentsiyu Moscow said that Sergei Sirotkin came to Williams only because of its results.Boris Rotenberg "Money is an important component. But Sirotkin was in a Williams not for money, but sporty. I think that's why the team chose the Russian rider. We are investing money in technology.It is great and it is a measure for the young pilots of our program that you can achieve success. Throughout Russia, more than 1,500 young for karting, and they see that I can get into Formula 1.It is important that we signed a contract with Williams. The team which has made to the development of motor sport very much and can compete with the leaders with McLaren and Accfx".According to available information, sponsors Sirotkin will pay Williams approximately 15 million euros per year.
At a press conference in Moscow Executive Director of Williams, Mike O'driscoll said that the contract with Sergey Sirotkin for several years.Mike O'driscoll "We are delighted that Sergey became a part of our team, we are delighted with its results shown on the tests. SMP Racing have a lot of young pilots, and the achievements of Sergei certainly motivate them.We want to win the championship and I want Sergey became a part of that success. The multi-year contract, but we will not disclose its details - it is normal for Formula 1".
In 2006, for the first time in the history of Formula 1 was in the team under a Russian license. One of its pilots was the Portuguese Tiago Monteiro, who under the number "18".At the end of 2004, the Midland company, founded by the canadian businessman of Soviet origin Alex Schneider, interested in participating in Formula 1, and in early 2005 she bought Eddie Jordan's team Jordan. In 2006, the team was renamed Midland F1 Racing and claimed under the Russian license, its pilots began to Tiago Monteiro and Narain Karthikeyan, a test pilot with the Russian Roman Rusinov.The car, the Midland M16 is in fact Jordan EJ15 2005. And if in the season of 2005 the results were not very good apart from the catwalk to the USA where it was launched just six cars, in 2006 they were just a failure. Monteiro finished in 11 races out of 18 and the best result was 9th place in Hungary, but then gave points only for getting into the top eight. So the season of the Portuguese finished with a zero point balance, at the 21st position and is. the other team.
Racing investor Grand Prix of Denmark, Helge sander announced that Kevin Magnussen is not important to promote the national stage.Helge sander "well, if Formula 1 is the national pilot. But even if the Dane will disappear, interest in Formula 1 in Denmark will remain high.Of course, I would prefer if the championship had at least one Dane, but it's not that important".
Last year a member of the Racing Academy of Ferrari was the Russian Robert Shwartzman. The ex-pilot of Formula 1 Mika Salo told about prospects of the Russian pilot who this year will act Euroseries Formula 3.Mika Salo "It is very fast. We noticed it even in karting. Robert is always ready to learn, he speaks Russian, Italian, English and French. This is the best pilot from Russia in recent years.In the Racing Academy of Ferrari, he will learn a lot. Last season he won a lot of races, but often made stupid mistakes.Let's see what will happen next. A lot will depend on how he'll spend the season in Formula 3".In 2017 Schwartzman played in the European series, Formula Renault 2.0, has won 6 of the 23 races and took third place overall.
Head Red Bull Christian Horner believes that working with Aston Martin will strengthen his team.Christian Horner "Our innovative partnership with Aston Martin was a pioneering project from day one. Conceived and created a remarkably successful Aston Martin Valkyrie in 2016, we have expanded our relationship this year and now looking forward to further strengthening the partnership. We are proud to represent the Aston Martin team Red Bull Racing in 2018.In addition, more than 100 employees Aston Martin will serve the new Center to increase efficiency at our base in Milton Keynes, and this will allow us to operate with Aston Martin on new projects.
Next season the title sponsor of Red Bull will be the Aston Martin brand, and now the full team name will sound like an Aston Martin, Red Bull Racing, and this was reflected in the new logo.Obviously, the coloring of the cars too much will change.
German publication Auto Bild reports that the Williams team's Sergey Sirotkin. The contract was signed for two years.Under the contract, the Russian pilot will pay for each season at 15 million. Financial support Sirotkin has SMP Racing, owned by Boris Rotenberg.The announcement of the contract delayed until January, when the account team needs to do sponsorship Sirotkin.
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.
For the third pilot of Formula 1 bet for victory in the legendary race 24 hours of Daytona next month.Earlier it became known that Fernando Alonso and lance Stroll will perform in this marathon, and now the newspaper Ekstra Bladet reports that the pilot Haas Kevin Magnussen may also be a member of the race. The report States that the transaction involved the company Magnussen Dallara, the General partner of the team and Haas Daytona Action Express Racing.Jan Magnussen, Kevin's father, is also going to start at Daytona in sports cars class behind the wheel of a Chevrolet Corvette.
Ferrari President Sergio Marchionne said that Antonio Giovinazzi don't have to worry about lost seats for the season 2018.Sergio Marchionne "Giovinazzi is a good guy, and it's only a matter of time. He should get his chance.He is the third pilot of Ferrari, and he has a testing program with Sauber. We understand his desire to race, but at the moment there are no vacancies.Agreement with Sauber is the way to find a way into Formula 1 for the youth of our Racing Academy, but optimizing this system will take time".Recall that another Ferrari protege Charles Leclerc next season will be a combat pilot Sauber.
The pilot of Red Bull Max Verstappen admitted that he was surprised at how much manages to do in his life Lewis Hamilton between races.Max Verstappen "I subscribed to many pilots in social networks. I'm watching Ricardo, Lewis, Pierre went Out, because he's a good guy.But when I see what Lewis is doing in my free time, I'm just in shock When he manages to do so much But it's his life. For all his carelessness he is able to win races and Championships. It can combine all together.I just want to race. Racing for me is life. Abu Dhabi will complete the season, but I would like to continue without stopping".
In Bahrain, completed the final stage of the youth series Formula is a 3.5 V8. As announced by the organizers, this season was the last for the season. The pilot program SMP Racing Matevos Isaakyan won the silver medal in the season-2017.Matevos Isahakyan managed to win the pole position in qualifying for the first race and had every chance to fight not only for the highest step of the podium of the race, but also for leadership in the championship. But before you start on the warm up lap, the car stalled Matevos. Already in the pits the team found that the reason was failure of the drive. Repair was only about 10 minutes when the peloton overcame the distance in 6 rounds. The remaining time of the Matevos was not enough to qualify at the end of the race.The second race of the Matevos started in the sixth position. But, as in the first race, at the start, the car again stalled, this time due to issues with the clutch and race the Russian finished only ninth.Despite the difficulties at the final stage, at the end of season 2017 Formula V8 3.5 Matevos became the Vice-champion of this series."Was a difficult season, - said the Director of the youth program SMP Racing Peter Aleshin. Especially difficult was for us the final stage. Our pilots, and Egor and Matevos were contenders for the title. But Orujev was forced to miss a stage due to health problems, and Isahakian failed equipment. In spite of that we finished the season with dignity - Matevos Isahakyan was awarded a silver award, and Egor Orudzhev, despite skipping the last stage, finished the season sixth, gleaning only six points to the three leaders of the championship".At the end of season 2017 formula series pilot youth program SMP Racing in five Championships and became the silver medalists, and one bronze, 76 times on the podium, winning in a season a total of 20 gold medals.The final results of the pilot program SMP Racing at the end of season 2017 Formula V8 3,5 Pietro Fittipaldi 259 occupation Isahakyan Surrounding info Salish 215 204 binder 201 Nissan 201 Orujov 198.
The Russian company BR Engineering has introduced a new sportprototip BR1. Track Bahrain International Circuit in the final stage of the FIA WEC season-2017 the global Motorsport community and journalists first saw the car, whose creation was announced a year ago. Car LMP1 was created by Russian company BR Engineering together with the famous Italian automaker Dallara to participate in the new superstone of the world championship FIA WEC.In the presentation BR1 participated Boris Rotenberg, founder and Director of the BR Engineering Pierre Fillon, President of the Association ASO Gerard Neveu, head of the FIA WEC Luca Pignata, chief designer Dallara Dmitry Samorukov, Director of SMP Racing pilots of the program of development of Russian Motorsport SMP Racing Mikhail Alyoshin, Vitaly Petrov and Matevos Isahakyan Ambassador extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation in the Kingdom of Bahrain Qarayev, Vagif DragonSpeed team principal Elton Julian and Russian engineers and students of technical Universities who took part in the development of the prototype. The music for the premiere of BR1 was written by Russian composer and producer Victor Drobysh.The presentation was opened by Boris Rotenberg. According to him, the engineers managed to create a completely new car, which used the most modern technologies and materials"it is Symbolic that on 17 November, during the final stage of the FIA WEC season in 2016, we announced the signing of an agreement between BR and Dallara Engineering to start work on a prototype BR1. Today, exactly a year later, we proudly present you the result. During the work on the car we used the best international experience, achievements one of the best companies Dallara. At various stages in the development of the car was actively attended by Russian specialists, and also worked on the simulator the current pilot program SMP Racing Vitaly Petrov, Sergey Sirotkin, Mikhail Aleshin, Viktor Shaitar and Kirill Ladygin. Their task was to from the point of view of experienced riders to make suggestions in key aspects of the prototype, from the ergonomics to the behavior of the car on the road".Prototype BR1 passed all the necessary tests and homologation of the FIA, a number of tests on race tracks under the control of SMP Racing pilots. Ahead of the Russian car the new season of the world championship on races on endurance 2018-2019, where SMP Racing intends to put the two Russian crew in the highest category of the championship, LMP1, to fight for the highest results in the overall classification.While the company BR Engineering, the first manufacturer of the chassis presenting to the public the car are ready to participate in the FIA WEC next season, already signed a contract for the production of a prototype BR1 for team DragonSpeed, also announced recently its intentions to move into the LMP1 category of the FIA WEC."I must say that the rate BR1 on the track is impressive, - said the pilot program SMP Racing Mikhail Alyoshin. - Impressive and how well made the prototype, and how sensitively it responds to changes in preferences that we do. To work with such a machine is a pleasure. Now our task is to spend as much time behind the wheel, to detect the different nuances, to work with the settings, because even in the ideal technique is always better. I am sure that next season prototype BR1 compete with rivals".One of the main innovations in superstone 2018-2019 world Championship on races on endurance will be the merging of hybrid and non-hybrid prototypes in one of the LMP1 class with defined capacity limitations. This will allow private teams, including the Russian team SMP Racing and DragonSpeed team, to compete for a championship titles FIA WEC.Facts ABOUT the prototype of BR1-CLASS LMP1 the process of creating aerodynamic elements of the new prototype was held 16 sessions in the wind tunnel, the total length of which was 600 hours, during which it has produced 1000 trials.In tests on the simulator and on the finished prototype was attended 5 professional pilots SMP Racing programme, including Vitaly Petrov, first Russian Formula 1 driver- Mikhail Aleshin, the pilot of the American series IndyCar- Sergey Sirotkin, the reserve pilot of the Formula 1 Renault- Kirill Ladygin, a multiple champion of Russia on go-karting and road racing, the bronze prize-winner of the race "24 hours of Le Mans- Victor Shaitar, world champion, winner of the race "24 hours of Le Mans", FIA WEC.On the simulator prototype BR1 pilots had a total of 64 hours, which amounted to 173 session or 870 laps.TECHNICAL characteristics of the PROTOTYPE BR1AER V6 twin turbo 720 HP Possible to install motorsGibson V8 LMP1 Spec 700 HP.Message other proizvodyaschuyu Le Mans Sprint body kit on the back 6-speed robotic transmission Xtrac lock differentialbaselsn TILTON Brembo brake system LMP1 UPRAVLENIE with power production Kayaba.Userrepository pilotado the foot pedal accelerator and timesmachine disciminate, production OZ specifically for Michelin Radial LMP1 18 dumontadriana 930 kg.
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.
Champion of the season in 2016 Nico Rosberg said that does not exclude the possibility of working as a team leader, but only in the distant future.Nico Rosberg "No, I don't want to be associated with his father's championship team in the DTM. But to visit a party in honor of the title was great. I've seen a lot of people who played a huge role in my own career when I went to Team Rosberg in the Formula 3 and Formula BMW.It was a wonderful time, we did a lot of thinking. Now I'm not looking for a post of the head. But of course, I consider all options. Racing is my passion, especially Formula 1. That's why I commented on the Grand Prix in Japan, as well as in the career of Kubica. I support it in return in any way possible".
As you know, the team Haas is working closely with Ferrari. However, the Americans rejected the proposal of the Scuderia to take one of the graduates of the Racing Academy of Ferrari.Gunther Steiner, team principal, Haas "We are working closely with Ferrari, but they respect the decisions we make. Yes, they offered their young pilots, but we refused.We're happy with our current driver line-up and believes that nothing should be changed".Meanwhile, Sauber has expressed willingness to provide space for young pilots Ferrari in exchange for a discount on the supplied engines and other components. We are talking about Charles LeClair and Antonio Giovinazzi.
Chapter Sauber Frederic Vasseur said pilot Marcus Ericsson is not guaranteed a place, despite the fact that he is associated with team owners.Frederic Vasseur in an interview with Auto Motor und Sport "I Think it is worth building a team around one pilot just because he has good communication with the owners. Obviously, we need to talk to the owners about what's good for Marcus, and what suits the team."And here is Pascal Wehrlein, a career supported by Mercedes, can keep his place in the team.Frederic Vasseur "Pascal knows our situation, and I knew him in the DTM. We need pilots who will be fast on the track and can push the team forward."At the same time, Vasser confirmed that the place in Sauber expect Antonio Giovinazzi and Charles Leclere, graduates of the Racing Academy of Ferrari.Frederic Vasseur "This issue we will discuss with Ferrari in the near future. Initially, we wanted to determine the engine supplier, and then to solve the issue with the pilots".
Team Toro Rosso has officially announced the signing of a multi-year contract with Honda.Franz Toast, head of the team Toro Rosso "the Whole team is looking forward to the cooperation with Honda. Racing has always been in the interests of this company since then as its founder, Soichiro Honda started motorcycle racing. I hope that together we will achieve serious progress".James Ki, technical Director Toro Rosso "because Of the new power plant will significantly change the design of the chassis. Together with Honda we will explore all the features of the engine, that affect the operation of the chassis. Look forward to cooperation with Honda engineers".Takahiro Hachigo, CEO of Honda "Toro Rosso is an experienced team that successfully prepares future stars. We welcome future cooperation with Toro Rosso - this opens a new Chapter in our history in Formula 1.I want to thank Liberty Media and FIA for assistance in the conclusion of this contract. Honda and Toro Rosso will work together to achieve success".
Porsche may buy the team Red Bull. However, this will not happen until 2021, when it will come into force new rules on engines.Porsche closed its program in the race sport prototypes, but the staff who was involved in the WEC program, is developing a new engine. Moreover, the representatives of German companies are actively involved in the discussion of the new rules on engines.As informs edition Motor Sport Magazine, Porsche is considering the purchase of Red Bull Racing. While the Austrian drinks manufacturer may remain the title sponsor of the team.
Four-time Formula 1 world champion Alain Prost, now working as a sports consultant to Renault, officially apologized to max Verstappen for the problems with the engine.Alain Prost "I personally apologized to max. I also apologized to Red Bull Racing. Not all of the six failures were our fault, but four for sure. And it is too much.The reason is not the style of driving max, we often see that within the same team one of the pilots pursuing a greater number of failures than the other.We are very unhappy with the incident and should finally solve the problem.
Racing consultant to Red Bull Helmut Marko said that the representatives of Renault really appealed to him and was interested in buying Carlos Sainz.Helmut Marko "Yes, they approached us. But Carlos has a contract with us. We need to find a solution that will satisfy us, because we have invested heavily in its development. We don't want to just give its pilots, which has invested much effort and money".
The Russian pilot program SMP Racing Mikhail Aleshin will miss performances in the final stages of the North American racing series IndyCar, focusing on the work of the Russian sport prototype BR1. The decision was taken by the team Schmidt Peterson Motorsport and the Russian program SMP Racing.Mikhail Aleshin will continue to work on a new prototype BR1, which will be released on its first tests in the near future. The car is a Russian company BR Engineering will be created together with the Italian company Dallara and preparing for their debut performance in the world championship on races on endurance in 2018. Mikhail Aleshin is a key pilot SMP Racing, working on this car.