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The pilot Force India Sergio Perez in qualifying Grand Prix of Brazil was sixth.Sergio Perez "I am very satisfied with today's result, especially considering how hard it was to work in tandem with the latest qualifications. It was a good fight, because the final was very hard, but I managed in difficult conditions to be sixth. This is our high for today.I have to say "thank you" to the team for all the latest upgrades, because they help us to fight for the finals. The engineers worked so hard and today's result was their merit. I'm glad to be back in the fight in the third round, and I now look forward to the race. Let's see if the rain will go - it will help us to achieve our goals".
Haas pilot Roman Grosjean on the results practices Grand Prix of Brazil was on the 15th position.Roman Grosjean "It was a decent Friday. I was able to drive many laps, testing different settings and some novelties. The morning went well but we had a lot of time to spend in the pits.In any case, the good news is that we had a dry Friday, although everyone thought that it will rain. Today we did our best to work with the settings".
The Ferrari pilot Sebastian Vettel on the results practices Grand Prix of Brazil was in fourth position. The leaders of the German lost three tenths of a second.Sebastian Vettel "I think in the end we drove around more than initially expected, as we all expected it to rain that day. It was great today to go so many laps, but the team still need to work on balance, which will automatically increase our qualifying pace.I think the defeat of our main competitors will not be easy. Will see where we are tomorrow.
Daniel ricciardo in the practice of the Brazilian Grand Prix showed the 3rd result. After qualifying Red Bull racing pilots will be fined in the form of loss of ten positions.Riccardo Daniel "I am very pleased with this Friday. We looked competitive. Long runs look promising, but Mercedes are the clear favorites. We can still improve tomorrow, but the opponents are not standing still.We don't need to change much settings and so good. I think we are going to compete with Ferrari than with the Germans. If it would rain, it could change the picture, and in the root. If I can get pole position, it is slightly easier on yourself, because of the penalty I will have to start from the depths of the peloton".
The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso on the results practices Grand Prix of Brazil was in 10th position.Fernando Alonso "Today was more difficult than we expected. During the first session we ran into some problems, and then the second was again having trouble with the engine. We lost valuable time on the track and in the end we were not able to complete the entire program. We tried to move the priority items on the circles when the machine was on the track that allowed more or less remain satisfied with the result.Tomorrow some more will need to recalibrate the machine, so we'll see what we can do. The time between the rivals are very close, so the struggle for an exit in the final qualification will be very tight. But if it rains it will be our chance".
The pilot Force India Sergio Perez commented on their goals for the upcoming Grand Prix of Brazil.Sergio Perez "I like Interlagos. For me it's always a special race in the championship. The track is difficult, very difficult. Then feel how the kart track. There's a good mix of turns of varying difficulty. All this allows for an interesting race full of surprises.Rain may begin just suddenly changing the course of the battle for the victory. I remember a rain race last year when I almost made it to the podium. I still regret the missed opportunity. I would love to and this time it was raining - this will allow me to fight for a good result.I like to visit Brazil, because it reminds me of Mexico and I'm always here very relaxed. I feel great support from the fans, and the atmosphere in the stands gives me a lot more energy."Last year, Perez finished fourth. Three laps to go, Sergio was not able to keep behind max Verstappen and missed it forward.
Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas has hinted that next season he is going to fight for the title, so not going to play the role of the second pilot when the Lewis Hamilton.Before this season, Bottas moved from Williams to Mercedes. In Bahrain, Valtteri won the first pole, then was a victory in Russia. But after the summer break, the Finn's results fell, while Hamilton's improved and ahead of schedule became the champion.Valtteri Bottas in an interview with Sky Sports "In some races, but not as often as I would like I was faster than Lewis. He's very, very fast, but I still believe in myself. I'm not going to be a co-pilot. Otherwise, I'd rather be home.This year I learned a lot, but next season will be different. I just need to take into account lessons learned".
It is not excluded that next year Fernando Alonso will take part in the legendary marathon 24 hours of Le Mans. Edition of the Daily Sports Car reports that the Spaniard visited the base of Toyota in Cologne, where he passed the adjustment seats.It is expected that Alonso will take part in tests of the Toyota sports prototype, which will be held on 19 November in Bahrain.At the same time, as we already confirmed the participation of Alonso in the marathon 24 hours of Daytona, where his partner will become a reserve pilot of McLaren Lando Norris.
The former head of Formula 1 Bernie Ecclestone believes that Ferrari could leave the championship if the terms of the work after 2020 will not be to her liking.Bernie Ecclestone "If they can't win in the next few years, it sure will make their new rules. If the rules are not accepted, then Ferrari can leave. Only if the conditions are economically and sports best this company, they will remain.They do not need the budget constraints and all that. They want to spend what you can afford, and I always say the same thing. If people can't spend, they need to leave or fight for their own goals. If there are only three or four teams capable of competing at the top, then it should be. All the teams who say they can't afford it, should not even participate in the championship or should just silently accept the rules".
Pilot Red Bull Daniel Riccardo admitted that it is always with great love belonged to the race at the Interlagos circuit.Daniel ricciardo "I really like South America in General, so I'm always excited about racing in Brazil. Last year on a wet track was fun, and I don't mind getting a little rain this year, because I know that I can fight for the victory. I am confident that I can achieve a good result, but so far I have not had a successful race in Brazil. Hopefully that will change this year.The track itself is not one I like. Then a few high speed turns, which I usually like. There's a lot of slow and short corners, which is not so exciting, but that doesn't mean I'll stop trying to achieve a strong result."On account of Riccardo six races in Brazil, but only two times Daniel was able to finish in the points zone tenth in 2013 and eighth in 2016.
The pilot of Renault Carlos Sainz spoke about his thoughts before the Grand Prix of Brazil.Carlos Sainz "the Track is obviously good and you can still feel the atmosphere of Ayrton Senna. He still lives in the hearts of the people that makes this phase even more special. In fact, this track I don't really like, but it is a historical place for the championship. There's a lot of history, then they won a lot of titles. Brazilian culture is quite special, and from the point of view of food is probably my favorite place in the calendar.Last year I had a good race, and it was one of my best Grand Prix. I was fifteenth in qualifying - two seconds away from the best pilots, and during a rain race fought with them on equal terms We then did a great job with the tires, adjustments and strategy. Now I have a chance in the rain".Last year Sainz finished sixth, eight seconds behind the podium.
The pilot of Red Bull Max Verstappen has confirmed that he would not mind the rain race in Interlagos. A year ago, the Dutchman finished third at the rain race Grand Prix of Brazil.Max Verstappen "We want to win in Brazil. Last year in the rain we managed a good race. The race was very exciting. There were many battles, overtaking, which led to a good result.I'm hoping for another rain race weekend, as I don't think we can be competitive on a dry track. It is not our corona track.The weather forecast predicts mixed conditions during the race weekend in Brazil.
Jos Verstappen is confident that his 20-year-old son Max chose the best top team to participate in the race until 2020.Jos Verstappen "the Team works day and night to once again become more competitive. If you look at the car in the beginning of the season and now the difference is very striking is the answer to the question about what makes a top team. And all the changes perfectly fit into the style of driving max, which is evident in the results.In Brazil we hope for rain, and then Max will be able to show what he's capable of, like a year ago. I think that in the qualification of the other top teams will be a little stronger, but the race Red Bull will be able to fight for the victory".
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.
Haas pilot Roman Grosjean in the home for his team in the qualification of Grand Prix of the USA showed 14-th result.Roman Grosjean "It was a tough weekend until qualifying. Before qualification I didn't use Ul. Yesterday, we worked with other teams, and on Saturday morning turned on the track before to try them out.The incident with Strolla was unexpected and quite close to the accident. I was lucky not to turn around on the grass, that could be a disaster. It would be the end of the training. We went to the second round, which is good, since it was the maximum that we can squeeze out of their car.We strongly tightened and narrowed the gap from seven tenths to two-tenths to the guys ahead, but we still don't really perform well on the home track. I think it has more to do with the tyres, and in this area there's a gap in speed. We need to deal with it. I hope we can give the fans something special tomorrow".
Pilot Mercedes Lewis Hamilton believes Formula 1 needs to change the rules of the tyres fitted, which are issued to pilots much less than sometimes required.Lewis Hamilton "the Problem is that it's a stupid rule because how many times was this year, when fans came to see their idols, sitting during the second practice in the rain and on the road no one. We can't go out on the track because we have a few sets of this rubber This is stupid.The team decide that it is better not to go out because we need these tires can be used in the race. The League needs to reconsider this rule, as people are robbed, sitting in the rain and not seeing cars on the road. In those days, you have to return the money".
In the first practice, the pilot Force India Esteban Windows showed the seventh result. But in the second session in the rain, a young Frenchman set the second time.Esteban Windows "the Morning practice went well, and we have worked a lot with our program, and after lunch went scheduled rain.During the second practice, we decided to go to the track to test the car. It proved to be very fast, so I'm not worried, if you re going to rain during qualifying. Will be dry or wet - our car will be fast because it is perfectly balanced. Even on a dry track we are not so far from their goals.We have not had much time to work on the settings, but I have confidence that tomorrow the team will take a big step forward".
The pilot of Renault Nico hlkenberg first practice for the Japanese Grand Prix ended on the 7th position.Nico Hulkenberg "the Morning went well for our team. The threat of rain forced us to work with redoubled force. We worked a lot and was pleased with the balance of the car. It is a pity that we did not have time to check all the things that were.The day was too wet to go on the road, and I wanted to save tires for rain tomorrow, if it rains".
The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso in first practice for the Grand Prix of Japan showed a 12-th result.Fernando Alonso "As predicted, we had a Friday with only one dry session, so we tried different options in the morning and not after lunch, as usual. We drove as many laps as I could.During the second practice went a little too heavy rain, so we couldn't even go to the track. We spent a few laps at the end of the session, when the rain stopped pouring, but we did not try to understand the behavior of the machine, since according to forecasts, tomorrow and Sunday will be dry.The car feels good track, especially in turns. I hope it's enough for the result".
Pilot Williams Felipe Massa in the first practice of Grand Prix of Japan showed only the 16-th result. In the second session the Brazilian was cetainty of the seven pilots who dared to pass a quick circle on a wet track.Felipe Massa "It was not a very interesting day, to be honest. The first impression from the car is positive, but it's hard to say where we are in the balance of power, if you compare us with other teams. It was interesting to see how it will behave machine in the rain, but I did only one normal round. There was a lot of aquaplaning and standing water, so we decided not to risk the technology, it was mostly a day of waiting.I saw the forecast that the rain tonight will end, so tomorrow we will have dry practice - where we will show your speed".
In the first practice for the Japanese Grand Prix Max Verstappen was sixth. In the second session, the pilot of Red Bull chose to spend time in the pits.Max Verstappen "We are unable to roll a lot of laps, and all because of the weather. But I am happy and satisfied with their settings. I think we looked competitive.The red flags slightly prevented our program, but we were able to obtain useful information that will help us in finalizing the car. Ferrari is fast, but I think we are close to him.This year, the track certainly feels much faster than a year ago. Let's see, Sunday will be warm, so the speed will increase. If it rains, I am ready to take risks to complete the race on the podium".
Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas decided not to travel during the rainy second practice for the Japanese Grand Prix, but first he showed only the fifth result.Valtteri Bottas "I didn't work after lunch on the track. I'm sorry for the fans who came out tonight to see our work. They all waited for the departure of their idols.In the morning, the car proved to be much better than in Malaysia, but we still need to work hard to make the car faster. As a starting point this is enough it is definitely better than a week ago. My work with the Soft tyres was successful, but the Supersoft is still not enough clutch. So for me now it is important to understand how to work with this rubber. I hope tomorrow the weather will be without rain".
In the first practice, Daniel Ricardo showed the third result, losing time leader of almost four tenths of a second. In the second session, when the rain has gone, the pilots of Red Bull chose not to leave boxes.Riccardo Daniel "in the Morning on a dry track, we drove a decent distance. Ferrari and Mercedes ahead of us, and we need to work on speed. We lose a lot of time on the straights. Maybe we use too high clamping force. Obviously, we need to consider the settings of the machine.On Saturday we get an extra set of intermediate rubber. You might want to change this rule. We chose not to work in the second practice to save tyres for the heavy rain - they can be useful on Saturday".
In a dry first practice Sebastian Vettel showed the best result, ahead of championship leader Lewis Hamilton by two tenths of a second. In the second practice when it was raining, the pilot Ferrari was limited to one installation circle.Sebastian Vettel "this Morning we did a great job checking many solutions. In the afternoon, as expected, the rain came. Of course, I would like to work on a wet track, but we decided to save the rain tires.In the last two races we showed disappointing results, but here we are once again convinced that the car is fast. We are confident in their abilities and on Sunday will show all that capable.The last time rain qualifying was held in Monza, and there we did not look very convincing. In Malaysia has improved, so hopefully we made the right conclusions. If the rain qualification, we will be able to show its strength".
Lewis Hamilton was pleased with the results of the first day of the Grand Prix of Japan. In the first practice Mercedes driver showed the second result, the second - first.Lewis Hamilton "Good day. The machine here works better than in Malaysia. I am glad that in the first practice, got to work on a dry track. The day was raining, but we checked the operation of the machine, as in Malaysia, on a wet track it was not effective enough.Here patient fans. They waited the whole session when we get out on the track. Even and for that reason I left the boxes - we had to give them a show.
In Malaysia Fernando Alonso finished 11th, while his partner in McLaren Stoffel Vandorn earned points for seventh place.Fernando Alonso "Just Stoffel was better. He squeezed the maximum from the car. The difference between us was only one and a half tenths of a second, but during this period had few rivals.Everything was decided in the first turn, where he won a couple of items and I got stuck behind a train of slower pilots. Not my best race. Stoffel, on the contrary, was very strong in practice and qualifying".After Malaysia Vandorn ahead of Alonso in the drivers ' championship. His career in Formula 1 Fernando scores for the season points only once lost to a teammate - it was in 2015.
During practice in Malaysia novel Grosjean off the track and crashed the car after he hit a loose manhole of drainage system. So it does not happen in Japan, representatives of the FIA, together with the organizers of the Japanese stage, inspected the track at Suzuka.Meanwhile, Haas said about the damage to 750 thousand dollars incurred by the team due to an accident in Malaysia. There are considering the possibility of obtaining compensation from FIA.
During Friday practice in Malaysia novel Grosjean got into a serious accident after hitting loose on the bars of the drainage system. The car received serious damage, and now at Haas want to get from FIA compensation.Gunther Steiner, head of Haas "We intend to appeal to the FIA. It was not our fault. We lost three quarters of a million dollars that someone forgot to weld the bars.Together with the FIA we will look for a solution. They have insurance for such cases. Let's see what happens".
After the finish of the race in Malaysia debutant Pierre went Out complained that his aching back due to a loose seat.Pierre went Out "the Seat was loose, which I felt very comfortable. It is constantly moving, especially at high speeds. I had to strain my back and now it hurts. For the next race we will prepare a new seat".