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In 2009, seven years after his debut in Formula 1, Australian mark Webber has finally won the first race. He did it on the car of Red Bull under the number "14".In 2009 Formula 1 has moved to the new technical regulations, which meant a substantial limitation in aerodynamics and the use of KERS. Some teams like Brawn and Toyota, in their own way interpreted the rules and introduced the so-called double diffuser. Adrian Newey, who moved from McLaren to Red Bull at the end of 2006, also found certain loopholes in the regulations when preparing the RB5.The Red Bull team appeared in the championship in 2005 on the basis of the team Jaguar. For four years, the pilots of Red Bull only three times on the podium, but that all changed in 2009.
Mika Hakkinen - a vivid example of how the young pilot joined the team was in crisis, survived her difficult times and succeeded.Hakkinen came to McLaren in 1993, even as a test pilot, and at the end of that season, replaced the fired Michael Andretti. After the departure of Ayrton Senna Finn became the de facto leader of the team, experienced two shifts of mechanics, and three failed season. Victory to the McLaren back in 1997, with the advent of the Mercedes engines, new title sponsor and Adrian Newey.In the season of 1998 radically changed the technical regulations, and best of all coped with the task Newey, prepared McLaren MP4/13. Machine was efficient aerodynamics, a powerful Mercedes engine and the Bridgestone tires, which in most of the races had an advantage over Goodyear. In accordance with the position in the constructors ' championship, McLaren has received a start number "7" and "8". As in the previous season best was David Coulthard, he formally received the status of a first pilot and a "seven" on the nose. The Hakkinen went to the "eight".
Head of Mercedes Toto Wolff warned Liberty Media that they are too aggressive and provoke the President of Ferrari Sergio Marchionne.In recent days, Marchionne has intensified its threats to withdraw Ferrari from Formula 1, accusing Liberty that they don't want to make concessions on new engines beginning in season 2021.Sergio Marchionne "currently, we have a powerplant, which is the most powerful and efficient racing engine.With the new regulations on the engines we have the ability to optimize the powertrain. But to develop a new engine that does not meet the high-tech aspects of electrification, efficiency and power, that is, to develop some sort of archaic engine, we have neither the time nor the desire."Toto Wolff "I'm not afraid of threats Marchionne, but it should be taken seriously. I relaxed because Ferrari is Formula 1 and Formula 1 is Ferrari. But if I was the new promoter of Liberty Media, would not provoke Marchionne unacceptable proposals, requirements, or meaningless changes.I am also opposed to Formula-1 turned into a cheap shopping sport. Formula 1 should remain as it is. We are ready to evolve and become acquainted with new media, but we need the right evolution.I'd like to have three or four years ago, Bernie realized the impending changes and has not lost its power. His experience and enthusiasm, his knowledge of the pilot and businessman helped create Formula 1 a great sport".
The President of the FIA Jean Todt said that the only team guilty in the problematic question regarding the new regulations on the engines.Jean Todt "This is something that was decided collectively. Some people still think, why don't we have one engine for the entire championship This is not a new thought, but it was all resolved many years ago.We had meetings with teams, and together we have decided questions about the management rules and about the rules. Would we return to the issue of a single engine will have four or more power units for the season - we must be in agreement 100.And while we don't get 100 agreement, and therefore we have three engines for the season".
The pilot of Red Bull Max Verstappen in qualifying for the Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi showed only the sixth result, losing to the leader more than a second.Max Verstappen "It is a failed qualification. I suffered all weekend with finding the best balance of settings. I am unhappy with my car, and this fact should be taken. Today was just such a day. I had to constantly fight with the car and not with your opponents and the track. I tried to make the most, but they were only the sixth result.The team constantly changed something within the limits established by regulations. But the car still didn't listen. I don't know why, but the car lacked grip, especially the rear wheels. Hopefully we'll be able to look more competitive".
Renault does not approve the Liberty Media plans for Formula 1 for the introduction of the new regulations on engines with season-2021.In other words, Renault has joined Mercedes and Ferrari opposed the proposed format is much more cheap and simple engines.The head of Renault, Cyril Abiteboul "We will get a new engine. For example. This means new development, new project, maybe more people, more investment.The second problem is that we don't know how a Formula 1 car will look like in 2021 chassis, weight, what are the measures for distribution of funds - we don't know the whole picture.We have a concept of the engine, but we can only gossip about it until other pieces of the puzzle will come together.Today I don't like the MGU-H. But by 2020, we will solve this problem. The new engines offered by Liberty, will be cheaper for manufacturers and customers, and will start again from scratch with a new concept engine.And again there will be manufacturers that will find right and wrong decisions, again starting field will be divided into two groups, so I see no reason to deviate from the existing concept".
Sports Director of the Formula 1, Ross brown believes that the modern engine creates all the inconsistencies faced by the participants of the championship.Ross Brawn "the Current engine is an incredible technique, but they cannot be called a great racing engines.They are very expensive, they are not noisy, they have a lot of components that need to change, and turn all of these farces with penalties after qualifying. Huge difference in performance creates a gap between the teams. It needs to be changed, start a new page in the history of the championship".The new regulations on engines take effect in 2021.
Technical Director of Red Bull Adrian Newey told about what is happening in a closed Park after the finish.Adrian Newey "After the finish of the race cars are checked for compliance with the regulations. Then within the hour they are in the closed Park, and during that time any team has the opportunity to file a protest. It's time for backstage games.Some engineers, like me, have the opportunity to see the cars of your rivals. Naturally, the mechanics, seeing the engineer from the other team, immediately begin to crowd near his car, to hide their new products. Ferrari, for example, formed a beehive every time I come near their car.But we found an original way to look. I'm beginning to see details that do not interest me, and the mechanics here are also near them, and at this time our photographer takes all that is left open, what interests us the most.This part of the game. I always wait until the end of the race to see the cars of your opponents".
FIA and the owners of Formula 1 have announced what will be the power plant after 2020. The new regulations on engines like the Cosworth company.Bruce wood, managing Director, Cosworth "the Existing rules do not give chances to the new members, when you consider what the necessary investments, both technical and material. The new rules will allow the independent companies to try their hand at Formula 1".The last time Cosworth was introduced in Formula 1 in 2013 as an engine supplier of the team Marussia. The emergence of complex hybrid power systems, a British company, has left the championship.
Every time in Formula 1 are going to change the rules, the management of Ferrari has threatened to leave the championship. This time Ferrari has threatened their care.In 2021 will enter into force the new technical regulations, according to which the engines will be a little easier and cheaper. In addition, owners of the championship plan from 2019 to restrict budgets. Obviously, all these changes don't like Ferrari.Sergio Marchionne, Ferrari President "If there is no conditions that will be useful for the advancement and promotion of the Ferrari brand, we refuse to participate in Formula 1.Formula 1 is in our DNA from birth. If the sandbox in which we play will change beyond recognition, then we will stop to play in it".
Representatives of car manufacturers represented in Formula 1, opposed the design of the engines proposed by the FIA for use from 2021.Mercedes, Ferrari and Renault believe that the new engines are radically different from those used now. As a result, the mechanics will have to work simultaneously on two projects to finalize the current engines, and develop new, respectively, will lead to a substantial increase in costs.Honda neutrally responded to the proposed concept. Obviously, Japanese and so each year starts with a clean slate, so they don't care what kind of engine to develop.But for the new regulations are in companies that are not yet represented in Formula 1 Porsche, Audi, Cosworth, Ilmor, Aston Martin is one of these companies can become a partner of Red Bull.Helmut Marko, a sports consultant to Red Bull "Personally, we like this engine".
FIA, together with the owners of the championship, after consultation with the manufacturers decided on the engine configuration that will be used in 2021.1 based power plant will be 1.6-liter turbo engine. The turbine is one, but its size will be limited.2 the Battery and control electronics will be standard.3 From the power plant eliminated the expensive and complex thermal energy generator MGU-H. 4 the Generator of the kinetic energy the MGU-K will be more powerful. If this is allowed to accumulate energy in a few circles that the pilot was able to use its discretion in any moment of the race.5 the engine Speed will be increased from 15000 rpm to 18000 rpm. Thanks to this, the engines should be louder.6 there Are restrictions on the parameters of the engine, which will not allow to create expensive and extreme design. In addition, size restrictions will make it easy to embed the engine into any chassis.7 Will introduce new restrictions on the use of fuel.FIA plans to submit the final version of the technical regulations by the end of 2018.
The first and fifth places in Austin ahead of schedule has enabled Mercedes to win the constructors ' championship. For the German team's fourth consecutive victory.Toto Wolff, head of Mercedes "First of all, I want to thank all the staff who work on the bases in Brackley and Brixworth. I also want to acknowledge the fantastic support we receive from the hand of Mercedes in Stuttgart. I'm glad we were able to once again become the strongest after the major changes in the regulations.In Austin, we won the Cup of designers - this is one of our goals. Now the challenge is to win the remaining three races."As already said Balo, Mercedes are fourth in the constructors ' championship and on this indicator the team caught up with Red Bull. More wins in the championship only on Lotus 7, McLaren 8, Williams 9 and Ferrari 16.
31 Oct FIA and the Formula-1 are going to introduce regulations on the engines, which will come into force from 2021.As informs German edition Auto Motor und Sport, the new engines should be cheaper, easier, and at the same time significantly louder. It is expected that there will be an independent supplier of engines, for example, Cosworth or Ilmor. Many of the elements of the power plant will become standard, which will reduce the cost of their development.It is known that in the discussion of the new regulations, in addition to the Formula 1 car manufacturers involved, Audi, Volkswagen, Porsche, Lamborghini and Alfa Romeo, as well as several independent companies.In addition, on 7 November, the leadership of the championship will introduce the concept of a budget cap Formula 1. Some of the limitations can be introduced in 2019.
The FIA has confirmed all requirements of the crash-tested system for the protection of the head Halo for the season in 2018 after the updates of the technical rules for next year.Strategic working group approved the introduction of Halo in 2018, back in July of this year, and the world Council of Motorsport finally approved the decision at its last meeting in Paris last week.The FIA statement was read to the team in accordance with the technical regulations managed to complete work on their chassis for next year.
The ex-pilot of Formula 1 Gerhard Berger has denied rumours that Red Bull and its owner Dietrich Mateschitz are tired of Formula 1.Gerhard Berger "It's wrong that he got tired of Formula 1. Of course, he is dissatisfied with the current situation in his team.But Red Bull is still a very strong team, and even in these difficult times it is unlikely that someone will leave her, especially as Adrian Newey is at the peak of his creative activity. There is no engine that can bring the chances for the title, so of course the situation is frustrating in the long run.Red Bull always had a lot of patience, and now when needed, they suffer. It's a tough time, but you can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Honda, running in the Toro Rosso, is the beginning.I believe in Honda, which has a sports culture in the company, the resources and now the team with the mentality of Red Bull.I can imagine that Honda will return to its original shape and build a top-end engines.We must wait the new regulations on the engines. This Aston Martin has the resources and capabilities to do this I don't know, but I doubt it. Red Bull do not get hung up on this company".
According to media reports, the famous football stadium Estadio Azteca was damaged during the earthquake as the main video track in Mehikoorma there are sources that claim the opposite, calming that the asphalt is in good condition.Press Secretary of the alignment of a name of brothers Rodriguez confirmed this "the Track is in good condition, although there were reports of injuries.Together with the official authorities, we will conduct a thorough inspection of the track to make sure that everything is in order and complies with the regulations".The Mexican Grand Prix is scheduled for the end of October.
Head of Mercedes Toto Wolff expressed his dissatisfaction with the official meteorological service of Formula 1.This year Meteo France took on the role of provider information about the weather for all Formula 1 teams. But in Monza the weather forecasters apparently gave incorrect predictions.Toto Wolff "on Friday they promised all-day rain, but the sun was out. On Saturday we were promised a dry day, but we all remember how was practice and qualification".Wolf hinted that Formula 1 needs to rethink its dependence on centralized meteorological services, whereas in the past the teams are engaged with their own suppliers.Toto Wolff "Maybe we need to think if it's right. Perhaps we should return to the old regulations".
Williams technical Director Paddy Lowe said that Hungary showed all the mistakes of the team.Paddy Lowe "I told the guys that Hungary is a good weekend, which showed all of our weaknesses. Based on these results, we should try to build a faster car. I think it was the best way to summarize. We have a lot of work, and we need to be better. And we can be better, so that's what we will do in the time allowed by the regulations of the time in August.We will not give up the fourth position. I think this year we can be very strong on some other tracks, hope some of them will suit us more than opponents. We will be back in the second half of the season prepared."Machine Williams traditionally fast on highways, and after the summer break will be stages in Spa and Monza.
Head Red Bull Christian Horner said that F1 is at the crossroads of change regulations, and it is an interesting time.Christian Horner "I think that's really interesting that Formula 1 is at the crossroads of change with the rules. Theoretically, the regulations will come into force in 2021, and the new engines we make from eight to ten years, so we consider changes in the championship until 2030.By 2030, many people will drive cars They will be Autonomous They are electric The world is changing so fast in this sector.In Formula 1 there are some serious questions that we must answer today. It is important to make the right choice on engines. What is the main goal of Formula 1 It's technology or sports and entertainment Should the pilot and machine to the limitNew Formula 1 according to my understanding should contain the elements of a great show, to be loud, noisy, to excite the viewer, and the pilot thought of as a star".
The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso decided to go to Indianapolis, sacrificing the race in Monaco. Try to understand why he wants it and what he can expect.WhyObviously, McLaren is third year of cooperation with Honda expecting major progress, especially given the emergence of new technical regulations, removing restrictions on the modification of engines. But in fact, the opposite happened the Japanese had developed a completely new power unit, which proved uncompetitive and unreliable.The first tests are, frankly, disappointed Fernando Alonso, whose contract with McLaren expires at the end of this year. The first race also proved difficult - sometimes the car did not even reached the starting field. In order to raise the motivation of the Spanish champion and try to hold him back, new team leader Zac brown invited Fernando to take part in the legendary race Indy-500, sacrificing the race in Monaco, where the McLaren the best chance to earn at least some points.Alonso immediately found a new challenge - to become the second ever winner of the Triple crown.Is this project a second goal. Do not forget that Zach brown is a good marketer, in the past, he worked hard to attract sponsors in Formula 1. Voyage of Alonso for the ocean brought to McLaren this kind of media attention which one could hardly expect such results in the races of Formula 1. In the end, the photos of Fernando and cars with logos of sponsors occupied all types of media.
The flexibility of the T-shaped wings, which the team is attached to a shark fins cause concern to the FIA. There have been several cases where such structures were broken and came off the machine. As informs German edition Auto Motor und Sport, preparing amendments to the regulations relating to the T-wings.In particular, we will introduce a test similar to that applied to the front and rear spoiler under a certain load T-wing should not SAG or fall to one side. Changes in the rules should enter into force at the Grand Prix of Spain, that is next month.
Behind the scenes of Formula 1 has already been discussing regulations for engines 2021. 31 March in Paris in a meeting of the manufacturers represented in the championship, there were suggestions to make the power plant more simple and cheap. Among the proposals is the refusal MGU-H. MGU-H motor generator, which converts exhaust energy into electricity. He is perhaps the most complex component of the power plant, respectively, and the most expensive. It is proposed to abandon this system, and the loss of power to compensate for the introduction of dual turbochargers.In addition, there were proposals to introduce the standard components of the MGU-K motor generator that utilizes braking energy and battery.
March 31 was held in Paris meeting of the FIA and the Formula 1 championship with the representatives of manufacturers to discuss the regulations on the engines after 2020.The meeting was attended by delegates of all the companies represented in Formula 1. Was also observed by representatives of Alfa Romeo, Lamborghini, Audi, Cosworth, Ilmor and other companies that only look to the championship. It was about the configuration of the engines, which can appear in the Formula-1 in 2021. There were proposals to abandon the expensive hybrid power systems in favor of more simple and cheap, but no less efficient engines. All agreed that the championship should remain a testing ground for new technologies that will be used in the production of road cars.Jean Todt, head of FIA "I am delighted that so many stakeholders were able to agree on the further development of Formula 1. We will now embark on a detailed study of what will be the engines in 2021. Our goal is to find the best solution for the future".
Race Director FIA's Charlie whiting confirmed that the FIA revise the rules of use of the DRS in accordance with the new technical regulations, after the Chinese Grand Prix.Now all the cars fitted with DRS a system of reduction of head resistance to the air flow that allows pilots to increase the speed of the cars on the line.With the adoption of the new rules of technical regulations of the DRS partially lost its effectiveness, so after the Chinese Grand Prix, the FIA intends to reconsider the rule of using the system.Charlie Whiting "During the tests it was difficult for us to assess the effectiveness of DRS. We certainly have some information. And at the moment we do not see significant differences.That is why we believe that you need to wait until the end of the Grand Prix of China, to understand how the system works on the tracks.While the system worked well enough, but we still can't make a final decision until we see the work of DRS during the race".
Before the start of the first series of tests, the FIA has published five requirements to the structure of the suspensions and tested new machines. Red Bull are confident that the design RB13 fully consistent with the regulations.Christian Horner, head of the team Red Bull "The FIA happy with the way we interpreted the rules. If someone disagrees, it may file a protest after the finish of the race, and the stewards will consider it. Meanwhile, the FIA has no complaints to us".
The Mercedes team, winner of the last three Championships, presented a machine W08, created by the new regulations.In the morning Lewis Hamilton held run-in W08. Due to bad weather had to use rain tires. After this, the team conducted a small 3D presentation.Compared to a new car W07 W08 was more wide and more long. Hamilton has managed to compare it with the big boat. there are many new aerodynamic elements, while preserving the traditional Mercedes nose. In addition, the Mercedes refused to unattractive fin on the engine cover, which can be seen on new machines Sauber, Renault and Force India.
Head Red Bull Christian Horner said his team this year got one of the most beautiful cars.Christian Horner "I Think RB13 is a very beautiful car. Thanks to the new technical regulations of the aspect ratio become correct.The car looks great, it looks fast. There is a saying that a beautiful car go fast. This is the case."Team Red Bull will unveil the new car on February 26, the day before the start of the tests in Barcelona.
The Sauber team has posted pictures of the new machine C36 constructed in accordance with the new regulations, the new war paint.New side pontoons, new front and rear spoiler, a shark fin on the engine cover, but it was not very attractive nose. But has dramatically changed the coloring of the machine. With the departure of Felipe Nasr, the team lost the support of the Brazilian Bank, and now on the car a minimum sponsorship stickers. But a significant part is the inscription "25 years", reminding that this season in Formula 1 for Sauber will be the 25th in a row.