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Race engineer Williams Rob Smedley believes that Felipe Massa ended his career at the peak of the sports form.Rob Smedley "Look at how he ended his career - he completed it at the highest level.He's 16 years spent in Formula 1, and all these years he was at the level of the fight for the title. In a fast car he always fought for victory in a slow - achieved its maximum.To be on top, to give the team information for development to achieve points constantly to reach the final of qualification on average is a measure of the level of the Mass. He is a very good pilot".
The technical delegate of the FIA, Martin Budkowski goes to work in the Renault team, where you will get the post of Executive Director. Rivals unhappy with this development since Budkowski initiated into the secrets of all teams.Cyril abiteboul, head of Renault Sport "In recent years, our organization is actively developing growing team of Fomrula-1 in Enstone, in the season of 2018 we will supply engines to the two top teams, we won three of the last championship of Formula E and have achieved success in other racing series.We had a task to strengthen the management structure of Renault Sport, and for that we invited Marcin. Under his leadership, Renault has become one of the top teams of Formula 1 by 2020. Will help it professionals such as Bob bell, Nick Chester and Rob white".At the time Bukowski worked in Ferrari and McLaren. In recent years he worked as a technical delegate of FIA and was aware of all the novelties, which were prepared by the team. Now it is waiting for a three-month sabbatical, and representatives of teams of Formula 1 believe that it is too little, because Budkowski familiar with all the developments of rivals. Red Bull even threatened by the court if some of the ideas of the Austrian team suddenly appear in the new car Renault.
Race engineer Williams Rob Smedley said that lance Stroll should not blame yourself for the fact that the team conceded because of his mistakes all day tests.Rob Smedley "He's not supposed to feel guilty, he should not feel blame for what happened. We don't want in the team was such a heavy mood. It wasn't even a mistake on the part Stroll.He was on cold tires, he was going to switch to a higher gear. Felipe also made similar errors, and this pilot with 15 years of experience. Such errors and problems help us understand how better to balance a car, how to work with rubber and other moments.No one in the team accuses. It is not. We will gather more details and will be ready for all the surprises during last weeks tests."During the two days of tests Stroll three times and smashed the car. Because of this, the team actually missed a day and a half test.
Race engineer Williams Rob Smedley said that his team's car was seriously damaged after the accident lance Stroll.Rob Smedley "the Car was damaged on the left side, we need to check everything carefully. I can't give a definite verdict, because they do not know how much we have spare parts and what to replace.Start races on Thursday in question, but we will do our best to get to the track. This is an important test for our team.Today we had a good day, not counting the accident. We learned a lot about the car. If you manage to rebuild the car, tomorrow the work will continue."The day lance Stroll three times off the road. On Tuesday the team even had to abort after 12 laps because of the lack of a spare wing. Maybe worth most of the work be entrusted to experienced Felipe Massa.
Deputy head of the Force India Rob Fearnley believes that the championship is only ten teams, among which, it is fair to allocate the income.Rob Fearnley "I think that the Liberty need to work closely with the FIA, because the current provision of 12 teams does not work. We need well-developed team, good beginners. Like Haas, who did everything to achieve recognition and their prize.If you look at the peloton, there must be teams with contracts for a minimum of three to five years, with a team of 400 people and a budget of 300 million. 12 teams will never be able to afford it, so you should focus only on the ten.I would love in future to see Force India in the championship. Our staff has grown, we are making progress. Today we have ten teams who are able to show a good show, ten well-funded, high-quality Formula 1 teams. We should not look for two more.With all due respect to Manor, if someone comes to buy them, it is too late. The opportunity was only in the last year".
Race engineer Williams Rob Smedley believes that in just one season of car can seriously change its characteristics.Rob Smedley "We developed our machine from scratch, we worked a lot in the wind tunnel. And now I think the team has a great base to start work in the new season. We will be able to develop throughout the year.I don't think the fastest car in Australia will be the fastest in Abu Dhabi. During the season the cars very much will change. Speeds will increase, but who will be the most successful in the end is the big question.
Race engineer Williams Rob Smedley believes that the new rules will mix the peloton, however, will hardly change anything in its essence.Rob Smedley "I hope that the new rules will significantly modify the balance of power, but I'm not sure that the hierarchy really will change completely.In Formula 1 no one has ever won the world Cup without a significant budget. Money is now necessary to count to the last cent.Perhaps the new rules will lead to the fact that the rich teams for the first time will lose its strength, and the first six races can get quite unique. The opportunity and need to use".
Race engineer Williams Rob Smedley believes that modern Formula 1 is becoming less loopholes to bypass the rules.Rob Smedley "Every time in the championship there were new rules, everyone was trying to find a workaround. But today, the loopholes are becoming less. The reason for this is that technical regulations are largely written by senior technical engineers within the teams.They are very smart, they understand that everyone is looking for loopholes, so try to nip this in the Bud. So they write it together to watch each other still only at the stage of writing new regulations.
Deputy head of the Force India Rob Fearnley said that Esteban Windows will not get one season in the Indian team.Rob Fearnley, "He's the pilot of the Force India. And this will last at least another two years. This, in fact, everything.Mercedes have no right to claim it as the primary pilot, but if they ask him for tests, then we will gladly provide for window.The contract is for two years, and then he'll decide where to go next. I think that we will get mutual benefits from working this season".
Chief engineer Williams Rob Smedley said that now his responsibilities in the team has grown considerably.Rob Smedley "I'm still going to work in the field of design and aerodynamics. But I won't now adjust the machine after the first tests. Now my responsibilities go beyond the short term.I'll start working on a development car. It is very important that we begin to focus on future steps now. We gather throughout the year to deal with the machine, and for this we have a development program. This will be a key part of what I do".
Race engineer Williams Rob Smedley said that his team is looking for talent in Formula 4.Rob Smedley "Williams is always looking for talent, both among pilots and engineers across the spectrum of the lower Formulas. Basically, we look to the British Formula 4. The sooner we pay attention to these people, the sooner and more likely they we will get.The fact that the British Formula 4 has support OEM, gives you more confidence. Cars British Formula 4 are serious appliances that they are well designed and are ideal for young pilots could get furious experience. British Formula 4 allows them to hone their skills in the race. This gives them the opportunity to learn a lot about how technology and the pilot".
Nico Rosberg won the championship title and announced his retirement. In the history of Formula 1 there were three cases when a new champion hung the helmet on a nail.Mike Hotornot made his debut in Formula 1 in 1952 driving a Cooper private team. In the next season, the Briton became the pilot factory team Ferrari, where he spent most of his career. However, it turned out to be relatively short.In 1958 Mike, speaking solely in the butterfly, had a very consistent season in ten races he had seven times on the podium and with one win was the first in the history of Formula 1 British champion. He was 29 years old, he was the youngest at that time the champion - more surprising was his statement about the end of a career. However, he had health problems, which may have influenced the decision.22 January 1959, hawthorn has not coped with management of road cars Jaguar 3.4 Mk.1, crashed into a tree and died. According to one version, the current champion of the Formula 1 staged a race with the owner of one of the teams Rob Walker and while trying to overtake his Mercedes-Benz 300SL went off the wet road after rain.
Technical Director Williams Rob Smedley believes that all the problems of Felipe Massa in the Ferrari have been linked with Fernando Alonso.Rob Smedley "When the team came to Alonso, it all changed dramatically. When Felipe worked with Kimi, it was an excellent tandem. Everything was balanced, and both pilots were working as efficiently as possible. The results speak for themselves. But Alonso still broke, began to build the team around him, and the Mass after release from a forced leave of absence was nothing I could do. I didn't know Felipe, and it was not in trauma. All were to blame for Alonso".
Race engineer Williams Rob Smedley said that his team was happy with the race, which showed Valtteri Bottas in Malaysia.Rob Smedley "Our team is very happy with the result, which showed in the race, Valtteri. We managed to achieve a lot, given the riskiness of the situation. It was our high for today, so the team are all proud of the result of Bottas. His strategy with the only pit stop might seem risky, but it worked. Start Valtteri was flawless, and the race clean and beautiful.
Race engineer Williams Rob Smedley said that his team is not focusing on the fight with Force India.Rob Smedley "We will never put a goal to fight with Force India or a specific team. Our goal is to fight for victory and the title. To concentrate forces to fight with only one team error. It is not our level. If you do the goal, then the command did not come from the circle of struggle for the fourth place. I worked on the team that is fighting for the title. That's the most important attitude for a better result, not to fight the teams.After the race in Singapore, Williams concedes Force India 1 point.
Race engineer Williams Rob Smedley said that the team is seriously concerned about the problems with the seat belts that came to Valtteri Bottas during the race in Singapore.Rob Smedley "It was completely unexpected. Valtteri reported rasstegnula belts and immediately turned into boxes. This is a serious problem of safety of the pilot, because the cars are moving at tremendous speeds and without seat belts, tightly holding the pilots in the cockpits, any accident can turn into tragedy.A couple years back, Bottas has had a similar problem. And now we have to perform and achieve its solution. A similar problem in the future may cost us points or victory".
Race engineer Williams Rob Smedley believes that the strategy of three pit stops could bring Felipe Massa points in the race Grand Prix of Singapore.Rob Smedley "We chose to Weight the right strategy of three pit stops. We were sure that it will bring him an advantage over rivals. But to realize the idea of the Mass was prevented by the traffic. After the pit stop he came out to the track behind Gutierrez which maybe cost us points. If not, we could catch up with the leading group, which was our main competitor Perez".Felipe Massa "the Strategy was not very successful, then pit-stop was slow. I went to the track in heavy traffic, and until overtaken, lost all chances for glasses. The failed strategy has played an important role, we chose the wrong way, miss their chances to finish in the top ten".
Race engineer Williams Rob Smedley believes that his team got the job done in Italy with maximum efficiency.Rob Smedley "I Think this was our maximum today. The strategy we worked cleanly and without problems. Bottas before the others have a pit-stop, but still coped with their tasks. He was ahead of ricciardo at the end of the race as his pace was much higher on more fresh tires. It would be great to hold fifth position, but in this race to fight with Red Bull it was impossible".
Deputy head of the Force India Rob Fearnley said that his team is not able to stop the departure of Sergio Perez and Nico Hulkenberg.Rob Fearnley "Whenever Peres has the opportunity to finish on the podium, he uses it. In the last three years with us, his progress was remarkable, and he became a serious contender.Nico always solid acts, but this year the tide has turned against him. But it doesn't matter because he love it, he continues to fight and shows good results.Sergio, like Nico, on the verge of moving to one of the teams with the potential of a champion. In this case, we wish them success. But we don't want to go to teams of a lower calibre".
Race engineer Williams Rob Smedley said that his team was in Germany for a difficult race.Rob Smedley "the Mass already at the start of the race was hit in the back. In the sixth turn someone drove him in the back of the car that changed the geometry of the car. Felipe started to complain about the handling, but there was nothing we could do about it.The team decided to remove Felipe from the race. It was a tough day that should only bring us all together before the final half of the season. The team will continue refining the car, we don't give up".
Race engineer Williams Rob Smedley said that Felipe Massa spent a very challenging race in Hungary.Rob Smedley "For the mass of the race turned into a nightmare after his Saturday crash. The car lost balance, we were unable to center the wheel, so the right turn was very difficult. On this car, even just to finish is an achievement, so the demand from Felipe breakthrough in glasses was unreal".
Technical Director Williams Rob Smedley said that his team now has high hopes for the season 2017.Rob Smedley "Our team is now working with a new car in the conditions of rigid restrictions on wind tunnel tests. It's perfect for us and the other teams who have not so much money. And the approaching season of 2017 will be perfect for our team. We want to get ahead and not become a stable mid-peloton.We will try to use every opportunity to do so, to remain in place we don't intend to.The last time the pilots Williams fought for the title in 2003. The last victory dates back to 2012.
Race engineer Williams Rob Smedley said that the results may not please the team after the Grand Prix in Baku. Valtteri Bottas finished sixth, with Felipe Massa tenth.Rob Smedley "We split the strategy between pilots specifically, and I have to say that Bottas did an awesome job with their tires. He rode every lap faster and faster, and the Weight was quickly running out of resources to even the third set. We finished two cars in the points zone, but the results don't reflect our expectations.
Race engineer Williams Rob Smedley said that the settings for the race in Baku resemble the settings for the race in Spa-Francorchamps.Rob Smedley "on Friday we will have to sweat, because the engineers all teams need to find the correct settings for a completely unknown track. There is high-speed straight, a lot of them, but there are areas purely urban type, so sometimes it will feel like we're back in Monaco. And medium-speed corners is more than enough.Finding the settings is difficult, but we believe that it makes sense to use as a base configuration to Spa-Francorchamps. I think we are not alone in this case.
Race engineer Williams Rob Smedley believes that his team in Canada as close to Ferrari and Red Bull in terms of speed.Rob Smedley "We know that on roads where the average speed is high, we have a chance for good results. So, in Canada we will be able to get as close to Red Bull and Ferrari. We fit the track in Canada, and we develop our car in the direction of high-speed tracks. This approach gives us more than working on slow tracks like Monaco or Singapore.We know in advance that on the slow tracks will conduct no best race, but at the speed required to take all and to fight with the leaders.
Race engineer Williams Rob Smedley believes that his team has enough time to fix all their problems before the start of qualifying and the race.Rob Smedley "Our team covered a lot of laps on Thursday, gathered a lot of information, so we have a serious analysis of these data. We have a whole day to properly prepare for qualifying and the race. We can say that we are lucky in this respect. Extra time for us".Following practice Thursday, the pilots Williams was on the 14-th and 16-th positions.
Race engineer Williams Rob Smedley believes that proper tire allowed his team to make progress towards direct competitors.Rob Smedley "Look at the peloton Some teams powerplant is exactly the same as ours. Therefore, the work on other aspects allows you to progress. For example, we spent a lot of time working with rubber, which was manifested in high speed in Sochi.We understand that the track in Monaco and Barcelona is not much suit us, but the team is confident they will show good results. We are not afraid of Monaco, the failure of last year will not."In the past year, the pilots Williams started the race the Monaco Grand Prix from 12th and 16th positions, and finished in 14th and 15th places.
Race engineer Williams Rob Smedley said that the car for the season-2016 will be different from car 2015.Rob Smedley "a New car for 2016 is still being finalized. We work with them in a wind tunnel. Must say that the new car is really new. It is very different from the model of last season. We've been able to understand over the past year, so took that into consideration in the work on the aerodynamics for next season. Also we experienced some mechanical parts in the last few races. They will give us a boost in speed, but the greatest effect will work in the wind tunnel".
According to the information placed in the publication Autosprint, race engineer Williams Rob Smedley could not resist the big money offered to him in Haas. Therefore, the probability that the engineer is extremely high.Smedley was a race engineer at Williams in 2014, which came together with Felipe Massa. Who will be Rob Smedley at Haas, not reported.It is expected that the location Smedley to Williams is Baldisserri Luca, former head of the Racing Academy of Ferrari.