Rubens BarrichelloRubens Barrichello Gonsalves - the pilot of Formula 1 team «Williams», in 2002 and in 2004 became vice-champion of the world. His racing career began in early childhood. Then he took part in karting races and seventeen years has won five Brazilian championships. Further, continued to train and in 1989 won fourth place in the Formula Ford series in 1600. And after that did not stop, and walked just ahead. After moving to Europe in 1990, the racing career of Rubens added to Formula Opel Championship, where he won gold. Almost reaching twenty-one years, Barrichello won the attention of Eddie Jordan, who decided that the rider has reached the level of Formula 1 and took him to his command. Participation in the team, "Jordan" can be considered the beginning of a career pilot in Formula 1. At the beginning of the third race of the season - 1994, Rubens has failed. At a speed of 225 km / h when you turn the driver touched the shoulder and flew out of the road, after which the car rolled over several times. As a result, the next day arrived at the track racer with broken ribs and a broken nose and had to withdraw from. In 1995 1996's Barrichello became the band to pursue technical failures. But this does not prevent him from winning second place in the race in Montreal. Having beaten his team-mate Eddie Irvine, the pilot got better at the time of its results. By the time the relationship with the team began to deteriorate markedly and Rubens decided to leave it. And in the new season took part in the new team, "Stewart." In this command, he too could not stay long, and accepted the offer of the team "Ferrari." This team had a number of advantages over the former. Michael Schumacher also gave a "Ferrari" a certain status. In this command, Rubens managed to become the first vice-champion of Formula 1. The first victory came at the Grand Prix of Austria in 2002. In the race Rubens was the first, but received the order of the boxes, just before the finish line missed his team-mate Michael. In awarding Schumacher deliberately brought to the podium and announced his running mate for the winner. That was the reason for leaving Michael Rubens from the team. Then he became a member of the team «Honda», which could not achieve good results and prizes. After leaving, and this team in 2008, Rubens moved to «Brawn GP», which entered into an annual contract.
His first season the Dane Jan Magnussen, father of the pilot Haas Kevin Magnussen, conducted in 1997 for Stewart under the number "23".At the time, Jan Magnussen was considered a very promising pilot. In 1994 he won the British Formula 3, putting a few records and got a contract test-pilot of McLaren. In 1995 he made his debut in Formula 1, replacing the Grand Prix of the Pacific ocean about Mika h kkinen. In 1996, he remained in reserve McLaren, and a year later received an invitation from Jackie Stewart, who gathered to exhibit their own team.In the season 1997 23-year-old Magnussen was the partner of the experienced Rubens Barrichello. The first season for Stewart was very challenging because of the constant technical problems. Ian only managed four times to get to the finish, and the best result - 7th place in Monaco. The Dane flashed in Austria, which showed the 6-th qualifying result, but in the race his engine failed.
In 2009 Formula 1 has a new team Brawn and the pilot Jenson button, who under the number "22", became the champion.Formally Brawn was a new team, but really for that sign disappeared the team BAR-Honda, which appeared in 1999 on the basis of Tyrrell. In 2008, Honda because of the crisis decided to leave Formula 1, literally for pennies sold its team to Ross brown and left on account has sufficient funds, that is, for the first time. That's just about the engines the Japanese have forgotten. But then came to the aid of Mercedes, which at that time was the exclusive partner of McLaren, and provided client version engines.I must say that the Japanese have invested heavily in the creation of machine 2009. According to eyewitnesses, the design of the Honda RA109, which then became Brawn BGP001 at a cost of 500 million. The work was carried out under the guidance of technical Director of Honda F1 Ross Brawn, who eventually became the owner of the new team.Due to the change of engine supplier of Brawn first tests conducted later than the other teams. But the first results are promising. The high potential of the BGP001 has confirmed the first stage in Australia where Jenson button and Rubens Barrichello brought the team a double victory after starting from first position. High speed was due to the sophisticated aerodynamics, including the so-called dual cone, the controversy surrounding which was conducted at the beginning of the season.
In 1997, in Formula 1, the team came Stewart, created by three-time champion Jackie Stewart. In 1999, johnny Herbert earned her first win behind the wheel of a car with the number "17".The team was created with financial and technical support of Ford motor company. Initially, Stewart was represented by Rubens Barrichello and Jan Magnussen, but in the season of 1999 the latter was replaced by johnny Herbert.Major points during the season earned Barrichello. The Brazilian led his native Brazil, but has gone. In San Marino he finished third, and then this result was repeated in France, where even won the pole position. Herbert for 13 races, only one came in the glasses, finishing fifth in Canada. But then there was the European Grand Prix at the Nurburgring.
The ex-pilot of Formula 1 Rubens Barrichello said that he is ready for action at the 24 hours of Le Mans.Rubens Barrichello "When I finished competing in Formula 1 after 19 years of career, people have told me that I should stop, because I had so much to do in the race. But I will stop only when you will think that I no longer love to travel.I'm doing more races now than when I was in Formula 1. Now I have a StockCar and go-karting, so I'm still very competitive pilot. My race in Le Mans will be a nice achievement, as I really like to do what I do".Barrichello competed in Formula 1 in the years 1993-2011, the Brazilian holds the record for the number of starts 322.
The son of Rubens Barrichello began his career as a pilot in Junior formulas, as reported by the publication Auto Bild.There were photos of 15-year-old Eduardo Barrichello, sitting in the cockpit of a Formula 4, but it is not very clear in what series he will speak. Most likely, it will work in the Mexican League.There are many other famous sons, rising in the ranks of the formula series Giuliano Alesi, Pietro Fittipaldi, Sebastian Montoya, Enzo Trulli, Brando, Badoer, three sons Vorta and, of course, Mick Schumacher, who has already shown his talent in Formula 4.
The pilot of McLaren's Jenson button said that the best partner in his career was Rubens Barrichello. Along with Brazilian they spent four seasons at Honda and Brawn.Jenson button "without a doubt, Rubens Barrichello is the best partner. We worked together for four years, spoke to Brawn GP, where he fought for the title.Rubens taught me a lot in terms of technical operation with the machine. He was a master at fine tuning. Alonso is good in this respect, but Rubens is just in another League. Now I know why Schumacher was so fond of to work with this guy.
The ex-pilot of Formula 1 Rubens Barrichello believes that a year off will benefit Jenson Button.Rubens Barrichello "button has long advocated in Formula 1. And this routine daily duties, performing the same actions is exhausting mentally. Now Jensen will have the opportunity to relax, to live life to the fullest, and if you want to get back in the race.Believe me, a vacation will do him only good after 300 passed the Grand Prix".In the history of Formula 1 there have been cases when the Champions came back after the break, and achieved success Niki Lauda, Alain Prost.
The ex-pilot of Formula 1 Rubens Barrichello is a veteran of Formula 1 the Brazilian has had most Grand Prix - 323. But in retirement he did not let up and will now be a part of ART in the world championship of karting.Rubens Barrichello "I'm glad I got an invitation from such a prestigious team. I never thought that at 44 years back in major tournaments. But when told about their children, they were delighted. I have already resumed intensive practice".
Fourth place in Hungary allowed Sebastian Vettel to overcome the barrier of 2000 points. Earlier, after winning in Austria, did Lewis Hamilton.In the next couple of years is unlikely anyone else will enter the "Club-2000". If only McLaren-Honda next season will go very well, and Fernando Alonso will start to win races.The number of points earned in career1. Lewis Hamilton - 20592. Sebastian Vettel - 20063. Fernando Alonso - 18024. Michael Schumacher - 15665. Nico Rosberg - 1395,56. Kimi Raikkonen - 12887. Jenson Button - 12278. Felipe Massa - 11099. Mark Webber - 1047,510. Alain Prost - 798,511. Rubens Barrichello - 65812. Ayrton Senna - 61413. David Coulthard - 53514. Nelson Piquet - 485,515. Nigel Mansell - 48216. Daniel Ricciardo - 47517. Niki Lauda - 420,518. Mika Hakkinen - 42019. Gerhard Berger - 38520. Valtteri Bottas - 382 - active pilotincommand that since 2010, winning equals 25 points. Prior to this victory were valued much less until 1961 the winner was given only 8 points, to 1991 9 points to 2010 - 10 points. That is why the Champions of previous years are much lower than pilots of our time.
Winning the race in Austria, Lewis Hamilton scored 25 points and the first in the history of Formula 1, overcame the barrier of 2000 points.Sebastian Vettel could pass the bar, but failed rear tire.The number of points earned in career1. Lewis Hamilton - 20092. Sebastian Vettel - 19923. Fernando Alonso - 17964. Michael Schumacher - 15665. Nico Rosberg - 1362,56. Kimi Raikkonen - 12707. Jenson Button - 12278. Felipe Massa - 11099. Mark Webber - 1047,510. Alain Prost - 798,511. Rubens Barrichello - 65812. Ayrton Senna - 61413. David Coulthard - 53514. Nelson Piquet - 485,515. Nigel Mansell - 48216. Daniel Ricciardo - 44817. Niki Lauda - 420,518. Mika Hakkinen - 42019. Gerhard Berger - 38520. Valtteri Bottas - 380 - active pilotincommand that since 2010, winning equals 25 points. Prior to this victory were valued much less until 1961 the winner was given only 8 points, to 1991 9 points to 2010 - 10 points. That is why the Champions of previous years are much lower than pilots of our time.
The upcoming race in Montreal will be the 37th in a row. The first race was held in 1978, and the layout of the circuit, which is used now, appeared in 2002.Lap length 4361 kolichestvo of turns 14 6 left and 8 rightNumber of laps race 70 305,270 cdrecord lap 112.275 Rubens Barrichello, Ferrari, pole 2004Best lap in race 113.622 Rubens Barrichello, Ferrari, 2004Pole 2015 114.393 Lewis Hamilton, Mercedesfastest lap in the race in 2015 1'16.987 Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrarithe speed Limit in the pit lane 80 km/maksimalnaya speed 347,1 km/h Felipe Massa, Williams, 2014the Pedal "gas" in gender 56 krovoprolitiya gear 91 times for one brugnatella overload 3,4 g in the fifth panoramashot fuel 1.43 kg in one brugairolles the number of wins in Canada, pilots1. Michael Schumacher - 72. Lewis Hamilton - 43. Nelson Piquet - 3 the number of wins in Canada, commands1. McLaren - 132. Ferrari - 113. Williams - 7Highest number of pole positions in Canada, the pilots1. Michael Schumacher - 62. Lewis Hamilton - 43. Nelson Piquet - 3 Ayrton Senna - 3 Sebastian Vettel - 3the Greatest number of pole positions in Canada, the team1. McLaren - 112. Williams - 83. Ferrari - 6the Highest number of podiums in Canada, pilots1. Michael Schumacher - 122. Nelson Piquet - 5 Alain Prost - 5 Jean Alesi - 5 Rubens Barrichello - 5 Lewis Hamilton - 5the Highest number of podiums in Canada, commands1. Ferrari - 322. McLaren - 293. Williams - 19.
The pilot Force India Niko Hulkenberg said that his best partner believes Rubens Barrichello.Nico Hulkenberg "my best teammate was Rubens Barrichello. I was working my first season in the championship, and Rubens spent the 19th. He taught me a lot that year. For me it was a great honor to get ahead of Barrichello during their confrontation. Rubens is a wonderful person and I am very lucky to work with him in the team.Hulkenberg, and Barrichello were team-mates at Williams in 2010.
Pilot Force India Niko Hulkenberg believes that his best mate's career was Rubens Barrichello. It was in 2010 in the composition of Williams.Nico Hulkenberg "most Likely, the strongest mate was Barrichello. I've been with him for one year, which gave me a lot. Rubens is very experienced, his knowledge in the construction of the weekend and race strategy were invaluable. He often led the briefings, while the heads sat on chairs and listened.Rubens at the time, spent 19 seasons, as I spent only my first. He taught me a lot, his knowledge still live in me".
Last season only five pilots were able to show the best time during the race. Most distinguished champion Lewis Hamilton, for which he received the honorary prize of the DHL Fastest Lap.Best circles in the season-2015, pilots1. Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes - 82. Nico Rosberg, Mercedes - 53. Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull - 34. Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari - 25. Sebastian Vettel, the Ferrari - 1U Kimi Raikkonen now 42 best lap, and that Finn came in second place in the history of the championship ahead of Alain Prost, whose best lap 41. And the first by a large margin is Michael Schumacher with an incredible result in 77 laps. As for Hamilton, last year the Brit rose from a modest 13th position at a fairly high 5-th place.Best circles in the season of 2014, team1. Mercedes - 132. Red Bull - 3 Ferrari - 3par shows the number of best laps during one season, the Mercedes team very nearly reached for the Ferrari record in 2004, Michael Schumacher and Rubens Barrichello managed to put 14 records circle.The number of best laps during one season, team1. Ferrari, 2004 - 142. Ferrari, 2008 - 13 Mercedes, 2015 - 134. McLaren, 2000 - 12 Ferrari, 2002 - 12 McLaren, 2005 - 12 Ferrari, 2007 - 12 Red Bull, 2013 - 12 Mercedes 2014 - 12.
In Abu Dhabi team Mercedes has set yet another record winning the double "silver arrow" became the 12th in a row in this season.Before the 2014 season-a record for the number of winning doubles in a single season belonged to the McLaren team in 1988 Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost together 10 times finished ahead of rivals. Last season Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg broke the record, earning 11 shots. However, in the late 1980s, the championship consisted of 16 stages, while now carried out 19 races.So last weekend, Rosberg and Hamilton have surpassed last year's achievement.The number of winning shots in one season1. Mercedes, Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg, 2015 - 122. Mercedes, Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg, 2015 - 113. McLaren Honda, Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost, 1988 - 104. Ferrari, Michael Schumacher and Rubens Barrichello, 2002 - 95. Ferrari, Michael Schumacher and Rubens Barrichello, 2004 - 86. Ferrari, Alberto Ascari, Nico Farina, Piero Taruffi and Rudi Fischer 1952 - 6 Williams Renault Nigel Mansell and Riccardo Patrese, 1992 - 6 Williams Renault, Damon hill and Jacques Villeneuve, 1996 - 69. McLaren Mercedes Mika Hakkinen and David Coulthard, 1998 - 5.
Double victory pilots Mercedes in Brazil was already the 11th in a row in this season. Thus the German team repeated their last year's record.Before the 2014 season-a record for the number of winning doubles in a single season belonged to the McLaren team in 1988 Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost together 10 times finished ahead of rivals. Last season Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg broke the record, earning 11 shots. However, in the late 1980s, the championship consisted of 16 stages, while now carried out 19 races.So last weekend, Rosberg and Hamilton has repeated last year's achievement. And now Mercedes is the Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi to set a new record.The number of winning shots in one season1. Mercedes, Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg, 2014 - 11 Mercedes, Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg, 2015 - 113. McLaren Honda, Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost, 1988 - 104. Ferrari, Michael Schumacher and Rubens Barrichello, 2002 - 95. Ferrari, Michael Schumacher and Rubens Barrichello, 2004 - 86. Ferrari, Alberto Ascari, Nico Farina, Piero Taruffi and Rudi Fischer 1952 - 6 Williams Renault Nigel Mansell and Riccardo Patrese, 1992 - 6 Williams Renault, Damon hill and Jacques Villeneuve, 1996 - 69. McLaren Mercedes Mika Hakkinen and David Coulthard, 1998 - 5.
McLaren have officially confirmed that Jenson button stays with the team next season. His partner, and this year will be Fernando Alonso.Ron Dennis "Jenson We are in the last weeks quite often discussed his plans for the future. The fact that the negotiations eventually led to this announcement, we were pleased with both and will give motivation to all the staff of McLaren-Honda.As I said, the current contract with Button was designed for two years 2015 and 2016. Was the possibility of early termination of the contract after the first year, which McLaren could take advantage of if desired. But after numerous conversations, it became clear that Jenson is still passionate about racing, and the clause in the contract was inappropriate. So, the next season Jenson will hold at McLaren-Honda.As I said, I am very happy. Jenson is the most experienced pilot among all participants of the championship. The following season he was the third after Rubens Barrichello and Michael Schumacher will cross the milestone of 300 Grand Prix".
Ex-pilot of Formula 1 Rubens Barrichello believes that before making conclusions about closed cockpits, it is necessary to carry out as many tests and studies.Rubens Barrichello "this issue must rely on science and facts. It is clear that people are used to open cockpits, but if new developments will be able to save lives, they need to implement.Racing has always been and will be unsafe. And I don't know, would have saved Jules from tractor enclosed cockpit. These questions must meet the tests and analysis. The only way we will get the correct answer".
Pilot Williams Felipe Massa said that after the unfortunate accident in Hungary in 2009 he wanted to get back behind the wheel.Felipe Massa "do Not believe it, but every day I thought of only one thing and would like to get back behind the wheel of your race car and reach the start of the race. I love my work, loved it and then when the return was no longer experiencing the support from the team. Ferrari made a bid for another pilot, no longer believing in me. But I proved that even after the accident were all also quick. In addition, the accident has left an indelible mark on me, after I became more appreciative of life.Previously I have always believed that a possible accident, accidents are also possible, but they can only occur with someone else, not me. However, faced on their skin with this situation, I understand that can happen, anything, and at any time. I started every day of my life to love as the last.When I close my visor, then everything changes, everything ceases to exist around, there's only race. But outside of the track I am a simple and cheerful guy"Recall that six years ago, during qualifying for the Hungarian Grand Prix, from the car of Rubens Barrichello took off the spring and landed in a helmet who was walking behind Felipe Massa. The Brazilian lost consciousness, his car went off the road and crashed into a protective barrier.
In the first race of the season pilots Mercedes managed to achieve a winning double. Over the last twenty years is only the seventh such a result.As a rule, take the first stage speaks form of the command. In five of the six cases, the team that has achieved such a result, then became the owner of the Cup of designers.Winning the doubles in the first race of the season over the last 20 years1996 - Williams Renault Damon hill and Jacques Villeneuve, place 1 Cup constructorul - McLaren Mercedes Mika Hakkinen and David Coulthard, place 1 Cup constructorul - Ferrari Michael Schumacher and Rubens Barrichello, place 1 Cup constructorul - Ferrari Michael Schumacher and Rubens Barrichello, place 1 Cup constructorul - Brawn Mercedes Jenson button and Rubens Barrichello, place 1 Cup constructorul - Ferrari Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa, 3rd place in the Cup of designers.
The ex-pilot of Formula 1 Rubens Barrichello will take part in the race 24 hours of Daytona, that was confirmed by the head of the team Starworks Motorsport Peter Baron.Peter Baron "We have long wanted Rubens, but in 2012 he competed in IndyCar, and he didn't manage to find time for us. We quickly found a common language with Rubens, because it is already very long wanted to try my hand in this race in a team of such a high level. I am confident that we will succeed".Recall that Barrichello is the champion of Formula 1 by the number of starts in the races - 322. Closest pursuers of active pilots Jenson button 266 and Fernando Alonso 234.
A Ferrari is a large-scale restructuring. Technical staff may increase Jock Klia, engineer team Mercedes.In the late 1990s Klia worked as a race engineer Jacques Villeneuve at Williams. With him he moved to the BAR and have experienced the transformation of the team's first Honda, and then in Brawn and Mercedes. During this time he managed to visit race engineer Takuma Sato, Rubens Barrichello and Michael Schumacher. Since last year, Klia worked with Lewis Hamilton.
Last season, eight pilots were able to show the best time during the race. Most notable champion Lewis Hamilton, for which he received the honorary prize of the DHL Fastest Lap.The best circles in the season of 2014, the pilots1. Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes - 72. Nico Rosberg, Mercedes - 53. Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull - 24. Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari - 1 Felipe Massa, Williams - 1 Sergio Perez, Force India - 1 Valtteri Bottas, Williams - 1 Daniel Riccardo, Red Bull - vpervye for this indicator was scored by Valtteri Bottas and Daniel Riccardo. But Kimi Raikkonen account for 40 of the best circles. A couple of laps and Finn will be on the second place in the history of the championship, ahead of Alain Simple, whose best lap 41. And the first by a large margin is Michael Schumacher with an incredible result in 77 laps. As for Hamilton, the Briton only 20 laps, and he occupies a modest 13-th position.The best circles in the season of 2014, commands1. Mercedes - 122. Red Bull - 33. Williams - 24. Ferrari - 1 Force India - vpervye since 2009, none of the pilots McLaren failed to show the best lap in the race. On the contrary, after a year break Force India and Williams managed to increase their performance.The number shows the best circles in one season team Mercedes caught up with McLaren 2000 and 2005 and Red Bull 2013. However, the record series belongs to Ferrari in 2004, Michael Schumacher and Rubens Barrichello managed to put 14 fastest lap.
Brazilian driver Rubens Barrichello can take the place of the second pilot Caterham at the final stage F1 - GP Abu Dhabi.Previously, the team officially confirmed participation in the race Kamui Kobayashi, but the co-pilot is still vacant.According to the German publication Bild, Barrichello found sponsorship, which would be enough for his participation in the SE USA, Brazil and Abu Dhabi, and was going to race, but since SE USA Caterham wouldn't take their cars to the track.Fortunately, we will be able to see the team in Abu Dhabi on the last race of the season-are considering possible participation in the race on the track Yas Marina circuit as its big farewell speech.
Team Caterham announced that he was going to the final round in Abu Dhabi. Behind the wheel of one of the machines may again take three-time winner of the marathon in Le Mans Andre Lotterer. However, the German until she is in a hurry to accept the offer.Andre Lotterer "Caterham Guide invited me to participate in the Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi. But I'm not sure that I would accept the invitation".Lotterer conducted as part Caterham Grand Prix of Belgium. However, the debut race in Formula 1 was over for him already in the first lap due to technical problems. The team was invited Andre to hold the stage in Monza, but the German refused when he learned that the first practice instead will spend Roberto Mary.Earlier pilot Caterham Marcus Eriksson said that no longer works with this team. In addition, it was rumored that as a pilot in Caterham Formula 1 may return Rubens Barrichello.
Champion of Formula 1 by the number of starts in the race Rubens Barrichello, who left the championship at the end of 2011, could return this season as part Caterham. team said that the Brazilian sponsors were willing to pay part of Barrichello in the last three races, including the home of the Brazilian Grand Prix. Rubens had to replace Kamui Kobasic unfortunately, due to financial problems in Caterham was placed into administration, and the team decided to skip stages in the United States and Brazil. In question participated in the final Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi.
Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg has won the 2014 13 Grand Prix and nine times earned for Mercedes AMG winning the doubles. But according to this indicator, the team from Brackley has not yet reached the record McLaren, installed in 1988 Then Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost won for two 15 victories in 16 races, earning ten doubles.
However, Mercedes have the ability to set the bar at a new height, because until the end of season three Grand Prix. By the way, winning nine doubles was also on account of the racers Ferrari Michael Schumacher and Rubens Barrichello at the end of 2012.
Double-six clones were earned racers Williams in 1992 through the efforts of Nigel, Mansell and Ricardo Patrese, and in 1996 - Damon hill and Jacques Villeneuve. While Red Bull Racing, the winners of the four previous Championships, can boast of a maximum of four such achievements over the season.
The number of duplicates Hamilton and Rosberg are 5-th place in the rating of the most successful racing duets in the history of Formula 1. 1st place belongs to Michael Schumacher and Rubens Barrichello 24, 2nd - Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber 16, 3-e - Ayrton Senna and Alain Simply 14, 4th - ly Hakkinen and David Coulthard 13.
On account of Kimi Raikkonen 20 victories, however, the recent Singapore Grand Prix has become the 30th race in a row where the world champion was unable to climb to the top of the podium.
Last weekend the Finnish racer Ferrari were again a disappointment, and it all started on Saturday, when the final qualification, it summed up the machine - failed software that Kimi started only seventh. On Sunday he started the race well, coming in fifth, but was unable to hold this position and eventually finished 8 In the paddock even rumor has it that Ferrari Fernando Alonso differs from machine Raikkonen, because technical innovations primarily accrue to the Spaniard.
However, ex-pilot of Formula 1, which closely watching the situation for Raikkonen this difficult season, because commenting race for their national TV, I have no doubt in his ability to show better results and return to the podium.
Mika Salo "Kimi is still capable of much, but the car this year it did not fit. If next season the car will behave on the track differently, don't see why that would stop them from fighting for victory.
I don't think Kimi has lost faith in their strength. On the contrary. He begins to beat Alonso in qualifying, but in Singapore, where he had the opportunity to show his speed, he again faced with technical problems, which are all messed up".
Rubens Barrichello "last year, speaking for Lotus, Kimi was really good. Now the level of its results is not high. But in qualifying in Singapore, in my opinion, he could even fight for the pole position. Still a few races ago, he did not look so convincing. It begs the question, last year he had a really nice car, or he acted better
Probably the fact that Ferrari this season very difficult to manage, and Kimi wants a machine that is fully consistent with his style of piloting. As soon as he will get the car, behind the wheel of which he will be comfortable, the results will immediately grow. I think he is still one of the best riders, and the thing is, I think, only in the car."
Carl Wendlinger "it's Hard to tell what's going on with Kimi. Last year he definitely was the best. But now it compare with a partner, and to surpass Alonso is very, very difficult. On the other hand, if the machine Ferrari was more competitive, then Kimi clearly could fight for victory in the race, I don't think he'd have problems.
I guess he's a fast rider, he had always been. But to demonstrate this, Kimi to have the right machine."
This year in category "Interview with readers you can ask questions to the racers. In Melbourne they replied Daniel Quat, in Barcelona, Niko Hulkenberg, Monaco - Kamui Kobayashi, Silverstone - Valtteri Bottas in Germany, Jenson button, in Hungary - Daniel Riccardo, in Milwaukee - Mikhail Aleshin, Spa - Jean-Eric Verne.
In Monza to the readers ' questions nonf1.ru replied Felipe Massa.
Question Eugene, Saratov Felipe, as you was born the idea of the go-cart race
Felipe Massa It was a long time ago. At first I just wanted to organize a go-kart race. Then came the idea to make some event with famous pilots. The result was to combine the two ideas, and we race for ten consecutive years.
The question Alex, Tashkent Felipe, please tell us how is the selection of participants for your go-kart tournament
Felipe Massa I invite riders. Just asking who would be interested to come, trying to understand who has the desire, and then we send them an invitation, and deal with their accommodation, buy tickets. The organization is very complex. But everything is possible, if you want.
Question Gunay, Astana, Kazakhstan Felipe, you have a beautiful son. Please tell me, whether all Grand Prix wife and son accompany you
Felipe Massa We try to distribute race smiles. I would like to take my wife and my son were with me always, in all Grand Prix, and they try not to miss a lot - especially in Europe. However, for each race they can't come, too many flights, it's hard. When they cannot be with me, visit my parents, my brother. I like to spend time with family. It allows me to feel better. Of course, when I'm in the car, I don't think about them. But I'm glad they are there when I am not driving.
Question Alexander, Moscow Felipe You and your son are big fans of football. Even you said that you wanted to see his player in the future
Felipe Massa I don't know yet. We haven't thought about what will happen next. But honestly, I'm impressed. He has a great talent. I have no idea who he'd been, but I assure you - just not from me laughs.
He is very passionate about. He likes cars, but we focused more on football. Watch the game together, we rejoice in the victories of the national team of Brazil together experienced failures together. He's a fan. He knows all the players, know all the teams, all the colors of all clubs, absolutely everything about football. I really like to watch it.
Question Sergei Stavropol Roberto Carlos is your friend. How did you meet and did he talk about Makhachkala
Felipe Massa the first time we met him in Brazil, but have become friends already here in the paddock. He loves cars, he often came to the race. We met, became friends. Especially at a time when he played for Real Madrid, and then in Turkey, we were very close. We still talk sometimes, but now to communicate became more difficult. He's a great guy, who loves Formula 1. If he talks about the time he spent in Russia Probably Yes, but I can't think of anything specific.
Question Ilya, Voronezh Who pilots the best of all plays football
Felipe Massa I'm trying to play in the team of pilots, when they arrange the matches, but for the game on Wednesday Bologna, could not come. The best player of the pilots Many play well. Fernando Alonso, Giancarlo Fisichella, probably the best.
Question Ignat, Togliatti How do you Vitaly Petrov on the football field
Felipe Massa He is good, Yes.
Question Vitaly snoring, Moscow Important for you to transition in Williams Rob Smedley
Felipe Massa I think it is very important for the team in the first place. He became one of the key members of the team. It helps to change the mentality of the people who work here. He motivates them, puts in the right direction. Definitely, Rob has become one of the key employees. And not only he. We have a lot of new people, which allow the team to move forward. But much more remains to be done.
Question Anatoly, Kursk That sir Frank said to you after signing the contract
Felipe Massa He was very happy. I know he wanted to see me in the team, what has always said. For me it was very important, because I also wanted to play for Williams. I am glad that everything turned out so.
Question Roma acorn, Moscow When you saw your first Grand Prix
Felipe Massa First race, which I saw on TV I don't remember. Live I first got the Grand Prix at Interlagos, but I don't remember exactly what it was a year. In 1987 or 1988.
Question Linar, Usinsk Felipe, after several years at Ferrari, whether you have a little Italian
Felipe Massa I have a "little Italian" My family is from Italy. I have an Italian passport. But I really became more Italian in times of performances for Ferrari.
Question Irina, Grodno Three of your best victory in the Formula 1.
Felipe Massa it's Hard to choose. I would say that this is my first victory in Turkey, the first victory in Brazil, and probably win in 2007 in Barcelona - it was a great race. But I would also say one for me to win failed. One of the best races I had in Hungary in 2008 I blew up the engine in the back, but still it was a fantastic race.
Question Taras, Izhevsk Rubens Barrichello running now on TV. What is it like to give him an interview
Felipe Massa In the beginning when he came to interview, was a bit strange. But I was used to. I understand that it's his job. I think he's doing a great job. I saw him on TV - he's a really good expert smiles.
Question Ivan, St. Petersburg do You see yourself in the paddock after a career in F1 The team leader The journalist
Felipe Massa Journalist rather no than Yes. Team leader - definitely not. In some other capacity - also, probably not. But let's see what will happen in the future. I haven't finished.
Question Artem, Moscow If you had to bet 100 to win the championship, who would you bet Hamilton or Rosberg
Felipe Massa I think Niko. I before the start of the season for some reason I thought so. Maybe. you Know, if you don't remember what was in the Spa, because what he did there was wrong, but in General, I think he's just more stable. And in this championship stability will be the most important factor. It is more important than to be just faster than the other. One who will score more points, he will win.
Question Alena, Kaliningrad have You ever been in Russia
Felipe Massa not Yet. Come for the first time on the race.
Question Alexander Nikolaev Now you are the only Brazilian driver in F1. Brazil without the Brazilian Formula 1 is a disaster. What is the reason
Felipe Massa Yes, our racing through difficult times. This applies not only to Formula 1. Those who's goal is to reach Formula 1, those who are capable of it, now it is very little.
I remember when I was still quite young, he moved to Europe, then in each event in each series was Brazilian, who fought for the title. Now it is not. Now sometimes in these Championships no Brazilian pilots - not to mention the winners. The situation is very complicated, but the Federation does not help us, and, I think, quickly it is impossible to correct.
text Oleg Karpov