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The former head of the Sauber Moniz, Kaltenborn believes that to get kicked off the team by Pascal Wehrlein, who earned the only points, it was wrong.Moniz, Kaltenborn "I think his performance in 2017-still not estimated properly. Without him the team would not have scored points at all.I just hope he continues to get what he deserves in F1. It needs to get the car.Pascal can become a world champion with the right team. Anyone who has worked with him knows it.
Ferrari President Sergio Marchionne said that Antonio Giovinazzi don't have to worry about lost seats for the season 2018.Sergio Marchionne "Giovinazzi is a good guy, and it's only a matter of time. He should get his chance.He is the third pilot of Ferrari, and he has a testing program with Sauber. We understand his desire to race, but at the moment there are no vacancies.Agreement with Sauber is the way to find a way into Formula 1 for the youth of our Racing Academy, but optimizing this system will take time".Recall that another Ferrari protege Charles Leclerc next season will be a combat pilot Sauber.
The following season in the Sauber Ferrari will debut a protg of Charles LeClair. Ferrari President Sergio Marchionne has hinted that in the future, the monacan can get a place in the Scuderia.Sergio Marchionne "the Task LeClair is to do my best in the project Alfa Romeo Sauber in 2018. What's next - we'll see.Next year Sauber will have modern propulsion and two young pilots. Do not expect high results in the first season, but the team must make progress.Buying the Sauber team We have not considered this option.
Haas seems to have completely closed the door to his team for Antonio Giovinazzi, pupil Ferrari, who spent Friday's practice.Gunther Steiner, the head of Haas "I do not think that the work of Antonio on Friday helped our combat pilots. I can't say how it was negatively, but this is clearly not helped us. Let's see what we will do next year, but we haven't talked about it.Ferrari asked us to take Giovinazzi to him, but we refused. They didn't put us under pressure. We quickly explained that next year, we already all seats are occupied.We understand his desire to participate in the race, but at the moment, no."The following year, Giovinazzi be a reserve pilot Sauber and is scheduled to participate in six Friday practice.
Marcus Ericsson has admitted that worried about his place in the Sauber. And just last week it became known that the Swede will remain in the Swiss team.Marcus Ericsson "Behind a few nervous weeks expectations. But now everything is solved and I am very happy, especially after learning about the appearance of Alfa Romeo as the title sponsor of the team.My career in Formula 1 were difficult. It is very difficult to show results in machines that are constantly in the trailing end of the peloton, but now Sauber thanks to the help of Alfa Romeo will be able to make progress.It should be noted that Eriksson over the last two years never got into the end zone, while his teammates Felipe Nasr and Pascal Wehrlein could bring Sauber some points. But they have no sponsors, and Marcus have sponsors and communication in the manual - in the end he will take the place in the cockpit of a Sauber.
Next year the team Sauber Ferrari will debut a protg of Charles LeClair. For his first season in monagas chose the race number "16".Since then, as in 2014, the pilots were given the right to choose starting numbers, no one has ever used the number "16".Machine with the number "16" was the presentation of a new title sponsor Alfa Romeo.
The following season, Alfa Romeo will become the title sponsor of Sauber. Head Red Bull Christian Horner believes that the Italian brand will stay long in the championship.Christian Horner "Alfa Romeo falls under the same management as Ferrari. In other words, all led by Sergio Marchionne. So I can't believe he led the company into Formula 1 to go away in a couple of years.I think this shows that Formula 1 is attractive to eminent brands. Otherwise, the Alfa Romeo would not be in the Formula-1".We will remind that the title sponsor Red Bull next season will be another automaker Infiniti.
Ferrari President Sergio Marchionne confirmed that the care team from the championship is possible.Sergio Marchionne "the Dialogue has begun and will continue to develop. We have time until 2020 to find a solution that will benefit Ferrari.The threat of withdrawal of Ferrari from Formula 1 serious. Agreement with Sauber is set to expire in 2020-2021 years when our team can go.We need to find a solution that will be good for the sport, but we should clearly understand what the Ferrari can't refuse".
Edition of La Gazzetta dello Sport, citing a source inside Ferrari, said that the Scuderia may sign a contract backup pilot with Daniel Cuatom.Last season a reserve pilot Ferrari was Antonio Giovinazzi, but in 2018 he will become the third pilot of the Sauber, where he will occasionally hold Friday practice. As a replacement, consider the candidature Kvyat. According to Italian journalists, will benefit both sides the Ferrari will get an experienced pilot, and Daniel will be able to restart his career.It is known that Kvyat is regarded as a contender for a place in Williams, but there are greatest chances of Robert Kubica and Sergey Sirotkin.
The Sauber team has announced the pilots on the season-2018. In cockpits with logos Alfa Romeo will sit the Swede Marcus Ericsson and Monegasque Charles Leclerc.Eriksson stands for Sauber in 2015, steadily losing teammates, but has a sponsor and to communicate with the owners of the Sauber. LeClair, in contrast, performed well in the youth series and is supported by Ferrari.The Sauber team will continue to use Ferrari engines, but now the last modifications, not last year's model, like last season. In addition, the title sponsor of the Swiss team will be the brand Alfa Romeo, like Ferrari, part of Fiat-Chrysler.At presentation in Henville Sauber presented the pilots and new coloring.
The young pilot Charles LeClair, who next year is likely to be a pilot Sauber, said the recent tragedies in life made him stronger.Charles Leclerc "it Was a very difficult time. I lost my best friend, Jules Bianchi, then his father. But I think it made me stronger, and now I see life differently.I don't think I would be hard in Formula 1. I remember that Alonso started with Minardi. I, too, can rise to the top teams".
Alfa Romeo returns to Formula 1. The Italian company has announced a commercial and technical cooperation with the Sauber team.Sergio Marchionne, Ferrari President and concurrently the head of Fiat-Chrysler, where as Ferrari, Alfa Romeo part, have long talked about a possible return of the Italian brand in Formula 1. However, everyone expected that Sauber is to Ferrari engines under the brand Alfa Romeo, but it was limited to changing the name of the team Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team.Sergio Marchionne "the Agreement with Sauber is an important step in the renewal of the brand Alfa Romeo, which returns to Formula 1 after 30 years. It is a well known brand in the world of Motorsport, and now Alfa Romeo will join major brands present in the Formula-1.Technology exchange with such an experienced team like Sauber, will help our brand. In turn, our engineers have demonstrated their ability in constructing models Giulia and Stelvio will be able to share my experience with Sauber".Pascal Picchi, President Sauber "Alfa Romeo has a rich track record in motorsports, and we are proud that this company chose our team to return to Formula 1. Close cooperation with the automaker, will help Sauber to be further developed. We look forward to a long and successful cooperation".If this year Sauber uses the engines of a sample of 2016, the next season the team will get the last modification, and Haas. Behind the wheel of one of the cars will likely sit protg of the Ferrari Charles LeClair. Second place Antonio Giovinazzi, another pupil of the Scuderia.Designer Sean bull had already submitted a new version of the coloring machine.
The Williams team on the second day of tests in Abu Dhabi gave the cockpit your machine to Sergey Sirotkin. The Russians drove the first laps.Sirotkin previously conducted tests and Friday practice in the composition Sauber and Renault.
In Abu Dhabi launched the second and final day of testing with the participation of all ten Formula 1 teams.Eight teams will sit behind the wheel combat pilots. Sauber will try their hand bidder to be the combat pilot Charles LeClair and Williams will hold a regular comparative tests Sersea Sirotkin and Robert Kubica. The cockpit of the second car McLaren is a reserve pilot team 18-year-old Lando Norris.The composition of the teams, November 29- Mercedes Valtteri Bottas - Red Bull Max Verstappen - Ferrari Sebastian Vettel, Force India Sergio Perez and Esteban Okon - Williams Sergey Sirotkin and Robert Kubica McLaren two cars Stoffel Vandorn and Lando Norris - Toro Rosso Pierre went Out and Brendon Hartley - Haas Kevin Magnussen - Renault Carlos Sainz Sauber Charles LeClair.
After the final race of the Formula 1 team remained in Abu Dhabi to hold a two-day test session and to get acquainted with new rubber.Today, the first day of testing behind the wheel of a Force India will sit Russian Nikita Mazepin and the Williams will work Robert Kubica. McLaren were allowed to use two cars because the tire tests in Brazil with the participation of the British team had to be cancelled due to security reasons.The composition of the teams, November 28- Mercedes Lewis Hamilton - Red Bull Daniel ricciardo - Ferrari Kimi Raikkonen Force India Nikita Mazepin - Williams Robert Kubica and lance Stroll - McLaren two cars Fernando Alonso and Oliver terve - Toro Rosso Sean Gelael - Haas Romain Grosjean - Renault Nico Hulkenberg - Sauber Marcus Ericsson.
Pilot Sauber Pascal Wehrlein in the qualification of Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi showed the 18-th result.Pascal Wehrlein "Qualification was OK, but I was not satisfied with the final result. We knew that we have problems with the tires. It is difficult for us to work in a narrow window, temperatures on this track.The race will be difficult, but I will give everything to achieve the best position at the finish".The race in Abu Dhabi for Wehrlein will be the last in the composition Sauber, and perhaps in Formula 1.
Mercedes, Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas 13-7Ferrari, Sebastian Vettel - Kimi Raikkonen 15-5Red Bull, Daniel Riccardo - Max Verstappen 7-13Force India, Sergio Perez - Esteban Windows 13-7Williams, Felipe Massa - lance Stroll 17-2McLaren, Fernando Alonso - Stoffel Vandorn 16-3Toro Rosso, Pierre went Out - Brendon Hartley 1-2Renault, Nico - Carlos Sainz 3-1Haas, Roman Grosjean, Kevin Magnussen 12-8Sauber, Marcus Ericsson - Pascal Wehrlein 7-11.
Pilot Sauber Pascal Wehrlein on the results practices Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi was on 17-th position.Pascal Wehrlein "Today we were able to show good results during practices. I was able to drive many circles, and contributed to the work with the settings. After lunch we worked in the direction of preparing the car for qualifying and the race, because only the time is combat.Overall, it was a productive day. We gathered a lot of information that will analyze to achieve a greater speed before the last race in the season.
This year, Pascal Wehrlein lost the support of Mercedes, and at the end of the season will lose their place in the Sauber. However, the German expects to stay in Formula 1.Pascal Wehrlein "I don't know what will happen next. However, the race in Abu Dhabi is not seen as the last in his career.With regard to the role of test driver, I can not imagine without racing next year. I want to be a combat pilot, and preferably in Formula 1.I have not lost hope, but I really want this to be clear as early as possible. However, in the last two years I had to wait until January or February.It is worth noting that all the points earned by the Sauber team this season, on account of Pascal Wehrlein. The co-pilot Marcus Ericsson has never finished above 11th place, but the Swede has sponsors that helped to preserve a place in the team.As for Wehrlein, last chance - the Williams team.
The engines of Formula 1 in 2021 want to make it easier and cheaper to make in the League could involve small private companies. However, Mario Illien, a renowned expert on racing engines and owner of Ilmor, doubts that you can do without solid sponsors or support automakers.Mario Illien "In principle, the correct concept. Yes, the engines should become easier and cheaper. However, private companies creating such an engine still will not do without serious financial assistance.Work with two clients will be difficult. If at least one of them will be in a difficult situation, then the whole thing will come to an end. Need serious help sponsors or manufacturers."In 1993-2001, the company Ilmor built engines Formula 1 under the brand name Mercedes, who used the team Sauber and McLaren. Later a German company bought the business from Illiana. A few years later Illien created a new company under the old name Ilmor.
In the tests, which will be held in Abu Dhabi after the final race of the season, the Williams will participate lance Stroll, Robert Kubica and Russian Sergey Sirotkin.On the first day, 28 November, driving FW40 will work lance Stroll and Robert Kubica. The second day, November 29, will be divided between them Robert Kubica and Sergey Sirotkin.The statement of the press service Williams said "We neterpeniem waiting for the opportunity to test new tires with the new pilots the lance as a combat pilot season in 2018, Robert with his experience and Sergey is a promising new talent Formula-1".On account Sirotkin three test day in the Sauber and Renault, during which he drove a distance of 1181 km, and seven of Friday's practice.
A graduate of the Mercedes George Russell said he was ready for a career in Formula 1. There is an assumption that young Brit next season will be the reserve pilot Force India.George Russell "I'm ready for the season in Formula 1. I have done a lot for Mercedes, I worked a lot in the simulator. Feel well prepared, and this year I won the GP3 championship.If you look at the facts, the only options are Williams or Sauber, but we will see.One of the reasons I really want to take part in the tests at the end of the year with Force India is a possibility that may open after this work. For example, in January, if something happens, I will jump for joy. I will definitely take my chance".
Antonio Giovinazzi admitted that he still hopes to return to Formula 1 with Ferrari. We will remind that this year the Italian has helped Sauber, replacing an injured Pascal Wehrlein.Antonio Giovinazzi "This year has given me more than I expected. I do not deny that after a great year in GP2, I feel ready to participate in a full season in Formula 1. But now I feel even more prepared than last winter.In Australia, I had a great time, but China was the worst Grand Prix for me in the career of a pilot. Error happened to me on the stage when I was under pressure from the press. After this criticism was rife. Maybe in China I set goals that were unattainable. But that disappointment helped me grow.I understand that Formula 1 is not football, where you can play for different teams. Here only 20 seats for all pilots in the world, but I always thought that there may be at the level of Vettel and Hamilton".
In the team Williams Felipe Massa drove a qualifying score with their partner and 172. The most equal fight to Sauber, where Pascal Wehrlein is leading with a score 107.Mercedes, Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas 13-6Ferrari, Sebastian Vettel - Kimi Raikkonen 14-5Red Bull, Daniel Riccardo - Max Verstappen 6-13Force India, Sergio Perez - Esteban Windows 12-7Williams, Felipe Massa - lance Stroll 17-2McLaren, Fernando Alonso - Stoffel Vandorn 15-3Toro Rosso, Pierre went Out - Brendon Hartley 0-2Renault, Nico - Carlos Sainz 2-1Haas, Roman Grosjean, Kevin Magnussen 12-7Sauber, Marcus Ericsson - Pascal Wehrlein 7-10.
The head of the team Sauber Frederic Vasseur said that the pilots on the season-2018 may be called during the final Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi. It is expected that his place will retain Marcus Ericsson and his partner will be one of the protg Ferrari or Charles LeClair, or, less likely, Antonio Giovinazzi.Frederic Vasseur "I hope that we will be able to call the pilots in Abu Dhabi. Of course, we have time before the Grand Prix of Australia, but we do not want to delay the matter.Leclere copes with his work. In Friday practice to work difficult, but he showed stable and high speed".
Pascal Wehrlein admitted that it will lose a place in the team Sauber. The only chance to stay in Formula 1 - a contract with Williams.Pascal Wehrlein "Obviously, my results in the last races already on what will not affect. Everyone knows that in Brazil and Abu Dhabi, we hardly earn points. My last chance is Williams. Sauber seat for me there.If you have to miss at least one more year, to return to Formula 1 will not be easy. Of course, if I had 5-10 million dollars, and my chances were higher."The Williams team uses Mercedes engines. Maybe that's where it will take Wehrlein in exchange for a discount on the power plant, it is known that Pascal supports the German company.
Pilot Sauber Marcus Ericsson believes that the progress of his team in a number of recent races is associated with an excellent tire.Marcus Ericsson "the Tyres this year are more conservative, less efficient and not so much degraded, but there is still a small window where our engineers have achieved the best level of adhesion with the track.I know we most of the year worked in the wrong direction, but now everything has changed. Now we have found some nuances that helped us pretty much to improve, and this applies to temperature and temperature control of the tires.We did some work with the tyres, with different temperature zones, and this seems to be very helpful to us. For us it was a big hit".
As reported by the Swiss publication Blick, citing a source inside the team, the leadership of the Sauber refused to renew the contract with Pascal Wehrlein.It is expected that one will receive a protg of the Ferrari. It will be either Charles, LeClair, or Antonio Giovinazzi. In return, Sauber expects to get a discount on the power plant of Maranello.Second place is likely to retain Marcus Ericsson, which has a good sponsors and communications with team owners.The only chance of Wehrlein is Williams. It is known that Mercedes is negotiating with a team that uses German engines.
After starting from 18th position, Fernando Alonso made it to tenth place and earned one point. Decoration of the race became his fight with Lewis Hamilton for ninth place.Fernando Alonso "overall, it was a good race, given that we startval from the tail of the peloton, and finished it with glasses. The car felt very well since Friday. We were very quick in the turns, and we had good handling and good balance throughout the race.We lacked the maximum speed for attack and defense, so I was stuck behind a Sauber for half the race and then couldn't pass Magnussen. As soon as I fell out of his DRS zone, it was very vulnerable, so in the end, there's nothing I could do to stop Lewis.I fought hard, trying to brake a little later each time, but still missed out on ninth place. It was a good battle, but it's so hard when you don't have a good machine.Now we're going to Brazil - let's try and earn some points there".