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Putin is the champion Former Manager of Michael Schumacher is concerned that Liberty Media runs the risk to transform the Formula-1 in a series about Mickey mouse.Earlier this week, the Internet has spread the rumor that Willie Weber, who was the Manager of Schumacher, died at the age of 75 years. Newspaper'ner-Express found that the rumor was false.Willi Weber "fortunately, I'm healthy, even though I'm still recovering from surgery.As for Michael, I didn't hear anything about him from Corinna. Drop Michael was four years ago, and we all know that it was not a broken leg.Weber said he hopes to attend the opening of the collection cars Schumacher in Cologne in April, and "Maybe then we'll know if he felt better."As for the future of the formula, Weber admits that he is worried.Willi Weber "This ugly system of Halo is just disgusting. Safety is important, but it was a mistake, Jean Todt.The fact that there are no more grid girls, also does not add pluses to the championship. They provide the necessary glamour races.New owners should be careful not to turn Formula 1 in series Mickey mouse club".
In 1993, Mercedes decided to return to Formula 1 after nearly 40-year hiatus and as a partner chose the Sauber team, which has already achieved success at Le Mans. The first pilot was Carl Wendlinger, received the starting number "29".At the time, Wendlinger was a member of the youth team along with Mercedes and Michael Schumacher were on the prototypes Sauber. In Formula 1 the Austrian fell at the end of 1991, becoming a pilot Leyton House/March. By the time the Sauber on account of 24-year-old Charles already had 16 starts.
The American company Ford is ready to return to Formula 1 if I'm taken measures to control expenditures.Mark Rushbrook, head of the sports division of Ford "Hybrid engines are the future, including the future of Ford motor company, so it is difficult to refuse to participate in Formula 1. But we are interested in the restriction of budgets. The question is, how will the expenditure control".Ford has achieved considerable success in Formula 1 as an engine supplier. So, the pilots on machines with Ford engines 12 time Champions between 1968 and 1982. Also his first title, driving a Benetton Ford in 1994, was won by Michael Schumacher. In 2000-2004, the Formula 1 team Jaguar, owned by Ford.
The famous race track of Michael Schumacher in Kerpen is closed. The land where it is located, will be given to the German company RWE in 2020 for coal mining.Ralf Schumacher "there will be go-kart tracks. And new tracks, too, will be gone. Jointly with RWE solver has not led to positive results. They don't give us a piece of land.It's a shame. Here, the tradition and the successful promotion of young people die at the same time".
Head of Mercedes Toto Wolff said that the winter this year is more relaxed than a year ago.Toto Wolff "It's definitely less stressful than last year. But who knows what will happen in the coming days - you never know what he thinks of Lewis.The team's performance and Lewis was incredible, and he had motivation, even after four Championships. I think he sees seven-time champion Michael Schumacher are within reach, and we will do our best to give him a car to beat the record.I am also happy that Lauda has left his position on television. It was a very personal decision, and its role in the Supervisory Board team had nothing to do with it. But it's good for us, because he now has more time, although in the past he was always first on the team. When Nicky gets to the boxes, cleaners, usually still working".
Mick Schumacher, son of seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher, said that he stays another year in Formula 3.18-year-old pilot in his first season, he played for the Italian team Prema. Now La Gazzetta dello Sport reports that a contract for 2018 with the same team will be agreed in the coming days.One of the former engineers of Michael Schumacher at Ferrari, Luca Cordero Baldisserri, happy to work with Mick today "it Was very emotional to work with his son Michael, and in many ways he reminds me of his father. A couple of times I even call him Michael on the radio.
Five years it took Michael Schumacher to win the first title at Ferrari. And did the German driver on the machine with the number "3".Probably the best car in the 2000 season once again came from Adrian Newey worked at McLaren, but in the first races of the "silver arrows" were regularly having problems, and this advantage to Ferrari. Schumacher won the first three races, then a couple more, and after the eighth stage, the Germans had 56 points, ahead of closest competitor from McLaren 22 points.
The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso has told us about the days when he competed for victory against Michael Schumacher.Fernando Alonso "He was a tough competitor is the first thing that comes to my mind. He was very quick, intimidating from time to time. And it's not just on the track. Schumacher was, is, and always will be. He's one of those people who are who they seem or even more. When he comes to you, you immediately realize that this is a special person.He has performed better than expected, even during some races in 2006, when the tires on our cars worked differently. There was a time when Michelin was better.On Friday, Ferrari was not competitive, and then in qualifying you saw Michael in second place, for example. It was incredible, superconcurrent, very hard pilot, just the greatest, one of the few who could show good results on a bad car. Almost nobody can do that.At home I have the greatest treasure - helmet that gave me Michael. I appreciate this gift more than anything".
Two-time champion Mika Hakkinen thinks the sport is important to stay hungry, or to fight for victory do not have the energy and desire.Mika Hakkinen "the Achievement of Lewis's impressive, it's a whopping four title, and he's still hungry to win. This is very important in this sport.When I won my two titles in 1998 and 1999, I was determined to win in 2000. But Schumacher was able to beat me. It was more hunger. I felt devastated after this battle. I couldn't find the strength to fight for victory. So I decided to leave".
The now ex-pilot of Formula 1 Felipe Massa has said that Michael Schumacher was his mentor in a Ferrari.Felipe Massa "Schumacher was my teacher, he was very sweet and very kind to me. When he decided to end his career, it gave me a great opportunity to realize myself. In 2006, I won for the first time, and it happened at my house in Brazil.In Brazil there were always pilots who won, who were Champions. Senna was the king, so for me the win meant a lot".Massa and Schumacher were team-mates at Ferrari in 2006.
The Italian press reports that the new machine Ferrari will differ from its predecessor, an increased wheelbase.Chief designer Simone Resta took this decision after consultations with the famous engineer Rory Byrne who built a champion Ferrari Michael Schumacher. Increased wheelbase will create a more efficient aerodynamics, which will allow you to gain an advantage on highways, where strong was the car Mercedes.The car Mercedes has the largest wheelbase in the last season 3760 mm 3594 mm vs Ferrari. However, because of the "silver arrows" proved to be less competitive on a narrow and slow circuits in Monaco, Hungary and Singapore. The Germans, on the contrary, want to make a more compact car.
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton was declared the winner in the category "driver of the year" by fans of the championship.Hamilton won his fourth world title and broke the record of Michael Schumacher for number of pole positions. He won nine of 20 races, including earning a "Grand slam" in China, Canada and the UK.This year Lewis was named the best pilot with 39 of the votes.
In the history of Formula 1 only thirty-two pilots managed at least once to win the title. Sixteen of them won the championship more than once, ten more than two times. This year Lewis Hamilton became the fifth pilot, who managed to win the championship four times.The first championship title in Formula 1 was played in 1950. In 1953 appeared the first two-time champion Alberto Ascari. Two years later, the championship became the first three-time champion - Juan Manuel Fangio. He in 1956 became the first four-time.Nine years it took Hamilton to after the first title was obtained in 2008 to earn the next three. This is the longest period for four-time Champions. In this regard, the record belongs to Sebastian Vettel, who became a four-time champion just three years after the first victory in the championship.The youngest four-time champion is Sebastian Vettel. In 2013, when he won the third title, the German was 26 years 3 months 24 days. The age four-time champion Juan-Manuel Fangio. The Argentine has turned 45 years 1 month 12 days ahead of schedule when he won the championship in 1956. For comparison, the Hamilton is in a good race in Mexico turned 32 years 9 months 22 days.Only one pilot managed to win all four League titles in a team - Sebastian Vettel Red Bull. Three won four titles, speaking in two teams Alain Prost McLaren and Williams, Michael Schumacher Benetton and Ferrari and Lewis Hamilton McLaren and Mercedes. Juan-Manuel Fangio four Championships won in three different teams Alfa Romeo, Mercedes and Ferrari.Only two of them managed to win more than four titles. Will add to this list is Lewis Hamilton Maybe Sebastian VettelA list of the pilots who won four or more titles1. Michael Schumacher - 7 titles 1994, 1995, 2000-20042. Juan Manuel Fangio - 5 1951, 1954-19573. Alain Prost - 4 1985, 1986, 1989 and 1993 Sebastian Vettel - 4 2010-2013 Lewis Hamilton - 4 2008, 2014, 2015 and 2017.
Aldo Costa said that he has no desire to return to the Scuderia. The Italian joined Ferrari in 1995, later becoming lead engineer of the team, until he was asked to leave in 2011.Now Costa is now a key person in the Mercedes. And, despite constant rumors that he could be back at Maranello, the Italian engineer says he's not interested in that.Aldo Costa "I owe my choice of Mercedes, Ross brown and Michael Schumacher. Moving to England was my luck. I really like my current job, I'm home, and I'm not going to leave.Last season, our team and the Ferrari was just toe to toe, but, having achieved progress, we were able to pull ahead and win. But in the early summer we did not expect. We hypothesized that struggle, in all probability, will continue until the end.We expect that this is not only a psychological struggle, but the struggle from the point of view of development because he thought that the need to win is not someone, but a Ferrari".
The Ferrari pilot Sebastian Vettel said that Lewis Hamilton is considered the fastest pilot modern Formula 1.Sebastian Vettel "Yeah, definitely. There is no doubt in his ability and his speed. It is very fast, and he does not make many mistakes.Jacques Villeneuve has said that Michael Schumacher was the best and the most difficult to fight an opponent. In that case, if you are struggling with the best, rise to the next level.I now agree with the criticism that poured on me years earlier. But today I became wiser and more experienced. I can be better".
The President of the FIA Jean Todt has admitted that he greatly misses his friend Michael Schumacher.Jean Todt "I remember when he played for Ferrari and I want to mention two things about those times.In 2000, after 21 years, Ferrari has become the champion with Michael. I went with him to the podium and said, "Michael, our driving life will never be the same as before."Obviously, that day in Suzuka it was the most powerful moment in my career.One more thing about how Michael finished the season 2000, being the champion. He asked me quite sheepishly, because he's a shy guy. He looks arrogant, but he's shy.He asked me "will You allow me to run some tests in Fiorano, to make sure I can still fly"He has always been in doubt he is a good pilot or not. He conducted tests and he was not so bad.We miss Michael. He's still fighting. I'm happy that there is Sabina, who manages the family business. I wanted Mick was beside me at this moment, but he's on the tests in Spain and Corina in the United States".
Last season, eight of the pilots were able to show the best lap time during the race. The most distinguished champion Lewis Hamilton, for which he received the honorary prize of the DHL Fastest Lap. Last season the trophy went to Nico Rosberg.Best circles in the season 2017, the pilots1. Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes - 72. Sebastian Vettel, The Ferrari - 53. Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari - 2 Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes - 25. Sergio Perez, Force India - 1 Fernando Alonso, McLaren - 1 Daniel ricciardo, Red Bull - 1 Max Verstappen, Red Bull - 1U Raikkonen is now 45 best circles, and for this indicator, the Finn ranks second in the entire history of the championship. First with a large margin is Michael Schumacher with an incredible result in 77 laps. The Hamilton 38 laps, and he takes the 4th place.Best circles in the season of 2017, commands1. Mercedes - 92. Ferrari - 73. Red Bull - 24. Force India - 1 McLaren - McLaren 1V while dreaming of podiums, but every year Alonso celebrated one of the best around. This time it was at the Grand Prix of Hungary.
The President of the FIA Jean Todt said that he forgives Sebastian Vettel for his actions in Baku.In the midst of his battle for the title of 2017, the pilot Ferrari crashed into the car of Lewis Hamilton during the safety car in Azerbaijan.Jean Todt "you Know, I'm very tolerant. I don't like people who judges the behavior, not taking into account the emotions swirling in the cockpit during the race.I'm cool with that because like I happened with Michael Schumacher. Remember that it was in Jerez in 1997 or Monaco 2006, when he made the stupid mistake in qualifyingPeople have weaknesses, but they all understand and say, "I'm not supposed to do that," then you must forgive this pilot. So it was with Sebastian".
Former teammate Fernando Alonso at Ferrari Felipe Massa does not believe that the Spaniard can win the title in the season of 2018.The Brazilian retires at the end of the year, but admits that his next step will probably be the transition to Formula-E. Felipe Massa "I think it's the most interesting championship to compete and to win again. This is the future of the automotive industry. On these machines we're all going to go.Again to win the championship, Williams have a lot more money, but I think that if the team is already able to slightly improve in some areas, podiums will be guaranteed.As for Strolla, he is now much better shows itself compared with the beginning of the year, but I think to judge his talent can only be a couple of years.I would say that the best my partner was with Schumacher. He played at the same level, maybe even slightly higher than Lewis.Among the other pilots, I would pick Vettel, and then Verstappen. In this order only because max is not enough experience.As for Alonso, then next year it will be easier, but he will not fight for a title".
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton, ahead of schedule has become this year's champion, refused to change his number "44" on the champion's unity.Lewis Hamilton "I don't plan to change his number 44 is my family. This is really weird, and I think every pilot knows your lucky number. Even my dad in his youth had chosen this room, and now he's mine.I have a picture with "43" on my car when I was still a young pilot. But this room was not mine because some kid just stole my. I remember when mark Blundell was on the track and handed out the trophies to the winners. It was the first time I saw the pilot of Formula 1.I think I will only use the number "44". You know, as the defending champion, have the right to use the number "1" instead of "44," but I don't really like this room. This room was different people, but most of all I remember Michael Schumacher. This is his number. I can't take someone else's number."In 2015 and 2016. Hamilton had number "44" that although he had the right to "1".
Car Ferrari F2001 which Michael Schumacher was in early 2001 and won the Monaco Grand Prix, was sold at auction Sotheby'ss for 7.5 million.The organizers of the auction expected in the amount of 5.5 million, but in the end the amount was two million more. Before this most expensive car was Schumacher's Ferrrari F2004, which in 2005 was sold for 3.2 million.
Three-time champion of Formula 1 Jackie Stewart believes that Lewis Hamilton can try to wipe the records of Michael Schumacher.Jackie Stewart "there is No reason to believe that Lewis will not go a step further to challenge the records of Schumacher and Fangio, and I wish him the best of luck in this. He earned all his victories, he deserves all the recognition for winning four world Championships.There is no doubt that he was better as a pilot, since then, when he won his first world championship. He is becoming more Mature, continues to learn, he never stops learning. If it will be for many more years, it will be even better. I don't think he's reached his true potential.I decided to retire at a very early age - I was only 34 years old. There comes a time when retirement is a good thing. Undoubtedly, it will correctly choose the time. But at the age of 32 years you are just starting to ripen".
The Ferrari pilot Sebastian Vettel said that he will not take part in the traditional Race of Champions, which this time will take place in Saudi Arabia.According to the German, he wants to focus on preparing for the season-2018. In particular, he plans to spend a lot of time in the Ferrari simulator.Over the past few years Vettel has consistently participated in the Race of Champions. Paired with Michael Schumacher, he has won several Nations Cups. In the individual competition Sebastian won in 2015.
Pilot Williams Felipe Massa believes that Lewis Hamilton stands on the same level with Michael Schumacher and Ayrton Senna.Felipe Massa "Lewis is definitely one of the best pilots in the history of Formula 1. He is on the same level with Michael Schumacher and Ayrton Senna. He fully deserves the title this year. Ferrari had problems and were admitted some mistakes, so it's a shame for Vettel, but Lewis is a great job for many seasons".
After two seasons in Formula 4 Mick Schumacher, son of seven-time champion Michael Schumacher, this year debuted in Euroseries Formula 3. In 30 races, he only once made it to the podium and in the final table was on 12-th position.The results of the past season are not afraid of 18-year-old German. According to him, everything goes according to plan - after a few years he should be in Formula-1.Mick Schumacher "My goal is Formula 1. I focused on their results, I don't pay how are the other pilots. Everyone works according to his plan.I slowly go to Formula 1, making step by step. When you feel ready for the next step, you'll make the next move.For me it was the first season in Formula 1, I learned a lot, and I'm happy with the results."For comparison for 17-year-old Lando Norris, a career supported by McLaren, it was also the first season in Formula 3 that has not prevented the British 20 times to reach the podium and become the champion.
Former Manager of Michael Schumacher believes that the family legends of Formula 1 needs to be honest with millions of their fans.Almost four years after the accident the seven-time champion in the ski resort, almost nothing is known about the extent of his injuries. At the same time there are unconfirmed rumors that after the improve the health of Schumacher once again fell into a coma.Willi Weber "I'm sorry that fans of Michael do not know about his health. Why are they not telling the truthFormula 1 has now become as painful as my back. Now this show of Mickey mouse, and nothing more. Sport a thing of the past with performances by Schumacher".
The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso has said he has no regrets about any decisions in their lives.Fernando Alonso "I don't regret any decisions you've made. At a time when we took them, we thought it was the best, most logical. We don't have a crystal ball to see the future.What happened to me, similar to what happened with Michael Schumacher in the Mercedes. When he got over there, the team could not fight for high positions, as in the first year of operation, Hamilton is on the team.I proudly went to Renault, McLaren-Honda and Ferrari. At that time, when I decided to participate for them, no one would have said that made a bad decision. In retrospect, everything looks different, but I'm proud of where I was".
The head of Formula 1, Ross brown supported the view of Sebastian Vettel that the holder of the title has not yet been identified.Ross Brawn "the Mercedes Team works and wins, but the world Cup is not over. In Singapore it was a typical incident at the start of the race. Vettel - a fighter who never gives up. If he can handle it, it will be more than deserved his moment.As for the future of the championship, we definitely need more cars capable of winning several new tracks. The engine creates too much difference between the teams. But in the short term there is little we can change.In the long term, we simplify the engines, and fiscal policy will also change.Three teams fighting for the victory, and it's great. Of course, I remember his time with Schumacher and you know that dominance is always bad for the sport. Now we have a real competition, Lewis vs Sebastian that attracts fans. It's great".
Spanish newspaper Marca published a ranking of the income of pilots of Formula-1. It is headed by Michael Schumacher, who earned in his entire career of nearly 385 million dollars. In second is Fernando Alonso with an income of 335 million dollars. Quite a bit behind Kimi Raikkonen and Lewis Hamilton.The income of pilots in my career, millions of dollars1. Michael Schumacher - 384,92. Fernando Alonso - 335,03. Kimi Raikkonen - 323,24. Lewis Hamilton - 320,05. Jenson Button - 187,86. Sebastian Vettel - 156,9.