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Brazilian oil company Petrobras has become a new partner of the team McLaren. Together they will start working on the fuel which will be used in 2019.
Renault team continues to increase the resources of people and money, are increasingly expanding their base in Enstone.Technical Director Bob bell "There are many areas where we have increased its capabilities. We have a new modern supercomputer CFD, and last year our wind tunnel has received a significant update. The new dynamometer will be in operation before the start of the season.These three elements give us a huge opportunity. The whole organization is growing, we have a new staff, which significantly increased the pace of development team. Since joining the team under the wing of Renault's base in Enstone has come a long way, and now the trajectory of the development looks very impressive".
The former head of the Sauber Moniz, Kaltenborn creates a new team to race in Formula 4 in Italy and Germany.The team will be called the KDC Racing after her business partner Emily di Comberti. The team will start with a Swiss licence and will be based near Barcelona.Monisha Kaltenborn "motor racing was and still is my big passion. I occupy a responsible position for nearly 20 years, so for me it is logical to continue to work as a leader.I see Formula-4 as an exciting new racing series in which there is a great potential and future.There were all the organizational, personnel and financial prerequisites. We have already enlisted a well-known sponsors, and soon we will be able to inform you about our pilots.My main responsibility will be to prepare talented young drivers for a future career in Formula 1. My experience in the Royal races here will be useful".
The Red Bull team modestly unveiled a new machine RB14, limiting the publication of photos of her.The car has received an unusual coloring. But, as stated in the Red Bull racing will all change.The tests in Barcelona start on February 26. But Red Bull is planning to break RB14 during the so-called shooting day on track at Silverstone. The first behind the wheel sits Daniel ricciardo.
Sports Director of the Formula 1 Ross Brawn believes that now is the championship most in need of the system of reduction of head resistance to the air flow DRS.Liberty Media recently bought the latest model of the aerodynamic tunnel of the Manor and began to work on how you can improve the number of leads in the future.Ross Brawn "In the short term we will continue to work with DRS. I hope that the cars will be developed so efficiently that the system is no longer needed, but so far are we without DRS can't.First of all, we must improve the race, we need to understand what is happening. We can follow our instinct, but that's not good enough when you start to think about how everything is complicated in this championship.Speed plays an important role, and the fans want to see the fastest cars. But if we see ways to improve the quality of the race, then I'm willing to sacrifice some speed".
In 1988 on the slopes of Formula 1 for the first time started to Shine technique, developed with the participation of Adrian Newey. Behind the wheel March 881 with a starting number "16" sat Ivan Capelli.At the end of the 1980s, March was the third time he decided to conquer the Formula 1. In 1987, a team sponsored by a Japanese company Leyton House earned just one point. But that season came reinforcements in the form of a talented engineer Adrian Newey, who worked on the project in March IndyCar. The season 1988 he prepared the car March 881, which was effective aerodynamics and, despite the naturally aspirated engines Judd, sometimes challenged the leaders with a turbo. The pilots began the Italian Ivan Capelli and Brazilian Mauricio Gugelmin.The first two races for Capelli ended with a gathering. At the fifth stage in Canada, he earned the first points for fifth place. The ninth stage in Germany Ivan again finished fifth, and eleventh Belgium - third On the home track in Italy he came in fifth, and then in Portugal climbed to the second step of the podium after starting from third position.
The representative of the McLaren Brass Brian said that in 2019, his team could have an interesting pilots.Brass Brian "There are many different scenarios and it's like roulette. We can disrupt the jackpot, but they can not disrupt. We know that different versions of the pilots is possible, but not yet taken any action to start the negotiations. It is too early to judge the situation, we need more time for analysis.We are in a great position because we have three excellent pilot. Let's see who what the future will choose for yourself".This year McLaren will be Fernando Alonso and Stoffel Vandorn, a reserve pilot chosen Lando Norris, 18-year-old champion of the European Formula 3.
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.
Head of Renault Sport's Cyril abiteboul said that his company is pleased to supply engines to McLaren.Cyril abiteboul "the relationship is more positive than negative sides. If we are able to provide partners with good service, then this season will be interesting for Renault in terms of management.This is interesting because it is a difficult task, but at the same time, it gives us all motivation. There is a certain pride in the fact that we will continue to supply engines to other top teams and better pilots.In addition, McLaren has a wealth of experience and can show us other ways to work with our engine. Honestly, I'm looking forward to the start of the season. This year can bring us a lot of positive moments.".
Team Toro Rosso told about the reasons which allowed her before the other teams begin to test the machine during the shooting days. Shooting day will be held during the four days of the start of the official winter tests.James Ki, technical Director Toro Rosso "We managed to pass all the FIA tests the first time. This significantly accelerated the development and Assembly of the machine in all areas. During the shooting day we'll check all the machine system, which will also help us before start of work in Barcelona".
The start of the Formula 1 race this year can move on 70 minutes. The new owners Liberty Media are planning to start the race at 1510 local time.Currently the main part of the race in the calendar starts at 1400 local time, but Liberty believes that new starts can increase the audience of television broadcasts.This change will also help to watch European races in the United States in a more favorable time. Currently, they start at 0800 on the East coast and at 0500 on the West coast. The new time will help shift starts at 0910 and 0610 respectively.
His best season in Formula 1 Daniil Kvyat held in 2015. Then the Russians were on the car of Red Bull with the number "26".Kvyat made his debut in the championship in 2014 in the Toro Rosso. His progress during the season so impressed the leadership of the Red Bull that Sebastian Vettel went to Ferrari, in his place was invited Daniel.The start of the 2015 season turned out to be difficult for Red Bull because of the constant failures of the engine Renault. For example, in Australia, Daniel never even made it to the starting grid. Reliability gradually came to normal, and began to appear the results. In Monaco Kvyat started fifth and finished fourth. Then there was sixth place in the UK. Finally, in Hungary, Quat climbed to the second step of the podium - the best result for the citizens of Russia.
The pilot Toro Rosso Pierre went Out hopes that the pre-season tests for his team will be successful, despite the fact that the new supplier of the power plant was Honda.Pierre went Out "Since the beginning of February I will be working on the base in Faenza. We already had fit a car seat in 2018, but before the tests in Barcelona we are waiting for a lot of work.The tests will be very intense, because we have a new engine supplier. It will be important to drive as more kilometres to understand the car and the engine. Before the race in Australia we only have eight days, and it's not so much.To be honest, since December, I think about the tests. Looking forward to when the real work starts".In the past the team McLaren, who previously worked with Honda, regularly had problems with the engine during the tests.
The Italian press reports that the new machine Williams FW41 has not passed the mandatory crash tests FIA.According to available information, difficulties arose due to the introduction of the system of Halo and changes in the aerodynamics of the rear of the machine. Before the start of pre-season testing is still one month, and it is likely that the first test day, Williams will hold with the old machine.
The crew Fernando Alonso will start 13th in the marathon 24 hours of Daytona. Time pole position the Spaniard, representing the team of Zak brown's United Autosports, lost a little less than a second.Fernando Alonso "the race of Formula 1 is 60-70 laps to win, and here we are waiting for the 24 hour race. I hope the qualification will not affect the final result."Another pilot, lance Stroll, who plays for the team Jackie Chan, will start sixth.
In 1980, the pilot of the French team Ligier, one of the leaders of the Formula 1 at that time, was Didier pironi. The Frenchman played under the number "25".Pironi made his debut in Formula 1 in 1978 in the composition of Tyrrell. After two seasons Didier called to him, guy Ligier the French required the pilot to replace Patrick Depailler who broke his leg after falling glider.In the first race of the season-1980 pironi went down because of engine failure, the following three he scored points. Finally, at the fifth stage in Belgium, the Frenchman scored his first victory, providerweb from start to finish. At the sixth stage in Monaco Didier for the first time started from pole position, was leading for most of the race, but lost several laps before the finish, when, due to failure of the gearbox, the car caught the fence. The victory in Monaco would have made the pilot Ligier leader of the championship, but.
This weekend Fernando Alonso will start on the 24-hour marathon at Daytona. The Spaniard will play on the same crew with Lando Norris team United Autosports, owned by Zach brown, the head of McLaren.Fernando Alonso "I do it because I love racing and I love to compete. If these races are held in iconic locations such as Daytona Speedway, it is even more attractive for me.I'm 10 minutes agreed with Zach about the race in Daytona. It is completely on my side. For me this will be good practice before the season of Formula 1.Winning at Daytona is something I would like to achieve. I would like to compete in the best races in the world, and Le Mans is one of the best races. One day I would like to win there. Don't know will be it this year or not".
The head of McLaren Zach brown believes his team has gone through the worst times in its history.Zach brown "last year we experienced the worst time in history. The last three years have been very painful.It's an expensive sport - we can't compete financially with the two best teams. We are still definitely one of the top four teams. We need to continue to improve, to invest huge funds in a racing team.If we can get more money, then immediately start to move the grid up.I think you will see how we will fight in the leading group already in Australia".
In 2012, the British team Virgin has become Marussia in Russian, and her first pilot was German Timo Glock, who under the number "24".Before the 2010 season, the FIA has announced a tender for participation in Formula 1, the results of which were selected three new teams, including Manor. Before the start of the first season she turned into a Virgin, and under this name lasted only two years. At the end of 2011 the team was bought by Russian company Marussia, which was ruled by Andrey Cheglakov and Nikolai Fomenko. Marussia was going to sell supercars and the team of Formula 1 was very well suited for commercial high-speed machines.Inherited inherited Marussia motors and Cosworth Timo Glock, who has had two full seasons in the Toyota and two of the season in the Virgin. Alas, weak engines and unexamined chassis design allowed to fight only with HRT. In qualifying Glock never rose above 18th place. In the race Timo experienced consistently getting to the finish, leaving the race only once, but the best result was a 12th place in Singapore, nearly in the points zone.
Presentation of the new machine McLaren MCL33 will take place on 23 February and 24 February, the British team intends to conduct the first tests of new items.For this purpose, McLaren is going to use the right of the so-called shooting days, which are special Pirelli tires, and the mileage is limited to 100 kilometers. Any team during the season may spend two of those days, and in the McLaren decided to use them as preparation for tests Fernando Alonso and Stoffel Vandorn will work in Barcelona on 24 and 25 February.26 Feb there, in Barcelona, will start full tests.
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.
As informs German edition Auto Motor und Sport, Renault team will present its new car on February 20.Previously, only four teams have announced the dates of presentation 22 February - Mercedes and Ferrari, 23 Feb., 25 Feb - Toro Rosso.Pre-season test starts in Barcelona on February 25.
Season 2001 is notable, then, that Formula 1 made its debut a few talented drivers, including Fernando Alonso. The first car of the Spaniard was a Minardi starting number "21".In 1999, Alonso won the World series by Renault. The next step, Formula 3000, where a Spaniard, with one win in fourth place. Results Fernando has attracted the attention of Flavio Briatore, the team principal of Benetton and in the end of 2000, the young pilot had conducted the first tests behind the wheel of a Formula 1.In 2001 19-year-old Alonso was the official test pilot with Benetton. In parallel, Briatore was able to negotiate with a small team Minardi regarding internships Fernando. The debut of Spanish took place at the Grand Prix of Australia, where he started 19th and finished 12th.
The following season Williams will be Sergey Sirotkin. For a debut season, the Russian has chosen starting number "35".Earlier tests Sergei worked under the numbers "46" Renault and "41" Williams.The last time the pilot with the number "35" appears at the start of the Formula 1 race in 1991 Grand Prix of San Marino Eric van de Pula, you will find yourself started on the 21st and went down because of lack of fuel.
Two key specialist left the team Toro Rosso before the start of the new season.The biggest loss is the chief aerodynamicist Brendan Gillham. He worked for Toro Rosso since 2013, and before that couple of years spent in the Mercedes. The reason the engineer is not called, and it is unknown who will replace him.In addition, the team leaves Marco Matassa, who worked as a race engineer Carlos Sainz and Pierre went Out. The Italian goes to Ferrari, where they will conduct training young pilots.
The team Toro Rosso will present a new car on February 25 in Barcelona, the day before the start of pre-season testing.The novelty will receive index STR13. For the first time in the history of Toro Rosso will work with the exclusive engine supplier - Honda.Earlier, Toro Rosso announced that the new machine has successfully passed all crash tests of the FIA.
NASCAR legend Jeff Gordon believes that American pilots should be trained in Europe before coming to the start of the Grand Prix.Jeff Gordon "Teams of Formula 1 will never have an American pilot, if he is not trained in Europe at an early age.In America a lot of talent that with proper opportunities and high-quality equipment can be successful, but I'm not sure that in the near future they will appear in the Formula-1".The last time the U.S. went to the start of races Formula-1 in late 2015 - in the Marussia Manor was lit Alexander Rossi.
In 1979 the factory Renault team achieved the first victory in Formula 1. Brought it to Jean-Pierre Jaboi on the car with start number "15".Renault came into Formula 1 in 1977, with unusual for its time with a turbo engine. Two years machine, Renault was the subject of ridicule -they are nicknamed "the yellow teapot" for the unusual shape and constant engine failures. But in 1979 the turbo showed its potential.Initially, Renault was only the Frenchman Jean-Pierre ABUY. In 1979, his partner was compatriot Rene Arnoux. ABUY as the first pilot got the number "15".Already in the third stage in South Africa ABUY driving RS01 won the qualification. Then came the car RS10, where Jean-Pierre earned the pole position in France, Germany and Italy. But the results of races, or rather, reliability of equipment left much to be desired 12 retirements in 14 races due to various breakdowns. To the finish managed to get only in Brazil and in France, but it is the home Grand Prix for the first time ABUY climbed to the top step of the podium, and it was the first victory in Formula 1 with turbo engine. At the end of the season the Frenchman with 9 points ranked 13th.
Last season, the 31-year-old Paul di Resta worked as a reserve pilot Williams and even spent one race in Hungary. The Scot claimed a place prize pilot, but seem to have lost the fight to Sergey Sirotkin.Paul di Resta "Soon Williams will take a decision on the part of pilots and will make the official announcement. I wanted to go back on the starting grid of Formula 1, but, unfortunately, nothing ever came of it.Maybe my age was the reason for the refusal. In any case, I liked it in Hungary. Given that I was seated in the car at the last moment, the result I showed is quite good".Di Resta played for Force India in 2011-2013 Best result in the championship - 12th place in 2013.