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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.
The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso spoke about the reasons that prompted him to consider entering WEC.Fernando Alonso "the Level required by Formula 1 from the point of view of training, is huge, and after so many years you realize that the time will come when you will no longer be able to meet these criteria.It's a bit like Carlos Sainz, when he decided to leave the world rally championship. This does not mean that he chose Dakar as its future. He just likes the competition, he was a world champion, but you need to practice and travel every day throughout the year. And there is the opportunity to speak in this prestigious event, which is held once a year. This is the right choice for the champion, who loves to perform but is not willing to train hard all year.My situation is a little different. You just love competition and think it is attractive because you like racing, and you have the opportunity to combine two things and make something new that you have not had the opportunity during many years of work in Formula 1.The WEC gives me a sense of freedom. There are some races during the year. You can get a little freedom, but at the same time to continue to speak.In the WEC, Alonso will play for the factory team Toyota. The first race of the season - a stage in Spa 5 may.
Non-Executive Director of Mercedes Niki Lauda said that he is not going to withdraw from the championship after the purchase of the airline Niki.Niki Lauda "Who said that I will be less in Formula 1 Nothing changes. As always, I will attend every Grand Prix and will take part in the work of the team in Brackley and as often as necessary."Toto Wolff, head of Mercedes team "the Work of Niki in our Supervisory Board have never been questioned, no problems at all there.".
Team Renault will present a new car on 20 February. The event will be held online broadcast.At the moment, eight of the ten teams called the dates of your presentations. Keep silence only in the Red Bull and Haas.
The Sauber team decided on the date of the presentation of the new machine C37. The event will be held on February 20 at a base in Henville.Previously, the Swiss team presented a title sponsor. They became Italian brand Alfa Romeo.In the new season, Sauber will be Marcus Ericsson and Charles Leclere, a protege of Ferrari. Spare pilot presumed Antonio Giovinazzi.
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 Williams driver lance Stroll told about their feelings after the race in Daytona.Lance Stroll "It's a completely different mindset. It's great even just to be. Each warmer deep down hope to win.In Formula 1, we see that teams spend ridiculous money. It is a sport. Some of the cars two seconds faster than the other, but here all the teams are much closer to each other. Here is a very close balance of performance, which is very good for equal conditions of the struggle.So between Formula 1 and the race sport prototypes there are big differences, and it would be great to change everything. But while in Formula 1 pursued different goals - that's the whole point of the question."In Daytona lance Stroll played for the team of Jackie Chan and finished 15th.
The head of McLaren Zac brown admitted that he loves to run in the champion's stables.Zach brown "This is a huge privilege to work in the McLaren, it's a dream. There is no team that I would like to work more than the McLaren. I want now to get on the podium during one of the races of the Formula 1 - it'll get me excited. This year we are pursuing this goal."Recall that brown took the post of team leader in early 2017 after the Board of Directors McLaren retired Ron Dennis.
The crew of Fernando Alonso claimed a podium in the 24 hours of Daytona, but had problems with the brakes, and shortly before the finish the Spaniard was gone. The second crew of team United Autosports finished fourth.Fernando Alonso "Everything happened in the first turn. I got to him at the speed of 300 km/h and realized that the brakes just yet. Honestly, I was scared. There was plenty of space, I was able to roll to the side, but almost no visible barriers.Last year this car finished fourth at Le Mans, it is quite reliable, but today there were a few problems. At some point we were ahead of the second crew of the team for the whole round, so that could fight for the podium.There are positive aspects. First of all, I enjoyed it seven hours of wrestling is great. In addition, I learned a lot. Now I know what to expect from a car with a closed cockpit, as to overtake the circular, as to pilot the car at night. I'm sure I can achieve success behind the wheel of a car.About Le Mans I don't think, because it focuses on Formula 1. Let's see what will happen next.".
First win for the Williams team in 1979 brought Clay Regazzoni. Were the Swiss in the season by car with the number "28".At the end of 1976, Frank Williams after a dispute with partner Walter wolf sold to his old team and together with Patrick head founded new under the name of Williams Grand Prix Engineering, which still exists today. In 1977, the team used a customer March 761 chassis, and a year later appeared a head designed FW06 chassis. The only pilot team was then Alan Jones, but in 1979 his partner was a 39-year veteran of Formula 1 Clay Regazzoni, Vice-champion in 1974.The beginning of the season-1979 team played with FW06. Only at the fifth stage there is a new machine with newfangled FW07 ground effect. A couple of races left for the development of new technology. At the seventh stage in Monaco Regazzoni finished second. And then it was home to the Williams Grand Prix of great Britain. Pole position on the British track was won by Jones. He was leading most of the race, but lost due to the failure of the water pump. Second in that time it was Regazzoni, who eventually won.
The head of McLaren Zac brown admitted that he did not think too much about the chances of Fernando Alonso to win the 24 hours of Daytona.Zach brown "There is strong competition in this series. I think that ultimately we will achieve little.Fernando is here to win. We are all here to win, but you have to be realistic. It would be wrong if I said that we have the same chance as Cadillac and Acura, because we are not at that level.Five or podium is the realistic target for Alonso and his teammates. I don't expect will go away with a Rolex, which give to the winners. Too many good teams will confront us.".
In the season 1995 the only victory Ferrari brought the Frenchman Jean Alesi, who under the number "27".Alesi debuted in Formula 1 in 1989 and proved himself a fighter, despite the fact that in his possession had weak car Tyrrell. Before the 1991 season, Jean has received offers from Williams and Ferrari, and the Frenchman chose the Scuderia. However, the team from Maranello in that period was not in the best shape. The situation began to change for the better when at the helm of Ferrari in 1993 got up by Jean Todt. But until 1995, Alesi never managed to win the race. Several times he was close to success, but every time there were technical problems.Season 1995 was the best for Alesi at Ferrari. In the beginning of the year he finished second in Argentina and San Marino, and then finally won in Canada, thanks to which came in third place in the championship. In the remaining races was consistently denied equipment, and to the finish managed to get only five times. Eventually Jean fell to fifth place in the championship.
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".
Technical Director of Mercedes Andy Cowell said that his team is ready to restriction of three engines for the season.Andy Cowell "the move to three engines means that you need to pass the seven races of each power unit.This is a reasonable step forward, but over the past 10 years, our engineers have achieved a serious breakthrough. Every detail can now go much longer distance than in previous years. This is not new science, it's just a different number of engines".
The Williams team was one of the first will hold a presentation of the new machine FW41. The event will take place on 15 February in London.Earlier there was information that FW41 not passed all crash tests of the FIA, which the team from grove to hold the first tests in Barcelona with last year's car.
It is reported that the top three teams of Formula 1 did not want to keep up with the plans of Liberty Media for the championship.Still the team to sell their products separately, but Liberty Media now want to apply the approach, first introduced in NASCAR, when all the goods are sold under one roof.Commercial Director of Liberty "We have done extensive research, and all the promoters of the Grand Prix support plan".However, in the Finnish edition they say that Mercedes and Red Bull and Ferrari do not agree with this plan.An anonymous tipster "throughout the history of Ferrari sold more goods than any other team, and they will not be difficult to find buyers due to their red tents.If fans are impatient, they will not go to the great hall where they have a long way to go to find what they want. I believe that we will lose income with this new structure".
The pilot Haas Kevin Magnussen believes that Haas have the potential to be a very competitive team like Force India.Kevin Magnussen "When we are good, we do good, but when we are bad, we look just awful. But the cars in 2018 will not have such qualities.We are young and we grew up. Surprisingly, the team can do, despite our lack of experience. I think that, in General, small teams can do a good job - look at Force India. Have Haas a bright future ahead, the same as the Indian team".
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 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.
Mika Salo, former Formula 1 driver and now a consultant to SMP Racing, believes that Russian rookie Sergey Sirotkin and his partner Williams lance Stroll, who has one full season are about on the same level.Mika Salo "Sergey is a talented guy, he is well versed in the technique, he has the experience obtained on the tests in the Renault.I think Sirotkin and Stroll are on the same level of competition, but only the race will show, like it or not. Of course, they will fight among themselves that will positively affect the development of the team.
Mercedes has refused to support Pascal Wehrlein. This year, the German left without a seat at Sauber, will become a test pilot with Mercedes.Toto Wolff, head of Mercedes team "We are working with Pascal since 2013. He got the opportunity to prove himself in Formula 1 after 2015 became the champion of the DTM. He spent two difficult seasons in Manor and Sauber, but, nevertheless, will stay in the Mercedes family - in the season of 2018 he'll be our test pilot. In 2019 we will try to return it in the race."Wehrlein had taken part in the tests Mercedes. Obviously, this season he will not only be a test pilot, but the reserve pilot of the German team.
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".
The head of Pirelli Mario Isola said he hoped to see more overtaking this year compared to last season.Mario Isola "we Have an interesting lineup of tires for this season. Last year part of the Software was the current Medium that will allow teams to adapt it to the majority of tracks. This year we will not only use only Soft, Supersoft and Ul.In addition, we have Gipersoft. We expect two pit stops per race and more overtaking than last year. Slightly increase the level of degradation that will affect teams on the track".
Head Sauber Frederic Vasseur said that he deliberately refused to cooperate with Honda.Frederic Vasseur "I joined the team on July 17 at 9 a.m., and the meeting with Honda was at 10 am. It was important to me. It is difficult to change the supplier of engines, but Honda at the time was not in very good shape.Plus, and probably the most important thing for me was that we were linked with McLaren contract for the supply of gearboxes. I was convinced because I had some contacts in McLaren that they will do everything possible to leave. Therefore, I could not risk the contract with Honda. Imagine if I had to request the gearbox from McLaren Honda. It would be an absolute nightmare."As you know, after the meeting with Honda Vasser decided to terminate the contract with the Japanese minders. This year Sauber will use Ferrari power plant.
Former Formula 1 driver Juan Pablo Montoya said that he would like to take part in the legendary marathon 24 hours of Le Mans, to compete with Fernando Alonso for the title of winner of the "Triple crown" which implies a victory at Le Mans, the Monaco Grand Prix and Indy 500.Juan Pablo Montoya "Alonso is able to win the "Triple crown". Yes, it will be difficult. Besides, I'm closer to this achievement than it.As for Le Mans, let's see how will continue to change the rules, and whether the team Penske to participate in it. Until I was invited to participate in Le Mans. But I would have competed for the Triple crown with Alonso".Montoya competed in Formula 1 for Williams and McLaren in 2001-2006 In 2003 he won the Monaco Grand Prix. Twice, in 2000 and 2015, Juan Pablo won the Indy 500. Three times the Colombian won the marathon 24 hours of Daytona, but Le Mans has never been a part of.The sole owner of the "Triple crown" is Graham hill, who five times won the Grand Prix of Monaco, in 1966 he won the Indy 500, and in 1972 in Le Mans.
The team Toro Rosso will present a new car STR13 25 February in Barcelona. However, the first tests of a novelty will take place on February 21 in Misano.Work at the circuit in Misano will be held in the framework of the shooting day, during which you are allowed to drive no more than 100 kilometers on the demonstration tyres Pirelli.Recall that this year Toro Rosso will work with power plants to Honda.