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British Formula 1 world champion 1992 Nigel Mansell believes that his compatriot Lewis Hamilton this year is sure to be a fight for the title.
Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas admitted that he could not beat his teammate.Valtteri Bottas "of Course he is one of the best pilots in Formula 1, four-time world champion, who has worked in the team. To beat him I couldn't, but last year I several times proved capable of it.It's up to me, I played well throughout the year without failures and gatherings. I need to be fast in all conditions, regardless of what is a track what temperature and what type of asphalt do I need to be the best everywhere.
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.
The Formula 1 world champion Nigel Mansell believes that working with the strongest pilots is the best option for progress.Nigel Mansell "the Competition at a high level is one thing, but win at a high level - is quite another.I have always been interested to work in a team with the best pilots, world Champions, because guys like you will quickly learn and become better. I was always interested in the experience of others. This is the best teacher for the pilot." F1-world.Giza his career, Mansell had to work with four Champions Mario Andretti in the Lotus, Keke Rosberg and Nelson Piquet at Williams, Alain Prost at Ferrari.
A graduate of the McLaren Lando Norris hopes that one day he will become a pilot of Formula 1 as Lewis Hamilton, with whom he is constantly compared.Lando Norris "the Comparison with Lewis gives me motivation but I don't pay attention to those comments. It is good to think about what you're going by the footsteps of world champion. Once he got to Formula 1, so I can.At the same time I'm not just going to think about what he was able. I will try to make progress in his career. I know that fast and can win. I like doing what I'm doing, so just get on with my work.This year Norris will run a reserve pilot McLaren and parallel to compete in Formula 2. In addition, in late January, Lando will partner Fernando Alonso in the race 24 hours of Daytona.
The Formula 1 world champion 1992 Nigel Mansell believes that it is too much for the pilot makes the car.Nigel Mansell "In past years the car had so many auxiliary computer means. The pilots had to stay alone with the car on the track.Now it is not so. Too many engineers and information presented to the pilot during the race.I hope that the formation of new rules this nuance is taken into account, and the pilots little will be left to themselves. It will then be a really interesting race.
Three-time Formula 1 world champion Nelson Piquet said that Fernando Alonso is a good pilot, but a poor politician.Nelson Piquet "Fernando Alonso had a chance to win up to five world Championships, but the reality is that he was always making a mess in any team, no matter where he was.He is a fantastic pilot, but he creates a lot of problems, and, in the end, it all ends the fact that he left the team.He's a bad politician. When you come to a new team, you must first be patient and work together and then win. But he always wants the best at once but it's not the best way".In 2008 and 2009 partner Alonso at Renault was the son of triple champion Nelson Piquet, Jr.
In 1974, in the history of McLaren opened a new Chapter, the title sponsor of the team became a tobacco brand Marlboro, and drive a car with the number "5" villages of the youngest at the time Formula 1 world champion Emerson Fittipaldi.Until mid-1973, the start number has varied from race to race, and the season of 1974 was the first in the history of Formula 1, when they were assigned to teams. So, McLaren, runners-up in 1973, third place in the constructors ' championship, got the numbers "5" and "6".First race of the season showed that the fight for the title will lead the pilots Ferrari and McLaren. Clay Regazzoni and Niki Lauda who represented Ferrari and Fittipaldi periodically replace each other in the role of leader of the championship.
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.
The ex-pilot of Formula 1 Felipe Massa said that he is very proud of its achievements in 2008, when a few seconds he was world champion.Felipe Massa "In 2008, I was very disappointed with the season finale. I won the last race, I couldn't make anything bigger and better. From me already nothing depended. Everything depended on Lewis and the pilot, who was in front of him.I was natural in his emotions on the podium and after the race. I am proud to have fought for the title. I'm happy for being able to share their emotions with the fans".
Champion of the 2009 season Jenson button talked about the relationship with Lewis Hamilton during joint work in the McLaren.Jenson button "Our relationship was interesting, because I have moved from Brawn, where he won the world championship in 2009, and he won the previous world championship in 2008 with McLaren. I moved to another team to accept the challenge and fight with Lewis Hamilton.We're both British, played for the British team, both world Champions, fresh world Champions, so the pressure on us was incredible. But I like this challenge very much.He is extremely fast on one lap, he is the fastest guy, I think, ever seen in Formula 1. We do have our moments during the fight, but otherwise I got very good experience working with Lewis".Button and Hamilton were team-mates at McLaren in 2010-2012.
Columnist of the Formula-1 James Allen told about the last season of Sebastian Vettel.James Allen "a Very good season for Sebastian, but not great, because he and Ferrari lost the world championship. Five victories and four pole position was a decent result after the failure of the season in 2016, where he seemed to have lost their way with the team.Vettel will reflect on the season of 2017, when he let his emotions interfere with the fight for victory. Emotions cost him victories in Baku and Singapore, possibly in Mexico. Perhaps comprehended his actions, he can become a stronger pilot in the upcoming season.
The head of Ferrari, Maurizio Arrivabene said that the attitude of Mercedes to racing should be an example for his team.Maurizio Arrivabene "For Mercedes the first place is not an event, but a habit. This is how it must be for us in the future.We are on a rising wave, but the fact remains we were not good enough to win the championship.If you don't respect a team that won four world championship title, who do you respect then For me, their great strength lies in the organization.Perhaps this winning habit, which is important. Sometimes you get the pole position, and this is very important. But to be ahead, whether it's in qualifying or in the race, it should be a natural result of our work.I see the season as a glass of water. By mid-season it was half full, but then we used the remaining water to dissolve the Advil.We worked well and never gave up, which is a positive aspect for me, but it's not in our interests. Mercedes deserves to win. We must work, we know what we need to do in the future.
The Ferrari pilot Sebastian Vettel admitted that he is not interested in Formula-E Electric series is growing in popularity huge jumps, and now it has the many manufacturers and sponsors, who left Formula 1 for a new future of Motorsport.But four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel insists "For me it's not the future. Electric theme is currently very popular in the world, but anyone who is honest and identificeret myself to motor racing, he thinks little about Formula E. Those cars are not very fast, and many of the pilots who are there, telling me that flying was not very exciting.
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.
The President of the FIA Jean Todt believes that Formula 1 and the world championship on races on endurance WEC have to use similar engines in 2021.Jean Todt "At the moment we have a separate motor requirements for each series.The requirements for Formula 1 and endurance similar. The engine of a Formula 1 needs to undergo about 5,000 kilometers, which meets the requirements of Le Mans.The concept of a single engine will be attractive to new producers. In addition, the Formula 1 team will be able to go to Le Mans with its own team, or Vice versa.
Four-time world champion Alain Prost believes that the debutant of the season, Stoffel Vandorn almost as good as the experienced Fernando Alonso.Alain Prost "All watched Vandoren before he came into Formula 1 because everyone thought he was the most outstanding young pilot. He started his career at McLaren, where there were problems with reliability. He never got the same equipment as Alonso. But I think Vandorn is now on par or even better than Alonso. He is developing well.Next year with a good engine we will see is it effective. To be in a team with Alonso is not easy, so Vandorn you need to remain calm, not to rush, and I think that it will not be problems in the coming years".
Finnish two-time Formula 1 world champion Mika Hakkinen has defended his compatriot Valtteri Bottas, who last season took third place.Mika Hakkinen "this year the Mercedes car was created taking into account the wishes of Lewis Hamilton. For Valtteri, it was the first season in the Mercedes, and this car did not suit his style of piloting. Now he must participate in the development of a new car.Next season will be new rubber, and I hope this will help, Valtteri. His partner is four-time champion is good in terms of education."Last season, Bottas won three races, while Lewis Hamilton stood on the top rung exactly three times more often.
Next season, the Formula 1 world champion 2009 Jenson button will compete in the Japanese Super GT series for one of the teams Honda.Jenson button "I Have a contract with Honda for performances in the Super GT season in 2018. The last two years I've dreamed of this. I like this series, and this year I even had one race, and I liked it very much. Looking forward to the first tests."Last season button was a reserve pilot McLaren, and spent one race in Monaco, replacing Fernando Alonso. But now his place is 18-year-old Lando Norris, the newly made champion of Euroseries Formula 3.
Today in Bahrain, will start tests WEC. Part of the factory Toyota team will work Fernando Alonso. Two-time Formula 1 world champion, will sit behind the wheel of a sports prototype Toyota TS050 Hybrid 6 LMP1.Recall that Alonso is going to take part in the legendary marathon 24 hours of Le Mans. It is not excluded that Fernando will start and other WEC races.There, in Bahrain, is the first tests, the Russian car BR01.
The Russian company BR Engineering has introduced a new sportprototip BR1. Track Bahrain International Circuit in the final stage of the FIA WEC season-2017 the global Motorsport community and journalists first saw the car, whose creation was announced a year ago. Car LMP1 was created by Russian company BR Engineering together with the famous Italian automaker Dallara to participate in the new superstone of the world championship FIA WEC.In the presentation BR1 participated Boris Rotenberg, founder and Director of the BR Engineering Pierre Fillon, President of the Association ASO Gerard Neveu, head of the FIA WEC Luca Pignata, chief designer Dallara Dmitry Samorukov, Director of SMP Racing pilots of the program of development of Russian Motorsport SMP Racing Mikhail Alyoshin, Vitaly Petrov and Matevos Isahakyan Ambassador extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation in the Kingdom of Bahrain Qarayev, Vagif DragonSpeed team principal Elton Julian and Russian engineers and students of technical Universities who took part in the development of the prototype. The music for the premiere of BR1 was written by Russian composer and producer Victor Drobysh.The presentation was opened by Boris Rotenberg. According to him, the engineers managed to create a completely new car, which used the most modern technologies and materials"it is Symbolic that on 17 November, during the final stage of the FIA WEC season in 2016, we announced the signing of an agreement between BR and Dallara Engineering to start work on a prototype BR1. Today, exactly a year later, we proudly present you the result. During the work on the car we used the best international experience, achievements one of the best companies Dallara. At various stages in the development of the car was actively attended by Russian specialists, and also worked on the simulator the current pilot program SMP Racing Vitaly Petrov, Sergey Sirotkin, Mikhail Aleshin, Viktor Shaitar and Kirill Ladygin. Their task was to from the point of view of experienced riders to make suggestions in key aspects of the prototype, from the ergonomics to the behavior of the car on the road".Prototype BR1 passed all the necessary tests and homologation of the FIA, a number of tests on race tracks under the control of SMP Racing pilots. Ahead of the Russian car the new season of the world championship on races on endurance 2018-2019, where SMP Racing intends to put the two Russian crew in the highest category of the championship, LMP1, to fight for the highest results in the overall classification.While the company BR Engineering, the first manufacturer of the chassis presenting to the public the car are ready to participate in the FIA WEC next season, already signed a contract for the production of a prototype BR1 for team DragonSpeed, also announced recently its intentions to move into the LMP1 category of the FIA WEC."I must say that the rate BR1 on the track is impressive, - said the pilot program SMP Racing Mikhail Alyoshin. - Impressive and how well made the prototype, and how sensitively it responds to changes in preferences that we do. To work with such a machine is a pleasure. Now our task is to spend as much time behind the wheel, to detect the different nuances, to work with the settings, because even in the ideal technique is always better. I am sure that next season prototype BR1 compete with rivals".One of the main innovations in superstone 2018-2019 world Championship on races on endurance will be the merging of hybrid and non-hybrid prototypes in one of the LMP1 class with defined capacity limitations. This will allow private teams, including the Russian team SMP Racing and DragonSpeed team, to compete for a championship titles FIA WEC.Facts ABOUT the prototype of BR1-CLASS LMP1 the process of creating aerodynamic elements of the new prototype was held 16 sessions in the wind tunnel, the total length of which was 600 hours, during which it has produced 1000 trials.In tests on the simulator and on the finished prototype was attended 5 professional pilots SMP Racing programme, including Vitaly Petrov, first Russian Formula 1 driver- Mikhail Aleshin, the pilot of the American series IndyCar- Sergey Sirotkin, the reserve pilot of the Formula 1 Renault- Kirill Ladygin, a multiple champion of Russia on go-karting and road racing, the bronze prize-winner of the race "24 hours of Le Mans- Victor Shaitar, world champion, winner of the race "24 hours of Le Mans", FIA WEC.On the simulator prototype BR1 pilots had a total of 64 hours, which amounted to 173 session or 870 laps.TECHNICAL characteristics of the PROTOTYPE BR1AER V6 twin turbo 720 HP Possible to install motorsGibson V8 LMP1 Spec 700 HP.Message other proizvodyaschuyu Le Mans Sprint body kit on the back 6-speed robotic transmission Xtrac lock differentialbaselsn TILTON Brembo brake system LMP1 UPRAVLENIE with power production Kayaba.Userrepository pilotado the foot pedal accelerator and timesmachine disciminate, production OZ specifically for Michelin Radial LMP1 18 dumontadriana 930 kg.
Head of Mercedes Toto Wolff believes that a full-fledged fight for the title of Valtteri bottas to not have enough aggression.Toto Wolff "It was the year of Lewis Hamilton, although our car wasn't the best. Over the past three years, as Lauda said, our advantage would make him a four-time world champion. But this year, Lewis gave us the title, and we helped him do it. The Ferrari was a strong contender.Valtteri began the year uncertainly, but in the end was able to recover. However, it should be "killer" if he wants to fight for the title".
Red Bull ready to extend the contract with Daniel Riccardo until the end of 2020, but the Australian is in no hurry to put his signature.Daniel ricciardo "It's very nice that the team wants to keep me in the team. I have great respect for Red Bull, but I still have time to perform all the options.About Ferrari, I heard that, but I can't say anything about this, because to me, no one spoke. My dream is to win the world championship in the best car, so I don't know what else to say. I'm not sure Vettel would want to see me with his partner.Recall that Vettel and ricciardo were team-mates at Red Bull in 2014, and then Daniel won three races, while Sebastian, with the rank of the current champion has never stood on the top step of the podium.
Pilot Mercedes Lewis Hamilton believes max Verstappen as one of its main competitors.Lewis Hamilton "I think that Max is an exceptional pilot. He immediately began to perform at a high level, his race look amazing.I was looking forward to the battle with him, and it was great to see Red Bull on top of the podium. I am happy that soon will start a direct fight with this team.I hope next year they will have a better engine, and they will be in the fight - it would be great for the sport. They have a potential world champion - Max. Even now it is still damp, as a pilot, but soon he will gain experience".
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 already aims to stop Lewis Hamilton winning another title in 2018.Sebastian Vettel "Only a very few athletes on the planet have four titles of world champion, so they need to be respected.If you look at this season, Lewis was the best pilot, and that's why he earned his title. You never know what will happen in the future. But next season I will do my best to Lewis not got the fifth title.2017 was his year, but 2018 is another story. Then everything will start from scratch. Like Ferrari, we are on the right path of development, and I firmly believe that we will be able to be on top in 2018.I'm not afraid of Lewis. On the contrary, I like to race against him. If you beat Lewis Hamilton, you are proud of what he did, because his level is extremely high.We have to be even better and we will. In the end, we know that we are not fighting with Mickey mouse and Donald duck".
Pilot Mercedes Lewis Hamilton may get a knighthood soon. But the Brit is not going to rest on our laurels.Lewis Hamilton "I'm trying to represent the country in the best way, and if it recognizes the Queen, I'll be incredibly happy.But Formula 1 is not asleep, it is not in place. Red Bull have a potential world champion Max Verstappen, and he will only get stronger with each passing year. I think we're in for an interesting fight next year for the title".
The former head of Renault Flavio Briatore believes that the new owners of Formula 1 was doing the right thing for the modernization of the sport.Flavio Briatore "I'm still watching this race. I especially like to observe what appears new in this sport. It was going to happen.Ross brown called me in the spring, and we agreed that the pilot should return to the center of attention and that Formula 1 no longer needs to be a technical world championship.Everything goes in the right direction. Fans don't need budgets. I was with Fernando Alonso at Indy 500 this year where the best car is worth 10 million dollars for the entire season. This is the twentieth part of the value in Formula 1, but the show better".A year has passed since then, as the championship left, Bernie Ecclestone. Briatore told what he is doing now.Flavio Briatore "I can Assure you that Bernie's all right. Better than many people think. He loves life, works hard on his coffee plantation in Brazil and is enjoying life with his wonderful wife Fabiana".
The former head of Formula 1 Bernie Ecclestone believes that Williams needs to take the next year Robert Kubica.Bernie Ecclestone "If Robert wasn't in that accident, then I think now he would already be world champion. I think he can come back even stronger than before.It will probably be more aggressive than then, I can only foresee a good future for him in Formula 1.As for his physical form, many years ago I raced with a guy named Archie Scott-brown. Archie was damn fast, and he was in a worse position than Robert, much worse, but he managed to be very successful. I don't think the injury will keep him".