Marcus Ericsson, who has no contract for 2018, has admitted that he wants to be in a top team to fight for victory.
“I feel good in the team, and I have a great position because I was there for several years, confessed the pilot of the Sauber in an interview with AUTOSPORT. – But, like any racer, I’d rather be driving a competitive car.
I hope this year we will make progress and become stronger.
I’m not quite sure in the future, since I have no contract for next year. It’s hard to show your abilities driving one of the slowest cars, and it was almost always in my F1...
Samart canal for the blog of James Allen compared the performances of Toro Rosso drivers Daniil Kvyat and Carlos Sainz among themselves to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the pilots.
“Of course, Kvyat was difficult to return to Toro Rosso, but with the Grand Prix of Spain he earned only six points – the same as Pascal Wehrlein. During the same period of the current pilots F1 worse figure only Jolyon Palmer.
On paper it looks bad, but sometimes Kvyat shows his potential. After a bad qualification in Spain, he broke the tenth from the last row. He also earned points in the...
Valtteri Bottas is confident that the later half of the season in the Mercedes is at his best.
Valtteri won races in Russia and Austria, and before the summer break five times on the podium.
“I feel perfectly fit into the team, so my speed may suffer due to the fact that I am a newbie – quoted Bottas in Motorsport Week. I feel like a part of a team that fully supports me.
However, I am aware of the advantage of Lewis Hamilton, because he has many years with the team.
I am now on top form and confident, and future results.”
Bottas has also prokomentiroval his rivalry with...
A protégé of the Ferrari and the leader of the overall Formula 2 Charles LeClair told how important for him to support the Scuderia on the way to Formula 1.
“It’s nice that the media often began to associate my name with Ferrari and Formula 1, – said LeClair, in an interview with the official F1 website. Every day I think about what I want to achieve, and always do my best for this one hundred percent. One goal is to be in Formula 1, and if I can do it with Ferrari, it will be my big dream.
However, in the coming months I need to focus only on the title in Formula 2. If you...
Ferrari technical boss Mattia Binotto is confident that the team can avoid penalties for changing components of power plants this season.
In 2017, riders are allowed to use only four versions of any component, and Kimi Raikkonen with Sebastian Vettel are already the fourth specification of turbines.
“Of course, we are concerned that at the start of the season turbine is out of order – quoted Binotto in Motorsport Week. – So I had to quickly move on to the third and fourth versions, but with some modifications in terms of reliability.
Now the turbines are working well, and the rest...
Williams technical Director paddy Lowe admitted that the team’s position on the constructors ‘ championship after the first half of the season its very frustrating.
“We are very disappointed because the glasses do not show how fast car – quoted law in Motorsport Week. – Our main problem is that we are not gaining points on the routes where it was possible. There are reasons for this, chief of which is too unstable performance on different tracks, so the goal for next year is to get a more stable car.
Lance Stroll: Stability is the main problem Williams
We have a lot to...
The boss of Red Bull Racing Christian Horner has admitted that has a warm feeling to atmospheric V12 engines, but I am sure that Formula 1 will never return to old technologies.
“If it were up to me, F1 would return to atmospheric loud engines V10 or V12, – quoted the head to ESPN. In conjunction with Aston Martin we began the development of the car and within the marketing research interviewed people. So chose consumers: modern hybrid engine F1 or atmospheric powerful motor? The vast majority chose V12.
At Silverstone I did my own research, and the response was amazing. When you ask...
Boss Haas Gunther Steiner said that Formula 1 needs teams like Minardi to give the opportunity to young pilots to develop.
In his time with Minardi came to top teams in F1, Fernando Alonso, Giancarlo Fisichella, Jarno Trulli and mark Webber.
“Young racers need to be at the right time in the right place, said Steiner. – Now even in the cockpit can not buy it just yet. When the peloton were Minardi, they were quite last place – their task was to grow racers. Although, of course, is not enough, but they coped with this situation. Their business model was created for the development...
Recently, many media reported that in the first six months after purchase of the commercial rights of F1 Liberty Media was able to repay the debt F1 in the amount of one billion dollars and operating profit for the three months to the end of June totaled $ 45 million.
The successes and failures of Liberty Media in the first half of the season-2017
The Forbes journalist Christian Sylt said that directly the Formula One Group has incurred a net loss of $ 27 million, minus the total was around $ 123 million.
As noted in pitpass.com, F1 and FOM – are totally different organizations. The...
The management of the Mercedes team came to the conclusion that if not a failure on the Monaco Grand Prix, the team would not have reached the leaders before the start of the summer break.
The advantage of Mercedes over Ferrari in the constructors ‘ championship is 39 points, and in Monaco, Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton finished only fourth and seventh places respectively.
“In Monaco the strengths of the car was darkened, and the weak were exposed, – said the technical Director of the team James Ellison in an interview with AUTOSPORT. – This helped us because we...