Carlos Sainz's transfer to Ferrari has not only had a direct impact on Formula One. In particular, he seems to have re-increased interest in the sport in Spain, where a fierce battle is already underway to acquire television racing rights for the future. They are currently owned by Movistar, whose contract expires at the end of this season. For the new one, which usually covers 1-3 seasons, they seem to have a fierce fight. The renewed interest in sports brought about by Saniz's move to Ferrari has also attracted the British fast-growing online payment platform DAZN, which provides broadcasts of various sporting events in many countries around the world. This year, they are expected to expand their influence to as many as 4 countries. And how much the winner of this fight will have to
The commissioners in the race for the Spanish Grand Prix have decided not to take action in the collision between Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton, as it is said to be a racing accident. The Mercedes racers collided in the fourth turn of the first lap of the race after Hamilton was 17km / h faster than Rosberg. He tried to defend the attack, but Hamilton did not give up and drove to the grass, where he was spun. The spinning Briton swept Rosberg off the track. It later turned out that Rosberg was driving at 180 horsepower less than Hamilton at the time of the collision, as he was supposed to have chosen the wrong engine settings before the start. After hearing before the commissioners, Hamilton said: "As we drove through the third turn, his engine lost power. He made a mistake as he started the race with the wrong engine settings. Before the race we have to i
Nico Rosberg believes the improved form in the races has resulted in poorer qualifying results compared to the previous season, where he has set up three times faster qualifying laps in the last ten races than teammate Lewis Hamilton, although he has only managed to turn that into a win twice. This year, the ratio between the two Mercedes racers is quite different, as Rosberg was only once out of ten qualifiers better than the current world champion. Despite starting the race from first place only in Spain, he has already secured three victories this year. Asked about poorer performances in the qualifiers, the German said: "This is partly due to the fact that I worked on the race, with the desire to improve it, and I succeeded. I'm not entirely sure why, compared to last year.
The organizers of the Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona have extended their contract until 2019, despite the fact that their contract would expire only after the race next year. Formula One races have been hosted there since 1991, but this year also with two pre-season tests. On the occasion of this year's 25th anniversary, racecourse chief Vicenc Aguilera said: "We are aiming for another 25 years."
The McLaren team presented the new colors of their cars, which they will compete with from the Spanish Grand Prix onwards. The color was described as "dynamic, predatory graphite gray." The new color is supposed to be better discernible under strong sunlight and racetrack spotlights at night races. There is also a bit more red on the car.
Bernie Ecclestone, as always, sees only money, which they obviously do not have in Madrid. Namely, the little Englishman started talking about the race on the streets of Madrid some time ago, which we will obviously not wait for: “We talked, but nothing happened. We will not race through the streets of Madrid. Spain already has one racetrack and we don’t need another one on Spanish soil. It's as good as it gets. ”The Spanish economy is on the rise, and after the departure of Fernando Alonso and Ferrari, interest in Formula One is declining. According to Alonso's poor results, Formula One ratings fell by 4,1% on television last year, to 30,3 million viewers. Despite the fact that there will be no races in Madrid yet, Bernie says that the calendar of Formula One races can still grow. One possible additional race would be the race in Las Vegas, which was the last race to go
Before his home race in Barcelona, Marc Marquez says that the performance in front of his compatriots will motivate him even more. The current world champion of the royal motorcycle class has won all the races this year so far, six of them from the best starting position, although it seemed in Mugello that Jorge Lorenzo would steal his victory this time. “I enjoyed the duel with Jorge we staged at Mugello,” he said. "We're leaving for my hometown of Montmelo now, on a track I haven't enjoyed too much in the past. The set-up is good and with one year more experience behind the belt I hope it will be different this year. My fans will come to encourage me, which gives me extra motivation. that I will be able to stage a real show for them, ”Marquez added.
Red Bull boss Christian Horner said the final result of the race in Spain did not show the right balance of power. Daniel Ricciardo and Sebastian Vettel finished the 66-lap race for the Spanish Grand Prix in Red Bull race cars three-quarters of a minute behind Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg in Mercedes. But Horner believes that Red Bull's true form was hidden by a combination of circumstances, such as Ricciardo getting stuck behind Valtteri Bottas in Williams for a few laps in the first part of the race, and Vettel breaking through to the forefront from XNUMXth place. “Especially in the back part, where the Mercedes were driving at full speed and Daniel and Sebastian had a free ride, we approached them,” Horner said. “The difference is still big, but it’s nice to see that we’ve progressed and overtaken Ferrari and the rest
The flying Finn won a place in front of his teammate in yesterday's qualifiers, but he himself says that every fast lap is a torment for him: “It is really very difficult, because I fight with a race car non-stop to succeed in a fast lap. There are always a lot of minor problems, little things that make it hard to drive fast, which makes it very difficult to put together a fast lap. I try hard not to make a mistake, but that’s very difficult with this race car. It’s a disappointment for us to finish qualifying in sixth or seventh place, but sometimes that’s a real miracle. We are not satisfied, but we are at least going in the right direction. "The Finn finished yesterday's qualifiers in front of Alonso, but he is not satisfied:" Being in front of Alonso is definitely the goal, but seventh
The Briton definitely wants to fight for the title of world champion until the end, but the season has just begun, which means that he has a lot of work to do. Hamilton is doing a good job against Rosberg, but the two are close together, which is why Lewis wants to pay more attention to the racetracks in the future, where he is weaker than his teammate: “Nico drives very well, he always makes me helpless. Each race must be taken separately. One time he’ll be faster, another time me, as we saw last year. I was very successful in China, but in Bahrain he was stronger than me. My job this year will be to minimize the gap behind him on racetracks where he is stronger. I've already done something, but for example, I've reduced the lag to less than three tenths of a second. Above all, I will pay the most attention to the racetracks, kj
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