Three teams using Mercedes powertrains are still waiting for the German manufacturer to offer them the latest, upgraded version of the engine with which Lewis Hamilton won the Italian GP. Prior to the Monza race, Mercedes used all seven development tokens available this season to upgrade the engine, and with this greatly improved engine, only Hamilton, a racer from the Mercedes factory team, took part in the race. At Mercedes, they claim to strive to offer all users of their engines exactly the same options as their factory team, but there has been a complication, at least at Mercedes, in logistics, as they should be in Brixworth, where they currently produce the best six-cylinder in Formula One, to prepare six engines for the same race, pl
Force India has yet to give up on the hunt for Red Bull in this year’s constructors ’championship, though the point difference between fourth- and fifth-place finishers in the championship is widening. Twenty-four points separated them after the race in Silverstone, and at the Hungaroring, the red bulls with second and third place in terms of points were far apart, as the Force Indie racers did not reach the finish line. Nico Hulkenberg resigned with a broken front wing and Sergio Perez had problems with the brakes. As a result of the unfavorable events, the gap was increased to fifty-seven points, but deputy team boss Bob Fernley is confident that his team can still respond. "Our goal after the race in the UK was clear - to catch Red Bull for fourth place. They performed great in Hungary and took a lot of points, but that's not it.
Force India will continue to introduce new parts to the current race car in tests after the Austrian race. They will use the final parts, and the refurbished race car will run on the track in Silverstone for the first time. The move to Toyota’s wind tunnel in Cologne and problems with the current supplier have forced the team to choose another model of race car for the race in Austria, and later in the season they will unveil a heavily revamped one. The original plan was to use the B-version for the first time last weekend, but the team decided to gradually introduce new parts to the races from the Monaco Grand Prix. Deputy team boss Bob Fernley told Autosport: "We have been constantly making changes since the race in Monaco. We have already changed some mechanical elements that are well tested as we wanted to add reliability to the race car
The Marussia F1 Team has yet to give up on the possibility of returning to the top class of motorsport, although other teams have voted against the proposal to compete in last season’s race car. The team nonetheless says their plan to return from bankruptcy, scheduled for Feb. 19, and re-run is perfectly feasible. Sports director Graeme Lowdon said: "We are doing everything we can to ensure a comeback, which would be fantastic news for the whole sport. We want to race." The strategic group of Formula 1, which includes Mercedes, Red Bull, Williams, Ferrari, McLaren and Force India, as well as the FIA and owners with commercial rights, has therefore voted against the possibility of using the old car. With such a response, they were again "accused" of looking only at their own interests and not at sports,
At Force India, they are very much associated with Ferrari, and their main racer Nico Hulkenberg has been associated with Ferrari many times in the past, but their direction has not yet changed. There has been a lot of talk this past season that the Hulks are expected to replace Kimi or Alonso. It is known that Alonso is leaving Ferrari, he will be replaced by Vettel, but for now it is not known whether Raikkonen will definitely stay. Instead of Finc, the team could hire Hulkenberg. Due to the unconfirmed racing line-up at Ferrari, they are also waiting at Force India, says team boss Bob Fernley: “There are always some elements in the contracts that need to be waited for to happen. Everything will be known in the coming weeks, but somehow we already know how we will proceed. We will probably not announce the racing team already in Austin, as pr
Force India team representative Bob Fernley is aware of the work of their team, which has progressed nicely in recent years and even came in the top seven. Nevertheless, the year 2014 could also mean work for them again, as new generators are coming in 2014, which will more than obviously turn everything upside down. Bob warns that no one wants too much difference on the starting line: "Formula One will obviously be very dependent on engines in the coming season, as it is unlikely that we will get such very similar units again as we have now." Of course, Fernley He points out that motor suppliers want greater differences, so that they can draw more attention to themselves: “Motor constructors want dominance for each of them, as they also invest a lot of money in the development itself. However, again, engines should not be the deciding fact
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