Capito new CEO at McLarn - Jost Capito is the new McLarn CEO or. CEO, otherwise Volkswagen's motorsport director. He will take over the role on the team from Jonathan Neal, who has been CEO for the past twenty-two months. The latter will move to the position of CEO of McLarn Technology Group. Both Capito and Neale will work closely with Eric Boullier as race director. They will report directly to Ron Dennis. Dennis said at the appointment: "Last summer I joined the Capita, which is extremely competitive and ambitious. It comes to us with a breadth of both automotive and motorsport experience, as he has held leading positions at BMW, Porsche, Ford, Sauber and from 2012 Volkswagen, which took him in a rally to three zapo
That was it, you could say about Nic Rosberg’s dream of a world title. The technical problems were the ones that shattered that dream. The winner of the Russian Grand Prix is Lewis Hamilton, who thus increased his advantage over Rosberg to 73 points. In this fight, Rosberg even fell to third place, as Sebastian Vettel took second place in the race and thus also second place in the ranking of Formula One drivers. The third lucky winner was Mexican Sergio Perez after the collision between Kimi Räikkönen and Valtteri Bottas. Rosberg's race began to break down as early as the seventh lap when he had problems with his pedal. “It’s almost unbelievable that something like this always happens to me,” Rosberg was sad after his resignation, “I had to almost stretch my leg to have at least some speed. Something like me
Nico Rosberg showed up at the right time. In qualifying for the Russian Grand Prix, he left behind his rival Lewis Hamilton. In the last attempt to overtake Rosberg, he finished next to the runway for Hamilton and thus left the first place to his teammate for the second time in a row. "Everything worked great and I'm absolutely happy," said Rosberg with satisfaction after the match, "now I want to reduce the difference between me and Lewis." The Briton, despite his 48-point advantage, is not yet fully convinced of winning this year's title. "Second place is not so negligible and nothing is impossible," he consoled himself after the race. With his good ride alone, Rosberg can no longer be this year's champion, only if Hamilton has something wrong. But by qualifications, the little one was an angry Vettel, as he is
Nico Rosberg was the fastest in qualifying before the Japan Grand Prix, where we witnessed the seemingly serious accident of Daniil Kvyat at the end of the third qualifying round. It was the German’s second-best starting position this year, after starting from first place in Spain in May. Less than a tenth of a lag in his fast lap was scored by Lewis Hamilton, and third was Valtteri Bottas with Williams as the closest Mercedes follower. The team's success of the Whites was complemented by Felipe Massa in fifth place, and among them was Sebastian Vettel, who was again faster than team rival Kimi Raikkonen in sixth. Daniel Ricciardo, Romain Grosjean and Sergio Perez, who did not set a fast time in Q3, and Carlos Sainz, who vp.
Daniil Kvyat got his second practice with Red Bull at Suzuki, where the riders met the wet track again. The silver arrows ranked second or third, Rosberg was only 0,023s slower than Kvyat, while Hamilton’s difference was more than half a second. The top five was completed by Daniel Ricciardo in the second Red Bull, who was still the last racer within a second, and Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel. The latter managed to complete as many as nineteen rounds. All the fastest times were set with light rain tires in the introduction, ie. the first half of training when the track was wet but without rain. Soon after Kvyat set his time, the sky darkened and it began to rain heavily. The racers installed tires for heavy rain, and some of them remained in the garages. Those who are still vr
If the British newspaper Daily Mail is to be believed, one of the very popular Formula 1 racers, Jenson Button, will end his career this season. The 35-year-old Briton, who has no big chances with McLarn this season, had his biggest success in 2009 when he crowned his career with the world title. The Daily Mail predicts Button will announce his final decision at the race in Japan this weekend. He is very popular in Japan, as his wife Jessica is half Japanese. When, in early 2014, his father, who actually accompanied him to every race, died, everyone felt the same way about him, and that’s when he wrote “Ata smrk” on his helmet. He began his career in 2000 at Williams and also won 15 of 278 races. In 2010, it is after its success
The failure of the silver and reds is already dreaming of fighting for the world title. "The race in Singapore turned F1 upside down," said the Ferrari team. Barely managed to bring Sebastian Vettel to life his racing fairytale he is already announcing the fight for his fifth world title. "Now we have to work on and attack Mercedes even more. There are still enough races ahead of us to make the impossible possible," said the positive Vettel, who did not make a single mistake in 61 laps of the last race and thus won his third victory. in the Ferrari team. The emotions were great, especially when he took a big sip from the triumphant bottle of champagne. "My bottle in the car was empty and I have a feeling I'm already feeling a little champagne inside," he commented at a post-race press conference.
There are currently very many forest fires in the Indonesian province of Sumatra. Smoke is also spreading from the province towards Singapore. This weekend is supposed to be a famous night race in Singapore, which therefore represents one of the most interesting races in the annual Formula 1 calendar. However, as said, the coming smoke represents additional nightmares for the organizers. Thick smoke is billowing from neighboring Indonesia, where farmers there are setting fires. A spokeswoman for the organizer said: "In the event that the smoke reduces visibility or is detrimental to health, we will meet with other officials and explore the possibility of carrying out the race." Organizers have already been forced to cancel some accompanying events. The smoke index of PSI was between 118 and 146, while the measurements and value are normal
Kevin Magnussen, after McLarn announced that they would keep Jenson Button next season, revealed that he would be happy to drive for Haas if offered a seat. He said some time ago that he doesn’t want to sit on the bench as a backup racer, but wants to get back behind the wheel. On the other hand, Gene Haas would like to get at least one experienced driver, who is rumored to be replaced by Esteban Gutierrez, and Magnussen sees himself as an ideal candidate. "I will not list the names of the teams I am in contact with. It is a well-known fact that I am in Haas's mind, which was also confirmed by him in the last few interviews. Both he and Guenther Steiner, the team leader, are very smart. husband and the way they set up the new Formula 1 team is smart and innovative, "says the Dane
According to the representative of the Red Bull team, Helmut Marko, the race cars of their team will certainly not be powered by a Mercedes engine. “The story of working with Mercedes is over for us, so we look at the other engines for our two race cars,” Helmut Marko told Bild newspaper. Earlier, Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche also explained that there would be no joint collaboration with the Red Bull team. And how will the team move forward? Until the end of the 2016 season, they still have a contract with the supplier Renault, but Red Bull terminated the contract due to its poor quality and especially strength, and the legal relations of both parties in this particular case are currently being checked. The last option is only the manufacturer of Ferrari engines, as they are not considering switching to Honda engines. To this end