A race in China that should be scheduled between 17-19. in April it was canceled due to an outbreak of Coronavirus. The Juss Sports Group, which is in charge of organizing the China test, itself sent a request to the FIA to postpone the race after lengthy talks between the China Automobile Federation and representatives of Liberty Media. Formula 1 has also adopted a measure based on notifications and recommendations from the World Health Organization, which does not seek to endanger the safety and health of staff and fans. In a press release, they wrote: "Racing in China is always an important part of the Formula 1 calendar. Fans are always amazing here. We are already looking forward to racing again in China as soon as possible. We wish everyone in the country all the best in these difficult times. times. " The FIA will otherwise
The International Automobile Federation (FIA) issued a statement today stating that due to the coronavirus, which has already claimed at least 170 deaths in China, they are ready to take measures regarding the organization of the Formula 1 race. This year's race is scheduled for April 19. , however, the spread of the virus could even eliminate it. In the statement, they wrote that they are closely monitoring the situation and will make all necessary decisions on that basis. "Since the outbreak of the virus in China earlier this year, the FIA, together with the relevant authorities, has been closely monitoring the developments. Based on this, we are ready to take all necessary measures to protect the global motorsport community and the general public." Because of this virus, the World d
Lewis Hamilton convincingly won the thousandth Formula 1 race in China after beating teammate Valtteri Bottas at the start and then calmly overseeing the course of the race. With the second place, Bottas confirmed his third consecutive double victory this season. With third place, Sebastian Vettel somewhat mitigated another poor racing weekend for the Maranello team. Like Hamilton, Leclerc overtook teammate Vettel at the start. In the background, however, Daniil Kvyat collided with both McLaren racers in the sixth turn. In the eleventh round, Charles Leclerc left the post to Sebastian Vettel by team order. In the eighteenth lap, Max Verstappen was the first to be the fastest to change tires, followed by Vettel. The Mercedes responded at the end of the twenty-first
Sebastian Vettel admitted after the qualifiers he finished in third place that the gap behind the Mercedes racers was too great. As he said, they do not yet know where their speed has disappeared from pre-season testing. The Ferrari racers were a class of their own in Bahrain until the race, and in China Vettel got its first practice and then the Mercedes racers, especially Valtteri Bottas, dominated. Vettel, who was 0,301 behind the fastest Finn in qualifying, later said: "The gap is too big, of course we would rather be in their place, but I think we did well. It's important that we are right behind him, which gives us at least some compared to yesterday, we have improved the car, which makes me happy, but not completely.
Valtteri Bottas won the best starting position before the race in China, along with teammate Lewis Hamilton. The second starting line was occupied by both Ferrari racers, Vettel ahead of Leclerc, the third Red Bull Verstappen ahead of Galsy, the fourth Renault Riccirardo ahead of Hulkenberg behind them will be started by both Haas, Magnussen ahead of Grosjean. Lance Stroll and Alexander Albon, who did not compete in the third free practice due to an accident and will start tomorrow's race from scratch. In the second part, both Ferrari, Mercedes and Max Verstappen raced their fastest times on medium tires. Daniil Kvyat, Sergio Perez and Kimi Raik said goodbye
Valtteri Bottas set the fastest time of the third free practice with a time of 1: 32.830. Both Ferraris came closest to him, this time Sebastian Vettel was again faster than his teammate Charles Leclerc. Lewis Hamilton was fourth in fourth place, less than a second behind Bottas. Slightly surprised with fifth place was Nico Hulkenberg, who beat Kimi Raikkonen by almost three tenths. Max Verstappen was convincingly better than Pierre Gasly in seventh place this time as well. Carlos Sainz and both Toro Rossa racers also finished in the top ten. Alexander Albon took care of an early break five minutes before the end after losing control of the car on the way out of the last turn and crashing into a protective fence. In doing so, he pretty much shattered his race
At Pirelli, they revealed how the teams decided to choose tires for the next race in China, while they decided on a rather aggressive strategy at McLaren, where their racers will have as many as 9 sets of C4 tires, the softest available for the next race. The other teams decided on seven or eight sets for each racer. Mercedes, which finished in first place in both races this year, chose eight sets of the softest tires for both Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas, but the Briton will have one set of more medium-hard tires or one less hard tire from his teammate. They were a bit more reserved this time at Ferrari, where their racers will have only seven sets of n
Murray Barnett, head of concluding Formula 1 new business partners, recently said another race in China would be a great addition to the calendar. China has been present on the Formula 2004 calendar since the Shanghai race since 1. This year, the thousandth Formula 1 race will take place there. industry. Murray Barnett told the Chinese state-run Xinhua news agency at a strategic Formula 1 marketing conference in Beijing: "We want to have another race here. Probably not in the short term, in the near future, as the race calendar is extremely tight at the moment. We will definitely make an effort. find a solution to have another race here.
At today's China Grand Prix, the guards and staff along the track had to remove the stopped Toro Rossa race car. The matter is very simple, but the Chinese somehow did not get away with it: [vsw id = "b45xwAiF0p8" source = "youtube" width = "600" height = "400" autoplay = "yes"]
The two-year-old Sauber race car will be tested next week in Valencia, where it will be tested by Roy Nissany from Israel and Adderly Fong from China. Both racers will face a Formula One car for the first time, with Fong driving the Audi R8 in the LMS Cup series this season and Nissany in the European Formula 3 series.