Haas F1 team signed Romain Grosjean.

Posted: September 29, 2015 by admin in Formula 1
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Lotus driver Romain Grosjean has signed to race for Formula 1 newcomer Haas next season.Romain Grosjean (FRA), Hass F1 team

Haas has called a driver announcement press conference at its headquarters in Kannapolis on Tuesday, with team owner Gene Haas and team principal Guenther Steiner present.

Alongside the duo will be Frenchman Grosjean, who is to sever his ties with Lotus at the end of this season after what will be four years with the Enstone-based organisation.

Although Haas is a start-up team, its reputation in motorsport in the United States, and more importantly its connections in F1 with Ferrari, have proven key selling points to Grosjean.

Haas is to be powered by Ferrari, which will also be supplying a number of other components given the change in the regulations.

Given the resources and facilities at Haas, and Ferrari has built a power unit that is now pushing Mercedes, it is understood Grosjean feels his new team could be a midfield runner out of the box. Read the rest of this entry »

Mark Webber Sebastian is 100% right.

Posted: August 28, 2015 by admin in Formula 1
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Mark Webber, a former Formula 1 driver, now plays in the championship WEC for the factory team Porsche, took the side of Sebastian Vettel, criticized Pirelli after tire problems that occurred in the Spa.mark-webber-wec-porsche

Question: Do you still have not manage to win Le Mans, but this victory so much you would appreciate high as your two victories in Monaco?

Mark Webber: I want to win at Le Mans driving a Porsche, but the two victories in Monte Carlo will always occupy a special place. Even compared to other Grand Prix, which I happened to win.

Q: Let’s move on to Formula 1: at Spa in two cars exploded tire.
Can this be acceptable?

MW: Definitely not. Sebastian the rights to 100%. Yet the fact that the explosion of the tire on his Ferrari was connected with the fact that on the set, he drove too many laps. Let the rate falls, but the driver must be sure that the tires stand. If it is true that Pirelli has informed the team that set of tires can withstand up to 40 laps, then they should not explode after 28 laps.

Until now Pirelli luck, including if Silverstone. But I also remember how fractured the tire on the tests in Bahrain, and Nico Rosberg then got into a nasty car accident.

Q: Does F1 intervene?

Mark Webber: Absolutely. Safety – a priority for the FIA. Federation anything, no detail left unattended. You have 5 seconds to evacuate out Read the rest of this entry »

Ferrari has ended the speculation surrounding the future of Kimi Raikkonen by confirming it has retained the Finn’s services for the 2016 Formula 1 season.Kimi Raik

A host of names have been linked with the seat over the past few months, notably Williams driver Valtteri Bottas, Nico Hulkenberg at Force India and Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo.

But the Scuderia has decided to take up the option on Raikkonen’s contract for next season and the 2007 world champion will again partner Sebastian Vettel.

“What can I say. For me, to be able to stay another year at Ferrari means that the dream goes on,” said Raikkonen.

“The Scuderia is my family, as I always said, it’s here I want to end my career.

“I am more committed than ever and I want to say thank you to the people who gave me this chance.

“Also, a big thank you goes to all my Ferrari fans, for their continuous support”.

Ferrari team principal Maurizio Arrivabene added: “We believe that extending Kimi’s contract Read the rest of this entry »

Marc Marquez victory at IndianapolisReigning MotoGP champion and Indianapolis winner Marc Marquez kept his hopes of a shock title comeback alive by clawing nine points from Valentino Rossi on Sunday.

Both Marquez and Valentino Rossi have won three races this season, with Marquez claiming 70 out of a possible 75 points since switching back to the 2014 Honda chassis at Assen.

The problem for the Spaniard is that his three earlier race accidents mean he remains 56 points from Rossi and 46 from the other Yamaha of Jorge Lorenzo.

“For me the target is to win the races. Of course it’s not in my hands the other podium results, like Jorge second and Valentino third,” Marquez said of his title chances. “But okay we were 65 [points behind], now we are 56. We are closer. Still we believe, but we must be honest. It will be really difficult.”

Eight rounds and a possible 200 points remain, starting at Brno next weekend.

“My target is to enjoy riding the bike, win races and here we were able to win. Now we will arrive in Brno and there we will see. If we struggle during the weekend and are not able to win the race or fight for the victory we will try to finish on the podium.

“We know that both Yamaha riders have a really good pace and if we want to beat them every race, or try to be ready to fight with the, we must work a lot, especially at some circuits.

“Will be difficult because both Yamaha riders are really strong, Today I followed Jorge for a lot of laps, in Assen Valentino, and I saw that they have Read the rest of this entry »