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Motorsport 2021, July

Formula 1: news of the current week

Formula 1: news of the current week

An open letter from Chase Carey On Tuesday, an open letter from Formula 1 CEO Chase Carey was released, saying: “Dear F1 fans! We want to share some thoughts and perspectives after the events of last week when we faced the pandemic problem ...

How will the postponement of the introduction of the new regulations affect Formula 1?

How will the postponement of the introduction of the new regulations affect Formula 1?

One of the main issues discussed by the leadership of Formula 1, the FIA ​​and the ten teams by conference call a few days ago was related to changes in the calendar and the postponement of the introduction of the new technical regulations a year later, to the season-2022. How will these changes affect the near future Fore ...

Sergey Sirotkin: life after Formula 1

Sergey Sirotkin: life after Formula 1

The pilot of the SMP Racing program Sergey Sirotkin in January this year opened the Karting Academy as part of the SMP Racing Academy, took part in the Formula 2 series tests for the Art Grand Prix team, prepares for the racing season (we cannot yet reveal the secret where he will compete) and in general, it leads at least ...

Robert Schwartzman on Bahrain's virtual GP, his career, life and rivalry with Schumacher

Robert Schwartzman on Bahrain's virtual GP, his career, life and rivalry with Schumacher

After Formula 1 canceled several Grand Prix of this season at once (now we are talking about eight, since Baku also refused to host the stage on the first weekend of June), the leadership of the series decided to transfer part of the races to virtual, including including the GP of Bahrain. The teams were formed ...

Rally "Silk Way"

Rally "Silk Way"

We spent the night in a motorhome, standing next to the Big Brother dune. And in the morning, during breakfast, we heard the roar of powerful motors. The son jumped out of the car and ran to the sound, the wife began to shout after him to finish the porridge. - Mom, what kind of porridge is there when multi-ton trucks are jumping on the sand? 1. So we ...

Formula 1. Season 2020. Ist DAS ein Knockout?

Formula 1. Season 2020. Ist DAS ein Knockout?

The off-season turned out to be extremely busy, even despite the absence of significant changes in the technical regulations and fewer test days, but the beginning of the season was disrupted due to the coronavirus pandemic. What have the teams prepared for the season, which, at best, will only start summer ...

Ours at VLN: new season and unexpected plot twist

Ours at VLN: new season and unexpected plot twist

In early December, here I wrote about how our athletes from St. Petersburg Alexander Akimenkov and Vasily Selivanov, who played in the German VLN touring car championship in a Porsche 911 for the Black Falcon team, were awarded the title at the end of last season, citing the fact that changes made by ...

All against Ferrari

All against Ferrari

The scandal that erupted in early fall 2019 over Ferrari's powertrains following a request from Red Bull Racing has recently erupted with renewed vigor. And if earlier only a couple of teams occupied an active position, now almost the entire paddock has united against Scuderia. And the whole reason was the unexpected ...

Seven Ways to Hit Your Opponent

Seven Ways to Hit Your Opponent

Greg Stewart on pre-season team battles on the tracks during the tests and how to get the better of the enemy before the season starts. Sun Tzu wrote in his book The Art of War: "All wars are based on deception." What else is Formula 1, if not the most sophisticated sports war, where armed ...

Ford vs Ferrari: how is it done?

Ford vs Ferrari: how is it done?

Greetings, dear readers! "Ford vs. Ferrari" did take two Oscars. True, in technical nominations, but, firstly, it allowed him to become the first Academy Award-winning film about racing in half a century. And secondly, the more interesting, because among other things, they are amazing ...

Renault Turbo Years. Part 1. Time for the first

Renault Turbo Years. Part 1. Time for the first

The regulars of the paddock did not hide their grins when Jean-Pierre Zhabuy only lasted 16 laps in the first Grand Prix for the F1 car, equipped with a turbo engine. For the constant gatherings, accompanied by huge clouds of smoke, Renault cars were nicknamed "yellow teapots". Two years later, when Zhabui brought ...

Pre-season tests and how the coronavirus epidemic could affect the 2020 Formula 1 season

Pre-season tests and how the coronavirus epidemic could affect the 2020 Formula 1 season

The pre-season tests in Barcelona are over, all the teams have done a great job, but external circumstances may completely change the balance of power and interfere with the season. We are talking about the coronavirus, which spreads very quickly and becomes the reason for the cancellation of many massive ...

Heroes of our time

Heroes of our time

The film "Heroes" has appeared on the Internet - a first-person story of four famous race car drivers about their life and career. And about the person with whom their stories are so closely connected, whose fate runs like a red line through their fate: Michael Schumacher. Almost two hours of screen time pass unnoticed. ...

E-Prix Mexico City: The Mad Pursuit of Victory

E-Prix Mexico City: The Mad Pursuit of Victory

14 finishing drivers out of 24 started and the victory of Mitch Evans - this is the result of an absolutely incredible race that unfolded on February 15 in Mexico City at the Rodriguez brothers circuit. The fourth stage of Formula E took place in Mexico at the Rodriguez brothers' circuit - perhaps the most interesting and spectacular track in ...

Pre-season tests of Formula 1. Day one and two, Barcelona

Pre-season tests of Formula 1. Day one and two, Barcelona

This year, pre-season tests have been cut from eight days to six and run over two weeks at the end of February. What impact will this have on the readiness of the teams in 2020 and how were the first days in Barcelona? How it works in teams Reducing pre-season tests by two days is just about ...

Battle on ice 2020, news from the world of Russian winter racing

Battle on ice 2020, news from the world of Russian winter racing

A week and a half ago I had a chance to visit winter races for the first time in the season. And today I publish a photo post, with small splashes of impressions on the topic - what generally happens in track and ice car races in Russia and Tatarstan. And the news there is not very good. Interest in track racing subsides in p ...

Renault-Alpine A442 and Porsche 936. Turbo-pioneers

Renault-Alpine A442 and Porsche 936. Turbo-pioneers

In the second half of the 70s, the turbo era began at Le Mans, the main driving forces of which were the Renault and Porsche factory teams. The financial strength of the French giant clashed with the expertise of the German sports car manufacturer, giving the world a thrilling three-act spectacle. Giga awakening ...

Lancia Delta HF Integrale. The queen of the rally tracks

Lancia Delta HF Integrale. The queen of the rally tracks

It is still believed that the ban on Group B after a series of tragic incidents in 1986 was a mistake that prematurely ended the most insane and spectacular era of the world championship. Be that as it may, but what happened led to the birth of the most successful car in the history of rallying. King ...

Dry Numbers. Alfa romeo

Dry Numbers. Alfa romeo

Dry Numbers - Illustrated statistics of teams participating in the Formula 1 World Championship, for the period from the beginning of 1950 to the beginning of 2020. In this issue - Alfa Romeo "Younger Scuderia", "revised Sauber", "Ferrari Academy graduation class" - whatever they call this ...

Mercedes W11 - new livery, presentation, shakedown and plans for the season

Mercedes W11 - new livery, presentation, shakedown and plans for the season

February brought us as close as possible to the start of the new season of Formula 1. On the eve of the pre-season tests, the teams, one after another, lift the curtains over their future cars. Someone does it with pomp, renting entire theaters for presentation and organizing a global show, like Ferrari, others prefer ...

Ferrari SF1000 presentation

Ferrari SF1000 presentation

This year Ferrari became the first team to present a new car. Some time ago, Mattia Binotto admitted that Mercedes were right last season when they first introduced the W10, so they had more time to refine before preseason tests. In 2020 ...

Dry Numbers. Renault

Dry Numbers. Renault

Dry Numbers - Illustrated statistics of teams participating in the Formula 1 World Championship, for the period from the beginning of 1950 to the beginning of 2020. In this issue - Renault This French team is known to modern fans for the fact that for several seasons in a row it has promised that this ...

Formula 1. Guide to ... strategists

Formula 1. Guide to ... strategists

Alfa Romeo Racing Senior Strategic Engineer Ruth Bascombe, Racing Point's Bernadette Collins, McLaren Racing Strategist Darren Stanley and McLaren Racing Strategy Team Leader Randip Singh talk about what it means to be a team strategist. Fo ...

Baikal mile: everything that moves

Baikal mile: everything that moves

In Buryatia, on the ice of the eastern shore of Lake Baikal, near the village of Maksimikha, the second annual speed festival "Baikal Mile" took place, in which a wide variety of vehicles, including the most exotic ones, took part. Last year's first festival literally blew up the usual and ...

The Russians are coming! Volga GAZ Russian Team at the "Historical Rally Monte Carlo" -2020

The Russians are coming! Volga GAZ Russian Team at the "Historical Rally Monte Carlo" -2020

After a trial participation in the "Historical Monte Carlo Rally" -2019, the Russian team Volga GAZ Russian Team with the shock crews of Alexei Vasiliev / Konstantin Zhiltsov and Ilona Nakutis / Tatyana Eliseeva started the XXIII rally. The Volga beauties covered the entire distance and finished in high places ...

Did not meet expectations

Did not meet expectations

During the existence of Grand Prix races, there are many overly ambitious projects that for some reason did not meet the expectations of their creators. The first post-war decade was no exception, during which at least three cars were on the verge of a technical revolution, but never ...

A car that arrived from the cold. "Moskvich" in British touring

A car that arrived from the cold. "Moskvich" in British touring

While researching the archives of one of my favorite MOTOR SPORT magazines, I came across an article THE CAR THAT CAME IN FROM COLD by MARKUS SIMMOS from the February 2002 issue, dedicated to the participation of Moskvich cars in British touring races. At first I planned to collect a more extensive database of information ...

GP Ice Race: Winter Fever in Austria

GP Ice Race: Winter Fever in Austria

How to get 16 thousand people to look at cars driving in a circle? The recipe is simple - you need to do it beautifully. European fans of cars and motorsport can hardly be called an inexperienced audience: there is plenty of motorsport per capita here and in all variants - Formula 1, rally, ring, r ...

A few words about XXIII-e Rallye Monte-Carlo Historique

A few words about XXIII-e Rallye Monte-Carlo Historique

An hour and a half in the rain with a camera at the ready. And all of them are not visible. Eh, really have slipped through, I thought to myself. And now, at dusk, the headlights are sparkling, a black Volga jumps out from behind the corner. Two Frenchmen standing next to each other joke: “Be careful with the shooting, this is the KGB going, they have Kalashnikov and vodka in ...

Dry Numbers. Williams

Dry Numbers. Williams

Dry Numbers - Illustrated statistics of teams participating in the Formula 1 World Championship, for the period from the beginning of 1950 to the beginning of 2020. In this issue - Williams Today, this team is labeled as a noteworthy outsider and a haven for rent-drivers of modern Formula 1 ...

Formula 1. A guide to ... mechanics

Formula 1. A guide to ... mechanics

I translated for you Matt Youson's material about who the "First Mechanic" is and what he does in the pits of the Formula 1 team. Although the Formula 1 team employs about a thousand people aimed at achieving an overall result, the state of the car is sent to track, only answers ...

After the Flag. Calendar 2020

After the Flag. Calendar 2020

Post-Flag Calendar - the schedule of the largest auto and motorsport series in the world for the coming year, as well as the main changes in the calendars of these championships in comparison with the 2019 seasons. Formula 1 Season of the Grand Prix will begin in Melbourne, Australia and will end with ...

"Pan or Lost": why 2020 will be a defining year for Sebastian Vettel

"Pan or Lost": why 2020 will be a defining year for Sebastian Vettel

Exactly a year ago, before the start of the seasonal tests in Barcelona, ​​Sebastian Vettel, who was in excellent shape at that time, shared his plans for the upcoming season with a sparkle in his eyes. 2019 was supposed to be his fifth season with Ferrari, a new one was waiting for him, according to the first forecasts, it will be very ...

Porsche 959. The Universal Fighter

Porsche 959. The Universal Fighter

The most technologically advanced and fastest supercar of its time never made it to the rally special stages of Group B, but brought victory in the Paris-Dakar marathon and made an innovative breakthrough in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The story behind the Porsche 959 is reminiscent of the age-old chicken and egg debate. What happened before, wishing ...

Aston Martin returns to Formula 1 after 60 years

Aston Martin returns to Formula 1 after 60 years

Canadian tycoon Lawrence Stroll has invested 182 million euros in buying a 16.7% stake in the British manufacturer. The Racing Point Team becomes an Aston Martin Factory Team from 2021. The end of 2019 - the beginning of 2020 became truly significant for the British automaker Aston Martin - so many differences ...

Formula 1. Guide to ... CTOs

Formula 1. Guide to ... CTOs

A Formula 1 car is the result of a huge team of engineers, designers, aerodynamics and other specialists, but at the top of this pyramid there is only one person who determines the main direction of development. It is his decisions that become pr ...

McLaren MP4 / 23 Mercedes. Aerodynamic Kama Sutra

McLaren MP4 / 23 Mercedes. Aerodynamic Kama Sutra

The last McLaren champion, which brought the first title to Lewis Hamilton, is the brightest representative of the period when it was problematic to find at least a dozen straight lines in the shape of an F1 car, and the number of mini-wings and other aerodynamic toys exceeded reasonable limits. Champion ...

Formula E Stage Three: Chile Continues the Season!

Formula E Stage Three: Chile Continues the Season!

Two months after the start of the season with a double weekend in Saudi Arabia, Formula E continued racing in Chile. Santiago de Chile has hosted Formula E for the third consecutive season, and each time this race becomes a test for both drivers and cars. Hot weather, difficult track, with ...

Sevenfold like Schumacher and in a hat like Hamilton

Sevenfold like Schumacher and in a hat like Hamilton

Kirill Ladygin won for the seventh time at the 23rd Race of Champions held on January 19 in Togliatti. And Pirelli presented him for the awards ceremony exactly the same fur hat that Lewis Hamilton wore in Sochi. - It is possible that I experienced a certain twinge of conscience, but what could I do ...

Night at the bivouac rally DAKAR 2020 [photo]

Night at the bivouac rally DAKAR 2020 [photo]

Night, time 01:00 (time coincides with Moscow) If you close your eyes, you can imagine yourself in the workshop of a machine-building plant. Hammering, drilling, knocking, scraping, puffing ... and it smells of oil ... Work is in full swing everywhere. From large docks KAMAZ MASTER, IVECO and MAZ SPORT AUTO, to the original motorcycle offset ... Pilots co ...