Dule Krtola
23.11.2015, 12:23
Lokacija: Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, Ujedinjeni Arapski Emirati


Informacije o stazi:
Prva trka: 2009
Krugova: 55
Dužina staze: 5.554 KM
Dužina trke: 305.355 KM
Najbrži krug: 1:40.279- Sebastian Vettel(2009)
Pirelijova strategija za Pitstop: 2(10 i 31 krug)
Gume: Soft(Žute)-Supersoft(Crvene)

Ostale informacije:
Nivo downforcea: Velika
Potrošnja gume: Srednja
Opterećenje motora: Srednje
Opterećenje kočnica: Visok

Petak 27 – Neđelja 29 Novembar 2015

Trening1: 10:00 – 11:30
Trening2: 14:00 – 15:30
Trening3: 11:00 – 12:00
Kvalifikacije: 14:00 – 15:00
Trka: 14:00 – 16:00




Dule Krtola
23.11.2015, 12:25
Hulkenberg determined to hold on to 10th

Nico Hulkenberg says he wants to make sure he keeps Max Verstappen and Romain Grosjean behind him in the standings in the final race of the F1 season in Abu Dhabi.

Hulkenberg is currently 10th in the standings with 52 points, three ahead of his Toro Rosso and Lotus rivals going into the Yas Marina finale.

And while Force India has already managed to secure its best ever constructors' finish, the German says he is heading to Abu Dhabi determined to finish the year in the top 10.

"The final race of the season is always important because you want to finish the season well and carry the momentum into the winter months," he said in a team preview.

"We have already secured fifth in the championship but I want to make sure I end the season in the top 10 of the drivers' championship so there is still a lot to play for."

Teammate Sergio Perez is ninth in the standings, 16 points ahead of Hulkenberg, and reckons Abu Dhabi will offer a good chance of scoring a "big" result after he failed to score last time out in Brazil.

"I think we have the potential for a big result in Abu Dhabi," said Perez.

"Things didn't work out for me in Brazil so I'm determined to get back in the points this weekend and finish this great season on a positive note."
LINK (http://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/hulkenberg-determined-to-hold-on-to-10th/)

Dule Krtola
23.11.2015, 14:03
Izjave vozača pred VN Abu Dabija.
Naravno izjave su na Engleskom. Pa ako možda ne razumije, ima google translate.

Forc Indija:

Sergio Perez
“The 2015 season has gone by so quickly, but I have lots of great memories and I’m very proud of what we have achieved. I think it’s probably been my best season in Formula One in terms of results and also the most enjoyable. We have grown a lot during the course of the year and we have had some special days, with a highlight being my podium in Russia and my home race in Mexico. I think Abu Dhabi is the perfect place to end the season, especially with a race under the lights. The whole venue is impressive and the track is quite a challenge from a set-up point of view. You need a car that works through the fast corners in the first sector, as well as through the slow final sector, which feels more like a twisty street circuit. I think we have the potential for a big result in Abu Dhabi. Things didn’t work out for me in Brazil so I’m determined to get back in the points this weekend and finish this great season on a positive note."

Nico Hülkenberg
“The final race of the season is always important because you want to finish the season well and carry the momentum into the winter months. We have already secured fifth in the championship but I want to make sure I end the season in the top ten of the drivers’ championship so there is still a lot to play for. Abu Dhabi is a fun place for the season finale: the venue is great and the twilight racing helps create a special atmosphere. As a track, it's not easy to get a good lap as the layout is very technical, especially in the final sector. It's quite easy to come into a corner too hot and make a mistake, and finding a good flow is a big challenge. Brazil was a very enjoyable weekend for me: the car felt great and we maximised every session to come away with a well-deserved result. I think we can realistically aim for a similar performance this weekend. It's been a great year for everyone in the team and we deserve to finish on a high.”

Fernando Alonso
“The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix weekend represents many things for us at McLaren-Honda: the end of a challenging season and a significant learning curve; the opportunity to collect as much information as possible and continue our learning; and the start of the winter period where we are all focussed on working incredibly hard on next year’s package, and seeing more progress and results from our efforts throughout this year. Yas Marina is always an exciting racetrack to drive on – it’s one of those circuits that changes its character all the way through the lap, which makes it a lot of fun for the drivers. The spectacle of a twilight race, and feeling the atmosphere change as the light fades during the sessions over the course of the weekend is pretty incredible. Abu Dhabi is a fantastic place to end the season and we are hoping to take what we can from the weekend and enjoy it as much as possible. After a few difficult weekends, we will of course be pushing hard to finish the year on a positive note, but the whole team knows the work we have to do over the winter, and there’s huge commitment from everyone already to start seeing results. Every session this weekend will be an opportunity to learn more and take that development into next year’s car, so as usual we will continue fighting as hard as we can to the end.”

Jenson Button
“It’s great to be heading back to Yas Marina, not least because of the excitement and buzz that the fans bring and the incredible setting Abu Dhabi provides for a racing venue, but also because it is the end of a long and challenging year for the whole team. Although we’ve had some difficult weekends over the past few races, the mood back at MTC is still very upbeat, and everyone is already working hard for next year. It’s testament to the strength of our team that we continue to come out fighting every race weekend, and Abu Dhabi will be exactly the same. Yas Marina is a tricky circuit with lots of different elements coming together: sweeping faster sections, two long back straights, and a slower-speed tight, twisty infield section at the end of the lap. It makes set-up a challenge and particularly for our package it’s not well suited, but we’re hopeful of a more positive performance there than we found at Interlagos. If we can push for some points in Abu Dhabi, it’ll definitely be a boost for the team to end the season, and will reward all the efforts from every single member of the team over the past year. We already have our heads firmly on the development push over winter, so anything positive we can take from this weekend will help u
s start our next chapter together with even more energy. Our motivation is as strong as ever.”

Marcus Ericsson
“Abu Dhabi, the last race of the season – it is unbelievable how time flies. It is very exciting to come back to Abu Dhabi, and I am looking forward to enjoying the race weekend there. This Grand Prix in the middle east is always a great event attended by lots of fans from many countries. It is a race in the desert with the start at sunset. The track itself is in perfect condition, it is very modern and has some run-off areas. As the circuit has a few long straights, engine power will be crucial. On the other hand, there are also hairpins and some slow speed corners. I am quite familiar with that track from my time in the GP2 series, and I also drove there for my first test for the Sauber F1 Team in November last year. Certainly, we will again do our best to score points – for a successful completion to the season."

Felipe Nasr
“The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is another great event, and I will enjoy driving on this track with our car for the first time. So far, I have driven there as a GP2 driver and I have also had an F1 test with Williams. I can also say, because of my family’s Lebanese roots, I always receive a warm welcome and a lot of support both in the UAE and the whole of the Middle East. They make me feel I am also at home. I like the people, their traditions, their cultures and, of course, the food. On the track it will be important again to find the right set-up, and this is where we need to concentrate our focus the most on Friday. The track in the desert sands is quite spectacular with unique surroundings. All in all, the atmosphere is special. The race starts late in the afternoon, which makes it even more interesting, because of the floodlit-style à la Singapore. We will keep on with our fight for a good result.”

Romain Grosjean
It’s a good track with very nice paddock facilities which in my opinion are amongst the best on the calendar. It’s also a very special Grand Prix given that it starts in the day and finishes under lights, which makes it incredible for the fans as they can see through our visors and watch how hard we are concentrating. It’s also pretty good for me as I can get up a bit later on race day! The weekend is a bit unusual as it can be difficult to work on car set-up in FP1 and FP3 as conditions are not representative of those you’ll find in qualifying and the race. This means FP2 becomes even more important for both the engineers and myself, which makes it a rather crucial session.

Pastor Maldonado
It’s always a special event and being the final race of the year makes it all the more exciting. The venue is fabulous and the facilities are the very best Formula 1 can offer. Even though the event is amongst the busiest, the ease with which everything happens makes it quite a relaxing one when you’re out of the car. It’s easy to get in and out of the track and the team hospitality buildings are immense. Away from the track, the people are always really welcoming, the weather is great and the place is spectacular.

Red Bul:
Daniel Ricciardo
I like the last sector in particular because that turns it into an exciting track. It’s twisty and you get right up close with the walls. You also have to contend with your tyres going off because the start of the lap is so fast – by the third sector you’re really having to manage your rubber. It’s... a challenge.

Daniil Kvyat
I generally enjoy most tracks and in one way or another they all have good associations but yes, it’s particularly the case at Yas Marina because I won the GP3 championship there. I had a good qualifying there last year. I was fifth on the grid I think but the race didn’t work out so well as I had to retire with an engine problem. Still, it’s been enjoyable. It’s a good track to drive, even if it’s one of the modern ones with the big run-off areas. It’s very technical though and it takes some time to get your head around it. Do that and you’ll get a good lap, but it’s not as easy as it looks.

"I really like Abu Dhabi as a place. The weather is guaranteed to be good and the facilities are great. It’s the track where I had my first official Formula One test, so I have good memories there. It’s the season finale, so it would be very nice to end the season with a strong result with both of our cars like we did last season. We have good memories from last year, everyone in the team was so happy, it was a really special feelingafter such a difficult season in 2013 to confirm third in the constructors’ and my fourth place in the drivers’championship. Hopefully we can make more great memories this time."

"Abu Dhabi last season, I think this was the best race I’ve had in my time at Williams. To be able to fight for the victory was amazing, there have been two races we were really fighting for the victory, one was Silverstone this year and the other was Abu Dhabi. We got very close to winning the race, it was the best result for the team with both cars on the podium. The race starts in the day time and finishes in the evening, it’s almost like two separate races. I really hope we can have a similar performance as we had last year there because the car was really very strong."

Lewis Hamilton
“The Yas Marina really is a stunning place to hold the season-ending Grand Prix. The organisers clearly spent a lot of time and effort on designing the most spectacular venue imaginable and the track is one I really enjoy driving. It’s actually a really challenging circuit. There are a couple of high speed corners but it’s mostly medium to low speed, so despite the long straights you need to set the car up with a downforce level tuned for low speed grip. It’s also a twilight race, starting late afternoon and running into the night, which is quite unusual and I imagine must be pretty cool to watch on TV. Last year, this place brought probably the most intense weekend of my life. I didn’t sleep much through nerves and not knowing what was ahead. But this time around there’s no pressure, so I’ll be well-rested and aiming to go out on a high. A lot of British fans come out to Abu Dhabi so it’s like another home crowd for me. To win for them and show how grateful I am for the fantastic support I’ve had all year would be the best way to end an incredible season.”

Nico Rosberg
“I’ve had two really great weekends now in Mexico and Brazil, so I’m heading into the final race on a massive high. Abu Dhabi hasn’t always been an easy one for me. Of course, last year was probably my biggest disappointment – losing the title at the last moment with a mechanical problem. But I showed my speed there with pole position and I have good momentum behind me right now, so I’m aiming to end the season on a big positive this time around. Of course, it’s also the last race for this incredible Silver Arrow – and it deserves a spectacular send off. Everyone at the factories has done such a fantastic job one again this year. A car like this is something every driver dreams of having in their hands, so I’ll be pushing hard to make the most of it for one last time as a tribute to all their hard work. Of course, it will be close as always with Lewis and we saw a big push from Ferrari in São Paulo, so it won’t be straightforward. But I’m up for a battle and hopefully we can put on a great show for the fans to end the year.”

Alberto Antonini - Scuderia Ferrari’s head of communications
“We head for Abu Dhabi keen to get the best possible result, off the back of a season in which we have been prepared to take risks and which has seen us make progress. “Even if both titles have already been decided, we will do our utmost to give our fans something to smile about. On paper, the tyre compound choices and the track characteristics are not too bad for us, but we know it won’t be easy, given the strength of the competition. There are very long straights and a final sector that is particularly twisty and therefore puts a premium on mechanical traction. The season’s results won’t be signed off until after the final race and the competition isn’t over for us yet. However, we can already state that this year has been particularly satisfying even compared to our early expectations. So far, we have three wins to our name, Sebastian holds the record for the most podium finishes this season in his first year with us and Kimi is still in the fight for fourth place in the championship. And it goes without saying that we are already focusing on next year.”

Paul Hembery, Pirelli motorsport director:
“It’s incredible to think that the 2015 season is over already: it seems a lot less than a year since we were at Abu Dhabi for the final race of 2014. With the championships decided the teams can obviously push to the maximum and our tyre choice in Abu Dhabi provides them with an interesting challenge: while the surface is very smooth, the tyres are still pushed quite hard due to the track layout, so tyre management becomes an important part of the strategy, particularly under acceleration in the traction areas, where it is very easy to spin the wheels. This is the same nomination as last year, so we’d probably expect another two-stop race, but track temperatures can be quite variable as the sun goes down and this can clearly have an effect on the tyres and therefore strategy. Just two days after the chequered flag on the 2015 season, we already
begin testing for 2016: there will be a dedicated Pirelli tyre test from 9am to 9pm on Tuesday 1 December, with all the teams running one car to test some 2016 constructions and the new ‘ultrasoft’ tyre, which will carry purple markings at next year’s races.”

The biggest challenges for the tyres:
The falling track and air temperatures over the course of the race (which does not start until 5pm) means that the track tends to get faster as the grand prix goes on, a phenomenon that is accentuated by falling fuel loads. Just like the previous round at Interlagos, the track runs in an anti-clockwise direction at Abu Dhabi: a relatively unusual feature, which can sometimes cause physical problems for the drivers. The first part of the circuit effectively consists of a series of non-stop bends, which heats up the tyre compound. The compound then gets a chance to cool down on the long straight, with the cars on full throttle for around 15 seconds, with the equivalent of around 800 kilograms of downforce.

Uskoro izjave ostalih timova.

Vanja #66
23.11.2015, 17:21
E pa, da se pozdravimo sa još jednom sezonom ovog sporta nakon ove trke... Ostaćemo optimisiti i verovati u neko čudo za narednu sezonu i neke preko potrebne promene 2017-te... :D

23.11.2015, 18:48
Bila je dobra trka kada je Kimi pobedio 2012.godine.

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Dule Krtola
24.11.2015, 10:42
Rosberg 'on massive high' for finale

Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg says that he is approaching this weekend's season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix "on a massive high", after back-to-back victories.

Rosberg, who has also claimed the past five pole positions, fended off team-mate Lewis Hamilton – confirmed as champion with three races to spare – in Mexico and Brazil.

Heading to the Yas Marina Circuit, Rosberg hopes to make it three out of three.

"I've had two really great weekends now in Mexico and Brazil, so I'm heading into the final race on a massive high," said Rosberg, previewing the Abu Dhabi event.

"Abu Dhabi hasn't always been an easy one for me. Last year was probably my biggest disappointment – losing the title at the last moment with a mechanical problem.

"But I showed my speed there with pole position and I have good momentum behind me right now, so I'm aiming to end the season on a big positive this time around.

"It's also the last race for this incredible Silver Arrow – and it deserves a spectacular send off. Everyone at the factories has done such a fantastic job one again this year.

"A car like this is something every driver dreams of having in their hands, so I'll be pushing hard to make the most of it for one last time as a tribute to all their hard work."

Hamilton, meanwhile, says he will be much more relaxed for the 2015 event, after going head-to-head with Rosberg for the title during last year's double points finale.

"Last year, this place brought probably the most intense weekend of my life," he said.

"I didn't sleep much through nerves and not knowing what was ahead. But this time around there's no pressure, so I'll be well-rested and aiming to go out on a high.

A lot of British fans come out to Abu Dhabi so it's like another home crowd for me.

"To win for them and to show how grateful I am for the fantastic support I've had all year would be the best way to end an incredible season."LINK (http://www.gpupdate.net/en/f1-news/333246/rosberg-on-massive-high-for-finale/)

24.11.2015, 12:47
Drug nije ti dobra satnica, zalijepio si satnicu po lokalnom vremenu, po našem vremenu je ista satnica kao i za sve evropske trke, kvale i trka u 14h.:D

Dule Krtola
24.11.2015, 13:01
Hvala baka :cheers:

24.11.2015, 14:05
Ovo je 150.trka za Fors Indiju.

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Dule Krtola
24.11.2015, 17:58
Force India ready to celebrate 150th F1 Grand Prix

Vijay Mallya says Force India can celebrate its success in 2015 before a wheel is turned at the season finale, which marks its 150th F1 race.

Vijay Mallya says Force India can celebrate its success in 2015 before a wheel is turned at the season finale and its 150th F1 race in Abu Dhabi, having already secured fifth place in the F1 Constructors' championship.

The Force India team principal is revelling in his squad's recent progress with the B-specification of its VJM08 car which was introduced at Silverstone, collecting 81 points from the last eight races to produce the team's best strike rate since joining the grid in 2008, and as a result the team has guaranteed its best season in the sport.

Mallya says he wants his whole team and drivers Sergio Perez and Nico Hulkenberg to enjoy the last race of the season without the pressure of hunting optimal results.

“Heading to Abu Dhabi with fifth place in the championship already secured feels pretty good. It means we can approach the last weekend of the season free from pressure and with nothing to lose,” Mallya said. “Our focus is simply on enjoying the race and ending the season in style. Abu Dhabi will be a special race for us as it marks the 150th of our history as Force India, and we will aim to celebrate it with a strong performance on the track.”

“All season I've been saying how proud I am of my team – particularly our development curve in the second half of the season and we have been competitive at every race.”

Perez notched up the team's second ever F1 podium finish at the 2015 Russian Grand Prix along with frequent top six finishes and Mallya is convinced his team can push for more next season with the sporting regulations remaining constant until the rules revamp expected in 2017.

“With stable regulations for 2016, there is every reason to believe we can carry this form through the winter and into the new season,” he said. “There is plenty to be excited about and a lot of positive energy in the team.

“This weekend's race is simply another chance to demonstrate how far we have come. Our aim will be to qualify in the top ten and add a final helping of points to our tally."

Force India will be hoping to secure top ten spots for both of its drivers in the final 2015 F1 Drivers' championship table. Perez currently sits in ninth position, 16 points ahead of team-mate Hulkenberg, who holds a slender three-point advantage in tenth over Romain Grosjean and Max Verstappen.LINK (http://www.crash.net/f1/news/225385/1/force-india-ready-to-celebrate-150th-f1-grand-prix.html?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=rss)

25.11.2015, 02:34
Kako nam je zamrla tema o F1. Hamiltonu zabraniti

Dule Krtola
25.11.2015, 09:28
Vjeruj nije ništa do nas. Jednostavno evo već godinama se nadamo nećemu boljemu, boljoj sezoni, interesatnoj ali džabe. Ne znam ali gora sezona od ove ne možemo dobiti. Tako da ajde da se nadamo da Ferari može nešto učiniti naredne sezone i samim time da oživimo podforum F1.

Dule Krtola
25.11.2015, 10:22
Palmer will once again be at the wheel of Grosjean's Lotus E23 for Practice One in Abu Dhabi, bringing his total Friday outings to 13 this year.

Grosjean seeks 'proud' Lotus send-off

Romain Grosjean says he wants to produce a performance he can be proud of as he prepares to put on the Lotus racing overalls for the last time ahead of his switch to Haas F1 in 2016.

The Swiss-French driver says the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix will be an emotional weekend for him having spent the majority of the past decade with the Enstone-based squad and admits he leaves with a heavy heart. In tribute to his team, Grosjean says he wants to give one final flourish and ensure Lotus secures sixth place in the F1 Constructors' championship.

“Everyone is talking about my last race with Lotus and it is getting more and more in my mind, it has been 10 years of my life at Enstone,” Grosjean said exclusively to Crash.net. “For sure it is going to be an emotional race and I want to do my best for the team so we can score points and be in a good place in the championship so I can leave them feeling proud of what I've done at Enstone. Who knows, I may be back!”

Speaking at Race Of Champions in London's former Olympic Stadium, Grosjean says he relishes the downtime with his fellow F1 drivers in the unique environment.

“It is pretty good fun at Race Of Champions,” he said. “Everyone comes back every year to enjoy our time together, drive different cars, be close to the public and have a few drinks together.”

Lotus holds a 10-point advantage over Toro Rosso in the fight for sixth place in the F1 Constructors' championship heading into the season finale in Abu Dhabi.
LINK (http://www.crash.net/f1/news/225387/1/grosjean-seeks-proud-lotus-sendoff.html)

McLaren uses Abu Dhabi GP as early start on winter tests

Eric Boullier says McLaren's focus at the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix will be solely for next season with a raft of new parts to be experimented with as winter testing commences early for the Woking-based squad.

McLaren's Racing Director Boullier has put a strong emphasis on the final race of the 2015 F1 championship as a head start on the intense winter of developments scheduled, as the team looks to transform its underwhelming car and cut down the sizeable gap to the leaders.

Boullier confirmed McLaren will test out a variety of new parts in Abu Dhabi to recoup as much useful data as possible for the off-season, with Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button having little left to fight for.

“Although it is the last race of the season, our development has not stopped, and we are still bringing new parts and design elements to the car for the final grand prix,” Boullier said. “Our development is constant and we place huge importance on learning at every opportunity.

“All of our efforts this weekend will be beneficial to next year's car, and it's essential that we maximise the final sessions of the year, not only to end the season on a high, but to use the invaluable information we can glean from them and channel it into tangible progress over the winter period.”

Boullier has also sent out a rallying cry to both the entire McLaren and Honda teams who have been given the arduous task of turning its challenger from lapping at the back of the field into a race-winning package.

“Our energy and commitment will continue relentlessly over the winter, with our shared goal firmly in our minds: to win,” he said. “Equally, thank you to our partners, both longstanding and new, who understand our vision and the immense work going on behind the scenes to assure us of more positive results to come.

“Last but certainly not least, I'd like to express huge gratitude to our loyal fans, who have demonstrated unwavering support through challenging times, and share our optimism for a successful future ahead. We look forward to an exciting weekend against the stunning scenery of Yas Marina, and the start of an exciting next phase for McLaren-Honda.”

McLaren has an outside shot of catching Sauber in the F1 Constructors' championship to steal eighth place in the standings, but will need to overturn an 11-point deficit – incidentally the total number of points Alonso has collected all season.
LINK (http://www.crash.net/f1/news/225376/1/mclaren-uses-abu-dhabi-gp-as-early-start-on-winter-tests.html)

Preview: Five key questions for Abu Dhabi

Can Rosberg make it three out of three?

The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix may appear to be something of a formality at the front of the pack, amid the top positions in both championships having been wrapped up, but the dynamic between the Mercedes drivers has shifted across recent rounds. Nico Rosberg has topped the last five pole positions and while he was initially unable to capitalise on that advantage, he regrouped and was irrepressible in Mexico and Brazil. The question is how important either Rosberg or World Champion Lewis Hamilton use their respective end-of-season form as motivation throughout the winter break. Drivers will play down its importance but no-one will want to enter the holidays and 2016 preparation period on a low note. Hamilton has typically thrived at the Yas Marina Circuit, but Rosberg qualified on pole position for their title decider in 2014.

Will tyre choice help Ferrari?
Mercedes' sole rival across the course of the season has been Ferrari, though the Italian outfit has only occasionally provided Mercedes with a serious, credible challenge. Ferrari was pleased with its relatively minor deficit to Mercedes in Brazil and it will hope to continue that form in Abu Dhabi. The Yas Marina Circuit has not been kind to Ferrari but the selection of Super Soft and Soft tyres should be of assistance to the SF15-T. The twilight nature of the race has an impact on track temperature and therefore strategy; Kimi Räikkönen was strong in Bahrain while Sebastian Vettel dominated under the lights of Singapore. Both drivers have tasted victory while racing for rival outfits and have displayed strong form at the venue.

How will the other battles pan out?
The battle for positions up front is a closed chapter but further back there are still scraps for places which results in prestige and even prize money. Valtteri Bottas leads compatriot Kimi Räikkönen by a single point in the fight for fourth place, a position which the Williams driver has labelled as 'important.' Daniil Kvyat is 10 points ahead of Red Bull team-mate Daniel Ricciardo in seventh place, while Nico Hülkenberg, Romain Grosjean and Max Verstappen are separated by just three points as they scramble for a slot in the top 10. The latter two are involved in a team battle for sixth in the standings, with Lotus nine points ahead of Toro Rosso. Meanwhile, while McLaren scoring nine more points than Sauber is an unlikely proposition, it is not beyond the realms of possibility that eighth place could exchange hands.

Will Red Bull finally announce engine plans?
The interminably protracted saga surrounding Red Bull's 2016 engine plans could finally be at an end this weekend as it edges closer to an announcement. The decision has been a discussion point for the bulk of the campaign amid an attempted split with Renault and subsequent unsuccessful pleas to Mercedes, Renault and even Honda. Red Bull will be in Formula 1 next season and it is set to be present with an unbranded, modified Renault power unit as it bids to go its own way, without collaboration with the French manufacturer. Any such announcement should, in theory, free up junior team Toro Rosso to confirm its intention to use year-old Ferrari power units.

How will Grosjean fare in final Lotus race?
The majority of the driver market has remained static in this year's 'silly season' but the coming weekend marks the end of the partnership between Lotus and Romain Grosjean. The relationship may have never won a title or even races, but it is one of the longest collaborations in the paddock and the narrative has been one of turning an 'enfant terrible' into a rounded, respected racing driver. Grosjean's time with the outfit dates back to his time as a Renault development driver in 2006, after which he was test driver before an unsuccessful stint in the hot seat. He dropped back to GP2 and returned to the team under its Lotus guise for 2012. This weekend marks his final outing prior to a switch to new team Haas and he will be hoping to end on a high note.
LINK (http://www.gpupdate.net/en/f1-news/333274/preview-five-key-questions-for-abu-dhabi/)

Dule Krtola
25.11.2015, 13:33
“Leave me alone, I know what I'm doing” - the best of Raikkonen on race radio
LINK (http://www.formula1.com/content/fom-website/en/latest/features/2015/11/leave-me-alone-I-know-what-doing-best-of-raikkonen-race-radio.html)


25.11.2015, 14:12
Kako nam je zamrla tema o F1. Hamiltonu zabraniti

Zabraniti Hamiltonu da vozi da bi sampionat bio zanimljiv ili.. ?

Dule Krtola
25.11.2015, 14:56
Ko zna Engleski, trebao bi pročitati, to jest vrijedi pročitati.

Analysis: Five reasons why the Abu Dhabi GP matters

It may feel that way, but the Formula 1 season is not over yet. Jonathan Noble brings you five reasons why the Abu Dhabi finale is still relevant.

With Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes having long ago got their hands on the Formula 1 drivers' and constructors' championships, the tension has been taken out of the final few races of the 2015 season.

But even without much to play for in the title stakes, there are still plenty of reasons why this weekend's final race of the season in Abu Dhabi still matters.

Here then are the five things that will be important.

Rosberg vs Hamilton momentum

While Hamilton may be able to shrug off Rosberg's recent run of five pole positions and two victories as the simple ebb and flow of a season, there is no doubting that how the battle between them unfolds this weekend will have a big impact on the winter.

Rosberg would clearly like nothing more than to add another pole position and win to his tally, so he can head in to the off-season full of confidence that he has unlocked something, and proven that he can still deliver a run of form that can deliver him the world title he so craves.

He knows well too that more success for him this weekend will leave Hamilton facing fresh questions about what has happened in recent weeks, and a potential bit of soul searching over the winter to try to ensure that the form does not carry on in 2016.

It may be just another race victory in a season when Mercedes has been dominant, but knowing what it will mean for the winter months and the mind games ahead of 2016, this one will matter much, much more.

How robust can Ferrari's challenge be?

Ferrari took great heart from its performance at the Brazilian Grand Prix, where Sebastian Vettel's pace was enough to force Mercedes into three-stopping.

He was close enough to keep Hamilton and Rosberg on their toes, and afterwards team boss Maurizio Arrivabene played up the fact that it had been their one of the better performances of the year.

This weekend's race at the Yas Marina should give us a definitive answer on just how much progress the team has made, and whether or not momentum is with the team as it bids to deliver much more in 2016.

Mercedes motorsport boss Toto Wolff is one of those convinced that the Ferrari challenge is coming.

"I am anticipating a robust challenge from Ferrari because they have done some clever moves, and they have definitely caught up," he said after Brazil.

"You can see that even towards the end of the race in Brazil, Sebastian was not very far away. When Lewis and Nico were pushing flat out, the biggest gap was seven seconds. That is not a clear cut dominant race win. I think we will have a situation where Ferrari will be a very important competitor."

Driver pride at stake

Although the top three places in the drivers' championship have now been decided, there is still a great deal of pride at stake further down the order, as drivers vie for an extra boost heading in to the winter.

Finnish duo Kimi Raikkonen and Valtteri Bottas have had two collisions in recent races, so the fact that they are disputing fourth place in the drivers' championship helps serve up a decent amount of interest.

Raikkonen may have said at the last race that it wouldn't change his world if he didn't end up on top in this private battle, but you can be sure that Bottas would want nothing more than to end the year as top Finn, and break the Mercedes/Ferrari dominance at the top of the standings.

Further back, there is a fascinating battle for 10th place in the drivers' standings, with Nico Hulkenberg, Romain Grosjean and Max Verstappen all battling for a place in the top half of the field.

It may not be the most important thing that they have ever fought for but, for each of those three, ending the year in the top ten would be a great way to sign off their campaigns.

Is downforce now ruining the racing?

It was interesting to find out from Mercedes technical chief Paddy Lowe in Brazil just how quickly F1 cars have recovered the loss of downforce that came about when the new 2014 regulations were introduced.

With current cars not quite able to beat historic lap records, there has been a perception that the latest generation of cars are not powerful enough and not delivering enough grip.

The reality is very different though, and it is the only the fact that they are around 140kg heavier than F1's benchmark-delivering machines that is slowing them up.

"The loads we present at the moment aerodynamically are around historic highs," said Lowe. "There is a common perception that we have less downforce than in history, but we have the most or very nearly the most we have ever had."

More downforce, of course, means airflow is ever more critical, and has often resulted in cars being unable to follow each other too well. And that means overtaking becomes near impossible for cars that have similar performance characteristics.

In the last two races, Hamilton was complained about being unable to get on terms with Rosberg because he cannot follow him closely enough through the corners.

Are we getting back to an era where overtaking becomes the exception rather than the rule?

Abu Dhabi in the past, thanks to the arrival of DRS, has at least produced racing where overtaking is possible. If this weekend's event lacks such thrills, then it could be a warning sign that F1 could be braced for some tough times in 2016.

Deals to be done

The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix has become a big hit from the business perspective, with sponsors, and the big CEOs using it as a venue for important meetings.

This weekend will be no exception, as there remain plenty of big deals to be sorted that are vital if F1 is to look forward to 2016 full of optimism.

The key ones that will be grabbing everyone's attention will be what is happening at Lotus and Red Bull, as Renault closes in on a decision about its F1 future.

Red Bull wants to be in a position to announce its 2016 engine plans this weekend, while Lotus is hoping that Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn gives the final green light to a team takeover that will resurrect the French car manufacturer's works outfit.

In the background too will be Force India's hopes of luring Aston Martin on as a commercial partner, while the FIA and Bernie Ecclestone's push for an independent engine will again likely be a hot talking point.

The action in the paddock will once again just as intense as that taking place out on the circuit.
LINK (http://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/analysis-five-reasons-why-the-abu-dhabi-gp-matters/)

Dule Krtola
26.11.2015, 16:38
FIA Drivers Press Conference



First of all then, a question to you all: how would you sum up your year and what was your favourite moment? Romain, why don’t you get us started.

Romain GROSJEAN: Well, I think the favourite moment is pretty easy – Spa Francorchamps, the podium. To summarise the year: it was a pretty good year I think in terms of driving. We had a good baseline to start the year with the car. We couldn’t really update it as much as we wanted but still fighting for sixth in the Constructors’ Championship, so pretty pleased with that and yeah, last year with Lotus.

And Daniil?
Daniil KVYAT: Well, a very eventful year I would say, it went by very quickly. I think the start was quite painful but then I think I’m proud of how we managed to climb our way up through all the issues that we had to start with and then I think we kind of stabilised there. Some strong races and some good points, but obviously we are always looking for more in the future. The highlight I think was the podium, even though I wouldn’t say it was the best race. We had a couple of really strong races, I would say even the last couple of races I was quite pleased about them. Hoping to finish on high here, yeah.

Kimi RÄIKKÖNEN: Pretty average, I must say. Better than last year but still far away from what it should be. But there’s life and next year we’ll try again.

Roberto MERHI: Yeah for sure we started in a very difficult way, with no testing and to be honest I never drove this car before. But I think through the year the thing improved quite a lot – I mean the team and also the car and also me, driving the car. I think the last races were quite good. And obviously the best moment of the year I would say were the last laps in Silverstone with the wet or maybe the qualifying in Spielberg was quite good.

And Fernando, how would you sum up your year and can you pick out a favourite moment?

Fernando ALONSO: Well, tough year, obviously difficult and struggling with the pace all year and the reliability, so definitely a difficult season for us. But personally I think it was necessary. It was a step forward in my career after the two championships, after five fantastic seasons fighting for the world championship but arriving second, so I needed some new motivation, some new project that I could trust and I could believe is the only way to become champion again. After one difficult season, as I said, I learn so much. I enjoy working with McLaren, with Honda, with all the Japanese discipline and Japanese culture into the team. I still remain very positive. I’m very, very happy and looking forward to next year being a little bit easier than this one that, as I said, has been difficult in terms of results.

And finally, Lewis, how would you sum up your year. So many favourite moments I’m sure, difficult to pick one?

Lewis HAMILTON: Yeah, what can I say? Obviously all different experiences but it has been the best year of my career and I’m in a very fortunate position, a lot of great work done by my team. Probably one of the best races for me was Austin obviously, the pinnacle of the year for me. Yeah, and excited to be here in Abu Dhabi, with the 44th UAE national day and I’m here to try to win that 44th race, which I still haven’t done, so it’s cool how it all kind of ties in.

Did you see all the 44s around here did you think that was for you, rather for the day?

LH: Well it is my number, it’s associated with me, so….

Fernando, you mentioned there it has been a tough season and it’s coming to an end here. Your 252nd grand prix start, it puts you fifth on the all-time most experienced drivers list. You talked a bit there about motivation and I just wondered what is your main motivation and goal for 2016.

FA: At the moment there’s a question mark, I guess, where McLaren-Honda can be next year. There are a lot of expectations in the team. I think we worked really all season, being united in some difficult moments and always moving forward, so I think for 2016 the main goal for the team is to come back to where we belong, we think, and being competitive, fighting for the top positions. I don’t know if that means fighting for the championship, I don’t know if that means fighting for victories of just being on the podium sometimes, that’s always difficult to know in a very complex sport like Formula One. There are definitely some big challenges ahead in this winter and I see all the things that the team has done in the last couple of months and these seem very logical, very positive and I’m confident that it’s going to be a completely different season next year and I’m happy with the progress.

Thank you. Lewis, coming back to you, I know you are very aware of fans on social media and the discussions that take place. There’s been a lot of discussion for this final round about whether you and your team-mate Nico Rosberg should be allowed to go for it with whatever strategy you want to use on Sunday in a sort-of end-of-season free-for-all. What are your thoughts on that?

LH: I don’t really have any thoughts on it, to be honest. It doesn’t really make any difference what my thoughts are. We’re going to be racing… the strategists will give us the best… whoever’s up ahead will have the best strategy and the guy behind will have the second best strategy, so I don’t really have any thoughts on that.

OK. Romain, coming back to you, your 83rd and final grand prix for the Enstone-based team, currently Lotus. You’ve scored 10 podiums for the team, so in what mood do you say goodbye this weekend?

RG: yeah, it’s the first time of my career that I have had to change teams in Formula One, so it’s something new. The first time I went to Enstone was September 2005, as one of the driver development and I learned everything from there. So yeah it’s going to be… switching off the car on Sunday, jumping out of the E23 and thinking that was the last race with the team is certainly going to be quite hard. On the other hand I really want to push hard all weekend long to score good points, do a good result, thank the guys for all the support, through tough times, better times as well and I think we did both learn from those years, so it was a nice experience. Very much looking forward to the next one as well, it’s going to be very exciting with Haas. It’ll be good to have a good weekend and say goodbye in a proper way.

Thank you. Daniil, a season of two parts personally for you. From Monaco onwards it’s gone well. Your 10 points ahead of your team-mate with one race to go, so what aspect of your performance this year has given you the most satisfaction?

DK: Yeah, like you said, since Monaco we probably started to follow the right path more of less, a bit technically, a bit myself, but to be honest it didn’t change much. An up and down season but we scored some good points, we managed to start taking the maximum out of the package most of the weekends. These things kind of give satisfaction but of course we are looking for more performance and we are not yet where we want to be but for sure it doesn’t take one day to be there. So we will keep pushing. Like I said there were some good races in Spa, in Mexico and Brazil where I think we were taking the absolute maximum out of the car and we need to try to do this every weekend.

Roberto, back in the cockpit for Manor this weekend. A lot of change going on in that team. Can you tell us about the team’s prospects and your own?

RM: Yeah obviously Manor wants to do a step for next year, to try to be fighting for points every race, every grand prix and they are putting a lot of effort on it and hopefully it goes well. The plan also for me next year is to try to stay in Formula One and trying to see what is the best options out there and yeah we will see. At the moment there is nothing clear yet but we will look in the next few weeks to see what is happening.

Q: Finally, Kimi, both your team principal Maurizio Arrivabene and team-mate Sebastian Vettel have said the target for next season is to challenge Mercedes for the championship. How do you analyse the progress this year towards that – and do you think it’s achievable?

KR: Obviously this year has been a lot stronger year from the team than previous year and you can easily see it from whichever way you look at it and it all comes to next year. Obviously that’s the aim: the aim is always to try to be in the front and Mercedes has always been very strong last years and everybody else tries to beat them. Is it going to happen? Are we going to be in a position next year? We hope so at least. We have to wait until we put the cars on the circuit in a test and the first few races – then we really see where we are. Obviously there’s a lot of work being done at the factory, number and stuff but it’s never the same until we’re really on the circuit. Then we can see it pretty well, or feel it quite quickly, after a few laps, if it’s going to a good one or not so good one. I’m sure we’re going to have a strong package – but is it strong enough? Time will only tell.


Q: (Khodr Rawi - motorsport.com) Question to Fernando. Fernando, how realistic is to be beat Sauber and finish ahead of them in Constructors’ Championship here in Abu Dhabi? Do you think it’s realistic?

FA: I don’t know really. I think it’s unlikely. I think they are nine points ahead, I think, and we score points three or four times this year only, so to score as many as ten in one race, in the final race is a little bit difficult but, you know, I think we will try to do our best. We will try to perform a good weekend but I think our minds are on next year’s project and probably half of the car is next year’s parts or next year’s philosophy as well so I think we are not too worried about beating Sauber this weekend or not.

Q: (Heikki Kulta – Turun Sanomat) Kimi, Bahrain, P2 was your best result for two years. Has it been also been also the best weekend for you during this times at Ferrari lately?

KR: The end result was probably best but it doesn’t meant that we are somehow better than other weekends. The end result, it just looks good. But it’s not been the easiest few years but that’s how it goes, y’know? We improved a lot from last year but we’re still not happy and when I don’t finish five races it’s quite a big… many races out of how many we’ve done so far this year. You don’t expect to be very high up and fighting for a lot. So, we have to improve and I’m sure we can still improve it and next year is a new challenge. Let’s see. I’m sure we can do better.

Q: (Frederic Ferret – L’Equipe) Question to Romain Grosjean. How much are you worried by the delay of the building of your cars?

RG: Something we have experienced in the past. We have always managed to put it on track on time. As long as it’s ready for FP2 then I’m happy. We’ll try to forget that, as we’ve shown in, I think it was Suzuka and Brazil when we were a little bit late. We did manage to put the car on track and go for it. It’s just harder work for the guys who don’t deserve this – but they are going to do the maximum and then from there we try to score some good points.

Q: (Joy Chakavarty - Sport 360) My question is for Romain. Romain this is the first time that you’re joining a second new team. How different is the feeling when you were joining the F1 for the first time and now, after 83 races, joining another new team. Can you just give us an idea of the mix of emotions that you have right now? Sense of anticipation for next year? Kind of sadness or sorrow? Whatever for leaving the team behind now?

RG: Yeah, I think you summarise it pretty well. It’s sad to leave… more than a team it becomes a family through the years. It’s going to be hard to leave the guys but I know they won’t be far in the paddock so that’s good news. On the other hand there’s real excitement at joining a new team, a new adventure, an American Formula One team is going to be great. Looking forward to it and going to Haas is a very different thing. So I came the first time in Formula One as a rookie. Everything to learn. Right now I’m going in a new team and I’ve probably got the experience they were looking for. We try to be successful as soon as we can – but it’s quite different. It feels better now than it was the first time. Easier.

Q: (Dan Knutson – Honorary) Lewis, after your visit to the NASCAR race last week, what did you see there that would be really cool for the fans or competitors in F1? Or perhaps something you saw that said no way should come to Formula One?

LH: I don’t know, I’d have to really think about that. There were definitely some things that for sure they do a lot better than us. Or, whether it’s a lot better… but there were for sure things that we could learn from them. It was a great show, a great spectacle, particularly for the fans. A bit like DTM, the fans get very, very close to the garages in the background and to the drivers and… what else? Otherwise it was a really cool event. I hope I get to do one one day.

Q: (Wafa Suqqar - beinsports) Kimi, after the second round in Malaysia, Ferrari fans feeling better that maybe this year will be different. What Ferrari can promise the fans about 2016?

KR: Like I said before, we’re going to give our best and hopefully it’s enough to fight for championships. We keep improving, following our own way of doing the things that we’ve done from last year to this year and hopefully then it’s enough to be where we want to be as Ferrari. So, we can promise a lot of things. Is it going to happen? Who knows? I really hope for all the guys there in Ferrari that we will come back strong – or stronger next year than this year – but there’s no point to make big promises. We’re going to do our best and then we’ll see.

Q: (Walter Koster – Saarbrucker Zeitung) Gentlemen, last year Sochi, this year Mexico, next year Baku in Azerbaijan; three new tracks in three years. Are you looking forward to new tracks or do you regret not returning to the eliminated tracks in the past like Imola, Magny Cours, Istanbul Park or Valencia? This is for the four drivers who know these tracks.

FA: At the end of the day it doesn’t change anything for us. Going to some of the circuits that we raced on for all our careers, like Imola, Magny Cours, Istanbul – they are nice tracks and there is nice tradition there so you enjoy racing at those circuits. When you go to new countries, you open the sport up to new people and to new generations so it’s also quite a good feeling. We are travelling a little bit more. When I started some years ago, there were 16 races; now, next year, they have planned 21 and most of them out of Europe, so it’s definitely more demanding in terms of travelling and preparing the championship but as I said, it’s the direction that the sport chooses and there is the advantage of opening up Formula One to new countries and this is also good news, I think.

LH: Not really much to add to what he said but Fernando’s right, it’s good to go to different countries and to spread the word of Formula One, give them the experience and gain new followers for the sport. Those tracks you mentioned, apart from Imola, were not particularly spectacular tracks anyway so for sure it would be kind of good to keep the balance of the real classic circuits rather than just a bunch of new circuits because the new circuits are generally not as good as the old circuits, they don’t carry the same history or heritage and I think it’s important that we keep really close to the heritage of Formula One which is those old, historic circuits.

KR: It’s always the new places that are quite similar, designed by the same guy, so I’m not saying that they’re not good but they are more the same. I enjoy the older, traditional circuits. You maybe didn’t like Magny Cours, I liked it, not many people, quiet, easy. It was one of the best places to go! I liked the older, they looked a bit nicer, a more normal feeling than when we come here and everything is put – in this case – in a more desert area. I prefer there, it’s easier for people to go to – for us. We go wherever the race is. The weekend itself doesn’t change. We have the same people as here, the timetable is more or less (the same) and the same things happen.

RG: I think it was really great this year to see Mexico was... a very warm welcome from all the fans, it was an awesome weekend. I would like to see Magny Cours back on the calendar, it would be the French Grand Prix, unique for me. Paris? The traffic is not so good. I would like a French Grand Prix. I think Fernando’s point is completely right: in an ideal world you would like to do all of them but it’s not possible so I think we follow the calendar, we like discovering new places but going to Silverstone or in Germany or Barcelona is always quite special.

Q: (Christopher Joseph – Chicane) Romain, earlier Fernando spoke of his appreciation for the influence of the Japanese discipline on him and his team. What are you hoping to get from the influence of the Haas team and the American approach on yourself next season?

RG: Well, I think I have already been seduced by their approach and when I met Gene Haas, trying to pronounce the word properly - it’s very hard for a Frenchman – it was straightaway... the spirit was ‘let’s go racing’ and I liked that. I really liked their philosophy, discovering more and more about America. I didn’t yet get to a NASCAR race, I’m on the backfoot on that but I will probably go next year and I think there is this American spirit with the European base as the team is going to be in between Italy and Banbury in the UK and then all the management in the US. So it can be a great mix.

Q: (Graham Cagill - The National) Lewis, you’ve won here twice before and you were well on your way to winning in 2012 as well before the car let you down and you’ve had two pole positions also, so I think it’s fair to say that you go well here. Just wondering if there’s any reason why you think you go so well here and what your expectations are for this weekend?

LH: I don’t know; I guess there are some tracks that suit some drivers’ styles more than others. Ideally you would like your style to suit everywhere exactly the same but there are some that you just happen to go better at. I know this is a bit like a karting track, there’s a lot of late braking and bouncing off kerbs and really having to throw the car around. It works for an aggressive driving style, I guess and yeah, I’ve had some great experiences here, even from the first race which I was leading but – (to Kimi) you won the first race didn’t you? – I’m thinking you might have won the first race maybe. Someone won the first race after my car failed but a great experience. It’s always a good finale here, you’ve got some good battles, the weather’s always fantastic, great fans and for me this weekend is... I’ve had an amazing year here last year and I’m here to try to do something similar.

27.11.2015, 09:22
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Dule Krtola
27.11.2015, 10:11
Nema ga.
Momak ima sajt koji sadrži vijesti za Motogp i F1 i to je to al su ga onako mahinalno nazvali forumašem.

Dule Krtola
27.11.2015, 10:38

Trening2 na SK6. 14:00.

Dule Krtola
27.11.2015, 14:38

Dule Krtola
27.11.2015, 17:18
Izjave vozača nakon prva dva treninga


Roberto Merhi
“It’s fantastic to be back in the car again; I’ve really missed the racing. Today was my first taste of the Yas Marina Circuit and it’s great. The track was a little bit green today maybe, but I’m sure it will improve as the weekend continues. I experienced quite high tyre degradation on the longer runs, but tonight we’ll be working on set-up and I’m sure we’ll have a solution for tomorrow. I’m looking forward to my first qualifying since Sochi, and of course the race.”

Will Stevens
“It’s been a really good Friday, with plenty of work completed. I love the circuit and it has special memories for me, having made my debut here last season. We need to work on the set-up a little more, to improve some issues with tyre degradation on the option tyre on longer runs. We’ll look at that some more this evening, but last year the track came up quite a lot, so hopefully the graining we’re seeing on the front tyre will be easier to manage in the race.”


Marcus Ericsson
“A quite challenging day. We tried some set-ups on the car under different track conditions, with higher temperatures in FP1 and lower ones in FP2. Overall, but especially in FP2, it was difficult to find a set-up for the car I felt comfortable with. Now we have to analyse the data during the night, so that we can make the right changes which could put us in a better shape tomorrow.”

Felipe Nasr
“In the morning we did some aero measurements to collect further important data. After that on the car side we tried out different adjustements. In FP1 the temperatures were, of course, higher than in the late afternoon session, so we had to make the right changes. However, I do not think we worked the tyres in the right direction for the lower temperatures in FP2. There is still room for improvement in finding the appropriate tyre temperatures. It is only Friday, so we need to look into the data to understand things better.”


Valtteri Bottas:
It was a normal Friday, going through our set-up tests with both cars. We got all the results we wanted but we are a little behind our performance goals, so we're trying to find something for better lap times tomorrow.

Felipe Massa:
I expected a little bit better. We didn't improve so much from the soft tyre to the super soft, compared to some other cars, so this is the point we need to make better tomorrow. Also, the tyres were not 100% ready for the first lap on the super soft. I don't think these are big problems to understand, so I hope everything can work well tomorrow.

Forc Indija:

Sergio Perez
“Today has been a good start to our race weekend, despite the brake issue we experienced in the evening session. The first session is not very representative of race conditions here, because the track temperatures are much higher than you would have in the evening, so we took the opportunity to try a few test parts that will help us in the development of next year's car. FP2 was a very positive session: I felt comfortable in the car from the start and the changes we made worked well. Our long run programme was interrupted by the brake issue, but we have plenty of data from Nico's runs that we can analyse tonight. The baseline set-up we worked on is already quite good, so we're in good shape for tomorrow."

Nico Hülkenberg
“I’m feeling pretty happy with a successful day and lots of laps under our belt. In the morning we had a busy programme with several test items and future development work, which went to plan and gave us a lot of information. The afternoon was straightforward with no issues and our one-lap performance looks quite competitive. There is still room to improve with our long runs so we need to do our homework tonight and understand what we can change for tomorrow. Overall I’m feeling positive about our performance today.”

Toro Roso:

Max Verstappen
“This morning’s FP1 was a good start to the weekend. We started to understand the track and the car, as well as working on the balance. Of course, the position where we ended up this morning isn’t where we wanted to be, but we are not that worried yet. We had a similar situation in Brazil and in the end we were competitive. In this afternoon’s FP2 we continued our programme, trying to set up the car in a better way and I think we went in the right direction. If we now put everything we’ve learned from today in place, we are almost there. I hope for a good rest of the weekend here in Abu Dhabi.”

Carlos Sainz
“It hasn’t been a straightforward Friday… definitely not the day we wanted. We had a few issues in the morning which didn’t allow us to run as much as we would’ve wanted. Therefore, it wasn’t a very representative FP1. This afternoon everything was going well, but with 45 minutes of the session left the engine suddenly switched off… It’s not a good way to start the last race weekend of the season, but luckily it’s still only Friday and we can work on this in order to come back stronger tomorrow.”

Meklaren Honda:

Fernando Alonso
"Many things could be behind this afternoon’s performance: first, I think we’ve made some improvements to the car – the team has kept pushing hard to bring performance. But, second, we probably ran the Supersoft tyre at the optimal point of the session, a little bit later than the others. I’m happy with the car, and our progress, but, unfortunately, I don’t think we’ll be ninth-fastest tomorrow. I tried the Supersoft on my long run – as we expected, there’s a bit of graining on that particular tyre, so the race will be tough, but it’ll be the same for everybody.”

Jenson Button
“Our side of the garage was trying very different things from Fernando’s. Our programme was all about gaining an understanding for next year. I’ll be changing my car over to his settings tomorrow, which’ll make it a bit more enjoyable, but it’s all useful learning. Fernando’s performance was very encouraging – we’re pretty happy with that – it’s very promising. I’ll be running that set-up on my car tomorrow, so we’ll see how it goes. Our biggest issue on the Supersoft tyre is overheating in the final sector. That makes the car quite pointy, so it’s about looking after the rears while also pushing the fronts hard to make them work in the first sector. It’s a tricky balance and will make for an interesting race.”

Red Bul:

“Today was a good day for us. This afternoon we made some adjustments with the set-up from this morning and the evening session is the one that reflects the conditions we will see in qualifying and the race. I was happy with the balance and think we were more or less where we want to be. As always, there’s some fine tuning to do but I’m pleased with where we ended today. Force India were quick and surprisingly strong here. I’m happy with the car. We are pretty much 95% to where we want to be so that’s good for a Friday. As always on Saturday, Ferrari and Williams seem to make a bit more of a step. Hopefully the others don’t close the gap too much but let’s see what happens tomorrow. Sure we can find a little bit more but probably not a whole lot. If we qualify top 5, we’ll be happy.”

"It didn’t look too bad today. Overall, the balance wasn’t so great so we have plenty of work to do tonight, to try and find some more stability in the car and try to make it a bit more driveable for me, but it think this is usual on a Friday. It looks very tight from P3 onwards, so I think P3 is an open battle at the moment, but you never know what’s going to happen tomorrow. Obviously we are aiming to fight for those positions, that would be nice and I'm hoping that the P3 spot will stay as open as it was today and we are able correct the little things we need to correct from today and we will be in the right place tomorrow."


Nico Rosberg
"It’s been a good start here in Abu Dhabi – but it will be a tough weekend for me as I have quite a high mileage engine in my car. After the Monza problem, we have had to stretch the engine life more than we had planned over the 19 races, so I definitely have a small lack of power on the straights and therefore need to make up extra time in the corners. It will be a big battle with Lewis here. He didn’t really bring together his quick laps, so it will be even closer tomorrow I’m sure. I’m looking forward to it and I definitely want to win this race and give the boys in the garage a reason to celebrate at the end of the season."

Lewis Hamilton
"It’s been a pretty normal Friday. The track is behaving very similarly to how it did last year so there’s not much new to learn there. I didn’t get the best out of the tyres but they’re actually really strong here – especially the super soft. I made some changes to the car between the sessions and so far it’s felt relatively good. The long run pace doesn’t feel quite as strong so that’s something I need to work on. I’ll probably make some more tweaks tonight and hopefully tomorrow it will be better. It’s very hard to overtake here, so of course it’s better to be up on pole. But that doesn’t mean it’s impossible to win from further back."


Kimi Raikkonen
“It was a normal Friday, everything worked apart from some difficulties with the Supersoft tires in the long run. Maybe the lap times could have been a bit better on the single lap, but overall it was not too bad. I haven’t seen the data from today yet, but it’s only Friday and we don’t know what the others were doing. Obviously there is always something that we can improve, the Mercedes seem to be very fast, but we’ll try to do as good as we can tomorrow. This is a nice place to finish the season, hopefully we can do well.”

Sebastian Vettel
“All in all it is Friday, I think we can still improve and we have to improve. We are a little bit too far behind, I would like the gap to be smaller, and bigger to the cars behind. Force India was surprisingly quick and so was Red Bull Racing. In the first practice session I took some notes on my pad, but this is only my “to do” list for today and tomorrow…”


Jolyon Palmer
“It was good to get even just a handful of laps today and the crew did a great job to get the car fixed. When I saw the car stripped down before FP1 I certainly didn’t expect to be lapping before the end of the session. I pushed hard for the laps we had and I did have a bit of a spin, but no harm done.”

Romain Grosjean
“It’s been a frustrating day as time in my car was limited in both sessions and with me only driving FP2 we’re quite a bit behind where we hoped to be. We have quite a bit of work on the set-up to get it to my liking. Everyone at the track has worked really hard over the past 36 hours and I want to be able to give them a great reward tomorrow.”

Pastor Maldonado
“Today was pretty straight forward and we’ve made good progress. We’ve completed a pretty full programme and we know where we want to go with the car. There haven’t been any surprises for us today so we’re pretty happy and looking forward to tomorrow.”


Paul Hembery, Pirelli Motorsport Director:
“We saw two very busy sessions and quite a
wide variation in the rate at which teams improved by switching from the soft to the supersoft tyre. This was largely a result of the changing track temperatures, which affect different cars in different ways. However, the track is still evolving, so we’ve not quite seen the full picture yet. During FP1 we experienced some thermal degradation as expected: however this stabilised during FP2, which was more representative of race conditions anyway. Nonetheless, we’d anticipate some degree of thermal degradation to remain a factor during the race, with drivers having to look after the rear tyres in particular.”

Vanja #66
27.11.2015, 21:49
Što bi rek'o naš narod - biznis ez južual... :dr:

Dule Krtola
28.11.2015, 11:10
Checo :wthy:


Dule Krtola
28.11.2015, 13:22
Kakav šok :facepalm:

28.11.2015, 13:24
Auu,sta se desi ovo? Meni lici na mehanicki kvar

Dule Krtola
28.11.2015, 13:31
Pa valjda izgubio snagu u bolidu. Al kako god, gledaćemo barem nešto zanimljivu trku.

Dule Krtola
28.11.2015, 14:07


28.11.2015, 14:13
Koliko je monotono postalo :facepalm:

28.11.2015, 14:25
Kako postalo monotono, vidis da je Kimi treci, a Fetel nije prosao Q1? :D

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Dule Krtola
29.11.2015, 10:56
Grožan + 5 pozicija. Tako da kreće sa 20te pozicije.

29.11.2015, 12:19
Kimi pobedjuje ovde, neki kvar Mercedesa ocekujem :biggrin::biggrin:

Dule Krtola
29.11.2015, 13:21
Opet taj Viliams...

Vanja #66
29.11.2015, 13:54
Vettel završio posao za danas... :hat:

Dule Krtola
29.11.2015, 13:59
Dal moguće da će čoek završiti trku ispred Kimija.

Kimi brat :D

29.11.2015, 14:02
Mora Fetel jos jednom u box, a naravno ponovo se Kimiju desava neki peh u trci.:facepalm:

Vanja #66
29.11.2015, 14:41
Čitao sam negde među komentarima, ima ljudi koji su mislili da je Ferrari namerno juče napravio grešku kako bi Kimi bio 3. na gridu i završio ispred Bottasa u generalnom plasmanu. Možda preterano razmišljanje, ali u ovom slučaju možda i neophodna žrtva. Ipak, Bottas i Williams su se pobrinuli da Kimi nema oko čega da brine.

Prvih 5 konstruktora će u vozačkom šampionatu zauzeti istovetne pozicije - Mercedes, Ferrari, Williams, Red Bull, Force India... Osim unutar tima, bolidi su odlučili o svemu kada se uzme cela sezona u obzir...

29.11.2015, 14:50
Konacno da se zavrsi mucna I mnogo dosadna sezona.

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Dule Krtola
29.11.2015, 15:04
Kako sam se oduševio kad sam viđeo Barikela.
Inače svaka čast Kimiju, red je bio :D takođe bravo za Vetela i Checa.

Dobro šta znam, sezona možda nikad dosadnija, treba je što prije zaboraviti.

Dule Krtola
30.11.2015, 12:08
Tokom ove neđelje u Abu Dabiju održaće se privatni Pirelijev test koji neće biti otvoren za javnost. Evo i vozačkih postava:

Mercedes - Pascal Wehrlein
Ferrari - Sebastian Vettel i Kimi Raikkonen
Red Bull - Daniel Ricciardo
McLaren - Stoffel Vandoorne
Williams - Valtteri Bottas
Force India - Alfonso Celis i Nico Hulkenberg
Lotus - Jolyon Palmer
Toro Rosso - Carlos Sainz i Max Verstappen
Sauber - Adderly Fong
Manor - Jordan King i Rio Haryanto

Vanja #66
30.11.2015, 21:43
Lepo što ima dosta mladih vozača...

Dule Krtola
30.11.2015, 22:51
Istina, ali daleko da su Alfonso, Fong, Haryanto, King od kvalitetnih vozaca. Dok Vandorne i ovaj Njemac su sampioni jednih respektovanih serija kao sto je Gp2 i DTM i to treba cijeniti. A ovi, nek su mi zivi i zdravi ali nisu oni ni blizu kvaliteta za F1. Naravno da je rijec o onoj staroj F1. Al posto nije vise to ta F1 onda ovi ne bas talentovani vozaci, da budem blag, mogu u po dana i noci da udju u F1. A kvalitnetni propadaju zahvaljujuci politici sto Toda, Bernia, sto timova, jer (vozaci) nemaju jakog sponzora.

01.12.2015, 01:46
A sto nam se sampion provodi i luduje na zurkama po Abu Dabiju cc