The Hungaroring: private test

The Hungaroring: private test On Friday morning at the Hungaroring circuit has held a two-hour private tests four teams in Formula 1. Because the track was very dirty, at the beginning of the session, the pilots did not go from 1:30, but by the end of the second hour the results had increased to 1:22.The pace was set by the pilots RenaultF1. Most of the session, the best time belonged test pilot of the French team Allan Macneish, but at the end of the race the Spaniard Fernando Alonso was the fastest lap and he at once ahead of Macneish 0.6 C. Trulli locked Renault trio behind teammate 0.8 C.The team leader Jordan Giancarlo Fisichella for 2 hours to get there only 7 laps. After the first five laps of the track he blew up the engine of Ford, and at the end of the session blocked the rear wheels. Motors Ford Cosworth burned also on the Jaguar Mark Webber and Minardi Nicholas city.Three pilot mark Webber (Jaguar), Jos Verstappen (Minardi) and Hungarian Zsolt Baumgartner, who conducted the tests for Jordan, made an excursion into the gravel.Source: www.asport.ru23.08.2003. Читать полностью -->

Concepts Mazda count in the fall

Concepts Mazda count in the fall The first of them was named Ibuki. According to the thinking of engineers, he can become the basis for further modifications Roadster based on the model MX-5. Technical details so far we only know that the vehicle is 4-cylinder power unit with the capacity of 1.6 litersAnother design concern - Kusabi - had already been shown to the public in September at the Frankfurt motor show. This four-seat coupe is driven by a 1.3-liter engine, one of the main indicators which is environmentally friendly.The concept Washu also already familiar to the audience - he exhibited at the North American international auto show this year. According to the developers, this six-seater model is designed to "eliminate the barriers that have traditionally divided sports cars, family cars".Will finish this "parade of the concepts of sports car Roadster Turbo, equipped with a 1.8-liter turbocharged engine with direct fuel injection. Conceptual Roadster was developed as an exclusive model, giving the consumer a feeling of complete unity with the machine, according to a press release.18.09.2003. Читать полностью -->

A new generation of odnoobemnik Citroen Picasso appears in the 2005

A new generation of odnoobemnik Citroen Picasso appears in the 2005 Next generation of the popular French odnoobemnik Citroen Picasso is expected to hit the market in 2005. According to the publication AutoExpress, it is actually a completely new car, developed by engineers of the company virtually from scratch.The new odnoobemnik will form the platform for future model Citroen C4, which will be replaced in the lineup by the French company car Citroen Xsara. As expected, the new Picasso will get quite a radical body design, executed in a new corporate style of the brand. Note also that the novelty will be available in both five - and seven-seat version. Moreover, in the latter case, the two rear seats will be made removable, to increase the Luggage compartment.Other features of the new Picasso is possible to note a split tailgate, which will consist of two parts: the glass will be able to climb up separately, and the lower part of the door can be cut for loading long items.As expected, the main engines for the new generation Citroen Picasso will be diesel - it will be the 1.6 - and 2.0-liter turbodiesel. Petrol engine while it is assumed only one - liter, with a capacity of 165 horsepower.02.06.2003. Читать полностью -->

Villeneuve refused to perform in Suzuka

Villeneuve refused to perform in Suzuka Canadian driver Jacques Villeneuve refused to play for the team BAR Honda in the last phase of world Cup 2003 in Suzuka.At the beginning of this week, the guide BAR has officially announced Vilniu that next year he will be replaced by Takumi Sato. And similar to the canadian did not want to deal with BAR.On Thursday morning, the day before the weekend, his Manager Craig Pollock on the phone informed the team leader BAR David Richard, that Jacques will not be released at the start of the Grand Prix of Japan.To BAR this demarche Villeneuve was an unpleasant surprise - the team is now fighting for fifth place in the Cup of Designers. And yet a replacement for Villeneuve at Richards is - Takuma Sato regularly participated in tests of the team and knows the Suzuka.The Japanese racer of course will be happy to start the Grand Prix in composition BAR already this season.09.10.2003. . . . Читать полностью -->

In Russia there will be no new roads

In Russia there will be no new roads The Ministry did not have money to build new roads. He would have to abandon ambitious plans to concentrate on maintaining existing roads, says RBC daily.This week at the Collegium of the Ministry of transport Minister of transport Sergei Frank said that two months of 2003 declined sharply the level of funding for road construction. As a result of completion of the five-year program "Roads of Russia" and ending the practice of targeted tax collection in road funds, the regions have lost significant amounts of their construction and repair. "Rosavtodor" responsible for Federal highway, too, was left without money for laying new tracks. Deputy Prime Minister Viktor Khristenko has recommended the Ministry to abandon ambitious plans for new construction and will focus on maintaining existing roads.The construction of new roads "Rosavtodor" in the next ten years planned to spend more than $ 60 billion. It was assumed that the length of Russia's roads by 2010 will increase by 10% - up to 670 thousand miles (territorial and Federal). Читать полностью -->

The Norwegians will be doing the casting for KAMAZ Vehicles

The Norwegians will be doing the casting for KAMAZ VehiclesJSC "KAMAZ-metallurgy" intends to cooperate with the Norwegian company Elkem".The company specializes in the production of materials used as additives in the manufacture of castings. In addition, "Elkem" engaged in research activities and has its own research center. The representatives of KAMAZ do not hide that they intend using Norwegians to reduce the amount of defects in the casting of parts from high-strength cast iron, such as piston rings and housings.The agreement on cooperation was reached during the visit to the factory representative "Elkem" in Russia Pavel Safonov. It should be noted that the Norwegian companies already use such giants of the domestic automotive industry, as VAZ and GAZ.09.03.2004. . . Читать полностью -->

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