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14 de noviembre de 2011

2º PILOTO DE HRT EN ABU-DHABI: ¡NATHANAEL BERTHON! (sorpresa totalmente inesperada).

Sí, a cuadros nos hemos quedado al conocer al otro joven piloto que conducirá el F111 de HRT en los test de Abu Dhabi.Ni Juncadella, ni Van der Garde (del que estaba escribiendo un articulo de porque no iba a los tests de Abu Dhabi) ni ninguna otra opción que nos pudieramos imaginar.El secreto mejor guardado de HRT para los tests de Abu Dhabi tiene nombre y apellido francés, en lo que parece el resurgir repentino de las opciones francesas a tener piloto en la F1 (Pic, Bianchi, Berthon...y casi Grosjean, aunque es belga).El caso es que el elegido para este test por parte de HRT es este piloto de origen francés que ha corrido las WS by Renault, la GP2, pero que en el 2011 no había disputado una temporada completa en ninguna de las categorias mencionadas anteriormente.En todo caso, hay que tener en cuenta que se encontraba en Abu Dhabi disputando la GP2 para Racing Engineering, y eso ha facilitado una decisión totalmente de última hora.La sorpresa por tanto ha sido mayúscula.
 
En todo caso, hay que tener en cuenta que una de las razones por la que en estos tests no están todos los que han brillado en la GP2 o en las WS es muy sencillo de explicar: el dinero.No sabemos hasta que punto este ha influido en la decisión de su prueba, pero resulta díficil de imaginar que a pesar de esa última hora, el test se pague por parte de HRT.Por ello, es de imaginar  que Nathanael  haya podido encontrar un dinero que otros no han podido.De hecho, el piloto francés probará 1 día y medio el F111 por uno de Clos, a pesar de que cuando ambos han coincidido en un mismo equipo, el español le ha ganado la partida.Si la mañana del miércoles está disponible, habrá que ver si puede volver a repetir Dani o prueban a otro piloto esa mañana.

Pero no nos escondamos ni lancemos el grito al cielo.Estos tests son caros, y el hecho de probar una jornada la estimó Carabante en su momento en unos 200.000 eur.Está claro por tanto que para rodar 3 días hay que reunir esa cifra multiplicada por 3, y logicamente no está al alcance de todos, y más si al año siguiente quieren completar el presupuesto para correr en Gp2 (1,5-1,8 mill. de eur).Por ello, algunos de los que están para probar en Abu Dhabi lo mismo no participan en Gp2 el año que viene (y se lo juegan todo a esta opción), o vicecersa, gente que prefiere centrarse en ahorrarse el dinero para correr con un mejor equipo u optar a la F1 durante una temporada completa (como comentaba Van der Garde).Los hay luego, que se pueden permitir las 2 cosas, Abu Dhabi+Gp2, y dependiendo del dinero, más o menos días de tests de F1en Abu Dhabi.

En todo caso, y ciñénodnos a la noticia, el francés ha sido elegido por HRT para probar los dos días, Miercoles (por la tarde) y Jueves, mientras que Dani lo hará mañana (pendiente de saber si le dejan rodar el miercoles por la mañana o en esa mañana prueba otro piloto). El piloto francés, en todo caso, emocionado lo explicaba así:

"I was here my thoughts when the opportunity arose to participate in the tests with the F1 team HRT, whose incumbents are Tonio Liuzzi and Daniel Ricciardo. Total surprise! This was definitely not expected, since I had to go back Sunday after the race.That's how I found myself Monday 14 molding my first F1 bucket, and get to know this team, for my next tests to be held Wednesday afternoon and Thursday (November 16 and 17). Tuesday is Dani Clos glue in it. I was completely immersed in the Spanish atmosphere throughout this extraordinary week in the Emirates: the team of Alfonso d'Orleans Bourbon of course, and then with Hispania Catalan Dani Clos, my first team mate F1. I can not wait to tell you that in my next journal! ˝

Logicamente, si para él era inesperado, no lo era menos para el resto.Pero en todo caso, que no salten las alarmas.Que puebe no implica necesariamente nada.El año pasado estuvieron Rodolfo Gonzalez, Turvey, Paffet, Valsecchi, Razia...y ninguno terminó corriendo.Es más, por parte de HRT probaron Maldonado, Valsecchi y Rodolfo Gonzalez y ninguno corrió con HRT.Es simplemente una manera de recaudar dinero de las escuderías mientras miran si alguno les merece la pena.Valsecchi impresionó y estuvo a punto de ganarse el asiento, pero el dinero que encontró para el test, no lo encontró para un asiento de titular en Hispania.Ahora, con independencia de que Clos y Berthon prueben con HRT, la posibilidad de correr en HRT volverá a depender de lo mismo: dinero.¿Para que sirve por tanto el test?...para pasar la primera criba, la del test que demuestra si tienes talento suficiente como para dejarle el coche durante 1 temporada.Si tienes talento para hacer unos tiempos dignos, entonces se habla de lo siguiente, el dinero que puedes aportar.En el caso de HRT sorprende en todo caso que Saúl Ruiz de Marcos declarara que tras Brasil esperaban poder anunciar a sus pilotos...así que a lo mejor este año ese factor no es tan crítico como el anterior.En todo caso, Daniel tiene ese día para hacerse valer, y lo normal es que hiciera mejor papel que Berthon.Aunque ya sólo sea porque sabe ya lo que es pilotar un F1.Veremos mañana lo que sale, pero lo que sí es una lástima es que no aprovechen que Juncadella esté allí.Talento hay, sólo falta uno o dos años de maduración.Esperemos que para entonces HRT tenga mejor coche y Daniel, Merhi o Sainz jr, el dinero suficiente como para optar a un asiento en la F1.

Dejo la noticia y el CV del 2º piloto de HRT para estos tests:

Resumen CV de sus temporadas en monoplazas:





Noticia:


Party in the UAE to take part in the final non-championship season of GP2, Nathanael Berthon will meet Wednesday afternoon and Thursday (November 16 and 17) at the wheel of an F1. The young man has not yet returned!

 
˝ I have not been out of place, arriving in Abu Dhabi Tuesday, November 8. Within a year, I visited several times, either for testing or for the GP2 Asia race. By cons, it was a discovery for my parents, who accompanied me, and David Alaria, my fitness coach, dispatched by the FFSA, the initiative of Morgan Caron. They found that apart from the site of Yas Marina (beautiful), planted in the desert, there was not much to see in the area. I could also count on the presence of my manager Peter Collins, who stayed with me until the following Monday. The act of rolling the lawn in front of the F1 does gave me no particular emotion. This already happened in the spring of Monaco, WSR, and from the fact to welcome Daniel Ricciardo, my former teammate ISR, or a chat with Jean-Eric Vergne, my contacts with the world of Grand Prix were quite limited ... I did not know at this point that my stay in Abu Dhabi would continue unexpectedly!

As to admit, I missed my qualifications. Between traffic and idle time between the different flags (yellow and even red), I mishandled the situation. So I found myself in 8th line on the grid (16th time), while Saturday morning free practice, I finished seventh without forcing. Racing Engineering shame because I had prepared a great car to do something good. This has happened in the race: I had a great start and I got back from 16th to 9th place. My successive overflows have given me a good visibility on TV, it has pleased my team who congratulated me on arrival. Unfortunately, my car was a little less effective at the end of the race. A flat tire, a mustache before damaged, and it prevented me to fight with James Calado for the benefit of the eighth place, synonymous with pole position for Sunday's race. When we see how the British had taken advantage of to win after leading from start to finish, this further heightens my regrets!

Starting ninth, I entertained high hopes Sunday. Despite the heat (29 degrees), I had held up the day in the longest race (31 laps), although at the finish I felt out of the shower. And there it was a sprint of 22 laps. I'm not particularly good start, I even lost two seats in the first round, but I wanted the easy rhythm of my teammate, Fabio Leimer, just ahead of me. I could try to pass it, but I preferred to wait. I was 10th when I learned my penalty - a drive through - for early departure. And there were still ten laps. I was completely disgusted, because this was definitely not deserved. But then when I put the first, the car's moving very slightly, and punishment fell ... From there, it was cooked. However, the team seemed satisfied, since my time in the race. I finished with the sixth lap, faster than Leimer 5/10th and 1/10th better than Calado, the winner of the race. Sunday night, the team Racing Engineering has confirmed to me that it had on me next year, and on my side, I'd love to ride with them in GP2.

I was here my thoughts when the opportunity arose to participate in the tests with the F1 team HRT, whose incumbents are Tonio Liuzzi and Daniel Ricciardo. Total surprise! This was definitely not expected, since I had to go back Sunday after the race. That's how I found myself Monday 14 molding my first F1 bucket, and get to know this team, for my next tests to be held Wednesday afternoon and Thursday (November 16 and 17). Tuesday is Dani Clos glue in it. I was completely immersed in the Spanish atmosphere throughout this extraordinary week in the Emirates: the team of Alfonso d'Orleans Bourbon of course, and then with Hispania Catalan Dani Clos, my first team mate F1. I can not wait to tell you that in my next journal!

enlace completo a su C.V.


Karting

Berthon began his international karting career in 2006, with the highlights being a third place finish in the Copa Campeones Trophy ICA class and fifth in the French Championship Elite category. The following year he again finished fifth in the French Championship Elite class. He also finished eighth in the South Garda Winter Cup KF1 and 13th in the World Cup KF1 categories.

Formula Renault 2.0

In 2008, Berthon moved up to single–seaters, taking part in both the Formula Renault 2.0 West European Cup and Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 series for Boutsen Energy Racing. In the West European Cup he finished in the points on four occasions, scoring nine points to be classified in 18th place, whilst in the Eurocup he failed to score a point, with his best race result being a 12th place at the Nürburgring meeting.

2009 saw Berthon remain in both series for a second season, this time racing for the Spanish team Epsilon Euskadi. He won his first Eurocup race at the opening round in Barcelona after team–mate Albert Costa was disqualified for a technical infringement.[2] He followed that up with a further podium at the Hungaroring to finish sixth in the standings.[3]

In the West European Cup, Berthon took a victory at Spa–Francorchamps along with six other podium finishes to finish third in championship, behind Jean-Éric Vergne and champion Costa.[4] He was also crowned as French Formula Renault 2.0 champion, with the series being run as part of the West European Cup season.[5]

Formula Renault 3.5 Series

In October 2009, Berthon sampled a Formula Renault 3.5 Series car for the first time, testing for Tech 1 Racing at Motorland Aragón in Spain as a reward for winning the French Formula Renault 2.0 title.[6] He drove for the recently–crowned champions Draco Racing during the next test at the Circuit de Catalunya and in December 2009 it was announced that he would drive for the team in the 2010 season.[7] He was joined at the team by Colombian driver Omar Leal.[8]

After finishing on the podium at the season–opener in Motorland Aragón and again at Brno, Berthon secured his first Formula Renault 3.5 Series win on home soil at Magny–Cours, holding off a stiff challenge from Tech 1 Racing's Daniel Ricciardo.[9] He followed that up with another podium finish at Hockenheim to be classified in seventh place in the championship standings.[10]

Berthon will return to the series in 2011, replacing Dean Stoneman at ISR Racing after the Briton was forced to pull out of the championship due to illness.[11]

Formula Three

In July 2010, Berthon made his Formula Three debut, racing for the ART Grand Prix team in the British Formula Three Championship round at Spa–Francorchamps as an entry in the Invitation class.[12] During the weekend he finished all three races, taking a best result of 13th place in the sprint event.

GP2 Series

Berthon made his debut in the GP2 Asia Series in 2011, partnering Spaniard Dani Clos at the Racing Engineering team.[13] He failed to score a point in the four races he contested and was classified in 23rd place in the championship.[14

3 comentarios:

Anónimo dijo...

hola que tal LOgan, antes que nada felicitarte por tu blog y tu dedicación. Y te escribia para ver si me podias ayudar, se que este no es el lugar para hacerlo pero no veo otra manera. Me registrado en el Foro oficial de PDLR, y tengo cuenta aabierta, pero no puedo escribir en los fotos me dice que tengo que tener permisos, sabes como se hace.? Muchas gracias. Un saludo

LOGAN PDLR dijo...

No sé, manda un mensaje privado al administrador, no sé si la dirección seguirá siendo la de webmaster@pedrodelarosa.com,pero me imagino que sí.No debería tardar en contestarte.Ya verás como se resuelve.

Y bienvenido al mejor foro de F1 ;)

Anónimo dijo...

Gracias Logan ya enviado un email y a la espera que me puedan ayudar. un saludo

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