Daily Archives: January 4, 2018

To the Orthodox Christian community of Azerbaijan

Dear fellow countrymen!I heartily congratulate the entire Christian community of Azerbaijan on the sacred holiday of Christmas and wish each of you all the best.The atmosphere of intercivilizational and intercultural dialogue, which has historically ex…

Todt resurrects 'global engine' idea for Formula 1

Baku, January 4, AZERTAC

FIA president Jean Todt has resurrected the idea of a ‘global engine’ that could be used in both Formula 1 and other motorsport series, according to motorsport.com.

The concept was previously proposed in the late 2000s, when the FIA commissioned British engineering consultancy Ricardo to investigate the potential for a common rules package to create a base engine that could be adapted for use in as many as 11 major series around the world.

The 2009 report proposed that championships ranging from F1 and IndyCar to single-seater ladder categories, rallying, touring cars and prototype sportscars could use versions of the same engine, but the concept fizzled out amid concerns over cost and practicality from the targeted championships and manufacturers.

But with huge investment needed to produce engines for the current hybrid F1 regulations, Todt suggested reviving the global rules concept could be attractive.

“Probably what we should say, which is not easy as well, is could we use this F1 engine in other categories of motorsport?” he said.

“At the moment each category of motorsport has its own single regulations, so probably we should try to see if we can have some synergies.”

Todt highlighted the World Endurance Championship’s LMP1 class as a candidate for sharing engine rules with F1, saying grand prix racing’s move towards longer-life engines made it more practical for its technology to be used in long-distance sportscar racing too.

“We have the endurance championship with LMP1,” said Todt.

“We have completely different engines, so would it make sense to anticipate a future for the endurance championship using this synergy – which incidentally is covering the same kind of mileage.”

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To the Orthodox Christian community of Azerbaijan

Dear fellow countrymen!

I heartily congratulate the entire Christian community of Azerbaijan on the sacred holiday of Christmas and wish each of you all the best.

The atmosphere of intercivilizational and intercultural dialogue, which has historically existed in Azerbaijan, preservation of the ethnic and cultural diversity to the present day played an exceptional role in building rich traditions of multiculturalism and tolerance, national moral and public values, establishing civil solidarity in our multinational and multiconfessional society. We consider this historical achievement as a great success of our national statehood, as one of the priorities of the state policy to ensure the rights and freedoms, including the freedom of conscience and religion, of all citizens of the country irrespective of their language, religion and ethnicity.

It is with great pleasure that I would like to note that as all ethnic minorities in our country, the Orthodox Christian community is making a worthy contribution to interethnic and interfaith relations and is closely involved in the process of rapid development and civil society building in Azerbaijan.

Dear friends,

Christmas is celebrated annually in Azerbaijan as a symbol of renewal, accord, mercy and compassion among people.

I once again extend my sincere congratulations to all of you, wish your families happiness and your homes abundance.

Happy holidays!

Ilham Aliyev

President of the Republic of Azerbaijan

Baku, 4 January, 2018

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From Nikas Safronov, Honored Artist of Russia, academician of the Russian Academy of Arts

His Excellency Mr Ilham Aliyev, President of the Republic of AzerbaijanEsteemed Ilham Heydarovich,It is with sincere respect and gratitude that I would like to congratulate you on the occasion of your birthday.All your efforts and initiatives are aimed…