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Posted on Thursday, April 18, 2013

Bahrain: Thursday press conference

DRIVERS - Charles PIC (Caterham), Jean-Eric VERGNE (Toro Rosso), Paul DI RESTA (Force India), Pastor MALDONADO (Williams), Felipe MASSA (Ferrari), Jenson BUTTON (McLaren) PRESS CONFERENCE Q. Jenson, before we get on to this weekend in Bahrain, a general question for you. We've seen lots of variety this season, lots of overtaking, 10 different drivers have led a race and you're one of them but the fans seem a bit divided on what we're seeing, whether it's good or whether it's bad. Now you're the most […]

Posted on Thursday, March 21, 2013

Thursday press conference: Malaysia

Reproduced with kind permission of the FIA Drivers - Esteban Gutierrez (Sauber), Valtteri Bottas (Williams), Giedo Van Der Garde (Caterham), Jules Bianchi (Marussia), Kimi Raikkonen (Lotus), Max Chilton (Marussia). Q: Kimi, great win for you and the team to start off with, in cold conditions. How do you and the team feel about being able to repeat that performance level in the heat of Malaysia? Kimi Raikkonen: We don’t know yet. Last year we were pretty good when it was hot and actually it was […]

Posted on Sunday, October 14, 2012

McLaren chose Button over Hamilton's farewell party

McLaren mechanics chose a run with Jenson Button over Lewis Hamilton's farewell party in Japan recently, according to British newspapers. The reports have revealed that Hamilton booked out a 16-lane bowling alley at Suzuka recently, where he planned to pay tribute to his mechanics before he leaves for Mercedes in 2013. Asked in Korea when he would get together with his team, Hamilton said: "I don't know. "I am sure at one stage I will, back at the factory." The newspapers also said Hamilton is […]

Posted on Saturday, October 6, 2012

Japanese Grand Prix post-qualifying press conference

Reproduced by the FIA TV UNILATERAL Q. Sebastian, your fourth consecutive pole here, you must love this place. Sebastian VETTEL: Yeah, it's not bad. I'm very, very happy with today's result, I think we had a very, very smooth qualifying session, nearly perfect, so we couldn't really ask for more. The car felt fantastic from the start. We didn't really have the best start to the weekend; yesterday morning I wasn't very happy but then we seemed to get it better every time we go out, […]

Posted on Thursday, June 7, 2012

Thursday Press Conference - Canada

DRIVERS - Paul DI RESTA (Force India), Jean-Eric VERGNE (Toro Rosso), Sergio PÉREZ (Sauber), Felipe MASSA (Ferrari), Mark WEBBER (Red Bull), Jenson BUTTON (McLaren). PRESS CONFERENCE Q. Paul, if I might start with you, a good weekend with both cars getting into the top ten in Monaco. How good is the dynamic between you and Nico [Hulkenberg]? Is there a fair amount of pushing one another and a good partnership? Paul DI RESTA: Yeah, Monaco was a good weekend for the team. Obviously where we qualified... […]

Posted on Saturday, March 24, 2012

Malaysian GP: FIA Saturday Press Conference

DRIVERS 1 – Lewis HAMILTON (McLaren) 2 – Jenson BUTTON (McLaren) 3 – Michael SCHUMACHER (Mercedes) TV UNILATERALS Lewis, a first pole for you and McLaren here in Malaysia but a continuation of the team’s fine start to the season today. Lewis HAMILTON: Yeah, it’s been a good weekend so far. I think it’s been a tough day to be honest with the changeable weather conditions and the temperatures climbing. Made some set up changes to the car, nonetheless we still managed to do some […]

Posted on Thursday, March 22, 2012

Thursday Press Conference - Malaysia

Reproduced with kind permission of the FIA Drivers - Pastor Maldonado (Williams), Jean-Eric Vergne (Toro Rosso), Sergio Perez (Sauber), Michael Schumacher (Mercedes), Jenson Button (McLaren), Fernando Alonso (Ferrari). Q: Pastor, after your performance in Melbourne, are you optimistic you can manage that at all circuits or do you think it was Melbourne-specific? Pastor Maldonado: I hope so. I think we did a great start to the season, we’ve been working so hard from the winter just improving our performance in the car. I feel very confident […]

Posted on Monday, November 28, 2011

Webber ends season on a high

Mark Webber claimed his first win of 2012 at the season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix after Red Bull Racing team-mate Sebastian Vettel was forced to hand over the lead due to gearbox problems. Webber started from second on the grid and held the position when the red lights went out despite pressure from Jenson Button’s McLaren. Ahead, though, Vettel was through turn one and away. The champion soon built up a solid three-second lead over Webber and the race seemed to be going away from the […]

Posted on Saturday, November 12, 2011

Post-qualifying press conference

Q. Sebastian, you equalled Nigel Mansell's record of 14 poles in a season today, congratulations, but you had to dig pretty deep to get this one? Sebastian VETTEL: Oh yes, especially after yesterday where to be honest I wasn't very happy with the car and we weren't happy in general as we thought there is more in the car, the performance is there, but we couldn't really get to it. Today, this afternoon, it was already quite a bit better but this place is tricky […]

Posted on Friday, November 11, 2011

Friday's press conference: Abu Dhabi

Q. A first question for all of you. To go back to your Geneva meeting and the talk about third cars. There seemed to be a certain amount of difference between teams about third cars. What was your view about third cars, Ross? Ross BRAWN: I don't think third cars are out of the question, but I think what we mustn't do is create a situation that harms the financial and sporting environment for the smaller constructors because if we do something that makes their […]

Posted on Sunday, October 30, 2011

Post Race Press Conference

Reproduced by the FIA 1 - Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull); 2 - Jenson Button (McLaren); 3 - Fernando Alonso (Ferrari). Q: Sebastian, pole, you led every lap and set the fastest lap. Was this your most perfect win of the season do you think? Sebastian Vettel: Obviously it was a very good race for us. I enjoyed the time in the lead very much. I had a little bit of a fight with Jenson. It was always around four seconds and strangely he kept closing […]

Posted on Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Q and A: Button on McLaren's form

Despite going much quicker than in the previous test on the opening day of testing at Barcelona on Tuesday, Jenson Button admitted McLaren is still not in the same league as Red Bull and Ferrari.The Briton talked to the media after the test, and AUTOSP...