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Posted on Thursday, July 25, 2013

Thursday Press Conference - Hungary

Drivers - Esteban Gutierrez (Sauber), Paul di Resta (Force India), Valtteri Bottas (Williams), Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes), Kimi Raikkonen (Lotus), Pastor Maldonado (Williams) PRESS CONFERENCE Q: Good afternoon. We’ll start with Lewis Hamilton. As a three-time winner here and a two-time pole-sitter, I think the heat is on, literally, here this weekend for you to try to make it four wins. Forty degrees ambient expected on Sunday, how much is that going to be a disadvantage to you and Mercedes? Lewis Hamilton: It’s good to see […]

Posted on Saturday, May 25, 2013

Monaco: Post-qualifying press conference

Drivers: 1 - Nico Rosberg (Mercedes); 2 - Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes); 3 - Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull Racing). Q: Nico, I guess in some ways the result that many people had expected - but it was not straightforward in the way it was achieved today, given the conditions. Nico Rosberg: Oh, definitely, yeah! It could have been a lot easier out there today. The conditions were all over the place and as soon as it started drizzling again the lap times became a lot slower, […]

Posted on Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Monaco: Wednesday press conference

Drivers - Jenson Button (McLaren), Adrian Sutil (Force India), Jules Bianchi (Marussia), Nico Hulkenberg (Sauber), Romain Grosjean (Lotus), Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes). Q: A question to you all. Round six of a 19-race season coming up, the same points are up for grabs as any other Grand Prix. It’s just another race… or is it? Is Monaco the greatest race of them all? Jenson Button: Good afternoon. Is it the greatest of them all? I don’t know really. I think they’re all pretty special in their […]

Posted on Saturday, May 11, 2013

Spanish GP: Post-qualifying press conference

DRIVERS 1 – Nico ROSBERG (Mercedes) 2 – Lewis HAMILTON (Mercedes) 3 – Sebastian VETTEL (Red Bull Racing) TV UNILATERAL Nico, two in a row. Just looking at the lap there on the monitors, it looked like a very clean lap. Tell us about where you found the speed today? Nico ROSBERG: It’s just been… things just worked really well the whole weekend, just optimised everything. Of course, after Bahrain thinking about the race a lot, also, so surprised that we could be that quick […]

Posted on Sunday, April 14, 2013

China: Post-race press conference

DRIVERS: 1 – Fernando Alonso (Ferrari), 2 - Kimi Raikkonen (Lotus), 3 - Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) PODIUM INTERVIEWS (Conducted by David Coulthard) Q: Fernando, congratulations. A fairly dominant victory in the end and your 31st victory, putting you fourth on the all-time list just behind Ayrton Senna. What does this one mean to you? Fernando Alonso: Well, hello everybody first of all and thank you for the support all weekend. Amazing fans all weekend and it’s very nice to race here. About the race: yes, […]

Posted on Saturday, April 13, 2013

China: post-qualifying press conference

Drivers: 1 - Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes), 2 - Kimi Raikkonen (Lotus) and 3 - Fernando Alonso (Ferrari) Q: Lewis, a fantastic, last-minute shoot-out for pole and you won it for your new team. Lewis Hamilton: Yeah, an incredible feeling, so happy to have our first pole for some time. I’m just ecstatic really. The lap was great. The team performed well all weekend so far and I hope that we can carry that into tomorrow. Q: And quite a margin too. LH: Yeah, really surprising […]

Posted on Sunday, March 24, 2013

Malaysia: Post-Race press conference

Q: We’re going to start with Sebastian. That’s your 27th victory. You now match Sir Jackie Stewart with that but it looked pretty close out there on laps 43 and 44, take us through that. Sebastian Vettel: Obviously it was very close wheel-to-wheel racing. I think there wasn’t much room for either of us so obviously it was a tight battle. I think probably I was a little bit too keen too soon because I obviously in terms of strategy was on the soft tyre […]

Posted on Thursday, November 22, 2012

Thursday Press Conference: Brazil

DRIVERS - Felipe MASSA (Ferrari), Lewis HAMILTON (McLaren), Bruno SENNA (Williams), Sebastian VETTEL (Red Bull Racing), Michael SCHUMACHER (Mercedes), Fernando ALONSO (Ferrari) PRESS CONFERENCE Q. A very important weekend for everybody, the final weekend of the championship and lots of pressure all round, apart, perhaps, from Michael Schumacher. You've been here before Michael, you have an extraordinary record at this race and you're finally ending your championship bid after many, many years, after many seasons. What are your feelings coming into this weekend? Michael SCHUMACHER: I […]

Posted on Thursday, November 15, 2012

United States Grand Prix: Thursday Press Conference

Thursday's Press Conference ahead of the United States Grand Prix

Posted on Thursday, June 21, 2012

Thursday Press Conference - Valencia

Reproduced with kind permission of the FIA Drivers - Heikki Kovalainen (Caterham), Daniel Ricciardo (Toro Rosso), Kamui Kobayashi (Sauber), Fernando Alonso (Ferrari), Lewis Hamilton (McLaren), Pedro de la Rosa (HRT). Q: Heikki, you made some comments in your preview that this isn't your favourite circuit: brake cooling so important here and the track evolves more than others. Perhaps you’d like to expand on those comments? Heikki Kovalainen: Good afternoon everyone. Yes, I read that preview and I think our press officer Tom Webb had something to […]

Posted on Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Video: Monaco GP Wednesday press conference

Q. Romain, first of all, tell us about your experience of the Monaco circuit. Romain GROSJEAN: Well, first of all, different feelings in Monaco: special track; special grand prix. For sure for us is a little bit home because we are close to France, so very happy to race in front of the fans, hopefully a lot of blue, white and red flags in the tribune. But Monaco is a special track, good experience that I won here in GP2 in 2009 and last year […]

Posted on Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Wednesday Press Conference - Monaco

DRIVERS - Romain GROSJEAN (Lotus), Pastor MALDONADO (Williams), Charles PIC (Marussia), Mark WEBBER (Red Bull Racing), Michael SCHUMACHER (Mercedes), Lewis HAMILTON (McLaren). PRESS CONFERENCE Q. Romain, first of all, tell us about your experience of the Monaco circuit. Romain GROSJEAN: Well, first of all, different feelings in Monaco: special track; special grand prix. For sure for us is a little bit home because we are close to France, so very happy to race in front of the fans, hopefully a lot of blue, white and […]