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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 Thursday, June 6, 2013

Canada: Thursday press conference

DRIVERS – Charles PIC (Caterham), Jean-Eric VERGNE (Toro Rosso), Giedo VAN DER GARDE (Caterham), Pastor MALDONADO (Williams), Nico ROSBERG (Mercedes), Felipe MASSA (Ferrari) PRESS CONFERENCE Charles, your second Formula One season, now of course with Caterham. What are your feelings about that? Do you feel that you’re making progress yourself now that you are in your second season? Charles PIC: Yeah, of course. The first races were a bit difficult for us and then from China and Bahrain especially we made steps forwards and the […]

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 Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Q&A with Pastor Maldonado

Williams have confirmed Pastor Maldonado as a 2013 race driver

Posted on Monday, November 5, 2012

Young driver test set to kick off

The final test of the 2012 season is to take place in Abu Dhabi this week. The Yas Marina Circuit will play host to the last of three young driver tests, with Red Bull among six teams to use the circuit. Williams, Marussia and HRT tested following the British Grand Prix, while Ferrari, Mercedes and Force India elected to run at Magny Cours in September. GP2 champion Davide Valsecchi and runner up Luiz Razia will be in attendance, as will FR3.5 champion Robin Frijns and […]

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 […]

Posted on Friday, May 18, 2012

Q&A with Pastor Maldonado

Pastor Maldonado talks to Williams after his maiden victory and looks ahead to the Monaco Grand Prix

Posted on Thursday, March 29, 2012

French PM could announce GP return on Friday

French prime minister Francois Fillon will on Friday travel to the Paul Ricard circuit in Le Castellet. According to Le Parisien newspaper in an exclusive report, he could announce the deal is finally done to revive the French grand prix for 2013. A source said Fillon will provide an update and indicate that France is "ready" to host F1 again for the first time since 2008 at Magny Cours. It has been widely reported for some time that negotiations are taking place to annually alternate […]

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 Wednesday, January 25, 2012

French PM shows green light to 2013 F1 return

France is poised to return to the F1 calendar. French-language RMC Sports reports that prime minister Francois Fillon has finally "given the green light" to the race at Paul Ricard to alternate annually with Belgium's Spa Francorchamps, beginning in 2013. "The negotiations with Bernie Ecclestone can begin," read the report, adding that "informal meetings" with the F1 chief executive have already been held. Fillon's decision follows a minister's meeting last Thursday, and RMC said the Var region has also agreed. "There are still some loose […]

Posted on Sunday, June 26, 2011

PM wants winning Frenchman on F1 grid - Boullier

Jun.26 (GMM) Part of Francois Fillon's plan is to see a French driver back on the formula one podium.

That is the admission of Renault team boss Eric Bouller, who has been appointed by the French prime minister to help restore a strong French presenc...