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FIA Thursday press conference - Korea

Drivers: Fernando Alonso (Ferrari), Jenson Button (McLaren), Lewis Hamilton (McLaren), Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull) and Mark Webber (Red Bull).
Q: Gentlemen, you have just been doing the recreation of the 1986 photograph of the World Championship contenders...

FIA post-race press conference - Japanese GP

1st Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull), 1h30m27.323s; 2nd Mark Webber (Red Bull), 1h30m28.228s; 3rd Fernando Alonso (Ferrari), 1h30m30.044s
Q: Sebastian, last season pole and the win. This year pole and the win and all in the space of just one day.
Sebastian Vettel: Yeah, incredible day this morning with qualifying and with the pole position and this afternoon we just continued...

FIA Thursday press conference - Japanese GP, Suzuka Circuit

Drivers: Lewis Hamilton (McLaren), Kamui Kobayashi (Sauber), Michael Schumacher (Mercedes), Adrian Sutil (Force India), Sakon Yamamoto (HRT)

Q: Kamui, your home race but I don‘t think you have raced here for a long, long time. Since you were 17, I think?
Kamui Kobayashi: Yes, I think the last race at Suzuka was seven years ago. Quite a long time. I am very excited to drive at Suzuka again.

FIA post-race press conference - Singapore GP. Marina Bay Street Circuit

Drivers: 1st Fernando Alonso (Ferrari), 1h57m53.579s; 2nd Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull), 1h57m53.872s; 3rd Mark Webber (Red Bull), 1h58m22.720s.
Q: Fernando, another pole to flag victory but you had to work extremely hard for this one in every sense. Just 0.2 seconds the winning margin.
Fernando Alonso: Yeah, very good stuff. The race was long and with the safety car problems and also the people we were lapping especially at the end we found a group of five cars...

FIA post-qualifying press conference - Singapore GP Marina Bay Street Circuit

Drivers: 1. Fernando Alonso (Ferrari), 1m 45.390s; 2. Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull), 1m 45.457s; 3. Lewis Hamilton (McLaren), 1m 45.571s.
Q: Fernando, a thrilling qualifying battle with the lead changing between you and Sebastian sector by sector on that final run but you did it. 
Fernando Alonso: Yeah, obviously it was not an easy qualifying...

FIA Friday press conference - Singapore GP Marina Bay Street Circuit

Team principals: Stefano Domenicali (Ferrari), Tony Fernandes (Lotus), Colin Kolles (HRT), Peter Sauber (BMW Sauber).
Q: A question to you all. Can you give us some idea on how your team performed today?
Tony Fernandes: Heikki (Kovalainen) had a much easier day today. He got through all his set-up work and was quite happy with the car. ..


FIA Thursday press conference - Singapore GP

Drivers: Nick Heidfeld (BMW Sauber), Heikki Kovalainen (Lotus), Nico Rosberg (Mercedes), Vitaly Petrov (Renault), Mark Webber (Red Bull).
Q: Vitaly, a lot of new circuits coming up that are new to you. This is the first one. What do you do to prepare for a new circuit like this?
Vitaly Petrov: Play PlayStation. Then I try to watch as much as possible the videos from on-board cameras and the team helps me a lot to prepare...

FIA press conference schedule - Singapore

Thursday, September 23, 1800 hours local time (1000 GMT):
Nick Heidfeld (BMW Sauber), Heikki Kovalainen (Lotus), Vitaly Petrov (Renault), Nico Rosberg (Mercedes) and Mark Webber (Red Bull).

Friday, September 24, 2315 hours local time (1515 GMT):
Stefano Domenicali (Ferrari), Tony Fernandes (Lotus), Colin Kolles (HRT) and Peter Sauber (BMW Sauber).

FIA post-race press conference - Italian GP. Autodromo Nazionale Monza

Drivers: 1st Fernando Alonso (Ferrari), 1h16m24.572s; 2nd Jenson Button (McLaren), 1h16m27.510s; 3rd Felipe Massa (Ferrari), 1h16m28.795s.
Q: Fernando, you said pole yesterday was special, so what does that make today’s win on Ferrari’s home soil?
Fernando Alonso: Well, something only we can compare with the feeling I had in 2006 winning in Barcelona my home Grand Prix...

FIA post-qualifying press conference - Italian GP

Drivers: 1. Fernando Alonso (Ferrari), 1m 21.962s; 2. Jenson Button (McLaren), 1m 22.084s; 3. Felipe Massa (Ferrari), 1m 22.293s
Q: Fernando, your first Italian Grand Prix as a Ferrari driver. Pole position. Describe the emotion.
Fernando Alonso: Well, it was a nice surprise. When I stopped in parc ferme and by radio they told me that we were keeping the first position but still cars on their laps and Jenson was pink in the second sector, so I thought now at the end as sometimes already happened this year someone will arrive at the last lap and we will be second or third by hundredths of seconds. In the end, today was different...

FIA Friday press conference - Italian GP

Technical directors: Aldo Costa (Ferrari), James Key (BMW Sauber), Paddy Lowe (McLaren), Sam Michael (Williams), Adrian Newey (Red Bull).
Q: A question to you all. Can you tell us about your Monza specifications? What have you changed? Are you running the F-duct if you have an F-duct? 
Sam Michael: Our Monza spec is just for Monza really. We didn’t actually put a lot of work into it as it is only one race, so we put a lot of our effort into the next race as it pays off for five Grands Prix rather than one...

FIA post-race press conference - Belgium GP

Drivers: 1. Lewis Hamilton (McLaren), 1h 29m 04.268s; 2. Mark Webber (Red Bull), 1h 29m 05.839s; 3. Robert Kubica (Renault), 1h 29m 07.761s
Q: Lewis, brilliant win but not without its nervy moments.
Lewis Hamilton: No. It was a great weekend. Very, very tough race for me. I think same for everyone but praying just for a race that went smoothly...

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Flash news

Positive start for new Williams

Williams are confident they may be able to celebrate their historic 30th year of Formula One racing with a bang, after the teams 2008 challenger passed its first test with flying colours. The new car completed over 1,400 kilometres at Spains Valencia circuit this week during the British teams four-day session.

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2012 Race Drivers

Sebastian Vettel
Mark Webber
Lewis Hamilton
Jenson Button
Fernando Alonso
Felipe Massa
Michael Schumacher
Nico Rosberg
Kimi Räikkönen
Romain Grosjean
Paul di Resta
Nico Hulkenberg
Kamui Kobayashi
Sergio Perez
Daniel Ricciardo
Jean-Eric Vergne
Pastor Maldonado
Bruno Senna
Heikki Kovalainen
Vitaly Petrov
Pedro de la Rosa
Narain Karthikeyan
Timo Glock
Charles Pic

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