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FIA post-qualifying press conference - Spanish GP, Catalunya

Drivers: 1 - Lewis Hamilton (McLaren), 2 - Pastor Maldonado (Williams), 3 - Fernando Alonso (Ferrari)
Q: Lewis, McLaren’s 150th Formula One pole position today. You really had to manage to the process though, particularly with the tyres. You were in the groove from the start, but what happened at the end when you stopped out on the track?
Lewis Hamilton: Well, firstly it was a fantastic qualifying session for me.

FIA Friday press conference - Spanish GP, Catalunya

Team representatives: Pierre Wache (Sauber), Paul Hembery (Pirelli), Mark Smith (Caterham), Giorgio Ascanelli (Toro Rosso), Adrian Newey (Red Bull), Sam Michael (McLaren).
Q: Pierre, welcome, you’re Head of Vehicle Performance at Sauber. First of all, give us some indication of Mugello testing. Were your findings confirmed here? Were you satisfied with the test?
Pierre Wache: Thank you for the welcome.

FIA Thursday press conference - Spain

Drivers: Kamui Kobayashi (Sauber), Nico Hulkenberg (Force India), Pedro de la Rosa (HRT), Kimi Raikkonen (Lotus), Fernando Alonso (Ferrari), Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull).
Q: Kamui, so far this season a couple of good races and a couple not so good. What’s been the difference between them? 
Kamui Kobayashi: Of course it’s definitely the car. We had quite good performance at the start, quite a good start to the season.

FIA post-race press conference - Bahrain, Sakhir

Drivers: 1 - Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull), 2 - Kimi Raikkonen (Lotus), 3 - Romain Grosjean (Lotus).
Q: Congratulations Sebastian. As defending champion it’s always nice to get your first win of the season, even if it is at the fourth time of asking.
Sebastian Vettel: Yeah, I think it was an incredible race. Extremely tough. Sometimes we had a decent gap but still even from the start we had a very good start, which was crucial...

FIA post-qualifying press conference - Bahrain, Sakhir

Drivers: 1 - Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull), 2 - Lewis Hamilton (McLaren) 3 - Mark Webber (Red Bull)
Q: Sebastian, four races into the 2012 season and your first pole position of the season? I take it it’s good to be back?
Sebastian Vettel: Yeah, it obviously feels great and I think this one I completely owe it to the team, to the guys...

FIA Friday press conference - Bahrain, Sakhir

Team Representatives: Bob Fernley (Force India), Stefano Domenicali (Ferrari), Eric Boullier (Lotus), Martin Whitmarsh (McLaren), Norbert Haug (Mercedes), Christian Horner (Red Bull).
Q: Gentlemen a subject we can’t escape, unfortunately: This Grand Prix is definitely one of the best organised, the drivers all say that. We’ve had a lot speculation from both angles, negative and positive, but I’d like to your views regarding the security situation. Are you comfortable with how things are evolving?

FIA post-race press conference - China, Shanghai

Drivers: 1 - Nico Rosberg (Mercedes), 2 - Jenson Button (McLaren), 3 - Lewis Hamilton (McLaren)
Q: Nico, well done. You join an exclusive club of drivers who’ve turned their maiden pole into their maiden win. How do you feel?
Nico Rosberg: Thank you very much. Well, it’s an unbelievable feeling: very, very cool. I’m very happy, very excited. It’s been a long time coming for me, and for the team as well over the past two years and a bit. Now, it’s finally here...

FIA post-qualifying press conference - Chinese GP, Shanghai

Drivers: 1 - Nico Rosberg (Mercedes GP); 2 - Lewis Hamilton (McLaren); 3 - Michael Schumacher (Mercedes GP)
Q: Nico, sensational lap how do you feel about your first F1 pole?
Nico Rosberg: Fantastic, yeah, thank you. It went really well, it’s a very special feeling definitely. Now obviously looking forward to starting first tomorrow.

FIA Friday press conference - Chinese GP, Shanghai

Team representatives: Matt Morris (Sauber), Antonio Cuquerella (HRT), Dave Greenwood (Marussia), James Allison (Lotus), Paddy Lowe (McLaren), Pat Fry (Ferrari).
Q: A question to you all. If you’d like to give a swift appraisal of where you feel you are in the pecking order after two Grands Prix, and what you think the potential is, where you think you can be?
Matt Morris: I think it’s very difficult to tell. I think there are five or six teams that are all very close, and I think we’re one of those teams, but exactly where we stand, we probably need another couple of races.

FIA Thursday press conference - Chinese GP, Shanghai

Drivers: Bruno Senna (Williams), Vitaly Petrov (Caterham), Paul Di Resta (Force India), Sergio Perez (Sauber), Fernando Alonso (Ferrari), Narain Karthikeyan (HRT).
Q: Bruno, great result in Malaysia. Do you think that was your best ever Grand Prix?
Bruno Senna: I think it was a great race...

FIA post-race press conference - Malaysia

Drivers: 1 - Fernando Alonso (Ferrari); 2 - Sergio Perez (Sauber); 3 - Lewis Hamilton (McLaren).
Q: Fernando, Congratulations on a victory that you probably didn’t expect at the start of the week but what about in the latter stages as the young Mexican was catching you?
Fernando Alonso: Yeah definitely, a big surprise today with the win.

FIA post-qualifying press conference - Malaysia

Drivers: 1 - Lewis Hamilton (McLaren), 2 - Jenson Button (McLaren), 3 - Michael Schumacher (Mercedes)
Q: 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.

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Flash news

Vettel drives Toro Rosso to pick up Bandini trophy

Red Bulls Sebastian Vettel journeyed to Italy on Sunday to receive the Lorenzo Bandini Trophy in recognition of his outstanding performances last year with Toro Rosso. The award is given annually by the Italian village of Brisighella, in memory of local driver Bandini, who was killed at the 1967 Monaco Grand Prix.

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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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