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FIA Friday press conference - Malaysia

Team Representatives: Riad Asmat (Caterham), Monisha Kaltenborn (Sauber), Gerard Lopez (Lotus), Martin Whitmarsh (McLaren), Stefano Domenicali (Ferrari), Christian Horner (Red Bull).
Q: Riad, if I can start with you, just a quick question about Melbourne to here. I think you were perhaps a bit disappointed with the performance in Melbourne - are things going to be better this weekend?
Riad Asmat: We’re hoping so, we found reasons why we were disappointed in Melbourne but obviously that’s been sorted.

FIA Thursday press conference - Malaysia

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.

FIA post-race press conference - Australia, Melbourne Albert Park

Drivers: 1 - Jenson Button (McLaren); 2 - Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull Racing); 3 - Lewis Hamilton (McLaren)
Q: Jenson you took the lead at the start, controlled the race, sum up your emotions?
Jenson Button: I think, as we all know sat here, every win means a lot to you, and for us as a team it really shows how important the winter is.

FIA post-qualifying press conference - Australian Grand Prix, Melbourne Albert Park

Drivers: 1 - Lewis Hamilton (McLaren), 2 - Jenson Button (McLaren), 3 - Romain Grosjean (Lotus)
Q: Lewis, a fantastic lap, clearly, and what a great way to start a new season.
Lewis Hamilton: Yes, it’s an incredible feeling to be back here and to get off to such a good start. I think this is mine and Jenson’s first one-two – I believe at least – in qualifying, so it’s fantastic to start the season this way.

FIA Friday press conference - Australian GP, Melbourne

Team representatives: Luis Perez-Sala (HRT), Paul Hembery (Pirelli), Eric Boullier (Lotus), Ross Brawn (Mercedes), Adam Parr (Williams)
Q: Luis, it must have been an extraordinary experience coming here, you had so much work to do. Just give us some indication of what it’s been like?
Luis Perez-Sala: For us it has been almost a success just to be here in Melbourne because it has been very tough.

FIA Thursday press conference - Australian GP, Melbourne

Drivers: Charles Pic (Marussia), Kimi Raikkonen (Lotus), Daniel Ricciardo (Toro Rosso), Jenson Button (McLaren), Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull), Mark Webber (Red Bull).
Q: Charles, it’s looking like a pretty tough initiation for you into Formula One with no testing of the new car, brand new car tomorrow. Tell us what your thoughts are.
Charles Pic: Yes, we have had not so much driving but we made an ad day in Silverstone for the shakedown and everything went fine.

FIA post-qualifying press conference - Brazilian GP, Sao Paulo

Drivers: 1 - Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull); 2 - Mark Webber (Red Bull); 3 - Jenson Button (McLaren).
Q: Sebastian, a record 15th pole of the season. Describe your feelings at this historic moment?
Sebastian Vettel: Yes, it is difficult...

FIA Friday press conference - Brazilian GP, Sao Paulo

Team representatives: Eric Boullier (Renault), Jean Francois Caubet (Renault), Robert Fernley (Force India), Paul Hembery (Pirelli), Christian Horner (Red Bull), Riad Asmat (Lotus).
Q: Bob, the battle for sixth place in the championship. How important is it for you?
Robert Fernley: It is absolutely vital...

FIA post-race press conference - Abu Dhabi GP, Yas Marina

Drivers: 1 - Lewis Hamilton (McLaren); 2 - Fernando Alonso (Ferrari); 3 - Jenson Button (McLaren)
Q: Lewis, describe your feelings after this win. It is one for you mum, hey?
Lewis Hamilton: Yeah, absolutely. It’s my mum’s birthday this weekend and it is great to be able to win while she’s here...

FIA Friday press conference - Abu Dhabi GP, Yas Marina

Team representatives: John Booth (Virgin), Ross Brawn (Mercedes), Stefano Domenicali (Ferrari), Saul Ruiz de Marcos (HRT), Frank Williams (Williams), Martin Whitmarsh (McLaren).
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?

FIA post-race press conference - Indian GP, Buddh

Drivers: 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...

FIA post-qualifying press conference - Indian GP, Buddh

Drivers: 1 - Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull), 2 - Lewis Hamilton (McLaren), 3 - Mark Webber (Red Bull)
Q: Sebastian, a new record, 16th pole of the year for your team and, you personally, seemed to have something in hand out there in qualifying?
Sebastian Vettel: Yeah, it was a good session for us...

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Flash news

Barcelona day three

1. Jenson Button, Brawn BGP 001, 1:19.127
2. Felipe Massa, Ferrari F60, 1:20.168
3. Robert Kubica, BMW Sauber F1.09, 1:20.217
4. Timo Glock, Toyota TF109, 1:20.410
5. Fernando Alonso, Renault R29, 1:20.863
6. Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull RB5, 1:21.165
7. Nico Rosberg, Williams FW31, 1:21.324
8. Giancarlo Fisichella, Force India VJM02, 1:21.545
9. Sebastien Buemi, Toro Rosso STR4, 1:21.569
10. Lewis Hamilton, McLaren MP4-24, 1:21.657


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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