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Friday press conference - Chinese GP - Pt.1

Team principals: Eric Boullier (Renault), Colin Kolles (HRT), Adam Parr (Williams), Peter Sauber (BMW Sauber).
Press conference.


Q:
Colin, tell us about your driver pairing, completely inexperienced when it comes to this race here in Shanghai?

Colin Kolles:
Well, we are a new team, new cars and rookie drivers, so it's not easy, for sure, but I think they've done quite a good job in the first three races, not making too many mistakes. Today also went quite well, at a different level to the top teams, of course, but I think that we are improving steadily, so we are making step after step.

Q:
How easy or difficult has it been to build up a team, especially one that was really starting on the back foot?

CK:
Not easy, it was a lot of work, I can tell you, in a very short period of time. I think people are underestimating what has been done or how difficult it is.

Q:
In terms of getting your personnel, for instance, you're not really based in the middle of Oxfordshire in England, in among existing racing teams.

CK:
Yes, for sure, Murcia is not really the centre but obviously I was able to put it together. I think I have quite a good network and it was possible with the help of people who were loyal to me over a long period of time.

Q:
Can you just clarify the rumours of the relationship between the team and Dallara?

CK:
I can clarify this. Obviously I have spoken with the people involved and I think they have been misquoted and misunderstood, so actually there is nothing more to say about this.

Q:
Peter, a very difficult start to the season for you. I'm sure you didn't come back into Formula One for a start to the season like the one you've experienced. Tell us what has happened?

Peter Sauber:
It's not so easy to explain, maybe you have to ask the technicians. We expected more, especially after the good winter tests.

Q:
What were the basic problems, at the last race, for instance? Are those engines finished for the year or was the sensor the problem?

PS:
It was a pressure sensor and we can't use the engines again.

Q:
And then at the first race you had problems as well.

PS:
In Bahrain, there were two hydraulic problems. One was a mistake – I think both failures were not necessary.

Q:
And again, your drivers, an interesting mix of the experienced and the newcomer. Tell us how you feel about those two?

PS:
It's very difficult to talk a lot about the drivers because during the last three races we have had a lot of problems, and it has been impossible for Kamui (Kobayashi) and Pedro (de la Rosa) to show their talents.

Q:
So you're really waiting for the season to settle down.

PS:
Yes, it's necessary.

Q:




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Peter Sauber (SUI), BMW Sauber F1 Team, Team Advisor
01.02.2010 Valencia, Spain, Eric Boullier, Team Principal, Renault F1 Team - Formula 1 Testing, Valencia
Ross Brawn, Team Principal, Mercedes GP & Adam Parr, Chief Executive Officer, Williams F1 Team
Colin Kolles, Team Principal, Hispania Racing F1 Team

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