Q:
A question to you all about the recent decisions of the World Motor Sport Council; how they might affect your team, your particular thoughts on Pirelli or adjustable rear wings.

Colin Kolles:
Well, obviously this has all been discussed in the FOTA meetings and we basically agreed on these modifications and also to the new tyre supplier, so we are happy with it.

Q:
Is there anything in particular which will affect your team? Are you worried about the 107 per cent rule or anything like that?

Colin Kolles:
I don't think we will be worried next year about the 107 per cent rule anymore. This year we are more afraid about the 107 per cent rule. I think it is the right decision to go with Pirelli, we were always in favour of Pirelli.

Q:
And the movable rear wing?

Colin Kolles:
The more changes the better for a new team. I see it like this, to have maybe innovative ideas with the right people in the team.

Q:
Peter?

Peter Sauber:
About the tyres?

Q:
About anything. You can talk about anything, even BMW Sauber if you like.

Peter Sauber:
I speak about the tyres. I think it is a good solution for Formula One. I am confident that they will do a good job. KERS, I think on the one hand, it is important for Formula One to use future technologies. On the other hand it makes the car more complicated and more expensive.

Q:
So you are not necessarily in favour of KERS?

Peter Sauber:
I think the faster solution will be the better one. And the rear wing it's a kind of miracle for me and please ask me again after the first three races next season.

Q:
It is interesting to see the number of new ideas to help overtaking.

Peter Sauber:
I think maybe it is a good idea for overtaking, but I think we have different opinions from the technicians.

Q:
Doctor Mallya?

Vijay Mallya:
I have the proud privilege to be a member of the World Council as well and as Team Principal of Force India. I am obviously involved with FOTA as well as the F1 Commission. I think that everything is discussed comprehensively first by FOTA, then at the F1 Commission level before it gets to the World Council, so at the World Council level these changes were voted in without any problem whatsoever. I think the FIA is focussed on making the sport more exciting, to promote overtaking on one hand, maintaining and improving safety on the other hand, reducing costs which is a stated objective to make Formula One even more commercially viable and I would go along with these changes except that I would caution against repeated changes going forward. I think right now that we have a package that is to the satisfaction of all the participating teams.

Q:
Aldo?

Aldo Costa:
From my side I think the World Council voted for solutions that have been studied for a long time, a lot of work has been done by FOTA teams and a lot of the job has been done by the Technical Working Group. I think we achieved quite a lot of interesting innovation in Formula One. One point that no-one is underling but for me the safety aspect is important. The chassis with several little modifications would be safer for next year. The FIA as usual and the teams have looked at last year and this year's crashes and, as usual, reacted on that making the chassis safer. We will have the front part of the chassis more robust, the roll loop more robust, the side protection of the chassis more robust. Underneath the chassis in the driver area. The driver will be more protected, so all very positive aspects. KERS, we spoke about already last time here. Ferrari is in favour of KERS. Ferrari would like to do more about KERS but unfortunately the rule that we had last year will be the rule of 2011 which is for us a shame. In terms of aerodynamic change we will have a substantial reduction of downforce without the double diffuser that for us was never a legal option. We will simplify and clarify all the rear wing elemental stuff which I think will be good for the clarity of the rule itself. We will have the introduction of the new adjustable rear wing. I have the same mixed feeling like Mr Sauber. It is a completely new element. We have not tested it. We have studied very, very little about it. We are going with it next year, so we will see after a few races. Anyway it is a movable option, so the FIA and the teams can always decide to stop it in case it is not good enough or not good for some reason. All in all I think we have done quite a good movement (inaudible word) a rule which is safer, clearer in terms of definition and again trying, a genuine attempt to improve the show.

Q:
Colin, what about reliability, progress with the team. How do you feel you are coming along?

Colin Kolles:
Well, regarding reliability we still have some issues on the rear end. We are trying to sort this out obviously. Xtrac is pushing to find solutions. We experienced today in free practice on both cars rear end problems. I hope we will be fine for the weekend but obviously this is not satisfactory. In terms of progress obviously the team is making progress because we were just like a puzzle in Bahrain which was not really structured, so it has a proper structure now and we have a plan for next year how to move forward and I hope we will be successful with this.

Q:
At one point there was some story about the financial situation of the team. Is that all settled down now?

Colin Kolles:
The story which you read was actually corrected one hour after the release because it was a wrong quote taken out of context. Obviously you have to look in a Formula One team every day how you find more sponsorship and how you survive. I think our situation is not better or worse than any of the smaller teams.

Q:
Peter, you have had a rotten start to the season. It seems to have gone on and on. Can you see light at the end of the tunnel?

Peter Sauber:
First you have to solve the problem with the reliability, especially on the engine side. We have had a lot of engine failures, but, nevertheless, our co-operation with Ferrari is very good. Both parties are investigating the problems and are working hard to solve them.

Q:
When it comes to other teams, what other teams are you looking at as your major rivals at the moment?

Peter Sauber:
I think it is Toro Rosso, maybe Williams. We are not close to Force India. At the moment they are far away. That's the rivals.

Q:
Doctor Mallya, equally tremendous performance from your team of late.

Vijay Mallya:
Yes, you know it has been almost an evolution. When I acquired the team the performance wasn't anything other than running around as back markers, so we put together a programme with a clear vision that in 2009 we should score some points. We did score some points but we were very lucky to land a podium at Spa. The objective for 2010 was to be a regular points scoring team, meaning running and finishing within the top 10. I think we are pretty much on track. I think we could have had a little bit of better luck in a couple of races but notwithstanding that I think we have 35 points, certainly more than this team has had in a decade. We are clearly capable of being in the top 10. We are racing Renault and Mercedes which is a nice position to be and we hope to keep improving. We haven't stopped our development on the 2010 car. We will continue that as we want to score as many points as we possibly can this year. As I said next year we hope to target some podium finishes, particularly since the 2011 Indian Grand Prix is now looking like a reality. Nothing would give us more pleasure to be able to have a podium finish at the inaugural Indian Grand Prix.

Q:
Give us some idea of the progress being made in India. How is that coming along?

Vijay Mallya:
This is a very substantial group. It is called the JP Group. They are very large real-estate developers and infrastructure developers. They have got a huge tract of land
and they are building sport city. On element of the sport city is the Formula One track. It is being designed by Mr Tilke who I think has several of the newer Formula One tracks to his credit. I bumped into him today when I was coming into the paddock and he said everything was on track. We have seen pictures, photographs, and there is some real progress, so now I can safely say that I am personally convinced that the track will be built. It will be completed and that there will be the inaugural grand prix next year.

Q:
Aldo, first of all, looking back at Montreal where the team was pretty convinced it could have won, are you winners? Are you now in a position to win on various different types of circuit like here, or Silverstone?

Aldo Costa:
I would like to have the possibility to answer you in a certain way. Unfortunately, we don't know. We are pushing a lot, we are very, very motivated. We brought a lot of improvements here, more for Silverstone, more in Germany, so we are pushing very, very hard. Canada could have been a very, very good race for us, but for a few circumstances, it wasn't as great as it could have been. So we are convinced that we can get to the position we like.

Q:
Give us some idea of the modifications that you've brought here, because the back end of the car is quite substantially modified, I believe?

Aldo Costa:
Yeah. Not only the back of the car but also the bodywork itself, so we have got a new radiator system in terms of the shape and concept, so there's new bodywork. And the exhaust layout is completely different and the back of the car, as you said - floor, suspension - there are improvements as well in the middle part of the car.
Today was a very intense day because we had to do a massive amount of checks and a lot of kilometres. We solved some issues in free practice one, very, very quickly and in free practice two we were running okay. Felipe spun but this is the game. So everything in FP2 was okay.