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Friday press conference - German GP - Pt.1

Drivers: Nico Hulkenberg (Williams), Kamui Kobayashi (Sauber), Nico Rosberg (Mercedes)

Team representatives: Norbert Haug (Mercedes), Monisha Kaltenborn (Sauber), Adam Parr (Williams)
Press conference

Q:
Adam, you have had a new job since the British Grand Prix. How has that changed things for you? How different is it?

Adam Parr:
It doesn't really change anything as it is pretty much reflecting what I have been doing for a little while now. But it is more of a formalization of that.

Q:
What does your job entail then?

Adam Parr:
Well, Frank (Williams) and Patrick (Head) and Toto (Wolff) have given me the responsibility for running the company and the team.

Q:
And you just handle the domestic side of things as it were in the factory?

Adam Parr:
Our chief executive Alex Burns is responsible for the manufacturing side of the business and some other areas but everybody reports to me now.

Q:
Given the resources that you have in the team are you surprised how competitive you have been recently? You, obviously, have been very competitive.

Adam Parr:
Thank you. We are more competitive and I think that is an indication that within the team we have some very capable people who have been able to understand where we were weak and do something about it. But we are by no means near where we need to be yet and I think that even though we don't necessarily have the resources available to some teams I think we can do a lot better than what we are doing now.

Q:
Do you think you can keep up the pace of development and get closer to the front?

Adam Parr:
Yes, I would say we are developing as fast as anyone in the sport mid-season which is a pretty good test of what you have got available to you.

Q:
Monisha, the 40th anniversary of Sauber was last weekend. Tell us what that means to the team and tell us how important that is to the team.

Monisha Kaltenborn:
Well, it is a very special occasion for the team as we are very proud of this, that we have been around for 40 years continuously in motor sports, out of which 18 years continuously in Formula One. There are not many teams or companies around that have that kind of history and I believe it is just about McLaren, Williams and Ferrari, so we are very proud of being with these kinds of teams. That makes us very proud as the small Sauber team as such.

Q:
You had a rotten start to the season. It wasn't exactly what you were expecting after pre-season testing. What has it taken to get to the recent performances and can you continue that progress?

Monisha Kaltenborn:



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