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Friday press conference - Spanish GP - Pt.2

Team personnel: Jose Carabante (HRT), Jean-Francois Caubet (Renault Sport F1), Stefano Domenicali (Ferrari), Mark Gallagher (Cosworth), and Adam Parr (Williams).

Team personnel: Jose Carabante (HRT), Jean-Francois Caubet (Renault Sport F1), Stefano Domenicali (Ferrari), Mark Gallagher (Cosworth), and Adam Parr (Williams).

Questions from the floor

Q: (Joris Fioriti – Agence France Presse).
I have two questions for Adam Parr. You've experienced a terrifying beginning of the season with no points in four races. Why does your car work so badly? What can be done to solve the issue and what's the atmosphere in the team like?

Adam Parr:
Well, the atmosphere of a racing team, when you have a performance like this is very tough, for all of us. In my opinion, the reason why the car is slow is lack of downforce, which is affecting every aspect of performance and particularly the degradation of the tyres, so that's the area we are focusing on. As I said, it's not a party.

Q: (Joris Fioriti – Agence France Presse).
How do those performances endanger Williams' life in terms of finances and would you have floated part of the company on the stock exchange if you had known those results?

It's a good question. Obviously, if we don't improve our performance, it does have some effect on our financial position. But that takes time, and we have some time in which to turn things around, and we, of course, have taken very prompt and very decisive action to do that. One of the things that I know about markets is that if you knew yesterday what was going to happen tomorrow, then you'd be a very rich man, so I don't think there's much point at looking at what I would have done if I had known things now which I didn't know before.

Q: (Ian Parkes – Press Association).
Stefano, just looking at the situation of your second driver, after Fernando signed his contract yesterday. Felipe's contract expires at the end of next season, so does that of Lewis Hamilton. Is Lewis a driver that you would consider signing for Ferrari, and secondly, given what happened between Lewis and Fernando at McLaren in 2007, is it possible that those two drivers could ever work at a team like Ferrari?

Stefano Domenicali:
I consider Lewis one of the top three drivers at the moment, one of the fastest drivers, so in that respect, for sure, I consider him a potential driver for the strongest team. So I don't see why I have to say no to your question. So, I can reply to both of them in the same way. For sure, never say never. In life, people can change, can have a different approach. We have seen so many things happen everywhere around the world, but for sure, Lewis is a strong driver and who knows what can happen in the future?

Q: (Alberto Antonini – Autosprint).
Jose, as you establish yourself as a team in your second year, are you planning some restructuring for 2012, like employing some more people, more technicians or readapting your structure?

Jose Carabante:
For the future, one important point is that there is already a programme in process with the wind tunnel. Another priority that I would like to mention is that we are always thinking of the possibility to move all the team to Spain and we are working hard on this. I think that the idea of having all the team together, especially here in Spain, will make us a strong team.

Q: (Dieter Rencken – The Citizen).

Related Pictures

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Friday Practice 1, Jose Ramon Carabante (ESP) Hispania Racing F1 Team, Team Owner
31.01.2010 Valencia, Spain Gerard Lopez (FRA) Genii Capital, Renault F1 Team, Jean-Francois Caubet (FRA), Managing director of Renault F1 Team - Renault F1 Team Launch
Adam Parr, Chief Executive Officer, Williams F1 Team
Friday, Press conference, Stefano Domenicali (ITA), Head of the Gestione Sportiva
Saturday Practice, Stefano Domenicali (ITA), Head of the Gestione Sportiva

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