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Post-race press conference - Japanese GP - Pt.1

A lot of teams say this circuit suits their car better. They weren't so happy with the slower circuits such as the slower corners of Singapore, but your car seems to work everywhere. is that the case?

I will be able to tell you on Sunday evening.

But you're happy with the performance so far?

So far, yeah.

Pat, the tyres this year were obviously very new. What sort of changes do you see for next year?

Pat Fry:
Well the rear construction is changing. Compounds are changing so exactly what that is, I don't think it is going to be a big step or as big a step in terms of how the degradation of the tyres is affected. I don't think we will actually know until we actually run them.

That is something you have had a problem with in terms of temperature. Is that something you can see a little bit the goalpost moving and is that going to be a problem aiming at those goalposts next year?

I don't think so. I think the goalposts are going to be in a similar position. We have just got to move our car so we are working closer to the right area and that's what we are working on now and over the winter.

At what point is the car at the moment? We have heard talk about how it is going to be a much more aggressive, revolutionary car next year.

Things are progressing as you would expect this time of year really. It's the same bunch of guys. They are motivated and doing a great job. We will never know if it is good enough really until the first race.

Is it more revolutionary?

It's different. It looks a little bit different but I think there are exhaust rules changing. There are lots of little bits that will end up with the cars looking slightly different but I wouldn't class it as a revolution as such.

Are there such things as revolutions in F1 now?

Not really, no. It is just hard work isn't it?

Related Pictures

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22.09.2011- Adrian Newey (GBR), Red Bull Racing , Technical Operations Director
06.10.2011- Pat Fry (GBR), Technical Director (Chassis), Scuderia Ferrari
James Key, Sauber F1 launch, Valencia, 2011 [pic credit: Sauber Media]
27.08.2011- Qualifying, Adrian Newey (GBR), Red Bull Racing , Technical Operations Director

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