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Monaco GP – Wednesday press conference – Pt.1

Well, I mean Monaco is certainly special and there's something about you and the car that you just have to get every detail together as you have at every track but here it just pays out more. To have the rhythm, the flow, the momentum here… if you've got that it just pays out a much bigger lap time than other tracks because everything is so critical and difficult here.

Q:
I was going to ask – is it still the circuit where the driver makes more difference than any other circuit currently?

Michael Schumacher:
At the end of the day, that's the case, absolutely.

Q:
So you're looking forward to doing that on Sunday?

Michael Schumacher:
Definitely.

Q:
Lewis, certainly you had a tremendous drive two weeks ago. Did you enjoy it? You said you were going to.

Lewis Hamilton:
Firstly, good afternoon everyone. Yeah, absolutely I was very, very happy with the performance of the team but also my performance in the last race. I was always looking to improve and I felt it was a definite improvement from the grand prix weekend before that.

Q:
You've banked at every single race and you're just eight points off the championship lead – if anyone is consistent, you're at least consistently in the points. But is it an inconsistent season?

Lewis Hamilton:
For us?

Q:
Drivers as a whole.

Lewis Hamilton:
I don't know if it's an inconsistent season… well, potentially yeah, a little bit, because of the tyres. I think the tyres, you sometimes get them in the working range and sometimes you don't. I think a lot of teams are struggling to understand why sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. But that's the challenge we all are faced with. But I think people are enjoying it. I notice people are asking a lot of questions about how there's been five different winners and the fans I've met had said this is a fantastic season regardless, so I hope that continues.

Q:
Is there a little frustration that you've been on pole, or fastest so many times and still haven't yet won?

Lewis Hamilton:
I'm not frustrated, no. This is the way racing goes sometimes. Of course, looking at the qualifying results we've had for the five races, we would have loved to have finished further up and we definitely need to improve to ensure that we stay where we are or we move forwards. Yeah, we've started high up finished a little bit further behind from where we started so we've gone backwards a little bit in most of the races but we're working very hard to make sure that doesn't continue.





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