F1 » 9 June 2012
Canadian GP - Post-qualifying press conference - Pt. 2
Lewis Hamilton: I think it's definitely possible we will have slightly more stops than we did in the last race so maybe a two or three stop, but we did see long runs yesterday that could lead into a one stop but here the likelihood of a safety car is usually quite high so with that in mind, people might prefer to do a one or two stopper, who knows? But it is dependent on the temperatures and how long the tyres will last. Yesterday they lasted quite long but today may be different and tomorrow may be different. I hope we don't have any problems with it, but we will wait and see tomorrow.
Q: (Mineoki Yoneya – La Vie Creative)
Question for all three: can I ask about your helmet? How did you decide on the colour scheme of your helmet and what does it mean to you?
I've changed the design many times. It might take too long… there's a football match starting in 15 minutes, German is playing, so if I answer that question now full length we will still be sitting here tonight. I've had so many helmets so far. I like to swap the design. The one I have currently I like, that's why I wear it.
Lewis Hamilton: I think that's the best and shortest answer I've ever heard him give! I'm going to say the same. I've commented loads of times on my helmet and try to keep it the same. It's who I am, that's how I use it.
Fernando Alonso:As Seb, I think, wants to go, I will give you a very long answer now, starting from gokart helmet… no, I'm… I change my helmet every year, little differences but always remaining with the blue from my region's flag, Asturias, and then the Spanish flag always somewhere on the helmet and then all the rest of the details, because he's on pole, we will save.
Q: (Kate Walker – Girl Racer)
Sebastian, you have shown us, very effectively, that whatever the FIA might say about the technical regulations concerning your car, it doesn't affect you performance-wise. But psychologically, does it motivate you to prove that you can do it whatever the FIA says, or do you find it frustrating?
First of all, you have to understand that we have the hole because we were believing in a combination with all the other parts we have on the car and how the car looks it makes sense. Now it was declared illegal, then it was declared legal and now declared illegal again, so maybe next week it's legal again. We have the parts in the garage! There's no real extra motivation. I think we still have to make sure we get the best out of the car that we can. We see that this year is very tight so it's up to us to make sure we use our package as well as we can and sometimes it might be good enough for the front row like here, sometimes maybe not good enough, but then we still have to make sure that we are very close.
Q: (Andrea Cremonesi – La Gazzetta dello Sport)
Fernando, I would just like to know if some jokes have already start between you and the mechanics in the team about tomorrow's match?
Fernando Alonso:No, not yet but if Spain wins, I think there may not be many people at the pit stop!
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