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Thursday press conference - European GP - Pt.1

We are not sure. We think we have and actually we've brought slightly more front brake pulley, which was our limiting factor in Canada, knowing that Valencia is also a little bit easier on the brakes. So, I think, all in all, we should be OK and be able to go flat out all the race and finish this race with the brakes.

How much are you enjoying the development of the HRT team and the car itself? Especially when you get as close as you did in the last grand prix as well, where you were starting to make in-roads with the team in front.

Pedro de la Rosa:
Well, we're having fun. We're having fun because in the team we are all pushing very hard and we are making progress, which is essential in this sport, especially when you make more progress than the people around you. However, we still have a long way to go and we are not where we want to be and there is still a lot to be gained. But we're having fun because each race we are more competitive, and especially in Canada it was such a shame to retire so early because I was having a lot of fun inside the car. We were able to fight, we were able to fight against people behind and in front and we were actually looking good on strategy. But anyway, let's see how it goes here. Valencia is a similar track to Canada in terms of car setup. Slightly more overall downforce but there are a lot of slow-speed corners and a lot of heavy braking which we seem to be quite good at.

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21.06.2012- Press conference, Heikki Kovalainen (FIN) Caterham F1 Team CT01
21.06.2012- Press conference, Pedro de la Rosa (ESP) HRT Formula 1 Team F112
21.06.2012- Press conference, Lewis Hamilton (GBR) McLaren Mercedes MP4-27
21.06.2012- Press conference, Fernando Alonso (ESP) Scuderia Ferrari F2012
21.06.2012- Press conference, Kamui Kobayashi (JAP) Sauber F1 Team C31, Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) Scuderia Toro Rosso STR7, Heikki Kovalainen (FIN) Caterham F1 Team CT01, Fernando Alonso (ESP) Scuderia Ferrari F2012, Lewis Hamilton (GBR) McLaren Mercedes MP4-27 and Pedro de la Rosa (ESP) HRT Formula 1 Team F112
21.06.2012- Press conference, Fernando Alonso (ESP) Scuderia Ferrari F2012

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