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Thursday press conference - European GP - Pt.2

Yeah. I do. I think I have a lot of respect for Felipe. I think the challenging moment, that even from the outside it's difficult to appreciate, what a challenging time he's given to me in the last three years. He's not bad, even if from the outside he looks…

Q: (Jonathan Legard – BBC Sport).
So you wouldn't mind him staying on then? Do you think he could stay on? Has he got the potential to do that?

Fernando Alonso:
I think so.

Q: (Carlos Miguel – La Gaceta).
Fernando, Lewis and Pedro: when I saw you in this row, I remembered McLaren in 2007. What were your best and worst memories of that season for you three guys when you were teammates?

Pedro de la Rosa:
From my point of view it was a pleasure to have two super drivers next to me and learn from them. It was really interesting. The worst bit, clearly, was to lose the championship at the last race in Brazil. I think that the three of us – more them than myself because I was unfortunately not driving – but we all woke up at one point at four or five am in a cold sweat around our heads, because it was a shame but they are the best, it was really a pleasure for me to be in the team with them. I learned. I'm a sponge.

Lewis Hamilton:
It was the same, losing the championship was definitely the… I had only just got to F1 but just having it and then losing it and then having it was very very tough. I think the best moment was winning my first Grand Prix that year; firstly getting into F1 and then having the great opportunity and privilege of working alongside Fernando and Pedro, and working for such a great team, and winning my first race in Montreal. That was part of my life that I could only have ever dreamed of.

Fernando Alonso:
Yes, same. The worst moment was losing the championship, for sure, at the last race after being at the top of the table for the whole season, and then we lost it at the last race. Best thing for me was the technical approach that was very different compared to Renault and all the things that I learned on the technical side in that year… I think they were very, very important for the rest of my career and I improved 200 percent as a driver that year.

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21.06.2012- Press conference, Fernando Alonso (ESP) Scuderia Ferrari F2012 and Lewis Hamilton (GBR) McLaren Mercedes MP4-27
21.06.2012- Press conference, Fernando Alonso (ESP) Scuderia Ferrari F2012
21.06.2012- Press conference, Lewis Hamilton (GBR) McLaren Mercedes MP4-27 and Fernando Alonso (ESP) Scuderia Ferrari F2012
21.06.2012- Press conference, Pedro de la Rosa (ESP) HRT Formula 1 Team F112
21.06.2012- Press conference, Heikki Kovalainen (FIN) Caterham F1 Team CT01
21.06.2012- Press conference, Fernando Alonso (ESP) Scuderia Ferrari F2012 and Lewis Hamilton (GBR) McLaren Mercedes MP4-27

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