Drivers: Fernando Alonso (Ferrari), Kimi Raikkonen (Lotus) and Michael Schumacher (Mercedes).

Questions from the floor

Q: (Adrian Huber - Agencia EFE).
Fernando, an amazing victory but yesterday you sort of predicted what could happen today, when asked if you were sad or angry, you said 'well, the result is no good, there are two people who are challenging me for the leadership. Vettel and Hamilton are in front but we will have to wait until tomorrow.' You never know what can happen, and that happened.

Fernando Alonso:
Yeah, it was another example of Fridays and Saturdays in Formula One, which are OK, are fun, are good to make some grid order in terms of performance of the car and it's good to check where you are exactly, but at the end of the day, Friday practice is one thing, when we all normally test different parts of the car, and then Saturday is OK, it's much better and easier to start on the first rows of the grid, for sure, to make a clean race, but until the chequered flag, anything can happen and until today at two o' clock we had quite a bad weekend and now we have had a very good weekend. It's something that we need to remember, always, that until the last lap in the race, we need to be positive and to trust in ourselves.

Q: (Jaime Rodriguez- El Mundo).
Fernando, the last time that we saw you cry was in Abu Dhabi 2010. Now you have been crying again. Can you explain the atmosphere and the team's hard work over the past month?

Fernando Alonso:
No, it was more for my own feelings and the people in the grandstands. I know it's not the best time in Spain at the moment, with the crisis and all the problems that people have. To come to a Grand Prix you have to make something extra to come here, so there are families who have made long trips to come here, they sleep in the car or in a caravan or whatever, they try to enjoy the race and yesterday... it's not that you feel sad, we didn't deliver what they were probably expecting, so today I think we paid back a little bit - only a little bit - the support that they gave us and all the problems that they are facing, all the worries that the Spanish people are facing at this time, together with the football team - yesterday we saw all the flags in the windows and on the street etc so there is some kind of pride in being Spanish right now with the sport: with Nadal, with the Spanish football team etc and I felt that I needed to do something and today is a very emotional day.

Q: (Carlos Miguel - La Gaceta).
Fernando, now you obviously believe in this title because of two impressive victories and some luck this year which you haven't had in other years. Do you believe in this title?

Fernando Alonso:
I think we always need to be cautious and we always need to be honest with ourselves first and with our supporters, saying that we will fight, will work day and night to be competitive and to fight for the title which is the ultimate goal for Ferrari. Any championship in which we participate, the championship should be the target, regarding the history and the level of the team. But yesterday we were P11 and P13 so we need to work. It's true that we believe and we will never give up, we will have confidence in ourselves and we will arrive with optimism at every Grand Prix we go to, but at the same time, apart from winning today or finishing sixth today, we know that we are not in the position that we want to be and there are a few cars quicker than us and we cannot be blind to that. We need to work.

Q: (Flavio Vanetti - Il Corriere Della Sera).
Michael, you were back on the podium, the first since you came back with Mercedes. Is the feeling what you imagined or is it something different now?

Michael Schumacher:
I don't know what I mentioned or didn't mention but the point is that it is a beautiful feeling, not only being on the podium but the way it has happened. It was not at all expected. All weekend, I predicted this to be a difficult one for us and it started to be difficult yesterday in qualifying, mainly because of my own mistakes and to recover from where we are, getting to third position is just awesome. The team and myself have been criticised here and there, particularly lately, and this is the best way to answer criticism, to go back and deliver as we did today, and therefore I'm proud, thankful and very excited.

Q: (Frederic Ferret - L'Equipe).
Michael, you said you will think about your future during the summer. Summer is beginning and you begin the summer with a podium. Does it change something for next year?

Michael Schumacher:
I don't think I ever said any kind of time, neither did I say summer and if you may apologise, I have no further news on that matter, so give me the time that I need and we will see.

Q: (Andrea Cremonesi - La Gazzetta dello Sport).
Michael, what did you feel when you were jumping on the podium and you saw two guys who were at Ferrari after you and you saw Stella (Andrea Stella, Alonso's race engineer who represented Ferrari on the podium) who was one of the...

Michael Schumacher:
Yeah, well that's what we were joking about. Andrea is Fernando's engineer and used to be our engineer in the past and in a way it's the order. The current driver he works for is first, the second last was Kimi and I was the third last. It's a funny coincidence and it's great to see him up there. He's been doing a great job. I still remember those days and I'm happy for Fernando and the team to have achieved what they did today here and particularly the words that Fernando just said, I think everybody can feel with him and I'm just happy for them.

Q: (Andrea Cremonesi - La Gazzetta dello Sport).
The second question was about the difference between now and in the past. You criticised the tyres a little bit on Saturday, saying 'we can't exploit our potential.' Do you feel that your skill is penalised?

Michael Schumacher:
Forgive me if we only think about the positive aspects of what happened today.

Q: (Michael Schmidt - Auto, Motor und Sport).
Fernando it was a complicated race, also for you coming from P11 to P1. When you look back at it, was there one key moment, was there one point where you can say 'if I hadn't done that, I would not have won this Grand Prix'?

Fernando Alonso:
I think there are four or five moments in that race which changed our result. Probably the start and the first lap were very aggressive, nearly touched in the first corner, turn four I think I overtook two cars braking on the outside. That, for sure, maybe changed because we had Button... we were fighting in turn one, and then Button was like P14 or something like that. If you finish in his position, maybe the race is more difficult so we were lucky at that moment. We were lucky in some of the overtaking, I think, with Maldonado and with Webber and Michael as well, at the moment we went out of the pits. For sure, Grosjean overtaking me was very risky at the restart. We touched in the first two corners. After we touched each other I felt that the car was not very good. When you have a little contact with someone, for whatever reason you feel that the car is wrong for the next two corners, because you are so worried that something happened and that maybe you convince yourself that something has happened. But then one lap later the times were OK and the car was good. Those were the key moments of the race, plus the last stint, as I said, the tyres were finished so we had to control the tyre wear plus the pressure from Grosjean, the pressure from Hamilton, with Kimi at the end - not a single lap to relax, in a way.

Q: (Livio Oricchio - O Estado de Sao Paulo).
Alonso, did the team tell you that Hamilton had an incident with Maldonado?

Fernando Alonso:
They told me yellow flags in turn 12. There was a car on the outside and then I saw it was a McLaren.

Q: (Livio Oricchio - O Estado de Sao Paulo).
Kimi, is it realistic to believe that if you had overtaken Hamilton before that you could attack Alonso?

Kimi Raikkonen:
I would have overtaken if I could. I was not waiting for the last or second last lap. I just didn't have the speed. I just had to wait until he ran out of his tyres. Then I got the chance. I tried to get closer and closer but I was not fast enough earlier on, otherwise I would definitely have tried to overtake. But basically I let him past at the restart. After the bridge, I made a mistake and he got past me. It was my own mistake.

Q: (Dieter Rencken - The Citizen).
Fernando, given the roller-coaster of emotions, the fact that you've re-taken the World Championship lead, the tyres having gone off, the Spanish situation - how do you rate this victory in your 29 races that you've won to date?

Fernando Alonso:
I think from the emotional side this is the best one. The emotions that I felt on the in lap, or during the podium ceremony or right now, I think doesn't compare to anything before. I confirm that this is the best feeling of victory by far, because the whole situation in Spain, as I said, and the grandstands, the weekend in general, how they support us. In terms of the race itself, or driving, probably they were a little better. We pushed, but as we said, these days races are decided by little factors and today we had retirements from Grosjean then from Vettel. We had the tyres, the safety car when we took the opportunity to stop as probably everybody did but we did a stop. I think there are maybe races like this year in Malaysia that I feel more proud of the driving itself.

Q: (Andrea Cremonesi - La Gazzetta dello Sport).
Kimi and Michael, about the championship, if you had to bet some money, would you put that money on Fernando or is there still some room for Vettel and Hamilton?

Kimi Raikkonen:
I don't even know what the points are so it's a bit difficult to say. We've seen how quickly things can change this year. You only need one bad race and the guy wins so I wouldn't put money, probably use it for something else.

Michael Schumacher:
Things change so quickly - maybe I put money on myself.

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