Drivers: Mark Webber (Red Bull Racing), Fernando Alonso (Ferrari) and Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull Racing).

Podium interviews (by Sir Jackie Stewart)

Q:
Mark you must be a very happy boy?

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Mark Webber:
Yeah, thanks Jackie. I think it was a very interesting race. I thought at the start Fernando had very good pace. A bit of strategy here and there. Obviously, Fernando started on different tyres. But never gave up, kept pushing and it didn't really work out for Fernando at the end. It was very, very close for him so we were there to capitalise. It's a very, very special victory for the team, just down the road, a local team, so thanks to all the guys, It's incredible for them. And for Renault another victory for them in the UK. So I'm very proud today. Thanks to all the fans for sticking with us for the past few days, it's been incredible.

Q:
Fernando I thought you were going to win the race. I won two British Grand's Prix, you've won two British Grand's Prix. It was pretty hot for a while.

Fernando Alonso:
Yeah it was quite close today the victory. At the end in the last stint Mark was much quicker than us, and he deserved the win, so I congratulate him and congratulate the Red Bull team. But I'm very proud of the Ferrari recovery in the last few weeks and now we are fighting for the victory in the last three or four grands prix. So we're heading in the right direction. As Mark said, thanks to all the fans. We had not so good weather during the weekend and they were cheering all the time for us. I hope they enjoyed the show today and see you all next year.

Q:
And what about the championship? You're still leading.

Fernando Alonso:
Yeah, still there. It's the main target obviously for us. Today I think we lost seven points with Mark but we gained some extra points on the rest of the field. So I think it was a good Sunday in terms of championship points for us.

Q:
Well done, Sebastian, a good race for you.

Sebastian Vettel:
Yeah, it was an interesting one. The start was not so good, I lost a little bit and lost a position to Felipe. I had a tough fight with him in the beginning. I nearly got past but it was really, really close. It was fun but I didn't get past. Then we brought the right strategy to come back, which turned to be the right thing but obviously later on you always have a little bit of extra on your tyres. All in all, very happy. Mark obviously deserved to win today. Very happy with the result for the team. Thanks to all the fans out there because I think it was quite horrible the last two days not just for us but especially for them but obviously the sun came out today and the British summer showed its best. So looking forward to coming back next year.

Press conference

Q:
Mark, well done. Just how much satisfaction did that win give you?

Mark Webber:
Oh, a lot. I've had a few now which is nice but this one is taking a little while to sink in. It didn't look like a spectacular race maybe between Fernando and I initially, but it was one. A little strategy involved as well, particularly with ourselves, pacing the stints on the tyres, working out if it's going to be two or three stops and how the tyres would behave in the race. Fernando starting on a different tyre and I knew he would have to run a different compound towards the end of the race as we had got the harder [more difficult] tyre out of the way at the start. I thought in the first stint that Fernando had he was in very, very good shape to probably close the win out, but it came our way in the last stint and I am absolutely over the moon, absolutely rapt. For the team, it's local here, Wings for Life, all the photos on the car, great initiative, all that stuff, it's a real good story. The fans here this weekend have put up with some horrendous weather but we've had a beautiful dry British Grand Prix. There'll be some long trips home tonight but overall I'm very proud today. It was a very special victory as I say. I managed to get Fernando in the last few laps which was very nice and we got the win from there.

Q:
And the timing is right as well, with three races in four weekend before the break. That's important?

Mark Webber:
Ah look, we have a lot of races this year as you know. Melbourne was important, as will Brazil be. I've got a couple of wins now and also some consistent results as well. But we know how tight it is. I see Kimi finished ten seconds behind with fourth or fifth place or whatever, so it's tight. As we saw with Seb, he lost a little but of time in the first stint and that can be your undoing. Sometimes I've had some of that medicine and it makes it hard to come back from there. So in the end you've got to grab these ones with both hands and I was very keen to grab with both hands today. I had a single opportunity to pounce and I wasn't going to let that slip.

Q:
It seemed to be in the middle sector that you were particularly gaining on Fernando in those closing stages.

Mark Webber:
I think Fernando, with the front left tyre, if you lose balance around this place, that sector the speed is very, very high, it's very hard for the driver to do something. I could see that when I arrived on Fernando, reasonably close I got to see where he was struggling with his car. It was obvious that he was pushing as hard as possible but the balance wasn't with him. That's when you've got to smell the blood and you've got to go for it.

Q:
Fernando so close but so far. When you first saw everybody else's tyres and you were pretty much on your own [on the soft] was that a worry?

Fernando Alonso:
Not really. As Mark said before or later he cars will mix again. You have to put for the first 14 or 15 laps the soft tyres or in the last 14 or 15, so it was a similar timed race at the end over 52 laps. So I was not worried. Probably the start was the biggest worry because with the hard compound you know the start is a little bit worse. We tried to defend the position there. After that we were controlling the race more or less OK until the last stint, we were now quick enough and when Mark arrived I think he overtook very easy and there was nothing we can do. I'm happy with the second place. Now obviously, ten minutes after the race there is a strange feeling of losing victory. But it's the same 18 points you get if you are third and you overtake the guy in second on the last lap and you are so happy, so it's the same second place but different feelings in this ten minutes but I'm sure in one hour's time I will appreciate it much more.

Q:
And in particular having the pace you had in Valencia as well. That's two races in a row you've been leading the race.

Fernando Alonso:
Yeah it was good in Valencia the car and here on a completely different track with a lot of high-speed corners the car seemed to perform very well. Also a fantastic race from Felipe, finishing fourth, so happy with the improvements in the car. I think still there is a last step to close with these guys, maybe they are a little bit quicker in some conditions on some circuits, so we need to improve those.

Q:
And an interesting battle with Lewis. It wasn't actually for position but on the road.

Fernando Alonso:
Yeah, it was close. I was with new tyres so I had a pace advantage but you know the McLaren is quite quick on the straights, so I overtook him on the exit of the corner thanks to the tyres and then he overtook me again on the straight and it was a difficult moment of the race because if you have a little contact or something you can lose your front wing or whatever and your race is over. You need to be aggressive, you need to try to no lose too much time in those overtakings but at the same time being a little bit careful.

Q:
Sebastian, obviously for a Red Bull a great day with you first and third and also confirmation again of the pace you had in Valencia.

Sebastian Vettel:
Yeah, I think all in all it was a good day. Obviously happy for the team, the factory is just down the road. It's more or less our home grand prix and therefore definitely special and I'm sure we'll have some drinks tomorrow.

Q:
And an interesting battle with a group of four of you in the early stages.

Sebastian Vettel:
Yeah, the start was not too good to be honest, I lost a little bit too much. I had too much wheel slip and I could see the first row disappearing. It was quite tight and with Felipe he had a better start and I lost the position to him. And then I think it was down to turn four it was extremely tight. I tried to defend the position to Kimi who was right behind. I think I damaged the front wing a little bit. Not sure how bad it was. But it didn't turn out to be a massive disadvantage. So from there I got stuck a little bit. Once I got close to get past Felipe but he did a very good job, he very hard but very fair, so I enjoyed that a lot and then we did the right thing coming in a little bit earlier and used to the momentum and got past both Michael and Felipe at the same time, which was good. I was just a little bit too far away to get Fernando at the end so just a little bit off that feeling he described - you're close and you get that second place in the end. I'm sure if the race had been a little bit longer then it would have been different but that's how it is, so I'm very happy with third today.