29 July 2012
Hungarian GP - Post-race press conference - Pt.2
Happy Birthday. Fernando is a good friend so I wish him all the best for this year and hopefully we can keep fighting with him in the championship.
I've already tweeted happy birthday to him.
We spoke before already.
Romain says he wants to sing it.
No, no. I don't want it to rain straight away!
Q: (Marco Del'Innocenti - La Gazzeta dello Sport)
Kimi, there have been some rumours today in the press about a possible comeback to Ferrari for you. Rumours apart, would you consider coming back to Ferrari?
I always said that I didn't have bad feelings against them. I had a good time with the team. I won my championship there but things probably could have gone a nicer way in the end. Life goes on and you never know what happens in the future but I'm happy where I am now and things are going pretty nicely. Like I said, you never know what can happen in the future but I'm happy where I am. I don't come up with the rumours, so perhaps you have to ask the people who write them.
Q: (Heikki Kulta - Turun Sanomat)
Lewis, as an Englishman, how does it feel to win this so-called Grand Prix of Finland every year from Kimi?
Grand Prix of Finland?
Q: (Heikki Kulta - Turun Sanomat)
There are so many Finns.
There are a lot of Finns here but you know what? For me it's great to see Kimi up here with me. I think he's done... you know I've got a huge amount of respect for him. I remember racing... I remember watching him on TV before I even got to Formula One and you know, when I used to play the computer games I would always play as him. It wasn't Juan Pablo, unfortunately, and to think that we've had some great races in the past together and now another great race. Hopefully in the future we will have lots more races but Hungary has been good to me, really has been good to me. I really really love the fans here, I love the city. We always have such a great turn-out here but the track is awesome. I don't know how the other drivers feel but it's such a classic, so I really can't wait to come back here again next year and hope to repeat it.
Q: (Livio Oricchio - O Estado de Sao Paulo)
Lewis, you took good points from Alonso. You are both to the lead of the championship. What does this victory mean in terms of fighting for the title?
This weekend shows that it's all to play for still, not enough points taken from Fernando as he still got ten points but bit by bit, if we can continue with this kind of performance then we can slowly catch him but we know we need consistency and we need to improve the car still in many areas, and that, I'm sure, we will do. The team is doing a fantastic job. We've now got the quickest pit stops or usually the quickest pit stops. Today I got the best start I've had all year, I was really surprised by it. This is a really good stepping stone for us, especially after the difficult races we've had over the last three tough races, it's great to come and end the summer on this high.
Q: (Garry Meenaghan - The National)
Lewis, it's been a momentous weekend back home with the Olympic Games starting. I was just wondering if, as a British driver with a British team, winning here must feel extra special? I saw you had the circles on your helmet.
Yeah, it does feel extra special because obviously with the Olympic ceremony and the Olympics starting and obviously wishing all the teams the best, I can't wait to at least watch it on TV, but to be able to have it back in the UK I think is great for Great Britain. Yeah, I carried the flag on top of the helmet today. I hope that it was visible. I feel that I've done my part, even though we're not in the Olympics. I feel like I've done my little bit today, this weekend, as has the team for the Olympics.
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