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Belgian GP – Thursday press conference – Pt.2

Next week, after Spa, we have Monza, another special for you, Michael. Is there any particular souvenir of the Italian Grand Prix that you remember? Which has been your best race?

Michael Schumacher
We obviously had a very beautiful ending in 2006 at the time. In both ways, I do remember it being special, because we were behind in the championship and in that race we put ourselves back into the championship fight. Then came the beautiful celebration, obviously my message to retire after the race so it was a very particular weekend.

Q: (Ian Parkes - PA)
Jenson, it was only a year ago that you did your 200th Grand Prix but given the number of races in the calendar, do you see yourself emulating Michael and hitting 300?

Jenson Button:
Yeah, there's no reason why not. It's four and a half years of racing. Yeah, it's possible. I really don't know how I'm going to feel in a couple of years' time. Now, of course, the hunger is there. If I lose that, that's when I'll stop. If I'm in a position where I get the choice to retire it's the best position to be in, but it's a long time before I need to start thinking of that.

Q: (Oana Popoiu - F1Zone.net)
Jenson, you never won at Spa and you've had a bit of misfortune here. Do you think that's maybe a little jinx?

Jenson Button:
Not really, because that was really only one year. I think you mean 2010, with Sebastian. I love racing here. It's a great circuit to race on because to qualify here when you get everything out of the car is such a nice feeling because this place is really unforgiving, so you're always living on the seat of your pants. It's a great place to race. There are a lot of possibilities for overtaking, in wet and dry. I've had quite a few podiums here but never on the top step. Hopefully that opportunity will arise very soon.

Q: (Patricia Sanchez - La Gaceta)
We've been hearing about F1 with electric cars. What would you think about that sort of competition, and how would you like to drive a noiseless car? Is that safe for you?

Michael Schumacher
Looks like none of us has heard anything about that. We have partially electric cars already. We have KERS!

Q: (Patricia Sanchez - La Gaceta)
My question is basically about having a Formula One race with no noise. Would that be the same feeling for you? If it happens.

Jenson Button:
If. I'm sure we could try and make some sort of noise that we like. It would save our hearing, because these things are pretty loud. We wouldn't need earplugs, which is quite a good thing. I don't know. I don't know what the possibility is of having a completely electrical car, how many manufacturers would be involved.

Pedro de la Rosa:
I must say I've heard about it, it's Formula E, and it's obviously a new era, and we should be open-minded to the fact that we're used to racing with noise, but I remember a few years ago, going to indoor karting in Finland and racing with electrical cars for the first time which was an incredible experience because you were racing, you were braking for turn one, or accelerating on the straight and then you had a kart next to you and you didn't hear it, which was shocking, because we are basically from the noise era, but we should be open-minded. Let's wait and see how it develops, because it could be extremely interesting...

Jenson Button:
Can you hear a Formula One car coming?

Pedro de la Rosa:
Absolutely, yeah. You can feel... yeah, especially when I'm shown blue flags, I can hear you guys!

Jenson Button:
You get out of the way straightaway. I've seen you Pedro!

Pedro de la Rosa:
I mean karting, karting, karting, indoor karting. I don't know how it will feel with single-seaters, but for sure you can still hear something. Maybe when you get very old you won't but...

Jenson Button:
You tell me, Pedro!

Pedro de la Rosa:




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