20 September 2012
Singapore GP – Thursday press conference – Pt.1
Kimi, we've been talking about you being a winner this season for quite a long time now, so what chances here? Do you compare this circuit with Valencia perhaps, you're the lap record holder here as well?
We'll try. It's not going to be easy. We have to see if we are in a better position than we have been in the last few races but it's a different place than Valencia and we have to wait and see.
What sort of circuit at you looking at, though. Is it the sort place that could favour you?
I don't know. I haven't been here with the team before. We don't now. I think last year they had a very difficult time but then it's a completely different story now. We will know much more tomorrow, usually it's been pretty OK this kind of circuit, so hopefully that's the case, but like I said the last two races haven't been easy for us but that was at different layouts than here so you never know.
You're close to second in the championship now. Do you think you could win the championship without winning a race?
I don't know. We'll keep trying and try to score more points every race and hopefully improve. If we end up winning it will be great. But whoever has the most points at the end of the year deserves to win the championship. If that happens it's a good thing for us, but if it comes with a win or without I don't care.
In terms of your comeback are you going to have another season in Formula One?
You never know. There are a lot of nice things to do other than Formula One. Right now we have options and we'll see what happens.
Sebastian, obviously a winner here last year. Do you feel that the championship is just slipping away a little bit at the moment?
I think that after the weekend in Belgium it looked much better, after last weekend in Monza it didn't look as good, so I think things can change quickly, so I don't see any reason why it should change now.
Do you feel the car is a little inconsistent in terms of circuit to circuit?
Not really. I think that if you look at all the races that we've had so far I think consistency is the most important thing and I think we always have a car that was good enough to finish in the top five. I think that's pretty consistent, if you look at the championship so far. I think that's what you need and that's what you'll need until the end of the year. Obviously the more points you score the better it is but surely we were not in a position to win every race this year but I think we had a good car and I don't see why it should change in the next couple of races.
What about technical failures; are you still worried about that?
Obviously it's not a nice thing to happen. It usually helps quite a lot if you are able to finish the race, to get some points so I'm confident it will improve but obviously two times this year we've had a problem with the alternator. We're working hard on it. It's a bit difficult because after the failure, you don't know exactly what was wrong, otherwise we would have fixed it after the first time and it would not happen again a couple of months later. But I think we've got a couple of ideas and it should be better in the future.
Sergio, second in Monza, very good potential result in Spa as well, but two circuits that are very different to here. What are your feelings about this race?
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