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Japanese GP – Thursday press conference – Pt.2

Drivers - Paul di Resta (Force India), Kamui Kobayashi (Sauber), Felipe Massa (Ferrari), Lewis Hamilton (McLaren), Sergio Perez (Sauber), Jenson Button (McLaren).
QUESTIONS FROM THE FLOOR

Q: (Jim Armstrong - AP)
Lewis, if I could just ask you about your move to Mercedes, given the results of the two teams over the years, do you feel there's a bit of a risk in going to that team?

Lewis Hamilton:
No. I'm not really here to talk about that this weekend. I'm here to talk about trying to win this World Championship still. So we've got six races ahead in a great team that I've had a great, an incredible journey with and I'm working on trying to finish that on a high.

Q: (Dan Knutson - Honorary)
Sergio, just recently we asked you if you were talking to other top teams and you said 'no'. If that was the case, how quickly did this whole thing come about?

Sergio Perez:
No, there has been some talks before but I didn't want to give too much information about my opportunities, my options. So the question doesn't come that often because if I say at that time 'yes', then I will be full of questions. So it's better to… I wanted to keep it in low profile, focussing always in my team, giving my hundred per cent to my team that I'm very thankfully they give me this opportunity. We have six races with a strong car to go and I want to leave on a very high from this team.

Q: (Paolo Ianieri - La Gazzetta dello Sport )
Lewis, what was the thing that made you change the team where you've grown up through your career? Was it just challenge or…?

Lewis Hamilton:
To be honest, I had a big press conference or meeting with the Brits the other day, so the story is already out and I've already spoken about that stuff. Like I said, I'm here to focus on this weekend.

Q: (Marco degli Innocenti - La Gazzetta dello Sport )
Jenson, among the six drivers here, you are the only one not involved in these moves. How do you judge, from your point of view, what's happened and what might happen next year?

Jenson Button:
It's nice to be the one not in that position - it normally is me. We all move about. That's the way Formula One is. You're either trying to find a better possibility, a better team that you think can give you an opportunity to win races or you're looking for another challenge. There's always going be people moving around in Formula One. It's the same with team personnel; it's not just the drivers. It just seems that it's all come at once.

Q: (Alan Baldwin - Reuters)
If I could ask the three drivers on the back row: the three drivers in front of you are all sorted for next year. What's your individual position for next year? Could you just let us know, one by one, what's happening?

Paul di Resta:



Related Pictures

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04.10.2012- Press conference, (L-R) Felipe Massa (BRA) Scuderia Ferrari F2012, Kamui Kobayashi (JAP) Sauber F1 Team C31, Paul di Resta (GBR) Sahara Force India F1 Team VJM05, Lewis Hamilton (GBR) McLaren Mercedes MP4-27, Sergio Pérez (MEX) Sauber F1 Team C31 and Jenson Button (GBR) McLaren Mercedes MP4-27
04.10.2012- Press conference, (L-R) Felipe Massa (BRA) Scuderia Ferrari F2012, Kamui Kobayashi (JAP) Sauber F1 Team C31, Paul di Resta (GBR) Sahara Force India F1 Team VJM05, Lewis Hamilton (GBR) McLaren Mercedes MP4-27, Sergio Pérez (MEX) Sauber F1 Team C31 and Jenson Button (GBR) McLaren Mercedes MP4-27
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18.09.2014 - McLaren Mercedes MP4-29
18.09.2014 - Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W05
18.09.2014 - Mercedes AMG F1 W05
18.09.2014 - McLaren Mercedes MP4-29
18.09.2014 - McLaren Mercedes MP4-29
18.09.2014 - McLaren Mercedes MP4-29
18.09.2014 - Jenson Button (GBR) McLaren Mercedes MP4-29
18.09.2014 - Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W05
18.09.2014 - Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W05
18.09.2014 - Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W05
18.09.2014 - Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W05
18.09.2014 - Felipe Massa (BRA) Williams F1 Team FW36
18.09.2014 - Felipe Massa (BRA) Williams F1 Team FW36
18.09.2014 - McLaren Mercedes MP4-29, detail
18.09.2014 - Pat Fry (GBR), Technical Director (Chassis), Scuderia Ferrari and Renato Bisignani (ITA), Press Officer Scuderia Ferrari

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Nick636

October 04, 2012 3:50 PM

You know, looking at the first few comments from Lewis, it would be very easy to say, "Ah, what a git, look how he talks to the media...". BUT, I can't understand how Perez, Di Resta and Massa weren't reacting EXACTLY THE SAME! They ask the same question over and over, a question the drivers make clear, from the first time asked, they can't really answer... Anyway, let's hope for a good race! GO JENSON!!!



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