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Abu Dhabi GP - Post qualifying press conference - Pt.2

Do I give them a chance? Definitely not, de-finitely not. As Mark was saying, I've had some very very bad starts but that's down to clutch performance but I will be onto my guys tonight to make sure that that doesn't happen tomorrow.

Q: (Dan Knutson - Honorary)
Mark, when we talked to Christian Horner on Thursday, he never used the word team orders. He did say you're a strong team player, an important part of the team, and you would know what to do. Are you comfortable with that for tomorrow?

Mark Webber:
Drive flat out.

Q: (Paolo Ianieri - La Gazzetta dello Sport)
Lewis, yesterday you were struggling more with the option tyres and this is why you were also explaining your difficult session. Do you think you have solved the problem?

Lewis Hamilton:
Yeah, I just changed my technique a bit, in terms of warming them up and then from the previous race when we struggled in Q3 on the option tyres particularly in P3 in India, I think it was, we used the method that we improved there, which seemed to have helped this weekend, which I am sure other people are doing. It's nothing special, it's just with tyre temperatures and pressures and other things, but it worked, they worked really well.

Q: (Mark Fogarty - Auto Action)
You have pretty broad sporting interests, Mark. the Melbourne Cup is coming up on Tuesday, the (horse) race that stops the nation (Australia), they say. Are you interested? Will you watch it, do you have a tip?

Mark Webber:
I love sport but horse racing is not far off the bottom of my list. Gambling, in my house, my father didn't tolerate it. Actually, I'm not a big fan of how much it's rammed down your throat in Australia, in terms of how you can bet on who farts at what stage in a football match. It's incredible how obsessed we've become with gambling and betting but each to their own. If you love gambling it's a good buzz but it does nothing for me. I would rather ride my mountain bike.

Q: (Mark Fogarty - Auto Action)
That'll be No then.

Mark Webber:
That's a No. I got busted once. I was in the principal's office at school for playing up and the race was on, so she couldn't see me so she had to wait until the race was over. I did, when I was very very very young, my grandparents let us put a little sneaky fiver on sometimes, which wasn't always allowed and the horse was called Tawrrific and it actually won the race, so I told her that I was very happy and she wasn't very impressed, because her horse didn't win.

Q: (Mark Fogarty - Auto Action)
Did you watch the Aussie V8s today?

Mark Webber:
Not enough, the time schedule is not very helpful and they're parked down the other side of the track. I want to go and see some of the guys for sure. It was just great that they managed to drive on the same track as us, a slick operation as usual, it's a good category. No, I haven't got to see any of the action yet but I've seen the results, but I haven't seen a single lap.

Q: (Mark Fogarty - Auto Action)
You could take Lewis and Sebastian with you. You guys would go and see the V8s, wouldn't you?

Lewis Hamilton:
Sure. When we have time.




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