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Thursday press conference - United States GP - Pt.2

I think whoever scores most points will get it and deserves it. Right now Sebastian is in a bit of a stronger position but we've seen before many times that you have one bad race and things are completely different.

Pedro de la Rosa:
I think that until Brazil, I'm not prepared to answer this question. I don't know. We'll see.

Lewis Hamilton:
I don't know really. I think you just put money on both of them. Either way, you have a good chance of winning.

Sergio Perez:
Well, I think after this weekend we will have a better idea, but let's wait until Brazil. Everything can happen.

Q: (Jim Vertuno - Associated Press).
Sebastian and any other driver, what do you make of the request for drivers to clean up their language a little bit post-race and do you see that as an attempt to appease an American audience that might be a little sensitive to that sort of thing?

Sebastian Vettel:
I think if you're sensitive you should watch - I don't know - some kids' programme. You have the remote control in your hand, so you can chose. Surely it wasn't intentional at the last race. I think it's a bit unnecessary to create such a big fuss but anyway, if I said some things that weren't appropriate then I apologise but I think there's not a lot I have to do differently to succeed in that regard.

Q: (Adriana Terrazas – Comunidad Fan Mexico).
Checco, there have been lots of rumours recently over the past weeks that Esteban Gutierrez will finally be at Sauber; everything indicates that it will be so, but what would it mean to you to have two Mexicans in 2013, especially with someone so close to you, and someone that will be here presently?

Sergio Perez:
It will be good for the country, for us. I think he's a good driver. As you said, there have been a lot of rumours that he will be the driver taking my place at Sauber but at the moment I know as much as you do, so I have no idea as to who is going to come. If he comes, it will be good to have two Mexican drivers after so much time without a driver; now we are finally going to have two on the grid. If it happens I think it's great.

Q: (Carlos Jalife - Fast Mag, Mexico).
To all but Sebastian: do you feel that a driver getting the championship three times in a row is good for the sport, because fans are basically fearing a repeat of the Schumacher era when it got boring? You just turned the TV on and Schumacher won whatever happened and so they are a bit confused about this. What are your thoughts on this?

Pedro de la Rosa:
I will start, I will break the ice, iceman. I think that the important thing is really not how many championships one driver (wins) or if he dominates or there's an era related to a team or driver. I think the important thing really is that the championship is decided in the last race and by a small amount of points. This is the deciding factor, and I think that this year is a great example of a great championship that hopefully is decided in the last race between great drivers, great teams. That's my view. Those championships, like last year, were pretty boring for all except Sebastian. When there is such domination, it's not as good. That's my view.

Lewis Hamilton:
Yeah, I agree with Pedro. I think to keep the championship title battle right to the last races is for me the most exciting. When I've watched it in the past, when the championship's finished before, there's not really a lot of point watching the last few races. The suspense is not there, so I think we've just got to try - and this year is a good year – to show that hopefully these guys will go to the last race and people will enjoy it.

Sergio Perez:
I think that last year was maybe a bit boring, with Sebastian winning a lot, but this year it has been a great championship and I think the one that wins, it will be a great champion because it will be well deserved and it will be a great championship. It has been a great championship all year, with so many different winners in the beginning, and so many cars fighting for wins. I think it has been a great year, this year.

Fernando Alonso:
Yeah, I think it's OK, to arrive to the last race; more interesting.

Related Pictures

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21.06.2012- Press conference, Pedro de la Rosa (ESP) HRT Formula 1 Team F112
27.10.2012- Qualifying, Press conference, Lewis Hamilton (GBR) McLaren Mercedes MP4-27
07.10.2012- Race, Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Lotus F1 Team E20
12.10.2012-  Free Practice 2, Sergio Perez (MEX) Sauber F1 Team C31
26.10.2012- Free Practice 1, Fernando Alonso (ESP) Scuderia Ferrari F2012
Sebastian Vettel (GER) Red Bull Racing RB8

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