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Wednesday press conference - Monaco GP - Pt.2

Wednesday FIA press conference from Monaco with Jenson Button, Adrian Sutil, Jules Bianchi, Nico Hulkenberg, Romain Grosjean and Lewis Hamilton.

Drivers: Jenson Button (McLaren), Adrian Sutil (Force India), Jules Bianchi (Marussia), Nico Hulkenberg (Sauber), Romain Grosjean (Lotus) and Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes).


Questions from the floor


Q: (Kate Walker – GP Week).
Question for Lewis, obviously you had a very difficult weekend in Barcelona and we assume you will have gone back to the factory, studied all manner of data and drawn some conclusions. While you can't necessarily tell us about those conclusions are you expecting an improved performance for the weekend? Do you think you've got a good level from which to build after, you know, what was quite a challenging weekend?

Lewis Hamilton:
I definitely do. I think a huge amount of work has gone into understanding where we went wrong. As I said, the guys have really kickstarted a lot of different discussions. Obviously it's a real science trying to understand these tyres. Everyone's trying to understand them but I really feel this weekend will be a better weekend for us compared to the last. And moving on from here I think we'll just continue to learn and improve.

Q: (Alex Popov – RTR).
Question to all the drivers except Lewis – because Lewis just tweeted a photo of new helmet especially for Monaco. Do you do something for this race specially? And for Lewis, another question, if you can comment about Paddy Lowe who will follow you from Woking to Brackley.

Helmets first, Jenson...

Jenson Button:
No more special than normal, no.

Q:
Romain?

Romain Grosjean:
That means you don't follow me on Twitter! I tweeted it yesterday. Blue, white and red.

Q:
Adrian?

Adrian Sutil:
The only change I have on the helmet is a Uruguayan flag. Since many years I wanted to do it and now it's on – because my father is from Uruguay but I will keep it on for the whole season and from now on for the rest of my career. It's not special – not specially Monaco.

Q:
Jules?

Jules Bianchi:
Yeah, I have a special helmet for Monaco – but you will see it tomorrow.

Q:
Nico?

Nico Hulkenberg:
No. No special – just the basic helmet.

Q:
What does Paddy Lowe bring to Mercedes?

Lewis Hamilton:
We'll see, time will tell but obviously Paddy's... I've had great experience of Paddy over the last five or six years. He's obviously a great person and massively intelligent and will be a great asset for the team, so I'm really looking forward to working with him. We look forward to it.

Q: (Livio Orrichio – O Estado de Sao Paulo).
Lewis, in 2002 David Coulthard started in pole position, he didn't have the fastest car in race conditions and he won the race. Michael Schumacher was behind him with a car which was much faster but he didn't get to overtake him. Do you think this is the reality this year, that you can repeat what Coulthard did?

Lewis Hamilton:
I think that if you were just watching last year, it's very difficult to overtake. I think Mark won it last year and just controlled it from the front, even though he had a very competitive car, so yeah, overtaking is very very difficult here as I proved a couple of years ago. So if you're able to get out in front, it's more than likely if you're able to manage your tyres that you can stay there. Definitely.

Q:
On the subject of overtaking here, is it all about patience, Adrian? Do you just have to hope the moment comes but you've really got wait for it?

Adrian Sutil:




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