Graeme Lowdon (Marussia), Monisha Kaltenborn (Sauber), Ross Brawn (Mercedes), Martin Whitmarsh (McLaren), Stefano Domenicali (Ferrari) and Christian Horner (Red Bull Racing).
Stefano, as it's your home race, I'll start with you if I might. First of all, we've had two practice sessions today. Have we seen the same sort of upturn here as you had in Spa in terms of your performance and can you maintain that through the rest of the weekend?
From what we have seen today, for sure above all in the second session, Red Bull
seems to be very strong. I have to say, we have seen them doing a lap time immediately, so normally this is a good sign. Therefore, I am expecting, for sure, them to be very strong, and I'm sure the other team surrounding me they were a little bit doing some other stuff. I think it will be a tough weekend, for everyone, because with this kind of temperature also the car will be under pressure. At the end of the day we need to understand all the data we have collected and make sure that we have selected the right configuration for the car for tomorrow and this is really the work that the engineers will do tonight. I really hope that we can do a good weekend because in front of our people it will be very important and of course, as we know, if you want to put the pressure on the guys who are in front of us we need to try to be faster and faster and it is not enough to try to be very close to them in case they have an issue and then be ready, otherwise we will; lose our opportunities.
Thanks very much, Stefano. Graeme, yesterday Max Chilton
told us of his hopes of staying with the team. What chances are there of that? Where are you in terms of drivers for next year and how important is your position in the Constructors' Championship – that 10th place?
Well, we're all competitive people so every position is important and we want to maintain that 10th place and given half a chance move forward as well. So that's really important. As far as drivers, it's kind of this period onwards when we really start to make some key decisions. Typically it's a lot later in the year that we make any announcements but both drivers have done an extremely good job and at times under quite difficult circumstances. There's a very good harmony in the team and a good team spirit and it would be nice to maintain that but let's wait and see.
Monisha, Sauber have had a very close relationship with Mexico for a few years now, so how important is the Mexican Grand Prix, which is on the draft calendar we have seen this weekend?
It's very important, not only for us a team but for Formula One itself, because we know that Latin America, generally America, is a very important market, so it attracts new partners as well. As far as our partner is concerned, it just shows that the strategy they have with motorsport is being implemented step by step. It was about the drivers coming into Formula One and the next logical step is hosting a race there. So I think it's a great step.
It's important for the team?
It's important for the team because we could see already in Austin last year, we felt like it was a home grand prix there if you could just hear people chant Checo's name. So I'm sure it's going to be a great atmosphere.
Ross, the team has emerged very much as title contenders, but still a big gap to Red Bull
Racing. How long can you maintain your challenge before it starts impacting on next year?