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European GP - Post-race press conference - Pt.2.

Questions from the floor:

Q: (Jon McEvoy – Daily Mail)
Lewis, just going back to your neck, when were the spasms at their worst and how did you get over the spasm?

Lewis Hamilton:
I only had it once. I just woke up very, very early yesterday, before 5am, and I had the spasm in my neck. Fortunately I've got a great doctor who was with me the whole way through it. It was so bad that I was struggling to basically stand up and so I had to have injections in my neck and take plenty of painkillers. Fortunately, as I said, I have a great trainer who helped. Pedro (de la Rosa) was looking forward to racing!

Q: (Ed Gorman – The Times)
Felipe, you have been consistently beating your team-mate. Are you starting to feel like the Ferrari number one driver?

Felipe Massa:
No, I feel the same. I always want to beat whichever driver on the track. It doesn't matter if it's my team-mate or not, so it doesn't change anything for me. I always want to do my best. I have had a lot of good results this season, a lot of bad results as well, but the mentality is the same.

Q: (Will Buxton – Australasian Motorsport News)
Lewis, going back to the spasm, you said the race today wasn't incredibly physical for you. Obviously we're going to Spa in two weeks' time. Do you know if this spasm is something that will recur and, if it is, is the hard, physical nature of Spa going to affect it unduly?

No, it won't be a problem again, I'm pretty sure. It's still sore! It was probably something to do with my pillow, the way I was sleeping, because it was just when I woke up. I think I've done a pretty decent job, considering.

Robert Kubica:
I know a driver who brought his own pillow with him to every race.

Isn't that you?


I thought you were bringing a teddy actually.

Q: (Ian Parkes – The Press Association)
Felipe, just going back to the race. If the stewards issue a retrospective penalty or potentially maybe a penalty for Belgium, how will you feel about that?

To be honest, I don't want to go through these comments. As I said, I answered what happened at that moment. For me it was completely normal. We've seen these things happen many times, both cars going side-by-side down the pit-lane, so I would be really surprised if we see a penalty or whatever because it's just racing.

Q: (Livio Oricchio – O Estado de Sao Paulo)
Lewis, you won at Silverstone and Hockenheim – fantastic victories – and then in Hungary and here Ferrari showed very, very good pace, especially in race conditions. Do you think they are more-or-less at the same level as you, because it looks like you were faster in the two races you won?

I think it looks pretty well-balanced. I think if you look at the whole field they all seem to be relatively close through qualifying, but I think then the better car really does tend to look after its tyres a little bit better and has better longer stints, so I think we're both pretty close there. Perhaps they're a little bit better during the race, but I think in qualifying we're quite close.

Q: (Michael Schmidt – Auto Motor und Sport)
Lewis, was the side of the grid a disadvantage today, or would it have been a different story if the side had been as initially planned?


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