Press conference:

Q:
To all of you. Give us your first impressions of Singapore and the circuit.

Mark Webber:
It looks awesome, actually. I think they have done a really god job with it. Obviously I was here last year having a quick look but that was very early days. I was a little bit concerned about how bumpy it would be in places as there is some reclaimed land if you like. Trying to get that consistent could have been a challenge for them but hopefully it will drive as well as it looks in terms of its surface. I think the grip level will be reasonable from the start and it looks like they have done a really good job.

David Coulthard:
The same as Mark really. The track looks well groomed. I look forward to seeing how much it actually flows, certain parts look sort of Melbourne-esque in that it is a street track but there is some reasonable run off. Was it Phoenix or Detroit, the American tracks, where you had a 90 degree right, a 90 degree left, the end of the lap looks very much like that. It is going to be an interesting combination of the two types of track. It doesn't look like a big traction circuit. It looks more like it is a front end type track, so it will be interesting to see how the tyres get on and whether there will be any graining or not. I am just looking forward to getting out there.

Q:
Is this an overtaking circuit, Lewis?

Lewis Hamilton:
My guess is as good as yours. It is very wide, so I am sure there is a bit more room to do so, but whether or not you can close enough to people, we will find out.

Q:
And your feelings about the circuit? Have you had a look?

LH:
Not really, no. I drove to the track this morning and got off the motorway or wherever we were and I saw some of the circuit. But I haven't yet gone round the circuit. I'll do so later tonight.

Q:
Heikki?

Heikki Kovalainen:
I think it looks great. I ran it on Tuesday night, as soon as I arrived here, and I think it should be an exciting race. It looks like there is room to overtake but as we saw in Valencia it is still not very easy, so it is difficult to comment whether we will see a good race here or not but it should be a spectacular evening and at least it is something different to what we are normally used to.

Q:
From a personal point of view, how have you all prepared for the difference in time zone and the fact that it is a night race? Even the weather forecast and the sponsorship duties you might have. What preparations have you made?

MW:
I think the sleep pattern is the most important thing, everything else is very similar. We can't control the weather, so no point worrying about that, whatever will happen, will happen. Dealing with the night race. I think the visibility is going to be very good by the looks of it, so I don't expect anything dissimilar there as I know how much effort has gone into it. You don't go to all this trouble and not have it correct. It is just moving your sleep round a little bit which hasn't been too much of a challenge as Red Bull do loads of parties every night, so it has been easy.

DC:
The same sort of thing. In terms of getting used to the timing of the schedule, I have an appearance tonight at midnight which you would never have in your schedule if you were back in Europe. But of course it is all in line with the schedule we are running. I expected the city to be a bit more adapted to our time as when I was trying to get dinner last night at three o'clock in the morning I could only find one place open other than room service and you don't want to do a week of room service. That surprised me but apparently this area of Singapore is in lock down, so there isn't too much happening and you have to go a bit further afield to pick up some action.

LH:
It is the same for me. I am living off room service and fortunately the people in the Conrad Hotel are really helping us out, so Heikki and I are able to eat at whatever time we want, so maybe you should come and stay in our hotel, David.

Q:
Heikki, any concerns about the night race?

HK:
First of all for myself I have really stayed in the European time and all the things have been scheduled according to a normal grand prix weekend. I haven't been keeping an eye on the time over here. I have just been looking at my own watch and going to sleep at the normal time and I wake up at the normal time. All the appearances are at the normal time, so nothing really had changed. About the weather, I didn't see as I was sleeping but the one morning, yesterday morning, it was raining very heavily. Of course it is a bit of an unknown. It can rain here, but we have seen many times this year there have been unstable conditions in many of the races. We will just have to try and adapt to them as much as possible, so for us as team it is no particular concern. We just need to be flexible when it rains.

Q:
Mark, what do you think of Red Bull Racing's chances in the following races given after the Italian Grand Prix you know the car is a winner?

MW:
We are off the back of a bit of a lean patch, if you like, especially from Valencia. We picked up the odd point here and there in Spa and Monza. We are coming here with confidence. We have got a few little upgrades on the car which I am sure other teams have as well. It is a new venue and there is every chance for us to do okay, so we are just focussed on this one. That's a bit of a clich? obviously. Clearly we have got to try and finish the season as best we can. Toro Rosso are having a good run, so they are our direct competition in the Constructors' at the moment which is not ideal but the scoreboard never lies. Renault and Toyota are a little bit further away. We will focus on each session and each qualifying session and race as they come. That's how it has got to be. We know the job at hand and we are going to try and do our best.

Q:
David, your feelings about the final four races and are you any closer to deciding what you are going to do for the rest of your life?

DC:
Well, I don't have to decide the rest of my life, hopefully it will be a long one. I would like to contribute more points to the board than I have managed to do so this year. Mark has propped up the team in that respect. I have only had one points scoring finish, so that obviously has been a disappointment to me as the season has played out so far. There are four more opportunities and I will just take each of those races as they come. We don't feel any particular countdown or any regret or any of those sorts of things. I am enjoying being here as I will enjoy being in Melbourne, or wherever the first grand prix happens to be next year, but in a different capacity. It is the natural journey of life. For those of you who have been around as long as I have in Formula One there has been evolution in your life, I hope you have, and there are a lot of you who have been in Formula One a lot longer than I have.

Q:
Lewis, a disappointment in Paris. How do you move on?

LH:
I don't think I am coming from a disappointment. I come away from quite an exciting race in Monza. I had a great flight out here and I feel great for the weekend. We have got some good upgrades for the car. It is going to be an interesting one for all of us. I am sure we are all very excited to get out on the circuit for the first time and just experience what it is like. I am sure we have all participated in a night karting event or something like that in the past but this is going to be a lot different driving at high speeds. We will just have to wait and see how it goes. I am just excited.

Q:
Heikki, to what extent are you now supporting Lewis in his championship effort or are you still able to race your own race?

HK:
I think if I have a chance at some point somehow to help the team of course I will do so. The team has not given me any instructions to do something particular, so I will see how the situation is. Obviously the objective for myself is to try and score more points and do the maximum result every time I go out. That's how I am approaching the weekend. If I have the chance to win the race I will try to do that. I think the best thing I can do for the team is to try and take as many points away from the other people as possible. The good thing is I can decide myself how the situation looks and there are no instructions from the team. We are both trying to do the race with maximum effort whether it is earlier or the end of the season, like we always do.