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Chinese GP - Saturday press conference - Pt.2.



Questions from the floor

Q: (Daniel – Oriental Auto)
Lewis, last year, you went off the road in the pit entry. I see you made a mistake there again in today's practice. Is there any problem for you there?

Lewis Hamilton:
No.

Q: (Daniel – Oriental Auto)
Kimi, if necessary will you let Massa pass you easily?

Kimi Raikkonen:
I know what the team expects. We want to get the best possible results for the team and see what we can do tomorrow.

Q: (Paolo Ianieri – La Gazzetta dello Sport)
Felipe, looking at this morning's results you were pretty far away from McLaren. Do you think you have improved?

Felipe Massa:
I hope so. We are still behind, so for the moment we didn't improve.

Q: (Paolo Ianieri – La Gazzetta dello Sport)
But you were still behind on the grid in Fuji but, looking at your face, you looked much more relaxed and confident.

FM:
Me? Now?

Q: (Paolo Ianieri – La Gazzetta dello Sport)
No, at Fuji.

FM:
You were not there, I think. I don't think I'm different. It's the same mentality. When you start behind, you need to do your best to recover the position. It doesn't change anything on my face. It's just the way we work to try to recover. We had a bad qualifying in Fuji, we've had another one here. We need to try to recover again, try to see if we can get some opportunities.

Q: (Heikki Kulta – Turun Sanomat)
Kimi, is qualifying easier for you now?

KR:
It's getting better. It's not probably exactly what we want but I'm happier with the car, it's easier to get the lap now. As I said, we're definitely going in the right direction but it's a bit late. But anyhow, we're finding different things and it's good for next year, at least.

Q: (Michael Schmidt – Auto Motor und Sport)
Felipe, would you say that the problems in Q3 are similar to the ones that you had in Fuji?

FM:
Maybe, yeah.

Q: (Juha Päätalo – Financial Times Deutschland)
Felipe, did those problems go away in the race, and are you confident for the race regarding the car balance?

FM:
Yeah, for sure, I'm confident. We need to be confident. You never know what happens in the race and we just need to try to do our best. For sure, so many times this season we saw that a competitive car in the race... maybe in qualifying we didn't have such a competitive car, so... but anyway, I'm confident for sure, to fight tomorrow.


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