Questions from the floor

Q: (Bob McKenzie - The Daily Express)
Kimi, as world champion, how tough is it to have to put in a lap that's two seconds slower, for your team-mate to go past you?

Kimi Raikkonen:
I'm not in a position to challenge for the championship. I know what the team expects from me and I'm happy to try to achieve the maximum points for the team, what we need. Unfortunately we missed a few points today, overall. But like I said, it doesn't make any difference to my season.

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Q: (Ed Gorman - The Times)
Lewis, I think you mentioned earlier that your approach to Interlagos this year is going to be quite different to last year. Could you just expand a little bit more on that as you go into it with the same separation in the points and so on?

Lewis Hamilton:
Well, there's not really much more to say, just that it's a similar approach to what I had this weekend, which was a better approach than I had last year coming here, so hopefully with the same approach that we had this year, a bit calmer, a bit more confident in the package and what we have to do... it's the same as this weekend.

Q: (Jia Chen - Soccer News China)
Felipe, in most parts of the race, you were often slower than Lewis and Kimi, even when you were using softer tyres while they were using harder ones. However, Kimi was often able to keep up a similar lap speed to Lewis. What was wrong with your car?

Felipe Massa:
I don't think there was anything wrong. Even if some laps I was slower than Kimi, there was not a big difference. Sometimes we had similar laps, we were trying to push each other very hard, thinking only of Lewis, but in terms of balance, for sure it was reasonable, but as Kimi said, we were not quick enough. When you're not quick, you're always trying to drive more than you can and sometimes you don't find a good lap, so that's it. Today it was impossible to win the race and I think we both finished in the best position that we could.

Q: (Paolo Ianieri - La Gazzetta dello Sport)
Last week in Fuji Ferrari was very, very strong on race pace. Here, today, it wasn't. Is it because of the tyre compounds you were using here compared to Fuji?

FM:
It's so difficult to answer this question. Many things change track to track. I think it's a difficult question and I cannot answer it. I don't know why we were missing a little bit of speed on this track.

Q: (Ian Parkes - The Press Association)
Lewis, before you got in the car on Friday, you'd come in for a considerable amount of criticism following what happened last weekend in Japan. How much were you aware of that, and how much did that spur you on in your performance this weekend?

LH:
All week I haven't really spoken to many people and I haven't been on the Internet or seen the papers, so I was kind of oblivious to it until I arrived here and heard about it but if anything it amused me. I took the positives out of it and for sure, I arrived at the weekend with lots of energy and not distracted by it.

Q: (Marco Degl'Innocenti - La Gazzetta dello Sport)
Lewis, we have learned that Flavio Briatore through the team sent to you his excuses, apologised for what he said on Thursday. Are you comfortable with that?

LH:
Again, I have no clue what he said anyway, so it doesn't really matter.

Q: (Marco Degl'Innocenti - La Gazzetta dello Sport)
You have won ten points here today. Last year you practically lost ten points here. Is there quite a psychological difference in the approach to the next Grand Prix?

LH:
I would say so, yes. I think the last race of last year was tough. We went to Brazil and I can't remember if we were hit or not but we were on the back foot and knowing that Ferrari would be very competitive in Brazil it was going to be tough. We arrived this year and I think having a good race, we will settle back down tomorrow, back to where we were at the beginning of this week and we will work very, very hard to arrive in Brazil even more competitive, so I'm feeling good about it. I know it's going to be a tough weekend but again we will try to do the best job we can.

Q: (Paolo Ianieri - La Gazzetta dello Sport)
Felipe, in Brazil you will have to win but it's not just up to you, it also depends on Lewis. How do you think you can beat him, psychologically also?

FM:
First of all, we try to win, that's the most important thing. Secondly, we see what happens. As you just mentioned, winning is not enough but winning is the most important thing you can do, so first of all we try to win and then we see what happens.

Q: (Beniamino Natale - ANSA)
Of course, you are still fighting for the championship but, for the public, it was very boring today. Are you ever worried about the future of Formula One?

FM:
I think the race today was not very exciting, to be honest, even for a driver. It depends on which track you're on, it depends on how the race develops. For sure it wasn't as exciting as you can see on other tracks, for example, or maybe other opportunities. It depends on how the race develops at the beginning. Anyway, the FIA and everybody is already working quite hard to change the ideas for the future, so I think next year there will be a big, big change in the regulations which can maybe create more battles and more opportunities to overtake and more interesting racing, so I hope we can give you guys more opportunity to enjoy it as well.

Q: (Ian Parkes - The Press Association)
Lewis, it's been mentioned that last season you held a seven point to Kimi. This season you've got a seven point lead to Felipe. Are you a believer that lightning strikes twice in the same place?

LH:
No, I think it's a completely different year. I don't really have much to say to that to be honest.

Q: (Jerome Bourret - l'Equipe)
Lewis, what's your opinion of Ferrari's tactics to switch position between Kimi and Felipe?

LH:
There's not really much to say about it. They're a team and I know, if it was in my position, if Heikki was leading, we would probably do the same thing. It's playing together as a team and they obviously did a great job.