Flavio BRIATORE (Renault), Ron DENNIS (McLaren Mercedes), Stefano DOMENICALI (Ferrari), Mario THEISSEN (BMW Sauber)
Questions from the floor
(Rodrigo Franca – VIP Magazine)
Stefano, you have been quoted as saying that Massa getting the title would be unlikely. Do you see it different now after first practice?
I mean I am a pragmatic guy. What I can say is that for sure we will do everything we can to support Felipe in his fight for the championship against Lewis. But we know that on that respect we are not holding our full destiny as if Lewis will be in the first position then of course this is not enough. But for sure the approach will not change up until the last metres of the race. Our objective today was really to try and prepare the car in the best way but also tomorrow to have a good qualifying as you never know. But for sure what we want to do is fight against Lewis to the end in a very sporting way but we will try to do our best.
(Dan Knutson – National Speed Sport News)
The FIA is calling for engines to be available for five million Euros per year. Is that economically feasible for your organisations?
First of all I think the figure came from the teams, not the FIA. This was a figure that we have targeted as being part of our objective. It is part of the proposal and in due course these things, and the other issues we have touched on, will become public knowledge. What we can say at the moment is that the figure is definitely one that came out of the teams' objectives.
(Andrea Cremonesi – La Gazzetta dello Sport)
It seems that Mr Mosley does not completely agree with your position and wants to go his own way. How is your feeling on that?
How can we know as we haven't put our proposal forward so far. We are working on it and it will be put forward to the FIA and then we will see.
I would just add that the question seems to indicate that there is some hostility between the FIA and the teams. That is not the case. We are working to the same objective which is cost reduction. We think the teams are best equipped to put forward proposals because we have to implement proposals. Our objectives are completely aligned.
(Richard Williams – The Guardian)
A question to all four of you. You have all had a little time to think about the KERS system. Do you seriously think that this system is going to have any benefit for road car technology?