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


Questions from the floor

Q: (Fulvio Solms – Corriere dello Sport)
Felipe, how do you now consider this cruel day; is it a day to remember, to forget or to cancel with another better day?

Felipe Massa:
To remember. I think it was a great day. As I said, we won the race, we did a perfect job, for a Brazilian to win the race in Brazil is already very special, so it's a day to remember. You always need to remember the difficult moments. Today was a great moment but at the same time it was a difficult one, so it was a fantastic day to remember and to learn even more on this day.

Q: (Rodrigo Gini - O Estado de Minas)
Felipe, you ended the season with more wins than Lewis, so does it make you regret more the points that you lost during the season or does it bring you any kind of consolation on that fact?

FM:
Well, it shows that we were very strong this season, we could have won even more races but it shows that we did a great championship. But at the end of the day you need the points. I would easily exchange one win with a point today. But anyway, I'm very proud of my victories, about the championship and it shows that we are very strong.

Q: (Adam Hay-Nicholls - Metro)
What do you think you are going to do tonight? Are you in the mood for a few drinks?

FM:
Yeah, for sure, a few drinks, some caipirinhas, to enjoy the moment. Nevertheless, I won at home and that's a great thing. We won the constructors' championship, it's a great day. As I said, now we need to think about the next step which is the beginning of the next season and think about the next championship. But today we need to celebrate with our friends, my family, my wife, my manager, my team, so everybody who did a great job today, the sponsors.

Q: (Andrea Cremonesi – La Gazetta dello Sport)
Felipe, I was there in the pits and of course your family was upset. What are you going to say to them, to console them and then, how did you know that you were winning the championship, because the last few laps were so confusing? Was it from the people in the grandstand?

FM:
No, by radio. You can see the people [in the grandstands] are very happy, already, if you win the race, and if you win the championship even more. But they were very happy, the people on the side of the track and I was not sure but by radio I was informed about everything, every metre.

Q: (Rodrigo Franca – VIP Magazine)
Felipe, talking about the information on the radio, when was the first time your engineer said you would be champion if the race…

FM:
He never said that, he never said that because I think Hamilton was not far away from Glock, so when I crossed the line, Rob (Smedley – race engineer) was telling me 'calm down, calm down because now I need to check Lewis.' And then I was going into turn one, it was taking forever to know the result and then when I got to turn two, it was still 'wait a second because he's fighting with Glock.' And then when I was getting to turn three, he said 'OK, he passed Glock, so… well done anyway, you did a good job' and so on and so on…

Q: (Rodrigo Franca – VIP Magazine)
So no information about Lewis during the race?

FM:
During the race? Yes, but he was fourth, he was fifth, he was fourth, he didn't explain to me everything during the race, just maybe after five or six laps he was telling me where Lewis was but, by that time, I was looking after my own race. The big information was when the rain came at the end which mixed up the result a little bit.

Q: (Heikki Kulta – Turun Sanomat)
Kimi, you just lost your championship title to Hamilton. How do you feel about that?

Kimi Raikkonen:


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