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Korean GP - Post qualifying press conference - Pt.2

13 October 2012

QUESTIONS FROM THE FLOOR

Q: (Frederic Ferret - L'Equipe)
To the Red Bull drivers: how much has the car changed for you since this summer and how happy are you with it?

Mark Webber:
Since the August break? Yes, we have been making small developments at each Grand Prix, that's the way it is. If you look at where the car is from Spa, obviously it's a different aero package for Spa and Monza, but to where it is now, the base of the car for sure is probably a decent step but it's always... every Grand Prix, we try to just put little bits on the car to help. At some Grands Prix we don't put anything on, we miss and at the next one we catch up a bit more, and also, you have to bear in mind that it's circuit-specific as well. You have to understand what each track needs and those type of things, so the last two venues have probably been pretty good for us in terms of layout, especially the last one. Yeah, happy drivers are drivers at the front so when you're towards the front it makes you satisfied but we can still improve the car, there are always areas to improve. That's what we've got to keep working on.

Q: (Kate Walker - Girl Racer)
Sebastian, you're going to be starting on the dirty side of the grid tomorrow and at this track, it's particularly dirty due to the lack of use. What kind of concerns do you have going into the first corner?

Sebastian Vettel:
Well, I don't think it's a big disadvantage. Surely I think I would rather be on pole but qualifying is over so we start from second and I don't think it's a big problem. Last year we made a good launch and I think here that you never know what happens. You might as well start third, fourth, fifth and you could end up first by turn four, so you don't know. There's a long straight after the second corner. Obviously I had a tight battle with Lewis last year so these things you have to take them as they come, so it's difficult to know now what's going to happen, but first of all I will focus on the start and then go from there.

Q: (Andrea Cremonesi - La Gazzetta dello Sport)
Sebastian, coming back to the development; yesterday you had different bodywork than your teammate, why did you change, why did you come back (to the original)? And the second question is that in Italy they are saying that there was a red car in front of you on your last run; is that correct? Did you have a problem with that?

Sebastian Vettel:
I don't want to blame it on Felipe. I don't like all these discussions; we've had a lot of them lately. These things happen, it's not Felipe's fault at all. I should have known earlier. If anything it was my mistake. I might have lost a little bit but I'm not a fan of blaming anyone or anything for a certain result or not. I was happy with my qualifying, a little bit at the end.
The first question was why... because it's faster, that's why I changed it.

Q: (Andrea Cremonesi - La Gazzetta dello Sport)
Lewis, we saw a problem in the pit lane with your future teammate or Michael, I don't know which to be honest, we couldn't see. What happened exactly?

Lewis Hamilton:
I didn't have any problems. I was let out of my garage before he was and then they tried to get him ahead of me but he was coming out slowly so I overtook him, because I was already on the speed limit which is 100 and he was doing maybe 20 or 30. But it gained position which is important, position is everything here. If you can get by safely throughout the lap that's very important.



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