Questions from the floor.

Q: (Joris Fioriti - AFP).
There's a movie about Ayrton Senna which is going to come out. I was wondering if any of you have seen it, if you liked it, and then to all of you, if you had any special memories of that day in 1994 and what you still think about Ayrton Senna, what he means to you?

Bruno Senna:
I watched it for the first time last night; the movie's awesome. It reminded me of so many things that just got dulled by time. It's very special for me, I think for anyone who's a racing driver it's going to be quite special, whoever was a fan of Ayrton. For people who didn't know Ayrton, they will have a pretty good image of what Ayrton was all about. It's not a movie about racing itself but it's a movie about the life of Ayrton, the implications of what he did in his life. It feels very special and definitely brought back many memories, good memories and some sad memories as well, of course.

Lucas di Grassi:
I have very few memories of Ayrton when he was actually racing, because I was so young. I was not even into karting yet. But I remember perfectly what I was doing the day he died. I had a radio-controlled airplane, something that Ayrton liked to do as well, and I was playing with it and my father rang. He was racing go-karts and I was starting to race go-karts and I wasn't even watching the race, I was playing in the field, and he said 'come back home, there is something going on' and I came back home and then I saw everything and I saw the implications that that day had with Brazil itself, and that was the very, very deep image that I will never forget. It showed how important... for me, it made the connection as to how much, how important racing was for the Brazilian people. For sure, it motivated me to race go-karts and so on.

Rubens Barrichello:
I don't have a lot of memories of him because I was so young as well! Well, he was the man, for me he was everything since he helped me a great deal going to the go-kart World Championships. We know the story. Unfortunately I couldn't be at the cinema yesterday to watch the preview but I will be the very first one to watch it when it comes out. I think it's on the twelfth of this month, so I will be there whenever it happens.

Felipe Massa:
As Rubens says, Senna was really amazing. He was an amazing driver. I remember so many races that he did. He was a great driver in the race, but what he was able to do in qualifying was something that I never saw before, that a driver could do most of the pole positions in a season, most of the time with a big difference between his pole and the other times. For me, that was really one of the strongest points as well. You could see that he had something different. He won many, many races, he was very strong, but what he did in qualifying was really, really amazing for me.

Q:
Have you seen the film?

FM:
Not yet because I couldn't go yesterday either, but I am really looking forward to seeing it as soon as possible.

Q: (Sarah Holt - BBC Sport).
Felipe, how focused are Ferrari on making sure that Alonso wins the title here this weekend? Do you think he can do it? And will you be expected to help him?

FM:
Well, he is first in the championship, so for sure I think he can do it. I think the focus is to win the championship. If he wins here, for sure it's good for the team, but the focus is that he can win the championship. He's first and we know how... some races (ago) everybody was sure that Red Bull was going to win easily and then something happened in the race, so they lost many points which is exactly what happened in the last race. So Sebastian had ten pole positions, he won three races, so you can see that everything can be possible in the championship, especially now that Fernando is in front, so the chances of winning are quite big.

Q: (Jonathan Legard - BBC Sport).
Felipe, given your prowess at this circuit, how do you see your role in affecting the title race?

FM:
Well, for sure, when you have a driver there taking points away from other drivers who are fighting for the championship it's always important. I see myself there and for sure thinking about starting in the best position and finishing in the best position as well.

Q: (Jonathan Legard - BBC Sport).
And just one other thought. You talked about your season being not as good as you expected; what has held you back in particular, in qualifying for example?

FM:
Well, to have the right grip on the first lap, to prepare the tyres, to have the right grip for the first lap. That was the most difficult thing.

Q: (Jon McEvoy - The Daily Mail).
Just going back to Ferrari, if you're leading the race, would you give way to let Fernando through to win it?

FM:
Well, I already did that, you know? 2007, you don't remember? So it depends on me. I'm a professional driver.

Q: (Ian Parkes - The Press Association).
Felipe, another question, you've spoken warmly about the fans here and the reaction you've had over the past few years. Are you slightly concerned that after what happened in Germany this year that their reaction might be slightly different towards this year, and following on from Jon's question, if you do something similar like allow Alonso through again, will that reaction not turn against you again, because they expect you, a Brazilian, to win the race in front of your home crowd?

FM:
Well, I expect me to win the race as well and I will do the best I can to win the race for them, for the people. It's also true that even after the race in Germany, when I arrived in Brazil, the people were very nice with me, very fantastic, pushing me forward. The real people are great. Journalists are much more difficult.

Q: (Joris Fioriti - AFP).
Felipe, you talked about your first lap in qualifying; do you have any idea why you can't reach the level of performance of Fernando this year? Is it due to your accident...?

FM:
No. For sure it's due to the temperature of the tyres, the way I drive, for the first lap on the tyres. I was struggling just to have the right grip for the first lap, so that was the main issue. Everybody knows that even in 2008 I was the driver on the grid who did the most pole positions, so it's something that I know how to do, but this year I was missing the direction.

Q: (Jonathan Legard - BBC Sport).
Rubens, how do you see the title race now? Two races to go, is it Alonso hitting the front? You know all about Ferrari, have they got the momentum, are they on their way?

RB:
I think it's fairly open still. Obviously minor chances for a few of them; not as it was at the last race. I've said before that I think Alonso was running on the outside and coming strongly. The best car is still Red Bull and if everything goes to plan, I think Red Bull should win the race but Ferrari has always been quite strong here as has McLaren, so I think it's fantastic that we have such a fight and hope to be in between them, among them and just make the show quite special for the public as it always seems to be.

Q: (Joris Fioriti - AFP).
Rubens, when you came into F1, Ayrton Senna was a big man and you were a small guy, and he helped you. Do think that there's the same kind of relationship between you and Felipe? When he came, you were the big man, he was the small guy and...

RB:
He's still a small guy.

FM:
He was never big. Smaller than me.

RB:
I've been very open to my friends. In Brazil, we get on very well. We see each other much more than some of the others: the Germans or the Spanish guys. I don't see them close too often. All four of us are quite good friends. Lucas or Bruno know that if they need anything they can reach me; the same thing with Felipe. So many times we get the plane back to Brazil or to some other places and he would say or I would say 'have you learned that that line was the faster one...' 'oh, I haven't thought of that.' You just put a note and next year you try it. We're fairly open and if there is anything with my experience that I can help I'm very glad to tell it and be fairly open.

FM:
And also me and Lucas live in the same building. He never has food in his house, he's always coming to my house to eat.

LdG:
Hey, that's... that's true. Free lunch.

 

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