Drivers: Kimi Raikkonen (McLaren), Giancarlo Fisichella (Renault) and Fernando Alonso (Renault).

Questions from the floor.

Q: Adrian Rodriguez Huber - Agencia EFE.
Fernando, you said you were happy. What must happen for you to be even happier tomorrow?

Fernando Alonso:
I think tomorrow we have a good chance to be on the podium and hopefully fighting for the win. The car is competitive here, as we saw today, both cars in the top three, so this is not like Hungary any more, where we were struggling a little bit and not competitive at all. We came back here in the right direction so maybe tomorrow we can really fight with McLaren, our opponents, again.

Q: Andrea Cremonesi - La Gazzetta dello Sport.
Giancarlo, if you are second in the race and your teammate is just behind you, in that case do you think the position of the championship can suggest to you a particularly strategy to help Fernando?

Giancarlo Fisichella:
At the moment there are no team orders at Renault, but I told you already at the last couple of races, if Fernando is fighting for the championship and if he needs help from me I will help him.

Q: Livio Orichio - O Estado de Sao Paulo.
Kimi, it seems that you have the fastest car as we saw yesterday, this morning and in qualifying. If you lose your first position at the start of the race, do you think it will be easy for you to get back to first place?

Kimi Raikkonen:
Hopefully I will not lose it, that is the aim. I don't know. It is not possible to say, after practice, whether it is easy to overtake or not. It is never easy to overtake so even if we have long straights, it could be very tricky. But we have a pretty good starting system so hopefully we will keep first place.

Q: Juha Paatalo - Financial Times Deutschland.
Kimi, knowing your strategy and regarding your performance today in qualifying, how confident are you for victory?

KR:
For sure, we try to win, that is the only aim for us, it is the only way to try to get the championship. I am pretty confident, we have a very good car. I think the car was not so good in qualifying as it will be in the race, looking at this morning. We had some difficulty getting the tyres working on one lap so I am very confident.

Q: Heikki Kulta - Turun Sanomat.
Kimi, can you expect any help from Juan Pablo tomorrow? He's now in a position to give it to you.

KR:
We try to score as many points for the team as we can. We need to fight for both championships and we will see how it goes in the race. We don't have any team orders and we will do our own races and see where we end up.

Q: Juha Paatalo - Financial Times Deutschland.
Kimi, are you surprised that the Renaults are so close to you here?

KR:
No, it has been the same all year, Sometimes they are quicker, sometimes us. Even yesterday we seemed to have a little bit of a gap to the others but that is quite normal on a new circuit and once everybody gets the set-up right, it's always going to be closer, but nobody knows how much fuel people are carrying so we will have to wait and see tomorrow. I'm happy what happened today for us and of course they are close to us but we will just try to beat them.

Q: Stephane Barbe - L'Equipe.
Fernando, could you speak about your lap? It seemed on the TV that you ran a bit wide in the last hairpin, is that the case?

FA:
Yeah, it was okay, but for sure turn 12, the corner after the long straight, I was braking a little bit at the same point and I missed the apex a bit but these things happen. I don't know how much I lost, I will see on the data, but I would be surprised if it was more than half a tenth or something like that, but I am really happy with the lap and the time I did.

 

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