Drivers: Fernando Alonso (McLaren Mercedes), Felipe Massa (Ferrari) and Mark Webber (Red Bull).

Questions from the floor.

Q: (Dan Knutson - National Speed Sport News).
Mark, given the reliability problems for you this year, how much tension was there for you over those last laps thinking the car might just break again?

Mark Webber:
Absolutely horrible, because I wasn't that confident to be honest because if you look at our reliability record it has been quite poor and there are still a lot of components that we need to get more confidence in to be honest in a grand prix. So once we had done our second stops, and I had a comfortable third going on the slick tyres and I thought 'just stay together, just stay together' and I saw the rain coming and I knew there was going to be a few variabilities before the race was over. But there is absolutely nothing I can do about that, I have to just keep pushing and if the car stops... I have plenty of experience with that, but I don't have very much experience with being up here. I'm bloody happy to be here so it's good.

Q: (Jaime Rodriguez - El Mundo).
Fernando congratulations. We could see you were very happy on the podium. Did this victory have a different taste for you after everything that has happened in the last weeks?

Fernando Alonso:
No, same taste. But obviously for the championship it is more important. When you win and your main opponents for the championship finish second or third the gap doesn't close enough to be so out there. You are happy for the win but more than the win it is also ten points from Kimi and Lewis and two from Felipe. So I was happy also for that.

Q: (Livio Oricchio - O Estado de Sao Paulo).
Massa, what do you have against Alonso? And Alonso what do you have against Massa?

FA:
Nothing, nothing it all. As I said, I will not talk any more about this. If I say something to him I apologise already in front of everybody, so I want to enjoy the win and there is nothing at all. I was not too happy at the end of the race because we touched each other but now, five minutes later on the podium I realised that this is motor racing, so I will not talk any more.

Felipe Massa:
I don't have anything against anybody, I just do my race and I follow the rules of the sport, that's all. If somebody tells me something I did wrong and I didn't, I will be unhappy. That is normal. But if he has apologized, then that's fine. He knows he was not right after the race.

Q: (Andrea Cremonesi - La Gazzetta dello Sport).
Considering that it was wet weather and the track was very slippery, which manoeuvre of Felipe did you not like?

FA:
I will not talk any more. I like how we finished, I will not talk any more. I won the race.

Q: (Michael Schmidt - Auto Motor und Sport).
In the beginning of the race many people went off at the first corner, you obviously didn't. Were you warned from the pits that there was a lake on the inside?

FM:
I was really lucky because I braked reasonably late when we just came on lap 2 or something and it was really wet. I was really lucky because I completely locked the wheels and I though I was going to spin off but I could manage to control and fortunately I didn't manage to spin off. I think Fernando had a difficult moment as well behind me.
FA: I was the same, braking at the same point as Felipe, locking in the same way the tyres and we ran very wide into turn one, just on the limit. I was taking the reference of him for braking and things like that. We all had problems at that corner, I think 22 drivers had problems there.

MW:
Yeah Jenson was quite quick at that point. I thought he was, not risking a lot, but anyway that is what he was doing. But anyway it was good information for me when I saw the spray stop and him sideways. Then he was looking at me going backwards so I knew it was a bit too late for him and I braked earlier.

Q: (Livio Oricchio - O Estado de Sao Paulo).
Alonso, you are only 2 points behind your teammate. Does it change your approach to the championship?

FA:
No, not at all. I have said many times, the championship is very long and I think there are seven or eight races to go still. So every weekend is an unpredictable weekend. Even here Ferrari is very, very quick and they were quicker than us on track conditions in normal conditions. Suddenly you have a mechanical problem in Kimi's car and you have rain at the end and McLaren wins the race. This is motor racing and in the next seven races I would not put any money on any driver, anyone can win because the races are a bit unpredictable. Knowing that I approach every race always thinking to do my best. Sometimes you have a better result, sometimes not so good. If I am at two points now, then in Hungary I will do my best. Hopefully I can keep scoring more points than the leader.

 

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