Drivers: Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari), Felipe Massa (Ferrari) and Fernando Alonso (McLaren).

Questions from the floor.

Q: (Heikki Kulta - Turun Sanomat).
Kimi, considering the whole season, was this your best qualifying with Ferrari so far?

Kimi Raikkonen:
It is difficult to say, it is a different place, I have had some good ones before, so overall maybe yes but only the last one really counts so... it was good.

Q: (Dan Knutson - National Speed Sport News).
Kimi, quite often in qualifying you have not been able to get everything out of the car. What made the difference this time, so you could get the maximum out of the car?

KR:
I think that the balance was very good this morning already. This makes your life a bit easier when you go into qualifying the car should be pretty good. Sometimes we haven't really been able to do that for one reason or another. It still wasn't perfect but I was able to try the best I want and it has not been too bad.

Q: (Juha P??talo - Financial Times Germany).
Kimi, you said you had some problems in your last try. But still in the first sector you were three-tenths faster than anybody else, so how did the problems affect your driving?

KR:
The rear didn't feel as good as it should, it felt too soft really and the first sector is mainly a really straight line. There is really only one corner, so for sure it doesn't affect there as much as in the middle.

Q: (Juha P??talo - Financial Times Germany).
Fernando, everything that happened in Paris how has it affected your mood and the mood of the team during this weekend?

Fernando Alonso:
Nothing for me and for the team I don't think that many things changed. We are all here in the race preparing for qualifying and the strategy for tomorrow. Everybody is very focused in the race weekend and we try to win this one as we try to win every race. I didn't feel any change.

Q: (Marco Evangelisti - Corriere dello Sport).
Fernando, I understand what you are saying, but today Max Mosley was so concerned about the situation you are in that he said the FIA will be monitoring carefully what is going on in McLaren. Are you really concerned, really afraid, that the team could not support you until the end?

FA:
No, not at all. I am not concerned, I am fully convinced and totally happy with the team's behaviour in this situation. They always said that they will do the best they can to win races and to help both drivers to win races and championships. That is the way it is going now, so I am not concerned.

Q: (Andrea Cremonesi - La Gazzetta dello Sport).
Fernando, this morning Ron explained what happened on the morning in Hungary. Could you please give us your version, just what you can say to us about it?

FA:
I have no comment on this. Everybody speaks to everybody, speculates about everything... We are here racing, so I think it is the first thing we have to talk about. If Ron says something it is because he wanted, if Max said something today it is because he wanted. But I am a racing driver. I will answer questions about tyres, engines and things like that.

Q: (Andrea Cremonesi - La Gazzetta dello Sport).
Felipe, you are in a very difficult situation because the first corner is very tight here and most Grands Prix are decided in the first corner. Considering Kimi has more points than you in the championship, there is a very small window for the championship. What do you want to do tomorrow is the first thing?

Felipe Massa:
To try to win.

Q:
And then?

FM:
And then we will see. Then we have three more races.

Q: (Miran Alisic - POP TV).
I have a question for the three of you regarding racing. We are having a situation where Ferrari have won the Constructors' Championship actually and McLaren are out of the Constructors' Championship. Is it going to affect your racing at all because you are now free of thinking of the Constructors' Championship?

FM:
No.

KR:
No.

FA:
No.

Q: (Ian Parkes - The Press Association).
Fernando, I hear what you said earlier. But it is not speculation what Ron said earlier. He held a briefing with the British media and during that briefing he confirmed that he had an exchange with you at the Sunday morning of the Hungarian Grand Prix at which you informed him that you had information that would be damaging for the team and were threatening to go to the FIA with it. I was just wondering what your response to that would be and why you would threaten your team principle like that?

FA:
I will not comment. That is what you think.

 

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