Q:
What are your hopes for the weekend ahead?

Rubens Barrichello:
To have a clean weekend without any problems. I also think we can be competitive because we have some new parts to try here. If we can get them to work as we hope, and be reliable, I think a top six position in qualifying is possible. Even if we have to revert to the old layout, we'll be looking at top 12 because the FW33 is a good car.

Q:
What effect has the team's difficult start to the year had on you?

Rubens Barrichello:
It hasn't been the dream start that we all wanted and it's been hard not to be disappointed. But everyone's working flat-out to turn the situation around and we're hoping for a much brighter weekend here than we had in Malaysia.

Q:
What have you been up to since the Malaysian Grand Prix?

Rubens Barrichello:
I went to Thailand, which was fantastic. The weather was great and I bumped into a few people from the F1 paddock, like Christian Horner and David Coulthard. I played a bit of golf while I was there and I'll be keeping a close eye on this weekend's Malaysian Open. I've played at the club where the Open's taking place, so I know what the guys will be going through.

Q:
You've won at the Shanghai International Circuit before. What are your memories of that day?

Rubens Barrichello:
My abiding memory is having a champagne shower with [Ferrari president] Mr Montezemolo on the podium! It was quite a tough race because everyone had a lot of graining on the front tyres, but I was able to hold on until the end.

 

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