Questions from the floor:

Q: (Heikki Kulta - Turun Sanomat)
Kimi, I feel great and I can see that you feel great, very great. Do you feel even greater if Marcus wins the world rally title?

Kimi Raikkonen:
Good for him, good for Finland, yes, but nothing changes in my life, so I am happy for him if he wins and it will be hard for him. But I am going to enjoy my own victory now as the world champion, so we will see what happens in the other races. I am not too interested in that now.

Q: (Juha P??talo - Financial Times Germany)
How much did the team tell you about the positions of Lewis and Fernando during the race and how much did you think about the points during the race?

Actually, I saw it on the first lap when Lewis went off and I think at the third corner I saw that Fernando got past him and then in corner four Lewis went off. So I knew he had hurt his chances for a podium at that point, but they were telling me about his problem or something that had happened so, from that point, we knew we had a better chance now than we had had for many races. For sure, I knew what was happening behind me but I knew we needed just to make our own race and try to be one and two and then it was not up to us, just what was going to happen, so it was the main thing just to go the whole way.

Q: (MC)
Fernando, we have not heard from you what happened on that opening lap?

Fernando Alonso:
I had a very good start, similar to Kimi and we both arrived quite close to Lewis in the first corner and Kimi managed to overtake him and we were side by side in corner two, so I overtook him there, but he took the slipstream in the long straight, so I covered myself with my position and I think he braked too late on the outside and he missed the corner. After that, I saw the pit board Hamilton P18, so I asked on the radio what is going on and they said he had a gearbox problem after that. So, from that point on, my goal was to avoid the two Ferraris, but it was not possible.

Q: (Livio Oricchio - O Estado de Sao Paulo)
For both Ferrari drivers. Do you think that after the Spy Story there is some kind of justice in this final result?

I think so, maybe, yes. It is so difficult to say. It is such a complicated situation. And I think that it has now been decided and we should put it behind us and there is no point in thinking about it anymore. It's a different story from racing, so it is not a nice thing. Unfortunately it was a big thing this year and so let's hope it doesn't happen again in future.

Felipe Massa:
I think it is another victory for us. It was a big story which was involving many things during the whole season, many negative things and I think this is a very positive thing that we won on the track and also that we beat the problems that we had and it is a good feeling for the team.

Q: (Timo Kunnari - Iltalehti)
Kimi, tell us about your feelings as a champion? Are you going to dance the samba tonight?

I don't know about dancing. I am not going to be in condition for dancing. We will just see what happens tonight - for sure we are going to have a big party, not just tonight but next week and I felt great after the race, a good feeling, but it has been a long season and it is hard to realise that we finally did it after many years and in my first year here at Ferrari and because it has been not in our minds to be a world champion because it seemed so far away, but we managed to come back and win it. So it is hard to believe that it happened. I feel great but it will take a little time to have the real feeling.

Q: (Erica Akie Hideshima - Jornal da Tarde)
Fernando, I would you talk about your season and your team...

Well, this season has been positive in a general view because I moved from Renault after winning the last two Constructors' and Drivers' Championships, 2005 and 2006, and I moved to McLaren with some doubts because 2006 was not a great season for McLaren. So when I moved, with doubts, but the team did a fantastic job to have a competitive car in 2007 and so I was able to fight until the last race to win the world championship and I finished one point behind the champion. So in that aspect I think it has been a very positive season. Outside the car for sure we have had some difficulties this year, but I think this is normal in all jobs and you have ups and downs, better moments and then worse moments, and as I said, I will have great memories of this year from my four victories I had in important places, where I had not won before, like Monza, and Monaco again for a second time. So, as I said, I will have great memories from this season.

Q: (Valeria Zukeran - O Estado De Sao Paulo)
Kimi, you have a reputation for being an unlucky driver, but today a lot happened and you won the championship?

I don't know. I never said I am really unlucky. I don't believe in luck too much - it is down to hard work and sometimes you do things wrong and sometimes you have problems, but today we needed help from the others and it turned out to be good for us. Sometimes this year we have had hard times in the races when we have been leading and something has gone wrong. But today everything went right and worked out for us beautifully. I don't know if it is luck or whatever but I take it. It was good and that is the main thing.

Q: (Andrea Cremonesi - La Gazzetta dello Sport)
In your first season with Ferrari you have won the championship - only Fangio has done this before. How do you feel to be compared to this great champion? And how is your feeling to see McLaren beaten in the last race, the team you were with for five years?

Like I said before, I enjoyed every moment with the team. I enjoy Formula One more this year than the last few years for many reasons, but not because of the driving - for other reasons. And I am more than happy to win the championship with Ferrari, especially the first year with the team has been a great year overcoming all difficulties and giving me such a nice big family and great people to work with - and I would rather win with them than with anybody else.

Q: (Dan Knutson - National Speed Sport News)
Kimi, how do you see yourself coping with the increased media demands of being an ambassador for the sport and world champion?

For sure, I will have more appearances and it is not going to really change my life too much and people will probably look differently at me and make more stories about me and my stuff, but I am not going to change myself. I never have before and I don't know what is going to happen in the future. So I will have to be more careful whatever I do. So we will see what happens. Maybe you should ask Fernando because he can tell - he won it before and he can say if he changed a lot or not. I am not going to worry about it and I am going to lead my life as I want and that's it.

Q: (Livio Oricchio - O Estado de Sao Paulo)
Alonso, will this result interfere with your future?

No. Nothing has changed.

Q: (Heikki Kulta - Turun Sanomat)
Kimi, what was the best of your six victories?

It is very difficult to say which is the best. For sure, this was the most important. We won the championship with this one-two for the team, so if you look at what is most important, ok, every race, every win is important, but this one when it decides everything is the best I would say. It is hard to compare wins, when you win it is nice but this brings more out of you because we won the championship and not just one race.

Q: (Carlos Miquel - Diario AS)
Fernando, do you believe your team would support you more to win the championship for McLaren?

I don't know. I think it is difficult to know, or easy to know, when you lose a championship. It was not today. We arrived here with only a three points' advantage with Kimi and it was not enough because we had a great opportunity to open this gap with the mechanical problems he had in some races. And I think we lost a lot of points in Canada with a seventh place, I had a mistake in Japan and I didn't finish the race in the wet. So one or two points in some of those races and it would have changed the picture completely. From the team I am very convinced they tried to give the same cars for both drivers, the correct approach, and you never know, a few points more to one driver and we won the championship now and not be second and third.



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