1. Fernando Alonso (Renault), 1h34m27.870s; 2. Kimi Raikkonen (McLaren),
1h34m29.699s; 3. Ralf Schumacher (Toyota), 1h34m52.694s.
车手：第一名 费尔南多-阿隆索（雷诺） 1小时34分27秒870； 第二名 基米-雷克南（迈凯轮） 1小时34分29秒699；第三名 拉尔夫-舒马赫（丰田） 1小时34分52秒694
Q: Fernando, I guess Giancarlo’s problem before the start opened up the
first corner for you…
Fernando Alonso: In a way, yes... It was a little bit difficult with Jenson
because he did a good start, so I guess if Giancarlo had been there on the
inside it would have been a little bit more difficult. I don’t know what
happened to him exactly. We will have to see and check that it doesn’t happen
any more, to him or even to me. Apart from this, I think the race was a little
bit crazy. I didn’t understand some moments of the race, when I was maybe 20
seconds ahead and the gap disappeared after three or four safety cars in ten
laps. But I think the car was perfect, there wasn’t any risk of losing victory
at any time so I was quite confident.
Q: There seemed to be a lot of problems for others getting temperature into
the tyres, but at every re-start, you got a fantastic lead.
FA: Yes, it seems that our car was warming the tyres better ready for the
first lap. It happened on the first lap, when Jenson was leading the race, I
overtook him quite easily on the straight on the restart and then in the other
ones, I was pulling away in the first two laps like six seconds, but that was
enough to maintain the gap and so it was a little advantage for me today.
Q: Just talking about Jenson - it was very close with him on the opening
lap of the race.
FA: Very close, especially at the start. I locked up the tyres and nearly
hit him in the first corner. Then we fought really closely for turn three, but
as always when I fight with Jenson I had no problems at all. We have a lot of
respect for each other and we didn’t have any problem. I think after that he
dropped back and disappeared from the leading places and it was a little bit
easier for me.
Q: Then you had late race pressure from Kimi…
FA: Yes, as I said before, I was about 20 seconds ahead and then that was
gone because of the safety car. After the re-start, I also had quite a good car,
no problems at all with the balance, so it was not too difficult to pull away
Q: Kimi, an interesting and spectacular race for you, perhaps talk us
through it… You obviously had a problem with your nose section at one point, and
perhaps a vibration too.
Kimi Raikkonen: Yeah, at one of the restarts, I overtook Jenson and I
locked up the inside wheel at turn one. I still managed to stay ahead of him
through corners one and three, but fortunately, even with the vibration and a
front tyre the car was still quite quick and I was able to keep up with
Fernando, but then suddenly I think we lost part of the endplate because of the
vibration. I was quite slow at that point, but luckily during the safety car
period we had enough time to change the nose. After that, I think the speed was
there, in the car, to really fight for victory, but my little mistake cost quite
a lot in the end and also there were some lapped people always between me and
Fernando, but the car is quick. If we get a proper race without any problems I
think we should be able to fight for wins and then we will see what happens.
Q: The car must have been really good at the end; but I believe you were on
slightly different tyres to Renault. Do you think that was a factor?
KR: Yes, I think we have different tyres, but I think they were good for
us. But with all the problems with the car, with the nose really, I was not able
to push. The car was quick all the time but of course he slowed down in the end,
so it wasn’t really realistic but you can see that the speed is there so that’s
positive. As long as we get a good race without any problems we should be
Q: Ralf, with a stop-go and where you came from in Bahrain and Malaysia, this almost feels like a win for
Ralf Schumacher: Oh yes, yeah. You can imagine, we are all very happy with
what we achieved today. As you said, the drive-through was because of my mistake
because I didn’t hit the limiter button. But I was lucky that due to the safety
car I think we achieved a lot more than we ever thought before this weekend.
Q: The safety car allowed you to regain some time after that stop-go and
you also picked up some places in the final safety car period just before the
yellows came out…
RS: I thought we only had the (tyre) warm-up problems this weekend, but it
looked like some Michelin runners had the same problem. Jenson struggled and
Nick as well. So Nick went off and I was able to get by and that obviously gave
me another position. With all the backmarkers in between us, it was a bit of a
fight really, but yeah, we went through and finished third. It was great.
Q: Looked like you had a very spectacular phase on those opening laps…
RS: Similar thing you know: we were all sliding so I just saw a lot of
locking wheels and stuff like that. It was very interesting, very difficult for
me today because the car grip was never really there to fight the whole race, to
keep it there but it worked out.
Q: Where do you think Toyota are? Do you think you are back to where you
were in 2005?
RS: I think we had a good result today, but we were far away from the top
teams, I guess. I have seen the lap times and we have to work, but I have no
doubt at all that our crew is able to do that. We’re strong people and they are
really pushing hard so I’m looking forward to the next few races.
Q: Fernando, a nice early lead to the World Championship, Renault very
strong too. It’s all looking great…
FA: Yeah, I won the first one and this third one. Fisi did the previous
race and I was second so 28 points out of 30 is a dream come true again, this
start of the season, so let’s hope it finishes like last year.
Q: Fernando, how difficult was it for you to keep abreast with what was
FA: Well, not too difficult because I was always leading. All the
strategies worked OK and the safety car was not too difficult to know if it was
the time to come in or not. It was quite clear. Thanks to that, and thanks to
the nice gap I had, we pitted both times with a safe gap and no worries. The
race was difficult in terms of keeping up the concentration and the motivation,
because I pushed hard all the way through the first part of the race, I was 20
seconds ahead in spite of one safety car period ? if not, maybe more ? and I was
ready to turn down everything at the end, in a nice way, and then the gap
disappeared every time so I needed to push a little bit more again. But it was a
safe race and the important thing was to save the engine, to keep it fresh for
the Imola race, to try to do a good result there again, and we did it, so it was
Q: Did you have problems getting the tyres up to temperature after the
safety car periods?
FA: Yes, a lot, but I warmed the tyres very, very aggressively in this
race. On the first lap, when I overtook Jenson, I think one of the reasons was
that. I saw Jenson in front of me not warming the tyres too much and I was much
more ready for the re-start. And the same happened in the next two restarts.
Q: Tell us about that overtaking manoeuvre with Jenson.
FA: Well, he had very cold tyres in the last corner so he went off the line
and I was much quicker, but I didn’t overtake him before the line, so I was on
half-throttle on the straight in order to be side-by-side and then when we
crossed the line I was on full throttle.
Q: Then you were pushing hard until lap 51 and then you eased off?
FA: Yeah, we turned down the revs, but even with that the car was extremely
competitive and we were maintaining the gap to Kimi. So, I pushed one lap just
to check how quick the car was ? a 26.2s or whatever ? and from there the gap
was nine seconds with five laps to go, so I was just cruising.
Q: And the team told you to relax; what was the reply you made?
FA: No, they were telling me the gap. Every time we crossed the line they
told me ‘five laps to go, seven seconds’, ‘four laps to go, six seconds’ and I
said ‘don’t worry, I’m relaxed. I’m not pushing.’
Q: Finally, I have been asked to ask you about the rabbit gesture ? and
what else do you have in your repertoire for the rest of the season?
FA: I don’t know. Every race, hopefully, if I win more races I will do
something different. This was something like a kangaroo for Australia, for the
Q: Kimi, I noticed on lap 12, the lead went up from 1.9s to 4.1s. Was that
the nose section problem you talked about just now?
KR: Yes. Even with the flat-spotted tyre, the car was quite quick and I was
able to keep the distance and then suddenly I lost the front end completely. We
had some vibration and we lost some part of the front wing and the car started
to understeer very badly and it wasn’t very quick any more. Really, at that
point of the race, we had lost it.
Q: So did you wait until your scheduled stop on lap 21 to have it
KR: We changed it under the safety car. We kept the same front wing on the
first stop, otherwise it would take too late. The car was not quick because I
was understeering all the time and then at the safety car, we had enough time to
change the front wing. We really didn’t know what was the problem before. We
were expecting to have a small problem, maybe with the front wing, but it would
have taken too long so we needed to wait. That’s why we were so slow for half of
Q: What about the early part of the race; you were right behind Jenson for
two or three laps?
KR: Yeah. I overtook him when I had that flat spot. I almost went off, but
I was able to keep him behind. I think we touched a little bit in corner three,
he touched my rear tyre or something, we were so close to each other, but apart
from that it was OK, fair play, a bit tight, but it was good.
Q: And it was pretty exciting with Juan Pablo, the two of you
KR: Yeah, on the first lap, but I was able to keep him behind so it was OK,
but unfortunately with the problem that I had with the front tyre we were not
able to really use our speed and try to challenge Fernando; but I think the car
is still quick and without any problems, we should be able to fight.
Q: And you had the Midlands as well…
KR: Yeah, it never helps, but what can you do? It’s part of the whole thing
and it’s easy to lose so much time, even when it’s one or two cars. You can’t
push 100 percent. With them in between two fast cars, and when you’re trying to
warm up your tyres, it’s not the easiest thing. I think the race result is still
good, looking at what was going on at the beginning of the race. I was not
really expecting to be able to keep second place but luckily we were able to
change the front wing, so that car was back to normal.
Q: Ralf, it is mike Gascoyne’s birthday today and I am sure he is very
happy to see you on the podium. It is a great birthday present for him and for
you after the disappointments of the first couple of races…
RS: I am sure he will have a long night ahead of him on the plane and he
will use that opportunity! It has been great for us and we had a particularly
difficult start to the season, but we are still fighting to get our performance
back and today we were a bit lucky at the same time. We had a decent pace but
still too far away from where we should have been and that is clear.
Nevertheless, I am pretty happy with what I achieved and for the guys. I mean
they worked very hard over the winter and we were disappointed at the first race
and second so this is quite good for them.
Q: You lost a couple of places after the first safety car. Is that the
incident you were describing just now?
RS: The tyre warm-up was particularly difficult today. I had the pleasure
of seeing a car spinning twice in front of me while he was trying to warm up his
tyres. I took it easy, maybe too easy, and that is why I lost a lot at the first
one, but I got it back at the third safety car, which then really helped.
Q: Do you think you can repeat this in the forthcoming races?
RS: Imola is going to be coldish temperatures again and so it is going to
be difficult to judge for the moment with the problems we have. I mean on Friday
we struggled a bit and worked overnight on set up and got it right on Saturday
so it could happen at Imola. There are two tests before then, so we have time to
work on it and we try to stay where we are.
QUESTIONS FROM THE FLOOR
Q: (Mark Fogarty, Auto Action) Ralf, you know Michael better than anyone.
What do you think? Do you think Michael is getting very frustrated?
问：（Mark Fogarty, Auto Action）拉尔夫，你比任何人更了解迈克尔，你怎么看？你认为迈克尔会非常沮丧吗？
RS: Maybe you ask him. We have other things to worry about to be
Q: (Livio Orrichio ? O Estado do Sao Paulo) Ralf, as far as you know one of
the problems you had at the beginning of the season was the tyre temperature and
here where everyone suffered from this problem, it seems that you had less
problem than the others. Is that true?
问：（Livio Orrichio ? O Estado do Sao
RS: Well, yes, less than the other Bridgestone runners, but there were
reasons for that. I was still surprised watching all the other drivers today.
Everyone had problems with warming up the tyres. It is not only us, suffering.
In the first race, we definitely suffered, but we are still learning with the
new tyres and we are on top of the game now.
Q: (Heikki Kulta ? Turun Sanomat) Second place is your best result at this
place. Was this your best result and race here?
问：（Heikki Kulta ? Turun Sanomat）在这个地方，第二名是你的最好成绩。这是你在这里比赛的最好成绩吗？
KR: Not really. I think I’ve never had a proper race here. Something always
happens. It has never been a perfect race here for me. It looks like something
always happens here, but we have had a good result and I think we are getting
back in the championship now. Maybe it is not ideal, but if you look at last
year we are in a stronger position now than we were then and it is still only
the beginning of the championship. So we will just see what we can do.
Q: Do you think that basically you were lacking mileage during practice,
particularly yesterday morning when that turned out to be wet? Is that a part of
KR: It doesn’t help, but it is the same for everybody and we know that at
some places the tyres are not so easy to warm up. We had a similar thing in the
winter when it was very cold and maybe here it was an issue, but it could have
been at any other place also.
Q: I was just thinking that not many people did much running on Friday and
maybe that would have solved the problem?
RS: I don’t think that is a big issue. I think a lot of us, we had a
particularly strong winter back in Europe and a lot of people thought just ok it
is extremely cold so it will get better and don’t worry about the warm-up
problems. And, I think, we were caught out by that, a little bit.
Q: (Tony Dodgins - Autosport) Fernando, when it comes to that warming-up
process, obviously everybody is changing direction, but you seem to be almost
locking the wheels and then starting again by spinning wheels. Is there a
special technique there?
问：（Tony Dodgins -
FA: No, I think we do always a different warm up for the tyres in the
Renault team, especially for the out laps and going to the grid. When I see
another driver in front of me, they spin the tyres in a different way and maybe
they are using different traction controls or whatever and we have to really
move the car a lot to get the spin and I think this extra work we were doing
today was help enough to warm all four tyres in one way.
Q: (James Stanford - Herald Sun) Fernando, how much quicker do you think
the Renault is compared to your main rivals?
问：（James Stanford - Herald Sun）费尔南多，和你的主要对手相比，你认为雷诺快了多少？
FA: I don’t know. I felt quicker than the rivals probably yesterday and
today. Yesterday I had a little bit of traffic and not a perfect qualifying, but
today I had a normal race and felt quicker in all the stages of the race. But,
also, Kimi had some problems with the wings so we don’t know in equal conditions
how we are… But I think we are again one of the top teams and in some races we
are fighting with the BAR (Honda), like we did in Malaysia, and some races
with Ferrari, like we did in Bahrain, here with the McLarens. The important
thing is to be always there.
Q: (Heikki Kulta ? Turun Sanomat ) Fernando, last year you had 36 points
after four races. Are you able to beat that record this time?
问：（Heikki Kulta ? Turun Sanomat）费尔南多，去年四场比赛之后你拿到了36个积分。你能在这次突破这个纪录吗？
FA: Well I am 28 and so I need to win in Imola and I think that will be
extremely difficult, but if I repeat the same number I will be extremely happy
if I finish in the first two in Imola. The important thing is to be constant in
the championship, try to be on the podium ? as I was last year 15 times, I think
? and concentrate and try not to do any mistakes and just to do good weekends in
a professional way and finish the races and score points. It doesn’t matter if
it is 10, eight or four ? any points are important.
Q: (Anthony Rowlinson - Autosport) Fernando, you had a similar start to the
season last year, but McLaren came on very strong throughout the year. Do you
fear something similar this year?
问：（Anthony Rowlinson -
FA: Yes, I am pretty sure that the little advantage that we saw at the
beginning of the championship last year and this year will disappear sooner or
later and the only thing we have to do is to take the opportunities as we are
now and to win these race sand then when the other teams improve and are similar
to us or quicker than us we just have to finish the races, to be 100 per cent
from the drive-ability point of view, and push the other teams to the limit.