KR: I hope so but you never know, it can change so quickly. We have had
some very strong races this year and then the next race has been not so good
again, so we just need to wait and see, but I think we’re going in the right
Q: What about the track, how have track conditions changed, and do you
expect them still to change?
MS: Yeah, I expect it still to rubber in more and more, that’s the natural
procedure, particularly with the rain we have had, so it’s a bit more slippery,
but if you see how it has even improved in qualifying, it was already quite
Q: So you expect the track almost to come to you in the race? Can you plan
MS: I don’t think it has been away from us anyway.
Q: But it could be even better, even more.
MS: I don’t know. We don’t have any problems, so, sometimes when you are in
a little bit of difficulty, you hope the track develops towards you, but we’re
not really in any difficulty, so even if it develops, it might develop
FM: Yeah, yeah definitely. If you look at the pace this morning, and also
the times in first qualifying, I was expecting to fight for pole, but in a way,
if you look at my pace this morning, I am also optimistic for tomorrow, so I am
really looking forward and I think we have a strong car and hopefully everything
works in the direction we think it’s going to work and I’m happy anyway.
Q: (Juha Päätalo ? Financial Times Germany) Kimi, you said in the TV
unilaterals that your second lap was not as fast as your pole lap. So what
actually happened that you ran wide in one corner? Did you lose
KR: No, I just went faster than normal because I was trying to gain back
the lap time. I had nothing to lose on that lap really and so I tried to gain
time on that corner and that’s why I went off at the corner.
Q: (Juha Päätalo ? Financial Times Germany) Do you think there was any
damage to the car caused by going through the gravel?
KR: I don’t know, but we are allowed to change the bits that are
问：（Juha Päätalo ? 德国金融时报）你认为赛车在冲进缓冲区时是否有任何的损坏？
Q: (Walter Koster ? Saarbrücker Zeitung) Michael, why is it so difficult
for you to win here? 13 races and only three wins. If you compare it with
Magny-Cours, eight wins. And what are the advantages for you concerning the home
race? Is it an advantage or more a disadvantage?
MS: Absolutely no disadvantage. It is beautiful for the motivation and the
motivation side. I like it. You’re right, the results show not as many wins as
on other tracks, but I don’t have a particular reason for that. Some was
unfortunate, some we went too slow, some I don’t know. But it really is one of
the highlights of the year.