Drivers: 1st Kimi Raikkonen (McLaren Mercedes), 1m21.484s; 2nd Michael
Schumacher (Ferrari), 1m21.486s; 3rd Nick Heidfeld (BMW), 1m21.653s.
车手：第一名 基米-雷克南(雷克南新闻,雷克南说吧)（迈凯轮(迈凯轮新闻,迈凯轮说吧)-梅德赛斯） 1分21秒484，第二名 迈克尔-舒马赫（法拉利(法拉利新闻,法拉利说吧)） 1分21秒486， 第三名 尼克-海德菲尔德（宝马） 1分21秒653
Q: Kimi, your third pole this year, very close, on pole by two-thousandths
of a second from Michael...
Kimi Raikkonen: Yeah, it was very close. The car has been pretty good all
weekend. It wasn't a clean lap. I had quite a big moment twice in Ascari, but it
was quick enough for pole and I think we have a good race car also.
Q: Just talk us through the build-up to here. How was the car in testing,
how are the Michelins and how do you feel the level of competition will be
KR: I think it's going to be down to the tyres - which tyre will last
better and be strong in the race. But I think we had a very bad test. I wasn't
testing, but they had some difficulties. The circuit was resurfaced and we
couldn't find the grip, but now suddenly the car is much better and it's back
like it usually is here. So far it has been a good weekend for us.
Q: Michael, it's very close and it won't have escaped your notice that
Fernando Alonso has qualified fifth today and you're on the front row for
Ferrari. Your thoughts and how's the car?
Michael Schumacher: The car is going very well. We were already quite
strong at the test, quite consistent, so it's a comfortable position to be in.
Obviously, with a margin of two thousandths of a second it's a tight battle and
would have been nice to have been on pole here at our home Grand Prix, but more
important to try and achieve (the win) tomorrow.
Q: How was the qualifying lap, your pole lap?
MS: It was clean. It was OK.
Q: Your thoughts going into the race with Kimi alongside you and Fernando
MS: Yeah, it's better than having him beside, or in front, of me, so it's a
more ideal situation. I'm obviously happy for Nick to be up on the podium here
today as well – another German fellow – and good as well for the position to
start the race, so a lot of promising moments we have in front of us.
Q: Nick, first time in the top three since Nurburgring last year and
continuing momentum for the BMW Sauber team…
Nick Heidfeld: Yeah, pretty unexpected. The test didn't go too badly, but
as usually in testing it's very difficult to really know where you stand. This
weekend has gone quite well for us and I have to say I think that was the best
qualifying lap I've done this year and it's great to be in the top three.
Q: The car looks to be quick everywhere in terms of top speed, exit speed
and of course corner speed.
NH: Yeah, if you look at the sector times I think I lose a bit in the
second sector, that's where you need down-force, but I opted for quite low
down-force so our top speeds are good and I think it suits our car.
Q: In the past, the team has been very quick in that final session building
up to qualifying but today you've managed to continue right through into
NH: Yeah, I think we're seeing a change of trend there for the last couple
of races but actually I also find it hard to explain why that is. All year we
have been very strong in the morning but we haven't managed to carry that over
to qualifying. But since a couple of races we managed to be quick as well (in
qualifying), still not as quick as in the morning, but it's a step in the right
Q: Kimi, as Peter said, you were on pole last year but you were penalised
and your team-mate went on to win the race from pole, so how do you feel about
KR: I think last year we had a slightly stronger car, but it has been going
well this weekend and the car has been pretty good, so of course we do the best
we can to keep first place, but it will not be easy, but we will do all we can
and hopefully we can manage to do it.
Q: How easy was it to make the tyre choice? I understand Michelin have got
something like ten different types of tyre here?
KR: I wasn't here in the test and Pedro was here and the test drivers, but
they chose a very good tyre and then of course we have two choices and it was
pretty easy for us to choose from those two and it has been working very well. I
think it is going to be a good tyre in the race and so we just need to wait and
Q: So you are fairly confident for tomorrow?
KR: Yes, but it could go either way tomorrow. I am confident. Yes.
Q: Michael, Kimi mentioned he made some mistakes and there are only
two-thousandths in it at the end of qualifying, could you have gone quicker?
MS: Not really. No. But it is academic. What does it change?
Q: From the championship position, are you happy with second on the
MS: Yes, if you look at the order where in particular Fernando is then it
is not too bad for us.
Q: And with your team mate ahead of him, too?
Q: So you are feeling pretty confident, too?
Q: Has the talk of the announcement tomorrow been a distraction for you or
have you managed to shut all that off?
MS: It's absolutely not a story. It's very clear. It has been very clearly
communicated. So if it is at all a distraction it is to other people rather than
Q: Nick, well done. What has made the difference really for you because you
have been quick all weekend?
NH: Well, actually I am a bit surprised to be in the top three after the
test. We didn't expect that. To be sure, I have quite a well-balanced car, the
best I had for a while and even better than in test and I think we have made a
good tyre choice. As Kimi said, at the test, it was not really perfect but
Michelin worked really hard. There were a lot of different compounds and
constructions and I think that has helped us quite a lot.
Q: And that choice was not difficult to make?
NH: No, it was quite easy because both tyres that we have are quite good,
but I think I made the right choice.
Q: And for the race?
NH: Well, starting third of course you could argue that you want to finish
third and of course that is my target. But I think it is going to be difficult
and in the long run we will not look as strong as we do now after qualifying,
but more importantly we can really see a good trend over the last couple of
races we have really improved heavily with the podium and then in the last race
I was a bit unlucky. I had a really good qualifying, but then obviously I had
that crash in the first corner, but as we are a new team, BMW Sauber, I am very
QUESTIONS FROM THE FLOOR:
Q: (Matthias Brunner - Motor Sport Aktuell) For Kimi and Michael, did the
rain last night affect the track and your tyre choice?
KR: Was it raining? I did not notice. I was in the hotel all evening so I
had no idea. I didn't know it had rained so it didn't affect me at all.
MS: Yes, it was obviously a bit more slippery this morning, so the rubber
(that was) put down was taken away by the rain, but it went back up quickly and
as to the tyre choice I think he is on Michelins and I am on
问：（Matthias Brunner - Motor Sport
Q: Your tyre choice..
MS: Oh, did it affect? Ah, sorry… No.
Q: (Juha Paatalo - Financial Times Deutschland) Michael, at this stage of
the championship any small thing can make the difference. Fernando lost some
parts of his car after he had that puncture. Were you informed and what were
MS: I was informed, but that was it and I concentrated on myself.
问：（Juha Paatalo - Financial Times
Q: (Dieter Rencken - The Citizen) To all drivers, there have been
suggestions about the safety standards of this circuit. What are your
MS: We are not very happy on one particular point, which is the second
chicane which we as drivers have felt for many years has not been up to the
standards. There is a solution as we have been doing many years ago with the
first chicane, which had the same problem. For whatever reason, other things get
changed, but the main and worst particular item does not get changed. And
yesterday at the GPDA meeting it was quite a discussion about it and we all felt
very unhappy about it.
KR: That was a good answer I think and I don't want to get involved in that
situation so it is not going to change by talking about what we decided in
NH: Nothing to add.
问：（Dieter Rencken - The Citizen）问所有车手的问题，这里有一些对这条赛道的安全标准的建议，你们对此作何评价？
Q: (Matthias Brunner - Motor Sport Aktuell) Michael, very often start
position three is preferable to P2. How is that usually at Monza?
MS: It's true, but I don't know. I don't know. I don't have the past in my
mind at the moment.
问：（Matthias Brunner - Motor Sport Aktuell）迈克尔，你经常的发车位置都是第二，在蒙扎是经常吗？