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.
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
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 Mich elins and I am on
问：（Matthias Brunner - Motor Sport
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？