Q. Sebastian, your first home grand prix as World Champion. What does that mean to you?
Sebastian VETTEL: Well, I mean generally after winning the championship last year coming here it is not that different to two years ago or last year in Hockenheim. It is always great first of all to have the opportunity to race in your home country, in front of your home crowd. We are six drivers now so we all share that feeling this weekend and I am looking forward to it. Many times people talk about extra pressure or things that could slow you down but to be honest I think it is more positive than anything else to have people in the grandstands, people outside the paddock and inside the paddock as well support you and trying to push you forward to allow you to find maybe this extra tenth or two around the lap.
Q. The results of the last three grands prix, you have been a winner, McLaren has been a winner and Ferrari has been a winner. The regulations have slightly changed as well. Are you going to find out this weekend, or is it going to be next weekend in Hungary, where the true performance is and where the true position is?
SV: Well, I think we have seen the true performance throughout the season so far already. We have had enough races to judge. Last weekend, unfortunately, we were discussing or we were talking more about rules and rule changes rather than the racing. But from here it should be clear right from the start so there is not a lot to talk about in that regard and we focus on racing again. I think it has been fairly tight all year, especially, as you said, the last three races with three different teams winning, so for here it is difficult to say who will be strongest. We are here to find out but I think we have a good chance. We seem to like the track. We had a very good race two years ago, very, very good race pace so we will see. Since then things have changed. I think we have learned a lot. At this stage, everything looks fine. We are as confident as we can be and I, in particular, am looking forward to the race on Sunday.
Q. Nico, first of all I believe you were meant to drive the W196 around the Nordschleife this morning or maybe yesterday. Did it happen and what was it like?
Nico ROSBERG: Yeah, it was this morning. It was a very, very special experience for me to drive the car which (Juan Manuel) Fangio had his first win in a Mercedes in 1954 and around the Nordschleife. It was just a part of it, but still it was very, very nice. Even I must say I didn't know what to expect. To drive the car was fun. It feels like a go-kart and the position is cool. The gear shifting, very easy to shift and everything, so it was great. The only thing was the driving position which was very strange. A big steering wheel and the pedals completely right and left as there was the big gearbox in the middle, right between your legs, so it was quite strange.
Q. Like the question to Michael, the progress of Mercedes and also driving for virtually the national team this weekend.
NR: Of course, all that comes together. As I say this morning to see the history of the team and then to drive the Silver Arrow here in the Nurburgring in front of the home crowd is a great experience. For us performance wise this weekend is about consolidating our upgrade that we brought to Silverstone so there are another few bits and pieces just to make sure that is working well and so, as Michael said already, we are genuinely optimistic that we can move forward from here and that we are going to progress. That's why I hope I can put in a very good result here at home.
Q. Michael and Sebastian, you are two World Champions, can you rate one another's seasons and both of you, do you think that Sebastian could become the next Michael Schumacher?
SV: I can rate many seasons by Michael, he did a lot of seasons and he obviously won the championship seven times. Obviously he's sitting next to me, so whatever I say, he can hear as well but I don't think we have to go through all this again. You have been there for most of the time as well so I think you remember. He had very good seasons, but he also had seasons where he was in a bit of trouble and came out of it, made huge progress with the team and himself, even though he didn't win the championship.
And on the second question – yeah, I'm not his brother, he has one already. Surely, for all of us, except Michael, we will always be compared to him and left with his big footsteps or footprints, but it will be very, very difficult to catch up. Everything he achieved is quite phenomenal, so the question is not only if there will ever be a German achieving that again, the question is if there will ever again be a driver in Formula 1 achieving what he has done.
MS: Well, as he talked about footsteps, I think we both have similar sized shoes so it should be good.