Q. The actual challenge of this circuit seems remarkable. Obviously, you have got to go for low drag, low drag, low drag and yet at the same time you have got the curbs and everything else. Then at the same time you have now got this business of DRS, which you can use for something like 74 percent of the circuit but during the race itself you have only got two DRS zones. How do you tune the car?
TG: Yeah, it is a very complex optimization exercise. Clearly you have got DRS all the time in qualifying but then in the race you have only got it when you are behind another car. We are looking for the best compromise of both raw speed in terms of lap time and tactical advantage to either defend or overtake other cars. I think you will see out there that there are a variety of solutions. We have put an awful lot of simulation effort into trying to pitch ours about right and I think we have got it right. Sunday will tell us whether we have or not but it is more than just chasing end of straight speed these days. It is about other things. As I said, tactical advantage, protecting tires and qualifying pace, so it is a difficult job. We think we have got it right but Sunday will tell us one way or another.
Q. Stefano, it is a very important race for you. Tell us about how the cars went today and the performance of the cars. Were you happy with them today?
Stefano DOMENICALI: Well, when we come to Monza you know that for us that this is a very important race, but I don't want to really put more pressure on top of the normal one as that is part of the game. In terms of performance this morning we were struggling. We did a lot of different tests, also in the afternoon, of different components but we were struggling to find the right grip and to find the right balance with the car. The situation improved this afternoon. There are a lot of things still to do and I am sure the night will be a long night for the engineers to make sure that all what Tim was saying before about the right balance between the speed and downforce will be considered appropriately. One thing is the qualifying but the most important thing is the race. We may have two different scenario where you really need to make sure that you fine tune to make sure to be fast in qualifying but much stronger during the race.
Q. There was a difference of 72 degrees track temperature between the start of FP1 and FP2 when it was 41 degrees; did that manifest itself in the performance of the car, because you've had so many problems with track temperatures?
SD: I think that yes, it's a factor that helped us to improve at least at the beginning of the first run; we were the only ones to improve our lap time. For sure it's a factor. I don't think that's the only one but for sure an important one.
Q. We've heard that the team has invested quite a lot over the year and there is a three-year development plan now. How has that manifested itself for you; a huge rise in staff it would seem?
GA: Yeah, I have to say that since the new Concorde Agreement, that imposed on us to become manufacturers and adjusted the rules, we had a nice riddle which was how to find a wind tunnel, how to calibrate it, how to buy a cfd cluster, how to hire 60 engineers in four months. I think we've been lucky because something has happened. Now we are learning to use our tools and I have to say we are a happy team.
Q. Now Spa was your best qualifying – not the best race of course – but you could see that there had been a lot of progress for that...
GA: Ah, it's overrated. I think Spa was a good result but at the end of the day, I have to be objective and recognize that Fernando, Jenson, Adrian, Paul, Michael would have been ahead of us if they didn't have a sort of misunderstanding either within their teams or within the circuit, so at the end of the day we were sixth and 11th. I think that we would have been happy to be 11th and 12th and that's probably our value, which is much better than 17th and 18th as we had been in the past and it's probably better than how we're going to end up here.
Q. So could you see that progress continuing for the rest of the season, or are you now winding... what's the balance now?
GA: We have now stopped the development of the concept of the STR6 and we are focusing on STR7 but as we are a small team, we will introduce something new in the next Grands Prix because there's something in the pipeline. I would say the strongest part of a Formula 1 team nowadays is the time to market, and the strongest guys have got a very small, a very short time to market. We're not that clever yet but we're trying. This has the consequences that probably we will feed something in the latter part of the season, because we have not been able to do as much as to translate into facts the concepts and ideas of our studies.