Q: The last race was very much McLaren versus Red Bull and as you pointed out there were specific areas where both of those cars were particularly good. Can you see the same thing happening here?
LH: I would guess so, but this is a circuit where perhaps there is less opportunity for the advantage of the Red Bull maybe. There are a couple of corners, turn four, turn seven, and I think turn 10, turn nine maybe where the Red Bull will be quite strong on those exits but otherwise we should be strong on the straights. But you never know. I think other teams are constantly developing their cars and as Nico said we are also doing the same thing, trying to develop our car throughout the year, so we always try to bring small bits to each track. Hopefully our car suits the track a little bit better than it did in Monaco and we can have a good weekend.
Q: Can I ask you guys a two-part question. One, what guidelines does your team give you for racing your teammate? Two, let's say you are racing your teammate, you are behind and you get a good run on him down the straight, he leaves you room on the inside, not a lot but just enough, what do you do?
LG: Well, we have no team orders whatsoever if it is a team-mate or any other driver. On the track what matters for me and the team is to race as hard as you can and consider the risk you take in every overtaking maneuver. I think it answers both questions.
Q: If you put yourself in Sebastian's (Vettel) place would you have gone for that gap?
LG: Again, you have to assess your risk situation and see situation by situation how much risk you have to take in each overtaking maneuver. That's how I approach it.
NR: Same for me. In Istanbul for example it was try and overtake if you can but do it sensibly. That's the main message.
FM: Yeah, as well. We are always racing against other drivers and when you are on the track and you see your team-mate in the front and you have a better car for sure you are going t try and overtake. But I think the most important thing is to respect the team. Both are racing for the same team. I think what happened in the last race was not nice for the team, so I think it is important to know that both are racing for the same team and not risk a lot when you are going to overtake your teammate.
RK: I mean, we don't have any rules, so of course as the guys say you try to balance the risk you will have to take to overtake whoever it is, your teammate or anyone else and you always try, especially if you are already side-by-side or in the front to not hit the other guy as it doesn't pay off. You are already in front, so what does it matter if you take half-a-meter wider line or narrow. It is really depending on the situation and whatever it is and whoever you are overtaking you always try to balance the risk to overtake him.
LH: We don't have any team orders and of course we always want to support the team in getting the most points, but clearly both drivers always want to win, so if there is an opportunity you take it. But as Lucas said you have to weigh up the risks and try to make as sensible a move as possible.
Q: Lewis, in Turkey you said that you felt the win was a bit inherited. Do you think here on this track you and the team have all you need to beat the Red Bulls at their own game?
LH: It is difficult to say, simply because we are always improving but we won't really know until Saturday what our true pace is but in terms of the gap that we have between ourselves and Red Bull we haven't made a significant step forward to have closed that gap. My guess is that they will still be very competitive. However, we have the very long straight here which suits our car more. I don't know if they have brought their F-duct but I am hoping that we are going to be more on a par this weekend and therefore, maybe a bit like the last weekend we can be a little bit closer – but maybe even more this weekend, hopefully.
Q: Felipe, I know drivers don't like to dwell on past accidents, but you had an accident last year and I wondered if it was a difficult decision for you to decide to resume your career?
FM: Well, no. Just a little bit after the accident I was normal. I just had a big head but anyway I was thinking the same as I was thinking before. A month afterwards I was driving go-karts and I didn't feel any different, so everything that I was doing in my life was exactly the same as before. Even the stupid things. When I was playing PlayStation I was doing the same lap times or whatever. Nothing changed. That's why it was easy not to even think about it.
Q: It's also Le Mans this weekend; what does this race represent for you and would you like to race there one day or another in your career?
LdiG: I think it's a very busy weekend; there is Formula 1, Le Mans and the World Cup starting as well. Talking about Le Mans, I think it's an amazing race. I think every driver thinks of it as a very spectacular race. It's very, very different from what we do here in terms of strategy, in terms of the cars, the whole race, the track, everything. Personally I want to do Le Mans one day and I want to try that kind of race in my career.
NR: I just always hear what a fantastic weekend it is, so I would really like to go as a spectator one day with some friends and just experience it. But driving? I don't think so, no.
FM: It's a race I enjoy, I respect. It's a very important race but it's completely different to what we're doing here. You need to drive in a different way, a different style. You need to think about 24 hours of racing, not like a sprint race. Anyway, maybe one day we can do it.
RK: I think Le Mans is part of the history and future of motorsport, but it's a completely different approach to what we are doing currently. Formula 1 is completely different. Although it is still racing, the approach of the drivers, of the teams is completely different to this weekend. Maybe one day it would be possible for me to drive there, maybe yes, maybe not. I will see.
LH: As the drivers have said, it's a very prestigious race and one I like to watch but I don't have any plans to do it. Maybe in the future, anything's possible, but my current plan is just to focus on my job here and this is what I love doing for now.
Q: Question for Nico; Michael Schumacher won his first World Championship in 1994. You were a child at the time; there are five other German drivers on the grid today who are about the same age as you. Can you just talk a little bit about that effect on German motorsport, young kids growing up when Michael was the big star and how that may have changed things in your country?
NR: Well, I'm sure that the fact that Michael was so successful is one of the causes for us having so many German drivers now because the sport just became so big in Germany, so amongst other things, thanks to him and as a result there's much more interest, many more young kids want to try and start go-karting, there's much more money available from companies to support these young kids and everything. That's definitely one of the reasons why we now have so many German drivers. Even I'm very thankful because there's a lot of interest from my home country too, so it's great.
Q: Lewis, two years ago your race was finished at the pit lane exit lights. Was that the lowest point in your championship campaign that year?
LH: I don't think so. I was having a good race that weekend, it was just a small mess-up and everyone makes mistakes. I don't really remember too much from that year at the moment, so I'm sure I've had much, much lower points in my career. It was just one of those experiences that you learn from. We were very competitive here and it was looking like we could have at least competed for a podium finish that weekend. It was a little bit disappointing to end my race and also Kimi's (Raikkonen) but that's motor racing and these things happen and I've grown from that.