DRIVERS: Fernando ALONSO (Ferrari), Jaime ALGUERSUARI (Toro Rosso), Pedro de la ROSA (BMW Sauber), Bruno SENNA (HRT), Sebastian VETTEL (Red Bull)
Q. A question to you all about the modifications you are getting here on your cars and what you are expecting they might do for the performance. Jaime, would you like to start.
Jaime ALGUERSUARI: We have some upgrades for this race and hopefully we can see a big improvement for Barcelona. Hopefully, we will have dry weather, so we can really see it and we need to see with the upgrades where the other teams are.
Q. Will it take you ahead of the next team ahead of you?
JA: If you analyze the last races and you see our qualifying we were two or three tenths off Q3, so I think with two or three tenths off Q3 it is quite nice to have a nice development. To arrive in Q3 would be a nice objective for us.
Q. Pedro, your modifications that you are expecting?
Pedro de la ROSA: Yes, as everyone really we have an aero package for Barcelona and we will just have to see how it goes Friday. We don't have any testing, so we can only guess. It is a decent step forward and very much needed.
Q. Is there something for reliability as you have had a pretty difficult time so far?
PdlR: Yeah, sure. We have a reliability upgrade from Ferrari and this is not a concern at all from now on, I think.
Q. Bruno, what are the modifications for HRT?
Bruno SENNA: We don't have an aero update on the car. We are still a bit late on that side. We have a few chassis updates. We have managed finally to get the car on the rig and get some new dampers, new parts, that will make the car better to drive. I think the lap time gains won't be as large as the guys who are getting aero updates but it is good for us that we can make the tires last a bit longer and it is a bit easier to drive the car. We have to see to quantify the lap time, we will only see tomorrow, but I think we can expect an update maybe for Silverstone and then we can look at a big step forward and we hope we can see that.
Fernando ALONSO: I think as everybody we will introduce something here, but I don't think it is huge or that we change the car completely. So, very small modifications, mainly aero updates and some improvements also in the engine in terms of reliability and hopefully we can be sure, as Pedro says, from now on we don't have any worries with the engine.
Q. Are you expecting it to change the hierarchy at all?
FA: No, I don't think that anything will change dramatically here. Maybe it will depend from circuit by circuit and not depend on the modifications. We saw in winter testing, the last test here, was nothing special for us. We were not competitive enough maybe in the last test in winter, so we expect a lot of work to do tomorrow and Saturday and change that situation and be as competitive as we were in some other places.
Q. Sebastian, Red Bull always bring loads of modifications to every race.
Sebastian VETTEL: We try our best. Similar for all the teams in the top. You try to at least stay where you are if not make a step forward, so we brought some new parts. I think we are in the same situations as the others as I said trying to make a step forward. I had a haircut. I saw Fernando had one, too. I dropped more than he did, so I hope that our car will make a bigger step than his and we can stay ahead, so we have to see. Obviously, it is a lot of work tomorrow. Not quite sure if we are in the right country. Usually it is always sunny. It is quite cold I think for Spain, but it should help us coming from the north. We are used to this kind of weather but wouldn't mind if it was a bit warmer. So [to Alonso] what is wrong with your country?
FA: You have to go to my hometown. It is hot.
Q. Another question to all of you. What is your target at this stage of the season? What are you looking to do to improve over the next few races? Jaime, would you like to start again.
JA: Well, for the moment I think the season has been quite good for us. We just need to keep on working like that and keep on being in the points. That is the aim for my team. That is my aim. I think we are capable of doing that and hopefully now we know the tracks more or less, we did the winter testing here, so it is a bit better than going to China or Malaysia or Australia where I have never been. Same job as we have done in the past and hopefully we are on the right path.
PdlR: The target is first to finish the race and regain the reliability we had in preseason testing. After that we know if we finish the race we will be fighting for points, there or thereabouts, like we did in Australia. We have to do a good job, drive well, concentrate, have a good qualifying is so important these days with the current regulations and that is about it. Not make mistakes from my side and move forward.
BS: For us it is to gain big chunks of performance. I think we still have a lot to do in terms of development inside the team, even on the electronic control side, they need to be much more refined. But the focus is to continue finishing the races as it has been good for us the last two rounds. We finished with both cars and I think with more experience we can develop better but in terms of performance we need to look a bit further into the year.
FA: For us it is to maximize our potential in the coming races. I think in the first part of the championship we had a very strong car but maybe we did not take all the points we should, so no room for mistake in the next few races and recover the leadership of the championship as soon as possible.
SV: I think for us, like everyone, we had four races. One out of four was perfect. Two out of four we struggled for reliability, so we didn't finish where we wanted to and then another one out of four was chaotic. In the end, I think we saved a couple of points at least. It was not our strongest weekend in China but at least some points, so it is a bit up and down. For here and for the next couple of races just trying to execute a clean Sunday. On Saturdays we have always been very strong, so just trying to convert Saturday's strength into a good Sunday result.