DRIVERS: Rubens BARRICHELLO (Williams), Karun CHANDHOK (HRT), Michael SCHUMACHER (Mercedes), Jarno TRULLI (Lotus), Mark WEBBER (Red Bull)
Q. A question to you all about your Monaco experiences. Varying experiences for different people. Jarno, would you like to start?
Jarno TRULLI: My Monaco experience has not been very successful this year, probably the worst ever. I had a very bad weekend and I couldn't turn it around at all. Then in the race also I was very unlucky as I had a bad pit stop where the team was unlucky because one gun didn't work, so I found myself last after the pit stop. Then I was following Karun and for more than half the race trying to find a spot to pass him as I was quicker. A few laps to go I saw that he was struggling then I tried and obviously the move was not very successful. We collided and I was glad that no-one was injured. The accident was worse than I had expected as when you try to make a move you always try to calculate what might happen. In fact, I could never have believed I would park my car on top of his car. But that was it. It was not a very successful move, but I tried. After spending more than half the race behind him I had to try. We know that in Monaco it can happen when you try to overtake someone else and that was it.
Q. Rubens, you too had a little bit of a nasty experience?
Rubens BARRICHELLO: I was having a great weekend as we qualified well and then I had a great start. We were doing well up to the point that after the pit stop the car was handling a bit different. It felt a bit strange on the prime tires but I was still in the points up to the point that I hit the drain cover which apparently is the final version as we can see on the video. That spun me around and I hit the barriers. I was very lucky to be honest with the whole conditions as if you crash there you are doing quite a good speed. I hit it twice and stopped quite rapidly. Still you can say it was a positive weekend as with the shunt you have got to take it positive. I didn't feel sore on the Monday which was great.
Q. What were your feelings when you first got out of the car? Did you know it hadn't been your fault?
RB: Yeah, as before I crashed it was like if I had a problem with the revs picking up. I saw something was about to go. It was a millisecond. The revs raised just before I hit the barrier, so there was something wrong and then you can see on the image that the tire was bent before I hit. You are going pretty much straight going through little bends. The car, all of a sudden, swerved to the left.
Q. Karun, your version of Rascasse?
Karun CHANDHOK: Well, first of all I have got to congratulate Mark as I went back and watched the race on Monday and it was an outstanding job he did all weekend, so well done for that. Jarno had a bit more pace than us at the end. Like he said, he tried a move and it didn't work out. It's over. There is not much else to say. Everybody saw it on television and I think Mark had a good eye view of it, probably closer than he would have liked. Not much to say really. We just move on.
Q. It was a very busy race for you and a very tough race. I describe it for the new teams that it was almost like a crash test. If your car lasts around that circuit it is going to last virtually around anywhere.
KC: I ran over Rubens' steering wheel earlier on in the race. It was quite difficult to get out of the way of people as the marbles offline are a real nightmare. I think the safety car helped us a few times and gave us some breathing space. It was a tough race but for me I was quite pleased. We had a problem with the diff on Saturday in qualifying and that meant we were slower than we should have been. The race was quite good. In the opening stint I caught both Lucas (di Grassi) and Jarno and we pitted before them. I was quite pleased with the way my personal race was going. In the end, it didn't end up the way we wanted but Monaco is just a great place to be. I enjoyed driving around there in a Formula 1 car for the first time. It is just one of my favorite circuits and I really enjoyed it.
Q. Michael, your Monaco and particularly your interpretation of what happened on the last lap?
Michael SCHUMACHER: There is nothing more to be said then we said straight after the race. Green flag. Tried. The rules were slightly different to our interpretation and points were taken away, so I think it is a straightforward thing and not too much to look backward and just look forward to the next one, here, now.
Q. Was there absolutely no doubt that you were going to have a go coming out of Rascasse and you were going to try and overtake Fernando Alonso?
MS: Sure, yes. I sort of was told obviously by the team – similar from my side – I checked everything I could check internally from driving the car to be prepared for that particular maneuver, yes.
Q. Up until then how was Monaco for you revisited?
MS: It is obviously exciting to drive in Monaco, no doubt. The race by itself, I have to say, was rather boring. You just drive and you can't be overtaken, you can't overtake. You have to really wait for the pit stop or wait for mistakes. We are all professional drivers, so we hardly make mistakes, so you are just stuck in your position that you are in and finish the race. That's it.