Q. Lewis, referring to your Monte Carlo issue, do you think it's correct to compare your behavior to the young Schumachers' and the young Alonso's?
LH: Well Schumacher is not really young anymore – oh, when he was younger. I would hope not. I think I'm a passionate driver. I can't emphasize just how passionate I am about racing and about winning and the pressure that I put on myself, with the pressures that go with the job and the admiration for what you do, I think that inevitably sometimes you say the right and the wrong things. Like Gilles Villeneuve and like Ayrton, they were also very, very passionate racing drivers, so I prefer to hopefully one day be referred to someone similar to them.
Q. Lewis, Todt said that, had you not written, he was thinking about a six race ban, so was that in your mind when you wrote, and do you think you're lucky not to have had that sort of thing?
LH: It wasn't in mind, no, but just as I said earlier, I just had time to reflect on the weekend and I wrote a sincere apology to Jean and to the FIA and I got a great letter back, so after that I was able to put it behind me and I'm very grateful to be here. I do want what's best for the sport and I want to be able to contribute to improving the sport and making things great here.
Q. And when you say you've spoken to the drivers, does that include the man behind you, Maldonado and Massa, being the one who said that he thought that a ban would be appropriate because it would teach you a lesson?
LH: I know Felipe really well, I've known Felipe since Formula 3, maybe GP2 and so have a relatively good relationship with him. I gave him a call and he had calmed down also and he was able to understand the position and I've seen him... I've known him for many years, actually. We've known each other for quite a few years, him and his family. You know he's doing a fantastic job, he was very quick that weekend and was obviously not wanting to put anyone out of the Grand Prix. It's one of the toughest Grands Prix to overtake, but I think the drivers understand and it's easy, in the heat of the moment, to say the wrong things but afterwards to realize that, OK, you probably were not in the right position to make the maneuver, so I felt it important for me to just make that clear to them and apologize for my statement afterwards.
Q. Sergio, was there every any doubt at any point that you would be fit to race in Montreal and can you tell us a little bit what kind of tests the FIA gives you to determine that you're fit to race this weekend?
SP: After the accident, everything was planned to leave the day after, but I felt a bit dizzy so I stayed there one more day and there was enough time, we were always very positive that there was enough time to recover after the accident. All the doctors were very positive that nothing was damaged, no problem at all, so it was just a matter of time to get back to normal life, and I got back very quickly. They did all their examinations – actually they are very good examinations. They checked all my bones, my reactions, my memory, that everything is fine and that I don't feel sick or have a headache and they saw all the results from the doctors, so that's what they did.
Q. Lewis, going back to Monaco again, first lap at Monaco, when Michael passed you into the hairpin, can you just talk us through that? Presumably you thought you had a puncture or something, but it looked like... I don't know. Can you tell us what happened? The opening lap, going into the hairpin. Michael got you down the inside in a very easy way.
LH: The opening laps? Yeah. He just caught me sleeping really. Yes. I was keeping an eye on the guys in front because everyone was bunched up. Everyone was going particularly slowly and Michael went for a gap that was there. I noticed very late that he was there and I didn't turn in, I gave him enough room to let him past. The race is not won on the first lap. I think that experience also led me to believe that overtaking was possible there so that's why I tried to do a rather opportunistic overtaking maneuver, but I wasn't luck enough to have as much space as Michael.
Q. Adrian, can you just talk us through the incident with Kobayashi?
AS: Yeah, well the only thing that I could feel at this stage was that he hit me a little bit on the rear tire and then I lost control of my car. I caught my car again but he got past me so the incident was looked at by the stewards. I think he got a reprimand for that. I'm OK with this. At this stage I was a little bit slower because of something with my tires, so he tried it. It's difficult to pass in Monaco and let's say it was on the edge but I have no problem with it.
Q. Adrian, Lewis, earlier you made reference to your thoughts about how much you enjoy this race in Montreal. I wonder if you could both expand on it in terms of the context of the Canadian Grand Prix and Montreal compared to other events on the F1 circuit?
AS: Well this is more like a street circuit, as I said, and it's always nice and enjoyable, a little bit different to all the normal circuits where the run-off areas are big and you can probably get away with some mistakes. So here there's a wall and you have to be very careful when you're driving but it's also a great circuit just to have a race and to overtake, to make some maneuvers. Strategy is quite important here and I would say that overall this weekend is special. OK, sometimes you have more like a normal race weekend where it's all about the racing. Of course, that's here for us as well but you can feel this atmosphere and all the fans around the circuit. It's close to the city, it's in the city which is why I like it here, that's why it's always something special and a little bit of a different place than a normal permanent racetrack.
LH: First and foremost, the city is one of my favorite cities in the world. I think it's very cosmopolitan and great restaurants, the weather's generally been fantastic every time we've been here. I've not been here when the Grand Prix has not been here but every time we've been here with the Grand Prix, it just seems incredibly lively. They put on a great show and great hosts for all the fans that come. And then you come to the circuit which is on a tiny island, with great history, as Adrian was saying. I think street circuits are my preferred circuits, they are the riskiest, the trickiest circuits to race on and it's a great place to drive. It's one of those circuits where downforce is not the most important thing. It's a combination of high speed as well, end-of-straight speed, so you can overtake. It has that massively long back straight here which you don't have at a lot of circuits and the fans...I've never been here when the grandstands have not been completely packed. You go to circuits sometimes where there are a couple of thousand people and the atmosphere is just nowhere. But you come here and you immediately feel the huge buzz, as I'm sure do the people who are watching, because you can see all these people in the crowd, passionate about motor racing. It's spectacular.
Q. Lewis, you sounded quite downbeat about your chances here just then...
LH: That's a misunderstanding.
Q. Yeah, I was going to say because on the face of it, this has got to be a circuit that favors you almost more than any so far, hasn't it? Don't you go into the weekend as favorite?
LH: I never like to go into the weekend as favorite and I don't like to be too upbeat. I'm not Muhammad Ali. I'm not going to come here and say this weekend's going to be the best weekend ever. I'm coming off a very tough weekend where I had good pace. I'm racing against some very, very talented drivers who are going to be quick as well and I'd rather do my talking on the track, so I'm hoping that our car works well here. I feel like I'm in a good head space so hopefully that will add to a good result.