Q. Mark, is this a better circuit for Red Bull than the last two?
Mark WEBBER: Yeah, I would say so. Without doubt we knew Spa and Monza were going to be probably a little bit more challenging for us. We know we have a fantastic car wherever we go in the world but we probably wouldn't go to Spa and Monza every day of the week to take our opposition on because there are not many tracks like that on the calendar. We are definitely focused on the tracks where we have the most of them and this is a similar characteristic to how most of the circuits are if you like, so we expect to be a bit more competitive here.
Q. And yet you haven't actually finished here?
MW: I have only had two races. I think I have had a gearbox and a brake failure. But Brazil was a rubbish track for me in the past and I won there last year. I am ticking a few boxes off, so I hope to do well this weekend.
Q. When you look at the championship how do you see it?
MW: Well, I am leading. There are a few guys who have got a few less points here and there but it is still very interesting. It can move around a little bit either way in a negative or positive way for some people quite quickly. It's certainly a nice position to be to have a few more points if you like. I'd certainly rather have them than not have them. It doesn't matter if it is two guys, five guys or eight guys, it doesn't really change your role or how you go about your job. I am coming here to try and win the race and that's what we are going to try and do.
Q. It is very tight at the top. Would you prefer to see a few drop off?
MW: Well, eventually they will. Will five of us go to Abu Dhabi? The chances are it could, but it might be unlikely. It might be four. It might be three. It might be one. Who knows. None of us know. But what I do know is that we have to finish races, keep hanging in there. We need to be in the hunt at Abu Dhabi. That's the important thing. Leading the World Championship in Singapore is not the important thing, leading it at the end is the important thing.
Q. Nick, you have actually had three different jobs in the space of a month which is not bad in Formula 1.
Nick HEIDFELD: If they would be paid well, yes.
Q. And if you could do them all at the same time?
NH: Even better, yeah.
Q. But it is quite a fairy-tale return in many ways, isn't it?
NH: Yes, it is. It was not an easy season for me being a third driver but when the opportunity came along to drive with Pirelli that was an important step for me to get back into the car, to get driving and possibly it could give me an advantage for next year. But when I had the chance to drive for Sauber from Singapore onward, obviously I had to grab that chance.
Q. Is this a difficult circuit to make a comeback on?
NH: Yes, but I won't complain as it is one of my favorite tracks. I couldn't wish for anything better.
Q. It is anti-clockwise and we have got four anti-clockwise circuits out of the next five.
NH: Well, I have tried to stay fit for the whole season. I have not been in the car a lot but I have a simulator at home which I worked in. At least I was lucky enough to do quite a lot of miles with the Toyota car, testing for Pirelli and that should help.
Q. Have you got a particular aim for this race?
NH: Well, as usual I want to perform to the maximum. I want to get the most out of the car but especially for the first weekend it is going to be important to get into a rhythm with the cars and with the tires as I have not driven this car one kilometer yet. I don't know this year's tires as they have changed from last year, so that's going to be quite important to just learn things quickly.
Q. Mark, talk to us about the dynamic within the team. Obviously the two of you in the team are going for the championship; historically, it's proven that two guys in the same team doesn't really work coming down to the wire – Williams '87 and McLaren a few years back. Talk to us about how the two of you are working, how you get on professionally at the moment?
MW: Actually, not a lot has changed to be honest, since we started working a few years ago. It's always been reasonably tight between both of us. The team is doing its absolute utmost to give us both the same opportunities to get the results done, which is the case: to try and beat Ferrari and McLaren week in, week out. To do that, you need to be performing collectively as a group all the time. Seriously, it hasn't changed too much. Yes, we are coming to an interesting part of the season but every race has been important this year, so our relationship in Bahrain and also the dynamics in the team have been very, very similar to be honest. The briefings after some races this year have been a bit interesting but that's to be expected. There's some good healthy rivalry within the team but personally it's been very rewarding and challenging for myself and I've enjoyed every part of the season so far this year mostly. Part of that rivalry – if you want to call it that, you guys like to call it that – but obviously the competition is pushing the car forward as well. That's what is a big part of this team going forward is both of us pushing hard on development, understanding, working with Adrian and his people. We have some incredibly clever guys and that's also very rewarding, to work with them, so we both know we're in a good opportunity, probably more so me because obviously Seb (Vettel) hasn't been around as long and there will be times when he doesn't drive competitive cars. At the moment, I'm driving one and really enjoying it.
Q. Can I get thoughts from all you guys – putting aside Nico's weather forecast – on the prospects of racing on a wet track at night, what the challenges will be?
MW: Well, we haven't experienced the rain under the lights yet at this venue. I think one of the biggest things we would like to experience sooner rather than later – if we need to – is the spray. The spray off the cars is also something that we don't really know how it will work with the clarity of the lights coming through. My money is on that everything will be fine, I don't think there will be any huge problems. It will be the same rules as normal tracks. If it's too heavy we obviously can't race. It doesn't matter if it's day or night; if the track is too wet, we can't have a car race. It's not about trying to race each other, it becomes a survival thing, but we'll leave it up to the guys to make sure that it's safe enough to try and stay on the track. If it's safe enough to stay on the track, then I think it will be a normal grand prix.