(Carried out by Paul Di Resta)
Q: Lewis, one other pole place, you 10th pole place of the 12 months. What have you ever received to say?
Lewis HAMILTON: That was a troublesome qualifying session. Clearly the climate was going up and down and we didn’t actually know what to anticipate. Clearly Ferrari are extremely fast this weekend a whole lot of work went on within the background with my engineers to ensure we received the automobile to be greatest place we might. I’m simply actually completely happy to be right here in Brazil, you understand, figuring out I’ve received Senna’s design on the again of my helmet, so I imply… I didn’t know I had the pole, the final lap wasn’t that nice, if I’m sincere, I had a little bit of understeer in just a few locations however I used to be so grateful after I heard I received pole.
Q: This place means a lot to you. You possibly can see the tribute you do to Ayrton yearly and the Brazilian followers love you as properly?
LH: I simply respect a lot the love that I get right here. It’s been a loopy journey with the Brazilian followers. Clearly the primary 12 months I got here right here I used to be combating towards Felipe and I used to be virtually the enemy after I left however over time it’s actually grown to I believe adore one another. There’s an enormous quantity of respect I’ve for them and I like the nation so it really works hand in hand.
Q: What can we anticipate tomorrow. Clearly Ferrari are doing a distinct tyres technique. I believe you guys have been going to do it however the rain compromised Q2, can you continue to dominate this race?
LH: I don’t know, we’ll see. You’ve seen how fast the Ferrari’s are. I imply, that they had much more blistering yesterday than we did on the supersoft tyre. I don’t know if it’s right however we wished to be on the gentle and issues type of swung us the improper method. Proper or improper we’ll see tomorrow however hopefully nonetheless, with the selection now we have, I’ll make the very best of it.
Q: Take pleasure in tonight, no less than you’ve received that four-metre head begin tomorrow. Sebastian, coming very shut there – P2. A distinct tyre technique as we simply mentioned with Lewis. Are you pleased with right this moment?
Sebastian VETTEL: Yeah, I believe it was good enjoyable. Ultimately I had a tiny lock-up in Flip 8. I received an excellent begin to the second try in Q3 and I assumed I’d go for it, nevertheless it was a little bit bit an excessive amount of, so I misplaced a while and didn’t enhance. It was very shut, so it was a enjoyable session.
Q: I don’t know if you’re conscious however you’ve gotten been known as to the stewards for the dimensions incident. What do it’s a must to say about that?
SV: I believe it’s higher if I don’t say something… They shouldn’t name us, as a result of when the circumstances are altering like that I believe it’s unfair if any individual will get known as in and yeah, I wished them to rush up.
Q: How tough is it for a driver and an engineer to learn the circumstances when it’s coming like that. Is it extra the driving force’s really feel or do it’s a must to follow the climate programs on the pc?
SV: It’s a tough one. Contained in the storage we don’t actually see a lot, you’ll be able to’t see out. You must belief the laps you probably did earlier than. You must belief the communication you’re having with the pit wall on the circumstances, what you see different automobiles are doing. However when it’s like this it may be something, so I believe ultimately all of us received fortunate that we received roughly the identical circumstances for everybody, so so long as that’s the case then it’s tremendous.
Q: Effectively, I hope you placed on an excellent present such as you did in Mexico, present that combating spirit. Valtteri, third right this moment, not far-off, however I suppose you’ll be able to’t be pleased with that?
Valtteri BOTTAS: Yeah, not far-off however right here the margins are small. I knew this weekend I did have the tempo to be on pole. I believe it was there for me to seize however I could not take it right this moment. I used to be greater than two tenths up within the second run however misplaced all the pieces within the final nook on the again straight with none tow, so it was fairly disappointing.
Q: Once you see the rain falling what do you are feeling as a driver? Do you retain pushing or is there a little bit of trepidation?
VB: Yeah, it actually is determined by the scenario however as soon as the rain actually began to return down fortunately we already had an excellent lap on the board, so there was no must take dangers. However typically it’s good to go for it and check out.
Q: Lewis, that regarded like an thrilling session in tough circumstances. Simply what have been the circumstances like?
LH: Effectively, the observe was truly actually good. There’s a whole lot of grip right here and it’s a improbable circuit. They don’t usually make circuits like this anymore. You’ve received the completely different… it’s fairly hilly, nevertheless it’s an actual problem, despite the fact that it’s fairly brief. It’s very technical – however the grip felt fairly good and clearly, the rain was popping in once in a while – nevertheless it was simply spitting. It was tough to actually inform whether or not it was going to be slippery within the subsequent nook or not – as a result of while you’re travelling on the speeds we go at, in your visor, since you’re driving by way of all of the rain, it appears to be like prefer it’s raining greater than it’s. So, that was undoubtedly tough – however I believe everybody did fairly an excellent job with it – and fortuitously it held off so we might push on the finish when the observe was good.
Q: You talked about the speeds you’re doing right here at Interlagos. Valtteri’s pole place final 12 months was a brand new observe document – you’ve gotten taken greater than a second off that point. Simply how fast does it really feel round right here now?
LH: With the brand new tyres, with the gentle tyres, supersoft tyres and the updates that now we have to our automobile… it’s a smaller circuit, shorter circuit, so due to this fact the distinction normally… for instance our automobile is rather a lot faster than it was final 12 months at this level – nevertheless it doesn’t present as a lot. At different circuits it’s three seconds-plus. Round right here a second remains to be rather a lot. So, it does really feel nice although, round right here. Into Six and Seven it’s a little bit elevate by way of there principally and flat although… there’s no different corners the place you’re flat out, or something like that however you undoubtedly do really feel… the grip is what you are feeling, it’s simply wonderful. It’s higher than ever.
Q: Sebastian, coming onto you, lower than a tenth of a second behind pole place. How are you feeling after that session?
SV: Fairly good. I believe it was enjoyable. I believe the observe was good, as Lewis mentioned, and clearly very shut. I had an excellent begin to my last try however yeah, tried a little bit bit too laborious most likely, going into Flip Eight within the center sector and locked the entrance after which misplaced a little bit bit the rhythm. Tried one thing particular within the final nook, didn’t work so… yeah. All in all fairly completely happy. I believe we received the automobile the place it’s happiest, and the steadiness was good in qualifying all through, so we’ll see. We’ll begin with a distinct tyre tomorrow. Possibly that may make a distinction.
Q: Simply to elaborate on that time concerning the tyres, do you suppose that’ll be the essential level within the race?
SV: Hmmm… could be. I imply, I believe it’s the tyre that most likely most of us most likely wished to begin on however then with the circumstances it was a bit tough. Yeah, ultimately it wasn’t actually moist however there was some rain across the observe, so yeah, completely happy that we received it completed and now we begin with a distinct tyre, so let’s see.
Q: Valtteri, quickest in Q2, you’re lower than a tenth off pole place however beginning third tomorrow. Simply sum-up the session for us.
VB: I believe the hole is a little more than one-tenth however clearly, it’s a bit disappointing one pink automobile received in-between us and the tempo I had this weekend to date felt like I might undoubtedly battle for the pole place, and I believe it was there for me to seize it. However within the second run I used to be greater than two-tenths up on my greatest lap however someway Flip 12, simply misplaced a little bit bit after which I believe I used to be the primary automobile out within the final run so I had no tow on the again straight and simply saved shedding time on the uphill. And I noticed that it was not going to be an enchancment, so for positive that’s disappointing however yeah, it was a robust qualifying for us as a group and one other nice pole for Lewis – however yeah, I believe for tomorrow, we’ll see how our determination to go along with the supersoft goes to… what’s going to occur.
QUESTIONS FROM THE FLOOR
Q: (Scott Mitchell – Autosport) Seb, might you simply discuss by way of the weighbridge incident please, simply out of your perspective – and are you now fearful about getting a grid penalty for tomorrow’s race?
SV: No, I don’t wish to discuss by way of. I believe it’s fairly clear what occurred, so. I believe we do qualifying, we should always speak about qualifying.
Q: (Christian Menath – Motorsport-Magazin.com) Lewis, there was a scenario between you and Sergey in Q2, I believe. Are you able to discuss us by way of that scenario? It regarded fairly scary from exterior.
LH: Yeah, principally everybody was on an ‘out’ lap – me, Sergey and everybody in entrance of me – and while you’re in your ‘out’ lap, in direction of the top of the lap Valtteri was up forward of me so he was backing off to get his hole so I had to ensure I saved a spot with him. So far as I used to be conscious, nobody behind was on a lap so I used to be ensuring I had the hole however then abruptly, out of the final nook – sorry, out of flip 11 – I noticed a automobile coming at excessive velocity so I used to be like ‘oh my God, is that somebody on a lap?’ so I went to maneuver to the left and that’s the place he determined to go however he wasn’t on a lap, so I don’t actually know what his considering was actually, with it, as a result of respectfully, between all of the drivers, all of us do respect… you understand, I might have simply tried to overhaul Valtteri or Valtteri whoever was in entrance of him. Everyone knows to maintain our area by that time so it was usually fairly a disrespectful transfer within the sense of the place it was harmful between us each as a result of I used to be not anticipating it to occur that method, and so I used to be truly making an attempt to get out of his method however he ended up going inside however then he received to the nook after which slowed as much as utilise the hole however then additionally I don’t know whether or not to gradual my lap up or not. It was type of unusual. It was fully pointless as a result of we had an area behind, behind him there was a little bit of an area so in the end his lap and my lap weren’t nice from that so hopefully he can study from it.
Q: (Scott Mitchell – Autosport) Valtteri, you talked about having a second at flip 12, what occurred on the lap? The automobile snap away or was it simply not as fast?
VB: No, I didn’t actually have a second, I simply misplaced just a few hundredths there, I believe. I believe originally of the lap it was getting excellent, then the center of the lap was common and misplaced a tiny bit within the final nook, however the primary time loss, I believe it was greater than a tenth, was simply up the hill, simply shedding time on the straight. No drama, however undoubtedly not an ideal lap however I believe with an ideal lap pole would have been doable.
Q: (Michael Schmidt – Auto Motor und Sport) Seb, in Q2 you have been virtually as quick because the Mercedes on the gentle tyre, so the tougher tyre, have you ever been shocked that there wasn’t an even bigger hole with the supersoft?
MS: Sure, the lap felt actually good, the tyre felt actually good. You go into the weekend, you’ve gotten an estimation of what’s the distinction between the tyres and you then do your Friday working and also you may right it however I used to be undoubtedly shocked, the tyre felt actually good. I don’t suppose it was a lot slower. Yeah, nevertheless it didn’t really feel… normally we have been anticipating one thing like three or 4 tenths nevertheless it felt actually good. I used to be shocked after I crossed the road in Q2 as a result of I additionally saved some margin for the rain so might have gone sooner on that tyre simply. So if it’s that good tomorrow, then completely happy days!
Q: (Christian Menath – Motorsport-Magazin.com) You’re beginning on completely different tyre compounds. Lewis has been fairly outspoken in Austin, I believe, while you began on the tougher compound, that it was fairly an obstacle there. What do you anticipate simply from beginning on completely different tyre compounds?
LH: I used to be informed that there’s not an enormous distinction, however there’s all the time a distinction of some kind. It’ll undoubtedly be a little bit bit attention-grabbing. It’s not a large run down to show one however Ferrari are excellent at their begins generally usually. Nonetheless, we are literally fairly even when it comes to the general 12 months efficiency with Ferrari. We’re truly fairly equal with them, so we’ve each had an analogous quantity of fine begins so I’m excited to simply have a battle, you understand. However making that tyre final I believe goes to be the attention-grabbing situation however it’s what it’s. We’ll give all of it we are able to tomorrow.
SV: Once more, now we have an estimation of what the penalty could be with the tougher compound at first nevertheless it’s a really brief method to flip one so we’ll see. I’ve fairly good recollections from P2, beginning P2 right here so we’ll see. I believe it relies upon much more on the job that you just do at first, to get all the pieces proper then a little bit little bit of distinction on the tyres.
Q: Are there related grip ranges on each side of the observe?
SV: I believe so. The final years it was fairly even so, yeah. Often the appropriate facet or the odd facet here’s a bit cleaner however I’m positive that with the opposite races throughout the weekend it ought to be tremendous, there ought to be loads of rubber.
VB: Nothing so as to add.