Malaysia is quite an aerodynamically demanding track and the Lotus looks good in that area, so I’d also expect a challenge from Kimi Raikkonen and Romain Grosjean in Sepang.
Lewis Hamilton, Jenson Button & Romain Gjosean on Red Bulls lack of pace
- Q: (Frederic Ferret - L’Equipe) Question to all of you: have you been surprised by the lack of pace of the Red Bull? And a special one for Lewis: your first start in 2007 was a little bit tricky. Do you have advice for Romain?
- LH: Tough one. I think we’re all probably surprised… I myself always thought that the Lotus was going to be quick this weekend which they are and of course, I’m surprised that we are so fast. I knew that we would be competitive this weekend but I didn’t really know what to expect, in terms of how close people would be, but I’m pleasantly surprised. As for Grosjean, he knows what to do. He’s got great experience and I’m sure tomorrow he will do his utmost best.
- JB: I think everybody’s answered that one already. I think we did a very good job of getting the best out of ourselves this weekend. I think we haven’t really made any mistakes. I don’t know what Red Bull have been up to. Sebastian obviously took a trip into the gravel this morning, which wouldn’t have helped their preparations. But Red Bull haven’t lost it. They’re still going to be competitive and we can never forget that but at the moment, we’re going to enjoy this moment and go out tomorrow and hopefully have a great race.
- RG: It’s great but I’m sure Red Bull will work very hard and come back quickly, but we have to improve ourselves every time and we have seen that some teams are better than others. We didn’t know too much what to expect about the winter testing and after this morning. I was more confident than my engineer before qualifying. ‘Ah, it should be fine,’ but at the end, we are here and they will back for sure. We have to keep fighting and not resting.