Grand Prix of Brazil a Press conference on Friday
Question Eric, yesterday you signed a contract with Coca-Cola Please tell us about it. The company with its drink Burn will become the title sponsor
Eric bouillet I'm not going to go into details. We have a marketing plan, and a little later you will learn the details.
Eric bouillet Whatever the amount of the contract, the arrival of a new sponsor is always pleasant. It is possible to spend more money on the finalization of the machine in the next year, in the following years. In addition, it is nice to have the logo of a well-known company and to participate in all the activities connected with the promotion of their brand, as well as promotion of the brand Lotus and Formula 1 as a whole.
Question Will you be able to in the next year, consistently fight for the highest position
Eric bouillet don't know Yet. The regulation does not practically change, from each team depends, to what extent will the speed of their car. Do not see the reasons on which we suddenly lose speed, I hope to progress. In addition, in the next year-already with the first race will be in peak form, and this is a serious factor.
Kaltenborn Nice to preserve stability, but here it is important to understand the difference. The fact that Esteban - Mexican, does not mean that this case is similar to our contract with Sergio Perez, since Esteban, unlike Perez, does not have direct support for Escuderia Telmex. Yes, an indirect link between the driver and the band is still there, because Telmex as a whole is interested in the development of motor sport in Mexico and Latin America, but this is a different case. Nevertheless, the team pleased to continue cooperation with a trusted partner.
Kaltenborn do Not say that it worked against. The decision to invite new riders always is strategic, and it is influenced by many factors. Camuy cooperated with us during the last three years, he's a great rider, excellent team player and a nice young man, so that the decision to part with him was not easy. He definitely deserves a place in Formula 1, and I hope that he will be able to enlist the support of the Japanese companies, and stay in the .
Question Ross, in the next season of double DRS will be banned. As far as it will affect the speed of the new machine
Ross brown the Changes are not so significant. DRS in any case provides a positive effect, but in the next season we even in the free races and qualifications will be able to use it only in predefined places, so that a departure from the technology is obvious. It would be foolish to argue that the double DRS does not provide us a certain advantage, but for the next season we have other interesting solutions.
Ross brown For the team, nothing has changed. Aabar out of the list of shareholders Dailmler, and it would be strange, if the team remained aloof from this process. In turn, the purchase of a full package of shares confirms devotion Daimler160 Formula 1. In terms of funding for us there are no changes, but now we are more sure of the intentions of the parent company to stay in the championship.
Question a question for Stefano and Christian. How is the preparation for the race All according to plan
Stefano In the previous weekend was the day of birth of the Christian, and this birthday already Ross - let's stick to the tradition, with the birthday, Ross
Today, we have completed the program. Every employee understands that weekend promises to be a challenge we have to play to the maximum, although even this does not guarantee us the title. You need to work flawlessly, and then wait for the results of rivals, but there is no other choice.
Question What is the mood in the team
Stefano All understand - we have nothing to lose, since lagging behind. You need to act rationally, and if there is any chance, be able to take advantage of them. Perhaps, these words can describe the mood in the team.
Question the weather Forecast is not very favorable. Is it working for you or against you
Stefano Answer after, making forecasts is always difficult. Rain can make adjustments to the balance of forces, but much depends on how strong he is. This factor should also be used optimally.
Question Christian, the same question. How to prepare
Christian Horner the Usual Friday. However, the temperature of the asphalt today just that it has become a serious challenge for all, but in the whole race went according to plan. We have completed the program, gathered a lot of information, and how useful it will be, we will find out on Sunday morning. Stefano said, that the forecast promises to rain.
Question What is the mood in the team
Christian Horner Fantastic We recently for the third time in a row won the constructors ' championship,160 and fighting spirit has never been so high. Again, all in Red Bull Racing secures the limiting concentration. We perceive the upcoming race as well as any of the previous nineteen steps - need to get the maximum from the machine and racers, and they see, what will be the result. The approach has not changed.
Question Rain reduces the chances for success
Christian Horner the Weather is the same for all, and the one who in the end will get the title, should be able to cope with any challenges in any kind of weather on any route. Despite the advantage of the thirteen points, we do not believe the victory assured and know very well how quickly the situation can change. In the 2010-m in front of the stage in Abu Dhabi we lost more than thirteen points, but in the end took the title. Therefore, the main task - to play to the maximum, and the results of the check already after the finish.
Question Martin, a good beginning of the final weekend for Lewis Hamilton, the tremendous victory the Button in the first race of the season. Your machine is the fastest in the beginning and the end of the championship, but, perhaps, it is this circumstance that increases the frustration from the fact that the team would not fight for the champion title.
Martin Of Course. In this season we have six times finished first, but in the second half, due to various reasons, did not do their best. This fact, of course, sad but now we just concentrated on the rest of the race. Rivals experience a serious pressure, and we just try to win and this stage. In one sense, our task much easier.
Question How does this affect the preparation for the next season In fact, you have initially a fast machine, the basis is already good.
Martin I Think, for anybody not a secret, that for the victories need not only the speed, but also reliability. Often our car was the fastest, but not time there were annoying incidents and breakdowns. We must on this work to the next season will not have problems with the reliability and up to the finish of the last race compete for the title and the Cup of Designers.
Questions from the floor
Q Dan - Honorary Question for Stefano and Christian. The fate of the title will be solved in the confrontation of your drivers. Could you evaluate their performance during the season
Christian Horner I will begin with it. In this season Sebastian was a very great. It would be naive to claim that he had the fastest car, since in some cases the advantage in speed remained on the side of the opponents. For example, McLaren were very fast in virtually every race, but Sebastian never draw the hand and continued to fight.
After the summer break he yielded to the leader of the championship almost forty points, but worked very intently and to the maximum use of their chances. He would have to deal with an experienced competitor, who also acts in peak form. We observe the confrontation of the two amazing talents - I hope, we will enjoy an exciting race I think, I have no better words to describe the performance of Sebastian in this season.
Stefano In my personal opinion Fernando holds one of the best seasons of his career. In the first races of the vehicle was not the fastest, but he just had time to squeeze out of the technology maximum. When we reached progress, he had won a stunning victory, when it was raining, was piloted by the unmistakable. Fernando always worked to the limit, but I understood the difficult situation turned out to be a team, and was able to rally the team.
I agree, anyone who win the title, worthy of the champion's title, but the only thing that can be noticed, Fernando spent far not all nineteen races, a few times he struck out of the highway. When the competition is so dense, any loss of points very expensive.
Again, won't look back, we need to look in the future. Sure, Fernando show all his talents, so that together with the team, which also works in conditions of the most severe pressure, squeeze out the maximum from the car. Ferrari have already achieved fantastic results, and the main factor played an excellent team spirit.
Question What could you say about Sebastian
Stefano I Have the same approach, as a Christian, I am speaking of my own driver.
Question Gary - The National Stefano, once again, the Ferrari have the opportunity to win the title in the final race of the season. The current situation is different from what it was in 2008 and 2010
Stefano In 2007, we, too, were fighting for the title in the last race, although in each case feel different. I think Martin is also remembers the season, so we, too, knew that very strong competitors, but have tried to work to the maximum, and the situation turned in our favor. Then in 2008 we won the Constructors ' championship, and Felipe Massa for twenty seconds owned the title, while Lewis Hamilton crossed the finish line. In that case we lost mainly because of the lack of reliability in the course of the season our car several times failed to get to the tartan flag. Felipe worked very well and deserved the title, but the main trophy in the end went to Lewis.
Defeat in the 2010-m proved to be the most frustrating, because in a couple of cases, we obviously could work better, but have not used their chance and not helped Fernando. Again, when our car was not the fastest, and we won, including, due to bad luck Red Bull Racing. Bad memory, but, in any case, next Sunday we will not look back, and whatever is the result, we will adopt it. But the feeling is closer to what we had in 2007.
Question Lucas Da Silva - ESPN Magazine, Christian, at which point the Red Bull Racing has become one of the middle peasants in the command, which is already the day after tomorrow may take the third League title in a row
Christian Horner Good question. The company Red Bull came in Formula 1 in 2005. Its owner - Dietrich , at first acted as a sponsor, then with the acquisition of the team Jaguar took on myself the role of the leader and pursued one goal - to fight in the top of the odurzonego delight. Then the Red Bull Racing team considered, in which always sounds loud music, and are some of the party, team, grateful for the opportunity to play in the Formula 1. But the band has gradually replenished with the right people, in the beginning of 2007 we have started to work as a single whole, and when in 2009, the change of regulations made all start with a clean slate, our design Department was able to show all their skills.
We were fighting for the title, in the end lost Brawn GP, but retained speed, won both the trophy in 2010, to repeat this achievement in 2011, and in the current season has already secured their third consecutive Cup of designers.160 All this has become possible thanks to the efforts of each employee. Yes, we have a fantastic leaders - Adrian brilliantly manages the design Department - the result, however, requires universal participation. Confirmation of the excellent work can be considered as thirty-four victory in the race and eighty-podiums, produced in any of the eight seasons. Credit for this goes to all of our employees, as well as talented racers. Mark and Sebastian very successful partners, and something that has Sebastian for a hundred Grand Prix, may not does not excite.
Question Michael - Sud Deutsche Zeitung a Question for Mr. and master . The next season is largely special on the one hand, the teams need to prepare for the changing of the rules in 2014, on the other hand, each of them wants to achieve success. What results do you expect in the next season
Stefano In 2013, the rules remain unchanged, therefore I expect that our car will be no less fast than it is now. Already during the season the team will gradually start to direct more resources to the preparation to the championship of 2014, because there the requirements are quite different. In the Ferrari, a small group of experts are already working in this direction. In addition, as manufacturers of engines we should offer its own version of the new power unit.
For us the new season will be the most difficult by the fact that we must simultaneously work on a variety of principal novelties, taking part in the struggle for the champion title and the Cup of designers. Well, in 2014 we, most likely, will see another separation odurzonego delight at the group rate. If you remember, in the beginning of the season the results of the participants were nearly equal, but a little more than a year, when all the changes come into force, the scenario is different.
Martin I have almost nothing to add. As noted Stefano, the season will be very interesting. Perhaps two or three of the commands presented here today, not quite successfully host the first half of the next season and in the end decide to donate the result in favour of the preparation for the 2014, that promises a good plot.
Again, the situation is very difficult. Each participant in the next season to win the race and to fight for the title, however, focusing on the current competition, you have, in fact, giving season 2014. Sure, we are waiting for an interesting second half of the next season and no less intriguing season start in 2014-m.
Question Alberto - Autosprint As you know, Honda actively interested in the technology of engines, which will be used in 2014-m. In your opinion, will the company to return to Formula 1, and if Yes, you would have welcomed such a return
Martin as far As I know, in 2014 we will have only three supplier of motors, and the difference in the characteristics of the power units will be much more significant than today, and about aerodynamics can say the same thing. The new rules always stimulate the creative search, and then, after a few years, the team come to the General options.
Ross brown On the experience of cooperation with the Honda I know that they like such calls. The company considers the Formula 1 as a platform to test their designs, the new regulations they were comfortable with, however, some concrete steps on their part so far we have not seen. Honda is restored after the crisis period, it has a lot of talented engineers, which will be interesting for this project, but a strategic decision, apparently, have yet to be taken. In any case, we would be happy to see them return, the more suppliers of engines, the better.
Question Vanessa Ruiz - ESPN Radio Christian, as you look at the fact that in the Formula 1 can appear another title sponsor, representing the company - the manufacturer of beverages How it is bad for the Red Bull Such a business model is easy to implement
Christian Horner I do Not think that the appearance of such a company to hurt us or Formula 1. Red Bull encourages free competition, and as for the business model, the Red Bull it is unique, because the team has achieved success not only in the production of energy drinks, but also became famous for its achievements in the Formula 1. So any fear not, we will be glad to see other companies. Can't imagine what the business model they choose, but we are already working.
Question Kate Walker - Girl Racer Ross, happy birthday In the following year to you goes Lewis Hamilton. He is known for his free spirit, then as a brand Daimler is associated with severity. You plan to somehow restrict the behavior of Lewis, or let him be himself
Ross brown We will work day in, day out, from race to race, and such things as that provided in principle difficult. I know Lewis, we often talked about. He's a smart man, perfectly understanding, what is the Formula 1, and how much attention riveted to it. He also understands, as is positioning itself Daimler, and in the future might be able to avoid getting into any trouble or dubious history. Again, the championship needs bright characters, and we do not plan to greatly restrict Lewis. Personally, I don't expect any problems.
Eric bouillet When the team starts to win the race, the success confirms not only your personal qualities, but also your ability to attract the right people, to ensure adequate financing, hire the best racers, to help the team in the conditions of serious pressure of work as a whole, as well as the ability to be a kind of politician in the world of Formula 1. The definition is quite simple, but this is how it works.
Kaltenborn I do Not think, that here there is some kind of standard. Each of us is judged by the end of the season, and if the team performed successfully, then you are a good leader.
Ross brown I Agree, each estimate the achievements, but one of the key indicators - the results of the command. However, all we are showing their true skill rather in periods of crisis, than on the wave of success. How we respond to technical problems, how to motivate the team, as collect all the factors together, these qualities are paramount. All of us had no time to feel the bitterness of defeat, because that is the nature of the Formula 1 the winner is always the one, the rest are the losers. And the way we react to failure, and how to try to improve the situation, is the measure of the present leader.
Stefano I Totally agree, I have nothing to add.
Christian Horner I don't think that here we can speak about some kind of standards. The role of the leader in the different teams can mean different set of permissions, but it always comes down to the ability to work with people, and then everything depends on the education and skills. You must be able to discover the potential of employees and inspire them to the result, and remove the barriers, to form a common goal, a common understanding of, and this process should encompass the whole team.
Formula 1 - the largest team sport in the world. You can argue that, from Monday to Friday it is rather a business, but, in the end, it all ends up the rivalry between competitors, between product design, and if you manage to work, as a whole, the results are truly impressive. Of course, the success of anyone is not guaranteed, but it's the principle of sport you get returns according to its own efforts.
Martin I have almost nothing to add. All spoke about the team, and any team of the Formula 1 - is a stunning a team of specialists, which work on a limit of forces, regardless of what position of the machine on the grid. Be a good team player and understand the aspirations of the people - the only one of the most important components, but what about the others already said everything.
Translation Valery Kartashev