Australian GP winners' press conference

Q Damon, after last year in Adelaide and after some recent disappointments, it must be wonderful to win today? DH Yeah, I would say. It's wonderful for myself and also for the team, the Williams team, who obviously have had a lot ...

Q Damon, after last year in Adelaide and after some recent disappointments, it must be wonderful to win today?

DH Yeah, I would say. It's wonderful for myself and also for the team, the Williams team, who obviously have had a lot of disappointments over the year and it's exactly what we'd hoped for. We'd obviously have liked a 1-2. It was looking like that at one time but I don't know what happened to David, but I'm absolutely delighted to win the race. It's my 13th grand prix victory, so I was wondering about the number 13 for a while, but today it just seemed like everything went my way. I had quite an easy time of it.

Q Were you aware of the danger entering the pit lane because we saw several drivers have a problem?

DH Yeah, I heard on the radio that there was oil on the pit lane but I think I was one of the first people to pit so I don't know if I came in just before the oil went down or what, but I didn't have a problem coming in myself.

Q Olivier, it's the first time you've been on the podium since Germany last year. You must be very happy?

OP Yes, I'm very happy for me, for the team. This is always very difficult for me because for 3 or 4 race is very many problem. Now is okay. I'm very happy for the team because they is big, big working every time. I'm very happy.

Q Were the last laps very difficult?

OP Yes, the problem - the engine, 3 laps (from the) finish, the engine is broken, it is finish. Now it is okay.

Q Gianni, it has been seven years since Arrows finished in the top three. You must be ecstatic?

GM Yeah, it's difficult to find the words for a result like this. I'm very happy and I want to give this good result to all of my team and especially Jackie Oliver. They give me the opportunity to come back into Formula One. I think it's incredible for me. I'm so happy that it's difficult to find the words when I saw on the pole the position number 3, it was incredible for me and fortunately I finish my race very good.

Q Damon, are you celebrating here tonight or somewhere else?

DH No, I'm celebrating. I think everyone wants to celebrate, especially the team, but also going to be celebrating with my engineer David Brown who is now leaving to go to another team who shall be nameless, but this victory is as much for him as it is for the Williams team. I think we've got a lot to celebrate. I'm looking forward to it.

Q Gentlemen, thank you

-- David Goodwin

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Series Formula 1
Drivers David Brown , Jackie Oliver
Teams Williams