Brazilian GP winners' press conference

Q Damon, you took pole, you won the race, you had the fastest lap and you've now passed your Father's record of 14 grand prix wins. Is there anything else you wanted today? DH No, that's it. Fantastic, I mean I really just wanted to ...

Q Damon, you took pole, you won the race, you had the fastest lap and you've now passed your Father's record of 14 grand prix wins. Is there anything else you wanted today?

DH No, that's it. Fantastic, I mean I really just wanted to get as many points as I could for the championship but obviously aiming to win the race was my sole objective really. It wasn't an easy race because of the weather conditions but I still had quite a good margin from the early part of the race and I'm delighted with the result.

Q You were first on slicks. What was your pit stop strategy?

DH Well, we decided that the race was going to be wet at least for the first half, so we decided we'd take a bit of a punt on a one stop. That worked absolutely perfectly and it fell right into the window that we needed for the change over from wets to slicks as well, so very good planning on behalf of the Williams team.

Q Jean, you fought with Barrichello and Villeneuve and came out on top both times. It must have been a very hard race?

JA Actually, it was very difficult because the visibility at the beginning, I was sure the pace car was going out, because the point was not just the water on the track but it was just impossible to see anything and I was a little bit scared, so I was a bit careful at the beginning and then I had to fight with Villeneuve and Barrichello, but it was good.

Q Michael, even though you finished 3rd on the podium, how did it feel being lapped by Damon?

MS It is not very nice, yeah, I have to say that. Obviously the weather conditions haven't done well to us. Our strategy certainly put us back a bit. I don't know why but after my first stop I got a fresh set of rain tyres. For some reason the balance wasn't any more as good as before and I lost a lot of time in that stint particularly. As soon as I went to dry tyres, then I picked up the pace again and then we looked well but nevertheless, there is a lot of work in front of us, but we finished. We got points and that was our target.

Q Damon, are you looking forward to going back to Argentina?

DH Yeah I'm looking forward to Argentina. I think it's going to be fun in Argentina.

Q Gentlemen, thank you.

-- David Goodwin

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