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Silverstone: Race 1 press conference

Ladies and gentlemen welcome to the press conference for today's feature race at Silverstone. Joining us is race winner ART's Grand Prix Esteban Gutierrez, Manor Racing's Rio Haryanto and Jenzer's Nico Muller. GP3 Series: Esteban another fine...

Ladies and gentlemen welcome to the press conference for today's feature race at Silverstone. Joining us is race winner ART's Grand Prix Esteban Gutierrez, Manor Racing's Rio Haryanto and Jenzer's Nico Muller.

GP3 Series: Esteban another fine win today. Talk us through the start.

Esteban Gutierrez: My start actually wasn't very good and I got some pressure from the back. My tyres were not really in very quickly at the beginning of the race so I just tried to keep my position and be consistent. It was very important not to make a mistake with the yellow flags because i can be really tricky.

I feel really grateful to the team as they have been working a lot and so far weve had really good results. We are looking forward to improving even more and keeping our gap in the Championship. We will try to be even better in the second race tomorrow.

GP3 Series: You were getting quite a bit of pressure during the race, how much do you think about the man behind you?

Esteban Gutierrez: I mean it's a really fast track and you really race close to each other, but it's difficult to follow so I was just keeping this in mind and tried to do my best and keep a good pace and try to not let Haryanto come up behind.

GP3 Series: You are 27 points ahead in the Series now. Is it time to start thinking about the Championship?

Esteban Gutierrez: No definitely not until the last race when it is done. You are really focused on each race to try and do your best and push forward and enjoy the season.

GP3 Series: Rio congratulations a very strong race for you today. Probably your strongest race. You gave this guy a lot of pressure, but couldn't get past. How was it for you?

Rio Haryanto: The beginning of the race wasn't really that good, but I managed to pass my teammate. It was very hard at the beginning. I was getting Gutierrez at the beginning but he was very quick in the last sector and towards the end he was pulling away. Thanks to the team who worked really hard over the weekend because in practice I wasn't as quick.

GP3 Series: You are up into second in the championship now.

Rio Haryanto: Yes I'm very happy and we made really good progress and tihs if the fourth round so we will try to push forward.

GP3 Series: Nico congratulations on your podium. Talk us through the race.

Nico Muller: Yes my start wasn't very good. I got passed by Quaife-Hobbs and from then on I had to watch behind me because there was pressure from Alexander Rossi. I held off in the end. Quaife-Hobbs was quicker than me but he made a mistake and I don't know his car broke down. I managed to get back my third and from them on I pulled away so I'm happy. Podium in the Saturday race is important for me.

GP3 Series: You were in a similar position as Esteban and getting attacked form behind, were you worried?

Nico Muller: No, if you get really near the car in front you lose a lot of downforce and it's really hard to follow near so passing is really hard. I was worried a bit in the beginning because everyone was fighting to get a better line and then it's possible to pass but I managed to keep my position in the end and held it quite well.

GP3 Series: P6 tomorrow and you are ahead of these two guys, what are your thoughts?

Nico Muller: Yes, I will be concentrating to get to the front, but these two guys will be quick tomorrow too. I will try to keep them behind and hopefully we get go to the front again.

-source: gp3

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Series GP3
Drivers Alexander Rossi , Esteban Gutierrez , Rio Haryanto , Nico Müller