Italy preview quotes: Williams

Watching the Oris-sponsored Army Air Corps helicopter display team at Silverstone

Italy preview quotes: Williams

Nico Rosberg: "I did a feature with RTL in Belgium playing the part of a TV stuntman and did a reverse bungee as part of a fight sequence. I won't do anything though, risk is something to be controlled and I am really impressed with the pilots flying the helicopters here at Silverstone today. I'd go for a ride, but flying upside down in a helicopter....that would take some nerve."

Kazuki Nakajima: "I'd rather watch those guys from the ground, I reckon...."

On driving his father's Championship-winning FW08 at Silverstone

Nico Rosberg: "Now that's a real racing car. I pushed quite hard out there, struggled a little bit with the gear-shifting, but the way it feels to drive is great and something I would love to have raced. With a bit more safety and a bit more engine power, it would be amazing. It was quite emotional, it was the car after all that kicked off my Dad's career, so it was a great opportunity to drive it."

Nico Rosberg:'s Italian connection

Nico Rosberg: "Yeah, I have quite few Italian friends and some of them are coming to the race. In terms of our prospects, of course the drag levels are similar to Spa and we had a tough time there, so there is a bit of a question mark, but I know they have been working hard at the factory - since the end of first practice in Belgium in fact!"

Why are the Italians so good at motor racing?

Nico Rosberg: "I think as a nation they were inspired by Enzo Ferrari. Every bar and restaurant has a TV showing the races and bizarrely I am better known in Italy than I am at home. It just is an enormous sport in Italy, everyone is very enthusiastic about racing."

Kazuki Nakajima: "You can't help but notice the passion, that's what makes it different. It will be a really good weekend, it always is and I can safely say that I return home having been well fed!"

On the Autodromo

Nico Rosberg: "For sure, it is in the top five tracks in the world."

Kazuki Nakajima: "It's a track that stands out all on its own, exciting and challenging to drive, but remember that although it is low drag like Spa, the circuit has suited our car mechanically in the pas few years, so I am pretty hopeful we will go better than in Belgium."

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