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Q. Fernando, you had a strong weekend in Monza. Talk us through your race?

FA: Considering that I started eighth on the grid, I was happy to finish fifth, which was better than we predicted before the race. We used KERS all weekend, but I couldn't make the most of it at the start so we lost some of the advantage going into the first corner. For the rest of the race the car had a good balance and my one-stop strategy worked well so we could score some important points.

Q. The next race is in Singapore - what do you think of the track?

FA: I like it because it's quite challenging and there are some interesting corners like the high-speed chicane at turn 10 where you have to carry a lot of speed and use the curbs. Overtaking isn't easy in Singapore, but there are some opportunities.

Q. How will the R29 perform this weekend?

FA: The car is working well at most circuits so I believe we are competitive enough to get close to the podium, which has to be my target this weekend.

Q. And how are you preparing for the unusual timetable?

FA: Last year I decided it was better to remain on a European schedule rather than adjusting to local time so I will do the same this year as it's the best way to manage my energy levels.

Romain Grosjean

Q. Romain, you had a mixed weekend in Monza. Tell us what happened in the race...

RG: I was disappointed with my race because I couldn't show the true potential of my car. I lost a lot of places at the start and had some contact in the first chicane, which damaged the car and made it very difficult to drive. My radio also broke which made things even harder. It was good to finish the race and gain more experience, but I had hoped for a better result.

Q. Are you looking forward to racing in Singapore?

RG: Absolutely. I enjoy street circuits and the track layout looks interesting. I saw the race on television last year and thought the cars looked great under the lights. This will be my first ever night race and I'm really looking forward to it.

Q. How do you prepare for a new circuit?

RG: I've been doing a lot of work with my engineers and I've watched some videos to try and learn the track as much as I can before I arrive there. I already know the layout from studying the map, but it's only when you drive a lap and feel the grip that you start to understand the circuit.

Q. What about your aims for the weekend?

RG: My aim is to put together a strong weekend to maximise practice, qualifying and the race. I will try and get close to Fernando in qualifying and hopefully race for some points.

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