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I see Ferrari being the quickest at the moment and I think they will definitely be the favourites, but of course we will find out more going into the weekend. It's interesting to see, Sebastian is usually a lot more hyped and I can tell he's kind of trying to keep a lid on it but the pace was obviously great in testing.
Having more teams and more drivers at the front fighting for wins is what racing is all about, so I'm hoping that is the case.
Part of me, wearing a Mercedes hat, wants to be ultracompetitive and to crush the opposition. But on the other hand, there is the fan in me that wants to see competitive racing. For Formula One, that would be very exciting.
Maybe there is something wrong with me as I don't feel any pressure or fear. I know what level my skills are and what I am capable of and what I am still yet to be capable of by getting better.
There is no racing achievement [that will get me to do a shoey], that is disgusting. I wouldn't even drink sweat from my own shoe. We've got these hydraulic fluids going down there, they're running at 300 degrees or something crazy, so it's bleeding hot. My dad would call it 'toe jam' - he's just drinking toe jam.
It is kind of cool that [Ricciardo] has got his own little thing and I admire him for having his own little thing. It is totally cool if he wants to drink the sweat off his own foot, but I definitely don't want to.
When you go to Monaco, you can't keep just doing the same race format because no-one can overtake there. Maybe they need to spice it up, do something different. Maybe have a sprint race. I don't know. But Monaco race should be different to the others. I don't know. There's lots of ideas.
That doesn't sound like a terrible idea. I think a new format is definitely needed for Formula One. Thursday to Sunday has been the same for the last 11 years. The 10 years I've been here it's been the same. I think the way these cars are, with the continued direction and design they go which makes it difficult for us to overtake and then people complain that we don't overtake, we've got to come up with some unique and different races. Maybe every other race there's going to be a different scenario.
In actual fact we are slower on the straights but it's how late and deep you can brake into the corners, it's how quick you can get back to the gas, how you are able to take the corners flat out easily. It's quite unreal. It's amazing. I'm coming through some of these corners...and I'm like a kid on a roller-coaster ride because it's so much better than it was before. But following is not good. Following is not easy. It's worse to follow another car. I don't know how that's going to play out in an actual race when there's lots of cars.
I hope that it splits the men from the boys.
I was behind a couple of cars out there and it was harder to follow, as we expected.
I don't feel I did anything unfair. We're fighting for a championship, I was in the lead, I control the pace. That's the rules.
I don't want to take anything away from that, he did everything he had to do this season and I hope we both have cars as his was this season so we can fight again next year.
It's an unusual scenario to be in -- fighting for something and not knowing for sure that what you do will guarantee you're able to make it.
It's just really amazing to see that Mexico has now become one of the top grands prix on the calendar, usually it takes some time for a country to really grow as being one of the best.
Today is about all of you guys. I am so proud of everyone.
Definitely things have happened in the right way in that second quarter of the season and to go into the break 19 points ahead and now only lose 10 today… I'll take it.